Here is the page detailing the specific characters that inhabit the world of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''.

!!Makino Tsukushi

The protagonist. A poor but extremely determined girl that wins a scholarship to Eitoku Academy. Originally, she tries not to stand out and ignores the bullying atmosphere despite her inclinations, but when her friends is threatened by the chief bully, she decides to dedicate herself to resisting it. The series focuses mostly on her romantic tribulations, first with the reserved Rui Hanazawa, then with the hot-blooded Tsukasa Domyoji [[spoiler: who she ends up marrying.]] Voiced by Creator/KellySheridan.

* AdrenalineMakeover
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: As a family that moves from middle class to extremely poor, she tends to get a lot of flack at a school where its normal for students to go on field trips to Hawaii.
* BreakTheCutie: She goes through this over the course of the series, but her PluckyGirl nature tends to win out over despair in the end.
* BrainyBrunette: She actually got into Eitoku due to her own book smarts.
* ButtMonkey
* CatchPhrase: Tsukushi's "Unbelievable!" ("''Arienai-tsu no!''")
* DeadpanSnarker: Although it's mostly wasted on the SarcasmBlind Tsukasa.
* FriendToAllChildren: She has a soft spot for them, and they like her since she has no problem getting down on their level.
* GoldDigger: Her parents wants her to be this.
* TheHero
* KnightInSourArmor: In her war against bullies.
* MeaningfulName: "Tsukushi" really is a stubborn weed (a type of horsetail, to be exact), and the character holds herself to it.
* ParentalNeglect: While they're generally flighty but loving, one chapter has her coming home from school to find them and her brother packing their things: they were moving out to the city, not taking Tsukushi, or planning to tell her until that very day. Keep in mind Tsukushi's is in school and has no job...Her parents promise to send money for her, but when she finally gets a letter from them, it says that they don't have money to send her yet, so here, have some strips of seaweed. Tsukushi honestly thought she'd starve, and probably would have if not for her friends. They are also incredibly stupid, want Tsukushi to be a gold digger and keep losing money on pointless things like pachinko resulting in their poverty...
* PerpetualPoverty
* PluckyGirl: ''Extremely'' so. She puts up with enough crap in the first few episodes alone that anyone without superhuman resources of moxie would just curl up and die.
* ScholarshipStudent
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules
* SheCleansUpNicely: First seen at Shizuka's party.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: At first, at least, and it's worth noting that she very emphatically likes Tsukasa ''despite'' his {{Jerkass}} tendencies, and doesn't even give him the time of day before he shows his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]].
** AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Still ends up with Tsukasa in the end. (Though ''only'' when he grows past his worst traits)
* {{Tomboy}}: Has definite traits of this (especially compared to most of the other girls in the series), from her outspoken personality to her daily pushup routine.
* TraumaticHaircut: Tsukushi gets her hair ruined by a bunch of bullies and has to get it cut, first by her mom and then by Rui.
* {{Tsundere}}: Rui (at least at first) gets most of the "dere-dere" where as Tsukasa gets the lion's share of the "tsun-tsun" (oddly enough, he seems to prefer it that way).
* WillNotBeAVictim: Utterly ''refuses'' to let bad luck and harassment get to her.
* WomenAreWiser: Especially when compared to Tsukasa, although Tsukushi is generally just more canny than the RichInDollarsPoorInSense people that surround her, regardless of gender.

!!Domyoji Tsukasa

Tsukushi's initial worst enemy. He starts out as [[DiscOneFinalBoss a brutish, malevolent bully who is Tsukushi's main obstacle to happiness]], [[VillainDecay then his attempts to harass her get less and less threatening and more and more amusing]], and finally he becomes the main LoveInterest. He's emotionally stunted, immature, and kind of an idiot, all of which get more sympathetic once you understand the [[AbusiveParents incredible neglect that typified his childhood]]. The richest and most aggressive member of the F4, and therefore the leader. He has a definite soft side, especially when it comes to Tsukushi, but has an ''extremely'' gruff exterior.

* BastardBoyfriend: His behaviour falls into this a lot of the time, especially in the original manga.
* TheBigGuy
* CrazyJealousGuy
* DisappearedDad. Mr. Doumyouji is pretty much unexistant for all that we know.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Tsukushi is enchanted listening him playing the piano.
** Subverted as he recalls that as a kid [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior he liked '''smashing''' instruments.]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeelFaceTurn
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Becomes this for a while when Kaede cuts him off.
* InterclassRomance: With Tsukushi.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeFashionable
* {{Jerkass}} --> {{Jerk With A Heart Of Gold}}
* LonelyRichKid
* LoveAtFirstPunch: With Tsukushi. So much that they once provided the picture in the main page!
* LoveRedeems
* {{Malaproper}}: Very, very much. In the manga, other characters [[BreakingTheFourthWall have even broken the fifth wall]] to point out his inability to speak certain simple words in Kanji (as represented in his speech bubble).
* ParentalNeglect: His main FreudianExcuse.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: AND HOW!
* LastGuyWins
* QuirkyCurls: A RunningGag is people notice how weird his hair is.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Rui's Sensitive Guy.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Gradually changes in portrayal from a more snobby and superior type to a more silly and naive type.
* SingleTargetSexuality: The only woman he seems attracted to his Tsukushi, despite the beautiful girls who approaches him.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Despite his weird hair manages to catch the chick's eye, and when he have it straightened he looks ''very'' handsome.
* WouldHitAGirl: The number of times he attacks Tsukishi and others is disturbing.
** MasochismTango: Still probably not as often as she beats him though (although in this case, it is clearly done for slapstick humour).

!!Rui Hanazawa

The closest that Tsukasa has to a best friend, and a member of the F4 as well. Tsukushi has a crush on him, since he has helped her out more than once. He's revealed to be still hung up on Shizuka, his childhood friend.

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl]]: ''Twice''.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Gifted violin player.
* TheLancer
* LonelyRichKid
* TheQuietOne
* SensitiveGuyandManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Tsukasa's Manly Man
* ShrinkingViolet: Used to have huge panic attacks as a kid. He got better thanks to Shizuka, but becomes emotionally dependant on her.
* [[TallDarkAndHandsome Tall, Blonde, and Handsome]]

!!Akira Mimasaka

Third member of the F4, and a snarky playboy whose family belongs to the {{Yakuza}} in some continuities.

* TheChick
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Soujiro.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Theatre/SeraMyu Tuxedo Kamen?]] Is that you?!
* LikesOlderWomen: He likes his ladies older, since his mother is OneOfTheKids.
* OnlySaneMan
* TeamDad: A rather sui-generis case. He doesn't particularly care about forcing morality on the group (and probably couldn't if he wanted to) but is the general mediator for conflicts and seems to take it upon his shoulders when the group isn't getting along, eventually leading to him getting in a fistfight with Tsukasa when the latter won't stop stirring up drama with Rui.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Soujiro.
* [[YakuzaPrincess Yakuza Prince]]: Specifically, in the live action.

!!Soujiro Nichikado

Fourth member of the F4, he comes from a very traditional family involved in the tea ceremony business. Voiced by Creator/AndrewFrancis.

* TheCasanova
* TheDutifulSon: He serves this purpose in his family; his oldest brother left to become a doctor and is considered the black sheep of the family, while Soujirou stayed behind to train to take charge of his family's tea ceremony enterprise. However, while he's not the protagonist, he's a far more important character than his never-seen brother, and is a flagrant hedonist and womanizer.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Akira.
* LonelyRichKid
* ShipTease: With Yuki, in some continuities.
* TheSmartGuy
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Akira.

!!Yuuki Matsuoka

Tsukushi's old friend, who works part-time with her in a dango shop. Voiced by Creator/TabithaStGermain.

* BetterAsFriends: With Soujiro.
* TheCutie
* GirlNextDoor
* ImportantHaircut
* ShipTease: Again, with Soujiro.

!!Makiko Endou

The first friend that Tsukishi makes in Eitoku. It's thanks to Tsukushi standing up for her sake that she's at first targeted by the F4. Voiced by Creator/NicoleBouma.

* BrokenBird: For such a shy and sweet girl, she's very cynical about Eitoku as a whole.
* LovableCoward
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Shizuka Todou

Rui's girlfriend, a beautiful actress and teen idol. Voiced by Creator/NicoleOliver.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* CoolBigSis
* [[spoiler: ImportantHaircut: To prove that she's serious into retiring from showbiz to become a lawyer, she cuts off her long dark hair.]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: For Rui.
* TheOjou
* TeamMom: She seems to have formerly filled this role for the F4, and her absence may have something to do [[MoralityChain with the extreme levels of jerkassery they've fallen to by the beginning of the series.]]

!!Kazuya Aoike

Tsukushi's old friend, who arrives to Eitoku after his parents make it to the top of their business. Voiced by Creator/BradSwaile.

* ButtMonkey
* TheChewToy
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Tsukushi
** UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* NouveauRiche
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Tsukushi.

!!Sakurako Sanjou

A really pretty girl whom Tsukushi protects from some people harassing her. However, she has a far darker side... Voiced by Creator/RumiShishido.

* BitchInSheepsClothing:
** [[spoiler: GoodIsNotNice: After her CharacterDevelopment and HeelFaceTurn.]]
* [[spoiler: DisproportionateRetribution: And HOW. She does all kinds of horrible things to Tsukushi... to obtain her {{revenge}} on Tsukasa, who bullied her and called her ugly as a child.]]
* [[spoiler: FalseFriend]]
* FemmeFatale
* IAmNotPretty: To the extent of [[spoiler: getting plastic surgery because Tsukasa relentlessly bullied her due to being merely plain in looks. ''At age 16'', people.]]
* [[spoiler: IJustWantToBeBeautiful: ... Sorta.]]
* [[spoiler: LoveMakesYouEvil]]
* WomanScorned
* [[spoiler: {{Yandere}}]]

!!Kaede Domyouji

Tsukasa's mother, as well as the leaderess of the Doumyouji family. Voiced by MikaDoi.

* AbusiveParents: To both Tsubaki and Tsukasa. It says a lot when we see that she's the ONLY person who terrifies the plucky Tsubaki into submission.
* ArrangedMarriage: Ropes Tsubaki into one, wants to do that to Tsukasa and Shigeru.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EvilMatriarch: And holy goddamned shit HOW!
* HeelFaceTurn
* ParentalMarriageVeto
* RichBitch: ''And how''.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Yissssss.

!!Tsubaki Doumyouji

Tsukasa's older sister, and the one who was mostly in charge of his early upbringing due to ParentalAbandonment. A gorgeous and famous top model, she lives with her husband in the USA.

* ArrangedMarriage
* CoolBigSis
* TheOjou
* ParentalMarriageVeto: We learn she used to date a working-class boy and her mom put an end to their relationship.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A, to the core.

!!Shigeru Ookawahara

Tsukasa's very cute, yet also ''very'' eccentric fiancée.

* ArrangedMarriage: With Tsukasa. She does sorta like him, but is aware that he loves Tsukushi.
* BoyishShortHair
* CloudCuckooLander
* GenderBlenderName
* GenkiGirl
* TheOjou
* ShipperOnDeck: For Tsukasa and Tsukushi.

!!Yuriko Asai, Minako Yamano, and Erika Ayuhara

Three girls who are INSANELY jealous of Tsukushi for the attention she gets from the F4.

* {{Alpha Bitch}}es: A whole GirlPosse of them.
* {{Clingy Jealous Girl}}s
* GreenEyedMonster
* {{Rich Bitch}}es
* {{Satellite Character}}s: Their whole gig is about them bullying Tsukushi due to jealousy over the F4.
* TerribleTrio


The head nurse from Eitoku.

* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* CloudCuckooLander: Though, if you pay some attention to her rants, [[TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight you may find some useful advice.]]