The characters from the manga and TV series Manga/KimiWaPetto.
!Sumire Iwaya
->Our heroine, a career woman approaching 30 years old.
* ActionGirl - Regularly beats up muggers and and other unsavory types with some excellent karate, including once while drunk (and not remembering it the next day). Lampshaded with a chapter in volume three that has her dressed as 'Spark Girl', one of the mascots for a theme park.
* BlindWithoutEm - When Sumire loses a contact lens, she bumps into things so often she gets bruises.
* ChristmasCake - She's 29 years old, and her family is constantly pressuring her to get married already.
* ClingyJealousGirl - Has shades of this toward Momo.
* DefrostingIceQueen - After meeting Momo.
* FeminineWomenCanCook - Subverted. Sumire, the Independant Successful Career Woman, is actually a rather good, if somewhat limited cook.
* FemmeFatale - Her alter-ego, Black Violet.
* GoGetterGirl - Sumire is on the old end (she's beginning to be established in her career), but she still counts. Interesting in that much of the series is about her confronting the tradeoffs of developing this personality: she's gained professional success and admiration, but at the cost of appearing unapprochable in her personal life. It's only around Momo when she can put her ambition aside.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl - She gets liquored up with surprising regularity.
* HollywoodToneDeaf - When she sings, she accidentally makes it sound like death metal.
* HugeSchoolgirl - She's 170 cm tall, which has caused her a lot of trouble with boyfriends who feel inferior to her.
* IronLady - She's well on the way to becoming this, which is good for her career (despite the jealousy of the other women in her department) but makes her romantic life more difficult. Much of the manga's plot deals with her coming to accept that this is truly her personality, and that she needs to be with someone who can be equally understanding and supportive of it.
* {{Kuudere}} - A Type 2.
* MamaBear - Whenever Momo is in danger. Her karate skills are not to be trifled with.
** Or when anyone else is in danger. Like Hasumi's brother, or Eddie Sukenari.
** [[spoiler:Becomes this literally when she becomes pregnant with Momo's child.]]
* {{Otaku}} - She's knowledgeable about anime and figurines, not to mention wrestling.
* SheCleansUpNicely - She was a plain-looking nerdy girl in college.
* ShrinkingViolet - Quite literally, being both painfully shy, and bearing a name that is the Japanese word for 'violet'.
* StatuesqueStunner - At 170cm (approximately 5'5"), she's quite tall for an Asian woman. (The average is 5'.)

!Takeshi "Momo" Gouda
->Sumire's "pet".
* ChickMagnet - Growing up with four older sisters, he had to learn at a young age how to make girls like him.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* FreudianExcuse: He's popular with and can't say no to girls because he was heavily outnumbered by his sisters and lived under the thumb of his mother. To him, not being liked by a girl = permanent loneliness.
* FriendToAllChildren - He get's along with pretty much everybody, but every child he's been around, he's befriended.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]] - Looks pretty damn dashing in a tux.
* GirlInABox - He's is a gender-flipped example of this. He even keeps the box.
* [[spoiler: IllBoy]]
* {{Keet}} - If he really were a dog, he'd be the small yappy type.
* LadykillerInLove - Can get any girl he wants; falls in love with the one who treats him like a dog.
* LethalChef
* LikesOlderWomen - Since he likes Sumire, though his ex-girlfriend Rumi is younger than him and his various flings' ages are ambiguous.
* StarvingArtist - Hence him moving in with Sumire.
* TheTeetotaler
* {{Uke}} - In all but sexual orientation; he displays virtually every other stereotypical trait and relationship dynamic of one.

!Shigehito Hasumi
->Sumire's senpai from university, and her eventual boyfriend.
* [[spoiler:CrazyJealousGuy]] - When [[spoiler:he and Sumire break up]], he becomes extremely... [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out of character.]] He gets better.
* AManIsAlwaysEager - He's rather assertive when he becomes amorous, but he knows when it's not a good time. (Unless Sumire doesn't tell him.)
* NiceGuy
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!Shiori Fukushima
->Sumire's rival for Hasumi's affections.
* AbusiveParents - Her father was an abusive drunk.
* ClingyJealousGirl - She's constantly trying to come between Sumire and Hasumi.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* InformedAbility - Apparently she's a dentist, but this is mentioned only a couple of times when she's first introduced. The rest of the series has her barely able to scrape by with the money she's earning by working at a brothel. Surely dentistry pays more than prostitution?
* TheRival - To Sumire, for Hasumi.
* SingleMomStripper - Shiori is a variant, working in a strip club/brothel to put her younger brother through school.

!Yuri Shirotae
->Sumire's best friend from childhood.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EccentricMentor: Besides Momo, she's the only one Sumire goes to for advice, and back when the two were teens, she had an even more hands-on approach at mentoring Sumire. She whipped her into shape with a [[TrainingFromHell literal whip.]]
* GrumpyBear - Her relationship advice tends to be very cynical.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Sumire.
* {{Housewife}} - She knits woolen underwear for her daughter.
* IWasQuiteALooker - She was absolutely gorgeous and fashionable as a teenager and young adult. She still is, but now it's hidden behind glasses, boring hairstyles and sweatshirts, and an extra ten pounds gained as a devoted wife and mother. Of course, when Yuri was gorgeous, ''Sumire'' was the boring dowdy one, until Yuri taught her how to clean up.
* PerpetualFrowner
* ScaryShinyGlasses

!Rumi Shibusawa
->Momo's ex-girlfriend and fellow dancer.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* LethalChef
* ManipulativeBastard: She enjoys poking at Sumire's weak points in attempts to get her and Momo away from each other, even though she already decided to give up on him.
* RichBitch
* TheRival - To Sumire.
* {{Tsundere}} - To Momo.
* YaoiFangirl - She lent some of her BoysLove manga to Momo for him to laugh at. She also had a fantasy about Momo and ''her boyfriend'' rolling around under the sheets.

!Emma Owen
->Sumire's American coworker.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* FieryRedhead - [[BerserkButton Don't talk about it, though.]]
* {{Tsundere}} - To Hugh.

!Hugh Oswald
->Sumire's American coworker.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* HandsomeLech
* TheCasanova
* LadyKillerInLove - He falls for [[spoiler:Emma. They even get married!]]

!Shinobu Iwaya
->Sumire's older sister.
* ActionGirl
* [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]]: She appears to be frigid and degrading, but she keeps an eye on Sumire, even going so far as [[spoiler:to have attacked one of Sumire's dates with a sword after finding out that he tried to take her to a love hotel.]]
* MamaBear - Is a mom, and a badass.
* TheStoic - Momo even calls her robot-like.

!Akane Iwaya
->Sumire's younger sister.
* ActionGirl
* BikerBabe - She also used to be part of a biker gang.
* CuteBruiser - Very cute. Very violent.
* PregnantBadass

!Eddie Sukenari
->Sumire's young coworker.
* BeautifulAllAlong - Sukenari without his glasses!! It surprises more than a few people.
* ButNotTooForeign - He's half American.
* CloudCuckooLander - He thinks [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Sumire is an alien princess and that Momo is her retainer.]]
* NerdGlasses - Takes them off only twice, with... surprising results.
* {{Otaku}}
* StalkerWithACrush - Not stalking! [[InsistentTerminology "Protecting."]]