Characters of ''Manga/KiniroMosaic''.

[[folder:Shinobu Oomiya]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Asuka Nishi

One of the main characters of the series, Shino is a girl enamored with foreign culture. When she was young she went to England, and befriends Alice Cartelet (as Shino was staying at her home). Shino had to eventually return to Japan, but come high school Alice returns the favor, and for the duration of the series stays at Shino's home.

While Shino herself is enthusiastic about foreign culture, she's sadly not actually good at the learning side of things. Despite this she still wants to become a foreign-language interpreter when she grows up.
* BookDumb: Impossibly so. Except for one time when she scored 100%; [[TearsOfJoy Karasuma-sensei cried]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: While not on the level that Alice is, she does get jealous when her sister Isami praises Alice, especially if accompanied by a hug.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: She dresses up in all sorts of outstanding outfits, like a lolita or princess-style outfit just to go out and about, a lolita-style kimono instead of a yukata for festival, or a maid outfit while making some sweets.
* TheDitz: She is hardly bright. One of the earliest strips shown her scoring ''zero'' in math, and despite her European ForeignCultureFetish, she doesn't know much English (and ''tried to read an English paper''!) and may or may not even know that England and France are part of Europe at all!
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, hers is the Poinsettia.
* ForeignCultureFetish: Towards England and France, despite the only English she can remember is "Hello," and doesn't even know they are both European countries!
* HasAType: Blondes. She'd even want to be a blonde herself as well.
* HopelessWithTech: Thinks she can catch a computer virus. She is also one of the rare teen characters in 2000s/2010s to ''not'' own a cell phone; this trope is presumably the reason.
* InSeriesNickname: Shino.
* NiceGirl: Extremely kind and friendly, probably the reason she got along so well with Alice despite the language barrier.
* {{Otaku}}: An England and France otaku. Even though the only English she can remember is "Hello."
* PunnyName: For ninja.
* RaceFetish: Her interest in [[PhenotypeStereotype blue-eyed blondes]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Seems to be this for Alice and Karen, if only so she can have both.
* YamatoNadeshiko: At least this is how Alice sees her.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Due to her demeanour. This is one of her few {{Berserk Button}}s as well.

[[folder:Alice Cartelet]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ManamiTanaka

The ''other'' main character of the series, Alice Cartelet is a blonde and very petite English girl that Shino befriends during her stay in England. At the start of the series, Alice enrolls into Shino's school as a transfer student, and at the same time also moves into Oomiya household.

Although she was initially wary of Shino when she was younger (not helped by the fact that Shino couldn't speak English really well), Alice as a teenager has grown to be, well, ''possessive'' of Shino. While the series treats it as a source of laughs, Alice often gets jealous (and depressed) whenever she thinks Shino doesn't pay as much attention to her as she should.
* ACupAngst: Alice is... undeveloped, for someone of her ethnicity and age.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: Played straight, as Alice talks like native Japanese speaker despite being from overseas.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For Shino, especially when Karen, Karasuma-sensei, Honoka comes between them.
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, Alice's is the ''Camellia japonica'' (Japanese Camellia).
* ForeignCultureFetish: Towards Japan.
* GirlishPigtails: Merited in Alice's case as well, since she actually LOOKS like a little girl.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: An adorably sweet girl with blonde hair.
* HeightAngst: Is rather sensitive about her small stature.
* HeroicBSOD: In episode 11, she temporarily "forgets" how to speak Japanese [[spoiler: because she is afraid Shino no longer likes her due to becoming Japanized]].
* ImportantHairAccessory: Alice wears the hairsticks Shinobu gave her.
* TheIngenue: She looks like a child in any way possible, physically and mentally. A little point in Episode 8: she still needs Shinobu to take her to the bathroom at midnight!
* NiceGirl: Sweet, kind-hearted, caring, friendly, and compassionate. Heck, she even helps cheer Shino up when she found out that Shino didn't do that well in the math test.
* NonUniformUniform: She wears a pink sweater over her uniform.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Alice is roughly around the same age as Shinobu, yet her petite size makes her pass her as a middle school student or even an elementary school student. You're right, Alice, an English girl, is small ''by Japanese standards''.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blond and blue-eyed.
* ShrinkingViolet: Alice was extremely so when Shinobu was living in her house; even now she's still very shy.
* SingleTargetSexuality: As the self-proclaimed president of the Shino-club, she's Shino-sexual.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Carteret or Carterlet? Creator/SentaiFilmworks (the company that licensed this show for American home video release) uses "Cartalet," Creator/YenPress (the American publisher of the manga) uses "Cartelet."
* TokenMiniMoe: Alice is only 139 cm (about 4'7") tall, and has only grown 3 centimeters since elementary school.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A.

[[folder:Aya Komichi]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RisaTaneda

One of Shino's circle of friends, and often seen together with Youko, who was the first to befriend her after she transfered in during middle school. Because of this, she's become somewhat attached to Youko, though she'll vehemently deny it. Nope, she's not attracted to Youko at all, really!

Rather serious and studious, Aya prefers indoor activities.
* ACupAngst: Being paired with Youko, could you blame her though?
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Not that the other girls were rude to her, but she was an extreme ShrinkingViolet when she was younger. Youko however, assertively shows her around the school and then spends a lot of time with her, which is partly why Aya has a crush on her.
* BigOMG: [[ Just listen.]]
* BlueOni: To Youko's red.
* CannotSpitItOut: Has an absurdly bad case of this when it comes to Youko.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: An early strip shows that Aya is absentminded. It's the only time that quirk is emphasized.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Forced to act this way in season 2, thanks to being in the same class as Shinobu and Karen.
* ADayInTheLimelight: The ''Pretty Days'' OVA is primarily from her point of view, and is heavily focused on the formation and development of her friendship with Shino and Youko.
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, Aya's is the Cosmos.
* GirlishPigtails: For being {{Tsundere}}.
* HypocrisyNod: In episode 3 of season 2, after talking to Kouta and Mitsuki about being more honest with their older sister, she immediately responds to herself, aware of her own situation regarding Youko.
* InSeriesNickname: Karen imposed "Ayaya" on her.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her standard outfit, and she's one of the more upstanding members of the cast.
* SchoolgirlLesbian: Has a huge crush on Youko.
* ShrinkingViolet: Was one when she was younger, and used excuses to not have anything to do with the other students, until Youko starts spending time with her.
* SupremeChef: Not the best cook out there, as Alice and Karen immediately tell her that her food was bland. But she does get a lot better over time, and pretty much turns out to be the only one of them who can do any sort of cooking.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Youko.
* WeightWoe: Apparently she puts on weight easily, but this isn't noticeable due to the art style of the series.

[[folder:Youko Inokuma]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiUchiyama

One of Shino's childhood friends, and the one who's known her the longest (enough that she's on Isami's "little sister" list), Youko is cheerful, dependable, and somewhat boyish... Yet oddly enough she acts as the voice of reason for her circle of friends.

This knack for reading the atmosphere also fails her where Aya is concerned, and to date she is blissfully unaware that Aya want to be more than just friends.
* BigEater: Youko, who's hungry enough to eat her lunch before school on top of breakfast.
* CuteLittleFangs
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, Youko's is the Hydrangea.
* GenkiGirl: Has some shades of this.
* HiddenBuxom: The other girls are quick to notice, fully surprised, that Youko is incredibly good looking in a swim suit.
* IsItSomethingYouEat: Some of Karen's mispronunciations can sometimes prompt Youko to ask if it's some sort of food.
* NiceGirl: Lampshaded in Karen's pie chart describing her as "50% comedic retorts, 50% kind-hearted."
* ObliviousToLove: She just does not realize how much Aya likes her. When the class is split up for the new school year, she had no idea why Aya would be upset. The anime even lampshades it, outright spelling out "DENSE" onscreen.
* OnlySaneWoman: The most grounded of the cast.
* PinocchioNose: According to Alice, she shows her canines when she lies.
* RedOni: To Aya's blue.
* StraightMan: Quite often the tsukkomi to someone's bokke.
* TeamMom: Karen and Shino see Youko this way.

[[folder:Karen Kujou]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoTouyama

Half-British and Half-Japanese, Karen is Alice's childhood friend. The daughter of a well-off family, she follows Alice to Japan when she learns about her friend being enrolled at a school there. She very quickly fits into Alice's new circle of friends, though it takes her a while before she could connect to her own classmates.

Karen herself is a hyperactive and irrepressible ball of energy, fond of peppering her Japanese with English phrases regardless of the context.
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''aren '''K'''ujou.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: Unlike Alice, Karen ''has'' a noticeable (an exaggerated) accent to her Japanese.
* AsleepInClass: She became a chronic class-sleeper in the second season.
* BigEater: Karen also has some shades of this, in fact, it's even stated she can eat a lot of food without gaining weight.
* BigNo: Utters one when she fell down from an elevated surface after she did a missed step.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-British from her mother's side, and half-Japanese from her father's side.
* DaddysGirl: Alice notes that Karen and her father are close, prompting to Youko to comment that she's this trope (specifically, she calls her a "Papako").
* ElectiveBrokenLanguage: She speaks broken Japanese seemingly on purpose, since sometimes she is shown to be speaking fluently. It may be due to her eccentric personality.
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, Karen's is the Anemone.
* GenkiGirl: Karen often acts and speaks like she's on a permanent sugar-high.
* GreenRooming: She's seen very briefly talking to Alice when Shinobu first does a homestay in England. She doesn't join the main cast until episode three however.
* MixedAncestry: Half-British and half-Japanese.
* MultiethnicName: Hers is an unusual form of this trope, as she lampshaded. The name was deliberately chosen so that it taken as ''completely different'' names in different languages. The English use of this name has Armenian roots, while the Japanese use of the same name is a Chinese loanword, meaning "adorable." (Yes, the "Karen" in ''[[Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren Zettai ]]'''[[Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren Karen ]]''' [[Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren Children]]'')
* {{Neologizer}}: She frequently speaks in broken Japanese and custom words like "Ohayou goshaimashu" (Good Myowrning). Her class then copied it from her, thinking it was cute.
* NiceGirl: She may be aggressive, but she usually has the best in mind for anyone she helps. It's the reason why many of her classmates were giving her snacks.
* NonUniformUniform: She wears a Union Jack coat.
* OccidentalOtaku: At least, [[LearntEnglishFromWatchingTelevision learnt Japanese from reading manga]].
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blonde from her English half, though unlike Alice she has violet eyes. The anime seems to have trouble deciding between purple and ''brown'' a lot though...
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: She says "Jii~" a lot, along with other miscellaneous sounds.
* ShipperOnDeck: In regards to Youko and Aya's relationship. In fact, in episode 5, she even made an "Ayaya Pie Chart" that consisted of 10% intelligent, 10% shy, and 80% Youko. [[{{Tsundere}} Aya's reaction was priceless]].
* ShoutOut: Alice's Japanese father and English mother make her awfully similar to [[Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure another Kujou]]... At one point, [[ she even dons a similar outfit]] to Jotaro.
* SpoiledSweet: It's suggested that Karen's personality is the result of this.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Justified, given her VA's fluency in English.
* TsurimeEyes: Karen specifically mentions that her eyes are slanted like that, in contrast with Shino's more gentle and approachable look.
* VerbalTic: She ends nearly every sentence with "desu".
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Her Union Jack blazer.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Yen Press localises her broken Japanese in the manga as this.

[[folder:Isami Oomiya]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukariTamura

Shino's older sister, Isami works part-time as a model in teen fashion magazines. Unlike Shino, she's not only implied to be really intelligent, she's also very responsible, and stands in for her mother with regards to household chores if the latter is otherwise occupied. [[BlatantLies Does not secretly have a little sister fetish, nope]].

During the first season Isami was in her last year of high school, but come ''Hello'', she's a freshman in college.
* BigSisterInstinct: Isami has a serious case of it. Her animated cell phone background is all pictures of Shinobu, Youko, and their friends. In episode 5 of the second season, she was an a bit of slump just because she couldn't apply this on Shinobu for a while.
* CoolBigSis: For Youko in particular, as Youko has no older siblings of her own to look up to.
* FashionMagazine: Isami works for one as a model and is moderately famous.
* TheGadfly: She is more like this in ''Hello!!'', apparently tricking the main cast just for laughs.
* GenderBlenderName: Kanji-wise her name means "courage," which is hardly feminine. Any femininity comes from the slightly feminine-sounding AlternateCharacterReading.
* LethalChef: She ''claimed'' herself being this, but it's hard to say whether she's speaking the truth.
* TheTease: Does this in a friendly manner towards Alice once in awhile, which causes Shino to get incredibly jealous.

[[folder:Sakura Karasuma]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiSato

One of the teachers of the school, Karasuma teaches English class, and is the teacher that Shino and her friends interact with the most. She is known for her quirky personality, and for her trademark green jersey. She is an alumna of the school, and was part of the Theater Club when she was younger.

She is everyone's homeroom teacher for the first season, but come ''Hello'' she becomes the adviser for Alice and Youko's class instead.
* BigEater: In the sixth episode of ''Hello!!'', she finished a super-large sundae that Youko can only finish half of!
* CharacterTic: Karasuma is very sensitive to any reference to her age.
* ChristmasCake: She says she's "praying" on UsefulNotes/{{Christmas|InJapan}}. This probably means she's praying for a boyfriend.
* CutenessProximity: For Alice. She can't resist... putting bunny-ear headbands on her.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: She's actually met Kuzehashi before, way back when they were both in high school, but it takes a picture of her when she was younger to ''finally'' make Kuzehashi make the connection.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears a round pair.
* SenseiChan: {{Lampshaded}} in Alice's "cast as a family" dream in Episode 11, where Karasuma was Shinobu's sister, while Aya is the ''mother'' and Youko is the ''grandfather''.
* TaremeEyes: In contrast to Kuzehashi's Tsurime.

[[folder:Akari Kuzehashi]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriOnishi

Another teacher at the school, she is first introduced in ''Hello''. She teaches Home Economics, and becomes the homeroom adviser for Karen, Aya, and Shino's class. Much like Karasuma, Kuzehashi is an alumna of the school, and was even part of the track team when she was younger.

She has an imposing and downright intimidating demeanour, but this belies a gentle soul who just wants to be closer to her students. She needs work on her smiles though.
* CutenessProximity: Often finds the students' antics thoroughly adorable.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Feels like she's one. Her early attempts to correct the student's behavior at school, and her tendency to stare at some of them makes it seem to the students that she's mad at anything they're doing. Karen eventually helps to loosen her up, and eventually many of the students feel they can approach her.
* EarlyBirdCameo: During the final episode of Season 1, prior to her introduction in ''Hello!!'', she can clearly be seen [[ sitting next to Karasuma-sensei]] during an assembly.
* FaceOfAThug: Despite her demeanor, she genuinely wants to get closer to her students. Unfortunately early on her smiles appear to others as if she's got a very stern disapproving look on it.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: She's totally forgotten that she's met Karasuma-sensei before. It takes a photo of a younger Karasuma for her to realize that the goofy sempai that helped her adjust to high school was the very same co-worker.
* HairDecorations: Wears a scrunchie over her sidetail at work.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Episode 2 of ''Hello'' reveals that she keeps a pet cat at home.
* InSeriesNickname: Youko calls her "Kusshi-chan".
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Though it took some work, Karen was able to become friends with Kuzehashi. It doesn't help her escape homework though.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Worn by her to go with the rest of her attire, and stern appearance.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: As much as she wishes to be closer and friendlier with her students, she doesn't let that get in the way of her status as a teacher. This is most often seen with Karen, the student she has the best relationship with (as Karen helped to get her to open up), but also the one she is seen disciplining the most because of Karen's various antics.
* RightBehindMe: Kuzehashi-sensei has a startling propensity to show up behind Karen just as the latter is sharing her (incorrect) observations on the former.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Played with. Karen sees her at the mall wearing a skirt, and thinks she looks fabulous and very laid back compared to her usual suit and seemingly strict demeanor when she's at school.
* SternTeacher: Everyone's ''impression'' of her. Her near-constant serious look does NOT help matters. Though compared to the laid-back Karasuma she is far more strict.
* TsurimeEyes: Like Karen, she wonders it makes her look less friendly.
* TheUnsmile: Whenever she tries to smile, she tends to unintentionally glare instead.
* WhenSheSmiles: Her unconscious smiles are a sight to behold.

[[folder:Honoka Matsubara]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyakaSuwa

One of Karen's classmates, in the first season she was the first in the class to reach out and befriend the former, who was feeling increasingly alienated as the semester passed. Predictably, she does this... through feeding Karen.

As of ''Hello'', she is still in the same class as Karen. Her family runs a cafe in town that serves hand-made sweets, which explains why she always seems to have them on hand.
* AscendedExtra: People would remember her as the girl who first befriends Karen in the first season. She gets more appearances (and voiced lines!) in ''Hello''.
* HasAType: Blondes, just like Shinobu. They amusingly bond over this.
* ImagineSpot: Frequently imagines Karen and Alice as western princesses, and her self as a lowly servant admiring them.
* SatelliteCharacter: Her characterization before episode 6 of ''Hello'' could be summed up as "wanting to be around Karen", and "wanting to feed Karen". Episode 6 expands this considerably.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: She obviously has a crush on Karen.
* SeriousBusiness: She has no problems giving Karen tiny gifts of snacks, but then assumes Karen will be unapproachable when she thinks about getting her phone number.
* ThroughHerStomach: Gives Karen candy frequently.

[[folder:Kouta and Mitsuki Inokuma]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiHan (Kouta), Creator/RieMurakawa (Mitsuki)

Youko's younger, fraternal twin siblings. At the beginning of ''Hello!!'', they are studying in the fourth grade. They're smarter for their age considering they noticed Aya love for Youko as easily as the rest of the cast.
* AscendedExtra: They make a brief appearance is Season 1 before reappearing in ''Hello!!''
* ConsummateLiar: Both of them. Youko says that they often tell lies that can be hard to distinguish from truth. Though it often flip-flops into BadLiar territory.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both of them often speak in this manner, which only further serves to confuse Youko. However, when Aya first seems them claim they don't like Youko, she can immediately tell they weren't serious.
* FlatJoy: They express their enthusiasm at going to the pool in a synchronized deadpan.
* SingleMindedTwins: They're practically a single character.
* SpeakInUnison: It's not noticably frequent, but when they do do it, their [[CreepyMonotone monotone]] comes off as being less creepy and more adorable.
* TheOneGuy: Kouta is pretty much the only male character in the whole show, and whatever screentime or characterization he does get is shared with Mitsuki.