The characters of the manga/anime series ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}''. Names are in western order.


[[folder:Schoolgirl Trio]]
!Yuuko "Yukko" Aioi
[[caption-width-right:323:[[CosmicPlaything Things never seem to go right for her...]]]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Mariko Honda

-->''"I should be glad nothing perishable landed on me!"''

One of the five "main" characters of the series, "Yukko" is an ordinary student with a propensity for forgetting her homework. She is also locked in a perpetual "[[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine Boke and Tsukkomi]]" gag with Mai.

* AbusiveParents: Downplayed and PlayedForLaughs, but her mother isn't above {{Dope Slap}}ping her, and doesn't seem to believe her daughter is too smart.
* BerserkButton: She can only take being called stupid so much before she snaps.
* BookDumb: Not as substantial as other cases, but she does have to borrow homework from Mio on a regular basis.
* BreathWeapon[=/=]WaveMotionGun: When in enough pain, her screams let out these. One of them even ''pierced through all the planets of the solar system'' ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And]] [[PlutoIsExpendable Pluto]])!
* ButtMonkey: The entire universe is apparently out to get her.
* CannotTellAJoke: She's GiftedlyBad at it.
* CoolBigSis: Earns this right with the Professor. The Professor adores her and, in a manga chapter, Yukko proves capable of resisting the Professor's tantrums, even if only by being more nonsensical. In a TimeSkip chapter, an adolescent Professor becomes ecstatic upon hearing Yukko's coming back to Japan.
* EasilyImpressed:
** She's dazzled out of her wits when she learns that Nano is actually a robot and becomes enraptured by everything Professor makes her do as if she were a little kid. Even the simple act of pouring a cup of tea out of Nano's removable wrist.
** In the manga, she's incredibly impressed when she learns Sakamoto can talk. Being Yuuko, she then decides that the best thing to do is to... ask him to shake her hand with his paw. Every time Sakamoto says something, Yuuko is incredibly impressed.
* FacePalm: One evening, as she just got better from a cold, she remembers that she has two exams the next day. She tries to focus on English, but gets lost in her thoughts and ends up writing a poem. She promptly face palms after she realizes it.
* GenkiGirl: Although she is certainly genki, she also plays it up sometimes to hide embarrassment.
* GlobalIgnorance: In a series of flashbacks in the manga detailing how Mai and Yukko first met, we find out that Mai actually moved to Japan a little over a year ago, and is actually from Alaska. Mai sits down next to Yukko, who asks Mai which part of Japan Alaska is in.
* GoalInLife: Has twice now been shown to have no decided goal yet.
* GratuitousEnglish: A serial offender.
-->"'''SUPER'''-'''ULTRA'''-'''GREAT'''-'''DELICIOUS'''-'''WONDERFUL''' [adjective]!"
* HiddenDepths: She's a damn good poet. Mogami River...
* ImagineSpot: Frequently daydreams in class about far-fetched scenarios[[note]]on an airship[[/note]] explaining how Mio got her hair-ties, her twin tails, and ''[[SequelEscalation her very person]]''.
* TheJinx: Inverted, if Episode 26 is any indication. She's apparently sort of a karma sink. She herself is jinxed, but spreads good fortune to everyone around her.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: See BreathWeapon above.
* {{Motif}}: Watermelons. Her favourite kind of soda is melon flavoured, she attempts to reinvent her image by wearing a pair of watermelon clip-ons in her hair, and one segment involved her eating melon bread, realising that she ate the expiration date, and then nervously chewing.
* OhCrap: When she realises that she may have pissed off Mio.
* PungeonMaster: She tries, anyway.
* StandingInTheHall: Often
* StraightMan: Occasionally, if Mio is [[CovertPervert acting up]] or playing sports, or if Mai is in "Boke" mode.
%% * TaremeEyes
* TerribleArtist: In contrast with Mio, much to the latter's dismay.

!Mio Naganohara
[[caption-width-right:290:Don't ask how the HairDecorations stay there. ''No one'' knows the answer to that one.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaiAizawa

-->''"If she sees that drawing, she'll never think of me the same way again!"''

Another of the five "main" characters, Mio is the most normal of the cast, [[CloudCuckooLand but that isn't saying much]]. She usually plays the straight man to Yukko's antics.

* BadassAdorable: This adorable, very nice young girl is more than capable of kicking your ass seven ways to Sunday if you accidentally piss her off too much. She even gets scouted as a boxer at one point.
* BerserkButton: She's normally very nice, but if you ever mess with her food, even by accident or if you expose her Yaoi drawings, ''get the hell outta there and head for the hills''!
* BewareTheNiceOnes: See above.
* BreathWeapon: When in enough pain, her screams let out these.
* CovertPervert: To the extent that she [[BerserkButton beat up Yukko, a police officer, an old man, and a goat]] all in the name of preventing people from finding out she draws Yaoi.
* CuteBruiser: See BadassAdorable. She's cute as a button, but pretty damn strong.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Hit Yoshino with a corkscrew and attacked Yukko and Sasahara's goat with a Dragon Screw.
* FlashStep:
** During her UnstoppableRage, she pulls off an [[StreetFighter Ashura Senkuu]] before dragon screwing Sasahara's goat.
** She pulls a standard FlashStep when fighting some {{Mook}}s.
* GirlishPigtails: Held together by wooden cubes which, according to Yukko's daydreams, are magical artefacts that fell on her head from a zeppelin.
* GretzkyHasTheBall: An in-universe example, she can't play sports to save her life. She used to practice Kendo and is quite adept in shadow-boxing and wrestling apparently, implying her problem is with non-combat sports.
* HairDecorations: Wears two wooden cubes in her hair. And aside from being kind of an odd choice for hair decorations, they're completely ordinary. [[MindScrew Or are they?]]
* HairTriggerTemper: Around Yukko and Yoshino (though granted, the former is a bit of an idiot, and the latter is TheGadfly).
* ImagineSpot: At one point created an entire romantic scenario between Nano & Sasahara when Yuuko convinced her they were a couple.
* IwoJimaPose: Making small talk with Sasahara is momentous enough to merit a pose of a whole bunch of Mios raising a Sasahara flag!
* LaughingMad: When she, Yuuko and Mai are stuck in an elevator. After Mio says "Eggplant", she and Yuuko break down into mad laughter over this, the fact that they're not getting any help any time soon, ''and the fact that Mai appears to have died''. Laughing ''mad'' indeed.
* LostFoodGrievance: Don't mess with her food or bad things will happen. [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Even if it's something as inane as putting a shogi piece on her Mont Blanc]].
* LoveHurts: After seeing Misato "escorting" Sasahara, she goes into HeroicBSOD.
* MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: When she tastes her sister's [[spoiler: kusaya (salted, sun-dried mackerel)]] jam the second time.
* PowerPalms: During her fight against the green mooks.
* SeriousBusiness: Her food and her Yaoi.
* StraightMan: Most frequently of the cast.
%% * TaremeEyes
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Her preferred method of knocking out people is wrestling moves, like the Dragon Screw.
%% ** ProWrestlingIsReal
* YaoiFangirl: Has a not-so-secret hobby of drawing yaoi doujinshi. And for your own safety, [[SeriousBusiness YOU BETTER]]. [[BerserkButton NOT. FUCKING]]. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis READ. IT]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And nobody seems to care for it.

!Mai Minakami
[[caption-width-right:295:Don't take what she says at face value.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MisuzuTogashi

-->''"I was joking."''

Rounding off the PowerTrio with Yukko and Mio is Mai, a quiet [[{{Meganekko}} bespectacled]] girl with a fondness for [[ItAmusedMe screwing with people just to see how they'll respond]]. Makes up the "[[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine Boke]]" side of her relationship with Yukko. Also has a thing for whittled Buddha statues.

* AdjustingYourGlasses: Variant 3: In Episode 10, while she's forcing her friends to stand still for an obnoxiously long time in a game of "Red Light Green Light".
* AlliterativeName: '''M'''ai '''M'''inakami.
* ComingOutStory: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. When she "comes out" to Yukko, it turns out that she was just messing her. [[RunningGag As usual]].
* CuteBookworm: Whenever she isn't interacting with the other characters, she's usually reading something.
* CutenessProximity: To the Professor, in something of an OutOfCharacterMoment.
* EmotionlessGirl: She shows little to no emotions in almost every situations.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Mai won't (intentionally) troll the Professor.
* TheGadfly:
** Oh so very much. To the extent that she'll [[ troll herself if no one is around]].
** She even trolls [[BreakingTheFourthWall Hyadain]] [[ in her character song]], by inviting him to sing the male parts before letting her time cut out in the middle of one of his lyrics.
* {{Meganekko}}: Though her glasses double as StoicSpectacles.
* MindScrew: At one point she takes off her hair revealing it to be a wig. She later revealed her baldness to be a wig (a bald cap) as well.
** Of course, it may have just been [[AllJustADream Yukko's imagination]].
* PetTheDog:
** To the Professor, after accidentally [[{{DudeNotFunny}} upsetting]] her and Sakamoto with [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes dogs]]. She makes up for it by giving her some shark chocolate.
** Also provides a more literal example in the way she treats her dogs.
* TheQuietOne: Rarely speaks a word unless spoken to.
* SerialEscalation: Her pranks get progressively more ridiculous.
* UncattyResemblance: Her dogs are as bad as she is.
* WhenSheSmiles: She's normally pretty cute already, but she's even cuter when she smiles, like when Mio and Yuuko made up after a heated argument.

[[folder: Shinonome Laboratories]]

!Nano Shinonome
->'''Voiced by:''' Shizuka Furuya[[caption-width-right:323:Sure, it's weird she's a robot, but look at [[AbsurdityAscendant everyone else]].]]

A RidiculouslyHumanRobot who wishes she were a real girl more than anything, even if it means things like being able to get dental cavities. She struggles to keep the fact that she's a robot a secret. A struggle not at all helped by the obvious wind-up key in her back which her creator absolutely refuses to remove.

* ArmCannon: Except it's equipped with tiny, harmless pellets instead of bullets.
* BerserkButton: Her many new inventions that the Professor secretly installs on her.
* CrashIntoHello: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. When she crashes into a boy from school, it results in an EarthShatteringKaboom instead, followed by both parties landing on separate rooftops
* DoAnythingRobot: Except she can't [[DreadfulMusician play music]].
* EverybodyKnewAlready: She thinks she has convinced people that she isn't a robot. She hasn't.
* FaceFault: A built in feature, thanks to the Professor.
* FearOfThunder: She's scared of lightning, [[FridgeBrilliance which makes sense, considering she's a robot]].
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Her main reason for wanting to be more human-like.
* MsFanservice: Not much of it, but at least compared to the other characters. One segment telling you about the animation studio and musicians has her in a swimsuit, and she's the only character to have visible breasts.
* NiceGirl: Probably the nicest character in the show, alongside Sakurai-sensei.
* PaperThinDisguise: She tries (with Yukko and Mai) to disguise herself from Mio by wearing a [[ItMakesSenseInContext daifuku mask]]. Mio immediately recognizes her because she can still see her key.
* ParentalSubstitute: The Professor's parents are never seen or mentioned, and Nano basically acts as a parental figure to her own creator.
* PinocchioSyndrome: She wants to look as normal as possible, because she fears what could happen if people found out she was a robot.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Her screw is the only clue (or rather, dead giveaway) that she's a robot. Take it off, and nobody would guess. (Hell, even with it, Mio wasn't convinced Nano was a robot right away).
* RobotGirl: A robot with the appearance of a young girl.
* RocketPunch: One of her functions. Unfortunately for her, it tends to fly off whenever it wants.
* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: In addition to her [[ArmCannon pellet guns]], Chapter 178 reveals she also possesses SuperStrength, [[{{Jetpack}} Rocket Feet]], [[SuperSenses Super Hearing]] and some kind of [[DeflectorShields Energy Shield]].
* SwissArmyAppendage: Both of her arms.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's afraid of cockroaches.
* WillfullyWeak: Chooses to not utilize even her less extreme functions, like speed-reading, for the sake of seeming that much more normal.
* WindUpKey: Much to her dismay, as it's a dead giveaway to the fact that she's a robot. The fact that its only purpose is to launch her toe like a rocket doesn't help either (that and the Professor thinks it's cute). [[spoiler: She eventually realizes that this key is part of makes her who she is, and decides to keep it]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's only one year old and has the body and mind of a teenage girl, but she's a lot wiser than her age would imply.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: She's one year old at the start of the series.

[[caption-width-right:323:The creator of Nano. Hard to believe, right?]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiromiKonno

Nano's eight-year-old creator. Aside from her ability to build incredibly advanced machines, she's a completely normal kid. Likes sharks.

* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Especially when Nano asks her about her gadgets, much to the robot girl's dismay.
* BeerGasm: She does this with milk in the anime's first opening.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT insinuate that robots are not cute in her presence.
* BigEater: Can eat a month's supply of snacks and still have room for strawberry juice.
* BrattyHalfPint: She has her moments of being this, mainly by causing trouble for Nano in some way or making [[TheChewToy Sakamoto's]] life difficult.
* CheerfulChild: She's generally a pretty happy, upbeat kid.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Almost always shown barefoot. Justified in that she's almost always seen indoors, where she has no reason to wear shoes.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: She's always referred to as Professor. We at least know her family name, but her given name is never mentioned.
* FearOfThunder: Not surprising at all, considering she's only eight.
* ForTheFunnyz: Much of her antics fall under this.
* GeniusSweetTooth: Much like most other children, she loves sweets. ''Unlike'' other children, she's capable of creating robots so advanced that it counts more like creating life itself.
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Is often a victim of Nano's bean cannon.
* InnocentProdigy: A typical eight-year-old girl who just happens to be able to make a highly advanced artificial intelligence.
* KidWithTheRemoteControl: Parodied like anything.
* NeverMyFault: PlayedForLaughs. She'll always blame Sakamoto for something that she screwed up.
* SillyMeGesture: She'll often do this when questioned by Nano about the latest weird function Nano has been given.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: Nothing quite proves how smart you are than building a RidiculouslyHumanRobot.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Justified because of her age, as speaking in the third person is considered child-like in Japanese.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves omelet rice and strawberry juice.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's terrified of dogs, especially Mai's two dogs.

[[caption-width-right:290:"No matter how you look at it, that was too much petting."]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MinoruShiraishi

A black cat living with Nano and the Professor. He is able to talk due to a scarf the Professor created. [[spoiler:He was originally Nakamura-sensei's cat, named Taisho.]]

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: His scarf. It was made by the professor to allow him to speak.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: When his cat nature takes over.
* BerserkButton: Call him "Sakamoto" without the "-san" enough times--something that Professor and Nano seem to have great trouble understanding--and he'll flip his shit. [[TooLongDidntDub Why the official dubs declined to translate the honorific is unknown.]]
* TheChewToy: [[spoiler:He once lived with Nakamura-sensei]], who genuinely cared for him, but had no clue how to feed or take care of a cat. When he moves into Shinonome Laboratories, he's well-cared for, but he has to deal with their frequent antics and the Professor constantly pranking him.
--> "[[LampshadeHanging Damn it! My life sucks no matter where I go!]]"
* FormallyNamedPet: With Nano, at Sakamoto's insistance; he would prefer that the Professor do this, too, but she refuses to listen.
* HeadPet: In the 2nd opening.
* HeyYou: He always calls the Professor 'kid/brat' and Nano 'girl'.
* LineOfSightName: It was written on the box he was found in. [[spoiler:His real name is Taisho.]]
* {{No Good Deed Goes Unpunished}}: Once in a while he'll let himself fall for one of the Professor's pranks only for said prank to be more than he bargained for.
* NotSoAboveItAll: He tries to avoid succumbing to feline AnimalStereotypes. Badly.
* ParentalSubstitute: Since he is technically older than both Nano and the Professor, he feels he needs to be this and be respected as such. It doesn't work to say the least.
* TalkingAnimal: His bandanna affords him speech.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He's afraid of dogs. Well, he ''is'' a cat.

[[folder: Students]]
!Koujirou Sasahara
[[caption-width-right:320:[[ABoyAndHisX Just a boy and his]] [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight goat]].]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshihisaKawahara

A spacy student who wears an ascot at all times and rides a goat to school. He puts on pretensions of being the eldest son of a wealthy family. However, it's quickly revealed he's the eldest son of a family of farmers (hence the goat). He tends to irritate his classmate [[{{Tsundere}} Misato Tachibana]] with his oblivious nature, causing her to frequently shoot at him. Don't worry, he can take it.

* BerserkButton: Don't tell him he can't bring his goat to school.
* BlindWithoutEm: Misato makes the assumption that he is when she accidentally smashes his glasses' lenses, and walks him to class. Unfortunately for her, he isn't. [[PurelyAestheticGlasses They're just for show]].
* CatchPhrase: "Well said!"
* ClassyCravat: Which he only seems to wear to make himself ''look'' classy.
* ContemplateOurNavels: The inspiration for his poetry often comes from rather absurd [[NonSequitur non-sequiturs]] involving anything nearby that happens to be occurring at that moment.
--> ''*[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Nano's disembodied hand rockets past.]]*''\\
Oh! '''Perhaps it is my right hand, trailing clouds across the blue sky. Sasahara."'' Not bad!
* ExtremeOmniGoat: His goat, Kojirou.
* FullNameBasis: How he addresses Misato Tachibana.
* HotBlooded: During his introductory scene. His goat is really important to him.
* TheLoad: Seems to be this in his duties for the festival committee. Which is, naturally, a source of frustration for Misato.
* MadeOfIron: Kojiro can take anything Misato throws at him, and not even flinch.
* MockMillionaire: He's actually not that rich, he simply acts like it.
* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't ever seem to have a reaction to Misato's aggressive behavior other than polite thanks for when she does stuff for him.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: "Just for show" as he says.
* ShirtlessScene: [[GratuitousEnglish Derisashu~]]. It happens during the [[ArtShift Josei segment]] in which Mio believes [[ShrinkingViolet Nano]] and [[SempaiKohai Sasahara]] are dating.
* UpperClassTwit: {{Subverted}}. He's actually from a family of farmers and only ''acts'' like he's upper class, though he's still very much a twit.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Named his goat after himself.

!Misato Tachibana
[[caption-width-right:320:The lengths she'll go to in order to deny her love for Kouji--''*[[KilledMidSentence boom]]*'' ]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Chika Horikawa

A high school girl who frequently finds herself angered by the oblivious carefree actions of Sasahara. She expresses her frustration by unleashing an escalating arsenal of weapons ranging from revolvers to missile launchers. There are [[SarcasmMode subtle]] hints that these outbursts may be the result of feelings for Sasahara on Misato's part.

* BackpackCannon: Uses one in episode 25.
* BadassAdorable: Not quite on Mio's level, but she still counts.
* BerserkButton: Mention her relationship with Kojiro, and you'll be lucky if she doesn't hit you. Say that she should admit her feelings to him, and not even blood relations will protect you from her bazooka. In fact, Kojiro's very existence is a HUGE one.
* CryCute: In one shot in Episode 25, you can see tears in the corners of her eyes.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Double subverted. Her weapons do look realistic and are more than capable of damaging the scenery, but the characters she does shoot with them are so MadeOfIron that they still come across as this.
* FieryRedhead: Fire when ready.
* GatlingGood: Gatling ''[[GunPorn goooood]]''.
* GunAndSword: Practices UsefulNotes/{{Kendo}}.
* TheGunslinger: She carries several different types of firearm with her at all times. [[HyperspaceArsenal Where she keeps them is unknown.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: The girl can pull out guns, grenades, bazookas, and ''freaking cannons'' out of nowhere.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Takes this to ridiculous extremes with Kojiro.
* LuminescentBlush: Any time she vehemently denies her affections for Kojiro.
* MoreDakka: Her firepower seems to be directly proportional to her embarrassment level.
* SmallGirlBigGun: More like Small Girl, [[GunPorn Several Different Types of Big Gun]].
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial[=/=]TwistingTheWords: Aside from the usual denials of her affections for Kojiro, she either tends to assume a lot of what her friends expect to become of their relationship, or else spills her personal fantasies in her denials.
--> '''Fe-chan''': "[How's] your relationship with Sasahara-kun?"\\
'''Misato''': "Why do I have to marry him?!"\\
'''Fe-chan''': "I didn't say that!"\\
''*More Violence*''\\
'''Misato''': "[[UpToEleven Why does it have to be a daughter and then a son?!]]"
* {{Tsundere}}: Taken to a parodic extremes.

!Tsuyoshi Nakanojou
[[caption-width-right:323:Looks can be deceiving.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazutomiYamamoto

A boy whose most prominent feature is a naturally growing mohawk. When not at school, he is a skeptic and seeks to debunk supernatural phenomena. Despite his mohawk making him look like a delinquent, he actually is a fairly nice guy.

* BlackBeadEyes: One of the few characters to have those eyes consistently.
** BeadyEyedLoser: Become more prominent after [[spoiler:he loses his hair]]
* ButtMonkey: He tends to be on the wrong end of many of Nakamura's Nano-traps.
* DelinquentHair: Subverted; despite having a mohawk, he's not a delinquent at all and is very down-to-earth (though Weboshi thinks he ''is'' a delinquent and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys likes him because of it]]). In fact, he didn't even style his hair that way; it grew like that naturally. [[spoiler:Later on, he loses his hair.]]
* FaceOfAThug: His mohawk makes him look like a delinquent and a bad guy (In fact, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys it's the main reason Weboshi likes him]]), but he's actually a very NiceGuy.
* HeirToTheDojo: And he wants no part of it.
* MagicVersusScience: His lifegoal is to prove that the supernatural doesn't exist.

!Haruna Annaka
[[caption-width-right:320:This is pretty much Annaka's default expression.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kaori Sadohara


A girl noted for her very large red ribbon that she wears in her hair. She's fond of trying out new places that she reads about, but tends to find the experiences more confusing than enlightening.

* AnimalMotifs: Rabbits. Her hair ribbon gives the appearance of rabbit ears and most of her character song is her saying "pyon" (an onomatopoeia for a rabbit jumping).
* BigWhat: See CatchPhrase.
* CatchPhrase:
** [[BigWhat Eeeehhhh?!]]
** Her entire [[ character song]] consists of only two words: "Pyon" and various forms of "Eeeehhhh?!"
* {{Expy}}: Looks very similar to [[Manga/LuckyStar Tsukasa Hiiragi]], to the point that her animation model may just be Tsukasa's model tweaked to fit the series' art style (both ''Lucky Star'' and ''Nichijou'' were both animated by Creator/KyotoAnimation, so this isn't far-fetched).
* HairDecorations: Her Oversized ribbon.
* OnlySaneMan: The humor in her sketches comes from her reactions to the insanity that unfolds around her.

!Kenzaburou Daiku
->'''Voiced by:''' Ryouta Yoshizaki

Son of the C.E.O. of the Daiku Corporation, which runs chains of restaurants and cafes among other things. Created the "Go-Soccer" Club on a whim and has since come to regret it since encountering people actually familiar with the game.

* ClubStub: With Sekiguchi, at least until it turned out there actually was such a thing as Go-Soccer.
%% * CoolPlane
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Daiku didn't know there was actually a sport called "Go-Soccer" when he invented the club.
%% * NiceGuy
* OnlySaneMan: In comparison to most of the cast, ''especially'' in comparison to [[{{LargeHam}} 3/5ths]] of the Go-Soccer Club.
* SpoiledSweet: Rich and spoiled though he may be, he's a NiceGuy.

!Yuria Sekiguchi
->'''Voiced by:''' Ai Hirosaka

For a while she was the only member of the Go-Soccer Club alongside Daiku. However, she shows little interest in anything beyond reading the latest volumes of ''Helvetica Standard''.

* BlackBeadEyes: To emphasize her detachment from her surroundings.
* CannotSpitItOut: To Daiku.
* ClubStub: With Daiku, at least until it turned out there was such a thing as Go-Soccer.
* EmotionlessGirl: Not to Mai's extent, as she's slightly more prone to showing expressions, but she's still emotionless most of the time.
%% * SugarAndIcePersonality
* NotSoStoic: While watching the Go-Soccer match she has BlankWhiteEyes and has her [[JawDrop jaw dropped]]. Most of the time, however, she keeps her cool.

!Makoto Sakurai
->'''Voiced by:''' Takahiro Hikami

The younger brother of teacher Izumi Sakurai. He was surprised to learn his school had an Go-Soccer club and eagerly joined. To Daiku's shock, however, Makoto takes his Go-Soccer [[SeriousBusiness ''very'' seriously]].

* EyesAlwaysShut: Even when shocked, his eyes remain shut.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Performs a German Suplex on ''himself'', if that makes sense.

->'''Voiced by:''' Kouta Yamaguchi

A student with an afro. Appears more often in the background than as a speaking character.

* FunnyAfro: His defining trait
* HammerspaceHair: In one gag he is seen pulling out numerous things from his Afro including Sakurai-sensei's favourite treat.

->'''Voiced by:''' Youko Tamaoki

One of Misato's friends. She is attracted to Nakanojou.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She likes Tsuyoshi because she thinks he's a {{delinquent}}.
--> '''Weboshi:''' [[CovertPervert He's so handsome, he oozes pineapple juice.]]
* LastNameBasis: Manga chapter 142 introduces the Sakurais' writer father and his editor, also referred to as Weboshi, suggesting that it actually ''is'' their last name or both have the same nickname.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like Fecchan, her real name is never mentioned.
%% * [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Yumi Higuchi

One of Misato's best friends. A bit of a ditz.

* ButtMonkey: Not quite on Yuuko and Sakamoto's level, but still.
* GenkiGirl: Not to the extent of other examples of the trope, but she is nonetheless energetic.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Neither her first name or her given name are mentioned at any point.
* ThePollyanna: Attempted to be one in one episode. A combination of bad luck and clumsiness quickly put an end to that.

!Mihoshi Tachibana
->'''Voiced by:''' Manami Honda

Misato's younger sister. She's in middle school and is a member of the kendo club. Her response to the absurdities that surround her is barely contained laughter. She's fully aware of Misato's feelings for Sasahara.

* BrattyHalfPint: She can barely contain laughter when someone embarasses themselves, and likes to tease her sister every now and then about her feelings for Sasahara.
%% * GirlishPigtails
* TheResenter: Towards 'that damned genius' Yoshino Naganohara regarding her kendo skill.

->'''Voiced by:''' Ryouta Takeuchi

A member of the Go-Soccer club, and one of the few people who are actually familiar with the rules of the game.

* ChekhovsGunman: Makes an early appearance in a Go-Soccer skit in order to officially quit the club. Then, once Go-Soccer turns out to be ''real'', his own comedic traits come back into the forefront.
* LargeHam: If his acting referee for the match in Episode 19 is anything to go by. Go-Soccer is SeriousBusiness.


[[folder: Teachers]]
!Izumi Sakurai
->'''Voiced by:''' Mami Kosuge

A timid teacher who became a guidance counselor as much to improve herself as her students. She tends to get flustered very easily, and has a hard time actually disciplining students. The elder sister of Makoto Sakurai.

* {{Adorkable}}: Mainly due to being a ShrinkingViolet.
* ApologizesALot: She's so shy that she will often apologize for no reason when talking to people.
* GirlishPigtails: On her day off in Episode 21.
* GratuitousEnglish: {{Justified|Trope}}, but {{Downplayed|Trope}}: she's an English teacher, but rarely speaks English. In a [[{{Flashback}} Flashback Chapter]], she defuses a situation with an English-speaking foreigner who [[PottyEmergency couldn't find a bathroom]].
* LawfulPushover: She can barely resolve to [[StandYourGround confront]] students. However, [[DidntSeeThatComing one instance]] of {{Wangst}} or NonSequitur, and she [[ShrinkingViolet shrinks]] and [[ExtremeDoormat submits]]. This is true even with [[PromotionToParent her live-in younger brother]].
* NiceGirl: She and Nano are quite possibly the nicest characters in the manga.
* SenseiChan: She's far too much of a ShrinkingViolet to be in a teaching job. She took the position of guidance counselor as a way to improve herself, but it hasn't really done much.
* ShrinkingViolet: Unless she's around her younger brother.
* TearsOfJoy: She wipes at her eyes when Yuuko says that she wants to be a teacher just like her in episode 23.
* TerribleArtist: Her drawings tend to look more like cute and childish versions of whatever they're supposed to represent. And much to Mio's dismay, she also tends to consider Yuuko's drawings "cool".

!Manabu Takasaki
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuInada

A teacher at the high school. Frequently on Yuuko's case regarding her inability to do her homework. He harbors a crush on Izumi Sakurai. His [[ImagineSpot imagination tends to run wild]] when he's speaking to her. He's also sponsor for the Go-Soccer Club, blackmailed by Makoto.

* BigWhat: Occasionally goes back and forth in an "Eeeehhhh?!" exchange with Annaka.
* CannotSpitItOut: To Izumi. Everytime he tries to even talk to her, he quickly turns into a stuttering mess.
* CovertPervert: He does a mostly good job hiding his crush on Izumi from most people. Though his LargeHam tendencies sometimes weird the crap out of bystanders, they just assume he's wacky and think little else of it. Too bad for him though, Izumi's brother busted him.
* FreudianSlip: When trying to act cool with Izumi he flat out asks her if she has a boyfriend. When he later tries to talk to Makoto, Izumi's younger brother, [[LastNameBasis he asks him]] the same thing. [[LargeHam Both instances end predictably.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Prone to bursting into it when he messes up.
%% * HotBlooded
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Why he allows himself to be bribed[[note]]with a photo of Izumi as a high-schooler[[/note]] into being the Go-Soccer Club's advisor.
* ImagineSpot: Often, and always involving Izumi.
* LargeHam: Especially when Izumi is the subject matter.
* MrImagination: Keeps getting caught up in {{Imagine Spot}}s involving one Izumi Sakurai.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Comes off as a normal teacher at first.

!Kana Nakamura
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaoruMizuhara

A science teacher who managed to figure out that Nano's a robot. Confused about why Nano would be enrolled in school instead of announced to the world, she has made it a point to capture Nano and [[TheyWouldCutYouUp study her]]. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Her schemes always end up backfiring]].

* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: Tends to happen when she gets excited.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Has no idea how to care for cats.
* ButtMonkey: Again, not quite on Yuuko or Sakamoto's level, but she still qualifies.
* ChekhovsGunman: In Episode 3, she was looking for her cat Taisho. [[note]]AKA Sakamoto.[[/note]]
* EpicFail: She is the EpicFail personified. Few people ever fall for their own PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo ''twice''.
* GratuitousEnglish: During her visit to the Shinonome household.
* HeelFaceTurn: Going by chapter 172 of the manga, by the time the Professor is in high school, Nakamura stops trying to kidnap Nano and instead takes up residence in the Shinonome household itself to learn from the Professor directly.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: Her attempts at the PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo both failed because she drank the coffee she herself drugged.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Although she tries to kidnap Nano to learn more about her, she fails so often and so hard at it that it's hard to see her as much of a villain, let alone a threat. According to the TimeSkip chapter of the manga, she quits this trope altogether as she performs a HeelFaceTurn anyway.
* InnocentInnuendo: "I've come to [[MistakenForGay learn more about you]], Shinonome"!
* KindheartedCatLover: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with.]] She likes Taisho, but has absolutely no idea how to treat him.
* MadScientist: It's not really known whether she is in other aspects (though she is implied to have tried to drug students before), but she is so obsessed with kidnapping Nano to figure out how she works that she easily qualifies.
* NotAgain: People's reactions when they learn she's passed out. Implying she's either incredibly careless, or ''has tried to drug students before''.
* PitTrap: Another of her schemes to catch Nano. Predictably it fails.
* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: She inflicts this on herself in Episode 15. ''Twice'' and [[EpicFail no one was there the second time]].
* SeriousBusiness: Everything, especially if it involves Nano.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: To Nano, who she's fascinated by due to her being a robot. Though Nano briefly ''thought'' Nakamura had a crush on her when the teacher said she came to the Shinonome household to learn more about her.
* {{Tsundere}}: Maybe since she gets flustered every time someone calls her cute.
** In the later manga chapters, she's specifically tsundere for [[spoiler:Takasaki]], thanks to [[CosmicPlaything multiple random events]] leading her to think ''he'' has a crush on ''her''.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuichiNagashima (a.k.a. Cho)

The school principal who often tells old jokes that no one gets. He has also suplexed a deer.

* CannotTellAJoke: Though unlike Yuuko's which are plain terrible, his jokes are simply way outdated.
* CrazyPrepared: Wore a ''bullet-proof vest'' when trying to catch a deer.
* DodgyToupee: It's more prone to wobbling around to and fro (and sometimes fall off altogether) than staying in place. Also, despite what you might initially expect, that's it he's wearing there in the picture to the right! It covers only the sides and back of his head while still leaving the top bald.
* EpicFail: He tries to moonsault during his "fight" with a deer. He fails miserably and lands face first on the ground.
%% * EyesAlwaysShut
* NoNameGiven: Initially. According to the Vice-Principal in Episode 26, his surname is [[spoiler:Shinonome]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He took out a deer with a German Suplex.

!Vice Principal
->'''Voiced by:''' Hiroshi Naka

The Vice Principal of the high school. His sad life is brightened by visits from his little grandson Micchan... until Micchan does something that leaves him sadder than before. Seems to dislike the Principal.

* ButtMonkey: Especially around his trollish grandson.
* TheStarscream: He appears to have it out for the principal. [[SeriousBusiness His line of work notwithstanding]].[[note]]Apparently he used to be the school's principal, but was unwillingly demoted due to old age.[[/note]]
* StepfordSmiler: Whenever his grandson is around.
* WikiWalk: Manages a rather impressive one concerning all the misfortune in his life.


[[folder: Others]]
!Yoshino Naganohara
->'''Voiced by:''' Motoko Kobayashi

Mio's elder sister. An immature young woman fond of playing pranks on people she comes across, especially her sister. She attends college and is skilled at kendo.

* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: Downplayed example to Mio; Yoshino's pranks are far from malicious, but they do annoy the crap out of her sister, who responds with violence.
* CuteBruiser: Being surprisingly strong seems to run in the family.
* TheGadfly: Especially, though not exclusively, towards her sister.
* GeniusDitz: In kendo, at least, as Misato and Mihoshi think. According to the latter, Yoshino claims training in kendo makes her ''weaker''.


A girl who works at the Daiku Cafe. She's very timid and has a hard time explaining things when her customers are angry or flustered.

* ShrinkingViolet: Almost on Sakurai-sensei's level.

!Nakanojou, Sr., the Daifuku Guy
->'''Voiced by:''' Hirokazu Hiramatsu

Runs a daifuku stall on the streets of town. He takes selling Daifuku very seriously, and insists on model behavior from the people he hires to be his daifuku mascots. Like his son, he has a natural mohawk. Though his has grown long enough that he can fake a normal hairstyle with it.

%% * EyesAlwaysShut
* SeriousBusiness: Selling daifuku.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaoruMizuhara

The Vice Principal's grandson. The Vice Principal anticipates his visits, but Micchan always ends up doing something to horrify his grandpa, such as trying to get him to eat mudpies.

%% * BrattyHalfPint
* ChekhovsGunman: You can see him making said mudpies in the background of the nagashi somen scene.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeOno

A random crow that the Professor brings home. She puts Sakamoto's scarf on it so it can speak.

* TheCharmer: Instantly wins over Nano and Professor.
* CrowsAndRavens: Guess which. Then again, he's cone-shaped, so it's harder to tell.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Most birds are either realistically drawn or look a bit like marshmallow peeps. This one is ''cone-shaped''.

!Biscuit #2
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EtsukoKozakura

A robot made by the Professor. He runs on biscuits. An improvement over Biscuit #1, whose head flew off.

* TheUnfavorite: He was only made to impress Nano, so he gets neglected often.


A dog who has sometimes appeared before Yuuko to offer a comforting paw when things are especially rough on the girl. Is sometimes accompanied by a puppy, Kobuddy.

* [[ThrowTheDogABone Throw the Humans a Bone]]: Buddy performs this service for Yuuko.

!Hajime Sakurai

Izumi and Makoto's dad. He's a respected writer, but very sleepy all the time. His editor attributes this to Hajime losing his wife at a younger age, and thus having to deal with writing and housework at the same time. As he first appeared in chapter 142, he doesn't get to make an appearance in the anime.

* ChildrenRaiseYou: His kids sometimes have to look after him, due to him being so sleepy.
* CloudCuckooLander: A mild example, but he's so sleepy that he sometimes fall into this; he once tried to light his cigarette ''instead'' of his lighter.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Due to being overworked.


[[folder: The Fey Kingdom]]
A king, princess, and their soldiers who fly high above the world in a zeppelin. Their adventures are really just elaborate dreams on Yuuko's part. Or are they?

!King Albert
->'''Voiced by:''' Tamio Ohki

Ruler of the Fey Kingdom. He decided to take a trip around the world on a zeppelin, providing Dolph the chance he needed to grab power. He carries one of the two wood cubes which can be used to resurrect an ancient weapon.

* PointyEars: Naturally, given his elfin background.

!Princess Starla
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NorikoHidaka

Princess of the Fey Kingdom. She holds the second wood cube needed to resurrect an ancient weapon. She manages to keep it hidden from Dolph until his rebellion fails. She holds the Mooks' turning on her and her father against them.

* BadBoss: Justifiably so, considering the Mooks helped Dolph in his attempt to usurp the royal family, but Starla gets exceptionally cruel with her management of them.
* PointyEars: Same as her father.
* TrapDoor: She has the Mooks try to entertain her in one sketch. This is the penalty when they fail.
* TrashTalk: Dolph describes her speech as vulgar, contradictory to her appearance.
* [[YouHaveFailedMe You Have Failed To]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Entertain Me]]: Drops her henchmen via TrapDoor when they fail to entertain her.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayaHashi

An officer in the Fey Kingdom's army, adopted and raised by King Albert. Despite his grand plans, his attempt at rebellion ultimately fails due to his own clumsiness.

* BigBadWannabe: Dolph's after the keys to a superweapon that could give him the power to rule the world, he successfully executes a plan to capture the king and princess, and he has an airship loaded with henchmen at his beck and call. Then he abruptly [[DeathByFallingOver trips over his own feet and dies]], and his army surrenders to the princess on the spot.
* DeathByFallingOver: "His attempt at rebellion ultimately fails due to his own clumsiness" is ''not'' an exaggeration.
* {{Expy}}: Dolph is a crazed, power-hungry army officer in a world of airships, he's obsessed with his supposed "right" to an ancient {{Magitek}} superpower, and he's after a MacGuffin associated with the royal family. Sounds very similar to [[Anime/CastleInTheSky Colonel Muska]].
%% * LaughingMad

!The Mooks
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HochuOtsuka (#8), Creator/JunFukuyama (#66), Creator/JojiNakata (#22), Creator/AkioOhtsuka (The Negotiatior)

The men who serve the king and princess on the Fey Kingdom Zeppelin. They wear identical uniforms of slacks with green jackets and caps, and are distinguished by the numbers on their hats. Number Eight is usually the centerpiece in skits featuring the zeppelin.

* [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Blown Across The Corridor]]: In Episode 21, Number 8 gets blasted so hard that he ricochets against the walls until he goes full turn and hits Mio in the back.
* DeathAsComedy: Their individual deaths tend to be PlayedForLaughs more often than not.
* EliteMook: Number 8 is always the one that inadvertently snaps Yuuko into reality.
** Also, every mook who doesn't have a number on their cap. [[RedShirt In theory]].
* EpicFail: Word of advice: if you find yourself in possession of the two artifacts that might make you king of the land, ''[[WhatAnIdiot don't put them on the sill of a window of a moving airship]]''.
* FaceFramedInShadow: Even if the viewer can see beneath their green caps, their eyes are never visible.
* MassOhCrap: After [[TooDumbToLive Dolph]] accidentally killed himself.
* NoNameGiven: Some of them are given nicknames, the rest are given numbers as names, but neither of them have actual names.
%% * ThirteenIsUnlucky
* RedshirtArmy: Well, Green Jacket, that is.
** MauveShirt: Number 8. Case in point, he's the only mook to take on [[OneManArmy Mio]] and live.
* YouAreNumberSix: The only way to distinguish individual mooks is by the number on their hats or, in the case of ranked or nicknamed members, the kanji. They refer to themselves by their numbers, too.


[[folder: Helvetica Standard]]

[[ShowWithinAShow A manga often seen being read by characters]], as well as an actual manga by Keiichi Arawi. Some episodes have ''Helvetica Standard'' segments of their own.

With the exception of Pino, none of these names are "official", merely descriptive. Character entries are reserved for characters who have appeared in more than one ''Helvetica Standard'' sketch.

!The Clueless Shinigami

A Shinigami who doesn't understand how to read the atmosphere of a situation. Once had his scythe stolen by the Poverty-Stricken Tengu.

* IDoNotSpeakNonVerbal: The first ''Helvetica Standard'' skit has him asking what "KY"[[note]]"Kuuki Yomenai", the inability to read social situations, translated as Clueless in some fansubs[[/note]] refers to. His captain answers "You."
* {{Shinigami}}: Though he more closely resembles TheGrimReaper.


An angel. Tries to help others when she can and owns a very powerful toaster.

!The Landlady

A kind landlady who isn't so kind to tenants who are behind on rent.

!Poverty-Stricken Tengu

A Tengu who has sometimes resorted to theft to get enough money to eat.