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For characters who are mentioned/related but don't actually make an appearance in the games, please see [[Characters/OverflowUniverse Characters in Overflow Universe]].


[[folder: Main Characters]]

!'''Makoto Itou'''
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (under the name "Tatsuya Hirai" in the games)


* AdaptationalVillainy: He's not exactly a saint in the original visual novel, but in the anime, he's a lecherous, self-absorbed, debauched asshole. The ''Cross Days'' manga takes this even further, turning him into a sexual predator.
* AffectionateNickname: Will be called "Makoto-kun" by Kotonoha in ''School Days'', and "Mako-chan" by Setsuna in ''Summer Days''/''Shiny Days'', after he starts dating either girl.
* AlasPoorYorick: [[spoiler:The final scene of the anime, with Kotonoha sailing off into the sunset with Makoto's head.]]
* AmbiguousDisorder: His bizarre lack of expressiveness, complete inability to control his sexual urges, and severely limited understanding of the thoughts and feelings of others suggests that there's ''something'' wrong with him, though what exactly is never discussed. At his absolute worst, he verges into TheSociopath territory.
* AnythingThatMoves: Has officially qualified for this trope as of the ''Cross Days'' sequel in the game series: pretty girls his age? Check. Their beautiful young mothers? Check. Their thirteen-year-old sisters? Double Check. [[WholesomeCrossdresser Adorable young BOYS]] who are [[StupidSexyFlanders just as beautiful]] (if not more so) [[{{Yaoi}} than his girlfriend(s)?]] ''Triple'' Check. Thank goodness he hasn't yet shown sexual interest in farm animals or senior citizens.
** And just to top it off, in Strip Battle Days 2, [[ParentalIncest he beds his mother]] [[BabiesEverAfter and gets her pregnant.]]
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Come on, you know you were celebrating when he got killed in Episode 12.]]
* TheAtoner: Makoto tries to be this at the end of the manga, [[spoiler:only to be way too late due to him being hospitalized]].
** He also tries this in the anime. [[spoiler:After realizing the damage he has done to Kotonoha, he commits to her fully in order to make up for his mistakes. Unfortunately, the methods he used to break up with Sekai were… harsh, to say the least.]]
** In Yuki's route in ''Cross Days'', he changes midway instead of at the end, for obvious reasons.
* BerserkButton: He absolutely '''loathes''' bullying. See BullyHunter and [[EvenEvilhasStandards Even Jerks Have Standards]].
* BigNo: Makoto, at the end of the ''Valentine Days'' {{OVA}}, when he finds out the huge box of chocolates he received were not from Setsuna, but from [[spoiler:Taisuke]]. Upon discovery, not only does [[spoiler:Taisuke]] get surrounded by [[BishieSparkle Bishie Sparkles]], but [[spoiler:[[BromanticFoil he cannot hide his shyness in his]] [[GayOption now extremely feminine face]]]].
* {{Bishonen}}: He's noticeably more boyish-looking than the majority of the male cast, though not nearly to the same degree as Yuki.
* BrokenPedestal: To Otome. Her feelings for Makoto are based on [[LovingAShadow her image of him from back when they were in Junior High]]. [[spoiler:She's quite heartbroken when she realizes how much of a JerkAss he's become.]]
* BullyHunter: One of his few unequivocally positive qualities. He protects Kotonoha from Otome and her GirlPosse in one game ending, [[spoiler:gets beaten up to defend Yuki]] in ''Cross Days'', and apparently Setsuna fell for him because [[RescueRomance he once protected her from some bullies.]]
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Taken to its logical extreme; Makoto is caught every time he tries to secretly nail a girl. Even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] with a bit of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Setsuna's reflection]], which most people missed.
* CantTakeCriticism: A mild example, but Makoto can get rather pensive when someone tries to correct his behavior. He shows little patience for Kotonoha's qualms with his behavior on dates in the anime and some visual novel routes and has little patience for Sekai's teasing when he's worried she might have told someone about his crush.
* ChickMagnet: To the ridiculous extreme. The list includes — at various points in the series — Kotonoha, Setsuna, Otome, Sekai, Karen, Inori, Kokoro, Noan, Orahu, The Nijou twins, Ai, Youko, Mai, Manami, Hikari, Roka, Nanami, Minami, Natsumi, Kumi, and Reisei. Naturally, he is totally oblivious, and it's to the point most guys dislike him.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Courtesy of Setsuna on one ending of ''Shiny Days''.
* DeathByWomanScorned: [[spoiler:It's amazing that he's not a TropeCodifier for this, seeing how Sekai infamously offs him in a game ending and in the anime ending.]]
* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Less so in the manga, ''much'' more so in the anime and perhaps in the games, if you pick the [[SchmuckBait right options]]. The average harem anime protagonist is more or less seen as a RidiculouslyAverageGuy who's more often than not an AccidentalPervert who may or may not actually have [[AllMenArePerverts perverted tendencies]], is a ChasteHero who is ObliviousToLove, is able to attract women through his being a generally NiceGuy, and has character ''traits'' but not so much an actual personality — so as to allow the male viewers to insert themselves into the role. Makoto takes all of these tropes and elements and eviscerates them completely. To wit:
** Being a RidiculouslyAverageGuy at his age has been played to its LogicalConclusion and he's more or less a HormoneAddledTeenager whose perversity and lust incrementally increases the more girls throw themselves at him.
** His obliviousness to love is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by how he ends up gradually seeing the girls as sex objects and less as actual people, which isn't helped by the fact that many girls do end up attracted to him in the long run.
** His status as a plain old NiceGuy gets hampered over time due to his lust for more women, and in some instances, this drives them away from him.
** He appears to be just a boring FlatCharacter initially, but his personality adapts for better or for worse depending on his faithfulness to whoever the player chooses for him to romance. But in the anime, this is thoroughly demolished and he is taken to the absolute extreme negative side of the scale — he becomes outright sociopathic in his pursuit of sex, and when he finds it in himself to turn things around for the better, he still shows himself to be a monstrous person whose lack of respect for people shines glaringly through.
* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:In ''Cross Days'', in which his feelings for Yuuki can [[LoveRedeems potentially bring the best out of him]].]]
* DidNotGetTheGirl: In some ''Cross Days'' endings, if Yuki continues to pursue him, he starts falling in love with "Yu". However, if Yuki pursues another girl or [[spoiler:can't overcome his fear that Makoto might not like him]], then Yuki can make "Yu" disappear forever. The only other girl he can comitt to is Kotonoha.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/makoto_wtffff_6533.jpg Makoto]] is shown with these eyes in a scene of ''Cross Days''.
* DullSurprise: He apparently lacks facial expression unless things are getting too stressful. A good example is one of the bad endings of the original game: he watches [[spoiler:Kotonoha murdering Sekai with a saw]], and his look to [[spoiler:Kotonoha]] immediately afterwards is one of vague bemusement. Thankfully, they fixed this in ''HQ''.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerks Have Standards]]: He hates bullying. If he catches you bullying someone, he'll call you out on it. In fact, given that ''School Days'' has very few ''other'' people who act like this, this is strongly implied to be '''the''' reason so many girls fall for him in the first place: he once protected Setsuna from bullies, causing her to fall for him; he's one of the few people in school who's nice to Kotonoha; Sekai frequently witnessed Makoto being nice, etc.
** Sort of played with in a later episode of the anime in his last meeting with Setsuna. [[spoiler:After he starts coming on to her, she ''begs'' him to remain faithful to Sekai and offers to sleep with him right then and there if he agrees. This is enough to give Makoto obvious pause, but it's never shown what his answer was or whether or not he and Setsuna did end up sleeping together, and he definitely didn't remain faithful to Sekai in any case.]]
** In the true ending of ''Cross Days'', he is disgusted at Taisuke, who [[spoiler:continues to gang-bang Yuki. He stands up to him, but gets beaten up as a result]].
** There's an interesting subversion in ''School Days'' and ''School Days HQ'' with Taisuke. In some of the routes, Makoto can witness Kotonoha being bullied far earlier than the lunchbox incident at the end. Specifically, during the festival day, Makoto can witness Otome and her posse making fun of Kotonoha for supposedly having lied about Makoto being her boyfriend. If Makoto doesn't call them out at this point, ''Taisuke'' of all people will do so instead. The subversion in this case is that the "standards" ''lead to'' the "evil," since it's only in routes where Taisuke calls out the bullies that [[spoiler:he ends up raping Kotonoha, due to the bullies telling him that girls like forceful men]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Everyone wants him, and we mean ''everyone''. [[spoiler:LOL, Taisuke and Yuuki from ''Cross Days''.]]
* EverythingButTheGirl: Failing to get the true ending for Yuki's route results in this because either [[spoiler:Yuki stops crossdressing and "Yu" is never seen again or Yuki's gender is revealed and he runs away before Makoto can confess his true feelings]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Crosses over into this in the ''Cross Days'' manga, which arguably portrays his most [[AdaptationalVillainy despicable and irredeemable incarnation]] yet. He coolly mocks Yuuki's efforts to stop him from exploiting Kotonoha and Sekai, shows a terrifyingly predatory side to him when he's with Yuuki's feminine alter-ego Yu, and in stark contrast to virtually every other portrayal of him, he outright tries to ''rape'' Roka when his efforts to separate her from Yuuki start to fail. In fact, it could be argued that he's actually the ''villain'' of the manga.
* {{Flanderization}}: Arguably the case in the Anime and in ''Cross Days'' compared to how he was in the original ''School Days''. In the first novel, Makoto was portrayed as someone who ''could'' become addicted to sex and be a complete jerkwad to others, but it was portrayed as largely a result of [[InnocentlyInsensitive not having a good grasp on reading people or talking to them]] combined with being extremely indecisive, anxious, and wanting to take the least troublesome path (though whether for himself or others varies). His more angry side only came out when he got fed up by the tug-of-war Sekai and Kotonoha were fighting over him, and he was so lost on what to do that even friggin' ''[[AbductionIsLove Taisuke]]'' could have more of an idea of how to proceed. Come the anime, though, and all his negative traits — lack of commitment, sex-addiction, insensitivity to others — are amplified to be his defining traits, without any of the contexts that made them more redeemable in the VN — [[{{Jerkass}} Otome]] can even be considered to lampshade this when noting the Makoto in front of her and the Makoto she remembers are two separate people. The ''Summer Days'' version of him goes further by making him pretty much a depraved Omnisexual, but even that is nothing compared to ''Cross Days'', where all his negative traits aren't just maxed out but are portrayed as ''deliberately done'' rather than him just not understanding other's feelings.
* FreudianExcuse: His parents are divorced [[note]]and his father is an asshole the likes of which Makoto would never reach[[/note]] and his mother is always busy with work as a nurse, so a few abandonment issues might be there. Compare to his half-brother Ayumu Inou [[spoiler:(who was repeatedly raped by Asagi Inou (his aunt) since childhood and pretty much turned into a sex beast before being rescued by his sister, Kagura)]], Shun Hazama [[spoiler:(whose mother, Hatsuka, although a loving mother herself, seems to prefer Tomaru over her son's opinion or decision)]], or even Kei Ogata [[spoiler:(physically and psychologically tormented by their father, later blackmailed into relationship with Midori Nagawa or Yumi Matou (both may LoveRedeems in their true path))]].
* TheGadfly: Especially in ''Shiny Days'', where he can purposefully engage in most BlatantLies without batting an eyelash, just [[ItAmusedMe to mess with people]]. It varies from innocent jokes, to lying about being lovers with his six-ish year old sister. Doing the latter sort of thing generally leads to a bad end, but the reactions can be amusing nonetheless.
* HandsomeLech: In the anime, he has few redeeming qualities other than his looks.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:In the anime. After realizing he pushed Kotonoha into the DespairEventHorizon, Makoto attempts to finally do right by her. Unfortunately, this also involved being an utter asshole to Sekai, resulting in her killing him.]]
* HiddenEyes: Displayed by him a few times.
* HeroicBastard: Judging from the fact that he has his mother's surname and that his father is using Tomoe's surname (in order to inherit Tomoe's fortune), one could reasonably presume he and Itaru were born out of wedlock. However, in ''Shiny Days'', he flat-out states several times that his parents are divorced (he even specifies that it was messy). He most likely uses his mother's maiden name simply because he lives with her and hates his father.
* HyperAwareness: In the true ending of Yuuki's route, he realizes quickly that Kotonoha is not the most stable girl and [[spoiler:keeps his relationship with Yuuki a secret. It's also hinted that he plans on having her see a therapist after his conversation with Yuuki because he wants to make Kotonoha the last person he hurt with his jerkass ways.]]
* IdiotHair: [[WhatAnIdiot Rather fittingly.]]
* IfItsYouItsOkay: [[spoiler:In the good ending of Yuuki's Route, he has a reasonably ([[IfICantHaveYou for]] ''[[SpurnedIntoSuicide School]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse Days]]'') healthy relationship with him. In the ''Cross Days'' manga, however, he comes off as a DepravedBisexual, being willing to have a threesome with Yuuki and Sekai, despite knowing he's a guy. After Yuuki punches him out for [[MoralEventHorizon trying to rape]] Roka.]]
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: [[spoiler:An interpretation of his feelings for Yuki. Because Yuuki hates his guts at the beginning, he's immune to wanting to get banged by him. As a result, he has to work to get "Yu" to pay attention to him. He then falls in love with "her".]]
* IncestIsRelative: [[spoiler:Is (probably unknowingly) related to both Sekai and Setsuna via both his father and his half-brother Shun, via multiple generations of incest, technically making them his half-nieces at least. He is also related to the Nijou sisters via said half-brother as well, who is also their father.]]
** BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:Can end up having sex with Sekai and Setsuna's mothers, Youko and Mai, who are his half-sisters.]]
** ParentalIncest: Has sex with his mother and impregnates her in ''Strip Battle Days 2''.
* InformedAttribute: Despite tons of girls thinking he’s cute and constantly falling for him, his looks appear average at best.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Starts out as one to Kotonoha. It takes Sekai's prodding to get the two of them together.
* InTheBlood: Makoto follows his father's footsteps in sexing up as many people as he can; some Overflow games share their universe with ''School Days'', and Tomaru Sawagoe is in most of them; in fact, he started about 4 different big families by himself, and then made some more with his own offsprings… [[spoiler:This becomes even more pronounced when you realize he is related to about anywhere from a fourth to a third of the people he can end up with. Much like his father, he has a thing for sleeping with his own family (though in his case, it is usually unknowingly).]]
* IronicName: "Makoto" can translate to "truth", "sincerity", or "fidelity".
* JerkAss: '''Big time''' in the anime. Also in the ''Cross Days'' manga. In the visual novel, it's dependent on the player's choices.
* KarmaHoudini: Averted most of the time. [[spoiler:But in the ''Cross Days'' manga, he gets away with womanizing and trying to rape Roka. And since [[OneTrueThreesome both Sekai and Kotonoha are fine with not being his only girlfriend]], it doesn't seem like he's going to have problems there anytime soon. On the plus side, [[PairTheSpares Yuuki and Roka]] [[EarnYourHappyEnding get their own happy ending and wash their hands of the whole sordid affair]].]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: In one of the routes, Makoto takes a pause in between all the girl posse and stands up for Kotonoha when he catches Otome and Co. bullying her. Yeah, he thinks with his cock and all, but not even ''he'' likes it when Kotonoha is at the mercy of ''four'' girls who want to make her suffer.
* LadykillerInLove: Concerning Yuuki. This does not apply to the female characters because he always bounces back and forth between them no matter what.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Guess how he first met Yuki? He met the male Yuki first when he punched him in the face for cheating on Kotonoha. He ignores that part, but then he meets his alter ego and falls for "her".
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:In Yuki’s ending of ''Cross Days'', he is willing to get beaten up by Taisuke's thugs to make sure that Yu is okay at the end. He even goes as far as telling Yuki that nothing matters anymore as long as he's with him. Of course, he cannot tell Kotonoha about him dating Yuki because he ''knows'' she'll go {{yandere}} on him.]]
** He can also commit to Kotanoha if Yuki plays his cards right.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: In ''Cross Days'', he's more interested in "Yu" than Yuki no matter what route it is. However, he falls for "her" even more in Yuki's route.
* MultiWaySex: Let's make some lists here.
** Original game: with Kotonoha and Sekai.
** Summer/Shiny Days: with the Nijou twins; with Otome and Karen; with Sekai and Youko.
** Cross Days: with Hikari, Nanami, and Roka.
* NiceGuy: In contrast to his anime portrayal, Makoto can be played more or less like this in the visual novel, with his more jerkish or insensitive moments coming from being genuinely inept at socializing and romance and therefore unintentional. This is also a pretty accurate description of him in the original manga. Not in the ''Cross Days'' manga, though. God no.
* NonActionGuy: Seems to have some sort of severe physical deficiency, as he becomes exhausted simply from sitting near a pool without so much as setting a foot in it and actually swimming. Despite this, he has limitless stamina when it comes to sex.
* NotQuiteTheRightThing: Even when he tries to do the right thing, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished it tends to backfire on him]]. Playing the game entirely devoted to one girl will cause the other to become lonely and depressed, and they'll start guilting hardcore on him despite the fact that he's actually tried not to lead them on. In fact, the original visual novel's version of Makoto portrayed his potentially sexing up other girls as being indecisive in that he didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings by rejecting them, as opposed to the sex-fiend he's portrayed as in the anime and Summer/Shiny Days or the outright monster he is in Cross Days.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:The official anime ending reveals that Kotonoha decapitated him after stumbling across his corpse in the apartment. She's last seen cradling his head against her chest while setting sail at sea.]]
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Apparently Makoto is one of the nicest and most normal members of his family. And ''that'' is saying something — although the visual novel version of him ''can'' in fact live up to being deserving of it, depending on how he's played.]]
** Apparently, he's quite the homemaker and housekeeper, as well as a doting brother and an advocate against bullying. In fact (in the visual novel at least), Makoto's actually a good guy when his hormones aren't clouding his judgement.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* ThePornomancer: For an otherwise unspectacular person, girls seem magnetically drawn to him. Pretty much the only girl who never shows interest in him is the already-attached Nanami, but [[spoiler:that gets thrown out the window in ''Cross Days'' when her own boyfriend's revealed to be just as much of a cheating bastard. Damn.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Yuki's blue.
* ShotgunWedding: Parodied in ''Summer''/''Shiny Days''. [[spoiler:After his sexual act with Otome and Karen is exposed to the entire Katou's family, Makoto is allowed to court them, but not before being beaten up. For an extra bonus, the ending is named "Son in-law's Ritual".]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Becomes one towards Yuuki. At least at first.
* SupremeChef: He's noted to be a very good cook.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Pretty much what everyone seems to forget in regards to the games: ''Most of Makoto's worst actions are directly initiated by the player.''
* TookALevelInJerkass: Anime adaptation, though the ''Cross Days'' manga manages to outdo the anime - which is no small achievement.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Amusingly averted in one possible ending in Summer Days. It doesn't technically count as an official ending since the player has to massively screw up for this to happen, and it's treated as black comedy and deliberately out-of-character anyway so it's more of a joke ending, but there's a possibility that [[spoiler:Makoto will wake up tied to a chair, courtesy of Setsuna's mother, so that Setsuna can show her love by using a whip on Makoto.]]
* TragicHero: The Manga version of him is portrayed as this. [[spoiler:He genuinely cares about both Sekai and Kotonoha, but his FatalFlaw of not being able to choose between them and carrying on a simultaneous relationship would not be resolved until it is too late (Kotonoha unintentionally wounds Makoto while trying to attack Sekai, and while he was in the hospital, Sekai kills Kotonoha in revenge). This, however, is in direct contrast to the complete [[{{Jerkass}} fuckwad]] he is in the Anime and in the ''Cross Days'' manga.]]
** Depending on the player's choices, he can be like this in the game, too - though [[ThisLoserIsYou it requires the player to actively make him that way]]. [[spoiler: Like the manga, but unlike the anime, Makoto is portrayed as a good person whose fatal weakness is that he's indecisive, therefore dragging his feet with girls because he doesn't want to hurt them - only to end up hurting them anyway, even when he [[InnocentlyInsensitive doesn't notice their feelings at all]]. The tragic part can be subverted if the player gets a good ending, or Makoto's fatal weakness can result in either Kotonoha committing suicide-by-fall, Sekai's throat getting slashed with a chainsaw, Makoto himself being stabbed with a knife, he and Sekai going murderous on Kotonoha or in School Days HQ, one of the trio getting run over by a train.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Of a sort in the manga ending. [[spoiler: After fervently choosing Kotonoha to her face and having Sekai agree, [[BewareTheNiceOnes Kotonoha's response is to try to murder Sekai, and winds up driving a serrated blade through Makoto's gut when he tries to stop the violence.]] One would think that right about now Makoto would be contacting the police to have her arrested for trying to kill Sekai and almost killing him, right?]] [[WhatAnIdiot Wrong.]] [[spoiler: When Sekai comes to visit him in the hospital [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Makoto not only has no problem with Kotonoha almost killing him, he is actively worried over how she is and how she's feeling right now,]] and doesn't even consider his almost-death to be that big of a deal, or any kind of 'deal' at all. [[{{Yandere}} Sekai]] then calmly reveals that [[ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine she has murdered Kotonoha as revenge for nearly killing Makoto]], declaring that [[LoveMakesYouCrazy she will be 'the one to make him happy', which does not bode well for any girl who even looks at Makoto flirtatiously.]] Did I mention that this is all happening while [[BigBrotherInstinct Makoto is on the phone to a frantic Kokoro, begging him for help after finding her big sister's corpse?]] And that [[DeerInTheHeadlights Makoto is too overwhelmed with horror, shock, fear and sheer terror with Sekai embracing him]], [[OhCrap realising that]] [[NeverendingTerror he is stuck forever in a most-likely abusive relationship with an psychotically obsessive murderer?]]]] Unlike the [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk anime and spin-off versions of Makoto]], [[NiceGuy Makoto in the manga]] is really just [[GoodIsDumb trying to get out of this with nobody getting hurt.]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Well, that didn't work out, did it?]]
* WingdingEyes: In the ''~Magical Heart Kokoro-chan~'' {{OVA}}, Makoto and Taisuke sport big shiny gold starbursts in their eyes in their ecstatic response to the arrival of the [[{{Sentai}} Anonymous Defence Service]].
* YourCheatingHeart: The anime and ''Cross Days'' versions of him practically ''define'' this trope.
** His instances of cheating on [[spoiler:Youko]] in ''Summer''/''Shiny Days'' can be excused at very least, as she went to Paris without telling him, and forgot her phone so she couldn't call him, so he had every reason to think that she just got bored with him and didn't bother to break up with him.

!'''Kotonoha Katsura'''
->Voiced by: Creator/TaeOkajima (under the name "Soyogi Tonou" in the games)


* AlliterativeName
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Kotonoha is the victim of bullying from Otome and her GirlPosse from before the series starts, and it only gets worse when Otome learns about her being Makoto's girlfriend.
** In addition, Kotonoha later reveals that she is often the subject of bullying by girls [[GreenEyedMonster who are jealous]] of the fact [[AttractivenessIsolation that she's been busty since junior high.]]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Makoto assumes she's one at first, since she certainly looks the part. Turns out she's just shy.
* ApologisesALot
* AttractivenessIsolation: She's attractive enough that all the guys want her, but none think they have a shot at getting her. This in turn causes the other girls in her class to ostracize her for being a "pheromone girl" that drives men mad with lust.
* AxCrazy: When she goes mad.
* BettyAndVeronica: The aloof and mysterious Veronica to [[GenkiGirl Sekai's]] Betty.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Do ''not'' bully TheOjou of your school. [[spoiler:She'll go ''[[AxCrazy in]][[{{Yandere}} sane]]''.]]
* BigFancyHouse: Not including the Nice Boat. Or her [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail huge tracts of land]].
* BigSisterInstinct: In ''Summer Days'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeed4HqVLtQ her reaction to]] [[spoiler:Makoto banging Kokoro in very shady circumstances]] is grabbing her dad's golf club and hitting him upside the head. [[spoiler:Before things escalate, Kokoro intercedes in Makoto's favor and convinces Koto to forgive him.]]
** Played much more '''impressively''' and straighter in ''Shiny Days'' [[spoiler:after she discovers that Makoto and Kyouichi have been forcing sex on poor Kokoro. She [[LadyOfWar kills them with her katana]], rescues Kokoro, and sets the entire building '''[[KillItWithFire ablaze]]'''.]]
* BiTheWay: If you manage to reach the [[MarryThemAll harem ending]], Kotonoha develops bisexual feelings towards Sekai and with a [[http://i.imgur.com/dvDUkE9.gif tender kiss]] convinces her into a threesome relationship with Matoko. The two girls are even walking around [[http://i.imgur.com/tVJOpTd.jpg holding hands]], while going to announce to Makoto their [[BabiesEverAfter "Christmas presents"]], successfully reaching a pure [[TriangRelations Type 8]] relationship.
* BreakTheCutie: The girl was already a victim of school bullying from before the story started. Then things go FromBadToWorse when Makoto starts cheating on her.
* BuxomIsBetter: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed!]] Buxom is better at winning over boys in the School Days universe... which actually has terrible consequences for Kotonoha, since she hates the attention (it's a primary reason she's so shy in the present day) and her jealous female classmates spread ugly rumors about her deliberately "tempting" boys with her huge breasts, which makes Kotonoha's life much worse. [[spoiler:Reconstructed somewhat if you pursue her in the game. She gains more confidence in her body, and when alone with Makoto, she'll gladly flaunt her assets for him and even uses them to [[MarshmallowHell smother him sometimes.]] But when pursuing Sekai or the other girls, she plays this straight but in a less positive way, where she tries using her body to win him over, and in the Bavarois/Lust Ending, she'll verbally bully Sekai by telling her lies that Makoto likes her body more than Sekai's.]]
* ClassRepresentative: In episode 9 of the {{Anime}}, Kotonoha tells Taisuke that she continually mans the reception desk for her class' haunted house because she is the class rep ''and'' a committee member.
* ClingyJealousGirl: A consistent facet of her personality, across all routes and in all adaptations. Exactly ''how'' clingy tends to vary, with the anime taking it (like most other things) to extremes.
** Except [[MarryThemAll the Harem Ending]]. And for the fact that in some routes [[DesperatelyCravesAffection she is so desperate]] for Makoto to love her, she'll either [[ImplausibleDeniability ignore]] or [[EasilyForgiven forgive him]] [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on her]]. In one (happy) ending of Cross Days, she announces she accepts Makoto's womanizing, as long as she's the one he loves most. Despite that, the trope is NOT averted, as she at very least weakly issues demands to "Please stop seducing Makoto-kun!", even when she's not [[MurderTheHypotenuse resorting to murder]].
* CreepyMonotone: After going mad, she starts talking in this. Perhaps one of the best classic uses of this trope.
* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Hey, you know how the archetypal {{Kuudere}} character is extremely shy and yet is able to endear herself to the audience through her kindness? What if the reason she was extremely shy is because she's ''horribly'' low on self-esteem? What if she grows so attached to the first person who ever confessed to her that she goes ''mad'' when she finds out he's cheating on her, and falls into extreme denial over that fact? And in this madness and blatant denial, who could tell what she's capable of?
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed it in the anime after [[spoiler:being raped by Taisuke and then finding Makoto dead]].
** In the game, there's two instances where she can cross it: [[spoiler:in the first instance, if Kotonoha gets raped, and you then actively pursue Sekai without somehow dealing with Kotonoha's trauma, Kotonoha will first overhear Makoto and Sekai have sex, and then watch them have sex from outside in the snow, causing her to laugh insanely and then slash Sekai's throat with a saw the next time they meet.]] In the second instance, if [[spoiler:the player is playing a path where it's clear Makoto loves Sekai more, and if Kotonoha has resorted to repeatedly having sex with Makoto to keep him interested and Makoto doesn't make his feelings for Sekai clear by refusing Kotonoha's blowjob the last time, Makoto and Sekai will visit Kotonoha to tell her Makoto loves Sekai, causing Kotonoha to commit suicide by falling off the building's balcony.]]
* DudeMagnet: Nearly every guy in the school wants her and nearly every girl hates her for it. Among her admirers are Makoto, Taisuke, and Yuuki.
* ExpressiveHair: In the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ahoge Battle]]" Minigame, her two strands of hair can act as blades that combat against Sekai's IdiotHair.
* ExtremeDoormat: Due to her insecurity, she can't say 'no' or stand up for herself.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the visual novel, when Makoto and Kotonoha watch a horror movie together, Kotonoha isn't scared of it at all, and confesses to him that she enjoys "horror and splatter movies". [[SarcasmMode Who]] [[AxCrazy would]] [[{{Yandere}} have]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse thought?]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: After going mad.
* EvilMakeover: After going mad.
* FragileFlower
* FreudianExcuse: Let's see: Constantly bullied by no less than five girls[[note]]In some routes, even more than that[[/note]]? Check. People constantly abusing her insecurity? Check. Finally meeting people who treat her with genuinely kindness, only to have the same people stab her in the back? Check. [[spoiler:Being raped by a person she thought she could sorta trust (her boyfriend's BromanticFoil), and finding out her boyfriend was dancing with her best friend while she was being raped?]] Check. In a few possibilities, being cruelly dumped after the former mentioned event? Check. Is it any wonder she snaps the way she does on the bad endings?
** Due to the complicated game flowchart, though, it's entirely possible to have her snap and go murderous even without [[spoiler:the rape]], the only 'cheating' happening after you'd told her you'd broken up with her. The bullies are a constant, though.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Happens on a few occasions.
* GangOfBullies: Kotonoha is harassed by no less than five girls!
* GirlyGirlAndTomboy: Girly Girl to Sekai's Tomboy.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: [[spoiler:Some of the endings and in the anime ending.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:After being raped by Makoto's best friend Taisuke, she finds out Makoto dumped her immediately afterward. She then falls into a downward spiral of ImplausibleDeniability (below) on behalf of Makoto's actions and the nature of their current relationship -- or lack thereof.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: Given a cruel twist in one of the game's bad endings, where she flashes Sekai and Makoto an insane smile as she [[spoiler:jumps from his apartment building and crashes to the ground directly in front of them.]]
* GoodGirlGoneBad
* HeroicBSOD: She suffers ''several'' of these if the game doesn't lean towards her.
* HiddenDepths: Seems like a run-of-the-mill rich, sheltered, insecure shy girl at first blush, but her sweet facade hides some ''deep'' personality flaws. More especially noticeable in the original game, in which she can display a ''nasty'' passive-aggressive side that wasn't explored in the anime.
* HiddenEyes: Displayed often.
* ImplausibleDeniability: In this case it's toward the observer, denying the perpetrator's actions. [[spoiler:Kotonoha frequently denies clearly building evidence that Makoto is cheating on her. Even after he breaks up with her face-to-face, Kotonoha starts having an internal breakdown and continues to unsuccessfully attempt to contact him.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In one ending of ''Shiny Days'', [[spoiler:Kotonoha is willing to part with Makoto as she knew that his heart will always have Setsuna.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive:
** At one point she asks Sekai for relationship advice, assuming she had "experience" (read: not a virgin). Sekai asks how experienced she looks like, and Kotonoha says "[[ReallyGetsAround extremely]]". They are both virgins at this point, but at least it's clear that Kotonoha does not think of or tries to insult Sekai - she merely considers her a more worldly and popular person to go for advice.
** Kotonoha also obliviously lets it slide that her mother told her to not worry about spending on her date the amount of money Sekai earlier said is more than her mother earns in a month.
** Most notably, there is when Kotonoha is talking to a depressed Sekai about her relationship with Makoto - namely about their sex life - while completely unaware that Sekai's depression stems from an unrequited love for Makoto, instead assuming she's down because her family isn't together for Christmas and thus unwittingly dumping salt on the wound.
* IronicName: Her name's meaning contradicts her [[ShrinkingViolet personality]].
* LethalChef: Though she apparently improves. Unless you count the [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]].
* LonelyRichKid: Before meeting Makoto and Sekai, she doesn't seem to have any friends whatsoever, and while she does have genuinely caring parents, they often go on long business trips away from home.
* LonersAreFreaks
* LoveMakesYouCrazy[=/=]LoveMakesYouEvil
* MacheteMayhem: [[spoiler:Her [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon saw]].]]
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler:In the visual novel, she can find out that Makoto and Sekai have been cheating. She responds by playing on Makoto's guilt to get him to feel her up, then takes photos and uses these to force Sekai to break things off. Depending on the path the player has been taking, this leads either to an unsatisfying ending where Makoto is together with Kotonoha but clearly unhappy, or to Makoto finally growing a spine and getting one of Sekai's better endings]].
* MeaningfulName: ''Kotonoha'' is an old reading of the word ''Kotoba'' (which, by the way, means "word"). Kokoro describes her as "old-fashioned". When written in the right characters, ''kotoba'' becomes a part of the ''hanakotoba'' term, referring to the Japanese language of flowers.
* MsFanservice
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Her saw-related bad ending and the anime GrandFinale.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In the manga, Makoto actually does choose Kotonoha over Sekai in the end, with the latter [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy actually accepting his decision.]] [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Kotonoha decided to try and kill Sekai anyway, stabbing Makoto by accident. And then, while Makoto is in the hospital recovering, Sekai turns the tables on Kotonoha and ''succeeds'' in killing her.]]
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:In the path where she tells Makoto that Taisuke impregnated Sekai… She will be killed by Sekai herself via being tossed in the path of a train.]]
* NotGoodWithRejection: Part of the problem is Makoto's own tendency to waffle, of course, but even in routes where he flat-out tells Kotonoha he's breaking up with her, she absolutely refuses to stop considering him to be her boyfriend and that other girls are trying to steal him away.
* {{Ojou}}: Very pretty, kinda naive, lives in a BigFancyHouse, is thought of as "unreachable" by boys, envied badly by girls.
* PeerlessLoveInterest: At the very beginning of the story, Makoto is content simply to love Kotonoha from afar. It takes Sekai's constant prodding to get the two of them together… and then the ''real'' plot starts.
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:Kotonoha's mental and emotional breakdown hits her fully after she's raped by her StalkerWithACrush, Makoto's best friend Taisuke.]]
* RapunzelHair
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Sekai's red.
** In Summer Days and Shiny Days, she is the red to Setsuna's blue.
* SexSlave: Sort of, if she ends up in a relationship with Taisuke and Makoto completely abandons her, she completely [[EmptyShell resigns on life]] and becomes just a living sex-toy for Taisuke's lust. And Taisuke, inflamed by her gorgeous body, has sex with her on every occasion.
* ShrinkingViolet
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Not that Kotonoha ever actually says this line, but it describes her life pretty well. She's considered one of the most beautiful girls in school due to her huge breasts, and it ends up causing her to get a lot of attention she doesn't want, like lust from her male classmates and scornful jealousy among her female peers.
* SpoiledSweet: Much sweeter and gentler than [[AlphaBitch Otome]] and her [[GirlPosse bitch squad.]]
* SpurnedIntoSuicide: [[spoiler:In one of the game endings, when Makoto leaves her in favor of Sekai, she kills herself by falling backwards off a balcony and splattering all over the sidewalk in front of them.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: To some degree. [[spoiler:Especially in the outcome where she steals Makoto's house key and breaks into his house every night to 'be with' him, and torture herself into insanity.]]
* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: She's mostly subjected to two: "being cornered and verbally lashed at" and "being completely ignored". The game adds [[spoiler:"having a lunch prepared by Makoto knocked down and stepped on"]], [[spoiler:"being the target of slutshamey rumors"]], and [[spoiler:"being cornered, threatened ''and'' beaten up"]]. [[spoiler:And having [[BullyHunter Makoto]] find out and pull a BigDamnHeroes for her will mark the difference between getting one of the cutest Kotonoha ends... and having Sekai pay for this ''with her life'' in a bad one.]]
* SurrogateSoliloquy: [[spoiler:In this case, just [[TalkingToTheDead Talking To The Head]]. While there is no exposition on Kotonoha's part, there is no mistaking to the viewer that she has perhaps irrevocably gone off the deep end, mental health-wise, on her [[MemeticMutation Nice Boat]]]].
* TalkingToTheDead: [[spoiler:Kotonoha talks to Makoto's head as if [[SurrogateSoliloquy Makoto is still alive.]]]]
* TearsOfRemorse: In one of the extended bad endings in the [=PS2=] version. [[spoiler:She has just murdered Sekai in front of Makoto in cold blood and offers herself to him, but Makoto is terrified and rejects her affections. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone This is enough to make Kotonoha realize that she has just done something terrible]], and she breaks down in tears.]]
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Forever/Eternally. She messily kills herself in front of Makoto and Sekai to ensure they'll never be happy together.]]
* ThereAreNoTherapists: [[spoiler:Nobody but Kotonoha's little sister Kokoro and Sekai notice her fall into insanity.]]
* TownGirls: Femme to Sekai's Butch and Sestina's Neither.
* UngratefulBitch: [[spoiler:In a couple of Cross Days' bad endings, her way of thanking Yuki for trying to hook her up with Makoto again and stop his cheating ways is… to murder either Yuki himself or Yuki's sister. To put this more in context, she does this after she overhears Makoto and "Yu" getting it on.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Japanese Saw in the first game. [[spoiler:Crowbar]] or [[spoiler:Katana]] in Cross Days.
* WhosLaughingNow
* WomanInWhite: In the opening credits of the {{Anime}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Kotonoha is soft-spoken, sweet, and beautiful. [[spoiler:When she's still sane, that is. When she's not, the iron comes out in a lethal fashion.]]
* {{Yandere}}:
** [[spoiler:Although Sekai ''did'' stab Makoto to death, it's Kotonoha that sets a new standard for this one. One of the infamous "bad endings" in the original visual novel is one where she kills Sekai with a handsaw in broad daylight in front of a crowd of witnesses]].
** [[spoiler:In the anime, the saw comes out again, though this time it's in a considerably more private place and Makoto is too busy being dead to freak out.]]
** [[spoiler: Taken UpToEleven in ''Cross Days'' and its manga adaptation. She is so paranoid and insecure about her relationship with Makoto that she views any female getting too close to him as a threat, even if said person is trying to help her out.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Sekai Saionji'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ShihoKawaragi (under the name "Kaname Yuzuki" in the games)


* ACupAngst: Briefly in Episode 5 of the anime and Visual Novel. While Sekai isn't flat-chested by any definition, seeing [[BuxomIsBetter Kotonoha]] in a bathing suit makes her feel rather insecure about her considerably smaller size.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the anime, she's more selfish and less concerned with others' well-being.
* AlliterativeName
* AllTakeAndNoGive: While it isn't bad-intentioned on her part, her relationship with Setsuna is like this, with Sekai being the taker and Setsuna being the giver. It comes from both Setsuna's willingness to do anything to ensure Sekai's happiness and Sekai's own [[InnocentlyInsensitive unwitting disregard]] for Setsuna's feelings.
* BettyAndVeronica: The grounded and adventurous Betty to Kotonoha's enigmatic Veronica.
* TheBabyTrap: Some people think that Sekai wanted to do this to Makoto. The visual novel is even worse than the anime in regards to this, as far as the ethics of Sekai's behavior are concerned. [[spoiler:Unlike in the anime, there is no doubt she is pregnant, but it's very unlikely Makoto is the father -- she got pregnant almost a month after they broke up. So her decisions in murdering either Makoto or Kotonoha seem particularly harsh in such a scenario.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Shows herself over and over again to be an extremely sympathetic and self-sacrificing person, although it's not entirely clear [[spoiler:how much of that was just a ploy to win Makoto. If it was all an act, it was an [[WhatAnIdiot amazingly]] [[IdiotPlot stupid]] [[TooDumbToLive one]].]]
** In the game, [[spoiler:it seems to be genuine, not an act. There are some paths where Sekai witnesses Kotonoha being harassed, causing Sekai to attempt to break up with Makoto to make Kotonoha feel better. Since this happens on paths where Makoto has strong feelings for Sekai, it backfires and Makoto thinks Sekai cares about Kotonoha's feelings more than his. But give Sekai credit for trying.]]
* BiTheWay: Sekai surprisingly accepts Kotonoha's bisexual feelings in the [[MarryThemAll harem ending]], successfully reaching a pure [[TriangRelations Type 8]] relationship with Makoto.
* BigNo: In one of the game endings where she [[spoiler:stabs Makoto for leaving her for Kotonoha while she's pregnant with his baby. After Makoto admits he was worried for her since she disappeared and thanks her for not planning to give up their child, all while slowly bleeding to death, Sekai runs off screaming this line before he can fully admit how he always loved her.]]
** A more heroic one is found in "I Love You", in which she gives a BigNo upon receiving a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Kotonoha.
** A funnier one in Shiny Days, [[spoiler:as she attempts one last futile act of defiance before she unwillingly joins Setsuna, Youko, and Mai in their pregnancy group and is impregnated by Makoto too.]]
* BreakTheCutie: If you root for her.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Setsuna and Niki.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She's aware of just how jealous she is of Makoto and Kotonoha, and (at least in the game) tries to take steps to counteract it. Unfortunately, she also seems to have rather poor impulse control.
* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler:In the anime ending, if you're to believe her. Kotonoha says she isn't even pregnant, after ''cutting her open to check'', but by that point they've ''both'' gone off the deep end, so it's hard to tell who's lying... or if someone was lying at ''all''.]]
** [[spoiler:Sekai was only pregnant for perhaps two months at that point. Even if you cut her open, it's unlikely that you'll find any trace of the embryo that would be visible to the naked eye, especially if you do it with a crude butcher's knife.]]
** It's [[TakeAThirdOption also]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation speculated]] that [[spoiler:Sekai wasn't pregnant, and the "symptoms" were more of stress over the ''really'' crappy situation she was in, but truly believed that she was carrying Makoto's baby. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_pregnancy Psychological pregnancy]] shouldn't be discarded so easily.]]
* DeathBySex
* DeathByWomanScorned: [[spoiler:In the anime and a few of the game endings, where she's killed by Kotonoha.]]
* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Of the MatchmakerCrush, and the "Betty" half of the BettyAndVeronica trope. Turns out that giving the person you like away to another girl can ''really'' put a damper on your emotional state. And outright telling him your feelings may end up making things so much [[FromBadToWorse worse]] [[ConflictBall than they really have to be]].
* DemotedToExtra: At the beginning of ''Summer''/''Shiny Days'', she falls ill and basically loses almost any significance in the story. And although a romance with her is still possible, in her original role as one of the most significant of Makoto's love interests, she is replaced by her mother.
* DespairEventHorizon:
** [[spoiler:Crosses this in the anime after Makoto dumps her in pretty much the dickiest way imaginable.]]
** [[spoiler:She can cross it in the game if you're playing a path where Kotonoha and Sekai corner him on a rooftop and force him to choose between them, and if at that point he chooses Kotonoha. This leads to a scene where Sekai overhears Makoto and Kotonoha having sex, and Kotonoha in a moment of insecurity asks Makoto if he really loves Kotonoha best; Makoto reassures Kotonoha that he loves her, and Sekai was mostly good to have sex with. Sekai throws up while crying after hearing this, and six months later she stabs Makoto with a knife on the beach.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: [[http://i.imgur.com/8qZG7LR.jpg Gets these]] in the [[spoiler:above mentioned DespairEventHorizon.]]
* DullSurprise: Sekai suffers from this when she overhears Makoto (whom she invited hopeful to have sex with for the first time) [[spoiler:doing it with Youko]], while Sekai was taking a shower to prepare. [[spoiler:Not even after bursting through the doors to interrupt them does she have anything but her standard expression.]] Even Makoto who's usually guilty of this, reacts with a more appropriate (shocked) expression after being told that [[spoiler:Youko isn't Sekai's older sister, but her '''mother''']].
* {{Expy}}: Sekai looks like a hybrid mix between Kagome from {{Manga/Inuyasha}} and Tomo from Manga/AzumangaDaioh.
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:As her father, Shun Hazama, couldn't choose the one he truly loved most, Youko, Mai, Wakaba, and Natsuhi all left him. (They're apparently still on good terms, though.)]]
* FanServiceWithASmile: The [[FormFittingWardrobe waitress]] [[HighlyConspicuousUniform uniform]] for her after school job, which can easily be mistaken as {{Cosplay}}. Not only does it [[ImpossiblyLowNeckline leave little to]] [[BareYourMidriff the imagination]], it comes complete with detached sleeves and some frills.
* FirstKiss: Sekai suddenly takes this from Makoto as her reward for setting him up with Kotonoha. [[FromBadToWorse It all goes to hell not long after this]].
* FreudianExcuse: She resents her father because she believes that he just used her mother and then threw her away after she got pregnant, leading her to fear that the same thing will eventually happen to her. That would explain a ''lot''. This gets brought up in ''Shiny Days'' where it's implied that she is jealous of Setsuna who gets to be with both her own father Shun [[spoiler:(who is ''her'' father too)]] and the boy she likes.
* GenerationXerox: Her mother basically tries to turn her into a generational clone of herself, driving her into the same teen pregnancy situation she experienced herself or making sure that in many routes Makoto impregnates both of them at same time.
* GenkiGirl: Mostly.
* GirlNextDoor: In contrast to Kotonoha, Sekai is seemingly a typical cheery, outgoing Japanese schoolgirl.
* GoodGirlGoneBad: The most sympathetic interpretation of her character in the anime.
* GroinAttack: One episode had Sekai kneeing Makoto for groping her butt. Was viewed as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome by most of the fanbase.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:A ''big'' one in the anime.]]
** Gets another big one in ''Shiny Days'' [[spoiler:when Setsuna reveals that Makoto is her boyfriend.]]
* HiddenEyes: Displayed often.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:In one of the [=PS2=] extension endings, Sekai pushes Kotonoha onto a train line right after she and Makoto officially hook up, but ''Sekai'' is the one who ends up being hit by the train instead.]]
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Her reaction in routes where Makoto returns her feelings for him.
* IdiotHair: [[WhatAnIdiot Rather fittingly]].
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler:The anime ending]].
* IncestRelative: [[spoiler: She is actually the niece of Makoto, since her mother be his half-sister, and this is only the tip of the iceberg.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: She doesn't seem to realize just how [[AllTakeAndNoGive one-sided]] her friendship with Setsuna actually is, though it's implied to be in large part because of how much of an ExtremeDoormat Setsuna is towards her specifically.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Much like Makoto for Kotonoha, Sekai turns out to have been admiring Makoto from afar while holding herself back because she feels like taking him for herself is selfish (at least in the visual novel).
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Sekai's initial intentions for Makoto while befriending -- [[MatchmakerCrush and setting him up with]] -- Kotonoha. Then Sekai suddenly takes his FirstKiss as a reward. [[spoiler:Later, when Makoto confesses to Sekai, she tearfully admits she had chosen to support him when Makoto told her he liked Kotonoha. Sekai puts all the blame on him before they kiss... and so forth.]] See MatchmakerCrush below.
** The visual novel plays with this trope a bit more than the anime does, in that in some routes she realizes that Makoto is also falling for her, which leads her to try to distance herself from him because she doesn't want to become the SpannerInTheWorks -- which, of course, can lead to Makoto tracking her down himself and confessing his own fully-realized feelings.
* {{Jerkass}}: Many fans seem to see Sekai as this, [[spoiler: given how she claims to want Makoto - and later Kotonoha once she befriends her - to be happy, but is perfectly willing to keep meddling in their relationship by offering herself to Makoto to practice sex on]]. In the original game [[spoiler:it's a bit subverted, as it was implied to be from sharing Makoto's fatal flaw of indecisiveness and things going farther than she intended]]. In the anime, manga and Cross Days [[spoiler: it's instead implied that she's knowingly messing with Makoto's feelings or even that she got him and Kotonoha together just to deliberately tank things and catch him on the rebound, being far less considerate of her friend's feelings than in other interpretations]].
** Hell, even her most sympathetic interpretation in the original School Days has shades of this. [[spoiler:When Makoto first starts dating Kotonoha, the way the rest of the girls believe Kotonoha stole Makoto from Sekai implies that the latter never once told her friends what the actual reason she was spending time with him was[[note]]namely that she was giving him coaching on how to ask Kotonoha out, as well as setting him and Kotonoha up[[/note]] - resulting in Makoto and Kotonoha getting a lot of flak from people that Sekai could have easily prevented]]. This isn't even counting her friendship with Setsuna, in which, while portrayed as her being InnocentlyInsensitive, still shows her often not bothering to consider Setsuna's feelings - [[spoiler:and it's made even worse once it's revealed that the reason Setsuna never pursued Makoto herself was because she'd asked Sekai to help her get close to him much like Makoto asked Sekai to help with Kotonoha. However, Setsuna noticed Sekai falling for him and bowed out, which Sekai seemed to just accept with no further inquiry - basically letting Setsuna sacrifice her own shot at Makoto for the sake of a shot Sekai herself was ultimately was too scared to take until potentially too late for either of them!]]. In fact, this same thing comes back to bite her in one route [[spoiler:when Makoto learns Kotonoha was being bullied by Otome and the Trio; even when Nanami takes responsibility for it and reveals Sekai wasn't in on the plan, Makoto still holds Sekai accountable for the fact that, as Kotonoha's friend, she should have known about the harassment and either done something about it or told him - or worse, that she knew about the bullying but said nothing because of how it worked in her favor. Something that both sinks her chances with him ''and'' seemingly ends friendship]].
* JerkwithaHeartofJerk: The above-mentioned ''Cross Days'' interpretation comes across as this, as well as in the manga version.
* LaserGuidedKarma: In ''Cross Days'', it's to be noted that no matter what ending there is, she never ends up with Makoto after all she does to keep him in ''School Days''. Even the scene where it ''looks like'' Makoto and Sekai are going to have sex, complete with Sekai getting naked, ends abruptly as Makoto leaves before they can actually do the deed. [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Yuki calls her out on everything as well, which helps.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: In the anime, she responds to Makoto's persistent womanizing by [[spoiler:violently murdering him with a kitchen knife]].
** Also in one ending of the visual novel, in which she responds to Makoto's choosing Kotonoha over her by [[spoiler:violently murdering him with a kitchen knife… on a beach]]. There's another ending where she instead responds by [[spoiler:pushing Kotonoha in front of an oncoming train]].
* ManipulativeBitch: In the manga.
* MatchmakerCrush: Sekai helps Makoto and Kotonoha hook up… [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and puts a lot more effort into it than you would expect]]. And then she gives herself a reward for her efforts by [[spoiler:surprise-kissing Makoto]]. '''''This does not end well.''''' See IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy above.
** It turns out that Sekai originally played this role for [[spoiler:Setsuna, but ended up developing her own feelings for Makoto and turned to Setsuna for help.]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: As everybody knew, Sekai means "the world". She is the one who created a "world" between Kotonoha and Makoto. And as someone once noted, "the world is unstable".
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Reversed in the manga (where after Kotonoha fails to kill Sekai, ''Sekai'' is the one who kills her and even gloats about it in front of a despaired and hospitalized Makoto) and also in some new bad endings from the [=PS2=] version, which involve trains. One of these endings shows Sekai pushing Kotonoha on the line, but falling in as well and then getting hit by the train when Makoto is bailing Kotonoha out. The second features ''Makoto'' getting killed in front of the girls after he saves Sekai from her fall, the third kills off ''both'' girls in front of Makoto, and the fifth one involves Sekai ''succeeding'' at killing Kotonoha by throwing her in the path of the train as it passes, despite Makoto attempting to save her. NICE TRAIN, INDEED.]]
** [[spoiler:That last one is the one later used by the ''School Days HQ'' re-release; Sekai pushes Kotonoha into the path of a train and breaks into psychotic laughter as Makoto looks on in horror.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:She seems to have this reaction after violently stabbing Makoto to death in the anime ending.]]
* NotGoodWithRejection: [[spoiler:For the anime ending and two of the visual novel's Bad Ends, she ends up killing [[IfICantHaveYou Makoto]]/[[MurderTheHypotenuse Kotonoha]].]]
* ProperlyParanoid: In ''Cross Days'', she's afraid that if Makoto will walk around the festival with other people (such as for Roka's jealousy plot), he'll end up cheating on her. Makoto will prove her right more often than not.
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:If she starts dating Taisuke in the visual novel, he ends up raping her (or pressuring her into having sex even if she's initially reluctant, if you want to put things mildly). A lot. On one path, in a [[SarcasmMode shining moment of character]] for Makoto, he catches Sekai visibly upset coming out of a room where Taisuke had just raped her, and later [[WhatTheHellHero masturbates to the thought of how cute she looked.]] To be fair, though, Taisuke doesn't explain it to Makoto as a rape (or even considers it to be rape himself), he explains it as Sekai having told Taisuke to put a condom on, but Taisuke having run out and ejaculating inside Sekai anyway. This may have caused Makoto to think the incident was less serious than it really was.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Kotonoha's blue.
* RomanticFalseLead: More-or-less serves this role in Cross Days. While she does have endings of her own, most paths have the goal involving her and Makoto breaking up, in order to make room for Kotonoha. This also serves as a good example of when the subject is made too sympathetic, since Makoto just ends up looking like even more of a jerk.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:In the ending "[[{{Irony}} Pushed]] Too Far", she looks positively demented as she watches Kotonoha get hit by a train and laughs maniacally as the traumatized Makoto holds his girlfriend's severed arm.]]
* TeenPregnancy: Like mother like daughter. In some routes.
** There is even an ending of that name in ''Summer''/''Shiny Days''.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Kotonoha's and Setsuna's Girly Girls
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's not a complete tomboy, but more of a girly Tomboy, since she acts tomboyish but has yanderish moments.
* TownGirls: Butch to Kotonoha's Femme and Sestina's Neither.
* TookALevelInJerkass: The manga adaptation has her noticeably less concerned about Kotonoha's feelings, and far more aggressive in her pursuit of Makoto, while her personal insecurities are given much less attention.
* {{Tsundere}}: Sekai ''seems'' at first to be a Type B…
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Makoto was actually rather normal and faithful to Kotonoha until Sekai seduced him.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[KnifeNut Knives]]
* WomanInWhite: In the opening credits of the {{Anime}}.
* WomanScorned: Particularly in the anime.
* {{Yandere}}: Holy crap, Sekai is creepy in the manga and some of the game endings…
* ZettaiRyouiki


[[folder: Supporting Characters]]

!'''Setsuna Kiyoura'''
->Voiced by: Keiko Imoto (under the name "Hana Yamamoto" in the games)


* ACupAngst: Setsuna is pretty short and underdeveloped for her age and is rather self-conscious about it.
** Taken UpToEleven in ''Summer Days''/''Shiny Days'', in which Setsuna works at Radish Restaurant in place of Sekai and has to wear a {{Stripperiffic}} uniform while working alongside the much [[BuxomIsBetter bustier]] Oruha and Noan. Also, the game introduces Kazuha, Futaba, and Karen, who are not only younger than her but also much more developed.
* AffectionateNickname: In ''Summer Days''/''Shiny Days'', after she and Makoto [[spoiler:have sex for the first time and]] begin dating, she asks Makoto if she can address him as "Mako-chan", and in return, allows Makoto to call her, "Se-chan". Makoto eventually agrees, but [[EmbarrassingNickname only when they're alone.]]
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Her relationship with Sekai. Partly because Sekai disregards Setsuna's feelings, partly because Setsuna is so devoted to Sekai that she is willing to completely steamroll over other people in order to ensure that Sekai is happy.
* AscendedExtra: In ''Summer Days'' and ''Shiny Days'' she is promoted to be the third main heroine.
* BabiesEverAfter: In certain game paths via a postcard.
** The game paths are "Bavarois" (Sekai ending) and "Carnal Desires" (Kotonoha ending). The postcard arrives in a post-credits scene called [[spoiler:I'm the Wife]] if you got either of those endings in a path where [[spoiler:Makoto and Setsuna have intercourse during the festival at the end of Episode 4.]]
** [[spoiler:In one ending of ''Shiny Days'', Makoto impregnates her, Mai, and Youko, and the four of them then try to convince Sekai to become pregnant too...]]
* BerserkButton: People who make fun of [[TheNapoleon her rather young looks]] or otherwise belittle her tend to be the recipient of a swift kick in the face, Taisuke being the usual culprit. And that's not even talking about what happens to people who try to hurt Sekai in any way…
* ChildhoodFriends: With Sekai. [[spoiler:They're also half-sisters.]]
* ClassRepresentative: For her, Makoto, and Sekai's classroom.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In her path in the game.
* DisproportionateRetribution: When [[spoiler: Nanami]] skips her shift during the school festival to go on a date with her boyfriend, she accidentally leaves her phone behind. Setsuna gets mad when she's unable to contact her, so she [[spoiler: copies Nanami's entire address book from her phone]].
* EmotionlessGirl: Seems to be, although she's really just rather quiet about her emotions.
* {{Expy}}: Of Satsuki Shigehara from ''Large Pon Pon''.
** Wearing a ribbon and into [[spoiler:bondage with a whip]]? Midori Nagawa.
* GuileHero: She's quite adept at manipulating people, and can potentially be very ruthless in her dealings with them, but usually works in such a manner that it's actually to their own benefit.
* HeroicBastard: Same deal as Sekai. Although it's also hinted that [[spoiler:Shun does marry her mother Mai]], so this trope maybe subverted.
* HairDecorations: She usually has a red or blue ribbon in her hair, much like her mother and grandmother.
* IdiotBall: It applies ''most of all'' for Setsuna when she [[spoiler:allows herself to kiss Makoto while he was sleeping, and for letting Makoto have his way with her if he promised to watch out for -- and be exclusive to -- Sekai. Makoto's past actions should have clued her in that this tactic was not guaranteed to work. Nevertheless, [[StalkerWithACrush Setsuna's crush on Makoto]] is most likely an ulterior motive for this.]]
** [[spoiler:Given what's revealed about her (see MatchmakerCrush below), it's also possible that Setsuna was acting out of desperation to get them together - because otherwise it'd mean [[AllForNothing she'd sacrificed her own chance to be with Makoto for nothing]].]]
* InVinoVeritas: While drunk during the class party, [[spoiler: she hugs Makoto, offers to let him feel her breasts, and asks if he thinks that [[ACupAngst her breasts are small]]. She also asks him if he really loves Sekai or not; if Makoto says that he hates Sekai, Setsuna will suggest that [[MatchmakerCrush Makoto should go out with her instead]], and asks if she can call him [[AffectionateNickname "Mako-chan"]]]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Ironically, she ends up regretting it in the end.]]
* LapPillow: In the visual novel, to Makoto.
* LittleMissSnarker: When she's with a group of friends, Setsuna can be pretty sarcastic towards them.
** Taken up to eleven in ''Summer Days''/''Shiny Days'', where she effortlessly cuts down Makoto nearly every time he tries to act cool.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: For Sekai. Part of her justification for setting Makoto up with Sekai is to get him to fulfill Setsuna's role as this once she leaves.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Her devotion to Sekai leads her to do some pretty terrible things to Kotonoha, whom she doesn't ''hate'' but still views as an obstacle to Makoto and Sekai's relationship.]]
* MatchmakerCrush: She has a crush on Makoto but decides to make sure he stays with Sekai instead, so he can protect her before she goes to live abroad.
** It turns out that [[spoiler:Sekai was originally trying to help her win Makoto, but ended up developing her own feelings for him, and Setsuna quietly bowed out when it became apparent.]]
* MeaningfulName: Setsuna means "a little time" [[spoiler:before she has to bid farewell to Makoto and Sekai and go to Paris with her mother.]] However, if [[spoiler:Makoto chooses her in ''Summer Days''/''Shiny Days'']], this trope will be subverted.
* NoSympathy: For anyone other than Sekai and her friends.
** Subverted in (''Shiny'') ''Summer Days''. As it turns out, when Sekai is not involved in the situation at all, Setsuna does have a lot of sympathy towards the problems of others, even if their desires go straight against her own.
* OlderThanSheLooks: ''Looks'' very young for her age, and she's ''very'' conscious of such a thing. [[spoiler:And she's no exception to Makoto banging everything in school that has [[strike:a vagina and]] a schoolgirl uniform.]]
** Supplementary reveals that [[spoiler:Setsuna's third-generation in the inbred of the Inou Family (her father is from the Hazama Family, but is also a half-brother with her mother, Mai), unlike Sekai who's only second-generation. Genetic Problem is very much the cause.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: As with all of [[spoiler:Shun's children except for the Njiou sisters]], Setsuna's father hasn't been in her life for over a decade.
* RedOniBlueOni: In Summer/Shiny Days, the blue to Kotonoha's red.
* ReiAyanamiExpy
* RescueRomance: Apparently, Makoto protected her from some bullies sometime before the present day.
* RoundhouseKick: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOyNZ8fQ6ho Gives one to Makoto]] when she confronts Makoto [[spoiler: for cheating on her with Sekai, after Makoto asks her to "join" them in having sex]].
* ShrinkingViolet: In ''Summer Days''.
* StalkerWithACrush: She ''tried'' to be more discreet than the others… [[spoiler:until Kotonoha caught her kissing Makoto in his sleep]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Although silent-looking and almost emotionless, she's very caring towards Sekai.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Though not girly, she plays Girly Girl to Sekai's Tomboy.
* TownGirls: Neither to Sekai's Butch and Kotonoha's Femme, also plays this towards Nanami and Hikari
* TookALevelInJerkass: While in the games, she is one of the nicest members of the cast, her anime incarnation is noticeably more aggressive and willing to harm others in her quest to make Sekai happy.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: She is the most significant girl in the series right after Kotonoha and Sekai.
* WardrobeMalfunction: Courtesy of Inori in ''Shiny Days''.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She wants Sekai to be happy, no matter what. [[spoiler:And she's more than willing to destroy Kotonoha and Makoto's relationship to achieve this]].
* WhipItGood: In ''Summer Days''[='s=] bad ending, [[spoiler:after Makoto gets both Youko and Sekai pregnant, Setsuna ties Makoto down and whips him, dominatrix-style, with Mai as her assistant.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Hikari Kuroda'''
->Voiced by: Creator/RyoukoTanaka (under the name "Hikaru Isshiki" in the games)


* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:She has a child with Makoto in the "Sex friend" ending, much to Makoto and Sekai's shock.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In early episodes of the anime, Hikari is established to have a crush on Taisuke like she did in the VisualNovel. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop her from sleeping with Makoto late in the series, however. Worse, her crush on Taisuke is never mentioned again.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Apparently, Hikari is the unlucky variant for Taisuke as well. [[spoiler:She ends up roped in Makoto's bedsheets, but unlike the other girls, Hikari actually acknowledges this as a mistake ''from the beginning'' and is the first one to desert him.]]
** In the game, however, if the player is romancing Hikari, it only happens on routes where [[spoiler:Taisuke has sex with Kotonoha]], so in that particular case maybe Hikari isn't that unlucky.
** Also in the game, [[spoiler:Makoto can actually help set them up as a couple in a late-game subplot, turning her into a VictoriousChildhoodFriend]].
* CovertPervert: In the original game. She blurts out during a conversation that she finds {{Dating Sim}}s to be an interesting concept, and [[spoiler:in one scene, when Kotonoha is being raped by Taisuke, she peeks and can't tear her eyes away from the sight. Oh, and did we mention that Makoto can mess around with Hikari while Taisuke is having his way with Kotonoha?]].
** Comes up again in one route of ''Shiny Days''. [[spoiler:When she sees Oruha having sex with one of Radish's customers, she starts [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating to the sight.]]]] In addition, [[spoiler:when Makoto starts sexing her up from behind, she lets him do it.]]
* TheDitz: She's the most childish and immature of Sekai's friends.
* FriendsWithBenefits: One of her two endings is this: Hikari and Makoto do it whenever the former feels like it, but they still pretend as though Hikari hates Makoto at school. [[spoiler:Oh, and this is the ending in which [[BabiesEverAfter she has a child with him.]]]] The other ending is a [[MarryThemAll Harem Ending]], in which Makoto has sex with different girls every day behind Sekai's back.
* GirlyGirlAndTomboy: Girly Girl to Nanami's Tomboy
* GirlishPigtails: Known for her squid-rings hairstyle. She's almost unrecognizable when she lets her hair down.
* KarmaHoudini: In the anime ending, despite ending up tangled within Makoto's bedsheets.
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Like most of the other girls, she'll mercilessly bully Kotonoha. However, unlike Otome, she'll actually not ''default'' to this - in fact, rather than attacking Kotonoha because of an assumption based on her looks, she'll only seem to treat her badly if she thinks Kotonoha is trying to actively break up a relationship between Makoto and Sekai. This ironically makes her one of the few girls who don't bully Kotonoha without first having at least a semi-understandable reason for it]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:In the anime, she's the first of the girls to bail out on Makoto once everyone learns he may have gotten Sekai pregnant.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: For Yuuki and Roka.
* StalkerWithACrush: In the scene leading up to her route, Makoto catches her following [[spoiler:Taisuke while he's in turn following Kotonoha]].
* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler:With Makoto in one of her routes, if he doesn't pull back in time. However, she's shown to be surprisingly accepting of it - if not outright ''happy'' about it]].
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: One of the possible ones in the visual novel.
** However, unlike fellow third options Otome or Setsuna, who already had feelings for him by the start of the visual novel, Hikari starts off disliking Makoto because she thinks Makoto is going out with Sekai and therefore causing Sekai to keep ditching her friends at lunch. So the player has to ''work'' to get Hikari to be a "third option love interest," and even then Hikari's interest is piqued only once she realizes from firsthand experience that Makoto is ''really good'' in bed. [[spoiler:However, if she ends up getting pregnant with Makoto's child, she's shown to be remarkably okay with it - in fact, she even seems happy with with development]].
* TookALevelInKindness: In certain paths in ''Cross Days''.
** TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:But while she ''is'' nicer to Kotonoha on those paths, those also have her help destroy Sekai's relationship with Makoto while Hikari is rewarded for it, by means of Taisuke dancing with her at the bonfire.]]
* TownGirls: Femme to Nanami's Butch and Setsuna's Neither
* {{Tsundere}}: In the original game. Surprisingly, though, [[spoiler:''not'' for Makoto! She has a crush on her childhood friend Taisuke, though it isn't ever brought to the forefront except in one particular sequence of events. She's also implied to be the best match for him, as she's unlikely to be the sort of girl to let him take advantage of her]]. Of course, like everything else that isn't central to the core LoveTriangle plot, this little tidbit goes out the window in the anime.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Like Setsuna, she wants to help Sekai with her love life. [[spoiler:And she's more than willing to threathen Kotonoha and plot devious deeds behind her back to do so]]. And in Hikari's case, it could also be a case of harboring resentment towards Kotonoha because of Taisuke's crush on her [[spoiler:though it should be noted that she didn't seem to have a bad opinion of Kotonoha herself unless she thought the latter was actively trying to seduce Makoto away from Sekai]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Is usually the one who gives this treatment to [[IdiotHero Makoto]] and then some, in all adaptations and spin-offs.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Nanami Kanroji'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ChiakiTakahashi (under the name "Miko Fujimura" in the games)


Sekai's tall, tomboyish, sporty friend. She went to the same middle school as Kotonoha, and therefore knows a lot of rumors about the latter.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: While not exactly a classical beauty, she's the tallest and seemingly most mature of Sekai's friends, and she's certainly aloof [[spoiler:until that videotape gets out...]].
* BigNo: In the anime, she gives out a huge one [[spoiler:when she realizes that Otome's "friends" videotaped her and her boyfriend having sex ''and are showing it to the whole school''.]] Could you blame her?
** It's even worse in the game, School Days HQ, since you actually get to see [[spoiler:the tape of Nanami and Kyouichi having sex, and you find out that Kyouichi made her call him "Onii-chan" as a turn-on, that Nanami [[VocalDissonance puts on a really high, feminine, not-usually-like-her voice]] when having sex since she loves him so much, and he's planning to have her call him "Goshujin-sama" meaning "Master" the next time they make love. So in the game, not only did everyone get to watch Nanami and Kyouichi do the deed, but they're ''kinky,'' too! It's embarrassing enough that other people watched you have sex with your loved one; having other people watch you have ''role-play sex'' with your loved one has got to be '''torture'''.]]
* {{Bokukko}}
* BoyishShortHair
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: [[spoiler:Or better said, Filmed With Her Mini Skirt Up.]]
* [[spoiler:EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Has a scene with with Roka in ''Cross Days'']]
* GreenEyedMonster: Resents Kotonoha for her large bust and the attention boys give her for it, which can lead to Nanami bullying her and spreading nasty rumors.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Has a brief one when everyone sees the tape featuring her and Kyouichi going at it. In the game, she simply cries at the sight; in the anime, however, she gives a massive BigNo and falls to her knees.]]
** Get hit with another one in Cross Days where [[spoiler:Kyouichi is revealed to be a cheater]].
* HugeSchoolGirl
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Her and Hikari's actions in one of the routes to drive Kotonoha away from Makoto to bring him and Sekai together backfire spectacularly, actually putting Makoto and Sekai's friendship in jeopardy, which came from Makoto's sheer disgust for their actions]].
* OneSideOfTheStory: Played with in the visual novel. Despite supposedly being less petty then the other girls, she never seems to realize that Sekai and Makoto weren't initially an item and never thinks of such as a possibility for why Makoto may have ended up with someone else. Granted, this is only true if it's the Makoto from the visual novel, but the point still stands that she never even seems to think the situation is anything else then Sekai being victimized, let alone it being different from what what she thinks it was at first glance.
** [[spoiler:Arguably the biggest example of this is near the end of a route where Makoto has committed to Kotonoha. Nanami blames Makoto for Sekai falling into depression on the assumption he did something to her, completely oblivious to the fact that it was ''Sekai's'' dishonesty about her own feelings that caused an issue. Even though Nanami [[JerkassHasAPoint was right that Makoto's the reason for Sekai's state]], it was because Makoto was both [[InnocentlyInsensitive unaware of Sekai's feelings]] and already committed to Kotonoha by the time she finally said anything, so it was that he couldn't return her affections as opposed to his having attacked or demeaned her. Skewing things even more is that Nanami [[CaptainOblivious didn't even know Sekai and Makoto were never together to begin with]], Sekai's time with him having been to coach him on how to get together with Kotonoha (and depending on player choice, never going farther than that), so Nanami is basing the entirety of her accusation on a version of the story that ignores any possibility of fault on Sekai's part.]]
** [[spoiler:Another major example is when she has Otome and her gang bully Kotonoha on the assumption that she's protecting Sekai from getting Makoto stolen from her, completely unaware that Sekai had actually been helping Makoto try to go out with Kotonoha and that Sekai herself had arguably become the intruder in the relationship. Nanami's actions are done with even Sekai herself being left out of the loop, which backfires spectacularly when Makoto finds out about the bullying and assumes Sekai was either in on it or was aware of it and didn't tell him because it conveniently kept Kotonoha away - something that not only torpedoes Sekai's chances with Makoto but also causes severe damage to their friendship. All because Nanami never bothered to confirm what the situation was and jumped to ''endorsing bullying'' as the first course of action]].
* OnlySaneWoman: It helps that she's the only girl in the series who ''doesn't'' get involved with Makoto. [[spoiler:At least until ''Cross Days'', where, with Hikari's and Roka's help, Makoto got even her. Though in that same game it turned out her boyfriend was a cheating jerk who once raped her sister. Couple this with her actually being one of the ''primary instigators'' of bulling against Kotonoha for no other reason then envy toward the latter's chest, and it makes it more of a cause of "only sane woman except for with one person."]]
* PassionateSportsGirl: Basketball star.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Hikari's Girly Girl
* TownGirls: Butch to Hikari's Femme and Setsuna's Neither
* ThemeNaming: With her sister, Yae.[[note]]Nanami = seven seas, Yae = eight bays[[/note]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[RuleOfThree See Hikari and Setsuna's entries]]. It's particularly jarring in her case, considering her status as one of the most mature characters of the series and the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]], [[spoiler:seeing how she has no qualms with spreading nasty rumors about Kotonoha and getting an entire sports club to help a group of bullies, also from said club, to make Kotonoha miserable just to drive her away from Makoto, freeing the way for Sekai. Even Sekai herself is shocked by what Nanami did]].
** [[spoiler:At least part of this comes more from her general dislike of Kotonoha, who mentions that Nanami had bullied her in middle school - something else that contradicts her supposedly-mature nature when it's revealed Nanami did this simply because Kotonoha had bigger breasts then her]].
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Otome Katou'''
->Voiced by: Haruka Nagami (under the name "Yuki Matsunaga" in the games)


* AlphaBitch: Though she's less [[TheBrainlessBeauty fashion-obsessed]] and more [[{{Shorttank}} tomboyish]] than the standard.
* ACupAngst: Even though her bust isn't as small as Setsuna, Otome does show a complex of not being as well endowed as Sekai, Kotonoha, or her younger sister Karen.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Played with; [[spoiler:when Makoto catches her and the Trio bullying Kotonoha, he asks her to make sure the latter stop their harassment as he's sure she was just was following the crowd - completely unaware that she was actually the ''ringleader'' under Nanami. That her old friend is so incapable of seeing her as a bully seems to completely defang her, becoming meek and submissive to his request in stark contrast to her normally abrasive nature, implying that his untarnished view of her made her feel ashamed of something for once[[note]]Of course, the fact he was a guy she liked and he just caught her with a group that was targeting the girl he declared his girlfriend might also have something to do with it[[/note]]]].
* BerserkButton: Don't ever say that she has "no boobs".
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:In ''Summer Days'', Makoto can get a threesome with her and her little sister, Karen.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Unlucky variant to Makoto. It's possible for her to be victorious in the visual novel, where you can end up with her as a ThirdOptionLoveInterest.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Varies. [[spoiler:One player choice makes the difference between whether she awkwardly tries to offer some comfort to a crying Kotonoha who's been publicly dumped by Makoto, ''or'' manipulates Taisuke into raping her.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In the manga.
* FreudianExcuse: While Otome has both a father and a mother unlike many of the other characters, her family is far from peaceful, as her father is a womanizer and her mother pretty much goes around and threatens to kill anyone who dares to cheat with her husband. Oh, and let's not forget the fact that her sister outgrew her in [[BuxomIsBetter a certain area]]. These pretty much summarize her hatred toward Kotonoha (who she believes to be a temptress), Roka (whose mother was involved in an affair with her father), and Hanon (a FemmeFatale).
* HopelessSuitor: Makoto ''never'' notices her affections, thinking her just a good friend. [[spoiler:Karen has to point this out to him in ''Shiny Days'']].
* IncestIsRelative: Averted. Neither of Otome's parents are related to Makoto's father, Tomaru, so a relationship between them is perfectly fine.
* IronicName: "Otome" means maiden. She's a tomboy. [[MeaningfulName On the other hand]], she's the only one of Makoto's love interests in the game to not get pregnant in any routes.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:She's one of the very few romance options who's not related to Makoto in some way, shape or form, yet was [[JustFriends Friendzoned]] before the game's events and her ending is well off the beaten path. Additionally, there's the fact that, aside from Hikari, the only other love interest in the original ''School Days'' she shares the "non-incest option" status with is also the only girl she actively hates and harasses on a regular basis; Kotonoha]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Among the biggest ones in the anime, [[spoiler:although she gets a slight moment of redemption when she dumps Makoto in Episode 11, after hearing about his public rejection of Sekai and realizing that he has changed dramatically from the person that she fell in love with.]]
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the visual novel. Much of her behavior is implied to be the result of either her GirlPosse egging her on or her putting on a show to keep/earn their respect, coupled with her family's internal problems. Contrasting her brash nature, she positively melts around Makoto and will do just about anything he asks her to (including stopping the others from bullying a classmate). ''[[VisualNovel/ShinyDays Shiny Days]]'', meanwhile, plays this trope straight; although she's generally abrasive (particularly to her friend, Ai), she's very kind and sympathetic to Setsuna's plight once she gets to know her, and she's a [[CoolBigSis proactive sisterly figure]] to Inori.
* JerkJock: She's a basketball star and a bully.
* LaserGuidedKarma: During middle high, [[spoiler:she intervened and prevented Ai and Makoto from successfully confessing their feelings.]] As karma falls back, she failed in her own confession for him too.
** [[spoiler:Likewise, her bullying of Kotonoha can result in being the catalyst for Makoto and Kotonoha getting together in one route, which subsequently seems to shame her out of ever perusing Makoto again]].
** In an another example for ''School Days'' itself, [[spoiler:her ''advice'' that caused Taisuke to rape Kotonoha causes Makoto to come back to her and declare that he is Kotonoha's boyfriend]].
* LovingAShadow: In the anime, Makoto was a nicer guy back in junior high, and Otome is still in love with ''that'' guy who no longer exists. [[spoiler:Eventually, she is forced to see that the person she fell in love with and the person in front of her now aren't the same anymore.]]
* PassionateSportsGirl: The star of the basketball team.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Can be played straight though in other cases she remains a HoplessSuitor.
* ShotgunWedding: Parodied in ''Summer''/''Shiny Days'' with Makoto.
* {{Shorttank}}
* StalkerWithACrush
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: In the visual novel, it's possible to end up with her. She's set up to be a ''literal'' third option, as her route only appears late-game, after Makoto gets so fed up with Kotonoha and Sekai fighting over him that he rejects them both publicly.
* ThemeNaming: With her mother, [[YamatoNadeshiko]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to her trio's girly girls
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She plays basketball and acts masculine, but has a girl posse and a huge crush who she wants to see her as a girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: A Type A. Lampshaded in her ending, where her GirlPosse ask her how come she and Makoto can stay together if they keep squabbling all the time, and Otome just shows them a picture of them kissing.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Taisuke Sawanaga'''
->Voiced by: Yoshirou Matsumoto (under the name "Hikage Hinata" in the games)


* AbductionIsLove: [[spoiler:In his mind concerning Kotonoha or Sekai in certain visual novel routes. Though, technically, he didn't so much force himself onto her, as he did take advantage of her depression (or possibly not even ''noticing'' it, the moron). Following doing the deed, he actually believes that the two are in a relationship.]]
** [[spoiler:Played straight in the original game: the entire thing is very obviously non-consensual on Kotonoha's end. (While having the girl pretend-protest during sex ''is'' among the most common kinks in Japanese porn, it's obviously '''''not''''' the same in RealLife, and Taisuke is so GenreBlind that he believes this to hold up in his and Kotonoha's case.) It doesn't excuse what Taisuke did in the least, but the game actually provides a ''sorta'' plausible reason the anime did not: in routes where Taisuke rapes Kotonoha, it's because Otome's GirlPosse lied to Taisuke, telling him that girls love forceful men.]]
* AscendedExtra: Taisuke first appears in ''Pure Mail'', in an extremely minor capacity, five years before his appearance as a character in ''School Days''.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Come ''Cross Days''. [[spoiler:Although, surprisingly enough, averted in the Cross Days manga in which he even (unknowingly) helped Yuuki.]]
* BromanticFoil: Possible {{deconstruction}}, considering [[spoiler:[[RapeAsDrama what he does to Kotonoha]] in the anime and one of the game paths.]]
* ContinuityNod: His older sister, Miki from ''Pure Mail'', is mentioned several times in the game [[spoiler:and the fact that Miki and Kei are an OfficialCouple]].
* DepravedBisexual: Come ''Cross Days''.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Starts like this towards Kotonoha. [[spoiler:In one of the Sekai/Makoto game endings, he actually ''does'' score with her and they become the BetaCouple.]] Unfortunately, there's more to his character than this...
** In some visual novel paths, he also acts this way towards Sekai, [[spoiler:which may or may not lead to him "raping" her and getting her pregnant, which in turn leads her to kill Kotonoha in "Pushed too far".]]
* FreudianExcuse: See [[spoiler:RapeAsBackstory]].
* HeroicBastard: Due to his father [[spoiler:Ayumu Inou's marriage to Rurika Washino]], it's very likely that he and Miki were conceived out of wedlock, as [[spoiler:his mother was one of Asagi Inou/Nagawa's friends, who helped her rape Ayumu in his youth]].
* GayOption: PlayedForLaughs in the ''Valentine Days'' {{OVA}}, for which Makoto responded with a BigNo (above). However, played not for laughs in Cross Days.
* ImAManICantHelpIt: If he gets Kotonoha into a relationship with him [[spoiler:(either by rape, or by comforting her broken heart)]], he starts having a lot of sex with her (regardless of whether she wants it or not), basically completely drugged by her gorgeous body.
* KarmaHoudini: Gets clean away with [[spoiler:raping and/or ''at least'' taking advantage of Kotonoha or Sekai, depending on the route you take]]. Particularly egregious seeing that almost everyone else got what they deserved.
** And in Cross Days, [[spoiler:he gets away with gang-banging Yuki depending on the ending. However, in the true ending, Makoto stands up to them, but he still gets his ass kicked.]]
** Perhaps the most jarring example is the ending in Cross Days where [[spoiler:he is just barely stopped from raping Kotonoha by Yuuki, but then goes on to happily dance with Hikari at the bonfire while Yuuki just gives an approving smile.]] Of course, we have to remember that the cause was [[spoiler:Otome who incited him]].
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Averted. Taisuke never had a chance to get around like his father, Ayumu. Played straight in terms of their [[{{Bishonen}} lo]][[NotSoHarmless ok]], though.
* PluckyComicRelief
* RapeAsBackstory: From ''Pure Mail After'' [[spoiler:it's revealed that he was raped by Kei, who mistook him for Miki during the former's attempt to reconcile with her.]]
** RapeAndSwitch: Which unfortunately implied this.
* StalkerWithACrush
* TookALevelInJerkass: Especially notable in ''Cross Days''. [[spoiler:While most of his more terrible actions in School Days happened because Taisuke is just ''that'' much of an idiot, in Cross Days he's perfectly aware of what he's doing to Yuuki.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Until he was raped by Kei…]]
* WingdingEyes: In the ''~Magical Heart Kokoro-chan~'' {{OVA}}, he (along with Makoto) sports big shiny gold starbursts in their eyes in their ecstatic response to the arrival of the [[{{Sentai}} Anonymous Defence Service]]. Later, a [[spoiler:naked]] Taisuke's eyes contain big white starbursts for Magical Heart, whom he [[ImYourBiggestFan sees in person for the first time]].

!'''Minami Obuchi, Natsumi Koizumi, Kumi Mouri'''
->Voiced by: Creator/MinamiKuribayashi (Minami), Nana Furuhara (Natsumi), Eri Saita (Kumi)



* AscendedExtra: Minami's given personal ending in ''Cross Days'' in which she takes advantage of the situation between Otome and Kotonoha to become Makoto's girlfriend.
* BetaBitch
* BigBadDuumvirate: In the anime, at least; just about half of the worst things that happened in the anime were triggered by them, either directly or indirectly.
* TheBadGuyWins: In Cross Days' ending, "Minami's Boyfriend".
* ClothingDamage: Along with Otome in Valentine OVA. This is probably the least ''Karma'' they got.
* ForTheEvulz
* [[ThreeWaySex Four-Way Sex]]: With Makoto in the anime.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: [[TaremeEyes Minami's eyes]] are pretty deceiving, aren't they?
* GirlPosse: The rare case where their AlphaBitch is actually ''more sympathetic'' than them.
* GreenEyedMonster: They harass Kotonoha following Otome's lead.
* HairDecorations: Kumi uses a yellow headband.
* {{Jerkass}}es: None of them have ''any'' redeeming qualities. At all.
* KarmaHoudini: Big fucking time. Even more to Minami, in ''Cross Days''.
* [[ShipperOnDeck Shippers On Deck]]: For Otome and Makoto, though they aren't above sleeping with him while she is still involved with him in the anime. [[YourCheatingHeart And that's without mentioning the blackmail Minami corners Makoto into in an ending of ''Cross Days'']].
* [[ShounenHair Shoujo Hair]]: For a series with realistic hairstyle, Minami is quite standout.
* {{The Sociopath}}s
* TerribleTrio: More like ''horrible''.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: They are the cause of the most infamous IdiotPlot to happen.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Kokoro Katsura'''
->Voiced by: Megu Ashiro (under the name "Aoi Kamitsuki" in the games)


* AlliterativeName
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sometimes, such as making demands on Kotonoha and Makoto's time in routes where Makoto is invited over to Kotonoha's house, but to her credit she's actually a less annoying example of this trope than usual; Kokoro adores Kotonoha immensely and only teases in good fun, and Kokoro gets worried sick if Kotonoha is sad or upset for any reason. Plus, Kokoro is strongly in favor of a relationship between Kotonoha and Makoto since Makoto makes Kotonoha happy.
* BigFancyHouse
* BrattyHalfPint: At times. During ''Summer''/''Shiny Days'', she incessantly complains about Setsuna's poor performance at her waitress job, even though she knows it's her first day.
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent: In the anime and manga, at least.
** Whereas in visual novels, especially ''School Days'' and ''Summer''/''Shiny Days'', she'll say things like "You aren't [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes giving him any]]? I feel sorry for him" to her sister about Makoto, or encourages him to apply suncream on Kotonoha, or flirt with Makoto in front of her sister to the point she throws them off her nice boat overboard in a jealous fit.
** That said, in her "route" it's demonstrated that she doesn't really understand what her sister's supposed to be "giving". She asks Makoto to teach her but panics when he doesn't just hug her, ultimately knocking him out with a chunk of driftwood.
* {{Expy}}: Of Rin Sekihata from Pure Mail, a young girl love interest from another game of [=0verflow=] with some elements from Misaki Washino from Large Pon Pon thrown in as well…
* GirlishPigtails
* MagicalGirl: In her own OVA, the infamous ''~Magical Heart Kokoro-chan~''.
* TheMatchmaker: To her sister Kotonoha and Makoto. She crosses into [[MatchmakerCrush matchmaker with a crush]] in some routes of Shiny/Summer Days.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Wait, is she really ''thirteen'' years old?!
* TalkingToHerself: Shares a VA with Youko, Sekai's mother, in all adaptations, though they don't interact much, if at all, unless you count the Magical Heart Kokoro-chan OVA.
* TokenMiniMoe: In the ''Summer Days'' spin-off game, the 13-years-old Kokoro joins Setsuna in the {{Lolicon|AndShotacon}} parade, and even gets two scenes where Makoto boinks (and in one, outright ''molests''[[note]]they're at the beach, and Makoto has been obsessing over Kokoro due to romantic troubles elsewhere. So Makoto snaps and pins Kokoro to the sand. He's much physically stronger than her which is why the scene goes on as long as it does, but fortunately Makoto gets no farther than "fingering" because to do that, he has to take one of his hands away, leaving Kokoro with a free arm to knock him out with a nearby humongous stick[[/note]]) her. [[MediaWatchdog The Japanese media was NOT amused]].
** In ''Shiny Days'', he may successfully [[spoiler:force Kokoro to give him a blowjob.]] While the Japanese reluctantly let this pass, [[{{Bowdlerize}} these scenes were removed from the JAST USA release in order to avoid legal controversy.]]
** It's worth noting that ''any'' sex scene with Kokoro would count as rape, given her age.
* {{Yandere}}: Played for laughs in the Valentine OVA.

!'''Ichirou/Hisoka Tanaka'''
->Voiced by: Ryuusaku Chidiwa (anime), Takezou Koike (''Cross Days'')

A classmate of the group.

* BigEater: He's known to attempt to set new records.
* TheFaceless: His face is never shown, as it's always cut off by the top of the screen in every shot that he's in.
* FlatCharacter: His role in the original was more or less limited to being a walking height joke and to break his foot in order to give Makoto an excuse to join the student committee. He gains slightly more relevance in Cross Days, but not much.
* HopelessSuitor: Towards Setsuna.
* TheVoiceless: In ''Cross Days'', he only ever speaks in various grunts. It doesn't stop the other characters from understanding him.

!'''Uzuki Ii'''

Kokoro's classmate.


[[folder: Summer Days Characters]]

!'''Oruha Hashimoto and Noan Murayama'''

Two waitresses who worked alongside Setsuna in Summer Days/Shiny Days.

* BuxomIsBetter
* GoldDigger: Implied in Noan's route in Shiny Days, in which she dates Makoto because of his family owning a hospital. Apart from that, she does fancy him too.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The waitress uniforms that they wear.

!'''Ai Yamagata'''
->Voiced by: Maki Kobayashi (under the name "Mio Okawa" in the games)


A classmate of the main gang. She appears as a character in ''Summer Days'' and goes on to have a larger role in ''Cross Days'', where she can become involved with Yuuki or Makoto on certain routes.

* AdaptedOut: In the manga version of ''Cross Days''.
* AscendedExtra: First appeared as a minor character in Summer Days and later (depending on player choices) gets promoted to be one of the heroines of Cross Days and Island Days.
* TheBadGuyWins: In one ending of ''Cross Days'', [[spoiler:Ai will successfully make Makoto her boyfriend while an unhappy Kotonoha is left alone.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She may be serene and soft-spoken, but she has no problem manipulating those around her if it means getting what she wants.
* {{Foil}}: She's basically what Sekai (and by extension, Otome) would be if without self-control and willing to destroy Makoto's relationship with Kotonoha for her own ends.
* GirlsWithGuns: In Island Days, [[spoiler:she's shown with a DeathGlare while holding a gun while looking at Otome, who seems to be crying on (presumably) Makoto's dead body.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Not normally, but played straight in Roka's true ending, [[spoiler:where she decides to leave school and raise her baby alone, leaving Yuki and Makoto to their own lives.]]
* IronicName: Ai's name means love, but in "pure/giving love", not "[[LoveMakesYouEvil possessive love]]".
** MeaningfulName: Will be this in Roka's true ending, in which [[spoiler:she decides to give up on both Makoto and Yuki and let them be happy with their respective love interests.]]
* RomanticFalseLead
* TheCameo: She makes a couple of brief appearances in the anime.
* TheRival: In ''Cross Days'', she views Kotonoha as this, seeing her as an obstacle to winning Makoto's affections. She is also Roka's rival as well.
* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler:If you take her route in ''Cross Days''.]]

!'''Kazuha and Futaba Nijou'''
->Voiced by: Megu Ashiro (Kazuha), Yayoi Sogetsu (Futaba) (under the names "Aoi Kamitsuki" and "Yayoi Kusatsuki", respectively in the games)


* TheCameo: They make a brief appearance in the anime finale. They also get a passing mention in one of Hikari's endings as new first-years in Sakakino High [[spoiler:who want to try out Makoto in bed for themselves]].
* ChildrenAreInnocent: ...[[FilleFatale NOT!!]]
* ContinuityCameo: Kazuha wore the same outfit as the one her mother, Wakaba, wore in "Summer Radish Vacation".
* FamilyThemeNaming: Wakaba (若葉), Hanon (葉音), Kazuha (一葉), Futaba (二葉), Mitsuba (三葉), and Yotsuba (四葉).
* FilleFatale: [[spoiler:Futaba, the younger sister, is actually one. Fitting, considering Summer Days and Shiny Days have scenes with [[ParentalIncest her and her father, Shun]], getting it on. Kazuha, however, is more of a ShrinkingViolet.]]
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Kazuha wears pink, while Futaba wears orange.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: ''Cross Days'' and ''Summer''/''Shiny Days'' revealed that they have an elder sister named Hanon, and several younger sisters named Mitsuba, Yotsuba, Shinaha, Shikuha, Kotoha, Komiha, and Konaha.
* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler:In several routes, Futaba has a sexual relationship with Shun, who is actually her biological father. One of their sex scenes with Makoto involve them trying to talk him out of a relationship with someone else in exchange for having his way with them.]]
* SempaiKouhai: Their are Makoto's juniors, which is why they call him [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Senpai]].
* SiblingYinYang: Kazuha is a ShrinkingViolet while Futaba is a GenkiGirl [[spoiler:and a FilleFatale]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With their mother, Wakaba.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Provide this in the ''School Days'' universe. They are potential love interests in ''Summer Days'' and ''Shiny Days''.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: With their elder sister, Hanon.


[[folder: Cross Days Characters]]

!'''Yuki Ashikaga'''
->Voiced by: Mahiru Nakano


* {{Adorkable}}
* AllLovingHero: It becomes obvious that he's one when every girl in his harem loves him. Even if he cheats on them (which is unwillingly and unintentional), they won't kill him for cheating. They'll end their friendship, but other than that, he fits this as long as he doesn't cheat.
%%* BadassBookworm
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Not to the extreme as Kotonoha's example, though, but don't underestimate him.
* {{Bishonen}}: A more straightforward example.
* BiTheWay: Apparently. But if Makoto keeps being a JerkAss in ''Cross Days'', not even his sex scene with Yuki will get his new DepravedBisexual ID off him.
** Luckily, the part about Makoto being an asshole can be subverted... but only in the true ending.
* BreakTheCutie: Taking Makoto's route leads him down the path of destruction [[spoiler:as Taisuke blackmails and gang-bangs him. This obviously affects him, and depending on the ending, he might be stuck as a sex slave to Taisuke unless Makoto finds out and gets him out of it.]]
* TheCameo: In the HQ release of School Days, he is occasionally shown in the background.
* {{Expy}}: Of Negi Srpingfield from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', since he looks a LOT like him.
** [[spoiler:And when he crossdresses, he looks just like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Mikuru Asahina!]] Justified, since Setsuna brought the wig from Cosplay Club.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:In the ending in Makoto's path where Makoto never finds out that Taisuke is blackmailing and gang-banging Yuki. Stuck in a really nasty situation, it really breaks him in the end knowing that Makoto won't save him. What makes it worse is that he can't tell anyone, because he doesn't want his sister finding out what he's been doing.]]
** DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:In the Cross Days manga, he walks in front of an oncoming train, but Roka bails him out.]]
* FailedASpotCheck: [[spoiler:He somehow manages to completely miss what's happening between Kyouichi and the girls from his part-time job, and dismisses any of the events he sees as just his imagination.]]
* GayOption
* HeCleansUpNicely
* HeroesWantRedheads: [[spoiler:In the routes with him, Makoto is determined to be with him.]]
* HeroicBSOD: In the manga, after [[spoiler:Kotonoha shouts at him how cruel it was for him to deceive her and break her trust by crossdressing as Yu]].
* HopelessSuitor: He fell in love with Kotonoha, but she was in love with Makoto. He still tries to make her happy.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He calls Sekai out for getting between Makoto and Kotonoha, but then does the same thing if he pursues Makoto. Sekai doesn't come back to give him a taste of his own medicine, however.
* KarmaHoudini: In one of the endings, he [[spoiler:impregnates Ai]] and gets away with it, [[spoiler:with the end result of Kotonoha killing her]].
* KarmicJackpot: In many of his endings, things always seem to go his way. The only time this doesn't apply is when his [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished good deeds come back to bite him in the ass]] or [[RapeAsDrama if he pursues Makoto.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: Appeared early in the storyline when he attempts to blackmail Sekai by taking a photo of her in a compromising position. He is punished by Setsuna and is forced to crossdress in the School Festival.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His desire for Kotonoha to be happy leads him to [[spoiler:attempt to murder and later blackmail Sekai]] in one path of the game.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: [[spoiler:Makoto is in love with Yu. This is what Yuki wants at the beginning before he starts falling in love with Makoto. It's at this point that he began to loathe his other self.]]
* {{Megane}}
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The Ashikaga Clan.
* NerdsAreSexy
* NiceGuy: The major difference between him and Makoto.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: In many of the bad endings, his main motivation for helping his friend Kotonoha ALWAYS comes back to bite him. [[spoiler:In one bad ending, he is killed by her when he was trying to help her ,and that's because she thinks that his alternate self Yu is taking her Makoto away -- and in another ending, his sister Chie is killed instead. Also, when he tries to help the other girls, he's always caught in bad situations of cheating and is always blamed for it.]]
* OnlySaneMan: For obvious reasons. He's the observer of ''Cross Days'' and can see what's going on with the love triangle and wonders why the hell no one is doing anything about it.
** He's also the only [=0verflow=] protagonist who isn't [[spoiler:related to Tomaru Sawagoe]], which speaks volumes about his mental stability in itself.
* TheQuietOne: By appearance, and he seems to be like this until he subverts it later when he punches Makoto.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives one to Sekai when he thinks that she's the reason that Makoto is cheating on Kotonoha. Of course, the truth is far more complicated than he's aware of, but he wasn't necessarily wrong to call Sekai out on constantly picking at and meddling in Makoto's relationships.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Makoto's red.
* ScrewYourself: Played with. Yuki is limber enough to perform fellatio on himself.
* TalkToTheFist: What does he do when he first meets Makoto? He punches him in the face, which surprises everyone.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: The irony is that [[spoiler:he and Makoto together would be the most stable couple in the entire series.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: He doesn't seem to be one at all unless he takes Makoto's route, where it reveals he's a type B but warps into a mild type A when Makoto does something to piss him off... which is often.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He is so determined to convince Kotonoha of Makoto's darker side [[spoiler:that he cross-dresses as a girl named Yuu in order to draw Makoto's attention and expose his true nature. As with many of the well-intentioned actions in the series, this rarely ends well for him.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser
* WomanInWhite: [[spoiler:When he's Yu.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:In some endings, he messes up and ends up getting in situations where it looks like he's cheating. In one ending, he ends up with Ai instead of Roka... and ''he ends up regretting it.'']]

!'''Roka Kitsuregawa'''
->Voiced by: Kaoru Mizuhara (under the name "Ren Minazuki" in the games)


Another student at the school who is introduced to Yuuki by Chie and subsequently develops an attraction to him.

* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:In the ''Cross Days'' manga, she decides to confess her feelings to Yuuki and Makoto then decides that he's going to rape her ForTheLulz. Fortunately, Yuuki is there to stop him.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't ever speak about her mother in a bad way about her being a hostess.
* BiTheWay: [[spoiler:Apparently has a scene with Nanami in ''Cross Days''.]]
* TheCameo: In the HQ release of School Days, she makes a few appearances in the background, and becomes one of the girls involved in the video tape plot.
* CloserToEarth: When compared to Kotonoha and Sekai, Roka is much more sensible and, despite Yuuki (apparently) cheating, doesn't resort to murder.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In the manga, to Yuki when he's going through a nasty HeroicBSOD.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The Kitsuregawa Clan.
* NiceGirl: She stands out as one of the few characters who ''isn't'' hiding a nasty streak under a pleasant demeanour.
* OfficialCouple: With Yuuki if he doesn't pursue Ai [[spoiler:or Makoto]]. [[spoiler:And in the ''Cross Days'' manga.]]
* OperationJealousy: In order to make Yuuki jealous, she claims to be dating Makoto. This doesn't go as planned, however, as Yuuki is already aware of Makoto and Kotonoha's relationship, and finding out that he is supposedly involved with Roka as well pushes him to become more involved in trying to stop Makoto's poor treatment of Kotonoha.
** Subverted in the manga, as it's Yuuki himself who mistook Roka for being between Makoto and Kotonoha.
* SecondLove: To Yuuki after Kotonoha.
* SlipknotPonytail: [[spoiler:When she rescued Yuuki from being hit by a train in the manga.]] The much more tragic version appeared in the visual novel in Only Love and Courage Ending [[spoiler:where Roka witnesses Yuuki and Ai kissing in the middle of the street and tearfully bids farewell to him.]]
* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: [[spoiler:Roka used to be bullied by Otome, as her mother used to have an affair with Otome's father.]]
* {{Tsundere}}
* YouAreNotAlone: Part of the GetAHoldOfYourselfMan mentioned above.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade-S

!'''Chie Ashikaga'''
->Voiced by: Mina Kurokawa (under the name "Mina Motogawa" in the games)


Yuuki's older sister, who helps to instigate part of the plot of ''Cross Days'' by introducing Yuuki to Roka.

* BeautyMark
* TheCameo: A much more active one than is the norm. [[spoiler:In the anime, Chie is the one who films the students' sexual activities in the festival's "rest area" and then broadcasts it at the basketball party.]]
* CoolBigSis: While she does tend to use Yuuki as her personal gopher, it's obvious that she cares a lot about him, and will go out of her way to make sure he's alright.
* DrivenByEnvy: Her jealousy of Nanami probably explains why [[spoiler:she shows the sex tape of Nanami and her boyfriend in the anime.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Nanami due to the latter's natural athleticism.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:One ending of ''Cross Days'' has her coming across Yuuki's female school uniform and deducing who Yuu is. Shortly afterward, Kotonoha confronts her and accuses her of being Yuu. In order to protect Yuuki, Chie confirms to Kotonoha that she is Yuu. As the screen cuts to black, you can hear Kotonoha swing her crowbar...]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The Ashikaga Clan.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Sympathizes with Nanami when her boyfriend is revealed to be a cheater.]]

!'''Ion Ishibashi and Youka Kira'''

Chie's friends and lackeys. Ion is the androgynous-looking one while Youka is the feminine one.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Youka.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:They get clean away with blackmailing and raping Yuuki.]]
* ThreeWaySex: [[spoiler:With Yuuki.]]

!'''Kyouichi Kasannoin'''
->Voiced by: Takezou Koike

Nanami's boyfriend.
* AscendedExtra: Is elevated from his one note role in ''School Days'' to being a supporting character and Yuki's BromanticFoil in Cross Days.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Not only did he cheat on Nanami behind her back, but he also forced sex on her sister, Yae.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:He holds feelings towards his sister, Kyoumi.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the first episode of ''Cross Days'', he nonchalantly tells Yuki, [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard "I am a man of many faces."]]]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He and Makoto are both killed by [[BigSisterInstinct Kotonoha]] in one of the endings of ''Shiny Days'', for forcing Kokoro into having sex with them.]]
* {{Otaku}}: Especially {{Eroge}}.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:You would never guess how much of a {{Jerkass}} he really is.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:He cheated on Nanami with Hanon and also with his sister.]]

!'''Tsutsumi Shibukawa'''

->Voiced by: Futago Minazuki
The captain of the Girl Basketball Team.

* AttemptedRape: In a certain route (to specify, [[spoiler:Massive Love]]), [[spoiler:she will lures Yuki to the haunted house in an attempt to do this. Her plan is foiled by Ion and Youka, who decided to take Yuki for themselves.]]
* {{Gonk}}
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Along with Ion and Youka.]]

!'''Hanon Nijou'''
->Voiced by: Creator/NatsumiTakamori (under the name "Toa Yukimura" in the games)

Kazuha and Futaba's older sister.

* DistaffCounterpart: To Makoto in regard to her ReallyGetsAround status.
* FemmeFatale: Hanon is very popular among the boys... [[spoiler:and is also rumored to have sex with minors]].
* [[IdenticalTwinIDTag Not Twin But Still Identical ID Tag]]: Hanon wears blue.
* KarmaHoudini: Doesn't get punished for her FemmeFatale ways.
* TheMistress: [[spoiler:She's one to Kyouichi.]]
* PunnyName/ThemeNaming: Her name contains the kanji "葉" like her sisters. The "non" part is likely a pun for "none", in other word, zero.
* ReallyGetsAround: Her number of sexual partners is higher than Makoto, to say at least.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Taken {{up to eleven}}.

!'''Niki Ookuma'''
->Voiced by: Yui Satou (Drama CD), Mariya Sumida (''Cross Days'', under the name "Mariya Kurada")


Hanon's friend, and a childhood friend of both Sekai and Setsuna.

* HopelessSuitor: To [[spoiler:Yuuki]].
* {{Foil}}: To Setsuna, who's more of Sekai's voice of reason.
* IdiotHair: She has '''two''' of these, in fact. [[spoiler:It foreshadows that she's even more "idiot" than Sekai.]]
* TheVamp: [[spoiler:In one route, she attempts to seduce Yuuki by performing a striptease. Fortunately, he just freaked out and ran away.]]

!'''Ruka Imagawa, Natsuki Hozokawa, and Mugi Hatakeyama'''

Roka's trio of friends.

* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Ruka was mistaken to be dating with Yuki at one point.


[[folder: Shiny Days Characters]]
!'''Inori Ashikaga'''
->Voiced by: Madoka Nagano

The new heroine of Shiny Days and Setsuna's new roommate (thanks to the fact that she caused Setsuna's WardrobeMalfunction) as well as a Shrine Priestess of Haramihama. [[spoiler:She is the daughter of Shun and Natsuhi.]]
* TheGadfly: Setsuna's WardrobeMalfunction may have been an accident, but she enjoys teasing both Makoto and Setsuna when the opportunity arises.
* GagBoobs: That rivals even Kotonoha's.
* GirlishPigtails
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:She's the daughter of Shun and Natsuhi.]]
* IllGirl: It's later revealed that she [[spoiler:suffered a chronic illness]].
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "to pray".
* OddNameOut: The only one of [[spoiler:Shun's daughters]] to not have a name related to number/time/space.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Natsuhi abandoned her at the shrine because she was underage when she was impregnated by Shun.]]

!'''Natsuhi Ebata'''
->Voiced by: Maki Kobayashi

[[spoiler:Inori's mother.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In ''Summer Radish Vacation'' [[spoiler:it is revealed that she was once an aspiring child actress, but because her mother was repeatedly deceived, causing her to fall into massive debt, she was taken away and would have been sold as a sex slave if Shun hadn't rescued her.]]
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "summer day", a nod to the game she first appeared in, ''Summer Radish Vacation''.
** PunnyName: Her full name is a pun on "NEVADA" (N.Ebata).
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]: Unlike Youko, Mai, and Wakaba, [[spoiler:Natsuhi was only around ten at most when she was pregnant with Inori]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Played straight in her debut game. Averted in ''Shiny Days''.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: When Shun first met her, she's the youngest love interest; now she is extremely beautiful.
* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler:At the age of ''TWELVE'', no less.]] Unfortunately, [[spoiler:this is implied to possibly be [[RealityEnsues the reason for Inori's chronic illness]]]].
* TheVamp: Inori believed her to be this, and even called her an "Adulteress Woman".
* WeaponOfChoice: A box cutter knife, which she used to stab ''Tomaru'' of all people.


[[folder: Family Members]]

!'''Youko Saionji''' [[spoiler:formerly Inou]]
->Voiced by: Megu Ashiro


Sekai's mother [[spoiler:and the former heroine of Summer Radish Vacation]].

* AdaptationDyeJob: From brown (Summer Radish) to deep brown (Summer Days). Considering the fact that she and [[spoiler:Mai]] are family yet both pretend to not be related to each other as well as the fact that [[spoiler:Shun and Natsuhi retained their original hair and eye color]], it might be part of them to become new people or hide their family connection.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:In one ending of ''Shiny Days'', Makoto impregnates her, Mai, and Setsuna, and the four of them then try to convince Sekai to become pregnant too.]]
** [[spoiler:In one ending, she wanted to get pregnant to steal Makoto back from Kotonoha, but it's not clear whether she managed to, and even if she did, it didn't work.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: Her ex-lover, [[spoiler:Shun Hazama]], is in fact [[spoiler:her half-brother]], and she held feelings for her brother Ayumu in the past. This trope is also played if Makoto pursues her.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In some routes, she takes Makoto's womanizing ways... badly. [[spoiler:Averted in harem ends.]] Played for laughs, when Makoto walks into Radish with Karen, she orders one of the waitresses to bring her the "largest knife in the restaurant". The ending picture shows the knife stuck in the wall.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Youko, her sister [[spoiler:Kagura]], and her niece [[spoiler:Mai]] all have names related to ''Dance''.
* GenerationXerox: Whether intentionally or not she basically tries to turn her daughter Sekai into a generational clone of herself. Going so far that in various routes she forces Sekai into teen pregnancy, at a time when Sekai is the exact age Youko herself was when she became pregnant with Sekai.
** Also she nearly always makes sure, that Makoto impregnates both of them, making all Youko's and Sekai's endings in ''Summer''/''Shiny Days'', with exeption of one, oyakodons.
* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:She still resents Shun to this day for not loving only her.]] Dialogue in School Days pretty much confirmed that she won't ever let him come back into her or Sekai's life again.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[http://s.vndb.org/ch/74/12874.jpg This is Youko when she was in her teenage years.]] 15 YEARS AGO.
* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler:In ''Summer Days'' and ''Shiny Days'', you can score a threesome with her and Sekai.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: It's hinted she's been raising Sekai all alone, and despite caring for her, she can't always be there for her.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: She literally takes over her daughter's place and becomes one of the most significant possible love interests for Makoto in ''Summer''/''Shiny Days''.
* ShipperOnDeck: Is this for Sekai and Makoto if you pursue Sekai's path in School Days and succeeding games. In Summer Days and Shiny Days, you can end up with Youko ,[[spoiler:but if you play your cards right, Makoto scores a threesome with Sekai and Youko, who agrees to share her lover with her daughter.]] And she, of ALL people, salvages Sekai and Makoto's relationship in one of the game paths, leading to one of Sekai's best endings.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Does resemble her mother, Moegi, especially in terms of personality.
* TalkingToHerself: Shares a VA with Kokoro, Kotonoha's younger sister, and Kazuha in all adaptations, though they don't interact much, if at all, unless you count the Magical Heart Kokoro-chan OVA.
* TeenPregnancy: In one route, she mentions that she was about the same age as Sekai when she became a mother, which is indeed true if you play ''Summer Radish Vacation''.
* {{Yandere}}: Played for laughs like Kokoro in the Valentine OVA.

!'''Manami Katsura'''
->Voiced by: Shiho Hisajima


Kotonoha's mother.

* AbsoluteCleavage: Her normal attire in Summer/Shiny Days shows a really large amount of cleavage. Her red dress in Cross Days averts this trope.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Makoto impregnates her in one ending of ''Summer Days'' and ''Shiny Days''.]]
* BuxomIsBetter: Let's just say that once you meet Manami, it's rather apparent where Kotonoha gets her own endowments from. She has the largest bust size of all the female characters in School Days and its universe at 122 cm.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In some routes, at least. [[spoiler:She scares away the Nijou twins who wanted to visit Makoto to seduce him, in order to have sex with him herself, and proclaims she won't share him with anyone, even her daughters. Averted in routes where she DOES share him with her daughters.]]
* {{Irony}}: Criticizes Youko for having {{stripperiffic}} outfits as her restaurant's waitress uniform... despite wearing one as well. Oops.
* MsFanservice
* {{Ojou}}
* ShipperOnDeck: If you pursue Kotonoha, she'll be this.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Acts this way towards Makoto in ''Shiny Days''.

!'''Mai Kiyoura''' [[spoiler:formerly Inou]]
->Voiced by: Moe Natsumi


Setsuna's mother.

* AmicablyDivorced: [[spoiler:With Shun]].
* AdaptationDyeJob: From brown (Summer Radish) to greenish-black (Summer Days).
* BabiesEverAfter: In one ending of ''Shiny Days'', [[spoiler:Makoto impregnates her, Youko, and Setsuna, and the four of them then try to convince Sekai to become pregnant too...]]
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With Shun, which Mai took very seriously.
* DivorceIsTemporary: [[spoiler:It is possible for Mai to get back together with Shun in certain routes in Shiny Days.]] [[spoiler:Natsuhi]] even invokes this trope while teasing [[spoiler:Shun]].
* HairDecorations: Wears a large yellow ribbon in her hair in Summer Radish Vacation.
* IncestIsRelative: Her ex-husband is [[spoiler:Shun Hazama]], who is in fact her [[spoiler:half-brother/uncle]]. Again, this trope is played straight if Makoto pursues her.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Used to be one with Shun in ''Summer Radish Vacation''.]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler:Played straight and subverted. Mai does get together with Shun for some time until she discovered Shun with other girls.]] However, [[spoiler:it's possible for her to get back with him in certain routes]] if [[spoiler:Makoto didn't get involved with her]].

!'''Shun Hazama'''
->Voiced by: Hirosumi Higuchi


The main character from the ''Summer Radish Vacation!'' game. Eldest son of Tomaru and Hatsuka Hazama. [[spoiler:Father of Sekai, Setsuna, Nijou Girls, Inori, and possibly Roka.]]


* AllMenArePerverts: [[spoiler:Cannot withstand the sight of Futaba (his daughter with Wakaba) stripping in front of him, and so...]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:More than half of his lovers have been his half-sisters, and he also had sex with his full sister, Toki Hazama. Shun may not be nearly as callous as his father, but he definitely inherited his sexual hangups.]]
** ParentalIncest: [[spoiler:Also, had a child with his own mother.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Of ''Summer Radish Vacation''.
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Hatsuka never legally married Tomaru, and so this trope is in effect.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: He despises Tomaru for his womanizing ways, but his own womanizing is so bad it lost him his job once and caused two of his lovers to abandon him.
* HypocriteHasAPoint: And yet he is one of the few people who is actively foiling [[GreaterScopeVillain Tomaru]]'s plans.
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: [[spoiler:There is exactly one route in Shiny Days that Shun gets to be with Mai and Setsuna once more.]]
* FamilyThemeNaming: His given name Shun (瞬) can means ''moment''. [[spoiler:Setsuna also means moment.]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Like Tomaru, he is only mentioned and/or implied through little details. Finally makes an appearance in ''Summer Days''.
* KnightInShiningArmor: In a sense, [[spoiler:he is one to Kagura Inou, as he rescued her from Tomaru. He's one to Natsuhi too, which he proceeds to remind her about in Inori's route.]]
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler:He's Setsuna's father and Makoto's older half-brother.]]
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:The only one of Tomaru's children who actively tries to foil him. However, [[NotSoAboveItAll he still lets his libido get the best of him at times]].]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Described as very good looking by several different characters and is just as much of a ChickMagnet as Makoto.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:His reasons for having sex with the girls along with his sister and mother is because he wants to protect them from Tomaru's clutches.]]

!'''Itaru Itou'''
->Voiced by: Emi Uwagawa


Makoto's little sister, who lives separately from him since their parents are divorced, so Itaru only gets to visit Makoto infrequently. You don't get to see her at all in School Days unless you take a couple of ''very'' specific paths. She gets ''much'' more screentime in Summer Days since she stops by for a visit in that game's first episode.

* AlliterativeName
* AlternateCharacterReading: Both Itaru and Tomaru are alternate readings of the same kanji (止) that both have as their given name.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Averted in School Days and subverted in Summer Days. Itaru loves big brother Makoto to pieces and her presence does not cause any problems in School Days, averting the trope. There's some childish behavior she exhibits sometimes in Summer Days (pouting over a lost opportunity for a parfait, for example, or pounding on the door if Makoto doesn't ring Setsuna's doorbell out of indecisiveness), but depending on how Makoto handles it, he can actually use the opportunity to score free brownie points with Setsuna, subverting the trope.
* CheerfulChild: Very much so, and is beloved by the characters who meet her.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Does not know about her brother's dark side. And it's better that she does not.
* HairDecorations: The pink hair bows in her GirlishPigtails.
* PetTheDog: Sort of. Makoto's usually indecisive and can even be played as a jerk who plays around with others' feelings, but he comes off as a saint when Itaru's around. However, she doesn't show up often enough in School Days for this trope to take full effect. It's really played straighter in Summer Days, where Itaru stays for a longer visit and the responsibility of looking after Itaru makes Makoto look more mature and reliable.
* SatelliteCharacter: Itaru is extremely adorable and nice and lovable, but admittedly her character can be summed up as "Makoto's little sister."
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Take away her pigtails and she looks exactly like a younger Makoto.
* TokenMiniMoe: Subverted; unlike Kokoro in Summer Days, Itaru does not have a sex scene. She does have a bath scene with her big brother Makoto in School Days if you take the very rare paths where she even shows up in the first place, but you can't see anything objectionable (the water is ''exactly'' at the height of Itaru's nipples, covering them up) and Itaru spends the scene fishing for a rubber ducky, as innocent as it gets. There's also one line by Itaru that she might like to be Makoto's bride, but unlike how some visual novels would handle it, it's not taken any more seriously than an extremely young girl who hasn't quite figured out that you don't love a boyfriend/fiancee/husband in the same manner that you would a family member.

!'''Karen Katou'''
->Voiced by: Eriko Nakayama (under the name "GUNTA" in the games)


Otome's younger sister. She appears in ''Summer Days'' and ''Shiny Days''.

* AlliterativeName
* AgeInappropriateDress: Her [[http://www.inside-games.jp/imgs/zoom/463929.jpg Island Days' outfit]] focused a lot on her big breasts and thighs.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: So Otome says.
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:One of the H-scenes in Summer Days involves her and Otome having a threesome with Makoto. The reason this counts as "incest" rather than just a regular threesome is because partway through the scene Karen starts pleasuring her sister Otome, not just Makoto.]]
* BuxomIsBetter: Her bust is bigger than Otome's, and Karen is very much aware of this.
* TheCameo: She makes a brief appearance in the anime finale.
* CheerfulChild: Also a GenkiGirl.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Averted, as [[spoiler:Karen is one of the girls Makoto can end up with in Summer Days.]]
* FilleFatale: Sometimes PlayedForLaughs, since Karen is a GenkiGirl who loves to tease her older sister Otome about the latter's crush on Makoto.
* GirlishPigtails: Similar to Itaru's.
* MeaningfulName: The Kanji for her name means "sweet, cute, lovely".
** IronicName: In terms of western meaning, "pure" isn't the most exact thing that can be used describe Karen.
* SempaiKouhai: Like the Nijou twins, Karen calls Makoto [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Senpai.]]
* ShotgunWedding: Parodied in Summer/Shiny Days with Makoto.
* ShipperOnDeck: Is this for Otome. [[spoiler:If you aim for Karen's route, though, she feels slightly guilty, but you can score a threesome with both sisters if you play your cards right.]]
* SiblingYinYang: If you take into account Otome's shy crush and Karen's straightforward methods of trying to win over Makoto, they are this.

!'''Moeko Itou'''
->Voiced by: Emi Motoi


Makoto and Itaru's mother who works as a nurse.


* BeautyMark
* HospitalHottie: She works as a nurse.
* OlderThanTheyLook: There is some indication that she's roughly around her 50s.
* OnlySaneWoman: Seems to be the most sane mother of the Overflow Protagonists.
** Averted in Strip Battle Days 2 were she has sex with Makoto invoking the ParentalIncest trope and gets pregnant.
* OutOfFocus
* ParentsAsPeople: Same deal as Youko, Moeko is always busy as a nurse to keep her son right in check.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To both Makoto and Itaru.
* UnwittingPawn: Possibly. [[spoiler:Moeko had been involved with Tomaru's adultery crimes far longer than one can imagine, having started from around the time that she helped Kagura Inou give birth to Hajime.]]