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!!Class 2-C

[[folder:Tenma]]
!!Tenma Tsukamoto

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AmiKoshimizu (JP) and Creator/LuciChristian (EN)

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The main female character, a ditzy airhead with a crush on Karasuma.
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* AlliterativeName: Only in English. In Japanese, the first two characters don't match.
* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Older Sibling]]: As a kid, though her intentions were always pure.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She has the attention span of a schizophrenic goldfish.
* BalloonBelly: When she eats too much.
* BookDumb: She has some pretty bad grades.
* CloudCuckoolander: Tenma...does not think like normal people. Needs to send her crush a love letter? Bow and arrow! Need to get out of the bathroom? Use plungers to suction cup down the wall!
* CuteClumsyGirl: She's generally known as the class klutz, though only a couple people find it cute.
* {{Determinator}}: Whenever Karasuma is involved. [[spoiler:She even decides to become a doctor to help him after he loses his memories.]]
* TheDitz: Tenma doesn't do well with anything that requires too much thinking.
* DoggedNiceGirl: She just wants to spend time with Karasuma. That's all.
* EroticEating: To Harima, Tenma looks sexy while eating Pocky (well, [[BlandNameProduct Picky]]). To Eri, she looks like a squirrel.
* ExpressiveHair: A pair of [[HairAntennae antennae]] coming out the sides of her head. [[EpicFail Which she forgets to hide when she disguises herself]].
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to Yakumo's responsible.
* GenkiGirl: Very much so, especially when she's a ShipperOnDeck.
** Its also to cover up that she's a StepfordSmiler.
* GirlishPigtails: Sort of.
* HiddenDepths: She surprises everyone with her mad skiing skills.
* InformedAttractiveness: The way Harima sees her is different from the way any other character sees her.
** The problem is that many of the boys at school favour girls who appear and act to be older and sophisticated. Harima's cousin, Itoko, notes that Tenma is actually quite attractive by Japanese standards.
* TheMatchmaker: Lampshaded in the manga, saying she is only good at matchmaking.
* {{Joshikousei}}: In her school uniform, obviously
* LethalChef: She cannot even get ''onigiri''[[note]] riceballs [[/note]] right.
* {{Miko}}: She dressed like this to [[LoveLetterLunacy deliver love letters to Karasuma]].
* NiceGirl: The ONE thing she has in common with Yakumo.
* ObliviousToLove: Tenma has no idea about Harima's feelings [[spoiler:until San Gakki.]]
* OlderThanSheLooks: She is often mistaken to be younger than her sister.
* PsychicPowers: Is telekinetic and can speak to ghosts (played for laughs).
* PutOnABus: She leaves the country to go after Karasuma.
* ShipperOnDeck: Tenma actively supports whoever Harima is trying to pursue... [[ObliviousToLove except she didn't know it was her.]]
** She also ships Harima with Yakumo.
* TaremeEyes: They show her cheerful and ditzy personality.
* TheUnfavorite: Majority of the boys at school don't find her attractive, mainly because of her apparent childishness.
* WeaponOfChoice: Went on bow-and-arrow spree once to [[LoveLetterLunacy deliver love letters to Karasuma]], with [[ImprobableAimingSkills scarily good aim]], only beatable by Karasuma's dexterity.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harima]]
!!Kenji Harima

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[[caption-width-right:300:He's not as scary as he looks.]]

->'''Voiced by:''' HirokiTakahashi (JP) and Brandon Potter (EN)

The main male character, an aspiring mangaka who's head over heels for Tenma. Has a younger brother named Shuuji.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: The guy at the manga office constantly calls Harima "Tasawa". Harima calls Karasuma "Torimaru" and Yoshidayama "Yoshida".
* AccidentalPervert: Mostly with Eri, and once during with Tenma during their first meeting.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Mistakenly, to Eri. It still made her heart skip a beat though.
* AnimalTalk: After he ditches school in shame early on, he collects an entire zoo's worth of animals and learns to communicate with them.
* AntiMagic: He is at times immune to Yakumo's mind reading.
* AuthorAvatar: InUniverse, of his own manga. He seems to actually believe it's not as obvious as it is.
* BadassBeard[=/=]BadassMustache: Eri even calls him "hige" (beard in Japanese) and "whiskers" in the English translation.
* BadassBiker: He has a ''very'' nice bike, though he doesn't express most of the associated tropes.
* BookDumb: Subverted -- he only pretends to be one so he can be in remedial classes with Tenma.
* ButtMonkey: If something bad can happen, it ''will'', and to him.
* ChasteHero: He's turned down Anegasaki's advances.
* ColorFailure: Harima goes pale after a rush to complete one of his manga, in a ShoutOut to [[Manga/AshitaNoJoe a certain boxing manga]]. Also occurred earlier in the first season when in despair after coming across Tenma happily eating together with Karasuma.
* CoolLoser: He's good-looking, strong, athletic and something of a chick magnet in school, but this falls apart because of his antisocial nature and numerous misunderstandings.
* CoolShades: Such an iconic part of his character that no one recognizes him without them. [[spoiler:He met Tenma when he wasn't wearing them, and due to a misunderstanding, she thought [[DudeShesLikeInAComa he was trying to take advantage while she was unconscious]], so he wears them so she won't connect the two.]]
* {{Determinator}}: He ''jumped out of a plane'' in the manga when he thought Tenma was in trouble. And this is one of the more ''controlled'' things he's done.
* DoggedNiceGuy: His only desires in life are to publish his manga and settle down with Tenma.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He could be easily mistaken for Mikoto when viewed from behind and especially without his hair-band.
* DumbMuscle: Harima may not be able to read your name very well, but he can definitely bring a beatdown upon you.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He grows a beard so that Tenma won't recognize him, which Eri accidentally cuts off.
* FaceOfAThug: And how!
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Shown in ''Z'' that he had met the Tsukamotos when they were kids and he may have been the reason Yakumo is the soft-spoken girl she is today.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Had an entire zoo living in his apartment.
* GunsAkimbo: When fighting Hanai in the final battle of the ''Film/BattleRoyale''-style mock war.
* HeCleansUpNicely: The FaceOfAThug goes away (mostly) once we shaves and removes the glasses.
* HiddenDepths: Badass delinquent who is a talented artist, and a lovesick idiot.
* HotBlooded: He has a tendency to make loud declarations while something explodes in the background. He would not be at all out of place in a shonen fighter manga.
* HurricaneKick: Not really. Instead, played for PunnyName. When saving Tenma from a thug, Harima yells out this trope, but he doesn't spin around (just performing DynamicEntry). Instead, this is used to take note on 'What if we shorten Harima Kenji', which becomes '[=HariKen=]', which is how the the English word "Hurricane" is pronounced/spelled in Japanese
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Early on, he resolves to give up on Tenma when she seems happy with Karasuma.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a bit of a prick and he'll fight anyone who pisses him off, but for the most part he's an extremely good person who would do anything for his friends.
* LaughingMad: When Tenma thought Harima and Eri were a couple.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: He may not be the sharpest tool in the shed to begin with, but in anything regarding Tenma, he drops about fifty IQ points.
* ManlyTears: A few times, such as when he thinks his manga has failed.
* MistakenForGay: A RunningGag with him and Tani-sensei.
* MrFanservice: He gets lots of shirtless scenes to show off his ripped body. During the BeachEpisode, Eri accidentally walked in on him naked, and for the next few days can't stop thinking of... ''that''.
* NotSoDifferent: Although he and Hanai consider each other rivals due to the fact that he is a delinquent and Hanai is a class representative, they've got more in common than they'd like to admit -- they're both obsessed with a particular girl (both of whom happen to be sisters), HotBlooded and prone to misunderstandings, and have been known to come up with near-identical plans independently.
* PaperThinDisguise: He dressed up as a fortune teller and neither Mikoto nor Eri were fooled. On the other hand, almost nobody can recognize him without his glasses.
* RetiredBadass: His love for Tenma has caused him to abandon his delinquent ways.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Deconstructed. He starts to forget why he likes Tenma in the first place, and also starts to believe his attraction to her is almost compulsive.
* ScarsAreForever: He has a scar on his back which he got from saving Tenma from a hoodlum.
* SelectiveObliviousness: On so many things. He fails to notice Eri or Yakumo's feelings for him, just for starters.
* ShipTease: Gets a lot with Eri, more than a little with Yakumo, and a ''tiny'' bit with Tenma.
* ShirtlessScene: Boatloads of them.
* SlowMotionFall: Every time Tenma mistakes him having a relationship with someone else.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Harima's love for Tenma causes him to sabotage his plans to get together with her.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: What attracts Yakumo to him in the first place.
* SunglassesAtNight: He even wears them in the hospital.
* StalkerWithACrush: He's a rare sympathetic example for a male character, as he's the male lead, and not a bad guy at all, just a lovably bumbling fool for love.
* StarvingArtist: It got to the point in ''Z'' where [[spoiler:Eri agreed to finance Harima if he married her]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Hanai. They argue and fight over everything, and Harima often messes around with Hanai for no real reason, but underneath that there's a rock-hard friendship and genuine trust.
* WalkingTheEarth: He disappeared during the TimeSkip, earning a living as a traveling musician.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Gets this alternatively with Eri and Yakumo. In the manga, he eventually [[spoiler:ends up with Eri. Probably. [[GainaxEnding It was confusing]]]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Karasuma]]
!!Oji Karasuma

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->'''Voiced by:''' Hiroki Konishi (JP) and Creator/EricVale (EN)

The school's weird, quiet guy who loves curry and is the subject of Tenma's affections.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Though it [[TheStoic doesn't seem to bother him]], Harima calls him Torimaru, an AlternateCharacterReading of his name. The dub has Harima calling him "Kama Sutra" once or twice, but mostly giving him a HeyYou.
* [[CosplayOtakuGirl Cosplay Otaku Dude]]: Akira's rival in this hobby.
* CreepyMonotone: The only way he ever speaks.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He easily dodges Harima's punch in front of the curry restaurant. Also when [[spoiler:he fights Harima pretty much to a standstill in the later chapters of the manga]]. Not to mention that he singlehandedly racks up quite a few "kills" in the ''Film/BattleRoyale'' parody.
* FingerSuckHealing: Karasuma does this for Tenma.
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia: Karasuma abruptly loses his memories, forcing Tenma to leave to the United States to look after him. However, it's heavily implied at reunion that some of his memories are starting to return.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Most of the characters have a few different sets of clothes. Karasuma is only ever seen in his school uniform.
* ObliviousToLove: Karasuma doesn't even seem aware of Tenma's affections... [[spoiler:[[ObfuscatingStupidity or does he?]]]]
* TheQuietOne: He never raises his voice above a whisper.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: See LimitedWardrobe.
* TheStoic: Nothing can faze him. Not being attacked by Harima, not finding a love letter in his locker, nothing.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:To the point where he's barely recognizable.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eri]]
!!Eri Sawachika

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuiHorie (JP) and LeahClark (EN)

The wealthy, half-British member of Tenma's clique, who finds herself falling for Harima after he mistakenly proposes to her.
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* ActionGirl: Although normally she doesn't like physical activity, she's considered to be one of the more athletic girls in her class. Apparently, she's also the fastest runner in her grade.
* ArrangedMarriage: She was supposed to marry Shawn but she convinced Harima to propose to her.
* AuthorAvatar: Rumor is she is based on the author's wife.
* BigFancyHouse: Eri points out to Harima (manga only), that it's her father's house and not hers.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Japanese, half-English. Her mixed heritage makes her attractive to the Japanese and an object of derision to Europeans.
* ClingyJealousGirl: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. Any time it looks like one of her friends in interested in Harima, she turns stone cold and nearly ruins her friendship.
* CryCute: A quiet version, when she's been abandoned in the rain.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Gold eyes and blonde hair.
* CuteLittleFangs: Sometimes, when she's being passive-aggressive.
* DeathGlare: [[http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn139/animangamania/vlcsnap-2011-02-25-21h22m27s160.png This]], which makes Harima obey her immediately.
* GirlishPigtails: To emphasize that she's not quite as mature as she likes to pretend.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: When she invited Harima to her house.
* LethalChef: Only surpassed by Tenma.
* LonelyRichKid: Until Mikoto forcibly dragged her out of her shell.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:The final chapter of ''Z'' shows a scene of Harima and Eri bringing their child to visit the Tsukamotos and Oji in the hospital, but it is presented in such a way that it may or may not be a certain character (Max, Eri's old friend from Britain) imagining it.]]
* MsFanservice: The author loves to show Eri looking good in uniform, casual wear, bikini, evening gown, and of course, naked.
* SleepCute: When she and Harima are stuck at a shrine overnight, she falls asleep on him. Harima even notes that, for a moment, he can forget that she's a [[LongList rich, selfish, egotistical, stuck-up, arrogant brat]].
-->'''Eri:''' ''[sleep talking]'' Mikoto, what are you talking about? Whiskers totally fails at life.\\
'''Harima:''' Okay, moment over, back to being mortal enemies.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: All anybody sees of her are her stunning looks, and only her close circle of friends see her for who she is. Everyone else sees her as just a beautiful face, and she has quite the complex about this.
* TheOjou: Harima even calls her one.
* {{Tsundere}}: Switching moods [[DeconstructedTrope almost ruins her friendships]]. She gets attracted to Harima because she doesn't have to act nice towards him.
* TsurimeEyes: The first hint to her personality.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Quite a bit with Harima. In the manga, [[spoiler:they do. Unless they don't. [[GainaxEnding The entire ending was confusing]]]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mikoto]]
!!Mikoto Suou

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame (JP) and Creator/BrinaPalencia (EN)

A member of Tenma's clique and Hanai's long-time friend.
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* ActionGirl: One of the top martial artists in her family's dojo. During the war games mini-arc, it was known that she and Hanai would be the two to watch out for.
* BareYourMidriff: In [[http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f154/harimadez/mikochin.jpg this image]], her midriff gets special attention.
* BoisterousBruiser: Very outgoing and friendly.
* BoobsOfSteel: Has one of the largest bust sizes in the class, in addition to being one of the best athletes in her class.
* BuxomIsBetter: And frequently remarked upon.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Hanai.
* TheLadette: Though it doesn't come up too much, she is a drinker.
* OfficeLady: Her perceived future career.
* OneOfTheBoys: Though the boys stopped treating her as one of them as her chest grew out, she kept the personality.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Harima and Eri. Most obvious when Harima is staying at her house for Christmas.
* ShipTease: Alternatively with Hanai and Asou.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler:To Hanai.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Akira]]
!!Akira Takano

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[[caption-width-right:200:Don't expect her to smile.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaoriShimizu (JP) and Creator/TrinaNishimura (EN)

Last member of Tenma's clique and the quiet one of the group, whose half-sister Motoko is in the hospital.
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* ActionGirl: She may or may not be a spy.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Pulls off wearing boyish attire (even tuxedos) quite well.
* BoyishShortHair: Short hair for a {{Bifauxnen}}.
* TheComicallySerious: Always cracks a joke or dresses up in different outfits, and she still keeps that poker face on.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Her one ''really odd'' quirk.
* DeadpanSnarker: While wearing a straight face too.
-->'''Akira:''' Why do you fail at life?
* EmotionlessGirl: Lampshaded. On her birthday, Tenma asks her to show her smile.
* GenreSavvy: And ''strangely'' so. She is quick to deduce things, even those that would become misunderstandings (naked-Harima-and-Eri episode, anyone?)
* TheGadfly: Edging into {{Troll}} territory, she really enjoys messing with everyone. She expertly set up the Culture Festival War, which she secretly taped and edited into a film as her Culture Festival project.
* KnifeNut: Manga only. She has a knife for everything. She even keeps a spare one.
* MissionImpossibleCableDrop: During the school play to steal Harima's kiss.
* SacredFirstKiss: Steals Harima's, then [[InsaneTrollLogic offers to give it back to Yakumo]].
* SchoolSwimsuit: When she and her friends met Nara and his friends.
* TheStoic: She smiled ''once''. [[TheUnreveal Offscreen.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She seems [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]], but deep down she's pretty nice and helpful when it counts.
* TsurimeEyes: They fit her {{stoic}} nature.
* WhenSheSmiles: On Tenma's birthday, Tenma demands to see her smile. No one else sees it, but Tenma is certainly impressed.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hanai]]
!!Haruki Hanai

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinjiKawada (JP) and Chris Cason (EN)

Class Representative of 2-C and childhood friend of Mikoto. [[SeriousBusiness He treats everything he does seriously]] and has a major crush on Yakumo.
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* AccidentalPervert: Not as bad as most of his classmates, but a little bit here and there.
* AlliterativeName: '''H'''aruki '''H'''anai
* BrutalHonesty: He doesn't lie, hide his feelings, or gloss over the truth. He's in love with Yakumo, he's doing everything he can to be with her, and he does not care who knows it.
* ButtMonkey: Is usually on the receiving end of Akira's pranks.
* ChickMagnet: Heavily implied to be one, with [[spoiler:Tsumugi being confirmed as to liking him and Akira being heavily implied by the end]].
* ChildhoodFriends: With Mikoto.
* ClassRepresentative: He takes his duties seriously, but can get distracted by Yakumo or his rivalry with Harima.
* CovertPervert: He tries his best to be a very moral and strict character, but he is human with his own perverted moments and thoughts.
* DreadfulMusician: Due to not having practiced since he was a kid.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the episode where we find out about Yakumo's mind-reading ability, every boy is thinking about how beautiful and perfect she is while keeping a straight face. Then Hanai shows up, thinking the same thing -- the difference is he actually ''says'' it. From the moment we meet him, we know he is honest to a fault.
* [[PutOnABus Floated Away On A Kite]]: When the anime OvertookTheManga. He made some appearances but stopped being an important character. {{Lampshaded}} in the manga when he apparently has no idea how he came back.
* HamToHamCombat: With Harima sometimes.
* HotBlooded: Just like Harima. Though his backgrounds tend to be crashing waves rather than explosions.
* IncomingHam: Tends to enter scenes with "I, Haruki Hanai, ___!"
* LargeHam: Makes loud and impressive declarations regularly.
* NerdGlasses: Subverted in that he isn't actually a nerd, just an [[GeniusBruiser extremely intelligent badass]].
* NotSoDifferent: Although he and Harima consider each other rivals due to the fact that he is a class representative and Harima is a delinquent, they've got more in common than they'd like to admit. They're both obsessed with a particular girl, HotBlooded and prone to misunderstandings, and have been known to come up with near-identical plans independently.
* RousingSpeech: Lampshaded after the survival games arc. Some of the students have no idea what he's talking about yet they feel excited somehow.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: At times.
* ShipperOnDeck: Gives Mikoto a chance to dance with Asou after she misses the school play.
* SunglassesAtNight: During the Wargames arc.
* TrainingFromHell: He gets this from an old man he doesn't even know.
* [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend: With Mikoto.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Harima. They argue and fight over everything, and Harima often messes around with Hanai for no real reason, but underneath that there's a rock-hard friendship and genuine trust.
* WeddingsInJapan: Mikoto and Yakumo both participate in Western-style weddings, both with Hanai as the groom.
* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: When he finds out that Tsukamato (Tenma, but he thinks it's Yakumo) is going to an engagement meeting, he rushes off after them on his bicycle.
-->'''Nakamura:''' Please, they're hundreds of kilometers away. He'd have to be a lunatic--\\
'''Mikoto:''' Trust me, you have no idea.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Imadori]]
!!Kyousuke Imadori
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeKishio (JP) and David Trosko (EN)

The class's second-ranking pervert.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Instantly bonds with Karen's younger brother over a children's show.
* {{Bishonen}}: Subverted. He only looks like one when he gets serious. Otherwise, he usually looks like an idiot.
* BrilliantButLazy: One of the fastest runners in his class. Moreover, he's an excellent swimmer: his endurance and ability is such that he can keep up with Mikoto in a two-mile swim back to mainland. He can also grapple Hanai into a stalemate. The only thing holding him back is his lack of seriousness.
* BuxomIsBetter: Firm believer in this.
* ChivalrousPervert: Towards Karen, more so once he discovers that [[HiddenBuxom she's actually bustier than her uniform shows]]. He also tends to gravitate towards Mikoto and Lala, if only because of their bustiness. But however perverted he may be, there are lows that he will never stoop to: upon hearing that Karen's date was bringing her to a shady night club, he immediately went to put a stop to it.
* {{Flanderization}}: He went from girl magnet to ManChild, although he still retains elements of the former.
* HandsomeLech: When he gets serious. Otherwise, he's... well, see {{bishonen}}
* TakingTheBullet: During the Sports Festival arc, he took a kick to the face for Mikoto.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Karen. [[spoiler:They do.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Karen]]
!!Karen Ichijou
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->'''Voiced by:''' YukaNanri (JP, season 1), MAKO (JP, season 2 and OVA) and Creator/CarrieSavage (EN)

A cute girl with scary strength. Has a younger brother named Kousuke.
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* BadassAdorable: Very much so.
* CuteBruiser: Not that she's the only fighting girl in the series, but she pretty much ''defines'' the trope in this series.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: While she is aware that she is monstrously strong, she tends not to realize it when she's accidentally hurting someone with her strength.
* HiddenBuxom: She keeps her chest bound most of the time, as any realistic athlete would.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Thinks Imadori is a nice, friendly boy. [[spoiler:And as it turns out, she's right.]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Voiced by YukaNanri for season 1, replaced by MAKO for succeeding appearances.
* ShrinkingViolet: Very soft spoken and shy.
* SuperStrength: She can lift a piano by herself with no difficulty. To quote the lady herself, "[[BlatantLies It doesn't take any kind of talent to lift things, it's just applied dynamics.]]"
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Imadori. [[spoiler:They do.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nara]]
!!Kentarou Nara
->'''Voiced by:''' YuukiTai (JP) and Creator/ToddHaberkorn (EN)

An ordinary boy who has a crush on Tenma but is too gutless to ever confess. Hangs around with Nishimoto & Yoshidayama.
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* AttractiveBentGender: He had to cross-dress as punishment during a game, and everyone else comments that he looks scarily cute.
* ButtMonkey: Tends to be everyone's favorite punching-bag (metaphorically or literally), and was DraggedIntoDrag more than once.
* TheGenericGuy: Even the narrator just says "Eh, who cares," when it comes time to describe him.
* MistakenForGay: With Imadori in the manga.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He's the only one who isn't a badass, a troll, a skilled athlete, or a raging pervert.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Nishimoto and Yoshidayama.
* UnluckyEverydude: He's normal, his life sucks. Nothing more need be said.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod says he was supposed to be the main character.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nishimoto]]
!!Ganji Nishimoto
->'''Voiced by:''' Shun Takagi (JP) and Jaime Rivera (EN)

Class 2-C's number-one pervert.
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* EyesAlwaysShut: Makes him look like Buddha.
* GentleGiant: Large and fat, but wouldn't hurt a fly.
* LovableSexManiac: He eventually ends up giving away his collection to his male classmates.
* PornStash: It also helps that his family runs a video rental store.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]]: With Nara and Yoshidayama.
* TookALevelInJerkass: By ''School Rumble Z'', he's become a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt businessman]] who ran against Hanai for the position of mayor and turned everyone against Hanai, including all of his friends, through the use of bribery because he simply could not match Hanai's honesty and promises of reform any other way.
* VerbalTic: Ends his sentences with "-dasu".

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yoshidayama]]
!!Jirou Yoshidayama
->'''Voiced by''': Hirotaka Nagase (JP, season 1), Makoto Tomita (JP, season 2 and OVA) and Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN)

A delinquent who moved to Yagami in hopes of becoming its number-one thug, only to run into the more fearsome Harima.
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* AnimeHair: May be subverted. He seems to just use a ''lot'' of hair gel since it's normal after he takes a bath.
* ButtMonkey: He tends to get casually beaten up by Harima.
* {{Delinquent}}: And aspires to be the number-one in the school.
* TheOtherDarrin: Voiced by Hirotaka Nagase for the first season, replaced by Makoto Tomita for succeeding appearances.
* TheStarscream: He's always plotting to overthrow Harima as the school delinquent, unaware that the latter's (unrequited) crush on Tenma has since made him relinquish his ways.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Nara and Nishimoto.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fuyuki]]
!!Takeichi Fuyuki
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP) and Orion Pitts (EN)

Class 2-C's number-three pervert.
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* CameraFiend: Claims to take shots of girls for the yearbook, only to sell them to schoolmates just as perverted as him.
* PrecociousCrush: To fellow Astronomy Club member Tsumugi, who rejected him in favor of Hanai.

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[[folder:Asou]]
!!Hiroyoshi Asou
->'''Voiced by:''' MitsuhiroIchiki (JP) and Creator/JMichaelTatum (EN)

Star player of Yagami High's men's basketball team, who dated Mikoto for a short time.
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* TheAce: Athletic, good-looking, intelligent, and a great chef to boot. Marred only by the fact that he doesn't come anywhere close to being a major character.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* TheComicallySerious: Even amid the rest of hi class' antics, he remains stoic, often to comedic effect.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: In-universe, he's referred to as a "dark horse". He's not as prominent as the other male characters in the series, although he is among the most athletic students in his class. He's also popular among the girls.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Suga's red.
%%* TheStoic
* SupremeChef: Is extremely good at cooking.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* ThoseTwoGuys: With fellow basketball player Suga.
* MauveShirt: In the survival game. We'd just gotten to know him a little bit, but he wasn't even close to a main character by the time he "died".

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[[folder:Suga]]
!!Ryuuhei Suga
->'''Voiced by:''' Makoto Yasumura (JP) and Creator/RobertMcCollum (EN)

Asou's best friend and member of the men's basketball team.
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* AuthorAvatar: Well, not in the sense that he's the author's mouthpiece, but WordOfGod has stated that he is most like Suga.
* BromanticFoil: To Asou.
* ButtMonkey: His life sucks almost as much as Nara's does, although this is often his fault because he keeps acting like an idiot and a loser.
* CaptainErsatz: He looks a lot like SlamDunk's Hanamichi Sakuragi.
* {{Flanderization}}: Suga's loserliness was increasingly emphasized in the manga to the point where he started hanging out more with Nishimoto rather than Asou.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Asou's blue.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With fellow basketball player Asou.

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[[folder:Mai]]
!!Mai Otsuka
->'''Voiced by:''' Michi Yamazaki (JP) and Kate Oxley (EN)

Acting substitute Class Representative of Class 2-C in the event Hanai can't perform his duties, in spite of her friend Tsumugi supposedly filling that role.
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* ClassRepresentative: She is one for nine years straight until Hanai came in. Still that doesn't stop her from exercising some authority in class whenever Hanai isn't around.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Gives off a bit of this vibe when yelling at everyone.
* GenkiGirl: She's quite passionate with her (self-appointed) duty.
%%* HiddenBuxom
* {{Otaku}}: Frequently imagines herself as a MagicalGirl. One episode is even dedicated to her in such a form.
%%* NeatFreak

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[[folder:Tsumugi]]
!!Tsumugi Yuki
->'''Voiced by:''' Chisa Tadokoro (JP) and LauraBailey (EN)

Mai's best friend and the actual substitute Class Representative in the event Hanai, whom she has a crush on, is unavailable.
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%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* ShipTease: With Fuyuki.
* ShrinkingViolet: Around Hanai.

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[[folder:Megumi]]
!!Megumi Sagano
->'''Voiced by:''' Ai Horanai (JP) and Creator/CaitlinGlass (EN)

A fellow member of the nascent women's basketball team.
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* CuteSportsClubManager: Before the women's basketball team was formed, she was this to the men's team.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Used to be one during her junior high school days, and reinstates this position with the creation of the women's basketball team.

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!!Class 1-D

[[folder:Yakumo]]
!!Yakumo Tsukamoto
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->'''Voiced by:''' MamikoNoto (JP) and Creator/CaitlinGlass (EN)

Tenma's younger, far more responsible sister. A sweet, kind and soft-spoken girl who also works part-time at a CosplayCafe. She develops feelings for Harima when she starts helping him with his manga.
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* BeautifulDreamer: How Hanai and Sarah first saw Yakumo.
* BerserkButton: Never insult Tenma in her presence.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Nobody insults her friends, classmates, let alone her sister, and still not sense her seething with anger.
* [[BigLittleBrother Big Little Sister]]: Orders of magnitude more mature than her big sister.
* BlessedWithSuck: She can read the mind of anyone who likes her, except Harima.
** Somewhat subverted when she first meets Harima: she is able to read his mind somehow (because back then, his only true interest was Tenma), but all she sees is an ellipsis.
* CryCute: [[spoiler:She breaks near the end of the first manga, admitting she wanted to connect with more people and become less of a burden to her sister. In contrast, the ghost (her subconscious), bursts out ''laughing''.]]
* DaddysGirl: One of the reasons she's attracted to Harima is that he looks like the Tsukamotos' father from behind.
* TheEmpath: She can read minds (literally, she sees thoughts as words floating in the air) of people who like her.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Thanks to Sarah and Akira.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Tenma's foolish.
* HeavySleeper: She does the housework, goes to school and has a job so it's no wonder she gets sleepy. It's also a DeconstructedTrope, since it interfere with her daily chores.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Sarah.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: We're not quite sure if Harima ended up falling in love with Eri or not, but Yakumo's thoughts in Chapter 9 of ''Z'' that she truly believes that Eri is the only one who can break down the wall Harima has put up around his heart.
* TheIngenue: Her telepathy makes her painfully aware of impure thoughts towards her but she is still unaware of how to get into a relationship.
* {{Meido}}: When she works she wears this outfit. It gives her a cute appeal.
* NiceGirl: All she wants is her sister to be happy, even if that means letting her have [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy the only boy she's interested in]].
* PlayboyBunny: Subverted -- Hanai imagined she's about to wear one; turns out she's wearing an oversized rabbit costume.
* TheQuietOne: She never raises her voice.
* SempaiKohai: She addresses most characters as sempai.
* ShrinkingViolet: She starts almost all her sentences with "Um".
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Every male she meets (except Harima) is instantly infatuated with her, and due to her mind reading, she is embarrassingly aware of this.
* TookALevelInKindness: Retroactive example -- [[spoiler:she used to be quite the AnnoyingYoungerSibling to Tenma, until her encounter with Harima changed her life]].
* TsurimeEyes: A subversion or a double? Considering her childhood personality, it makes sense.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Harima. In the manga, [[spoiler:they don't. He goes for Eri instead. [[GainaxEnding Probably]]]].
* YamatoNadeshiko: A quiet and polite japanese schoolgirl that you should still beware of.

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[[folder:Sarah]]
!!Sarah Adiemus
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukariFukui (JP) and Creator/GwendolynLau (EN)

Yakumo's best friend, a British exchange student and part-time nun.
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* BigDamnHeroes: She saved Yakumo from a dog, forging their friendship.
* FriendshipMoment: Saving Yakumo from a dog.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yakumo.
* NunsAreMikos: Yep. "Part-time nun" sums it up.

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[[folder:Satsuki]]
!!Satsuki Tawaraya
->'''Voiced by:''' MariyaIse (JP) and Creator/CheramiLeigh (EN)

A member of the nascent women's basketball team.
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* BigEater: She can eat multiple ''family-size'' meals in a single sitting.
* CaptainErsatz: Of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'s'' Tatsuki Arisawa.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Asou (who once coached the nascent team until Anegasaki-sensei came in).
%%* PassionateSportsGirl
* PrecociousCrush: To Asou, which once made her unable to play for a short while until he turns her down.

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!!Class 2-D

[[folder:Harry]]
!!Harry Mackenzie
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (JP) and Creator/JasonLiebrecht (EN)

American exchange student. His name sounds like Harima's when pronounced in Japanese. Actually has quite a bit in common with Harima besides that, too. Popular with the ladies.
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* TheAce: Handsome, charming, strong in a fight.
* BadassBiker: Early mentions of him are that he rides a bike and kicks ass. This leads to confusion with [[NamesTheSame Harima Kenji]], who does the same.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* CharClone: Visually resembles Char's Quattro Bajina persona from ''Anime/ZetaGundam''... and his bike is gold, just like Quattro's Hyaku Shiki.
* ChekhovsGunman: His name is first heard in episode 1 leading Harima to think that he passed.
* CoolShades: Red shades, making him resemble [[CharClone Quattro Bajina]].
* {{Expy}}: see CharClone.

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[[folder:Lara]]
!!Lara Gonzalez
->'''Voiced by:''' YuuKobayashi (JP) and MonicaRial (EN)

Mexican exchange student and Karen's wrestling rival.
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%%* BigEater
* BoobsOfSteel: Imadori wouldn't be interested in her if she weren't well-endowed. And she wouldn't be able to kick his ass if it weren't for this trope.
* ButNotTooForeign: It's implied she's half-Japanese.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She is first seen wrestling a masked Tenma, who volunteered to become Karen's substitute so she can go on her date with Imadori.
** Even earlier, she is shown in the ending credit sequence.
%%* ExpositoryHairstyleChange
* {{Expy}}: Like much of her class, an Expy for a Gundam character. In this case, Lalah Sune.
* FriendlyEnemy: Her antagonism toward Karen softened during the show's run.
* HiddenDepths: Harry once caught her doing cheerleading routines hidden from everyone's view. When she was doing it in the open earlier, everyone thought she was doing it against her will [[EmotionlessGirl given her lack of expression]].
* HotBlooded: Rare female example. She ''shouts'' nearly everything she says.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Exceptionally tall.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tends to be incredibly abusive and callous in response to the slightest provocation, but shows a soft side every now and then, especially towards Karen, her self-proclaimed rival. And to be fair, some of her victims did deserve a beating.
* MommyIssues: She initially hated Karen with a passion because the latter shared the same name as her mother, who abandoned her at an early age.
* NoIndoorVoice: Yells most of her lines.
* NoSocialSkills: Her aggressive attitude tends to scare others away. It doesn't help that she is tall and very intimidating, in addition to being visibly foreign and unfamiliar with Japanese customs. On the flipside of things, she does tone this down during her date with Imadori.
* PerpetualFrowner: So much so that Imadori risked getting his ass beat just so he can make her smile.
* RousingSpeech: She convinced her team to play against the Outlaw basketball team.
-->'''Lara:''' Why have we been practicing? For honor? For glory? No, for victory!
* SpicyLatina: HotBlooded, NoIndoorVoice, and quick to fight.
* WhenSheSmiles: She can be very charming when she does smile.

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[[folder:Tougo]]
!!Masakazu Tougo
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP) and TravisWillingham (EN)

Class Representative of 2-D. He tends to burst into long inspirational speeches. His father is a diplomat, so he brags he's been to the United States. His younger sister Haruna is a friend of Yakumo. Possesses great charisma and can talk people to doing his bidding quite easily.
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* ClassRepresentative: He primarily uses his position to whip his class into a frenzy.
* {{Expy}}: Like Harry, he is like a black-haired [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamStardustMemory Anavel Gato]].
** He looks a bit like [[UruseiYatsura Shutaro Mendou]], too.
* HeyThatsMyLine: His main method of stealing Hanai's thunder.
* HotBlooded: See him "whip his class into a frenzy."
* LargeHam: With extra ham on the side. Its impossible to find a single line he speaks where he ''isn't'' hamming it up (which is annoying to Harima, since that often cuts in on his hamboning time)
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[{{Eagleland}} Oh say can't you see,]] [[NationalAnthem by the dawn's early light...]]''
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: In the manga especially, he's drawn more like the shonen heroes he's designed to parody.
* RousingSpeech: He's really good at this but sometimes [[CharacterFilibuster goes overboard]].
* ShirtlessScene: Intentionally. He loves his physique.
* SitcomArchnemesis: To Hanai.
* TestosteronePoisoning: His courage to take on things head on is almost [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidal]].
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: InUniverse -- When the school play starts going haywire, he thinks it's a glorious avant-garde performance.

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[[folder:Tennouji]]
!!Noboru Tennouji
->'''Voiced by:''' Tomoyuki Shimura (JP) and Creator/SonnyStrait (EN)

Delinquent extraordinaire and Harima's nemesis.
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%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* TheBrute
* {{Gonk}}: Especially compared to handsome Harry, masculine Tougou, and sexy Lara.
* TeamRocketWins: beats Harima once when the latter was in despair after finding out Tenma liked Karasuma.
** VictoryIsBoring: However, because Harima was undergoing a HeroicBSOD, he was unable to enjoy it
* [[UglyGuysHotDaughter Ugly Guy's Adorable Sister]]: His little sister Mio, who, ironically, has a crush on Harima's younger brother Shuuji.

[[/folder]]

!!Yagami High Faculty

[[folder:Itoko]]
!!Itoko Osakabe
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuAsakawa (JP) and Creator/StephanieYoung (EN)

Harima's cousin and Physics teacher. Considered the hottest chick in school.
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* ActionGirl: During the war arc, she gets annoyed with "Eri" curb-stomping everyone, so she grabs a sniper rifle and decides to even the playing field.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Intelligent, composed, sarcastic and distant.
%%* BeautyMark
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Older Cousin]]: Functions as one towards Harima, more so when he had to stay at her place.
* HotTeacher: ... ''look at her''. Leads to many students falling for her.
* LadyOfWar: Is left alone by "Eri" during the war arc because she is a "flower blooming on the battle field."
* TheyCallMeMrTibbs: Constantly reminds her cousin to call her Itoko-sensei at school.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Youko]]
!!Youko Sasakura
->'''Voiced by:''' Akiko Kurumado (JP, season 1), Creator/AyaHirano (JP, season 2 and OVA) and Lydia Mackay (EN)

Art teacher and childhood friend of Itoko.
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* HotTeacher: Has a fanclub almost as large as Itoko.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Itoko. It starts with her painting Itoko in the nude, but apparently they also go on long drives and take vacations together.

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[[folder:Anegasaki]]
!!Tae Anegasaki
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (JP) and Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)

The school nurse and the closest the school had for a women's basketball coach.
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%%* HelloNurse
* HospitalHottie: Half the boys in the school mysteriously got injured the day she showed up.
* HotForStudent: Has a crush on Harima... maybe.
* SchoolNurse: Complete with the giving students love advice.
* ShipperOnDeck: She is careful to explain to Eri that nothing happened between her and Harima.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: Eri & Yakumo, eat your hearts out.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tani]]
!!Hayato Tani
->'''Voiced by:''' Makoto Yasumura (JP) and Creator/KentWilliams (EN)

2-C's Homeroom teacher with a major crush on Anegasaki-sensei.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: When he gets pissed, he's terrifying.
* ButtMonkey: The universe is extremely unkind to him
* MistakenForGay: A running gag with Harima.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Koorimaru]]
!!Koorimaru
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP) and Jim Fonda (EN)

The school's PE teacher.
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* AnimalMotifs: The gorilla.
* TheBigGuy: Of the teachers, as befits his status as PE teacher.
* DrillSergeantNasty: The coach variant.

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