A character sheet for Kaori, Aoi, and the other inhabitants of the Sakuraba house in Ai Yori Aoshi. (Characters listed are sorted roughly in order of appearance)
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Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (JP), Dave Wittenberg (EN)
Kaoru is a college student and exile from the Hanabishi house. Having endured years of physical and emotional abuse from his grandfather, he made the choice to break free and move out on his own.
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)
Aoi is one of the living heirs to the Sakuraba dry goodsnote fortune. She had kept a Childhood Marriage Promise to Kaoru, even though her own parents were against the idea after he ran away from the Hanabishis. A chance encounter on a train has reunited them, and she has vowed to uphold her promise to stay with Kaoru for the rest of her life.
Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu (JP), Lia Sargent (EN)
Miyabi is Aoi's guardian. She is very strict about upholding the Sakuraba house's honor, and makes it a point to tell Kaoru and Aoi to hide their relationship from the public.
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
Tina is an American-born college student who has lived in the Kyushu region for most of her life (so much so, that she's almost completely forgotten how to speak English).
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Philece Sampler (EN)
Taeko is a close friend of Tina and belongs to the same photography club where Tina and Kaoru are members. She seems to have a very unlucky streak (mostly involving tripping over things), and has been unable to hold down any kind of permanent job because of this, until pleas from Aoi and friends convince Miyabi to allow her to work as a maid.
A ferret that Tina buys for the house, though he becomes far more attached to Miyabi.
Voiced by: Sayaka Narita (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)
Mayu, like Aoi, is the daughter of a prestigious businessman. And also like Aoi, she has been in love with Kaoru ever since she was little. She spends a lot of time bickering with Tina.
Voiced by: Haruko Momoi (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)
Taeko's cousin, who lives by the beach. First appears in volume 7 (anime episode 16).