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- Five-Man Band
- The Hero / The Big Guy - Maki
- The Chick - Mina
- The Lancer - Michiru
- The Leader - Yuu (oddly enough)
- Tagalong Kid - Renge
- The Sixth Ranger - Shinnosuke
Aikawa MakiThe main character, a quiet schoolgirl standing around 6' who just loves fighting.
- Berserk Button: ANYTHING bad being done to her friends, especially Mina.
- Blood Knight
- Boobs of Steel: quite busty as well as strong
- Broken Bird
- Huge Schoolgirl
- Idiot Hero
- Kick Chick
- Marshmallow Hell: To Mina at least, it's Heaven!
- Oblivious to Love: Mina, Shinnosuke, and Juiletta all have a thing for her. However, she seems to find love too forgien or is just not really looking for a relation. She has oddly teased Sakiyama about oweing her a kiss.
- Red-Headed Heroine
Nakanotomi Mina.A girl from a wealthy family who hangs out with the rest of the main cast despite going to a different school
- Big "NO!": Virtually her Catch Phrase in the manga
- D-Cup Distress: She's embarrassed by the attention her breasts bring her.
- Gag Boobs 103 cm/ 40.5 inches!
- Gainax Bounce: especially in the end credits
- Use Your Head: When Julietta tried to take Maki, she full on headbutt him, this is possibly the first time she actually ATTACKS someone.
Takigawa YuuThe tanned-skin lead of the bunch. Normally seen with Michiru.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Informed Ability: Michiru mentions Yuu knows karate. However, she never shows this off much due to Maki being the muscle.
- Jerkass: poor Mina!
- Those Two Guys: With Michiru
Kawamoto MichiruYuu's best friend.
Renge:The shortest yet loudest of the bunch. Serves as the main commentator.
- Balloon Belly: Due to being the biggest eater.
- Big Eater
- Cute but Cacophonic: Shes cute but loud as hell.
- Hidden Depths: Seems to have psychic powers, able to locate her friends from across town.
- Marshmallow Hell: a frequent recipient either to her delight or dismay
- Morality Pet: to Sakiyami Kaori
- Strong Family Resemblance: She has two little sisters that look exactly like her.
Tokita ShinnosukeFirst appeared: Ch 6 (episode 3 in the anime). Fights with a sectioned staff
- All Love Is Unrequited: He has a crush on Maki, not that she's either aware of it or reciprocates it.
- Defeat Means Friendship: With Maki
- Dogged Nice Guy: With Maki (again)
- Drunken Boxing: Learns this after Tsukio broke his staff.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He can be seen just as jealous as Mina during Episode 6, where everyone thought Maki's father was her lover.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Gains a temporary one after Tsukio managed to rid him of his tri-pronged staff.
- Put on a Bus: Immediately following the pro-wrestling arc, Shinnosuke travels to India to grow stronger, stating he won't return until he's stronger than Maki. He gets a brief cameo in Episode 26, where he is about to fight a massive tiger, but otherwise is not seen.
- Unwanted Harem: Yuu and Michiru both want him.
Sakiyama KaoriAspiring supermodel. Her first encounter was when Maki & friends inadvertantly ruined Kaori's photoshoot
- Butt Monkey Ah! poor Kaori, can't seem to catch a break, can she?
- Boobs of Steel: looks quite busty despite measuring 86cm/34inches & she can kick a decent amount of ass
- Handicapped Badass: Deaf in one ear
- Large Ham
- No Indoor Voice
- Screaming Warrior
Aikawa MioriMaki's younger half-sister. Wants to show she can be as good as her father and Maki.
Mishima ReichiA BMX-themed fighter who has a crush on Mina
- All Love Is Unrequited: Has a large crush on Mina, but she only has eyes for Maki.
- Improbable Weapon User: His bike.
- Marshmallow Hell: Repeatedly, courtesy of Mina in the Black-Suited Gentleman Arc.
Saeki ShiroMaki and Miori's dad. Owns a gym and a bit of a bumbling father.
- Defeat Means Friendship: A bit of a subversion. He was defeated by Julietta to keep him from Maki but does hang out with him sometimes. He does however constantly warn Julietta he can't have Maki.
- Papa Wolf: Does generally care for his daughters.
- Teen Pregnancy: Was 15 when Maki was born.
- The Worf Effect: Not as bad as Tsukio or Lucha but sometimes.
The other Street fighters Maki & her friends encounter
LuchamasterA mask wearing Lucha-themed brawler
- Large Ham: Is he ever!
- Rousing Speech: Tends to give these, especially due to his large harm tendencies.
- The Worf Effect: Has been defeated by a few people during the course of the series.
Minaguchi YukiRanked the 4th strongest in the rankings. Yuki fights with sharp nails. was the first person to outrightDEFEAT MAKI.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Does this to SAKIYAMA KAORI; taking her down with a single slap.
- Early-Bird Cameo: See the woman in the intro who has Maki by the face? Thats Yuki.
- Femme Fatalons: Her nails are her main weapon, the cuts left by them are on par with razors.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Maki ends up making her do this. As a result, she gets serious and quickly becomes the scariest foe Maki has ever faced since JULIETTA
- Rival Team Up: Teams up with Maki to fight the Eternal. Is eventually defeated which leaves Maki to fight alone.
- The Stoic: Shes almost always emotionless.
- Not So Stoic: While she never yells or loses her cool, Maki knows she loves to fight.
- Wham Shot: Manages to break Maki's signature Air Spin Driver, much to everyone's surprise.
Sakamoto JuliettaMaki's stalker, known for his freakish strength and works as a ghost writer.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Claims he will marry Maki.
- Rape as Drama: Has tried to rape Maki twice. He came close the second time as signaled by her struggles but was stopped by a well-placed kick to the groin.
- Super Strength: His main style is simply strong kicks that seem completely nonchalant to most people. Capable of sending people through walls, roofs, and kick a man into a building from across the street.
- Stalker with a Crush
Sanpaigita KaiA pro wretler who fights similar to Maki. Wants to fight her again after being defeated by her once.
- Can't Catch Up: Wants to fight Maki again but has a worse win-loss record than her.
- Friendly Rival: Is one of Maki's kinder "rivals" because the loss doesn't effect her much.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Defeats Sakiyama and her former trainer in a tag-team match.
- The Worf Effect: In her introductory arc, she fights Maki to a standstill, only losing due to technical submission. During the Fukamichi Ranking arc, she loses to Kinjiro (granted, she did only lose narrowly), someone Maki beat with only a bit of difficulty.
Taketsugu TsukioA construction worker whose the resident Butt Monkey.
- Calling Your Attacks: When he did, it made him seem like an Expy of Kenshiro.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Reichi.
- Iron Butt Monkey: He can hold his own in a fight, but hes not just almost dirt poor and easily ignored.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Using a jackhammer so much allowed him to throw an onslaught of punches. The speed and strength allowed him to punch holes in a wall.
- The Worf Effect: Lost at least 3-4 times during the series run; he usually loses to opponents about to face Maki to show their strength, only for Maki to beat them with ease; showing her growth over the course of the series.
The League of Black-suited GentlemenA gang from Hokkaido that menace Maki's friends from Ep 9-11
- Adapted Out: Kinjiro develops feelings for Maki due to her being different from other girls in the manga, in the anime, this is not mentioned.
- Affectionate Nickname: Kinjiro is called "Kin-chan" by Nagato and most of his subordinates.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Nagato is in love with Kinjiro, while Kinjiro only views him as a friend.
- Big Bad: Kitaida Kinjirou
- Expy: Kinjirou looks a bit like Kyo Kusanagi doesn't he?
- First Kiss: Nagato steals Kinjiro's
- Giant Mook: Sayama & Nagato
- He-Man Woman Hater: Kinjiro
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Kinjirou. So much he actually harmed Lucha Master's ear
- Mr. Seahorse: Nagato, if he's to be believed
- Straight Gay: Nagato
- Those Two Bad Guys: Hanae & Takashima, Maki faced them in Ep. 1
- We Have Reserves
Matoba HanamiAppears in Ep: 12 A former student of the school Sakayami Kaori went to. Responsible for the attack that left Kaori deaf in one ear.
The EternalTop ranked Street Fighter