Characters / Ashita no Nadja

The character sheet for Ashita no Nadja.

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     Dandelion Troupe 

Nadja Applefield

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Mariana Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish), Pilar Aguado (European Spanish)

George "Leader" Haskill

Voiced by: Kazuya Ichijo (Japanese), Mario Sauret and Rafael Rivera (Latin-American Spanish), Salvador Serrano (European Spanish)

Anna "Grandmother" Petrova

Voiced by: Hisako Kyoda (Japanese), Adriana Casas (Latin-American Spanish), Mercedes Espinosa (European Spanish)

  • Eyes Always Shut: They only open when she is shocked or using her crystal ball.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: If the sketch George found in episode 34 is accurate, Anna could have been Sylvie's twin in her youth.
  • Nice Hat: She makes a sort-of living out of making those alongside being a member of the Dandelion Troupe.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Tiny, tiny lady and the oldest of the group
  • Team Mom: She's the one who keeps the finances of the group in order, as clearly seen in the Paris episode.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Aside of making hats, she's a great seamstress who teaches Nadja to use a sewing machine so she can make her own dresses. She's so good that she takes Colette's completely torn Pimped-Out Dress and manages to sew the top into a new white gown for Nadja.

Sylvie Alte

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (Japanese), Patricia Hanidez (Latin-American Spanish), Gema Carballedo (European Spanish)

  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit.
  • Beauty Mark: She has two under her left eye.
  • Broken Bird: Milder example. She's very kind and sweet, but has a very painful past
  • Cool Big Sis: Nadja's, as she's the one who gives her more direct tips on dancing (even if she's a bit of a Stern Teacher) and hears her love woes.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: On top of being a really pretty woman, she's an incredibly talented singer and her specific on-stage work is performing beautiful songs.
  • Love Hurts: She's in love with a man who clearly cares for her, but cannot romantically love her back.

Thomas O'Brian

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Ernesto Lezama and Gabriel Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish), José María Carrero (European Spanish)

Abel Geiger

Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki (Japanese), Rubén León (Latin-American Spanish), Pepe Carabias (European Spanish)

Rita Rossi

Voiced by: Ikue Otani (Japanese), Circe Luna (Latin-American Spanish), Marta Sáinz (European Spanish)

Kennosuke Tsurugi

Voiced by: Reiko Kiuchi (Japanese), Luis Fernando Orozco en Mayra Arellano (Latin-American Spanish), Diana Torres (European Spanish)

Cream and Chocolate

  • Dye Hard: In-Universe. It's revealed in episode 14 that Chocolate is naturally white; George colors him black for publicity purposes.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: They're said to be twin brothers; they're distinguished by the fact that Cream's white and Chocolate's black (although Chocolate's dyed).
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: They're perpetually tiny lions with full manes. And they're super-friendly.
  • Series Mascot: The lions in the Dandelion Troupe logo are them (but bigger).

     Applefield Orphanage 

Miss Applefield

Voiced by: Guadalupe Noel and Catalina Músquiz (Latin-American Spanish) Pepa Agudo (European Spanish)

Rosemary Applefield

Voiced by: Rumi Shishido (Japanese), Karla Falcón and Mayra Arellano (Latin-American Spanish), Margot Lago (European Spanish)

Oliver Campbell

Voiced by: Yuko Tachibana (Japanese), Isabel Romo and Circe Luna (Latin-American Spanish), Blanca Rada (European Spanish)


Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Mayra Arellano (Latin-American Spanish), Miriam Valencia (European Spanish)


     Preminger family 

Count Preminger

Voiced by: Eiji Maruyama (Japanese), José Luis Castañeda and Federico Romano (Latin-American Spanish), Rafael Calvo (European Spanish)

Colette Preminger

Voiced by: Reiko Yasuhara (Japanese), Diana Pèrez (Latin-American Spanish), Carolina Tak (European Spanish)

Hermann Preminger

Voiced by: Issei Futamata (Japanese), Víctor Covarrubias (Latin-American Spanish), Carlos López (European Spanish)

Hilda Preminger

Voiced by: Catalina Músquiz (Latin-American Spanish)


Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Christian Strempler (Latin American Spanish)

     Harcourt family 

Count Harcourt

Francis Harcourt

Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese), Christian Strempler (Latin-American Spanish), Juan Navarro (European Spanish)

Keith Harcourt

Voiced by: Moegi Nishizawa (Japanese), Christian Strempler (Latin-American Spanish), Juan Navarro (European Spanish)

  • Rebel Prince: All that's known about him is that he walked out on the family after the death of the Countess aka his and Francis's mother.
  • Walking Spoiler: Those who want to know who he actualy is should see Black Rose

Emma Queensbury

  • Nice Hat: She loves those, and thus she often asks Grandma Anna to make her some
  • Parental Substitute: When her older sister aka the mom of Francis and Keith died, she helped raise the kids.

     Other noble people 

Leonardo Cardinale

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Gabriel Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish), Ramón González (European Spanish)

Thierry Rothschild

Voiced by: Yuuta Mochizuki (Japanese), Benjamín Rivera (Latin-American Spanish), Pepe Carabias (European Spanish)

Julietta Sartori

Voiced by: Miki Ito (Japanese), Circe Luna (Latin American Spanish)

  • The Ojou: She's the Spoiled Sweet type from head to toe, since despite her wealth she's never stuck up.
  • Pink Is Feminine - Princesses Prefer Pink: All of Julietta's dresses and accessories are in pink.
  • Shipper on Deck: Subverted, she does NOT tell Nadja to go for one love interest over another. She just says "choose the guy YOU want for yourself, NOT the one you feel obligued to like back!"

Marianne Hamilton

Voiced by: Fuuko Misaki (Japanese), Diana Pérez (Latin American Spanish)

  • Brutal Honesty: She never sugarcoats her words
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Yes, she's proud and rather snobbish. But she truly loves Francis and worries for his sake, never lies to Nadja and even supports her claims, and once she sees that Francis does love Nadja, she quietly leaves.
  • Nice Hat: Often wears a very cute blue one
  • True Blue Femininity: Her most usual dress is a light blue one
  • Shipper on Deck: As the pragmatic person she is, she ships Nadja with Keith. That way, Nadja will be out of the race for Francis's affections but with someone who does care for her as well.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Tearfully snaps on Nadja when Francis is imprisoned and she can't convince him to reveal that he's not Keith.
  • Unrequited Tragic Maiden: She's a more proud version of this trope, being sincerely in love with Francis despite Nadja's appearance. And plays it totally straight in the end.

Sophia Gonzalez

Voiced by: Belinda Martínez (Latin-American Spanish)

Fernando Gonzalez

Voiced by: Naozumi Takahashi (Japanese), Mónica Villaseñor (Latin-American Spanish), Rosa Vivas (European Spanish)

  • Spoiled Brat: A completely unlikeable rich boy, who treats everyone around him like shit and specially a cute little maid who likes him a lot. That maid is Rosemary.

Antonio Fabiani

Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa (Japanese), Armando Coria (Latin-American Spanish), José María Carrero (European Spanish)

  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He might be a Jerk Ass, but he truly loves his mother as he occasionaly sends her expensive gifts.
  • Gold Digger: Despite being very rich already, he's hinted to be at first interested in Julietta solely because of her Blue Blood. Julietta herself seems to be scared of him, and Nadja immediately calls him out on it.
  • Jerk Ass <- -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not completely evil, but he's incredibly jaded and cynical and he doesn't exactly defrost when Nadja hangs around him.
  • Loan Shark: All but stated to be this, if not bordering on Corrupt Corporate Executive. it turns out to be vital, as one of the people who owe him money? Hermann Preminger.
  • Self-Made Man: From an orphan who helped his mother to survive in the canals of Venice, to a very rich tycoon
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Was rather sweet and nice a a boy, but his heart hardened as he learned to survive in the outside world.


Harvey Livingston

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Rafael Pacheco (Latin-American Spanish), José María Carrero (Spain)

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Seems to be this, as he looks like a slob but is pretty good at his job.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Nothing can stop this guy when he focuses on interesting deals, and his dream is to interview Black Rose the Gentleman Thief. Which is fulfilled towards the end.
  • Promotion to Parent: Has raised his little brother T.J for several years
  • The Smart Guy: Extremely good at gathering information, and very aware of the social happenings around him.

T.J Livingston

Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese), Mayra Arellano (Latin-American Spanish), Marta Sáinz (European Spanish)


Raphael the Troubadour

Voiced by: Yuuta Mochizuki (Japanese), Rafael Rivera (Latin American Spanish), Juan Navarro (European Spanish)

The Black Rose Thief aka Keith Harcourt

Christian Strand

Voiced by: Yuusuke Oguri (Japanese), Gabriel Ortiz (Latin American Spanish), Mariano García (European Spanish)

  • Adorkable: Boy, is he ever
  • Butt Monkey: He's kind of a shrimp, physically speaking. And has very bad luck.
  • Cute Bookworm: Christian is well-read, soft, spoken, and incredibly smart.
  • Mister Exposition: He knows lots of things, and isn't shy about letting people know that.

John Whittard

Voiced by: Naoki Yanagi (Japanese), Irwin Daayán (Latin American Spanish), Luis Vicente Ivars (European Spanish)

Jose Rodriguez

Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese), Héctor Moreno (Latin-American Spanish), Jaime Roca (European Spanish)


Voiced by: Rika Fukami (Japanese), Maggie Vera (Latin-American Spanish), Carmen Podio (European Spanish)


  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She was betrayed in the past by her disciple Carmen, and as such she really dislikes people. It takes Nadja a whole episode to get her to even watch her Flamenco dancing.
  • Grumpy Old Woman: As mentioned above, such a terrible experience left her as a borderline alcoholic and very embittered.

Stefan Geiger

  • Ill Boy: He's seen in a wheelchair, and was left like that by a terrible illness.
  • Mysterious Parent: He talks a lot about his beloved but lost father, whom he loves a lot and misses terribly, but nobody knows who said said dad is. He turns out to be Abel.

Maria Geiger

  • Good Parents: She loves and cares for Stefan a lot.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: She realizes that her still loved but long-lost husband Abel is the Sad Clown from the Dandelion Troupe, even calling him "darling" when she put two and two together, but with some quiet gestures Abel hushes her and lets her know that even when he loves her and Stefan, he doesn't want to reveal his identity. She tearfully complies.

Rosso and Bianco

Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Rosso, Japanese), Kazunari Kojima (Bianco, Japanese); César Soto (Rosso, Latin-American Spanish), Ismael Castro (Bianco, Latin-American Spanish) ; Luis Vicente Ivars (Rosso, European Spanish), Ramón González (Bianco, European Spanish)

  • Butt Monkeys: While at times they can be truly dangerous, they end up comically failing more than once.
  • The Dog Bites Back: When Herman betrays them and they actually get to talk to Nadja, they pull a Heel–Face Turn and tell Nadja where to find their reports to him. That totally trashes Hermann's plans.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They're Hermann's informants and spies, who cause the fire that burns down the Applefield Orphanage looking for Nadja and later manage to steal her brooch and give it to their boss and Rosemary.