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Characters: Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
Character sheets for various characters in Baka and Test here. Potential spoilers ahead, you have been warned.

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Akihisa "Aki" Yoshii

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (JP) and Josh Grelle (EN)

The biggest idiot in the world (according to the majority of the cast) and somehow the main protagonist. Though a consistent failure in tests, his one major advantage is that this gives his Summoned Being a special ability to interact with physical objects and dodge attacks by other Beings. Unfortunately, this also causes him to be drafted by various teachers to do their grunt work. Currently lives on his own due to his parents' overseas work and his sister studying in Harvard (though she later came back), and usually has meals consisting of water and condiments due to his habit of spending what little allowance he gets on video games.
  • Friend to All Children: He says children quickly take a liking to him.
  • Gibberish of Love: Sometimes a cause of him in getting into trouble with the two girls. One particularly hilarious example is when he got invited to Kirishima's place to study with the gang. He saw Mizuki sporting a ponytail, which caught him by surprise so much he wanted to say "Himeji's so cute today, that my mind is about to explode just looking at you!" He instead said "Himeji's so dead today!"
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: He calls upon these two on occasion to weigh the outcomes and make the decision.
  • Guilty Pleasure: In the manga, he admits to himself that he cannot help but buy video games and manga even if they consume a very large portion of what little allowance he has.
  • The Hero
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His summon wields a Bokken.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Yuuji.
  • Hidden Depths: Is a superb cook. Has also shown that he can be fairly smart if he actually puts effort into studying.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He keeps telling Yuuji to take notice of Shouko already. Despite the fact he can't notice two girls liking him.
  • I Am Not Right-Handed: Subverted—he believed he could win a Summoned Being battle because nobody knows he's actually left-handed. The result was less than optimal. Funnily enough, the outcome of the battle leads said opponent to underestimate him when they battle six months later in a Japanese History match in Volume 10.
  • Idiot Hero: Dear God, yes. Though he starts to grow out of his idiocies over time.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Apparently thinks homosexuality is wrong (and initially didn't even believe it was real), yet has no problem with confessing to Hideyoshi, buying fanservice-y pictures of him from Kouta, or getting a nosebleed from seeing him topless. He frequently mistakes him as one of the two token girls in class together with Mizuki, although at times he also considers Minami as one. At other times he ignores Hideyoshi's true gender altogether.
    • In the light novels he does acknowledge that Hideyoshi is a guy, but for some reason treats him like a girl anyway. An offhand remark in volume 8 even confirms that, yeah, he feels it is okay if it’s Hideyoshi.
    • As of Volume 10, Akihisa finally admitted that Hideyoshi is "cool".
  • Indy Ploy: Despite his Too Dumb to Live tendencies he is very good at coming up with good tactics on the fly.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Has Mizuki's best interests at heart, but thinks thinks she may not return his kindness. So he thinks.
  • Limit Break: His summon has one. He smashes the ground with his wooden sword, breaking the scenery. The enemy summon is then engulfed in light, suspending them and draining their points. He then rushes the enemy, unleashing a flurry of attacks and slashes, sending the target flying.
  • Meaningful Name: Yoshii means "righteous"/"good"/"good luck" (the first two definitely apply to Akihisa; the latter is the total opposite of his life, unless one counts his Unwanted Harem).
  • Mundane Utility: His special Summoned Being is like a part of him. His teachers make good use of this—penalty in the form of boring chores.
  • Nice Guy
  • Nice Guys Finish Last: He's one of the nicest guys you can meet (depending on who you ask), and because of it, practically everything he has done backfires on him. Although it has its benefits.
  • Nosebleed: Just not at Kouta's level yet.
  • Oblivious to Love: Because he's an Idiot Hero, even Mizuki's more overt romantic advances don't translate correctly to him.
    • The ironic thing is he is oblivious to Mizuki's romantic advances on him despite the fact that he has a crush on her. Instead, he thinks that Mizuki has a crush on Yuuji.
    • Akihisa is also is the only one of the guys who is oblivious to Kubo's feelings for him.
    • It should be noted that in the light novels, the possibility of Mizuki and Minami liking him has crossed his mind before. It's just that he usually dismisses it as a delusion, believing they couldn't like someone like him.
  • Perpetual Poverty: 1/64th cup ramen cuts as lunch, salt water (main course) with sugar water (side dish) meals and cold water showers are some of the miseries caused by how broke he is.
  • Patient Childhood Love Interest: To Mizuki.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: Happens once, when Mizuki kissed him. He doesn't snap out of it for hours.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Since his summon can interact with the real world, it can do some ecchi things like take photos of girls in the baths. Subverted in two ways: first, he has to have a summon field (which means getting a teacher's permission) and, second, if he can summon so can the people he's peeping on, which leads to...pain.
  • Shipper on Deck: Actively encourages the Yuuji/Shouko pairing.
  • Shoot the Messenger: Basically it goes like this,
    Yuuji: Akihisa go declare war on Class N.
    [Akihisa comes back beaten up and humiliated]
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With his older sister Akira—he's idiotic but can cook; she's brilliant but can't cook.
  • Supreme Chef: He's responsible for preparing the meals in his home. Gourmet-class meals, in fact.
    • It has been discussed that he could launch a professional career with that sort of talent.
  • Synchronization: Being the "Probationary Student" ostensibly meaning he inspects how effective punishments are firsthand: his avatar is the only one that can become tangible and he feels whatever it feels.
  • That Came Out Wrong: More or less half of what he tells people.
  • This Loser Is You
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Shouko threw the match for him in the first season's finale so he would get his wish to have Himeji retake the test. But Himeji doesn't want to leave him and thus all his efforts are wasted.
  • Too Dumb to Live: All the time. One extreme case is spending most of what little allowance he has on video games instead of food.
    • The best one has to be he's a member of the FFF, guys who can't get girls and will kill anyone who does including their own. Akihisa also happens to be ranked first rate inquisitor and is the Chick Magnet...Pass the Popcorn.
  • Twice Shy: With Mizuki.
  • Unknown Rival: Shouko considers him a rival for Yuuji's heart. As usual, he's oblivious.
  • Unwanted Harem: He has five people that like him—Mizuki, Minami, Hazuki, Toshimitsu and even Akira.
    • As of the light novels, he gains a sixth doter in the form of—yesHideyoshi.
    • And Hideyoshi's sister Yuuko too.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Yuuji—they may hurl insults at each other, fight constantly, and be willing to sacrifice the other to save themselves when the situation isn't that serious, but will instantly join forces once there's real trouble.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In the anime.
  • We Need a Distraction: Akihisa's role is doing the distracting. Usually it doesn't end well for him.
  • With Friends Like These...: The torment he gets from his friends would make any person quit being friends with them. He, on the other hand, puts up with it, much to our benefit.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Akihisa has so many potential love interests that other characters and some readers wonder how he managed it.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Meido, repeatedly.
    • Mizuki seems to like him dressing up in a schoolgirl uniform.
    • So much so that it has its own persona, "Aki-chan". A few girls are head over heels for "her".
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Pulled it off in the first OVA against two Jerkass students insulting Class F's Maid Cafe. It works. And he's dressed in a maid outfit.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Mizuki and Minami think he's cute in girl's clothing. Even Hideyoshi thinks so. He doesn't take these compliments very well.

Yuuji Sakamoto

Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (JP) and Scott Freeman (EN)

Self-appointed Representative of Class F and a close friend of Akihisa. Despite his low grades, he's quite the brilliant tactician and strategist, and always thinks up of plans to beat enemy classes.
  • All According to Plan: ZigZagged for comedic effect, but he always acts like things are going as planned.
  • Almighty Janitor: In the manga and light novels it's shown that when he does study he makes for at least a Class B-caliber student.
  • Always Someone Better: To Akihisa.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is Class F's Class Representative, so naturally, he's one of their best fighters.
  • Berserk Button: Never, EVER make fun of Shouko's dream.
  • Big Good: For all intents and purposes, Yuuji, as Class F's representative, would technically be this.
  • Big "NO!": After he sees that his future self is completely "submissive" to Shouko.
  • Blatant Lies: And Akihisa falls for them. Every. Single. Time.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: He'd get a saying wrong every now and then. Akihisa always corrects him right after.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Really, if only he tried harder, he'd not only be a student of Class B caliber, he'd possibly be of Class A caliber. He is a Child Prodigy, after all.
  • Butt Monkey: Not as bad as Akihisa, of course.
  • Character Development: Twice, according to the story. Not as subtle as Akihisa's also.
    • First was when his sempais tried to bully Shouko who was only protecting him. He turned from an Insufferable Genius into a Brilliant, but Lazy hero.
    • Second was when Class A first defeated Class F. He still kept his Brilliant, but Lazy trait, but he's now showing some signs of being a Badass Bookworm. Although it's (supposedly) revealed that Shouko forced him to study or else they'll get married immediately.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Shouko.
  • Child Prodigy
  • Class Representative
  • Crippling Overspecialization: You want plans and strategies? He's your man. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that he'll successfully execute his own part when it comes to the studying. He realizes this and goes on to subvert it in time, to the point where his Summoned Being becomes one of the three best fighters statistically in Class F, and one of the better fighters overall.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead
  • Declaration of Protection: He won't admit it, but he did this for Shouko. He pulled a Big Damn Heroes moment to save Shouko from 3 boys who tried to bully her after she tried to stop them from writing some vicious lies on his PE clothing; he tried to come up with an excuse not to help, but in the end saves her. Although he tries to pass it off as nothing, Shouko is really touched by that action that she vows to his mother to marry him someday.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Does this TO TEACHERS.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: The Queer's Poll of Volume 10.5 displayed this. He's so popular that his comments were "censored". But since Yuuko is shown to be commenting in Akihisa's poll, Shouko might be responsible for some of these comments as well.
  • Fiery Redhead: Although he is usually cool and calculating, Yuuji can just as easily be loud and passionate.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Him marrying Shouko. He'll either concede in the end or be forcefully dragged to the altar. Volume 11 reveals that he wants to do it on his terms, not Shouko's.
  • Four Is Death: In one of the shorts, he was playing "The King Game" with the gang. As Shouko drew "King" and Yuuji drew 4, well, you know what happens next.
  • The Gadfly: Loves screwing with Akihisa.
  • General Ripper: Played for Laughs but he has no problem with using his fellow F Class students as cannon fodder against the enemy.
    Yuuji: “—In terms of fighting strength, the guys from F class aren’t worth weeping over, even if they’re used as baits or pawns.”
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His avatar's fighting style, and Yuuji himself is quite the capable fighter, too.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Wears pink boxers polka-dotted with red hearts. Akihisa just thinks he wears them because of Cool Biz.
  • Head Desk: He'd do this after Shouko says something off while they were still young. He can slam his head onto the desk so hard it shakes the entire classroom enough to make the blackboard fall down
    Shouko: In our entire class, I've got the biggest of the boobies.
    Yuuji: [slams his head on the desk]
  • Henpecked Husband: Shouko's. Well, the henpecking is supposed to be funny.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Akihisa.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Despite how much he may deny feelings for and run away from Shouko and her advances on a frequent basis, when Yuuji actually talks about his relationship with her, he makes it out like it's all his fault that she's fallen in love with a worthless guy like him.
    Yuuji: I want to set her free.
  • Insufferable Genius: As a kid. Does a 180 after that incident with Shouko when they were young.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Concerning Shouko.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He does have feelings for Shouko and cares a lot about her. However, he wants her free, as he felt he held her back for seven years.
  • Jack of All Stats: To the rest of Class F's main cast, kinda. Once he studied seriously following his first defeat, his grades rival those of Class B, and it is hinted that he could make grades of a Class A Caliber student as well. However, his primary contribution to the class wars is still making up plans and strategizing, and the rest of the students specialize in subjects where they can go toe-to-toe with him, or even potentially surpass him in. And of course, Mizuki Himeji beats him in about every subject, but Yuuji boasts better physical health and stamina and doesn't need to rest as much as her.
  • Keystone Army: If he's beaten, his class loses the war they're participating in.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Played with. It was part of his scheme to get back at two senior jerks who made fun of his class's Maid Cafe in the OVA. However, the first time he did it for Akihisa was played straight.
    • Played straight with Shouko, with a bit of hesitation at first, when they were young. He hatched up a plan to get three Grade 6 students He did not want Shouko to be involved whatsoever or else face transfer. But he also don't want to fight as he knows he'll lose to three upperclassmen. Cue a Battle in the Center of the Mind with his older self who's taunting him about just making excuses so he can save his own ass. He gets better, and saves Shouko. Too bad it had the effect he didn't absolutely want.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Bad things return to him. Lock up Akihisa to use him as a bait? Class F will just kill them both. Laughed at Akihisa for drinking Tabasco? Shouko swaps Akihisa's glass with his.
  • Limit Break: His summon simply turns one of its fists into a grenade, launching it at a target, dealing Massive Damage that is oftentimes a One-Hit Kill. Akihisa, Minami, and even Mizuki were victimized by this. The catch, however, is that it's accuracy is pretty low, requiring for the enemy to be distracted while he charges it up.
  • Marshmallow Hell: From Shouko in Episode 4 of Season 2. She does this to Yuuji to confirm once and for all whether or not he really doesn't find her attractive. Though Yuuji feebly denies he is enjoying it, his avatar leaping for joy (the upgraded Summons speak and reveal their summoners' thoughts and repressed feelings) reveals that Shouko's physical charms are not lost on him.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Besides wanting to "set her free", the reason why Yuuji can't reciprocate Shouko's feelings is the fact that he is horrified at her extreme efforts.
  • Not So Different: He and Akihisa are closer than they appear...not that type of closer but more along the lines of Butt Monkey, whipped, and well etc.
  • Official Couple: With Shouko, as of volume 11.
  • Only Sane Man: In regards to Hideyoshi's gender, he seems to be the only one who acknowledges the fact that Hideyoshi is a guy; though it seems like even he is starting to have doubts about that...
    Yuuji: To be honest, that face looks like a girl no matter what, but he’s a real man. But even if I say so, I've been wondering recently whether Hideyoshi was a real guy or not.
    Hideyoshi: I suddenly had a feeling that my last wall of defense collapsed for a moment there
    Yuuji: You must be mistaken. You’re probably tired, right?
  • Red-Headed Hero
  • Rousing Speech: He likes giving these to his classmates, such as decrying the IQ-based classification the school imposes upon its students.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: With Shouko. However, Shouko herself refuses to believe this, until Volume 11 when she suddenly got a competitor.
  • Ship Tease: With Shouko. Most characters—even Akihisaapprove of this.
    • While we're at it, let's count the number of moments between him and Akihisa.
  • The Smart Guy
  • The Snark Knight
  • The Strategist: For Class F. However, when the Second Years have to participate in a joint Summoning Wars with the Third Years, Nemoto acts as a Commander Contrarian to him, locking down his suggestions and essentially preventing him from being heard, with big consequences latter on.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Even if Class F wins a Summoned Being battle, Yuuji declines to penalize the losing class with a room exchange. He has his reasons—as he confided to Akihisa, he doesn't want his classmates to become complacent, at least not until they beat Class A.
    • Did this again in Volume 9 of the light novels. After they defeated Class C, they finally agreed to switch classrooms with them, but it didn't stop there. Class F promptly challenges Class E to a summoning war soon after, in which they, again, won. What did Yuuji do? Trade their superior Class C facilities with Class E, much to the surprise of the principal.
  • Tsundere: Type A towards Shouko.
  • Tranquil Fury: At the end of Volume 10, Yuuji is so angry at the principal for interfering with Muttsurini's last blow to Shouko (which would have resulted in the victory of Class F against Class A) to the point that he signaled Akihisa to prepare 4 dozen bats with nails and Hideyoshi to prepare a shovel (as the land at the back of the hill is rather hard) while chatting with the principal. Even Akihisa told the principal to go away in order to prevent staining the carpet with blood.
  • Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: Yuuji will not hesitate to cheat or manipulate his way to victory if he sees no other choice.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Akihisa—they frequently hurl insults on each other, but when troubles comes they're quick to join forces.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He wound up taking the role of a huge Chinese girl in Episode 2 of Season 2 courtesy of Shouko.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In Season 2, Episode 7, he knocks out Miharu with a karate chop, though it was weak and Played for Laughs.
  • Zerg Rush: Some of his plans thus far include sending more troops if the first few don't work, such as in Episode 12 of the anime and Episodes 5-7 of Season 2 (Volume 3 of the light novel).

Mizuki Himeji

Voiced by: Hitomi Harada (JP) and Alexis Tipton (EN)

One of the smartest students in Fumizuki, who got stuck in Class F after missing the placement exam due to a freak fever and thus automatically scored a zero. She's the meat shield that keeps Class F afloat in a Summoned Being battle. She has a crush on Akihisa, though he doesn't seem to notice, and tries to win him over with her cooking, but one bite is all it took to cause all her classmates to fear her dishes.
  • Almighty Janitor: She's got the power of a Class A student, but the poor girl got shoehorned to Class F for skipping out on placement exams.
  • Apologetic Attacker
  • Badass Adorable
  • Betty and Veronica: Betty to Minami's Veronica.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Big Damn Heroes: Class F would have certainly lost their first war with Class E had it not been for Mizuki's surgical strike.
  • The Big Girl: Both in combat style and horizontal figure despite being actually shorter than Minami.
  • BFS: Her avatar's Weapon of Choice.
  • Buxom Is Better: Much to Minami's horror. And Yuuji's, if Shouko is in the area while Himeji is wearing a bikini.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: In the manga, a can of beer (in the anime, spiked chocolate) is more than enough to get her tipsy and either go bold or on a full-blown yandere rampage.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Akihisa.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Gets jealous of Minami taking the lead against her towards Akihisa, and Hideyoshi, believe it or not.
  • Covert Pervert: She would enjoy watching Akihisa strip as punishment for not revealing his household secrets to the gang. She certainly would enjoy seeing him in drag, too.
    • Her avatar in the latter half of Episode 4 of Season 2 tried to uncover her perversion.
    • Also this from volume 7 of the novel:
    Mizuki: I think Minami-chan will use this chance to touch Akihisa-kun's chest and butt...that's too sneaky...
    Minami: Wh, what are you saying, Mizuki! How can I do such a thing—eh, what? What did you just say? Touching...Mizuki, what were you talking about...
    Mizuki: Ah! No, nothing! I'm not talking about touching him sneakily. Th, that... I'm just talking about improving the relationship with Akihisa-kun. I just said it wrongly!
    Minami: Mizuki..what were you planning to do to Aki...
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Not regarding subjects, but in terms of physical health and stamina, which means she must rest more often than other Class F members. This is a shared weakness with Class A of which she would have landed in had she not fallen ill during the entrance exam.
  • Cute and Psycho
  • Cute Bruiser
  • D-Cup Distress: She complains that her large breasts are heavy and she can't find bras of her size.
  • Determinator: She will always take one for the team, especially when they're in dire straits. She did take 7 replenishment exams in 5 hours, no breaks, to cover for a recovering Akihisa during a summoning war with Class C.
  • Dissonant Serenity: In Yandere mode.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: As one of the highest scorers in school, Himeji has a bit of trouble dealing with slightly more delicate tasks like Summoner baseball. Her pitches took out members of both her own team and the opponents'. Adding to this she can't aim well...
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: While she doesn't utilize this as much as Minami, she is often just as willing to punish Akihisa for real or perceived wrongs against her, such as when he tries to get Hideyoshi to strip in a card game, or putting heavy stone blocks on his legs for allegedly trying to sneak a peek into the girl's bathhouse in the second season. If the roles were reversed, Akihisa would probably get thrown in jail pretty quickly.
  • Expressive Accessory: Her bunny hair clip reflects her mood.
  • Expy: Of Miyuki Takara, right down to the personality and appearance.
  • Food Porn: Her food looks so deceivingly tasty. Too bad the same can't be said about its taste.
  • Formerly Fat: To the point she had the Embarrassing Nickname Yuki-chan (Snowman). This is the reason she doesn't taste her own food.
    • Makes good on the saying "fat in middle school becomes breasts in high school".
  • Gag Boobs/Gainaxing
  • The Heart: Played with. While she seems to fill this role, Akihisa usually plays the part.
  • Hypocritical Humour: During Episode 4 of Season 2, she tricks Akihisa into calling his Summon, wanting to know his secrets since the upgraded Summoned beings blurt out the summoner's thoughts, secrets, and repressed feelings, only to act all hurt and betrayed when he dupes her into calling her own Summon using a similar trick.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Later in the novel Himeji's parents are stuck in another country for a while and she ends up living with Akihisa and Akira.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Literally and appearance-wise for her avatar.
  • Lady of War: Her avatar.
  • Lethal Chef: Her food kills (and she is unaware of it because she doesn't taste it lest she gain weight)note .
  • Limit Break: Her summon turns into a Wheel of Death... sorta, which will mow down everything in its path.
  • Love Bubbles: Gets these a lot. Viewed from outside, there's a bubbly pink sphere extending a few feet from her.
  • Lovely Angels: With Shouko in Episode 7.
  • Nice Girl
  • Patient Childhood Love Interest: To Akihisa.
  • Purple Eyes
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's very nice and sweet. Most of the time.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Minami's Tomboy.
  • Tranquil Fury: Whenever she's angry, Himeji acts happier and glows with an ominous Battle Aura.
  • Twice Shy: With Akihisa.
  • Unknown Rival: To Hideyoshi, who is very much unaware that Mizuki and Minami consider him a rival for Akihisa's heart.
  • Weight Woe: Is concerned about her weight. It becomes understandable when you learn she was fat in the past.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Like with Shouko it's played with. She doesn't have the traditional look but her personality is closer to the trope and she likes cooking for her guy. It might actually taste good if she tested it.
  • Yandere: Played for Laughs.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.

Minami Shimada

Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP) and Leah Clark (EN)

The other female student in Class F. She spent most of her life in Germany, making her bad at reading kanji despite being fairly intelligent. Like Mizuki, she also has a crush on Akihisa—which she expresses by literally crushing him with wrestling moves whenever he misreads her intentions, which is quite often.

Hideyoshi Kinoshita

Voiced by: Emiri Katou (JP) and Brina Palencia (EN)

A student with a talent for acting, whose extremely effeminate looks caused characters and audiences alike to question their sexuality. Everybody frequently mistakes him for a girl despite his insistence to the contrary, is considered by Mizuki and Minami as a rival for Akihisa's affection, occasionally gets confessed to by Akihisa, has a separate space reserved for him in dressing rooms, and keeps getting female roles and costumes from the Drama Department. The only person who considers him a guy is Akihisa's sister Akira—because she didn't expect Akihisa to have any female friends. He has difficulty studying serious subjects, and is pretty much the opposite of his twin sister Yuuko, who happens to be in Class A.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Speaks mainly in ancient Japanese. In the English dub... not so much.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender
  • Beautiful Dreamer: So beautiful Akihisa tried to kiss him once; it was even lampshaded in the novels.
  • Berserk Button: He really hates it when people sell him female clothing when he asks for male ones, as well when he wears male clothing and people make him switch to female ones.
  • Bishōnen: Taken Up to Eleven.
  • Blade on a Stick: His avatar wields a naginata, a weapon traditionally wielded by women.
  • Butt Monkey: Not as bad as Akihisa, but no one will ever call him a guy at first glance, even when he insists otherwise. This obviously has caused him a bit of trouble in "I'm a guy" situations.
  • Catch Phrase: More or less "I'm a guy", when he does or uses into non-female related things, and someone asks him why he did so.
  • Childhood Friends: He's known Akihisa since first grade, and has been with him since then in every class.
  • Cooldown Hug: During the Study Camp arc, he had to do this to calm Akihisa when he went berserk baying for Yuuji's blood... It's a Long Story.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Does fine in Classics, which is a subject he got interested in because of his hobby.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He does sometimes snark in his usual quiet and polite manner, especially towards Akihisa's Insane Troll Logic.
  • Distressed Dude: Played for Laughs in OVA one where the two jerkass students kidnapped him because "he was the best looking one of the group".
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Incredibly so, to the point that everyone mistakes him for a girl and very little know that he is actually a guy despite him saying so. He even has his own exclusive bathhouse room just because of this.
  • Easily Forgiven: Due to his appearance and personality, he was the only boy to escape "punishment" by the girls during the Study Camp arc (Volume 3 light novels, Episodes 5 to 7 of Season 2).
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Just ask Akihisa and Kouta.
  • A Friend in Need: He joins in the antics of the others probably because its what friends do, although its still a mystery how he can get away from the consequences when it goes downhill.
  • Hair Decorations: His hair clips. Of course he still looks cute without them.
  • Half-Identical Twins: With his sister Yuuko.
  • Hand or Object Underwear: Sometimes, he uses his arms as censors.
  • The Heart
  • Heroic BSOD: When Tsunemura of 3-A confessed his feelings for him. Quoth Akihisa:
    "On that day... for the first time in my life... I heard Hideyoshi scream."
  • If It's You, It's Okay: May actually be the case towards Akihisa as of the later novels.
  • Japanese Pronouns: In Japanese, his way of speech is quite antiquated and definitely not what a young person would use. To match with it, he refers to himself with washi, the pronoun old men use—at least in anime.
  • Luminescent Blush: Like all of the other love interests of Akihisa, he is prone to this.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Yuuko's Masculine Girl, much to the latter's chagrin. Also to Minami.
  • Master of Disguise: One can dress him up as a girl and he can/will play the part very well. Including voice work in both languages.
    • In volume 10 he disguised himself as Kouta to stall Aiko for the latter to defeat Shouko in the summoning war.
  • Meaningful Name: Hideyoshi means "good esteem"/"good excellence".
  • Meido: He and his sister have worn the uniform before. You decide who looks prettier.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A Rare Male Example since all the Fanservice related to him is clearly meant for male audiences. He's an extremely Bishōnen guy who's often put into cross-dressing outfits against his will, has his own male harem and also has a twin sister. He even lampshades it.
    Hideyoshi: Why was my transformation so dramatic?
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He shares his first name with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and his surname was taken from the surname of Toyotomi's alias when he was younger.
  • Nice Guy: He's the only guy in class who doesn't try to beat Akihisa up.
  • Not so Above It All: Deep down, Hideyoshi isn't all that different from the others in class F. He'd occasionally "fit in" with his classmates' antics. One example is blushing over Akihisa's confessions.
  • Only Sane Man: If it weren't for his appearance and voice, he'd be the nicest guy in Class F!
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Yuuko—he is not too smart but kind; she is smart but haughty.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt
  • Reluctant Fanservice Guy
  • Running Gag: Never seems to get male clothing (apart from his uniform), and even if he does, its not going to be on him for long.
  • Scenery Censor: His chest is always covered by something (a towel or a person's arm).
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: He's so beautiful no one believes him to be a guy, and gets confessions from guys just about everyday. invoked Then there's the poem a certain someone wrote to him which kind of gave him nightmares for a while.
  • The Stoic: Not quite, but most people say he has a good poker face. Quite good considering how many confessions he gets from other guys.
  • Stupid Sexy Hideyoshi
  • Take a Third Option: Between the boys' and the girls' rooms, he ended up at the "Hideyoshi Room". It applies to virtually any public facility where there are separate boys' and girls' section.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Voice Changeling: His specialty in acting is voice mimicry, which has helped Class F in multiple situations.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Poor Hideyoshi. Just when someone can finally tell he's a guy, Akihisa screws it all up and insists he's a girl.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Some English fansubs render his speech as this.

Kouta Tsuchiya

Voiced by: Kouki Miyata (JP) and Greg Ayres (EN)

A friend of Akihisa and pervert par excellence who is almost never seen without a camera on hand. Whenever he sees a potential panty/boob shot, he'll squeeze into whatever angle necessary for the best shot, and sells them for some cash. Akihisa seems especially interested whenever he takes a photo of Hideyoshi in a sexy pose. He also turns out to be an excellent athlete, with Health and P.E. grades to rival even those of Class A, but is terrible at all other subjects.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Takes photos of panty shots or revealing breasts on a regular basis, as well as almost dying by nosebleed if he ever so much as catches a glimpse of it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Crashes into the window with Nakamura-sensei straight to where Nemoto is during the match against Class B, which pretty much sealed the deal for the battle.
  • Blatant Lies: Calls Aiko's swimsuit secondary interest. Nosebleed ensues.
  • Camera Fiend: Complete with videocam surveillance.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: For Aiko. Or so he thinks.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: The stand-out example of Class F's students—he's good at health subjects and biology, and nothing else. He is in fact so good at health and physical education that he can easily defeat Shouko, Class A's top student, if they battle in that subject.
  • Crutch Character: He's the go-to guy if you're in a summoning war and the subject is Health & PE, as he has the highest marks there high enough to surpass the Class A's top student Shouko, possibly for the entire school sans Nakamura-sensei (possibly Takahashi-sensei as well, but it's already given she sucks at basic baseball rules, so...). He's useless everywhere else, however.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He possesses one of the highest, if not the highest, grade in a single subject (Health & PE) for the entire student body, so, naturally, if you fight him in his forte, expect this to happen.
  • Diagonal Cut/Single-Stroke Battle: His fight against Nemoto. His strike was so fast it even cut the battle screen in half. Could be considered his Limit Break.
  • Everyone Calls Him Muttsulini: Even his own family does.

The FFF

A group consisting of the majority of male students within Class F, often seen wearing dark robes and hodes that hide their features. Since none of them have luck with girls, they formed a pact to hunt down anyone in their class who did. If they find a guy in Class 2-F winning affection from a girl, they will perform an Inquisition upon him. Even Akihisa has donned their robe at times (when he isn't a target).

The group has recently enlarged to make up 60% of the 2nd year classes, due to the system the group employs. A heretic is targeted and he is punished by the members, many soon become single after their judgement. Enraged at other heretics who kept their relationships the heretic ends up joining the inquisition and rooting out more heretics; thus continuing the cycle and ever increasing the FFF's numbers.

The only named student to be a part of this group is Ryo Sugawa.

    Class 2-A 

Shouko Kirishima

Voiced by: Tomomi Isomura (JP) and Jamie Marchi (EN)

The soft-spoken, if assertive, Class Representative of 2-A. She was Yuuji's childhood friend, and now dreams of marrying him... whether he likes it or not.

Aiko Kudou

Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjo (JP) and Trina Nishimura (EN)

A green-haired girl and a bit of a troublemaker who might be Kouta's equal in terms of Health and P.E., except she adds that she has "practical" experience in that area.

Toshimitsu Kubo

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (JP) and Joel McDonald (EN)

A calm, collected boy who usually sticks to a tight schedule and has very good grades as a result. However, after a small misunderstanding, he thought Akihisa was trying to hit on him, and now happens to have a crush on Akihisa.

Yuuko Kinoshita

Voiced by: Emiri Katou (JP) and Brina Palencia (EN)

Hideyoshi's twin sister. Unlike him, she is prideful, haughty and pretty arrogant, but has the grades to back it up.

Miho Satou

Voiced by: Mana Hirata (JP) and Tia Ballard (EN)

A minor Class A student who was Akihisa's opponent in Physics during the Test Summon War, where she easily defeats him.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Delivered one to Akihisa when they faced each other during the Test Summon Wars. Their battle in Volume 10 does not end this way.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Not during the Test Summon Wars. Rather, this hapens in Volume 10 where her remembrance of Akihisa's defeat at her hands and his laughable revelation led her to underestimate him when she went to cut him off as he was racing to stop Kubo. The match subject was Japanese History which is Akihisa's speciality, and he dealt enough damage to her to the point where another Class F student could barely finish her off.
  • You Shall Not Pass: To Akihisa in Volume 10, when he went to fight Kubo a second time. She fails.

    Class 2-B 

Kyouji Nemoto

Voiced by: Hiromu Miyazaki (JP) and Todd Haberkorn (EN)

A cunning schemer and Class Representative of Class B who's willing to cheat his way to victory and good grades. He tried forming an alliance with Class C, only to be defeated by Yuuji and his own plan, forcing the poor guy to get dressed in female clothing and get photographed by Yuuji as leverage to force his class into fighting Class A.

    Class 2-C 

Yuuka Koyama

Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi (JP) and Terri Doty (EN)

Class C's Class Representative who was originally going out with Class B's Kyouji, until she saw him Dragged into Drag.

    Class 2-D 

Genji Hiraga

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (JP) and Micah Solusod (EN)

Class Representative of Class D.

Miharu Shimizu

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (JP) and Kristi Kang (EN)

A lesbian who is madly in love with Minami, even if that love is unrequited.

    Class 2-E 

Hiromi Nakabayashi

Voiced by: Yuko Takayama (JP) and Anastasia Munoz (EN)

Class Representative of Class E and a natural athlete. Though she has bad grades, her athletic talent gives her greater endurance. Her Summoned Being appears in the form of a basketball player.

    Other students 

Tokonatsu aka Yūsaku Tsunemura and Shunpei Natsukawa

Voiced by: Kousuke Okano (Yusaku - JP), Yuki Ono (Shunpei - JP), Corey Cleary-Stoner (Yusaku - EN), Austin Tindle (Shunpei - EN)

Two recurring third-year students who attempt to ruin Class F's Cultural Festival.
  • Butt Monkey: Nothing good happens to them. Special mention to Shunpei, thanks to the fact that "Aki-chan" stuck "her" bra on him to make it seem like he's a pervert and the bra remained on him for the rest of his appearances.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper
    • Hypocrite: The Tokonatsu duo threaten to expose Akihisa and Yuuji's cheating during their match despite having also cheated the entire time.
  • Filler Villain: For the OVA's, though they later appear again in Season 2.
  • Hate Sink
  • Hidden Depths: Both are members of their year's Class A, believe it or not. As such, both are powerful battlers.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Yuusaku has a crush on Hideyoshi. Tragically, his affections are not returned.
  • In-Series Nickname: The two are sarcastically referred to as "Tokonatsu," which means "Eternal Summer". Toko-natsu itself is a combination of the first kanji of both of their surnames.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Their speech patterns have that signature unrrruly feel.
  • Those Two Bad Guys
  • The Worf Effect: Why Akihisa and Yuuji were able to handily beat students who are not only their seniors, but Class A material.

Aoi Kogure

Voiced by: Saori Yumiba (JP) and Martha Harms (EN)

The member of Tea Ceremony Club and Gymnastics Club. First appears during the Ghost Outbreak Arc to defeat Kouta (and the rest of the boys except Hideyoshi, Akihisa and Yuji. She is also Yuka's sempai in the Tea Ceremony Club.

Linne Klein

A boy transfered during the Summon War between Class-F and Class-C.

Takashiro

The one with highest grade in Year 3.

    Teachers 

Kaoru Todo

Voiced by: Kaori Nakamura (JP) and Wendy Powell (EN)

The old principal of Fumizuki High. Her name is never directly mentioned in the anime.

Shin Fukuhara

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (JP) and Anthony Bowling (EN)

A soft-spoken teacher who used to be 1-F's homeroom teacher, but later became the narrator after being replaced by Nishimura-sensei.

Souichi Nishimura

Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (JP) and Kent Williams (EN)

A hardcore master of discipline who possesses great physical ability and serves as the current homeroom teacher of 2-F. He is the one who drags students off to remedial lessons if their Being gets KO'd in battle. Whatever the time, place, number of students or even relevance to school, he will pop up and drag them all back for those lessons.

Yoko Takahashi

Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (JP) and Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)

Yoko Takahashi is the Head Teacher of Year 2 and the homeroom teacher of class A.

Funakoshi

A 45-year-old Math teacher rumored to threaten students into going out with her through manipulating their grades.

    Other Characters 

Hazuki Shimada

Voiced by: Mana Hirata (JP) and Lindsay Seidel (EN)

Minami's little sister who refers to Akihisa as "baka na onii-chan" ("stupid brother"), and talks about marrying him one day after he saved up money to buy her a giant stuffed doll.

Akira Yoshii

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP) and Carli Mosier (EN)

Akihisa's 23-year-old sister with a bust that rivals Mizuki's. She studied at Harvard, but comes back to Japan later in the story to look after Akihisa. Considering some of her dialogue, it's possible that she has a brother complex or is just very good at teasing him in order to get him to do better. Unlike her brother, she's very smart, but bad at cooking.

Yukino Sakamoto

Voiced by: Yoriko Nagata (JP) and Lydia Mackay (EN)

Yuuji's mother.

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alternative title(s): Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu; Baka And Test
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