Characters: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
revolves around the daily lives of the seven members — six students, one (child) adviser — of the Neighbors Club, a school club within St. Chronica Academy whose ostensible goal is to help its members learn social skills and open up to society.
The main protagonist and a second-year transferee to St. Chronica after he and his younger sister Kobato decide to stay behind when their father Hayato went to America to work. Unfortunately, his naturally blond hair (inherited from their deceased English mother Airi) earned him an unwanted reputation as some delinquent. He, together with fellow loner Yozora, is a co-founder of the Neighbors Club.
- Accidental Pervert: Constantly. Twice towards Sena — completely naked during his visit to the Kashiwazakis' mansion in Season 1 Episode 8, and then topless during the Beach Episode. Subverted with Kobato (his little sister, of course), whom he doesn't care about seeing naked (and neither does Kobato). He also stumbles in on Kate in the shower, but since it was clearly an accident and he apologizes immediately she doesn't care. It got so bad every girl in the Neighbors Club brings up a time when he's seen her naked, except for Rika, who just mentions him walking in on the Student Council.
- All Men Are Perverts: Inverted — It's his female clubmates (mainly Rika and Sena) who create the impression among his schoolmates that he is one, like that one time Rika liberally talked about the thrills of rape in front of him and in the presence of his stunned classmates.
- Arranged Marriage: With Sena, as an agreement between their fathers in the past.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: In the short Imagine Spot of Season 1 Episode 3.
- Berserk Button: Hayato may be an absentee parent (justifiable with his career as an archaeologist), but Kodaka doesn't take too kindly to his father being called "trash". Even if that was just a light-hearted quip from Pegasus.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards his younger sister, Kobato, and later on towards Maria.
- But Not Too Foreign: He is born of a Japanese father and a British mother.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: The guy is really bad when it comes to jokes, which makes him stand out from the rest of his clubmates.
- Chick Magnet: He's rather popular with girls that favor seemingly tough guys without being actually dangerous.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: At least within the Neighbor's Club. Ultimately subverted, however — he's just pretending to be clueless.
- Comically Missing the Point: When Sena hands off a galge to him, he spends the entire playthrough hanging out with the Bromantic Foil rather than talking to the girls and is completely satisfied even when he gets a Downer Ending because it means he still has that friend.
- Delinquent: What most of his schoolmates assume him to be, on account of his blond hair which contrasts with his Japanese face (a result of mixed-race parentage), as well as a very bad first-day-at-school impression, when he comes in looking haggard, barely making it to school in time, then staggering in fatigue towards his teacher with his arms forward and fingers curled (making his classmates assume he is about to attack their teacher) after introducing himself.
- Delinquent Hair/Face of a Thug: Both are major factors as to why he is all alone.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: In NEXT Episode 2, Kodaka runs into Rika in the clubroom without her glasses. She tells him her vision is actually perfect, then asks him what he thinks of her. He has a brief Imagine Spot where he says she's like a wildflower blooming on a hill, and right in his strike zone. In the English dub, he frankly states that "Hells yeah, he'd hit that." Rika's face then turns red, and he earns himself some slight scorn from Yozora, Sena, and Yukimura.
- Kodaka pulls this off again 5 episodes later, when he comments that Rika would look better with cute clothing, as opposed to the school uniform which she seemed to wear all the time. Once again, Rika's face turns red and none of the other girls are too pleased about hearing that.
- Dismotivation: His Selective Obliviousness takes some effort to maintain, preferring the friendly Neighbor's Club to actually getting into any sort of relationship.
- Epiphany Therapy: At the end of Season 1 Episode 11, seeing Yozora with her hair cut short on their first day of school after summer break finally made him realize that "Sora", his Forgotten Childhood Friend, is her all along.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Averted. As he explains to Sena in Season 1 Episode 11, he refuses to dye his naturally-blond hair because this is his only reminder of his late mother Airi, an Englishwoman — even if it turns him into an outcast.
- Expy: A misunderstood Nice Guy with the Face of a Thug and The Unsmile who is into housekeeping, pursued by a vicious Tsundere with lots of hang-ups, an energetic Cloudcuckoolander and a gorgeous Lovable Alpha Bitch? Sounds like Ryuuji Takasu.
- First Name Basis: Yozora and Sena instantly demand that he call them by their first names. Normally he'd be much more polite and reserved.
- First-Person Smartass: More so in the light novels than the anime, where his reactions are more low-key and he has a tendency to snark.
- Friendship Moment: With Yozora in his childhood and Rika in Volume 8 of the novels.
- Made of Iron: Kodaka can take a huge amount of punishment from Rika's balls which are strong enough to dent concrete.
- Master of the Mixed Message: Whatever his reasons, Kodaka refuses to pick one of the girls in the club to date, despite the obvious fact that every single one of them is in love with him. It's because he doesn't want to get into a relationship; he really just wants to make friends.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Towards his schoolmates, due to a bunch of contrived misunderstandings on his first day at St. Chronica.
- New Transfer Student: Changes schools in his second year due to him and Kobato choosing to stay in Japan while their father goes abroad.
- Nice Guy: Contrary to his classmates' instant assumptions, he's a genuinely good-natured, affable guy who prefers a good company.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: The poor guy is put off by Rika's promiscuously open advances and fails to realize any genuine interest in him she may have. This is notwithstanding the fact that he has shown some signs of attraction towards Rika when she is not being perverted, though he has yet to display any explicit romantic intentions.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Eventually it turns out he is not so clueless — he is just pretending that he is.
- Oblivious to Love: Appears to be a straight case of this in the beginning, but ultimately subverted when it turns out he's deliberately eluding every attempt by the girls to catch his heart. Ultimately, though, he settles on Yukimura.
- Only Sane Man: Kodaka seems like the one sane and normal member of the group, if a bit dense. However, like Kobato, he actually holds people at arm's length, refusing to get close or acknowledge things he doesn't want to.
- Parental Abandonment: His and Kobato's mother Airi is dead, and their father Hayato works abroad.
- Promotion to Parent: He has to raise Kobato, cook meals for her, and put up with her vampire-loli fantasies.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Yozora and Sena's red.
- Second Year Protagonist: One of three, together with Yozora and Sena.
- Selective Obliviousness: When his failure to recognize the girls around him grows too strong, Rika begins to suspect that he's going out of his way to never, ever notice how they feel. Further events make it plain that he knows and is deliberately ignoring the issue. This culminated with Rika confronting him at the end of Volume 8, after he made it clear he'd rather ignore their feelings. Rika was willing to pretend it never happened, but warned him that sooner or later some other girl will take a shot, and he really needed to be ready for that. He wasn't: Sena openly confessed and he ran away.
- Shrouded in Myth: Has the unfortunate reputation of being a delinquent thanks to his blonde hair and an intimidating facial expression (especially when angry). It also doesn't help that he goes to school with the lower ends of his pants folded up to below his knees and wears loafers. Then the rumors keep growing. From the second novel:
"There's all kinds of rumors like how I supposedly raped Yozora and Sena, forced Yukimura to be my errand boy, raped Rika too, made a move on a sister, and even that I make a little girl walk around school in goth loli clothes..."
- Supreme Chef: His food is good according to Maria and Kobato, and in Episode 10 he laments that of all the club members, he's the only one that can cook.
- Take a Third Option: Ultimately he chooses Yukimura, the reverse trap, as his love. Yozora and Sena, until then the forerunners, doesn't mind too much now that they have become best friends.
- Unreliable Narrator: In the light novels, since we're led to believe that he's Oblivious to Love, but he's actually deliberately trying to turn a blind eye to the girls' feelings for him.
- The Unsmile: His smile comes across as menacing.
- Wrong Genre Savvy:
- For a moment at the start of the story, Kodaka thinks he might be the hero in a supernatural Shōnen Genre show. Nope, he's the main character in a Harem Anime with socially-challenged hot girls in the mix.
- Following this he refuses to recognize that he's in a harem anime rather than pure slice of life.
An abrasive loner with a strange hobby of talking to an "air friend" named "Tomo". After a small talk with Kodaka who caught her "talking" to "Tomo", she becomes a co-founder of the Neighbors Club.
Daughter of Pegasus Kashiwazaki, headmaster of St. Chronica Academy. Her connections, wealth and beauty — alongside a huge pair of knockers — has boys fawning all over her, and likewise girls casting many an envious eye on her. Despite being constantly surrounded by boys, all she wants are true friends, driving her to become the third member of the Neighbors Club.
- The Ace: Academically and athletically talented, beautiful, and well-endowed. There's nothing she can do... except make friends.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Sena's Rich Bitch attitude may have come from the fact that she's smart, good looking, athletic, well-stacked and seemingly popular with the boys. Which causes other girls to develop some jealousy and therefore isolate her as well as spread rumors about her to make her look bad and probably make themselves feel better. Kodaka points this out in the first episode when she introduces herself formally.
- Arranged Marriage: With Kodaka, as an agreement between their fathers in the past.
- Bastard Girlfriend: Invoked. She thinks stepping on someone is a kind of reward since her fanboys approve of it and fails to understand Kodaka's dismay at the idea, though she largely ceases making such offers as time goes on.
- Berserk Button: Never ever insult her games and/or the characters therein.
- Bi the Way: As long as she's cute (like Kobato), Sena will be as affectionate to any girl as she would a guy she likes.
- Break the Haughty: Sena's mind-boggling arrogance ran unchecked... until she met Yozora.
- Butt Monkey: Much of the series' humor stems from Yozora breaking her high-class aura as hard as possible until she breaks down crying.
- Catch Phrase:
"Yozora no Baka!" ("Stupid Yozora!", and variations thereof, usually before or while storming off in tears)
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Kodaka.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: While not as overt as Yozora is, she doesn't like it when Kodaka pays more attention to the other girls, or compliments them in a way that suggests he likes them.
- Cool Big Sis: Tries to be one of these towards Kobato who just finds it creepy.
- Covert Pervert:
- When she's caught playing an eroge, she insists that the H-scene is beautiful and artful. Then Yozora gets her to read it aloud... and naturally, it's extremely raunchy.
- NEXT Episode 2 shows that she is also an eroge fan to such a degree that shocks even Rika.
- Cry Cute: Played for Laughs as a Running Gag, every time her confident aura gets shattered spectacularly (usually courtesy of Yozora).
- Cute Little Fangs: Sports a single fang to empahsize her mischievous nature (especially towards Kobato).
- Cuteness Proximity: Triggered by Kobato.
- Ditzy Genius: She is said to have top grades in school, but have some rather strange thought processes and is easily duped by Yozora.
- Dude Magnet: One of the reasons most girls in St. Chronica hate her is that she attract a lot of boys without even trying to.
- Expy: A friendless achiever who's also a galge addict trying to push her hobby on the main character and has an unhealthy fixation with his little sister? She might as well be an older, blonde, big-breasted Kirino.
(In Season 1 Episode 5): "There's no way your [Kodaka] little sister [Kobato] can be this cute!"
- Foe Romance Subtext: Her ceiling is covered with pictures of Yozora and she smells a wig she got from Yozora in order to revitalize her vengeance on her. At the end of Next Episode 1, she is shown with wig in hand and her other hand suggestively between her legs. In Volume 4 of the novels, even she can't resist commenting on how post-haircut Yozora looked so hot on a male school uniform.
- Forgotten First Meeting: In Volume 7/NEXT Episode, it turns out that Kodaka and Sena have known each other ever since kindergarten age, joining Yozora as one of Kodaka's childhood friends. Moreover, their fathers have also arranged for the two to marry each other when they grow up.
- Freudian Slip: In Volume 8 and Episode 11 of season 2, she inadvertently proposes to Kodaka while playing a galge, setting in motion the series' Wham Episode.
- Friendship Moment: With Yozora at the very end of the novels, finally coming out into the open that she likes Yozora better than their frequent squabbles would suggest.
- Gag Boobs/Gainaxing: Her breasts are major contributors to the series' humor.
- Gamer Chick: Specifically, galge, citing Video Game Caring Potential as her reason.
- In Season 1 Episode 2, during a Friday meeting, Yozora asks Kodaka and Sena to bring PSPs with the Monster Hunter-esque game to next Monday's meet. Come Monday, Sena claims she barely touched the game. Kodaka mentions he's still a Level 1, while Yozora boasts she's at Level 3, but somehow Sena is already at Level 6, the highest class/level in that game. Yozora immediately yanks her PSP, and discovers that Sena's gameplay time was at 53 hours, and that Sena had some bags under her eyes, meaning she spent the entire weekend playing the game extensively with little sleep.
- She also actively plays Eroge which are typically aimed at men - NEXT Episode 2 has her play a game with a Little Sister Heroine the game's protagonist has sex with. Said heroine looks exactly like Kobato to boot.
- Gullible Lemmings: Her cluelessness about many "normal" things is mercilessly exploited by Yozora.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a butterfly decoration.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: As in female friends. This is the reason she's hooked to galge, even if the girls there are virtual.
- Informed Ability: Despite doing a lot better than many supposed Aces in anime, at times it's quite easy to forget that Sena is supposed to be an academic genius and a star athlete, what with her constantly making a fool of herself by acting completely clueless, repeatedly falling for Yozora's incredibly obvious tricks and clumsily fumbling around like a cow for the sake of some Gainaxing.
- In-Series Nickname: "Meat", given to her by Yozora on account of her large breasts.
- Instant Expert: Despite her quirks, she's rather smart and can pick up on things fairly quickly. In Season 1 Episode 3, Kodaka was amazed at how she managed to become a proficient swimmer after only an afternoon's worth of lessons, and in Next Episode 1, she defeated him rather easily several times in a fighting game despite being a complete novice compared to Kodaka, who's played the game with Kobato many times.
- It's All About Me: Her ego is as big as her rack.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Whether her Rich Bitch personality is the cause of this or the effect of this has yet to be revealed.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: She'd be a straight-A Alpha Bitch but for the fact that she's pretty dorky, socially clueless, and is often at Yozora's mercy.
- Love at First Punch: In Season 1 Episode 3 (Volume 1 of the novels), Sena realizes that of all the boys she has interacted with, Kodaka was the first (and likely only) boy to have called her out on the consequences of her Rich Bitch tendencies. She finds herself enamored with him afterwards while before she had only expressed a mild interest.
- Love Confession: Right after sending Aoi away, Sena openly confesses to Kodaka in front of everyone. He tries to pass it off and ignore it and she does it again. Lacking any way to maintain the status quo, Kodaka runs away.
- Ms. Fanservice: Blonde, curvy, busty... what else isn't there to like about Sena's physical features?
- Otaku Surrogate: While she doesn't take it to the extreme other examples of this do, she does seem to enjoy gal games a lot, and is usually seen playing them in the club room.
- Parody Sue: She's beautiful and is good at almost everything except making friends and is very gullible.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Yozora and Kodaka's blue.
- Rich Bitch: She grew up spoiled and arrogant. Then Yozora came into her life and put her into her place.
- Running Gag: Childishly storming out of the clubroom in tears while screaming her Catch Phrase.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Being the headmaster's daughter really helps. When Aoi points out the fact that Maria is not an official teacher/nun in order to delegitimize the club, she manages to turn the tables with just a brief phone call to her dad, who decides to make Maria a special part-time lecturer. When Aoi tries to call her out on this, Sena forces the latter to back down by threatening to use again her connections to have her kicked out.
- Serious Business: Her games. How serious? A character in one of her games wanted to go swimming... which was her sole reason for asking Kodaka to teach her. She didn't want to embarrass herself in front of said character by not being able to swim.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: With Yozora.
- Spanner in the Works: She is this to Yozora, and Yozora hates her for that.
- Stalker Shrine: Her ceiling, which is covered with Yozora pics, reminds Kodaka of this.
- Super Drowning Skills: Claims to lack basic swimming knowledge, blaming her primary school's lack of such an education for it. She asks Kodaka, who's a decent swimmer, for help. To his surprise, she's a quick learner.
- Tsundere: Type A, which doesn't help her reputation among girls. She's nicer to the club members though so long as she doesn't get carried away. Which happens a lot. In the eighth novel she gives a classic 'I didn't do it for you' line, but it's noted that she really means it. Helping Maria become a special lecturer was just a byproduct.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Yozora. At the end of the novels they finally come out in the open and admit that they actually like each other.
Voiced by: Nozomi Yamamoto (Japanese) and Ashleigh Domangue (English)
An extremely effeminate freshman who idolizes Kodaka, whom he deems to be a "man among men", and joined the Neighbors Club due to his presence there, hoping he can teach him how to become more manly. Yukimura is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a girl who was raised to believe she was male.
- All of the Other Reindeer: According to him, the other boys would often distance themselves from him whenever he undresses, and they don't throw him the ball at dodgeball. Makes a whole lot of sense once it is revealed that "he" is a girl all along.
- Bad Bad Acting: Apparently has a problem changing the usual deadpan tone when acting in a movie made by the Neighbors Club.
- Big Brother Attraction: Of the sorts, towards Kodaka, whom he calls "Aniki" (literally, "big brother", but in this context, an honorific used by yakuza towards their superiors).
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: The reason other boys feel uncomfortable around him. Or to be more exact, she tries too hard to be masculine despite her decidedly feminine appearance.
- Flower in Her Hair: A single flower-shaped hairclip.
- Gender-Blender Name: Yukimura is historically a boys' name, which works well in disguise but doesn't make sense outside of it.
- Friend to All Children: Makes meals for Maria and is shown playing with Kobato in the Beach Episode.
- Girly Run: Especially noticeable when stalking Kodaka in the fourth episode.
- Gullible Lemmings: It is way too easy for Yozora to convince him to go in drag.
- Hero-Worshipper: To Kodaka, for all the wrong reasons. He thinks Kodaka is a paragon of manliness and decides to treat him like a boss.
- I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Only cares about serving at Kodaka's side. Though that doesn't stop her from making friends with Aoi.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She has got to be one, with her lack of qualms about undressing in front of boys.
- Japanese Pronouns: "Watakushi".
- Keigo: Speaks with a lot of antiquated Japanese, perhaps to emulate the traditional Japanese menservants he sees on TV.
- Meido: Suits himself up as one on Yozora's suggestion.
- Nice Guy: Even if he's pretty unsociable, by far and large Yukimura is perhaps the most gentle, sane member of the Neighbors Club.
- No Sell: When visiting an amusement park, everyone gets on the roller-coaster at the same time. Everyone else is utterly terrified, Rika lapses into an epic rant... and Yukimura just calmly recites a passage from The Heart Sutra.
- No Social Skills: He grew up almost without any social interaction, which factors into his inability to adapt to society, or even act like the girl she really is.
- Odd Friendship: With Aoi.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't speak a lot, and even what few he speaks is some kind of snark.
- Raised as the Opposite Gender: Not a boy raised as a girl, but a girl raised to think she's a boy.
- Real Men Wear Pink: According to Yozora. Inverted, when her gender is revealed, after which she has her dress up in suits.
- Recursive Crossdressing: Yukimura is actually a girl who thinks she's a guy being forced to go in drag.
- Shout-Out: Shares a historical namesake and formal pattern of speaking with Hideyoshi Kinoshita, another character with gender issues.
- The Stoic: He rarely gets fazed by anything, and speaks in a low-key, almost deadpan tone.
- Supreme Chef: Although nowhere near as good as Kodaka.
- Third-Option Love Interest: Ultimately it is she, not Yozora or Sena, who wins the battle for Kodaka's heart.
- Undying Loyalty: Claims to have one towards Kodaka. The latter plays along, knowing how emotionally fragile Yukimura is.
- Unsettling Gender-Reveal: A partial one to Kodaka on Episode 8, and a full one to the entire Club come Volume 5 of the Light Novel/NEXT Episode 4. Yukimura was the most unsettled, in a rare inversion/reflection of the trope.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Due to his extremely feminine looks, Yozora finds putting him in drag easy. Then again, Yukimura is a girl to begin with.
A freshman and scientific genius whose presence at St. Chronica was designed to increase its prestige. Otherwise she's a loner whose classroom is a laboratory the school made for her. After Kodaka saves her from a mishap involving sleeping gas, she joins the Neighbors Club to get close to him... while revealing an extremely perverted side with an unhealthy passion for mecha-on-mecha H-doujins.
- Anything That Moves: Used to adhere to a non-sexual version, in that she finds mecha and arthropods attractive. Then she tries to go for more sexual advances towards Kodaka.
- Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Rika thinks she owes Kodaka at least that for rescuing her. Kodaka passes.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Sena mentions her father built the science lab at school solely to have Rika attend there so she could do more research. She's also mentioned helping various companies out as well, hence why she has access to prototype products they're developing, as well as having them acquire manga and games for her from Comiket so she doesn't have to go herself.
- Cargo Ship: In-Universe, she's a fan of mecha-on-mecha pairings.
- Character Filibuster: Revels in these a lot, combined with The Immodest Orgasm.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Minori Kushieda would be proud of her.
- For Science!: Though we don't actually see her doing much of it, what we do see doesn't seem to have much purpose other than "just because".
- Gadgeteer Genius: Sena mentions she's invented a lot of things, and we get to see one such product in Season 1 Episode 5.
- Genki Girl: Of all the seven members of the Neighbors Club, she is perhaps the biggest ball of cheerful energy of the lot.
- Girl Next Door: Kodaka keeps getting this feeling from her... when she's not talking about her perversions.
- The Glasses Come Off: Before NEXT and up to halfway through Volume 4, Rika wears her glasses. During this time, she's largely comic relief. She takes them off just as she begins to seriously try to get Kodaka's attention and to understand his behavior, gradually becoming a much more serious character.
- Gratuitous English: See Unusual Euphemism.
- The Immodest Orgasm: She gets easily "excited" in public and she's not shy about showing it.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: The only reason she's even in St. Chronica is because Tenma, Sena's father and school headmaster, personally had her enrolled in order to boost St. Chronica's reputation.
- It's What I Do: Don't even bother to lampshade her perversions. She knows it and for her, it's nothing to be ashamed of.
- Large Ham: Almost no scene featuring her passes by without her going over-the-top, be it with her experiments or her perversions.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Probably the most perverted Misato Fukuen role since Kurumu Kurono. Taken Up to Eleven in NEXT Episode 4, where she fingers Yukimura in front of everyone following the revelation that the latter is actually a girl.
- Mad Scientist: Of the feminine, cute kind. She even wears a labcoat over her school uniform, and even a swimsuit.
- Meaningful Name: Just as she states in her introduction, "Rika" literally means "science".
- Meganekko: Invoked. Kodaka runs into her in the clubroom without the glasses and she tells him her vision is perfect. She only wears the glasses to fit the image.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Delivers one to Kodaka, demanding he face the girls rather than run from their feelings.
- Obfuscating Insanity: While genuinely quirky, she plays up the attitude a great deal and seems to be more friendly, well adjusted and perceptive than the rest of the club. And it's not Sena or Yozora that catch on to Kodaka's distant attitude, it's Rika.
- Otaku Surrogate: She's a proud otaku, and is a reliable source for many of the series' Shout-Outs.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She claims her glasses are just meant to emphasize her role as scientist, and that her eyesight is actually pretty normal.
- Rescue Romance: One-sided on her part, anyways — she "falls" for Kodaka after he saves her from a lab experiment gone awry.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Has no issues with trying to seduce Kodaka.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: When she lets her hair down and removes her glasses, she's quite the stunner.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: She's not an angry or spiteful girl by any stretch, but her absolute frankness in usage of sexual vocabulary (e.g., "Rape me", "Care for a fuck", "I'm so horny", etc.) in public would make any conversation with her a very harrowing experience.
- During the rollercoaster ride in Volume 5/Episode 4 of NEXT her mouth goes berserk on her and she pretends to have no memory of the event afterwards. To Quote:
"Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuckkkkkkkkk! God damn gravity you piece of shit...! You don't care who it is as long as you can pull down on them, do you, you little bitch!! Gravity, you piggy bitch slut! Holy fucking shit what a god damn whore you are...! Hah, you're Earth's greedy little slut, you damn bitch in heat! Fuck you universal gravitation, you're just Newtonian Mechanics' dirty little whore! You're just the crusty semen left over in that slutty apple's pussy after that son of a bitch Isaac fucked its rotten juices! Special theory of relativity, you impotent phimosis piece of shit! Einstein, you old limp dick fuck! What, got something to say!? Then move that tiny little twig of yours faster! Cum faster than the speed of light! A pig that can't fly through space-time is just a piece of shit that reeks of semen and can't even last 5 seconds in his wet dreams! Fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking UNIVERRRRRRRRRSSSEE!!"
Kodaka: Rika's broken!
- Teen Genius: An Omnidisciplinary Scientist who programs games and makes drugs, among others.
- The Tease: Speaks almost entirely in Double Entendres and has No Sense of Personal Space.
- Third-Person Person: She always refers to herself as "Rika".
- Tranquil Fury: Indeed. When Sena first attempts to spoil Yozora's first play of a Reverse Harem game, Rika is nothing short of frightening. In the last episode of Haganai NEXT, during her No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Kodaka, she calmly states her problems with him while pummeling him with telekinetic spheres.
- Too Kinky to Torture: There's a good reason Yozora stopped trolling her — any attempt to do so backfires spectacularly on her with an additional erotic context that leaves her exhausted. She decided that simply following along anything Rika says and/or does would be less of a stretch.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: A variation. In season 2 (volume 4 onward, in the light novels), she begins to regularly change her hairstyle and accessories.
- Unusual Euphemism: Master of it.
Episode 4: "Universe!!!
" (while climaxing
as she reads aloud a Gundam x Evangelion H-doujin)
Episode 8: "Pride!
" (while imagining herself in Barely-There Swimwear
Episode 10: "Excalibur!!!
" (after imagining Kodaka and Yukimura as a pair of Yaoi Guys
- Yaoi Fangirl/Yuri Fan: She's a huge fan of yaoi and yuri seems to interest her, but she seems to lack a basic understanding of actual male anatomy. Such as informing Yukimura of the existence of a 'yaoi hole' separate from the anus, which strengthened her belief that she was actually male.
Kodaka's thirteen-year-old little sister and a second-year junior high transferee to St. Chronica, who claims to be a centuries-old vampire named "Reisys V. Felicity Sumeragi". She becomes the sixth member of the Neighbors Club (with Yozora's approval) despite her juniority.
- A-Cup Angst: She gets upset when she realizes her elementary school clothes still fit her — a fact made worse by having a chest even smaller (for a thirteen-year-old, even) than Maria's. And no, Maria is no bustier than an average ten-year-old. Then she gets even more upset after seeing Kate's body.
- Accent Relapse: Her Reisys accent goes out the window and her normal Kyushu tongue comes out when she gets flustered.
- Akashic Records: Claims to have access to them.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Or at least that's how Kodaka sees her, though he shows a lot of concern for her.
- Ass Kicks You/Farts on Fire: Two of her old hobbies left out in the anime were breaking chopsticks with her butt and setting her farts on fire with a lighter.
- Big Brother Attraction/Big Brother Worship: Towards Kodaka, which leads to her rivalry with Maria, who also adores him as a big brother.
- But Not Too Foreign: Like Kodaka, she is of mixed British-Japanese lineage, but unlike him she looks more like a foreigner rather than someone that did a halfassed job of dyeing their hair, so people think she's adorable rather than scary.
- Catch Phrase: "Aho!" ("Stupid!")
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't like it whenever Kodaka's attention gets diverted from her, let alone courtesy of Maria.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: And it's a pretty rare sight for Kobato to appear without her goth-loli cosplay.
- Cute Little Fangs: Shows a pair to emphasize her childish nature.
- Do Not Call Me Paul: She'd rather be "Reisys V. Felicity Sumeragi".
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her usual getup, both in and out of school.
- Evil Laugh: Invoked with her "ku ku ku".
- Expy: Shares the same name as an angelic healer of hearts, and looks like Kuroneko with blonde hair, heterochromia, twintails, less snark, and more cuteness — complete with the same voice actress.
- Girlish Pigtails: Sports these both in and out of cosplay.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Carries around a patchwork stuffed rabbit.
- A Glass of Chianti: Invoked by tomato juice.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a barrette as part of her Elegant Gothic Lolita outfit.
- Hate at First Sight: Sena instantly gets on her bad side by being a complete creep and being all over Kobato, who obviously prefers a level of distance. Subverted with Maria, though, since the two actually appear to be best friends.
- Hates Being Touched: If the toucher in question is Sena, at least.
- I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: The reaction she provokes in Sena.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Doesn't mind being naked around her older brother, who likewise doesn't mind. She runs into him nude twice — in Season 1 Episode 3, upon realizing her bathwater has gone cold; and again in Episode 9, while being chased by an equally naked Sena apparently trying to go frisky on her in the bath. Also, she makes Kodaka watch her "transform" (as in undressing and changing into another outfit) in Episode 8.
- Japanese Pronouns: "Ware" when using her vampire persona, "uchi" when being an ordinary little girl.
- Limited Wardrobe: Subverted starting Episode 8 — due to their house's air conditioner breaking down and with a replacement three days away, she, with Kodaka's prodding and inspiration from the same anime from which she took her current style, starts dressing up in normal, less stuffy outfits. Even when she returns to her usual style, her subsequent wardrobes are at least reasonably comfortable for any kind of weather.
- Mark of the Supernatural: Invoked. Episode 5 reveals that she has a complete pair of blue eyes; she just likes to put red contacts over her right eye to evoke a sense of otherworldliness as part of her vampire cosplay.
- Misplaced Accent: When in-character she speaks with an accent that is so alien from her native Kyushu tongue that she has trouble with a lot of words, though this could be attributed to her age as well.
- Older Than She Looks: She looks like three years too young for her thirteen years of age.
- Ominous Pipe Organ: Whenever she decides to ham it up using her vampire persona.
- Our Vampires Are Different: As "Reisys V. Felicity Sumeragi", Kobato claims she's over a thousand years old, believes that vampires already had an advanced civilization ever since humans were still cavemen, and claims to have a weakness to cold water.
- Shrinking Violet: She's not good with strangers when not using her vampire persona.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: With Maria, though to a lesser extent than that between Yozora and Sena.
- Token Mini-Moe: Shares the spot with Maria, on account of her short stature.
- Verbal Tic: She likes to say "kukuku", based on the Reisys character in her favorite anime show.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Maria, eventually.
- Why Did It Have to Be Sena?: The poor kid is none too amused by the latter's antics.
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi
(Japanese) and Kristi Kang (English)
A ten-year-old resident nun at St. Chronica whom Yozora tricked into lending her favorite naptime quarters to the Neighbors Club and, through coercion, becoming its moderator.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Yozora, in a surrogate way. Her older sister Kate has a serious case of Big Sister Instinct.
- Big Brother Worship: Maria loves Kodaka-onii-chan and his lunchboxes.
- Big Eater: She often talks about or is seen eating lots of food.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Shows this side in Season 1 Episode 12, during a flashback when she refuses Yozora's polite requests to lend her favorite naptime room for the Club's use, peppering her with insults in between. Yozora, normally a Friend to All Children, had to endure more of her insults before she finally snaps and slaps some humility into her.
- Break the Haughty: At the hands of Yozora.
- Butt Monkey: Almost no episode ends without her getting on the short end of Yozora's cruel pranks or another squabble with Kobato.
- Cheerful Child/Genki Girl: Especially when Kodaka is around. Her sister Kate mentions that she was the opposite before meeting him.
- Children Are Innocent:
- Has absolutely no idea how sex works until Rika tells her.
- She also goes into the bath with Kodaka and Yukimura while they are visiting the theme park. She sees Kodaka's male package hanging down there, and then inadvertently reveals Yukimura's true gender when she wonders why the latter doesn't have the same thing Kodaka does.
- In NEXT Episode 3, she reads a couple of otherwise erotic lines innocently, not really understanding what she was saying.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Most members of the Club show shades of this, but she definitely lives and breathes this trope.
- Cute Little Fangs: Shows a pair of these to show her energetic, cheerful personality.
- Ditzy Genius: Intelligent and well-educated enough to qualify as a teacher, but as gullible and clueless as many other kids her age.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: When she gets really upset.
- Expy: She's essentially Index with lavender hair, a navy blue habit, less tsundere and more ditzy, down to the same voice actress.
- Gullible Lemmings: Manipulating her is way too easy.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a heart-shaped hairclip on the left side of her head, compared to the ones worn on the right by her sister Kate.
- Improbable Age: She's a nun/teacher at ten years old. Maria finds out in Volume 8 (NEXT Episode 11) that she is not officially a nun or a teacher, and only Kate is, which does give a valid explanation about her Improbable Age but raises more questions about her sister.
- Innocent Prodigy: Maria is clueless even for a ten-year-old.
- Insufferable Genius: Before she met Yozora.
- Multiethnic Name: Her given name is "Maria", and it's not the Japanese variant, as it is written in katakana.
- Nuns Are Funny: For a nun, she shows that she's still, deep down, just a child who's yet to mature.
- Nuns Are Mikos: She's a ten-year-old nun, whose family's females also don the habit as part of a long-standing tradition, which is much more analogous to Miko than nuns.
- Sensei-chan: Turns out she wasn't even a teacher at all, but was placed into such a position by Kate because there was nobody to take care of her at home, resulting in Kate taking Maria to school with her. Then, in a ploy to save the Neighbors Club from Aoi, Sena calls her father to have her officially declared as one.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: With Kobato, though to a lesser extent than between Yozora and Sena.
- Stepford Smiler: Shows shades of this occasionally, either during or before flipping to being a Cheerful Child.
- Through Her Stomach: One way to get on Maria's good side.
- Token Mini-Moe: Shares the spot with Kobato, on account of being an actual child.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Potato chips.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kobato, eventually.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lavender, to be exact.
Sena's father and current Headmaster of St. Chronica Academy, as well as an old friend of Hayato Hasegawa, Kodaka and Kobato's father.
Pegasus' stewardess and Sena's half-sister
- Bifauxnen: The only way to tell her she's a female is her bust and feminine voice.
- The Comically Serious: Even when Kodaka caught Kobato and Sena naked, all she can muster is to flatly call him out on being an Accidental Pervert.
- Deadpan Snarker: Be it towards her master, his daughter, or her friends, Stella will respond with completely straight-faced snark.
Maria's fifteen-year-old sister. While she's slightly younger than Kodaka, she maintains the manner of a Hard-Drinking Party Girl
crossed with a Dirty Old Man
. Contrary to her slightly gruff attitude towards her little sister, she seems to be a rather doting sister.
- Aloof Big Sister: Cares for Maria, but never shows it in public.
- Beauty Mark: Below her left eye.
- Big Sister Instinct
- Cute Little Fangs: Like her younger sister.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Before being properly introduced in Episode 2 of the second season, she appears briefly in Episode 8 of the first season, even though her face is not shown.
- Gasshole: She has a habit of belching in public. She even farted in the very first chapter/episode she was introduced.
- Godiva Hair: When being seen naked by Kodaka in his bathroom.
- Hair Decorations: Two heart-shaped hair clips, which are on the right side of her head, as opposed to Maria, which is on the left.
- Improbable Age: She's a nun/teacher at fifteen years old, the same age as freshmen students.
- The Lad-ette: She has even worse manners than her little sister. She openly farts, belches and scratches her butt in public with little to no shame about it. She also enjoys telling dirty joke and rides a motorbike (at least in the light novel and manga) .
- Male Gaze: In the third episode in Season 2, we're treated to a very brief shot of Kate wearing a tank top showing ample cleavage. Kodaka also accidentally walks in on her while she's showering, and the scene lingers on her for a few moments in episode 7.
- Multiethnic Name: Like Maria, her first name is a shorthand for "Catherine".
- Nuns Are Funny: Perhaps to an even greater extent than her little sister.
- Nuns Are Mikos: Just like her sister, being a nun is a long-standing tradition of the Takayamas.
- Nun Too Holy: For a nun, her attitude is... less than holy. For one, she doesn't even have qualms farting in public.
- She's Got Legs: Pretty evident in Episode 7 when she's sitting in Kodaka's kitchen.
- Younger than She Looks: Looks and acts a little bit older than her fifteen years of age.
Voiced by: Mariya Ise
(Japanese) and Felecia Angelle (English)
Sena's classmate and Student Council Treasurer, who harbors an intense rivalry with Sena due to being perpetually just behind the latter in exams. She also sees Kodaka as a "cool guy", unlike many other students who are afraid of him.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Attracted to Kodaka's "delinquent" characteristics instead of being afraid of them.
- Always Second Best: To Sena in exam grades.
- Cute Little Fangs: Has these to emphasize her childish appearance.
- Fiery Redhead: Extremely passionate about defeating Sena.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Her motivation for trying to break up the Neighbors Club, since she believes Sena has everything, such as intelligence and good looks, and wanted to bring her down a notch.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Tries to find any rule violations within the Neighbors Club to serve as an excuse to shut it down, just for the sake of upending Sena.
- Odd Friendship: With Yukimura.
- Oh, Crap: Her reaction when she realized Sena exploited her status as daughter of the school chairman to legitimize Maria as teacher and threaten her with expulsion unless she backs down.
- Older Than She Looks: Looks much younger than her classmate Sena.
- Unknown Rival: Sena does not even remember her as a classmate.
The student council President of St. Chronica Academy, who's incredibly athletic and popular among the students. She's also Yozora's older sister.
- Foil: To Sena and Yozora. She's beautiful, intelligent and at the same time is very popular. She is also very nice to everyone, even if she doesn't care about their shallow opinions.
- Identical Stranger: She is what Yozora could look like if she is older and kinder. Thus the revelation that they are actually siblings makes even more sense.
- Last Episode New Character: In the anime, while she's seen in earlier episodes and the opening title for Season 2, she doesn't have a speaking role until Episode 12 of Season 2.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Won't turn down any request despite her huge workload.
- Student Council President: The current one, for St. Chronica.