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    Ema Hinata 
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Voiced by: Rina Sato (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)

The main heroine. Daughter of a renowned explorer who often works overseas for long stretches of time, she is used to fending for herself. Upon the start of her second year of high school, however, her father remarries and she moves in with her thirteen newly gained stepbrothers.
  • Audience Surrogate: To the point where she unfortunately gets little characterization of her own.
  • Babies Ever After: Depending on the route.
    • She and Masaomi are awaiting their unborn child in his route of the video game.
    • She and Subaru have a daughter in the manga version.
  • Brainy Brunette: Implied in the anime with the mention of her school grades being exceptionally high.
  • Brown Eyes: Reflecting her nice and intelligent nature.
  • Cool Big Sis: He has a loving and close relationship with Wataru.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Matching brown eyes and hair.
  • Daddy's Girl: Calls Rintarou "Papa". Even after she finds out that he isn't her birth father, Ema still considers him, her "Papa".
  • Dude Magnet: Just ask all 13 of her stepbrothers.
  • The Dutiful Daughter: She is a devoted daughter to her father, and tries her best to not let her new mother down.
  • Gamer Girl: Ema likes to play the games that Natsume's company makes.
  • A Girl And Her X: A Girl And Her Squirrel. Her best friend is Juli.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a heart-shaped scrunchie in her ponytail.
  • Has a Type: In Hikaru's route, he asks her what her type of guy. She replies with "adult men".
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Depending on whose route is taken, she'll either end up with Hikaru or Yusuke.
  • Hidden Depths: She likes zombie video games.
  • In-Series Nickname: She is called "Chi" by Juli.
  • Oblivious Adoption: She was unaware that she was an adopted child by Rintarou.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Prior to when her father got married.
  • Missing Mom: Her mom died after she was born. And Rintarou wasn't Ema's mother's husband, but a friend of her mother and birth father; they both died when Ema was only a baby.
  • Nice Girl: Ema is honest, kind-hearted and polite girl that she cares for her new family.
  • Second Love: Depending on whose route is taken, she'll either end up as this to Ukyo (whose ex-girlfriend has a strong resemblance to Ema) or to Iori, whose girlfriend died.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: In any of the routes, Ema finds love along with a happy ending with one of her stepbrothers, who all are decent guys who swear their undying love to her.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Can understand Juli.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Rintarou commented on how much Ema resembles her mother. Who turned out to not be Rintarou's first wife, but a friend and wife of his senior.
  • Tsundere: In the manga.

    Juli 
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Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Sonny Strait (English)

Ema's pet squirrel who has a mysterious ability to speak, though he is only understood by Ema and Louis. Despite his unassuming and cute exterior, he is fiercely protective of Ema and has made it his mission to protect her from "the pack of wolves" she now lives with. He has been with her since she was young and has given her the nickname of 'Chi'.

Asahina Brothers

    Masaomi Asahina 
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Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese), J. Michael Tatum (English)

The eldest son of the Asahina family. A doctor.
  • Afraid of Blood: Despite being a pediatrician.
  • Brainy Brunette: Well versed in the knowledge of medicine. Justified since he's a doctor.
  • Brown Eyes: Reflecting his more down-to-earth nature than his brothers.
  • Cool Big Bro: Especially to his youngest brother, Wataru.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Masaomi has dark brown eyes and hair.
  • Friend to All Children: He loves children and even has a special bond with Wataru.
  • Happily Married: In his route with Ema.
  • Hospital Hottie: His occupation is a doctor and like his brothers, Masaomi is quite handsome.
  • Irony: Despite the fact that Masaomi is a doctor, he does faint at the sight of blood. Virtually every type of doctor has to deal with blood.
  • Nice Guy: He's polite, mature, and mellow.
  • Parental Substitute: He is the typical father figure of the household (considering his age) and looks over Wataru more often than most of the other brothers.

    Ukyo Asahina 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English)

The second son of the Asahina family. A lawyer.
  • Berserk Button: Doesn't like being called "mama" by his brothers.
  • Bookworm
  • Covert Pervert: He is extremely sexually repressed.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: His ex-girlfriend, Reiko Amamiya, only dated him to closer to his mother.
  • Drink Order: He has shown to drink tea a lot.
  • Hands-On Approach: He does this while teaching Ema to chop meat. Hikaru sees this and teases them mercilessly about it.
  • Has a Type: He used to fancy girls with huge breasts, but changed ever since Ema moved in.
  • House Husband: He's the cook of the house, and is frequently seen in an apron.
  • Megane: The only one of his brothers to wear glasses along with being handsome.
  • Motor Mouth: Downplayed. Ukyo doesn't talk a whole lot, but he can be quite social once he does have someone to talk to.
  • Real Men Cook: He is in charge of cooking/making meals.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears some pretty snazzy suits.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gender-flipped. Because Ema helped him remember that he was an important part in the functioning daily life of the family, and also helped him see that everything he did was appreciated and did not go unnoticed. These small gestures, like welcoming him home, thanking him, letting him know he was missed, eventually made him fall in love with her.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He wears glasses and is a successful lawyer.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks like his mother as they both have blond hair and blue eyes.
  • Team Mom: He acts as the mother figure to the Family.

    Kaname Asahina 
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Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)

The third son of the Asahina family. A monk.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Kaname is very protective over Iori. Justified when it's revealed that Iori is somewhat suicidal.
  • Big Little Brother: He is more taller and muscular than his two older brothers, Masaomi and Ukyo.
  • The Casanova: Judging by his flirting with Ema, he might be this trope.
  • Chick Magnet: He has endless amounts of women chasing after him. Most of his brothers have revealed they are jealous of the fact Kaname is "irresistible" to women and that he has endless amounts of "followers."
  • Chivalrous Pervert: A flirt? Yes. A Nice Guy who wouldn't force his feelings on Ema? Correct again.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Yellow eyes and blonde hair.
  • Dirty Old Monk: He's a monk, but tried to kiss his younger step sister.....the day they met no less!
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In the Chivalrous Pervert variety; Kaname is described as the "most reliable brother" from Masaomi, the oldest Asahina brother.
  • Handsome Lech: A handsome man who loves to flirt with women, including his stepsister.
  • Hidden Depths:
  • Important Haircut: In his route Kaname cuts off his long hair, symbolizing that he has changed from the flirty, casanova monk to a serious, businessman who would do anything for the girl (Ema) he loves.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Began as a flirt, but comes to stop when he falls for Ema.
  • The Reliable One: Masaomi at one point states that Kaname is the more reliable than himself.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gender-flipped. Before Ema came to the family, Kaname was infamous for being a playboy, nothing more. However, Ema saw through his "gracious words" to the kind man he was within, even telling him that she knew he was a good person, which was a first for Kaname. The mere fact that she didn't fall for him like other women, and treated him and his brothers with genuine kindness was enough to spark his interest, and he soon found himself ever drawn in by her kind and caring heart.

    Hikaru Asahina 
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Click here to see Hikaru when he's not crossdressing. 
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)

The fourth son of the Asahina family. A novelist.
  • Covert Pervert: In the Christmas Special, he takes a bath with Ema, both of them are naked and nothing happened. He still enjoyed watching her discomfort though. This trope is more obvious in the novel and his route however.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Fiery Redhead: So far Averted.
  • Harem Nanny: He keeps track of his brothers' feelings for Ema and teases them about. He even created a chart with the odds of each one winning her over. In episode 12 he tells Ema that her rejections did not get across completely and how the 'Brothers Conflict' will continue, with him in the fray.
  • Jerkass: He has a sharp tongue and teases Ema and his brothers mercilessly. In the novels, he attempted to convince his brothers to force themselves on Ema. This earns him a well-deserved punch by Kaname.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite the above, in the end, he is a good person who cares about his family, albeit in an unorthodox manner.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Hikaru is a very handsome guy with long hair. Especially when he isn't crossdressing.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He fits this trope to a T.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Which he keeps in a ponytail when he isn't crossdressing.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He feels no shame over wearing girly dresses.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: The only one among his brothers to have orange hair and green eyes.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Has been shown occasionally in the novel to smoke alongside Natsume.
  • Troll: Loves to watch his brothers' reactions when it comes to Ema. Special mention goes to him egging Azusa and Natsume on about their feelings for her, while Natsume is driving.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: The main "reason" behind this cross-dress thing is that, he wants to know the side story of the criminals and obviously most of them are males and write a story about it.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: When cross-dressing.

    Tsubaki Asahina 
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Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Micah Solusod (English)

The fifth son of the Asahina family and the first out of triplets with Azusa and Natsume. A seiyuu.
  • Beauty Mark: Next to his left eye.
  • Blue Oni Red Oni: The playful, aggressive red to Azusa's calm, mature blue.
  • Character Development: Once he realizes that he's fallen in love with Ema as a man he becomes increasingly aggressive in his advances towards her. Shown in episode 6, whenever he pushes her down and pins her on the couch before forcefully kissing her. He is also shown to get extremely jealous whenever he sees Ema with one of his other brothers, especially Azusa. However, he later comes to realize that he has to be more considerate of her feelings so as not to hurt her. This causes him to become less forceful with her, but also makes his feelings intensify.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Exhibits this to Ema after they share their first kiss. He asks her where he got the men's scarf (a Christmas present from Natsume) and admitted it "ticked him off".
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Azusa.
  • Otaku Surrogate: Is obsessed with imoutos and loves anime and games featuring them.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His white hair that covers the right side of his face.
  • Purple Eyes: Tsubaki has violet eyes.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He wears a pair of earrings and is usually seen wearing a pink diamond cardigan under a black blazer.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: He, Azusa, and Natusme are triplets with beauty marks and violet eyes.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gender-flipped. Ema helped him to feel needed by someone who wasn't his twin, saying that while Azusa was good at some things, Tsubaki had roles all his own that only he could play. She made him realize that he had to stop comparing himself to Azusa, and just be himself, because it was the things that made him different from his twin that made him unique. She encouraged him in his goals and reignited his passion and drive, but also made him see that there were other people in the world, people that might look at him instead of Azusa. These small actions, that showed how much she cared for him and his brothers, are what eventually make him fall in love with her, and cause him to mature drastically.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Tsubaki has messy white hair. An old picture in the anime adaptation implies that he dyed his hair white at some point. It's unknown if he does this in the game or manga.

    Azusa Asahina 
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Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

The sixth son of the Asahina family and the second out of triplets with Tsubaki and Natsume. A seiyuu.
  • Alliterative Name: Azusa Asahina. He's the only one in his family to have this.
  • Always Someone Better: Unintentionally this to Tsubaki.
  • Beauty Mark: Next to his right eye.
  • Blue Oni Red Oni: The calm, mature blue to Tsubaki's playful, aggressive red.
  • Covert Pervert: In the Valentine's Day episode, he is seen to be day dreaming about sharing a bath with Ema, and he mistakenly kisses the bowl in front of him, believing it to be Ema in his fantasy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tsubaki.
  • Megane: Very handsome (like his brothers) and wears oval-like glasses.
  • Neat Freak
  • Nice Guy: Azusa is very caring. He often thinks about others before himself.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Azusa has black hair that covers his left eye.
  • Purple Eyes: Like Tsubaki and Natsume, Azusa has violet eyes.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: He, Tsubaki, and Natsume are triplets with beauty marks and violet eyes.

    Natsume Asahina 
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Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)

The 7th son of the Asahina family and the third out of triplets with Tsubaki and Azusa. A worker at a videogame company.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one on his chin.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Either by looking Subaru's athletic career or saving Wataru from falling in a pond.
  • Big Little Brother: He's both the youngest and most muscular (and mature) of the triplets.
  • A Boy and His X: A Man And His Two Cats. Natsume named his two cats after his older twin brothers.
  • Broken Pedestal: His younger brother, Subaru, used to look up to Natsume because of his skill in sports. However, Natsume realized sports could not give him a better future and quit. He explains that even if he had continued, he would be doing it half-heartedly. This was the root of Subaru's hate for Natsume.
  • Brutal Honesty: Downplayed. Natsume is only honest when it's appropriate and he have a point when he's being honest.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted. He's pretty calm and mellow and he dyed his hair an ornage-reddish color.
  • In-Series Nickname: He is called "Na-kun" by Wataru and "Natsu-nii" by Subaru.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Natsume has a blunt way of talking, but greatly encourages other people. He is very strict when it comes to problems and will willingly help to resolve it. He is rather calm and would protect his siblings.
  • Most Gamers Are Male: He's part of a videogame company; Ema enjoys the games from his company.
  • Purple Eyes: Like Tusbaki and Azusa, Natsume has violet eyes.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: He, Tsubaki, and Asuza are triplets with beauty marks and violet eyes.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Both he and Hikaru look damn good smoking.

    Louis Asahina 
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Voiced by: Ken Takeuchi (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (English)

The 8th son of the Asahina family. A beautician.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He has shades of this. It seems like he is sometimes not aware of his surroundings, being up in the clouds.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed. There is a slight jealous shade to him, shown in the Valentine's Day special, when Iori comes out with a bouque of chocolate roses for Ema, Louis, along with the others who had tried and failed to make chocolates for her, ate one of the roses in the bouque so Iori wouldn't win. He was also shown to be worried at the end when he wonders who Ema bought the special chocolate for, at first being at peace if it was Juli. When this was proven wrong he, along with the others, was shown to be curious and worried about it once again.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Implied to be this.
  • Happily Adopted: He was adopted by Miwa when he was 2 years old.
  • Hidden Depths: He turns out to be a very perceptive person.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's a handsome man with long hair.
  • Mellow Fellow: Louis is so relaxed he fell asleep on the floor on his way to the couch.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Apparently, he is half French, half Japanese. His biological father, Gill Charbonnie, works as a beautician in France.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: His first name is English and his last name is Japanese.
  • Nice Guy: Louis has a very calm and caring personality.
  • Odd Name Out: Louis is the only one with a foreign name.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: He keeps partially in a side ponytail, leaving his bangs covering his right eye.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Louis is a professional beautician and takes much joy in styling hair, especially Ema's.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Like Ema, he can understand Juli.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Despite being obviously a foreign name, his name is still spelled with kanji.

    Subaru Asahina 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), David Matranga (English)

The 9th son of the Asahina family. An university student.

    Iori Asahina 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)

The 10th son of the Asahina family. A third-year high school student.
  • The Ace: The most popular guy in his high school and is well known in other high schools as well.
  • Broken Ace: After we learn of his past with Fuyuka.
  • Brown Eyes
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Iori really loved his girlfriend, Fuyuka, and he would have given everything to her. Unfortunately, died in a car accident. Grief stricken by her death, Iori attempted suicide.
  • Death Seeker: After his beloved girlfriend, Fuyuka, dies Iori wanted to commit suicide to be with her.
  • The Generic Guy: In every route except his own.
  • Green Thumb: Not in the magical sense, but Iori takes care of the Asahina garden.
  • Nice Guy: He has a very caring personality.
  • Yandere: Shows shades of this in his route. He tried to murder, Kaname, his own brother because he thought that Kaname was getting too close to Ema.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Iori is the only one of his brothers to have gray hair.

    Yusuke Asahina 
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Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (English)

The 11th son of the Asahina family. A second-year high school student and Ema's classmate.
  • Book Dumb: He has bad grades, and often has to take supplementary lessons.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He never told Ema his feelings for her. Now since they're step siblings, his crush on her is even more difficult to conceal.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Red hair and dark red eyes.
  • Delinquent Hair: Yuusuke has messy, short red hair with two braids.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: For Ema.
  • Fiery Redhead: Acts and behaves like a wild Yankee.
  • Hot-Blooded: Easily riled up by his brothers, especially Fuuto.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his wild personality, Yuusuke has a really strong sense of justice. He hates everything twisted, often getting into a fight with delinquents to defend what’s right.

    Fuuto Asahina 
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Voiced by: KENN (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English)

The 12th son of the Asahina family. A first-year high school student and an idol.

    Wataru Asahina 
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Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (English)

The 13th son of the Asahina family. An elementary school student.

Other

    Rintarou Hinata 
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Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese), David Wald (English)

The father of the protagonist, Ema Hinata. He travels all over the world, which left his daughter alone, but he still cares about her and would do anything for her.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Rintarou has black hair and black eyes.
  • Disappeared Dad: Downplayed. Rintarou was a part of Ema's life, but he sometime had to leave her alone because of his job.
  • Mellow Fellow: He is calm and gentle.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his job, Rintaoru was still a good father to Ema. He gets even more points as a nice guy, when it's revealed that Ema wasn't his daughter by birth, but the daughter of his friends. After they died, instead of placing Ema in an orphanage, what did he do? Adopted, raised, and loved her like she was his own.
  • Perma Stubble: He has a slight bit of stubble on his chin.

    Miwa Asahina 
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Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

The mother of the Asahina brothers and step mother to Ema. She works as a fashion designer.
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