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Characters: Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Here are the characters of Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!.

Note: Due to the divergent development of both the light novel and the anime, differences are highlighted.

Yuuta Togashi

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama
Back in middle school, Yuuta was himself a victim of "Chuunibyou Syndrome", fancying himself as the "Dark Flame Master", a goth guy clad in black who can wield dark-purple flames. Nowadays, though, he'd rather disassociate himself from it, which caused him to become stigmatized, thus come high school he moves away far enough to where his old classmates cannot find him. But his past still comes back to haunt him, one way or another, when he meets a girl still suffering from chuunibyou... who proceeds to blow his cover.
  • Actor Allusion: Yuuta's "Dark Flame Master" persona uses a deep basso voice and sometimes covers his right eye with his right hand, in an almost-blatant allusion to his voice actor's most famous role as Lelouch Lamperouge.
  • All the Other Reindeer/Eating Lunch Alone: The direct consequences of his overblown middle-school fantasies. Thus he considers Makoto's offer to eat lunch with him as a good start to a far more normal high school life.
  • Badass Longcoat: As the "Dark Flame Master".
  • Bandage Babe: A Bandage Dude to be exact; he used to wrap his arms as part of his "Dark Flame Master" persona.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Yuuta's collection of items related to his "Dark Flame Master" persona, which he originally planned on throwing away come tenth-grade, turn out to be useful whenever he has to distract and/or keep Rikka and Sanae preoccupied.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Used to be one during his "Dark Flame Master" days, going so far as to, in several Lite episodes, bring an unconcealed rifle out in public while accompanying Kuzuha's friend (but at least he's sensible to hide it in the presence of a cop).
  • Class Representative: With Shinka, courtesy of Makoto's nomination.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Dragged into Drag: Rikka makes him dress like a magical girl as a "punishment contract" and to give Yuuta the outfit as a present for their one month anniversary together. Turns out that fits him quite well too.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Yuuta looks quite feminine, according to a few characters and, in the light novels, himself.
    Isshiki: "Hmm, itís disappointing! Why werenít you born as a girl?! Ah, but maybe youíll do if we put you in female clothing... how about it?"
  • Green Eyes
  • Headdesk: Prone to frequently strike his head on the wall or table whenever he remembers another one of his chuuni-fueled rants.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: His attire as the "Dark Flame Master", complete with Too Many Belts.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He thought he was safe to do his "Dark Flame Master" motion one last time at a secluded balcony at school before moving on. Alas, Rikka was watching all along.
  • Idiot Hair
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Rikka moves in after his mother moves and Rikka's grandfather didn't hold the apartment.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Sincerely hopes to leave behind his middle-school weirdness behind and spend his high school days in relative normalcy, by transferring to a high school far enough that no one from his old school would attend. He accomplishes that for the most part, but then came Rikka.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Deconstructed, as his old schoolmates plainly ignored him and he eventually got over his fantasies.
  • Large Ham: In his "Dark Flame Master" persona.
  • Love Epiphany: Has one in the later parts of the light novel, which is partially helped along by Isshiki's prodding.
  • Mr. Imagination: He was one, but now sees that as Old Shame.
  • New Transfer Student: Although he starts his school year as scheduled, he was certainly a new face in town.
  • Oh Crap: His reaction when he realized that Touka had an audio clip of one of his rants as the "Dark Flame Master".
  • Old Shame: In-Universe — he deeply regrets his days as the "Dark Flame Master".
  • Only Sane Man: What he desperately tries to remain once he gets paired up with chuunis like he used to be.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Yuuta's ideal. Unfortunately, his past as a chuunibyou isn't so easy to shake off...
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Used to cover his right eye with his hair as the "Dark Flame Master".
  • Playing with Fire: According to his chuunibyou persona, he can control dark-purple fire.
  • Porn Stash: Keeps a bunch of them under his bed.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Rikka's red.
  • Straight Man
  • Too Many Belts: Wears seven belts in his "Dark Flame Master" persona besides a normal one — three around each leg and one on his collar.
  • Tsundere: An occasional Type B.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Ready to smack Rikka in the head — or any girl for that matter — whenever her delusions or mean-spirited selfishness like in the case of Shinka run wild. In episode 2 of Ren, he actually spanked Rikka for using up nearly all her (pretty high) allowances just to buy a pair of binoculars.

Rikka Takanashi

Voiced by: Maaya Uchida
A strange girl who wears a medical eyepatch over her right eye and has just moved into Yuuta's apartment building upstairs with her older sister Touka. Unlike Yuuta, Rikka indulges in her delusions even well into high school in the form of "The Wicked Eye", a goth-loli who wields a weaponized umbrella.

Shinka Nibutani

Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki
A beautiful, chuunibyou-hating girl in Yuuta's class who is also a transferee. In the anime, her attitude is explained as the result of her desperate attempts to erase all traces of her past as a chuunibyou herself, having went by the name "Mori Summer", a medium and writer of the "Mabinogion", her journal of faux-philosophical rants currently in Sanae's possession.
  • Academic Alpha Bitch: In the first episode of Ren, her classmates said Dekomori's grades were even better than she is. This implies her grades are also extremely strong, just not as high as Deko's.
  • Actually, I Am Him: In the anime, she tried to convince Sanae that she was "Mori Summer", if only to be able to confiscate the latter's copies of her own Mabinogion. Fails miserably, because Sanae expected someone befitting her "hero".
  • Alternate Character Reading: The kanji of her given name can also be read as "mori natsu" ("forest summer"), thus her chuunibyou alias "Mori Summer" in the anime. The light novel version of Mori-samajust took the first kanji.
  • Berserk Button: Any mention of chuunibyou, given her past as one, as well as (in the anime) Sanae's insult to her as a "Fake Mori Summer".
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's not exactly a bad girl at heart, but she can get pretty snippy and mean every time the issue of chuunibyou is taken up because she's just that desperate to erase all traces of her own past as one.
  • The Bully: Towards anyone she regards as her moral inferiors.
  • Cassandra Truth: No matter what she tries to say or claim, Sanae absolutely refuses to believe she was "Mori Summer".
  • Catch Phrase: Every time people bring up "Mori Summer" or catch her without her Yamato Nadeshiko facade...
    "Wanna get cursed to death?"/"I'll put a dark curse on you!"
  • The Cheerleader: Also a member of the pep squad as well as in Rikka's club. She quits in episode 9, as she grows closer to Rikka and her friends.
  • Class Representative: With Yuuta.
  • Fleeting Passionate Hobbies: She has moved between clubs in high school, from cheerleading to drama and now to the student government.
  • Gainaxing: In the opening credits.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a pink hair clip over her right bangs.
  • Headdesk: In episode 8 of Ren, she started rolling on the ground when Satone mentioned she was been eating herbs, drinking tree saps, and trying to talk with birds in her Mori Summer days.
  • Idiot Hair
  • Improbable Weapon User: She knows the easiest way to beat Dekomori in a fight or argument is to feed her milk or milk-based products like cheese.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Or a heart of polished bronze, at least. She's a bully most of the time, but she occasionally helps out others and does things for reasons besides her own advancement.
  • Lack of Empathy: In the light novel, she is very mean-spirited and selfish towards the feelings and needs of anyone who isn't of any immediate use towards her goals, Isshiki in particular.
  • Licked by the Dog: Literally in Episode 7.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch
  • Love Freak: During her "Mori Summer" days. She still shows traces of it now.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The end credits and the Episode 7 Beach Episode loves to remind us of her generous proportions.
  • Ms Imagination: She was one.
  • Old Shame: In-Universe — like Yuuta, Shinka resents her past life as "Mori Summer". Unlike him, however, she's not as good as him when it comes to facing the fact that her past will always haunt her.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Claims her "Mori Summer" persona to be this, as well as the "oldest mage in the world". The claimed age is inconsistent, ranging from the 400s to the 1,200s.
  • Red Baron: Mori Summer in the anime, and Mori-sama in the novels.
  • School Idol: Downplayed. She is without dispute the class idol, but nothing was mentioned beyond class 1-4.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: No matter how hard she tries to purge it, "Mori Summer" will always live on in Sanae's delusions. And to add insult to injury, Sanae won't even acknowledge Shinka as the real deal because she doesn't match up to her "Mori Summer" image. At least until episode 4 of Ren.
  • She's Got Legs: Especially obvious in her cheerleader outfit.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Yuuta and Rikka.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: With Sanae.
  • Tsundere: A/B hybrid — B to complete strangers, A to the others, especially Yuuta, Rikka, and Sanae.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has shades of this with Dekomori in the anime. They apparently hate each other, but somehow or rather always spend a lot of time together, albeit at each others throat.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Sanae can make her collapse from sheer embarrassment by reciting passages from the Mabinogion.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: While she's not all that afraid of them, she hates dogs. But they love her.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: So her facade goes...

Kumin Tsuyuri

Voiced by: Azumi Asakura
Anime-exclusive character. A sweet kid and Yuuta's upperclassman who's quick to fall asleep.

Sanae Dekomori

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka
Anime-exclusive character. A kid from the school's middle-grade department. Like Rikka, whom she met on the internet, Sanae also suffers from chuunibyou. She takes on the form of "Mjolnir Maul", a mid-range fighter who uses her long bola-resembling twintails to fight - which more often than not serve as hindrance rather than help. In the world of delusions, she then "switches over" to a gigantic hammer.
  • Badass Adorable: Like Rikka, the "badass" part is debatable, the "adorable" part undeniable.
  • Big Fancy House: Revealed in the Bluray-exclusive Episode 13.
  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • Break the Cutie: She doesn't take the not-Chuunibyou Rikka well.
  • Canon Foreigner
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Gets upset in episode 13 during the Christmas party because of the fact that Rikka and Yuuta are dating, and is a little drunk from chocolate cake. And early on in season 2, doesn't take it too well that the two are living together due to Rikka losing her apartment. She also gets upset at Satone for getting too close to Shinka in episode 11 of season 2.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She has shades of this from time to time, but is actually quite intelligent as well.
  • Covert Pervert: She goes beet red when wondering if Rikka and Yuuta are doing anything naughty, as suggested by Shinka.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Well aware that the Mabinogion she's keeping can be destroyed, so she keeps copies. Online ones, that is.
  • Ditzy Genius: Despite being so deep in her delusions, she's still the top student in her grade. Yuuta and Shinka were utterly surprised.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Hates any dairy products. And Shinka really takes advantage of that!
  • Drop the Hammer: Her "weapon" once her chuunibyou goes into full power.
  • Epic Fail: (See Hoist By Her Own Petard below)
  • Erotic Dream: In the OVA, she has an erotic dream about her and "Master" (Rikka).
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Refuses to acknowledge Shinka as the girl behind "Mori Summer" because the former was expecting the messenger of love, not the jaded high-schooler desperate to purge her past delusions. Well, until episode 4 of Ren, when she recognized Mori Summer's hand bangle as seen online is the same as the one the latter photographed with Satone.
  • Genki Girl: Tends to get overly excited around Rikka.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Which she attempts to weaponize by turning them into bolas, though she usually just ends up getting tangled up in them.
  • Great Big Book of Everything: Mabinogion, a tome she "received" from a certain "Forest Summer" — what Shinka used to be.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hero-Worshipper: Worships "Mori Summer", author of the "Mabinogion".
  • Hime Cut: During her de-chunnibyou state.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: The usual result of using her improvised bolas is accidentally tying herself up.
    • Or, in episode 10, she actually have difficulty walking as... she increased the mass of her bolas weight 4 times.
    • In episode 4 of Ren, she manages to successfully attack Nibutani, only to knock herself out when she inadvertently yanks Nibutani in to her.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses her twintails, which end in improvised bolas, as her weapons.
  • Last Name Basis: Seemed to prefer to be called by last name, even among her classmates.
  • Ms Imagination: In the same magnitude as Rikka.
  • Older Than She Looks: She is just 143cm (4'8") tall.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: Invoked; she wears them only when trying to read the Mabinogion.
  • Parody Sue: Is rich and intelligent but lacks common sense.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red Baron: Mjolnir Maul
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Rikka's blue.
  • Secretly Wealthy: In episode 12, Kumin mentions that Deko drove them. Cue them panning to a Mercedes-looking car with a stern looking M.I.B. next to it. Then the club goes to her house for a Christmas party in episode 13, and she lives in a really large one...
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: No one recognizes her, but she actually turns out to be pretty good-looking when she has her hair down and acts like a normal person.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: With Shinka.
  • The Gadfly: She really enjoys irritating Yuuta and Shinka about their Old Shame.
  • Third-Person Person: Sometimes talks like this.
  • Verbal Tic: Vocalizes the word "desu" to sound like "death"note .
    • She changes to "desu yo" after Yuuta brutally lectures her on reality.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Ingesting milk or any milk-based food item will stop her in her tracks.

Makoto Isshiki

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi
Yuuta's first friend in his new high school, who has a habit of profiling all the girls in their class.
  • Anime Hair: Blond and spiky in the first episode of the second season of the anime.
  • The Atoner: In Episode 6, he shaved off his head and took the heat for the other guys in Class 1-4 for taking polls of the girls. This is to maintain some kind of desirability among the girls.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He seems to fall in love with Kumin because the latter found his now bald head interesting to the touch.
  • Bromantic Foil
  • Butt Monkey: While most of the main characters are unlucky, Isshiki is arguably the unluckiest. For example, the poor fellow's attempts at wooing Kumin with the later never noticing one bit. Even better, when he finally does confess in episode 10, it's on a stage in front of the entire school, unfortunately she was asleep at the time.
    • While Yuuta will give the girls a smack or chop every so often, when it comes to Isshiki, he pulls out all the stops and just wails on him. It comes to a peak at episode 10, where the poor guy gets kicked in the face, his head slammed into the floor multiple times, and comboed.
    • This gets even worse in Ren, where he also loses the little relevance he had and everyone forgets who he is.
  • Casanova Wannabe: If his hobby of profiling girls is any indication.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Kumin, although that doesn't stop him from trying.
  • Love Confession: He gives one to Kumin in episode 10, but the latter was sleeping at the time.
  • Love Letter Lunacy: He gets one at one point, and Shinka seems to verify that it came from a girl. However, due to him dropping his diary on the list of girls ranked by their cuteness, the boys in their class get in trouble with the girls for it, and he takes the blame, partly because it was his notebook, and partly because he wanted to look cool by taking the heat and punishment. As a result of it however, whoever wrote that letter understandably doesn't show up at the meeting place in the letter, although he's instead greeted by all the boys who worship him for taking the blame.
  • Important Haircut/Traumatic Haircut: He promised to shave his head bald as gesture of apology to Class 1-4 when his girl-ranking book was discovered. Turns out he doesn't want to go through with it, but is pestered by Shinka about his vow. Poor guy isn't happy at all, especially considering he had to deal with being bald for the past three years, and fears he will end up Prematurely Bald like his father. However, said trauma is minimized when Kumin pats his head due to not being able to resist touching his now bald head.
  • Keet
  • No Sense of Personal Space: At times he gets uncomfortably close to Yuuta. He also laid his head on the latter's shoulder, and immediately earns a couple of hits from it as a result due to Yuuta finding another guy doing that to him incredibly creepy.
  • Out of Focus: While he never had a lot of screentime in the anime in the first place, he's almost invisible by season 2.
  • Prematurely Bald: His father suffered from this (completely bald by 35) and he thinks he'd be the next according to his genes.

Nanase Tsukumo

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue
Homeroom teacher for Yuuta, Rikka and Makoto's class.
  • Hot Teacher: Why of course, complete with Kikuko Inoue to voice her.
  • Genre Savvy: When Rikka attempts to use Gratuitous English as a loophole to have a "fifth" member joining their club, Nanase plays along, and speaks a lot of english as well. However, Rikka is unable to comprehend some of the words the latter uses, so pretends that said split personality went back. And since the "fifth" member isn't there anymore, she says they can't use that excuse to form their club.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname can be read as "99". May or may not count as a Casting Gag, considering one of her voice actress' roles as Carmen99.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She allows Rikka to form her club on the condition that they clean up a room. Although it takes a while due to the girls goofing off more than clean, she upholds her end of the deal and lets them form a club despite not having five human members at the time.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Of course, being a teacher, she's intelligent, but Yuuta notes that she can be quite cunning, as shown when she plays along with Rikka's delusions while the latter submitted her club formation form for her "Eastern Magical Nap Association".

Yuuta's Mother

Voiced by: Yuri Amano
Mother of Yuuta, Kuzuha and Yumeha.

Kuzuha Togashi

Voiced by: Kaori Fukuhara
Yuuta's younger sister and a seventh-grade schoolgirl.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns at the end of episode 1.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Lite Episode 3, where she is accompanied by Yuuta (then still assuming his "Dark Flame Master" persona) while meeting a friend late at night.
  • Green Eyes
  • Only Sane Girl: During Yuuta's days as the "Dark Flame Master", particularly her focus episode in Lite Episode 3.
  • Put on a Bus: Moves overseas with her parents and little sister some time before Ren
  • Sailor Fuku
  • Supreme Chef: Her cooking is implied to be really good, especially in episode 9 of season 2 when she helps out at a beach restaurant owned by Kumin's aunt.

Yumeha Togashi

Voiced by: Mami Shitara
Yuuta and Kuzuha's youngest sister and a five-year-old preschooler.

Touka Takanashi

Voiced by: Eri Sendai
Anime-exclusive character. Rikka's older sister and a professional cook, with whom she has a not-so-good relationship, owing to the fact that she mostly serves as the serious foil to her insane antics.

Satone Shichimiya

Voiced by: Juri Nagatsuma
Appears in the second light novel and the second season of anime. Yuuta's chuuni friend from middle school who suddenly moved away. Yuuta mentions that she's probably the reason he got infected with chuunibyou. Unlike Yuuta and Shinka, who have been cured from chuunibyou, and Rikka, who is infected but is unaware that she has the disease, Satone is completely aware that she is infected and is loving every moment of it. Her chuuni persona is Sofia Ring SP Saturn the 7th, or Sofia-chan, the Magical Demon Duchess.
  • Adorkable
  • Childhood Friend Romance: It's pretty obvious when she shows up in season 2 that she liked Yuuta back in middle school. Especially considering they hung out and did the chuunibyou schtick together. Once she realizes that he forgot a lot about her, such as the arcade token, as well as dating Rikka, she becomes an Unlucky Childhood Friend.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Invoked!
  • Fille Fatale: Tries to be one once when she drops her skirt in front of Yuuta. She mentions that she was disappointed when he didn't want to look.
  • Genki Girl: Unbelievably.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Revealed to be her motivation for kidnapping Rikka and forcing Yuuta to play a game with her to get her back.
    • That only applies in the light novels, however. In the anime, she's perfectly fine with everything. Until episode 10 anyway...
  • Hopeless Suitor: While she didn't have a chance anyway due to Yuuta dating Rikka by the time she shows up in season 2, she realizes she's fallen into this trope by episode 11 of season 2 after seeing how determined he was to find Rikka despite the latter being sick and still looking for the MacGuffin written in his notebook.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In episode 7 of season 2, she runs into Yuuta and Rikka during their field trip. After some mishap involving a monkey and her lost purse, Rikka sees her giving a coin to Yuuta, and runs off. After Satone realizes Yuuta forgot the meaning of the coin, she then attempts to make her peace with Rikka by claiming that he belonged to the latter, and that she would stay as a chuunibyou, and messages Yuuta so that he could find where Rikka was so they could spend the end of the day together alone.
  • Love Epiphany: She tells Rikka about the first time she felt hers in episode 7 of season 2. She realized that she was starting to fall in love with Yuuta, and started to see the chuunibyou as foolishness, kind of like how he was at the start of the series going into high school. However, because he was still a hardcore chuuni at the time, she put up with it to be close with him until she moved away. Once she realized that he forgot a lot about her, and that she was inadvertently causing strife in Rikka and his relationship, she decides to gracefully step out.
  • Love Hurts: In episode 9 of season 2, she feels a tinge in her heart after helping Rikka renew her "powers". And in episode 10, several of the other girls confront her about her feelings towards him at the request of Touka. Then she asks some questions directly to Yuuta, and despite her reassurances of being resilient, his answers seem to knock her off her feet. And just when she thought she got over it, he runs back and offers her an umbrella, causing her to lash out at him and runs off.
  • Love Triangle: Involved in one with Yuuta and Rikka.
  • Magical Girl: What her chuuni persona seems to invoke.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Someone had to step in and screw with Yuuta's life.
  • Ms Imagination: Of course. Although this is an invoked case as she takes fun in it.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: A non-lethal example. She kidnaps Rikka in the second novel and makes Yuuta play a game with her where they have to break up if she wins.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers in to Yuuta and Rikka's school and class at the end of the second novel so that she can fight against Rikka, over various things.
  • No Sense of Direction: Lampshaded by Yuuta in episode 7 of Ren.
  • Signature Laugh: NYAHAHAHA!
  • The Tease: She loves doing this to Yuuta, and usually in the presence of Rikka, causing the latter to display some Clingy Jealous Girl emotions.
  • Verbal Tic: Somehow, she has a tendency to stick in ☆ into her sentences.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: She suffers from this twice. Once when she and Yuuta were hanging out together, and later on when she moves into the apartment above his where Rikka stayed in the first season. She was somewhat unaware of why she felt this way until Shinka points it out to her, who only suspected it thanks to Touka having a hunch.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Appears to be a grade A.


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