These are the main and secondary characters who appear in the ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' {{Anime}} and VisualNovel.

Beware of '''SPOILERS'''.

!!The Okazaki Family

[[folder:Tomoya Okazaki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura & Creator/FuyukaOura (JP - anime), Creator/KenjiNojima (JP - movie), Creator/DavidMatranga (EN)

The protagonist of the series. Due to his habit of always arriving late to school, skipping classes during the day, and staying out all night, he has been labeled as a [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]], or a young person who defies authority. Nevertheless, his actions end up changing everyone else's life for the better.
* BavarianFireDrill: Tomoya's pranks on Sunohara involve him just telling Sunohara to do stupid things. Sunohara invariably obeys without question.
* BeardOfSorrow: More like Stubble of Sorrow when we see first see him [[spoiler: five years after Nagisa's death.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: He's apparently completely unaware of how attractive he is.
* BookDumb: He really doesn't give a crap about doing school work or attending classes.
* BreakTheCutie
* BrilliantButLazy: He's smart but doesn't pay any attention to his schoolwork.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Brooding Boy to Nagisa's Gentle Girl.
* CareerEndingInjury: He was a star basketball player in his junior high until an argument with his father ended with him suffering a permanent shoulder injury, leaving him unable to play.
* CharacterDevelopment: Tomoya becomes more open to his feelings.
* ChickMagnet: Just about every girl we meet is in love with him, whether actively pursuing him or quietly suffering or somewhere in between. Even though he's purportedly a [[{{delinquents}} delinquent]], his ardent admirers include a StudentCouncilPresident, two {{Class Representative}}s, and a TeenGenius / TVGenius.
* ChessMaster: Repeatedly shows himself adept at being able to manipulate people when the need arises and has shown via inner monologues to be quite intuitive about how the world and people work. This is only limited by the fact that he's technically BookDumb and also a NiceGuy underneath the delinquent exterior. God help us all if he wasn't either of these things.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Kotomi when he first befriends her.
* CoolDownHug: He does this to Kyou in the anime when she refuses to tell him what's wrong and was fighting him.
* CoolLoser: The {{anime}} seems conflicted as to how much it wants him to fit the trope. For whatever reason, he's an astounding ChickMagnet, and for whatever reason, he seems to have an enormously positive impact on every girl he befriends. Nevertheless, people keep calling him a loser -- especially in the ''Tomoyo Arc'' AlternateUniverse.
** It's less that he's "uncool" so much that he's a delinquent constantly on the verge of failing high school (through lack of effort, not lack of intelligence). The other students have a low opinion of him because he's getting set up to waste his life. [[spoiler:He does end up getting a respectable, albeit rather low-income, job in both endings that touch on his post-high school life.]]
* ConvenientlySeated: Tomoya sits second from the back next to the window, with Sunohara next to him. This allows him to spot Botan from time to time.
* CovertPervert: He is turned on by [[IncestSubtext Sunohara x Mei incest]] fantasies.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Depending on the lighting, he often has blue eyes and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Losing his mother at an early age and living with an abusive, alcoholic father.
* DeadpanSnarker: Like [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} previous]] [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} protagonists]], he gives off snarky remarks most of the time and he's more cynical than the previous two.
* DeathByDespair: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the [[spoiler:GrandFinale]].
* DeclarationOfProtection: He says he wants to protect Nagisa.
* {{Delinquents}}: Tomoya doesn't look for trouble, but he usually comes late to class, sleeps in class or skips them entirely. Occasionally, he may have a brawl, but that doesn't happen often. He periodically attempts to reform, under the influence of Nagisa (in the main series), Tomoyo (in the [[AlternateUniverse Tomoyo arc]]) or Ryou (in the [[AlternateUniverse Kyou arc]].
* DiabolusExMachina: In Clannad ~After Story~, he [[spoiler:dies in the snow with his daughter in the Bad Ending. In [[GaidenGame Tomoyo After]], he gets amnesia from a severe blow to the head, and the subsequent surgery fails and he dies too]]. Poor dude [[TheWoobie just can't catch a break.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Keeps pursuing Misae even when she makes it clear she's not interested. His persistence eventually gets to her... maybe.
* DoubleMeaning: After [[spoiler:breaking up with Tomoyo]] he begins talking to Sunohara while rather depressed. Sunohara says something to the effect of [[spoiler:"Man, I expected her to pick you over the cherry trees"]] and Tomoya agrees. That's why he [[spoiler:took the decision out of her hands.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: PlayedForLaughs. In Sunohara's route, when Mei tells Tomoya that he's like her brother, Tomoya wants to kill himself. And when she says that Tomoya and Sunohara are buddies, Tomoya picks up a lexicon, looks up for the meaning of buddy, and then decides to kill himself.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Given his penchant for playing jokes on his friends, he feels guilty about dropping the toy giant bengal lizard down Sanae's back.
* FauxYay: Okazaki's intent when he tells Nagisa that Youhei Sunohara has a crush on him to obscure the real reason Sunohara is throwing himself into a basketball-related ZanyScheme.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: His classmates see him as a delinquent, but all he does is cut class and show up late.
** He does have a bit of a bad temper, and is prone to violence when provoked, but unlike Sunohara, he does not go around picking fights unprovoked.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: A very low key one occurs in Tomoyo's route. If he lets her continue on without help, she'll lose the Student Council President election like he wants[[note]]He's made it clear to everyone that he doesn't like the Student Council and wants nothing to do with it[[/note]], but that would obviously hurt her even if she wouldn't blame him. He chooses to assist, picking friend. [[spoiler:Later, he tries to do it again and breaks up with her and gets rid of his own happiness to do what he thinks is best for her, but this time she doesn't accept it and at the end they get back together.]]
* {{Friendzone}}: He worries that he's managed to put himself here in Yukine's route since she begins to treat him like she did her older brother.
* TheGadfly: Tomoya likes to pull pranks on people, especially Sunohara.
* GenerationXerox: As much as Tomoya hates his father for neglecting him to dull the pain of his mother's death, [[spoiler: he does exactly the same to his own daughter Ushio in his attempt to forget that her birth killed Nagisa]].
** As a bonus, Tomoya looks almost exactly like the younger version of his father, just without the glasses.
** {{Subverted}} almost immediately after, when [[spoiler: Tomoya takes Ushio to the countryside and meets his grandmother, who has some revelations in store for him about his father]].
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:With Nagisa in the anime.]]
* HeroesWantRedheads: Or whatever color Nagisa's hair is. Let's go with "red". Note that the other major character with let's-call-it-red hair is Sanae, Nagisa's mother -- who just happens to be the only character in the entire series who can ''really'' bring out Nagisa's ClingyJealousGirl side.
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:Nagisa's death, Tomoya falls into such a deep and long-lasting depression that he essentially ignores his own daughter -- ''for five years''. Fortunately, Akio and especially Sanae were around to pick up the slack -- and also to coax Tomoya back to life.]]
* {{Hikkikomori}}: In the movie, he falls even deeper into the DespairEventHorizon after [[spoiler:Nagisa's death]]. He doesn't leave his apartment for five years.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Got into Hikarizaka Private High School on a sports scholarship due to his basketball skills. An altercation with his father ended up with him dislocating his shoulder permanently and losing the only good thing in his life up to that point.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: After Nagisa dies, he regrets ever meeting her in the first place. Getting over this forms the bulk of his CharacterDevelopment in the second half of ''~After Story~''.]]
* ImagineSpot: Many and varied.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Even after he and Nagisa become an OfficialCouple, Tomoya wholeheartedly still believes that he doesn't deserve to be with someone like Nagisa.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Described once or twice as a nice person with a bad mouth. His CharacterDevelopment focuses on him going from "jerk" to "heart of gold."
** He is not above pulling pranks on those same people he seriously cares about. This could be his way of making them feel comfortable amidst their problems.
** In the 2006 movie by Toei, Tomoya is a much bigger jerk than in the reboot by Creator/KyotoAnimation. (At least in the beginning of the movie. As the movie goes along, his personality tends to get overwhelmed as the movie struggles to cram as much plot into ninety minutes as it can.)
* KindheartedCatLover: Often seen playing with Misae's cat when hanging out in Sunohara's room.
* LemonyNarrator: His narration and thought processes tend to be extremely playful, largely because [[TheGadfly he enjoys messing with people]] and snarking in general.
* LoserSonOfLoserDad: At the start of the story, he's shaping up to be one until he meets Nagisa...
* LoveHurts: Takes up this mentality right after Nagisa's death, thinking he should never have met Nagisa because of the pain her death causes him. [[spoiler:Gets over this in the finale and decides meeting and loving Nagisa makes all the pain worth it.]]
* MarriedToTheJob: He promises to attend the founder's festival with Nagisa in ''~After Story~'', but he discovers he made a major mistake at one of his jobs at the electric company. Yoshino covers for him and he even tells him to go on to the festival, but Tomoya helps him anyway. This prevents Tomoya from showing up until it's over, but Nagisa understands.
* MaternalDeathBlameTheChild: He ignored Ushio for 5 years after Nagisa's demise in the bad ending and continued to be a bad father to her until his grandmother pointed this out to him.
** [[spoiler:In the movie, his own father points this out.]]
* MenDontCry: [[AvertedTrope Completely and utterly averted]], which speaks volumes for his kindhearted character. (This doesn't prevent him from continually calling Nagisa a crybaby, though. Which she is.)
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Tomoya is responsible for most of the troubles that happen in Sunohara's route. The idea of having a fake girlfriend for Sunohara comes from Tomoya, but he does not suggest that Sunohara could simply just spend time with his sister and be honest with her, something that Nagisa (who is one of the possible fake girlfriend candidates) persuades Sunohara to do so twice. But every time that would happen, Tomoya simply ignores Nagisa's advice and pushes Sunohara to not be honest since he has no faith in Sunohara. When Sunohara has a serious crush on his fake girlfriend, Tomoya doesn't bother to tell him the truth about the fake girlfriend being a married mother, which would most probably not lead to Sunohara's egoistic and foolish behaviour for the rest of route. But once Sunohara has already started to act like a love-crazy fool, Tomoya only realizes what a big of mistake he has made when he sympathizes with Mei. Prior to not meeting Mei, Tomoya could not believe that she would be a cute and normal girl since he has a very strange image of Sunohara and therefore his family in his mind. Later on, when Tomoya reveals to Sunohara that he's Mei's "secret boyfriend", he doesn't realize that Sunohara, albeit he's upset of Mei having a older boyfriend, actually trusts Tomoya to take care of her. But since he's not really her boyfriend, Tomoya merely watches Mei's painful efforts until the line is crossed.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: His earnest efforts to help others are usually overridden by the fact that the public sees him as a no-good delinquent. [[spoiler: And in ''[[GaidenGame Tomoyo After]]'', his efforts to build a school results in him suffering a blow to the head which causes amnesia and a failed surgery leading to death three years after.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Frequently, though he'll usually catch on to his love interest for the route and begin doing something about it.
* OnlySaneMan: In a world of {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s, {{Kickass Chick}}s, etc, a sensible student like him counts as wise. (Even if he's often a [[TricksterArchetype wiseass]].)
* PanickyExpectantFather: [[spoiler:A justified example, given Nagisa's health and subsequent death giving birth to Ushio in the bad ending.]]
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:After Nagisa is announced pregnant, Tomoya promises to protect her and their unborn child.]]
* ParentalNeglect: Tomoya's father neglects him to forget the pain of losing his wife. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, like father like son.]]
* ReformedButRejected: Gets highlighted in Tomoyo's route that Tomoya's late efforts to turn his [[JapaneseDelinquents Delinquent]] image around falls flat and ends up getting rumors spread about Tomoyo due to her association with him.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Only applies to the anime. In the game he can only solve one girl's route during a single continuity and and is, for the most part, not oblivious to their affections. Most importantly though, in the game Nagisa isn't with him for just about everything.
* SoapOperaDisease: In ''Tomoyo After'', [[spoiler:after helping a village in building a school and giving the people hope to live again. And he dies from it in the True End.]]
* StepfordSmiler: The casual behavior might fool the watcher/reader for awhile, but it becomes clear over time that he's basically starting the story in despair.
* TeamDad: Has his moments, which isn't surprising, considering his status as a sane man in a flock of {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s.
* TogetherInDeath:
** [[spoiler:Dies in the ''After Story'' alongside Ushio. Both were later revived by the ResetButton.]]
** [[spoiler:In ''Tomoyo After: Memorial Edition''. Depending on certain fan's interpretation, he died first after the operation's failure. Some time later, he is joined by Tomoyo (his wife) in the afterlife when she died of old age and have a heartfelt reunion.]] Others believed that he simply passed out before regaining consciousness and reunite with Tomoyo.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Temporarily after [[spoiler:Nagisa's death]].
* TragicDream: Was a star of the basketball team until a shoulder injury resulted in him losing the ability to play, which is what resulted in him becoming a {{Delinquent}}.
* TricksterArchetype
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sunohara. Tomoya trolls him whenever he can, doesn't treat him with respect and he refuses to view him as his friend.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Blue, grey, brown -- it changes somewhat, depending on the lighting. Officially, it's black.

[[folder:Naoyuki Okazaki]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiNaka (JP), Chris Hutchison (EN)

Tomoya's ''very'' emotionally troubled father. They had a falling out when Tomoya was in middle school, when he dislocated Tomoya's right shoulder. To stave off depression, he turned to heavy drinking (daily) and harder drugs (less daily).
* AbusiveParents: Before his ParentalAbandonment he was this. Tomoya is actually more upset about the current situation since it seems as though his father simply doesn't care anymore.
* BeardOfSorrow: In the VN, he has a Stubble of Sorrow.
* ExpansionPackPast: A fan-made visual novel called [[ Clannad the Past Path]] centers around him, from his school years - especially meeting Tomoya's mother - to his taking care of Tomoya. It's a great VN in its own right, and a worthy prequel to Key's work. Expect plenty of CharacterDevelopment and [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: Although they do open on occasion.
* TheGamblingAddict: In the episode 19 of ''After Story'', he had become one. He gets CharacterDevelopment though by the end of the episode.
* ParentalAbandonment: Only after his fight with Tomoya.
* PerpetualSmiler
** StepfordSmiler

[[folder:Ushio Okazaki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SatomiKoorogi (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)

The daughter of Nagisa and Tomoya present only in After Story.
* BrattyHalfPint: Towards Tomoya when he first starts repairing their relationship, though she mellows out pretty quickly. Considering [[DisappearedDad his behavior]], it's hard to blame her.
* CallingYourBathroomBreaks: She has a habit of doing this, to the point of it becoming a WhamLine near the end of ''~After Story~''.
* CheerfulChild: Which doesn't, of course, preclude her from being a {{Woobie}} -- not in this series.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She's [[spoiler:the girl running through the field with yellow flowers in the first season's opening, and it's her legs you see skipping in the second season's ending. Also appears twice, with her face hidden, in the second season opening; once talked to by Kyou, once hugged by Fuko.]]
* {{Expy}}: Tomo in ''Tomoyo After'' is clearly an expy of Ushio, right down to the sailor suit.
* FamilyThemeNaming: "Ushio" means "tide." "Nagisa," her mother's name, mean "shore". An InvokedTrope.
* FreeRangeChildren
* GenerationXerox: She has a more outgoing personality, but like her mother, is unusually well-mannered, loves the Big Dango Family, and unfortunately an IllGirl.
* IllGirl: She takes after her mother in this regard. [[spoiler: At least in the reality where both she and Nagisa die. In the reality where everyone lives, Tomoya outright states that Ushio is quite healthy]].
* RaisedByGrandparents: Primarily raised by Sanae and Akio since Tomoya was emotionally unavailable. This changes when [[spoiler:Tomoya takes her in.]]
* SnowMeansDeath: In the reality where [[spoiler: Nagisa dies, Ushio dies in the snow from the same disease that took her mother's life]].
* SoapOperaDisease: [[spoiler:She suffers from the same disease her mother did. She dies from it in the bad ending.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She's nearly identical to her mother with the exception of the Furukawa‎-clan HairAntennae. After all, technically she's an Okazaki.
* TalkingToHerself: In the English version, she and Nagisa are both voiced by Creator/LuciChristian.
* TenderTears: You'll want to give her a big hug whenever she cries.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She appears to like toys for boys, and plays baseball with her grandfather "Akki". But she does like cute things like the Dango and wears pretty dresses.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Well, in [[spoiler:at least one universe, anyway.]]
* VehicularThemeNaming: Ushio's name comes from a Japanese destroyer that served during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* WalkingSpoiler

[[folder:Shino Okazaki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MiyokoAso (JP), Stephanie Wittels (EN)

Tomoya's grandmother, whom he meets when he and Ushio go on a road trip.
* CoolOldLady
* KimonoIsTraditional: Wears one when she meets Tomoya.
* MsExposition: She tells Tomoya about his father's true intentions, about how he [[spoiler:sacrificed his chances at a good life so he could properly raise Tomoya]].

!!The Furukawa Family

[[folder:Nagisa Furukawa]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/MaiAizawa (JP - CD drama), Creator/MaiNakahara (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)

Nagisa is the main heroine of VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}. A [[ShrinkingViolet shy girl]] lacking in confidence, she meets Tomoya when she pauses (amid a sea of CherryBlossoms) at the bottom of the hill, struggling to bring herself to continue on her way to school. Tomoya gives her some encouragement and eventually assists her in her dream of reestablishing the Drama Club.

In the anime, and in her route in the visual novel, she later becomes Tomoya's wife and mother to Ushio.
* AllLovingHeroine
* ApologisesALot
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Judging by her dialogue in routes that aren't her own, she fell for Tomoya at their first meeting because of he pushed her forward.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Gentle Girl to Tomoya's Brooding Boy.
* CantHoldHerLiquor: One cup and she's all but out. And clingy.
* CharacterDevelopment: Nagisa shown more confidence of herself at the end of Clannad.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Averted ''except'' when she's drunk and the alleged "rival" is her own mother, Sanae. Also, PlayedForLaughs when Tomoya falsely claims that Sunohara is romantically attracted to him.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A mild example which isn't a big part of her personality.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her hair is auburn/red/amber, and her eyes are also amber.
* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} in the GrandFinale of the anime and averted entirely in the [[VisualNovel Visual Novel's]] True End.]]
* DudeMagnet: Besides Tomoya falling in love with her, Sunohara finds her cute. And when she had a job as a waitress, many of the male customers only came to see her.
* TheDeterminator: She wants to finish high school, despite her illness, even though even her teachers urge her to drop out [[spoiler:when she ends up having to repeat her senior year again.]]
* {{Expy}}: To Shiori from ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', another IllGirl who would die due to her weak body.
* FirstGirlWins: Especially in the {{anime}}, although the game leans that way as well. But taking Tomoya's childhood into account, it's actually subverted (the first girl would then be [[spoiler:Kotomi]], not to mention that Nagisa is the third girl he met after Kyou). She's pretty easy to pick out as being the main heroine with After Story and all.
* GenkiGirl: In the 2006 movie by Toei, Nagisa is a GenkiGirl -- or at least, she is in comparison to the fretful ShrinkingViolet version of her in the Creator/KyotoAnimation reboot.
* HairAntennae
* HairDecorations: Her two red hair barrettes. In the TrueEnding, she ties her hair up in a ponytail with a white ribbon.
* HappilyMarried: With Tomoya in the anime.
* HeldBackInSchool: Due to illness. [[spoiler:She ends up repeating her senior year twice.]]
* HouseWife: Tomoya's.
* IllGirl: She had to repeat her senior year due to illness [[spoiler:''twice'']].
* KindheartedCatLover: When meeting Kotomi, she mentions that cats are her favorite animal.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Becomes one to Tomoya. [[spoiler:Her death sent him into a downward spiral into depression.]]
* TheLoad: She thinks she's this to Tomoya.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:To Tomoya after her DeathByChildbirth. She gets better in the anime, and this is avoided entirely in the visual novel's True End.]]
* MumLooksLikeASister: Any bets on whether she gets mistaken for Ushio's older sister?
* NaiveEverygirl
* NiceGirl: She's easily one of the nicest character, matched only by the likes of Yukine. She's even nice to Sunohara!
* NotSoWeak: She won't let even Sunohara go undefended.
* OfficialCouple: Nagisa and Tomoya's first meeting is quite the important event in the anime and a much bigger deal of it is made than in the VN. However, don't be fooled into thinking she's only the primary heroine due to adaptation: The entire second half of the story follows her ending.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Mild example... for now. Her look and childish demeanor makes her seem like the youngest of the group, when in fact she is the oldest, having had to repeat her senior year. [[spoiler: Twice.]] She is one year older than Tomoya, Kyou, Ryou, Kotomi and Sunohara, two years older than Tomoyo and Yukine. Of course, considering who her parents are, there's a very good chance she'll fully belong in this trope when she gets older.
* ReallyDeadMontage: Although ultimately subverted, [[spoiler:the use of this trope in the anime and the finality it implies really sell the moment as the monumental TearJerker it's meant to be.]]
* RunningGag: Many. For starters, her obsession with food -- especially odango. And that odango song, which is so [[TearJerker poignant]] in the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome soundtrack]] and yet so hilarious [[ThemeTuneCameo whenever she sings it]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Tomoya tries to get her to open up more. During at least one other route, he knows she falls directly into this and reacts accordingly. For example, he knows she won't scare Kotomi.
* SignificantBirthDate: Born on Christmas Eve.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Despite what [[InsecureLoveInterest Tomoya]] might think, Nagisa fell in love with his kind heart.
* SoapOperaDisease: Suffers from an unspecified ailment that causes her to repeat her senior year [[spoiler:twice and contributes to her DeathByChildbirth.]]
* TechnicolorEyes: Amber eyes, [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow to match her hair]].
* TenderTears: She does this quite a few times, especially during Episode 22.
* TookALevelInBadass: When she stops Tomoya from punching a wall.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: "Anpan!"
* VerbalTic: She has a habit of ending sentences with "-desu".
* YamatoNadeshiko: Nagisa evolves into this in ''After Story''. The biggest proof is [[spoiler: how she gives Tomoya a CooldownHug when he's under the effects of a massive HeroicBSOD. This sickly and shy girl manages to ''pin her much healthier, taller and physically stronger boyfriend to a wall'' so he won't hurt himself further.]]

[[folder:Sanae Furukawa]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Kara Greenberg (EN)

Nagisa's mother, who runs a bakery alongside her husband, Akio. Sanae is always trying to make new bread with unique properties (i.e. bread with rice crackers inside) although almost none of them turn out to be successful. She is very sensitive and cries easily especially when she is told her bread tastes bad.
* AllLovingHeroine: Even by the standards of this series, Sanae manages to stand out. [[spoiler: This becomes more and more evident as Tomoya sinks deeper and deeper into gloom in the middle third of ''~After Story~''.]] See also ManicPixieDreamGirl.
* BerserkButton: Don't insult her bread, or she'll run out crying.
* CantTakeCriticism: PlayedForLaughs with her (lack of) bread making ability.
* CatGirl: One of her outfits when she's trying out {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CoolTeacher: During her very brief stint as a teacher. [[spoiler:She has experience at it: she was also a teacher long before the series takes place.]]
* CordonBleughChef: Who on earth puts M&Ms and lobster in bread? [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Sanae]], that's who. However, it's only her bread that's terrible, since every other dish she cooks is apparently delicious.
* CryCute: Whenever her bread is insulted, though [[spoiler:this is at least partly an act, which stems from she and Akio desperately trying to make Nagisa smile when she was younger and very ill]]. When [[spoiler: she cries for her daughter for the first time in five years after her death, it's just heartbreaking.]]
* FirstNameBasis: Generally, she's very formal. But her granddaughter calls her Sanae (well, Sanae-san).
* FriendToAllChildren: True to her YamatoNadeshiko status, she's very friendly and motherly to the kids she teaches at her cram school. She also helps a couple of lost children when on her "date" with Sunohara. She likes children so much, she even willingly bathes with Fuko and Mei.
* GenkiGirl: An [[AllLovingHero exceptionally kind]] one, but still, she's very ''genki''.
* HairAntennae: She might even be the only example ever to have three antennas.
* HappilyMarried: With Akio.
* HospitalHottie: One of her costumes in the montage of her trying on {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s is one of a nurse.
* HotTeacher: During her very brief stint as a teacher. (She was also a teacher long before the series takes place.)
* {{Kawaiiko}}: She's so cute!! [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe Can I take her home with me...]] [[OhCrap Wait...oh shit]], Akio's [[RightBehindMe right behind me]], isn't he.
* LetHerGrowUpDear: [[spoiler:Akio is torn between denial, happiness at becoming a grandfather, and wanting to strangle Tomoya when he finds out that his ''married'' daughter is pregnant. Sanae, however, is delighted.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: The series [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]], in a (mostly) non-romantic way. Not all that much in season one; far more in ''~After Story~''. Perhaps most intensely -- and most cleverly -- pulled off [[spoiler: in the first half of episode 17, when a quasi-flirtatious Sanae attempts to coax a brutally depressed Tomoya out of his five-year-long HeroicBSOD. She play-acts the ManicPixieDreamGirl role to perfection here. But in episode 18, through Ushio's comments, we see a more damaged side to Sanae, and at the beginning of episode 19, the facade shatters as Sanae finally lets down her guard and allows herself to cry in Akio's arms and mourn for her daughter Nagisa. She's no longer any sort of ManicPixieDreamGirl; she's just a [[AllLovingHero deeply loving]] and truly anguished mother.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Part of her PaperThinDisguise for her "date" with Sunohara in the anime.
* MumLooksLikeASister: She looks so young that people are far more likely to ask if she's Nagisa's sister than if she's her mother.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She looks about twenty-five, but her daughter Nagisa is eighteen or nineteen. In one episode, while in a PaperThinDisguise, she passes herself off as seventeen.
* OneOfTheKids: Is quite prone to crying if her bread is insulted. Which is all the time, usually by Akio. [[spoiler: As Tomoya gradually realizes, at least ''some'' of this is [[StepfordSmiler play-acting on Akio's and Sanae's part]], a long-time habit born of desperately trying to make a [[IllGirl very sickly young Nagisa]] smile.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: When she dresses up as a seventeen year old, no one recognizes her. (Well, except for her husband Akio.) She has no disguise in the visual novel, since Mei wouldn't know her in Sunohara's route.
* ParentalSubstitute: She and Akio act as guiding figures for Tomoya.
* RapunzelHair
* RunningGag: Someone (usually Akio) insults her bread, with her standing [[RightBehindMe right behind him]]. She'll get upset, muttering [[CatchPhrase "My bread, my bread..."]] and run out crying, and the offender (usually Akio) will run out after her with a whole bunch of bread stuffed in his mouth, screaming about how he actually loves it. [[spoiler:It's implied that at least some of this is an act that she and Akio would do when Nagisa was younger as a way to make her smile.]]
* StepfordSmiler: She keeps a cheerful exterior, [[spoiler: even after her daughter's death, as seen below.]]
* TeenPregnancy: She married and had Nagisa when she was fairly young, which partly explains why [[MumLooksLikeASister she doesn't look much older than her daughter]].
* UnableToCry: It's not that she's unable to cry [[spoiler: after Nagisa's death, but that Ushio needs her strength after having to look after her. The scene where she finally does cry for her dead daughter, five years after the fact, is truly heartwrenching]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's afraid of the Giant Bengal Lizard, so Akio talks Tomoya into dropping a toy one down her back as a prank. HilarityEnsues.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Voiced, appropriately enough, by Creator/KikukoInoue.

[[folder:Akio Furukawa]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (JP), Creator/AndrewLove (EN)

Nagisa's dad. Although he often talks and plays rough, he is kind and sympathetic. His childish side makes it easy for people to befriend him. He runs the Furukawa Bakery with his wife Sanae. In his spare time, Akio plays baseball with children in the small park next to the bakery, and indulges in the Franchise/{{Gundam}} fandom.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Chased Sunohara with a baseball bat for being in love with his wife, Sanae.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* FirstNameBasis: Adamantly decided that his grandchild would call him "Akki", and ''not'' "Grandpa" before she was even born. As per his wishes, Ushio does.
* HairAntennae: Shorter and thicker than his wife's.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and devoted marriage with Sanae.
* HotBlooded: All he needs is a mecha. ([[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''~After Story~'s'' "One Year Earlier" {{omake}} episode, where one of his plans for Nagisa to become popular involves mecha).
** Which in itself is an ActorAllusion.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LargeHam: [[spoiler: Well, he ''was'' an actor before becoming a baker.]]
* LoveObstructingParents: With Tomoya at first.
* LovableSexManiac: [[{{VisualNovel}} (VN)]] [[{{TheGadfly}} He may be exaggerating this part of his personality somewhat in order to see Tomoya's reaction]], but Akio does have a [[{{PornStash}} porn collection]] Sanae doesn't know about, and encourages Tomoya to have sex with Nagisa before they're married. Yeah...
* OlderThanHeLooks: Shares this with his wife, Sanae. He looks like a handsome thirty -- possibly even younger -- but given that his daughter Nagisa is eighteen or nineteen at the beginning of the series, that's hardly likely.
* {{Otaku}}: He's a huge fan of Franchise/{{Gundam}}.
* OverprotectiveDad: Played mostly for comedy. Just over halfway through ''~After Story~'', upon finding out that his daughter Nagisa [[spoiler: is pregnant, Akio is torn between denial -- "A stork brought it. Right?" -- joy at becoming a grandfather, and desire to strangle Tomoya for sleeping with his innocent little girl -- "You ''bastard''! (manages to contort his grimace into a sort of smile) Congratulations!" (Worth noting: this scene represents rather extreme SelectiveObliviousness, as it takes place several months after Tomoya and Nagisa have gotten married.)]]
* PapaWolf: When the creeps in the family restaurant Nagisa works at try to make a move on her, he and Tomoya show them why it's a bad idea.
* PaperThinDisguise: Definitely. Although not quite as paper thin (nor as successful) as his wife Sanae's disguise.
* ParentalSubstitute: He and Sanae act as guiding figures for Tomoya.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Attempts this as part of above-mentioned disguise. Also includes TriangleShades to go with his HotBlooded mecha pilot personality.
* RunningGag: It's usually him who insults Sanae's bread, and, when she runs off crying, chases after her with the bread in his mouth screaming (to the best of his ability) that he loves them.
* SelectiveObliviousness: All the time. A specific, extreme, and famous example is cited above under MyGirlIsNotASlut.
* SmokingIsCool
** OralFixation
* TragicDream: [[spoiler:He spent his teen years (and beyond) dreaming of becoming a great actor. Life got in the way, as it's wont to do.]]

!!The Fujibayashi Family

[[folder:Kyou Fujibayashi]]
->Voiced by: Creator/RyoHirohashi (JP), [[Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack Shelley Calene-Black]] (EN)

ClassRepresentative of 3-E, Kyou has known both Tomoya and Sunohara since their junior year, when she was their classmate and class representative. As she is known for being overprotective of both Botan and her sister Ryou, she is known for literally [[ThrowTheBookAtThem throwing the book at Tomoya and Sunohara]]. She proved to be a very popular character in the anime, resulting in a [[AlternateUniverse spinoff episode]] that showed what would have happened if Tomoya had chosen her route instead of Nagisa's.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: During Yukine's route you can take a small branching where you keep trying magic spells from her little book. In one of them, Tomoya and Kyou get locked in a shed with no way to get free unless Tomoya pulls his pants down. [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yes.]] When he does, she's clearly flustered but not against what she thinks he's proposing and is disappointed when she finds out that's not what he meant. Sadly, you can't see this scene if you're actually ''in'' Kyou's route.
* BadassAdorable: While she isn't quite on Tomoyo's level, she can throw books pretty hard, got some killer kick, and can play basketball as much as Tomoya and Sunohara.
* BigSisterInstinct: She's very protective of Ryou.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and Tomoya share similar interests or and they both love trolling Sunohara.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Her violence is toned down in the anime.
* BoisterousBruiser: Very loud and violent, always punching Tomoya or Sunohara.
* CannotSpitItOut: Bold ActionGirl-GenkiGirl-JustFriends combo though she is, she loses courage when it comes to admitting her feelings for Tomoya. She does her best to hide them even from her sister Ryou, and instead channels them into PlayingCyrano. She gets angry when the superficially similar Tomoyo ''does'' make a move and gets Tomoya with little apparent fuss.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: At one point in After Story a book she throws hits a wall. ''It cracks''.
* ClassRepresentative: Her junior year and again her senior year. Not just a literal example, but also fits the temperament for the trope.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She gets a little upset when Tomoya interacts more with other girls. [[spoiler:In Tomoyo's route, she's clearly thinking something like 'Why did you pick her when I'm not that different' before picking a fight with her. Tomoyo's indirect answer boils down to "It's because I didn't get too scared to make a move."]]
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Kotomi after befriending her.
* CoolBigSis: To Ryou, even though they're twins and who's older is a bit ambiguous. Ryou officially refers to Kyou as her big sister, but Kyou certainly fulfills the archetype nonetheless. She also plays this role to Kotomi after befriending her.
* CovertPervert: A couple examples, but we don't get to see what she was thinking. One where Kyou is trying to think of why Ryou is embarrassed and immediately concluding they must have done something inappropriate in public. A second example is her blush and disappointment that Tomoya didn't enter the laser tag game in Kappei's route. The winner would get to order the other to do whatever they wanted for a week. She's also secretly a YaoiFangirl.
* CryCute: Several times throughout the series.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair is purple]], to match her purple eyes.
* DatePeepers: Repeatedly on her own route when Tomoya is going out with Ryou, but also in Kotomi's route.
* DefrostingIceQueen: At least in the {{flashback}} to junior year. Also, over the course of the series, she mellows out, although she's never an IceQueen so much as a rather abrasive JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: In the VisualNovel, she's endlessly embarrassed by the love letters she gets from girls.
* FirstNameBasis: With everyone except Sanae. The only member of the cast to refer to Sunohara by his first name, Youhei.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: A Tomboy who's a far better cook than her Girly Girl sister.
* {{Friendzone}}: She's liked Tomoya for about a year, back from when they were in the same class together. She's too afraid to step out of the friend zone and try to pursue him, which comes back to bite her. Either her sister plucks up the nerve first and asks Kyou to help her, or someone else makes a move on him first. Worse, if you fail to enter any route, Tomoya will express depression at how his relationship with her hadn't changed since he had known her, indicating that despite her fears of rejection he was never averse to the idea.
* GenkiGirl: Probably the purest example in the franchise.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Her eyes glow [[RedEyesTakeWarning firepoker red]] when she's irate. [[HairTriggerTemper Which is a lot of the time.]] Sometimes she gets HiddenEyes instead.
* GreenEyedMonster: She doesn't tend to get in the way of Tomoya's relationships too much even if she gets a little jealous, but when he starts showing interest in Tomoyo she gets upset and tries picking a fight, though she calms down quickly when Tomoyo refuses to rise to the bait. Reading between the lines, she seems to be upset that another girl successfully jumped the friendship barrier and that the other girl isn't even that different from her.
* HairDecorations: Wears a white, lacey ribbon on her leg bang.
* HairIntakes: She has a very distinctive hairstyle (and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair color -- purple]]). Among the odd features she shares with her [[PolarOppositeTwins twin sister Ryou]] (and one they also share with "Katsuki Shima" when [[DisguisedInDrag he's in his female disguise]]) is a pair of what look like cat ears. It's just part of their hairstyles, but it still lends her a faint hint of CatGirl, which is a common feature for Key VA heroines.
* HiddenEyes: Similar to GlowingEyesOfDoom, above. Except sometimes her HiddenEyes instead indicate embarrassment, shame, or even -- in at least [[AlternateUniverse one memorable instance]] -- abject supplication.
* HotTeacher: In ''After Story'', she [[spoiler:works as a Kindergarten teacher and teaches Nagisa and Tomoya's child Ushio.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In the anime, once Kyou finally admits to herself that she and Ryou have both lost any hope of winning Tomoya's heart she goes back to normal after a good cry and remains friends not just with Tomoya but with Nagisa. In her route, she has this attitude towards her sister, though that's also because she doesn't have the nerve to make a move herself.
* ImportantHairCut: [[spoiler: At the end of her arc, she cuts her hair short, like Ryou's, as part of a desperate attempt to be more like Ryou.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's extremely aggressive in both speech and actions, but she's actually quite supportive and helpful. She'd also prefer for the people around her to be happy rather than pursue them herself.
* KickChick
* MamaBear: She's very protective of Botan, as well as Ryou.
* MatchmakerCrush: She's trying to push Tomoya towards her sister Ryou. Unfortunately, she's had a crush on Tomoya for a year or so, but was too scared of ruining the friendship to act on it. Ryou went to her for help on trying to get along with Tomoya. [[SiblingTriangle What this develops into is hardly a surprise.]]
* MsFanservice: As can be seen the gym storage scene (see ArentYouGoingToRavishMe above) and the OP.
* OnlyHasSameSexAdmirers: Due to her brash attitude, guys think she's scary, but girls think she's both beautiful and cool, so she gets tons of love letters from other girls. This leaves her rather embarassed and frustrated, however.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With her twin sister Ryou.
* RapunzelHair
* SchoolSportUniform: She wears various versions and always has her white thigh-highs on, even during a highly competitive basketball match where wearing the whole ensemble would be quite restricting yet she still manages things very well. She also provides the page image.
* ShesGotLegs: Further accentuated by her Grade A Zettai Ryouiki. [[Music/ZZTop And she knows how to]] [[KickChick use 'em]].
* ShipTease: With plenty of characters -- and a few [[TeamPet animals]] -- but most of all with Tomoya.
-->'''Kyou:''' (coyly) We're alone now. So ... what do you want to do?
-->'''Tomoya:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I'm going to take a nap.]]
-->'''Kyou:''' You are really rude.
* SiblingTriangle: Kyou and Ryou are both in love with Tomoya.
* StepfordSmiler: Made abundantly clear in the visual novel (less so in the anime), whenever Kyou is talking about how Tomoya needs to pay attention to Ryou more she's crying inside.
* SurprisinglySimilarCharacters: Unsurprisingly. To Kagami Hiiragi in Lucky Star. Both have sweet twin sisters and are tomboyish Tsunderes whom you dint wanna mess with!
* TeamMom: Sometimes, especially in episode 10 and 11.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Her WeaponOfChoice is a dictionary. Usually aimed at Sunohara, but sometimes at Tomoya, especially when she thinks (or pretends to think) he's plotting to eat her pet baby boar Botan. (See TeamPet, above.) (She usually hits Sunohara, whereas she usually misses Tomoya. Presumably this is at least ''in part'' intentional on Kyou's part.)
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to her twin sister Ryou's girly girl.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's athletic and violent yet is a very good cook and is proud of her long hair.
* TomboyishName: 'Kyou/Kyo' is mostly a boy's name, but it is her name all right, since she's a violent tomboy.
* TriangRelations: Type 13 with Kyou at A, Ryou at B and Tomoya at C. It gets complicated from there because while the basics are simple (Kyou and Ryou like Tomoya, who is friends with one and barely knows the other and Kyou is supporting Ryou) new factors enter the equation when Tomoya begins dating Ryou on the theory that he might come to like her eventually, but ends up liking Kyou.
* {{Tsundere}}: Rough and badmouthed, but also friendly with a soft spot when it comes to love.
* TsurimeEyes
* YaoiFangirl: According to Ryou, in Kappei's route of the VisualNovel, where Kyou is revealed to read yaoi or BL manga.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Identical in its purple color (although not in cut) to the hair of her {{Polar Opposite Twin|s}} twin sister Ryou.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She wears them at any time or any task, be it a birthday party, school sport or working hard in Kotomi's garden. [[spoiler:She doesn't wear it anymore after graduating and becoming a teacher.]]

[[folder:Ryou Fujibayashi]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/AkemiKanda (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN)

The younger and more timid of the Fujibayashi twins. Is the class representative of her room, but only won it through lottery rather then through actual voting. Is known for telling fortunes of anyone who asks her. Her fortunes are always complex and usually completely off the mark, though she can be eerily accurate at times. Though she is usually wrong, she believes that it would be better for the future not to be already set. She has a crush on Tomoya in the beginning and enlists Kyou's help, or rather, Kyou insists on helping her.
* ApologisesALot
* BadLiar: [[spoiler:She tried to lie about being pregnant so to pull a variation of TheBabyTrap on Kappei. Unfortunately she forgot the prerequisite hadn't been met, to the confusion of everyone in the scene.]]
* BiTheWay: If [[ this clip]] is anything to go on. (S1 04 11:32)
* CannotSpitItOut: She tries to confess to Tomoya, but can't even get him to pay attention to her most of the time, so she asks her sister for help, knowing that Kyou also likes him.
* ClassRepresentative: Evidently she was assigned the job at random.
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: The Kyou epilogue notes that she started dating someone she met at the hospital who has a cute face, meaning that she likely hooked up with Kappei.
* DoggedNiceGirl: She likes Tomoya who doesn't acknowledge her most of the time.
* ExtremeDoormat
* FirstNameBasis: Her VisualNovel route ends with Tomoya and her adopting this.
* FortuneTeller: Although her predictions are more hilariously precise than strictly accurate. Still, she's usually onto something. In her way.
* GenderBlenderName: Ryou is a common male name in Japan despite her being a Girly Girl.
* HairDecorations: Mirroring her sister, she wears a white, lacey ribbon on her right bang.
* HairIntakes: She has a very distinctive hairstyle (and hair color). One feature her hair shares both with her twin sister Kyou and with "Katsuki Shima" when [[DisguisedInDrag he's in his female disguise]] is [[CatGirl a pair of what look almost like cat ears]].
* HopelessSuitor: Tomoya just isn't that into her. Every time their relationship comes up there are always hints that he'd prefer Kyou instead. Naturally, the relationship doesn't work out. This can get subverted in the VN, as she does have her own route and ending. [[spoiler:In Kyou's epilogue she's moved on, though, and she's also firmly paired off with Kappei in ''his'' route so she probably wasn't too serious about him in the first place.]]
* HospitalHottie: [[spoiler:HelloNurse Ryou!]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: At least in the {{anime}} series. Not that she ever really seems to hold much hope for winning Tomoya's heart; she often seems to be going through the motions in order to appease her more forceful sister. In the Kyou route [[spoiler:she gives up and sets up Tomoya and Kyou when it becomes obvious she can't hold on to him.]]
* LastNameBasis: Tomoya calls her Fujibayashi. She gets a little antsy about it since she refers to her sister with [[FirstNameBasis much more familiar terms.]]
* LethalChef: Her cooking is considered completely inedible. According to Kappei, her bento boxes are powerful enough to knock birds out of the sky. In Kyou's route, while Ryou starts out a horrible chef she does her best to get better [[spoiler:so that she can be more like Kyou, whom Tomoya likes more.]] She gets close enough to her sister in skill that Tomoya is very much reminded of Kyou -- but she never quite matches her.
* {{Otaku}}: Surprisingly enough. Heavily implied in the VN when Kotomi is messing around with the Magical girl wand. She states that she has a really high interest in these kinds of things.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With her twin sister Kyou. She's quiet and shy while Kyou is loud and aggressive, though it turns out both suck at talking to the guy they like.
* ShrinkingViolet: Which makes her role as ClassRepresentative more difficult.
* SiblingTriangle: With Kyou.
* StepfordSmiler: Realizes perfectly well that Kyou and Tomoya have a lot more chemistry and mutual attraction, but hides it. Then she tries to act as much like Kyou as she can, but can't quite do it as seen with the pork cutlets.
* SurprisinglySimilarCharacters: Unsurprisingly. To Tsukasa Hiiragi in Lucky Star. Sweet short purple haired girls with brash, violent sisters.
* TaremeEyes
* TarotMotifs: Tarot Cards drastically up her fortune accuracy, eerily so.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to her [[PolarOppositeTwins twin sister Kyou's tomboy]].
* TomboyishName: 'Ryou/Ryo' is usually a name for boys, but much like her sister, it is her name all right, even if she's not tomboyish at all.
* TomboyishSidetails: Slightly boyish hair, but a shy Girly Girl.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple, in this case.
* ZettaiRyouiki: But only as part of her winter uniform.

[[folder:Botan (Button)]]
->Voiced by: Machiko Kawanai (JP), Creator/MelissaDavis (EN)

Kyou's pet baby boar.
* FriendToAllChildren: In ''~After Story~'', she's the pet for Ushio's kindergarten class and is very gentle with the children.
* PetBabyWildAnimal: A ''boar'', not exactly a common pet, especially for a teenage girl.
* PluckyComicRelief: Botan almost never appears in serious scenes. When she does appear, it's generally for cuteness or humor.
* PokemonSpeak: Puhi~
* PunnyName: Kyou presumably intends the name to mean "button" -- perhaps as in "cute as a button," which she is -- but Tomoya [[DeadpanSnarker jokes]] that the name refers to botan nabe, a Japanese pork soup.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: When she first appears, both Tomoya and Sunohara agree that she's adorable. Even as a full grown boar, she hasn't lost this quality.
* ShesAllGrownUp: Played for laughs in ''~After Story~'', when it's revealed that she's become a full-grown boar.
* TeamPet: Along with Misae's cat, she helps easing the mood and Kyou is quite happy with her.

!!Kotomi Ichinose
[[folder:Kotomi Ichinose]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto (JP), Creator/EmilyNeves (EN)

Kotomi is a strange girl: she has NoSocialSkills and is [[ShrinkingViolet fearful and asocial]]. Generally she is [[TheQuietOne silent]]. She squirrels herself away [[{{Bookworm}} in the school library]] -- she is always kneeling on the library floor, reading. ''Absorbing'' [[TeenGenius several pages of abstruse text per minute]]. Kotomi also likes to [[DoesNotLikeShoes go barefoot]] in the library like it's her own home, almost instinctively removing her shoes and socks during her visits there. However, her footwear-doffing compulsion sometimes extends beyond the walls of the library- along with the urge to [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} snip pages from books with scissors.]]

When Tomoya meets her, he manages to cut through some of her protective layers and socialize with her a bit, but each time he attempts to start up a conversation with her she won't notice him and respond unless he remembers to call her "Kotomi-chan". She has a deep-seated fear of bullies and a mysterious man in a black suit.
* {{Adorkable}}: At first.
* AllLovingHeroine: In almost any other series, she'd be this, hands down, no questions asked. Given this series' position on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, she's actually one of the more ambiguous examples. Still, once you put aside her ([[ShrinkingViolet many]] and [[FreakOut severe]]) phobias, she doesn't really seem to dislike anyone.
* AmbiguousDisorder: She might be somewhere on the [[UsefulNotes/HighFunctioningAutism high-functioning]] end of the UsefulNotes/{{Autism}} spectrum, but given [[ThereAreNoTherapists the Japanese attitude toward mental health care]], it's unlikely she'd be diagnosed with anything. Indeed, Kotomi's precocious intelligence and difficulty relating to her peers since childhood are common symptoms of UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome. She also shows signs of PTSD and social anxiety disorder.
* AnimalMotifs: Possibly. Butterflies were more common in her arc than anywhere else.
* TheAtoner: Her guilt over [[spoiler: (seemingly) burning her parents' research paper, as well as her SurvivorGuilt in general]], drives her to devote her life to studying so that she can replicate their theories.
* BriefAccentImitation:
** "I can feel your boobs, your boobs?" "Stop talking like a Russian gymnast!"
** She also attempts a [[Main/KansaiRegionalAccent Kansai accent]] when trying to learn how to tell jokes.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Her pitiful attempts at tsukkomi only cause her to be labeled as exceedingly boke by Kyou.
* BookWorm: All her favorite friends are books. Well, at least until Tomoya begins helping her make real friends.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She constantly skips classes to read in the library, but is still the top scorer in every exam. She is also scouted for overseas study.
* CannotTellAJoke: Cannot Make A Tsukkomi. She also makes terrible puns and her other attempts at gags also make no sense, including one [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext where she points her right index finger at her left elbow, says 'it bends here!' and bends her elbow.]]
* ChekhovsGunman[=/=]TheCuckoolanderWasRight: [[spoiler:Her and her parents' theory of multiple universes becomes important to the true ending.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: In her route in the VN. In the anime, she loses to [[spoiler:Nagisa]]. [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Not that she put up much of a fight to begin with]]. She's notably in the only one of the five main heroines to be ChildhoodFriends with Tomoya, in contrast to the five heroines of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' of which four of them have met the protagonist in the past.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: When we first meet her, she's so much in her own dream-world that she doesn't even ''notice'' other people trying to talk to her -- unless that person is Tomoya and he remembers to address her as Kotomi-chan. She gets better -- somewhat -- with a lot of help from Tomoya and the gang.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Tomoya introduces her to Kyou and Ryou, she introduces herself to Tomoya instead. Twice.
* CoolCar: She's seen driving a Volkswager Cabriolet in ''After Story'' wearing CoolShades.
* CuteBookworm
* DeathByOriginStory: Her parents.
* DemotedToExtra: In the movie, she has a couple of cameos directing the choir club.
* DitzyGenius: She's a genius who regularly gets high scores on the national exams, but she has NoSocialSkills and is oblivious to how bad her violin playing is.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Prefers to wander around barefoot, for [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} no readily-apparent reason]].
* DreadfulMusician: When playing her violin, she can level an entire wing of the school. Interestingly, she's depicted as holding the violin and the bow in the manner of a skilled violinist (something that takes most violinists years and years to accomplish), and in the {{flashback}}s to her childhood, her playing does not seem to cause any particular problems. [[EpilepticTrees So maybe she sounds so terrible because she's very out of practice.]] Nagisa also claims that her violin playing has improved during her practice, but sounds awful during her recital. Stage fright, perhaps?
* ElegantClassicalMusician: She certainly looks the part with her violin, but her playing is powerfully bad enough to burst flourescent lights.
* EmotionlessGirl
* {{Expy}}: To [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} Minagi Tohno]], both being smart, friendless and very calm. Especially their voices are very calm and smooth.
* ExtremeDoormat: Possibly the ''smartest'' doormat you'll ever meet. But still. Doormat.
* FirstGirlWins: Not in the {{anime}}, but a possible ending in the VisualNovel. (Note: even in the {{anime}}, she's the First Girl if you go by in-universe chronology.)
* FiveStagesOfGrief: Her past, though she switches Denial with Anger:
** Anger: Lashed out at her parents for 'lying' at not attending her birthday party.
** Denial: The strange man informing about her parents death, thus Kotomi instead considered him a bully.
** Bargaining: Begging for God to return her parents, in exchange, she will study hard and be a good girl from now on.
** Depression: After confirming her parents' death via TV News, she accidentally tried to burn a catalogue of research by her parents ([[spoiler:or so she thought, it's actually a catalogue of Teddy Bears]]) and then cried all the way, not even caring that she accidentally burned the house. What's worse, [[spoiler:Tomoya, her only friend, forgets about her, leaving her lonely]].
** Acceptance: Long phase here, at first she decided to make up for the house burning and indulges herself in studying to honor her parents, but she really never get over all those (still thinking that strange man as a bully), until she got befriended by Tomoya and friends, got him to confront her past together, and that man revealing everything and realizing her parents still loved her. That's the time she got out of all that for good.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Tomoya met her years ago when they were just children. She remembers (the smile on her face when Tomoya tries to recruit her for the theater club giving it away on repeat viewings), as Tomoya was her OnlyFriend, but he doesn't until right at the very end.
* FragileFlower: She frequently asks nervously if someone's a bully when first meeting them. It's also one of the few times she's really emotes strongly with a tearful voice and expression.
* {{Friendzone}}: Like Kyou, another childhood friend who stays JUST friends with Tomoya. Usually happens in the VN.
* GagBoobs: Somewhat. Kotomi is not in any way oddly proportioned, but still has the largest bust size among the female cast, and Kyou teases her about them.
* GeniusSweetTooth: She shows particular interest in the sweet breads that Tomoya buys, and she makes a really good apple pie.
* GiftedlyBad: She actually thinks she's good at the violin, despite the obvious pain her music puts people in whenever she plays. She does improve in the visual novel, and flashbacks reveal that she could play violin without causing others to pass out, so it's likely due to lack of practice.
* GirlishPigtails: To pronounce her childish side visually. Next to Fuuko, Kotomi is the second most child-like character of the main cast.
* GratuitousFrench: "Bo-nnnnnnn-jour?"
* HairDecorations: Her trademark beads.
* HeroicBSOD: Experiences a serious one when she thinks Ryou was involved in a bus accident. It lasts at least a week, and several episodes/until almost the end of the route. [[spoiler: It's because she's reminded of her parents' death.]]
* HotLibrarian: Not officially a librarian, but in the VN she's an honorary library assistant with her own key to the library. She has a habit of leaving it unlocked, thus allowing Tomoya to meet her.
* HypocriticalHumor: In the VN, she insists that books must be treated with care, but has no problem cutting pages out [[spoiler: if they mention her parents.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She clearly loves Tomoya in the anime -- in fact, of all the girls in the series, [[ForgottenChildhoodFriend she's loved him by far longest]] -- but she definitely doesn't fight to get him.
* LonelyRichKid: Lives in a BigFancyHouse all by herself, and has had trouble making friends since childhood.
* KimonoIsTraditional: She wears one to the New Year's party in ''~After Story~'', the only girl to do so.
* MeaningfulName: She is named after the Japanese stringed instrument, the Koto. This is meaningful in two ways, one serious, one ironic. Serious: Her father named her that out of his belief that the world made up of millions of kotos, and when they combined their music together, do great things. Replace koto with person in that idea, and you get the main theme of Clannad, that individuals who come together to form a group; a family, a nakama or a commmunity; do things greater than the sum of their parts. And the ironic part? That a girl named after a stringed musical instrument would be so bad in playing another stringed musical instrument.
** Actually, she is named after both her parents: Ko(utarou) + to(="and") + Mi(zue). "Kotomi" is Japanese for "K&M". As her mother said, the most important things are always simple.
** Her name is also a reference to string theory in physics
* MinorLivingAlone: [[spoiler:After her parents died.]]
* NoSocialSkills: A [[TheQuietOne quiet]] and [[AllLovingHero polite]] BookWorm version.
* NotSoStoic: Seems emotionless at first, but is a sweet shy girl.
* TheOjou: She comes from a wealthy background, living in a big (at least by Japanese standards) house. She doesn't really show it that much, but she is well-dressed when she's not wearing her school uniform.
* PartingWordsRegret: [[spoiler:Her last words to her parents before they died in a plane crash were how she hated them for missing her birthday.]]
* PutOnABus: So, Kotomi, you finally got over [[spoiler:your parents' death]]? Well, it's off to college in America for you, then.
* TheQuietOne
* RoomFullOfCrazy: [[spoiler:The walls of one bedroom in her house are plastered with newspaper clippings about her parents's deaths in a plane crash.]]
* RunningGag: A few that are borderline {{catch phrase}}s. 1) "Hello Tomoya-kun." 2) "''Ijimekko''?" ("(Is she a) bully?") In addition, several that are more situation-based, such as her [[DreadfulMusician terrible violin skills.]] [[GiftedlyBad "So pretty..."]]
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Spent her entire life [[spoiler: since her parents' deaths]] studying, resulting in a TeenGenius who can't hold a conversation.
* ShrinkingViolet: Especially at first.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Or in this case, Spell My Name With Three Hiragana.
* TheSmartGirl: Brilliant in booksmarts, although lacking in common sense and social skills.
* SpoiledSweet
* SugarAndIcePersonality: With the "sugar" being reserved for Tomoya ([[CharacterDevelopment at first]]).
* SupremeChef: She's also a good cook, as evidenced by her apple pie and the New Year's Feast (in April) she makes in the VN.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Though she isn't seen speaking it, she can speed-read complex scientific English textbooks that would make most native speakers' brains melt. She also gets a scholarship to study in America, which requires having good English skills in real life.
* TastesLikeFriendship: The first thing she does when she meets Tomoya is offer him part of her bento.
* TeenGenius
* ThroughHisStomach: Attempts this by offering Tomoya some of her bento, then making him an apple pie. And if you're going for her route in the VN...
** Episode 18 sees her in a four-way battle with Kyou/Ryou, Tomoyo, and even ''Fuko''. The victor is never revealed, as Tomoya was too paralyzed with shock over the brewing harem battle.
* TroubledFetalPosition: She does this when she has her breakdown after seeing the bus accident.
* TVGenius: See TheWonka, below.
* VerbalTic: She has a habit of ending her sentences with "-no".
* VocalEvolution: When we first meet her, she speaks in a quiet almost-whisper. As she befriends the rest of the gang, she speaks in a more confident, albeit still quiet, tone. Her voice is also noticeably higher-pitched in the anime than the VN.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Her parents were always too busy with their research to celebrate her birthday, though she did have a happy home life when they were around, as seen in her flashbacks. [[spoiler: Her parents' last act was to make sure she got the teddy bear they'd bought her, at the expense of their own research.]]
* TheWonka: Despite her eccentricities, she is by far the most intelligent person in the school. Possibly the smartest high school student in Japan, enough to rival [[Manga/LuckyStar Miyuki Takara]]. Heck, she may even make [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] uneasy!
* YamatoNadeshiko: She seems to be evolving into one after coming out of her shell. She shows up to the New Year's party in ''~After Story~'', in a kimono, the only girl to do so in the scene. Her [[SupremeChef cooking ability]] and her natural meekness would also make her qualify.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple-blue, in this case.

!!The Sakagami Siblings

[[folder:Tomoyo Sakagami]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP-Clannad), [[Creator/RyoukoTanaka Hikaru Isshiki]] (JP-Tomoyo After), Kaytha Coker (EN)

A [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer beautiful]] [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]] who has attained [[MemeticBadass legendary status]] as a [[ActionGirl fighter]]. Tomoyo [[DefrostingIceQueen at first is a rough, cold-hearted girl]] who delivers the frustration of her messed up family that almost considered divorcing by fighting and hurting other people. That changed when her little brother Takafumi, in a desperate attempt to fix things up, either threw himself to the river or gets himself into a car crash, ending up crippled and instantly mending the family and softens up Tomoyo. She later hears her brother's wish to see the sakura tree, and made it her mission to preserve those trees. She later attends at Tomoya's school and starts out by driving out some delinquents that threaten the school, and later spends her time not only to become the StudentCouncilPresident (the only position where she can issue orders to preserve the sakura tree), also kicking Sunohara's butt whenever he pisses her off (and repeatedly). After much hardships of winning the students' hearts and cleans up her delinquent status, she is elected as the StudentCouncilPresident, and continues to be friends with the ones who help her doing so: Tomoya.

Tomoyo proves to be wildly popular that she later gets selected as the protagonist of a special sequel which is the continuation of her visual novel story. Her route also gets animated in an AlternateUniverse episode based on her VisualNovel route, whereas she dates Tomoya (whereas other girls don't seem to exist), but both became torn between their status and decided to move on to their own path, breaking up in result. When Tomoya finally graduates, Tomoyo waits for him and they tearfully reunite as lovers.
* TheAce: Beautiful, intelligent and popular. This becomes a problem in its own right when [[spoiler:Tomoya begins to feel that he's holding her back.]]
* ActionGirl: If she had to, she'd kick [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'s ass. She'd apologize afterward, of course. But she'd do it, and you damn well know it.
* ArchEnemy: With Sunohara. Except not.
* BadassAdorable: While still maintaining a sexy and [[{{Moe}} cute]] appearance?
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: When Sunohara and Tomoya fight then end up with bruises the very next. She on the other hand just [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps]] whatever comes her way.
* BoobsOfSteel: Only second to Kotomi in bust size, and a fearsome brawler.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the visual novel when she kicks Sunohara, an image of him falling will pop up on the screen, and sometimes stay there while waiting for the reader to click. In one scene, she tells him to hurry and up and fall, because he's blocking the whole screen.
* BreakoutCharacter: Tomoyo's route proved so popular that Key ended up creating a sequel/spinoff, ''Tomoyo After''. She also received a genuine adaptation of her route in the form of an OVA.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower
* {{Combos}}: In the VisualNovel, she combos Sunohara with nearly the entire cast during the Founder's Festival.
* CovertPervert: (VisualNovel) Indirectly, as when Tomoya turns to dirty thoughts about Tomoyo, she's glad that he's able to think of her that way. And with a little needling, she'll freak and realize that she's thinking of the same things.
* CurbStompBattle: The outcome of every battle with Sunohara, in her favor.
* CryCute: [[spoiler: Absolutely ''cry-adorable'' in the AlternateUniverse OVA]].
* CuteBruiser
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her past as a delinquent, her parents' marital problems and her brother's attempted suicide.
* DefrostingIceQueen: By her own admission. She was a coldhearted delinquent who lashed out at others to deal with the stress of her home like until her brother's incident. Now she's one of the nicest people in the show.
* {{Delinquents}}: Trying to remake her image for her to be able to become the StudentCouncilPresident.
* TheDreaded: The two local gangs are absolutely terrified of her. Even the gang affiliated with Yukine who are all nice and probably wouldn´t ever force her to fight them.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She has quite the devoted fan club.
* FemininityFailure: She often tries to make herself look more feminine and gets worried when she thinks she's not being seen as a girl. While her results are rather lacking from Tomoya's point of view, he finds the attempts pretty funny. He makes it pretty clear that he doesn't expect her to be a girly girl anyway. [[LostInTranslation It tends to get lost on anglophone fans]], but her speech patterns are coarse and masculine and she's much pushier and aggressive than you'd expect a feminine Japanese woman to act.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: She seems genuinely disappointed when she finds out Sunohara is only pretending to flirt with her.
* {{Foil}}: [[spoiler:In ''Tomoyo After'', she becomes one to Tomoya from ''After Story''. The two lost their spouse from an incurable disease but while Tomoyo manages to move on, it took five years for Tomoya to do the same.]]
* HairDecorations: Subtler than most of the other girls in the series, but she ''does'' wear a headband that earns the occasional comment (usually from Sunohara).
* HerHeartWillGoOn: In the GaidenGame sequel to her route ''Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life'', in which [[spoiler:Tomoya dies]].
* IHaveNoSon: PlayedForLaughs. In ''Tomoyo After: Memorial Edition'', seeing how Takafumi spied her and Tomoya in her cosplay ([[spoiler: in the original, it was their PrimalScene]]), Tomoyo quickly dismiss him as her little brother.
-->'''Tomoyo''': Takafumi, forget everything... You're going to forget about everything now. OK, good boy... There, start.\\
'''Takafumi''': I can't...\\
'''Tomoyo''': Well then, I don't know you anymore. Who are you? I don't know who you are.\\
'''Takafumi''': Eeeh!?
* ImplausibleHairColor: Silver hair as a teenager, which does happen in real life but is very uncommon. Looks brown in certain lighting situations, though, so it could be HairColorDissonance instead.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: "So you're why he's doing this." And later: "[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I'm so glad he chose you.]]"
* KickChick
* LadyOfWar: She fits the bill, just wrong genre, though unlike Kyou, she usually does give a warning before attacking.
* MagicalGirlfriend: In the AlternateUniverse ''Tomoyo Arc'' {{omake}} episode. Not a literally magical, but she goes beyond mere ManicPixieDreamGirl-status: a TeenGenius {{Meganekko}} reformed [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]] StudentCouncilPresident who's nevertheless completely and irrevocably devoted to the loser Tomoya.
* MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay
* {{Meganekko}}: By the end of the first season, and especially in the AlternateUniverse ''Tomoyo Arc'' {{omake}} episode, in which she's not just the female romantic lead, but the only female character of significance.
* PrecisionFStrike: It happens... And ''quite'' frequently, too.
* OneSteveLimit: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]; her name is very similar to Tomoya's, and in an AlternateUniverse, [[spoiler: the two of them wind up living together, along with her half-sister Tomo.]]
* RapunzelHair
* ShesGotLegs: And boy does she know how to use them.
* SpamAttack: Used particularly on Sunohara. 64 point combo!
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: In her OVA episode, she gives a speech in America in perfect, albeit heavily Japanese-accented, English.
* TheStoic: For most of the time. Although, she has her moments of being NotSoStoic.
* StudentCouncilPresident
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Tough, distant and [[BadassAdorable kickass]] at times (but more cool-headed compared to Kyou), and then affectionate at other times.
* TeenGenius: At least in her AlternateUniverse arc, in which she scores fourth in her year for all of Japan on her exams. Note that this is less than a year after she decided to clean up her image, after being something of a borderline delinquent for the previous few years.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: In ''Tomoyo After: Memorial Edition'' Visual Novel. Depending on certain fan's interpretation, after continuing to live ever since Tomoya's death, Tomoyo finally passes on to afterlife sometime later (implied to be from old age) and had a heartfell reunion with Tomoya]]. Of course, others believe that Tomoya is still alive, only the operation failed and still reunited with her.
* {{Tomboy}}: She has fairly masculine and blunt grammar patterns, enjoys the life of a delinquent and seems to find her more girly friends slightly boring at times. When she starts becoming attracted to Tomoya, she makes a rather lacking attempt to make herself seem more girly.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Despite being rather masculine in her behaviour and her insane fighting ability, she was genuinely upset when told that Sunohara suspected that she was a boy in disguise, and proved to be a rather decent cook when she prepared Tomoya's meals.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Despite his escapades and stupidity, she´s actually pretty good friends with Sunohara.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: A lot of people seem unclear as to why she's interested in Tomoya. A teacher is the one who says it most clearly.
* WomenAreWiser: In Tomoyo's route, she forms a TwoGuysAndAGirl dynamic between herself, Tomoya and Sunohara. Tomoyo finds herself in this role, forcing the latter to start attending school on a regular basis and take their studies seriously. This also ends up putting a strain on her and Tomoya's romantic relationship because the rest of the student body sees Tomoya as dragging her down to his level.

[[folder:Takafumi Sakagami]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/AyumiFujimura (JP-Clannad Drama CD), Keiko Suzuki (JP-Tomoyo After)

Tomoyo's little brother, Takafumi was the one who brought Tomoyo out her "delinquent" phase. Sometime in the past, the Sakagami family was in ruins because of their father's affair. In order to bring the family back together, Takafumi [[DrivenToSuicide tries to drown himself (in the anime) or throws himself in front of a moving car (in the original materials)]]. Predictably, this helps stop the family feud and Tomoyo [[CharacterDevelopment begins to change her old ways]], but this leaves Takafumi [[GoneHorriblyRight temporarily crippled]].

His role and backstory is expanded in the GaidenGame ''Tomoyo After'', as a freeloader in Tomoya's apartment where Takafumi's sister frequents. It is revealed here that before his "accident", Takafumi was the ace of their track team. He had deeply admired his coach, who had a daughter named Kanako. Takafumi and Kanako fell in love and became a couple -- however, Takafumi betrayed his coach (who had high hopes for the boy's talent) by willingly throwing himself into an accident and ultimately crippling himself in the process. This leaves the coach distraught and the couple estranged. At the present, Takafumi is presented as a LazyBum GadgeteerGenius who freeloads at Tomoya's apartment and usually ends up roped into the occasional ZanyScheme. Oh, and [[OhCrap then his ex Kanako returns to town]].
* AllMenArePerverts: It's subtle, but it's there.
* ButtMonkey: In ''Tomoyo After'', if you need anyone to be insulted or beat up, it's usually him. Or Tomoya. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both]].
* {{Expy}}: Presented as a more sensible and younger version of Sunohara in the GaidenGame.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Given a choice between his family and social life, he chooses family, and loses his girlfriend, coach, and his running abilities in the process.
* GadgeteerGenius: Learned to tinker with computers and create programs after his incident.
* InterruptedIntimacy: A frequent offender of this in ''Tomoyo After''. [[FinaglesLaw Any attempt of Tomoya and Tomoyo to have a private moment is shattered by Takafumi's unannounced arrivals]]. [[spoiler:Taken UpToEleven when he was hiding in a closet during the two's PrimalScene.]]
* IllBoy: Used to be one in the past. Traces of it are still there in the present, though.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: He's athletic (or used to be) and smart, and gets mad in the same way as Tomoyo.
* LazyBum: BrilliantButLazy Takafumi became one after his incident. [[spoiler: Helping him [[CharacterDevelopment get over this]] is a vital part of ''Tomoyo After''.]]
* MistakenForGay: His [[HeterosexualLifePartners closeness to Tomoya]] in the sequel does not go unnoticed with the female characters. Frequently lampshaded by Tomoyo in ''Tomoyo After''.
* SatelliteCharacter: Being a minor character, his entire personality is basically summed up as "the kid who changed Tomoyo from a delinquent to a model student" in Clannad. ''Tomoyo After'' corrects this by giving Takafumi an extension to his role and backstory.
* ShipperOnDeck: For [[OneSteveLimit Tomoyo x Tomoya]].
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Knows a lot of foreign terms and could [[ImagineSpot probably speak (heavily Japanese-accented) English]].
* TeenGenius: The guy ''creates games and programs''. Though he does admit that it would take him a long time to do so.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards his ex-girlfriend, Kanako. [[VitriolicBestBuds The feeling is mutual]]. It doesn't take a genius to put two and two together to realize that they still have feelings for each other.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tomoya, Kanako, and his sister to an extent.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Shares the same case as Tomoya, differing between hair colors per medium. The official one is bluish-black.

!!The Ibuki Family
[[folder:Fuuko Ibuki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AiNonaka (JP), Creator/HilaryHaag (EN)

A rather strange, short girl, who never seems to take classes and is often to be found sitting somewhere quiet carving wooden star shapes. A rumor about her being a ghost is floating about the school, and she has a tendency to force her carvings on any student she meets, requesting that in return they attend her elder sister's wedding and congratulate her.
* AnimalMotifs: Fuko's mannerisms are rather doglike. When they first meet, Tomoya has her give him her "paw" like a dog. [[spoiler: At the very end, she locates Ushio from the Illusionary World using her sense of smell, like a bloodhound.]] There's also her starfish obsession.
* AstralProjection: [[spoiler:The Fuuko we get to know is actually an astral projection; the real Fuuko is in a coma from getting hit by a car on her first day of high school.]]
* BlatantLies: She was not spacing out just now.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: A little bit, with Tomoya.
* BrattyHalfPint: Despite being a teenager, she's the shortest of the main girls and is often rather prickly and temperamental towards other people.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: She ought to be way too old to fit the trope. But she certainly [[OlderThanTheyLook looks]] and [[BrattyHalfpint acts]] like a child.
* ClassRepresentative: Though it's not even for a real class.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She tends to be strange in general, but the most prominent example of her strangeness is her fixation on starfish. She also suffers from so much CutenessOverload when exposed to starfish [[spoiler:or Ushio]] that she'll go into a trance-like state where she won't respond to anything unless Tomoya squirts fruit juice up her nose.
* CordonBleughChef: Her starfish-themed desserts she makes for Tomoya make Sanae's bread look edible by comparison. She's the only one of the five main heroines to fall under this trope.
* CuteGhostGirl: There are rumors that Fuuko is really a ghost since she never seems to actually attend classes. [[spoiler: She's not far off, as it turns out she's AnAstralProjectionNotAGhost.]]
* CutenessOverload: Periodically goes into lapses of this when exposed to starfish [[spoiler:and Ushio]], prompting Tomoya to squirt fruit juice up her nose to snap her out of it and also because it's funny.
* DropInCharacter: In the first season of the anime, after her arc ends, she magically reappears in short cameos here and there to foreshadow what will happen at the end of the series, and the main page of this show explains that it's also AllThereInTheManual.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Ayu Tsukimiya]]. Both of them are {{Genki Girl}}s, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s and OlderThanTheyLook. [[spoiler:They're also both revealed to be comatose, and they use AstralProjection to interact with the other characters.]]
* IllGirl: [[spoiler: She's actually ''comatose'', and the Fuko we meet is a sort-of astral projection]].
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Fuko says she wants to do this to [[spoiler:little Ushio-chan, Tomoya's daughter]], to be her little sister. She keeps trying to kidnap her too. It's telling when Fuko is in the page image of this trope.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's definitely prickly and temperamental, but she still has a good heart.
* HairDecorations: Her big purple hair ribbon.
* HypocriticalHumor: Her insistence that Tomoya is a weird person, despite being one of the [[UpToEleven cloudcuckcoolanderiest]] of {{cloudcuckoolander}}s.
* LineOfSightName: Fuko pulls this when she needs a fake last name while staying with the Furukawas.
* MoodSwinger
* OlderThanSheLooks: When she shows up in ''~After Story~'', she's as old as Tomoya (about twenty-five) but still looks like a grade schooler (and acts even younger).
* OneOfTheKids: When she shows up in ''~After Story~''. An extreme example: she's Tomoya's age (twenty-five) but connects better with Ushio (who is five).
* ProperlyParanoid: When visiting Tomoya and Ushio, she worriedly asks if he's [[BlackComedyRape slipped any sleeping pills into the food he's made]]. Given that he's played pranks on her before, it's not an unfair question to ask.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Fuko vs. Fuuko. Although the former is used in the opening credits, some prefer to use the latter due to wanting to stick with one romanization system.
* TechnicolorEyes: Amber or gold.
* ThirdPersonPerson: This habit comes and goes. In one episode, she'll be speaking in the third person, and next, she'll be speaking normally.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Game only, depending on the path you take]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: According to the final episode of ''~After Story~'', hamburger steak (Salisbury steak in the U.S.).
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: In the VisualNovel. Apparently unaware that she has a crush on Tomoya, she describes a fairly graphic scene without having any idea what it means.

[[folder:Kouko Ibuki]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YukoMinaguchi (JP), Stephanie Wittels (EN)

An art teacher until Nagisa's first senior year. She retired afterwards, and got married to Yuusuke Yoshino.
* ChekhovsGunman: Her first appearance, when she walks into the bakery, has a generic character feel. It isn't until two episodes later, when Toyoma runs into her again, where we realize that brief scene introduced an important character.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: To Fuko.
* HappilyMarried: With Yuusuke Yoshino.
* InformedAttractiveness: She's very pretty, but since she's in a series utterly ''flooded'' with exceptionally {{moe}} characters, it seems odd when Tomoya (in his guise as the show's {{narrator}}) tells us how beautiful she is.
* PowerHair
* TeacherStudentRomance: Her fiancé (and later husband) Yusuke attended her high school at the time she taught there, but evidently they didn't start dating until some time after he had graduated.

[[folder:Yuusuke Yoshino]]
->Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (JP), Creator/IllichGuardiola (EN)

A former rock star / singer / writer turned electrician.
* AlliterativeName
* AllLovingHero: Although sometimes a cranky one. Not that he doesn't have good reason to be cranky.
* BelatedBackstory
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tomoya, after he begins working at Hikarizaka Electric.
* {{Bishonen}}
* CreatorBreakdown: [[invoked]]The reason he no longer sings.
* HappilyMarried: With Fuuko's sister Kouko.
* IdolSinger: A male version. At least before he crashed and burned. He's still worshiped by young [[CheerfulChild Mei]] -- and also, in a more mature way, by his fiance [[spoiler: and eventual wife]] Kouko Ibuki.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His persona at work -- gruff but caring. Not really a "jerk," though, except when contrasted with his off-the-job persona as AllLovingHero.
* LargeHam: In the middle of a baseball game, no less. HilarityEnsues.
* MessianicArchetype: Has a lot of elements of this, especially in the eyes of (some of) the characters. (A notable exception is Misae, who dislikes him and can't stand the attention he draws.) Nearly always played for laughs rather than drama.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Developed a heroin habit during his CreatorBreakdown.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: In Misae's route, a guy implied to be him sings in English in one of the classrooms.
* TeacherStudentRomance: He attended Kouko's high school at the time she taught there although he didn't date her until he was out of school.

!!The Sunohara Siblings

[[folder:Youhei Sunohara]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN)

Tomoya's best buddy and fellow delinquent. Generally a dim but lovable fellow. Makes for a great punching bag. Well, it tends to be kicks, really.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: In the middle of a comedic scene in the middle of Fujibayashi sister's route, Sunohara pulls out this question and kills off not only the conversation, but also the BGM. The answer, of course, is 'no.' Or to be more accurate 'No, and I've been trying not to think about that.'
--> '''"So, you like [Ryou]?"'''\\
'''"I'm asking if you like Fujibayashi Ryou, since, well, you're going out with her right?'''"
* AffablyEvil: Shows shades of this when he casually suggests flaying the dorm kitten to sell its fur. Misae sets him straight with some divine punishment.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Do NOT wrong poor little Mei. [[spoiler:Though since he genuinely trusts Tomoya, his attempts to press this button fail to the point that he ends up thinking Sunohara doesn't care.]]
* {{Bishonen}}
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: This is his whole life. Or maybe it's more of a ButtMonkey-And-Tsukkomi-Routine. Either way, he continually says or does something stupid, and Tomoya, Kyou, Tomoyo, or some other character is on hand to hit him (or worse).
* BromanticFoil: A textbook example.
* ButtMonkey: Pretty much every time Sunohara shows up, you can be guaranteed that someone is going to give him a MegatonPunch or [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom kick him across the room]] by the end of the scene. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Tomoyo at one point in the VisualNovel.
--> '''Tomoyo''': You exist solely for gags.
* CasanovaWannabe
* CatSmile: One of his default expressions.
* ChewToy: More of a ButtMonkey, but he has elements of both.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: One of ''many'' in the series, but one of the very few who seems to be genuinely stupid.
* DelinquentHair
* {{Delinquents}}
* TheDitz
* DumbassHasAPoint: While it might seem insane to listen to Sunohara's relationship advice, he does, on occasion, come up with something reasonable.
** In Tomoyo's route, [[spoiler: he figured out that Tomoya and Tomoyo were secretly dating before their relationship became public]].
** In Kyou's route, [[spoiler: he was able to tell that Tomoya and Kyou actually liked each other, despite their mutual denial and the fact that Tomoya was dating Ryou at that time]].
* DumbBlonde: Blonde hair AND not very bright.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Though to be fair people tend to give him no slack at all.
* GayOption: In the form of a hilarious Bad End in the VisualNovel. He's not happy about it.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Of the pink boxers with heart prints variety.
* GratuitousEnglish: His English is so bad he says "Rezombie" instead of "Revenge".
** ''I am pretty dog. Thank you, my friend from New York!''
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in an ''~After Story~'' episode, when an exasperated Kyou asks him how he ever managed to graduate high school.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Seems to have been this with Tomoya -- until Nagisa and the [[UnwantedHarem Half-wanted Harem]] appear on the scene.
* HonoraryUncle: Ushio refers to him as "Uncle Youhei" in the last OVA episode summing up the entire series.
* IronButtMonkey: It is quite a wonder how he could take over the top physical abuses (Mostly by Kyou, Tomoyo, Misae, and Akio) and walk away like nothing happened when you would expected him to be carried away on a stretcher. He shouldn't be alive, actually considering that the rest of the cast is much more fragile. When they played baseball against another town, Tomoya made him the team's catcher specifically because he's the only one who could endure the sheer power behind Akio's throws.
* JerkAss: At times. The closest thing the series has, among all the major characters.
* JerkJock: Used to be one. Now gets beaten up by them.
** His on screen beatings are only for comic relief purposes, the only serious one was during a flashback with him quitting the soccer club, aside from all that he's hardly the wimp puching bag, it's quite the contrary back when he and Tomoya weren't such good friends they were actually feared, when they became partners they also became more of a pranksters duo than real delinquents. This change of habits still didn't turn him into a target of other Jocks.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Borders on {{Jerkass}} at times in the VisualNovel, but he almost immediately pays for his actions, either by one of Tomoya's pranks, or by Tomoyo or Kyou.
* LargeHam: He can be when he's being ridiculous (which is almost always)
* LastNameBasis: With most everybody, except Kyou and Nagisa, and even then he starts calling them by their first names once he gets to know them (Kotomi, Tomoyo).
* LikesOlderWomen: '''Still''' in love with Sanae (Nagisa's mom) even after her husband Akio chased him off with a baseball bat.
* MistakenForGay
* PluckyComicRelief: His main purpose in the show.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Quite often, especially in the VisualNovel.
* SiblingYinYang: With Mei.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* SuperGullible: He always believes Tomoya's constant lies, even being convinced once that he was dreaming simply because he didnít believe Tomoya would remember the capital of Australia. Or being woken up after class and being told that they were living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and that Tomoya was a robot duplicate of the original Tomoya.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In the form of managing to maintain his dignity for a scene or give genuinely good advice, such as stopping Tomoya from being a coward in Kyou's route.
* TragicDream: Wanted to be a soccer player. Bad things happened. For the most part, played for laughs.
* UnknownRival: To Tomoyo in the beginning.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tomoya. Tomoya trolls him almost every time possible, yet Sunohara still sticks around with him and views him as his best friend, even if Tomoya does not want to admit that.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Being the protagonist's best friend wasn't enough for him to play a major role or even appear more than just a few seconds in the later years of ''After Story'', too bad for Tomoya his friend wasn't visible enough to help him face all those family problems.
** His only known feature during these harsh times is him working at some kind of a driving company.
** Justified in that he moved to Tokyo to work at aforementioned company. He even told Tomoya over the phone that he just doesn't have the time to come out whenever he wants.

[[folder:Mei Sunohara]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/YukariTamura (JP), Serena Varghese (EN)

Youhei Sunohara's little sister.
* BrattyHalfPint: Has her moments, especially in the omake and her "date" with Tomoya in ''~After Story~''.
* BrotherSisterIncest: In one of Tomoya's {{Imagine Spot}}s. More subtle moments pop up from time to time -- not actually suggesting incest between the two, but with people (sometimes even Mei herself) tricking Sunohara by saying, for example, that a cute girl has arrived to visit him. [[TheDitz Sunohara being Sunohara]], he always falls for it.
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* GenkiGirl: Although, like Sanae, she's a very sweet one. (Not as sweet as Sanae, but [[AllLovingHero who is]]?)
* GirlishPigtails
* MoralityPet: For her brother.
* PlayingCyrano: Plays cupid to Tomoya and Nagisa in the {{omake}} summer episode of season one.
* SiblingYinYang: With Sunohara.
* TokenMiniMoe: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] to no end by Mei herself.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Although also ChildrenAreInnocent.

!!Minor Characters

[[folder:Misae Sagara]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP), Elizabeth Bunch (EN)

Landlady at the school's student dorm. Has her own mini-route in the game, wherein Tomoya falls in love with her after hanging out in her room whenever he has a chance.
* ActionGirl: She would often put the dormmates down by using physical force.
* BiTheWay: Not really -- most likely -- but a bit of a RunningGag in the {{flashback}} to her high school days.
* BoobsOfSteel
* CannotSpitItOut: A SubvertedTrope, in that she likely would have no trouble expressing her feelings for the boy in question -- [[spoiler: except, as it turns out, the boy she likes already has a girlfriend, and he goes out of his way to cut off Misae's potential {{Love Confession}}s. The boy does this to spare Misae potential embarrassment -- or at least, that's how he and his girlfriend choose to view his actions. Misae's friends have less generous opinions of his behavior.]]
* ClassRepresentative: During the {{flashback}} to her high school days. Maybe or maybe not, in the literal sense -- although she does become StudentCouncilPresident, which suggests a bit of background and interest in student politics. But she definitely has the temperament.
* CoolBigSis: She's awesome, especially when dealing with the troublemakers under her supervision in the boys' dorm, including not only the [[JerkJock Rugby Club]] and but also [[{{Delinquents}} Sunohara]].
* CuteLittleFangs: Sometimes when she's angry, but also sometimes when playing happily with her cat.
* {{Expy}}: Of Kaname Chidori from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. She looks and acts a ''lot'' like Kaname, and they share a voice actress (Creator/SatsukiYukino). Her last name is also a ShoutOut to the same series: Sagara is Chidori's LoveInterest. In episode 5 of Clannad After Story, Misae also does a toned-down version of the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex Hold that Chidori does on Sousuke in episode two of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''.
* GenkiGirl: When she was in high school. Liberally mixed with {{Tsundere}}.
* HairDecorations: In the {{flashback}}s to her high school days, she wears a ribbon that looks almost like [[{{Kemonomimi}} cat ears]]. Which is completely appropriate, given who she winds up with at the festival. (Worth noting: that same basic ribbon, with those same implied [[{{Kemonomimi}} cat ears]], turns up on several other girls over the course of the series. But it never looks as thoroughly catlike as it does on her.)
* InterspeciesRomance: With [[spoiler:"[[PunnyName Katsuki]] Shima", who she met and fell in love with in her freshman year. Yeah, apparently he forgot he was a cat that turned into a human to grant his dying master's wish. Woops!]]
* KindheartedCatLover
* {{Landlady}}
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Shima's Feminine Boy.
* SecondLove: In her mini route, Shima was this for her after a crush. If you don't believe the crush was really love, which is supported by the story, then her second love is instead Tomoya [[spoiler:after he convinces her she can't just keep waiting for someone to come back when it's clear he isn't going to]].
* StudentCouncilPresident: Back when she was in high school. A legend to this day, evidently.
* TeamPet: Her cat.
* {{Tsundere}}: Very much so, in temperament -- even though for the vast majority of the series she doesn't have any potential {{Love Interest}}s with whom to play this tango. [[spoiler:Unless you count her "Katsuki Shima". Which you won't, until you reach her high school {{flashback}}.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Tomoya advises her to use pro wrestling moves to punish the boys she oversees in the dorm, and she often demonstrates them on the [[ButtMonkey unfortunate]] Sunohara. Eventually, a {{flashback}} reveals that she's been using these moves since her high school days.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dark blue.

[[folder:Yukine Miyazawa]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoEnomoto (JP), Creator/MaggieFlecknoe (EN)

Yukine is a second year student who hangs around in the library's reference room. The anime gives her out of school life an action packed AdaptationExpansion, replacing the reference room romance that makes up her visual novel route.
* AllLovingHeroine: She clearly loves everyone, which includes two rival gangs whom she wants to stop fighting.
* BeautifulDreamer: Sleeping on [[AnOddPlaceToSleep Tomoya's lap]], especially in the visual novel.
* BelatedBackstory: In the anime, Yukine was a semi-regular since the beginning, but only in ''~After Story~'' do we learn her family circumstances and her involvement in a gang war.
* BookWorm: She comes off this way. In the visual novel, Tomoya learns that she's mostly reading manga that have been confiscated from students and stored in the reference room.
* CoolBigSis: Okay, she more truthfully fills the TeamMom role (see below), but the gang members all refer to her, in a bit of a punny nickname, as Yuki-nee, or Big Sis Yuki.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Not quite shut, but her eyes are generally only half open, giving her a slightly sleepy look.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Yukine is one of the most gentle, kind and girly characters, and she makes an apparently excellent pilaf.
* ForHappiness: She selflessly runs into the proverbial line of fire during a gang war to stop the people involved from fighting, because she loves everyone.
* HalfTruth: Yukine being the unofficial librarian of the reference room. She's actually there because [[spoiler:the reference room is secluded and easy to sneak into from outside the school, thus her friends won't get into any trouble]].
* IdiotHair: Quite distinctive. Which seems odd, since she's a kind-hearted BookWorm who's also socially savvy and quite possibly the ''least'' {{Cloudcuckoolander}}-ish character we meet in the entire franchise (That said, she ''does'' often get a slightly dopey blank look on her face when she's thinking.)
* JustFriends: In the Yukine route in the VN, Tomoya worries that he might have friendzoned himself [[spoiler:by becoming Yukine's brother surrogate.]]
** He decides to cut that possibility off by [[spoiler:kissing her at the end of her route, at great personal risk to himself (as her brother's gang were all there.) A short LN story set after the end of her route shows that they've decided to go steady.]]
* LovePotion: She is fond of love spells, using them liberally as friendship charms.
* NiceGirl: Possibly the kindest character of the franchise.
* TeamMom: To both of the city's rival gangs.
* TeenGenius: We don't know much about her academic abilities, but she's a BookWorm; she's entrusted with the maintainance of the school's second library (the main library being the provinence of indisputable TeenGenius Kotomi); she's skilled enough at healing to be to the go-to-"doctor" for both the rival gangs in town; she's able to broker truces between said groups without outside assistance (most of the time); and she's in some ways the wisest character in the whole series, especially when it comes to relationships. All at age sixteen.
* ThroughHisStomach: After Tomoya randomly ordered omelette rice during their first meeting, Yukine brings the ingredients every single day [[CrazyPrepared just in case]] he ever asked for it again.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Grayish-yellow, depending on the light.

[[folder:Toshio Koumura]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (JP), Todd Waite (EN)

Senior teacher and one-time advisor of the Drama and Chorus Clubs. Booked the school for Kouko and Yuusuke's wedding. Officiated at Nagisa's "graduation" ceremony.
* BadassGrandpa: Implied in the VisualNovel, when he effortlessly smacks Sunohara back into the air when Tomoyo sends him flying at him. Also responsible for introducing Sunohara and Tomoya.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CoolOldGuy
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheProfessor
* SmarterThanYouLook

[[folder:Katsuki Shima]]
->Voiced by: Creator/RomiPark (JP), Shannon Emerick (EN)

A boy Misae fell in love with when she was in her freshman year.
* ApologizesALot: It's like every third sentence coming out of his mouth is an apology. Doesn't help that he does embarass Misae a lot.
* AttractiveBentGender: He looks really cute when dressed in girl's clothes. Misae's friends were actually a bit pissed that a crossdressing guy could be so cute.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: He says Misae met him while he was in a wheelchair in the hospital. Her kind words encouraged him to recover and he searches for her with the hopes of paying her back.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's ''adorable''! It helps him with cross-dressing, too.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:He's not human, but a tomcat given the form of his former owner so he can fulfill his owner's wish of saying thanks to Misae. He then forgets who he really is and falls in love with Misae due to this.]]
* DisguisedInDrag: Misae's friends put him in a girl's uniform and long-haired wig so he can sneak in the school.
* EasyAmnesia: [[spoiler:Temporarily forgets he isn't a human and during that time falls in love with Misae.]]
* HairIntakes: When Misae's friends [[DisguisedInDrag dress him up as a girl]], his wig has the same cat ears that Kyou and Ryou have.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Misae [[spoiler:because he is actually a cat.]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Misae's Masculine Girl.
* NiceHat: He wears a yellow-ish cap.
* NonHumanLoverReveal: [[spoiler:He's a cat, not a human. Misae comments that this somewhat complicates things.]]
* PunnyName: He turns out to be [[spoiler:a cat]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A when cross-dressing as a highschool girl.

[[folder:Kappei Hiiragi]]
->Voiced by: Creator/RyokoShiraishi (game only)

A young man who is traveling around. His goal in life is to "live like a man."
* BrotherChuck: He doesn't appear at all in the anime, not even in ''~After Story~'', which spends the first third of the season to go into the side character stories. He does show up ''very'' briefly in the last episode's WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He dramatizes the act of delivering pizza into being a life-saving career, and falls into a daze when describing graphically violent folk tales.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Confused the hell out of Tomoya for quite awhile, which wasn't helped by his rather strange name. Sunohara refused to accept it at all.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Fell for Ryou because she gave him her handkerchief to stop the bleeding after Kyou hit him with her bike.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Ryou.]]
* HomoeroticSubtext: Quite a bit of this with Tomoya, making him rather uneasy. It mostly dissolves when Kappei starts [[spoiler:going out with Ryou]].
* IllBoy: [[spoiler:He has life-threatening cancer.]]
* LittlestCancerPatient: [[spoiler:Used to be one at an orphanage until a musician he idolized (implied to be Yuusuke) inspired him to pursue his dreams.]]
* {{Salaryman}}: He goes about traveling to find a job -- until he settles down in Hikarizaka, mainly because he meets [[spoiler: Ryou]].
* StupidSexyFlanders: Tomoya finds him attractive, as well as Sunohara, who still tries to get in a relationship with Kappei even after finding out he's a guy.
* TragicDream: Wanted to become a track athlete [[spoiler:but has leg cancer. He refuses to let go of his dream, even when the disease becomes life-threatening and there are no options other than amputation of his leg.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal
* WalkingTheEarth: Starts out this way. Eventually he decides to settle down because of [[spoiler: Ryou]].

!!The Illusionary World (Walking Spoiler Warning)

[[folder:Girl from the Illusionary World]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/TomokoKawakami (JP), Creator/MelissaDavis (EN)

A young girl who lives along in the Illusionary World. She ends up building a doll that somehow becomes "alive" and lives as her companion.

She is actually Ushio Okazaki after her death, having lost her memories of her brief life with her father Tomoya. She regains them as she dies in the Illusionary World and she releases the light orbs for Tomoya to use so that he could save Nagisa, herself, and himself from their cursed fate.
* CheerfulChild: She's rather quiet about it, but she seems pretty cheerful under the grim circumstances.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Always seen barefoot. She likely doesn't even own any shoes.
* HeavySleeper: As winter approaches the Illusionary World, she becomes more and more lethargic.
* IdentityAmnesia: She doesn't remember that she used to be Ushio in the real world.
* WomanInWhite: Always seen wearing a white dress and she's pretty mystical.

[[folder:Garbage Doll]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/AkikoYajima (JP), Shannon Emerick (EN)

A doll built out of garbage by the girl in the Illusionary World. For reasons even he doesn't understand, he gains life and intelligence. He tries to help the girl out in her endeavors.

The doll is actually Tomoya Okazaki after his death, and after losing his memories of his life. When his daughter Ushio -- his sole reason for going to the Illusionary World -- dies there, he returns to the real world, having released the light orbs. The light orbs allow him to initiate a TimeSkip wherein Nagisa survives giving birth to Ushio. After that, they all live happily ever after.
* ConspicuousCGI: Although the {{anime}} has some occasional other ConspicuousCGI, the Garbage doll provides well over half.
* IdentityAmnesia: He does not remember that he was Tomoya in the real world.
* TinCanRobot: He's a robot made of garbage.