[[folder:Cromartie High "Students"]]

!!Takashi Kamiyama
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/TakahiroSakurai (JP), Ben Pronsky (EN)\\
''I'll bet you want to know why I'm here, right? READ THE MANGA.''

The main character. He starts off relatively normal, but as the manga attests 3 chapters in, he'd have to be just as crazy as the rest to stay there.
* {{Adorkable}}: My ''god''. He pushes it to the absolute extremes sometimes to the point where it becomes downright cringe worthy.
* AllThereInTheManual: the reason he gives for being in Cromartie is only in the manga and the movie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes/BerserkButton: Although he will usually plead for the least violent way to solve situations, he won't hesitate to shoot at people harrassing innocents in the street with explosive missiles. [[TranquilFury And he does it completely stone-faced, at that]].
** Discussed the BewareTheNiceOnes trope to the other saying that when he said "I'll kill you" it sounds way more threatening than the loud delinquent.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Does this quite a bit in the earlier stories, especially in the anime.
* DemotedToExtra: What happens to Kamiyama as the series progresses. It was most likely intentional on the part of the author -- perhaps intended as a parody of other stories where the protagonist recedes into the background due to the far more interesting and/or amusing supporting cast. Kamiyama explains ''why'' in the last episode.
* ExtremeDoormat: [[CharacterDevelopment at first]], and always at his old school.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: When asked whether he ever has done anything bad, he confesses to doing something so terrible that even his classmates are astonished. [[spoiler: Gluing the 37,042nd domino to the ground so it wouldn't fall over when his group was trying to top the record of 37,041 dominoes in a row.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Kamiyama starts out as just sort of a strait-laced dork who then evolves into an uberdork whose moral fiber leads to incredibly questionable trains of thought. The author seems to suggest that Kamiyama has been this crazy since the beginning, and that it's starting to surface now that he has been among the Cromartie students for too long.
* KillerRabbit: Hayashida vouches for him based on this principle. If he goes around a school full of badasses looking like a nerdy loser, he ''must'' be the toughest one of all. Turns out he's wrong, but pretty much everyone believes it.
* TheLeader: Ends up being voted as the "Boss" of Japan due to being the only one able to answer a simple question. If nothing else, being somewhat more groudned than his companions they mostly listen to him.
* LoserProtagonist: He's a complete loser in pretty much every feasible way. There is absolutely ''nothing'' cool about this guy.
* MistakenForBadass: Somehow manages to regularly get mistaken for the biggest badass in the series.
* NeatFreak: Along with all of his other exaggerated moral traits, he's one of these.
* NonActionGuy: Not that anyone ever really does much fighting, but it's made very clear that he's a terrible fighter.
* OnlySaneMan: A parody of this in a way. He's not sane by any means, it's just that his form of insanity makes him a lot more coherent than most of the other guys.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Sort of. In a school full of bizarre delinquents, he comes off as this, but in reality he's way too much of straight laced stick in the mud to be considered normal.
* StraightMan: Relatively speaking.
* TookALevelInBadass: Briefly, once Mechazawa is turned into a motorbike. See below.

!!Shinjiro Hayashida
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Takuma Suzuki (JP), Creator/IllichGuardiola (EN)\\
''Not to change the subject, but...''

Kamiyama's right hand man.
* BlatantLies[=/=]IHaveToGoIronMyDog:
-->'''Hayashida''': I got club practice and stuff.
-->'''Kamiyama''': What club are you in?
-->'''Hayashida''': Oh, it's the... Uh, what was it? Oh, yeah, boxing! The boxing club!
-->'''Kamiyama''': [[LampshadeHanging If you have to lie, couldn't you at least come up with a more believable one?]]
** Though it is subverted by the end of the chapter.
* DelinquentHair: His mohawk. [[spoiler:It's a fake. He keeps a normal slick hairstyle under a sort of toupee on which his mohawk is placed, because his family wouldn't accept him trying to be different - so he doesn't show up at his home with his mohawk on]].
* TheDitz: He can't even manage a simple word problem that amounts to five minus two.
* ExpressiveHair: again, the mohawk.
* TheLancer: He's Kamiyama's right hand man.
* OnlySaneMan: Another one of the more coherent guys, though he's probably the least coherent of the group.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Assumes Kamiyama is absurdly tough despite looking and acting like a weakling based on the KillerRabbit principle. In reality, Kamiyama really ''is'' a weakling.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Is revealed to be in a relationship with a married woman in the manga.]]

!!Akira Maeda
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/TetsuInada (JP), Andy [=McAvin=] (EN)\\
''You guys are real assholes, you know that?''

One of the saner ones. Gets no credit.
* ButtMonkey: No character is safe, but Maeda gets absolutely no respect.
* DistressedDude: The most likely character to be kidnapped. No one rescue him
* {{Expy}}: A parody of real life wrestler Wrestling/AkiraMaeda.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: One of the main reason he hangs out with the students is that they're the closest thing he has that as friends. Pointing out that his points are mean for a friend to say makes him temporarily forget the validity of his complains.
* NoRespectGuy: Despite being one of the most respectable characters.
* TheSmartGuy: Certainly comes off as the most intelligent character, even compared to Kamiyama.
* OnlySaneMan: Another one of the more rational students and thus one of Kamiyama's closest friends. Maeda is the only character that realizes Kamiyama is kind being crazy or going off tangent.

%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': ?\\

"Is this guy a student here? Is he even Japanese?"
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Freddie is sometimes referred to by the others as something inhuman, and sometimes acts strange (Well, more strange than he normally does).
** When he gives gives directions to a lost cab driver, the students say he might be using his animal instincts.
** When Maeda has an image in his mind of a group of animals, Freddie is among them.
* BadassMustache: He's not based on Freddie Mercury's clean-shaven days.
* CoolHorse: He travels exclusively on [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Koku-Oh]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: The {{Suspiciously Similar|Song}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_skhTIY_Ik rock riff]] based on Music/{{Queen}}'s "Procession" that plays whenever Freddie shows up.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Freddie is clearly (''somehow'') Freddie Mercury, the plainly deceased frontman of the band Queen.
* NoNameGiven: Nope, not even on the school's roster.
* ShoutOut: To Music/{{Queen}}'s frontman, Freddie Mercury.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Bass High seems to think [[http://www.mangareader.net/cromartie-high-school/3/77 this]] is his Summer Uniform.
* TheVoiceless: Hayashida points out that makes him less advanced than the seal since the seal can growl and yelp to communicate.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Always shown without a shirt.

-->'''Class''': 1-1?

A gorilla.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Gorilla's crazy antics.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: he ends up with two other gorrilas for reasons unknown other than makes thing better
* NoNameGiven: The author explicitly stated that the Gorilla's name is "[[spoiler: Hiromi Go]]". But, it's hardly as if gorillas can introduce themselves, hence, within the story, [[spoiler: Hiromi Go]], like Freddie, is called whatever the students decided to call him. They didn't prove particularly creative in either case - though at one point everyone is convinced the gorilla is named Hajime.

!!Yutaka Takenouchi
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/JohnGremillion (EN)

"My name is Yutaka Takenouchi, and I have only one weakness... I am VERY susceptible to motion sickness!"
* TheBigGuy: The toughest of the guys. He's huge and burly and [[InformedAbility is apparently a great fighter]].
* CatchPhrase / OnceAnEpisode: His stock introduction. At one point, he screws up his intro and says "My name is motion sickness."
* TheLeader: He's the leader of the Cromartie first years.
* OneManArmy: Offscreen but he beats a group of bikers in the manga all by himself after trying to overcome his motion sickness with a bicycle.
* UnstoppableRage: Beat the hell out of everyone in a train including yakuzas when his motion sickness comes back.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Motion Sickness.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Most plots involving him just ''happen'' to be school trips. He even lampshades how the school takes many more, longer trips than it should ever be able to afford.

!!Takeshi Hokuto
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-1\\
'''Voiced by''': Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/JasonDouglas (EN)

An upper-class individual with aspirations of world domination, Hokuto starts at an appropriate level, taking over one high school at a time. Unfortunately, he then transfers to Cromartie, which doesn't have a structure he can easily take over.
* {{Bishonen}}: Well... comparatively at least. He has long hair and a leaner build than most of the other guys, looking over all more attractive.
* CatchPhrase: "All people are ''PIGS!''"
* ConsummateLiar: He tries covering up for his transfer error by coming up with ridiculous lies about him fighting his father who leads a dark regime.
* CustomUniform: He has a white uniform to show off his wealth. Also because he went to the wrong school and thought white was the uniform.
* DreamSequence / ImagineSpot: Many. Sometimes, those dreams are the one detail of a story to actually get into the anime.
* SanitySlippage: Starts out as an OnlySaneMan (albeit a snobby one) but quickly begins losing it after seeing how insane Cromartie is.
* ShelteredAristocrat: He has problem socializing with the comoners.
* SnowballLie: And the others believe every word.

!!"Hokuto's Lackey"
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-1\\
'''Voiced by''': Akio Suyama (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN)\\
''You mean, you're really interested in ''me''? Okay. My name is-''

ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Followed Hokuto to Cromartie.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Played for laugh from Hokuto's perspective during a dinner, Hokuto realizes he is the only one aside his rival to put meat on the plate while everyone only talks while taking a bite. The lackey is especially greedy with the meat which annoys Hokuto to no ends.
-->'''Hokuto:''' I like what he is saying, but the way he holds his meat makes me want to kill him.
* ButtMonkey: Every time he tries saying his name.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: To the point they refuse that he stops being a lackey to Hokuto.
* HeyYou: Because no one's interested enough to know Hokuto's lackey's name.
* SatelliteCharacter: Originally, though he gets more appearances and screentime than Hokuto himself in the manga. The author implied that the reason for this is how Lackey is easier to fit into any given story.
* TheUnreveal: Hokuto's henchman tries to reveal his name to the others. "Listen and listen good! My name is..." [[spoiler:"Look! A meteorite just crashed into the school!]] "THIS ISN'T POSSIBLE!" [[spoiler:Even when he was out on a date with a girl in volume 11 of the manga and had the chance to introduce himself to his date's friend's boyfriend, he STILL gets interrupted.]]
* WithholdingTheirName: {{Inverted|Trope}} and PlayedForLaughs because Hokuto's lackey [[RunningGag frequently gets cut off]] before he can say his name. The background and author notes in the manga finally does reveal his name to the reader, but the whole cast of the series admits that it's better that he just continues to go by "Hokuto's Lackey" because they've built up their friendships and familiarities with him around it. Learning his name would be a rather jarring change to that relationship.

!!"Masked Takenouchi"
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/TakayaKuroda (JP), George Manley (EN)

A former highjacker who was mistaken for Takenouchi. Stayed at the school to teach the rest proper behavior, so they don't end up like him.
* TheAtoner: He let go of his terrorist past.
* ClarkKenting: To the point that when his mask is removed, no one knows what he looks like.
* CoolOldGuy: And only 30 years old. After being a hijacker, he spends the rest of the series either dealing with fitting in with a bunch of high school delinquents and (trying) to teach them important life lessons.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He once did time in Mexico and according to him if he is caught by the cop on criminal record alone he'll get 20 years straight.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: They end up calling him Mask when they realized he isn't Takenouchi.
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Masked Takenouchi becomes the successor of pillow-jutsu.

!!Shinichi Mechazawa
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-5\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/NorioWakamoto (JP), Jay Hickman (EN)\\
''I'm afraid I don't know a ''thing'' about technology...''

Leader of a different class. No one but Kamiyama and Hayashida recognizes that he's a machine. And if they do, they don't recognize that he's a ''robot''.
* ChewToy: After a while all of his appearances have him getting destroyed either physically or having his memories deleted again.
* CoolBike: Becomes one.
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: His being, well, a robot.
* [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Half-Dressed Cartoon Robot]]: Usually wears a school uniform-jacket and T-shirt but no pants.
* HopelessWithTech: In spite of being a robot. Doesn't stop his classmates from asking him to fix their appliances.
* [[RobotBuddy Ro... ro... Roly Poly Buddy!]]
* TinCanRobot: A near-classic example of the form factors.
* TransformingMecha / MidSeasonUpgrade / WeCanRebuildHim: Can transform into a motorcycle mid-season.

!!Ken Hirai ("The Flunker")
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/MasamiKikuchi (JP)

A student who was held back one year, and is [[{{Pun}} unfailingly]] referred to as "Mr. Hirai" or "Hirai-san".
* ExpositionBreak: tells long-winded stories in an attempt to teach the others. They usually miss the point completely and bore everyone else.
* OlderAndWiser

!!Makio Tanaka
%%Character Image here
-->'''Class''': 1-2\\
'''Voiced by''': ?

The class' errand boy until Kamiyama took his position.
* ExtremeDoormat: As the former errand boy, also because unless he is behind a computer he better shut his mouth around delinquent.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Fujimoto punches him down for walking into him the day after his trolling, not even knowing his actual identity.
* {{Troll}}: He's the one who's revealed to be behind the trolling on Fujimoto's forum.


[[folder:Other School Students]]

!!Noburo Yamaguchi
%%Character Image here
-->'''School''': Destrade High\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/YuutoKazama (JP), James Faulkner (EN)

Leader of Destrade High School's first years, and an aspiring comedian.
* {{Adorkable}}: He loves comedy and secretly wants to be a comedian. He's very shy about it which makes others mistake him for TheStoic.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: "Honey Boy" is this to him.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Besides the hair and the skin color, and the ''voice'' in the anime, he even had an African or Middle Eastern style beard in the manga.
%%* BadassMustache
* BerserkButton: Crude jokes or anything that drags down comedy standard, also breaking the gag either by not making jokes or pointing out how the ventriloquism act works.
* TheComicallySerious: And seriously comical.
* ExpressiveHair: His afro pulses and grows when he thinks.
* FunnyAfro: Which pulsates when he thinks.
* TheRival: Kamiyama's main rival. Being the GagSeries that it is, he's his rival in ''comedy''.
* SeriousBusiness: Yamaguchi takes comedy ''extremely'' seriously.
* StrawCritic: He claims to have [[WrongGenreSavvy great taste in comedy]].
* UnknownRival: To Kamiyama's comedy pen name, "Honey Boy". He does recognize Kamiyama's skill through his overanalysis.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Yamaguchi would generally be right about things, if he wasn't in a GagSeries.

!!Kiyoshi Fujimoto
%%Character Image here
-->'''School''': Manuel High

Leader of Manuel High's first years. Exceedingly violent in real life, Fujimoto runs a message board and is generally patient and polite in private.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Just about the entire point of his character is how he says one thing in real life, and has a completely opposite reaction and opinion about the same subject while on the net.
* InternetToughGuy: {{Inverted}}. He's incredibly polite on the internet but leads a school gang in real life.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Introduced doing as such.
-->'''Fujimoto:''' Listen up. You got to beat your enemy until they stopped moving, there is no mercy in a fight.
* MoodWhiplash: Because of his attitude in real life and on the internet conflict so much he can beat member of his gang over a disagreement related to his computer experience.
* NiceGuy: On the internet, in real life he is a brutal delinquent.
* SituationalSociability: Online he's the most polite person you could ever find, even when dealing with a persistent troll. In real life, he's a delinquent with a short temper, and unwittingly beats up that persistent troll.

!!Jackson Setouchi
%%Character Image here
-->'''School''': Bass High\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (JP), Ernie Manouse (EN)

Leader of Bass High's first years.
* BenevolentBoss: usually takes his second in command's opinion equal to or above his own.
* ButtMonkey: The author reused him only once in the manga because he needed someone to get hurt.


[[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]

!!Mechazawa Beta
%%Character Image here
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/MikaKanai (JP)

Mechazawa's little brother.
* ChewToy: Takes after his brother in that you would be hard pressed to find one appearance where he doesn't get smashed.
* FunSize: He is the size of a tin can.
* VerbalTic / PokemonSpeak: "Mecha Ratta!" is the only thing he can say.

!!''Girl Gorilla''
%%Character Image here

A random gorilla, unrelated to the male, that shows up every now and then.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: the only difference is the bow in her hair.
** Actually, the girl gorilla has even less hair on her head, and has a mustache and beard on closer inspection of her face. If anything, she looks even more like a male than the male gorilla.

!!The Aliens
%%Character Image here

* {{OneShotCharacter}}s: Appeared merely to keep Hokuto's lackey from saying his name, and were never mentioned again.
** Though their space ship does show up in the background at least OncePerEpisode.
** Lampshaded by fake Takenouchi when his terrorist friend come back. He warns him that he better find a good quirk if he wants to stay at this school because aliens lasted four pages before being gone and forgotten.

%%Character Image here
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (JP), Mike [=MacRae=] (EN)

The star of a popular GagSeries, Pootan is a regular man wearing a fuzzy white bear costume that exposes his face.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pootan is an asshole, both on and off the set.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDSY9AGTvP8 Pootan's theme]] is just as bizarre as his show.
* TheStoic: Pootan always answers Buddy in a stern, serious voice.
* VerbalTic: Sometimes adds "Poo" to the ends of his sentences.

%%Character Image Here
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/DaikiNakamura (JP), Rob Mungle (EN)

Pootan's co-star, who wears a fuzzy pink bunny costume that also exposes his face.
* HairTriggerTemper: He tends to become very angry if Pootan doesn't do what he asks.
-->'''Buddy:''' Come on, Pootan, let's play.
-->'''Pootan:''' No, poo. Pootan is filing his tax returns.
* NoNameGiven: He's referred to as "buddy," but that isn't his actual name.

!!Maeda's Mom
%%Character Image here
-->'''Voiced by''': Music/MegumiHayashibara (JP)

Maeda's mom, who looks exactly like him, except with different hair.
* NoNameGiven
* {{Gonk}}
* StrongFamilyResemblance: that's likely going to happen when [[spoiler: you marry someone ''else'' you look just like.]]
* TheVoiceless: In the American dub of the anime and in the manga. (In Japan, her annoyed moan was performed by [[spoiler:[[RuleOfFunny Megumi Hayashibara]]]].)