Characters: Futari Ecchi

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Makoto Onoda

  • Adorkable: Emphasis on the "dork" bit.
  • Accidental Pervert: Don't know how "accidental" as Makoto gets throughout the series.
  • Catch Phrase: A "Here I go!" or something similar whenever he is about to, ahh, engage Yura.
  • Chick Magnet: Pretty much the entire female cast has shown at least fleeting interest in him, with some having outright obsessions. Especially weird given that he's married.
  • Christmas Cake: A rare male example at the very beginning. He's 25 years old, does quite well for himself at his job and is seen as attractive by most women, but he's still a virgin and terrified of remaining one. Luckily, he meets Yura not long after.
  • Genius Ditz: He's actually quite competent at his job and is something of a rising star in the office. When it comes to everyday affairs, particularly romantic ones, he's completely clueless.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: Had at least one visit from them.
  • Happily Married: To Yura. Maintaining a stable marriage is the focus of the story.
  • Idiot Hero: Far from the sharpest tool in the shed, almost always thinking about sex, and often fails to consider Yura's feelings. Still a good guy, though.
  • Man Child: Despite being 25 at the beginning of the series he still clearly acts like he thinks he's still in high school.
  • Nice Guy: He's thickheaded, but he tries his best to be a good husband and friend.
  • Oblivious to Love: Flipside to his Chick Magnetism.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Yura's blue.
  • Speed Sex: Makoto's biggest issue is that, while he can "get ready" pretty quickly, more often than not he can't last a full minute which leaves Yura unsatisfated. This continues past their first wedding anniversary.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: Manages to get himself in this position often.
  • This Loser Is You: In spades; the "narration" boxes have a particular tendency to make fun of his one-track mind and occasional bouts of Insane Troll Logic.

Yura Onoda

  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's slow to anger, but when she finally does... prepare for the most terrifying Tranquil Fury of all time.
  • Buxom Is Better: Her endowment, which fills a Japanese E-cup bra (roughly a D in American sizes), is the target of much admiration, from both sexes, throughout the series.
  • Christmas Cake: Narrowly averts this, as she meets her soon-to-be husband Makoto when she is twenty-five years old.
  • Closer to Earth: She's not as clueless about life and romance than Makoto, though she's still pretty clueless.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Jun.
  • Dude Magnet: Though unlike women with Makoto, men tend to simply grumble to themselves about how she's taken.
  • Extreme Doormat: Has problems speaking her mind and standing up for herself, even to Makoto. She's gotten better over time though.
  • Happily Married: To Makoto. The story focuses on maintaining one.
  • House Wife: Becomes one after marrying.
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: Frequent target of this (usually from Rika), being inexperienced with sex and fairly innocent.
  • My Girl Is Not a Slut: She grow up with this mentality, unlike her far more loosed up sister and after getting married, she had inicial troubles dealing with her new discovered sex drive. She gets better.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Makoto's red.
  • This Loser Is You: Although she screws up much less than Motoko.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Quits her job after marrying her husband, polite, demure and very beautiful. She ticks all of the boxes.

    Onoda Family 

Mamoru Onoda

Makoto's father.
  • Butt Monkey: Has a habit of walking in on or overhearing his children having sex, which obviously makes him uncomfortable.
  • Closer to Earth: Inverted. He's much more reasonable than his wife is.
  • Only Sane Man: He's the most stable of the Onoda's.

Akiko Onoda

Makoto's mother.
  • I Want Grandkids: Whenever she gets in contact with Yura, she'll always drop the hit that there's still no babies in her marriage, and would blame Makoto's bed skill. She even asked Kyouko to get in the picture so she could make sure they have babies.
  • Let Her Grow Up, Dear: While her husband was in shock on Jun's love life and was all about "Girls must remain maidens until marriage", she was more interested in how was her affairs and even points how she wasn't a virgin neither when she married him.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Downplayed. She mostly is obnoxious when there's hints of a possible pregnacy and in other cases, she's obnoxious to her own son because she wants him to improve.

Akira Onoda

Makoto's big brother.

Sanae Onoda

Akira's wife.
  • A-Cup Angst: She's even smaller than Jun, who's still developing, and her husband's attitude that Buxom Is Better just makes it worst.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's a better sex mentor to Yura than her husband is to his brother.
  • Tsundere: She may love her husband but always has to hold him back everything he's admiring Yura's...and Rika's, and even Jun's beauty.

Jun Onoda

Makoto's little sister.
  • First Guy Wins: After having some adventures mentioned below, finally makes an emotional connection with an e-mail pal. It turns out to be her first love, Inoue.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: in her search for true love, she manages to
    a) have a one-night-stand with a man she practically just met (who — shock! — turns out to have a girlfriend), right after breaking up with her boyfriend because she feels their relationship has lost the spark,
    b) become the (oblivious) fifth sex-friend of an obvious playboy (despite the warnings of her best friend, she is devastated upon seeing him enter a love hotel with another girl) and
    c) pursue an affair with a homely middle-aged married man, this time mere hours after first talking to him. One can almost not blame her father for calling for a family conference about her behavior...
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: See Horrible Judge of Character above.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: That turns her into The Ingenue.

Kyouko Omiya

Makoto's cousin.

    Kawada Family 

Hideki Kawada

Yura's father.

Chiharu Kawada

Yura's mother.

Rika Kawada

Yura's little sister.

    Makoto's Coworkers 

Makie Sugiyama

  • It Must Be Mine: The reason why she only sleeps with married men is because she's the type of person that wants what other peoples have. That's her whole deal with wanting Makoto to cheat on Yura with her.
  • Meganekko
  • Your Cheating Heart: Makie constantly tries to get Makoto to have an affair with her. She genuinely doesn't think adultery is wrong going by the crazy arguments she uses to support her beliefs.

Mai Nagao and Ikuyo Tonegawa

Manabu Okahama (the buckteeth one) and Yosaku Inagaki (the sour face one)

Miyuki Kikuchi

Kouichirou Matsuzaki

Arisa Miya

Misaki Manaka

    Neighbors 

Mika and Takashi Yabuki

  • Babies Ever After: The last few chapters with them have Mika telling Yura that she's pregnant.
  • Cleopatra Nose: Takashi has a rather prominent nose, though he's still rather handsome.
  • Ojou: Takashi commented that Mika comes from a wealthy, conservative family.
  • Sexless Marriage: They didn't have sex in over a year, which frustrates Mika. Turns out to be medical condition on Takashi's part.

Narumi Ogata

Shoko Shiina

Ken Shiina

Kiyomi Mizuhara

Rui Tsutumi

  • Daddy's Girl: After her parents got divorced, she stayed with her father and this definitely formed her. When her mother comes to offer her to leave her father and move in with her, Rui decides to stay with her father and finally fully accepting Kayo as his lover and her (future) Stepmother.
  • Hot for Teacher: She has a huge crush on her teacher Watanabe.

Hisao Tsutumi

  • Happily Married: He begins a romance with Kayo and ends up marrying her.
  • Pervert Dad: Has a habit of peeking on his daughter in improper situations, due to sexual frustration.

Kayo Tsutumi

  • All Women Are Lustful: Turns out she absolutely loves sex and is not above experimenting with things, including bondage.
  • Happily Married: Her second marriage, to Rui's father Hisao, is very happy compared to her first one.
  • Noodle Incident: For a long time, she frequently compared things to her previous marriage, then begins muttering to herself how this may have or may have not been a reason why her marriage failed... without ever really mentioning what exactly she means, leaving people wondering.

    Other 

Taku Yamada

Rika's boyfriend.

Yosuke Inoue

Jun's first and current boyfriend.