Characters: Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?
Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?
Characters (Name Order Confusion note: to better demonstrate this series' Edible Theme Naming, all names here are arranged surname-first.)
A young girl who moves into the Kafuu residence. As a part of a work/study program for her new school she helps out at their café Rabbit House. She is quite keen on cute things, consider Chino to be like a little sister to her, and is more talented than she thinks herself to be.
Voiced by: Inori Minase
The granddaughter of the Rabbit House's owner and third generation barista. A soft spoken girl who slowly warms up to Cocoa, though is often annoyed by her insistance on being called 'big sister'. Along with her father, she is the only one who knows the secret concerning Tippy and her grandfather
- Green-Eyed Monster: Just a very subtle one, but in episode 6, Chino feels left out when her two school friends, Megu and Maya, spend a lot of time with Cocoa and Rize at the Rabbit House. When she tells Chiya about it, the latter notices the former is unaware of the feeling of loneliness when she saw all of them like that.
- Hair Decorations: Her X-shaped hairpins.
- Head Pet: Tippy most often, but it seems she'll consider anything a good pet if it will stay on her head.
- Little Sister Heroine: Many of the characters see her as this, much to Chino's annoyance.
- Missing Mom: The anime never made this clear, but the manga stated her mom died when she was younger.
- Never Bareheaded: Is almost never seen without Tippy being on her head.
- Nice Girl: While Chino gets annoyed by Cocoa's antics from time to time, she's relatively friendly, reasonable, and polite towards her friends and patrons alike, and always speak in a soft, polite tone.
- Nice Hat: And the few times she doesn't have Tippy on her head, she's often wearing her school uniform's hat instead.
- The Quiet One: Always speaks in a soft voice. Lampshaded when Lize tries to teach her to speak commandingly so as to create a presence that will make up for her lack of height, and Chino can just barely raise her voice above her usual volume.
- Rapunzel Hair: Well past her back.
- Secret Keeper: She knows the truth about Tippy.
- Security Blanket: Feels much more comfortable when she has a rabbit on her head, and especially when that rabbit is Tippy.
- Shrinking Violet: She said she dislike to initiate conversations herself.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Towards Cocoa from episode 10 onwards, to the point she miss her if she's gone because her smell makes her feel at ease.
- The Stoic: It's rare to see her with any emotion, and even when she shows it, the change is pretty subtle.
- Token Mini-Moe: She is the youngest of the main characters (13—two years younger than Cocoa), and quite a few have stated she makes a wonderful little sister.
- Tsundere: Type B towards Cocoa.
One of the waitresses at the Rabbit House. The daughter of a soldier, she has a very disciplined, military-like personality, however she is still very kind. She even carries a Glock and combat knife hidden on her person, but she is shown to having a strong feminine side as well, such as being vulnerable to cute things, and her appearance. Sharo and her go to the same school, though Rize is in a higher grade.
- Crazy Survivalist: She carries a loaded pistol and a combat knife with her, always thinking about things in a militaristic way, and sees everything as survival training.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: She's in the Closet, but she really likes dressing up and has a weird fascination with bunny outfits.
- Edible Theme Naming: Thé des Alizés, a green tea-fruit blend.
- Expy: She is a purple, stronger and bustier version of Kin-iro Mosaic's Aya Komichi. They even share the same voice actress!
- I Just Want to Be Normal: At least, wants to be seen as normal.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Rize, at the end of the day, hears Cocoa mentioning wanting to help Chino make dinner. She thinks to herself that it sounds fun, and later tells her toy rabbit that it's not like she's lonely or anything like that when talking about Cocoa.
- Iconic Item: Her Glock.
- Improbable Age: Assuming the setting takes place in Japan (or some fictional town in France), it is highly unlikely for anyone in Japan or France to carry a concealed firearm.note Even if in countries that do allow their citizens to own firearms or have parents from a military background, someone would at least have some common sense not to let a minor to carry and use a dangerous automatic pistol without any form of adult supervision. On the other hand, her gun was occasionally said to be a toy...
- Lonely Rich Kid: Hinted at in her jealousy of Chino and Cocoa living together and her near manic happiness when she is hanging out with her friends outside of work.
- Military Brat: Her father is a high-ranking military officer, which is the reason of her Crazy Survivalist tendencies.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is shown wearing nothing but her underwear in the very first scene she's in. She is also the bustiest of the cast, and her cleavage was deliberately shown twice in Episode 5, both when she was changing, while Male Gaze was in full force during episode 8 after she changed into her swimsuit.
- The Ojou: Comes from a rich family. Ironically she doesn't act like one, which leads to her seeing Syaro as her ideal role model.
- Older Than They Look: In-universe example: Rize is a year older, although Cocoa was initially unaware of it.
- Rapunzel Hair: Becomes pretty long when she lets it down.
- Sempai Kouhai: The Sempai to Sharo's, and the rest of the girls, Kouhai, though Sharo is the only one who refers her as semapi since they go to the same school.
- Shout-Out: There are a couple Metal Gear Solid shout outs, like when she talks about rations.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Rize has a tough, headstrong personality with strict military discipline. One the other hand, she happens to enjoy cute things as well.
- Tsurime Eyes: Fitting for the more headstrong of the main trio.
- Twin Tails: Almost always has her hair tied up in a pair.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is just as terrified of bugs as Sharo is of rabbits.
Cocoa's classmate at high school, whose family runs a Japanese sweets cafe, Ama Usa An, which has its own rabbit mascot named Anko and use to be rivals with Rabbit House. She has been friends with Sharo since they were very small. She also has a strange tendency to give really long complicated names to common snacks.
- Childhood Friends: With Sharo, the two act just like sisters for the most part.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She is basically Birds of a Feather with Cocoa, which explains their affinity.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In episode 5, she seems uncoordinated when practicing with Cocoa, but shows amazing ability to dodge objects being tossed at her. She even hit a volleyball hard enough to knock out Cocoa, but passes out from exhaustion herself.
- Deadly Dodging: Seems to be a passive ability based mainly on luck, but the girl can't be hit by any thrown object.
- Edible Theme Naming: Uji matcha tea, commonly known in english as Green Tea.
- The Gadfly: Likes playing tricks on her friends, especially Sharo.
- The Nicknamer: Likes to name dishes more than making sweets, which often confuses customers.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Judging by how she acts when she brings it up, its quite possible scary stories turn her on.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: When Sharo is feeling down because she's all alone at an elite school for rich girls, Chiya cheers her up by saying that even though they go to different schools they can still hangout as much as they want and that they will always be friends well into adulthood.
- When Sharo gets a cold in the final, Chiya takes care of her and refuses to leave until Sharo has fallen asleep despite Sharo's worry she catch the cold. Infact Chiya says she hopes she does get it, because there is a saying that you can get rid of a cold by giving it to someone else.
- Secret Keeper: She's the only one who knows where Sharo lives(her workplace is adjacent to Sharo's house) and what Sharo's actual social class is. And Sharo would like to keep it that way.
- When Sharo is finally found out in episode 7, Chiya laments that she feels a little sad, since they no longer have this shared secret.
- School Girl Lesbian: She has some pretty strong feelings for Cocoa.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Regularly wears Japanese clothing and works at a family owned Japanese Sweet café as well as being the more subdued of her friends. Though she is not without her quirks.
Chiya childhood friend who lives next to the Ama Usa An. She attends the same elite school as Rize, whom she is in love with, as a scholarship student, but is otherwise quite poor. She also has a slight fear of rabbits and becomes increasingly hyper after drinking coffee, her emotions differing depending on the blend. She works a Fleur de Lapin a herbal tea café with slightly risky uniforms and fliers.
- Childhood Friends: With Chiya they also form a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship.
- Cuteness Overload: Seeing Rize in a middle-school uniform breaks her mind for a little bit.
- Drunk on Milk: After drinking one cup of coffee, she gets extremely hyper. She has stated that her caffeine tolerance is low, hence why she avoids coffee. Cocoa takes advantage of this in episode 5 when practicing for a sports festival.
- Edible Theme Naming: Kilimanjaro (coffee).
- Genki Girl: whenever she drinks coffee.
- Growling Gut: Happens a couple of times to her, mostly because she can't afford to buy much food and sometimes goes long stretches without eating as a result.
- Mock Millionaire: She actually doesn't play this trope up. However, the other girls assume she must be rich, because of the fact that she's very pretty and seems to have good mannerisms as one would expect someone with a privileged upbringing to show. She's too embarrassed to admit this to them however, especially towards Rize.
- The other girls accidentally find this out in episode 7, but despite Sharo's worries they don't think any less of her.
- The Ojou: Averted, while Cocoa and Chino think she is rich, due to her looks and way of talking, she is actually pretty poor.
- Penny Among Diamonds: Her main insecurity; especially when her crush is one of the "diamonds."
- Scholarship Student: And actually regrets it, as this caused her to socialize with peers that are not in her socioeconomic group.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: Has a massive crush on Rize.
- Sempai Kouhai: She goes to the same school as Rize and is a in a year below her.
- Shout-Out: When handing out Christmas fliers Sharo comments on how cold it is, when she swears she has seen this scene before, cue an Imagine Spot of The Little Match Girl much to her horror.
- Tsurime Eyes
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She is deathly afraid of rabbits and becomes petrified upon spotting one. Unfortunately for her, rabbits seem to love her.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She has a lot of fear towards Anko, Chiya's pet rabbit, because he bit her when she was young, but nowadays if the two are in the same room you can bet he will end up on top of her head... after chasing her around a bit.
A female English Angora rabbit, and Rabbit House's mascot, Tippy is Chino's pet, and is usually seen sitting on top of her head. She's also
her grandfather, though how this happened is one of the series' biggest mysteries.
- Cat Smile: Perpetually. Justifued as she's a rabbit.
- Cool Old Guy: He supports his granddaughter and gives her advice when she is feeling lonely. He was also the one who inspired Aoyama to become a writer.
- Deadpan Snarker: He tends to make snarky remarks from time to time, especially towards anything Cocoa says.
- Edible Theme Naming: a term in tea leaf grading.
- Expy: Some viewers find Tippy reminiscent of Dera from Tamako Market.
- Gender Bender: Tippy is a female rabbit, who is also Chino's grandfather.
- Head Pet: Spends most of his time on top of Chino's head.
- Informed Species: Tippy is supposed to be a female rabbit, and does bear a fair resemblance to the Angoran rabbit. Although even if this is the case he evidently is Chino's grandfather in a different body.
- Large Ham: While he talks normally most of the time, there are times where he does speak this way, especially towards his son.
- Talking Animal: He can speak however, everyone else thinks it's someone else who's speaking.
Natsu Megumi and Jouga Maya
Megu and Maya
Chino's classmates and best friends. The two are never seen apart and claim to be psychically linked.
Aoyama Blue Mountain
A novelist. Some of her novels have been adapted to film. She knows and is greatly indebted to Chino's grandfather.
- Ambiguously Gay: She is somewhat obsessed with Rabbit Houses "Master", Chino's grandfather, but she also says things like how she enjoys working in cafés because she can watch the girls and not seem suspicious, which she says while trying to look up Sharo's skirt. In the manga, she was immediately kicked out of Fleur de Lapin, and in the next comic she did the same thing with Cocoa who is relaxing in a park.
- Covert Pervert: Its implied she enjoys looking up girls skirts.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She is seen walking by Cocoa in episode 1 when the latter first arrives in town.
- Edible Theme Naming: Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.
- Pen Name: It's quite redundant.
- Writer's Block: In episode 9, she declares to Chino that she is giving up writing. However, it turns out she hit a slump because she lost her favorite pen, which Chino and Cocoa help find later.