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Characters: Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha
The characters of the manga series Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha:

Inari Fushimi

Voiced by: Naomi Ohzora

The main protagonist of the story. A middle school student who can easily befriend others, Inari has always felt a special connection to the temple shrine near her home. When she rescues a fox spirit from slipping into the river, the goddess Uka-no-Mitami-no-Kami grants her a single wish. And when that doesn't work out as planned, she gains Uka's shapeshifting ability. Despite her newfound power, Inari wants to continue living as a normal human being and really only wants to keep her power so she can keep seeing Uka. But using her shapeshifting powers can be rather tempting when it comes to winning the affections of her crush, her classmate Kouji Tanbabashi.
  • A-Cup Angst: When compared to Sanjou and Sumizome.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She has a crush on Tanbabashi, who she sees confessing to their fellow classmate Akemi Sumizome. Subverted as he was just asking her to be the manager for the basketball team, and Tanbabashi reciprocate her affections.
  • All-Loving Hero: A lot of her angst comes from legitimately wanting everyone in her life to be happy, which at times requires her to sacrifice her own happiness. She even gives up her powers, and the ability to talk with Uka and Kon, to save some bullies after her anger caused her divine power to try and kill them.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For/I Just Want to Be You: What kicks off the plot is her wish to be Sumizome, Tanbabashi's crush.
  • Book Dumb: One of the hints that the dream world she enters in Amaterasu's mirror is fake is when she starts acing all her tests.
  • Brought Down to Normal: When she relinquishes her power back to Uka. Subverted when she re-develops her power on her own.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: For Tanbabashi.
  • Genki Girl: This girl goes at full throttle at pretty much all the time.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Much to her horror and often used as a form of self-deprecation—
    • She is envious of Sumizome, the object of Tanbabashi's affections.
    • When she receives a love letter from a girl named Momoyama to deliver to Tanbabashi, she unconsciously uses her power to discard it.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Ultimately, this is what she wants. She only really keeps her powers so she can continue being friends with Uka.
  • Idiot Hero: Played straight and subverted as she is always thinking about the happiness of her friends, family, and her rivals.
  • Kid Hero
  • Love Confession:
    • Confesses her feelings for Tanbabashi in Sumizome's body. She later fixes this by shapeshifting into her again to add "as friends", though she clearly feels bad about it (since Tanbabashi seems to like Sumizome and she doesn't know if Sumizome feels mutually).
    • She later confesses to Tanbabashi in the guise of Minami Moriyama because she unconsciously used her powers to discard the latter's love letter. To make up for it, and to still have the girl's feelings reach Tanbabashi, she confesses in Moriyama's place.
  • Magnetic Hero: She loves making friends and does her utmost to become friends even with her love rivals. The manga takes a noticeably darker feel when Inari has to go away for a week.
  • Meaningful Name: She is named after the Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto, which is also the main location of the series.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Her interactions with Toshi in school cause Tanbabashi's friends to think they're dating. They're not.
  • Ordinary Middle School Student
  • Poor Communication Kills: Because she chooses not to confide in Tanbabashi due to her goddess training, it is implied Tanbabashi's starting to think she may not trust him or like him romantically, deciding to keep his distance from her.
  • Power at a Price: Frequent use her abilities puts a strain on Uka.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship:
    • With Uka, to the point that her relationship with Uka is constantly tested against her relationship with Tanbabashi.
    • Also with Sumizome and Sanjou.
  • The Rival: Subverted with Sumizome and played straight with Momoyama.
  • Shapeshifting: Can shapeshift into any human so long as she has a vague image of them. And when she tries, she can also shapeshift into Uka.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • She quickly becomes one for Touka and Uka once she realizes they have feelings for each other.
    • She fully supports Sumizome's becoming friends with Sanjou long before she finds out Sumizome is in love with Sanjou.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She loves Tanbabashi because he's hardworking, always putting in his utmost effort, and is devoted to his family.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl
  • Twice Shy: With Tanbabashi.
  • Unwanted Harem: Thanks to harboring a portion of Uka's power, rejected gods who want to marry Uka turn to her as the next best thing.

Uka-no-Mitami-no-Kami

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima

The fox goddess who resides in the temple that Inari regularly visits, Uka sets off the story by granting Inari's wish to become Sumizome and then bestowing her shapeshifting ability to allow Inari to return to her original form. She refuses to return to the Tamakagahara and would rather spend her time playing video games, obsessing over 2-D fictional men, and watching humans live their lives.
  • Arranged Marriage: Her parents, the goddess Amaterasu, and all of the gods seem content in trying to get her to attend a marriage meeting and marry her off to a god, though gods really just want to marry her for her high rank rather than for love.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Touka.
  • Bishoujo
  • Buxom Is Better: Not immediately obvious do to always wearing thick robes.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Inari.
  • Everyone Can See It: Between Touka and her.
  • Eyes of Gold: Naturally, given that she is a fox goddess.
  • Gamer Chick: The second time Inari meets her, she's in the midst of a Dating Sim. After an awkward pause, the console and TV transform into foxes and she makes a futile attempt to pretend she wasn't doing anything odd. Her mother even gets her to come home for the arranged dates by threatening to get rid of the games she left there.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Hikikomori: Rarely leaves the temple, refuses to return to the Heavens, and would rather spend her time playing video games.
  • Hot God
  • Humanity Is Infectious: Her time spent in the human world has made her more human, causing Toshi to speculate that she wants to be a human herself.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: To the point that she wishes she was human.
  • Invisible to Normals: Which is why she treasures her friendship with Inari and eventually Touka so much.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: She pulls this style after she gives Touka one of her hair ribbons as a token until she returns.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: In video games, for starters. And then she falls for a human...
  • Love Hurts: Just when Uka is starting to recognize her feelings for Touka and is excited at the prospect of making him Valentine's chocolates... one of the prayers she looks over in the temple is a girl who has a her crush on Touka, causing her a great deal of anguish.
  • Man Child: Can come across as this.
  • Mayfly-December Romance: Between Touka and her. They first met when Touka was younger than Inari is now.
  • Nice Girl: She is benevolent and often goes out of her way to help Inari or to do things for her sake.
  • Oblivious to Love: Has yet to realize that all of Touka's visits to the temple (post-Inari giving up her powers) and his recent attempts to converse with her are his way of wanting to express his feelings for her and/or figuring out of she feels mutually. She just thinks he visits to pray to the gods to get better grades. She ends up finding out about Touka's feelings in Chapter 40 after he impulsively confesses to her.
  • Otaku
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: She is envious of humans and would like to become human herself.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Is a constant offender of this towards Toshi and occasionally Touka.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She cares deeply for Inari, which at times even appears to eclipse her feelings for Touka.
  • Tsundere: According to Toshi. She's a Type B.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Touka.
  • Unwanted Harem: She is fully aware that gods only want to marry her so they can get a higher rank.
  • Vague Age: Given that she's a goddess.

Touka Fushimi

Voiced by: Yoji Ueda

Inari's older brother, Touka has spiritual power and is able to see the gods, but this ability has made him fear gods since he had been a child. As a result he is hostile towards the goddess Uka, but after getting pulled along into playing video games with her one too many and learning more about the goddess, Touka's hostility towards Uka wanes and a different tension towards her begins to increase.

Kouji Tanbabashi

Voiced by: Hiroshi Okamoto

Kouji Tanbabashi is Inari's classmate and love interest. A member of the basketball team, he is hardworking and strongly cares about his family. Just when Inari works up the courage to confess to him, she witnesses Tanbabashi confessing to the beautiful Akemi Sumizome.
  • Book Dumb
  • Chick Magnet
  • Disappeared Dad: His father died shortly after his younger brother was born.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Seemingly, for Sumizome. Played straight with Inari.
  • Everyone Can See It: Subverted. His friends thinks he's crushing on Sumizome when he has feelings for Inari.
  • Love Epiphany: Realizes he's in love with Inari after getting confessed to by Inari in Momoyama's guise (Inari does this to make up for unconsciously using her powers to discard Momoyama's love letter to Tanbabashi out of jealousy).
  • Love Interest
  • Nice Guy
  • Not What It Looks Like: All of his friends think he's into Sumizome until he confesses that Inari is who he's interested in.
  • Oblivious to Love: Doesn't notice Inari has feelings for him and is oblivious towards the attention of other girls.
  • Poor Communication Kills: After he starts dating Inari he becomes incredibly self-conscious and embarrassed around her. Unfortunately this comes across to Inari that Tanbabashi is regretting his decision.
  • Secret Keeper: He figures out that Inari has goddess/shapeshifting powers in Chapter 36.
  • Twice Shy: With Inari, once he develops feelings for her.

Akemi Sumizome

Voiced by: Inori Minase

The school idol and Inari's classmate, Akemi Sumizome is often the object of affection for many boys in Inari's school—Tanbabashi included. Though she is Inari's love rival, Inari quickly warms up to Sumizome and befriends her. She develops feelings for Keiko Sanjou.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Starts to think her feelings for Sanjou is this. As of recent chapters, it may very well be.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is none to pleased at Tanebashi refusal to go to the infirmary after being hit in the face with a basketball and literally drags him back after he escapes.
  • Bishoujo: The prettiest girl in school.
  • Cram School: Attends this out of her parents' wishes, though it's clear she doesn't want to and feels pressured by their expectations.
  • Cute Sports Club Manager: For the basketball team.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: For Sanjou.
  • Dude Magnet: Not that she notices.
  • Gayngst: She starts to wonder if she should give up on Sanjou while volunteering at a nursery because the mothers there talk about what a great mother she would make.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her jealousy towards Inari stems from the latter's closeness to Sanjou.
  • Hair Decorations
  • I Just Want to Be You: She is envious of Inari and wants to be more like her.
  • Important Haircut: In Chapter 38, her hair is cut short after saving Inari's Valentine's gifts from getting burnt in a furnace. It reflects her character growth as she feels unburdened from her unrequited love for Sanjou, accepting that while her feelings aren't returned, she won't regret having these feelings at all.
  • The Ingenue: To the point that when a guy asks her to go out with him, her response is: "Where should I accompany you?"
  • Love Confession: She rejects the captain of the basketball team by confessing she's in love with in Sanjou... who overhears them.
  • Love Hurts: Fully aware that she probably has no hopes of having her love fulfilled and that even if it were there would be other problems.
  • Nice Girl: She really is an incredibly nice girl, just... just don't piss her off.
  • Oblivious to Love: She doesn't notice the dozens of guys who have crushes on her, even when a guy flat-out confesses to her. It's only when the interest becomes extremely blatant that even she has to notice it that she proceeds to shy away from the unwanted attention. And thanks to Inari explaining to her that she was getting confessed to before, she's probably not oblivious to the captain of the basketball team after he confessed to her in Chapter 29.
  • Obliviously Beautiful
  • Parental Abandonment: Both of her parents are always working, so she doesn't spend as much time with them as she would like.
  • Rescue Romance: Develops feelings for Sanjou after the latter rescues her from Toshi.
  • The Rival: Subverted. Inari and her friends think she is Inari's love rival for Tanbabashi, but she doesn't like him romantically at all.
  • School Idol
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Sanjou's Tomboy.
  • Unwanted Harem: Not that she really notices.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend

Keiko Sanjou

Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe

Keiko Sanjou is Inari's childhood friend. Tomboyish and lazy, she will only do things if Inari is there. Akemi Sumizome has a crush on her.

Ootoshi-no-Kami

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

Uka's older brother, Toshi disguses himself as a transfer student to investigate Inari, or "the human who stole [his] little sister's powers". Obsessed with Uka to the point of incestuous implications, he yearns to be reunited with her, but she's just not interested.

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