Characters: Is the Order a Rabbit?

aka: Gochuumon Wa Usagi Desu Ka
The cast of Is the Order a Rabbit?.

(Name Order Confusion note: to better demonstrate this series' Edible Theme Naming, all names here are arranged surname-first.)

Hoto Cocoa

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

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.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
    • In episode 9, she goes to the park to help look for Aoyama's lost fountain pen. She looks under a bench without any luck. Later when she spots a rabbit, she chases after it, completely forgetting about looking for the pen.
    • In episode 10, she starts spouting off prime numbers. She gets into the thousands, then turns her head, notices a picture album, and gets distracted by that. Syaro wonders how she gets so easily distracted.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Considers Chino to be her surrogate little sister much to the latter's initial annoyance.
  • Born Unlucky
  • Cheerful Child: She is absolutely adorable when she was younger, as seen in episode 9 when talking to Chino's grandfather before he became a rabbit.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Won't allow anyone else to take away Chino as their "little sister".
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: About as much as you can get. In one example during episode 7, she asks Chiya where Sharo lives. Then she, Chino, and Rize see Syaro coming out of the house right next to Chiya's cafe. After Chino tries to apologize for assuming she was Secretly Wealthy, Cocoa instead asks where Sharo's house is at. Syaro ends up having to point to the very house she just came out of.
  • Cool Big Sis: She tries to act like one. Though it doesn't work very well on Chino, Megu seems to buy it.
  • Cuddle Bug: Seems to have a thing about cuddling Chino and Tippy, which disturbs them both.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Hates tomato juice with a passion.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Hot cocoa.
  • Genki Girl: Is almost always hyper and often gets excited over the most seemingly trivial things, such as latte art and ordering three cups of coffee just to get an excuse to hug Tippy.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite her claims to how she has no outstanding skills whatsoever, as the first episode demonstrates, Cocoa can do near-instantaneous mathematical calculations.
  • Good with Numbers: Reveals that she is something of a mathematic savant, able to calculate large sums instantly, but she doesn't consider it to be anything special.
  • Hair Decorations: Her floral hairpin.
  • Literal-Minded: At least once. Cocoa thought that the "Rabbit House" was a petting zoo for rabbits.
  • Nice Girl: Cocoa is very open and friendly towards everyone.
  • No Sense of Direction: Encountering Rize four times on the same day on her way to school(Not to mention the school opening ceremony was the next day, rather than that day).
    Rize: "D-did I wander into another dimension?!"
  • One-Note Cook: Bread is the only food she can make successfully.
  • Tareme Eyes

Kafuu Chino

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 Rize 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: She's annoyed by Cocoa's antics, but she eventually comes to enjoy Cocoa's company.

Tedeza Rize

Voiced by: Risa Taneda

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. Syaro 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 Syaro's, and the rest of the girls, Kouhai, though Sharo is the only one who refers her as sempai 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 Syaro is of rabbits.

Ujimatsu Chiya

Voiced by: Satomi Sato

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 used to be rivals with Rabbit House. She has been friends with Syaro since they were very small. She also has a strange tendency to give really long complicated names to common snacks.
  • Childhood Friends: With Syaro, 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 Syaro.
  • 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 Syaro 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 Syaro gets a cold in the final, Chiya takes care of her and refuses to leave until Syaro has fallen asleep despite Syaro'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 Syaro lives(her workplace is adjacent to Syaro's house) and what Syaro's actual social class is. And Syaro would like to keep it that way.
    • When Syaro 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.

Kirima Syaro

Voiced by: Maaya Uchida

Chiya's 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 at the Fleur de Lapin, a herbal tea café with slightly risqué 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 Syaro'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 Syaro 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
  • Weight Woe: In episode six of the second season, she told Mocha she get fats easily, so she avoids eating too much.
  • 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.


Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa

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. Justified 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.
  • Overly Long Name: His full name is "Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe." For those who knows about tea grading, TGFOP.
  • Talking Animal: He can speak however, everyone else thinks it's someone else who's speaking.

Natsu Megumi and Jouga Maya

Megu and Maya

Voiced by: Rie Murakawa and Sora Tokui

Chino's classmates and best friends. The two are never seen apart and claim to be psychically linked.

Aoyama "Blue Mountain" Midori

Voiced by: Saori Hayami

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 Syaro'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.
  • Embarrassing First Name:
    • Aoyoma's actual first name is Midori. Her kouhai from her literature club days, now editor, threatens to call Aoyoma this if the former doesn't turn in her manuscript for review.
  • 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.

Hoto Mocha

Voiced by: Ai Kayano

Cocoa's older sister, who temporarily came to visit Cocoa after a year since the start of the latter's homestay.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Can be prone to this just like Cocoa, such as getting distracted by a rabbit on her way to visit Cocoa at the Rabbit House cafe. The latter ends up looking for her, and gets sidetracked as well.
  • Cool Big Sis: She is this for Cocoa and her older brothers. Her introduction has her one by one act as this for all the girls.
  • Cuddle Bug: Obviously Cocoa's case of the trope comes from her.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Does this to Rize and Chino when they first meet her. While Chino seems okay with it, it seems to freak out Rize, and even her attempt to pull a gun out doesn't work on Mocha.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Shows up in the 2nd volume/season 1 episode 9 in a flashback but will not be formerly introduced until season 2.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She enters Rabbit House wearing a mask and shades in an attempt to disguise herself from Cocoa. Unfortunately it's a Paper-Thin Disguise, and just makes her look seedy, especially when she pulls a bag out later, which Rize assumes are drugs. Except it was actually flour, and Mocha offers to make some better tasting bread for them.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Hot Mocha.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Cocoa mentioned she's so bad with machinery that she couldn't even use the cell phone.
  • Older Than She Looks: Do you believe she's around the same age as Aoyama?
  • Serious Business: Bread. Justified as she's going to inherit the family bakery.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Among the Chinese. Because of the way Chinese handles Japanese namesnote , Mocha's name in China is quite contentious among Chinese speakers. This contention is partly due to the interference of Rosario + Vampire where there is a pair of sisters called Cocoa (Kokoa) and Mocha (Moka) with kanji names, and the fact that ''GochiUsa's Cocoa does have a kanji name that's the same as Kokoa's. Going so far that the largest Chinese-language wiki on anime-related material, while using the usual translation of Mocha (the drink) as her name, it's immediately followed by the disclaimer to the effect of "that's the name used by the legal live streamer in Chinanote  and does not imply this wiki's endorsement of such name."

Kafuu Takahiro

Voiced by: Show Hayami

Chino's father and the current owner, barman, and Saxophone player of Rabbit House.
  • Good Parents: Though he doesn't interact with Chino often, he is shown to be very caring for her, such as bringing up some board games for them to play when they needed something to do. He also allows her a surprising amount of freedom, and isn't obsessed with having Chino fill him in on where she is when she's outside the house.
  • Hidden Depths: If we accept Aoyama's novel as Roman à Clef, then he basically saved Rabbit House from closure.
  • Informed Ability: It was said he plays saxophone to bar customers.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Allows Cocoa to live in one of his open rooms and has her cover living expenses and rent by working in Rabbit House. He also allows Mocha to stay when she visits, partly so she wouldn't have to find a hotel to stay at, and partly so Cocoa and Chino can spend some time with her.

Alternative Title(s):

Gochuumon Wa Usagi Desu Ka