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Characters from ''Manga/KOn''.

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[[folder: In General]]
* {{Adorkable}}: This series is called a {{moe}} series because the Light Music club is full of adorable girls.
* Music/TheBeatles: The first-four members of Hokago Tea Time are widely regarded as expies of the Beatles by fandom. See the GenderFlipped entry under each character for more details.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The only ones who likely get any consistent practice are Mio, Mugi and Azusa, but they are rarely together, so they tend to be uncoordinated, and much of the time they spend together is on tea and cake, and neither Azusa nor Mio are above it all. But despite these, they're actually really good when they perform.
* ASpotOfTea: The solution to all of life's problems... thanks Mugi-chan!!
* SweetTooth: The ''other'' solution to all of life's problems... except getting fat in the case of [[WeightWoe Mio and Mugi]].
%%* TrueCompanions
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: By the second manga, all founding members of ''Hokago Teatime'' are adult women attending college. Emotionally, on the other-hand, they are still quite innocent and adorable children.
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[[folder: Band Members]]
!Band Members
!!Yui Hirasawa
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiToyosaki (Japanese) and Creator/StephanieSheh (English)
First character introduced and stays the primary viewpoint character throughout the series. She's the lead guitarist as well as the main vocalist.
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: She is implied to have a mild form of this ability, picking up guitar and really any other instrument far faster than should be possible.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: taken literally in Episode 8 when she proves immune to nerves after finding a 100 yen coin on the stage.
* BigEater: And never gets fat for it, much to the dismay and envy of Mio and Mugi. In the song Ichigo Parfait ga Tomaranai, she likens herself to a black hole when it comes to sweets.
* BookDumb: Yui focuses so much on learning how to play her new guitar that she ends up ''badly'' flunking her midterm. Later averted when she wises up, studies and passes with full marks. (Sadly, it seems that her brain can't handle multitasking, and she forgets how to play the guitar.)
* BrilliantButLazy: Yui is an airhead most of the time, but she can learn things pretty quickly once she puts her mind to it. Even Azusa, who's trained for years, is amazed at how good she is with the guitar, such as being able to tune it without an auto-tuner.
* TheCastShowOff: Stephanie Sheh's skill with speaking Japanese is employed thoroughly throughout the series, most obviously in the auxiliary verbs song she sings in Episode 8 of Season 2.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's very very easily distracted. Also, each time she focuses on something new, she can literally ''forget'' almost everything else: when she was forced to study for a makeup test she temporarily forgot how to play the guitar afterwards.
** Unexpectedly, she tends to be the one who thinks about practical matters: e.g., how much their training trip will cost (ep 4), or whether they're actually allowed to use the club room as they please (ep 5). She's also the first one to recognize Sawako (ep 5).
* CompanionCube: Her obsession with "Giita" gets almost creepy at times, if sometimes downright impractical: letting Giita wear clothes and be rolled around in bed at night is going to do a number on its strings' lifespan.
** It's even lampshaded in-series, with one side character noting that she treats it like a boyfriend.
* ConvenientlySeated: Yui sits in the window seat in the last row of the classroom, with Ritsu sitting in front of her.
* CovertPervert: She fantasizes about getting slapped with a big wad of cash… but then again who wouldn't?
* CuddleBug: Generally towards Azusa, but also to everyone she's close to.
-->'''Azusa (watching Jun receive her first {{glomp}} from Yui):''' "I see Jun's undergoing her baptism by Yui-Senpai."
** In university, Yui has found her new victim: [[http://www.mangareader.net/k-on/53/7 Akira]].
* CuteClumsyGirl: That's exactly the first opinion Ritsu gave to Yui.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: In season 2 - episode 8, club members try to imagine what job Yui could do later. Her [[TheDitz ditziness]] always ends up messing things up.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to Ui's responsible.
* GenderFlipped: Of Music/JohnLennon, sharing his talent, goofy eccentricity, not to mention the kind-heart and quirky optimism of his later years. Thankfully, she does '''not''' share his traumatic and dysfunctional childhood, nor the downright nasty and egotistical personality of his younger days. Just like Lennon, Yui also could not read sheet-music in spite of her talent, and had to learn how to play her instrument from the Left Handed Bassist of her respective-band, Mio.
* GeniusDitz: Azusa's [[ChildProdigy years of experience with the guitar]] sets up Yui as this by contrast. For example, when Yui sees Azusa's electronic guitar tuner, the audience learns that Yui doesn't know what a tuner is, but she has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_pitch perfect pitch]], and can tune her guitar perfectly by ear. Of course, she has no idea what perfect pitch is.
** In her class, she may not do so well, but she can play a guitar just like she's ringing a bell... er, playing the castanets.
*** And when she focuses in the task, she can get excellent grades.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* HairDecorations
%%* IdiotHero
* IdiotSavant: A musical version. Yui is usually air-headed, but can perfectly pitch a guitar just based on its sound. Though being a GeniusDitz, she knows neither what perfect pitch actually is nor what a tuner is for (achieving exactly that, perfect pitch).
%%* KindheartedCatLover
%%* KindheartedSimpleton
* LargeHam: Yui is either 100% happy or 100% sad, there is no middle ground.
* LostFoodGrievance: She sees taking the strawberry as equivalent to taking its crown, or even its heart or its very soul.
%%* NiceGirl
* TheNicknamer: Her guitar becomes "Giita", Tsumugi becomes "Mugi-chan", Ritsu becomes "Ricchan", Azusa becomes "Azu-nyan", Sawako becomes "Sawa-chan-sensei", and Mio's bass becomes "[[BilingualBonus Elizabeth]]". Also, in the "extra" episode of the first season, she calls her pair of gloves "Tebukuro-chan".
* NotHerself: She undergoes a personality about-face due to a fever during the college arc.
* PluckyComicRelief: How her bandmates apparently see her. Based on the way the band introduces her in the last cultural festival concert, and [[spoiler:what Azusa says in the manga while tearfully begging her seniors to not leave her]], the quality about Yui they like best is her ability to boost their morale.
%%* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Azusa and Nodoka's blue.
%%* SiblingYinYang
* SweetTooth: Which gets abused relentlessly to seduce her into joining the club. And even after that Mugi seems to be [[CrazyPrepared keeping a lot of sweets handy]] for whenever the band needs Yui to do something. (Mugi seems to believe that [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer sweets are the solution to all problems]].)
** The scary thing is, [[TruthInTelevision she's often right]].
* TooKinkyToTorture: Sawako notes that it's no fun forcing Yui to wear a SexySantaDress because [[InnocentFanserviceGirl "she has no sense of embarrassment."]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Early on in the manga]], before the author switched her over to ProperTightsWithASkirt.
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!!Ritsu Tainaka
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiSato (Japanese) and Creator/CassandraLee (English)
Club president and drummer who has has problems following her responsibilities.
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%%* ACupAngst
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Downplayed. Ritsu is the most extroverted girl in the band and will do things she wants to do (sometimes to the dismay of Mio). However, she's not as extreme as other examples of the trope.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Although to a lesser extent than Yui.
* BerserkButton: Don't ever accuse her of being unfeminine to her face.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Ayame in the university.
* BlindingBangs: On the rare occasions [[LettingHerHairDown when she's not wearing her hairband.]] The first time she lets her hair down in the manga, Mio doesn't recognize her -- heck, she can be [[http://www.mangareader.net/k-on/53/4 even indistinguishable from Yui]].
** [[UnkemptBeauty Many fans believe]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} she looks better like this.]] [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=tainaka_ritsu+hair_down The sheer amount of fanart]] [[LettingHerHairDown showing Ritsu's hair down is way out of proportion]] [[BestKnownForTheFanservice to the few seconds of screentime it gets.]]
** However, this was before the "No, Thank You" ending sequence, which allows us to see her with her hair down in all of the remaining episodes.
** There's a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bctn7tRdD6o video dedicated to it]].
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: The Boke to Mio's Tsukkomi.
%%* BoyishShortHair
* TheBully: Ritsu really enjoys abusing Mio's many phobias. She ''usually'' realizes when she goes too far, but when she doesn't, either she gets a CranialEruption or Mio crawls into her CornerOfWoe.
* CameraFiend: One ''Ura-On'' segment is devoted to this trait of hers.
* {{Catchphrase}}: In the dub -- "What are you, a grade schooler?"
* ChildhoodFriends: She and Mio have been friends ever since they were children.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In the anime Ritsu starts showing this behavior toward Mio at one point (Episode 11).
* ClubPresident: Subverted: while Ritsu simply joined the club to jump at the chance to become President without getting elected in the first place, her position rarely comes up again. Club decisions are mostly done in democratic fashion, as opposed to her telling the others what to do, and when it comes to doing the necessary paperwork and such, she more often than not forgets about it, much to Nodoka's annoyance.
* DumbAndDrummer: Downplayed. Ritsu isn't particularly stupid, just lazy and forgetful. Although the reason she plays the drums is because she thinks playing the guitar or keyboard is too complicated and would frustrate her.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Her bangs which spill out from the side of her hair-band weren't drawn as prominently in first chapters of the manga
* {{Expy}}: She's pretty much this anime's equivalent of Tomo from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Subverted: in spite of her tomboyish personality, she cooked a nice dinner for the whole band after they came to her house to help her with her sewing assignment for Home Ec.
%%* ForeheadOfDoom: Invoked.
* GamerChick: One panel in the manga implies she was playing VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} when she should've been studying.
** She also gets bored and plays video games with Ui while Mio and Mugi were helping Yui cram for her make-up exam. Ui kicks her ass.
* GenderAndJapaneseLanguage: With the exception of using the gender-neutral pronoun "watashi" to refer to herself, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_ritsu_speech_8385.jpg Ritsu utilizes quite masculine Japanese in her speech patterns]] (e.g., using the "yagaru" suffix when she's annoyed, ending sentences with the informal suffixes "-e", "-n" "-da" and "-daro"; and ''never'' using feminine suffixes such as "ne" and "wa").
* GenderFlipped: Of the goofy, spontaneous and fun-loving Music/RingoStarr.
** Later on in the college arc, she suffers through some insecurities over not being all that talented on her instrument as compared to the rest of the band, who were all getting noticeably better (punctuated by Yui's unnatural rise in ability over the time they've spent in college). This was something Mio helped her through, [[http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/07/style/dear-ringo-having-a-great-time-wish-you-were-here.html just like a certain, famous post-card]].
* GenkiGirl: The drums just fit her.
* HairDecorations: Wears her hairband pretty much constantly, even [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_ritsu_beach_9187.jpg at the beach]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lazy, irresponsible, sarcastic and kind of a bully, but not a bad person.
* LargeHam: Prone to making dramatic pronouncements about [[MundaneMadeAwesome trivial things]], which results in her being punched by Mio when [[IncomingHam she enters Azusa's classroom.]]
--->'''Mio:''' "Don't scare the freshmen!"
** Episode 3, ''Drummer!'' shows that even when she's sad she has to lay it on thick. She spends a moment sobbing in the corner while adding onomatopoeic "Hiku Hiku" noises to indicate that she's indeed crying. Note that these sound effects can generally be found in {{Manga}}.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Ritsu's entire relationship with Mio is based on her desire to help Mio emerge from her shell.
* MeaningfulName: Her name can be read as 'rhythm'. Rather appropriate for a drummer.
* NonUniformUniform: Ritsu always wears her school uniform differently from the rest of the club (during the colder months, her jacket is always unbuttoned and during the warmer months, she doesn't wear the yellow vest).
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Mio's blue.
* ThroughHisStomach: In one of her {{Image Song}}s she sings about cooking dinner for "the person I love".
* TightsUnderShorts: In the "No Thank You" EndingTheme sequence.
* {{Tomboy}}: She rarely wears skirts when not wearing the school uniform (but neither does Mio), [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_ritsu_skirt_7273.jpg refuses to tuck her shirt in unless explicitly told to do so]], and has relatively bad manners compared to the other girls (for example, holding her chopsticks in her mouth).
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Despite her less feminine qualities, she's pretty good at sewing and seems to fret over her hair as much as a teenage girl would. Really she might even lean more towards being a "lazy" girl more than being a pure tomboy (that is she doesn't take being feminine seriously but still appreciates some things about her gender).
* UnwillinglyGirlyTomboy: She is forced to play [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Juliet]] and has troubles playing the character, because she's not really girly.
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Of sorts with Mio.
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!!Mio Akiyama
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YokoHikasa (Japanese) and Creator/CristinaValenzuela (English)
The extremely shy bassist and backup vocalist whenever Yui can't sing.
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%%* AbsurdPhobia: Many.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Like Manga/AzumangaDaioh's Sakaki, she [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] the usual stereotype by appearing cool and aloof on the surface but actually being very [[ShrinkingViolet shy]].
* AuthorAvatar: To a degree. While not much is known about Kakifly, he did publish a photo of his instrument collection in the first manga volume, showing off several left-handed bass guitars.
* BerserkButton: Ritsu's tomfoolery in general gets under Mio's skin, especially if it's at her expense.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Sachi in the university.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: The Tsukkomi to Ritsu's Boke. She even administers [[DopeSlap dope slaps]] when appropriate.
* CharacterTic: Before beginning a performance, she always holds her guitar pick in her mouth and flips her hair back over her shoulder.
* TheChewToy: Her fears and anxieties get milked for all they're worth, especially by Ritsu and Sawako. Sometimes she could really use a hug.
%%* ChildhoodFriends: With Ritsu.
* ComfortFood: She takes to munching on Pocky after Akira made fun of their band name. Ritsu warns about gaining weight from this.
* CryCute: Tries so hard to be mature and serious... fails so adorably.
* DoesNotLikeMen: In the manga, she famously shouted ''"Men are animals!"'' when she thought Ritsu had a boyfriend.
%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* {{Expy}}: Aside from Paul McCartney example below, she is very similar to Miki Furukawa of Supercar fame, being the singing bassist with long hime-cut hair.
* FaceOfTheBand: Most triumphant in-universe example... much to her dismay.
* {{Fainting}}: With the subtypes Emotional (when she has anxiety attacks) and Monster (when she gets too scared).
* TheFreelanceShameSquad: She'll go through every effort to move on from the PantyShot incident, but her friends [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Sawako]] won't let her. When she tried to prevent Azusa from seeing it, she was promptly restrained.
* GenderFlipped: Of Music/PaulMcCartney, right down to his obsession with keeping order and penchant for writing sickeningly-sweet love song lyrics. And yes, just like [=McCartney=] she is considered the cutest/most-beautiful member of the band, on both sides of the fourth wall in this case. Like McCartney, Mio is also a left handed bassist who had to teach the idiot savant of her respective band, Yui, to play the guitar from scratch.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Freaks out when Ritsu just shows her the ''cover'' of a DVD.
* GoingToSeeTheElephant: Mio is unexpectedly the most excited about going to Summer Fest out of all the members in the club.
%%* GrayEyes
* GrewASpine: In the college arc, Ayame is able to convince her to both look and feel good wearing nice clothes, which motivates her to start losing weight to fit into more cute outfits instead of from [[WeightWoe personal shame]]. Ritsu notes that this is probably a lot healthier for her than Sawako forcibly dressing her up (not that Ayame's intentions were pure either).
* HimeCut: Long hair with sidetails and even bangs make for a picture perfect lady and [[InvokedTrope thus ideal for the face of the band]] much to Mio's dismay since she lacks certain character traits such as eternal composure.
* {{Irony}}: For someone who thinks men are animals, her lyrics sure are heavy on the theme of confessing to a boy or hoping to be noticed by a boy...
%%* LeadBassist: Type A, B and C.
* LostFoodGrievance: The poor girl breaks down and starts crying once her strawberry is taken. At least Mugi apologized...
* {{Moe}}: In-universe: Yui and Ritsu think she's extremely cute when she wears a {{Meido}} outfit and when she [[CryCute cries]].
-->'''Yui and Ritsu:''' "Moe Moe Kyun~!"
** Also, her lyrics are so sickeningly sweet Ritsu and Sawako can't handle it.
* MsFanservice: To her horror, this is [[InvokedTrope exploited mercilessly]] by Sawako (and to a lesser extent, Ritsu) for the sake of the band's publicity; what can she do when she is a [[FaceOfTheBand beautiful]], [[ShrinkingViolet shy]], [[HimeCut classically Japanese looking]] girl with [[StatuesqueStunner criminally sexy proportions]] and yet [[CryCute oh so painfully adorable whenever her attempts to try looking cool ends in tears]]?
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: At first, Mio believes this to be true, since she has anxiety issues and is content with being in the background. Unfortunately for her, [[InvertedTrope this backfires spectacularly]] (see MsFanservice above) and she becomes the FaceOfTheBand.
* NotSoAboveItAll: After having been all business while scolding Yui and Ritsu again and again on the Kyoto trip, she finally cracks when they get lost and run into Nodoka's group... and she starts laughing hysterically! This led to some speculation that this marks a turning point in her development, now that the band's voice of reason has been transferred to their adorable kohai Azusa.
* OnlySaneWoman: Before Azusa came and took over that role.
* PalmOnCheekPose: To be expected for such a shy girl.
* PantyShot: [[http://www.mangareader.net/325-22551-8/k-on/chapter-8.html How]] she gained her InstantFanClub... much to her horror.
%%* RapunzelHair:
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Ritsu's red.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: She's been forced into her share of costumes, not to mention tripping over a cord and landing in a panty-exposing position during the band's first performance in front of the whole school.
* ShrinkingViolet: Approaching FragileFlower levels. Shy around strangers and suffers crippling anxiety over performing in front of crowds. Decided to play bass so that she won't attract much attention, which backfires spectacularly when she becomes the FaceOfTheBand.
* TheSouthpaw: Mio writes and plays bass with her left hand, and is keenly interested in other left-handed musicians and instruments.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She tries to be mature and above the childishness of her friends, with the emphasis on "try." [[CryCute But when she fails...]]
* TastesLikeDiabetes: ''Anything'' she writes in universe. Drives Ritsu and Sawako nuts but [[CloudCuckoolander Yui and Mugi]] actually like it.
* TsurimeEyes: The way her eyes are drawn in the manga makes her look very much like an {{Expy}} of ''Anime/LuckyStar'''s Kagami with her hair down. Her eyes in her anime character design are still tsurime, but different in style.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Of sorts with Ritsu.
* WeightWoe: Is very sensitive about her weight even though Ritsu implies it all goes to her [[GagBoobs breasts]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She has quite a lot of phobias, but is especially terrified of blood and blisters. Ritsu repeatedly teases her about this.
** The anime [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerates]] on these, and then some more -- she also earned a fear of barnacles and even the mere ''thought'' of crayfish in the bathtub.
*** ''The Movie'' [[UpToEleven ups-the-ante even further]]; having her suitcase delayed at the London Airport luggage-carosels gave her a traumatic fear of all things that "turn", be it the conveyer belt sushi stores, turning-lamps and even ''ferris wheels'' like the London Eye; the poor woman just dosen't have it easy.
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!!Tsumugi "Mugi" Kotobuki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MinakoKotobuki (Japanese) and Creator/ShelbyLindley (English)
The soft-spoken keyboardist who frequently provides tea and sweets in the middle of band practice.
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* TheAce: Tends to be competent in most of the new things she tries, although this is usually treated as a background event. Case in point: the awesome sand castles she builds in S1's BeachEpisode.
* AmbiguouslyLesbian: She is implied to have a crush on Sawako in episode 5; when asked about that by Ritsu though, she evades the question and this is never brought up again.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_mugi_stare_8644.jpg Manga]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_mugi_beware_5953.jpg Mugi]] is this a little.
* BigOlEyebrows: Not that they make her any less charming. They apparently run in her family, as a store attendant was able to tell who her father was ''just by looking at her eyebrows''.
** NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Her father having BigOlEyebrows may be a reference to Mitsuru Umemura, president of Yamaha.
* ButNotTooForeign: Not explicitly spoken of in either manga or anime, but there are enough hints that point to Mugi being half-European. Fan theory posits her mother as being either Finnish or, thanks to the revelation of Sumire's own origins, Austrian.
%%* CoolBigSis: To Sumire Saitou.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While not at Yui's level by far, she has her fair share of moments. As some girls can attest, spending time with her one-on-one can be quite a heady experience.
* CovertPervert: Mugi is rather less innocent and sweet than she shows. Basically, if she's not lesbian herself, she sure does seem to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_mugi_bunny_2030.jpg enjoy the semi-naughty cosplay]] and picturing her friends in sparkly, blushy embraces a lot.
** Her longing for ''more skinship'', resulting in requests for hugs and [[spoiler:being hit over the head]], also makes one wonder.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Her distinctive eyebrows were drawn noticeably thinner in the earliest manga chapters.
* FictionFiveHundred: So ludicrously rich that her family owns ''multiple'' mansions, are first-name-basis friends with ''The Royal House of Finland'', and is ''so'' used to taking trips overseas that she ''happily'' forfeits a trip to Hawaii she won in a lucky-raffle so she can have a board-game to play with her friends.
* GenderFlipped: Of the quiet, sensitive and eccentric Music/GeorgeHarrison, and is also (initially) the most musically talented member of her band.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Sure, she wanted it to begin with, but this may have more to do the fact that it was Ritsu who won that bear for her.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: At least Mugi seems to think so.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Gentle, innocent, nurturing, kind; truly the "mother" of ''Hokago Teatime''.
* HitMeDammit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTO6297FkUc&feature=related Asks Ritsu to hit her.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Despite -- or possibly, because of -- being incredibly rich, she gets much enjoyment out of doing [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_mugi_dagashi_171.jpg mundane]] things, such as [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_yakisoba_1310.jpg eating fast food]] or having [[ChildishPillowFight pillow fights]].
* InformedAbility: When the girls discuss having to talk English abroad, she says that her conversational skills are good, but she doesn't show them. Considering how her GratuitousEnglish [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qggN2PlqOYA sounded]], it might be a case of Creator/MinakoKotobuki not being as good at English as Mugi's supposed to be.
%%* InnocentBlueEyes
%%* InstantExpert
* MsFanservice: Mugi's proportions are just as astounding as Mio's; though in her case she openly ''enjoys'' dressing up in the ridiculously fetishistic costumes that Sawako puts her in.
* InSeriesNickname: Yui gave her the nickname "Mugi" -- one that pretty much stuck amongst the TrueCompanions.
* LargeHam: Every day is like a JulieAndrews and Creator/AudreyHepburn romantic musical to this young lady.
* NiceGirl
* {{Ojou}}: Mugi's initially the only one with any decent musical talent, and the first of her incredibly spacious beach houses that the club visits is mentioned to be her ''smallest'' one. (The largest is only visited ''after'' Tsumugi has graduated.) Also, visitors to her ''family home'' need ''official appointments''. Not too common even by anime standards.
* PunnyName: Possibly. Her nickname sounds a lot like "Moog", a famous synthesizer brand.
%%* TheQuietOne
* ShipperOnDeck: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/k_on_anthology_comic/v01/c005/3.html Chapter 5]] of the Anthology seems to suggest this.
* SignatureStyle: Her preference for using the Hammond organ voice on her keyboard (a specialty of the Korg Triton Extreme) is responsible for the retro-[[TheSixties '60s]] sound on many of HTT's songs.
%%* SpoiledSweet
* SuperStrength: She is quite strong, as noted [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_mugi_strength_3450.jpg here]].
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mugi_Light_Strike_9880.jpg Even better]] [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/889980-k-on examples.]]
*** Several fans have pointed out that the Korg Triton Extreme is a ''hefty'' piece of equipment. Mugi casually slings it over one shoulder whenever the band travels, which might be normal for thick roadies but certainly not for a petite high school (now college) girl.
* TaremeEyes: Even more so than the rest of the cast.
* TeamMom: While every inch as zany as her fellow club-mates, her comparative emotional maturity (rivalling that of ''Sawa-chan sensei'') allows her to don the mantle of the nurturing mother-figure in the ensemble.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: At least in the manga, Mugi tends to be uncannily perceptive about certain things.
* YuriFan: Mugi {{art shift}}s into seeing a little more between Yui and Mio than is probably there. This eventually extends to any close interaction (regardless of context) between any two girls.
** It is eventually revealed that she turned into this because, in an attempt to learn how "normal" girls interacted, she had [[spoiler:Sumire]] sneak in manga for her. Said manga is heavily implied to be Yuri manga.

!!Azusa "Azu-nyan" Nakano
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese) and Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos (English)
The Light Music Club's first new member after Yui, who joins in her freshman year (with the rest in their second year). She's also the secondary guitarist.
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%%* ACupAngst
* AllJustADream / DaydreamSurprise: ''All of them'' in episode 13.
* BreakoutCharacter: She doesn't appear until midway through season one, but come season two, one could make a strong case that she's the primary viewpoint character, with many episodes told from her perspective, especially the story finale (Episode 24).
* BreakTheCutie: Subverted in her first episode as a club member. The fact she can't adjust to the club's friendly-but-overdone prodding mixed with their lax attitude wears away at her spirit to be a member until she's reduced to sobbing over her decision that she can't continue by the end. However she snaps out of it when she realizes that despite that, they can still be a functional band and play together competently because of how well they understand each other and decides to stay with a renewed motivation.
* CatGirl: Becomes a running reference when the rest of the club members first put some cat-ears on her. It's where she gets her adorable nickname "Azu-nyan" from.
* ChildProdigy: She comes from a musical family and played guitar at a young age. She completely floored the music club by demonstrating her professional-level skills. Yui probably wet herself. Unfortunately that doesn't include [[HollywoodToneDeaf singing]]. At least in the manga.
* ClubPresident: For the new generation of the Light Music Club.
* CryCute: [[spoiler:[[http://crimsonxkismet.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/k-on26212.jpg?w=500&h=281 Season 2 Episode 24]], full stop -- after spending the rest of Graduation Day holding back her feelings, Azusa finally breaks down crying in front of her senior bandmates, begging them to not graduate.]]
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: She has a bad habit of speaking her thoughts without realizing. It's never anything offensive or serious though. More in the anime than in the manga, however; when she names her guitar "Mu-tan", Mugi thinks it's a wonderful name. In the manga, it's an instance of Mugi's "girls' mind radio reception", but in the anime, she said it out loud.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[http://www.mangareader.net/k-on/54 Attempts one]] upon hitting third-year... but this does not sit well with Ui and Jun.
%%* GirlishPigtails
* GrumpyBear: Her serious and mature outlook towards life ensures that she never ''quite'' shakes this trope off.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: In the 2011 restart, she discovers -- [[http://www.mangareader.net/k-on/56/4 much to her despair]] -- that she's terrible at singing. However, she ends up getting roped into being Wakaba Girls' vocalist anyway, after Sawako offers to give her voice training. (We can only hope that it turns out better than what happened when Sawako [[EpicFail tried training Yui's voice.]])
* InSeriesNickname: Azu-nyan. (Literally "Azu-Meow", which was the translation used in the Hong Kong Animax Channel English dub of season 1)
* KidSidekick: Initially she doesn't look too different from other characters, but she's a year behind the rest of the club, is shorter than even her peers Ui and Jun, and her cuteness is frequently mentioned.
%%* KindheartedCatLover
* TheLeader: [[spoiler:After the others graduated, she becomes the band leader of the New Leaf Girls.]]
* LostFoodGrievance: Yui is able to tease her by implying she's going to share some of the cake Azusa just sampled.
* {{Nosebleed}}: [[http://www.mangareader.net/325-22566-2/k-on/chapter-23.html Suffers one]] upon watching Mio's PantyShot in a video of her seniors' first performance.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In spite of her attempts to be the lone voice of maturity in the club, Azusa is still easily placated into joining the fun with the offering of sweets and the occasional CoolDownHug, and has taken being called the ridiculously cute nickname "Azu-nyan" in stride.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Azusa's tiny and youthful appearance is better fitting of a ''grade-''schooler than a high or even middle schooler, leading to the following hilarious moment at Customs in London Heathrow Airport:
--> ''Yes: I am Seventeen.''
* OnlySaneWoman: She feels this way when she sees what makes the light music club tick. It's especially apparent during the bus trip to Summer Fest.
** Come Season 2, poor Azusa knows her seniors need to use their time to practice for their final performance. And they keep getting distracted... ''all'' of them.
* PassingTheTorch: Became the new ClubPresident of the light music club.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Yui's red.
* RapunzelHair: Despite being in pigtails, her hair might even be longer than Mio's.
* SempaiKouhai: To the first generation.
%%* SproutingEars: Manga only.
* TheSixthRanger: Or "The Fifth Beatle," if you want to keep extending the comparisons.
* TanLines: Happen whenever she gets a bit of sun.
%%* TinyTyrannicalGirl: In the manga.
%%* TokenMiniMoe
* {{Tsundere}}: In the manga. Much, much less of one in the anime.
* VerbalTic: She says "desu" quite often, but doesn't put quite as much emphasis on it as [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suiseiseki]]. She actually tends to use politer Japanese in general than the other girls.
** In the restarted manga, she begins speaking in a much more casual (less polite) manner than she did before.
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[[folder: Supporting Characters]]
!Supporting Characters
!!Ui Hirasawa
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->'''Voiced by:''' Madoka Yonezawa (Japanese) and Creator/XantheHuynh (English)
Yui's more responsible younger sister.
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* TheAce: Which causes Nao to search for her weak spot. In fact, she somehow managed to play a song written by Nao that Sawako says you can only play if you have 3 hands!
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Even more so than her sister. She learned guitar after only a few days of her sister letting her strum away while practicing at home and hit a home run at a batting center after overhearing some tips from a neighboring player.
%%* BigLittleSister
* TheCaretaker: To Yui. It's mostly PlayedForLaughs, and the Kyoto field trip episodes show that Ui doesn't know what to do with herself when Yui isn't around to look after.
** Also during her own field trip she is shocked how the food is ready and she didn't do anything.
* CuddleBug: As Nodoka said, she and her sister love cuddling up to people.
%%* DitzyGenius: Has her moments.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Yui's foolish.
* GamerChick: She pwned Ritsu at least twice while the rest were helping Yui study during Season 1.
* InstantExpert: A minor case; it is revealed in season 1 episode 12 that [[spoiler:she taught Yui how to read guitar sheets, which is also how she's able to play Gitah when posing as Yui]]. And again in season 2 episode 5, where she overhears some tips for hitting a baseball... and hits a home run immediately after. {{Lampshaded}} by Jun and Azusa.
* MeaningfulName: The Kanji/Chinese-character for Ui-chan's name ''literally'' (and rather appropriately, too) means "kind-hearted", "talented", "gentle" and/or "considerate."
* NiceGirl: The one thing she has in common with her big sister.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Notable moment in the 2011 restart, where she {{trolls}} Azusa by untying her hair and pretending that she's actually Yui (who is actually in college). Given Yui's known [[CloudCuckooLander behavior]], Azusa actually almost falls for it.
* PassingTheTorch: She joins the Light Music Club in lieu of her graduating sister.
* PromotionToParent: With their parents often away, this ends up falling to Ui... notwithstanding the fact that she is the ''younger'' sister.
* SeriousBusiness: Getting up at seven is considered oversleeping.
* SiblingYinYang: Ui is mature, sensible, wakes up on time for school (and even has to wake up Yui); aside from also being a NiceGirl, she is the complete opposite of airheaded Yui.
** Played with in season 1 episode 12 -- [[spoiler:when Ui stood in for the sick Yui, the band couldn't see through the disguise. It was her slip of the tongue which first raises suspicions. Sawako saw through the disguise due to Ui having a ''larger'' bust-size than Yui]].
** In the manga, [[spoiler:they're first tipped off by the fact that she keeps timing better than her sister. The slips of the tongue are the clinchers.]]
%%* StrongFamilyResemblance
* TenderTears: In episode 5 of season 2, [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmmzyeRy1I1qd6621.gif when she first realizes Yui won't be home with her that night.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: She's mature, responsible, does the household chores, and is devoted to her family (specifically her big sister). And of course, there's tea.
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!!Sawako Yamanaka
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiSanada (Japanese) and KarenStrassman (English)
The Wind Instruments Club advisor, who was eventually blackmailed by Ritsu into also becoming the Light Music Club teacher on threat of exposing her past as a death metal rocker in a previous incarnation of the club.
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* BerserkButton: Anyone who calls Death Devil cute will make her ''very'' irritable.
* ChristmasCake: She was a member of a previous incarnation of the Light Music Club. In the Kyoto trip episode, she shows that she ''does'' desperately hope to get married, and suffers from keeping her professional side in control over her fun-loving side.
%%* CoolTeacher
* CosplayOtakuGirl: She loves to dress up the girls of the light music club. ''Whether they want it or not''. Apparently eight episodes of Sawako indulging her fetish even made Mio [[NotSoAboveItAll all too]] [[StockholmSyndrome happy to]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/k-on_cosplay_5221.jpg join in]].
** Hugely averted come second season. She did design the costumes for the ''RomeoAndJuliet'' class play, but they were surprisingly tasteful.
** It's brought back in the first OVA, where her new costume for the girls gets her thrown out of the room and a CranialEruption.
** At Wakaba Girls' first summer training camp, she tries to get Nao to wear a SeashellBra. Everybody ignores her.
* CryCute: And you know you have to break out the tissues when even tough ol' Sawa-chan-sensei is tearing up... especially [[spoiler:episode 24 of the second season, upon seeing the class chalkboard full of thank-you messages from her students]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Sawako:''' [[http://randomc.net/image/K-ON/K-ON!!%20-%2024%20-%20Large%2031.jpg I couldn't erase those...]]]]
* DeathGlare: In the second season episode "Clean-Up!" she unleashes one on Ritsu, and it's so intimidating that it sends the entire band into a state of ColorFailure.
* {{Expy}}: GenderFlipped version of Krauser from ''Manga/DetroitMetalCity'', down to the teeth guitar.
%%* FunPersonified
* TheGlassesComeOff: When she takes off her glasses, she becomes a totally different person.
%%* HotTeacher
* LargeHam: Has her moments if she tends to [[FeedMe chew some scenery]].
* LostFoodGrievance: At one point in the manga, she threatens to stop being the club's adviser if they don't start wearing the costumes she makes. Ritsu points out to her that she won't be able to eat cake and tea if she does this, which makes her apologize immediately (while bowing very lowly).
** She goes through withdrawals at one point when the girl's finals prevent them from having any tea parties.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MyEyesAreUpHere: She can identify two girls who look alike by their bust size... [[spoiler:which is how she can differentiate Yui from Ui (note that Ui is ''larger'' than her elder sister)]].
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she designed the club's costumes, and therefore would have had to have known her bust size; she would also, as a seamstress, most likely notice body proportions out of habit. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Though there's no excuse for her attempt at copping feels on Azusa and Mio in episode 10...]]
%%* NerdsAreSexy
* OldShame: In-universe: she is deeply ashamed of her own days in the Light Music Club when HeavyMetal was all the rage.
%%* OneOfTheKids
* RetiredBadass: Come season 2 episode 10, when she finally gets back into action, she pretty much floored ''everyone''! She also sets the bar up high for the Light Music Club.
%%* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: Inverted.
%%* ScaryShinyGlasses
%%* SenseiChan
%%* SkinshipGrope
* StepfordSmiler: A humorous example -- her sweet personality is a cover for her rocker past but her sweet personality is her original personality. She developed the rocker personality to appeal to a crush when she was a teenager. Yeah, she's a complicated gal. Essentially, she treats the club as a place where she can either veg out, dress up cute girls in ridiculous clothing, or eat cake.
* TaremeEyes: Her "professional and lady-like teacher" personality has rounded eyes.
* TsurimeEyes: When she goes into her "wild rocker" personality, her eyes become pointed.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's afraid of ghosts.
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!!Nodoka Manabe
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->'''Voiced by:''' Chika Fujitou (Japanese) and Creator/LauraBailey (English)
Yui's friend and classmate before she joined the band.
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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:She makes a brief return in volume 6 chapter 8 when Yui returns to her hometown for the summer break. However, she's considering going abroad to study, so she might be going on an even longer bus trip.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: She was Yui's best friend since kindergarten, but by their last year in high school, Yui has become much closer to her bandmates than she'll ever be with Nodoka. Subverted in that she has since become a friend to the rest of the band, and Yui still remembers how important she is in her life enough to [[spoiler:ask her to walk home together on their last day of school, knowing that by going to different universities, they probably won't be able to do so again]].
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* NerdsAreSexy
* OnlySaneMan: The only member of the cast who is consistently level-headed and mature, and does not lose her temper like Azusa and Mio when trying to keep order.
* PowerHair: With her sexiness cranked all the way UpToEleven and beyond when wearing a [[FairCop policewoman's hat]] in Season 1 Episode 6.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:She doesn't attend the same university as Yui.]] When the restarted manga began, she only appeared in a one-panel dream sequence.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Yui's red.
%%* StudentCouncilPresident
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!!Jun Suzuki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Yoriko Nagata (Japanese) and Michelle Ann Dunphy (English)
Azusa and Ui's friend and classmate, as well as a member of the Jazz Club.
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* AscendedExtra: She was a satellite character in the first season, but come second season she's a part of Ui's PowerTrio (together with Azusa) and even appeared in said season's opening. In the 2011 restart she becomes the third senior at the Light Music Club, along with Azusa and Ui.
* GirlishPigtails: However, she's embarrassed to wear them around her family, so she [[LettingHerHairDown lets her hair down]] at home.
* GrassIsGreener: Her envy at all the fun things the Light Music Club gets to do becomes a RunningGag.
* ImagineSpot: She does this a lot, mostly involving the four seniors of the Light Music Club.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: PlayedForLaughs in season 2 episode 5. She buys a dozen donuts in assorted flavors, takes ''one bite'' out of each, rolls across the floor and unintentionally headbutts Azusa. She also refuses to join the Light Music Club, but seeing how much fun Azusa is having in the club made her regret her decision, and ultimately decides to join Azusa and Ui in the club in their third year.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: She's a skilled bass player and popular in the jazz club. She is also a huge Mio fangirl.
* MessyHair: Whenever she lets it down, especially on humid days. Bemoans this to Ui and Azusa during their sleepover.
** She even states that she can predict the weather depending on how messy it is.
%%* PurpleEyes
* UnkemptBeauty: Not in the morning, but she looks much better without her pigtails. Assuming it's dry out.
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!!Megumi Sokabe
->'''Voiced by:''' Asumi Kodama (Japanese) and Creator/AmandaCelineMiller (English)
The former Student Council Class Representative during Yui, Ritsu, Mio and Mugi's second year and founder of the Mio Fan Club. She eventually becomes their dormmate come their college years.
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Through some whiff of coincidence, upon hitting college Yui, Ritsu, Mio and Mugi -- who made it their pledge to stay together -- end up sharing the same dorm as Megumi.
* FanGirl: Of Mio. She was even the founder of the [[InstantFanClub Mio Fan Club]].
* PassingTheTorch: She is succeeded by Nodoka, both in the Student Council ''and'' the Mio Fan Club.
* SempaiKohai: She's a year older than Yui, Ritsu, Mio and Mugi.
* StalkerWithACrush: How she acted towards Mio when they first met.
%%* StudentCouncilPresident
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[[folder: 2011 New Characters]]
!Characters Introduced in the 2011 Restart
!!Sumire Saitou
A blonde freshman who eventually joins Azusa, Ui and Jun's reformed Light Music Club. She's the drummer of the "New Leaf Girls".
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* ButNotTooForeign: Averted. Her family is from Austria, but after they moved to Japan, they changed their names because of the Kotobuki family.
* ChekhovsGunman: Apparently. In the manga, when Mio once phoned with Mugi, the latter is yelling at a subordinate called Saitou. It's unknown if it's really Sumire, it could also be another Saitou of her family.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Her hair color is mentioned several times, and she's one of the nicer club members.
* InSeriesNickname: Everybody's starting to call her "[=SuMIIre=]", as if her name was pronounced the way an English speaker would say it.
* {{Meido}}: She has worked as a maid for the Kotobuki household and tries to hide that by pretending to be a CuteClumsyGirl instead.
%%* NiceGirl
* OstentatiousSecret: Sumire makes it very obvious that she doesn't want anybody at school to know she's Mugi's maid.
%%* ShrinkingViolet
* SomethingWeForgot: As a resident of the Kotobuki household, Sumire was asked by Mugi to retrieve her teasets she left behind upon graduation. Too bad Sawako caught her on her first try and jumped at the chance to try and recruit her and have her dressed up.
** Subverted, as it was all part of [[spoiler:Mugi's plan to get Sumire to join the Light Music Club. Mugi really had no intention of taking back the tea set, until at least Sumire graduates]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Mugi, including her tea-making skills, sans the BigOlEyebrows.
** She is also a ShrinkingViolet like Mio and is Sawa-chan's new favorite victim for cosplays. And she is the next drummer after Ritsu.
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!!Nao Okuda
Another freshman who becomes the fifth member of Azusa's new Light Music Club. After several attempts to get a role in the "New Leaf Girls" band, she becomes the producer and write the songs.
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* CoolBigSis: She has four younger brothers, and they're quadruplets.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl
* EpicFail: Her attempts at joining clubs.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: Yes, everybody knows that you can't play a musical instrument.
* FirstNameBasis: Strongly averted so far, as she's the only one who's not referred to by her given name. However, Sumire starts to call her by first name when their senpais are on school trip, and late in the series, Nao lampshades this trope and the rest of the band also start to call her by her first name.
%%* GiftedlyBad
* HollywoodToneDeaf: The rest of the band lose all interest in hearing her sing after she mentions that her brothers don't want to take her to karaoke anymore.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* NaiveNewcomer
* NoNameGiven: PlayedForLaughs when the seniors realize they don't know her given name despite being in the club for a while now.
* NotSoStoic: She's stoic for most of the time and barely changes her facial expressions. However, there are some moments where she shows emotions.
%%* TheQuietOne
* StalkerWithoutACrush: She spent a chapter following Ui around (and being very conspicuous about it), and she's been quietly observing and taking notes about her bandmates so that she can write customized songs for them.
* TVGenius: Admits that the only thing she's good at is studying. This may be about to pay off as she takes on her new role as the band's producer.

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!!Akira Wada
Yui, Ritsu, Mio, Mugi and Megumi's dorm-mate, leader of three-girl band "[=OnNaGumi=]" with fellow dorm-mates Sachi and Ayame during their High School days, and a new member of the university Light Music Club. Like Yui, she's majoring in education and is the guitarist.
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%%* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BirdsOfAFeather: The only member of her band who avert this trope because she has troubles to get along with Yui.
%%* DeathGlare
* FaceOfAThug: It's mostly an act, and truthfully she's afraid to get a real piercing.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Yui finds out she sleeps next to a stuffed bear.
%%* GrayEyes
%%* GrumpyBear
* GuiltyPleasures: She grows to like Hokago Tea Time's music, and she's far too ashamed to admit it (and thus sees it as this).
* HopelessSuitor: She joined her high school's Light Music Club because she had a crush on a boy named Maeda, who thinks her band only gets by on their looks. Implied to be averted.
* ImportantHaircut: Her response to Maeda-sempai's opinion of her was to crop her hair short and promise to become a professional musician.
* JerkassFacade: She tries to look as intimidating as possible... with less-than-optimal results in the face of four easygoing girls.
* NotSoDifferent: When she partners up with Yui as a training exercise, she ends up slacking off just as much as Yui does.
* OnlySaneMan: Effectively Mio and Azusa's successor in this department... and like them, she's not very effective in bringing some seriousness to her new dorm-mates.
* RightThroughTheWall: Complains about how much noise the girls often make. Backfires on her spectacularly when Mio [[SingingInTheShower hears her singing the lyrics]] to Fuwa Fuwa Time ''[[EarWorm for 10 days after the show]]''.
* RockTrio: The guitarist.
%%* ThoseTwoGirls: With Sachi and Ayame, bandmates in the [=OnNaGumi=].
* {{Tomboy}}: Has forced herself to become one to prove her LoveInterest that she's a strong woman.
* {{Tsundere}}: This seems to be the characteristic that Yui finds attractive in both Azusa and Akira. Akira even has ExpressiveHair that spikes up when she's ''tsun-tsun'' and lays flat when she's ''dere-dere''. It's spiky most of the time, of course.
* WorthyOpponent: She eventually sees Hokago Tea Time as this.
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!!Sachi Hayashi
A member of the [=OnNaGumi=] with Akira and Ayame (and eventually of the university Light Music Club), as well as dorm-mate of Yui, Ritsu, Mio, Mugi and Megumi. She's in the same department as Mio and is like her the bassist.
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%%* BeautyMark
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Mio. Both are calm, tall, the same cup-size, and share some interests and issues.
* CharacterTics: She tends to start crouching lower whenever her height is brought up as if attempting to stand out less, and Mugi finds this cute.
* ComplimentBackfire: Suffers one from Ritsu after she tries to sympathize with their band "having a weird name" (which, hypocritically, Ritsu once thought would be a good name her own band) under the assumption that Akira thought it up. It was actually Sachi's idea, and hearing this hurt. For what it's worth, Akira made fun of Hokago Tea Time's name, so maybe they deserved some payback.
* {{Foil}}: She's distinctly more confident than Mio, plays the bass without standing out too much, is also quite good-looking and as her own share of (ridiculous) insecurities. Looking at this sort of personality from the outside is partially what helps Mio to find some confidence herself.
* HeightAngst: She frequently shows a sensitivity to her own height, almost to the point of SingleIssueWonk whenever words like "height," "tall," and "big" are brought up. One of her CharacterTics is crouching lower when she starts to get shy.
* HimeCut: Being Mio's foil she has this same style of hair and reflects more of the usual character traits.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Even taller than Mio and it bothers her.
* RockTrio: The bassist.
* SingleIssueWonk: Any time the words "big" or "tall" are brought up in reference to her, she gets a bit depressed or insinuates it as a negative trait.
* StatuesqueStunner: In contrast to her [[HugeSchoolgirl self-image]], most everyone else thinks she's this.
%%* ThoseTwoGirls: With Akira and Ayame.
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!!Ayame Yoshida
The third [=OnNaGumi=] member who, along with Akira and Sachi, joins the university Light Music Club. She's also dorm-mates with Yui, Ritsu, Mio, Mugi and Megumi. She's also in the same department as Ritsu and is like her the drummer.
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%%* ACupAngst
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Ritsu. Ayame lampshades immediately that they're both similar. Of course, they get along well.
* CorruptTheCutie: She convinces everyone to skip class and just keep chatting. This becomes another new experience that Mugi's always wanted to try.
-->"I wanna school this girl in all kinds of wrong things."
* CursedWithAwesome: In-universe, of sorts: she's unable to understand Mio and Sachi's worries about fitting into nice clothes. They'd both rather dress cutely but don't have the figure for it, and it's bothersome to a girl with ACupAngst like hers. She immediately apologizes for making light of their insecurities after Sachi points out how people can be self-conscious about all sorts of things ([[SingleIssueWonk like being tall...]])
%%* TheFashionista
%%* GamerChick: Just like Ritsu.
* GenkiGirl: The main reason she made fast friends with Ritsu.
* KickChick: Has a tendency to kick (or punch, but mostly kick) Akira whenever she [[DopeSlap says something out of line]], which is noted to be ''way'' harder than Mio ever hit Ritsu. Ritsu writes it off as just crazy-rocker antics. She also has a moment to wonder who she'll kick now that Akira's disposition has been improving.
-->'''Ritsu''': Don't turn that weapon on me.
* RockTrio: She's the drummer.
* SkinshipGrope
-->'''Ritsu''': She sure makes groping look totally normal.
%%* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Girls]]: With Akira and Sachi.
* WardrobeWound: Suffers a pretty severe one that also serves to drive home her ACupAngst.
-->"I feel like I've been pounded flat in more ways than one..."
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!!Kana Yoshii
The current club president of the University Light Music Club.
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* ChristmasCake: Not yet confirmed, but by the way she reminisces what the younger ladies can wear, she may as well be one.
* ClubPresident: Although her concern for trying to get more funding for the club may lead us to believe that the Club lacks a treasurer.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Mentioned by name in the flyer the first chapter of Volume 5. Introduced in Chapter 3, but her role wasn't formally confirmed until Chapter 5, and [[NoNameGiven her name ]]until Volume 5, Chapter 11.
%%* HimeCut
* RetiredBadass: Although the band she formed with her partner Chiyo Hirose [[SpellMyNameWithAnS (pronunciation unconfirmed)]] was said to be pro-level, they've become too busy with academics to perform publicly, not to mention Chiyo feeling embarrassed about Kana's insistence on playing in their old school uniforms.
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