Get to know the colorful and crazy cast of the Nicktoon Kappa Mikey!
The main character of the show. An enthusiastic but naive and egotistical 19-year-old American actor from Cleveland, Ohio, who wins a contest to fly to Japan and is hired to play the hero, Kappa Mikey, on the anime Lily Mu
- Acquired Situational Narcissism - He reinvents his image as "Bad Boy Mikey", so he won't have to face the fate of winding up in a wimpy kiddy show. He's pretty narcissistic to begin with.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny! - "Two hours? Aw man! But I got such a short attention spa-hey! Look at that bird!"
- Betty and Veronica - The Archie for Mitsuki's Betty and Lily's Veronica.
- Big "NO!" - Has one when he misses the last copy of a video game at the last second.
- Breakout Character: In-universe, he becomes the most popular character among the Japanese Audience, which is why he was made into the main character of Lilymu.
- Catchphrase - "W'ever" and "chill'ax".
- Character Title - Averted, in that the show is named after Mikey's SHOW name on LilyMu.
- Cleveland - It's his hometown.
- Comedic Hero - "I never wear a belt!"
- Cool Bike
- Eagle Land - He doesn't even try to convince his cast mates to drop the stereotype of Americans!
- The Faceless - His parents. They are only heard over the telephone.
- Fish out of Water - This is the reason his show name is Kappa Mikey, it's Ozu's reminder of this fact.
- The Fool - "See you guys? I don't always screw up!" *one cut later* "I... may have locked the keys in the Tanuki-mobile."
- Idiot Hair - Compared by many fans to be inspired by Fry's hairdo from Futurama.
- Jerkass - In earlier episodes, particularly toward poor Mitsuki.
- Meaningful Name
- The Millstone
- No Sense of Direction
- Non-Standard Character Design - Mikey is drawn in an "American" cartoon style, with four fingers and black dots for eyes. Just about everyone else follows anime art conventions. This is taken further as Mikey is unable to perform typical anime visual gags like Super-Deformed shock.
- Oblivious to Love - Until the end of the series. Probably. Maybe.
- Over-Enthusiastic Parents - To the point where they feel the need to give his FRIENDS gifts! They both act sickeningly cheerful over the phone.
- Redheaded Hero
- "Risky Business" Dance
- The Rival - To Lily, but not all the time.
- Shirtless Scene - Surprisingly lots of this with Mikey. In one episode, it's implied he'd take any and all opportunities for a strip.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Took a Level in Jerkass - In The Good, the Bad, and the Mikey.
- Wacky Guy - A rare case where the main protagonist is the wacky guy!
- Whatever - Actually, "w'ever". First appears in The Good, The Bad, And The Mikey, where he uses it as a by-product of remodeling his image as a bad boy. It stays, and he uses it so often it becomes his Catchphrase, and the other characters start using it as well.
- You Suck
-like bad guy on-camera, but off-camera, he's just a large, pointy-eared, lovable, oafish moron, and Mikey's best pal.
Voiced by: Kether Donahue
The tempermental diva used to be the star of LilyMu
and the biggest one in Japan, until Mikey dropped in and stole her thunder, which she totally hates him for.
The other lead female of the show, Mitsuki is shy, polite, and totally
has the hots for Mikey!
Voiced by: Gary Mack
The Lily Mu mascot character and frazzled writer/director/actor.
- Butt Monkey
- Catchphrase and Verbal Tic - "GUANO GUANO!"
- Cowardly Lion
- Garnishing the Story: With Guanos.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff - Invoked in-universe, the American version of Lilymu was macekred to turn Guano into the main character.
- Getting Guano Past The Radar - His name is Spanish for 'bat manure'.
- Interspecies Romance - Guano falls in love with a human teenage girl who saw some of Lily Mu. She admitted that she always thought he was a puppet.
- Parody - of Pikachu from Pokémon
- Pokémon Speak - In-universe.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Sidekick - his role on LilyMu
- Talking Animal - Though it's very probable that he's a guy in a suit, Guano's costume is VERY expressive.
- The Unreveal - Despite confirmation that he is in fact wearing a costume, we never see him without it.
- Later episodes give credibility to the possibility the costume isn't exactly a costume at all, or that his body underneath the outfit is exactly the same as the suit, tail and all.
- Worthless Foreign Degree - Guano has a Running Gag wherein he always fears getting fired because otherwise he'd have to go back to doing such-and-such random jobs like shampoo commercials, mining, or dancing in a kickline. Granted, Guano seems to be of the same ethnicity as his friends. He did go to film school, however.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes? - Has a phobia for basically anything you can think of, and beyond.
Voiced by: Stephen Moverly
The kung-fu-master-like executive producer.
Voiced by: Jesse Adams
Ozu's chimp-faced assistant.
- Alter Kocker - The Japanese red dragon in The Man Who Would Be Mikey has this personality.
- Cats Are Mean
- Crying Indian - The episode Mikey, Kappa.
- Expy - Gonard, and then there's Doctor Takashi Katashi◊... who wears his "doctor head thing" over his left eye.
- The Faceless - Mikey's parents, Gonard's mom.
- Humongous Mecha - They are sentient actors on Lily Mu, but aren't seen that often off-camera.
- Insane Proprietor - Mr. Stereo.
- Large Ham - Most of the antagonists... all usually voiced by Sean Schemmel.
- Last Episode New Character - Lawrence, a parody of Clarence from◊ It's a Wonderful Life, in the Season One finale, is Mikey's Bishōnen guardian angel. The sound engineers in the Season Two finale may count.
- Leitmotif - Various side characters, including Socky and Ozu's twin brother Brozu, who both have hip-hop tunes play whenever they're on-screen.
- Name McAdjective - Richie McMillions.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis
- Talks Like a Simile - The Script Assassin.
- Yuppie Couple - At least a half-dozen of these, including a pirate◊, a little old lady, a delivery guy, a biker named Beef, and a janitor. Whether or not Yoshi the cameraman◊ counts is debatable.