Get to know the colorful and crazy cast of the Nicktoon Kappa Mikey!
Voiced by: Michael SinterniklaasThe 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.
- Comedic Hero - "I never wear a belt!"
- 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.
- 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."Showoffs."
- 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.
- 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.
- Took a Level in Jerkass - In The Good, the Bad, and the Mikey.
- Unknown Rival: He doesn't know about Lily's jealousy toward him, as he's in love with her.
- 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.
Voiced by: Sean SchemmelThe Cell-like bad guy on-camera, but off-camera, he's just a large, pointy-eared, lovable, oafish moron, and Mikey's best pal.
- Bag of Holding - His mouth, hair, pockets, hoodie, and butt.
- Beware the Nice Ones / Beware the Silly Ones: Because of his naïveté and child-like personality off-camera he's very easy to upset or anger if you aren't careful, he's gone on a rampage at least once or twice.
- Bishōnen: Although you'd be forgiven for forgetting it, considering all of the Wild Takes he constantly makes.
- Book Dumb - "GAH! I'M READING!"
- Cargo Ship - Gonard falls in love with a bucket of popcorn and he literally brings it to the beach to watch the sunset, shares a malt with it with two straws, and sleeps with it!
- The Ditz - "It's tough when no one understands you. Like when I speak my special Gonard language."
- Dumb Muscle: He's basically all brawn and no brains.
- Expy - If Dragon Ball Z's Goku were an actor in Tokyo and just a little bit dumber, he'd be Gonard.
- Evil Is Hammy"SOON THE SKIES WILL MELT UNDER THE HEAT OF MY DOOOOM BEEEEEEEEEEEAM!!!"
- Large Ham: On and Off-Camera, though given he's an actor and his off-camera personality this is natch.
- Mad Scientist - His villain role is somewhat like this.
- Man Child - "I love the zoo! I wanna look at the penguins!"
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Main villain of the show, but in real life is Mikey's best friend.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning - As if his villain role isn't physically intimidating enough, he has red pupils on yellow whites!
- Trademark Favorite Food - Gonard and Sandwiches, sittin' in a tree...
Voiced by: Kether DonahueThe 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.
- Betty and Veronica - The Veronica to Mitsuki's Betty for Mikey's Archie.
- Chickification - In her LilyMu show...and occasionally off it.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience - If you're stumped at what to color any of Lily's possessions, just make it pink.
- Cute and Psycho - Very much describes her LilyMu role against her real personality.
- The Dulcinea Effect - Mikey has this for her.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She is this due to Mikey stealing her thunder.
- Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Depending on her mood.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: Acts as Mikey's love interest on set (he's in love with her in real life), but the real her is jealous of him stealing her thunder.
- Oblivious to Love: She doesn't know that Mikey loves her in real life as well as on set.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Lily delivers one at Mikey as soon as the pilot episode... calling back a similar speech he received from a casting director in Cleveland! He appears to have just forgotten about it and flirted with her anyway.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black - As much as possible, she wears what appears to be a simplified-for-lazy-animators basic sailor uniform. It's even weirder when you remind yourself that she isn't in school!
- Tomboy and Girly Girl - Alternates with Mitsuki.
- On-camera: Girly Girl to Mitsuki's Tomboy.
- Off-camera: Tomboy to Mitsuki's Girly Girl.
- Zettai Ryouiki - She reveals a bit more, in that her stockings do not go above her knees.
Voiced by: Carrie KeranenThe other lead female of the show, Mitsuki is shy, polite, and totally has the hots for Mikey!
- Action Girl - On and off-camera. She can supposedly crush all ten major arteries of an opponent in under 15 seconds.
- Betty and Veronica - The Betty to Lily's Veronica for Mikey's Archie.
- Beware the Nice Ones - Don't you EVER... press any of Mitsuki's buttons!
- Boobs of Steel - Being a children's show, they're never emphasized, but there they are.
- Cannot Spit It Out - Until The Musical.
- Gasshole - In Live LilyMu. But she didn't enjoy it, and it wasn't her fault.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Tough bad girl on set, fashionable one off.
- Morality Pet: She serves as one to Lily.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg - Mitsuki often gets the short end of the stick when trying to earn the other characters' respect. The other characters often forget her name.
- Nice Girl
- The Straight Woman
- Take a Third Option - In her past life as a secret agent. "How about Option 3: I kick you!"
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Alternates with Lily.
- On-camera: Tomboy to Lily's Girly Girl.
- Off-camera: Girly Girl to Lily's Tomboy.
- Unrequited Love - Subverted in the last couple of episodes, where Mikey had started finally acknowledging Mitsuki's affections.
- White-Dwarf Starlet - What Mitsuki would've become if Mikey had never starred on LilyMu in the first place, shown in a parallel universe.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Voiced by: Gary MackThe Lily Mu mascot character and frazzled writer/director/actor.
- 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
- 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 MoverlyThe kung-fu-master-like executive producer.
- Catchphrase - "You're fired!" Yeah.
- Cool Old Guy - He knows kung fu, karate, and can negotiate the hell outta' rival companies to get his way.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: He's the Japanese version of this.
- Luke, I Am Your Father - Revealed in the Christmas episode that Guano is really his long-lost son.
- Meaningful Name - Ozu is named after the 1920's-1960's Japanese film director known for breaking traditional editing and cinematography rules set in that time.
Voiced by: Jesse AdamsOzu's chimp-faced assistant.
- Catchphrase - "YES!"
- Expy - He resembles one of the Osomatsu-kun sextuplets. He even shares some of their wacky eccentricities!
- Hammerspace - He seems to LIVE by this method.
- Making a Spectacle of Yourself - Yes Man has quite the expressive, yellow glasses.
- Alter Kocker - The Japanese red dragon in The Man Who Would Be Mikey has this personality.
- 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.
- One episode features Gonard facing off the Lily Mu Team with a pair of ''granny robots''.
- 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.
- 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.