[[caption-width-right:240:The Royal Family's version of a [[IncrediblyLamePun roll call]]. They are quite good at it.]]

''Katamari Damacy'' has an ever-expanding cast of characters, with new Royal Cousins emerging with every new game. Not even the King can keep them all straight!

!The Royal Family

!!The Prince
The hard-working son of of the King and Queen Of All Cosmos. Whenever his father [[NiceJobBreakingItHero breaks stuff]], it falls to the Prince to fix things by rolling katamari, providing the King with the raw materials needed to remake the heavens. (Thankfully, Earth really is full of things, and no matter how many times he revisits an area, everything's replenished itself when he shows up again.) Originally, he was also [[WellDoneSonGuy trying to get his father to acknowledge him]], as the King was disappointed by his small size; by the end of ''Katamari Damacy'', he actually earns the praise he was seeking, and they appear to get along a lot better now (aside from the occasional short jokes).

* ModestRoyalty: Though the player can [[AndYourRewardIsClothes use presents to dress him up a bit more]].
* PintSizedPowerhouse: This little guy's as small as a coin, yet he's strong enough to roll a Katamari big enough to '''[[BeyondTheImpossible PLUG UP A BLACK HOLE]]'''.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* ShelteredAristocrat: Has little knowledge about Earth, turns to his father to describe everything he rolls up. HilarityEnsues.
* SuperStrength: Considering he and his cousins can roll a katamari big enough to collect entire countries.
* WellDoneSonGuy

!!The King Of All Cosmos
Current ruler of The Great Cosmos, who has an unfortunate tendency to break stuff and shunt the responsibility for fixing it onto [[strike: his]] Their family. Aside from encouraging them to work faster and 'make it bigger', is pretty laidback... [[GlowingEyesOfDoom unless they screw up]].

* BadassMustache
* BoldInflation: There is a lot of this in his speech.
* CampStraight: '''''ROYAL RAINBOW!!'''''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ErmineCapeEffect
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows
* FreudianExcuse: According to ''We ♥ Katamari'', his own father was extremely strict.
* GagNose
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* ItsAllMyFault: Subverted in one of his GameOver [[HaveANiceDeath speeches]].
--> "It is not your fault. It is our fault for believing in you."
* [[spoiler:JerkassFacade: at the end of Touch my Katamari he says that acting all strict and mean was all an act.]]
* KingOfAllCosmos: TropeNamer
* LoomingSilhouetteOfRage: If the Prince or a cousin fails a mission, the King will tower over then ominously in darkness and berate them for his inadequacy. Often coupled with a scolding barrage of EyeBeams.
* LoveHurts
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Or in this case, destroyer of stars.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The basis of [[ExcusePlot the plot]] of most of the games
* PanderingToTheBase: The whole reason he creates ''We ♥ Katamari'. [[invoked]]
* PimpedOutCape
* RegalRuff: Wears a very wide one.
* RoyalWe
* RunningGag: ''So many...'' Best example is how he always provides the ExcusePlot by breaking something.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: The King is wearing something new in every game. In Touch My Katamari, you can unlock even ''more'' clothes for him.
* UnreliableNarrator: The cutscenes detailing his {{Backstory}} in ''We ♥ Katamari'' are stated to be a [[TheMovie Movie]], so it may be an in-universe case of VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory. Then there's all the... ''unique'' descriptions he gives of everything the Prince rolls up...
* VerbalTic
* VocalDissonance: If you expected the king to have a deep, booming voice befitting the ruler of the entire universe, [[http://youtu.be/cwJqufzcJuM?t=1m56s you're in for quite a surprise.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Lack of parental recognition seems to run in the family, which the King [[LampshadeHanging comments on]] in [[Webcomic/{{Katamari}} the webcomic]]:
-->'''King of All Cosmos:''' Shame. Resentment. An inferiority complex. These are feelings any good father instills in his son.
* YourSizeMayVary: His size changes depending on what mood he's in. This is taken to extremes in Beautiful Katamari, which features a level in which you use the King as a katamari, who at the beginning is only slightly taller than the Prince.

!!The Queen Of All Cosmos

The King's beloved, beautiful, and much-feared wife. ''We ♥ Katamari'' details how they first met. Mainly appears in cutscenes and the ending, aside from those rare levels where you can roll her up...

* BewareTheNiceOnes: The King openly admits that he's terrified by her.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Spurred by a CrashIntoHello, to boot.
* ModestRoyalty: Compared to her husband.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]
* PimpedOutDress
* PinkMeansFeminine
* RoyalWe
* TeamChef: Frequently shown baking or with various cookies/candies/other sweets.
* TeamMom: Given that none of the cousins have any of ''their'' parents show up...


Father of the king, and former ruler of The Great Cosmos. Was introduced in ''We ♥ Katamari'' through the dramatic movie retelling of the King's youth. According to said movie, he was extremely harsh on his son, driving him to [[{{Delinquents}} a brief flirtation with Delinquency]], but everything worked out in the end. [[spoiler: [[HeavySleeper And he was just sleeping, anyway]].]]

* [[spoiler: AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther]]
* BizarreAlienBiology: Apparently, he only has one arm, which extends directly out of the middle of his chest.
* [[spoiler:HeavySleeper: Used for a sort of DisneyDeath.]]
* InadequateInheritor: How he viewed the King when he was only a child.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Throwing his son's second-place trophy into the river. Leads into...]]
* [[spoiler:PetTheDog: ...TheReveal that he secretly salvaged it later.]]
* LoveHurts
* SternTeacher
* TrainingFromHell
* WellDoneSonGuy

!The Royal Cousins


An orange-and-yellow football-headed cousin who's quite self-absorbed. In ''We ♥ Katamari'', switched butts to a spikier model to stand out more, only to find that it didn't generate much buzz. "Always wants to look good to others, but no one is actually watching." He appears in the webcomic as one of the main characters, with his arrogance in full display.

* TheAce: Yeah, he ''wishes''. Although...
** CharacterDevelopment: Interestingly, the King's profile of him for ''Beautiful Katamari'' is more complimentary, calling him intelligent and considerate. Is he maturing into a ''true'' [[TheAce Ace]]?
** TookALevelInJerkass: Not according to the webcomic...
* AttentionWhore: Wants to be the one everyone praises and hails as their hero, rather than the Prince.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: He sincerely seems to think that the Prince is a selfish AttentionWhore, when really he's just projecting his own issues onto him.
* CoolShades: Which he regularly dons in the online comic when he thinks he's looking cool.
* DrivenByEnvy: He thinks that the Prince unfairly takes all the credit for their hard work, even when his cousins roll just as much.
* ItsAllAboutMe: In the webcomic, he takes this to the point where he'd rather see the bad guy win than let the Prince save the day.
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Pride}}
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one in [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/katamari/called-out Called Out]], oblivious to the fact that if anything, ''HE'' should be the one on the receiving end.
* TheRival: Becomes this in the ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'' {{Webcomic}} during the UFO arc.
* WalkingShirtlessScene[=/=]WalkingSwimsuitScene: In ''Touch My Katamari'', he wears a pink speedo as a reference to the absent Lucha.


A cousin covered head-to-toe in shaggy black fur, so that he resembles a literal BlackSheep -- though there's no indication he's actually considered as such. Dislikes summer due to the heat. According to the original game, is "[[KissingCousins mutually attracted to Lalala]]". In later games, his fur takes on subtle camouflage-like tones, most likely in order to make him a bit more visually interesting. He's also complimented on his neatness and immaculate grooming, which may also have something to do with that added effect.

* FriendToAllLivingThings: Usually appears around animals.
* KissingCousins: Potentially with Lalala.


A flashy, attention-seeking cousin who has a distinctive style: his shirt is always basic black, but covered in flashy, multicolored designs like polka dots or stars. Sometimes goes clubbing with Peso. When even the King Of All Cosmos says "We wish he knew the difference between looking good and looking gaudy," you ''know'' you have a problem...

* AttentionWhore: His flashing outfits are designed to draw attention to him.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Whatever the pattern might be, it's always cast in bright neon shades.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Again, his outfit.


A cousin wearing sky blue and orange. Her head is shaped like a 'U', and her brain is actually divided between the two towers. The King assures us, however, that this doesn't make her ''smarter''. Due to its distinctive shape, she doubles up on most headgear, resulting in duel giraffe hats, flowers and so on.

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: The King goes between claiming her brain is divided between both 'towers' and that she actually has two entirely separate brains. Either way, he adds it doesn't make her any smarter at all.
* TheDitz
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: In ''Touch My Katamari'', she dons cow-print with pink over the top of her head, as a reference to the absent Daisy. A profile on the Japanese site attributed this to her trying to look 'sexier'.


A cone-headed cousin who appears to be the oldest of the lot, seeing as he has a mustache. Named after Mount Fuji. Enjoys telling stories; sadly, however, his voice is boring and monotonous, making it difficult for him to keep the attention of his audience.

* BadassMustache: Even the King thinks it's cool!
* CharmPoint: His mustache.
* TheComicallySerious
* TheSmartGuy: Explictly stated to be one of the most intelligent cousins.
* TheStoic


A red-and-white cousin with an extremely long, wide and flat head. This makes it difficult for him to move around, and he's always getting in the way. And he's extremely talkative, loud and annoying to boot. On the plus side, it saves him from ever worrying about falling into manholes!

* DoubleStandard: According to The King, Honey's big head makes her a CuteClumsyGirl, while Havana's big head makes him clumsy and annoying.
* {{Keet}}
* MotorMouth


A cotton-candy pink cousin with a big, bow-shaped head. [[CuteClumsyGirl Its awkward size makes her incredibly clusmy, but she gets]] EasilyForgiven [[TheCutie because she's so cute]]. Ironically, it's been mentioned that she doesn't have any problems with her clumsiness when she's alone, suggesting that her stumbling about may be caused by nerves: when she's actively trying to avoid causing problems is when things start getting awkward. Tends to appear around candies, cakes and other sweet treats.

* CuteClumsyGirl
* EasilyForgiven: No matter what she breaks, she gets forgiven for it because she's too adorable to stay mad at. That said, this doesn't extend to if you fail an objective while playing as her...
* GirlishPigtails: The shape of her head seems to deliberately invoke this.
* PrincessesPreferPink
* SweetTooth


A cute cousin with a 'strawberry figure'. Extremely jealous, and always wants to be the center of attention. Considers Honey to be her rival, [[UnknownRival though it's unclear whether or not the feeling is mutual]].

* AttentionWhore
* CharmPoint: Her 'strawberry figure', which she cultivated in time for ''We ♥ Katamari''.
* FunSize: In the webcomic, she's noticeably much smaller than her cousins, only coming up to the Prince's waist.
* GreenEyedMonster: Very jealous about the attention [[CuteClumsyGirl Honey]] receives, causing their rivalry. So far, there's no indication [[UnknownRival Honey is even aware of this]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Has this dynamic with Macho in the webcomic.
* {{Kawaiiko}}: In Japan, is the only one to have ''[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -chan]]'' as an official part of her name.
* MeaningfulName: Ichigo means 'strawberry'.
* StrawberryShorthand
* SweetTooth
* TinyTyrannicalGirl: Small as she is in the webcomic, she's able to boss around Macho with ease.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Strawberries, naturally.


A cousin with an a long, cylindrical head that extends straight forward. Wears green and purple just like the Prince; even the King claims that "From the side, he looks exactly like the Prince seen from the back. Not even We can tell them apart."

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: His long, narrow head gives him one of the most distinct appearances of the original Cousins. It's also implied his face can fall off.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* MeaningfulName


A carefree cousin covered in blue polkadots, and a complete and utter innocent. Jokes are completely lost on her. Loves playing in the rain, and may even have some influence over the weather, as the King says "She likes going out on rainy days, or maybe it just rains when she goes out." Also likes birds; many of her Presents have a 'white bird' theme.

* CheerfulChild
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm
* TheFool
* HappyRain
* GenkiGirl
* MeaningfulName: Originally named Jun, for 'Purity', hence the emphasis always placed on her complete innocence. Transferred to English by having her being ''born'' in June.
* PersonalRaincloud: Always has one overhead in the webcomic, much to her delight.
* ThePollyanna
* PurityPersonified


A cousin who's an expert at camouflage. Between ''Katamari Damacy'' and ''We ♥ Katamari'', he even upgraded from a camo suit to a neat optical camo effect. This is a bit of a double-edged sword, however, since he has trouble with others forgetting about him... or leaving him behind during trips... or walking right into him.

* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: When he upgraded to the optical camo, he also donned rainbow-striped tights. Marcy later borrowed these in ''Touch My Katamari'' when Jungle [[PutOnABus went on vacation]] during that game.
* InvisibilityCloak
* VisibleInvisibility


This cousin's a huge fan of {{Sentai}} and {{Toku}}, and dresses accordingly. Tries to be a lone wolf, and has trouble getting along with others, preferring to keep to himself. Has a 'V'-shaped antennae.

* TheComicallySerious
* CoolBike
* IneffectualLoner
* MeaningfulName: Kuro is Japanese for black.
* NotSoAboveItAll
* ScarfOfAsskicking: How his version of any scarf-like Present always looks.
* SuperSentaiStance: Regularly attempts a solo version.


The nudist cousin. Ever since the original game, Lalala has a considerable tan/sunburn, perhaps to mask said nudity. Used to be of AmbiguousGender, until ''Beautiful Katamari'' referred to Lalala as 'she' and 'her'. This may be due to PronounTrouble and ViewerGenderConfusion, though.

* AmbiguousGender
* KissingCousins: Potentially with Colombo, according to his profile in the original game.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny
* PronounTrouble
* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[invoked]] Even the King of All Cosmos wasn't sure about her gender, and nobody's completely certain whether ''Beautiful'' clarified it or just ran into PronounTrouble.


A cheerful, but tempermental cousin. Went from wearing patchwork purple in the first game to a brightly colored mishmash in ''We ♥ Katamari'', and hasn't looked back since. Thinks she has great fashion sense -- and given the example the King sets, that isn't surprising.

* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her signature outfit from ''We ♥ Katamari'' on is all sorts of bright colors. In ''Touch My Katamari'', she even adds Jungle's rainbow leggings into the mix.
* GenkiGirl
* MoodSwinger


A completely round cousin who looks like a bright yellow tennis ball. With limbs. And an antenna. While he looks clumsy, he's actually light on his feet and is a great swimmer who loves scuba diving.

* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his figure, he doesn't have any trouble getting around at all.


A soup-bowl-headed cousin... complete with a head full of miso. Smells very sweet, and is warm to the touch, with a warm heart to match. The King worries about her spilling out, though that never seems to be an actual problem. Has a tendency to wander into enviroments where she's putting herself in even more danger, such as walking around the school tables at lunchtime.

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: It isn't exactly clear ''what'' would happen if she ever spills or loses all her soup... though the fact the King's concerned about it doesn't imply anything good.
* TheDitz
* TheFool
* MeaningfulName
* {{Pollyanna}}


A metallic, robotic cousin with wheels on his feet. Has gone through several minor upgrades over the course of the series, but retains his distinctively cybernectic appearance.

* MidSeasonUpgrade: In the original ''Katamari Damacy'', he was powered by a battery on his back that needed frequent recharging. Upon becoming a playable character (along with all the other Cousins) in ''We ♥ Katamari'', he got a new power source to avoid any FridgeLogic about overusing him.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Royal Cousin-slash-robot.
* [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Royal Cousin-looking Robots]]


A plump, yellow, horned cousin who's always eating, and can usually be found around lots of food. Has no trouble whatsoever keeping up with his cousins, despite his size.

* {{Acrofatic}}
* BigEater


A cousin wearing all purple whose head extends straight upward, making him a naturally tall cousin. However, his face is down in the normal place, so his long head doesn't actually make him naturally taller (unlike certain other cousins). Not that this stops him from having [[IncrediblyLamePun a big head]] about his supposed height.

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
* GadgeteerGenius: In the webcomic, at least.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: If you assume it was deliberate.
* {{Pride}}


An accident-prone hypochondriac who's always covered in bandages, complete with a cast on his leg. Constantly worrying about things getting worse, though the King has stated that he's actually quite strong... mentally, at least. Though that mental strength doesn't keep him from constantly worrying about... well, ''everything''.

* BlueWithShock
* ButtMonkey: In the webcomic. He doesn't seem to mind all that much, though.
* NeatFreak
* [[spoiler:WalkingTechbane]]: Revealed as one in the webcomic due to [[spoiler:carrying a computer virus]].


A gray and red cousin with a bullseye design on both sides of his roundish head. Always seeking attention, he's tried out various hobbies to attract it. Started out as an aspiring dancer at first, but dropped that to try his hand at golfing during ''We ♥ Katamari''; now, he's dropped golfing to focus on ''singing'' and dancing.

* AttentionWhore
* UsefulNotes/TheEnneagram: A textbook '''Three''': trying whatever he thinks will make him popular.
* IdolSinger: As of ''Beautiful Katamari'', his latest obsession.


An orange cousin with a box-shaped head and a 'V'-shaped antennae, and a television-loving maniac. Good with VCRS, he sets up to record programs for his cousins, like Foomin's fashion shows, so they don't have to worry about missing anything while rolling katamari. Also loves telling scary stories, though he always ends up scaring ''himself'' instead.

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: The shape of his head falls under this simply because of how it ''changed'' between games: originally, it was just a flat-on square, but at some point between ''Katamari Damacy'' and ''We ♥ Katamari'', the location ''shifted'' so that it was now on a corner, giving him peripheral vision. According to the King, this shift occured so he could watch scary movies out of the corner of his eye.
* TaughtByTelevision


A haughty violet cousin who used to hover about two centimeters above the ground. (She actually did this to hide the fact she was a little bit shorter than the others. By the time ''We ♥ Katamari'' rolled around, however, she'd caught up enough that she didn't have to float anymore.) Now she focuses on acting rich, relaxed and mature to try and impress her cousins. Her skirt flares out like Saturn's ring, giving her a slightly more distinctive shape.

* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* TheOjou
* {{Pride}}: The reason she originally floated around rather than walking.

!Second Cousins[=/=]Introduced in ''We ♥ Katamari''


This second cousin is shaped rather like a banana. A pink and blue banana with a pill-shaped head, and gangly little arms and legs. Only ever eats fruits and vegetables. Rocks from side to side constantly; makes for an interesting effect with the peacock tail.

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Normally found hanging out around animals.
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Guy]]


A second cousin with a narrow, oval-shaped head and a blocky body. Very stiff, both in stilted movements and his stuffy sense of justice. Refuses to have anything to do with 'bad stuff'. When he gets upset, his head spins so quickly that it catches ''on fire''. (This doesn't seem to bother him much, though.)

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: His head is almost constantly spinning, and at times seems to be in danger of falling off.
* TheComicallySerious
* IncendiaryExponent: As mentioned above, can set his head on fire just by getting too wound up. And, aside from being angry in the first place, isn't really bothered by it.
* JusticeWillPrevail


A second cousin with cow-print clothes, tiny hooves for hands, and pale pink legs. Carefree and laidback, to the point that the King compliments her on it: "Just what We like to see!"

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: According to the King in ''We ♥ Katamari'', she isn't actually wearing pink leggings... those are ''udders''. ''And'' her feet. [[{{Squick}} No wonder she doesn't like running around...]]
* DubNameChange: Her original name over in Japan? ''Horumon''.
** This does not mean what you think it means: Horumon is a type of beef dish where the less renowned part of the cow are eaten, such as tongue, stomach, intestines, maybe even udders. It sounds like "hormone" through coincidence; the name originally was a contraction of "horu" to throw away, and "mono" things, because until this style of dining was invented, those cow bits were normally thrown away.
* EverythingsBetterWithCows
* PettingZooPeople
* TheUnintelligible: In the webcomic, she can only make cow noises.


A big and boxy cousin with a massive drill where her legs should be. Hard-working, strong, and reliable. Can tell how well-done a roast is with just the tip of her finger.

* TheBigGuy
* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: Apart from the drill-leg thing, the two breast-like objects protruding from her body are actually called "Mystery Globes", and she can remove them from her body at will.
* DubNameChange: Originally named 'Boss'.
* {{Gonk}}: Sadly, her distinctive appearance seems to invoke this reaction a lot, and she frequently lags far behind in popularity polls...
* ThisIsADrill


A cheerful, but somewhat shy second cousin with a 'Y'-shaped body. Wears yellow tights and tiny red shoes so that his legs look like his antennae. Timid, but eager to please; just the tiniest bit of praise makes his face light up with joy.

* DubNameChange: His original name? Y.
* {{Keet}}
* NiceGuy
* ShrinkingViolet


This second cousin looks like an orange mushroom, with green speckles all over her cap. Rather docile compared to most of the others; since she kicks up a lot of dirt when moving, she prefers staying still.

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: Judging from the placement of presents, her face is somewhere on her cap. It's just difficult to tell exactly ''where''...
* InformedAbility: According to one of the King's profiles, she also emits paralyzing spores when moving around. This doesn't bar her from rolling alongside a friend, however.
* MeaningfulName: Kinoko is Japanese for mushroom.


A second cousin with a distinctive shape: she looks like three pink balls stacked on top of each other, with big hearts plastered on the front. Loves love and romance, and wants everybody to be happy and content with those they care about most.

* HeartSymbol
* LoveFreak
* PunnyName


As his name suggests, Lucha loves ProfessionalWrestling, and always wears a ''lucha'' mask. While fiercely competitive in the ring, outside he's very kind and considerate. Also, he doesn't wear a shirt.

* HotBlooded
* MaskedLuchador
* MaskPower
* MeaningfulName
* SpiritedCompetitor
* UnderwearOfPower
* WalkingShirtlessScene


A powerful-looking second cousin whose broad shoulders and normal waist make him look like an upside-down triangle. Despite his strength, however, he's actually a pacifist who hates fighting.

* ActualPacifist: One of the perks of being a pacifist in a game series that doesn't focus on combat. (Unless you count rolling katamari as violence, which would make him a TechnicalPacifist...)
* GentleGiant
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Has this dynamic with Ichigo in the webcomic.
* RealMenWearPink: Fuchsia, anyway.


A bright yellow second cousin with three antennae, one on top and one on each side of her head. Aims to be in the top three in whatever she does; however, she tends to end up in the top ''six'' instead. No matter what setbacks she faces, she never gives up and always keeps trying, striving to get better and better.

* GenkiGirl
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Partly averted; while she doesn't quite reach her goal of top three, top ''six'' isn't so bad when you consider [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters how many Cousins she's likely competing with]].
* PluckyGirl
* SpiritedCompetitor
* {{Tomboy}}


This second cousin is shaped like a peanut set on its end, and wears blue and white stripes. He even smells like peanuts. Has noticeably stubby arms set low on his body -- too low for him to lift things up to his mouth easily. Poor guy.

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* LampshadeHanging: The King points out that his arms are too short to reach his mouth... and wonders how he eats.
** By digging in face-first, maybe?
* PunnyName


A second cousin who looks just like the Prince, ''except'' for the fact that instead of an antennae, he has a long neck and little red head that ''looks'' like an antennae. And that's where his face is located, instead of on his body. Also, his arms hang off the side of his 'head'. As a result, he's one of the stranger-looking of the second cousins...

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]


A pale blue, timid second cousin whose face is embedded inside her round head, like a diving helmet, or like she's wearing a hooded jacket. A complete ShrinkingViolet; however, she's also a gold medalist swimmer, capable of completing the 100-meter freestyle without ever having to lift her head to breathe.

* MeaningfulName
* ShrinkingViolet


A second cousin with three faces, set on his curved head like traffic lights: blue, then yellow, then red. These faces flash brightly, and he even has a night job working as a safety guard, putting his talents to good use.

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: His faces literally ''light up''. Not to mention the fact he has ''three'' of them...
* MeaningfulName: Sounds a bit like signal... As in, [[DontExplainTheJoke traffic signal...]]


A flimsy, paper-thin second cousin who looks exactly like the Prince if he was flattened to two-dimensions. Since he's so light, he's very good at flying, and he has a very slight presence. Sometimes takes advantage of this to play pranks, since he can easily escape or hide himself.

* [[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery Irritation Is The Sincerest Form Of]] ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Flat]]''[[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery tery]]
* PaperPeople


A cousin shaped like a four-pointed star. Really loves Christmas, and likes to hang out in treetops. Bright and cheerful, but also has a rather sensitive side to his personality.

* DubNameChange: Originally named 'Star'.

!Distant Cousins[=/=]Introduced in ''Me & My Katamari''


A white-and-pink distant cousin who's shaped like a doughnut. Has a 'manly character', yet loves eating sweets.

* BigEater
* RealMenWearPink
* SweetTooth


A distant cousin who, like Miso, has a bowl-shaped head. Instead of carrying soup, however, he carries his own pale white face in his bowl. Wears pale blue, and has orange and white stripes around the rim of his bowl. The King notes that his shape is perfect for lounging around the house all day. Always smiling.

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]: As noted above, his face is located ''inside'' his bowl head rather than on the front, something you'd ''think'' would make moving around more difficult, let alone rolling katamari...


A distant cousin with a 'face like a horse' -- and a body built like a centaur's, with four legs all clad in bright purple tights. Also wears green like the Prince. Very prudent, and a hard-worker.

* {{Determinator}}
* InformedAttribute: His face doesn't look any different from most other cousins.


A cousin wearing all black, with a white DramaticEllipsis where his face should be. Unsurprisingly, he tends to be very quiet. Has a bit of trouble making friends, but always keeps his promises, no matter what.

* TheBlank
* DramaticEllipsis
* VisibleSilence
* TheQuietOne


A distant cousin shaped like a box; his face is on the inside of his top, and his insides are covered in stars. Keeps his thoughts to himself, and is secretly working on a full-length novel.

* DubNameChange: Back in Japan, his full name is Nai Nai 043.
* PunnyName: His name sounds similar to "night night."
* TheQuietOne
* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[invoked]] The King refers to Nai-Nai as 'she' in ''Me & My Katamari'', and a few of her personalized Presents seem meant to emphasize this. In ''Beautiful Katamari'', he describes Nai-Nai as male. So which is it?


A blue, thimble-shaped distant cousin with long, gangly arms and long, long legs. Absolutely loves goldfish, and keeps an entire tankful of them.


A tall cousin who wears all pink, and has four petals framing her face like a flower. Her parents are very rich, and she keeps a duck in her bedroom.

* PrincessesPreferPink


A distant cousin from a faraway, magical country. Pokkle doesn't look anything like the other cousins; instead, he looks like a slender puppet with an tall cone hat. Originally just visiting during ''Me & My Katamari'', he's had so much fun with the Prince and all his cousins that he's completely forgotten to go back home...

* NonstandardCharacterDesign

!Half Cousins[=/=]Cousins Introduced in ''Beautiful Katamari''


A half cousin whose head is shaped like an apple, and wears a green dress to offset the rest of her bright red clothes. According to the King, she has the reflexes of a monkey.

* CuriousAsAMonkey


This half cousin has a boxy head with fancy red paper pulled up over it and tied in a bow on his antennae, making it look like a carryout bag. He hails from the countryside, and loves riding on different types of vehicles.

* WalkingShirtlessScene


An ash-grey half cousin shaped like a teardrop, with a long, pointed head. With her slender figure, she aspires for a top spot in the world of modeling.

* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[invoked]] Is referred to as female in ''Beautiful Katamari'', but as male in ''Katamari Forever''.


A child of the digital revolution, Mag has a Liquid Crystal Display plastered over her face, displaying different things. Aside from that, she wears blue and gray clothes, with digital lightning down one side. Addicted to playing video games, resulting in both quick reflexes and chronic dry eyes.

* TheBlank
* GamerChick
* IKnowMortalKombat
* ShoutOut: Just look at what her face [[PacMan sometimes displays]].
* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[invoked]] As with Kyun, Mag is referred to as female in ''Beautiful Katamari'', but as male (when rolled up in-game) in ''Katamari Forever''.


A little cousin wearing all green, with little leaves sprouting off of her antennae. Often mistaken for a baby because of those leaves.

* OlderThanTheyLook


It was only a matter of time before the token {{Ninja}} cousin showed up, right? Ryu wears all purple and fishnets, and carries a katana on his back. He's supposed to know some mysterious moves, but so far, the King has never actually ''seen'' any of these.

* HighlyVisibleNinja
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* InformedAbility: His never-witnessed ninja moves.


A cousin who's shaped like a snowman. Claims that he's capable of melting his whole body down if he wants, but is never in the mood to actually try it. (Possibly because he's never claimed to have the ability to pull himself together afterwards...)

* InformedAbility: We do get to see him do it in the comic, but it turns out he has a good reason for not wanting to: he can't rebuild himself afterwards.
* {{Snowlems}}

!!The Princess

Is never actually mentioned to be the King and Queen's daughter (it can only be assumed), but calls herself the Princess anyway. She's also one of the only cousins with visible hair (brunette and styled just like the Queen's). Good at singing, horseback riding and playing musical instruments.

* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* PrincessClassic
* PrincessesPreferPink
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chocolate cake.

!Distant Cousins[=/=]Cousins Introduced in ''Katamari Forever''


This cousin's extra-long arms hang off of his extra-long head; in fact, he walks on his hands, letting the rest of his body dangle beneath him. Does he roll katamari with his feet? Dangle also keeps up the tradition of cousins who mimic the Prince's green-and-purple wardrobe while being distinctive enough to avoid getting mistaken for him... by anyone aside from the King, perhaps.

* [[BizarreAlienBiology Bizarre Cousin Biology]]
* UnfortunateNames: [[{{Woolseyism}} Originally named]] [[{{Macekre}} Bran]]; the abrupt and unexplained name change led to some fans declaring TheyChangedItNowItSucks.


A little orange car-cousin, Drive's face replaces his windshield. (Or should we say his windshield serves as his face?) Either way, this speedy cousin manages to control his katamari just fine by simply bumping into it.

* DubNameChange: Like Dangle, had his name changed during the trip overseas -- in his case, [[AerithAndBob from Roger to the more unusual-sounding Drive]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot

!Also Debuting in ''Katamari Forever''

!!The [=RoboKing=]

To give the King a little recovery time, the Prince and several of his Cousins built the [=RoboKing=] so his royal duties wouldn't go neglected. Unfortunately, the [=RoboKing=] [[AIIsACrapshoot caused a bit of a mess]]... and, unlike the real King, gets rather depressed and obsessive over his mistakes.

* AIIsACrapshoot
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: The webcomic reveals that after the events of ''Katamari Forever'', he's determined to prove himself a better king than the King.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* ReplacementGoldfish: With all the [[{{Angst}} anxiety]] that implies.
* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery: Not only did he die, but ''you'' murdered him. He shows up in the NewGamePlus acting like nothing happened.]]
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/katamari/robo-revelations Robo-Revelations]] [[TheReveal reveals that]] he has pulled a full FaceHeelTurn after the events of ''Katamari Forever''.]]

!The Hoshino Family

!!Tomio Hoshino

An astronaut with a MeaningfulName. ''Katamari Damacy'''s subplot deals with how his big mission to the stars gets derailed by the fact that, well... there aren't any stars at the moment. A minor detail. Still, things work out by the end, much to the delight of him and and his family. Returned in ''We ♥ Katamari'' to request the King's help directly.

* MeaningfulName: Their surname translates to 'field of stars'.

!!Mizue Hoshino

Tomio's wife. Spends most of ''Katamari Damacy'' trying to get her children to a place where they can watch her husband's ship take off, while ignoring Mutsuo's attempts to point out the weirdness unfolding around them.

* AdultsAreUseless
* NotNowKiddo

!!Mutsuo Hoshino

The Hoshino son, who actually notices the UnusuallyUninterestingSight of a big clump of rubbish rolling around and futilely tries to direct his mother's attention towards it. Tends to be somewhat forgetful; he can't keep the names of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all the cousins]] straight.

* CassandraTruth
* DeadpanSnarker: If you replay the "Make the Moon" level, Mutsuo will comment "The prince broke up the moon he just made. Rich people sure are different."

!!Michiru Hoshino

The youngest member of the Hoshino family, Michiru is mysteriously sensitive to the state of the Great Cosmos. Whenever the Prince successfully restores part of it, she picks up on and comments about it.

* CatchPhrase: "Oh! I feel it! I feel the Cosmos!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her comments about the Cosmos being restored come off as nonsense to her mother.
* CreepyChild