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Characters: Kimi ni Todoke
The characters of the anime and manga series Kimi ni Todoke:

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    Main Characters 

Sawako "Sadako" Kuronuma

An exercise in contrast.

Motto: "Do one good deed each day."
Voiced by Mamiko Noto

A scary-looking, but incredibly kindhearted girl. Her resemblance to Sadako from The Ring has made her fellow classmates shun her for many years.

Shota Kazehaya

As nice as he looks... mostly.

Motto: "Be guided by the truth."
Voiced by Daisuke Namikawa

Sawako's classmate and the most popular guy in school. On the first day of school, he got lost and was given directions by Sawako. He has since admired her and developed a crush on her, and is apparently the first person to ever stick around Sawako long enough for her to clear up a misunderstanding, and give her a confidence boost necessary to make more new friends.

Ayane Yano

The girl behind the curtain.

Motto: "Handsomeness."
Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro

Arguably Sawako's closest friend along with Yoshida. At face value, Yano seems like a perfect Alpha Bitch, but is actually deeply concerned for her friends' wellbeing.

Chizuru "Chizu/Chi" Yoshida

Smile. You'll live longer.

Motto: "Eat in moderation."
Voiced by Yuko Sanpei

Yano's other half, and the more physical of the duo. Yoshida shares most of Yano's concerns regarding Sawako. She shows great athletic prowess and occasionally suffers lapses in "ladylike"-ness. Yoshida also displays romantic interest in Ryu's brother at first, and, seemingly and unbeknowst to herself in Ryu too.

Ryuu Sanada


Motto: "A man of action, not words."
Voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura

Mostly silent, athletic, and non-judgmental classmate of the others. The few things he does say range from hilarious non-sequiturs to insightful meditations on human nature. He's in love with Chizu, and has been for a very long time .

Kazuichi "Pin" Arai

Ruler of his own little world.

Motto: "I'm always right."
Voiced by Yuki Ono

Spiky-haired, slightly delinquent-looking young substitute teacher of Sawako's class. Usually acts loud, cheerful and full of himself and likes to order around Ryuu and Kazehaya, whom he's known since the latter's childhood. Also has a strong fear of paranormal things and is extremely suspicious of Sawako.

Ume "Kurumi" Kurumizawa

Not as nice as she looks... mostly.

Voiced by Aya Hirano

Manipulative girl with a crush on Kazehaya. She prefers the nickname "Kurumi," and uses this level of familiarity to gain Sawako's trust and sympathy. Her plan backfires, and instead leads Sawako to acknowledge her own feelings for Kazehaya. She also starts rumors about Yano and Yoshida, and pins them on Sawako to break up their friendship.

Kento "Kent" Miura

Voiced by Mamoru Miyano

A new classmate of Sawako in her second year, Kent becomes interested in Sawako and tries to help her connect to the class. Sawako's friendship with Kent causes Kazehaya to become jealous.

  • Betty and Veronica: Veronica to Kazehaya's Betty.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He may be friendly and caring (in his own way) 90% of the time, but when he finds out how Ayane's ex-boyfriend Mogi treated her, he punches him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Not really a pervert, but a flirt for sure.
  • Expy: He looks like Tamaki and even shares the same voice.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Kent seems to have reconciled with the fact that Kazehaya and Sawako are a couple, but he is depressed when he sees them having fun together at the beach in Chapter 51.
  • Nice Guy
  • Not What It Looks Like: When Kazehaya stumbles upon Sawako crying and Kent holding her by the arms, he assumes the worst out of a very confused Kent, who was just trying to comfort Sawako.
  • Official Couple: With Ayane
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: For the record, his actual name is Kento. Names of Japanese origin like Kento are written with kanji, and should be fully spelled out when romanized. The name Kent, on the other hand, is vaguely implied to be a nickname. Kent is the name seen most often (whether it be due to amateur translation or something else), so it has stuck with most of the fanbase.
  • The Rival: To Kazehaya, though it's really one-sided on Kazehaya's part.
  • Romantic False Lead: He sincerely wants to help Sawako connect more with her classmates, but his implied interest in her and the damage he does to Sawako and Kazehaya's relationship (though unintentional, because when Kazehaya told Kent that he liked someone, Kent told Sawako that she should give up on Kazehaya, unaware that Kazehaya likes Sawako) makes him one.
  • Shout-Out: To Kentaro Miura, maybe?
  • Sixth Ranger
  • Spell My Name with an "S": See above. Most fans are confused as to whether his real name is Kent or Kento.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Perhaps it was the voicework or a desire to give his "rivalry" with Kazehaya more weight, but the anime tended to portray him as more arrogant and insensitive at times compared to how he was written in the manga.

    Minor Characters 

Soichi "Jo" Jonouchi

Voiced by Masahiro Yamanaka

One of Kazehaya's close friends. Joe idolizes Kazehaya and is often in his company. He is oblivious towards the budding romance between Kazehaya and Sawako.

  • Butt Monkey
  • Casanova Wannabe
  • The Ditz: The resident idiot of the series, better said.
  • Eyes Always Shut: It's apparently hereditary.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kazehaya, like it or not.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For Ayane.
  • Jerkass: Probably not out of malice, but he's certainly insensitive at times, especially when it comes to asking invasive questions or sharing gossip with an unnecessarily loud voice.
  • Moment Killer: Causes this several times unintentionally, including interrupting Kazehaya and Sawako in Chapter 39, following the latter's confession to Kazehaya.
  • Oblivious to Love: Oblivious towards Kazehaya's and Sawako's feelings for each other, and the the fact that Ayane just isn't interested in Joe, himself.

Eriko "Ekko" Hirano and Tomoko "Tomo" Endo

Eriko is voiced by Mayuki Makiguchi
Tomoko is voiced by Miho Miyagawa

Two classmates who Sawako befriends.

Chigusa Takahashi

Voiced by Yurin

An eccentric girl in Sawako's class who Sawako sits in front of during the third seating change in their first year class.


A boy who hangs around with Kento and Kento's, uh, fanclub. He has a summer job near the beach.

Kitao and Youko Kuronuma

Sawako's sweet, friendly mother and doting, overprotective father.

Toru Sanada

Ryu's older brother and Chizuru's long-time crush. He lives in Sapporo with his fianceť Haruka, who later becomes his wife.

  • Bishōnen: He's basically a bishie, more outgoing version of his younger brother.
  • Nice Guy: Although we don't seem much of him, he seems like a friendly person.

Genji and Tetsuko Sanada

Ryu and Toru's parents.

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