The characters from the manga and TV series Manga/KimiWaPetto.
!Sumire Iwaya
* BlindWithoutEm - When Sumire loses a contact lens, she bumps into things so often she gets bruises.
* ChristmasCake - She's 29 years old, and her family is constantly pressuring her to get married already.
* FeminineWomenCanCook - Subverted. Sumire, the Independant Successful Career Woman, is actually a rather good, if somewhat limited cook.
* FemmeFatale - Her alter-ego, Black Violet.
* GoGetterGirl - Sumire is on the old end (she's beginning to be established in her career), but she still counts. Interesting in that much of the series is about her confronting the tradeoffs of developing this personality: she's gained professional success and admiration, but at the cost of appearing unapprochable in her personal life. It's only around Momo when she can put her ambition aside.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl - She gets liquored up with surprising regularity.
* HugeSchoolgirl - She's 170 cm tall, which has caused her a lot of trouble with boyfriends who feel inferior to her.
* IronLady - She's well on the way to becoming this, which is good for her career (despite the jealousy of the other women in her department) but makes her romantic life more difficult. Much of the manga's plot deals with her coming to accept that this is truly her personality, and that she needs to be with someone who can be equally understanding and supportive of it.
* MamaBear - Whenever Momo is in danger. Her karate skills are not to be trifled with.
** Or anyone else. Like Eddie Sukenari.
* SheCleansUpNicely - She was a plain-looking nerdy girl in college.
* ShrinkingViolet - Quite literally, being both painfully shy, and bearing a name that is the Japanese word for 'violet'.

!Takeshi "Momo" Gouda
* ChickMagnet - Growing up with four older sisters, he had to learn at a young age how to make girls like him.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* GirlInABox - He's is a gender-flipped example of this. He even keeps the box.
* [[spoiler: IllBoy]]
* {{Keet}} - If he really were a dog, he'd be the small yappy type.
* LethalChef
* LikesOlderWomen
* StarvingArtist - Hence him moving in with Sumire.
* {{Uke}} - In all but sexual orientation; he displays virtually every other stereotypical trait and relationship dynamic of one.

!Shigehito Hasumi
* CrazyJealousGuy: When [[spoiler:he and Sumire break up]], he becomes extremely... [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out of character.]] He gets better.
* NiceGuy
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!Shiori Fukushima
* AbusiveParents - Her father was an abusive drunk.
* ClingyJealousGirl - She's constantly trying to come between Sumire and Hasumi.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* InformedAbility - Apparently she's a dentist, but this is mentioned only a couple of times when she's first introduced. The rest of the series has her barely able to scrape by with the money she's earning by working at a brothel. Surely dentistry pays more than prostitution?
* TheRival - To Sumire, for Hasumi.
* SingleMomStripper - Shiori is a variant, working in a strip club/brothel to put her younger brother through school.

!Yuri Shirotae
->Sumire's best friend from childhood.
* DeadpanSnarker
* GrumpyBear - Her relationship advice tends to be very cynical.
* {{Housewife}} - She knits woolen underwear for her daughter.
* IWasQuiteALooker - She was absolutely gorgeous and fashionable as a teenager and young adult. She still is, but now it's hidden behind glasses, boring hairstyles and sweatshirts, and an extra ten pounds gained as a devoted wife and mother. Of course, when Yuri was gorgeous, ''Sumire'' was the boring dowdy one, until Yuri taught her how to clean up.
* PerpetualFrowner
* ScaryShinyGlasses

!Rumi Shibusawa
->Momo's ex-girlfriend and fellow dancer.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* LethalChef
* ManipulativeBastard: She enjoys poking at Sumire's weak points in attempts to get her and Momo away from each other, even though she already decided to give up on him.
* RichBitch
* TheRival - To Sumire.
* {{Tsundere}} - To Momo.
* YaoiFangirl: She lent some of her BoysLove manga to Momo for him to laugh at. She also had a fantasy about Momo and ''her boyfriend'' rolling around under the sheets.

!Emma Owen
->Sumire's British coworker.
* MeanBrit - At first.
* {{Tsundere}} - To Hugh.

!Hugh Oswald
->Sumire's British coworker.
* LadyKillerInLove - He eventually falls for Emma.
* MeanBrit - At first.

!Shinobu Iwaya
->Sumire's older sister.
* [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]]: She appears to be frigid and degrading, but she keeps an eye on Sumire, even going so far as [[spoiler:to have attacked one of Sumire's dates with a sword after finding out that he tried to take her to a love hotel.]]
* TheStoic

!Akane Iwaya
->Sumire's younger sister.
* BikerBabe: She also used to be part of a biker gang.

!Eddie Sukenari
->Sumire's young coworker.
* BeautifulAllAlong - Sukenari without his glasses!! It surprises more than a few people.
* ButNotTooForeign - He's half American.
* CloudCuckooLander: He thinks [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Sumire is an alien princess and that Momo is her retainer.]]
* NerdGlasses - Takes them off only twice, with... surprising results.
* {{Otaku}}