''Manga/KiniroMosaic'' Characters

!! Shinobu Omiya

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Asuka Nishi

Ostensibly the main character of the series, 15-year old Shino is a girl enamored of foreign culture. When she was young she went to England, and befriends Alice Cartalet (as Shino was staying at her home). Shino had to eventually return to Japan, but come high school Alice returns the favor, and for the duration of the series stays at Shino's home.

While Shino herself is enthusiastic about foreign culture, she's sadly not actually good at the learning side of things. Despite this she still wants to become a foreign-language interpreter when she grows up.
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* BookDumb: Impossibly so. Except for one time when she scored 100%; [[TearsOfJoy Karasuma-sensei cried]].
* TheDitz: She is hardly bright. One of the earliest strips shown her scoring ''zero'' in math, and despite her European ForeignCultureFetish, she doesn't know much English (and ''tried to read an English paper''!) and may or may not even know that England and France are part of Europe at all!
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, hers is the Poinsettia.
* ForeignCultureFetish: Towards England and France, despite the only English she can remember is "Hello," and doesn't even know they are both European countries!
* HasAType: Blondes. She'd even want to be a blonde herself as well.
* HopelessWithTech: Thinks she can catch a computer virus. She is also one of the rare teen character in 2000s/2010s to ''not'' own a cell phone; this trope is presumably the reason.
* InSeriesNickname: Shino.
* {{Otaku}}: An England and France otaku. Even though the only English she can remember is "Hello."
* PunnyName: For ninja.
* RaceFetish: Her interested in [[PhenotypeStereotype blue-eyed blondes]] sometimes edges into this territory.
* ShipperOnDeck: Seems to be this for Alice and Karen, if only so she can have both.
* YamatoNadeshiko: At least this is how Alice sees her.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Due to her demeanour. This is one of her few {{Berserk Button}}s as well.

!! Alice Cartalet

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ManamiTanaka

The ''other'' main character of the series, Alice Cartalet is a blonde and very petite English girl that Shino befriends during her stay in England. At the start of the series, Alice enrolls into Shino's school as a transfer student, and at the same time also moves into Omiya household.

Although she was initially wary of Shino when she was younger (not helped by the fact that Shino couldn't speak English really well), Alice as a teenager has grown to be, well, ''possessive'' of Shino. While the series treats it as a source of laughs, Alice often gets jealous (and depressed) whenever she thinks Shino doesn't pay as much attention to her as she should.
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* ACupAngst: Alice is... undeveloped, for someone of her ethnicity and age.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: Played straight, as Alice talks like native Japanese speaker despite being from overseas.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For Shino, especially when Karen or Karasuma-sensei comes between them.
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, Alice's is the ''Camellia japonica'' (Japanese Camellia).
* ForeignCultureFetish: Towards Japan.
* GirlishPigtails: Merited in Alice's case as well, since she actually LOOKS like a little girl.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: An adorably sweet girl with blonde hair.
* HeightAngst: Is rather sensitive about her small stature.
* HeroicBSOD: In episode 11, she temporarily "forgets" how to speak Japanese [[spoiler: because she is afraid Shino no longer likes her due to becoming Japanized]].
* ImportantHairAccessory: Alice wears the hairsticks Shinobu gave her.
* TheIngenue: She looks like a child in any way possible, physically and mentally. A little point in Episode 8: she still needs Shinobu to take her to the bathroom in midnight!
* NiceGirl: Sweet, kind-hearted, caring, friendly, and compassionate. Heck, she even helps cheer Shino up when she found out that Shino didn't do that well in the math test.
* [[{{OlderThanTheyLook}} Older Than She Looks]]: Alice is roughly around the same age as Shinobu, yet her petite size makes her pass her as an elementary or middle school student. You're right, Alice, an English girl, is small ''by Japanese standards''.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blond and blue-eyed.
* ShrinkingViolet: Alice is extremely so when Shinobu was living in her house; even now she's still very shy.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's Carteret or Carterlet? Creator/SentaiFilmworks (the company that licensed this show for home video release), refers the last name as "Cartalet."
* TokenMiniMoe

!! Aya Komichi

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RisaTaneda

One of Shino's circle of friends, and often seen together with Youko, who was the first to befriend her after she transfered in during middle school. Because of this, she's become somewhat attached to Youko, though she'll vehemently deny it. Nope, she's not attracted to Youko at all, really!

Rather serious and studious, Aya has a bad habit of forgetting things, and much prefers indoor activities.
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* ACupAngst: Being paired with Yoko, could you blame her though?
* BlueOni: To Yoko's red.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Forced to act this way in season 2, thanks to being in the same class as Shinobu and Karen.
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, Aya's is the Cosmos.
* GirlishPigtails: For being {{Tsundere}}.
* HypocrisyNod: In episode 3 of season 2, after talking to Kouta and Mitsuki about being more honest with their older sister, she immediately responds to herself, aware of her own situation regarding Youko.
* InSeriesNickname: Karen imposed "Ayaya" on her.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her standard outfit.
* SchoolGirlLesbian: Has a huge crush on Yoko.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Yoko.
* WeightWoe: Apparently she puts on weight easily, but this isn't noticeable due to the art style of the series.

!! Yoko Inokuma

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiUchiyama

One of Shino's childhood friends, and the one who's known her the longest (enough that she's on Isami's "little sister" list), Youko is cheerful, dependable, and somewhat boyish... Yet oddly enough she acts as the voice of reason for her circle of friends.

This knack for reading the atmosphere also fails her where Aya is concerned, and to date she is blissfully unaware that Aya ''might'' want to be more than just friends.
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* BigEater: Youko, who's hungry enough to eat her lunch before school on top of breakfast.
* CuteLittleFangs
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, Youko's is the Hydrangea.
* GenkiGirl: Has some shades of this.
* NiceGirl: Lampshaded in Karen's pie chart describing her as "50% comedic retorts, 50% kind-hearted."
* ObliviousToLove: And ''how''. When the class is split up for the new school year, she had no idea why Aya would be upset. The anime even lampshades it, outright spelling out "DENSE" onscreen.
* OnlySaneMan: The most grounded of the cast.
* RedOni: To Aya's blue.
* StraightMan: Quite often the tsukkomi to someone's bokke.
* TeamMom: Karen and Shino see Youko this way.

!! Karen Kujo

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoTouyama

Half-British and Half-Japanese, Karen is Alice's childhood friend. The daughter of a well-off family, she follows Alice to Japan when she learns about her friend being enrolled at a school there. She very quickly fits into Alice's new circle of friends, though it takes her a while before she could connect to her own classmates.

Karen herself is a hyperactive and irrepressible ball of energy, fond of peppering her Japanese with English phrases regardless of the context.
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* AlliterativeName: '''K'''aren '''K'''ujo.
* AsleepInClass: She became a chronic class-sleeper in the second season.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: Unlike Alice, Karen ''has'' a noticeable (an exaggerated) accent to her Japanese.
* BigEater: Karen also has some shades of this, in fact, it's even stated she can eat a lot of food without gaining weight.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-British, half-Japanese.
* DaddysGirl: Alice notes that Karen and her father are close, prompting to Yoko to comment that she's this trope (specifically, she calls her a "Papako")
* FlowerMotifs: According to her character song, Karen's is the Anemone.
* GenkiGirl: Karen often acts like she's on a permanent sugar-high.
* MultiethnicName: Hers is an unusual form of this trope, as she lampshaded. The name was deliberately chosen so that it taken as ''completely different'' names in different languages. The English use of this name has Armenian roots, while the Japanese use of the same name is a Chinese loanword, meaning "adorable." (Yes, the "Karen" in ''[[Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren Zettai ]]'''[[Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren Karen ]]''' [[Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren Children]]'')
* {{Neologizer}}: She frequently speaks in broken Japanese and custom words like "Ohayou goshaimashu" (Good Myowrning). Her class then copied it from her, thinking it was cute.
* NiceGirl: The reason why many of her classmates were giving her snacks.
* OccidentalOtaku: At least, [[LearntEnglishFromWatchingTelevision learnt Japanese from reading manga]].
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blonde from her English half, though unlike Alice she has violet eyes. The anime seems to have trouble deciding between purple and ''brown'' a lot though...
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: She says "Jii~" a lot, along with other miscellaneous sounds.
* ShipperOnDeck: In regards to Youko and Aya's relationship. In fact, in episode 5, she even made an "Ayaya Pie Chart" that consisted of 10% intelligent, 10% shy, and 80% Youko. [[{{Tsundere}} Aya's reaction was priceless]].
* SpoiledSweet: It's suggested that Karen's personality is the result of this.
* TsurimeEyes: Karen specifically mentions that her eyes are slanted like that, in contrast with Shino's more gentle and approachable look.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Her Union Jack blazer.

!! Isami Omiya

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukariTamura

Shino's older sister, Isami is works part-time as a model in teen fashion magazines. Unlike Shino, she's not only implied to be really intelligent, she's also very responsible, and stands in for her mother with regards to household chores if the latter is otherwise occupied. [[BlatantLies Does not secretly have a little sister fetish, nope]].

During the first season Isami was in her last year of high school, but come ''Hello'', she's a freshman in college.
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* BigSisterInstinct: Isami has a serious case of it. Her animated cell phone background is all pictures of Shinobu, Yoko, and their friends. In episode 5 of the second season, she was an a bit of slump just because she couldn't apply this on Shinobu for a while.
* CoolBigSis: For Yoko in particular, as Yoko has no older siblings of her own to look up to.
* TheGadfly: She is more like this in ''Hello!!'', apparently tricking the main cast just for laughs.
* GenderBlenderName: Kanji-wise her name means "courage," which is hardly feminine. Any femininity comes from the slightly feminine-sounding AlternateCharacterReading.
* LethalChef: She ''claimed'' herself being this, but it's hard to say whether she's speaking the truth.


!! Sakura Karasuma

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiSato

One of the teachers of the school, Karasuma teaches English class, and is the teacher that Shino and her friends interact with the most. She is known for her quirky personality, and for her trademark green jersey. She is an alumna of the school, and was part of the Theater Club when she was younger.

She is everyone's homeroom teacher for the first season, but come ''Hello'' she becomes the adviser for Alice and Youko's class instead.
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* BigEater: In the sixth episode of ''Hello!!'', she finished a super-large sundae that Youko can only finish half of it!
* CharacterTic: Karasuma is very sensitive to any reference to her age.
* ChristmasCake: She says she's "praying" on UsefulNotes/{{Christmas|InJapan}}. This probably means she's praying for a boyfriend.
* CutenessProximity: For Alice. She can't resist... putting bunny-ear headbands on her.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: She's actually met Kuzehashi before, way back when they were both in high school, but it takes a picture of her when she was younger to ''finally'' make Kuzehashi make the connection.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears a round pair.
* {{Sensei-chan}}: {{Lampshaded}} in Alice's "cast as a family" dream in Episode 11, where Karasuma was Shinobu's sister, while Aya is the ''mother'' and Youko is the ''grandfather''.
* TaremeEyes: In contrast to Kuzehashi's Tsurime.

!! Akari Kuzehashi

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriOnishi

Another teacher at the school, she is first introduced in ''Hello''. She teaches Home Economics, and becomes the homeroom adviser for Karen, Aya, and Shino's class. Much like Karasuma, Kuzehashi is an alumna of the school, and was even part of the track team when she was younger.

She has an imposing and downright intimidating demeanour, but this belies a gentle soul who just wants to be closer to her students. She needs work on her smiles though.
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* CutenessProximity: Often finds the students' antics thoroughly adorable.
* EarlyBirdCameo: During the final episode of Season 1, prior to her introduction in ''Hello!!'', she can clearly be seen [[https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/11149707_712039328906828_3241401825303406408_o.png sitting next to Karasuma-sensei]] during an assembly.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: She's totally forgotten that she's met Karasuma-sensei before. It takes a photo of a younger Karasuma for her to realize that the goofy sempai that helped her adjust to high school was the very same co-worker.
* HairDecorations: Wears a scrunchie over her sidetail at work.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Episode 2 of ''Hello'' reveals that she keeps a pet cat at home.
* InSeriesNickname: Youko calls her "Kusshi-chan" behind her.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Though it took some work, Karen was able to become friends with Kuzehashi. It doesn't help her escape homework though.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Worn by her to go with the rest of her attire.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: As much as she wishes to be closer and friendlier with her students, she doesn't let that get in the way of her status as a teacher. This is most often seen with Karen, the student she has the best relationship with (as Karen helped to get her to open up), but also the one she is seen disciplining the most because of Karen's various antics.
* RightBehindMe: Kuzehashi-sensei has a startling propensity to show up behind Karen just as the latter is sharing her (incorrect) observations on the former.
* SternTeacher: Everyone's ''impression'' of her. Her near-constant serious look does NOT help matters. Though compared to the laid-back Karasuma she is far more strict.
* TsurimeEyes: Like Karen, she wonders it makes her look less friendly.
* TheUnsmile: Whenever she tries to smile, she tends to unintentionally glare instead.
** WhenSheSmiles: Her unconscious smiles though are a sight to behold.

!! Honoka Matsubara

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyakaSuwa

One of Karen's classmates, in the first season she was the first in the class to reach out and befriend the former, who was feeling increasingly alienated as the semester passed. Predictably, she does this... through feeding Karen.

As of ''Hello'', she is still in the same class as Karen. Her family runs a cafe in town that serves hand-made sweets, which explains why she always seems to have them on hand.
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* AscendedExtra: People would remember her as the girl who first befriends Karen in the first season. She gets more appearances (and voiced lines!) in ''Hello''.
* HasAType: Blondes, just like Shinobu. They amusingly bond over this.
* SatelliteCharacter: Her characterization before episode 6 of ''Hello'' could be summed up as "wanting to be around Karen", and "wanting to feed Karen". Episode 6 expands this considerably.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: She obviously has a crush on Karen.
* ThroughHerStomach: Gives Karen candy frequently.

!! Kouta and Mitsuki Inokuma

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiHan (Kouta), Creator/RieMurakawa (Mitsuki)

Youko's younger, fraternal twin siblings. At the beginning of ''Hello!!'', they are studying in the fourth grade.
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* AscendedExtra: They make a brief appearance is Season 1 before reappearing in ''Hello!!''
* ConsummateLiar: Both of them. Youko says that they often tell lies that can be hard to distinguish from truth. Though it often flip-flops into BadLiar territory.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: They're practically a single character.