The characters of Kira-Kira and their associated tropes.
The Second Literature Club Band
Shikanosuke Maejima/ShikakoThe One Guy in the Second Literature Club Band, as well as the protagonist of Kira-Kira. He is consistently described as sweet, but kind of heartless at the same time. He's forced to dress up as a girl for any concert the band holds, although he hates the thought of being a Wholesome Crossdresser. He's the band's bassist, and his instrument's name is Sfender.
- Attractive Bent-Gender / Even the Guys Want Him: As Shikako. His attractiveness is repeatedly lampshaded.
- Brilliant but Lazy: Implied. He simply doesn't care about most things enough to try rather than actually lacking the ability. Several other characters such as his mother and sister appear to notice it as well.
- Chew Toy: Shika is this and a Butt Monkey. Ouch.
- Dragged into Drag
- Handsome Lech
- In-Series Nickname: "Shikako" for his Attractive Bent-Gender.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- The Lancer: To Kirari.
- Lovable Sex Maniac
- A Man Is Not a Virgin: Surprisingly, played straight, but without a Double Standard. Shikanosuke states that he did have sex with his ex-girlfriend. Then again...
- Although it's probably true, since, in Chie's route, he mentions in his internal monologue that he's never had sex with a virgin (as opposed to a woman who's had sex before). Since it's his a thought he probably isn't lying (he has no reason to lie to himself) and he thinks it whether or not he's had sex with Tomo.
- The One Guy
- Ordinary High-School Student
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Referred to as a cold, yet sweet person.
- Wholesome Crossdresser
Kirari ShiinoThe main heroine and vocalist of d2b. An energetic, clumsy, yet a very intelligent girl. She comes from a poor family and is often forced to work part-time as the breadwinner of the family.
- Break the Cutie
- Broken Bird
- Cloudcuckoolander: Lapses into this occasionally.
- Concert Kiss: In both of her routes.
- Cute Clumsy Girl
- Genki Girl
- Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is stated to be black in-story, but her hair color in the images is brown. However, when it's pink in the images, it actually is pink.
- Hair Decorations: She has a star-shaped pin on her hair.
- The Hero: As the band's vocalist.
- Heroic BSOD: Going through this brings about the band's Darkest Hour.
- Hidden Depths
- Idiot Hair: Two of them.
- Idol Singer: Becomes one eventually.
- In-Series Nickname: "Kira".
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Revealed in her True End; her father admits to Shikanosuke that Kirari barely had friends as a kid because she was a bit too smart for her age.
- Kill the Cutie: Her Normal End.
- Plucky Girl
- Smarter Than You Look
- Stepford Smiler
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Invoked. Kirari dyes her hair pink before the tour.
Chie IsurugiShikanosuke's childhood friend. She's a year older than the rest, but in the same grade as them because family issues made her miss too many school days last year. Tends to act as the Only Sane Man or the Cool Big Sis to the others. Notable for her side ponytail and beauty mark. She plays the drums for d2b.
- Beauty Mark: A mole below her right eye.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Loads with Shikanosuke, especially in her own route.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Victorious in her own route, obviously.
- Cool Big Sis
- The Nicknamer
- Only Sane Man
- She Is All Grown Up: Shikanosuke is surprised when he finds himself thinking of Chie as a woman rather than a family friend.
- The Smart Girl
- Stepford Smiler
- Team Mom
- Tsundere: Type B to Shikanosuke.
Sarina KashiwaraResident Ojou Ill Girl and the guitarist for d2b. She's Kirari's best friend. Her grandfather is the head of a very influential family. Due to her illness, her grandfather is often very strict and protective of her.
- The Big Guy: Surprisingly, she fits the role very well, despite initial appearances.
- Buxom Is Better: Repeatedly acknowledged by the cast.
- Demoted to Extra: Inverted in her own route, but played straight in the other routes.
- Ill Girl: Although she sort of gets better.
- In-Series Nickname: "Kasshie".
- Parental Abandonment
- Plucky Girl
- Precision F-Strike: While the band is undergoing their "training", Sarina drops one during class and makes her teacher's teacup drop at the same time.
- School Idol
- Sideboob: Her band outfit. Also repeatedly lampshaded.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The translation team seems to have had a lot of trouble deciding the right spelling for her name.
- Spirited Young Lady: Despite, or perhaps because of, being the Ill Girl.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Sarina looks a lot like her father, though the rest of the family that is shown look rather different.
- Wardrobe Malfunction: At the beach during her route.
MurakamiThe hulking guy with the Face of a Thug and the person often seen hanging out with Shikanosuke. At the beginning of the game, he picks up a passion for rock music and ends up supporting the band's formation.In Kirari's normal end, he and Shikanosuke end up forming a band called "Happy Cycle Mania". The same happens in Kirari's true end, but Shikanosuke doesn't end up joining.
- Bromantic Foil
- The Chick: He's actually quite sensitive and quite a romantic, despite initial appearances.
- Chivalrous Pervert
- Face of a Thug
- Only One Name
Kenta TonoyaThe guitarist of Star Generation. He keeps a low profile as a student. He is stoic and quiet, rarely showing any emotion. He ends up becoming the Big Brother Mentor to d2b.
- Big Brother Mentor
- Clark Kenting: Somehow, very few people realize that he's the guitarist of Star Generation.
- In-Series Nickname: Tonoyan
- The Stoic
Midori ShiragaThe young runaway daughter of a Yakuza family, introduced in Chie's route. Chie and Shikanosuke get roped up in her antics.
- The Runaway
- Smarter Than You Look
- Yakuza Princess: Although she hates this role.