A list that covers the characters from anime and manga series Kodomo no Omocha
An exhuberant and cheerful girl who is a child star (or child idol, Chidol, in Japan) and who sees the world in such a positive light withc childish eyes... until the moment she starts to get know of her classmate, Akito Hayama, who she used to hate. At the start of the series she works in a TV Show called 'Kodomo no Omocha' and after a while she starts accepting roles that will increase her career.She is the adoptive daughter of famous writer, Misako Kurata, who found her in a park when she was barely born. Her biological mother, Keiko, abandoned her after giving birth, at only 13 years old
. She found out about being adopted when she was just 5 years old, but oculdn't openly speak about it until she had 'grown up'.Sana lives at the Kurata household with her mom, Rei Sagami (her manager), Shimura-san (their maid), and their many dogs. In a special crossover for Miho Obana's 20th anniversary of career, Deep Clear, we find out that Sana, now 26, is still working as an actress. Now as an adult, she is also married to Akito and is pregnant, but due to certain circumstances, her pregnancy was giving trouble to her marriage until Shuri Otokawa (an ESP user and detective, the main character of Obana's last manga, Honey Bitter) is hired as an 'inspiration' for her newest role and tries to help her
- Attention Whore: Totally innocent, but she definitely likes being in the spotlight. She's an actress, after all.
- Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Naozumi's Betty and Akito's Veronica.
- The Betty to Fuka's Veronica for Akito's Archie.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Akito.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: She's always the Straight Man of sorts to any stupidity that comes around, her Weapon of Choice is her rubber hammer.
- Determinator/Plucky Girl: In spades.
- The Ditz: On occasion, she can be extremely clueless.
- Dude Magnet
- Even the Girls Want Her: Justified, as she is a popular child star.
- Everybody Hates Mathematics
- Everyone Can See It: With Akito.
- Fiery Redhead: Red hair, fiery temper, and extremely outgoing, enthusiastic, and passionate.
- Genki Girl
- Girlish Pigtails: She rids off them as soon as she start maturing. In the anime, however...
- Gratuitous English: She uses it quite a lot.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Happily Adopted: Her adoptive mother Misako told Sana about her adoption when she was 5.
- The Heart
- Human Hummingbird: ALL THE TIME.
- Idiot Hero: Rare female example.
- Idol Singer: Anime exclusive, though, she becomes this alongside other two girls, once Zenjiro's show is cancelled.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Rei. She was 6 or 7 years old when she found a homeless Rei, who was a College student when drop out.
- Large Ham
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She has a habit of forgetting unpleasant memories (and the people it involves) when she suffers from Heroic BSOD.
- Malaproper: Sana has a tendence to massacre proverbs.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl
- Meaningful Name: She is named after her birthday, March (San) 7 (Na).
- Mood-Swinger: So much.
- Morality Chain: To Akito.
- Motor Mouth
- Nice Girl: Despite being slightly crazy, she's a goodhearted person who really means well.
- Oblivious to Love: After Akito kissed her three times, she still fails to realize his love for her.
- This trope is actually played with - Sana's oblivious to love, but not to its effects. She can't stop thinking about Hayama and, as explained below, gets jealous and brokenhearted when Akito starts dating Fuuka. She simply cannot explain why she feels like that. And when Sana finally realizes she's in love with Akito it's kind of a big deal.
- Even more... even if she thought that Rei was her 'boyfriend' for quite the time, she thinks that maybe what she felt for him was actually a love crush, and not thought of him as a 'toy'.
- Odd Friendship: With Akito.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With both Akito and Naozumi.
- Selective Obliviousness: Sana becomes very brokenhearted when she hears that Akito is dating someone else. When someone explains the obvious, she tries to rationalize it away one last time.
- Tsundere: Type B.
A (former) troublemaker that caused chaos during 6th grade in Sana's group. Quite the stoic in physical, he is also very strong. After Sana started to call him out of all of his 'evil' doing at school, and after an intent of blackmail, she becomes his 'interest' and love obsession.
His family is also a little complicated. When Akito was born, his mother Koharu died for childbirth resulting that his older sister (Natsumi) had this resent feeling towards him. Additionally, he didn't have the best relationship with his father Fuyuki, due to him always working. As a result, he eventually developed a bad behavior around his classmates and disrespect on adults and his teachers. But, even with that, he is a good student with good grades. It's thanks to Sana that he started to open his heart and
his family ties started to get mended. Although the first... only a little, when a hard road eventually develops for both of them. In Deep Clear, a 26 year old Akito is married to Sana, and practices relaxative medicine in a local hospital. Suspected of having an affair that keeps him away from Sana, in reality is that he has been having trouble with her having their child, because he fears that she would die of childbirth as his own mother did. They eventually reconcile once their child is born.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Sana.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Naozumi's Betty for Sana's Archie.
- The Archie to Sana's Betty and Fuka's Veronica.
- Berserk Button: Akito CANNOT stand being called a demon. His sister used to call him this way since their mom died.
- Also, do NOT insult his friends, especially if you're calling them a Momma's Boy.
- Brutal Honesty: Obviously Sana is often annoyed with this.
- Chick Magnet: Between Sana and Fuka, it's implied he'd be literally surrounded by fangirls if his personality wasn't such a turn-off.
- The Comically Serious
- Crazy Jealous Guy: When Sana is with someone else.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defrosting Ice King
- Delinquents: Initially.
- Freudian Excuse: Koharu died when giving birth to him, which leads to his older sister Natsumi resenting him, frequently becoming angry with Akito and calling him "devil boy." In addition, Akito has a distant relationship with his father Fuyuki, who works long hours.
- This is something that is also played with in Deep Clear, when married to Sana and she is pregnant, he doesn't want to lose her because what happened to his mother.
- Genius Bruiser: He's physically very strong, and surprisingly gets good grades.
- Hidden Eyes: The only way he expresses sadness.
- Jerkass Façade
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After all the trouble that Akito goes through his Freudian Excuse, he develops a heart of gold, even if he hasn’t changed lots of his character on the outside.
- Missing Mom
- Odd Friendship: With Tsuyoshi and Sana.
- Parental Neglect: See Freudian Excuse.
- Perpetual Frowner
- The Quiet One
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Sana's Energetic Girl.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Tsuyoshi's Sensitive Guy.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Emphasis on the "ice" part, but he has a warmer side, mainly when he's around Sana.
- The Stoic
- Theme Naming: As with the rest of the Hayama family, seasons. Aki: Autumn. This is discussed in-series: Hayama's mom chose her children's names precisely for that fact.
- Troubled, but Cute: Very, very popular among fangirls.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tsuyoshi and Sana.
Tsuyoshi is Akito's best friend. He is this soft-spoken and quite smart child, and though he has this gentle personality, you must know to do NOT make him angry! He has several berserk buttons
and throws a whole rage tornado until Akito subdue him and make him calm down.
It was clearly stated that he was the 'rival' to Akito's love for Sana, but after eventually giving her up, he went to Aya, who had a crush on him. Due to certain conditions happening at his house, his parents divorce, and then he starts to cope with the responsability of being much more than an older brother mentor to his little sister, Aono.
Aya is one of Sana's close friends at school. She is a very mild-mannered girl who is also quiet and sweet, with a good deal of common sense. She had a crush on Tsuyoshi whom she later confesses on, under the circumstances (little she knew he was quite the one to love at first 'gift'). They start a relationship later without handling these matters, though.
Voiced by: Harumi Ikoma (JP)
Fuuka moves back to Tokyo from Osaka, when Sana and Hayama start junior high school. Although quite handling a bit of the obvious Osaka stereotypes (mostly the whole boke and tsukkomi routine and a little of the Kansai regional accent) she coupled with the class perfectly. She and Sana became best friends fast because both of them share similar looks and also, personality.
But also, it is not Sana the only one she finds out, but actual ex-classmate of hers in kindergarden, Akito Hayama, who happens to be her first kiss... through a bet that she doesn't know it existed at the first place
who as Sana, she hated him at first but actuall when starting to know him better, feelings for him also change.
Both of them start dating when Sana was absent filming Mizu no Yakata
, due first for 'help', and later because missunderstandings that happened in between because fo the movie filming and Akito's feelings towards Sana, but not so much after they break up until Fuuka understood his feelings towards Sana
She is a good gymnast and a quite good student, too.
Naozumi is a child actor whose popularity is in there alongside Sana. He presents himself as a person who 'knows her secret the localization of her 'secret' moles
and confesses to Sana that they also share a bond and that he quite likes her. In reality, both of them first met when they were babies since both of them coincided in the same Orphanage.
He admired her and looked at her, and became inspired to follow her path as well: acting. And suddenly realized that that bond was in there for both of them being together. But Sana, oblivious to his feelings, just sees him as a friend and as a brother of sorts. He has an undying loyalty to Sana, to the extremes of warning Akito of taking care of her too much to not let her happen something bad
.As an actor, he travels too much, so it's not surprising he left the country to advance in his career... however, as proved in the follow-up to Deep Clear, Misty Blue, Shuri Ohkawa finds this now adult Naozumi pretty interesting but confusing because his devoted love for Sana hasn't dissapeared for so many years, to the point of not falling in love with another girl again because of her
- Better as Friends: With Sana.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Akito's Veronica for Sana's Archie.
- But Not Too Foreign
- Chick Magnet
- Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Sana.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady
- Innocent Blue Eyes: A painfully beautiful blue
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy
- Devoted to You: In the special 'Misty Blue', Shuri (the protagonist of Honey Bitter) finds out that after more than 10 years, Naozumi was WAY too devoted to Sana, that he didn't really loved any girl again, hence why he feels "happy" in an ambiguous homosexual relationship.
- Bi the Way: More as a physcial interpretation, given that he can't be with Sana, and besides not ever falling in love of a girl again as he did with her, he finds nice to be alongside a guy... because not being hurt of those feelings of being reminded of his first love.
- Nice Guy: He really cared about Sana. Quite a lot, actually.
- Parental Abandonment
- Romantic False Lead
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Sana's Energetic Girl.
- Spear Counterpart: To Sana. He's a popular male child actor and was raised in the same orphanage like Sana.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Sana, all the way back when both were babies.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
She's Sana's adoptive mother. A famous novel's author whose live was quite an interesting one (she got married at 18 years old, divorced just two years after) that she covered in a some of her books and essays ('The Pimp and I' is basically the story of her and her gambler ex-husband).
She tries to enjoy her life to the maximum (given her weird antics) after receiving the news that she couldn't conceive any children (and again, it was one of the reasons she got divorced too). One day, suddenly taking a walk, she found baby Sana abandoned in a park...
Maro-chan, her squirrel, lives in her hair. She also likes to make misserable her editor due to not giving her works at the due date.
Rei is Sana's manager (and former 'boyfriend'). He is there always cheering up Sana and taking his job seriously, since he only wants to see her succesful in her career.
However, there's more than meets the eyes. Years ago, just after a series of twists (being dumped by his girlfriend, getting dropped out of college, his parents also died in an accident, basically leaving him without a penny), he hits bottom and becomes a homeless person.
While begging on the streets, Misako Kurata and her daughter passed on, which brought her attention. And one day, Sana brings him out to their house as if he was an abandoned puppy. Misako decides to keep him around, it becoming his first established home in a while, and has lived in there since then, working as a manager for Sana. At the beginning, in fact, Sana looked at him as if he was her boyfriend (more exactly, a 'pimp', after reading a part of her mother's book), but after being called of Akito, Rei knew he couldn't keep the charade for a long time now, either. Sana gets devastated... especially when Rei's girlfriend appears in their lives and he realizes that those feelings for her hasn't dissapeared either.
Even after the 'heartbreak', Sana considers him as her first love crush, and remain as friends.
Voiced by: Tomoko Hikita (Japanese), Chris Cason (English)
A rare creature mixed from a rabbit and a bat (hence its name, Babbit) is quite the narrator and Fourth Wall Observer
of the anime series, quite being ignored by the characters themselves (and sometimes, they do realize it is there, for their annoyance...).
Babbit is in sorts the mascot of the series given his anime-in-universe presence and in real world's items especially the toys.
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese), Randy Tallman (English)
- Bumbling Dad: A rare dramatic example. Akito's issues steam from Fuyuki's inability to raise him as a single parent without blaming him for the death of his wife Koharu.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In the anime... hoo boy.
- The Comically Serious
- Doting Parent: Once the family issues subside, it's evident that he's immensely proud of his children and even tries to pamper them a bit (One of the few things Akito likes is sushi, so Fuyuki brings takeaway every now and then)
- Dull Surprise: Dull everything more like.
- Everybody Calls Him Barkeep: "Hayama-chichi" (Daddy Hayama)
- Japanese Delinquents: He, when he was young, to everyone's surprise.
- Overprotective Dad: After the family issues are solved.
- Papa Wolf: A bit on the "passive" side, but sometimes surfaces.
- Shared Family Quirks: Both he and his son are serious, polite, silent and kind-hearted, but with a violent streak when angry. Of course, the main difference is that Akito is angry all the time, while his father is (almost) never angry.
- Theme Naming: As with the rest of the Hayama family, seasons. Fuyu: Winter.
Voiced by: Omi Minami
(Japanese), Amber Cotton (English)