Characters: Love Lab

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    Fujisaki Girls Academy Student Council 

Kurahashi Riko

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Drama CD) and Manami Numakura (Anime)

Maki Natsuo

Voiced by: Yui Horie (Drama CD) and Chinatsu Akasaki (Anime)

  • Academic Athlete: Implied
  • The Ace: She's a top-notch student at The Fujisaki Girls' Academy who has some incredibly good grades, charismatic people skills with the teachers and efficient human resource managing. Riko mentions that Maki is so impressive that she could do all of this at once at no penalty to her overall performance - in Riko's words, "a super middle schooler".
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Her dad runs a lingerie company, and appeared in a commercial extolling various womens' undergarments in song. She's very sensitive about it.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender
  • Big Fancy House
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She pulls some really Insane Troll Logic out of nowhere in what should be ideal circumstances in a romantic encounter. This causes her otherwise normal behavior to turn eccentric, and turns off at least two of the guys at the cram school as a result.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Due to her intelligence, kindness and beauty. She gains the same reaction Riko gets from their fellow schoolmates.
  • First Name Basis: When a boy uses her first name without honorifics (thinking it was her last name) she completely panics, acting like he stole her Sacred First Kiss, and falls into a Heroic BSOD. She had, of course, envisioned some insane romantic scenario in which a guy she'd been dating for months would finally use her first name without honorifics.
  • Girly Girl: She makes girly runs, is hopelessly romantic and fits the bill of a graceful young lady (that is, until Insane Troll Logic kicks in...).
  • Girly Run
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Appears to have blue hair, but characters describe it as gorgeously black.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: She was this to Yuiko, until Yuiko promptly resigned in disgust.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Prior to meeting Riko, she was largely self-reliant. Then when Riko greets her friend Mika in the hallway, Maki has a sad look on her face at seeing how friendly the two girls are. Later on, after she finds out that Riko lied about being an expert on love, she was more distressed at the fact that Riko wanted to quit the student council and probably not spend any more time with her, than the fact that she lied. At least until the latter gave a heartfelt apology, stated she didn't want to quit, and declared them to be best friends.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Fuji's Princess"
  • Insane Troll Logic: Owing to her Cloud Cuckoo Lander status, Maki's wacky conclusions in supposedly perfect courting situations lead to some very fatal errors, such as
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Although she doesn't flaunt her riches, her father is a successful, if somewhat embarrassing, businessman, and kept her away from boys her age. This may help explain why Maki has such weird ideas about guys in the first place, particularly after her sister accidentally reads some of her love lab notes and convinces him to loosen his grip on her upbringing a little, lest some smooth talking playboy exploits her naiveness.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: It's a part of her Girly Girl charm.
  • Love Freak: To a fault by way of Insane Troll Logic.
  • Ojou
  • Parody Stu: As a Cloud Cuckoo Lander Ace Student, she's overly competent in all academic issues, but is exaggeratedly terrible at her love life.
  • Student Council President: In effect, to the extent that most students think she's the president, but technically she's the vice-president.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Riko jokes that it'd be easier to study if a hot guy was encouraging Maki dresses up as one.
  • Terrible Artist: Her body pillow has a crude caricature of a male student on it, in stark contrast to the more conventional Bishounen or Hunk. For the sake of Rule of Funny, her romance fantasies involve meeting a living version of her absurd artwork.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: She brings up things like Meet Cute moments, only to screw 'em up with Insane Troll Logic.

Tanahashi Suzune

Voiced by: Ryōko Shintani (Drama CD) and Minase Inori (Anime)

Enomoto Yuiko

Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (Drama CD) and Ayane Sakura (Anime)

Mizushima Sayori

Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Drama CD) and Taichi You (Anime)

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Affectionate Nickname: Gets called "Sayo" by Yuiko.
  • Blind Without 'Em: She actually tripped on her own feet after the girls take her glasses away briefly to change her look for a date.
  • Brutal Honesty: She often says it like she sees it, which doesn't go over well with Riko a lot of times.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : She meets up with her secret boyfriend once, outside of school. A member of the shady newspaper club wanders by and takes a picture, accidentally reveals it to the teachers, and Sayori is nearly kicked out of the student council.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Gamer Chick
  • Girlfriend in Canada: Supposedly has a boyfriend, whom she hasn't seen in person since their relationship began.
  • Greed: In the form of Money Fetish, no less.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As much of a Jerk Ass she can be at times, she does have moments where she's nice and does things without an ulterior motive, such as when Maki's love lab notes were accidentally distributed at a student council meeting. Sayo claims that said notes were research for a question given to them anonymously by a student, and they all accept that excuse, since they're unaware of Maki's Cloud Cuckoo Lander tendencies.
  • Meganekko
  • Money Fetish: She openly admits to Yuiko that it's money she likes, not the accounting work that comes with the treasurer position and worse, obsessed with controlling the fundings of people she can manipulate.
  • Only Sane Woman: In the sense that she's the only one in the student council who doesn't fall for Riko's lie.
  • Riches to Rags: She was transferred out from Fujisaki Academy to a public school when she was in her fourth grade because her parent's business went under.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: A large portion of the time.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Discussed by Maki when describing her.
  • When She Laughs: Has only two known instances of actual happy laughter, both of them heart-melting; especially to Yuiko.
  • Wingding Eyes: Displays yen symbols in her eyes in at least one scene.

    Minami Middle School’s Student 

Nagino Satoshi

Riko's childhood friend and former football teammate. He goes to the same cram school as Yan and Mika.

Ikezawa Masaomi/Yan

The Vice-President of Minami Middle School's Student Council. He goes to the same cram school as Nagi and Mika.

Toda Haruka

The Student Council President of Minami Middle School's Student Council.

    Fujisaki Girls Academy Newspaper Association 

Minami Momoka

Voiced by: Chuna
Member of the newspaper association, used to be classmate with Sayo in public elementary school.

Ichikawa Nana

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka.
Member and the photographer of the newspaper association.

Kiriyama Mika

Voiced by: Suwa Ayaka
Riko's friend and classmate, goes to the same cram school as Nagi and Yan. She joined the newspaper association in vol. 7.

    Other Characters 

Sugihara Miyabi

Voiced by: Satomi Arai
Sayo and Eno's homeroom teacher.

Kurahashi Rentarou

Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki
Riko's younger brother.

Kurahashi Yumiko

Voiced by: Kamei Yoshiko
Riko's mother.

Maki Masanobu

Maki's father, he is the president of "True Tree" lingerie company.

Maki Natsuho

Maki's older sister.

Tanahashi Yuuya

Suzu's older brother. work as an illustrator in Mars Design Company.

Makino (Tanahashi) Hiroka

Voiced By: Saori Hayami
Suzu's older sister.

Yamazaki Yuu

Voiced by: Murase Ayumu
Sayo's classmate in public elementary school. He is also Sayo's boyfriend.

Eno's Older Brother

Voiced by: Sugita Tomokazu