Here are the characters of Maria-sama Ga Miteru. Unmarked spoilers abound.
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House of Chinensis
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese) and Sarah Hauser (English, Animax)The main character, a shy, insecure freshman at Lillian Girls' High School who caught the attention of Sachiko while praying at a statue of the Virgin Mary. The upperclassman promptly gives her a rosary, inducting her into Yamayurikai, Lillian's Absurdly Powerful Student Council as Sachiko's petite sœur ("younger sister", or technically her successor as Rosa Chinensis), setting off events that eventually turn the otherwise shy Yumi into a better person through her interactions with the rest of the Yamayurikai. Upon entering second year, she is elevated as Rosa Chinensis en bouton and eventually takes Sachiko's first-year relative Touko as petite sœur.
Voiced by: Miki Ito (Japanese) and Candice Moore (English, Animax)Yumi's grande sœur ("older sister", or predecessor) as Rosa Chinensis en bouton of Yamayurikai. She encounters Yumi near the statue of the Virgin Mary, to whom she gives her rosary to induct her as petite sœur because she, as (until then) the sole sœur without a successor, is slated to play Cinderella alongside her on-and-off fiancé Suguru — a role she's not to thrilled to have. As they spend more time together, Sachiko trains Yumi in the ways of Lillian, while Yumi adapts her to the life of a commoner, all the while uncovering her personal demons. After Youko's graduation, she fill the latter's position as Rosa Chinensis.
Voiced by: Emi ShinoharaSachiko's grande sœur and (until her graduation) the Rosa Chinensis of Yamayurikai. Having attended Lillian since middle school, she was tricked by the previous Rosa Gigantea and Rosa Chinensis into taking up Sachiko. She eventually eases up into her new role as the latter's mentor, and eventually becomes instrumental in inducting Yumi into the Yamayurikai. Throughout her stay at Lillian she always looks after Sachiko's wellbeing. Upon graduation she takes up law.
Voiced by: Rie KugimiyaSachiko's younger distant relative, first-year entrant to Lillian High during Sachiko's third year and Yumi's second, and an accomplished stage actress. While she tends to be very rude to Yumi (especially because she's very close to Sachiko, whom she admires), going so far as to reject Yumi's offer to become her petite sœur, the latter's kind, helpful personality starts to rub off on her, whether she admits it or not. Eventually, Yumi discovers her terrible secret — she is an orphan, adopted by her current family after her biological parents were killed in a vehicular accident that left her as sole survivor. After Yumi helps her deal with them, Touko, grateful and at peace with herself, finally accepts Yumi's rosary and is thus vested as both Yumi's petitie sœur and Rosa Chinensis en bouton in waiting.
House of Gigantea
Voiced by: Megumi ToyoguchiSei, Rosa Gigantea (until her graduation) of Yamayurikai, is the polar opposite of most of her fellow student council members: loud, rough-around-the-edges and loves to push people's buttons. Unlike the other members of the Yamayurikai, she selected the two-years-younger Shimako as her petite sœur — after personal tragedies that marred her second-year life, during which time she started devoting herself to books. After graduation, she enters Lillian University as an English and American Literature major and has bought herself a yellow Volkswagen New Beetle.
Voiced by: Mamiko NotoPrim, proper and gentle, Shimako, Rosa Gigantea en bouton of Yamayurikai, is one of Lillian's most admired freshmen. Amongst the principal first-years she is the most quiet, though that hides her deep sense of resolve. She was picked by Sei as her petite sœur at the tail end of the latter's year-long Heroic BSOD, and thus has a two-year gap. Come second-year she was elevated as Rosa Gigantea — a position she will hold for two straight years — and, after some vacillation, handpicks Noriko as her petite sœur.
Voiced by: Kaori ShimizuA girl with an obsession for anything Buddhist, who finds herself undergoing some culture shock when an unexpected turn of events force her to attend Lillian, a strictly Roman Catholic school. With the school's nature very foreign to her, she finds solace in the form of the likewise solitary Shimako, who then chooses her as petite sœur and Rosa Gigantea en bouton.
House of Foetida
Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa (Japanese) and Candice Moore (English, Animax)A freshman with a heart condition who has to be frequently cared for by her cousin and grande sœur, Rei. Despite this, Yoshino is rather tomboyish and independent, which clashes with Rei's wishes to protect her. One heart surgery, however, and Yoshino finally finds the chance to release all those pent-up energy. Come second year she is elevated as Rosa Foetida en bouton, though she hasn't chosen her petite sœur yet.
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese) and Candice Moore (English, Animax)Yoshino's next-door neighbor, cousin and grande sœur and Rosa Foetida en bouton of Yamayurikai. Despite her masculine looks and role as captain of Lillian's kendo team, she's very feminine — she loves sightseeing, reading shoujo manga, and does domestic chores for Yoshino, much to the latter's consternation due to Rei's sometimes overprotective nature. Come third-year she is elevated to Rosa Foetida in place of Eriko.
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese) and Sarah Hauser (English, Animax)Rei's grande sœur and (until graduation) Rosa Foetida of Yamayurikai. Eriko is smart and gifted, but also enigmatic and eccentric. After graduation she went on to study arts.
Schoolmates Within Sachiko's Year
Voiced by: Yuko KaidaEditor-in-chief of Lillian's weekly circulation newspaper, "Lillian Kawaraban" and grande sœur to Yumi's classmate Mami.
Voiced by: Akiko NakagawaSei's old classmate and former lover, whose turn to the nunnery broke Sei's heart.
Voiced by: RinoKnown as "Rosa Canina", Shizuka was the star singer of Lillian's choir. She has taken interest in Sei, but eventually also towards Shimako.
Voiced by: Yuki MasudaSachiko's classmate with a borderline obsessive affection for her.
Schoolmates Within Yumi's Year
Voiced by: Chiwa SaitoYumi's friend, a staff member of "Lillian Kawaraban" and Minako's petite sœur.
Voiced by: Rina Sato (Japanese) and Emily Woo Zeller (English, Animax)Another of Yumi's peers and star of the Photography Club who sidelines at "Lillian Kawaraban". Unlike most characters, she's a fiercely independent girl who refuses to be locked into any sœur.
Voiced by: Noriko ShitayaYumi's classmate and a tennis player.
Voiced by: Mikako TakahashiMember of the kendo club and Rei's admirer.
Schoolmates Within Touko's Year
Voiced by: Ami KoshimizuA quiet, aloof freshman and a Yumi fangirl, who doesn't like it whenever the latter hangs around with males.
Voiced by: Marina InoueA member of the Photography Club who has come to admire the Yamayurikai and intends to join them.
Hanadera Boys' High School