The protagonist of the series. An eighteen-year old young man with a face pretty enough to make people think he is a girl. Middle school became a time of hell for Terumi since he was bullied extensively by a group of women and their ringleader said to be the prettiest girl at the school at the time, Tsukasa Chuujou, due to his face winning the attention of all the male students. As a consequence of the trauma, he developed a fear of women, and milk, to the point of attending an all-boys high school.On his first day of college he decides to overcome this fear and become someone who can have sex with any woman he wants... but it quickly becomes clear to the audience that overcoming this trauma will not be easy, especially when he's on his own. Luckily for him, he has his sexy aunt Kaoruko Fujiwara to guide him every step of the way. Good luck Terumi...he's gonna need it.
All Love Is Unrequited: Something he's learned the hard way. Up to Chisato Hanada, none of the women he's met has had any sort of romantic feelings for him.
Animal Motifs: Terumi is sometimes associated with cute submissive animals such as a bunny or a puppy dog, which is an accurate impression of his normal, timid personality. However, when he gets his act together and starts going on the offensive...
The Art of Bra Removal: Sucks with this trope at first when he is invited into Aoi's home and he takes her from behind. Surprisingly, he doesn't struggle too long with unhooking Hanada's bra.
Buxom Is Better: While Terumi comforts Aoi's anxiety about her breasts not being as big as Kaoruko's, he mentions that he likes big breasts as it appeals to his mother complex; makes it more "mother-like".
The Casanova: What Terumi ultimately wants to become in the end.
Character Development: The central premise of the series is that Terumi must change drastically to be able to become like Hikaru Genji. Beyond him having to get over his fears over women, it becomes clear as the series progresses that he needs to learn how to understand women if he is to have any meaningful relationships with them.
Already there are signs that he is going through this. The Terumi at the beginning of the manga would have never been able to speak to all the women at the beach. Granted he was rejected everytime, but that takes an insane amount of courage.
Chivalrous Pervert: Terumi is most likely this trope to a tee. He's a pervert, no doubt about it, but he does respect a woman's body and personality enough that he wouldn't force himself on them unless certain circumstances get in the way (the woman gives the "okay" or he loses control due to pent-up frustration). Most likely, this trait will make him very attractable to other women in the manga.
Murakami loudly proclaims how he would like to do Kaoruko and noted that Asahi is pretty sexy. Terumi tells him to quit it.
He comforts Aoi about any insecurities she may have felt when she compared her body with Kaoruko's.
The perverted kid who constantly harasses Hanada is hit by Terumi; usually the boy's mother is on hand for that.
The first time things started getting steamy between Terumi and Hanada, rather than force Hanada to go through with something she was obviously not ready for yet, he tells her to put on her shirt and escorts her home.
The Determinator: Fancies himself as this at the start, with his stated goal to overcome his fears and be able to have any woman he wants. He's... not so good at it, though he's making progress with Kaoruko's coaching.
Wholesome Crossdresser: And it works so well the teacher in question takes the bait instantly without a slightest suspicion.
Also happened to him in the past, when Tsukasa made him wear a skirt. That's how he met Rokujou-sensei 5 years ago, and she also mistook him for a girl.
Erotic Dream: What Terumi imagines doing with his enemy Tsukasa. Previously he was too afraid to even think of pleasuring himself to her, despite her being the hottest girl in the school at the time.
He has another one about Hanada, which quickly turns into a bad dream with NTR.
Expy: In-universe, he is intended to follow in Genji no Kimi's footsteps. While he's still leagues away from fitting in Genji's shoes who loved 14 women, Terumi has a few things in common with him, namely a Missing Mom and the status of "the enemy of all women". Oh, and even his last name was used by Genji in his commoner days.
Forceful Kiss: Becoming an expert at this. Despite getting slapped for his trouble, he still gets to make out with a hot woman. At times Kaoruko, Aoi, Tsukasa, and even Hanada initiates this trope on him... not that he's complaining.
Friend to All Children: In fitting with his personality, Terumi helps Shian down a slippery slope on the beach. He even goes as far as to put her skirt back into position when it was caught by the wind and accidently showed her bloomers.
Genre Savvy: Due to his recent experiences, he knew what was up when Murakami had to use Kaoruko's bathroom.
Green-Eyed Monster: Feels jealous whenever Hanada is looked at by other men, particularly the perverted kid at the store. Murakami looking at his aunt is not helping either.
Incest Is Relative: Terumi freaks out whenever Kaoruko does something sexual to him. Over time, however, this is slowly losing relevance to him and he starts to treat it as the norm. Whether he's kissing her, sucking her breasts and even getting a handjob from her.
Hell, his first target is his cousin!!
I Just Want to Be Loved: Because at the heart of it all, Terumi not only wants to have sex with girls, but wants to be loved back. His reaction when Kaoruko tells him that none of the women he's interacted with so far have any type of romantic feelings for him was a little sad to watch. One can see Terumi's desperation for affection several times during the story: one was when he imagined Aoi finally loving him more than she does her own dad, and another was when he confessed to Hanada his love for her to prevent her from leaving him.
Kids Are Cruel: The source of Terumi's fears of women, and his troubles drinking milk.
Kissing Cousins: As part of Kaoruko's research, the first girl that Terumi has a proper relationship with is his cousin, Asahi.
Lap Pillow: What Kaoruko gives him when he requested it at the beach. This is done in an attempt to calm him down after the incident with Rokujou.
Lecherous Licking: What Terumi loves doing to his targets or when he's getting "practice" with Kaoruko.
Likes Older Women: Terumi only really focuses on women older than him, which he realizes he's done since he was in kindergarten. It's part of his Genji-ish mother complex that made him a viable choice for Kaoruko's research.
Somewhat subverted with Hanada. She is the same age as Terumi though her huge breasts do help. According to Terumi, although he doesn't mind smaller breasts like Aoi, having huge ones makes it more "mother-like".
It turns out that this is the same in reverse; older women that Terumi interacts with are interested in him. Women around the same age range, with the exception of Hanada, doesn't want to give Terumi the slightest bit of attention. Being rejected by countless women at the beach must've been painful.
Lolicon: FORTUNATELY Averted by Terumi himself; despite how perverted he is, he will NEVER cross this line with his fifth target Shian.
A Man Is Always Eager: Terumi has trouble wrestling with his sexual needs. Can you blame him, being surrounded by all these beautiful women? Even Terumi's growing fear of Rokujou's disturbing behavior wasn't enough to deter him.
Missing Mom: Terumi's mother died when he was young. It is worth mentioning that in The Tale of Genji Genji loved many women who looked like his mother, and Terumi shares this mother complex with him.
Moment Killer: Suffered from several of these mishaps such as going limp during sexual intercourse with Aoi due to being turned off from Aoi's daddy fetish, and prematurally ejaculating when he started intercourse with Hanada. The moment killer even begins before anything gets started due to Terumi feeling insecure while looking at a female body pervertedly. Kaoruko notes that this is a problem and that from the fourth target on, it would be best if he stopped doing that.
Nice Guy: Terumi is this a majority of the time; willing to help others with their problems when asked of him. It's one of the many traits that he has that probably got Aoi and Hanada attracted to him in the first place.
Nosebleed: Gets his only one after feeling his aunt's chest for the first time.
Oh Crap: Terumi has several moments of this in the series when he realizes how utterly screwed he is; either when he does something wrong or when he's in a situation that does not agree with him. Notable examples include:
Terumi fails to maintain a long good intercourse in bed with Aoi and Hanada
Terumi finds a marriage contract between him and Rokujou after their night together. The picture he sends of himself to Kaoruko's phone is hilarious
Whenever he finds himself with Tsukasa.
Whenever Tsukiko manages to sneak up on him.
When he realizes who his fifth target is...
Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: As a result of being bullied by women and having little interaction with them at the start of the series, Terumi often has a lot of anxiety about how to act correctly around women, and often beats himself up over staring at them or doing something that might be seen as inappropriate.
Although he was starting to get over this, this returns in full force when he's getting a handjob from Kaoruko and he notices that he's not even getting remotely excited. The damage done to him from Rokujou was harsh.
Quest for Sex: Terumi's goal, Kaoruko's goal for him and the plot's main storyline.
Really Gets Around: If Terumi keeps going at this pace and listens to Kaoruko's suggestion that he shouldn't just stop at 14 targets, then Terumi may just bed every relevant female character before the manga ends; Tsukiko and Tsukasa included.
Repressed Memories: Terumi has no idea who Rokujou was due to trying to forget about his middle school days. Rokujou bringing him back to his old middle school brings those memories to the surface and sends Terumi into a paralyzing fear induced state.
Secret Relationship: Like Tsukasa, Terumi now has to keep his new relationship with Rokujou a secret or else risk her job and their reputation.
Sex God: What Terumi wants to get good at. Every time he engages in intercourse with a target, he believes that his skill is making her all hot and horny.
Teacher/Student Romance: What Terumi is supposed to get into with Rokujou. Oddly enough, he's not interested in such a relationship. Subverted later, when he's seeing her after university hours and making out with her.
What Happened to the Other Trauma: The beginning of the story clearly states that not only was Terumi afraid of women but he was also afraid of milk, due to the constant showers of rotten milk on his person by the tormentors. Yet not once is this brought up ever again beyond the first chapter, nor do we see him freaking out over milk at breakfast, a supermarket, etc.
Subverted somewhat: Rokujou notes that Terumi likes his coffee...without milk.
Why Did It Have to Be Chuujou Tsukasa: Becomes terrified when Kaoruko brings her up again after all these years and is nervous whenever he talks to her. However, over time he starts to get over this fear when he sees another side to Tsukasa altogether. Invoked again, though, when she shows up with her two best friends, thus completing the trio of tormentors, and he couldn't defend himself properly.
The secondary protagonist of the series and Terumi's aunt. She is considered one of the most beautiful and smartest women to ever grace the university, who has done much literary work using The Tale of Genji as a base, and is admired and respected by people of both genders. When Terumi arrives at her apartment, she quickly guesses that he was bullied due to his face and that he doesn't have any experience with women, and offers to help him get over his fear, in exchange of becoming her guinea pig for her research in her "ReverseHikaru Genji Plan".Kaoruko loves pushing Terumi to embrace his desire for holding the opposite sex and frequently puts him in sexual situations to cure his fear of women, even using her own body to get the desired result. It's taking Terumi his entire self-control to not just jump his aunt and do her right then and there; her tempting him with the idea doesn't help. However, when push comes to shove, Kaoruko demonstrates that she does care for her nephew and wishes him the best in his endeavors.
Brutal Honesty: A defining characteristic of her. Kaoruko often takes the wind out of Terumi's sails by being very blunt about the reality of the situations he finds himself in. While Terumi often tries to hide his true thoughts out of embarrassment or due to fear that he'll be seen as a pervert, Kaoruko frequently encourages him to be true to himself and his feelings.
This extends to other people as well, as she tells Rokujou that Terumi does not need her and that all he felt towards her was lust, not love.
Cooldown Hug: What she gives Terumi when he's realizes that while he may be able to get kisses and sex from a girl he's talking to, he can't win their affection. He calms down considerably after that.
Does Not Like Men: Or is said not to at the story's beginning. Her reply to whether it's true was, "Yeah, I used to." Her answer to Terumi's question of whether or not she had a lover is to claim that her own "research" is her lover and that her body is tool for that research. Hence why she allows Terumi to feel her up.
Drill Hair: Has one that rests on her left shoulder.
Forceful Kiss: She loves sneaking these on Terumi when he least suspects it. Even when he initiates this trope on her, she barely blinks. Though she did admit one time that because she didn't expect it, she got a bit excited. (Though her face didn't change or register an emotion.)
Incest Is Relative: Kaoruko kisses and makes sexual advances on Terumi, but she claims it's entirely for the sake of research. She even establishes his cousin, Asahi, as his first sex conquest.
Over time, Kaoruko's sexual actions that she commits on Terumi is now treated as the norm. Terumi getting a handjob from her freaks him out but only for a little while.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite Kaoruko's nature of portraying a cold demeanor and telling Terumi the harsh truth most of the time, she is capable of being nice when the situation calls for it and comfort her nephew when he's feeling down. This goes to show that despite being a research subject, at the very least, Terumi's feelings are being taken into consideration as well. She even "skipped" over a designated target and gave Terumi an "easier" target when he requested it. Skipping Rokujou and going for Hanada as the third target.
Lap Pillow: What she gives Terumi after his ordeal with Rokujou. The intimacy shown in those pages of Kaoruko comforting her nephew serves as a heartwarming moment.
Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Her "research" would be considered questionable at best by real-world academia. Terumi might make an interesting case study but the potential for playing puppeteer with people's lives for the sake of a study is the kind of thing that makes human research ethics such a serious issue even in the social sciences. That she's a literature professor and not a social scientist really only makes it worse. Then again, there'd be no story without her research...
Operation Jealousy: She may or may not be trying to invoke this by letting Murakami stay over the house with Terumi watching. Thankfully subverted; nothing occurs and it was just Terumi being jealous on his own.
Smug Smiler: One of her favorite past times is to tease Terumi while smiling knowingly about something.
The Stoic: Always remains calm no matter what ridiculous stuff she does. The only time she shows emotion is when deceiving someone (like telling Asahi that Terumi looks at her lustfully) or messing with Terumi.
The Tease: Intentionally and sometimes unintentionally invokes this whenever she's with Terumi or out doing something mundane such as giving a speech at a university or shopping for a bed.
Wham Episode: It turns out that Kaoruko is lot more craftier than one would think. It's revealed that she's been working alongside Rokujou since the beginning to set up their relationship for the sake of the experiment. She's not happy when Rokujou takes matters into her own hands.
Next chapter reveals that Kaoruko is still looking out for her nephew with the best intentions. Had it not been for her research, Terumi's first would've been Rokujou and she would've locked him up with her forever; the story would then come to a premature end.
When She Smiles: Kaoruko is known for smiling smugly but there are times when she's genuinely happy for Terumi and those type of smiles do come out for him at the right moments. Giving Terumi a chance to sleep on her lap qualifies.
Terumi's first sex conquest; his pretty, 21 year old, cousin. The two have been on good terms with each other since their childhood days.She aspires to be a librarian and loves to read manga.
All Women Are Lustful: Reading perverted manga says a lot about what she desires deep down, and after her experiences with Terumi, she can't keep those urges out of her head anymore. Getting sexual with Terumi makes her somewhat hot and bothered every time she speaks with him afterwards; masturbating while thinking of him certainly qualifies. Even reading a fictional entry between cousins in an erotic novel makes her remember about what she went through.
Bad Date: Hard to say whether or not she's gone to the cinema with a guy before Terumi, but if not, then her very first date turned out to be quite terrible.
A Date with Rosie Palms: While thinking about Terumi, no less! Those attempts of courting her weren't for nothing after all.
Erotic Dream: The day that Kaoruko asked her to help in her home, she has one involving Terumi. Her alarm clock wakes her up just in time before the dream could go further but as a result, she became entirely self-conscious around Terumi.
Expy: Of Asagao no Kimi, who was also Genji's cousin.
Green-Eyed Monster: Whenever Terumi talks with another girl. The first time was with Tsukiko, the second time was when she ran into Aoi. After meeting with Terumi again, she seems jealous of Kaoruko, a fact that Terumi picks up on.
Hypocrite: Despite saying to Terumi that she has experience dealing with men, and his naivete in believing her, she has NOT done any of the things that she said that she has done; holding hands, kissing a boy, etc. Every single experience knocks the wind out of her.
Kissing Cousins: With Terumi. Which was also her First Kiss. Invoked again when Asahi visits Terumi and tells him to stop lusting after Kaoruko. Terumi takes this as jealously and kisses her again. She doesn't resist...
Operation Jealousy: Kaoruko deliberately invokes this by trying to get Terumi involved with Aoi to give Asahi a rival in love. It worked... Sort of. This has yet to bear any fruit.
Put on a Bus: Asahi is the first target and she disappears for a long time after her arc was done. She makes cameos here and there but it's usually not very relevant to move the story along.
The Bus Came Back: Although Kaoruko is working to fix this; with the situations Terumi has been in and having been involved with Aoi, Tsukiko, Tsukasa, Hanada and Rokujou, this is Terumi's chance to deepen his relationship with his cousin and not screw it up like he did the first time.
Terumi's second sex conquest; a beautiful, 24 year old, teaser who suffers from a peculiar fetish.She owns her own nail salon and enters Terumi's life when he is brought to work there.
A-Cup Angst: While Aoi's breasts are actually quite decent, she feels that compared to Kaoruko, her breasts are inferior. Terumi telling her otherwise makes her feel hot and bothered.
Animal Motifs: Aoi has been called a "carnivore" by Kaoruko due to her love of teasing and going on the offensive with men she takes an interest in. A tiger is usually associated with her, compared to Terumi's "bunny".
Cool Car: Is seen in most of her appearances driving an Audi TT (As seen in this page).
Disappeared Dad: Aoi's father as the "sporadic appearance" type. He's an important businessman and is almost always away at work, though he apparently tried to be a good father when Aoi was young.
Does Not Like Men: She admits that her father is the only man she's interested in sexually, and it's further implied when Terumi finds a marriage proposal card in her house and she tells him to throw it away.
I Just Want to Be Loved: Similar to Terumi, she realizes that her father complex is a major turnoff for guys getting to know her and that it prevents her from having a meaningful relationship. Kaoruko tells Terumi that "all she wants is to be held." The look on her face when it seemed she was FINALLY getting somewhere when having sex with Terumi, only for it to end quickly, tells it all.
Moment Killer: Her daddy fetish ended up being a major turn off for Terumi.
The Stoic: Calm and in control of Terumi from the moment they first meet. The facade shows the occasional tiny crack particularly whenever Terumi becomes forceful or surprisingly manly.
The Tease: And how. Aoi has even explicitly stated that when she meets someone prettier than her, she wants to tease them.
Tsundere: Type A. Poor inexperienced Terumi has a hard time trying to understand what she wants from him.
When She Smiles: Most of the time she is seen smiling coldly while toying with Terumi. But her one sincere smile, caused by a message from her beloved father, is so adorable, it's hard to believe this is the same cold-hearted Aoi.
Terumi's third sex conquest; a shy and innocent, 18 year old, plain girl who has a fear of men due to sexual harassment she endured in the past. An event is initiated by Kaoruko to have Hanada date Terumi for a month to not only have the two get to know each other better, but to help Hanada get over her fear.She works for a Shiun Soba restaurant as the delivery-woman.
Apologizes a Lot: She is easily embarassed and tends to say sorry even when she's done nothing wrong.
Big Breast Pride: What Hanada's sister encourages Hanada to have. Instead Hanada currently has...
D-Cup Distress: Hanada constantly tries to make her breasts smaller than they actually are due to the sexual harassment she endured in the past. Her sister is trying to break this and warns that such constricting bra sizes are bad for her body.
Blessed with Suck: How Hanada feels with her breasts. Growing up with kids making fun of her is sad, being told by her neighbor that she couldn't play with her son anymore due to her assets, while at the same time being jealous of those assets must have been awkward, and working at a public restaurant while being stared at by horny men must be stifling. The fact that there is a little boy who does not get the damn point to leave her alone has to be really frustating.
Cooldown Hug: What Hanada gives Terumi in order to comfort him after his reunion with the bullies from his middle school. According to her, her sister gives her these type of hugs from time to time to make her feel better whenever she's upset and thought the same would apply for Terumi... it worked.
Easily Forgiven: Hanada takes this to the extreme. She constantly forgives the perverted boy for feeling her up when any sane woman would've decked him and called out on his behavior (though the boy's mother fulfills that role). Even when Kaoruko spills the beans about the experiment and how she was one of the targets, Hanada just smiles (not effortlessly, though) and waves the matter aside.
Expy: Of Hanachirusato, the soothing type. Who, in the end, also had no romantic attachment to Genji whatsoever.
Kids Are Cruel: The little jerks who made fun of Hanada during her elementary years certainly qualify.
Let's Just Be Friends: The painful and awkward end to Terumi's relationship with Hanada. Granted it was a trial date, but Terumi genuinely grew to like Hanada and didn't want the relationship to end as it did. Time will tell whether or not the relationship will advance beyond friendship again...
My Eyes Are Up Here: Hanada regularly feels flustered as guys can't help but look at her assets. The only exception to this rule is Terumi, especially when they're having sex.
Secret Keeper: She learns about Terumi's quest from Kaoruko after her one month dating event with Terumi ended.
She Is All Grown Up: Hanada has become more and more beautiful as she matures. Her sister even notes that her breasts are STILL getting bigger!
Shrinking Violet: The obligatory shy beauty due to her past sexual harassment. Starts to grow out of this with her repeated interactions with Terumi: their first date ends with a First Kiss, which then leads to groping of her breasts, which then leads to more interactions and finally culminates in her initiating a kiss with Terumi in an attempt for sex. She came a long way since the beginning of the trial date.
Stepford Smiler: You can see the pain in her smile when she learns from Kaoruko that she is but one of many girls Terumi has to conquer.
Terumi's fourth sex conquest; a gorgeous, 25 year old, teacher who works at Terumi's university as the Information Processing Tutor.Unlike the first three targets that Terumi has met, this one is genuinely interested him... too bad it's not in a healthy way.
Badass: Being a teacher in training doesn't stop her from punching a principal who was sexually harassing her.
Brutal Honesty: She outright tells Terumi that she masturbated while thinking of him the other day. Naturally he's flustered but she managed to pass it off as a joke.
She just asks Terumi whether or not he had sex with Aoi, while they're in a coffee shop.
She continues with her blunt manner of questioning by asking how many women Terumi has already kissed, while giving him tongue.
But I Would Really Enjoy It: Despite being a teacher and Terumi being a student, she loves getting into sexual situations with the man.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Rokujou keeps repeating to herself and Terumi that she's the only one who can bring about happiness to both parties. She starts getting upset almost immediately at the thought of Terumi being with another woman.
Despite knowing about the experiment and what it entails, she jumped at the chance to participate when it meant that she could sleep with Terumi. Knowing that Terumi would have to move on from her, she tried to draft up a marriage registration form, in an effort to keep Terumi for herself.
Covert Pervert: She outright admits that Terumi would never do actions that she would DEFINITELY do such as hunting for underwear and sniffing it. This is both shocking and hilarious.
Cry Cute: Despite her personality, Rokujou is capable of looking sympathetic when she is denied something. Notable among these is when Kaoruko rips up her marriage contract to Terumi and takes him away from her apartment. She looks completely devastated.
A Date with Rosie Palms: What Rokujou loves to do in her spare time is masturbate to Terumi. This can range from looking at his old middle school photo to sniffing the few strands of his hair that was lying around her apartment.
The Dreaded: Rokujou has been built up to be a crazy possessive woman that Terumi is not looking forward to interacting with. When he finally meets her, she's not as bad as she seems. At least not yet.
Expy: Of Rokujou no Miyasudokoro, the smart but possessive type. Kaoruko states she was the "first, extremely jealous Yandere in history." Rokujou herself confirms that she's possessive.
Even Kaoruko agrees with Terumi that Rokujou is bright and cheerful... for now.
At long last, Terumi can no longer pretend that Rokujou is just a cheery, bright university teacher. There was something off about Rokujou after she offered for him to live with her at her apartment and Terumi gave a vague answer in response. While it may have seemed enticing, Terumi once again saw the same look on her face when he mentioned Tsukiko and can't shake off the fear that he's feeling...
Kaoruko notes that while Rokujou may forgive Terumi for his fling with other women, she will fly off the rails once he inevitably leaves her to pursue the rest of the targets.
Forgotten First Meeting: She knew Terumi five years ago during his middle school years, as a teacher. Terumi doesn't remember her at all though, probably because in that period of time, Tsukasa bullied him, and he wanted to repress those memories.
Fourth Date Marriage: The nasty surprise Terumi wakes up to in Rokujou's apartment. Right after their first night, she already had a marriage registration form prepared with their names written in. Fortunately averted just in time by Kaoruko when she came to "rescue" Terumi. She tears up the form for good measure, much to Rokujou's shock.
Hot Teacher: People in the university admire Rokujou for being this. Terumi's a lucky bastard.
Intimate Healing: What Rokujou does by bringing Terumi to his old middle school. With just the two of them alone, she proceeds to kiss him in order to stop his trembling and overwrite bad memories with good ones.
Lecherous Licking: Rokujou loves doing this to Terumi. Here's this little gem when they are both eating hamburgers:
Rokujou: You've got ketchup on your cheek. (Licks ketchup off Terumi.)
Terumi: (Freaking out and blushing) Hey...There might be someone watching us here.
Rokujou: Don't worry...This is my secret place. (When she's done) I got a little taste of you. (Smiles)
Terumi: (Blushes harder)
She also loves having Terumi apply this trope to her in return.
Lust: Rokujou is just oozing this all over the place whenever Terumi is involved. Whether he's there or not, doing something to her or not, etc., she gets pretty excited very quickly.
Male Gaze: Dear Lord!! What Rokujou is lacking in breasts, she makes up with sexy legs and ass.
My Greatest Failure: When Rokujou brings Terumi to his old middle school, she regrets not being able to save Terumi from his traumatizing experience with Tsukasa and her Gang Of Bullies. She's hoping for...
My Greatest Second Chance: Creating new memories with Terumi inside the school that will help getting over his trauma become a lot easier.
Not So Different: Like Konoe, she's in a relationship with a student. Unlike him, however, she knows it's wrong, is not involved in cheating with a spouse, and most importantly, she's not a cowardly runaway.
Only Six Faces: Although most girls kinda look like each other, and this trope is already on the front page, it's startling how much Rokujou looks like an older, long-haired version of Asahi.
And the yandere look on her face when she asks Terumi who Tsukiko is to him makes her appear as a short-haired version of Tsukasa.
Petite Pride: Rokujou is quite proud of her figure and isn't bothered that her breasts are small (the smallest introduced in the series thus far). In fact, she tells Terumi that she doesn't wear bras at all!!
Rage Breaking Point: Apparently during her employment as a teacher in training, the principal of the school loved looking at her sexually and finally culminated in him harassing her. The dumbass gets punched for his trouble.
Sanity Slippage: It's clear that Rokujou is losing whatever hold of common sense she has left when Terumi starts to initiate sexual intercourse with her. Shouting "It's fate" again and again while panting hard can't be normal.
Rokujou: You are already mine...
Her behavior and stare in the next chapter was so creepy that Terumi considered leaving right away.
Rokujou: (With a giant smile and blocking Terumi from the exit) Why are you going home? This is your home. Hey...I said this is your home. You'll be happy together with me.
Terumi: (Shaking in fear and thinking to himself) ...Umm...She told me some great things...But I honestly can't be...happy about it!!
Rokujou: (Continuing to smile, this time with Yandere eyes) Why are you shaking with your eyes wide open? You're very cute...(Finishes with a long stare)
Her sanity is way gone when Kaoruko tells her that Terumi does not love her and doesn't need her like she would like to believe. One panel is so dedicated to her thinking thoughts like "Lies, No way, You're wrong", etc. that the words are overlapping with each other!!
Secret Keeper: Like Hanada, she also knows of the Hikaru Genji experiment that Terumi is taking place in. However, unlike Hanada, Kaoruko came to her before the experiment began to request her role as the "Rokujou no Miyasudokoro" woman of the group of 14.
Secret Relationship: Like Konoe, she has to keep her new relationship with Terumi a secret from everyone or else risk a scandal. Every night, they meet in a "secret place" that no one but Rokujou knows about.
Selective Obliviousness: Rokujou chose to fool herself into thinking that Terumi was in love with her and was blatantly ignoring his obvious signs of fear with regards to her behavior. Seeing Kaoruko show her a picture of Terumi looking completely desperate and pleading for help just makes her shout in delight how "happy" Terumi is in the photo.
Sexy Spectacles: Rokujou is pretty hot already, though her wearing glasses isn't half bad either.
Stalker Shrine: The walls and even ceiling in her apartment are covered with photos (or rather posters, given their size) of Terumi in different moments of his life. Some even predate his freshmen year in the university.
Stalker with a Crush: She loves to masturbate while staring at these pictures or think about the times she gets to meet with Terumi during school and afterwards.
Teacher/Student Romance: Something that Kaoruko says she wouldn't mind doing. Just talking to Terumi makes her heart beat fast and later she's masturbating to Terumi's old middle school photo at her house. Yup, she wouldn't mind one bit.
Tranquil Fury: Rokujou starts to become more and more upset as she confirms with Terumi that she wasn't his first.
Even her smile was enough to creep out Aoi and make her drive away.
Yandere: Not just any yandere, she is an expy of the first yandere in history! Her possessive personality can be seen as early as in her first (on page) interaction with Terumi, and more signs are shown in her further appearances.
Her eyes as she's finally getting some from Terumi look the craziest they've ever been since her first appearance.
Rokujou tries her best to subvert this trope. She knows that she has a possessive personality and a few times wonders whether she should have forced Terumi into loving and staying with her. However, her common sense dictates that by doing so, she's going to scare Terumi away and make him hate her.
It seems that her irrationality won out in the end; after their night together in bed, Terumi wakes up with a collar around his neck and a marriage registration with both of their names filled in, in an attempt to "keep" him for herself. This freaks him out so much, he isn't too sorry at leaving Rokujou behind in tears when Kaoruko picks him up. This doesn't really bother her for too long though, as, in true Yandere fashion, she can't bring herself to hate Terumi and is STILL in love with him.
When She Smiles: Despite being a Yandere and giving off some creepy vibes in some of her smiles, the few times that she does give a genuine smile are pretty cute. These are usually reserved for Terumi.
Zettai Ryouiki: Shows pretty amazing ones (grade A) on a few occasions.
Terumi's fifth sex conquest; a very cute, 10-year old, child who's in the fifth grade and attends the Elementary Section at Shiun University.Introduced to Terumi in an attempt to get him use to younger girls. Naturally this freaks out Terumi, as, you know, she's only a kid.
Bait and Switch: Kaoruko intended for the next sex target to be Utsusemi's Expy but seeing Terumi's state of distress thanks to Rokujou, she switched to Shian instead. She even shoots down Terumi's, and by extension, the fans, guess that the next target would be Akashi no Kata's Expy, due to meeting her at the beach in the original tale.
And again in the following chapter, where Shian's conquest is put on hold for the sake of letting Terumi recapture one of his earlier targets, Asahi.
Cheerful Child: Shian is this to a tee. Her almost slipping on the rocks made Terumi pick her up and she responds with a very cute "thank you" for his trouble.
Expy: Of Waka Murasaki; the target Hikaru Genji groomed to be his ideal mate.
Just a Kid: Terumi's freaked out expression is natural; Shian is only 10 years old.
Meaningful Name: Usually the sex targets' names are similar (Asahi and Hanada) or lifted straight off (Aoi and Rokujou) from the Tale of Genji. Kowaka Shian may not have anything similar to Waka Murasaki at first glance but if one looks closer, the Japanese characters for "Murasaki" and "Shi" in "Shian" are the same.
The lead female of the three women who had bullied Terumi in middle school. She is brought back into Terumi's life when Kaoruko mentions to him that Tsukasa is currently attending the same university as he is.Despite not being one of the established sex targets, Kaoruko pushes Terumi to have Tsukasa fall for him to allow Terumi to get over the fear of women that Tsukasa had forced upon him.
Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: What Tsukasa tries to portray to the public; as a result, she gained popularity and the admiration of her friends. However, Terumi knows what she's really like and was even able to break through the facade several times; the most important one being when he gave Tsukasa a kiss at a cafe in front of everyone. Her reaction was amusing to watch.
Animal Motifs: In several appearances with Tsukasa, a butterfly is usually shown on her person. Whether or not she likes them or is meant to be a metaphor is unknown.
Hanada: Um...Forgive me if I'm wrong...but, do you love Minamoto-san?
Tsukasa: (Stunned into silence)
Ascended Extra: Tsukasa seems like a one-off stuck up character who is suppose to be humiliated, forgotten and moved on from when her arc was done...and yet she's constantly featured in character's thoughts/flashbacks or makes certain cameos here and there. Her middle school photo is right next to Terumi's in the school album and she is even in Kaoruko's research notes (ironically under "average girl", the very thing she hates.) Not bad for a girl who is not even one of the fourteen targets.
Bait and Switch: As with Tsukiko, Terumi is told by Kaoruko to forget about her and move on. It was to be expected since Kaoruko denied her status as the girl number three, but still...
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She puts up a façade of being a nice well-rounded popular girl to others. What they don't know is that she likes to bully those she considers beneath her and engage in relationships with a clearly older male.
The Bully: Bullied Terumi in middle school. And tried it again when they reunite after five years, this time with varying results though.
But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Tsukasa meets Terumi again after all those years and can't even remember the object of her torment. Subverted later on when she finally does remember, but still...
Kaoruko: I pretty much expected it, but to think that she completely forgot...
Terumi: Maybe she was just pretending...
Kaoruko: Nah, she forgot. That's how offenders are...
Terumi: (Looking dejected and pissed)
Clingy Jealous Girl: Tsukasa's reaction when she sees Konoe talking with another girl; the guy is even allowing her to grab on to him so tightly. The fact that the "girl" in question was just a crossdressing Terumi made the moment funny and a personal blow to Tsukasa's pride.
Femme Fatale: What Tsukasa tries to invoke in order to get Terumi to shut up about the affair. Thankfully, it didn't work due to Terumi already experiencing sexual encounters from other women, plus the fact that he hates her for what she did to him. Although she still managed to make him feel horny regardless.
Foreshadowing: Kaoruko tells Terumi that Tsukasa will fall for him if he manages to get over his traumatic past involving her. Guess what's starting to happen after Terumi stood up to her at the cafe...
Genre Savvy: Apparently Tsukasa is well aware of what may happen to her feelings if she keeps going after Terumi to accomplish revenge and tries to back off. It's not working out that well.
Tsukasa: (Looking over Terumi's old middle school photo after the cafe incident) The problem is...him. I thought he hadn't changed, but...Aww! Why can't I stop thinking of him!? I hate a plain guy like him! Okay. Before it goes all wrong, I'll stop getting involved with Minamoto...(Looking angry but at the same time, she's blushing.)
Green-Eyed Monster: Invoked when Hanada asks if she loves Terumi. She is shocked speechless and leaves with a feeling of dislike towards Hanada for even suggesting it. Later when she and her friends are out discussing how useless the men they constantly meet are and how they are still without boyfriends, Tsukasa is seen thinking silently when Terumi is once again brought up in a conversation regarding how he now has a girlfriend.
Humiliation Conga: Ever since Tsukasa has met up with Terumi again, nothing has gone right for her. She goes to meet up with the teacher expecting him to shower her with affections and finds a crossdressing Terumi stealing Konoe's affections away from her, tries to put Terumi's sexual orientation into question and receives a "Shut Up" Kiss for her trouble (and realizes that she likes the kiss), expects Konoe to stand up for her or at least be angry at her and is only met with cold rejection, and finally at the end of the day, starts to have feelings for Terumi despite bullying him in the past. Even trying to sabotage Terumi's date with Hanada goes out the window due to Hanada unintentionally alluding to Tsukasa's budding feelings for Terumi.
Hypocrite: Tries to call Hanada out for having poor taste in men when she has recently dated and dumped a scumbag herself.
I Just Want to Be Loved: Of the somewhat twisted variety. As Kaoruko says "She seeks accessories to increase her status" hence why she went through all that trouble to seduce Konoe and put up a front before her friends as being "cool". Although, later its hinted that like Terumi, she too wants a meaningful relationship; when the affair came to an end between her and the cowardly Konoe, she is upset not only because she lost her man but that very boyfriend turned out to be a spineless, cheating jackass who was only "popular" and couldn't give a damn about her.
Jerkass: As mentioned above, she used to bully Terumi in middle school for having a face prettier than hers. Years have only changed her for the worse.
Karma Houdini: Tsukasa was never really punished fully for her affair with Konoe. Though one could argue that Terumi breaking them up was a punishment itself, at least for her.
Operation Jealousy: Kaoruko has Terumi crossdress in order to steal Konoe away from Tsukasa. This serves to reopen old wounds for Tsukasa as last time Terumi unintentionally stole a former student's love due to his face and this time around is intentionally using his feminine looks to steal away the guy she's currently dating.
Proud Beauty: How Tsukasa feels like and what her friends admire her for.
Secret Relationship: Since Konoe-sensei is a married man, it's natural that Tsukasa's fling with him had to be kept secret from everyone. Until Kaoruko somehow found out.
She Is All Grown Up: Terumi notes that Tsukasa has grown more beautiful and refined since the middle school days. Too bad her personality is still the same...
Shower of Angst: Is seen taking one, burning with anger, after a crossdressing Terumi snatches Konoe from under her nose.
"Shut Up" Kiss: Terumi gives her one on their next meeting following the crossdressing chapter when she tries to get Terumi to question his sexual orientation.
Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: The only type of men Tsukasa prefers. By proxy, this is what kick-started the plot. Which makes it all the more satisfying when Tsukasa subverts the trope all by herself, beginning to hold some type of affection for Terumi, the man she constantly bullied and who she considers unpopular, and can't stop thinking about him.
Slap-Slap-Kiss: Terumi gives this type of kiss to her while Tsukasa is mentally beating him down at the cafe. She hits him a couple of times to get him to stop and screams what the hell is wrong with him before he initiates another kiss. Soon she grows to like it and it leads to more...
Kiss-Kiss-Slap: kissing before she realizes that Konoe entered the same cafe and she gives Terumi a legitimate slap to stop him. By then, the damage was already done: Konoe breaks up with her and Tsukasa herself unintentionally grows affection for Terumi.
Tsukasa: (Being kissed by Terumi and in complete surprise) Hey...Not in public..H-Hey..Mm..Mmg (Punches him off and panting slightly) Wh-What are you doing!? We're at school! We'll be seen! Besides, it's a bother!
Terumi: (Completely unconcerned)...Your loud voice is a bother.
Tsukasa: ...Hey (Kissed by Terumi again) Mm..Mm (Starting to lose resistance and strength and thinking to herself) What...Why? Why can't I push this girly coward aside? (Kissing stops and Tsukasa, in a surprised voice and cute look on her face) Where...did you learn to kiss like that?
Terumi: (Considers the question then) Not telling. (Kisses her for the third time)
Smug Smiler: Tsukasa loves doing this to Terumi. It becomes awesome whenever Terumi is able to wipe that type of smirk from her face.
Teacher/Student Romance: What Tsukasa got herself involved in. Not that she cared about the teacher, rather about him caring for her.
The Tease: How she deals with someone who finds out her very dirty, very compromising secret.
Tsundere: Previously, she may have been a stuck-up bitch, but after the incident with Terumi at the cafe and/or during her time hanging out with Terumi, she started showing the signs:
She constantly insults Terumi to possibly hide the fact that she has affection for him. Terumi standing up to her has made these feelings stronger.
Seeing Terumi hanging out with another girl has probably invoked jealously in her and wanted the girl in question (Hanada) to leave him by revealing Terumi's' lack of manliness so that she can have him all to herself. The fact that Hanada had a knowing face as she correctly alluded to her hidden feelings for Terumi has stunned her and only made her respond with a quiet denial.
She acts cold and collected in front of everyone but Terumi managed to see a "deredere" side to her once; it was him who managed to bring it out in the first place.
She denied to herself in her own room about not liking Terumi and considering him beneath her while at the same time blushing and looking flustered in the same panel.
She thought silently to herself when her friends talked about Terumi's ability to get a girlfriend. She denounced him quickly but most likely did that to keep up appearances; she's probably torn up inside.
Terumi: (After kissing Tsukasa and seeing Konoe doing absolutely nothing about it) He's more concerned about his standing, than about his own woman...He's an unexpected coward...What was so good about him besides his status? You don't have an eye for men, Chuujou-san.
Tsukasa: (Looking thoroughly upset at this truth and unable to retort at all.)
What Is This Feeling?: She finds herself in a troubled state of mind, blushing and unable to stop thinking about Terumi after he's shown he can, and will, stand up to her if she starts going too far. It was even lampshaded by Hanada, though this was nothing more than a lucky guess.
A close friend of Asahi. She admires Kaoruko greatly and unintentionally stumbles upon Terumi's quest to have sex with 14 women.She hopes to one day write a successful erotic novel.
Ascended Extra: Much like Tsukasa, Tsukiko is not even part of the fourteen targets and yet she too shows up from time to time to contribute to the plot.
Bait and Switch: When we meet Tsukiko again after Terumi's interaction with Aoi, Terumi, and even readers, thought that she was the next target. Turns out that Tsukiko becomes the first female friend that Terumi can comfortably talk with. Kaoruko wishes to use her to get Terumi to talk with Asahi again after their first disastrous sexual attempt.
Bookworm: Granted, since she loves reading and writing about erotic stories. Ever since becoming friends with Terumi, she'll send him rough drafts for it to be critiqued and these drafts can get rather large (200 pages). This makes her rather knowledgeable about character archetypes from the Tale of Genji.
The Confidant: What Tsukiko kinda becomes for Terumi whenever his mind is on girls. Though she'll be teasing about it, she'll also give some helpful advice and it does Terumi some good to unload his feelings with a member of the opposite sex.
Covert Pervert: Not really covert about it but it doesn't mean that she'll go around proudly proclaiming it. Like Terumi, her imagination runs wild sometimes.
Hell, during her phone talk with Terumi about Yanderes, if the reader looks very closely in one panel, they can see Tsukiko playing very lightly with herself. Why would the author draw that if not to show her covert perverseness?
Does Not Like Men: Like Asahi, she doesn't like interacting with men due to her thinking that they only have sex on their minds. Starts to grow out of this by interacting more with Terumi and her own belief that to improve as an erotic novelist, her book must appeal to both sexes.
Exact Eavesdropping: Almost every time she appears, she overhears what Terumi is saying about his Quest for Sex. In fact, the second time it happened, it led to...
Genki Girl: Tsukiko has a rather energetic personality, getting excited or laughing at different times.
Genre Savvy: Tsukiko apparently is smarter than she looks or least privy to this universe's need to entice viewers. She calls out Terumi for staring at her neck and feeling horny, notices that there is some sort of sexual tension taking place between Terumi and Asahi, and even notes that a beautiful girl would soon come along while they were walking; cue Aoi strolling down the street.
Just Friends: The current relationship between Terumi and Tsukiko. Some strangers eating near them question whether they are a couple before shooting down that idea after noting the atmosphere between the two of them.
Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: As Terumi notes while staring at her exposed neck once, Tsukiko is pretty attractive, especially with her black hair.
Secret Keeper: Overhears a conversation regarding Terumi's sexual escapades and tries to invoke this trope. Averted by Kaoruko when she tells the truth and then commenting it would've been interesting it if was real.
Smug Smiler: Like Tsukasa, Tsukiko loves to do this in front of Terumi. The major difference is that while Tsukasa is being condescending, Tsukiko is just teasing.
The Tease: Surprisingly, of the playful kind. She does not tease Terumi intentionally with her own body but enjoys watching his reactions when she prompts and pokes at his sexual frustrations. However she does all this while being on friendly terms with him. Time will tell whether or not she will become something more...
Terumi's friend at the university who enjoys the sight of beautiful women; Terumi's aunt in particular.
The Chew Toy: Even more so than Terumi. The man is always complaining to Terumi about how lucky he is to interact with all the women he's met so far and wishes how he can meet with them. Readers of the manga are typically amused that the man's best friend is the one constantly getting all the women while he's left with nothing.
A popular psychology professor at Terumi's university who is also the son of the chairman. Despite being married and having a child, this doesn't stop him from hooking up with Tsukasa, who also happens to be Terumi's former tormentor.Ultimately, the relationship comes to an end when Terumi shows Tsukasa what a coward he is; he would rather uphold his reputation than defend his woman and potentially expose the affair.
The Faceless: As with many other male characters in this manga, Konoe's face was never clearly shown.
Wants to continue his relationship with Tsukasa, but immediately forgets about her when Terumi (crossdressing as a girl) comes to talk with him (even providing an invitation to a love hotel)? Check.
Chooses to do nothing when another man kisses his lover in front of his eyes? Granted, causing a scene in a café full of people would raise too many unwanted questions, but in the end, it only means that his reputation and position mattered to him more than both his family and love affair. So check.
Karma Houdini: Like Tsukasa, Konoe didn't really suffer any type of punishment for having an affair. This trope applies more to him than her because unlike Tsukasa who lost a boyfriend/relationship despite her stating that she didn't really care for him, he REALLY doesn't give two flying farts about her since any hot woman that gives him any sort of attention will do and if anything, he cares more about his job/appearance than about her feelings.
Oh, No... Not Again!: Konoe's reaction when he sees Terumi at the cafe and realizes that Terumi was the "cute girl" he almost went to a love hotel with.
Secret Relationship: Since Konoe-sensei is a married man, it's natural that Tsukasa's fling with him had to be kept secret from everyone. Until Kaoruko somehow found out.
Teacher/Student Romance: What Konoe got himself involved in. Seems to be one-sided as Tsukasa doesn't really care for him much, rather about him caring for her. Subverted hard, as any hot girl who gives him the time of day makes him horny as hell and ready to take the girl to bed, regardless of the relationship he's already in.
Your Cheating Heart: Cheated on his wife with a student, Tsukasa. And intended to cheat on Tsukasa herself with a crossdressed Terumi, not knowing he was a guy in disguise.
Chisato Hanada's Sister
Hanada's older sister; like Kaoruko, she loves teasing her family member about their social/sex life.
Big Breast Pride: What she encourages her younger sister to have. She herself loves touching Hanada's breasts.
Cool Big Sis: She's this to Hanada; loves to tease her but means no ill will by it and gives advice over boy troubles.
Genre Savvy: She tells Hanada that Terumi, although holding back his desires, is a healthy 18 year old boy who thinks of sex just like any other guy. She even states that the next time Hanada finds herself alone with Terumi, expect sex to take place.
Not So Different: Like Kaoruko, she loves to mess with her family member by touching her all over the place. Although, she's not in the least condescending about it.
Tsukasa Chuujou's Friends
Tsukasa's two best friends since middle school. Together they make up the trio that tortured Terumi during his middle school years and made his life a living hell. To this day, they still haven't changed...
The Bully: Like Tsukasa, both girls bullied Terumi during his middle school years. Together they made up the...
Gang Of Bullies: Their favorite pasttime was to force Terumi to wear women's clothing, pour sour milk on him, and laugh in his face.
Childhood Friends: With Tsukasa; they both knew her from the middle school years and have been together ever since. Both admire Tsukasa for her cool personality. They regularly hang out after university hours and go to mixers to look for potential boyfriends.
Jerkass: Both girls are pretty unpleasant; along with Tsukasa they interrupted Terumi's date with Hanada just to make fun of him and bring up old wounds.
I Just Want to Be Loved: The girls are complaining that despite how pretty they are, they still can't find decent men to become their boyfriends.
Perverted Boy and Boy's Mother
A duo who are regularly seen at the Shiun Soba restaurant where Hanada works. The mother regularly scolds her son for constantly harassing Hanada.
Dirty Kid: The boy loves to caress Hanada's breasts and ass on a day to day basis. He doesn't even look like he's pass elementary school yet.
The Determinator: Despite getting hit multiple times by his mother and Terumi, the boy doesn't show any signs of letting up in his behavior.
Subverted somewhat when Hanada unintentionally gives him the cold shoulder after she had sex with Terumi. He became meek and finally started acting his age; a young boy who became sad when he was ignored by the person he admired.
Dope Slap: What the mother has to regularly do to her son to get him to stop. Terumi fulfills this role once.
The Faceless: Like Konoe, the boy has no discernible features.
Genre Savvy: The boy is quite savvy about sex for someone his age and even knew that there was more to Terumi than all the other men who ogle at Hanada.
He plays the kid card quite well; pretending to be in a lot of pain from Terumi's punch when Terumi notes that he didn't hit him that hard.
Jerkass: The boy can't take "no" for an answer and despite being scolded and hit multiple times, he still harasses poor Hanada.
Jerkass Woobie: Although, this could be his way of showing his love for Hanada and that he doesn't know how else to express it. He even asks his mother how to grow up faster, knowing that he could "lose" Hanada to other men.
Not So Different: The boy notes that he and Terumi are the same; they both stare at Hanada's body like it's theirs and love touching her body.
Only Six Faces: The boy's mother looks like Hanada with her hair down.
The boy himself looks like a kid version of Konoe.
Terumi Minamoto's father and brother to Kaoruko Fujiwara. An eccentric man who took his wife's last name over his given name as his own and passed it down to his son ("Minamoto" instead of "Fujiwara"), despite being the first born son. After remarrying and getting his new wife pregnant, he kicks Terumi out of his apartment to go live with his sister. The man has no idea what he just got his son into...
Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Terumi's father had to get down on his knees to ask Kaoruko to let his son live with her. According to Kaoruko, this was the first time he did this and it felt satisfying.
Jerkass: Although he takes in his new wife after she was abandoned by her family, he still kicks his own son out of HIS apartment to make room.
Not So Different: Like father, like son, he freaks out the same way Terumi does in an awkward situation.
Only Six Faces: Terumi's father looks just like his son, only older and with glasses.