Characters / Nisekoi

List of characters in Nisekoi.

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Main Characters

    Raku Ichijou 
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (vomic); Kouki Uchiyama (teenager), Akira Sekine (child) (anime)

The male protagonist. He is the heir of the Shuei Yakuza Group. He made a promise to to a girl 10 years ago but doesn't remember who she is.
  • Accidental Pervert: Has a tendency to get into embarrassing situations with the female characters.
  • The Beard: For Chitoge in order to keep peace between their families. He also does it for Marika when her friend Mikage visits. Then Ruri when she visits her great-grandfather. Then Seishirou when she has to infiltrate a cruise ship for a mission. He does this a lot is what we're saying.
  • Becoming the Mask: He comes to develop genuine feelings for Chitoge over time, not that he realizes it until chapter 199.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Chitoge.
  • Butt Monkey: He gets beat up by Chitoge a lot. In fact, his first meeting with Chitoge began with her knee slamming his face.
  • Chick Magnet: He has been all his life. Actually more justified than most examples as all the girls show to be attracted to his generally altruist personally instead of just his appearance. More specifically he happens to help them with their own life problems: insecurity by lack of goal in life (Kosaki), loneliness from being a mafia princess (Chitoge), comfort from a lifelong illness (Marika), recognition of femininity and individuality after dedicating herself to a single purpose (Seishirou), emotional comfort after losing their whole family (Yui) and protecting her from older boys (Haru).
  • Childhood Friend Romance: All the members of his Unwanted Harem are his childhood friends.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: He promised to marry his childhood friend if they ever meet again. It's eventually revealed that he, Chitoge and Kosaki played together as children and he visited Marika in the hospital, and promised all three.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: He was actually very popular with the girls in middle school, but too dense to figure it out. In the present, other than Marika he doesn't really notice anyone else's feelings.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The pilot version of him KOs Claude with a Megaton Punch to the face. Current Raku doesn't fall behind either. For one, he calls out Tsugumi, a hitman, on her over-protectiveness of Chitoge saying she's nowhere as weak and needing protection as the Beehive group seems to think, gives a Dope Slap to Hana, The Dreaded imposing wife of a gangster boss that she has wrapped around her little finger and that no one in their right mind would piss off, followed by calling her an idiot over her treatment of Chitoge (and succeeds), and talks down the boss of a criminal organization that was Tsugumi's target without even flinching. Butt Monkey he may be, but Raku has massive balls.
  • Expy: Of Ichiro Ogami from Sakura Wars when Raku slick his hair back. Ironically, they share one similar name.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Chitoge keeps making minor image changes trying to get him to notice her but he keeps ignoring her. Eventually, he fails to even comment on her new ribbon and she blows up at him. He actually did notice her changing her shampoo and wearing chap stick but felt it wouldn't be appropriate as a man to comment. He really did fail to notice the ribbon, though, despite it being by far the most obvious change.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Remembers making a pledge with a young girl regarding his pendant, but can't recall specifically who it was. Made worse by the fact that he did this with more than one girl, further complicating things.
  • Hair Decorations: He often wears a "X" shape hair pin.
  • Harem Seeker: Gets accused of this because of the number of girls he has attracted to him, making him the most hated guy in school.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Second guesses himself whenever he receives a compliment, especially from Kosaki.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: As if being the son of a gangster boss wasn't bad enough, he's also got to keep up the charade of being Chitoge's boyfriend. Then Haru also hears rumors of him being a maniacal playboy toying with women at the school, and initially refuses to believe he's actually a Nice Guy suffering from Accidental Pervert moments.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Raku repeatedly writes off any hint that Kosaki could have feelings for him as an impossibility, and vice versa.
  • In-Series Nickname: Chitoge likes to call him "bean sprout."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be brash and rude, yet his luck with women probably stems from the fact that no matter how annoying he may find them he still wants them to be happy, and will go through a lot to make sure they are.
  • KidAnova: He made promises with not just one, but three girls when he was five.
  • Loose Lips: Initially, Raku just can't help denying his relationship with Chitoge, even though it is made very clear to him that his life will be in danger if that relationship is exposed as phony.
  • Love Epiphany: In chapter 199, Raku finally realizes the one he's truly in love with is Chitoge.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: His crush on Kosaki can severely affect his rationality, dangerously steer him towards Too Dumb to Live territory. One example is when being in a open-air bath full of women due to Claude's scheme, he manages to find a connecting drain which can get him out undetected. However, he hesitates when the girls gleefully tease Kosaki about who her first love is, making her run to where Raku is and block the exit before he can reach it. He only manages to escape thanks to Chitoge, who berates him for wasting his chance. Even worse, since he subconsciously believes that Kosaki is too good for him, he just assumes that the girl he pines for doesn't return his affections, despite many signs of the contrary.
  • Memento MacGuffin: His pendant.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: This is why Haru hates him so much at first, believing him to be lusting for her sister while being in a relationship with Chitoge, unaware that said relationship is fake. However, Kosaki isn't actually the only girl he has feelings for...
  • Nice Guy: Usually willing to help out other characters with their problems without a second thought. Which is also a big reason why so many of the female characters are attracted to him.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: He likes feminine women like Kosaki and Marika, and (supposedly) finds Chitoge unattractive for being such a violent "gorilla woman".
  • Oblivious to Love: Has a hard time figuring out how the girls feel about him unless they say it to him directly.
    • Seems to have trouble seeing love in general, not realizing that Shuu had a crush on their teacher, and easily misunderstanding when Tsugumi was giving Shuu chocolate.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a scar from 10 years ago on the right side of his forehead.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: One of the reasons the girls fall for him is because of his helpful and selfless personality.
  • Supreme Chef: He is a great cook. He often makes food for his yakuza subordinates. He can even create new delicious recipes.
  • Too Dumb to Live: This guy just can't keep his mouth shut about his fake relationship in order to protect his own life, but has coped better over time. Still, his crush on Kosaki can still cloud his judgement, making his life unnecessarily in danger.
  • Tsundere: He can pass a lie detector test saying that he likes Chitoge and without his memory he's very sweet and kind to her. Much to her surprise, he also thinks she's quite pretty, but he would never admit it normally. When Chitoge's mom calls him out on how much he tries to take care of Chitoge he basically just refuses to think about it.
  • Twice Shy: With Kosaki.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Kosaki.
  • Unwanted Harem: He only admits to liking Kosaki, but is in denial about Chitoge. To make matters worse, he also has to deal with Tsugumi and Marika and he has displayed an attraction to both of them from time to time as well. Eventually, he also gets Kosaki's sister Haru and his childhood friend and new teacher Yui included in his harem.
  • What Is This Feeling?: When it seems like Chitoge is going to move away he gets pretty upset and can't figure out why. Shuu tries prodding him, asking why he would be so concerned about her moving away if she's just a friend, causing him to have an epiphany. Shuu should have kept prodding at him, though, since he has the wrong epiphany and is able to convince himself that he's just worried because she's his best friend. Uh huh, right. Even he realizes how stupid this was during his Love Epiphany in chapter 199...
  • What Does She See in Him?: Suffers from this repeatedly, when new characters wonder why Raku is so popular with the ladies, such as Haru.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Chitoge. Also with Kosaki.
  • Yakuza Prince: Son of the leader of the Shuei Yakuza.

    Chitoge Kirisaki 
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu (vomic), Nao Touyama (anime)

The female protagonist. She is the heir of the Beehive gang and Raku's fake girlfriend. Because life just works that way, she actually develops real feelings for him. Unfortunately, she's a massive Tsundere who has to keep up the charade and is unwilling to reveal these feelings.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: While she is blonde in both the manga and anime, the anime gives her pink highlights at the end of her hair.
  • Animal Motifs: Raku associates her with a gorilla.
  • The Beard: She is this for Raku to keep the peace between their families. At least until she actually fell in love with him.
  • Becoming the Mask: She eventually falls in love with her fake boyfriend Raku for real.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Raku.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Kosaki's Betty and Raku's Archie.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Her mom is Japanese while her dad is a white American.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: It takes a while for her to even admit her feelings to herself, then she practically has a panic attack trying to confess to a teddy bear as a Raku stand-in.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: At one point she kicks down a wall.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Raku.
  • Childhood Friends: With Tsugumi, Raku and Kosaki.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She doesn't take it well when Raku gets too close to other girls, especially Marika, who throws her into this trope when she shows up.
  • Compliment Fishing: Decides to try appealing to Raku by using a new shampoo, coloring her nails and wearing chapstick, but he ignores her every time. He did notice, but feels guys shouldn't comment on that kind of thing.
  • Cry Cute: Some notable instances include her bursting into tears when reconciling with her mother, and bawling like a child when she thinks her red ribbon is destroyed.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She gradually begins to genuinely care for Raku over time.
  • Expressive Accessory: Her bow twitches and perks up depending on her mood.
  • Fear of Thunder: Hearing the sound of thunder makes her cower in fright.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Turns out she met Raku, Kosaki, Marika and Yui when they were kids.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Has lots of them stored in her cabinet.
  • Hair Decorations: Often wears a red bow. This is due to a storybook from her youth and wanting to be like a girl in it. Because of its rabbit-ears shape, it's used as a funny visual shorthand to identify her speech-bubbles when she's not on screen.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Her goal when transferring to Raku's school.
  • Informed Attractiveness: She's supposed to look like a supermodel, but since there are Only Six Faces she's not actually drawn significantly more attractive than the other girls.
  • Inseries Nickname: Often called a "gorilla" by Raku, due to her tendency to hit him when she's upset. Marika also calls her this during their first meeting.
  • It Meant Something to Me: Her feelings towards Raku gradually evolve into this. While he still mostly plays the fake boyfriend role partly out of obligation to his father, and partly because his feelings are mostly towards Kosaki, Chitoge's feelings for him are genuine.
  • Just Friends: Raku unknowingly sends Chitoge to the friend zone, as he refuses to acknowledge his feelings for her. The most he does is to call her his best friend.
  • Lethal Chef: She is not a good cook due to her subordinates not saying how bad she really is under threat of Claude shooting them.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Due to her family she had a lot of trouble making friends as a kid, and even now she becomes super excited about making friends and doing things with them.
  • Love Epiphany: During the School Play, Chitoge realizes that she's authentically in love with Raku.
  • Mafia Princess: Daughter of the leader of the Beehive Gangsters.
  • Meaningful Name: "Chitoge" means "1000 thorns". Describes her irritable tendencies well.
  • Megaton Punch: She easily sends Raku flying with a punch.
  • Mommy Issues: She and her mother really do love each other a lot, but they both have a hard time expressing it causing their relationship to be very strained.
  • New Transfer Student: Transfers in at the 1st chapter.
  • Not So Different: With Raku. In every scene they have together they manage to either mimic each other's actions or have exactly the same thoughts.
  • Oblivious to Love: She can actually be worse than Raku sometimes. When Tsugumi spelled out her feelings for Raku, Chitoge thought the symptoms resembled a cold.
  • Ojou: Is from a rich family.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: She has blonde hair and blue eyes from her father.
  • Primal Fear: She has a crippling fear of darkness and cramped places, though bickering with Raku can apparently snap her out of it.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Not quite as extreme as some other examples, but her slightly-longer-than-waist-length hair does stand out against the undoubtedly more realistic take on hair this series uses.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Tsugumi, then develops this with Kosaki as well.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Not that she is bad looking at any point, but when she tries to look nice there aren't many who wouldn't be moved.
  • Shorttank: She has the classic shorttank relationship with Raku.
  • Spoiled Sweet: As Ruri puts it, "even though she's a rich girl, there's not a single egotistic bone in her body".
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Kosaki's and Marika's Femme and Tsugumi's Butch.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ramen.
  • Tsundere: She's abrasive, haughty and violent to Raku when she actually doesn't hate him as much as she claims. She continues to act the same for a while even after actually falling in love with him, resulting in herself lampshading her inability to be honest about her feelings. As time goes by though, her dere side has become more prominent and she doesn't hit him nearly as often.
  • Unprovoked Pervert Payback: Poor Raku...
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Chitoge feels this way towards her mother due to Hana's extreme work schedule taking up all of her time other than during Christmas.
  • When She Smiles: Raku is so used to her being very violent towards him that the few times she does genuinely smile around him, it throws him off.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Raku.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: An impressive Grade A. She wears them with almost all of her outfits.

    Kosaki Onodera 
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto (vomic), Kana Hanazawa (anime)

The girl Raku has a crush on, who, unknown to him, actually reciprocates his feelings.

    Seishirou Tsugumi 
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu

Chitoge's childhood friend, Claude's protégée and a deadly hitman.
  • Action Girl: Tsugumi is a hitman. As such, she's in top physical condition and skilled in a variety of weaponry.
  • Allergic to Love: Once she begins to develop feelings for Raku, she freaks out when he barely touches her shoulder and later after analyzing her "symptoms", she assumes she must be sick.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She has a very obvious crush on Raku, but there have been a few instances that hint she finds women attractive as well. Such as when she becomes the Lust Object of several of the girls thanks to a Love Potion, when Onodera starts hitting on her she finds herself thinking its not so bad. Another instance has her getting drunk and after failing to capture Raku, she instead kisses Paula. In that instant she says to Paula the same thing she said to Raku. "You have soft looking lips"
  • A-Team Firing: She fails to land a single hit on Raku during their scuffle despite her training and being in the open.
  • Battle Butler: Plays this role towards Chitoge.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one beneath the corner of her right eye.
  • Bifauxnen: Due to her Tomboyish Name and her tendency to wear clothing intended for men, practically everyone mistakes her for a pretty boy. Claude still hasn't figured out that she's a girl after knowing her for ten years. Tsugumi isn't really bothered by it so she usually doesn't correct people about her gender.
  • Bodyguard Crush: She's very devoted to Chitoge, to high Les Yay levels.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Has very short hair, befitting her tomboyish personality.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: During her interview by Mimiko, she somehow manages to grab the (misplaced) censor bar and hide her eyes with it after an embarrassing question.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: A lifetime of training has crafted the perfect human weapon in Tsugumi. Despite having a deceptively slim figure, she is capable of amazing feats of strength.
  • Chaste Heroine: Oblivious of anything related to romance. She doesn't even know what a love letter is and has no knowledge about Valentine's Day.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She also was friends with Raku when she was a child.
  • Childhood Friends: With Chitoge.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • One of the reasons she didn't accept Raku as Chitoge's boyfriend is that Tsugumi thought she was the one who was supposed to protect Chitoge and love her the most.
    • Like Chitoge, she falls into this trope when Marika shows up. She doesn't want to see her anywhere near Raku.
    • She doesn't take it well when Paula challenges her to a contest, in which they have to see who can kiss Raku first. The thought of Paula stealing a kiss from Raku upsets her so much that it triggers her "Black Tiger" persona to reawaken.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: She wants to protect Chitoge and ensure she's happy with Raku. Unfortunately Tsugumi is also in love with him, and is conflicted between her loyalty towards Chitoge and her love for Raku at times. She usually responds to this crisis by throwing things at, hitting, or shooting him. Paula forces this issue during their "kissing contest" in episode 2 of season 2, by seeing which of the two can kiss Raku first.
  • Cool Big Sis: Paula considers her this, at the very least.
  • Covert Pervert: Despite convincing herself that Raku belongs to Chitoge, she just can't help fantasizing herself being Raku's mistress.
  • Cuteness Proximity
  • D-Cup Distress: She's very uncomfortable with her large breasts, as seen in episode 18, especially because Chitoge made her wear a skimpy swimsuit. Both Chitoge and Marika groping her shortly afterwards didn't help much.
  • Declaration of Protection: To Chitoge.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: After Seishirou is discovered to be a girl by the students, one of the boys mentions that the girls should stop paying attention to her now. Unfortunately for them, the girls still fawn over her, and rush over shortly after he says that. One girl even offers her chocolates for Valentine's Day.
  • Gag Boobs: Her bust, being the biggest among the main female cast, is used as a source of humor from time to time.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Became more feminine after her initial appearance.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Even though she is a hitman, she is afraid of scary things.
  • Forgotten First Meeting
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a ribbon given to her by Chitoge so that people don't mistake her for a guy.
  • Hidden Buxom: Wears clothes that hide how large her bust really is, then stops as the series goes on. Doesn't stop Claude from still thinking she's a he.
  • Hidden Weapons: Often carry hidden weapons on her when wearing boys clothes to the point of Hammerspace.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Like Kosaki, she can also suffer from this under similar circumstances.
  • In Love with the Mark: With Raku.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She's okay with Raku being with Chitoge. However, she tends to fantasize about herself being Raku's "mistress", and doesn't like the idea of him ending up with someone else, especially Marika.
  • Last Name Basis: Most of her friends call her by her last name since her first name is masculine.
  • New Transfer Student: Transfers in at Chapter 15/Episode 7.
  • One Woman Army: According to Chitoge, Seishirou singlehandedly destroyed a whole gang after some of its members harassed the former.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender: She was an abandoned child that Claude found. He took her in, but he thought she was a boy (still does), so he named her and raised her as such.
  • Red Baron: She is known as "Black Tiger" in the underworld.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Chitoge.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Looks boyish and prefers male clothing, but is guaranteed to make heads turn when dolled up.
  • Super-Strong Child: She can break a concrete pillar with a single kick.
  • Supreme Chef: Raku compliments her cooking in episode 2 of season 2, to the point that he says she'd make a good wife someday. She immediately starts her Tsundere charade with him.
  • Tomboyish Name: Has a boy's name due to Claude thinking that she's a boy. Note that even after ten years and throughout the series, he still hasn't figured out.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's very masculine, prefers male clothing and doesn't care that people mistake her for a boy, but she still has a penchant for cute little things.
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Kosaki's and Marika's Femme and Chitoge's Neither.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms
  • Tsundere: She says she absolutely hates Raku and doesn't want him to be anywhere near her. Don't pay attention to all the blushing nor the way she gets flustered when he does something nice for her.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Focused and sharp, just like Tsugumi herself.
  • Undying Loyalty: Her whole life is devoted to Chitoge.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Raku eventually finds out her gender on his own by taking her wet clothes off after they both fell in a pool, and Chitoge plainly tells everyone Seishirou is a girl.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: None of the students question why Tsugumi was packing firearms during her fight with Raku.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: She's dumbfounded by the concept of love.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Of the "it's easier to move around in men's clothing" type.

    Marika Tachibana 
Voiced by: Kana Asumi

Raku's self-proclaimed fiancée and the daughter of the police commissioner.
  • Accent Relapse: Her native backwater-sounding dialect is completely at odds with the cultured persona she cultivates, so she takes great care to speak like the others. It reverts when she's completely flustered, becomes angry, or being visited by a childhood friend from her home.
  • Action Dress Rip: She rips off her wedding dress when she runs away from her wedding.
  • Animals Hate Her: And she's also scared of them due to a traumatic experience in her childhood involving hamsters.
  • Arranged Marriage: Her mother basically has her kidnapped and tries to marry her off to an old man.
  • Bad Liar: Normally when asked about her past she feigns ignorance and avoids the question, but if forced to lie, it's often extremely obvious.
  • Beneath the Mask: Presents herself as refined, feminine and elegant, but beneath that she's pretty goofy, has an accent that embarrasses her if she forgets to cover it up and is fond of sniping at her love rivals.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Acts sweet and feminine, but is rather crafty.
  • Book Dumb: Definitely not stupid, but her ability to study is pretty poor due to her focus on becoming the perfect woman for Raku, and she will even sabotage her own chance to pass if it means getting more time to spend with him.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She has been in love with Raku since she was little and unlike Chitoge and Kosaki, it doesn't take a while for her to recognize him.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Tends to act in this way as much as Chitoge does when they first meet.
  • Damsel in Distress: During her forced marriage arc, Raku and the others set out to save Marika from her Arranged Marriage and proceed to trash the wedding ceremony.
    Marika: A princess' role is to wait for the prince to save her.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Has been taking intensive training in cooking to cultivate her "ideal woman" image.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Wears a flower pin on the right side of her head.
  • Foil: Marika serves as a foil to Kosaki. Both are girly girls head over heels for Raku, but, unlike Kosaki, Marika has no problem being completely open about her feelings, aggressively pursuing him, whereas Kosaki usually needs Ruri's help to summon any courage.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Another forgotten childhood friend of Raku. Marika doesn't take it well when she finds out Raku forgot about her after she devoted her whole life to him. However, it's her own fault: She acts completely differently from when they were children, so when she actually displays her real personality he instantly remembers her. She was also friends-ish with Chitoge, Onodera and Tsugumi back then, but seemingly spent more time with Raku thanks to her illness.
  • Genre Savvy: She seems to know about Chitoge's antics, and believes Raku is being forced into that relationship.
  • Girly Girl: Became like this to be Raku's ideal woman.
  • The Glomp: Enjoys doing this to Raku.
  • Hopeless Suitor: The manga is built around Raku and Chitoge's relationship, in the present he believes himself to be in love with Onodera and considers Tsugumi highly attractive at the very least. However, he's generally uncomfortable about Marika because of how pushy she is, not wanting to consider her more than a friend.
  • Ill Girl: Has a weak constitution and spent a good chunk of her childhood in a hospital. It's hinted occasionally that her condition may be worse than it appears, which could explains why she pursues Raku so aggressively.
  • It Was a Gift: The flower she always wears in her hair was a gift from Raku back when they were kids.
  • Japanese Dialects: Marika in the manga apparently speaks in a rough and tumble variant of Tosa-ben. However in the anime she speaks instead the dialect used in Fukuoka, likely because her voice actress, Kana Asumi, is a Fukuoka native. Either case works, as both Fukuoka or Tosa (located in Kyushu and Shikoku, respectively) would be considered backwater for someone born in metropolitan Tokyo.
  • Jerkass: Can be quite harsh when dealing with her rivals for Raku's attention, or anybody who isn't Raku for that matter. At one point she mocks Chitoge like usual when she's already at an emotional low point, but to her credit she actually seems happy when Chitoge doesn't have to move away after all even if she won't admit it.
  • Just Friends: Ultimately, Raku's answer to her love confession is that he considers her a precious friend, nothing more.
  • Keigo: Usually speaks very formally, as part of her refined image.
  • Kick the Dog: When Chitoge is horrified and depressed about apparently having to move away Marika takes the time to mock her about it.
  • Large Ham: She tends to do this from time to time, especially when she meets up with Raku again in high school.
  • Like You Were Dying: A big reason for her obsession with making sure people remember her.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Grew her hair out specifically because Raku likes girly girls with long hair.
  • Love Confession: She's not afraid to let Raku know she's interested in him.
  • New Transfer Student: Transfers in at the Chapter 33/Episode 14.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She grabs Raku whenever she gets a chance.
  • Ojou: Her family is even more traditional and powerful than the Miyamotos.
  • Plucky Girl: Totally dedicated to cultivating her "refined" image and be a woman worthy of Raku. Hence, she undertakes every kind of training and work she feels necessary for achieving those goals. She also manages to resist a love potion's effect through sheer willpower.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Mikage Shinohara is probably the only person, sans Raku and her father, whose opinion Marika actually cares about.
  • Runaway Bride: The end of her forced marriage arc is when Marika lets Raku and the others take her away from her wedding.
  • Secret Keeper: While it's clear she doubts the legitimacy of Raku's and Chitoge's relationship, she doesn't make any outright moves to reveal the truth to everyone else (though she will still shamelessly flirt with him). However it appears she is the one with the most to hide in regards to what happened 10 years prior, being the one who has the clearest recollection of the promise everybody is trying to figure out.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: Claims to be Raku's fiancée when she's first introduced.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Most of her hair only reaches her chin, but two long "tails" are grown out on both sides.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She has been in love with Raku all her life, never showing the slightest interest in anyone else. Of the girls that took the Love Potion that caused them to fall for Seishirou, she is the only one able to resist.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: She seems to actually enjoy being this to the other girls, especially Chitoge and Tsugumi.
    • Also with Yui who enjoys teasing and messing with Marika, but actually adores her. Marika, on the other hand, despises Yui.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Marika's dedication to Raku is excessive to say the least.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She's rather obsessed with Raku and grabs him whenever she gets a chance, and she implies she put a tracker on him on some point.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The only visual difference between her and her mother is the hair color.
  • Supreme Chef: Capable of making extravagant meals that both look and taste good. She says she has been honing her cooking skills for his sake. She even has a license for puffer fish preparation, something heavily regulated and quite difficult to obtain since the slightest misstep in preparing said fish can be literally lethal.
  • The Tease: Loves to do this towards Raku. She takes it up a notch anytime Chitoge is watching just to get a reaction out of her.
    • While she is certainly good at giving it, she is easily flustered when someone else manages to tease her, or Raku does his usual thing.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: Marika's introduction further complicates the love triangle into a love square.
  • Town Girls: One of the two Femmes to Tsugumi's Butch and Chitoge's Neither.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: Wears a seifuku from her old school.
  • Troll: She enjoys forcing Raku into embarrassing situations and annoying her love rivals.
  • Tsundere: Attempts to be this in one chapter, she couldn't handle it very well.
  • Verbal Tic: "Maa!", a light and rather posh interjection. The French version translated it as "Mazette!", which gives a similar effect and keeps the original syllable.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Marika loses her usual demeanor as Raku delivers a stream of Armor Piercing Questions about not remembering who she was and only having vague memories of the meeting ten years ago. She lambastes him, stating everything she's done for him in the last ten years, such as thinking about him every day and growing her hair longer because he said he didn't like girls with short hair.

    Shuu Maiko 
Voiced by: Koji Fujiyoshi (vomic), Yuuki Kaji (anime)

Raku's bespectacled best friend.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Ruri.
  • Bromantic Foil: To Raku, being the extroverted, perverted goofball to highlight his calmer, introspective friend.
  • Butt Monkey: Gets this treatment from several of the characters, usually Ruri or Raku.
  • Camera Fiend: Likes to take all sorts of (occasionally embarrassing) photos of his classmates. It proves useful when he reveals to Ruri that he took a picture of her smiling with her great grandfather just before the latter died and she regretted not smiling on her last photo with him.
  • Cat Smile: Often has one, especially if something perverted is going on. When it gets especially prominent, it's a sign even Raku can pick up on that he's hiding something.
  • The Chew Toy: Shuu winds up on the wrong end of a lot of abuse, especially from Ruri.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As shameless and obnoxious as he is about being a pervert, he does gently reject a girl for confessing to him since he doesn't return her feelings and it wouldn't be fair to her. He even thanks her for having the courage to confess.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed. He certainly gets off better than most characters in modern-day Harem Genre, but is still the most frequently mocked and abused by the rest of the main group with the exceptions of Kosaki and, surprisingly, Chitoge. Besides that, he has more of a social standing outside of the main cast, being surprisingly popular among the female populace in his school in spite of his perversion. He'll even be actively receiving love chocolates on Valentine's day as well as his share of girls confessing to him.
  • The Gadfly: Has readily admitted that he sometimes purposely annoys people for his own amusement.
  • Genki Guy: He's always full of energy.
  • Hot for Teacher: Has a crush on his homeroom teacher, Kyouko. After she rejects him, he says he needs some time to move on.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his constant teasing, Shuu is quick to notice if any of his "friends" are hiding something or feeling down, and in his own way will try to help.
  • Megane: He actually seems to be proud of his glasses, acting as if they give him special privileges.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He's actually quite observant and perceptive, but prefers to act like a goof most of the time.
  • Oblivious to Love: Despite being rather perceptive of people's feelings, he seems to not have noticed Ruri's growing attraction to him. Although, granted, her expressions of Belligerent Sexual Tension are as outwardly antagonistic as her initial hostility toward him.
  • Shipper on Deck: He tends to support the Raku X Chitoge ship, though he doesn't seem to mind watching the other girls go after Raku as well.
  • Stepford Smiler: Part of his tendency to not let his actual feelings show that much, he went around smiling and acting cheerful when he learned Kyouko-sensei was getting married and retiring. Raku saw through it and mentioned that he'd had said tendency since he was a little boy, and literally kicked Shu's butt into gear to do something about it.

    Ruri Miyamoto 
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama

Kosaki's bespectacled best friend.
  • Academic Athlete: She gets pretty good grades and is also the best swimmer of the school swim club. It's revealed in Chapter 102 that she has broken several swimming records during middle school and is known as "The Mermaid."
  • Agitated Item Stomping: Except the "item" tends to be a guy who annoyed her; usually does this to Shuu, though Raku was also subjected to stomping after an Accidental Pervert moment.
  • Beautiful All Along: With her hair down and without her glasses, she is as attractive as the main female characters.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Shuu. Though whether she unconsciously likes him or genuinely hates him is still up for debate.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Without her glasses, she has a hard time seeing and distinguishing things.
  • Brutal Honesty: Ruri has zero brain-to-mouth filter, and will criticize Kosaki's lack of progress with Raku every chance she gets.
  • Don't Call Me Sir: She doesn't like to be called "ojou-sama" by her great-grandfather's servants.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: She usually encourages Kosaki to force herself on Raku.
  • First-Person Smartass: Ruri has plenty to say, but only the audience ever gets to hear it.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kosaki, who has been a close friend to Ruri since middle school. The two are so close that they can communicate without saying a word.
  • Meganekko: The one trait Maiko loves to remind her that they share.
  • Ojou: Actually comes from a very wealthy family, whose family compound in the country is even bigger than Raku's or Chitoge's house.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Ruri does not smile.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It reaches her knees!
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Kosaki.
  • Satellite Character: To Kosaki. Ruri essentially functions as Kosaki's conscience and someone to bounce her thoughts off of.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Raku is quite stunned to see her in a kimono.
  • Shipper on Deck: She aggressively ships Kosaki x Raku.
  • The Stoic: She always carries a subdued demeanor, rarely ever projecting strong emotions.
  • Stoic Spectacles
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She mostly comes off as cold, blunt and harsh, but she has a very apparent soft spot for those she cares about.
  • Tsundere: She calls Shuu a "complete voyeur-camera perverted scum" and gets furious when someone jokes about the possibility that there might be something going on between her and him. Still, she clearly has a thing for him, not that she's going to admit it.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are perpetually stuck as such.
  • When She Smiles: Played with. Shuu gives her a picture he secretly snapped of a rare candid moment of her smiling right after she regretted not smiling in the last photo of her with her grandfather just before he died. It's quietly hinted that Shuu liked seeing that side of her.

    Yui Kanakura 
Voiced by: Yui Horie

Raku's childhood friend who is a couple of years older than him, the don of a Chinese organization and the main cast's new homeroom teacher. She is also the holder of the fourth, and supposed last, key.

Other characters

    Shuei Yakuza Group and Associates 

A gang of Yakuza, lead by Raku's father.

Issei Ichijou

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata

Raku's father and leader of the Shuei Yakuza Group.

Ryuunosuke "Ryuu" Sasaki

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama

One of the group's subordinates.

     Beehive Gang and Associates 

A gang a mafia from America, led by Chitoge's father.

Adelt Kirisaki Wogner

Voiced by: Masashi Ebara

The leader of the Bee Hive Gang and Chitoge's father.
  • Be Careful What You Say: At the end of Chapter 158, Adelt jokes to Chitoge that she really has fallen in love with Raku. Chitoge, being what she is, embarrassedly denies it on the spot and runs away. Being the Genre Savvy guy that he is, he figures out that his joke was actually spot on. Which makes him feel horribly guilty because they're preparing to leave for America, and that Raku and Chitoge don't need to act like fake lovers anymore.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Was this to Hana.
  • Henpecked Husband: Being a powerful gangster boss does not mean he can escape his wife's wrath. Raku quickly learns why his wife is The Dreaded around him and Chitoge, in addition to the regular gang members.
  • Love at First Sight: He fell in love with Hana when he first saw her walking nonchalantly during a shootout delivering pizza and he proposed to her right on the spot.
  • Tranquil Fury: When he gets serious, Adelt can be so intimidating without raising his voice that even Claude has to yield under pressure.

Hana Kirisaki

Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi

Chitoge's mom, a CEO. However her control over companies worldwide is on another level.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: To Raku. "Are your feelings for my daughter truly fake?"
  • Badass: She even makes her gang leader husband nervous.
  • Broken Ace: She may be a powerful, unmatched genius in any field she puts herself to, managing companies and having the Beehive under her thumb due to sheer force of presence and even being inhumanly powerful... But just like her daughter, she has trouble telling her true feelings to others, and is suffering due to not being able to spend time with her family.
  • Cry Cute: When she finally comes to terms with her love of Chitoge.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone who knows her is afraid of her. Raku quickly finds out why on his first meeting with her, and being volunteered to be her secretary for a couple of days.
  • Omniglot: She can hold a conversation in 5 languages.
  • Oral Fixation: Often has a chocolate cigarette in her mouth. This is because she stop smoking when she had Chitoge.
  • Red Baron: Known as "Madam Flower" to the Beehive Gang.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She loves her daughter a lot, but she's also too cool and distant to show it.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: She is often traveling around the world and only comes home during Christmas.


Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

Chitoge's primary bodyguard.
  • Big Bad: Or at least the closest thing the series has to one, being the only one who is actively suspicious of Raku and Chitoge's relationship and actively trying to expose Raku as a fraud. Whenever a serious problem of some sort occurs in the series, odds are high he's involved somehow.
  • Bodyguard Crush: His obsession with Chitoge can be interpreted as this.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: The driving force behind his desire to expose Raku and Chitoge's fake relationship.
  • In-Series Nickname: Raku strictly refers to him as "Megane".
  • Jerkass: His one Pet the Dog moment aside, there's nothing remotely close to a good trait about this guy.
  • Pet the Dog: He is the closest thing to a villain this series has, but even so, he did take in and raise an orphan Tsugumi. That's about the one redeemable thing he ever did in the series.
  • Relationship Sabotage: Extremely dedicated to this.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Often have these when trying bring down Raku.
  • Selective Obliviousness: For such a professional like him, it never crosses his mind that Seishirou may actually be a girl, even after she decides to wear a ribbon.
  • Stalker with a Crush: If putting Chitoge's portrait right next to him when eating or having a nosebleed when looking at her in a bikini through his binoculars is any indication.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Well...he wants Chitoge's well-being...but he is far too possessive and obsessed with her for his intentions to be even considered remotely good, and it's very clear he's nothing but a negative influence on Chitoge's life because of that.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His schemes to bring Raku down come from sheer possessiveness and pettiness rather than desire to protect Chitoge.

    Police Force 

The local police force, led by Marika's father.

Commissioner Gen Tachibana

Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki

Marika's father.
  • Achey Scars: His scar pulsates when he sees Raku's face because it reminds him of his father.
  • Doting Parent: Cares a lot about his daughter, according to Marika.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a rugged scar given to him by Raku's father.
  • Henpecked Husband: He's the chief of police, but he can't go against his wife. She actually throws him into a dungeon when he tries to do something about Marika's forced marriage.
  • Love Martyr: He knows his wife is an awful, selfish person that only cares about family traditions and treats their daughter like a tool, but he still loves her.
  • Odd Friendship: Drinking buddies with Raku's yakuza father.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Which scare Raku to no end.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers Raku's father this, hence the Odd Friendship above.

Shinobu Honda

Voiced by: You Taichi

A police officer who acts as Marika's overseer. She is actually the head of the Tachibana Family's Hidden Guards.
  • Legacy Character: Her first name, Shinobu, is actually a title, given to the head of the Hidden Guards. Her real name before inheriting the title is Youko.
  • Meaningful Name: The kanji of her given name (忍) is part of the word "shinobi" (忍び), i.e. a ninja.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: She will do anything her mistress Chika wishes. That includes kidnapping Marika to force her into an Arranged Marriage. However, Honda ends up betraying her in favor of Marika.
  • Ninja: Technically serves as one to the Tachibana family. Raku and his friends lampshade this.
  • Parental Substitute: She has been watching over Marika ever since infancy and given the way Marika's real mother is, Honda is certainly the closest thing to a mother Marika really has.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her left eye.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her mistress, Chika. However, Honda later proves her loyalty to Marika comes first.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Does a "Shining Wizard"note  to Migisuke when he proposed to her in chapter 112.

Migisuke Aiba

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

The captain of the first riot police squad.

    Onodera Family 

A normal Japanese family who runs a sweet shop, ruled by Kosaki's mother.

Nanako Onodera

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara

Kosaki's and Haru's mom.

Haru Onodera

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

Kosaki's little sister, not quite as shy and much more gifted for cooking.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Raku have a similar taste in things, to the point where the only reason they don't get along is because of her initial misunderstandings.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Oh so much. Granted, she's only a year younger than the protagonists, but her immaturity and irrationality make up for that. She eventually gets better thanks to Character Development.
  • Cousin Oliver
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: At first, she treats Raku with nothing but irrational and petty contempt. Once she gets over her misunderstandings, she opens up to him and instead becomes more of a Tsundere only to him.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Both her best friend Fuu-chan and her kouhai Ricchan have shown attraction to her.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears hair clips and has a scrunchy holding her side ponytail.
  • Hate at First Sight: Haru instantly hates Raku based on her own assumptions. The fact that he accidentally sees her panties twice the first day they meet does not help either.
  • Idiot Hair: It stays even after her Important Haircut.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She eventually realizes she has a crush on Raku, but decides to support her sister instead and let them be happy together. Zig-zagged in that while she's made several attempts to officially "give up" on him, she gets interrupted and falls in love with him every time.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: She's in love with the "prince" who saved her from a gang, but she doesn't know and refuses to believe he is actually Raku. She eventually realizes those two people are one, and has trouble abandoning her love with Raku for the sake of her sister since then.
  • Matchmaker Crush: She decides to support her sister's relationship with Raku, but there's the issue of her own feelings for him.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Doesn't want Raku to be with her sister at first due to a misunderstanding. After realizing Raku is a really nice guy and that her sister likes him, she decides to support their relationship.
  • No Sense of Direction: Sometimes she can't even tell what floor she is on in a mall even though there is a sign.
  • Rescue Romance: She loves the "prince" (Raku) who saved her from a gang.
  • Secret Secret Keeper: She eventually figures out that Raku and her prince are the same person, but she still pretends she doesn't know around Raku.
  • Senpai Kohai: She's a kohai to all the main cast.
  • Shipper on Deck: After learning she misjudged Raku she tries to get him and her sister together; though that gets complicated because of the Sibling Triangle.
  • Sibling Triangle: She has fallen in love with Raku, just like her sister.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Kosaki.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In her first appearances, she comes off as an irrational and bitchy little brat, but thanks to some Character Development she eventually becomes nicer. She's still short-tempered, but more in a typical Tsundere way.
  • Tsundere: She is extremely harsh towards Raku due to hearing bad rumors about him being a playboy that likes to victimize girls.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Part of the reason why she's so hostile towards Raku initially. He seems romantically interested in her sister, while already dating Chitoge.

    Char Siu Group 


Yui's personal bodyguard.


Kyouko Hihara

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame

The teacher of Raku's class. She later left when she marries.
  • Megannekko
  • Put on a Bus: She gets married and leaves the story.
  • Quitting to Get Married
  • Sensei-chan: Between her young appearance and teasing demeanour, at times you could think she's a classmate rather than a teacher. The fact she's only known by her first name is an indication.

Mikage Shinohara

Marika's junior-high school friend.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Practically salivates over the girls in the series, and is implied to be in love with Marika. On the other hand she says her only love is Johnny Depp, but she might just be joking…
  • Genki Girl: This girl must inhale sugar every morning.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She is very concerned about Marika and her life, Marika herself is shown to care a great deal about Mikage.
  • Secret Keeper: Knows some important things about Marika's past but agrees to keep them secret.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She used to lead a pack of bullies against Marika when they first met, but they are now best friends.

Suzu "Fuu-chan" Ayakaji

Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai

Haru's best friend and classmate.
  • All There in the Manual: According to the official fanbook, her real name is Suzu Ayakaji.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname
  • Punny Name: Ayakaji (彩風) stands for Colorful Wind. The last kanji (風) can also be read as Fuu.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbian: Has shown a pretty obvious attraction to Haru.
  • Shipper on Deck: Despite her own attraction she is more than willing to support Haru/Raku whether Haru likes it or not.
  • Yandere: After finding out Raku has seen Haru's underwear, she demands to meet him while making a very scary face. She has the same reaction when Rittchan, a kouhai of theirs, is a bit too insistent in kissing Haru.

Paula McCoy

Voiced by: Manami Numakura

Tsugumi's fellow hitman. She wants Tsugumi's approval and tries to help her make progress with Raku. Unfortunately, she's alarmingly incompetent at everything apart from being a hitman and is easily frightened.

Yoshizou Miyamoto

Ruri's doting great-grandfather.

Chika Tachibana

Marika's mother and the Tachibana family's matriarch.
  • Abusive Mom: She only treats her daughter like a tool for their family traditions and she doesn't care at all about Marika's feelings and wishes.
  • Arranged Marriage: Her marriage was decided by her family, thinking of what was best for the family instead of her.
  • Break the Haughty: She starts to lose her cool when Raku and the others arrive to wreck Marika's wedding ceremony and Honda betrays her in favor of Marika.
  • Emotionless Girl: Extremely expressionless and emotionally distant, not understanding or caring about others' feelings.
  • Empty Eyes: Perpetually has those, which complements her Emotionless Girl image.
  • Evil Matriarch: The current leader of the Tachibana household, who will do anything to keep up the family's tradition, and her Establishing Character Moment is her being totally apathetic to her daughter's feelings and capturing her to force her into an Arranged Marriage.
  • Ill Girl: Her body is even frailer than her daughter's.
  • Freudian Excuse: She says she lived as her family's traditions dictated. Her mother was very strict and distant, her marriage was decided for her and her body was even frailer than her daughter's. It doesn't justify it, but at least her husband can understand she must be taking out her frustrations on Marika.
  • Jerkass: She's rather callous and insensitive to others' feelings. She treats her own husband and daughter as slaves.
  • Mum Looks Like A Sister: Does not look any older than Marika. Raku mistakes her for Marika's sister when they first meet and is shocked when she tells him she's her mother.
  • Troubled Abuser: She says she just treats Marika in the same way her own mother treated her.