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     Asahigaoka Branch School Students 

Ichijo Hotaru

A fifth grader who transferred to Asahigaoka from Tokyo. Tall for her age, she has a crush on short-for-her-age Komari, whom she often makes plushies of.
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa

  • City Mouse: She comes from Tokyo, and isn't quite used to the idyllic lifestyle in Asahigaoka.

Miyauchi Renge

Renge, a first grader, is the youngest of the cast. She is adorably eccentric, can play the recorder and is talented at drawing.
Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai

Koshigaya Komari

A second-year middle schooler, Komari is only around 130cm(4'3) tall and is often mistaken for a child. She is easily frightened by scary things.
Voiced by: Kana Asumi

  • A-Cup Angst: Very envious of her well-endowed Hotaru.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Berserk Button: Any time her height and/or lack of maturity is mentioned.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Despite being the oldest girl in school and trying to act accordingly, she is prone to stumbling around and being a klutz when doing a chore.
  • Embarrassing Nick Name: 'Koma-chan' which is derived from Komai (i.e. tiny).
  • Height Angst: Doesn't like it when people mentions her height.
  • Lethal Chef: Averted in the beginning, but her cooking gets progressively worse as the series continue. First she made onigiri normally. Then she forgot to put water in the rice to cook it. Then she tried to make a bento and burnt everything. Hotaru ate it anyway.
  • Older Than She Looks: Komari may be in 2nd year middle school, but she looks like she's 8.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Scary Things: She gets scared very easily, and is particularly afraid of ghosts.

Koshigaya Natsumi

A first-year middle schooler, Natsumi is rather relaxed and negligent of school work.
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Natsumi would go out of her way to annoy her older siblings, particularly Komari, whom she frequently makes fun of because of her height and childish personality.
  • Book Dumb: Does very poorly in her studies, and had received her mother's wrath numerous times because of it.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Was very prone to troublemaking even as a child. As her mother puts it:
    "You were the world's biggest brat back then!!!"
  • Jerkass: A troublemaker who frequently plays cruel pranks on her siblings, defies her mother, and refuses to take responsibility for her mischief.
  • Never My Fault: Natsumi never sees herself to blame for whatever trouble she caused. She tore the paper screen at home? It's the door's fault for ripping so easily. She pulled off a roof tile? It's the tile's fault for coming off so easily. She got bad grades for her classes? It's the exams' fault for being so difficult. She overslept? Her sister's fault for not waking her up...
  • The Prankster: Frequently plays pranks on her siblings, such as wearing a creepy clown mask in the dark to scare Komari, or turning Suguru into a scarecrow while trying to avoid working in the fields.

Koshigaya Suguru

A third-year middle schooler and Komari and Natsumi's older brother, Suguru is the only named male character. He rarely if ever speaks, but is responsible and good at sculpting with clay. He can also play the guitar.
  • The Comically Serious: He shows almost no reaction to some of the things Natsumi puts him through. Then there's his high speed getaway in episode 6.
  • Extreme Doormat: He willingly goes along with whatever antics Natsumi has in mind, such as turning him into a scarecrow during the "class field trip", or burying his head in the sand and forgetting about him in the Beach Episode.
  • Hidden Depths: Never speaks, has demonstrated the ability to make sales-worthy clay anime figurines and play the guitar.
  • The One Guy: He's the only male character introduced so far.
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't have any lines and isn't voiced in the anime. The one time he is seen speaking in episode 8, we can't hear his voice because he was playing the guitar.
  • The Reliable One: He quietly retrieved his sisters when they 'ran away', and helped Hotaru when she got lost while walking her dog.

     Adults 

Miyauchi Kazuho

The only teacher at Asahigaoka Branch School and Renge and Hikage's older sister. Kazuho can sleep any time, anywhere. She often sleeps in and arrives late to school for this reason. Her family owns a rice field.
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka

  • Eyes Always Shut
  • Sensei-chan: A strange case with Kazuho, since she's the elder sister of Renge, who is the youngest student in school. Played straight by the Koshigayas' mom, who calls her 'Kazu-chan'.
  • Sleepyhead: Kazuho frequently oversleeps and spends most of her time in class sleeping (since classes are mostly self-study due to the students all having different study material).
  • Triple Shifter: Never really enforced, but she does manage her family's rice farm in addition to being a teacher. May explain why she's so tired all the time.

Kagayama Kaede

Kaede runs the local candy store. Due to the shortage of children in town, she is perpetually short on cash and for this reason also rents skis, futons, etc. Kaede acts cool and calm, but is very kind and gets along great with Renge.
Voiced by: Rina Sato

Koshigaya Yukiko

The mother of Suguru, Komari, and Natsumi. She's usually strict.
Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu

     Other 

Miyauchi Hikage

Renge and Kazuho's sister who attends high school in Tokyo, six hours away by bullet train.
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen

  • Cain and Abel and Seth: We didn't know Renge and Kazuho had a middle sister until she showed up in episode 4.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: A very mild example, as the first thing she does upon coming home is to brag about studying in Tokyo and riding the bullet train. Before Hotaru reveals that not only did she grow up in Tokyo, but she took a plane to get to Asahigaoka.

Fujimiya Konomi

Natsumi and Komari's friend who lives next door and attends the "local" high school as a third year student.
Voiced by: Ryōko Shintani

Ishikawa Honoka

A first-year elementary school student who became friends with Renge during the summer holidays.
Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki

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