Characters / Ōkami-san

The characters of the light novel, manga, and anime series Ōkami-san.

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    Ryōko Ōkami
This is deredere. Tsuntsun is the last thing you see.
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

The title character. Ryōko is a steadfast and serious young woman, a member of the Otogi Bank, and our resident tsundere. She often works alongside Ringo. She is quick to deny her slowly reciprocating feelings for Ryoshi.

Fairy Tales: "Little Red Riding Hood"; "The Wolf and the Seven Kids"; "The Three Little Pigs"; "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", The Wolf
  • A-Cup Angst: Mentioning her flat chest got the Narrator a punch, and Ryoshi had to hold her back after the Butler referenced her small chest.
  • Action Girl: The best fighter in the Otogi bank and possibly the best one in the series.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: She is a ferocious and tough boxer, yet she has a girly side and soft spot for animals that she tries to hide.
  • The Cassandra: In her backstory, her statements about her Attempted Rape by Shiro are dismissed by her classmates but it later turns out to be true.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: While she vehemently denies this, Ryoko falls into this trope in Episode 12 when Machiko starts to make her moves on Ryoshi.
  • Cute Bruiser: With her Neko Neko Knuckles, Ryoko will leave you cat-atonic.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Occasionally visible when she grinds her teeth in anger.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In Junior High, her former boyfriend Shiro attempted to rape her, causing her so much psychological trauma to the point of changing schools.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Her clothing is black and red with her Animal Motif being a wolf and has a noble nature in contrast with Shiro Hitsujikai's lighter appearance amd depraved nature.
  • Death Glare: If the narrator even mentions Ryoko's and Ringo's poor fanservice... EH? ... erm, never mind... Also, Ryoko's default expression.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She at first has no interest in Ryoshi and just finds him weird and annoying, but she eventually warms up to him and falls in love with him.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Ryoko tends to beat up Ryoshi a lot, as well as other men who usually deserve their beating.
  • Easy Amnesia: In Episode 7.
  • Everybody Knew Already: Her love of romance novels. Ringo knows all about how she hides them behind another row of books and disguises herself to visit the bookstore in the next town to buy them, and casually mentions this fact to Ryoshi because she thinks it's cute.
  • Everyone Can See It: Her relationship with Ryoshi.
  • Expy: She looks very similar and shares many character traits with Taiga Aisaka from Toradora!.
  • Godiva Hair: In the shower scene.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted with Ryoshi.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: In regards to Ryoshi.
  • Idiot Hair: Has one of these in the manga.
  • Jerkass Façade: Subverted; the harder she tries to be mean and nasty, the nicer and cuter she becomes.
  • Love Epiphany: In Episode 10, she dreams of kissing Ryoshi and, naturally, acts stranger than normal around him the rest of the week because she can't really deny her feelings any more (at least not to herself; everyone else is still fair game).
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Ryoshi's Feminine Boy.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name can translate to "Traveling Wolf".
  • Modesty Shorts: Though her skirt is rather long in the front and back, the sides are split up to the hip, giving a slight view of her shorts.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Subverted. Despite her boxer training and apparent strength, Ryoko had a really hard time fighting the more muscular gang leader of Episode 2 (even with her upgraded boxing gloves that had a taser function.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Ringo's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's very masculine, tough and a fierce boxer, yet she has a soft spot for cute animals and she loves romance novels. She does her best to hide her girly side, but most people can see right through her.
  • Tsundere: An aggressive Type A and lampshaded constantly. She calls Ryoshi an idiot and hetare, or "good-for-nothing", usually punches him and denies that she likes him. She's completely unable to be honest with herself.

    Ryōshi Morino
I am... a hunter! The one who catches her will be me...!
Voiced by: Miyu Irino (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)

Ryōshi is a shy student who harbors a crush on Ryoko and has scopophobia, a fear of having people look at him. He is pulled into joining the Otogi Bank, but joins willingly in order to stay by Ryoko's side.

Fairy Tale: "Little Red Riding Hood", The Hunter
  • Adorkable: Just so very much so adorably awkward, indeed.
  • Amazon Chaser: He became interested in Ryoko because of her acting so strong and masculine.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Which ironically leads to an opportunity for him to work with the object of his affections.
  • Battle Couple: With Ryoko.
  • Beautiful All Along: With his hair out of his face he's incredibly handsome.
  • Bishōnen: With his hair slicked back, Ryoshi is a stunner. Even without, when he gets serious and shows off both of his eyes he's still good looking.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted with Ryoko.
  • Hates Being Touched:
    • In the manga, he says that in addition to freaking out when people stare at him, he also does not like them to get too close, but that he's okay with people he knows; it's only strangers he has a problem with. The anime doesn't mention this.
    • It does come up once in Episode 5, at least in the dub. Ryoshi doesn't handle Momoko's teasing very well.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When his friends are in danger, Ryoshi steps it up and becomes an unstoppable badass, signified by both of his eyes becoming visible.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Ryoko's Masculine Girl.
  • Meaningful Name: His name translates to "Hunter of the Forest".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Sometimes this, sometimes Blinding Bangs, sometimes neither. In general, the more serious he's being, the more visible eyes he has.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: The first time Ryoko sees him, she notes he's utterly unremarkable in appearance: not exceptionally ugly, neither fat nor thin; nothing about him sticks out at all. His scores on tests, both academic and physical, are exactly on the national average of male students. He apparently does this on purpose to avoid being noticed at all.
  • Running Gag:
    Ryoshi: Don't look, don't look!
  • Shrinking Violet: A rare male example, due to his scopophobia.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Male example. His hair color emphasizes his mild and quiet nature.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a tendency to end his sentences with "~su".

    Ringo Akai
Someone just thought of something evil for the enemies of the Otogi bank.
Voiced by: Kanae Ito (JP), Monica Rial (EN)

Ringo is Ryoko's partner and roommate. Don't let her cutesy appearance fool you — when push comes to shove, Ringo can be fairly dangerous when she wants to be.

Fairy Tales: "Little Red Riding Hood", Little Red Riding Hood; "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", Poison Red Apple; Rose Red; possibly the story of Adam and Eve and the forbidden fruit, with her as the fruit.
  • Little Red Fighting Hood: She's really more of a support member in a fight, but no one sane would cross her.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Can play you like a violin and still be as cute as a button.
  • Meaningful Name: She's literally named "Red Apple".
  • Older Than She Looks: Looks like a child, but she is actually a high school student.
  • Overly Nervous Flop Sweat: In Episode 7, when observing Jizou's double date through her binoculars, she's distracted by Ryoko's voice, after which she turns around and sees an amnesiac Ryoko dragging Ryoshi around. Cue her face becoming livid with sweat.
    Ringo: "I must be getting tired."

    Liszt Kiriki
Of course we can help you. But you will owe us.
Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (JP), Micah Solusod (EN)

The president of the Otogi Bank. He often doesn't do work and instead his cousin Alice does it for him.

Fairy Tale: "The Ant and the Grasshopper", The Grasshopper
  • Non-Action Guy: The only male member of the bank who doesn't partake in missions. In fact, he probably does the least amount of work in the bank compared to everybody else. Justified in that it goes with his fairy tale character.

    Alice Kiriki
Voiced by: Yui Horie (JP), Terri Doty (EN)

Liszt's cousin and secretary. She often does Liszt's work for him.

Fairy Tale: "The Ant and the Grasshopper", The Ant
  • A-Cup Angst: In the pool episode, she's noticeably annoyed when it's pointed out that she's almost as flat as Ryoko and Ringo. She appears to be of an average size when wearing her normal clothing, however, so it's possible she borrows her cousin's chest padding.
  • All Work vs. All Play: All Work to Liszt's All Play.
  • Creepy Monotone: Her voice is generally kept at one.

    Otsu Tsurugaya
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)

A maid working in the Otogi Bank who has a fetish for people who want to return the favor and repay other people who have been kind to them.

Fairy Tale: "The Grateful Crane"
  • The Chick: As Ryoko says, she's one of those "Friendship and happiness" types.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The reason Otsu is so determined to repay people is because her neighbor who was like an older brother to her saved her from being hit by a truck when she was younger. When the doctors were trying to save him in the hospital, she prayed and promised that she would repay him if only he got better... but he died from his injuries, so she can never repay him.
  • Gainaxing: She has an ample chest which gets emphasizes by her breasts bouncing when she walks or sweeps back and forth.

    Taro Urashima
Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

A handsome ladies' man who is solely interested in women and has no interest in men. He is found in the company of his girlfriend Otohime, and what the two are often up to... is left to the imagination as to what they are doing.

Fairy Tale: "Urashima Taro", same name as hero
  • Beta Couple: With Otohime. Of sorts.
  • The Big Guy: The only physically-oriented fighter besides Ryoko at the Otogi bank and the only one capable of matching her in terms of skill.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Taro cares a lot about Otohime, but he's often scared of her constant pursuing of him. Probably because she gives him too much of a good thing when she catches him.
  • One Head Taller: Than Otohime.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Otohime's Energetic Girl.
  • Super Mode: "Gentleman Mode", which he enters after Otohime "extracts his essence" works like this. He becomes even more suave than he normally is and becomes significantly more badass.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: In the original tale, Urashima and Otohime are gone for 300 years. In this series, they went on a journey for a year.

    Otohime Ryugu
Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)

Otohime is a bishoujo who has eyes only for her boyfriend Taro. She is found in the company of Taro, and what the two are often up to... is left to the imagination as to what they are doing.

Fairy Tales: "Urashima Taro", same name as heroine; "The Tortoise and the Hare", the Tortoise
  • Covert Pervert: She is able to "extract Urashima's essence".
  • Formerly Fat: She was kind of chubby when she was younger, earning her the "turtle girl" nickname.
  • Hime Cut: She's an ojou with the right hair style but she's too energetic and violently jealous to fit the other parts of the trope.
  • Ojou: She's the daughter of a large and powerful corporation.
  • Yandere: Her jealousy is often invoked, but in Episode 11 when she thinks she's lost Urashima she becomes suicidal, followed shortly by psychotically murderous.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: In the original tale, Urashima and Otohime are gone for 300 years. In the anime, they went on a journey for a year.

    Majolica le Fay
Violet eyes to die for!
Voiced by: Kimiko Koyama (JP), Lindsay Seidel (EN)

A wacky inventor who is often in the company of Otsuu.

Fairy Tale: King Arthur, Morgan le Fay
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She's the one who makes Ryoko's various Kitten Boxing Gloves, as well as a few other tools for the members of Otogi Bank.
  • Hidden Buxom: Most noticeable in her bikini in Episode 9 and in her maid outfit.

    Mimi Usami
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (JP), Jad Saxton (EN)

Otohime's chief rival for Urashima.

Fairy Tale: "The Tortoise and the Hare", The Hare
  • Animal Motifs: The hare.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Though cute at first glance, Mimi isn't the least nice. Her Battle Aura looks like it needs a Holy Hand Grenade to deal with.
  • Compensated Dating: During her battle with Otohime leading to the beauty contest, one attempt at defamation involved spreading images of her walking with a middle-aged man along with an accusation that she's engaging in enjo kousai, though the English translation chooses instead to say she's being "paid for dates".
  • Everyone Has Standards: In Episode 10, she is initially happy to play a role in sabotaging the Otogi Bank by bringing Alice to a pre-arranged location. But when she realizes the kind of evil bastards she's working with, she decides to switch sides... this time.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Most likely meant to resemble rabbit ears.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Leads to this after realizing she's being used by the Onigashima thugs saves both Alice. Later she even saves her rival Otohime from the Onigashima thugs during the fight between the Otogi Bank and the Onigashima thugs and after saving Ryōko she apologizes to Otohime for the years of bad blood and become friends.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Her excuse for helping in Episode 11 is that she's currently stuck with them, so nobody better get the wrong idea.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Starts out as a bitchy and manipulative girl who wants to prove she is more popular than Otohime, but later she shows she isn't that bad deep down.
  • Meaningful Name: In addition to being a normal girl's name in the West, mimi is the Japanese word for "ears", something rabbits are rather famous for.

    Momoko Kibitsu
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP), Stephanie Young (EN)

Head of the Disciplinary Committee, notable for her ample bosom.

Fairy Tale: "Momotaro"
  • Instant Fan Club: Like her namesake, she has three followers, Inuzuka (the dog), Saruwatari (the monkey) and Kijino (the pheasant).
  • Meaningful Name: Momoko is the female naming equivalent of Momotarou.

    Yukime Murano
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (JP), Lydia Mackay (EN)

Ryoshi's aunt and landlady, a romantic novel writer going by the pen name of Yuki. Ryoko is (not-so-secretly) a huge fan of her work.

Fairy Tale: "The Snow Woman"
  • Christmas Cake: Subversion, since this trope is for unmarried women. But Yukime makes enough of a deal of her age to make it clear she's referencing this trope.

    Shiro Hitsujikai
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

Onigashima's student council president who has a history with Ryoko. One of the few people who she's actually afraid of.

Fairy Tale: "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" ("hitsuji" means "sheep")
  • Attempted Rape: During middle school, he did this to Ryoko. After that, he spread bad rumors about Ryoko to the point that she had to transfer schools.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series.
  • Blatant Lies: He tells Ryoshi that he "helped himself to Ryoko", but moments later says that was a lie. Considering what we learn from her side of the story, though, it was pretty close to the truth.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When speaking to Lizst, he's surprisingly polite and genial. Of course, this just makes him that much creepier.
  • For the Evulz: There's no specific reason for what he does other than he likes causing despair... and he certainly does, the bastard.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: The thugs who kidnap Ryoko and drag her to a warehouse originally worked for a guy named Hakuba in the manga; he doesn't appear in the anime, so Shiro fills the role of their boss instead.
  • Light Is Not Good: He is s Bishōnen with his name, hair and clothes being associated with white and has some yellow trims, but his nature is more vile and depraved than what his appearance let on.
  • Minor Injury Over Reaction: When Ryoshi finally manages to punch him in the face and draw First Blood, he absolutely flips.

    Aragami Ranpu aka Lamp 
Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)

The principal of Otogi Academy

Fairy Tale: "Aladdin", the Djinni
  • Dirty Old Man: Requests that Lizst send one of the female members of the bank to report to him with an "excited" grin on his face.
  • Genie in a Bottle: In Ringo's dream.
  • Make a Wish: He promises "three wishes" for anyone who works three years in the Otogi Bank.

    Shirayuki Himeno
Voiced by: Yukari Fukui (JP), Kara Edwards (EN)

Ringo's half sister. She has seven younger siblings that she lives with.

Fairy Tale: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", Snow White
  • The Sixth Ranger: Whenever she's in an episode, she'll serve as this.
  • Super Drowning Skills:
    • Sinks like a rock, with her lungs and heart stopping in less than 20 seconds. This girl shouldn't even be allowed to use drinking fountains unattended.
    • Sets up a brilliant subversion of the tale of Snow White, though. Instead of a bite (kiss) of a poison red apple putting the princess to sleep, it was CPR (a kiss) from the "blackhearted" Red Apple girl that woke her up.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko

    Ami Jizou
Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

A senior. She is very shy and tends to stalk her boyfriend Jin as a result.

Fairy Tale: "Kasajizou", Jizou
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: After being given an umbrella by Jin, she fell in love with him.
  • Covert Pervert: Who would have thought the shy and reserved model student was sneaking into her crush's house and peeking at his adult magazines.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is incredibly shy.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Once she fell in love with Jin, she started sneaking into his house to do chores and make dinner for him every day. Even after they start dating, she still spies on him behind bushes to "protect" him.
  • Supreme Chef: Her cooking is so good that Jin didn't mind to eat it even without knowing where it came from.
  • Through His Stomach: She makes dinner for Jin as a way to thank him and he really likes it. After they start dating, she continues to cook for him.

    Saburou Nekomiya
Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (JP), Jerry Jewell (EN)

A third-year at Otogi described by the narrator as a "Pretty Boy". He was saved years ago by a girl, Ryoko, but he ran away. He was so ashamed that he trained himself into a skilled fighter. He passed some of his knowledge along to Ryoshi Morino.

Fairy Tale: "Puss in Boots"
  • Chekhov's Gunman: First shows up as a boy being bullied by a group of thugs. Doesn't appear again for several episodes.

    Machiko Himura
Voiced by: Satomi Sato (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN)

A girl who comes from a very poor family. She tried to marry Ryoshi thinking he was rich and could get her out her serious debt.

Fairy Tale: "The Little Match Girl"
  • Gold Digger: Albeit, her reasons are a bit more justified than most.
  • Rescue Romance: Falls for Ryoshi for real after he saves her from a gang of thugs and helps gets her life back on track.

    The Narrator 
Voiced by: Satomi Arai (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

The narrator of the story.
  • Jerkass: Well, she certainly know what buttons to press on our protagonists.