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The sixteen year old heroine of Prétear, After her mother's death and her father's remarriage, Himeno is thrust into a high-class society life where she has trouble adjusting. She meets Hayate and the Leafe Knights, who tell her that she's the Prétear who is needed to save the world.
Himeno's father and a former author of romance novels.
Natsue is a wealthy and powerful executive who, after her divorce is Happily Married
to Kaoru Awayuki. In the anime, while strict with Himeno, she also greatly cares about her wellbeing.
- Happily Married: To Kaoru. It's almost sickly-sweet how much those two are in love.
- I Own This Town: In the anime, all businesses in town are affiliated to Natsue's business conglomerate. After marrying Kaoru, she renames the businesses and the town after him.
- Parents as People: Likewise. She does attempt to be kind to her stepdaughter in her own way, but she's quite disconnected from her and her own daughters.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: In the manga storyline, Natsue is the CEO of a cosmetics company but this fact is rarely stated and the only time she's ever seen doing something related to that is during a flashback from when she asked her butler to test one product. One of the other few times her job is mentioned has Himeno comment that "at least she's supposed to be".
- Spoiled Sweet
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Kaoru.
- Wicked Stepmother: Moreso in the manga than the anime.
The eldest daughter of Natsue, she holds a pretentious attitude toward Himeno for coming from an impoverished family. Mayune often plays practical jokes to demean Himeno.
Intelligent and composed, Mawata is the seemingly perfect child of the family. However, her outwardly calm demeanor is used as a facade to hide her loneliness and mask her own sense of loss and heartbreak. She also has a crush on Sasame.
Is the Awayuki family's chauffeur. He and Natsue used to go to school together, with Mr. Tanaka harboring a crush on Natsue while she pursued other interests. He once offered Natsue a ride, which lead to his employment as the Awayuki's chauffeur.
A maid at the Awayuki estate who is friendly with Himeno and regularly provides her with advice. She's actually Takako in disguise.
Knights of Leafe
The Knight of Wind. Hayate is initially hostile towards Himeno, refusing to acknowledge her as the new Prétear. However, he soon becomes quite protective of her as well.
The Knight of Sound and has a job as a radio personality, addressing people's problems on the air. He is a good listener and offers himself as a sounding board to Himeno. In the manga, he remains a knight of leafe and appears to fall for Himeno. In the anime, he later becomes Fenrir's Knight of Darkness after confessing that he was in love with Takako 16 years ago, pitting him against the Leafe Knights and the Prétear
. In the anime adaptation, his personality is changed to a quieter, more serious nature.
The Knight of Fire, he works as a waiter in his part time job.
Voiced by: Makoto Naruse (JP), Victor Carsrud (EN)
The Knight of Light and works at an Internet company. Kei is the most practical and direct of the Knights, which sometimes leads to confrontation. He's also a narcissist.
The Knight of Ice and is the unstated leader of the younger members of the Leafe Knights. He, Hajime and Shin died while fighting the Princess of Disaster sixteen years ago and was reborn as a child.
The Knight of Water and is the second youngest member of the Leafe Knights.
Voiced by: Tamaki Nakanishi (JP), Sasha Paysinger (EN)
The youngest member of the Leafe Knights and the Knight of Plants. He can use his abilities to heal plants, and is very sensitive to anyone hurting them. In the manga, when he prete's with Himeno he dies as the Pretear must draw energy from the knight to fight, but is revived. In the anime, Shin is the only knight never shown preting with her.
Takako/Fenrir, the Princess of Disaster Takako was the last Prétear before Himeno. She fell in love with Hayate but he was unable to reciprocate her feelings, causing the heartbroken girl to turn her powers towards evil. In the anime adaptation, Sasame confesses that he had loved her all along; she doesn't return his feelings but has him become her Knight of Darkness and orders him to kill Hayate. At the end of the series, Himeno's kindness and Sasame's death out of love for her enables her to regain her humanity and return to normal. She is last seen with the revived Sasame, finally free from her hatred.
Fenrir's ultimate goal is to destroy the world by taking away the Leafe that preserves all life.
Yayoi is a classmate of Himeno's and her friend. In the manga, they have been friends since middle school; in the anime adaptation, however, it appears that they were not previously acquainted and become friends in high school after Yayoi ignores what other girls in their class say about Himeno. The anime adaptation also makes Yayoi a hopeless romantic who is a fan of Kaoru's novels and prone to dreaming up outlandish love scenarios.