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Characters: Sakamichi No Apollon
The characters from the anime and manga series Sakamichi No Apollon.

Kaoru Nishimi

Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (Japanese), Chris Patton (English)

The Protagonist. Antisocial and introverted, first year high school student Kaoru has been constantly moving from town to town and transferring schools due to his father's naval job, his latest move bringing him to Kyushu. He is a classical pianist, but after befriending Sentarou and Ritsuko, he develops an interest in jazz. He has feelings for Ritsuko.

Sentarou Kawabuki

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hoyosa (Japanese), Andrew Love (English)

Kaoru's classmate and Ritsuko's childhood friend, Sentarou often gets into fights with other students and is labeled a delinquent. He befriends Kaoru, and despite their differences, they both have a mutual passion for jazz. His preferred instrument is the drums. He has feelings for Yurika.

Ritsuko Mukae

Voiced by: Yuuka Nanri (Japanese), Rebekah Stevens (English)

The class representative in Kaoru's class. Ritsuko is a kindhearted and caring girl, as well as Sentarou's childhood friend. She is the poster girl of her father's record store, Welcome Records, which doubles as a hangout for Kaoru, Sentarou, and other jazz lovers. Kaoru has a crush on her, but she has feelings for Sentarou instead.

Yurika Fukahori

Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Maggie Flecknoe (English)

A beautiful second year high school student who Sentarou rescues from harassers at the beach. She has a spunky and curious personality. Sentarou has a crush on her, but she develops feelings for Junichi.

Junichi Katsuragi

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe/Masayoshi Furukawa (Japanese), David Matranga (English)

Ritsuko's neighbor and a big brother figure to Sentarou. Junichi attends a university in Tokyo, but he visits Welcome Records whenever he's in town. He plays the trumpet. Yurika develops a crush on him.


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