A city boy from Sapporo who enrolled in Yezo after failing to pass the entrance exams for his preferred high school. Though he believed he'd have more time to relax and study more for college, he underestimates the physical effort he has to put into just to get through a day of school.
Accidental Misnaming: Ayame can't seem to remember his name, replacing the "hachi" (Japanese for "8") with various other numbers("roku"/"6", etc).
The B Grade: He achieves the best overall grades in his entire high school - but he isn't the #1 top student in any one class or subject, so he still feels like he hasn't reached his full potential.
Butt Monkey: People love him. Animals, the universe, and cosmic laws of probability… don't.
Chronic Hero Syndrome: While he doesn't get faced with desperate life-or-death situations or anything like that, he becomes known as "the guy who won't refuse you" for his consistent willingness to help anybody who feeds him a sob story.
Perpetual Frowner: Rarely smiles, and when he does, it's usually because he's going into Oh Crap mode. He gets better as the series progresses though, as chapter 72 demonstrates.
Tempting Fate: At the end of a special flashback chapter, a young Yugo finishes a school presentation with "I know a life of agriculture would be impossible for someone like me." You never know Yugo, you never know.
Thank Your Prey: Has a tendency to do this before butchering an animal or while eating its meat later, as a way of dealing with his qualms on the whole carnivore issue.
"Well Done, Son!" Guy: He went to the agricultural school partially to get away from his parents, who have high standards for his education. He prefers to avoid going home as much as possible.
Voiced by: Marie Miyake
A first year of Yezo and the object of Yugo's affections, she attends Yezo to prepare herself for taking over her family's farm, although her real love is working with horses.
Adorkable: Definitely has traits of this when it comes to her relationship with Yugo.
All Girls Like Ponies: Played with. If you replace "ponies" with "absolutely massive draught horses", you're there. And, she's not the standard kind of girl generally expected to like the ponies, either. See Book Dumb. Funnily enough, the only way to get her to study? Link it to horses somehow. Otherwise, it just doesn't go in.
Book Dumb: To an extent. She's not very good at studying. Apparently, she is only slightly better than Tokiwa. Her grades are actually pretty decent, though. Just somewhere between 60-70% on most subjects. Not terribly bad, but definitely not good enough for her to go to her university of choice.
Heroic BSOD: Played for laughs whenever Yugo is is rumoured to be involved with another girl.
Oblivious to Love: Even after Yugo asks her on a freaking date she still doesn't catch on his feelings. She has the other girls notice for her though. It's also hinted it might be Selective Obliviousness.
In chapter 89 Hachiken makes an unsubtle suggestion that he'd love chocolates from her on Valentine's; she thinks he' making a suggestion for farming cacao to set up choco production for the school. It only hits her after an annoyed Mika outright points it out to her.
Stepford Smiler: It's been heavily hinted that she's less-than-enthusiastic about the prospect of taking over the family farm.
Voiced by: Tohru Sakurai
Yugo's classmate and a childhood friend of Aki's, as his family owns a dairy farm not far from her home. He's also a skilled baseball player looking to go professional.
Childhood Friend Romance: Hachiken suspects this of him and Aki when they start keeping secrets from him. Heartbreakingly subverted when it's revealed Aki just knew about his family's situation, and even moreso when we learn her family was a co-signer on the farm.
Dumb Jock: True enough with the traditional subjects, though subverted in other ways, since most subjects at Yezo Agricultural are not of the 'traditional' variety.
An outspoken member of the 1st Year Dairy Farming Program, her family owns a large industrial farm that herself wishes to take over in the future.
Acrofatic: Tamako's surprisingly agile, as shown in her Table Tennis skills.
Beautiful All Along: She was completely unrecognizable after she lost a substantial amount of weight over the summer. For a couple of chapters, that is.
Turns out this is a back and forth thing as she works during the summer and loses weight pretty easily. She comments she doesn't like it however and promptly eats to regain her weight. She also agrees to slim down and act as eye-candy for the cow event at the school festival.
Brutal Honesty: Even though she cares for her friends, Tamako still lays out the facts that Yugo was pressuring Aki to succeed where he didn't.
Book Dumb: With Hachiken's help studying, Tokiwa got the best grade on a math test that he'd ever managed in his life — 10%. His midterm results were perfect in Animal Husbandry and decent in Produce — just terrible on everything else.
Butt Monkey: Sometimes he brings it upon himself, though.
Delinquent Hair: He shows up to school after summer break sporting a mohawk. One class period later, he's been slapped with detention and his head's been buzzed almost bald.
Expy: Deliberate or not, after his haircut he looks quite a bit like Connie Springer (who also has ditzy tendencies).
Get Rich Quick Scheme: Comes up with various levels of these practically all the time, not always just for himself (he helped mastermind Vice President's food fund, after all). For some unknown reason (see below).
Mr. Red Ink: When he has money, he spends it on the weirdest, most useless things (see Delinquent Hair, which came with a total wardrobe makeover, the works) without a second thought. Almost constantly broke thanks to not managing the dosh.
Yugo's roommate, 1st Year Agriculture Program student.
Berserk Button: Interrupting him while he is playing his games is a good way to piss him off.
Clear My Name: Was wrongfully accused of viewing porn on the internet, which resulted in having one of the dorm computers being infected with a virus. He ends up getting most people off his back by pointing he plays dating sims loaded off discs, not anything he got from the internet.
Otaku: Though you wouldn't know it just by looking at him.
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Kobushi
Yugo's roommate, 1st Year Food Sciences Program student
Acrofatic: Not quite...he just can't run fast enough.
Jerkass: Expresses his envy of Hachiken's relationship with Aki by hampering him. And inciting a nearby horse to kick his phone broken.
Moment Killer: His pastime as of late. Accidentally expanded and invoked this trope into the realm of 2-D by tripping the dorm's circuit breaker, thus ruining Nishikawa's progress in his dating sim game.
Master of None: Part of the reason why he can't find a job is because he's accumulated too many useless skills to put on a resume.
Muscles Are Meaningful: He was able to singlehandedly defeat a draft horse when racing it. More impressive considering he dragged the sleigh, Tamako, and the other contestants who were supposed to drag the sleigh with him.
Yugo's reckless older brother, he was a student at Tokyo University before he decided to drop out to look for his path in life. He meets Yugo after he was sent on a "journey" by his mentor in ramen-making, though in reality he was fired.
Ditzy Genius: He acts rather spacey and selfish a lot of the time, but he was smart enough to get into Tokyo University. He's also shown to be smarter than he lets on around his father, who he seems to detest.
And like Yugo, he's very good at studying and note-taking (even if his handwriting is chicken-scratch), his studying methods noticeably increasing the average grade of Yugo's entire class.
Jerkass: He belittles Yugo's efforts, despite the fact Yugo had overworked himself so hard that he had to be hospitalized. He cruelly points out that his "so-called" friends didn't visit him during his hospitalization (which happened during a school festival, so they obviously couldn't skip work to visit). And he didn't even try the homemade bacon that Yugo sent to him, as proof of Yugo's hard work.
Jerkass Has a Point: He was giving some valid advice when Yugo didn't have a concrete plan for his business while asking money from his parents.
Ojou: Subverted and parodied: she acts like one, but her family just got rich when the government decided to build a freeway on their farm. Seeing as how her family isn't even Nouveau Riche, her parents at least don't let said money particularly affect how they act.
Marshmallow Hell: How Yugo and Fukubuchou (Vice President) first met her in person.
Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Implied with the mention that she's part-Cossack and that she found a -20 centigrade winter "a bit warm." When met with the titular silver spoon, she comes to the "obvious" conclusion that it must be a warning about the dangers of assassination and poisoning.
Nice Girl: Yugo's impression of her when they first talked on the phone.
Older Than They Look: She looks about twenty, thirty at the outside, but she makes comments about the economy during the fall of the Soviet Union, her tone implying she witnessed it personally.