Characters: Super Gals

This is a character sheet for the Super Gals series:

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    The Main Characters 

Ran Kotobuki

Voice Actors: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)

The series' main character, the middle child of police detective parents. She refuses to become a police officer and instead spends her days in Shibuya having fun with her best friends Miyu and Aya. Despite this, Ran has a strong sense of justice and will help her friends and others alike if they're in trouble.

  • Badass Normal: Can take down a robber just by throwing one of her own boots at the guy.
  • Berserk Button: it's really not a good idea to bully girls as long as Ran is around in Shibuya.
  • Book Dumb: As Lampshaded every single time, Ran is very intelligent, but studies so little her grades are inevitably low.
    • Also Subverted once a year, right before she retake her exams to advance to the next grade (and even to graduate): either by being tricked into it, by betting she'll pass the exam without cheating or to make a recital before the whole school, she gets motivated to study and manages to get the top grades. She calls this "Miracle Switch".
  • Chaste Hero: Despite the Gals' fame as promiscuous, she's still a virgin and proud of it, and in fact advises people to not even give a single kiss until they're sure of their partner's feelings (one of the people she advised this way was Miyu, whose problem with her boyfriend was that he was waiting for her to get older for that kiss).
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: to an extent. Might be because of the fact that her whole family is made up of police officers.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Genki Girl
  • Happy Dance: A chibi Ran is often seen in the scene segways of the series, happily doing some para-para.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ran can be pushy, rude, and selfish at times, but her heart is typically in the right place and she will help others out even if there's nothing for her to gain.
  • Moral Myopia: Ran's quick to point out others' flaws, but never address/correct her own.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: with Mami Honda.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: the Tomboy to Aya and Miyu's Girly Girl.
  • Totally Radical: while everyone in the series speaks like this in the Japanese and English version, Ran is far and beyond the biggest user of dated slang.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: with Rei.
  • You Are What You Hate: for someone who doesn't want to be a police officer, Ran has shown plenty of times of how she has the skills to be one: the strong sense of justice, detective skills, willingness to help out others, etc.
    • It's later revealed why Ran refuses to become a police officer. She would have to give up her typical fashion tastes and wear a standard uniform, which she's disgusted to do. Her father's pressure only makes things worse, as Ran doesn't want to follow a path decided by someone else.
    • And, in the end, Ran decides to become one to better protect her beloved Shibuya.

Miyu Yamazaki

Voice Actors: Haruna Ikezawa (Japanese), Kira Vincent-Davis (English)

A friend of Ran's, Miyu is typically (typically) nicer than her friend and almost always smiling. She is in love with Ran's older brother, Yamato.

Aya Hoshino

Voice Actors: Oma Ichimura (Japanese), Kimberly Pause (English)

A studious girl Ran met in the first episode when she catches her doing Compensated Dating. She stops her and tells her to live her own life. Soon after Aya became good friends with Ran and Miyu.

Rei Otohota

Voice Actors: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Chris Patton (English)

A student at Meisho Number 1 High School, Rei is also considered the number 1 popular guy due to a magazine article as being the coolest teenage guy in the area. Is good friends with Yuya and often finds himself bumping into Ran more often than either one would like. He's also Aya's boyfriend.

Yuya Asou

Voice Actors: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)

Also a student at Meisho Number 1 High School, Yuya placed 2nd in the same magazine article that said Rei was the coolest and most handsome teenage guy in Shibuya. As such, his nickname is Number Two ("nii" in the Japanese version, the Japanese word for two). He is in love with Ran and will help her out when the need arises.

Tatsuki "Tatsukichi" Kuroi

Voice Actors: Yukimasa Obi (Japanese), Jason Douglas (English)

Ran's boyfriend who loves para-para, to the point where he calls himself the "para-para king of Machida". He and Ran get along quite well, even though they don't really date, much less anything else romantic.

  • Intentional Engrish for Funny: a big fan of using this.
  • Large Ham
  • Platonic Life Partners: what Tatsuki is (to his annoyance) with Ran, since she never shows intimacy towards him.
    • The very last chapter finally breaks this with a kiss on the cheek. After two years and half they're together.
  • Power Copying: He can acquire complex skills by 'aping' (as he himself said) someone who is demonstrating them.

    Supporting Cast 

Yamato Kotobuki

Voice Actors: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanaese), Paul Locklear (English)

Ran's older brother, who's a police officer in Shibuya, and often helps out Ran and her friends. He and Miyu are a couple.

Taizo Kotobuki

Voice Actors: Ginzo Matsuo (episodes 1-24), Fumihiko Tachiki (episodes 25-51), John Gremillion (English)

Ran's father. He tries to lead Ran into becoming a police officer like the rest of her family, but she refuses.

Kiyoka Kotobuki

Ran's mother. Also a police officer.

Voice Actors: Yuko Kobayashi (Japanese), Christine Auten (English)

Mami Honda

Voice Actors: Aya Ishizu (Japanese), Allison Sumrall (English)

Ran's rival and the "Queen of Ikebukuro". In the manga they later form a truce. This does not happen in the anime.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Yuya. Justified by the long string of cheating boyfriends she had before him and her knowledge he was in love with Ran before they went together (and stayed in love with her for a while after: she mistook his attempt to play peacemaker during one of her fights with Ran as a love declaration, and acted on it). Becomes less jealous when Yuya realizes he has fallen for Mami and declares it in public.
  • Last Name Basis: always refers to Ran by her last name.
  • Official Couple: with Yuya.
  • Rich Bitch: anime only.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: with Ran Kotobuki.
  • The Ojou

Harue Kudou

Sayo Kotobuki

Voice Actors: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese), Hilary Haag (English)

Ran's energetic little sister. She's a large fan of Odaiba Cop, and solves crimes with her boyfriend Masato. Unlike her older sister, she wants to become a police detective when she grows up.

Masato Iwai

Naoki Kuroi

Miyu's Mom

Voice actors: Kazura Murai (Japanese), Allison Keith (English)

Miyu's very rarely seen mother, who treats her daughter rather poorly. She only appears in two episodes of the anime.

  • Abusive Parent/ Parental Abandonment / Parental Neglect: All of these. She rarely sees Miyu and blames Miyu for her divorce thus refusing to look at Miyu. She was abandoned by her own mother and in the end abandons Miyu. The only thing she does for Miyu is give Miyu enough money to live off of until Miyu gets a job and a place to stay on her own.
  • The Faceless: we never see her face. Subverted in the manga, where we do get to see her face the few times she shows up.
  • Jerk Ass