Characters / Tari Tari

Wakana Sakai

Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki
  • Ahoge: Has a small ahoge sticking out of her ponytail.
  • Broken Bird: Wakana's lack of socializing stems from her past. She initially pushes away those who approach her, but through efforts from Konatsu and Sawa, she becomes more open.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Part of the anime's plot is helping Wakana get out of her shell as a result of years of depression. Her friends succeed in helping her get through her issues.
  • Don't Think, Feel: Non-fantastical example. The vice principal gives Wakana this advice to help her overcome her writer's block when she was writing a song for the club, just like how her mom used to do it. It works.
  • Emotionless Girl: Subverted. She gives off this vibe due to being a detached person, but once you get to know her, she's actually pretty expressive, albeit still introverted. She becomes a bit more outgoing after her issues are resolved however.
  • Expy: Appearance-wise, she's basically a non-abrasive Minko.
    • She also shares some elements of Noe's backstory. They even share the same VA.
  • Hope Bringer: Was this to Konatsu's newly-christened club when her joining filled the sufficient quota of members needed for the club to be approved. She continues to be this for other characters for different reasons post-character development.
  • Ineffectual Loner
  • Meganekko: Wears reading glasses during class.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Her main regret is that she was never able to say "see you later" to her mom before she died. That, and the fact that she treated her coldly before then too.
  • The Quiet One
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Her default disposition is cold and unsociable, but it's a result of her heavy guilt and sadness over her mom's death.
  • The Stoic: Is emotionally shielded and withdrawn as a result of depression. See Broken Bird above.
    • Not So Stoic: That saying, she has her not so stoic moments, even during her depression phase in the first six episodes, like the time when she was frantically chased by a Spanish guy her mother knew and when she saw Wien and Tanaka..."practicing".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She's basically a gloomier, carbon copy of her mom. The resemblance is clearer whenever Wakana smiles however.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Troubled Fetal Position: A flashback shows her doing this during her mom's funeral.
  • Was Too Hard On Her: She was a bit of a hard jerk to her mom when she was younger. She continued treating her coldly until she learned that her mom's illness eventually took her life. Since then, Wakana has been living a life of guilt and regret over this and places keeping promises at great value above all else.
  • When She Smiles

Konatsu Miyamoto

Voiced by: Asami Seto

Sawa Okita

Voiced by: Saori Hayami

Taichi Tanaka

Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Cannot Spit It Out: It's implied that he has a crush on Sawa, but he doesn't tell her, even when she leaves.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to the rest of the cast, Taichi doesn't get a character arc of his own with the exception of one episode (and that didn't show much either).
  • Straight Man
  • Terrible Artist: In episode eleven, Konatsu wants him to draw the background settings, brushing aside Taichi's protests and maintaining that everyone else is doing stuff for the first time, such as Wakana with songwriting and Sawa with choreography. When he presents a sketch to Sawa, Konatsu, and Wien the next day:
    Konatsu: Never draw again.

Atsuhiro "Wien" Maeda

Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae
  • Adorkable: His attempts to learn Japanese culture are adorable.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Having been influenced by Sentai shows, he displays this from time to time. It first shows up when he saves Wakana from what both assumed to be a stalker (it was all a big misunderstanding though), and when he goes after a robber who was stealing Konatsu's bag.
  • Keet
  • Large Ham: When he dons his superhero costume for the first time for a part-time job given to him and his friends by Shiho.
  • New Transfer Student: Wien is a new transfer student from Austria and finds himself unfamiliar with Japanese customs.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Wien's wealthy background surprises the characters when they visit his home in episode eight, primarily because he never mentions it.