After running away from home to his abusive father at the start of the game, Ren and his sister Mihato move into the Kuonji mansion as servants. There are three Kuonji sisters, two of whom have a devoted attendant apart from the two general servants while the third hires Mihato.
Ren is the protagonist of the story and not really used to being a butler. He can get quite hot tempered and argumentative while further lacking some of the critical abilities needed for his position. That said, he works hard, is very devoted and learns the work quickly, so after a trial period he is hired officially by the three sisters. Deciding that they could use another attendant, the three sisters each offer him the chance to work directly for them, a choice which locks you onto the story route.
Above the Influence: When Shinra gets drunk and starts stripping in front of Ren, he tries to make an excuse to leave. She orders him to stay.
Ren manages to walk in on Beni in the bathroom several times, though the after the first time it’s almost always her own fault. Once due to inviting the person in without thinking that it might not be Natose, once because she was in there at a really bizarre hour and once because she wasn’t paying attention and didn’t respond to the knocks.
Natose manages to do exactly the same thing at the start of her route by assuming the person knocking was Beni and inviting Ren in without thinking. Fortunately, Natose is a lot nicer than Beni and realizes it was kind of her own fault. Second time is mostly his fault, but again, Natose is a lot nicer than Beni and simply apologizes for him having to come get her for being late.
Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When Ren’s father comes around, Ren begs him to go back home and stop harassing them. Beni is too proud on his behalf, though, and steps in to force the issue.
Dark and Troubled Past: His frequent abuse from his father left him no other choice but to run away from home with his sister.
Dude, She's Like in a Coma: Miyu makes Ren and Mihato sleep in the same bed as her at one point. Given that she likes going around topless, it gives him an extremely uncomfortable desire to touch her.
Good Ol Fisticuffs: When he goes up against a boxer, Ren does poorly at first until he brings out his street fighting skills.
Gratuitous English: Apparently cowed by Shinra’s intelligence, Ren tries to cheer himself up by calling Beni ‘Red Girl’ and explaining that it’s the English translation of her name. She’s not impressed.
Idiot Ball: Ren goes from basically model employee to complete idiot when he starts trying to catch the ferret Yume has been looking for and carelessly smashes valuable items around the house. Afterward, he acknowledges his sheer stupidity and is nearly in tears about it because he thinks it makes him like his ass of a father.
I Kiss Your Foot: Given her domineering nature, Shinra immediately requests a kiss of loyalty from Ren. The best answer is to kiss her foot. Miyu during a similar scene is pleased with the same result, but since she’s just mimicking Shinra she doesn’t care as much.
At one point Ren manages to distract Natose by acting like her little brother, giving puppy dog eyes and asking why she’s hurting him. Her reaction is much greater than he expected and he gets uncomfortable without knowing what the problem here is. Notably, he doesn’t try it again.
When Ren gets fired, after he leaves the room the other servants agree that while what he said to Shinra was probably true, he was too blunt and straightforward about something that’s a sore spot for her.
Likes Older Women: In regards to his attraction to Shinra, who's at least in her early adulthood.
Living Emotional Crutch: In Natose’s route, Ren becomes her lover and her surrogate little brother, causing her to get too wrapped up in him. She gets so wrapped up that she's warned she'll be fired if she doesn't do her job properly, causing her to freak out and kidnap Ren and Yume. Ren is injured and Yume nearly falls to her death before Natose realizes how crazy she's acting, causing her to leave the mansion until she grows up.
Love Martyr: Ren for the majority of Shinra’s route, which comes to a head when he tries to help her with her problems regarding everyone’s expectations of her and she utterly snaps. Chiharu, Mihato, Miyu and even Yume all have to talk to her individually for her to realize a couple basic facts that halfway mend the problem.
First, Ren is actually a good guy and all the servants want him to stay.
Second, if Ren gets fired, Mihato is leaving with him, which deprives Miyu of one of the friends and servants she actually has.
Third, given that Shinra was doing everything short of outright sex with Ren it’s pretty natural for someone as young as he is to have some sort of assumptions about the nature of their relationship.
Fourth, if she’s dissatisfied with Ren’s personal service and over familiarity, she can just cut his pay and dismiss him as her personal servant instead of firing him outright.
Finally, after all that she decides to give him another chance as her servant but is still pretty cold until she meets his father and she and Beni help him put his past behind him.
Shinra is the eldest Kuonji sibling and the only one with a career. While very found of teasing people, she has a lot of emotional walls and has serious issues with empathy. She works as a conductor and gives very popular performances, though the cool, emotionless image she gives off when working clashes badly with her actual personality.
Adopt the Dog: During one of the routes, we see the time Shinra hired Natose. She’s uncharacteristically friendly and supportive and offers her a job before even really know what kind of work Natose could even handle. Good to see that she really does care about Natose after the joke she made at Natose’s expense not long before.
Aggressive Submissive: Subverted with Shinra. She realizes she’s falling into this and decides to forcibly take back the lead.
Berserk Button: Stepping out of the social boundaries Shinra sets absolutely infuriates her.
Black Comedy Rape: Shinra occasionally drags Miyu away, an experience that leaves her younger sister twitching and unresponsive.
Cool Big Sis: Shinra looks like a Cool Big Sis at first glance, but most of the time she enjoys embarrassing or harassing her sisters.
Cruel to Be Kind: When Yume is fighting with Kei about how Yume’s captaincy is going, she tries to ask Ren and Natose to help her out. Shinra interrupts and tells her that the captaincy is her own problem and something she agreed to do. She outright forbids Natose from going to see Natose in her room, knowing that she’ll just coddle Yume more.
Cuteness Proximity: Shinra loves pandas and turns into a gooey mess over them when she thinks she’s alone.
Defrosting Ice Queen: Shinra’s cold, arrogant and mocking attitude persists for about 95% of her route almost completely untouched, but in the end she does end up mellowing out when she gains a little perspective and relaxes a little.
Disproportionate Retribution: Without Miyu there to arbitrate between Shinra and Yume about how distantly Shinra treats Yume, Shinra realizes that Yume doesn’t even remember why Shinra puts space between them and gets so angry that she refuses to talk to anyone about it and starts completely ignoring her altogether. Despite the cause of the rift being something Yume said when she was upset about the death of her parents when she was extremely young.
Dramatically Missing the Point: When Shinra’s teacher tells her that her performance was technically flawless but still less than he expected of her, she’s completely confused. Ren gives a helpful hint by noting that she started conducting orchestras out of sheer enjoyment but now views it as something to be struggled through, but she simply gets angry. She then continues trying for even greater technical perfection before she eventually gets the point.
Good People Have Good Sex: It applies to all of the girls except Shinra at first because she treats Ren like a toy. When she stops being so harsh and emotionally domineering and admits she cares it does improve, though.
Ice Queen: Shinra is cold and emotionally distant even when it seems like she's being a tease.
Indirect Kiss: Shinra offers Ren a canned beverage she'd been drinking, and tells him he can finish it. When he does, she forces him to admit that he enjoyed it because it was an Indirect Kiss.
Informed Ability: Shinra is supposedly a great conductor, but she is usually just shown waving her baton arrhythmically, though this may be due to the the animators not knowing what music was going to be played at the time of animation.
Innocently Insensitive: When Shinra is a jerk, she’s usually doing it on purpose. However, she eventually makes Yume cry by always ignoring her. She wasn’t trying to be malicious, she simply didn’t notice her behavior was upsetting and in fact thought she was doing what her sister wanted based on an argument they had that only Shinra even remembers.
In Vino Veritas: When Ren refers to himself as just being Shinra’s butler, she gets uncomfortable and makes a pass at him. She still can’t bring herself to be truly honest, however.
It Amused Me: When Ren asks her if they should make their relationship known to everyone, Shinra declines. Why? Because it’ll be hilarious watching everyone slowly figure it out.
When fighting with Yume, Shinra holds a grudge over Yume not even remembering the cause of the fight. Miyu has to practically beat the source of the anger out of Shinra after Yume gets so upset she flat out runs away from home. When she hears the story, Miyu has to painstakingly explain to Shinra that she’s holding a grudge over something a little kid told her when she was upset and that Yume not remembering is perfectly natural since most people, Shinra included, don’t remember every trivial little thing that happened when they were little. Shinra’s response amounts to “So what you’re saying is that I’m the one in the wrong here? Well, shit.”
Managed without admitting error. After a fight with Ren about how doesn’t understand the expectations she lives under, Shinra fires him. Eventually, they make up partially, but Ren is all depressed by his own issues. When she finally figures them out, the real makeup between them boils down to Shinra going “Wow, I guess poor people have problems too, so I guess I won’t hold a grudge about you trying to help me with mine.”
Kuudere: She's very cool and fond of teasing, but for the few people she cares about she's extremely affectionate.
Lack of Empathy: Shinra has real trouble figuring out how other people feel or seeing things from another person’s point of view. After making it 98% of the way through the story she finally gets enough understanding to think to herself “Waaaait, maybe Ren having a miserable expression, barely talking to anyone and constantly making mistakes in his work means something is wrong with him. Could it be that yelling at him won’t solve the problem? Could it be that I actually care?”
Lethal Chef: Shinra can’t cook. Her attempt was unidentifiable and nearly poisoned Miyu. To her credit, she didn’t even try giving it to the intended target before having help cooking something properly. The next attempt went a little better, at least.
Lovable Sex Maniax: She seems to like molesting people, especially Miyu but also Beni and Ren to some extent. Beni loves it while Ren feels conflicted. She gets called out on acting like this towards him and then getting insulted when he assumes this means their relationship isn't just master and servant.
Selective Obliviousness: When Yume asks her sisters about relationships, Miyu simply states that she has no experience and isn't the best person to ask. Shinra loudly starts talking about the good instead, prompting Miyu to sneer at her for not being able to get a boyfriend or even admit it.
Miyu is the second of the Kuonji sisters, despite her young appearance. Though she looks all of about twelve, she's actually a college graduate and a few years older than the high school student Yume, though she does not have a job. She hates being treated like a child, though since she frequently acts like one her mission is probably doomed. Appearance aside, she's a genius and has invented a true AI, though her goals only tangentially involve inventing.
A-Cup Angst: Miyu does not appreciate being told that it’s physiologically impossible for her to hold someone to her chest the same way Mihato can. She even attempts to whip him for it as she had warned previously, though given how tiny she is it really doesn’t hurt much.
Adorably Precocious Child: Miyu in appearance, considering she looks about twelve and insists on doing everything herself because she’s a self-sufficient adult. However, she really is an adult.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Miyu gets increasingly jealous throughout her route before beginning to date Ren, though she actually does make an exception for Mihato since she's her best friend. Just so long as everyone is clear on the relationship hierarchy having Mihato lower than her.
Girlish Pigtails: Beni at one point imagines her singing death metal about her twintails. You can also choose to swear loyalty to her by kissing the twintails.
Harmful to Minors: Miyu’s parents died in front of her. The other sisters were elsewhere at the time.
I Am Not Pretty: Miyu seems puzzled and slightly surprised by the idea that Mihato thinks she’s cute, though given that she’s highly prone to flattery she eats up that sort of comment anyway. Then again, given her vanity it could just be that she thinks she’s much too mature to be cute instead of beautiful.
Ill Girl: Miyu is said to be in perfect physical health, but every now and then she feels faint and insists on being alone. Her physical health really is fine, but when she remembers the death of her parents she needs to seclude herself.
Insane Troll Logic: Horses were popular in England! Surely if Miyu commands the horse to slow down in English it will comply.
I Resemble That Remark: Ren shoos Miyu from the kitchen by saying it’s a place for adults to work, much to her irritation. He then distracts her successfully with a piece of candy. Actually, Miyu is easily distracted by candy or pats to the head.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Miyu likes acting distant, arrogant and dignified, but she’s actually very supportive and the one to cheer up Ren after he thinks he failed to pass the preliminary period.
Yume is the youngest of the Kuonji siblings and has a noted lack of talent or drive. Though the nicest of the siblings, she's immature and easily depressed. The one thing she is constantly praised for is being cute, which doesn't make her happy as it has nothing to do with her actual abilities. She's a fairly ordinary high school student and has no boyfriend or anything like a part time job, leaving her to fill her time with things like manga.
Attention Whore: Yume is always struggling for attention and loves being in the limelight. Part of the reason she seems to decide to date Ren is to rub it in her sister’s faces that she has more relationship experience than they do.
Buttmonkey: Yume is always, always the butt of jokes for being much less interesting or talented than everyone around her.
Comically Missing the Point: Pulled by Yume on herself. She says she’s going to make Beni admit defeat with her game play skills, but after she wins and Beni doesn’t care she simply orders her to say “I admit defeat.”
Covert Pervert: Yume wants to advance her relationship with Ren almost immediately. Further, she ropes Natose into it despite her protests.
The Cutie: Yume is the most popular of the sisters because she's cute and social, but that just makes her unhappy because the implication is that no one takes her seriously.
Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Yume thinks she doesn't have any special abilities so she's trying to find something she can do well. Unfortunately, she tends to halfass things because her real problem is that she's weak willed.
Do Not Call Me Sir: Yume is very uncomfortable with a boy her own age calling her ‘ojou-sama.’ Or anyone, really, considering that Natose calls her by her by her first name while Yume does use an honorific on her.
Dude Magnet: Yume gets a lot of confessions and love letters. She appreciates the sentiment, but wishes people would look at her for more than just being cute.
Giver of Lame Names: When Ren reads through her bad self insert fanfiction, every character has a terrible name.
Heavy Sleeper: Yume sleeps heavily enough that Ren can pick her up, set her down on her feet, help her get dressed and splash water on her face without her realizing it’s him.
Her Codename Was Mary Sue: In the Yume Note is a story about her and her sidekick, Shinra, who dotes on Yume endlessly but has to be corrected by the clever Yume. She’s the most popular girl in town, Shinra envies her celebrity status and Beni wishes she could be like Yume instead of such a minor character. I guess now we know why she didn’t want anyone to read it.
Holding It for a Friend: When Ren walks in on Natose and Yume investigating a porn magazine, he simply waits and watches them for a few minutes until they finally notice him. Yume tries to cover it up by telling him it’s Mii’s book, but his response amounts to “Yeah, but you’re the one that has it now.”
I Just Want to Be Special: Yume feels depressed at how much smarter and more accomplished her sisters seem to be and wants to find similar talents for herself. That said, it’s implied that she does have her own talents but simply doesn’t work hard enough.
Indirect Kiss: Yume shares her icecream with Ren and then gets embarrassed afterward.
In Love with Love: Yume asks to go out with Ren mostly because she doesn’t have a boyfriend and the idea interests her slightly. Plus, she wants people to stop bugging her to get one. She has no idea what’s going on when she actually does feel a little jealous that Ren has a good opinion of Ageha.
I Resemble That Remark: Right after trying to establish her competence, Yume starts to leave and reveals that she forgot to put on underwear.
Benisu or Beniko if you don't want to actually say "Penisu" is Shinra's servant. She's fiery and has something of a mean streak, possibly something she picked up from her idol Shinra. She's a huge baseball fan and is quite a bit smarter than she looks: She speaks three languages and spends much of her free time studying. She and Ren argue constantly, though sometimes it looks like they're actually flirting.
Adopt the Dog: While she usually ignores or mocks Chiharu, when some kids hit him with a ball and start picking on him Beniko steps in and scares them off.
Aggressive Submissive: She turns out to be quite shy in bed. In terms of the relationship itself, though, she makes it clear to everyone pretty much instantly that they’re going out and immediately moves into his room.
Animals Hate Her: Beni, apparently. Though it could just be dogs. Still, the Maltese in question liked Ren and Natose just fine.
Belligerent Sexual Tension: After awhile, Ren’s fights with Beni become their own way of flirting. At least, they are if you ask Shinra. The rest of the household asks them to cut it out at the start of her route, believing them to be genuinely fighting.
Berserk Button: Benisu is only one diacritical mark different from ‘penisu,’ so you can guess what jokes might be made about her name. However, upon discovering this Ren actually goes out of his way to jump on this particular berserk button when she starts annoying him.
Be Yourself: Knowing that Beni is likely to ignore him and will certainly get quite angry with him for it, Ren nevertheless tells her that she’s never going to be Shinra and that she shouldn’t try. She does get angry, but she cools down quickly.
Bi the Way: She loves it when Shinra teases and flirts with her.
The Bully: Beni really loves to pick on the gentler members of the cast like Chiharu or Yume. Chiharu seems to be into that sort of thing, though, and has a crush on her.
Buttmonkey: Beni herself is kept from getting too insufferable by Mihato constantly gunning for her.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Beni makes aggressive faces and cat hisses behind Shinra’s back to discourage Ren from working for her. Only Beni is allowed to be in the official ‘Please molest me’ position, apparently.
Coitus Ensues: Beni’s first H scene comes around because… because she wanted to see if she could copy Shinra’s dominatrix attitude or something? Then she got too proud to admit she was in over her head despite Ren pretty much constantly pointing it out.
Fiery Redhead: She's the most emotional member of the cast as well as being really fond of arguing with people.
Friendship Moment: When Ren is humiliated and beaten down during the climax of Shinra’s route, it isn’t his sister, his love interest or a sudden spark of determination that come to his defense. It’s Beni, the girl he always fights with and the servant least capable of defending herself.
Hair-Trigger Temper: She's rather easy to irritate, so she and Ren spend most of their time somewhere between flirting and trying to kill each other.
Hero-Worshipper: Beni idolizes Shinra and wants to be an elegant woman just like her. However, she doesn't really understand who Shinra is and just tries copying her surface mannerisms; In truth, Shinra spends a lot of money on conservation efforts rather than being the rich celebrity Beni took her for.
Hey, You!: As far as Beni is concerned, Ren has no name. He’s either You, Manservant or if he’s unlucky, just Idiot. When she stops, she pretends to herself it’s just to manipulate him.
Indirect Kiss: Beni accidentally uses Ren’s toothbrush early in the morning. When he walks in, he grabs hers by mistake.
Tsundere Benis is constantly going tsuntsun on Ren and occasionally on Mihato, but is completely deredere for Shinra.
She goes deredere on Ren on occasion, though usually when he's not looking/there. Episode 11 has a perfect example.
Voiced by: Hitomi
Mihato is Ren's older sister, who is soft and gentle looking. She is not, however, either of these traits: She's a bit of a yandere and has an obvious obsession with her brother. She gets hired as Miyu's servant due to the pair getting along quite well and has a tendency to act as incarnated karma whenever Benisu starts getting too obnoxious.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Mihato is endlessly supportive of Ren and outwardly friendly and polite, so he seems to have mostly failed to notice her violence, harsh tongue and obsessive behavior. Only Beni seems to notice.
Natose is the last of the personal attendants and probably the oldest. Like Beni, she is not from Japan, but unlike Beni she isn't a genius. As a result, her Japanese is slightly flawed and she can't read the language well. She tends to get treated like a dog at times due to her normal attitude. She is probably the kindest person in the household and dearly wishes to play the big sister figure, which results in lots of coddling for Yume. She lost her eye, her family and her village in a typhoon.
Beware the Nice Ones: Natose is probably the kindest person in the house, but she’s also the strongest barring the colonel. In her route, she goes bonkers out of a twisted desire to protect Yume and Ren, which causes a nasty incident.
Bifauxnen: With her figure nobody is going to mistake Natose for a guy, but her short hair and butler uniform rather support the impression.
Big Eater: There are three separate rules barring Natose from entering the kitchen to feed herself, the last one bluntly saying the equivalent of “You know what? Just… stay out Natose.” She even gets a frequently used sprite of eating a piece of beef jerky.
BigSisterInstinct: Sees Ren and Yume as younger siblings. This may be due to the fact that her actual siblings died in a tsunami.
Coitus Ensues: Natose’s first scene comes about essentially five seconds after Ageha forcibly kisses Ren and gets interrupted by Mihato. Ren tells Natose about it, gets slightly aroused and BAM! The erotic music begins.
Cool Big Sis: Natose reminds Ren a little of Mihato, though the latter is more of the pampering type.
Cute Clumsy Girl: Natose is very physically fit, but also kind of careless and clumsy sometimes. She breaks stuff or gets up late or forgets what she’s supposed to be. It works in Ren’s favor a little at the end of the common route because she made an even worse mistake than he did in her trial period and did her best to cheer him up afterward. In fact, that mistake led to them making sure not to put out valuable jars like that in the first place when a lot of people travel through.
Cuteness Proximity: Natose gets a similar reaction to Shinra and pandas when she gets treated like a big sister.
Devoted to You: For Natose, Ren meets the condition of all sorts of emotional baggage in that she loves him, she’s his superior and he’s just like her younger brother. Unfortunately, her devotion borders on the obsessional in her desire to protect him, which starts getting her in trouble almost immediately.
Genius Ditz: Though otherwise fairly ignorant, Natose knows a lot about gardening.
Heavy Sleeper: Natose frequently wakes up late for the role call.
Heel Realization: When Natose kidnaps Ren and Yume she ignores everything they say at first due to her obsession with keeping them safe, so when they have the chance they run away. While chasing after them, she realizes that all she’s done is put them in even more danger when before they were perfectly safe.
Heroic Self-Deprecation: Natose considers herself unintelligent, unattractive and untalented at everything that isn’t fighting or gardening.
Hidden Depths: Natose is a very skilled gardener, though she doesn’t know offhand where the plants originate. She’s also pretty talented at mimicry.
I Am Not Pretty: When Ren asks Natose out she’s absolutely astonished. Why is he asking her out instead of someone cute like Yume, elegant like Shinra, clever like Miyu, strong willed as Beni or at least his sister?
Is It Something You Eat?: When Natose tries cheering up Yume once again, Shinra asks her if she actually has any idea what she just said. Is it Chinese cuisine of some sort? Is Kumamoto some dish involving bears?
The colonel is a former mercenary hired by the Kuonji family to be their chief butler. He is extremely strong and very competent, but also quite eccentric and an obvious narcissist. At times, he functions as a surrogate father figure for Yume.
Chiharu is the last of the servants and is an extremely girly looking boy. He receives no dignity and the only ones to both consistently notice his existence and treat him well are Yume and Natose. He has declared war on dirt and takes his battles very seriously.
Buttmonkey: Chiharu is constantly forgotten, overlooked or outright harassed, especially by Beni.
Dude Looks Like a Lady: Nobody outright mistakes Chiharu for a girl, but since he looks and acts like one they treat him that way. Even the similarly neglected Yume doesn’t seem to think of him as a boy.
Hopeless Suitor: Chiharu manages to make his interest in Beni known to anyone exactly zero times before she and Ren start dating. The reader gets one or two tiny hints, but that’s it. Natose’s route expands on this a little, which you think would give Haru more hope… but she still turns him down.
Love Confession: Confesses to Beni in Natose's route but gets turned down. It encourages Ren to try with Natose, though.
Heroic Sacrifice: Deniro blows himself up because Miyu is running away from her fears and dreams in pursuit of empty desires for avoiding death or loss. Not even robots are invincible. Of course, the point was just to make a big impact on her, so he first made a copy of his memory so he wouldn’t really have to die.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Fittingly for an invention of Miyu's, Deniro is harsh and arrogant, but after Ren gets on his good side he’s very supportive. He also loves Miyu dearly and values her future more than his own life. Though he did make a backup of his memory, despite it undermining the point he was making.
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese, They Are My Noble Masters)
Ageha is one of Yume's friends at school and a Large Ham who trains in martial arts. She has superhuman strength, an arrogant attitude and a lot of aggression. She's actually pretty nice, however, if your name isn't Kojuuro. She's fairly likely to develop a crush on Ren throughout the story should she meet him.
Ascended Extra: Ageha does not really appear outside of the Yume related routes and in the Yume route she’s just someone Ren talks to a few times that is crushing on him a little. In Natose’s route she kisses Ren forcibly once and then decides to go into training after being ambushed and knocked out by Mihato. She doesn’t even have a route. However, in the anime she gets two full episodes out of a mere thirteen and shows up in the ending as if she were actually one of the heroines.
Breakout Character: Apart from a few cameos, Ageha is the only character to bridge the continuity to Majikoi, where her competence, wealth and good natured arrogance are even greater.
Character Exaggeration: In the original Visual Novel, Ageha’s interest in Ren doesn’t develop beyond minor attraction most of the time. She does kiss him in one route, but then never really shows up again after that.
Misty and Kei are the other two friends of Yume seen throughout the story. The form looks and sounds like an elegant, quiet girl but is actually a huge masochist. The latter is an aggressive tomboy that is irritated that Yume is not taking care of her responsibilities properly.
Kojuuro is Ageha's much abused butler who worships the ground she walks on. He's roughly equal to Ren in physical ability and the two strike up a friendship based on both being servants and being a similar age. He does not tolerate slights to his mistress, even if they are expressed solely out of concern for him.
Ren's father is an abusive, lazy drunk that Ren claims he always fought with. He and Misato ran away from him at the start of the story.
Heel-Face Turn: After Ren finally stands up to his father, he stops running away and blaming his son. He quits drinking, starts working regularly and attempts to form a proper relationship with his children.
Kick Them While Theyre Down: After Ren returns his father’s beatings he promises to do the same for Beni, who interrupts to say she can do it herself. She apparently punches the bruised and battered man quite hard.