Characters / Tsuritama

The Main Cast

Yuki Sanada

Voiced by: Ryota Ohsaka (Japanese), Adam Gibbs (English)

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ENO! SHIMA! DON!

An anxious, red-headed youth who just moved to Enoshima island with his grandmother, Keito. He is probably the main character.
  • Adorkable
  • Audience Surrogate: At the end of each episode, he takes on a narrative role; the narrations show that the events of Tsuritama have already happened and Yuki is reflecting on all of the events as the audience watches them unfold.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He's one quarter-French and three quarters-Japanese, he gets his French blood from his grandmother, Kate.
  • Demon Head: When he gets really nervous his face becomes like this, but he can't help it. It's really very embarrassing for him.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Does this to Haru after he makes everyone leave Enoshima to protect them from Urara and he falls into a state where he believes everything is pointless in trying to stop Urara, a slap from Yuki snaps him out of it.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Ore" which is pretty surprising, considering how shy he is ("ore" being a more arrogant way of referring to oneself).
  • New Transfer Student: He's transferred many times, and because of this and his shyness, he never really made any friends.
  • Not Good with People: He gradually gets better, but still has outbursts of social anxiety.
  • Parental Abandonment: It's never mentioned what happened to them, but for one reason or another, Yuki has been raised by his grandmother.
    • On the official novelization we can read that Yuki's clearest memory of his father is when, at the beach, he was laughing at a young Yuki who was struggling not to drown. There's probably an implied Parental Abuse in poor Yuki's childhood.
  • Shrinking Violet: At first.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Watch and see.

Haru

Voiced by: Miyu Irino (Japanese), Clint Bickham (English)

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I'm Haru! I'm an alien!

An alien from an unspecified planet who decided to become Yuki's friend and fish together, with or without Yuki's agreement. He transfers to Yuki's class on the same day as him, and even moves into his house. Claims to be saving the world from...something.

Natsuki Usami

Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese), Corey Hartzog (English)

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I'm only going to explain this once.

The "Fishing Prince" of Enoshima who has been a dedicated fisher since he was a child. He teaches Yuki and Haru to fish; a real test of his patience. Seems to have some issues with his well-meaning father. He is also in Yuki and Haru's class.

Akira Agarkar Yamada

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

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DUC-KU!

A mysterious half-Indian working for an even more mysterious organization known as "Duck." He is interested in Haru's motive for coming to Earth, and keeps a close eye on him. He is always with his co-worker, a duck named Tapioca, and can understand his speech. He later transfers into class with the others, despite being twenty-five years old.

Tapioca

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A white duck who works for the international extraterrestrial-investigation organization Duck. Although she can only quack, she is as intelligent as a human and very dedicated to her cause.


Major Secondary Characters

Keito/Kate

Voiced by: Fumi Hirano (Japanese), Allison Keith (English)

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Yuki's grandmother. A French horticulturalist and a traveler, she is patient, motherly, and wise, and above all, very laid-back to contrast Yuki's tightly-wound mannerisms. Seems to be a good judge of character.

Coco/Koko

Voiced by: Emiri Katou (Japanese), Tiffany Grant (English)

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Haru's sister. Still a Cloud Cuckoolander like the rest of her species, but much more serious and purpose-driven and less happy-go-lucky and touristy than her brother. Isn't sure Yuki is the man for the job.

Ayumi Inoue

Voiced by: Daisuke Hosomi (Japanese), David Wald (English)

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That angry guy in a pink shirt who usually hangs around in the bait shop. He owns a fishing boat that Yuki, Haru and Natsuki work on during summer vacation, and is actually not always angry or scary. In love with Misaki.
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