Characters: Yuru-Yuri

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Akari Akaza

Voiced by: Shiori Mikami
The protagonist... sort of. Thirteen-year-old Akari is just starting her first year of middle school, and she's excited to be reunited with her older friends Kyouko and Yui. She wastes no time joining her sempais in their "Amusement Club," and after that Hilarity Ensuesoften at her expense.
  • Alliterative Name: In two syllables, even — Akari Akaza.
  • Blank White Eyes: Started developing these after a firsthand experience of Chinatsu's... "works of art".
  • Butt Monkey: It seems the whole world is against the poor girl.
  • Chick Magnet: In the first part of Season 2 Episode 1, all the main girls keep vying for Akari's attention, and the other Amusement Club members even confess their love to her. Unfortunately for Akari, it was All Just a Dream.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Shown to carry band-aids, chopsticks, tissues etc. on her at all times.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Billed as the "main" character as early as Season 1 Episode 1, then her prominence waned with each passing episode. Of course, even that is Played for Laughs.
  • Expressive Hair: Her odango buns pop off and reattach when she's surprised.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In Season 2 Episode 12, she starts crying when she thought she trampled a snake (actually a stuffed toy Kyouko brought to the club as a prank), and asks Kyouko to deal with a cicada that flies into her room cause she herself doesn't want to hurt it. Safe to say she qualifies for this trope.
  • The Generic Girl: Even her best friends say that her most remarkable trait is being unremarkable. In Season 1 Episode 11, when Kyouko had a temporary personality change, Akari herself actually noticed her lack of presence is indeed her only special point.
  • Genki Girl: Of the two freshmen in the club, Akari stands out for her childlike energy... which doesn't do much to improve her social presence.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Most notably the missing ones with the big smiling crab on them.
  • Hair Intakes: Has two intakes in her hair that kind of look like cat ears.
  • Idiot Hair: She has a medium-sized one.
  • Nice Girl: When her clubmates point out that she is fading into the background, this is the only characteristic any of them can think of. In Season 2 Episode 12 Kyouko and Chinatsu describes her kindness (even unto animals) as being so bright is dazzles them.
  • Not a Morning Person: Starts the series oversleeping. By the Season 1 finale, she's the only one still in bed by the time everyone's brushing their teeth.
  • Oblivious to Love: Couldn't catch onto Chinatsu's feelings for Yui at first, to the point that she wonders whether it has become normal for girls to want to kiss each other. Afterwards, though, she seems much more aware of how Chinatsu feels about Yui.
  • Odango Hair: In one dream sequence she refers to it as her one and only distinguishing characteristic, and from then on it's Exaggerated greatly, such as when she puts on a round costume that should cover her entire body, but her odango hair can still be somehow seen from the outside. Another sequence even implies they are her life source.
  • Out of Focus: Her Running Gag.
  • Red-Headed Heroine: For a certain value of "protagonist".
  • Third-Person Person: Fitting as she is rather childish.
  • Unsound Effect: "\Akkari~n/", the sound of a person turning invisible from sheer lack of presence.
  • Verbal Tic: A temporary one in Season 2 Episode 6.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's afraid of cicadas and mosquitoes, though she still won't hurt them.

Kyouko Toshinou

Voiced by: Yuka Ootsubo
Fourteen-year-old Kyouko is an easygoing otaku with a crush on Chinatsu and is a constant annoyance to her best friend Yui. Despite her laziness, she proves to be a cram test top-scorer and is also a doujin artist.
  • Always Someone Better: How Ayano sees her, which fuels her one-sided rivalry.
  • Big Eater: So much so in Season 2 Episode 9 she impulsively eats a bag of bread Yui baked for the freshmen while they are studying, and in Season 2 Episode 12's School Play even her Snow White character got Flanderized into an Extreme Omnivore eating cardboard flowers.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Mirakurun's "Kyupi~n".
  • Brilliant, but Lazy:
    • Kyouko can get good grades by only studying one night before the exams. She’s just too lazy to do it often.
    • Kyouko’s also notably proficient at art and craftwork. She's able to make her cosplay outfits, draws well enough to make her own doujin manga (and sell it), and even makes actual anime out of it, all by herself. And if one looks closely, every time the Amusement Club takes on something of the sort (for example, modeling with clay or baking pancakes in a playful artistic way) her results are ridiculously good compared to the other girls. This has been lampshaded a handful times by Yui and Chinatsu, who think she should channel her talent to more useful things than her otaku hobbies or pranks.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: How Kyouko can ace tests with just a night's study is a neverending source of frustration for Ayano.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: To the point that she makes costumes for Yui, Ayano, and Chitose when she drags to Comuket in Season 1 Episode 5.
  • Fangirl: Of Mirakurun.
  • Fragile Flower: When she was younger she was very shy and prone to cry a lot.
  • The Gadfly/The Prankster: The biggest one in the Club.
  • Genki Girl: The biggest one among the members of the Amusement Club.
  • The Leader: By default, to the entire Amusement Club, on account of her frequently leading her clubmates into all sorts of hijinks.
  • Otaku Surrogate: She's a diehard Mirakurun fangirl, and is even a doujin writer as well as a Comuket regular.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Strongly leaning towards Chinatsu, on account of the latter resembling Mirakurun.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Yui's Tomboy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Häagen-Dazs's Rum Raisin ice cream.
  • Unknown Rival: To Ayano.

Yui Funami

Voiced by: Minami Tsuda
Fourteen-year-old Yui is Akari's childhood friend, as well as the club's sole voice of reason.
  • Boyish Short Hair: And it has always been such since childhood.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: For Kyouko.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's this to her clubmates, especially for Kyouko during their preschool days.
  • Corpsing: Her reaction to Ayano's puns, as well as having to play the Prince Charming in Season 2 Episode 12's Snow White School Play.
  • Cry Cute: Even the cool-headed Yui breaks down in Season 1 Episode 11 as she tries to convince Kyouko, who had a drastic personality change after bumping her head on a flight of stairs, not to disband their club.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She almost always has something to say regarding the general wackiness around her.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Upon entering grade school, as a means of making herself look tougher for the sake of Kyouko.
  • Gamer Chick: Likes to play RPGs in particular.
  • Heh Heh, You Said X: There's nothing remotely erotic about Ayano's puns, but Yui... boy, will she crack up at the slightest hint of it.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The reason she joins the Amusement Club in the first place.
  • Minor Living Alone: Yui's parents are alive and well, but she lives by herself. Justified in that a relative owns said complex and is presumably keeping an eye on her.
  • Morality Pet: A self-appointed one for Kyouko to keep her from going wild on her fantasies.
  • Not So Above It All: Usually stoic, but Ayano's puns make her crack up on spot.
  • Only Sane Girl: For the most part.
  • The Reliable One
  • The Stoic: Most of the time. She even has an impeccable poker face when playing card games.
  • Tomboy: As a kid. As shown in one episode, she still has trouble speaking in a "feminine" style.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Kyouko's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: In her younger years.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Yui already lives on her own and is one of the most level-headed characters of the series, acting as the Only Sane Man to the Amusement Club and the Straight Man to most of Kyouko's antics. Her younger cousin (who seems to be a rather minor and comedic version of this trope herself) sees her as dependable and greatly looks up to her.

Chinatsu Yoshikawa

Voiced by: Rumi Ookubo
Thirteen-year-old Chinatsu originally wanted to go to Tea Club, but ended up in the Amusement Club after the former was disbanded. To her chagrin, her uncanny resemblance to Mirakurun makes her a frequent target of Kyouko's cosplay pursuits.

    Nanamori Middle School Student Council 

Ayano Sugiura

Voiced by: Saki Fujita
Fourteen-year-old Student Council Vice-President, master of place-name puns, and a tsundere par excellence regarding Kyouko, whom she resents for consistently topping her on tests even with several days' worth of study. Despite several side-by-side appearances with Yui to show their similarity, she is the perfect anti-tsukkomi when it comes to Kyouko.

Chitose Ikeda

Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki
Fourteen-year-old member of the Student Council who is always seen together with Ayano. While she generally comes of as a rather sweet kid, that belies a rather perverted mind.

Himawari Furutani

Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori
A thirteen-year-old freshman and candidate for next year's Student Council Vice-Presidency, known for a rather shapely figure (not to mention well-stacked) for an early teen. She is generally a polite, sweet girl — except towards her rival, Sakurako.

Sakurako Ohmuro

Voiced by: Emiri Katou
Another thirteen-year-old candidate for the Student Council Vice-Presidency, naturally setting her up to a clash with Himawari (one that isn't helped by her complex about her flat chest), her long-time neighbor and friend. Really immature to contrast Himawari's dependability, as well as towards her sisters Nadeshiko and Hanako.
  • A-Cup Angst: Made worse by the fact that her chief rival for Student Council Vice-Presidency is rather well-stacked.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Himawari; their relationship can be summarized as Slap-Slap-Kiss.
  • Birds of a Feather: Gets along well with Kyouko seemingly due to this. Other characters have noticed the similarities between them as well.
  • Black Sheep: Nadeshiko and Hanako are Wise Beyond Their Years. Compared to them Sakurako, stuck in between, would look like a Man Child.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Like her sisters, Sakurako is also a quick learner. Too bad she's a slacker.
  • Broken Record: The title of her character song "Kirai Janai Mon".
    • She also can't seem to go a single scene without mentioning Himawari's breasts in some way.
  • Childhood Friends: With Himawari.
  • Cool Big Sis: When she's not being an immature lout, she can actually be a loving sister to Hanako.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Indicative of her childish personality.
  • Cry Cute: Season 2 Episode 3, at the tail end of a temper tantrum over Himawari spending more time with Chinatsu than her.
  • The Ditz: In contrast to Himawari's gentle disposition, Sakurako is pretty much childish and immature.
  • Floral Theme Naming: With her sisters; Sakurako's name means "cherry blossom child".
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Becomes the very definition of this when Himawari spends time after school teaching Chinatsu to knit a scarf for Valentine's day instead of tutoring her. She even throws a tantrum alone in her room.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Admires Akari for her helpfulness, to the point of imagining her as a super-powered champion of justice.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: In stark contrast to Nadeshiko and Hanako, Sakurako is pretty much childish and lackadaisical.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Himawari's blue.
  • The Rival: To Himawari.
  • The Slacker: What sets her apart from her sisters.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Apparently, she's the only one who cares about Akari and her presence, aside from Akane.
  • Tsundere: For Himawari.
  • Vitriolic Best Friends: With Himawari. Despite all the constant bickering they get into, they spend a lot of time together. Flashbacks reveal the vitriol to be a rather new aspect of their relationship, leading her older sister Nadeshiko to note that she and Himawari look Like an Old Married Couple.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's afraid of cockroackes.

    Family and Friends 

Akane Akaza

Voiced by: Yui Horie
Akari's nineteen-year-old older sister with an obsessive fascination for her younger sister and everything related to her.
  • Alliterative Name: Like her sister, it comes in two syllables, even — Akane Akaza.
  • Big Brother Attraction: Inverted and gender-flipped; Akane is infatuated with her younger sister.
  • Cool Big Sis: Fetish for her younger sister aside, Akane is also shown to be a pretty caring and loving sister.
  • Eyes Always Shut: As shown in the manga and Season 2 Episode 7.
  • Hair Intakes: Like Akari, she has two intakes in her hair that kind of look like cat ears.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Easily the biggest one in the Yuru-Yuri series, and completely open about it (in contrast to the Ikeda twins).
  • Oh Crap!: When her sister almost discovered her siscon-paraphernalia and when she thought that Akari was crushed by Nishigaki-sensei's robot.
  • Orwellian Retcon: Early in the manga, Akane was originally Akari's (unnamed) older brother. He was converted into a girl for the anime, and this change persisted into later chapters.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbian: As if stalking Akari wasn't enough, she is also hooked up to Chinatsu's older sister Tomoko.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She's creepily obsessed with her little sister. Her whole room is a Stalker Shrine devoted to Akari (although she can hide all of her siscon stuff in a big wardrobe, if her sister from the future visits). She has even an an Akari dakimakura (hug pillow) — covered in lipstick kisses. When Kyouko discovers Akane's room in the first episode of the anime, she's massively creeped out by what she sees.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She looks like an older Akari.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Kaede Furutani

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Voiced by: Aya Uchida
Himawari's younger, six-year-old sister.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Cuteness Overload: Inspires this upon Sakurako.
  • The Cutie: She's such a blob of innocent sweetness that even Nadeshiko and Hanako jokingly claimed they wanted to trade Sakurako for her.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: In episode 5 of season 2, while waiting for Himawari, Sakurako makes another A-Cup Angst joke about her. Kaede arrives at the front door, and asks if she hates boobs. Sakurako says she doesn't, and then Kaede innocently says she'll share her boobs with Sakurako. Later, she brings some milk for her in an attempt to increase her bust size. Sakurako holds back hitting her since she doesn't know any better.
  • Morality Pet: For Sakurako.
  • Nice Girl: Offers to share her boobs with Sakurako, and for Sakurako to take out her temper from lots of studying on her.
  • Token Mini-Moe: For the Himawari/Sakurako stories.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Shows very great insight when dealing with Sakurako and Chizuru.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like her sister's.


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Voiced by: Maaya Uchida
A relative of Yui who enjoys the Mirakurun Show Within a Show.

Chizuru Ikeda

Voiced by: Momo Kuraguchi
Chitose's younger twin sister, who's just as perverted as her, but shows it with excessive drooling.

Tomoko Yoshikawa

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Voiced by: Ayano Ishikawa
Chinatsu's older sister who has an implied relationship with Akane.

Nadeshiko Ohmuro

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
Sakurako's older, eighteen-year-old sister and a college student.
  • The Ace: She is quite intelligent for her age, and in the Ohmuro-ke spin-off she is also quite popular in her all-girls' school.
  • The Comically Serious: Among her actions is groveling before Sakurako and begging her to just leave the living room and let her and Hanako study in peace.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her usual tone of speech, especially whenever her immediate younger sister is around.
  • Floral Theme Naming: With her sisters; Nadeshiko's name refers to the dianthus flower.
  • Meganekko
  • Schoolgirl Lesbian: Has an unnamed girlfriend, with whom she shared a futon once.
  • Teen Genius
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Is shown almost in charge of the Ohmuro household by herself.

Hanako Ohmuro

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka
Sakurako's younger, eight-year-old sister and a grade-school student.
  • The Ace: Just like Nadeshiko, Hanako is the smartest and most popular kid in her school.
  • Brown Eyes
  • Child Prodigy: Her friends acknowledge her as much the smartest of them.
  • Cry Cute: At the latter half of Ohmuro-ke Chapter 21, as she apologizes to Sakurako for being unnecessarily mean to her, after seeing the cow pajama her sister sew for her.
  • Don't Call Me Sir: She's a little unnerved over having the suffix "-sama" (a formal appellation similar to "Sir" or "Madam" in English) attached to her name by both her classmates and even her teacher.
  • Floral Theme Naming: With her sisters; Hanako's name means "flower child".
  • Girl Posse: She is frequently accompanied by Mirai Souma and Kokoro Ogawa, two of her classmates.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Where her Black Sheep of an immediate older sister is concerned.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Almost as long as she is tall.
  • Third-Person Person: She speaks this way to highlight that she's still a child despite her intellect.
  • Token Mini-Moe: For the Ohmuro household stories (especially the Ohmuro-ke web spinoff comics).
  • Unknown Rival: She has one in the form of Misaki Takasaki, who constantly tries (in vain) to upend her academically and socially.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Like her eldest sister, Hanako is fairly down-to-earth, as exemplified with her interactions with Akari in Season 3 Episode 1.

Rise Matsumoto

Voiced by: Saori Goto
The fifteen-year-old Student Council President... and a weirdly silent, barely-present one, at that.
  • Last Name Basis: Nishigaki-sensei always refers to her as "Matsumoto".
  • The Quiet One: When she does speak, her words are so quiet they almost go unheard. In episode 6 of season 3, she is shown commenting on the apples Kyouko and Yui bring to the student council. If you turn the volume up high enough, you can actually hear her.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: ...Or at least take heed to this otherwise nondescript girl.
  • She Was Right There All Along: Suffers from an even less presence than Akari, as Chitose notes that she's been around the main cast a few times, much to their surprise.
  • She Who Must Not Be Heard: Prior to her formal introduction in Episode 9, a row of ellipses would appear onscreen when she is speaking to Chitose.
  • She Who Must Not Be Seen: Prior to her introduction Rise played this role, with only her hands visible at times.
  • The Silent Bob: Nishigaki-sensei (and possibly Chitose) can understand what she says, much to Ayano's surprise.
  • Student Council President
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Of the lesbian variant with Nishigaki-sensei. When asked by Ayano what kind of experiments they do together, her reply is a furious blush.

Nana Nishigaki

Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi
A science teacher with a fascination both for explosive experiments and Rise.

    Protagonists of Risetto!! 

Hiro Takaoka

A freshman at Nanamori's junior high school division and an otherwise quiet, friendless kid who one day was approached by Aoi with an idea of starting a doujin game club.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Aoi gives her a pair of hairclips to move her bangs and reveal more of her face.
  • Expy: Of Yui; like her, Hiro is also an otherwise collected kid who somehow got dragged into an energetic club.
  • Performance Anxiety: Back in grade school she was unable to write the piano pieces for a choral contest out of stage fright. This time, Hiro also fears losing her concentration in drawing — a skill she hardly had. It took Aoi's words of encouragement to help her press on.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Aoi's red.

Aoi Isurugi

One of the two protagonists of Risetto!!, who suddenly had the idea of creating a doujin game club after seeing one of Kyouko's drawings.

Kumako Gondagawa / Kudryavka

A shy kid who becomes the scenario writer.

    Characters of "Majokko Mirakurun" 


Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu
The eponymous protagonist of "Majokko Mirakurun", a popular Magical Girl Show Within a Show and Kyouko and Mari's favorite show.


Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki
Mirakurun's, well, rival majokko disguising as Mirakurun's classmate.


Rivalun's sidekick and superior.