Characters: Yuru-Yuri

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    Amusement Club 

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/Color Failure: 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 and tissues 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 thinks she's 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ordinary Middle School Student/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.
  • 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 a blonde ditz 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.

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.

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.

Rise Matsumoto

Voiced by: Saori Goto
The fifteen-year-old Student Council President... and a weirdly silent, barely-present one, at that.

    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.
  • 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 Shrine: Her whole room is one, devoted sister 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. Kyouko was massively creeped out by the room.
  • You Gotta Have Red Hair
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Kaede Furutani

Voiced by: Aya Uchida
Himawari's younger, six-year-old sister.

Mari

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

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.

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
  • 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
  • Third-Person Person: She speaks in this to highlight the fact that, despite her intellect, she's still a child.
  • 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

Nana Nishigaki

Voiced by: Ryōko 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" 

Kurumi/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.

Raika/Rivalun

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

Ganbo

Rivalun's sidekick and superior.