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Character page for the members of the Summer Troupe of A3!.

The Summer Troupe is one of the MANKAI Company's four theater units, specializing in lively slapstick comedy. Their first play performed was Water Me!. Their representative color is yellow.

  • The Baby of the Bunch: As their starting members consist of two middle-schoolers and no members over the age of 20, Summer Troupe has the overall youngest average age out of all the Mankai Company's sub-groups.
  • Image Song: "Ore-sama Natsu☆Summer" in Part 1 and "Natsutte☆Paripari" in Part 2.
  • Only Sane Man: Yuki and Tenma alternate playing this role for the rest of Summer Troupe, although they aren't immune to their moments of eccentricity.

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    Tenma Sumeragi 

Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi

Image color: Orange
Motif flower: Sunflowers
The leader of the reborn Summer Troupe. A famous child film actor who joins the Mankai Company after seeing the Spring Troupe's debut performance.
  • Book Dumb: Outside work skits and several backstage stories reveal that Tenma isn't exactly book smart since he usually crams his studies and homework the day before.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Banri took to each other surprisingly well, given their similar backgrounds.
  • Face Your Fears: He joins Mankai Company in hopes of overcoming his fear of standing on stage due to a traumatic stage play as a child in school. By the end of act 2, he succeeded.
  • Fiery Redhead: Arrogant and competitive to a fault, with bright orange hair to match.
  • Former Child Star: He's been acting since he was a child.
  • Friendless Background: He's not the easiest person to get along with, strictly speaking, so he didn't have many opportunities to make friends because of his abrasive personality.
  • Image Song: "Natsu no Dilemma".
  • No Sense of Direction: Incredibly, he even manages to go the wrong way while inside the dorms.
  • Stern Teacher: He criticizes his fellow troupe members a lot, but only because he wants them to improve.
  • Tsundere: Seems like an arrogant guy at first (and he is), but Tenma does care about his fellow troupe mates a lot. As the only experienced actor in Summer Troupe, he often harshly criticizes his troupe mates, but he learns to start complimenting them when they do something right, and takes time to help them improve as well. Lampshaded in one of Tenma's coin-earning chats with Muku:
    Tenma: The end was a total mess. ...You weren't bad, though.
    Muku: (A classic tsundere!)
    • In his cross-backstage with Juza, Juza saves Tenma from getting harassed by fans. Tenma's response to this is that he didn't ask for Juza's help (complete with stuttering!), but he ends up helping Juza with his lines later that night, as he doesn't like owing people anything. When Juza thanks him and asks if Tenma will help him with his lines again, Tenma's response is classic tsundere:
      Tenma: S-Sure. Guess I can do it if I'm bored or something...
  • Trademark Hated Food: He really dislikes carrots. Except for carrot cake.

    Yuki Rurikawa 

Voiced by: Shun'ichi Toki

Image color: Pastel pink
Motif flower: Lily
Summer Troupe member acting as the costume specialist for the Mankai Theatre after his recruitment. Has quite the sharp tongue on him.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He has a hobby of collecting cute things, and his crossdressing is a result of that.
  • Crosscast Role: Quite a lot. To note, he plays as Scheherezade in "Water Me!", Francois in "Sky Pirates", Washimiya in "First Crush Baseball", and Rose in The Floral Prince.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Is completely unafraid to insult or criticize anyone, up to and including the thirty-year-old member of the yakuza who was previously threatening to demolish the theatre.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Due to his habit of crossdressing. Unlike most examples, he's proud of it.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears as the costume designer before he joined the company.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Actually met Taichi as a kid, though Yuki doesn't remember it. Taichi seems to regard a young Yuki as a different person as well. At least, until Fire Up! Mantou Fist where Taichi finally figures out that his first love was indeed Yuki. However, Yuki does not recall anything about Taichi at all.
  • Flower Motifs: Lily.
  • Gender Bender: His character in The Floral Prince, Rose, turns out to be the princess at the end of that play. Originally, the curse put upon by a petty witch had Rose become male, only turning back into a girl once she and Prince Florence found and used a flower that breaks curses.
  • Gender-Blender Name: A bully remarks that if Yuki were a girl, the name wouldn't even need to change.
  • Image Song: "MINORITY".
  • The Nicknamer: Like Kazunari, Yuki likes to give his troupe-mates nicknames, though they tend to be meaner and more descriptive than Kazunari's Affectionate Nicknames. His backstage story reveals that they're derived from the first thing Yuki thinks of when he looks at a person. The nicknames he's given so far are:
    • Spring Troupe: Energy Concentrate (Sakuya), Psycho Stalker (Masumi), Villager C (Tsuzuru), Elite Swindler (Itaru), Foreign Swindler (Citron)
    • Summer Troupe: Hack (Tenma), Trianglian (Misumi), Wonder Boy (Muku), Friendly McExtrovert (Kazunari)
    • Autumn Troupe: Neo Gangster (Banri), Standard Gangster (Juza), Dog/Dumb Dog (Taichi), Ma (Omi), Money-grubbing Yakuza (Sakyo)
    • Winter Troupe: Muscle-head (Tasuku), Sleepyhead (Hisoka), Azu-nee (Azuma), Poemer (Homare)
    • The Currian (Izumi), Sack-o-Dumb (Sakoda)
  • Proud Beauty: If Izumi or anyone else comments that he looks good, he'll always be one hundred percent confident in his looks and tell them as much.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's good at sewing and likes wearing girly clothes.
  • Stepford Snarker: His sharp-tongued personality is largely a defense mechanism against people who used to make fun of him for his interests.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He finds girls' clothes cute, and gives that as his reason for his feminine appearance.

    Misumi Ikaruga 

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirose

Image color: Yellow
Motif flower: Dahlia
Summer Troupe member. Has a strange obsession with triangles.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: His all-encompassing obsession with triangles and his statements that his grandpa was "the only guy who didn't give up" on him point to him having some disorder.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Ditzy and slow-witted, but he has a talent with acting.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His pupils are triangle shaped.
  • Cute Little Fangs: It's in the shape of a triangle!
  • Friend to All Living Things: Somehow, he can perfectly understand and talk to animals.
  • Generation Xerox: His grandfather used to be a member of Mankai company and the first generation's script writer.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his ditzy nature, he's an amazing actor. At the time of Summer Troupe's first rehearsal, he's around the same level as Tenma, who's been acting for ten years. Misumi's skill in acting stems from his grandfather, who raised him and taught him how to act.
  • Image Song: "Ichi Ni Sankaku".
  • Le Parkour: Surprisingly adept at using parkour to get around as fast as possible, which is established when Izumi and co. first discover him in the dorms. After their initial surprise, the cast is resigned to the fact that this means the walls often get dirty and require consistent upkeep to counter Misumi's activity.
  • Mellow Fellow: Is rarely seen angry. He does get angry a few times here and there in the main story and in events, but never to the point of full blown rage.
  • Punny Name: Misumi's name in Kanji can be read as "Sankaku", the Japanese word for triangle. This in contrast to Madoka, which can be read as 'circle' or 'round'.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: In Winter Troupe's story, he's the only person other than Tasuku and Tsumugi who retains their memories of the time loops caused by the Torment Doll.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Onigiri. Three guesses as to why.
  • Tragic Keepsake: An innocuous-looking protractor that he lets Izumi hold for comfort when they watch the original Summer Troupe's old video. It belonged to his grandfather, who would use it during his scriptwriting.
  • The Unfavorite: The Sky Pirates event revealed that he is this to the family, especially his father, who preferred Madoka over Misumi. But Madoka cares about him.

    Muku Sakisaka 

Voiced by: Yoshitaka Yamaya

Image color: Cyan
Motif flower: Chinese bellflower
Summer troupe member who joined Mankai company after seeing the spring troupe's debut performance.
  • Birds of a Feather: He gets along well with his cousin Kumon, and both of them have the same insecurities.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Used to be the star of the track team until he twisted his ankle. It was actually that injury that turned him to shoujo manga.
  • Chick Magnet: One of his backstage stories reveals that he is actually quite popular with the girls in school.
  • Cute Bookworm: Aside from being a shoujo manga enthusiast, he was also part of the library committee for 3 years, according to his "Earn Cash" dialogue with Tsuzuru.
  • Image Song: "Itsu ka Ouji-sama ni..." from the BLOOMING Summer EP.
  • Motor Mouth: Not normally, but he tends to go into muttering rambles when his imagination gets the better of him.
  • Princely Young Man: Specifically, he says that he wants to be this trope come to life. Muku was able to literally play the part in the Summer Troupe's sixth play, The Floral Prince.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Has pastel-pink hair, and is easily the most docile and timid of the Summer Troupe.
  • Self-Deprecation: He likes to deprecate himself a lot.
  • Shrinking Violet: Overall, he is a kind boy but gets flustered easily.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Even though he looks soft and petite, Muku was a former track team member, and still has a commendable amount of stamina and athletic prowess.
  • Sweet Tooth: Loves sweets just like his cousin Juza.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: His overall goal is to become the type of boy that'd lead in a Shōjo (Demographic) work, so he reads the stuff like it's his gospel.

    Kazunari Miyoshi 

Voiced by: Ren Ozawa

Image color: Fluorescent green
Motif flower: Hibiscus
Summer troupe member who is Tsuzuru's senior in high school and first helped the company as a graphic designer before he officially becomes part of the company under the Summer troupe roster.
  • Dye Hard: His Mankai Re-Birthday card reveals that his original hair color is black which got dyed to blonde.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears early to help design the poster for the Spring Troupe's debut play and also advertise the play.
  • Goroawase Number: His name in kanji contains the numbers, one (Kazu) and three (Mi) respectively. (in the same vein as that Kazumi's name can be read).
  • Image Song: "Summer Time Love".
  • Keet: Has so much energy and cheer whenever he talks that when paired with Taichi, Yuki nicknames them as the "Puppy Pair". His middle school self, however, used to be a very studious person with no interest in socializing.
  • Motor Mouth: Talks a lot.
  • Nice Guy: His energy can be a lot to take at times, but Kazu's a genuinely genial person who rarely takes things personally and always seeks to help out his friends.
  • The Nicknamer: Nicknames people he meet a lot. The exceptions to this being Izumi, whom he calls Director, and Guy. The nicknames he's given so far are:
    • Spring Troupe: Sakusaku (Sakuya), Massun (Masumi), Tsuzurun (Tsuzuru), Itarun (Itaru), Ronron (Citron), Chika-Chon (Chikage)
    • Summer Troupe: Tenten (Tenma), Yukki (Yuki), Sumi (Misumi), Mukkun (Muku), Kumopi (Kumon)
    • Autumn Troupe: Setzer (Banri), Hyodle (Juza), Taicchan (Taichi), Omimi (Omi), Froochie (Sakyo), Azamin (Azami)
    • Winter Troupe: Tsumutsumu (Tsumugi), Tax (Tasuku), Hisohiso (Hisoka), Azu (Azuma), Aririn (Homare), Guyguy (Guy)
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: A rare male example: he's an avid Instablam user with a decently-sized following of his own.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: In the "SHI★NO★BI Misadventuring" event, his father notes that after a visit to an art museum, Kazunari stopped being a studious person and grow more cheerful, becoming the social butterfly he is known to be in the present.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a habit to pepper his speeches with Japanese internet slang. In the English version, it gets translated to millennial web influencer jargon.

    Kumon Hyodo  

Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka

Image color: Pastel purple
Motif flower: Morning glory
Juuza's younger brother. He joins the Summer Troupe in Year 2.
  • Affectionate Nickname: His cousin Muku calls him "Kyuchan".
  • Birds of a Feather: Despite being outwardly opposites, he and Muku have similar anxieties and are very close cousins.
  • Broken Ace: While he has great athleticism, he gets easily pressured, which is not a good mix with the fact that he will get sick when that happens, which affects his self esteem a lot.
  • Big Brother Worship: Respects and admires Juza so much that some characters note that Kumon has a Brother complex when it comes to Juza.
  • Chuunibyou: A closet one at least. When Muku cheerfully talks about his love for the dragon key chain sword in Act 6, he got embarrassed really fast.
  • Face Your Fears: In act 6, one of the plot points is for Kumon to face his fear in performing and not care about feeling too pressured by the rest of the Summer Troupe.
  • Ill Boy: Has a psychogenic condition where he'd get sick if he ever feels pressurized.
  • Image Song: "Seiten no Sinker".
  • Keet: Easily energetic.
  • Stepford Smiler: For all his cheer, he gets easily pressured and has self esteem issues because of it. This is a bad thing, as his stress affects his health.

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