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- All of the Other Reindeer: Minoa suddenly finds herself shunned by the entire school when a rumor that she hates anime passes around.
- Hidden Buxom: While she's not as big as Miko, Minoa can definitely compete with Erika when it comes to size, as seen in episode 6's Eye Catch.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's remarkably patient and kind, even when adjusting to the craziness in her life.
- Spin-Offspring: She's the little sister of one of Animegatari's former protagonists, Maya.
- Actor Allusion: Arisu lets out Chitose Karasuma's signature laugh in episode 7. "Gahaha!"
- Briefcase Full of Money: Arisu has her personal butler Sebas carry one in episode 7. It even glows.
- Fiction 500: Arisu's wealth is bottomless, Buying over $300,000 worth of anime, shipped overnight, at the start of the club, and her boasting of her plans to easily buy the school just to save their club from the student council shutting it down was something she actually planned on doing had Erika not stopped her from doing so.
- Ojou: While she's a terribly spoiled girl, she still upholds many of the qualities of a typical ojou, such as using her money for beneficial purposes for the club.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Arisu wears grade-A white socks with her school uniform.
Voiced by: Hisako Tōjō (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)
- Fanservice Pack: Miko got this for a single episode (the onsen story), going from being a Cute Bookworm to a Hot Librarian. Upon the next episode she goes back to her primary trait of being a light novel nerd.
- Meganekko: Miko Kouenji wears glasses, which gives her a cute, nerdy look.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Miko happens to be a big yaoi fan, and gets excited whenever two boys get close together. She ships Kai x Nakano from episode 6 onwards.
Voiced by: Setsuo Itō (Japanese), Alejandro Saab (English)
- Blind Without 'Em: Kai can't see his own feet without his glasses.
- Buxom Is Better: Busty girls are one of Kai's secret fetishes. It helps reinforce his attraction to Miko.
- Chuunibyou: Kai Kai likes to talk in a really dramatic manner and behaves as if there's some second world at play.
- Compressed Vice: Although Kai Kai's crush on Miko gets brought up in a few episodes, it really only becomes an issue in episode 6 before barely getting mentioned again.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: Coke bottle glasses on, Kai's just your typical brand of nerd. Glasses off, and he's captured the attention of most of the female student body with his pretty-boy eyes.
- Repetitive Name: Kai Musashisakai.
Voiced by: Anju Inami (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)
- Actor Allusion: Erika Aoyama is voiced by Anju Inami, whose best known role is Chika Takami, the plucky, hyperactive leader of School Idol group Aqours from Love Live! Sunshine!!. So what kind of character does Erika dress up as on episode 3? A Chika Expy complete with a similar pose to one of Chika's own in School Idol Festival! It gets even better when you realize that Tsubaki, the student council president opposing the existence of the Anime Club which Erika is the leader of, looks, acts, and even has the exact same role (at least initially) as Dia, also from Sunshine.
- Cool Big Sis: Erika to everyone in the anime club, especially to the first year trio.
- We Used to Be Friends: She and Tsubaki used to hang out together and loved anime, but as they grew up they also grew apart.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair.
Nakano Mitsuteru (SPOILERS)
Voiced by: Junta Terashima (Japanese), Jordan Dash Cruz (English)
- Affably Evil: While Nakano genuinely treasured his time with the Anime Club and is friendly to them, he isn't above screwing them over to rewrite the world.
- Alternate Character Reading: His name, if you stretch the pronunciation of the kanji, can also be read as "Aurora". This is the intended reading of his name, which drives him insane.
- The Ageless: As someone coming from the Anime world, Nakano is this. After crossing over into Minoa's reality, he remained a high school boy for decades, only adjusting his physical appearance to match the "pretty boy" look of the day.
- Big Bad Slippage: Nakano slips into a main antagonist role by episodes 9 to 12.
- Bishie Sparkle: At times, he'll be able to do this. This is another indication that he's an Anime World being.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Not immediately apparent in the first two thirds of the series, but slowly dips into this during the last third.
- Embarrassing First Name: "Aurora" is Nakano's. He'll even risk changing the whole world to get a better name.
- Evil Is Petty: Nakano rips the seams of reality and shut down his friends' club all so he could get his name changed to something palatable. Even when he gets the director's power, nobody ever calls him anything else.
- FaceHeel Turn: Nakano turns on the club in Episode 9 by getting the advisor to accept outside funding, which gets the club shut down. While he appears to flip back to the club's side in Episode 10 by saying that the principal had him under his thumb, Episode 11 further reveals that he hails from the anime world, and is actually under the thumb of the director of the anime.
- HeelFace Mole: In episode 10.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After all that havoc raised to get himself a better name, Nakano becomes the only one of the Anime World residents to be sent back, while his fictional counterpart in the newly constructed real world gets named Aurora again.
- Ret-Gone: When he is pulled back into the portal to the Anime World, he ceases to exist in Minoa's. The only remnant of him is as a character design the Anime Club developed in the merged world.
- Walking Spoiler: It's really hard to talk about Nakano without mentioning his role in the endgame, so stay cautious.
Voiced by: Hironori Kondou (Japanese), Brad Smeaton (English)
- Dirty Old Man: Neko-sensei has the voice and personality of one, at any rate. The only reason the plot kicked off at all was because he was excited to hear a high school girl on the other side of the door.
- Elephant in the Room: Due to him being a bipedal talking cat with sunglasses, who conveniently gets ignored by everyone. Nakano pointing this out to Minoa is what gets her to believe that the cat is the cause of all the multidimensional shenanigans the world is now subject to, since he's an anime character brought to the real world.
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi (Japanese), Kristen McGuire (English)
- Actor Allusion: Yui is asked to voice an obvious Megumin expy complete with Megumin's outfit and even catchphrase in the Anime Club's anime short for the Sakaneko School Festival on episode 7. Naturally, she and Megumin share the exact same VA: Rie Takahashi.
- Curtains Match the Window: Same color hair and eyes.
- Idiot Hair: She has an ahoge.
- Ms. Fanservice: Yui serves as the primary cheesecake source for the entire series, with a different part of her body focused on each episode. By the time Episode 10 came around, they ran out of parts to focus on and devoted the entire opening sequence to her service shots. She hardly means any of this, though.
Voiced by: Asuka Nishi (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)
Voiced by: Miyu Takagi (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)
- Cool Big Sis
- Demoted to Extra: While she and Erika shared protagonist status in the original Animegatari shorts, here she's just a recurring side character while her sister Minoa takes the spotlight.
- Idiot Hair: She has an ahoge.
Voiced by: Kenta Zaima (Japanese), Kyle Phillips (English)
- Alliterative Name: Ai Asagaya
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa (Japanese), Cris George (English)
Voiced by: Naomi Maruyama (Japanese), J. Michael Tatum (English)
- Anime Chinese Girl: Beibei is an anime Chinese girl through and through, complete with Odango Hair and a Chinese-styled coslay outfit in her first appearance.
- Curtains Match the Window: Black hair and eyes.
- Five-Second Foreshadowing: When the gang is waiting in line at Comiket, Beibei is hiding among the background characters a scene before she meets Minoa and Arisu.
- Odango Hair