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An(ne) Hanakoizumi

Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori
The primary member of the main trio. A Genki Girl who has ridiculously bad luck but doesn't let it bother her.
  • A-Cup Angst: Anne is prone to expressing displeasure with her assets when reminded of Botan's much larger bust. The issue is humorously only in Anne's imagination, at least in the anime, as she's at least average size and comparing herself to the most endowed student of the class. Timothy lecherously points this out when it wonders aloud what Botan has been eating to get her enormous chest.
  • Animals Hate Her: Anne likes animals. However animals don't like her back, and would rather maul her instead. Not only real animals hate her; she has yet been able to pet Timothy, a rabbit-shaped robot.
  • Born Unlucky: Her defining character trait. Kodaira's secret report on her bluntly says that her luck was "in the negative numbers". Despite this, she's still an odd case, as apparently she's so unlucky that it circles around and makes it seem that she was Born Lucky instead. For example, in episode 1, she's the only person in the class whose egg didn't break (instead it hatched into a chick, which should be impossible, as the eggs used were specifically at their expiry date), while in episode 2 its implied that the only reason why she wasn't able to get Ruri and Botan the drinks they wanted from the vendo machines was because the items loaded in it were mis-arranged in the first place. Because of this, may veer into Unluckily Lucky territory. It turns out to be genetic as her mother also has equal terrible luck.
  • Catch Phrase: She is fond of using the word sugoku (Japanese for immensely) when describing how pleased she is about something. Yen Press, for their literal style, decides not to consistently translate this.
  • Dub Name Change: Anne is originally "An." Strangely, this is one of the few cases where the Western viewers don't complain about, probably because Cotoji calls the series Anne Happy in the first place, making "Anne" co-official with "An."
  • Finagle's Law: One can be absolutely sure Anne's always at the short end of it.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Apricot.
  • Genki Girl: Always cheerful.
  • The Pollyanna: Doesn't let the universe's dedication to stomping on her bring her down.
  • Unluckily Lucky: Anne's unluckiness, for the most part, only causes minor inconveniences for her. In real life, it could have been fatal—for example, considering the fact that Animals Hate Her, and will scratch her when she tries to pet them. Yet she still does it for years.
  • Vengeful Vending Machine: Hanako can't even buy a drink from a vending machine without something going horribly wrong. No matter what she tries to buy, she'll end up with some kind of weird drink roulette.
  • Walking Techbane: Most machines malfunction as soon as she tries to use them.

Ruri Hibarigaoka

Voiced by: Haruka Shiraishi
Second member of the main trio. A shy girl with a peculiar obsession with the figure in the "We apologize for the inconvenience" construction site sign.
  • Beneath the Mask: Her mature and responsible personality is just a facade to hide how lonely and self-hating she actually is.
  • Cargo Ship: Not only does she get blushy when thinking about the construction sign image, she talks about it as if it was an actual person.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Landers Minder: She is this for both Anne and Botan, as she's the one who tries to keep them out of trouble most of the time.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She's the best cook in the cast and seems genuine interested in cooking. Justified in her case, however, as she's living alone and had to learn to cook for herself.
  • Friendless Background: Ruri has no friends in middle school, and so she doesn't have much idea about what to wear to an outing with friends.
  • Heroic BSoD: She finds herself in a funk when she skrewed up in the cooking class. Fortunately, Hanako and Botan snap her out of it.
  • Know Your Vines: Her parents are phytochemists, and as a result she got in interest in botany as well. The family's knowledge in that is well-known in the neighbourhood, as demonstrated in Volume 6 of the manga.
  • Minor Living Alone: As revealed in episode 5, Ruri lives on her own, as both her parents are working abroad.
  • Odd Name Out: The only member of the main cast without some kind of flower in her name - ironically, considering her interest in botany.
  • Only Sane Man: Subverted. Ruri thinks she is this and for a while that looks to be the case. Then, her longtime love for a construction sign is revealed.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: In-Universe; Hibari falls in love with a construction safety sign with a cartoony construction worker on it.

Botan Kumegawa

Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno
Third member of the main trio. A rich girl with low self-esteem and severe health problems.
  • Amusing Injuries: The primary victim of this in the series.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Frequently apologizes for being useless and failing at things.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Peony.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Botan does this several times an episode.
  • Ill Girl: Botan falls sick and/or get injured easily, and that's putting it lightly. Much like Anne though, she's an odd case as while she gets hurt easily, Botan also recovers quickly as well, as none of her breaks or dislocations last more than a day in-universe. She said a few broken ribs would only cause one single day's absence.
  • Meganekko: She won't admit it, but Botan is a classic example of this, in the same vein as Lucky Star's Miyuki Takara.
  • Obliviously Beautiful: Botan is absolutely convinced her pale skin is sickly, hair is stringy, and she's overweight. Others point out her skin is like flawless porcelain, has silk hair, and the increasing weight is due to an impressive bust.
  • The Ojou: In the first episode Botan leaves what looks like a Big Fancy House with two maidservants saying goodbye, putting her into this trope. Later in the series her Big Fancy House is also discussed.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: Practically her Mad Libs Catch Phrase.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Worn by Botan, as fitting for someone who appears to be well-off.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Botan exhibits signs of it on occasion. The most telling are moments when she enjoys spending time with Anne and Ruri, more so than a person normally would. It doesn't matter what she does with them: she just loves having the chance to be there too.

Hibiki Hagyuu

Voiced by: Hibiku Yamamura
A bad-tempered girl with a poor sense of direction.
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: She is this for Ren to prevent the latter from being too lazy.
  • Competition Freak: Does anything she can to stand out - if she doesn't have a shot for first place, she'll aim for last place instead.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Japanese clover. (Unlike the others, it's in her surname instead of given name.)
  • Girlish Pigtails: Hibiki had this hairstyle when she was elementary school age.
  • Hey, You!: Hibiki doesn't use any Japanese Honorifics to refer to anyone.
  • No Sense of Direction: Her definitive misfortune. Even if her destination's right in front of her, she'll find a way to veer off course. She typically takes three hours just to walk to school from home.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Has a very obvious crush on Ren.
  • Spirited Competitor: Hibiki. She'll even compete for last place, because that means she's the top of something.
  • Third-Person Person: Hibiki always calls herself "Hibiki." It sounds horribly awkward in English, so Crunchyroll's subtitles forgoes it entirely and has Hibiki speak like a normal person, while Yen Press' (a company quite well-known for being overly literal) translation of the manga retains it, leading to some awkwardly-phrased sentences.
  • Tsundere: Hibiki switches between snippy and reluctant acceptance towards her other four companions. Though for Ren, she does it to hide her feelings.

Ren Ekoda

Voiced by: Mayu Yoshioka
Hibiki's childhood friend.
  • Bifauxnen: Ren looks more like a pretty boy than a girl and easily be mistaken for a boy at first glance.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Ren is athletic and a very creative thinker, but tries to do the least amount of work and maximize her nap time.
  • Chick Magnet: Exaggerated in Ren's case; she can attract females of any species. This trope was spelt out word-by-word in Yen Press' translation.
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: She is this for Hibiki, to prevent the latter from getting lost.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Actually her unfortunate trait - all females, regardless of species, are strangely drawn to her.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Lotus.
  • Hidden Buxom: Having to wear a skintight animal suit revealed she has a surprisingly large chest.
  • Important Haircut: She had one in the third grade, when she cut off her previously long hair to persuade Hibiki to agree to cut the latter's hair, which has trapped to the school gate. Ren maintained that hair length up to this day.
  • Sleepyhead: Always sleeps late, and seems to be half asleep most of the day.
  • The Stoic: Ren rarely expresses anything other than a hushed tone.

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Class 1-7's odd class teacher.
  • Battle Aura: Displays a dark purplish one from time to time. Usually a bad thing when this occurs, as Hibiki finds out when trying to run away from her in episode 12's survival training camp.
  • Big Eater: The first time she eats in the anime in episode 2, she have already eaten 3 bowls, and there's 4 bentos, 4 riceballs, 2 desserts, and 3 drinks on the table.
  • Contralto of Danger: It's really not a good sign whenever her voice lowers an octave, as it means that her patience is wearing thin.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her eyes are usually shut even when teaching students. She does open them from time to time, but that's usually a bad thing, like when Hibiki accidentally runs into her while evading the mini-Timothy squad.
  • Implacable Man: When she chases after Hibiki in episode 12, no matter how fast the latter tries to run away, Kodaira-sensei is easily able to keep pace with her. She even catches her after Hibiki trips on a log, despite being far away at the time.

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