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    Hanako Honda
Voiced by: Hina Kino

A hyperactive girl from a wealthy family who ended up in the Pastimers Club by being assigned as Olivia's guide. She's rich, athletic, and academically intelligent, but her erratic personality and otaku interests keep her from being popular, giving her a seething resentment toward any girl with any hint of a social life. While smart, she's not very clever and is generally the one who escalates any situation that the girls get into.

  • A-Cup Angst: Hanako is flat, really flat, which is passed down from her mother. When measured in Episode 12, Hanako's measurements add up to a AA cup size, which is even smaller than A. Not helping the matter is how it is vastly overshadowed by Kasumi's Gag Boobs, who adds fuel to the fire by her constant D-Cup Distress.
  • The Ace: She is the front-runner of the Soft Tennis Club and she's considered the best player they have available. Ironically, she's not interested in being an ace, and actually only joined the club for its social aspect; being the ace completely prevented her from becoming popular and socializing with boys, which in turn made her quit for good.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: She will grovel hysterically if her first proposal is rejected, and may force Kasumi and/or Olivia into doing it with her. It very rarely ever has any effect, however.
  • Allergic to Routine: She gets bored rather easily and is prone to falling into bored slumps unless she partakes in activities that give her a sense of fulfillment.
  • Alliterative Name: Hanako Honda.
  • Always Second Best: Despite her academic aptitude and hard work to top it off, Hanako always ranks second in the class due to one or two less-than-perfect scores, much to her dismay.
  • Berserk Button: Any mention or implication whatsoever of someone having a boyfriend will cause Hanako to have a hissy fit. Having big boobs while in her presence invokes a similar reaction.
  • Brutal Honesty: She has no sense of subtlety. Her idea of carefully confirming Olivia's relation to her otaku brother is asking if she adopted him straight from Akihabara.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Her ability to train a beetle to pick lock a door, read and possibly do basic arithmetic.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: At one point, Hanako thinks she can somehow siphon Kasumi's boobs unto herself before begging the "Boob Gods" to not take any more boob away from her. This is entire fiasco is prompted by Hanako learning she measures as an AA cup bra size.
  • Comical Overreacting: When the Pastimers Club is threatened to close, which is her only claim to having a social life, she gets on her hands and knees and hysterically grovels to save it. Failing to secure 10,000 yen (about $100) for the club funds she wanted to use to buy toys and fun trips results in her crying.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Olivia tells Hanako that a weird dress the latter bought could kill virgins, Hanako somehow thinks it's about a conspiracy to punish them for refusing to do their part in populating the Earth. Furthermore, when Olivia tells her to go to Harajuku to "hunt" virgins, she imagines the place as a Mad Max-type dystopia that the government hides from the public.
  • Culture Blind: Hanako doesn't know what shogi really is, and grew up under the false impression that it was a sport where one fires Frickin' Laser Beams from their butt. It's revealed that this explanation was given to her by her family butler Maeda, who can fire laser beams from his butt.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: She may look cute, but her voice can become a ear-splitting screech when she's worked up enough.
  • Ditzy Genius: Has high grades but less common sense than the other members of the trio, which is saying quite a bit.
  • Expressive Hair: Hanako's long pigtails become more animated when she is in an erratic mood.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her hatred for popular girls with boyfriends is very clearly shown to stem from her jealousy over having no social life. Back when she was in the Soft Tennis Club, her Signature Move was even her "Green-Eyed Serve".
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath:
    • She's the only one who enjoys the Pastimers' humiliating game of Sugoroku, sadistically insisting they continue even as Olivia and Kasumi embarrass themselves. The next round has the other girls each striking a shrieking Hanako on the butt.
    • She comes up with a word guessing game just so she can have an excuse to force the other two girls to say the word "poop". She thinks she's successfully rigged the game by making all of the words she submitted "poop", but it turns out she got one of the "poop" words herself.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her Genki Girl personality, Hanako is actually the smartest member of the Pastimers Club, as well as being rich and athletic. It's implied that the only thing keeping her from the popular girl she wants to be is her own erratic personality.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Hanako is especially ordinary and lives a generally unremarkable school life, which she is painfully aware of and strongly resents.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Unintentional, as the manga came out first, but Hina Kino seems to resemble Hanako in more than just looks.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Her humor and words of encouragement to others can often come across as insulting or condescending.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She tends to be the biggest jerk out of the three main girls, and she can be especially mean when she's jealous or losing at something, but when it comes down to it she genuinely appreciates her friendship with Kasumi and Olivia.
  • Knight Templar: Is willing to be one after she buys a weird dress.
  • Large Ham: She's prone to having over the top emotional outbursts, usually over very mundane or silly things.
  • Living Lie Detector: Hanako can detect very specific lies, namely when someone popular is faking their demeanor. Ironically, she is also Super Gullible in the face of Olivia's boldfaced lies.
  • Nightmare Face: Like all the other characters, she has one for comedic purposes, but she displays it more often than Kasumi and Olivia.
  • Ojou: Her family is rich enough to own a mansion and to retain a butler, who addresses Hanako with the "-sama" honorific, and she's shown to be able to get any sort of thing that she desires. Other than that, though, she doesn't act like a rich person at all. Even her friends believe that she thinks like a poor person.
  • The Scrooge: Despite not ever flaunting her wealth, she's actually shown a few times to be extremely cheap. She offers to buy an extremely rare and valuable Blue-Eyed Delinquent card from Olivia for the equivalent of roughly 60 cents, and in Episode 7, after proclaiming that she can't be bought, Tsugumi bribes her with cheap nail polish from the dollar store.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Kasumi is shocked to hear that Hanako made some "careless mistakes" and "only" got a 92 on her English test:
    Kasumi: "Wait, Hanako's actually smart?"
  • Sore Loser: Hanako is an extremely sore loser whenever someone beats her at anything, be they test scores, mobile games, romantic relationships, or cup sizes.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The Honda siblings both have Tareme Eyes, and really wide foreheads covered by loose short bangs. Additionally, Hanako inherits her washboard chest from her mother.
  • Super Gullible: Hanako almost always falls for Olivia's various lies, at least initially.
  • Tareme Eyes: Subverted. Normally, Hanako's eyes seem droopy, slow and peaceful, but her personality is anything but.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Hanako wears sports shorts underneath her skirt, as shown when the trio's Aozora-skirt-peeking shenanigans went wrong.

    Kasumi Nomura
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara

A straight-laced, studious girl who is terrible at English. Her sister constantly beating her at games in order to boss her around has led to her hating games, but all the practice has also made her intensely good at them. She forms the Pastimers Club with Olivia and Hanako in hopes of Olivia teaching her English, not knowing that Olivia is just as bad at the subject as she is.

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Kasumi seems capable of bending her body in absurd ways, like bending her thumb a good 90 degrees sideways in a game of thumb war, or folding sharply backwards at the waist while playing faux sumo with Hanako:
    Hanako: "[Kasumi's] doing her Chinese contortionist shit again."
  • Ambiguously Gay: While Kasumi clearly Does Not Like Men, she becomes absolutely flustered and flabbergasted when Tsugumi kissed her out of the blue.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Subverted. Kasumi is good at physics, so she thinks she can succeed at tennis by anticipating the trajectory of the ball. Unfortunately, her body cannot keep up and she fails miserably.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Hanako and Olivia are always caught off guard by her sudden change in demeanor when Kasumi goes from her usual demure self to her angry or competitive moods.
  • Buxom Is Better: She's noticeably shapelier than Hanako, causing A-Cup Angst on her. Suspiciously, lecherous babies also seem to prefer Kasumi's bust.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Jolts up screaming after having a nightmare where Tsugumi revealed "her" genitals to her.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: The only possible reason why she is so flexible.
  • D-Cup Distress: She has the biggest bust of the main cast, but laments that nothing good has ever come of it— she has a hard time buying clothes in her size and the shirt that she makes for her Home Ec homework exposes her cleavage.
  • Does Not Like Men: She has a violent fear of men. When she meets Maeda for the first time, by virtue of him suddenly appearing behind Hanako, her reaction is to scream at Hanako to stab him with her umbrella.
  • The Dreaded: Kasumi is quite threatening towards Olivia and Hanako in the first chapters. While she does mellow down afterwards, she is still quite scary when she gets competitive.
  • Freudian Excuse: Kasumi's older sister would always beat her at various games and force her to do things as punishment. As a result, Kasumi generally dislikes games, but becomes fiercely competitive if she must partake.
  • Gag Boobs: Played with. While undoubtedly large, Kasumi's chest isn't all that huge normally, unless her bust is brought up as part of a Running Gag related to Hanako's A-Cup Angst, whereupon it seems to quadruple in size.
  • Irony: Despite her extreme fear of men, one of Kasumi's hidden passions is writing homoerotic novels centered around male characters.
  • Male Gaze: Kasumi is the subject of this when Hanako stares at her breasts.
  • Meganekko: She wears a pair of glasses.
  • Neat Freak: Episode 8 reveals that she cleans her desk with alcohol, so much so that Olivia can't find a single bacteria on it through her game. After learning that Hanako's writing mat has fecal bacteria on it, Kasumi offers to sterilize everything that she owns.
  • Nice Girl: Played with. She is the most agreeable, bashful and kind of the Pastimers Club, and the only one that would rather keep to herself instead of forcing her views on others. When she's fired up, though, she could bite your head off if you give her the chance. As such, Olivia and Hanako are understandably wary of her.
  • Nightmare Face: Like all the other characters, she has one for comedic purposes.
  • Opaque Lenses: Appears whenever she is shocked.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Whenever she is emitting her intimidating aura.
  • Serious Business: Kasumi treats any type of game as this, much to the other Pastimers' terror.
  • Ship Tease: With Tsugumi, of all people. This is despite the very real possibility that Tsugumi is a boy in drag.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is normally rather shy and withdrawn in most situations, though she can change her demeanor rapidly if annoyed or angered.
  • Sickening "Crunch!": Happens every time Kasumi demonstrates her Chinese contortionist shit to no ill effects.
  • The Straight Man: She generally acts as this to her two friends, but sometimes she can act just as goofy if not goofier than them.
  • Suicide as Comedy: Hanako discovering her raunchy boy-on-boy fanfictions results in Kasumi trying to strangle herself.
  • Terrible Artist: The OVA shows just how horrible her singing is.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Kasumi hates men, but is able to be coaxed into tolerating them if she twists her perception into thinking of them in terms of her BL fictions. She can only put up with Olivia's older brother by imagining him being involved with the school's security guard.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Hanako discovers Kasumi writing smutty Harry Potter fanfiction, to the latter's great embarrassment. When Hanako questions why Kasumi likes BL despite being an androphobe, Kasumi says that 2-D stuff is fine since they aren't real men and they're more focused on each other than women.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: She's perfectly willing to trash talk Hanako just to win a demonstration round of sumo slap.

Voiced by: Rika Nagae

A foreign exchange student from America who is excited to learn all about Japan... at least, that's what she tells people. In reality, while her parents are foreigners, she was born and raised in Japan and doesn't know a word of English, but she really wants to learn about Japanese pastimes and so she forms the Pastimers Club with Kasumi and Hanako on the promise of her teaching Kasumi English. She tends to be the most airheaded and sentimental member of the club, and she's often the instigator of the club's shenanigans.

  • Artistic License – Biology: Played for laughs. When Hanako's phone game points out that Olivia is riddled with bacteria on her armpits, this is played out as being part of her body odor. In reality, while body odor can be caused by bacterial accumulation, it's pointed out that Olivia's body odor is due to the fact that she has active apocrine sweat glands as a person of Caucasian descent, a problem that has very little to do with bacteria as a whole. All in all, the joke further implies that Olivia, apart from the body odor, is untidy.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Olivia starts off speaking with a terrible American accent in order to hide the fact that she can't actually speak English. She mostly drops the act after the first episode, but it still pops up whenever she's trying to tell a lie.
  • Big Brother Worship: Olivia has a glowing opinion of her older brother despite him being an overweight, amazingly embarrassing and shameless Otaku. It does help that he was academically excellent and is quite the charmer on the phone, however.
  • Book Dumb: She is repeatedly shown to be needing remedial classes and Hanako and Kasumi unanimously agree Olivia is the least studious amongst them.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Of the "ethnically one nationality but culturally another" variant. While she is of foreign ethnicity (though it isn't clear where exactly her family is from), she was born and raised in Japan and thus is culturally Japanese.
  • Character Tics: Olivia tends to pause and divert her eyes from someone when she's about to lie.
  • Comical Overreacting: Her reaction to Kasumi and Hanako suggesting that she should study in order to improve her English is to throw a full-blown tantrum.
  • Consummate Liar: Played with in that Olivia very frequently and easily can pull lies over on Hanako, but Kasumi generally sees through them.
  • Different in Every Episode: Her hair style is different every episode.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Olivia does this when she tries to maintain the illusion that she's a foreigner when she agrees to teach Kasumi English.
  • Dumb Blonde: She isn't studious like Hanako and Kasumi, who is only bad in English, and is consistently the most scatterbrained member of the Pastimers Club.
  • Fauxreigner: Zigzagged. While Olivia is of genuine foreign descent, she was born and raised in Japan and thus can't speak a word of proper English. She is in fact worse at it than Kasumi, whose best score in the English exam is one.
  • Funny Foreigner: Her various foreign games and family activities originating from her country are labeled as bizarre by Hanako. This is in spite of the fact Hanako herself generally behaves more strangely than Olivia in day-to-day life.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Despite being the most outwardly feminine of the Pastimers Club, she has a passionate love of sumo wresting and is distraught when she learns that only men can become sumo wrestlers.
  • Gratuitous English: Her attempts at speaking actual English comes across as this.
  • The Heart: Olivia is generally the most empathetic and understanding amongst the girls, and is often the most vocally supportive of the club's activities. Kasumi imagining the Pastimers Club without Olivia is a nightmarish situation where she is trapped with only a bitter Hanako who has no one to entertain her.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her goofy and air-headed mannerisms, Olivia actually managed to score 90 on the Japanese grammar test during the entrance exams.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She seems to really appreciate the friendship of her fellow Pastimers, especially when they continue to be her friend even after they find out her accent isn't real.
  • Irony: Olivia is constantly misunderstood to be good at English due to her looks and facade, but she doesn't speak a word of it.
  • Lazy Bum: Her poor academics is a result of genuine laziness and aversion to studying.
  • Loophole Abuse: She'll occasionally resort to this in order to win games. For example, when playing shoe launcher, she utilizes a swing for momentum, reasoning that no one said she couldn't do so.
  • Nightmare Face: Like all the other characters, she has one for comedic purposes.
  • Only One Name: Her last name is never revealed.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: When in stressed situations or not paying attention, she can sometimes forget to speak in her fake accent.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Blonde-haired blue-eyed Olivia fits the Japanese stereotype of what an American "should" look like to a T, which is why all the other characters so readily believe she's fluent in English and poor in Japanese.
  • Signature Scent: She's noted by others to have terrible body odor. She is oblivious to it at first, but when she catches on, she becomes self-conscious about it.
  • Situational Sociability: Olivia is actually incredibly shy and awkward, but is able to express herself better by speaking in broken accents. She eventually becomes perfectly comfortable with Hanako and Kasumi, but still regularly falls back on her fake dialects with strangers, both consciously and unconsciously.
  • Truth in Television: When Hanako smells her armpit, she says that Olivia has apocrine sweat glands. East Asians have been found to have very few apocrine sweat glands compared to those of European and African descent and thus have little-to-no body odor. Therefore, it makes sense that Olivia would have bad body odor compared to the Japanese Hanako and Kasumi. Also, as with most people with bad body odor, she doesn't quite notice her own funk, and also happens to be at the age where teens of her demographic/ethnicity start using deodorant (13-14 years old), only that she doesn't have peers of her demographic around her to let her know, and lives in a country where the very fact that someone points it out to her can be considered rude and in bad taste.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to end her sentences with a very pronounced "desu" when using her fake accent.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: When she's scared, she'll start talking in random dialects.

Schoolmates and Teachers

    Student Council President
Voiced by: Honoka Inoue

The Student Council President of the Pastimers Club's school. Her meek and timid appearance forms a remarkable contrast with the outright cruel things she tends to say.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While she looks meek and timid, she often says incredibly rude and abrasive things, possibly accidentally.
  • Brutal Honesty: Despite meaning well, the president is terribly blunt when it comes to expressing her opinions, which horrifies whomever she is speaking to; what makes it even worse is the fact that she doesn't quite realize how harsh she sounds. She also is very bad at concealing her true feelings, as her attempts at subtlety often fail completely.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Has shades of this despite her overall normal disposition. She seems to be this the most whenever the Pastimers Club is involved:
    • Her reaction towards Olivia crawling on all fours away from her is to burst into a mad dash and laughing maniacally the whole way.
    • When it is her turn to visit the neighboring all-boys school, she sprints at full speed across the hall while Thinking Out Loud about it.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Olivia is forced to crawl through the halls on all fours, the Student Council President thinks she's trying to outrace her and breaks into a sprint after Olivia, laughing maniacally the whole way.
  • The Dreaded: For the main characters, they are terrified of her due to how unavoidable she is whenever they try to get anything done at all. Her tendency of saying cruel things while wearing an absolutely pants-wetting expression doesn't help matters.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Her real name hasn't been revealed.
  • Evil Laugh: She pulls a pretty great one while chasing Olivia through the hall.
  • Face of a Thug: Her demeanor and expressions become downright horrifying whenever she tries to get her intentions across, despite her supposedly peaceful nature.
  • Hidden Depths: She is a much, much better person deep inside (or at least she thinks she is), but there's a thick filter between her brain and her mouth. She seems largely unaware of this, or is in great denial about it.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: As she argues, she does her Student Council duties because she has to, and not because she particularly likes it. Goes to show why she doesn't beat around the bush when in official duties, and comes off as completely ruthless as a result, as she'd rather be done with it rather than dwell in ceremony.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: If her words are any indication, she's rather lonely with very few friends due to her boring job, Shrinking Violet personality, Brutal Honesty and (unintentional) Face of a Thug. Most notably, despite beating the Pastimers Club soundly in a game of Othello, while also scaring the crap out of them in the process, she genuinely cherishes the time spent with them and wonders if they would drop by and hangout sometimes.
  • Implacable Man: She's relentlessly efficient at her student council duties, and even when she's trying to be nice, she comes across as cornering and unbudging on her decisions.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: She has a knack for shooting down the Pastimers' proposals whenever they try to ask for approval.
  • Opaque Lenses: Her glasses become these when she's surprised or speechless.
  • Open Secret: Her desire to visit the adjacent all-boys school is known to everyone, despite her wanting to keep it a secret. This is due to her yelling it out loud as she runs down the hallway.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Usually accompanies her terror-inducing bouts of Brutal Honesty.
  • The Un-Smile: Smile she tries. Smile she fails. Horror ensues.

    Student Council Vice-President 
Voiced by: Mai Kanazawa

The Student Council President's Number Two, first seen in a flashback in Episode 2 and fully introduced in Episode 11. However, she is hardly ever at the office.

  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has star-shaped pupils whenever she's dolled up as a Gyaru Girl. It's likely that these are just contacts, though, since she has normal pupils whenever she has to take her makeup off.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Similar to the President, her real name hasn't been revealed.
  • Genki Girl: The Vice-President is always brimming with energy, unlike her meek superior.
  • Gyaru Girl: The way she dolls herself up and conducts herself whenever there's no teachers around. She's actually quite plain-looking, and was remarked to be as plain as the President herself when she first got elected, until a makeover from a male student made her who she is now.
  • The Makeover: She was given a Gyaru Girl makeover during her first visit to the all-boys school by an effeminate male student who couldn't tolerate how meek and dull she actually looks. This also greatly boosted her confidence and gave her personality a 180 degree flip to the point that the Student Council President didn't recognize her when she returned.
  • Really Gets Around: She's secretly dating all six members of the neighboring all-boys school's own Student Council. This apparently leads to the worst "bloodshed" in the school's history. However, that's a story for another time.

    Ruu Oka
Voiced by: Mai Kanazawa

The sole remaining member of the Supernatural Phenomena Science Club. She looks terrifying, but she's earnest in her love of the occult and is a very nice person in general.

  • Agent Scully: When Olivia asks why she hasn't tried using magic to heal Agrippa, Oka admits that she doesn't actually believe that that stuff works.
  • The Bus Came Back: Oka makes a reappearance along with Agrippa in Episode 11, after being absent since Episode 5.
  • Creepy Loner Girl: An extremely creepy girl and the last remaining member in the Supernatural Phenomena Science Club, she's generally by herself despite her nice personality.
  • Creepy Monotone: Oka speaks like this all the time.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She looks terrifying and has an active interest in things like hauntings and voodoo magic, but she's actually very nice. She genuinely enjoys hanging out with the Pastimers Club and was absolutely heartbroken when she learned that her clubmate Agrippa had told her that she was being teleported in order to hide the fact that she was sick and going to the hospital.
  • Nice Girl: She's a sweetheart, but her creep factor is amped up to eleven.
  • The Un-Smile: Hers is harrowing enough that it gives even the Student Council President a run for her money.

    Aguri "Agrippa" Mato
Voiced by: Megumi Toda

Oka's friend and fellow Supernatural Phenomena Science clubmate. She was on leave at the start of the series due to an unspecified illness, while telling Oka she was teleported away to ease her worries.

  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in Episode 11 along with Oka.
  • Chuunibyou: Aside from fashioning herself an alias that she uses widely, Agrippa also talks about completing the Fifth Pentacle of the Sun and tells Oka that if she disappears suddenly, she probably used it to teleport.
  • Genki Girl: Agrippa is a lot more energetic and enthusiastic than her friend.
  • It Runs in the Family: In a flashback, she's shown getting her "secret ingredient" from her grandmother, who is dressed in her own witch outfit and just as deep in the occult:
    Grandma: "I'll see you at Walpurgis Night."
  • Nice Girl: Agrippa appears as an overall pleasant person to be around, and if their interactions are any indication, is Oka's only friend until the latter met the Pastimers Club.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: While Oka proposes a witch hat-and-broom design for their cultural festival bake sale, Agrippa prefers to create cookies in the shape of rats slamming headfirst into blocks of concrete.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Inverted. Most of the school's staff know Agrippa's real name, just not her alias.
  • Pain to the Ass: The real reason why Agrippa had to take a leave of absence was due to her worsening hemorrhoid.
  • Tareme Eyes: Her eyes are always droopy, which suits her Nice Girl personality quite well.
  • The Un-Smile: Hers is demonic-looking, just like Oka's.

    Tsugumi Aozora
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki

A quiet "girl" known to the Pastimers as the cutest in the school. This perception naturally changes when Olivia overhears Tsugumi revealing to a suitor that "she" has a penis. Regardless of whether Tsugumi was telling the truth that night, Tsugumi's calculating and ruthless, easily manipulating the Pastimers.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Whether Tsugumi is actually a boy or a girl is never made clear, as nobody has ever been able to provide confirmation. To make matters worse, there are various self-admitted lies, Red Herrings and contradictory statements coming from every direction, making it all the more confusing.
  • Bokukko: Speaks like this all the time, though it wasn't until Olivia brought up suspicions that Tsumugi is actually a boy that it became noticeable.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tsugumi easily outmaneuvers the Pastimers Club when they try and confirm their gender. Later on, Tsugumi bribes them into stealing the Banana Papers. Once Tsugumi gets their hands on it, they decide to use the information to further manipulate the Pastimers Club.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: In the anime, they're colored a shade lighter than all the other characters, as if their character is slightly illuminated.
  • Ship Tease: Seems to get a lot of this with Kasumi, despite the possibility of Aozora being male.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Feminine and beautiful enough to fool even "her" boyfriend and the entire school, assuming Tsugumi really is a boy.

Voiced by: Shuu Uchida

The best English speaker in the class after Olivia. She was switched in to replace the latter in an English-speaking contest to cover for her horrendous actual English.

  • Ambiguously Gay: If her expressions are any indication, Fujiwara starts having certain feelings for Kasumi after receiving a kabe-don from her. She even invites Kasumi out on a date in exchange for keeping Olivia's terrible English a secret:
    Shock...Suspense...I might be opening a new door.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Comes as part of her Noh mask-like face.
  • Creepy Monotone: Imagine her and Oka having a chat.
  • Dull Surprise: She hardly ever emotes at all, and the fact that her face resembles a Noh mask doesn't help.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared briefly during Episode 9 before being formally introduced in Episode 10.
  • Foil: To Olivia. Both featured very stereotypical visual traits of their heritage, and people expect them to be experts at said culture's language while it's the opposite. Unlike the foreign-looking Olivia who is better at Japanese than English, Fujiwara is an expert in English and admittedly sucks at Japanese literature. It doesn't last very long, however.
  • Irony:
    • Despite acing the English speaking test, Fujiwara is admittedly terrible at Japanese classic literature.
    • Adding to the previous point, she's terrible at said literature, in spite of the fact that she looks like she stepped out of an Ukiyo-e print.
  • Leitmotif: A mangled rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" plays everytime she appears onscreen.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Her face resembles a Noh mask with very stiff expressions.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Meta example. Shuu Uchida lived in Australia for 17 years, and as a result had developed sort of an Aussie accent to her English. The most notable bleeds are "no more [classical literature]" and "no problem", which came across as "nar mar" and "nar prarblem".
  • Only One Name: Her given name is never revealed, since everybody is content with addressing her by her surname.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Fujiwara tends to insert English words into her speech and inner monologue. That being said, hers is actually very good for a Japanese speaker, though always spoken in a dull monotone with emphasis sometimes being placed on the wrong syllable. Notably, she's the only character to refer to English as such instead of the common eigo that everyone else uses. This is justified in that her voice actress, Shuu Uchida, was born and raised in Australia.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Played for laughs. Her latent aptitude for classic literature is awoken after Tsugumi snatches Kasumi away from her.

    Chisato Higuchi
Voiced by: Ryoko Maekawa

The English teacher at the girls' middle school who gets roped into becoming the advisor for the Pastimers Club. Her nervousness around boys and surrounding herself with girls all her life left her with absolutely zero dating experience as an adult, and now she desperately wants to get married.

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Chisato sports a huge pair of caterpillar eyebrows on her forehead. As they are drawn as immensely dense series of lines, it is safe to assume they are rather bushy.
  • Cat Smile: Her mouth looks like this on occasion.
  • Christmas Cake: She has a huge complex over not being married yet, and at one point notes that she's older than her mom was when she gave birth to her. A Running Gag consists on her having Mendelssohn's Wedding March as her phone ring tone, further showing how fixated she is on the issue.
  • Closet Geek: She's implied to be a bit of an Otaku, since in Episode 4 she makes a reference to Big Sight, the convention center where Comiket is held.
  • Does Not Like Men: She had a fear of men throughout her life, leading her to only stick to female friends and to get a job at an all-girls school. Now she laments that this kept her from having any romantic experience whatsoever.
  • Forehead of Doom: Owing to her very short bangs that she cuts for herself.
  • Meekness Is Weakness: She's a huge pushover, and a little too kind for her own good. It's also shown that she's physically weak, as Hanako, Kasumi and Olivia can easily overpower her in arm wrestling.
  • Nice Girl: She is one of the sweetest and most innocent characters in the series, to the point of leaning on being The Ingenue.
  • Sensei-chan: She's a sweet, kind teacher who's also a pushover, has a huge Christmas Cake complex, and still hasn't grown out of her love for romantic shoujo manga. The Pastimers Club like her a lot, but at the same time they don't have much respect for her as a teacher since they're quick to bring up that she's still single.
  • The Talk: Hanako and Olivia don't understand how babies are made so Chisato tries to explain using dolls, but only succeeds in confusing them even further.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: She never grew out of romantic shoujo manga. She refers to Please Save My Earth as her "bible", and she says that her type include handsome engineers from the moon.

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga

She is the teacher in charge of PE and morals at the school where the Pastimers attend.

  • Comically Missing the Point: Mistakes Olivia and Kasumi's makeup failure on Hanako's face for the latter being physically assaulted by the former. She also mistook Kasumi's powder puff for an ice cream mochi.
  • The Dreaded: As she is the head of public morals of the school, Takayanagi has developed a reputation for confiscating any and all items she considers to be contraband from the students, ranging from makeup to manga.
  • Gonk: Takayanagi has a very muscular, almost Herculean build for a woman of her age. In fact, her features are more masculine than most male characters.
  • One of the Guys: She's the manliest character at school and in the series at large, even though she's a lady. She's so unfamiliar with things regarded as feminine that she's completely unfamiliar with makeup kits.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She has an equally-masculine younger sister who is the captain of the school's swim team.


The Japanese language teacher who is often the victim of his students' mischief.

  • Butt-Monkey: He is often the go-to teacher for when his students require a teacher for their pranks or antics. He would play along with them sometimes, but this usually ends up Gone Horribly Right.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He was so engrossed playing detective following the events of Episode 1 that he went around the entire school doing it and ended up suffering cyanide poisoning from it.
  • Descent into Addiction: Ever since taste-testing cookies made by the Supernatural Phenomena Science Club doused with a magic potion, he's gone into a zombified frenzy craving for more cookies over the night, and since then would be triggered into a frenzy over the sight of any cookie. The narration had even called him the true Cookie Monster.
  • Irony: He has been so proud of his Detective Conan investigation moment in Episode 1 that it has been said he went around the school taste-testing whatever suspicious liquids he finds off the floor... and somehow ends up ingesting potassium cyanide, which landed him in hospital for a few days.
  • Nice Guy: Is always willing to help and support his students, even though this gets him into various degrees of trouble.
  • Punny Name: His name is pronounced similarly to the Japanese word for "calamity", though written with different characters. Fitting for him due to the amount of predicaments he gets himself into.
  • Running Gag: His biggest disasters so far are all from doing taste-testings:
    • He gets hospitalized from cyanide poisoning due to playing detective all around school by tasting every suspicious liquid he finds on the floor.
    • He becomes a literal Cookie Monster ever since tasting potion-laced cookies from the Supernatural Phenomena Science Club.

Other Characters

Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu

Hanako's family butler who has a habit of appearing behind Hanako out of nowhere. When aliens probed him and left a laser in his butt, he thought his life ruined until Hanako's grandfather gave him a second chance at life. Thus, Maeda is intensely loyal to Hanako's family including Hanako herself, which creeps her out a bit.

  • Alien Abduction: He was abducted by aliens before his fifth attempt at passing his college final, where he had an alien superweapon stashed into his rectum.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Butler in this case, as Hanako tends to find Maeda's Cloudcuckoolander personality and butt laser to be cringeworthy, whereas before she used to find them cool. Apparently, this change happened about a week before the events of Episode 4.
  • Blessed with Suck: His butt laser led to him being unable to hold down a job because he would destroy his employers' toilets every time he used the bathroom.
  • Butlerspace: He always comes into the scene by appearing suddenly behind Hanako, often right after she mentions him. According to Maeda himself, he is always by Hanako's side or rather, behind her seat, only very carefully hidden so that nobody notice him.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He never seems to express shame or hesitation in the many eccentric and bizarre feats he will perform in Hanako's name. He has also come to accept his laser-firing butt and the aliens that gave it to him as facts of life.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He's always around to support Hanako, but everyone, even Hanako, finds him off-putting and bizarre.
  • Jump Scare: Maeda has a nasty tendency to pop right out of nowhere when Hanako so much as mentions his name. Every. Single. Time.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Downplayed, but the reason why Hanako was convinced that shogi was a game that involves firing lasers out of your butt is because of him; when Hanako asked him how shogi worked when she was little, he didn't actually know the rules of the game but also didn't want to disappoint her by admitting he didn't know something. Thus, he gave her the first explanation that came to mind.
  • Nice Guy: Always willing to lend a helping had, even if it's not needed or asked of him.
  • Undying Loyalty: Hanako's grandfather gave him a new lease on life by teaching him to control his butt laser, and as a result serves his family unquestioningly.

    Lord of Pastimers 
Voiced by: Mai Kanazawa

One of the legendary Four Lords of Pastimers, she is a student of a nearby all-girls academy and introduced by one of Chisato's friends. She dropped by during Episode 4 to hangout with the Pastimers Club while simultaneously weirding them out to an untold degree.

  • Blatant Lies: She states that she's not wearing any makeup; in reality, she could not possibly fit more cakeyness even if she tried. She also claims that the butterfly hair decoration she wears landed on her head and became her friend, even though it's clearly not a real butterfly.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Apparently, she's so famous that people only ever refer to her by her nickname.
  • Gyaru Girl: Manba-style, albeit an exaggerated example, so much so that her appearance is heralded by tribal drums.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite looking and acting like a trashy ganguro girl, the Lord actually made the top 100 in the national mock school entrance exam, is better at games than the Pastimers Club and is a lot nicer than them to boot, letting Hanako use her cleanser after Kasumi and Olivia do a disastrous makeup job on her.
  • Really Gets Around: She got her nickname from sleeping around with students from a neighboring all-boys school.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She says studying at home is boring, leading Hanako and Olivia to think to themselves that she must be as dumb as she looks, but she immediately follows up with that by saying it's a lot easier to just learn everything in class, and mentions that she was in the top 100 in the national mock exams.

    Olivia's older brother 

Olivia's Otaku older brother who dropped by during Episode 9 to resolve the issue of his sister's confiscated manga.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Gets down and grovels on his knees after failing to retrieve Olivia's confiscated manga twice. Amazingly, this works, which was probably in large part due to him creeping out the teacher far more than she could stomach, as lampshaded by Hanako.
  • Badass Baritone: A nice bonus by virtue of him being voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa.
  • Big Fun: Considered to be this by Olivia, who greatly adores him despite not being able to grasp a single word he speaks.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: In spite of his kinks towards middle-school girls and lack of filter, he is nothing but extremely polite and never once goes past talking about it. One of the most upsetting and surprising things Hanako finds about him is how cordial and reassuring he is when texting.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even considering the things that come out of his mouth, he never once goes past the point of imagination and never once oversteps his boundaries.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: He and Olivia look nothing alike, aside from how they both have blue eyes.
  • Fat Slob: Given how stereotypical his Otaku getup is, being this is practically a given.
  • Gratuitous English: Subtle, but it's there when he talks about his blue eyes, or "burū aizū" in his words.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his stereotypical otaku tendencies, he graduated with honors from academy, uses very eloquent vocabulary bordering on Purple Prose, and actually holds two PhDs despite only being in his early thirties.
  • Nice Guy: Is actually quite friendly and charming despite his overtly perverted tendencies.
  • No Name Given: Is only ever referred to as "Olivia's brother", unlike his little sister who gets an actual first name.
  • Otaku: A rather stereotypical example, being overweight, having long unkempt hair, and wearing a backpack with pins that have female anime characters all over it.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Greatly downplayed in comparison to his sister; unlike Olivia, his hair is black (which adds to his overall image as a stereotypical Japanese Otaku), but he does have blue eyes like she does.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He is very verbose and descriptive, usually talking at extreme lengths about certain subjects. Reaches a logical conclusion when his entire speech in Episode 11 starts out normally, then gradually fast forwards to ridiculous speeds as the terminology gets fancier.
  • Skewed Priorities: His desperate attempt to retrieve Olivia's confiscated magazine was because he himself wants to read it, not because he wants to reprimand his sister for breaking the school's rules by bringing it to class.
  • Silver Tongue: He comes off as extremely nice and dedicated when he's texting, to the point that Hanako is touched by his kind words.
  • Verbal Tic: "-de gozaru" or just "-gozaru".

    Kentaro Honda 
Voiced by: Eishin Fudemaru

Hanako's younger brother. Unlike his erratic older sister, he is very serious and studious.

  • Child Prodigy: He's able to effortlessly use physics to figure out how to curve a marble around a soda can into a hole on his first try.
  • Disappointed in You: He's quick to point out to Hanako how late she realized that Maeda's butt laser is creepy as hell, when it was obvious from the start. He finds it rather weird that she found it so fascinating, and that Maeda using it filled her with joy until fairly recently.
  • Precocious Crush: He becomes visibly flustered and blushes when Olivia and Kasumi shower him with affection.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He's generally very reserved and cool toward his older sister, but at the end of the first special admits to himself that he really enjoyed spending time with Hanako (even though he'll never admit it to her).

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