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Voiced by: Chikahiro Kobayashi (Japanese), Jonah Scott (English), Carlo Vazquez (Latin American Spanish)
The main character, a quiet and sensitive gray wolf. Because of his fearsome appearance and odd habits he is widely mistaken to be a scary, bloodthirsty carnivore. Legoshi is wholly aware of this and does everything in his power to minimize himself and downplay his intimidating aspects. The series is largely about him coming to terms with his place in the world as a wolf.
- Affectionate Nickname: Haru keeps calling him "Weirdo" and "Dumb Wolf".
- All-Loving Hero: His affection for Haru slowly starts to expand onto herbivores as a whole, and thanks to his spiritual training with Gouhin, he comes to believe that all animals are equal no matter their natural background.
- All of the Other Reindeer: In his youth, he was often made fun of by his peers because of his odd behavior and fascination with bugs.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Legoshi displays several, common symptoms of the autism spectrum: struggling to socialize or otherwise connect with others (even as an adult, he tends to force his interactions with others), a fixation on certain items or concepts (example: whereas many autistics are fascinated by trains, Legoshi is attracted to insects), being Literal-Minded, being unable to fully express his feelings (likely a result of his mixed ancestry), a particular attention to details not many would notice at first (he obeys social norms almost exactly) and higher than normal intelligence (while it's implied he had passable grades in school, he has shown to be very cunning and perceptive). Many of these are caused by his having komodo dragon DNA, but it's subtly implied his mother was a patient as well.
- Apologetic Attacker: In an unusual twist, he's apologising to Haru for being forced to watch him go ferally brutal on the lion gangster that tried to kill her rather than to his actual target. He really didn't want to remind the girl he loved he could become such a beast when needed.
- The Atoner: A downplayed version. It's not a part of his love for her, but Legoshi is deeply ashamed over how he nearly ate Haru and wants to protect her and other herbivores from predation.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Legoshi almost habitually starts thinking about things unrelated to what he is currently doing yet somehow connected to what he currently sees or hears, sometimes creating comedy, tension relief, or seriously impeding him during a fight.
- Badass Family: His grandfather was in the running of being a Beastar, being an ex-military combat prodigy who only stopped fighting to start a family with Legoshi's grandmother. Oh, and the said grandfather also turns out to be a komodo dragon.
- Beady-Eyed Loser: He's got unusually small irises for a wolf due to the other side of his heritage. Sometimes, when his self-control is fraying, they're scary Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises, but most of the time, they fit this trope, giving him a goofy, awkward appearance to match his goofy, awkward personality. Flashbacks to his childhood show that he used to have larger irises.
- Berserk Button: Due to his self-loathing nature, Legoshi hates when other carnivores indulge in their dark desires. The suggestion of violence against herbivores causes him to lose it. He also has no sympathy for Jack for wishing he was more naturally aggressive like Legoshi and other natural predators (Jack being a Labrador, his species genetically altered to be more docile and intelligent) in the chapter showing how they became friends as children.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Legoshi is usually a soft-spoken, humble, and friendly Gentle Giant who tries to stay in the shadows. But, push his Berserk Button or harm Haru, and you'll see why it's a bad idea.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Legoshi can be a silly Cloud Cuckoo Lander but when he puts his mind to something, he will do it.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: He tends to keep to himself but knows when to show his fangs.
- Bookworm: He gains shades of this after becoming smitten with Haru. Specifically: when the supervisors of his dorm search through his backpack following his disappearance, they discover it's filled to the brim with books about interacting with rabbits and small animals. Yes, he is determined to understand Haru this much.
- Born Lucky: He often gains an upper hand in very difficult situations and survives ordeals that would leave any other animal dead. This results from a combination of his natural predispositions, resourcefulness, and skills and knowledge he acquires beforehand; especially with the latter the author tries to prevent them from feeling like an Ass Pull by pre-establishing Legoshi's interactions with characters that could really provide him with what he needs later, enabling his near-miraculous recoveries to be somewhat believable, even as at one point he nearly literally jumps the shark.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Brooding Boy to Haru's Gentle Girl.
- Cannibalism Superpower: Hoping to understand the mindset of Tem's killer before their duel, Legoshi eats a single moth larva and is overwhelmed by the sensation. He has a vision of the moth giving words of encouragement and wakes up reinvigorated, with his fur grown back to normal. Then during the fight, Legoshi disassembles his body into a swarm of moths to escape his opponent's grasp. From the villain's reaction, that was something that did, in fact, happen.
- Cannot Talk to Women: Well, he can, at least as long as he is not interested in them romantically. Enter Haru, and he has problems with putting together even a single cohesive sentence. Just thinking of a way to ask her name is torture for him. He gets better the more time they spend together, though.
- Character Development: Over time, Legoshi stops trying to hide in the shadows and embraces being a wolf.
- Chaste Hero: Played with. Legoshi works really hard to make sure his feelings for Haru are genuine rather than stemming from sexual or predatory lust for her, despite these aspects having a visible influence on his behavior sometimes.
- Chick Magnet: A downplayed example. Aside from Juno's blatant crush and Haru's growing fondness of him, many girls who spend enough time with him to see past his society-assigned stereotypes show signs of mild attraction to him.
- Childhood Friends: With Jack. They have known each other for 12 years.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: A minor case, but he comes across as weird and out there at times. Jack even says he has no idea how to handle Legoshi in his "Mystery Mode episodes".
- Even at his most serious, he can slip into odd behaviors such as during what is supposed to be a fight to the death with Riz, Legoshi stops and wishes him a happy new year as a bell tolls midnight. Louis is frustrated that even now, Legoshi can't curb his airheadedness.
- He struggles with fighting the Inarigumi due to his firm stance against harming women. He reasons that he can get around this hang-up by fighting on their level i.e. by crossdressing.
- Turns out this is an inherited trait from his grandmother.
- Combat Pragmatist: Legoshi isn't a huge fan of fighting, but when he's is determined to win, he's not above using underhanded tactics like aiming for his opponent's old wounds if it means giving him an edge.
- Comically Missing the Point: He has his moments where he completely misreads the subtext of what people tell him and leads the conversation in a very different direction than they expected, usually to their chagrin. Just look at poor Juno's first attempt to hit on him.
- The Comically Serious: Occasionally, he can do or say something while coming across as either awkward or plain weird, but he'll be quite serious about the situation. A prime example is when he crossdresses in order to talk to Louis about a serious topic without being found out by the Shishigumi.
- Cool Loser: He's a tall, athletic, friendly wolf who can even be a Chick Magnet. However, being a carnivore with some social skill issues causes him some troubles.
- Covert Pervert: Several guys at Legoshi's school start to suspect he's this when they notice his unusual interest in Haru the rabbit. Made even worse once his best friend Jack finds a rabbit porn magazine that Gouhin gave him under his bed. Even he starts to realize that he might just have a thing for herbivores.
- Crazy-Prepared: Legoshi keeps emergency money under the insoles of his shoes, which is something his grandfather taught him to do. Which turns out to be a blessing when he has to pay for his and Haru's food and shelter on the night following their Rescue Arc.
- Dark and Troubled Past: A downplayed example, but when he was a child, his mom killed herself, and something about the situation led him to become estranged from his grandfather. And his father is nowhere to be seen.
- Declaration of Protection: Legoshi vows to protect Louis from any attempted attacks on his life from carnivore students who don't want him as the new Beastar.
- Dented Iron: Legoshi often takes quite a beating whenever he gets serious in a fight, but is always back on his feet. Over the course of the manga, however, his wounds start piling up.
- In the Drama Club Arc, he has his back scratched by Bill, and the marks have scarred over a few months later.
- The scar over his right eye came from fighting Tem's killer in the Murder Incident Solution Arc.
- By the Revenge of the Love Failure arc, his right ear is basically gone.
- Determinator: He is by far the closest thing to an unstoppable force in the whole manga. Not only is he hell-bent on overcoming the obstacles he and his rabbit love interest face in their blossoming relationship and slowly getting there, but is also nearly undeterred in every other objective he sets up for himself, even if circumstances conspire against him or someone tries to outright kill him along the way.
- Devoted to You: Once Legoshi notices how Haru's affecting his feelings and self-perception, he becomes extremely loyal to her and tries to get as close to her as she allows him. Juno is not happy about this.
- Didn't Think This Through: To prove a point to Yafya, he rips out all of his teeth. He barely makes it to Gouhin's place before collapsing from pain and blood loss. And without his teeth, he is unable to eat much or talk properly, causing Gouhin to make him some dentures.
- Disappeared Dad: His father was never in his life. It turns out this is because he was an amateur actor that Legoshi's mom saw in a talent magazine and had a one-night stand with specifically to get pregnant. She never saw him again afterwards.
- Disguised in Drag: In his own words, it was the "only way" he could get close to Louis to tell him about his fight with Riz without his guards recognizing him.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Played with. Being a highly self-aware big carnivore, Legoshi is usually very careful not to harm smaller animals in his day-to-day life, but still constantly tries to improve his power balance based on input he gets from each new close encounter with them. Especially when said small animal is Haru and ESPECIALLY when she allows him to touch her intimately.
- Dull Surprise: Legoshi is one of the few drama students who isn't freaking out after one of his classmates accidentally gets his arm ripped off by another student. Presumably, his time working with Gouhin had numbed him to horrible sights, but his calmness about it makes Bill suspicious of him.
- Establishing Character Moment: His first scene has Els and other herbivore students looking at him in fear when they notice he's watching them, showing a seemingly scary aura. Later on, he confronts Els when she's alone, effortlessly take away the knife she was using to defend herself, and gives her the love letter the now deceased Tem was planning to give her. And when Els tries to apologize for her actions, Legoshi quietly tells her that he's used to it.
- Expository Hair Style Change: After Legoshi returns to the black market to see Gouhin increase his physical strength, Gouhin cuts most of Legoshi's fur off, partially to let Legoshi show him he is really committed to working to become stronger, and partially so Legoshi can come and go without catching the attention of the Lion Mafia, who would presumably want revenge if they saw Legoshi after what happened. He looks a lot less scruffy afterwards, and some of his female classmates think he looks more attractive, including Juno who seemed a bit off on Legoshi after he rejected her Love Confession.
- Face of a Thug: Has a rather thuggish face and is often drawn rather scarily to show how he is seen by others (and sometimes to show his more primal side). However, he really has a heart of gold and generally keeps to himself. He looks even more thuggish after his fight with Riz, gaining three scars on his face. This causes him problems in obtaining a job after he drops out of school because of the fight.
- First Love: To Juno, as she has a blatant infatuation with him.
- Friend to Bugs: He has a long-standing fascination with bugs, which appear to be the only non-sapient animals in the series' world. This shows how much of a Gentle Giant he is. He is seen picking up bugs and talking to them and keeping some in a terrarium his room. An important moment in his character development is when, to gain an understanding of Tem's murderer and become stronger, he consumes a live insect larva and speaks with the insect's spirit. This moment is treated as him losing his virginity, and it may have (it is unclear if this was actually real) given him the ability to turn into a swarm of moths.
- Generation Xerox: A downplayed example considering they aren't the same species, but Legoshi and his grandfather have the exact same slanted eyes and droopy eyebrows. It is how Yafya realizes that the wolf he has been tracking is related to his old best friend. He also retains his grandmother's airheaded nature. Not to mention how he's also interested romantically in someone of a different species than his own, which makes his grandfather even wonder if the trait runs in the family.
- Gentle Giant: Legoshi is very big and even for a wolf unusually strong (his bite force is well above the average for his species), but he's a very sensitive well-meaning soul.
- Green-Eyed Epiphany: Initially, he wasn't quite sure what to make of his feelings towards Haru. At first, he thought it was love, as he never loved anybody else before. Then, following his trip through the Black Market and meeting with Gouhin, he began to worry he was confusing love with the desire to eat her. It wasn't until he saw Haru smiling when talking to Louis following a conversation he had with Louis earlier, and thought overall the feelings he gets from being around Haru, that he finally comes to realize that what he's experiencing can't be anything but love.
- Half-Breed Angst: After myriad veiled hints, it's revealed that the reason why Legoshi has been estranged from his grandfather, who helped raise him, is because of shame Legoshi feels over being the result of an interspecies marriage. Though his negative feelings for his grandfather seem to have to do more with his mother killing herself when she grew scales all over her body than for his mixed heritage, and he has made efforts to reconcile with him later on.
- Has a Type: Evidently, he comes to admit he has a thing for herbivores in general, but his preference seems to be towards smaller creatures. His appearance in Beast Complex has him be a fan of an herbivore idol billed as a "loli" type, and Haru is much the same. He also cant help but consider Kyuu, a busty rabbit that is capable of fighting him equally, to be attractive.
- Heroic Bastard: Legoshi is a good-hearted wolf and it's later revealed his mother had a one-night stand with a pure grey wolf so that her son could be as close as he could to being pure as well. And to this day, Legoshi doesn't know who his birth father is.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Even when he does an amazing and/or selfless feat, Legoshi will still be hard on himself.
- Hero-Worshipper: Legoshi is a devoted admirer of Louis most of the time, and the more this behavior is shown, the more toxic for Legoshi it seems. While Louis undeniably has a lot of charisma and advertises himself well, the amount of faith Legoshi puts in him makes him significantly underestimate his own value despite everyone around him noticing his impressive growth. The way things develop as of now, chances are that when the time comes, Legoshi will step aside to allow - or even force - Louis to take The Determinator actions that he himself would likely be better suited for.
- Holding Hands: Legoshi's preferred way of communicating his affection to Haru non-verbally is gently holding her hand, and with his being much bigger than hers, it illustrates both his devotion to her and challenges they may have to face if they ever decide to hook up.
- Honor Before Reason: Legoshi takes extreme actions throughout the story to prove his worth, from beating up Bill at the Adler play in front of everyone because the guy had psyched himself with herbivore blood to challenging Tem's murderer to a duel rather than reporting him and ripping out all his own teeth to express his indignation at Yafya.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: Legoshi tries his hardest to treat Haru as the pure princess for his chaste, pure knight, but at some point, he openly admits to himself that it's becoming harder and harder to keep his sexuality and sensuality out of the equation, and he's having more and more dreams about her he deems dirty.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Haru who stands just above the height of his knees. A non-romantic one is with his flatmate Sebun, who is barely taller than Haru.
- Identical Grandson: A downplayed example. Legoshi strongly resembles his mother but gained his grandfather's facial structure, eyes, and mannerisms.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Legoshi comes to realize that he just wants to live an average high school student's life. He sees that Juno has most of the school in love with her and Louis is off doing important things elsewhere and he just wants to go to class, date a girl, go about his life, etc. However, he is quickly reminded that he is anything BUT normal with his love for an herbivore not even half his height and his violent urges that he tries to suppress.
- Insecure Love Interest: He refers to Haru as "the best girl in the world" while comparing himself to a "monster". Even after that particular problem is gone, he now wonders whether he can offer her a stable life if she stays with him.
- Interspecies Romance: He's beginning a tentative and slow one with Haru. It's quite difficult given he's a wolf and she's a hare.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While he comes to realize his romantic love for Haru, he does step aside when he thinks that she and Louis love one another.
- Just Friends: Explicitly deemed this by Haru at first, but gives way to an actual relationship later down the line.
- Kiss Diss: He puts Haru in such situation several times after they mutually confessed their love due to his insecurities, and it's starting to piss her off considerably.
- Lightning Bruiser: As a grey wolf, Legoshi is exceptionally strong and fast. While no one in school really fears him and his close friends know him as a gentle soul, they're all aware that if push comes to shove, Legoshi will push back hard. It's later revealed that he's actually better than most gray wolves due to his grandfather's komodo dragon genes. This is also deconstructed, as his predatory combat instincts hurt his relationship with Haru. He also ends up becoming somewhat of a subversion, as his pacifist training from his grandpa and his anti-carnivore training end up making him weaker over time, and he views this as a good thing. It's proving to be effective, as a brief skirmish with Kyuu later on shows that Legoshi is able to consciously hold back on making fatal strikes to an herbivore several times smaller than him.
- Living Emotional Crutch: He becomes one for Haru later in the story. She sleeps around a lot because she feels that people only take her seriously during sex, but at one point realizes that he is the only animal so far who always treated her as a full person, and without needing sex as a trigger at all. This made her admit to herself that no matter how complicated their relationship is, she simply can't live without him nearby.
- Locked into Strangeness: When under the impression that he had accidentally eaten Haru overnight, Legoshi's fur turns from gray to snow white out of utter shock and despair. Even after it turns out she's just fine and that it was just a tomato juice accident, he remains with white fur for a few more chapters.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Legoshi's strange habits are constantly misconstrued as being sinister despite the fact that he wouldn't hurt a fly.
- Moment Killer: Another prominent trait of Legoshi's is how prone he is to spouting non-sequiturs and important confessions at the oddest times, often to the annoyance of anyone involved, especially Haru.
- Mr. Fanservice:
- Great emphasis is put on Legoshi's towering physique and large, strong hands, both for story purposes and just for the aesthetic of it, especially in color spreads and fight scenes that are rather liberal on how much of his shirt he has on. In the drama club's production of Adler, he's put into basically a male furry equivalent of a Bandage Babe outfit for his costume.
- The anime spends a good amount of time employing this trope during his first meeting with Juno. After he unzips his jacket, the camera gives a ton of very generous shots to his chest, back and shoulders, and places a lot of emphasis on him running his hands up Juno's arms.
- My Greatest Failure: Legoshi is really troubled about trying to kill and eat Haru before they met properly for the first time. Both because this was his biggest moment of weakness as a carnivore, and because he is scared to death about how it would change their relationship if she ever found out. Turns out she figured it out pretty quick and just pretended to not know it was him.
- He also regrets not facing his mother when she embraced him the night before she committed suicide, thinking he may have been able to dissuade her had he done so. He confesses this guilt is partially why he fell so easily to Melon's manipulations.
- Named After Somebody Famous: According to Itagaki, Legoshi's name is derived from that of Bela Lugosi (best remembered for his famous role as Count Dracula in several films).
- Nice Guy: Despite his appearance and fighting his carnivorous nature, Legoshi is a gentle, kindhearted soul who doesn't want to inflict pain on others.
- Noble Wolf: Despite his intimidating appearance, Legoshi is actually very kindhearted and doesn't want to hurt anyone even if his instincts tell him otherwise.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Besides his name being based on Bela Lugosi, Legoshi's face is modeled after French movie actor Mathieu Amalric, while his figure is based on Japanese actor, Kenichi Matsuyama.
- The Nose Knows: Legoshi has a keen sense of smell which helped him out a lot throughout the series.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He has no problems getting up in peoples business with his nose if he thinks he smells something. Played for hilarity when characters are suddenly blindsided by it and in some cases take swings at him for it.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: More accurately, fully distractable when appropriate, but also fully thinking with his head instead of pants when needed. When he barges into the chambers of Shishigumi gang's boss moments before the latter takes his first bite out of Haru, his reaction to seeing her completely naked is to throw her his t-shirt to cover herself up (and because it's Legoshi, also apologizing if it smells bad mid-ramming her assaulter). He also had his moments before he even fully understood what it means to experience male urges, courtesy of Haru - after overcoming the first wave of his shock upon seeing a bunny undressing to her undies and trying to take off his pants, his first impulse before running as far away as possible is covering her up with a bedsheet and worrying she'll catch a cold.
- Oblivious to Love: He is absolutely blind to Juno's feelings for him and it took Haru disrobing and pulling his pants off for him to understand she was looking to have sex (though the latter had nothing to do with romantic love).
- Official Couple: With Haru.
- One to Million to One: It may not have actually been real, but during his final battle with Tem's killer, he seemingly transformed into a swarm of moths.
- Raised by Grandparents: His grandfather helped raised him with his mother. Became official after his mother committed suicide when Legoshi was 12.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the anime, his eyes turn red whenever he gives in to his predatory instincts.
- Scars Are Forever: The claw marks Legoshi received on his back early in the story are still there after many months of in-universe time. After a brutal fight with Riz, he gets 3 more scars over his eye.
- Second Love: The more time he spends with Haru, the more probable it is she may eventually return his feelings. As of now, she has huge trouble with deciding if she wants Legoshi to be only her best friend, which he already has achieved, or to make him her boyfriend as well.
- Slow Transformation: In Chapter 133, it is hinted that Legoshi will molt his fur and develop scales later in life, much like his mother did.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Itagaki spells his name as either Legosi, Legoshi, Regoshi, or Lugosi. The official English translation keeps it at Legoshi.
- Tattooed Crook: After trying to get a lead on Melon by visiting the one tattoo shop the criminal is visiting on a regular basis, he ends up with a tattoo on the back of his left shoulder depicting only the date of the day when Melon actually showed up there. It is as meaningless and simple as it sounds.
- Tender Tears: Despite being somewhat reserved, Legoshi is very empathetic. Nearly every time he cries it is usually over someone else's plight.
- The Tooth Hurts: He pulls out all of his fangs in defiance against Yafya telling him to beg for being born a carnivore. Once he escapes, Reality Ensues as he runs to Gouhin and begs him to stop the pain.
- In Chapter 176, when he's bitten by a Komodo gang member, Legoshi's own Komodo genes are triggered, causing his fangs to regrow.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Legoshi's favorite thing to eat are egg sandwiches.
- Uneven Hybrid: His grandfather is a komodo dragon who married his grandmother, a wolf. His interspecies ancestry also makes him immune to his grandfather's poison, which is normally lethal to other species. To him, it tastes like bitter and sweet marmalade.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Gender-inverted. After he develops a crush on Haru, harming the rabbit in any way is a surefire way to send him into a rage. Some animals found out the hard way.
- Virginity Makes You Stupid: Kyuu tells him that his lack of experience with females is holding him back as a fighter.
- Virgin-Shaming: Various people in his life make fun of him for being a virgin, which is compounded by the fact that those same people call him a pervert for dating a small herbivore. It also has something of a double meaning as the series often creates a connection between predation and sex. Just as Legoshi is a virgin, he is also a carnivore who actively suppresses his desire to kill and eat others.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Contentment and happiness are such alien feelings to him that it takes a bit for him to recognize how he feels after meeting Haru.
- What You Are in the Dark: Legoshi was absolutely about to kill and eat Haru outside the theater but he fought it with all of his fortitude. A lesser carnivore wouldn't have even fought the temptation.
- When He Smiles: Legoshi gives a big smile to Louis at the end of chapter 97 after Riz has been stopped.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Is resistant to fight women, which becomes a problem when he has to face the all-female Inarigumi in battle. He ultimately decides to simply dress as a woman so it's a fair fight.
Voiced by: Yuki Ono, Mutsumi Tamura (child) (Japanese), Griffin Puatu (English), Luis Fernando Orozco, Jared Mendoza (child) (Latin American Spanish)
The proud face of Cherryton's drama club. He has an enormous ego, but with acting skills like his, this isn't surprising. He carries a number of personality complexes owing to his status as a deer, a species traditionally seen as carnivore fodder. While he has shown moments of genuine kindness he is also very emotionally manipulative.
Louis' greatest ambition is to achieve the rank of Beastar, a rank that he has been reaching for since his youth.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed, while in the manga he has moments of being openly affable, in the anime he tends to act slightly more standoffish and aloof.
- An Arm and a Leg: To give him strength to finish his fight with Riz, Louis tells Legoshi to eat his leg. Symbolically, it is the tattooed leg from when Louis was a child, representing him finding freedom from his past.
- Arranged Marriage: With Azuki, due to him being the successor to his father's company.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: When Oguma forces him in a room with carnivores with only a knife when he keeps resisting, Louis chooses to bring the knife to his throat rather than allow himself to be eaten alive. This action makes Oguma deem him worthy of adopting him.
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: There's much, much more to Louis than simply being lead actor at Cherryton.
- Big Man on Campus: Just about everyone on campus knows his name. Males want to be him, females want to be with him.
- Bolivian Army Ending: After feeling guilty for not trying to save Haru from the Lion Mafia and letting Legoshi go alone, Louis shows up after Legoshi escapes with Haru and shoots the leader in the face. The last we see him, he is welcoming all the other lion gangsters who showed up to eat him.
- He shows up 9 chapters later, somehow managing to have taken over the lion mafia.
- Break Her Heart to Save Her: He coldly rebuffs Juno's romantic feelings for him in order to make things easier for them in the bigger picture, despite his own growing interest in her.
- Broken Ace: For all of his posturing and prowess Louis is a very broken person.
- Broken Pedestal: Following the Shishigumi rescue arc, Louis tries to convince Legoshi to stop worshipping him due to all the bad things he's doing, but the wolf won't have any of it.
- Character Development: He slowly loses his intensity over time as he learns to define himself by his own standards instead of others. In doing so, he becomes much kinder and more thoughtful, to the point where during Legoshi's fight with Riz he finally accepts that Legoshi is his friend and that he greatly admires carnivores.
- Chick Magnet: Louis' charisma makes him really popular among the school ladies and chances are he could date almost any girl there, no matter their diet background, if he just showed some interest. Which he never does.
- Closet Key: While Haru was Legoshi's first, it's his attraction to Louis that makes him realize he's not exclusively Haru-sexual, but has a thing for herbivores in general.Legoshi: I look at his face and get the usual thought—why are herbivores such beautiful creatures?
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed. He doesn't mind the fact that Haru had slept with other male animals but does show slight annoyance in regards to the growing closeness between her and Legoshi.
- Crush Blush: After leaving Juno following their kiss, Louis has to pause to compose himself and he sports one of these. Despite his cool response to the kiss, his internal thoughts show what a panic it threw him into.Louis: I'm the one who needs to calm down! Why am I so worked up over a little kiss?
- Cry Cute: After helping Legoshi temporarily retreat from his duel with Riz, Legoshi insists on returning to the fight. Louis angrily tries to dissuade Legoshi from going back. Legoshi makes a Call-Back to on of their earlier arguments and tells Louis that he was what kept Legoshi from becoming a monster. The statement reminds Louis of one of the last things Ibuki told him before his death. Upon realizing he cannot stop Legoshi from returning to his fight with Riz, Louis angrily tells Legoshi to go while telling himself to keep calm and to hide how he really feels. Louis ends up crying instead. Louis is at first confused and mistakes the tears for rain before drying his face, only to pause for a moment before more tears spring forth in an almost comical fashion. Legoshi is flustered by the display and offers to stay a little longer before going back. Louis finds himself bewildered and even mentions that it is likely the first time he has ever cried and that he can't stop.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was raised in basically a prison as livestock to be sold to carnivores to eat. He wasn't even taught how to speak since he wasn't going to be alive very long. Then he was adopted and saved from that.
- Dark Secret: It would be a very bad situation if the public were to ever discovered that the heir to the Horns Comglomerate was originally from the Black Market Alley, leading to Oguma using his wealth and influence to make sure that #4 was an Unperson, along with the Mayor to erase all other outside traces as well.
- Deuteragonist: After Legoshi, he is the character that gets the most focus and character development.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Despite his feelings for Juno, Louis ends up realizing that his position as the head of Horns Conglomerate, and his plans for the future do not fit her. She realizes they'll probably never see each other again, and parts ways with him in good terms, though saying he will probably never feel satisfied by a fangless kiss again.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: A common reaction given Louis' inferiority complex. For example, after the Adler performance puts him in the hospital and the rest of the crew comes to wish him well.
- The Dutiful Son: To his adoptive father. While Oguma wasn't a very active parent in his adoptive son's life, Louis still loves and respects him for saving his life from being sold as food for carnivores as a child.
- Fantastic Racism: Downplayed. While he is against the idea of carnivore/herbivore relationships and doesn't really mind segregation between the two species; Louis doesn't see carnivores as "monsters" like most herbivores do, but is against them for the inherent "social power" that naturally comes for them.
- Fire-Forged Friends: It takes a long time for Louis to come around to accept it, but he comes to consider Legoshi as a good friend, going so far as to let Legoshi eat his leg for strength during Legoshi's fight with Riz.
- First Love: For Haru, and their relationship might've been more than just Sex for Solace had it not been for the Arranged Marriage on Louis' side.
- Foil: He serves as this to Legoshi. Louis is a confident and popular herbivore who is secretly jealous of carnivore's strength while Legoshi is a self-deprecating and unknown carnivore who hates himself for being a wolf.
- Four Is Death: When Louis was being raised as livestock he was simply called #4. Overlaps with You Are Number 6.
- Friend to All Children: To the herbivore children who were being sold as livestock to carnivores, as it's apparent that he saved them from the grisly fate of being eaten during his time as the leader of the Shishigumi.
- Friend or Idol Decision: After Haru is kidnapped by the Shishigumi, he faces a decision to either save her or let her die in order to secure his position as the school Beastar. Despite initial appearances, he chooses "friend" when he decides to storm the hideout himself and ends up killing the Shishigumi leader then taking the gang over himself.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Played with in his case. He is not happy about Haru's increasing closeness to Legoshi, but so far at most teases her on that topic. On the other hand, he not-so-subtly uses this knowledge to mock Juno's ambitions regarding her hopes of hooking up with Legoshi.
- His feelings of inferiority regarding herbivore/carnivore dynamics have warped into intense envy of the physical and social power carnivores wield. He wants so badly to claim that strength for himself that when those dynamics are flipped by his ascendancy to Lion Mafia boss, he goes as far as eating herbivore meat in front of his underlings in order to secure his position. Ironically, this makes him sicker and weaker.
- Happily Adopted: Louis was rescued from a bad situation but seems to have had a happy, comfortable childhood with his adoptive father. However, this trope is zigzagged later on as, despite being grateful, he finds himself emotionally distant from his father due to his father's hardened pragmatic exterior. He ends up finding proper warmth and support from Ibuki of all people.
- Hates Being Touched: Unless you are Haru, touching Louis is a very bad idea, especially if you are a large carnivore.
- Hope Bringer: During his time as the leader of the Shishigumi. He was this to the herbivores living in the Black Market Alley, especially when being in charge of the vendors' selling herbivore children as livestock to carnivores.
- Improbable Age: He becomes the head of a lion yakuza group just months before graduating from high school, and proves to be astoundingly fit for it.
- Inconvenient Attraction: He has it arguably even worse than Haru with Legoshi, as at least for her the outcome of her conflicting attraction depends on her own decisions. Meanwhile, Louis is set up for an Arranged Marriage that he feels he should go through out of loyalty to his adopted father, dooming every relationship he's tempted to have that is not with his deer doe fiancee. He lost Haru, who is established as willing to go through a lot of trouble if both sides are dedicated to the romance, specifically because of his long-term fidelity to the arrangement being stronger than to her. Now, his slowly emerging attraction to carnivores (and specifically to Juno) is starting to get in the way of his interactions with the said fiancee, as he can't stop comparing her to the the grey she-wolf when they try to get intimate, and even his body violently objects on its own to the prospect of making love with an herbivore.
- Interspecies Romance:
- Averted with his arranged fiance, who is also a red deer.
- Played straight with Haru (a hare), he was having a Friends with Benefits relationship with.
- Also straight with Juno, a grey wolf, as they both have mutual feelings for each other.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": His name is actually pronounced the French reading of "Louis" (ルイ, rui) rather than the American one (which would be written as ルイス, ruisu).
- Jerkass Has a Point: Louis was correct when he noted how Bill and Legoshi's fight was not only shameful but both of them could've seriously hurt each other as well as damaged the club's reputation.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's got a huge ego and a ton of other issues, but he's a decent person deep down who is looking after more than just himself for the most part.
- Meaningful Rename: Justified. Before his adoption, he was only known as Number Four. His name changed to Louis since he was adopted by a rich and well-known man.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: After letting Legoshi consume his foot, he seems to have become spiritually attached to Legoshi, and feels a pain in his foot whenever Legoshi's life is at risk.
- Princely Young Man: An image that he maintains as the successor to his father's company and valedictorian/star actor at Cherryton. The social pressure that comes with this gets to him more than he'll ever admit.
- Rags to Riches: From being born and bred into an herbivore meat trafficking ring to being adopted as a successor to a major conglomerate.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: During chapter 174, Louis is believed to be dead when traces of deer blood are found on Legoshi's apartment. He was alive, but with anemia, as they had drained their blood together to make a torch for Legoshi's standing in the Turf War.
- The Rival: He is this to Legoshi when it comes to their mutual love for Haru.
- Sex for Solace: Louis has a LOT of issues, and since he is fully aware he can't be with Haru due to family obligations, it is possible (but not set in stone) he sleeps with her as a form of easing his internal pain just a bit.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: The creator named Louis after the fashion line Louis Vuitton and the numerous French kings.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Louis' name is spelled and pronounced as "Rouis" due to the L sound being spoken as an R sound for the native Japanese speakers.
- Survivor Guilt: A twofer. He deeply regrets that he was rescued from the livestock trade and his friends weren't, and also regrets what happened to Tem.
- Tall Poppy Syndrome: Many of the carnivores at the school aren't very happy with the possibility of an herbivore being very close to becoming a Beastar. Legoshi actually saves Louis's life without him knowing one day when he tackles a cheetah that was about to ambush him in order to kill him and prevent him from reaching the Beastar rank.
- Tsundere: He eventually evolves from a barely-functioning neurotic mess into a heroic version of this. The reason why is because he'd been suppressing his admiration for carnivores for some time, and coming to terms with it allows him to put his emotions towards a healthier outlet through his friendship with Legoshi.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By having Legoshi eat his leg, Louis unwittingly gets his best friend a criminal record as a "Predatorial Offender" when police find them in the aftermath of the Riz incident; not only does this potentially ruin future work and college prospects for Legoshi due to it basically being an herbivore method of singling out potential violent predators, but it also bars him from ever legally marrying Haru.
- Upper-Class Twit: Subverted with a vengeance. Hes very conscientious and dutiful about his role as a leader. Very often it's him coming to the rescue for someone else.
- What Is This Feeling?: His reaction to being kissed by Juno when he returns to school after losing his leg. He plays it off as her being compassionate to him for losing his leg, but after he leaves, he privately reacts in this way, becoming nervous and worked up over her kiss. This is especially noticeable given both his stance on segregation and sexual experience with Haru.
- You Are Number 6: Before he was adopted and given an actual name, he only knew himself as Number Four.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: Louis kills the leader of the Lion Mafia, and when the other lions arrive, he expects them to kill him. Instead they make him their new boss.
Voiced by: Takaaki Torashima (Japanese), Kaiji Tang (English), Abraham Vega (Latin American Spanish)
A member of the drama club's acting team. He is very proud of his status as a carnivore and thus acts as a foil for timid Legoshi.
- Antagonist in Mourning: Bill actually becomes a bit depressed when Louis disappears. Without an herbivore to actually hate and project on, he just feels like a villain for wanting to indulge in his predatory urges and eat the meat of other animals.
- Cats Are Mean: A mild case where it's just teenagers being teenagers.
- Eats Babies: He doesn't actually do it, but when he discovers a live fetus inside of a chicken egg he cracked open while making a meal, he seriously considers whether or not it would be ok to eat it since it would probably die anyway. He ends up keeping it alive with the help of Pina and Aoba before handing it over to the police.
- Foil: Bill loves being a carnivore and takes every opportunity to embrace darker urges, unlike Legoshi who hates being a carnivore and tries to be as delicate and harmless as possible.
- Glory Seeker: He relishes in the opportunity to play Adler, wanting to show the rest of the students that carnivores can be heroic leads too, leading him to dope on rabbit blood just before the play.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: Once had sex with a zebra (because she has stripes), is openly talking about having sex, and has admitted on wanting to get down with Els if she was a "fine hot tiger".
- Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: He may be rough on the edges but he's a good friend deep down.
- In chapter 152, when non-segregated clubs (like the Drama Club) are threatened to be broken up if too many students fail an upcoming exam, Bill helps coordinate a group study session with all of the Drama Club members. He then confides in Legoshi that despite continuing to eat meat once a month in the back-alley market he loves the herbivores in the club and will do whatever he can to keep everyone within it safe and together.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Bill often tires of being told he can't indulge in his carnivorous desires.
- Pet the Dog: Bill is quite kind towards Els. As he's a bit of a pig towards most female students regardless of species, others have noticed and questioned this. Bill himself isn't quite sure why, though it seems to be his own way of proving he's not a total brute.
- Performance Anxiety: Suffers from this after taking the role of Adler when Louis is too injured to perform. Before the play, he is shown to be very enthusiastic for the next showing, though Els notes that he's really nervous. During the second showing, he's clearly panicked, sweating profusely and even hesitating with a few of his lines (which is not helped when he sees that the audience aren't captivated by his performance).
- The Rival: To Legoshi. There are times where he has an antagonistic relationship with Legoshi, given how it was mentioned by Louis that these two carnivores are opposites, not only in behavior but at the time how they view the world around them in certain situations. While the carnivores did make an effort to tolerate each other (or at least as much as possible), they also have their moments where they argue from time to time to the point that the entire Drama Club is aware of their hostility towards each other. Mostly with Bill being the offender on these occasions by taunting Legoshi.
- Ship Tease: Gets a small amount with Els, with him apparently saying he'd date her if she was a tiger, and when the Drama club runs the risk of being disbanded due to the incident with Tao and Kiba, she's the one to convince him to help try and keep it from disbanding.
- Shout-Out: Possibly. His name might come from Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson.
- Starter Villain: He is the first character Legoshi comes into conflict with in the story due to their conflicting views on their predatory nature that culminates with them fighting each other on stage during the middle of a performance. However, some Character Development on Bill's part later and they eventually become friends of sorts.
- Teens Are Monsters: A mild case where his villainy is generally attributed to him being just a teenager whose ideals don't mesh with the other teens. He is still shown as a team player and very friendly if a bit rough towards his club fellows.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Originally shown to be somewhat aggressive, he has clearly become amicable towards other members of the club and even towards herbivores.
Voiced by: Ikuto Kanemasa (Japanese), Tony Azzolino (English), Fidel Garriga Jr. (Latin American Spanish)
A bald eagle member of the drama club. He acts as a mediator among the carnivores especially towards Bill.
- The Heart: Often dispenses advice on fellow club members and is shown to be really sentimental.
- Those Two Guys: Frequently seen with Bill.
- What You Are in the Dark: When Legoshi meets with him again after they leave the back alley market, Aoba reveals that he ultimately could not bring himself to consume meat despite the peer pressure from Bill, due to thinking about his herbivore friends making him feel guilty about it.
Voiced by: Sayumi Watabe (Japanese), Erika Harlacher (English), Lourdes Arruti (Latin American Spanish)
A goat member of the drama club. She is Tem's secret crush and the first to see Legoshi's "real" self.
- Improvised Weapon: She reaches for a pair of scissors to defend herself from Legoshi. note
- Pervert Revenge Mode: Downplayed. She scolds Bill for saying if she was a female tiger, he would "so hit that".
- My God, What Have I Done?: Els assumes Legoshi was going to eat her and used a pair of scissors to defend herself. When it turns out he was there to deliver Tem's love letter, she's ashamed for how she acted and attempts to apologize.
- Satellite Character: She is mostly defined as the first person to see Legoshi for who he is and Bills friend and voice of reason.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Bill for trying to act aloof regarding the potential disbanding of the drama club.
Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English), Betzabe Jara (Latin American Spanish)
A gray wolf who joins the drama club's acting team as a first-year. She is bright and cheerful, but like many carnivores, she has internalized the hatred directed toward her kind. With her looks and glowing personality, she quickly gains the attention of Cherryton's males, but she has eyes only for Legoshi.
- Ambition Is Evil: Zig-Zagged. Shortly after her introduction she declares her intent to challenge Louis for his position as the future Beastar and wants Legoshi all to herself putting her in conflict with Haru. Louis points out that despite acting sweet, Juno is in fact very greedy - wanting perfection in beauty, status, and a male partner - and arrogant enough to think she can achieve those goals. Nothing is portrayed as inherently wrong with Juno's desires since she hopes to use her influence to reduce the discrimination against predators and she doesn't really hurt anyone beyond subtly threatening Haru. However, eventually tempering her ambitions with reality, such as giving up on her unrequited crush on Legoshi allows her to better explore herself as a person and reevaluate if she even really wants the things she thought she did.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Juno is bright and cheerful, just don't get in the way of her ambition.
- Bigot with a Crush: Although she's shown to be pro-segregation of carnivores and herbivores, and frequently berates Legoshi (out loud and in her thoughts) for having feelings for an herbivore, Juno is stunned to realize she's developed feelings for Louis, a red deer.
- Character Development: Juno is introduced as an ambitious woman, driven mostly by her envy towards herbivores' greater social standing and the fact that Louis and Haru seem to monopolize Legoshi (the former has his admiration and reverence, the latter has his love and attraction), this is even to the point where she is secretly in favor of segregating the school. As she spends more time around herbivores, she learns to respect them, to cope with her envy, and to deal with things maturely when they don't go her way, though never letting go of her ambitions of making the world a better place for carnivores too.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Legoshi will be hers, damn anyone who gets in her way. She eases up on it greatly after reevaluating her perception of Legoshi and Haru. There's also the fact that she grows to love Louis instead.
- Closet Key: More in the lines of herbi- and carni-sexuality, but the Big Damn Kiss she planted on him when he comes back to school, clearly left Louis in emotional shambles and made him actively start thinking about the idea of prey-predator romance, despite disregarding the idea before. This probably wouldn't have happened if he didn't spend the last half a year among carnivores, which helped him realize he doesn't dislike them at all. Even when they go their separate ways, she makes a nod to this trope when she puts his fingers against her teeth and says that he'll never be satisfied by a fangless kiss again.
- Driven by Envy: She is extremely envious and resentful of Haru for being the one Legoshi wants to be with instead of her, especially since she can't figure out what he sees in her. As a result, besting Haru on the battlefield of love and taking Legoshi back was one of her main goals for quite some time. Even after he made it very clear to her that he loves Haru, she still carries a torch for him and tries to decide out what to do next.
- Fille Fatale: Juno proudly uses her looks and her predator strength to get what she wants.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Immediately after she learns that Legoshi and Haru are romantically involved she starts intimidating Haru.
- Hopeless Suitor: Her crush on Legoshi proves futile given he's unaware and is mainly focused on Haru.
- Informed Species: She's meant to be a gray wolf, but her design was partially improvised to make her look cuter and more feminine, and in the anime, the muscle and facial structure of domestic dog breeds were used as reference. However, her fur color and pattern are similar to those of the red wolf, an endangered North American species.
- Instant Fan Club: Following her speech at the Meteor Festival, the wolves of Cherryton have a better reputation with the herbivores, leading them to form a fan club around Juno.
- Love Bubbles: She is surrounded by these when she decides that Legoshi will be hers.
- Loving a Shadow: Ignoring that (unknown to her) Legoshi isn't a pure gray wolf, her attraction to him is often based on an image she has built about him rather than what Legoshi actually is like.
- Ms. Fanservice: Beats out the actual sex-fiend Haru. Juno is frequently caught in the male gaze, gets intimately close to Louis and Haru, and gets all dolled up to seduce Legoshi at the Meteor Festival.
- Noble Bigot: When it is announced that the school will be segregated predators and prey and all the student organizations decide they are gonna stay integrated anyway, Juno is one of the few who seems to think maybe it's a good idea. She quickly realizes though that this feeling just stems from her jealousy of Legoshi and Haru's relationship and after a meeting with Haru shortly after, realizes she is jealous of Haru in other ways too.
- OOC Is Serious Business: The new girl wolf who has been nothing but pleasant since she appeared suddenly pins Louis to the ground and warns him to stay out of her way. She may be a younger girl, but she's still a wolf.
- Out of Focus: Unlike the other three major characters, after the Murder Incident Solution Arc, she is still in Cherryton, while everyone else left, this leads to the focus on her dropping over the course of the manga, as she is no longer as present as she used to be, though she still shows up more often than other members of the drama club.
- The Pollyanna: Despite the occasional dark mood, Juno is totally upbeat and positive.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Juno's name is derived from the Roman goddess, wife of Jupiter and known as protectress of women and marriage which refers to her romantic nature and how easily she falls in love with boys. The goddess Juno is also often associated with jealousy, which is her primary feeling regarding Haru.
- Rescue Romance: Juno's crush for Legoshi started after he saved her from being harassed from anti-carnivore students.
- The Rival: Declares herself to be one for Louis and then again with Haru for Legoshi's affection. This becomes rather ironic when she falls for Louis after coming to terms with the fact that Legoshi doesn't like her like that. And then it's taken Up to Eleven when she goes to Legoshi for advice on how to win Louis's heart.
- Sacred First Kiss: While she was previously crushing on Legoshi, something about Louis made her use it on the deer instead when they see each other again following his comeback from the Backalley Market. She's rather nervous when he doesn't (seemingly) react the way she expected, even when the kiss was a combination of just-realized attraction and spontaneous decision-making, so even she had no idea what she wanted at that moment.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Juno is smitten with Legoshi because of his kind, helpful nature.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: For Legoshi, not long after meeting him.
- Suit-Up of Destiny: According to Dom, she heavily upgraded her intended costume for hosting the Meteor Festival at the last moment. As we quickly find out, this was part of her plan to win over Legoshi that evening.
- Weight Woe: She mentions to Legoshi that she's gaining weight in Chapter 137, which turns out to be a major problem. Because its all thanks to her feelings for Louis. She notes that the more that she thinks about him, the bigger her appetite, and she's in a state where she's having trouble differentiating between love and hunger, which is a problem that can end a carnivore-herbivore relationship horribly.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to become the next Beastar so she can make the world a better place for carnivores, which isn't unjustified with the amount of carnivore discrimination seen throughout the series. But her actions to get there are questionable, including trying to drive a wedge between Legoshi and Haru during the Meteor Festival. She eventually realizes her intentions weren't as noble as she thought.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She's completely absent in the final chapter of the story. Which is jarring since even the drama club and the 701 canines came Back for the Finale.
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese)"Day after day, carnivores' eyes are losing their shine from being consumed by their desires and instincts... They're just not beautiful. It's a scientific fact..."
A dall sheep with a devil-may-care attitude, Pina is a new transfer into Cherryton's Drama Club. He seems to take pleasure out of teasing others, especially Legoshi, and is openly disdainful of carnivores.
- Ambiguously Bi: It's not hard at all to read some of his interactions with Legoshi as flirtatious. His very open approach to relationships doesn't help matters in the slightest. Taken even further in chapter 182 where he tells Riz that Riz is his "first boy friend." While it is likely he just meant boy friend and not boyfriend, it's difficult not to take this as romantic subtext due to the fact that Pina should've been friends with Legoshi, Bill, and Aoba long before making up with Riz, making his statement very unusual and nonsensical otherwise.
- Paru's final farewell message about Pina focuses on, of all things, the time Riz sucked on Pina's finger, and how much it changed Pina and how that moment "peeled away his mask" or outer shell, (as in helped to reveal his true self.) While a slightly ambiguous statement, it's not too hard to read this as a bisexual awakening.
- Big Damn Heroes: After Legoshi foolishly confronts the killer of Tem the Alpaca, who is a bear nearly twice Legoshi's size who had jumped and nearly killed him before, all alone, Pina shows up and blackmails the killer into letting Legoshi and him leave alive.
- Bishie Sparkle: Sometimes. In chapter 152, he has one that's so bright, Legoshi can't look directly at him.
- Bishōnen: By herbivore standards. In-Universe, he's considered to be very good-looking.
- The Casanova: Pina is a die-hard ladies man. By his own confession, it bites him in the butt, such when he mixes up the names of his many flings during make-outs.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: He is one of the few people that Legoshi actually finds annoying, and the drama club barely manages to deal with his antagonistic attitude towards everyone. They still become semi-friends due to circumstances.
- The Gadfly: Extremely good at getting under people's skin, though he seems to do it with good intentions in mind.
- Odd Friendship: Pina has been visiting Riz twice a month ever since the latter was put in juvie. He says he's only doing it to get Riz on his good side so Riz won't kill him after being let out, but Riz seems to take that as a joke, and there is implication that they may or may not be in a romantic relationship.
- Only Sane Man: The only person involved in the fight between Legoshi and Riz who thinks to call the police the moment he has the opportunity. Doing so probably saved Legoshi's life.
- Proud Beauty: Pina takes big pride in being a dashing Pretty Boy. He outright states that he is perfectly aware that he has nothing to offer to the world outside his looks, and is fine with it, so he is willing to use his beauty in any way he can.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He joins the drama club right after Louis leaves and quickly becomes one of the star actors. He is also a horned herbivore who quickly develops a quasi-antagonistic relationship with Legoshi and who is more than he appears to be. He isn't a one-for-one replacement for Louis, however, as he is very flamboyant while Louis tended to be more stoic.
- Zero-Approval Gambit: Invokes this from the moment he first steps into the club, with almost suspicious ease. While the club's carnivores are at each other's throats over the killer's identity, Pina comes by and starts antagonizing them all so that they all unite against him instead.
Voice by: Genki Muro (Japanese), Brian Beacock (English), Javier Olguin (Latin American Spanish)
A large peafowl, and the leader of the stage crew. He heads the lighting team, the costumes team, and the props team. Acts as a mentor to some students, and is very kind.
- All There in the Manual: Dom is a senior, and after the Murder Incident Solution Arc, he simply stops appearing altogether, since he's already finished with high school. It's only in extras that Paru informs the viewer that Dom is now in Art School, thinking of taking a degree in Fashion.
- Camp Gay: Downplayed since he isn't particularly flamboyant, but Itagaki has confirmed that he's gay and he has very feminine speech patterns.
- Nice Guy: He's very kind to his fellow club members and often acts as a mentor to them.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Although he's a minor character, he's the one that wanted flowers for his set designs at the school performance. This is what causes Legoshi to go to the gardening club and gives him the opportunity to get to know Haru.
- Team Dad: Usually seen as a mediator between the rest of the stage crew, as well as checking in on its members, and making hard decisions in case they come up.
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Daman Mills (English), Bruno Coronel (Latin American Spanish)
A mongoose student of Cherryton Academy and a member of the Drama Club. Originally an actor and a runner-up for Tem the alpaca's role in Adler, he is demoted to stage crew by Louis, much to Kai's chagrin.
Voice by: Takeo Ōtsuka (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English), Diego Becerril (Latin American Spanish)
The alpaca student whose murder by a carnivore animal sets up most of the story.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the manga, Tem bravely kept his ground when he was about to be murdered and at least put up somewhat of a fight despite being completely overpowered. In the anime, these scenes weren't shown.
- Brutal Honesty: Tem wasn't afraid to speak his mind, either praising or insulting someone with little hesitation.
- Big "WHAT?!": He shouts this when Riz told him that he stops taking his meds
- Cannot Spit It Out: He was planning a Love Confession to Els but couldn't muster up the strength to give her his love letter.
- Defiant to the End: Even though he was about to killed by Riz, Tem didn't go down without giving a fight, as the former was able to tell that he had "marks made from desperate resistance" upon regaining his senses.
- Dying Declaration of Love: An unusual example. Tem had a crush on Els and was originally going to give her a love letter to confess his feelings. Unfortunately, his death ended that idea, though as a Due to the Dead, Legoshi delivered the letter to Els.
- Eaten Alive: How he was killed in chapter 1. As the scene is later shown from Riz's point-of-view, the latter kept munching on Tem's deceased body to the point where it's implied that he's nearly unrecognizable.
- Et Tu, Brute?: It's what led to him fully embracing the Fantastic Racism against carnivores as he was about to be killed by Riz, as the latter was his close friend.
- Famous Last Words: "You carnivores are nothing but monsters!"
- Fantastic Racism: He fully embraces this mindset for carnivores when he was about to be eaten by Riz.
- Hidden Disdain Reveal: Considering his friendship with Legoshi and the fact that he was actively befriending Riz, a bear, only to be quick to panic and flee when he learned he was off his meds, his Famous Last Words could be seen as this.
- Nice Guy: He was shown to be an open-minded, sociable, and friendly individual.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Ultimately, what led to Tem's death was entirely based on his kindness. His willingness to be Riz's emotional and physical crutch end up with Riz going off his meds and the subsequent fight they have over it ends with Tem being eaten alive.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Both examples being retroactive ones.
- Tem was shown to be one of the most open-minded individuals of the Drama club, befriending carnivores with little qualms. However, during his last moments, he angrily screams to his killer his Famous Last Words (see above).
- He was shown to be brutally honest with his feelings but had trouble with confessing his secret love for Els.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Tem's murder sets up most of the events and character interactions that would've otherwise not happened at all.
- Posthumous Character: From the end of the first chapter/episode, Tem is dead and only seen in flashbacks.
- Shadow Archetype: His close friendship with Riz and how he subsequently dies from being eaten by the latter, due to a combination of his dark urges and consequences from taking off his meds, makes him one for Haru and her relationship with Legoshi.
A grey anteater on the costume team.
- An Arm and a Leg: Gets his arm accidentally ripped off by Tao during practice. Fortunately, since this isn't a completely uncommon occurrence, surgery has advanced to the point that it can be re-attached.
- Turn the Other Cheek: Despite his initial panic, he's quick to forgive Toa for accidentally ripping his arm once it's reattached.
A black panther of the actors team.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After he accidentally rips off Kibi's arm during practice.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His accidental disarming of Kibi leads to Legoshi and Riz transporting Kibi and his arm to the infirmary, leading to Legoshi confronting Riz about being the killer and them getting overheard by Pina.
Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma(Japanese), N/A (English)
A quiet and unassuming brown bear. Preferring to stay in the background, he helps the drama club in the stage crew department. Like many within the drama club, he has his own secrets to hide.
- Accidental Murder: His murder of Tem really was an accident on his part due to a combination of his inherent carnivore urges and the consequences of not taking his medication.
- Alas, Poor Villain: In his duel with Legoshi, Riz comes to realize he must face the consequences for killing Tem and does not resist the subsequent arrest. Louis then expresses regret for never helping Riz out of his loneliness when he had the chance instead of berating him for what he did.
- Ambiguously Gay: There are strong romantic undertones to Riz's feelings for Tem, even down to the way Riz describes Tem and their relationship, like saying his voice was sweeter than honey and that his eyes were beautiful, and, due to his Self-Serving Memory, picturing and describing eating Tem in an oddly romantic and sexual way. It's notable that their relationship is a counterpart of Legoshi's relationship to Haru, which is what could happen if Legoshi didn't had the amount of restraint he does. This continues later when chapter 182 uses quite some ambiguous wording to talk about his current relationship with Pina, with them either having become friends or boyfriends, depending on how you read the scene.
- Arc Villain: As Tem's killer, he is this for the Murder Incident Resolution Arc.
- Bears Are Bad News: Despite coming across as a Gentle Giant to most people, it turns out he's the one who killed Tem after he chose to skip his strength-limiting medication, and the incident has given him a taste for killing.
- The Bus Came Back: Chapter 182 of the manga confirms hes doing well and Pina visits him often, surprisingly. However, hes REALLY heavily confined and muzzled, as hes in juvie/juvenile prison.
- Black Bead Eyes: Unlike Haru's which reflect some light Riz' eyes are uncanny black dots. It's implied this is a side-effect of his pills, and his eyes are more normal when he is out of his meds and fighting.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Played With. He does know how strong he is compared to other carnivores and had to take extreme caution, even when he was on his strength-limiting medication. It's only right after he stops taking them is where he doesn't know how powerful he can be, as he accidentally harms Tem when grabbing his arm or when breaking an egg despite barely touching it.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: Since interacting with Tem caused the side-effects of his medicine to subside, he came to the conclusion that Tem could even work as a substitute for the pills themselves. This goes about as well as you'd expect.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He draws so little attention to himself that a casual observer might think he didn't exist at all until his proper introduction, however, he can be seen in the background of several crowd shots featuring the Drama Club in the first story arc.
- Gentle Giant: So affable, he is, that most herbivores aren't immediately scared of him which is impressive given his overwhelming size. Later revealed to be subverted - his gentleness isn't due to any real friendliness on his part, but caution over his tremendous strength and the drugs he needs to keep it in check.
- Hidden Depths: He likes to cook as it often keeps him calm. He's also the one who often cooks for his roommates.
- Hypocrite: Invokes this to get on Legoshi's nerves, claiming that Kibi's suspension was an appropriate response and that carnivores can't afford to be careless around herbivores, when both he and Legoshi know very well that he was the one who ate Tem.
- A Lizard Named "Liz": He's a grizzly bear.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: After Pina finds out he's the killer after overhearing Legoshi confront him, he's quick to conclude that he should kill him to keep him from blabbing. However, Pina spells out to him how this isn't the best solution, since another herbivore from the drama club getting eaten would prompt the police to investigate the drama club, which would ultimately lead to back him.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: Riz is massive and seems to double in size when he really flexes.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He gets this when coming to his senses after murdering Tem, which leads to him developing a Self-Serving Memory of the event as a coping mechanism.
- Put on a Bus: Promptly arrested when he is confirmed to be Tems murderer after his fight with Legoshi, and leaves the story until he returns in chapter 182.
- Sanity Slippage: His murder of Tem was an accident when he neglected to take his meds. But it appears the event has given him a taste for killing. It's only accelerated in later chapters, to the point that he now sincerely believes Tem wanted to be devoured and that eating Legoshi will make him his "new best friend."
- Self-Serving Memory: Riz remembers that Tem accepted him exactly as he was and remembers them hugging, before his memory jumps to after he had eaten Tem. However, from the first scene of the manga, we know that Tem died cursing his killer. Riz later admits that he was so happy that Tem saw through his outer facade to the "monster" inside, that he felt such affection for Tem for seeing his real self that he altered his memories to make them happier. In fact, anime adaptation even explicitly titled the episode, "Memories Soaked in Honey".
- Stepford Smiler: Beneath his spacey, pleasant exterior is someone miserable over the side effects of his medicine and how his size and strength alienate him from his peers.
- Super Strength: He has this even when compared to other carnivores and has to regularly take strength limiting medication to ensure to keep his strength in check. He stops taking them in preparation for his fight with Legoshi.
- Supreme Chef: His roommates find his cooking very good.
- Tragic Villain: The fact that he accidentally murdered Tem is made tragic by the fact that all bears are forced to take medication that limits their strength when they grow past 200 cm in height. These come with awful side-effects. Tem's friendship made Riz think he could get by without his pills...
- Walking Spoiler: Given how he barely factors into the story at all outside of it, it is extremely hard to say anything about Riz that isn't related to him being the culprit of the murder mystery that opens the story.
Other Cherryton Animals
Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi (Japanese), Lara Jill Miller (English), Nycolle Gonzalez (Latin American Spanish)
Haru is the lone member of Cherryton School's gardening club. She is earnest and forthright which, in addition to her sexual promiscuity, has earned her a sleazy reputation. Haru is broadly confident, but a defeatist side sometimes peaks through her facade.
In spite of her caring nature, she tends to keep people at an emotional distance.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Haru is ostracized by males and females alike because of the (partially inflated) rumors of her promiscuity.
- Alone in a Crowd: How Haru feels most of the time under the mask she has to wear to even be able to walk in the said crowd. And the crowd loves to remind her about it.
- Anything That Moves: Haru usually sleeps with herbivores, but when she assumes Legoshi wants to have some as well, she simply informs him he'll be her first carnivore lover and continues preparing for the act.
- Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: When Haru first tries to seduce Legoshi in the gardening shed, and he rebuffs her, she complains that he needs to help her set the mood, initially believing (incorrectly) that having sex with her was his intent for joining her in the gardening shed.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Haru is an expert in asking them, and there are multiple times when what she says significantly affects Legoshi's views and self-perception.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: While it's true that Haru slept with a lot of guys, many times her crimes against the school society are overblown by people who don't like her and are fairly mild compared to how the rumors portray them.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: One of the main reasons Haru develops a conflicting attraction to Legoshi is because he is the only boy she can think of that always treated her with respect and wanted to spend time with her for Haru the person, never putting sex into the equation.
- Berserk Button:
- She hates being treated like an adorable defenseless creature in any shape or form, and no matter who you are to her, doing so will earn you her verbally brutal resentment.
- She also has a very low tolerance for seeing carnivore-herbivore couples who act like such a romance is easy if you're simply progressive enough. Being in love with a wolf and knowing exactly how hard it is to make it REALLY work, she finds such displays of naivete and shallowness almost offensive.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Haru's no pushover. She rebuffs her bullies regularly.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Legoshi's Brooding Boy.
- Brutal Honesty: Due to her experiences, she's fully capable and willing to being more than frank about certain subject matters when speaking to other animals. As time goes by, she's beginning to try moderating herself, but so far with little success.
- Bunnies for Cuteness: Deconstructed; because Haru is a rabbit, everyone treats her like a cute, defenseless creature and she hates it.
- But to Me, It Was Tuesday: Nothing says how crappy she feels about her life as a small herbivore like her visiting a Backalley Market store that specializes in selling rabbit corpses for meat and not even flinching. She says she's so used to assuming her species is perceived by the society exactly this way that she didn't expect anything else.
- Caring Gardener: Being the only member of the gardening club makes her this, and seeing the school's garden state, she's really good at it. She can also accurately determine a plant's health and freshness just by briefly looking at it, and has a habit of tending to whatever plant in bad shape she comes across. Girls that don't like her sometimes weaponize this against her.
- She also chose to study botany as her university major.
- Cassandra Truth: After she goes to university and meets a new lion boyfriend of her rabbit classmate, she accurately analyses their relationship and tells them it's superficial and too immature to work without significant effort. The classmate rushes off, extremely pissed, but the boyfriend confronts her and confirms Haru's opinion. And when they try to half-assedly advance, it ends in a blood-filled disaster.
- Catchphrase: A mild example, but when her friendship with Legoshi was still young, she often said "That's really sweet of you" whenever he tried doing something that would make their interactions easier, especially when it was at the cost of his own comfort.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: The way she reacts to seeing Legoshi cheerfully interacting with his flatmate Sebun without any context suggested she may have a hypothetical capability for this, but once the situation is explained to her, she actually mentally scolds herself for getting stupid ideas.
- The Cutie: Deconstructed. Everyone treats Haru like a cute, defenseless creature which has made her miserable over time. She's desperate to be taken seriously. Her usual remedy for this is sex because that is the only time she feels validated. As a result, anyone who treats her as an equal is very likely to make fast friends with her.
- Death Seeker: After graduating, Haru developed a philosophy that has her completely resigned to being an herbivore among carnivores. She also mentions that despite loving Legoshi, she feels like he treats her too delicately and desires to be eaten come his fight with Melon.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Haru is allergic to being treated like a defenseless creature and you have to give her a really good reason not to snarl at you if you do anything she may interpret as patronizing.
- The Dreaded: She has this reputation among part of the male Cherryton students who have already dived into the school's gossip mill and/or compared notes on her; they figure that staying away from her from now on is the easiest way to avoid getting into serious trouble. Animals like Kibi the anteater even start genuinely panicking when they find out they're about to get near her.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Her main problem with life is that due to her species and its cute appearance no one ever takes her seriously, which led to many self-worth issues. Her remedy for that unfortunately solves the conundrum only in short bursts and drops much bigger social-based problems on her shoulders, continuing her cycle of hating her life.
- Ethical Slut: She has seemingly slept with like half of the male population of Cherryton and has a big reputation for it. However, she is a very kind and strong-willed girl who sleeps around because it makes her feel empowered.
- Face Death with Dignity: Haru is terrified when she is about to be eaten by a lion gangster, but thinking of Legoshi helps her regain her composure and she decides to go down with a rabbit's pride. That is, understandably, until the said lion is done playing games with his soon-to-be-meal, but it still allowed her to avert this trope, as her actions brought her enough time for Legoshi to find her.
- First Love: Haru is definitely one for Legoshi.
- Friendless Background: Everything we know and see about Haru so far indicates this has been her situation for the majority of her life.
- Friends with Benefits: With Louis. She wants to be more than just friends, but the other party won't have it.
- Going Commando: Haru is forced to walk around without her underwear after escaping the Shishigami hideout. Her would-be killer forced her out of all of her clothes, and there was no time to pick them up afterward, so the only item of clothing she could wear until returning to the dorms was the outer layer of Legoshi's uniform that he gave her during the rescue. Considering their size difference, it worked almost like a long coat and no one passing them in public even noticed.
- Good Bad Girl: She's very caring and pleasant, but she also has loads of sex.
- Hidden Purpose Test: While Legoshi sparked Haru's curiosity when he refused to sleep with her when given the chance, she still is partly on guard around him when they meet for the second time. As a result, when their time together draws to an end, she asks him "what does he view her as", to further verify his true intentions. Seeing him struggle to give her a quick answer, she decides he's trustworthy and cheerfully tells him they will make fast friends.
- Holding Hands: Used as a metaphor for her conflicting feelings for Legoshi. When he tells her he loves her while gazing at their city from atop of a hill together, she almost takes his hand when he isn't looking, but backs off at the last second, indicating she hasn't decided how she truly feels about him yet. When she finally makes up her mind and decides she wants to be with him, she openly and happily starts holding his hand when together.
- Hopeless Suitor: She really did fall for Louis, and he has feelings for her, but he's in an arranged engagement.
- Hotter and Sexier: She received this treatment in the anime adaptation: her curves are more accented when she's fully dressed (and especially when she's in her underwear), and being animated using a CGI model, they are visible with much more consistency.
- If It's You, It's Okay: Following the series' theme on Herbivore and Carnivore relations, while Haru does have a natural fear of carnivores like most herbivores do, she doesn't feel any of it whenever she is around Legoshi. In fact, after her who ordeal with getting kidnapped with the Shishigami, she tries to initiate sex with Legoshi and when the latter mentions timing being an issue, Haru invokes this trope as a rebuttal.
- Inconvenient Attraction: For the majority of the story one of her main problems with Legoshi is that he is a big wolf rather than something smaller and closer to her own species that would've been far less problematic to properly date, both in terms of natural/behavioral compatibility and fitting in a society where the closer you are to your partner biologically the better. If not for that, she would've had much fewer qualms about pursuing him romantically, as even with all of his quirks, Legoshi still has many qualities that made him nearly instantly likable and desirable for her, both as a friend and potential new love interest.
- Insecure Love Interest: Haru has a LOT of self-worth issues, resulting in her sleeps-around lifestyle and having problems with processing honest feelings of others towards her, as her interactions with Legoshi prove.
- Interspecies Romance:
- Had a Friends with Benefits relationship with Louis (red deer) but the two did have romantic feelings for one another.
- She's beginning a slow and tentative one with Legoshi (a grey wolf). It's more difficult given that they are herbivore and carnivore.
- Living Lie Detector: Following her rich sex life and extremely complicated love affair with Legoshi, she gained this ability regarding relationships and how their participants try to advertise their specific cases.
- Love Bubbles: Seeing these in the background of her panels is the easiest indication that someone just said or did something really precious for her.
- Love Epiphany: Reversed. She figured out Legoshi was in love with her when he stormed the Shishigumi gang hideout and fought everyone standing in his way to save her from being eaten alive - something that was stupid-level reckless and yet something he couldn't properly explain to her when asked what was he doing. He definitively confirmed that theory when he confessed to her the next day at the end of the Meteor Festival.
- In her own case, the epiphany was a bit more of a process. While she enjoyed Legoshi's company pretty much from the moment they started interacting properly, the night when he rescued her from Shishigumi was when she realized she could potentially genuinely fall in love with him too one day. After that she had several episodes of emotional bursts where she almost confessed to him, but backed down at the last moment, only to definitely sort out her feelings and tell him she loves him after some time.
- Meaningful Name: "Haru" is Japanese for "spring". This is fitting for her since she's a rabbit (an animal strongly associated with springtime in various cultures) and she enjoys looking after plants (since spring is when plants start to grow back).
- Moe: Deconstructed. Haru is almost a textbook example of Moe, as far as her initial appearance and personality go. She's a sweet introvert, a small, adorable girl, and is often the target of unjustified bullying. However, she notices that other people, especially men's, tendencies to try to care and protect her come with a side of condescension and a lack of consideration for her as an equal and as a woman, feeling infantilized by this treatment. She goes on to become very sexually active and assertive in an attempt to get people to respect her, and a lot of her arc focuses on how she commands respect and attention from a society that wouldn't give her that due to her appearance.
- Ms. Fanservice: In some situations rivals Juno in this field, but takes her over in other: No other character is seen in their underwear, naked, semi-naked, or in intimately attractive poses as often as her (though that's not saying much with the psychological focus of the story, and some situations involving them are nothing to laugh about ), even if nothing naughty is really ever shown due to strategic frame angles or obscuring objects.
- My Instincts Are Showing: When Haru is eating with Legoshi the sight of his fangs tearing into food terrifies her. It takes all of her constitutions to remain calm.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: While it's true she was very active sexually for a time, most animals never bothered with thinking about what was her reasoning behind it and took it at face value, only being concerned with how this might affect their own well-being at school and instantly putting a "slut to avoid" tag on her. Legoshi was the first animal to look completely past this aspect of her and treat her like a more complex person, earning him her near-undying loyalty.
- Juno is also slowly warming up to her once she shifts her interest from Legoshi to Louis and admits herbivores do have some superiorities over carnivores.
- Official Couple: With Legoshi.
- Official Kiss: She's been yearning for one with Legoshi ever since she confessed she wants to start a serious relationship with him, and his reluctance to go through with it is one of her main headaches with the wolf, especially since this contradicts his otherwise solid romantic devotion to her. It finally happened in Chapter 173.
- Only Friend: Following Louis's departure, Legoshi becomes Haru's only real companion. So when he distances himself from her to concentrate on becoming a stronger All-Loving Hero, it hits her really hard.
- Panty Shot: She's the unwitting record holder for presenting her undies to the readers, mostly due to larger animals tripping, bumping, and generally helping her land on the floor, both accidentally and on purpose. And in the anime's stop-motion opening her skirt flips up when she trips running from Legoshi.
- Playing Doctor: During one of her private discussions about their romantic relationship with Legoshi, he worries that they may be incompatible on several levels, including their ability to safely make love. Her reaction is casually telling him to show her his junk so that she can evaluate that personally.
- Really Gets Around: She has a well-earned reputation for sleeping around. She does it because she feels its the only way anyone ever takes her seriously.
- Replacement Goldfish: Considering her fairly fresh separation from Louis, Haru tries hard not to make Legoshi feel this way about her pursuit of him, and feels bad about herself whenever she accidentally does something that would give him such an impression. And precisely because of that effort, she also feels genuinely hurt when Legoshi himself implies she still loves Louis and he's just a distraction for her while the deer is unavailable.
- Satellite Love Interest: Averted and played with regarding Legoshi at the same time. While he becomes a major part of her life over time, to the point where she can't imagine not having him around, she is still unsure what kind of relationship she wants from him and maintains her interests and individuality while looking for the answer. She also prefers to keep the new developments of their relationship between just the two of them and casually changes the subject when someone else asks her about it (mostly because her occasions to normally talk to someone else are so rare that she wants to use them to their fullest).
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Louis once offers to make donations to the gardening club's budget to help her out, but she refuses, answering that if he wants to give her something, it should be his love.
- Second Episode Introduction: Despite being Legoshi's love interest and a generally important character to the plot, she isn't properly introduced until chapter 3.
- Secret Identity: Based on what was shown so far, all of her family members seem to view her as a perfectly fine and balanced teenager and have no idea about her self-worth issues, not to mention her rich sex life steming from them. The most unusual thing they notice about her is being a couple with a male wolf twice her size, but seeing how she acts all sunshine and rainbows around him, they probably still don't have a clue about her problems.
- Secret Keeper: She currently is the only main character not present at the duel between Riz and Legoshi that he told about whole ordeal, and he technically broke a legal order to do so.
- Sleeps with Everyone but You: Played with. The fact that she didn't sleep with Legoshi isn't for the lack of an attempt; he simply declined when she tried to make it happen, and she was mostly busy with developing a genuinely emotional bond with him instead ever since.
- Slut-Shaming: Haru is a constant victim of this, especially by girls whose boyfriends had any contact with her.
- Stealth Expert: At least when it comes to sneaking up on Legoshi— she managed to enter his personal space without him noticing at least three times, despite him technically being able to sense her presence from afar under the right circumstances.
- Stepford Smiler: While she's rarely seen without a smile on her face, it's actually a mask worn to hide her insecurities and an attempt to cope with a vastly unfavorable environment that resents and alienates her at every turn. Her smiles become genuine only when interacting with Louis and Legoshi, the only animals she considers her true friends.
- Suicide by Assassin: Played with in that the assassin is Legoshi overtaken by his predatory instincts and the suicidal is Haru who has the bad luck of being nearby and who feels her life is so miserable that she might as well let him eat her if he wants to. She survives thanks to his externally-induced snap-out at the last moment, which allows them to meet under different circumstances later on.
- Talking to Plants: Given how people tend to treat her, it's not surprising that she prefers their company.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Haru has this expression during the Meteor Festival due to everything that happened to her in the previous 24 hours, and is accompanied by a mind so clogged with thoughts and emotions that she literally can't run the garden club's shop booth.
- Trauma Button: It wasn't a good idea for Haru to try becoming more intimate with Legoshi on the same day she was rescued from Shishigumi gang. She genuinely wanted to do it, but she was extremely humiliated and almost killed by another carnivore just hours prior, still could see the fresh wounds Legoshi acquired while saving her, and witnessed him going nearly feral and dealing a gruesome, bloody beatdown to her attacker in the process. All of this combined made her instincts go totally haywire, and she unconsciously tried to get eaten by Legoshi by shoving her arm into his jaws when he tried to kiss her. While he was understanding about it, it left her very disturbed and they simply lay next to each other for the rest of the night.
- Trauma Conga Line: Haru's experience when she was kidnapped by Shishigumi gang in a nutshell.
- Tsundere: At times she can be verbally very harsh towards Legoshi, but he thinks that most of the times she does that when she's trying to hide her true feelings from him or hasn't had enough time to properly process the situation they're in. Best shown when she is really pissed at Juno for ruining her emotional moment with Legoshi during the Meteor Festival and quickly runs off. She's hardly nice to the wolf when he catches up to her, but he thinks deep down she was happy he came after her, leaving Juno behind.
- At one point, she notices part of her tsundere tendencies herself and accepts them as part of her dynamic with Legoshi, as once she purposefully wears a long skirt instead of pants when visiting him in case they get into an argument and she walks out on him, internally hoping that even if she's mad at him, he'll follow her to talk things out like he did in the past, with the skirt making it easier for him to pick up her scent.
- She's also a somewhat special case in that her dual tendencies towards Legoshi often mess her up on the inside. Part of the reason she loves him so much is that he makes her feel unique and special among countless other dwarf rabbits, but this special treatment is so against her species' natural pre-programming that she sometimes makes really questionable life decisions when caught by surprise before even realizing what she's just done.
- Vocal Dissonance: Her voice in the anime matches her cynical, world-weary personality far more than it does her cutesy, demure appearance. This applies both in the Japanese, English, and German dubs; even in-story, Legoshi admits her voice sounds different from his expectations towards a small female rabbit.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: One of the most unique aspects of Haru's design is her real-life-rabbit eyes that are surprisingly expressive and captivating for some of the characters. The author is also capable of drawing them so that you can follow her line of sight, as her pupils are often subtly visible. They do however sometimes shift into a more cartoony mode when she experiences strong emotions. Legoshi starts falling in love with Haru when he looks at her eyes for the first time, noting how pitch-black they are but still being obviously fascinated by them.
- When She Smiles: With Stepford Smiler being her default setting, the only animals that see her cheerful, genuine smiles are her family, Louis (depending on the state of their relationship at a given time), and Legoshi, whose mere presence often puts her in such a good mood she's actually capable of girly giggling around him.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Haru is more mature than the average third-year student especially in regards to relationships and intimacy. This is also one of the major reasons why Legoshi falls for her so hard, as her words often push him to reexamine his own convictions, and doing so makes him grow as a person. As Juno puts it:"Why is this bunny so mature? [...] She talks like a grown-up, but sounds like a child."
- Thanks to her relationship with Legoshi, she's also growing to be a genuine expert in the field of carnivore-herbivore romance, up to the point where she can instantly analyze and evaluate the nature and prospects of another interspecies couple after watching them interact for mere minutes.
- A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: How guys who slept with Haru feel about her bedside manners, claiming that while she looks cute and adorable, she is a force to be reckoned with in bed. Even Haru herself apologizes to Legoshi for potentially being a bit rough when she starts seducing him inside the garden club's room.
- Worth It: She would rather be hated for her promiscuity than pitied for being a dwarf rabbit.
- Worth Living For: While not truly suicidal unless certain conditions are met, Haru is desperately looking for a reason to live and is definitely miserable most of the time. Chances are that even with the unconventional beginning of their acquaintance, being around Legoshi may finally fill that spot.
Voiced by: Jun'ya Enoki (Japanese), Ben Diskin (English), Alan Bravo (Latin American Spanish)
Both one of Legoshi's roommates and his best friend for many years, Jack is a rather average guy. He is often weirded out by Legoshi's behavior, especially involving Haru, but he is always there for his best friend.
- Best Friend: He is sometimes confused by Legoshi's behavior, but he is always willing to support him anyway.
- Childhood Friends: He and Legoshi have been friends for 12 years since they were young kids.
- Designer Baby: Not just him specifically, but his entire species, Labradors, were genetically altered from wolves to be more intelligent and less predatory than their more natural cousins. As a child, he received a lot of flak from other predators for consistently getting good grades. This factoid becomes darker after Jack is placed in the special class to learn about the real history of the war, which consists of only other dogs. As he puts it, dogs were made to be intelligent and not feel negative emotions, making them ideal for absorbing information.
- Despair Event Horizon: He's on the verge of this in chapter 152, due to the Awful Truth he's learning in the special class and how he feels nothing for something he should be horrified by, and in the following chapter, leads him to try killing himself via swallowing an onion.
- Driven to Suicide: His despair of everything he's learning in the special class causes him to try swallowing an onion, which is fatal to dogs. Legoshi shoves his fingers down Jack's throat to force him to cough it up.
- Emotion Suppression: Being a dog, he's specifically bred to do this, and only Legoshi seems to be able to bring out his emotions. Learning the dark history of the world in the special class, and realizing he should feel disgusted but doesn't, is horrifying to him.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Though normal in his case means he wants to be more like natural predators, more aggressive and predatory (see Designer Baby above). That is actually what causes him to talk to Legoshi, a natural wolf, for the first time, though Legoshi, who feels the exact opposite, had zero sympathies for him. However, Chapter 153 shows how the traits Jack is praised for are also a heavy source of grief and agony for him.
- Onion Tears: He starts carrying onions around so he can force himself to cry.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: He doesn't really have any particular quirks about him. He's very nice, very loyal to Legoshi, and that's about it at least from the audience's perspective.
- Secret Keeper: He's one of the few individuals that knows Gosha is Legoshi's grandfather being told by Legoshi at his mother's funeral.
- Wrong Assumption: After finding the rabbit porn magazine that Gouhin gave him, Jack starts wondering if Legoshi has a deviant fetish for small animals when the truth is he just has a thing for Haru in particular. It turns out he was right all along.
Voiced by: Hibiku Yamamura (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English), Carla Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
An endangered harlequin rabbit who bullies Haru.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Though, most of the time, she doesn't bother playing nice.
- Evil Is Petty: She splashes Haru with a bucket of water and declares her plan to spread rumors about her in school right in front of her.
- Fantastic Racism: Because she's an endangered species, she considers herself (and her boyfriend) unique and noble, and in her eyes, that gives her enough reason to act bigoted towards others.
- Girl Posse: She's usually always seen with two other girls, a raccoon and a black cat.
- Hate Sink: She hasn't appeared that much in the series proper, but it's more than enough for viewers to hate her guts.
- Jerkass: Don't let her cute looks fool you, Mizuchi is a nasty, cruel, vindictive bitch who gets her rocks off by tormenting others she feels are beneath her, including Haru.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Well, Haru did sleep with her boyfriend, giving her a valid reason to be mad. But Mizuchi really should have confronted her boyfriend about the matter, rather than taking it out on Haru.
- Scared of What's Behind You: Haru gives her a massive "The Reason You Suck" Speech, and she and her Girl Posse run off scared. Not because of Haru, but because Legoshi was standing right behind her.
Durham is voiced by: Naoto Kobayashi (Japanese), Billy Kametz (English), David Ramos (Latin American Spanish)
Miguno is voiced by: Yuuma Uchida (Japanese), Michael Chapman (English), Pascual Meza (Latin American Spanish)
Collot is voiced by: Takeo Ootsuka (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English), Tommy Rojas (Latin American Spanish)
Voss is voiced by: Yoshiyuki Shimozuma (Japanese), Kylen Deporter (English), José Luis Piedra (Latin American Spanish)
The rest of Legoshi's roommates, who became friends with him, Jack, and each other almost immediately. The group is seemingly inseparable, extremely sociable, and always willing to have each other's back in case of trouble.
- Animation Bump: In the anime, when we first see Durham, he's clearly animated in traditional 2D. The next we see, he's animated in CGI.
- Blinding Bangs: Collot's eyes are always covered by his hair. This isn't surprising since he's a sheepdog, and this is quite common for sheepdogs even in real life.
- A Cat in a Gang of Dogs: While Miguno is just as sociable as the rest of the group, hyenas themselves are more related to felines then they are to canines. This could be a case of Artistic License Biology or just to diversify the cast.
- Chick Magnet: Apparently, any girl who sees Collot's eyes, be it on purpose or accidental, falls madly in love with him. This rarely translates the same way to him.
- Even the Guys Want Him: The official description says that Collot's eyes are so beautiful that both women and gay men fall in love with him when they see them.
- Gentle Giant: Collot, who rivals the height of Legoshi of all people, though obviously much less menacing. He's usually the one who offers to carry Voss around, as Voss is the smallest of the group and has difficulty navigating the school with so many other students who are bigger than him.
- True Companions: While Jack fears that one day that they might drift away from each other, key moments in the story have shown that their bond is stronger than what time can test.
The Principle of Cherryton Academy, a rather timid yet passionate Tiger.
- Papa Wolf: Seemingly unlike the other school's principals, he cares a good deal about the wellfare of his students, not wanting to force Louie to return to school to become the next Beastar since he, and all of his students, are still young and should have the chance to live out their youths.
- Token Good Teammate: Appears to be this among the principals of other schools. Whereas the others are telling him to hurry up and select a new Beastar, he insists on not wanting to force his students into anything they might not be ready for. He's also furious at the notion that the next Beastar from his school should be the one to track down the one who murdered Tem, since such a task is clearly dangerous, espeically if you're a herbivore.
Voiced by: Kujira (Japanese)
Rokume, the rattlesnake, is Cherryton's lone security guard. Her name, meaning six-eyes, refers to the eye patterns along her back. However, she is also the 'eyes' of the school. She uses her natural stealthiness to observe the school environment from the shadows.
She suffers a unique shame in being a limbless animal and holds a bit of envy for those with arms and legs. She has been watching Legoshi for some time and wants him to live up to his potential.
- Animals Not to Scale: She's huge, not just for a rattlesnake but in general, easily towering over Legoshi who's over 6 feet tall himself. One might assume she's an anaconda instead, if not for her telltale rattle giving away her species.
- Creepy Good: She wants to keep the academy safe and desires justice, but isn't above scaring students senseless in her line of work and is willing to stalk Legoshi to determine if he has what it takes to help make Cherryton a better place.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She first appears in chapter 16 as a wide, reptilian eye among the cheering students. She finally reveals herself to Legoshi in Chapter 54.
- Eye Motifs: She has four eye markings on her back. These combine with her own two eyes to explain the name Rokume or six eyes.
- Secondary Sexual Characteristics: The only real hint of Rokume's gender is her long eyelashes.
- She's a Man in Japan: Inverted, the officially translated manga treats "Six Eyes" as her English name and gave her masculine pronouns.
- Snakes Are Sinister: Subverted. Legoshi is clearly being stalked in Chapter 54. Legoshi thinks his follower is dangerous, and when Rokume suddenly appears she seems sinister. Then she apologizes, puts on her comically large security guard cap, and explains her interest in him.
- Stealth Expert: Rokume is so effective at remaining hidden that she is thought of as a ghost story among students.