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     The Transfer Students 

Tropes shared by all the transfer students

  • Everyone Has a Special Move: All of the students demonstrate several special abilities, except for Shigeoka.
  • Five-Man Band / Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Well, Seven Man Band. This dynamic is often subverted as much as it's played straight, however. If a critical role in an episode is absent, someone else will usually fill it in. For example, Hamada is The Leader in the second episode.
  • Name's the Same: All of the boys share the first name of Kakeru.
  • Foil: Kotaki and Hamada, leading to a rivalry in the first episode. Both are the best fighters of the group but while Hamada is a straight-laced boxer, Kotaki is a rebellious delinquent.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Every character wears the same outfit each episode, something unusual for a live action show but makes a little more sense since the show is inspired by a manga.
  • Playing with Fire: Due to being Blazing Transfer Students, they have fire powers.
  • Signature Move: Like Takizawa in the manga, each boy is able to throw a National Railway Punch.
    • Unintentional Period Piece: Does this to the manga as Japan no longer has a National Railway, as a result none of the students know what it is.
  • The Chosen One: One of the transfer students is this. It is eventually revealed that none of them are actually The Chosen One and are all promptly expelled from Tanebi academy afterwards.
  • The Danza: All of the characters use the same surname as their actors, likely because the actors are all well known singers.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: All of the Kakerus wear their old uniforms, only changing them if the situation demands it (such as infiltrating an all girl's school).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The final episode has the group minus Shigeoka calls out Takizawa's calling them and then throwing them away after everything.

Kakeru Shigeoka

A very normal boy with absolutely nothing special about him. He has a massive crush on Hikari.
  • Blatant Lies: When Hikari says if he wins the fight against the other Takeru's, he can do anything to her. He lies that he's not thinking anything dirty .... as he's thrusting into the stripper pole.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: The first episode makes it obvious that he's interested in Hikari but he's never rude or aggressive with her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Due to be the Only Sane Man, he's usually the first person to point out the insanity of the situation around him.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He has a very obvious crush on Hikari and does a lot of things to make her like him.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Shigeoka has completely equal stats, so while he's not great at anything he's not terrible either. Unfortunately for him, the other transfer students stand out more for their defined traits.
  • Love at First Sight: His crush on Hikari began the moment he saw her.
  • Only Sane Man: When thrown into a fighting ring with no context, Shigeoka is the only one who asks why they're fighting, making everyone realize that they are equally confused.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Frequently brought up, especially in the first episode. Compared to the other transfers, Shigeoka's only notable quality is that he is normal. As Hikari puts it, "he has no presence"
    • Shigeoka also seems to lack any unique powers, only demonstrating abilities that all of the transfer students possess.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He only has eyes for Hikari, so much so that she just has to act vaguely flirtatious to get him to do something.
  • Skewed Priorities: The final episode while the other Kakerus are annoyed that they were stringed along, Shigeoka is happy that he's not related to Hikaru.
  • The Leader: In the first episode, Shigeoka is the one who incites the others to escape and is typically the first one to make an offer.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kamiyama, they seem to be the closest between the transfers.

Kakeru Tokaki

A delinquent from Northern Kanto.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Considered to be the only transfer student who doesn't look terrible in drag.
  • Blood Knight: He actually went back to the ring in the first episode when the students trying to stop him point out if he's going to fight, why waste his time trying to get out.
  • Code of Honour: To never make a woman cry, keeps this written on a scroll in his jacket at all times.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: When infiltrating the Chaste Girl's Academy and talking to the leader, he considers them kidnapping a nice man to teach punk girls what relationships should be like so they don't end up with abusive men to be a rather justified reason.
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a pompadour which he puts a lot of pride into. Said pompadour has a lot of strange abilities attached to it; able to grow and be used as a melee weapons, grabbing a hold of it will effectively control Kotaki's movements like reins, and hitting on the top will make water shoot out of it like a water gun.
  • Adoption Diss: Kotaki grew up being told that his parents found him under a bridge but never makes any indication that his upbringing was positive or negative
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: It's subtle but next to Fujii, Kotaki might be the most feminine transfer student, while still being one of the toughest.
    • He puts a lot of care into his hair and becomes incredibly upset whenever it is messed with.
    • Kotaki is considered to be one of the prettiest transfer students in drag, and when told that he looked pretty in drag he has a rather girly reaction.
    • He is known by his gangster name as The Unicorn, likely for his pompadour, but unicorns are typically associated with girls.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: When the transfer students originally meant to go to a school where the girl's uniform was bikinis failed to show up, Kotaki and Fujii were sent instead. The two are shown in a picture surrounded by girls in bikinis and neither appear too impressed.
    • When timed to see how long each transfer student stared at a woman in a bikini, Tokaki came in second to last at .15 seconds (the other was the homosexual Fujii at 0).
  • Oh, Crap!: He makes this face when he accidentally throws a student off a floor.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: It's his signature color.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Ruining his pompadour. When Jinguiji ruins his hair with his fans and then runs off, rather than chasing after him, Kotaki has Shigeoka and Kamiyama fix his hair. Happens again when infiltrating the Chaste Girl's Academy when his wig gets snatched. He exclaimed that he can't be seen before he styles his hair and goes into hiding. He only returns to rescue his friends once his hair is to his liking.
  • The Big Guy: Depends on the episode but shares this roles with Hamada. Kotaki is both the tallest and most aggressive transfer student.
  • The Lancer: Depends on the episode but is the one who most often fulfills this role.
  • Ship Tease: With Asuka is episode 4. It ended with Asuka writing him a letter and him eagerly waiting for it.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Refuses to fight a girl, not because he is afraid of hurting them but because ever since he broke his best friend's heart as a child, Kotaki vowed to never make a woman sad again.

Kakeru Nakama

An intelligent boy with glasses capable of quickly calculating anything.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Parodied with his glasses. They can analyze anything but he usually to focused on the calculation to use it correctly.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's not this regularly but eating pages from the original manga, he's hyper Hot-Blooded.
  • Insane Troll Logic: When fighting the Blazing Transfer Student Imposters in a game of water chicken, Nakama takes the original manga and begins to eat pages from it to show his respect to the source material and become the most blazing transfer student of all
  • Megane: The reason he doesn't want to use his secret move is because it would kill his identity as a glasses character.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: His disguise in episode 4 when he sneaks into a girls only high school is him in a dress and that's it. Lampshaded when he decides to reveal his gender, he does so by ripping off his wig that is the exact same as his hair.
  • Odd Friendship: Nakama is good friends with an American soldier named Nick, who is also a zombie hunter and teaches Nakama how to fight zombies over the phone.
  • Only Sane Man: If Shigeoka is calling people on the insanity going around, than Nakama is will point out how weird something was or question the logic of another character.
    • Not So Above It All: Nakama certainly has his stranger moments too, plus he was also just blindly accepting of being thrown into a fighting ring in episode 1.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Can't swim to save his life and is terrified of drowning.
  • Surprisingly Good English: When Nakama calls his American friend in episode 2, his English doesn't have an accent.
  • The Smart Guy: He is so smart that he had the highest score out of 3 million students.
  • That One Attack: His secret move that he saved for the final episode taking off his glasses and putting them on someone else. Because they don't have his prescription, they'll get dizzy.

Kakeru Fujii

A gay beauty-obsessed aesthetician.
  • Agent Peacock: He’s extremely flamboyant, but when the situation calls for it can very capable.
  • Badass Gay: He’s capable of throwing a Railway Punch just like the rest of the guys, so this automatically makes him this.
  • Camp Gay: When tested on who looked at the bikini model the longest, Fuijii came in dead last with 0 seconds. This is despite his apparent obsession with “beauty” mind you.
  • Chick Magnet: Out of the seven boys, he gets the most attention from the girls. Not that he wants any though.
  • Defector from Decadence: Inverted, when Fuijii sees a school for gentlemen, he abandons Tanebi academy on the spot. Played straight when he returns to Tanebi.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: He's the easiest affected by this.
    • In the first episode, he lets himself be captured by the male swimming team because he finds them beautiful.
    • His obsession with Ouji in episode 4 lead to the girls finding out that the Kakerus were boys.
    • He instantly jumped ship when two good looking boys asked him to transfer ti their school.
  • Formerly Fat: Revealed to be this in episode 6 however, instead of being ashamed of this, Fujii believes that he was beautiful even then, citing that he grew plump and beautiful from his parent's love, and only lost the weight for health reasons. He even carries around several pictures of of himself from his middle school years.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's blond and a nice guy ... to boys at least.
  • Large Ham: Every single movement this boy makes is dramatic and over the top. Fujii can't even walk down a set of stairs without doing it with flair and gusto.
  • Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Is unsure if his father is his biological dad since he is bald, Fuji could just be trying to assure himself that he will not go bald in the future though.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Is implied to come from a wealthy background and encourages people that love is what determines true beauty, Fujii is also quick to stop Baron Chajou from whipping Shigeoka and Kamiyama after they interrupted his song.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Most interactions with the rest of the group either have them weirded out by him or trying to dodge his kisses.

Kakeru Kiriyama

A lighthearted samurai
  • Big Eater: Often carries around a banana with him and is often seen trying to steal his classmate's food.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: He speaks and dresses like he came from medieval japan. Thus when he gets sent to medieval japan, he fits right in.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: When the transfer students are tested to see how long they stare at women in bikinis, Kiriyama comes in first at 14 seconds. That being said, Kiriyama in love with a girl named Oyuki, he legitimately values her and even proposes to her.
  • The Chosen One: For a prophecy that has nothing to do with Tanebi Academy. Kiriyama is revealed to be a legendary hero long prophesied by a family in Edo Japan of course, that all turns out to be part of a game.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: The minute Kiriyama sees Oyuki, he becomes obsessed with protecting her. This doesn't end well.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Gets transported back to Edo Japan along with Hamada and Kamiyama, he likes it so much that Kiriyama is content to stay there forever.
  • Hammer Space: Has no apparent pockets, and yet carried around an entire assortment of rice jelly on him.
  • Idiot Ball: When apparently transported back in time, Kiriyama calls Nakama on his cell phone at one point and then fails to notice that the sacred sword had wires and a USB port on it
  • Insane Troll Logic: Comes to the conclusion that his foes will respond to authority, which he enacts with the power of rice jelly.
  • Ornamental Weapon: Carries around a very tiny katanna,which only gets used twice, the first time in the ring and the second time to slice a banana.
  • Otaku: Episode 5 reveals that his personality is a result of being a huge fan of Jidai Geki dramas.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Bananas
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Episode 5 had Kiriyama find a girl he loved and he was the big hero. Then it turns out it was just an amusement part and the girl was just playing a part. His crushed expression when the girl cheerfully points him to the exit just screams how much that had to hurt.

Kakeru Hamada

A boxer who always abides by the rules
  • Adoption Diss: Whenever he got in trouble, Hamada's parents would tell him that he wasn't their real son and they found him under a bridge. It is unclear if they were actually serious about it or if this was just their way of making him feel bad for doing something wrong. Either way, it suggests a less than happy upbringing and possibly explains why Hamada refuses to break the rules.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Does this in episode 2 to the principal of the school the infiltrated by smashing his nuts
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Very much adverted, Hamada is possibly the most awkward looking as a girl.
  • Covert Pervert: He is surprisingly the second most perverted of the transfer students, much to his own shame.
  • Dude In Distress: When seemingly finding himself in the Edo period, Hamada is unable to defend himself from minions with swords and is captured with ease.
  • Black and White Morality: Rules are rules and must never be broken, no matter what the circumstance is. Likewise, Hamada views the prospect of taking any performance enhancing drug to be wrong and refuses to do it, even if his opponent has and left him at a severe disadvantage.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Though he's a force to be reckoning with in a fist fight, Hamada is utterly useless in fights involving weapons, particularly with swords.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When in the ring, Kotaki gives Shigeoka a bottle to fight Hamada with. Hamada simply says "That's definitely not in the rules" and lets Shigeoka smash the bottle on him, being completely unaffected by it.
  • Ill Boy: Seems to have a bit more health problems than the others. Hamada always has a bandage on his face, has a weak stomach, can't handle any sort of spicy food, and has a feather allergy. This only stands out because none of the other students ever show signs of a similar issue.
  • No Accounting for Taste: When surrounded by zombie student in episode two, Hamada claims that they "don't look that bad" Naturally, the lunch lady gives him an odd look and then Hamada's subsequent confusion. This also foreshadows his perverted nature.
  • Not So Above It All: When he, Kamiyama, and Kiriyama see a sign in the woods labeled "Erotic" he runs off in that direction as quickly as the others.
  • Rules Lawyer: Quite a stickler for following the rules, Hamada is always quick to point out when someone is about to break them and will never do so himself even under dire circumstances.
    • He won't even run in the hallway when zombies are chasing after him.
  • The Leader: Occasionally takes on this role,
  • The Stoic: Usually the most calm and reserved of the transfer students.

Kakeru Kamiyama

A crybaby
  • Armor-Piercing Question: The most likely to ask these, such as genuinely asking a spoiled brat if having everything done for him makes him happy.
  • Can't Catch Up: Is easily the weakest transfer student in a fight and was unable to use the power of the blazing transfer student during a volleyball game like Tokaki and even Shigeoka.
  • The Charmer: Surprisingly, he is well versed in talking to women he is interested in and can win their hearts easily.
  • Dude In Distress: Gets kidnapped easily by thugs, to the surprise of no one in or out of universe.
  • Establishing Character Moment: We meet Kamiyama dragging himself across the wrestling ring floor as he sobs and begs Shigeoka for help since he was the Only Sane Man in the ring.
  • The Heart: The most emotional and sympathetic of the transfer students. Rather than try to solve his problems with wit, strength, or seduction, Kamiyama will try to talk to people on an emotional level.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Crying makes him stronger, with enough sobbing Kamiyama can spike a volleyball hard enough to render people hit with it unconscious.
  • Informed Flaw: Apparently considered to be very ugly in universe, as shown by how grotesque a drawing of him is made to be while Hamada's looks fine. Aside from a terrible haircut and poor fashion sense, Kamiyama looks fine in real life.
  • Likes Older Women: He's very attracted to middle aged women.
  • The Load: In any sort of physical confrontation
  • Making a Splash: Due to his crying, his final attack is water based instead of fire.

     Other Characters 

Hikari Takizawa

A mysterious girl working with Takizawa on something regarding the seven Kakerus.
  • Action Girl: The last episode shows that Hikari is a very dangerous fighter.
  • Everybody Knew Already: Inverted. When she reveals she's Takizawa's daughter, she thought they knew already.
  • Femme Fatale: She has willingly used Shigeoka's crush on her so he'll listen to her. The first episode has her even promising to let him do anything to her if he wins the pro wrestling tournament between the seven Kakerus.
  • Missing Mom: Averted. While Takizawa thought Yukari was this, Hikari reveals that Yukari and Hikari hang out a lot.
  • Spin-Offspring: She's the daughter of Takizawa and Yukari.
  • Weapon of Choice: Chopsticks.

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