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Akane Sakurada

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Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)

The Sakurada family's fourth child and third daughter, as well as the primary viewpoint character for the series. She is 15 and in her first year of high school.


  • A-Cup Angst: Currently the flattest of those who have hit puberty. She seems pretty downhearted when Hikari starts questioning her about boobs.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Misaki calls her "Aka-nee."
  • Butt-Monkey: The world seems to be conspiring to make every minute of her life as embarrassing as possible, whether accidentally flashing her panties in public or constantly getting shopping duties.
    • She also tends to be teased the most amongst her siblings. For example, in Chapter 10, when she apparently ranked the lowest in the December polls, the other siblings, specifically Shu and Hikari, tease her relentlessly for being placed last. However, when Shu consistently got last place in the polls beforehand, no one really comments on it.
  • Clark Kenting: As Crimson Bloom. Subverted since everyone knows it's really her, but they play along.
  • Class Representative: Despite her shyness, she seems to get along really well with her classmates and took on the role to help them.
  • Clueless Dude Magnet: Is unaware of the fact that she has a huge fan club.
  • Cuteness Overload: Had one in Chapter 13/Episode 7A when Shiori gives her a get-well kiss.
  • The Ditz: As the story continues one can notice despite her own self-consciousness, she's utterly clueless of what's happening around her—like whether she's wearing anything on her lower body (Chapter 12/Episode 4A), or that everyone knows she is Scarlet Bloom (Chapter 21/Episode 9A).
  • Expy: Of Tsubomi Hanasaki. Both of them are redheaded Shrinking Violets that wear Girlish Pigtails in the exact same way. These two also express their sudden comical embarassment in extremely similar ways such as their pigtails suddenly standing on end.
  • Fangirl: Of Sacchan's. In chapter 20/Episode 7B, she even invaded the backstage of a concert just to see Sacchan (after Hikari refused her request as the latter doesn't want people to know she is Royalty).
  • Girlish Pigtails: However, they're placed much lower on her head compared to Hana's, as she finds putting them up any higher childish.
  • Gravity Master: Her Royalty Superpower, Gravity Core, allows her to manipulate the weight of herself or anything else she touches, and make them lighter or heavier. She mostly uses this to fly and run faster than normal. On the offensive side, she can also change the gravity of the air around her, effectively creating an air explosion.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears ribbons on her pigtails.
  • Justice Will Prevail: What she says as she makes a dash to catch a purse thief. This is in fact Akane's most important character trait; she has the tendency to do "what ought to be done" despite not quite really in the position to do so.
  • Little Big Sister: She's eventually outgrown by Misaki, Haruka, and Hikari.
  • Meaningful Name: The "aka" in Akane means red, and her hair and eyes are, well, red.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: The only reason she may be interested in winning the election is that, as the monarch, she can remove the cameras that she absolutely loathes.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her shy demeanor, Akane is a kind and caring girl at heart who is willing to help anyone. Her strong sense of justice also hits her personality as well.
  • Off-Model: In spite of her A-Cup Angst, the endcard for Episode 9 has Akane depicted as very endowed.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: "Scarlet Bloom." Everybody knows Scarlet Bloom is Akane, they just pretend she isn't.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Get it relatively often, like when she was fangirling over Sacchan in episode 10 or thanking Karen and An for canvassing for her in episode 12.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: By way of accidentally providing Panty Shots to the in-universe audience.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: In Chapter 10, she was actually relieved to have placed last at the December polls, even as she becomes annoyed over Hikari and Shuu teasing her over it. Then the vote presenter revealed he made a counting mistake and declared Akane the winner of the poll, much to her horror.
  • Shrinking Violet: Which makes having security cameras installed all of the town a nightmare. It is reasonable to predict that merely walking around without a companion would cause a nervous breakdown. Strangely, she's more comfortable with people she already knows about; which explains why she actually acts normally at school. The term "crippling shyness" used elsewhere is not the editors' exaggeration; in Chapter 21/Episode 9A Aoi did mention some fear that if this goes on, Akane may not function... as a non-royal.
  • Skewed Priorities: She went bottomless in Chapter 12/Episode 4A because of this — she was in fact changing into shorts, but in the process she heard the school preparation bell ringing... so she decided she'd rather be bottomless than be late.
  • Used to Be More Social: She wasn't as shy in elementary school, and would pick up fights with boys if it was for justice. To such degree that the King decided to send bodyguards with her.

Aoi Sakurada

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Voiced by: Ai Kayano (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)

The Sakurada family's first daughter, as well as the oldest of all the children. She is 17 and in her third year of high school. Despite being hugely popular among the populace, she has been ambivalent towards the Election, sometimes to her siblings' chagrin.


  • Bad Powers, Good People: Finds mind control too repugnant to use. The only time she uses it intentionally was to resolve a robbery in a department store.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: There's no doubt that Aoi is an extremely nice girl. But when Hikari is starting to tell Akane that the populace knew Scarlet Bloom is Akane all along in Chapter 21/Episode 9A, Aoi asked Hikari to "talk for a minute"... in a way that Hikari came out with a Thousand-Yard Stare.
  • Blessed with Suck: How she views Absolute Order. Ever since she discovered it, she became unsure of whether the kindness others show to her comes from their own volition or her compulsion. The possibility of the latter made her reluctant to become the monarch. It's even worse in the manga: while the anime states that its effects wear off eventually, in the manga it's implied to be permanent — see how she orders the bank robbers to not do anything like that ever again, which wouldn't make sense if the order's effect is temporary. This makes Aoi's worries much more important in context.
  • Compelling Voice: Her real Royalty Superpower, Absolute Order. A very deconstructed example, as the dissonance between her ability to subconsciously control minds and her genuinely sweet nature causes a lot of distress.
  • Cool Big Sis: Always the loving and helpful older sister.
  • Meaningful Name: Aoi means blue, and her hair is, well, blue.
  • Nice Girl: Probably the nicest of the siblings and the most considerate. This averts the potentially harmful effects of Absolute Order on the society despite the fact that she has been unwittingly using it for several years.
  • Photographic Memory: Invisible Work is essentially this. While she is in fact an example of this trope, it's not her Royalty Superpower.
  • Power Incontinence: Her Compelling Voice power activates whenever she makes a request to someone. She often defies it by tagging "if you want to" to requests so that the other side can at least have a choice to decline. In any rate, she decided to drop out of the election because of this trope in the anime.
    Aoi Sakurada, addressing the public: My real power is called "Absolute Order." This power forces a person to obey me. If I were to become King, I would give directions and orders to many people. However, those may not always be appropriate. Therefore, I cannot become King.
  • Semantic Superpower: Absolute Order relies on how she phrases her speech to work. Notice that she politely asks questions to make requests rather than simply tell people to do things.
  • Teen Genius: Invisible Work makes her one. In Chapter 16, Kanade thinks it's the other way around — Aoi pretends her intelligence is a Royalty Superpower to hide some other power.
  • The World Is Not Ready: For most of the series only herself, her parents, and her superpower researcher knows about "Absolute Order" is her real Royalty Superpower. Understandably, this is due to PR issues. In the manga, at the point where Aoi is going to reveal her real power to the public, the King decided to fib to his constituents and declare her power is actually... Charm Person.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair
  • Youngest Child Wins: Inverted in the anime. She's the eldest and is consistently in first place for the election rankings in anime. Eventually this inversion was subverted with her last-minute withdrawal.

Shu Sakurada

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Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Ricco Fajardo, Terri Doty (child) (English)

The Sakurada family's first son, the second oldest of the children, and Kanade's older twin. He is 16 and in his second year of high school. In both manga and anime continuities, he won the royal election.


  • Alliterative Name: Shu Sakurada
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Eventually wins the election after Aoi withdraws and he then delivers a speech while steering a damaged blimp out of harm's way.
  • Bishōnen
  • Buxom Is Better: Subverted. Hikari claims that he said big boobs are better, but Shu himself claims that density is what's most important.
  • Cool Big Bro: Much like Aoi, he doesn't mind Akane's shyness and offers to take her home after school to shield her from the surveillance cameras.
    • Eventually, that became his most prominent trait after the castle incident arcs in Chapters 29-30 (Episode 6A/10B). In fact the title for episode 10B, Big Brother Acts like the Big Bro, lampshades this—and in the same episode, he asserts to Kanade that he has the responsibility to be this.
  • Childhood Friends: With his classmate Satou, who he knew back in fourth grade.
    • Childhood Friend Romance: When she confesses to wanting this, he doesn't seem opposed to the idea. It's possible that, if he wasn't so focused on sabotaging Kanade's attempts to become the next ruler, they would've already started going out. He finally returns her feelings by the end of Episode 8B.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Although Shu looks like the typical protagonist of a harem anime and many viewers mistakenly perceive him as such, it is Akane who is the real protagonist.
  • Dream-Crushing Handicap: Downplayed. Back in his childhood, he wanted to be a soccer player — a dream forever denied to him after he broke his right leg trying to save Akane from Kanade's crumbling castle 12 years ago. He's not exactly a cripple, but in the anime he apparently can't run for any distance and has to rely on Transporter.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Surprisingly, when they were young, Shu acted as the responsible sibling in comparison to Kanade.
  • Generation Xerox: He looks exactly like his father did when the latter was his age, albeit slightly shorter. This even extends to their circumstances; their interests in kingship is basically driven by a Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: The public perceives him as a pervert without much motivation. The latter is right, but the former, not so much.
  • Just Eat Gilligan: After the royal siblings worked together to prevent a malfunctioning airship from crashing onto people and succeeded, Akane then asked why not Shuu just simply teleport the airship away. Shuu only responded with a short "Ah".
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Several times.
    • When Kanade jokingly claims that Fukushina was asking for Akane's hand in marriage in Chapter 6, he loudly expresses his objection.
    • In Chapter 11, when Prince Alvin attempted to propose to Akane, Shu flatly asked him to stop.
  • Nice Guy: One of the reasons Satou falls for him, besides the fact that he still remembers her after she moved back after many years. He doesn't even fault Kanade for accidentally breaking his right leg years ago, to the point that he doesn't want her to overspend trying to find a way to heal it as penance.
  • Teleportation: His Royalty Superpower is Transporter, which allows him to teleport himself and anything (or anyone) he touches to a location he's previously thought about.
  • We Win Because You Did Not: Shuu is less interested in being king than running to stop Kanade from winning. He's doing this because he fears Kanade will risk running state funds dry trying to heal his leg.

Kanade Sakurada

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Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (Japanese), Michelle Rojas (English)

The Sakurada family's second daughter and the third oldest of the children. Like her older twin Shu, she is 16 and in her second year of high school, where she serves as vice president of the student council.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Akane and Hikari call her "Kana-chan."
  • The Atoner: Her main reason for running to be Queen is to have the power to accelerate the nation's medical technology and thus find a way to cure Shuu's right leg, as penance for accidentally breaking it twelve years ago.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: While she is annoyed by Akane's extreme shyness, she creates a wall bigger than necessary to stop her from being hit by a truck without even thinking, because saving her little sister is more important than saving money. And despite constantly bickering with Shuu, her devotion to her older twin is so much so she's willing to use up the nation's wealth to heal his leg.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Downplayed. She acts perfect in public, but shows her more selfish side at home. For example, she has a particularly low opinion of Akane's crippling shyness, or her own father's overprotectiveness.
    • In Episode 9A, Kanade gets Aoi to beg for a pair of jamming glasses that are supposed to hide Akane's identity from others. She knows that they do not work, and forces the rest of the family into playing along with the ruse.
  • Cast from Money: Her power only works so long as she has the funds to pay for whatever she conjures.
  • Cuteness Proximity: In the manga, towards a de-aged Akane. In the anime, however, the one acting this way was Misaki, while Kanade shows no strong reaction.
  • Equivalent Exchange: Kanade is able to create practically any item from her imagination. The condition is her power essentially draws from her banking account in which the monetary value of the item she creates is subtracted from the sum total of money she has saved. This is essentially what keeps her ability from being a Story-Breaker Power.
  • Face Palm: Her reaction after Akane accidentally flashes her schoolmates at the end of Chapter 12/Episode 4A.
  • Guilt Complex: Much of her drive for running to be Queen stems from her lingering guilt over an incident twelve years ago, when a castle she materialized collapsed, hurting Akane and breaking Shuu's right leg (dashing his dream of becoming a soccer player) in his attempt to rescue her.
  • Insert Payment to Use: Her power requires her to pay for the things she materializes, or else something else she materialized will dematerialize to pay for it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: See Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other.
  • The Power of Creation: She has Heaven's Gate as her Royalty Superpower, allowing her to create anything she thinks of. Stops short of being a Story-Breaker Power by one thing: anything she makes immediately gets a price tag... which is ''then'' immediately deducted from her savings account. Ouch.
    • To show how ridiculously overpowered Kanade's power would be without the savings account limitation, look no further than the wall she made to save Akane from the truck... Which is made out of material that's not even invented yet, but will be. In forty years, that is. Yikes.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Kanade's savings account is on par with the national budget. Akane doesn't even know that until Kanade tells her.
  • Student Council President: She's actually the vice-president. But since the president is often too sick to appear, she becomes the face of the student council. Understandably, she'd become one in the next year anyway.
  • Young Entrepreneur: Already has as much money as the national budget as a eleventh-grader, mainly through the stock market.

Misaki Sakurada

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Voiced by: Eriko Matsui (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)

The Sakurada family's fourth daughter and Haruka's older twin sister. She is 13 and in her second year of middle school.


Haruka Sakurada

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Voiced by: Ayumu Murase (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

The Sakurada family's second son. Like his older twin sister Misaki, he is 13 and in his second year of middle school.


  • Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed; in the December poll in the manga, Haruka is shown to have ranked at fourth place; throughout the anime, however, Haruka never seems to get anywhere above bottom 3.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Hikari calls him "Haru-kun".
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: His Royalty Superpower is Lots of Next, which allows him to calculate the probability of things succeeding or failing instantly and... that's it.
  • Bishōnen: The other males in this family are manly looking; he is the exception.
  • Bookworm: He's always seen holding a book.
  • Chick Magnet: Extra materials state him as this, due to his cool demeanor and the fact that he is a prince. Shown in the last episode of anime, when Misaki's female classmates seems to have a crush on him after thanking Misaki for her help.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: It's fairly easy to mistake him for his twin sister. In Chapter 26, Shuu even commented he'd look fine in a skirt.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: He wears Purely Aesthetic Glasses to distinguish him with Misaki and her clones.
  • Informed Loner: The character biographies noted he's a "voluntary loner" and the manga does show shades of cynicism. In the anime he appears more bookish than anything antisocial.
  • Nice Guy: He's the only one who comforts Akane when she apprently placed last in the December polls in Chapter 10.
  • Non-Action Guy
  • Only Sane Man: Sees himself as this compared to his other siblings.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Wears those at school. It was originally intended to be an Identical Twin ID Tag.
  • Secret Keeper: Is initially the only person in the family that knows about Hikari's attempts at becoming an idol.
  • Serious Business: Was surprisingly really into coaching Hikari to become an idol.
  • The Smart Guy: Plays this role among the siblings.
  • Stoic Spectacles: He doesn't need them, but it adds to his stoic charm.
  • Vicariously Ambitious: He's not particularly interested in being the king. He's more interested in being The Chancellor.

Hikari Sakurada

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Voiced by: Yui Ogura (Japanese), Sarah Wiedenheft (English)

The Sakurada family's fifth daughter and seventh child. She is 10.


  • Attention Whore: Unlike her roommate Akane who desperately tries to avoid being center-stage, she basks in the spotlight. Lampshaded by Misaki in Chapter 20/Episode 6A.
  • Buxom Is Better: She seems to think so, given how she's bragging about how she will be the biggest in the future to Kanade (who currently has the largest breasts among the Sakurada sisters); Kanade then retorts that boobs are all about shape.
  • Genki Girl: The most energetic among the siblings. Sacchan was at first surprised in Chapter 19/Episode 7B that she didn't show a single bit of fatigue after a matinee and preparing for an evening concert on the same night.
  • The Ditz: She may be seriously into the election, but obviously she isn't quite capable of knowing the election consequences of her actions yet.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Of the appropriate age as well.
  • Green Thumb: This is one application of her Royalty Superpower God's Hand, which allows her to manipulate the growth of any living thing, with the caveat that when so affected, it's stuck that way for twenty-four hours. The time limit is later removed.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Idol Singer: Becomes this in Episode 3C/Chapter 14.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: She brought Borscht in.
  • Overnight Age-Up: The most common application of her powers. She uses this both on herself and on Akane.
  • Stage Name: Light Sakuraba. Understandably, using her real name on the stage would cause problems, given that not only is she royalty, but also just a child.

Teru Sakurada

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Voiced by: Shiori Katsuta (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

The Sakurada family's third son and eighth child. He is 6.


Shiori Sakurada

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Voiced by: Aina Suzuki (Japanese), Kristin Sutton (English)

The Sakurada family's sixth daughter, and youngest child. She is 4 (later 5).


    Other members of the Sakurada family 

Souichiro Sakurada

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Voiced by: Dai Matsumoto (adult), Ryohei Kimura (teenager) (Japanese), Phil Parsons (adult), Ricco Fajardo (teenager) (English)

The siblings' father and the king of an unnamed country.


Satsuki Sakurada

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Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese), Stephanie Young (English)

The siblings' mother and the queen of the country.


Borscht

Voiced by: Show Hayami (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English)

The Sakurada family cat.


  • Picky Eater: He considers normal dry cat food worse than plastic bags.
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Hana Sato

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Voiced by: Yuka Aisaka (Japanese), Jill Harris (English)

Shu's classmate that has a crush on Shu.


Karen Ayugase

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Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Kristen McGuire (English)

Akane's classmate that has a crush on Akane.


Hajime Fukushina

Voiced by: Satoshi Nakao (Japanese), Anthony Bowling (English)

Akane's classmate, deputy Class Representative, and secretly the president of the Akane Fan Club.


Uzuki

Voiced by: Kana Maruzuka (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)

Aoi's classmate, Childhood Friend, and Student Council President.


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Sachiko "Sacchan" Yonezawa

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Voiced by: Sachika Misawa (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)

Idol Singer who works at the same talent agency as Hikari.


  • Idol Singer: The one that inspires Hikari.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Sacchan" is her official nickname, one that is also recognized by the show business.
  • Plucky Girl: Got her stardom from working from the bottom. As a result, she initially dislikes Hikari, thinking the latter entered stardom through nepotism.
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