This is the character page for the Confession Executive Committee ~Love Series~ . Still in construction.
Sakuragaoka High School
- Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki
Portrayed by: Kasumi Hasegawa
Sings: First Love Picture Book, Future Map, Little Regret, Re:First Love's Picture Book (solos), Tokyo Summer Session, Tokyo Winter Session (multiple)
- A-Cup Angst: We see in "Confession Rival Declaration" that she feels insecure about her small breasts, especially compared to Natsuki and Akari and the far more stacked Hina.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Her biggest obstacle in getting together with Haruki is largely herself. She had all the time in the world to tell him how she felt about him, but she couldn't cross the barrier before he left. The main page shows the specifics of their failed courtship.
- Catchphrase: "A normal kind of normal", whenever anyone talks to her about the relationship she has with Haruki.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: When she's an adult in "First Love's Picture Book", her hair is much longer and done to make her look more mature. In "Our Minute and One Second" it looks like a longer version of her hair in high school.
- Hidden Depths: In the music video for "Goodbye, Our Mutual Unrequited Love", we see that she draws, and fairly well at that.
- Iconic Item: Her red book, seen throughout her time in high school as a sketchbook and in some of the PVs as a yearbook.
- I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: Part of the reason why Miou won't confess is because she doesn't want the dynamic she has with Haruki to change for the worse as she likes how they're interacting now, but even she knows that things can't stay stagnant forever. Hina can relate to that feeling, so they're kindred spirits that way.
- I Will Wait for You: As shown in "Future Map", she insists on waiting for Haruki's return and possible confession, saying "I'll always wait for you" at various points in the song.
- Schoolteachers: As we see in "Our Minute and One Second", she becomes an art teacher at Sakuragoka in between the six years Haruki left Japan.
- Meido: For the School Festival, she took part in a maid cafe.
- Shrinking Violet: "First Love Picturebook" and every song that focuses on her afterwards portrays her as such. She's been in love with Haruki for years, but can't muster up the courage to tell him how she feels and doesn't get to before he leaves for America. And out of the two, she's much more introverted.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is romanized and pronounced as 'Miou', but some merchandise spells her name 'Mio'.
- Tareme Eyes: Her droopy eye design is consistent to her shy and gentle nature.
- Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (teenager), Riinu (young)
Portrayed by: Shō Katō
Sings: Goodbye to Our Mutual Unrequited Love, First Love Picture Book -another story-, Propose, Can You Hear Me (solo), Tokyo Summer Session, Tokyo Winter Session, Detained Teachernote (multiple)
- Big Brother Worship: As we see in the light novels and the animation, Haruki deeply respected his brother and his ambition. When Chiaki died, he couldn't quite shake off the sorrow from the incident.
- But Now I Must Go: He leaves after graduation to study abroad in America, which chronologically happens near the end of the main story, and reassures Miou that he will return before he goes. He doesn't reintroduce himself fully to Japan until six or so years later.
- Cannot Spit It Out: While Haruki is more extroverted and straightforward with his feelings, confessing his love is not one of his strong suits. Read the main page for more.
- Character Development: He used to be a bit of a troublemaker when Miou first met him. He mellows out over his time in high school while keeping his boyish personality, and by the time high school ends he's a changed man.
- Chick Magnet: According to him, he's usually getting asked out by girls, but turns them down. His reputation as this causes Yuu to believe that Natsuki might be after Haruki since she never specifies who she's practicing the confessions for.
- Childhood Friends: Has been close with Yuu, Natsuki, and Souta since they were kids, due to them all living in the same neighborhood.
- Family Theme Naming: He and his brother have Temporal Theme Naming. Haruki in particular takes the "Spring" naming convention.
- Hypocrite: After noticing that Yuu's upset with the confession rehearsals, Haruki tells him to be more honest with his feelings. This is coming from the boy who can't muster enough courage to tell the girl he likes his feelings, and will not until he's well into adulthood.
- Hypocrisy Nod: He at least has the frame of mind to be honest about that with Natsuki in the Confession Rehearsal novels.
- It's All About Me: While he's still a stand up kid, Haruki admits that he's really self centered. He likes to focus on his work, and only his work, which does tend to conflict with other wants and desires. And when he mentions why he doesn't want to confess to Miou before he heads off to America at the end of the year, he thinks it would be more of an inconvenience for him to hook up and then struggle to maintain a Long-Distance Relationship and doesn't want to consider the possibility of Miou not feeling the same.
- Mistaken for Romance: With not one, but two of his female friends due to his natural chemistry with them. Yuu is under the impression that Natsuki is practicing her confessions for him, and Souta was under the impression that Akari cried over the confession because she liked him. Neither turn out to be true; Haruki and Natsuki were doing another practice confession but for the purpose of talking to Miou, and Akari only cried because she empathized with Miou and thought her friend's feelings weren't going to be reciprocated.
- The Movie Buff: His passion for film is long and well lived. According to the novels, he goes to the movies to watch independent films in his free time, and has quite a bit of knowledge about many genres. He wants to be a director after school, which is his hobby as of current.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He looks quite a bit like his older brother did in high school, save for the dyed hair.
- The One That Got Away: Not only is Haruki Miou's first love, but she also didn't date or fall for anyone else after that and regrets in her adulthood that she didn't press further to win him over. "Goodbye to Our Mutual, Unrequited Love" at least confirmed the feeling to be mutual on Haruki's end, while his "-another story-" elaborated on the feeling."If I just had the courage to cross those last 10 centimeters..."
- Tsundere: If he likes something, he won't shut up about it. Not because he wants to praise it up and down; no, he just starts criticizing the hell out of it because he's that invested in it and wants to talk about it for a while. This is why he criticizes Miou's art work so harshly.
- We Used to Be Friends: He used to be close to Saku Akechi, whom he looks up to as an older brother figure, but a rift came in between them at some point. They're back on reasonable terms after "Detained Teacher".
- Workaholic: As he admits in the prologue of A Solution for Jealousy, he had to be begged to go to his friends' wedding since he was busy otherwise.
- Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
Portrayed by: Rikako Nagino
Sings: Confession Rehearsal, Diagnosis: Lovesickness, Destiny (solo), Tokyo Summer Session, Tokyo Winter Session (multiple)
- Book Dumb: She's not a particularly bright character, and regularly scores low on tests.
- Character Tics: She tends to slap her cheeks when she gets herself mentally prepared for certain emotionally exhaustive activities.
- Childhood Friends: Has been close with Yuu, Souta, and Haruki since they were kids, due to them all living in the same neighborhood.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Yuu.
- Cry Cute: As she confesses to Yuu for real, she starts to tear up and cry. She's no less adorable for it.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: She's at that stage in her life where she doesn't know what she wants to do in the future, and feels insecure about her lack of talents compared to her accomplished friends.
- Dude Magnet: Yuu and Koyuki are after her heart, and if The Moment You Fall in Love. is any indication, so is Koudai.
- Genki Girl: She's always bounding with energy, willing to put in her all for the things she's passionate about, and not one to give up easily. In "Diagnosis: Lovesickness", she's the aggressor in the relationship, going by all the images of her trying to grab Yuu for herself.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Miou and Haruki may have been first with "First Love's Picture Book" with Natsuki and Yuu coming second, but the entire continuity, in all versions, starts with her desire to confess to Yuu. Not to mention the light novel series is named after her song.
- In-Series Nickname: Nacchan.
- Love Confession: The whole premise of her arc is to confess to Yuu properly, so she does so for months (a few days in the comic) under the pretense of practice.
- Love Epiphany: A whole song's worth, in fact, in "Diagnosis: Lovesickness". At first she thinks her feelings for Yuu are a result of the winter season's romantic atmosphere, but after the first part she starts to act strange around him and impress him, and by the end of it she's come to accept her newfound feelings.
- Official Couple: With Yuu.
- One of the Guys: Natsuki is somewhat of a tomboy, and usually hangs out with the three guys, before she befriended Miou and Akari in the Arts Club.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Plays the Energetic Girl to Yuu's Savvy Guy.
- Skirt over Slacks: At school, she prefers to wear her gym pants under her school issued uniform.
- Tomboy: Though not quite as boyish as one would think, given that she still has long, feminine hair. That said she does wear gym pants under her skirt, gets along with boys fairly well, is good at sports, doesn't know how to wear makeup, and is much more assertive and outspoken than her female friends, Akari and Miou.
- Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya
Portrayed by: Shūsuke Saitō
Sings: Confession Rehearsal -another story-, Embarrassment-Hiding Adolescence, Embarrassment-Hiding Anniversary (solo), Tokyo Summer Session, Tokyo Winter Session (multiple)
- Big Brother Instinct: Despite Hina's bratty attitude, Yuu cares very much about her, frequently spoiling her and comforting her when she's heartbroken. Best seen in the ending of "Embarrassment-Hiding Adolescence", where Yuu comforts Hina after her feelings get dismissed by Koyuki (PV and vomic) or because she's upset with herself (movie).
- Childhood Friends: Has been close with Natsuki, Souta, and Haruki since they were kids, due to them all living in the same neighborhood.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Natsuki.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Although still benevolent, he's much more possessive of Natsuki in the various adaptations, getting wary over Koyuki and Haruki because Natsuki was close with them, which was amplified because she'd already told him that she was practicing a confession for someone.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He doesn't like that Natsuki's preparing a confession for someone, but he decides that he'll support her the whole way through since he does wish for her happiness. The first movie conveys his displeasure more blatantly though.
- The "I Love You" Stigma: Although he's more aloof than the average boy, relaying his feelings out in the open is still a problem for him compared to his eventual girlfriend. Even when Natsuki honestly confesses to him, all he can get out is an "If you'll have me", and he gets embarrassed when he has to say the words out loud.
- Meaningful Name: His given name, "Yuu", can also be read as the word for "gentle", fitting his generally mellow personality.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: At first he was absolutely against the idea of Hina pursuing romance or dating, mostly because he thought her too immature and bratty for the endeavor.
- Nice Guy: He has a very amiable personality, and treats his sister, friends and eventual girlfriend very well, even though they can be unreasonable sometimes.
- Official Couple: With Natsuki.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: While Yuu's more outwardly coolheaded and collected, Natsuki is far more emotional than he is.
- Team Dad: With Kotarou, Natsuki, and Hina in his presence, he never has a moment's rest when keeping them in line. His experience with them gives him a more mature, "nurturing" image.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Yuu towers over the other high school boys at 178cm and is second only to Akechi-sensei, and he's quite popular with both girls and some boys as well.
- Voiced by: Yuki Kaji
Portrayed by: Shōta Takasaki
Sings: A Solution for Jealousy, The Day When I Called Your Name (solo), Tokyo Summer Session, Tokyo Winter Session (multiple)
- Childhood Friends: Has been close with Yuu, Natsuki, and Haruki since they were kids, due to them all living in the same neighborhood.
- Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: With both Haruki and Yu, who are much more popular and successful than him while he's out of the limelight and reluctantly relies on them to bail him out. Later develops a more balanced version of this with Koyuki.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: His main temperament when it comes to Akari. He gets unnecessarily wary of other male presences even though he's not dating her— heck, even though they don't talk much, if at all.
- Green-Eyed Monster: His personal problem is that despite his love for Akari, he tends to get possessive and jealous very easily. He can't stand the idea of her being with someone else, even if he wants her to be happy and thinks he himself isn't worthy of doing her the honor. In the first movie, his jealous and selfish thoughts are instead represented by a shoulder devil.
- Insecure Love Interest: Sees Akari as a sort of fiction heroine— someone so perfect and flawless that he's completely unworthy of asking her out.
- In-Series Nickname: "Mochita", by his initial friend group of Natsuki, Haruki, and Yuu. It's supposed to be a combination of his own name and yakimochi, the word for jealousy.
- Late for School: The "A Solution for Jealousy" adaptations show that he overslept and dashed to his high school opening ceremonies late because he was busy watching all of his DVDs the night before.
- Love at First Sight: He gained a crush on Akari just about the minute he first seriously looked at her.
- Nice Guy: Though he has negative or envious thoughts, he mostly keeps them to himself, and he's willing to give up his spot on the train for someone who needed it more (to the point of straight up exiting the train).
- The Nicknamer: Souta likes to give nicknames to his acquaintances, but doesn't have the guts to actually call them by those nicknames. For example, he inwardly calls Akari as "Akarin", and Koyuki as "Yukki", but calls them by their surnames when actually speaking to them. Souta eventually starts addressing Koyuki as "Yukki" in person, and Koyuki in turn calls him "Mochi".
- Outnumbered Sibling: He has an older and younger sister, making him the only boy in the family. He has a bit of trouble with girls because of how those two treat him.
- Stalker with a Crush: He's always peeking at Akari from afar, but ultimately downplayed; it never goes much further than that.
- Tender Tears: He's prone to cry when he empathizes with somebody, particularly Akari.
- Voiced by: Kana Asumi
Portrayed by: Yuri Kawashima
Sings: A Solution For Jealousy -another story-, The Day When I Knew Love (solo), Tokyo Summer Session, Tokyo Winter Session (multiple)
- The Ditz: She's described as having her head in the clouds most of the time.
- History with Celebrity: Akari is actually longtime friends with Sena, a popular TV idol, and they've been tight ever since their middle school days.
- Informed Ability: She's supposedly a fantastic artist, going by the narration from the novels. Every art contest she's entered in as part of Sakuragaoka's Art Club, she won a prize in. Haruki even compliments her artwork in the first book.
- In Love with Love: She's eager to help others with their love problems and likes to think about it, but she isn't in love with anyone herself (at least, at first anyway). In her version of "A Solution to Jealousy", she even expresses a bit of envy that she can't experience what others have been romantically.
- Love Epiphany: In A Solution for Jealousy, she has hers towards the end of the novel after coming to her own conclusion on what "Love" is. As soon as she pieces together that she may have feelings for Sota, she puts those on the backburner for the moment.
- Naïve Everygirl: She's quite inexperienced in the matters of love, and she gets upset very easily when she thinks that Natsuki and Haruki are about to become an item. She doesn't quite fill in the blanks about romance herself until "The Day When I Knew Love", when she seems to acknowledge the budding feelings she has for Souta.
- Oblivious to Love: The official character profile states that Akari is clueless about matters of romance, to the frustration of Souta, who has a crush on her.
- Peerless Love Interest: For Souta, at least. Although he loves her, he feels like she's a sort of "movie heroine" that's way out of his league.
- Perpetual Smiler: She's not one to get upset most of the time, making her peers think she was plastic and two-faced until they got to know her better. It's likely a case of mild Stepford Smiler tendencies, since she doesn't want other people to be upset, so she bottles up her own feelings.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Apparently, she shares a very similar thought process to Haruki, and they agree on many things from art to philosophy despite their very different personalities.
- Sweet Tooth: Of all the girls, she stands out the most since she lives by the sweets shop Hoshiya and often goes to it whenever she's in the mood. When she thinks of what she'd like to do when she got a boyfriend, she immediately imagines getting cakes with him.
- Team Mom: Although inexperienced in love, she does make sure to take care of and comfort her friends when they're down, assist them with their various love lives or otherwise cheer from afar, and often treats them to sweets.
- Tender Tears: She's emphatic to Miou when she gets upset in the "Confession Rehearsal" vomic, shedding tears for her after Miou has finally calmed down.
- Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga
Portrayed by: Natsuki Ōsaki
Sings: Confession Rival Declaration (solo), Understand This Youth (duet)
- 20% More Awesome: Where Koyuki's concerned, percentages follow. Particularly "0 percent", as he uses it to refer to his chances with the girl he likes.
- Accidental Pervert: He just barely sees Hina's panties when he first meets her (he'd tripped and she came over to scold him, putting him about level to her crotch), causing her to start chasing him all over the school.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: When time comes to introduce him into the PV series, he's much less passive-aggressive than how he's portrayed in the novel and anime continuity where the Love triangle is concerned. At most, it's just unrequited pining while leaving Yuu alone.
- Alone Among the Couples: Of all of the third years, Koyuki is the only one without a clear cut pairing, and the point is made clear in the picture for "Blooming Into the Color of Love", where all the couples are grouped together for a picture while Koyuki stands awkwardly to the side. "Understand This Youth" implies he's upset about it, given his longing stare as he looks at the three main 3-2 pairings. He gets better; see Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends below.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Falls in love with Natsuki because she consistently treated him fairly despite his oft ridiculed girly looks and demeanor.
- Betty and Veronica: Plays the Veronica to Kotarou's Betty and Hina's Archie, being the hard-to-get popular pretty boy that Hina had to work to obtain.
- Bishounen: In the case that he looked very girly before his big change, and still looks a little feminine afterwards with his big eyes and long lashes.
- Character Development: Went from a shy and mousy boy to a still shy, but more outgoing teenager.
- Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: In all of the love triangles he's featured in, he usually gets taken aside for the true focus couple to get together. The Yu/Natsuki/Koyuki triangle ends with Koyuki confronting Yu and then realizing his chances with Natsuki are next to nil, and the Kotarou/Hina/Koyuki triangle (with more development towards Kotarou/Hina) ends with Hina putting her feelings on hold after seeing Koyuki getting heartbroken. As for Koyuki himself, his Second Love is introduced in "Tokyo Winter Session", more than a ways into the series.
- Demoted to Extra: In the music videos, at least. After "Confession Rival Declaration", Koyuki's role in the story can be summed up as "Hina's Crush" or "Souta's Friend that shows up sometimes" and you wouldn't be missing anything significant.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: With his shoulder-length hair before the big change, Koyuki could easily be mistaken for a teenage girl, much to his frustration.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In the music videos, he shows up in "Diagnosis: Lovesickness" sitting in class, and in "Embarrassment-Hiding Adolescence" during the quick montage during the end, but he isn't properly introduced until "Confession Rival Declaration".
- First Love: He serves as Hina's, ever since she met him in middle school.
- Gender-Blender Name: His name in Japanese is written with the characters for "Love" and "Snow", which is usually a feminine variant. This caused him no end of trouble with bullies.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: He gets contacts in addition to his new 'do for his third year of high school. It helps make him look more conventionally attractive, and we never see him wearing glasses from that point on.
- Hopeless Suitor: He knows he has no chance with Natsuki, and he knows that she likes someone else, but wanted to try and spill out his feelings anyway. To get a glimpse of how hopeless he is; he prayed for a chance to win her over, and it goes all the way up the cosmic chain. Ameterasu herself vetoes the thing immediately.
- The way the book and movie handle it is different from the PV; while he didn't exactly confess to her, he still took her on a date and tried to make her realize his feelings, and after butting heads with Yuu and talking to him, finally admits to himself that he has no chance of winning her over.
- Important Haircut: As part of his plan to make Natsuki fall for him, he cuts his long hair to a more boyish style in high school.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: In addition to looking effeminate in middle school, Koyuki is also shown reading shoujo manga in "Confession Rival Declaration", and he seems to love flowers as he's in the gardening club in high school.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Koyuki likes Natsuki and he gives in an effort to date her, but when he overhears Natsuki confessing to Yuu for real he finally relents.
- Megane: Back when he primarily used glasses, he fit more under the trope, being a shy, effeminate young man but still very sweet.
- Oblivious to Love: To Hina's, mostly.
- Romantic False Lead: Make no mistake, Kotarou's Hina's actual love interest here. Where the love interest would get second billing in the vomic, Koyuki is absent. Where the love interest would get the Perspective Flip song, Kotarou gets it. Though he has a mini-arc with Hina in "Right Now, I'll Fall in Love.", he never learns of her real feelings and leaves high school without Hina ever telling him.
- Romantic Runner-Up: As we see in "Confession Rival Decclaration", he was in love with Natsuki ever since middle school, and only worked up the nerve to start pursuing her in their last year of high school. Little did he know she was doing some pursuing of her own, and he ends up losing to Yuu. He uses himself as a cautionary tale to Souta and Kotarou afterwards, encouraging them to push forward with their respective crushes before it's too late.
- Sempai Kouhai: He's one year older than Hina, and she sees him as her "sempai".
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: While the others' hair colors can be excused as an artistic choice for black/brown hair, Koyuki is the only one of the characters with a blatantly unnatural color in white.
- Voiced by: Gero
Sings: Friday's "Good Morning" (solo), Sunday's Secret, Friday's Good Morning -love story- (duet)
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His name, "Midori", can also be used for the color green. Both his hair and eyes are a deep green.
- Cute Little Fangs: Has a snaggletooth on the right side of his mouth.
- Dumb Jock: According to Haruki, Midori getting into high school was a miracle at all considering his usual grades.
- Lovable Jock: He cares quite a bit about physical sport, and can at least brag about his proficiency in that to Haruki. But she's a sweetheart all the same who's shy around his crush.
- Official Couple: With Sena, as of "Sunday's Secret".
- Pointless Bandaid: Wears one right at the corner of his mouth.
- Secret Relationship: As of "Sunday's Secret", this is his status with Sena.
- Voiced by: Sora Amamiya
Sings: Friday's "Good Morning" -another story-, I Want to Become Cute (solo), Sunday's Secret, Friday's Good morning -love story- (duet)
- Character Blog: Sena has an Instagram account, featuring all of the photos from "I Want to Become Cute" as well as some photos referencing the events of "Watashi Idol Sengen".
- Cool Big Sis: She's very openly supportive of Mona, affectionate with her, and goes to her concerts whenever possible.
- Fashion Model: Despite being in high school, she also moonlights as a teen model for her job. Her success in-universe also landed her a role in a LIP×LIP music video.
- Girlish Pigtails
- The Merch: For most advertisements concerning HoneyWorks or Confession Executive Committee merchandise, Sena is used as the model out-of-universe. "I Want to Become Cute" in particular had all of its assets used for a makeup set in real life.
- Official Couple: With Midori, as of "Sunday's Secret".
- Secret Relationship: As of "Sunday's Secret", this is her status with Midori.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Not only with her sister Mona, but also with her mother.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Natsuki's Tomboy.
- Uptown Girl: Sena (up and coming young idol and model) plays this for Midori (regular rowdy teenager).
- Voiced by: Momo Asakura
Sings: Right Now, I'm in Love., Senpai., The Red Thread on Flowers, Triangle Jealousy -another story- (solo), Thank You For Choosing Me. (duet)
- Aborted Declaration of Love: She writes a love letter with the intention of giving it to Koyuki one day, but it just so happens to be the day that Koyuki gets heartbroken over Natsuki's confession. She accidentally blurts out that she likes him, but he mistakes it for comfort instead of real feelings. And she only silently corrects him, never telling him outright.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Explicitly pointed out as such in "Embarrassment-Hiding Adolescence" when Yuu spells out how she's spoiled and bratty. They still love each other dearly though.
- Big Brother Worship: Given that Yuu is a kind and helpful boy while also being good looking, Hina looks up to him as the bar for a good choice in men alongside Koyuki. Slips into Big Brother Attraction as well, given that.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Coupled with not knowing what to say to Koyuki on a daily basis, she's stuck in a rut trying to ask for a date.
- Flower Motifs: Tulips. She's also the only one of the girls with any flower-related imagery.
- Girlish Pigtails: Wears them throughout the story, but briefly lets it down after Koyuki's graduation.
- Hopeless Suitor: Even though she still wants to be with Koyuki, she knows that he's in love with someone else.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She puts her feelings aside during the last stretch of high school, so Koyuki can focus on his studies and get into the school he likes.
- Letting Her Hair Down: After Koyuki graduates, Hina lets her pigtails out for a while after she finally lets her first love go.
- Oblivious to Love: Just as Koyuki is completely unaware of Hina's affection for him, Hina goes practically most of her school days without guessing that her own childhood friend Kotarou is crushing on her as well. At least until after "Right Now, I'll Fall in Love", and tells him straight to his face.
- Protectorate: To Kotarou.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Notably the only pink haired girl in the series, and still kind.
- Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: In high school, Hina still pines for the ever more popular Koyuki. Subverted in that she liked him before he got his makeover though; his new credentials just emphasized his better points, if anything.
- Spoiled Sweet: Hina can pretty much get away with anything in the Setoguchi household, and Yuu gives her his hand-me-downs and lets her use his things without much of a fuss. However she looks out for her friends and doesn't let it get to her head.
- Tsundere: Type B. She's usually sweet and friendly, but her temper does flare on occasion, usually whenever she's around Kotarou, as well as the first time she met Koyuki.
- Unrequited Love: With Koyuki. She planned on telling him the year he graduated from school, but she stopped at the last minute. Her feelings are never reciprocated, and she doesn't clear up any confusion by the time he goes.
- Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae
Sings: Right Now, I'm in Love. -triangle story-, Triangle Jealousy (solo), Understand This Youth, Thank You For Choosing Me. (duet)
- The Ace: He's the star player on the soccer team, and in high school helps carry his team to victory.
- Betty and Veronica: Plays the Betty to Koyuki's Veronica and Hina's Archie, being the childhood friend in love with her for years and unconditionally protects her.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Very jealous of the attention Hina showers onto Koyuki, and somewhat annoyed with how much she likes him.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: He grows out his hair to neck-length in his second year of high school. It makes a marked change in him, since he's more outgoing, confident, and fawned over by other girls in school.
- Foil: To Koyuki. He's a more typically masculine character compared to Koyuki's In Touch with His Feminine Side nature, and has a more natural relationship with Hina compared to the one sided interactions Koyuki has with her.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Let it be known that it's very easy to make Kotarou flustered or angry. His friends and sister can just tease him a little and he can set off immediately.
- Insecure Love Interest: He worries that the more Hina pines for Koyuki, the more distant Hina and he himself will be.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: His whole motive during Hina's arc is to look out for Hina and make sure she's happy and smiling, since he hates to see her upset. "Right Now, I'm in Love -triangle story-" is mostly focused on this motive.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On the one hand, he has quite the Hair-Trigger Temper and spends a good portion of time glaring and yelling at people. On the other hand, he is rather devoted to Hina, even while she pines after someone else.
- The Kirk: While he's not as impulsive as Ken, he's also not that good of a student and isn't as hyper perceptive as Koudai. He still tries to make do and try his hardest both in school and in his other relationships.
- One Head Taller: Seeing that Hina is the shortest member of the main cast, it's easy to see a stark height difference between them.
- Second Love: For Hina, after Koyuki's graduation.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Either spelled out as "Kotaro" or "Kotarou" when Romanized.
- Patient Childhood Love Interest: Unlike his sister Natsuki, Kotarou never worked up the nerve to ask his crush Hina out, only preferring to watch out for her from the sidelines and keep an otherwise close relationship with her.
- Unrequited Love: For the longest time and since childhood, he was in love with Hina, but Hina only saw him as a childhood friend. It gets worse starting from the third year of middle school, where she falls in love with Koyuki, but his patience is rewarded in his high school second year, where Hina starts to fall for him.
- Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Sings: Mean Encounter, Saucy Honey (solo)
- The Casanova: Ken seems to have a new girl every other day. Just in the vomic, he's talking to one of his flings on the phone in one scene, and then bragging about going on a date with a completely different girl in the next one.
- The Charmer: In many scenes, Shibasaki's depicted as a playboy who can easily manipulate girls with his smooth talking. We see in "Mean Encounter" that he's at most gotten to third base with some of the girls he's been with.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He may go on and on about girls, but he does show some respect for them. The whole reason why Kotarou becomes friends with Arisa in the first place is because Ken asked him to look out for her during the middle school bullying incident.
- Friendless Background: Back when he was a kid, he wasn't very personable and ignored by most of the kids in class.
- The Gadfly: To both of his friends. He loves getting them riled up.
- I Love You Because I Can't Control You: The only girl onscreen to rebuke him and not immediately fall for his charms is Arisa, and that's what started making him try to win her over in the first place. And given "Assertion of the Heart", he's had his eye on Arisa for a while, admiring her pluck in middle school.
- In-Series Nickname: "Shibaken" by Kotarou and Koudai.
- The McCoy: Of the "Idiot Trio" consisting of himself, Kotarou, and Koudai. He tends to think with his "little head" a lot, is more social and emotional than Kotarou and Yamamoto.
- Ladykiller in Love: Falls in genuine and honest love with Arisa the more time he spends trying to win her over, and attempts to let the girls he's with down gently after it's happened.
- Like Father, Like Son: Aizou certainly sees Ken this way, given that he equates Ken's shameless dating around with their mother's leaving the family as an example of both having a pisstake on love.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: All he does is talk about how hot the other girls in school are, and excuses himself from conversation just to take a look around for freshman girls. He still has his charm points, but you'd begin to think that he can't go one day without seeing the female form.
- Relationship Upgrade: With Arisa, as of "Saucy Honey".
- Sad Clown: Despite being the flirty socialite of his group, he hints at this during the Right Now, I'll Fall in Love arc, given his obscured face as he talks to Arisa. Outright confirmed in "Mean Encounter", where he's shown to be upset when she criticizes him despite his superficial outer persona, and further seen in the Romeo vomic where he suddenly decides to go looking for new freshmen girls right after he recognizes his conversation is going a little more serious than expected."A little light hearted laughter always seems better than getting serious."
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kotarou and Koudai. As much dirt as they dish out to him and vice-versa, they all trust each other enough and frequently hang out together.Koudai: Shibaken treats girls so well. I wish he treated me like that.Ken: (playfully) What are you talking about?! We're friends, aren't we? (hugs both him and Kotarou)(both grimace at him)
- Voiced by: Nao Touyama
Sings: Assertion of the Heart, Saucy Honey-another story- (solo)
- Armor-Piercing Question:
- The one time Ken stops to think about what a girl says is the day she asks him if he finds his constant flirting boring, at least in "Mean Encounter".
- More of an Armor-Piercing Response in The Moment You Fall in Love., where she makes it clear that she hates Ken's lack of tact and finds him vain. After trying his hardest to alleviate the tension in the room in his own way, this is the one statement she says that breaks through.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She tries hard to help Kotarou and Hina with their problems (especially the romantic ones) because they helped her through some tough spots in life (her middle school bullying for Kotarou, and her desire for friendship for Hina).
- Declaration of Protection: After she sees Kotarou clean off her desk, Arisa exclaims that she'll always be there for him and protect him if he ever needs it, striking up an offer of friendship with him. This is an especially funny case, given that it's her, and not him, that's getting bullied or put in a position of inferiority, yet she's giving him the protection speech anyway.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: We see in "Assertion of the Heart" that she used to wear her hair straight back when she was in middle school. Inspired by watching Sena on television, she wears her hair style in Girlish Pigtails in late middle to high school.
- Fangirl: Of Sena. Arisa admires her a lot, and checks up on all of her latest appearances. When Arisa meets Sena in Sakuragaoka, she's over the moon.
- Foil: Plays one to Hina. Where Hina spent her adolescence with friends and a loving environment, Arisa was met with passive-aggressive hostility by her classmates, with her Only Friend being Kotarou until high school. They both share a warm/cold hair contrast, and where Hina was more cheerful and sweet, Arisa is more openly assertive.
- Friendless Background: Prior to the bullying incident, Arisa didn't look like she had many friends in school, and had no one to talk to when she started to get bullied until Kotarou approached her.
- Hime Cut: Used to wear her hair as such before the end of middle school. Though the sidelocks only go as far as the end of her cheeks.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She didn't have a solid friend network until high school came around, and she's still somewhat sore from the incident with the bullied girl in "Assertion of the Heart". This is despite her outgoing personality.
- Miko: She works at a shrine as her job.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She tried to stop a girl from being bullied before high school. In response all that happened was that she started getting bullied in her stead, and the girl, uneasy with the prospect of being bullied again, distances herself from Arisa.
- Plucky Girl: Headstrong and optimistic, Arisa endured standing up to a pack of bullies for a classmate's sake, and then kept enduring it when they turned their vile attitudes towards herself. She's still emotionally hurt by the experience, but doesn't let it get her down.
- Relationship Upgrade: With Ken, as of "Saucy Honey".
- The Rival: "Right Now, I'll Fall in Love" makes her appear as one to Hina, given that she interjected at every possible moment to eat at the latter's time with Koyuki. Turns out not to be the case, since she's only doing it to help out Kotarou.
- Shipper on Deck: Once she realizes that Kotarou likes Hina, Arisa tries to put as much space in between Hina and Koyuki as possible, so Kotarou can get the chance to spend time with her.
- Tsundere: She's not quite taken by Ken's constant attempts to woo her, but she does show she likes him by telling him off for his own good. And when he confesses to her, Arisa just briskly walks away after rejecting his feelings, but is secretly saddened when she thinks he's just playing around with her.
- Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Camera Fiend: His hobby is taking pictures, and in the few scenes we get with him, it shows. He also gets dragged around as the cast photographer, seeing that he ends up taking the photo in "Our Minute and One Second".
- A Day in the Limelight: In the sixth light novel, Koudai gets his own perspective chapter, called "Koudai Yamamoto's Situation".
- Deadpan Snarker: When it comes to Ken, that is. He never changes his neutral tone even when being sarcastic.
- The Reliable One: Koudai usually mediates disputes, keeps everyone on task, and tries to talk some sense into Kotarou's love life.
- Satellite Character: Koudai is Kotarou and Shibaken's friend, has nominal importance, and even gives advice to some of the other characters. However in this story, he's little more than an observer and has no song of his own, unlike everyone else he's associated with. Most of the time he shows up is in relation to his other two friends, and that's about it.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He's seen as The Smart Guy among his friends, and wears glasses to exemplify that.
- The Spock: While Yamamoto is somewhat expressive, he's constantly asking questions to figure out how everyone is doing, and is very calm and rational. He's also certainly more intelligent than Ken and Kotarou.
- Unrequited Love: In the second movie, he looks at all the photos he's taken throughout the year, and the camera lingers on one with Natsuki in it, implying that he has a crush on her.
- Voiced by: Inori Minase
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Compared to most of the cast, her brows are noticeably thicker, probably to highlight her countryside heritage.
- Broken Pedestal: Played with; when she first meets Yujiro, she was a little curious about him being at the police station, but she soon comes to think of him as a cool, pleasant city boy with a prettyboy vibe. Then she meets him after school coming back from her failed attempt to talk to Aizo...and the boy is just as flippant and rude, causing her new positive view on him to crack.
- Country Mouse: She's been living in the countryside for most of her schooling. It's only until her high school first year that she stays in the city, and she's been making do. Her lack of experience with the city also leads her to not recognize popular figures within her age bracket. Her out of town nature becomes the source of her "bumpkin" derogatory nickname by Aizo.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Shows up in "Blooming into the Color of Love" with Yujiro near the end of the PV.
- Out of Focus: Despite being introduced with Yujiro, making her somewhat important, Hiyori hasn't gotten a lot of content since her debut compared to her classmate and his costar.
- Rule of Symbolism: In "Romeo", her friend tells her to choose between two pocky boxes with lemon (Aizo) and chocolate (Yujro) on it and eat. She simply eats both and acts oblivious.
- Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama
- Fashionable Asymmetry: His bangs are cut in a diagonal direction from the left.
- Given Name Reveal: His last name, Someya, is only revealed in the "Romeo" vomic.
- Hair Color Dissonance: At times, his hair color is portrayed as black by the official artists, leaving his natural blue hair color seen in most official art to be a stylistic choice.
- Kimono Is Traditional: He comes from a background of Japanese theater, and wore clothing to match.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears suits occasionally for his idol gig, but it comes up prominently for "Rodeo" in contrast to the greasy jumpsuit Aizo wears.
- Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki
- Does Not Like Women: As we see in the "Romeo" vomic, he has no problem talking to them in public appearances, but he really doesn't like dealing with them. It looks to do with how he hates his mother for leaving the family.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: When he broods, he seems to listen to music (with headphones) in order to shut others out. Before he became an idol, he also used to make music like this.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He certainly looks a lot like Ken, but with longer hair.
- Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa
Portrayed by: Yuu Yoshioka
Sings: Detained Teacher, Love-Hate Majority
- Addiction Displacement/Oral Fixation: To counterbalance all of the tobacco he inhales on a daily basis, Akechi usually sucks on lollipops. He says it's a 2:3 ratio per cigarette and sweet.
- Affectionate Nickname: Haruki likes to refer to him as "Saku-nii" because he sees Akechi as a brother figure.
- Cool Teacher: His students seem to like him a lot, and most of them shout back in the affirmative when directly asked by him in "Detained Teacher".
- Koan: Fond of giving them out. He's a Japanese class teacher after all, so when his students come in with a problem, he can whip one right out.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Subverted. He's a teacher sure, but a Japanese teacher. No one knows why he wears the coat, other than to look cool.
- Ship Tease: With the school nurse, if "Senpai." is anything to go by.
- Strong Family Resemblance: If not for the longer hair and mole under her eye, Saku's cousin San looks virtually like a female version of him.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's the tallest male character in the focus group, has jet black hair, and he's been stated to be attractive by quite a few students (and the nurse) before.
- Two-Teacher School: More like one teacher, as far as the narrative is concerned. He's one of the only faculty members that gets any focus throughout the adaptationsnote .
- We Used to Be Friends: He and Haruki used to know each other in the latter's childhood, but a rift came in between them at some point. Part of it has to do with the professional wall Akechi's putting between them, as teacher and student, and part of it has to do with Haruki's brother's death. The air is cleared in "Detained Teacher" at least.
- Boyish Short Hair: To highlight her somewhat tomboyish nature, her hair is shorter than many of the other girls in the series.
- Canon Immigrant: Originally appearing in the light novels, she makes her first proper appearance in the PV series in "Tokyo Winter Session".
- Even the Girls Want Her: As we see in the PV for Koi wa Ameagari no You ni's "Nostalgic Rainfall", the younger year girls flock to Ogino with admiration. She often gets confessed to as well, and constantly gets Chocolate of Romance on Valentine's Day from her enamoured girl juniors.
- Gender-Blender Name: Much like Koyuki, her name isn't particularly common for her gender.
- Mistaken for Romance: In "Nostalgic Rainfall", she is thought to be in a relationship with Hiro Ogino, the love interest of the video's heroine. Turns out that Hiro is actually Ryou's brother.
- One Head Taller: She's actually a full head taller than Koyuki, as we see in "Tokyo Winter Session".
- Third-Option Love Interest: And Second Love, for Koyuki.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's sporty as she's on the girls' soccer team, and she dresses more boyish than the rest of the female cast. However, she's not averse to other feminine wants and interests, and is shown wearing skirts and makeup.
- Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura
- Sings: Love-Hate Majority
- Family Theme Naming: Like his brother, Chiaki is named after the seasons (in this case, autumn).
- Posthumous Character: Chiaki died when Haruki was young, long before the series proper.
- Strong Family Resemblance: We'll forgive you if you think that Haruki's a time traveler. If you take Haruki at present and Chiaki when he was in school, both boys look remarkably alike, with the only exception being a dark patch of hair in the middle of Chiaki's head. The anime does away with that entirely; now they're both completely blond.
A girl that Arisa knew in middle school who was bullied by the girls in her class, who now attends Misuzu High school. After "Assertion of the Heart", she and Arisa parted ways, but the latter girl does see her again in passing.
- Accomplice by Inaction: While Arisa doesn't think too terribly on her time knowing Miura, she does consider the latter girl avoiding her during her bullying period (after just recently being spared due to Arisa's intervention) a pretty big blow. However it goes both ways for them; Arisa herself ignored Karen's bullying at first as well, for much the same reasons.
- The Bus Came Back: With A Day in the Limelight, in "O Maidens".
- Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: "O Maidens" shows that she ends up with a baseball player in her school, but not before initially brushing him off.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: After her cynicism increase in high school, she lets her hair down and stops wearing ribbons. She starts wearing them again after finding her confidence.
- Hair Decorations: Often wears big hair ribbons to tie into ponytails. She switches between red and yellow ribbons throughout the story.
- Messy Hair: Both in middle school and high school, her hair is noticeably unkempt.
- No Name Given: She's not called by name in either of her appearances in the anime or in the PV she debuts in. She is however labeled as "Karen Miura" by Yamako and shito on their accounts, and she is identified by the same name in the light novel.
LIP×LIPSings: Romeo, Nonfantasy, Judge, The Moon Princess, Irreplaceable, Let's Fall in Love, Repaint, Dream Fanfare, Yappa Saikyou!, Rodeo, Choco Kano, White Day Kiss
For their tropes as individuals, see Class 1-4.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: As much as they squabble behind the scenes, they count on each other to drag the other out of their slumps.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They don't much like dealing with others outside of public appearances, and they waste no time in telling Hiyori that when they're alone. Yujiro also shows unsportsmanlike disgust to Mona backstage when her performance went bust in "My Idol Declaration".
- Breakout Characters: The boys are practically a subseries on their own; ever since the explosive online popularity of "Romeo", they've had their own dedicated singles, albums, and concerts, and are mostly promoted separately from the rest of the Confession Executive Committee cast.
- Early-Bird Cameo: As a unit, the pair make a cameo appearance in "Sunday's Secret". Yujiro also shows up in "Blooming into the Color of Love" with Hiyori.
- Fake Band: They are an idol duo in-universe as well as in real life, and never referred to as their real voice providers in the 3D realm.
- Fan Community Nicknames: They usually refer to their fans as "Juliettas".
- Give Geeks a Chance: "Choco Kano"'s PV features a shy, Ultraman loving megane (which they are double casted as) as the male lead, pining for his crush from afar. Apparently the girl liked him too, and gives him her reciprocal chocolate to boot.
- Hair-Contrast Duo: Yujiro is a more stoic, reserved character from what we initially see of him in the "Romeo" PV and vomic, and has dark hair to match. The lighter haired Aizo is more approachable, friendlier, and speaks up more often. Their OOC behavior is different as well; while Yujiro is capable of being friendly, Aizo is more irritable and angry.
- Idol Singer: A two man group of prettyboy teen idols.
- Lipstick Mark: Their idol personas each wear a red lipstick mark on their necks in opposite places, presumably to invoke the kissing theme in their duo's name. All of their logos feature a red lipstick mark on them as well.
- Noble Male, Roguish Male: Their actual dynamic is this. Yujiro, at least on the surface, is polite, soft spoken, uses the more humble "boku" pronoun, and isn't initially rude to Hiyori. Aizo however is more casually tongued, rough, and makes his displeasure with people more clear by shouting at them.
- Only One Name: In most appearances, they are only credited with their first names and their surnames are omitted, possibly because they're using their names as their stage names as well. The story shows Yujiro actually giving out his last name in the "Romeo" comic, but Aizo however doesn't even bother with it. Though from the unsure looks Ken gives Aizo's image in the "Romeo" PV, it foreshadows the fact that the latter's surname might be Shibasaki.
- Prince Charming: With all of the Fairy Tale Motifs going on in their videos, it's a no-brainer that they'd play this type of male lead often.
- Slave to PR: They kind of have to be, considering their status as popular new idols, which is why they get particularly (but overly) mad at Hiyori for almost blurting out Yujiro's police station appearance. One wrong move and they could be in a world of controversy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Officially, their names are spelled out as "Yujiro" and "Aizo", but the pronunciation reads as "Yuujirou" and "Aizou".
- Stage Name: Both performers use their first names as their idol names, with their full names not given out to the public.
- Technician vs. Performer: Yuujirou is the better singer, but Aizou is the better dancer of the two.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: While their attitude on-camera is nothing but smiles, as soon as filming cuts, they're aloof and don't work well with each other. As early as their first PV together, they make it apparent.
- Theme Naming: Their given names, Yujiro and Aizo.
- Troubled, but Cute: As it turns out, both of them are this, as we see in the "Romeo" vomic. When the audience first meets Yujiro, he's standing outside a police station being scolded by his manager. When Aizo comes into the picture, he forcefully covers Hiyori's mouth and snaps at her when she tries to apologize for (seemingly) starting a fight between the two boys.
- Virtual Celebrity: They have concert appearances as 3D models outside of universe, have their own Twitter account with updates by them, and as mentioned in Fake Band above promoted as the characters themselves instead of the seiyuu. That said they're very much not real.
- Voiced by: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
- Character Blog: Has one in the form of Virtual Youtber vlogs in real life, under the name Minami Channel on the Y!Mobile Youtube channel. Or at least used to, as the two videos were taken off the channel in mid 2019.
- Series Mascot: He was originally created as part of a collaboration between HoneyWorks and Y!Mobile out of universe; this can be seen with his color motif (red) and the big Y featured on his hoodie.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: His eyes are naturally yellow so it's averted as far as real life goes, but his appearance in "Little Lion's" PV has him as a boy transformed from a cat.
Mona NarumiSena's little sister, a high schooler who performs as a solo pop singer.
- Voiced by: Shiina Natsukawa
Sings: My Idol Declaration, Fanservice
- A Day in the Limelight: She gets a light novel to herself called My Idol Declaration, as a limited edition item for a CHiCO with HoneyWorks album.
- all lowercase letters: Unlike the rest of the the idols, Mona performs under a lowercase organization of her name.
- Early-Bird Cameo: As far as the videos go, she makes her first real appearance in "I Want to Become Cute" before getting any major character focus.
- Idol Singer: Her chosen field.
- It Runs in the Family: Who knew that Sena's little sister would also be an incredibly popular talent?
- Plucky Girl: Whether it be unsavory attitudes, fan displeasure, or acts of jealousy from other rival idols, Mona will not be put down; as long as she has the love and support of her family and fans in addition to a can-do mindset, she'll be okay.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is pronounced "Moona" (Mo-ona) in kanji, and can alternately be presented as "Moena".
- Strong Family Resemblance: Like Sena, she takes a lot after her mother, from her beauty to her hair color; the eyes came from her dad.
- Sings: Monday's Melancholy
- A Day in the Limelight: Gets his own song, "Monday's Melancholy", which sees Mona's rise to stardom from his perspective.
- Ascended Extra: He was just one in a crowd of people originally, but Mogelatte decided that he should be expanded upon and named. Eventually he worked up to being mona's frontmost fan in art, ending with his Day in the Limelight above.
- Cute Glasses Guy: One of the few people in the series that wears glasses, and a lot of his antics are played for sympathy or cuteness.
- Unrequited Love: More of a fannish crush, but the fact remains that he fell in love with a person who won't be able to love him back, at least for now.