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Fragment's Note has a plethora of characters, each with their own unique qualities. As with most character pages, beware spoilers, especially near the bottom of the page.

Note that this is very incomplete.

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Debutting in Fragment's Note

    Yukiha Tenjo 
The protagonist of Fragment's Note. Yukiha is an average student with one major perk: he can make friends easily. His story starts after Yukitsuki rejects him; that is when Miu appears to him. He is a huge siscon, and doesn't mind kissing his sister every morning. Has a fetish for maid stuff.

    Mischa Eisenstein 
A transfer student from Russia, and an old friend of Yukiha's. Mischa is energetic, lively, and very attached to Yukiha. She has apparently "always been on the physically intimate side", and is not afraid to show her affection to Yukiha in front of others, to his chagrin. The most openly affectionate one.

    Haya Tenjo 
Yukiha's older sister, and the school nurse. Since their parents are often busy and away from home, Haya acts as Yukiha's parent; she makes him food and takes care of him like a parent would. Likewise, she's also a brocon.

    Miu Tenjo 
Yukiha's self-proclaimed daughter from the future. She's a little less lively than Mischa, and she is very dedicated to her father. She's a technological genius; she is adept at using several futuristic devices, which she uses to save Yukiha many times.

  • The Chessmaster: It's hinted that child Miu is indirectly responsible for the irregularity of Ayame, and therefore provided Kazuha with a way to alter the past and make Yukitsuki's future better. This implies that she had somehow orchestrated practically the entire series so far.
  • Child Prodigy: She's very good with technology, enough so that she invented most of the futuristic devices she possesses - including her method for returning in time..
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Her whole purpose for travelling back in time.
  • The Smart Girl: Insanely intelligent and tech-savvy.

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    Eri Shirasagi 
One of Yukiha's classmates; Eri is Yukitsuki's best friend. She has androphobia (fear/hatred of men), and she's also a huge Tsundere. Has a fetish for taboo relationships.

  • Ambiguously Gay: She can still fall for Yukiha, but remarks that she likes girls. In some other routes in After Stories, she is blatantly affectionate towards Mischa.
  • Does Not Like Men: Insists this thanks to her androphobia.
  • My Greatest Failure: Was formerly Kyoichi's childhood friend. She tried to help him and Shizuku get over their trauma, but her intervention only made it worse. It got so bad that just seeing her triggered their traumas.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Yukiha and Haya, because of her fetish for taboo relationships.
  • Something They Would Never Say: Lampshaded by Kazuhide in her route:

    Kazuhide: The Eri I know doesn't blush! Who are you and what have you done with Eri?

  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Has a couple.
  • Tsundere: This is even Lampshaded by Matsuri.

    Mikiya Amasaka 

One of Yukiha's classmates. Mikiya is one of Yukiha's closest friends; he is always there to support him. The most dependable one, and the most frequent victim of Kazuhide's teasing.

  • Ascended Extra: Gets a lot more screen time - and an alternate outfit - in After Stories.
  • Band of Brothers: With Kazuhide and Yukiha. He'll support Yukiha with anything.
  • Covert Pervert: He tags along with the others when they decide to peep on Yukiha and Mischa in After Stories, but throws them under the bus when found. Yukitsuki's response hints that he was enjoying that a lot more than he should've.
  • The Lancer: To Eri, when she begins to help Yukiha with his problems during Mischa and Haya's routes.
  • Only Sane Man: He often feels this way about the others...especially Kazuhide and Eri.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Eri's Red.
  • Ship Tease: There are subtle clues that Eri begins to get attached to him; they are abnormally friendly towards each other in the second half of the first game, despite Eri's androphobia. (In the non-Eri routes of course).
  • Shipper on Deck: With Mischa, during the Eri route.
  • The Smart Guy: Is one of the best in the class; doesn't slack when it comes to education.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses
  • The Stoic: According to Yukiha, though this is a bit of an Informed Attribute.
    • Not So Stoic: Can't keep his cool around Mischa. Yukiha remarks that it's a rare occurrence when he loses his cool.
  • Tsundere: When he's flustered, especially.

    Kazuhide Fujikura 
One of Yukiha's classmates, and his other close friend. Kazuhide is an easygoing, happy-go-lucky guy who usually falls for girls at first sight, and then gets rejected. The one who loves the arcade the most and the one with the most sketchy magazines.

  • Ascended Extra: Gets a lot more screen time - and an alternate outfit - in After Stories.
  • Band of Brothers: With Mikiya and Yukiha.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: At the end of Mischa's story.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Is actually perceptive, persuasive, and analytical.
    • In the first game, he was somehow able to get 90% of the school to sign a petition to keep Mischa from being deported, without either Yukiha or Mikiya realizing it.
    • He was also able to figure out that Yukitsuki was putting up a facade when no one else could.
    • In Mischa's route of After Stories, Kazuhide manages to find way more job opportunities than both Mikiya and Yukiha combined; the two of them had remarked how difficult it was to find such things, and skeptically asked if any of the jobs were sketchy. Kazuhide reassured them that they were all legitimate, showing that he can be a lifesaver for Yukiha when it really matters.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Can be considered this when he's on his best behavior. Though in reality he's just really desperate...and a bit jealous of Yukiha.
  • Dumb Blonde: Acts like this.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Oh, and how so. In practically each of his appearances, he says something stupid and someone - usually Mikiya or Eri - puts him in his place. At one point, Yukitsuki stabs him (with a pencil) hard enough that even Matsuri is unnerved.

    Kazuhide: Aaaaaaaah! That burns!
    Mikiya: You idiot, of course it burns. You fell headfirst into a bowl of steaming hot soup.

  • The Klutz
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Yukiha, Mischa, Eri, and the others consider everyone in their group - sans Kazuhide - reliable.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Thanks for the Mammary: Accidentally does this to Eri in After Stories. Naturally, she doesn't respond well.

    Yukiha (as he is watching an enraged Eri beat up Kazuhide): I didn't know flying combos were possible until now...

    Yukitsuki Asaka 
Yukiha's childhood friend, who apparently used to wake him up and make him breakfast every day. At the beginning of the visual novel, she rejects him, which is the catalyst of the series. Can't sleep well without her pillow.

  • ...And That Little Girl Was Me: Gives one to Kyoichi in the second game; however, this isn't a surprise to the audience since we already know about her past.
  • Ascended Extra: In the second game, where she gets her own route.
  • The Atoner: Played very straight in the second game, where she befriends Kyoichi and tries to help him in an attempt to atone for her ways. She also heavily wrestles with this throughout the entire story, questioning whether she deserves the happiness she obtains after what she did in the original timeline.
  • Childhood Friends: With Yukiha.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She hopes, at least...
  • Empty Shell: Believes that she has no personality in the first game. As such, she searches for her personality in the desires of whoever she's dating.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: In her route of the second game. At first she's reluctant to date anyone until she sorts out her feelings and emotions regarding the Incident. Through helping Kyoichi, she manages to get over this and falls in love with him in the process.
  • The Gadfly: After the Incident in Mischa's route, she starts showing shades of this; however, it's gone in After Stories and the second game. She even calls Mischa out for being a Gadfly in Eri's After Stories route.
  • Hopeless Suitor: After the chosen girl talks sense into her, she realizes that she is one to Yukiha.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: In the original timeline, this happens to her twice; first to her daughter Miu, and then to Kyoichi as he dies from illness. She regrets both of them deeply and carries the burden to her grave.
  • Parental Abandonment: As a result of being an unwanted child, she lives alone with a couple servants.
  • Romantic False Lead: To Yukiha. Interestingly enough, Yukiha's the protagonist...
  • Parting Words Regret: In the original timeline, she never repairs her relationship with Kyoichi after he pushes her away. When he dies, she's hit hard by this unresolved issue and regrets it forever.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Sports this in the second game.
  • The Smart Girl: Apparently the best in the class.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied for her entire life, until the beginning of the first game; then, she transformed into an Empty Shell.
  • Supreme Chef: When she was younger, she tried cooking for Yukiha, who clearly disliked it. In response, she ended up refining her cooking skills to Yukiha's picky tastes, which eventually shaped her into an extremely skilled chef.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: This is highlighted in some of the more dramatic scenes, like when her boyfriend dumps her, or when she's sleeptalking.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Between her and Yukiha.

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Debutting in After Stories

    Matsuri Aikawa 
The student council's president; either a fourth or a half Caucasian. Matsuri is thrown into Yukiha's problems once she befriends Mischa, Yuki, and Eri. She is adept at creating affectations to hide her real personality, and uses a lot of auto-suggestion.

Not related to Rina Akikawa; their surnames are just really similar.

  • Bit Character: Drops a couple Wham Lines in After Stories, but doesn't affect the plot much otherwise.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Is legitimately shocked by how the others treat Kazuhide, but doesn't seem to mind kidnapping or anything like that.
  • The Gadfly: In Eri's route, mostly.
  • It Amused Me: Her reasons for pretty much anything she does.
    • In Eri's route, she kidnapped Eri and Yukitsuki, forced them to binge-watch anime, and then dressed Eri up in embarrassing outfits and locked her in a room with Yukiha. For funzies.
    • Her dialogue in other routes suggests that she loves drama-based schadenfreude.
  • Split Personality: Her "public" self is no-nonsense and all business; her real self is more empathetic and helpful, however.
  • Student Council President: She doesn't really play a huge role in the story, though.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Hers are a fiery crimson.
  • Troll: A major part of her character.

    Dr. Rina Akikawa 
Another school nurse; she works at a major hospital as a psychological counselor as well. While she doesn't have a large role in After Stories, she plays a major role as Yukitsuki's instructor in psychology and Kyoichi's cousin and guardian in Fragment's Note 2. Quite prone to teasing people, especially Yukitsuki.

  • Ascended Extra: Appears in After Stories and has a minor role in Haya's route, but gets more exposure in Fragment's Note 2.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Double Entendre: Rina is a master of these, and she won't ever let Kyoichi forget it - or his relationship with Yukitsuki and Shizuku.
    • She also does this to Haya as well, in her route of After Stories.
  • Shipper on Deck: She loves to utilize any romance-related Not What It Looks Like situation as an opportunity to tease. In After Stories, enough so to lock Yukiha and Haya in the school's infirmary.
    • Also in Fragment's Note 2, when she checks on Kyoichi after he passed out:
    Rina: “I’m sorry for interrupting your fun, but how are you feeling?”
    Kyoichi (still somewhat dazed from a flashback): “Exactly how I look.”
    Rina (set with smug smile): “I see. It feels that good to be held by Yukitsuki, hm?”
  • Smug Smiler: Whenever she's teasing someone, she has a distinctive smug smile.

     Yukiha's parents 
As with most protagonist parents, Yukiha's parents are often busy and away from the home. His father is hardworking and often swamped with work; his mother is an eroge manga artist who often slacks off.

  • Supreme Chef: Yukiha's mother, though we never get to see this.
  • Write Who You Know: Yukiha's mother invokes this trope when she runs out of inspiration. She even tries to film Mischa's Naked Apron moment specifically for this purpose.

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    Kyoichi Akikawa 
Another typical protagonist; unlike Yukiha, however, his parents and older sister Inori have been killed in a plane crash. He still has flashbacks of the crash, which affects his mental stability. The biggest covert pervert.

  • Ascended Extra: Initially mentioned (not by name) by Eri in the first game, but he's the protagonist of the sequel.
  • Break Her Heart To Save Her: Tries to do this to Yukitsuki after he learns about his illness, not wanting to cause her any more pain by dying. It doesn't work.
  • Covert Pervert: Some of his inner monologues give him away as one, especially his comments after he accidentally walks in on Yukitsuki and Rina showering.
    • As described by Kazuha:
    Kazuha: Whoa, whoa… Kyoichi, you do realize where you are right now, right? You can’t possibly think of taking it further — wait, where are those hands going?
    Kazuha: This is getting a little too intense for our innocent eyes…
  • Featureless Protagonist: He's got silver hair though, but every appearance has his eyes covered by bangs.
  • Shoo the Dog: Tries to do this to Yukitsuki about halfway through the game in her route.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: This happens in the first ending of the Yukitsuki route, in which he leaves her with a daughter who eventually becomes the source of her will to keep living.
  • Talking Down the Suicidal: Has to do this to his sister in her route.

    Shizuku Akikawa 
Kyoichi's adopted sister, and a fellow survivor of the plane crash; they were both adopted by Rina after they lost their families in the crash. She is extremely attached to Kyoichi. Extremely shy to the point that seeing someone new would cause her to scurry behind Kyoichi.

  • Ascended Extra: Like Kyoichi, she is first mentioned by Eri in the original game. She also gets mentioned by Rina in After Stories, but starts playing a major role in the second game.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Struggles with this during Yukitsuki's route. She really does want Kyoichi to be happy, but her own feelings get in the way.
  • Yandere: The poster Yandere of the second game.

    Tsukasa Shiramine 
"Yes you see, I'm waiting for my hot boyfriend to get here!"

One of Kyoichi's classmates; an overly flirtatious girl who is extremely affectionate towards her companions. Just kidding.

Tsukasa uses his feminine looks to screw with his classmates' heads and cause general trouble. He tends to give Kyoichi lots of crap thanks to his flirtatious attitude, and he often butts heads with Kazuha. However, he is always willing to support Kyoichi if the need arises. Is the fastest runner.

  • A-Cup Angst: Acts like this when he gets into arguments with Kazuha.
    Tsukasa: A girl's worth more than her bra size!
    Kazuha: You're a guy, so you don't even wear one!
  • The Gadfly: One of the most prominent ones in the series. He somehow manages to outdo Mischa.
  • Luminescent Blush: He can fake one on the spot.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: He acts like this all the time, especially in his first scene.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kazuha, arguing all the time.

    Takatsugu Sawamura 
"The man I chose to be my rival can at least do that, right? Of course he can."

One of Kyoichi's friends; a young man from a prestigious family. He considers Kyoichi his rival and is a bit stuck-up, but he's good-natured at the core. Might've had an arranged marriage with Yukitsuki in the past that was dropped for an uncertain reason, but this is never really expanded on.

  • Bit Character: Similar to Matsuri, his biggest impact on the plot is when he drops a couple Wham Lines.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Tries to do this to Kyoichi, whether he likes it or not.
  • The Team Benefactor: Does a lot of behind-the-scenes work using his money and affluence to find an organ.
  • Tsundere: Especially when he volunteers to help Kyoichi.

    Kazuha Tokimiya 
"Your public displays of affection are starting to affect me!"

One of Kyoichi's friends; she's boisterous and clumsy, and often fights with Tsukasa. The one most prone to making literature-based comments, despite hating classical literature.

  • Action Girl: She saves Kyoichi from getting killed by an out-of-control car and gets impaled by a piece of shrapnel in the process. There's also the entire night at the hospital regarding Shizuku.
  • Buxom Is Better: Seems to think Kyoichi likes it that way. Whether it's true or not is still up for debate, since it's debatable whether his possible Love Interests qualify as this.
  • Indy Ploy: Her entire plan for making Yukitsuki's future better. Also why Ayame tries to convince adult Miu to stay in the timeline, in Yukitsuki's alternate route.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tsukasa.

    Dr. Naotaka Yuuki 
The doctor who treats Kyoichi after the plane crash. Has trouble hiding his emotions.

    Ayame Ootori 
A mysterious girl who transfers into Kyoichi's class after recovering from a stay in the hospital. Ayame is quiet and insightful, and is more intertwined with Kyoichi's life than he thinks.

  • A-Cup Angst: Goes into a pseudo-Tranquil Fury mode after Kazuha remarks that she had to borrow one of Kyoichi's shirts since Rina's were too tight along the chest. Even Kyoichi is unnerved.
    Ayame: Kazuha, are you trying to pick a fight with me?
    Kazuha (smugly): Nope. I'm just saying it like it is.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a snarky side, though she doesn't show it much.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the first ending of Shizuku's route, she sacrifices her life to donate an organ to Kyoichi.
  • Living MacGuffin: Ayame is an "irregularity" in the time stream; in the original, unaltered timeline, she is killed in the same plane crash as Inori. However, child Miu's intervention in the first game causes a disruption in the time stream that alters Ayame's fate, changing events so that Inori saves Ayame's life by donating an organ. This "irregularity" status lets Ayame edit the time stream without creating a new timeline and erasing the old, so adult Miu and Kazuha can alter the future through her.
  • Transferable Memory: Thanks to the "cellular memory" phenomenon, Ayame obtains all of Inori Akikawa's memories, which basically makes her two personas in one body and explains her effect on Kyoichi.

    Ayame's conspirator (Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS) 
The unseen individual who meets up with Ayame in the middle of the story.
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