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    Naoya Mukai
Voiced By: Jun'ya Enoki
A boy with a very straightforward and at times blunt personality. He doesn't believe in lying to himself or others, and so will usually say exactly what's on his mind no matter the circumstance. After spending his middle school years asking Saki over and over...and over again to go out with him, she finally says "yes," at the start of their first year in high school.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: How he was regarded by Saki before they started dating due to his incessant compulsion to confess his feelings to her over and over. In something of a twist on this trope, it's revealed that the issue wasn't that she didn't return his feelings, but that he had a tendency to come off stronger than she was prepared to deal with. It also didn't help that he confessed at an inopportune moment or two (such as when she was trying to focus her energy on an upcoming test).
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Between his blunt personality, his inability to take a joke, and the absolute extreme lengths he will go to in order to solve any problem certainly shows he is not exactly functioning like a normal person.
  • Brutal Honesty: An interesting case in that he isn't made out to be particularly rude or insensitive. It's more that he seems to believe that he has a moral obligation to be completely straightforward with whatever he's thinking or feeling at any given time, even if it hurts.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: While Naoya is a nice guy he is a little to open with his desires, such as the fact that he really wants to have a threesome one day.
  • Drama Queen: Reacts to almost everything in absurdly over-the-top, bombastic, emotion-laden ways.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Played for Laughs, Naoya will quite often admit that he is untrustworthy around women because he is already two timing trash.
  • Honor Before Reason: Because of his overly serious personality he absolutely refuses to lie for any reason.
    • The entire plot kicks off because of this. Despite already being in a happy, if eccentric, relationship with Saki, he feels compelled to accept Nagisa's confession and two-time them because he feels that, due to his honest nature, not going out with Nagisa in any capacity would be paramount to him lying about finding her attractive. And what's more, while it establishes him as more of an extremely ditzy Nice Guy than a genuine two-timing asshole, he decides to asks for Saki's permission to two-time her.
    • He also seems to think having his penis surgically removed is a good way to prevent himself from trying anything on Saki and Nagisa.
    • Despite the serious social ramifications they could face, Saki having him promise not to tell, and Minase stating she'd be okay with it, he looks for almost any chance to make their three-way relationship public, even when Saki is literally beating the crap out of him.
  • Hypocrite: Generally played for Hypocritical Humour.
    • The guy has an almost vehement aversion to dishonesty of any kind, to the point that it, combined with Insane Troll Logic, compels him to date Saki and Minase. Yet on the first night he, Saki and Minase spend together, where the latter searches through Saki's phone history for ideas of how to appeal to her and keep the relationship together and Saki wakes up and catches her red-handed, Naoya is quick to lie and claim that he was the one doing it to protect Minase.
    • When Minase to confesses to him, instead of turning her down on account of him already having a girlfriend, he feels compelled to enter a two-timing relationship with them since he think she's cute and attractive, promising to make them both happy. When Rika then makes a similar proposition team, and he admits to also finding her attractive like he did Minase, he starts off rejecting her since he thinks that it'd be troublesome. Rika angrily Lampshades this.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Oftentimes he willingly rends his shirt whenever he is being overly dramatic.
  • No Social Skills: His over-the-top serious nature coupled with his consistent failure to pick up on obvious jokes make it easy to get the impression that Naoya lacks a certain level of social awareness.
  • Obliviously Evil: Downplayed. The guy's a completely dense idiot who doesn't and almost refuses to think things through in a rational manner and is an absolute Determinator in regards to whatever conclusion or decision he makes, such as his decision to date his two girlfriends. Unfortunately, this largely serves to hurt both Saki and Minase, especially the former who effectively has to deal with her boyfriend wanting to knowingly cheat on her with someone she considers more attractive than her.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Probably not helped by his tendency to overthink things but he really hates flying.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: He takes honesty very seriously, to put it lightly. The only exception we've seen to this so far is when he told Saki that he was the one going through her phone in order to protect Nagisa. It's unclear whether this is a small case of Characterization Marches On, or if this is simply a rare exception that he was willing to make, seeing as he didn't resort to lying in similar situations when it could've saved him and the girls a lot of trouble.

    Saki Saki
Voiced By: Ayane Sakura (anime) | Ayana Taketatsu (PV)
Naoya's childhood friend and girlfriend at the start of the series. A cheerful girl with a lot of energy. Saki tends not to sweat the small stuff, and whether its a good thing or not, she tends to go with the flow.

  • A-Cup Angst: She constantly worries the Naoya likes Nagisa and later Rika more than her because they have much bigger boobs.
  • Ambiguously Bi: One of those rare instances where it's the straight part that is in question. Saki quite often shows a very strong attraction to other female characters and even at times sexual desire. On the other hand the only boy she shows any attraction to is Naoya, and while she does show a desire to do sexual acts with him, she also has a few times forgone furthering their relationship, such as sneaking into his bed, but leaving as soon as he confirms he finds her attractive, or trying to get an intimate kiss with him, but then actually forgetting about it when the time comes.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's hyper-vigilant to any sign that Naoya may be falling for another girl, to the point of becoming violent towards him on a fairly regular basis. Something of a Justified Trope, as there aren't many people who would respond positively to the idea of their partner dating another person. She's constantly worrying that Naoya's either going to decide that he prefers one of the other girls and leave her, or that he'll want to add even more partners into the mix.
  • Covert Pervert: Although Saki desperately tries to appear otherwise, it is clear that Saki is a massive pervert. From openly lusting after Nagisa to secretly searching up ways to initiate sex with Naoya. Notably, when Naoya abstains from having any sex with his girlfriends, Saki is very obviously disappointed by this, which even Naoya himself notices. Also all of her plans to get closer to Naoya involve basically seducing him or trying to entice him with sex.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the anime, any time Saki's strong sexual desires are shown, such as when Nagisa looks through her search history, the scene is accompanied with the sound of a loud mewling cat, alluding that Saki is an animal in heat.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Her violence towards Naoya is generally Played for Laughs.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: When taking a bath with Nagisa Saki takes a moment to really appreciate how pretty the other girl is.
  • Extreme Doormat: Played With, while Saki has and will tell Naoya no, sometimes violently, Naoya's super persistence means that eventually he can always wear her down into accepting. Shino later says that Saki is actually pretty weak to any persistence and all one has to do is beg and she'll give in.
  • Gamer Chick: Gaming is one of her main hobbies. In fact, one of the first things she does in order to get along better with Nagisa is invite her to play a mobile shooter together.
    • Similarly, her first attempt make friends with Shino had her buying a second gaming console so that they could play together.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Not only does her boyfriend want to date another girl with her full knowledge, but said girl is so much better and more attractive that even she seems to be falling for her. Naturally, this is very stress- and paranoia-inducing, to the point that her main aversion to making the relationship public is that she worried that everyone will think that he doesn't love her anymore.
  • It's All My Fault: When she helps defend her relationship to Naoya's mom, Saki mentions that she "made him wait" for 10 years and wants to return his passion. Those ten years were mostly spent not liking him romantically and not encouraging him to continue pursuing her, so she didn't lead him on at all but heavily believes she did.
  • The Nose Knows: During the fireworks festival, Saki is able to tell that Naoya had a run in with several girls, one of whom she never met, simply because she always knows the smell of beautiful women.
  • Psychological Projection: It's heavily implied that Saki is the most dirty minded of the main trio, and that this is the reason that she's so quick to assume lustful intentions on the part of Naoya and Nagisa. In fact a couple of times when asked where she came up with some lewd accusation she straight up just says it's what she would do.
  • Repetitive Name: Saki Saki.
  • Tsundere: A mild case, but she is not nearly as comfortable as expressing her emotions (especially in public) as Naoya is and because of this she will sometimes fall into stock tsundere behavior.

    Nagisa Minase
Voiced By: Azumi Waki (anime) | Ayane Sakura (PV)
Naoya and Saki's classmate who confesses to Naoya on her introduction. She is a nice somewhat meek girl who was inspired by Naoya's dedication to Saki to try and better herself.

  • Ambiguously Bi: While not to the level of Saki, Nagisa has at least shown that she doesn't mind the idea of a threesome, though only if it was something Naoya wanted.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: At one point, Nagisa describes herself as needing far more time than the average person to learn something, and having had to put an obscene amount of effort into her schoolwork throughout her life in order to get by, which suggests that she may have some sort of learning disorder.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Chapter 66 of the manga has her putting her foot down with Naoya in regards to his tendency to work his fingers to the bone for the sake of others. She forces him to get some rest, and tells him that she'll be extremely angry with him if he doesn't start taking better care of himself.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Nagisa is usually a very nice girl who would prefer if everyone got along, that said she has shown a very manipulative side every once in a while, and has on more then one occasion used blackmail to get what she wants.
  • Blackmail: She's resorted to this on a couple of occasions. Usually in the form of taking a picture of her target in a compromising position.
  • Book Dumb: She struggles to understand the basic concepts of her schoolwork, and her grades are shown to be abysmal as a result. It doesn't help that she skipped school for months on end in order to prepare herself to confess to Naoya.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Played With. She comes off more subdued compared to Saki, but she's admitted on a couple of occasions that she'd have preferred to have Naoya to herself. Nonetheless, she's ultimately respectful of the fact that Saki started dating Naoya before she did, and does her best not to come between them in any way. On the other hand, she pretty much plays this trope straight whenever Rika enters the picture, openly freaking out at one point because Rika revealed that she'd been visiting Naoya at work when there weren't any other customers around, and attempting to blackmail her when she declares that she's going to sleep in the same bed as Naoya.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She's gotten a bit of this from Saki: fawning over her cuteness, remarking about the size of her breasts, and even outwardly lamenting that she isn't the one dating her.
  • High Hopes, Zero Talent: Pretty much everything Nagisa has ever tried ended in total failure, no matter how much time and effort she put into it. As she puts it she had to try way more than everyone else just to be average. Thinking she was the only one out there who constantly failed left her a bit depressed, but then she discovered Naoya and found out that despite constantly failing he never gave up on asking Saki out, for years. Seeing his determination inspired Nagisa, and though it took a while, she was eventually able to better herself. During this time she also realized she had fallen for Naoya.
  • Insecure Love Interest: While she's all for the three-way relationship, it does bring her a share of woes. Since she's essentially inserting herself into Naoya and Saki's already established relationship, she's paranoid that any screw up could potentially lead to them wanting to call it off and go back to dating each other, such as her Book Dumb nature. She outright admits to Saki that she feels that going along with it is the only possible way she can get a chance with Naoya.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: She doesn't look it, but thanks to her insane training regiment, Nagisa is ridiculously strong, incredibly fast, and has a bottomless well of stamina.
  • Nice Girl: For the most part she is a kind and modest person who just wants to get along with everyone.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: She spent months training her body physically while also teaching herself how to cook in preparation into becoming Naoya's girlfriend. She spent so much time and effort that she had very little time for anything else, such as school work and so she has the worst grades in her entire class.
  • Supreme Chef: She spent months teaching herself to cook in order to woo Naoya, and her efforts paid off, as her cooking is always described by the other characters as being magnificent.

    Shino Kiryū
Voiced By: Rie Takahashi
Saki's best friend. Shino is an intelligent young woman with a serious personality. After discovering Naoya, Saki, and Nagisa's relationship she greatly disapproves of it and tries to end it.

  • The Ace: She's shown to excel with her schoolwork and sports, and claims to be good at pretty much everything she tries.
  • A-Cup Angst: She has an even smaller bust than Saki. She claims not to care about it, but she wasn't exactly happy with Saki for pointing it out when they first met. She also points this out to Naoya at one point in a rather disparaging fashion.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In the manga she didn't appear until chapter 20, didn't have a major role until chapter 25, and her name wasn't revealed until chapter 27. In the anime on the other hand all of that happened in the first episode.
  • Book Smart: Easily the most prominent example in the main cast, as her grades are shown to essentially be perfect. A panel from Chapter 42 even suggests that she's consistently ranked at the top of her class.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Saki is shown a few times to heavily lust after Shino like she does for Nagisa.
  • Foil: To Mirika. While Mirika is an open homewrecker-to-be who doesn't give a hoot who she hurts in her attempts to steal Naoya, Shino is constantly worrying about Saki's feelings but still desires to monopolize Naoya.
  • Full-Name Basis: How she addresses Saki. It's implied that this could be because Saki introduced herself as "Saki Saki" to Shino, who probably just assumed that this was her first name.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While she still clearly wants to date Naoya, she says that she'll step aside so that Saki can enjoy her relationship with her boyfriend and Naoya can be happy with someone he loves. Mirika thoroughly demolishes this mindset, as when it comes down to it she's still secretly trying to seduce him and hoping that Naoya will come to her without an active effort.
  • Only Sane by Comparison: Easily the sanest character of the show. She called out Naoya on pretty much everything, from pushing Saki into accepting his proposal, to calling out all the legal problems a threesome relationship would have. She is also quick to call everyone else out on their insane naivete as well. However, while she doesn't exactly approve of the poly relationship, she still takes advantage of it because she feels it's the only way she can get romantically close to Naoya, she lies about any attempt she makes to Saki, and there have been plenty of occasions that show she's trying to catch his attention (like deciding to stay at his house or wearing lingerie during her designated sleep with him).
  • Shipper with an Agenda: She is best friends with Saki, but she has feelings for Naoya. In order to give up and avoid hurting Saki, Shino aggressively ships the two together.

    Rika Hoshizaki
Voiced By: Ayana Taketatsu

A girl who upon discovering Naoya, Saki, and Nagisa's threesome relationship decides she wants to be part of it too. While at first she was only mildly curious, she slowly falls completely in love with Naoya. In her personal life she is secretly a pretty popular MeTuber.

  • Abduction Is Love: One of her many attempts to get Naoya to agree to date her; ironically, this is the one that comes the closest to working as it finally convinces Naoya that just ignoring Rika isn't going to work anymore.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Played With, Naoya has acknowledged on several occasions that Rika is a very attractive young woman most people would love to date, but he still rejects her because he feels that he is already pushing his luck with two-timing Saki and Nagisa. But it's also played straight in that he often expresses annoyance and frustration with her adamant refusal to leave him alone.
  • At Least I Admit It: She thoroughly mocks Shino in Chapter 72 for her Shipper with an Agenda attitude, and fully admits that she'll never see her as a romantic rival if she doesn't admit that she wants Naoya to herself like Mirika does.
  • Big Breast Pride: She takes a lot of pride in her G-cups.
  • Buxom Is Better: She has the largest bust compared to the other three girls, sporting a pair of G-cups. At least half of the harem is jealous of their smaller breasts, especially Saki who sees Mirika's chest as a very strong point in her favor.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She's got two of them.
  • Deal with the Devil: With her being the devil, Naoya strikes a bargain with her after realizing that he can't ignore Rika and hope she goes away. The deal is Naoya will no longer deny her advances, she is free to do as she wants, just short of sex, but if after 5 months Naoya still doesn't love her she will give up on him.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A lot of Rika's plans end up this way, but she manages to make them work by sheer determination.
  • Entitled Bitch: Due to her MeTuber fame and pride, she initially believes that Naoya would fall for her on the spot. When she saw that it was not happening, she goes into overdrive to force him to love her.
  • False Rape Accusation: Tries to claim that Naoya was assaulting her when he was trying to keep her from going to his house.
  • Foil: To Nagisa. Both will do and have done anything they could think of to get Naoya to notice themselves, putting all of their resources and talent on the line. Nagisa is Book Dumb but trained in relationship-specific niches in order to win him over, while Mirika is clever enough to use multiple tricks (including money, her body, and things she picked up as a MeTuber) but focuses more on herself rather than on him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A lot of prominence is given to her cup size and figure. As such, that is one of the reasons her MeTube channel has kicked off.
  • Secret Identity: Rika goes by Mirika on Metube and wears a mask when on camera so that no one will know who she really is. Ironically her reason for doing this is because she is afraid of attracting stalkers.
  • Secret Keeper: Reveals to Shino in chapter 71-72 that she has figured out that Shino is also in love with Naoya, Marika agrees to keep it secret but only if Shino helps her get alone time with Naoya.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Admittedly not a very secretive one, but she does move into a tent in Naoya's backyard without his permission, and after she is finally made to leave, she ends up buying an apartment next door. Granted though, she starts off as more of a Stalker Without a Crush since she's pursuing him out of her wounded pride before actually getting feelings for him.


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