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     Nao Yoshikawa 
Played by: Yuka Tokumitsu (anime), Haruka Fukuhara (drama)

  • Oblivious to Love: Despite her frequent romantic fantasies, she seems to unaware of the guys after her,

     Hisashi Uehara 
Played by: Eiji Moriyama (anime), Shunya Shiraishi (drama)

  • Gaussian Guy: How Nao sees him in her daydreams.
  • Hates Being Touched: He dislikes being touched (or holding hands) unless he's the one initiating it. Serves to illustrate his commitment issues.
  • School Idol: He's one of the "Top Three" boys at his school and has the Unwanted Harem to go along with it.
  • Sibling Triangle: Both him and his older brother were in love with Yuri. Yuri picked his brother.
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     Marina Konno 
Played by: Maki Saito (anime), Moe Arai (drama)

Nao's bff.

  • Demoted to Extra: For the second season where she attends a different college
  • Shipper on Deck: After Nao explains to her how intensely she feels about Uehara, Marina instantly jumps on the Nao/Uehara bandwagon.

     Yuichi Mitsuishi 
Played by: Shugo Nagashima (drama)

Called Micchan by Nao and Marina.

  • Shipper on Deck: Despite his girlfriend and Nao's wishes, he was Nao/Daichi before he graduated.

     Jun Abe 
Played by: Ryo Naito (anime), Koya Nagasawa (drama)

     Yuri Uehara 
Played by: Michiko Neya (anime), Erika Mori (drama)

Uehera's sister-in-law whom he had a crush on for most of his life.

     Issei Sata 
Played by: Kentaro (drama)

Issei (called Icchan by Nao) works at his father's ramen shop, where Nao begins a job as a waitress.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: He's later falls in love with Nao. He eventually makes a confession but she thinks he's joking.
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Secondary characters

     Secondary Characters 

Issei's Dad

Current owner of the Evening Star Ramen restraunt

Nao's Parents (Tomoko Fujita & Hajime Okayama)

Takuya (Kei Tanaka)

Uehara's older brother. Married to Yuri.

The Landlady

Uehara's Boss

Boss of Uehara's part-time job

Nanako (Hinako Tanaka)

Daughter of the boss at Uehara's part-time cafe job

Nozomi Kitaura (Mai Tezuka)

  • The Ace: Challenges Uehara when she moves to the school and is able to compete with him in academics and sports. Unfortunately, ping-pong seems to be the only exception.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Kitaura is a stereotypical lesbian: she sports a pixie cut, goes out of her way to be kind and complimentary to other girls, is more masculine than her male classmates, thoroughly enjoys the attention women give her, participated in a competition where the winner gets Nao for a daynote , and most importantly had a "favourite" girl in the harem she garnered in primary school. Plus, when said girl got a crush on and started following Uehara around, she became jealous of him and decided she'd have revenge on him for "stealing" her away. It's all but stated outright.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Has quite a female following, particularly in elementary school. Even makes Marina's heart flutter after she catches her from falling.
    Nozomi: Why do you think the girls like me?
    Nao: It's because you're stronger and more masculine than all the other guys in school.
  • Gamer Girl: Has a gaming PC and talks with Uehara about different mains.
  • It's Personal: Seeks out revenge against Uehara for breaking her love's heart

Drama original characters

     Daichi Shinozaki 
Played by: Dori Sakurada (drama)

Daichi (called Daicchan by Nao) is a family friend of Nao's whom she has been close to since childhood.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: He's in love with Nao, but she sees him as just a friend.
  • Big Brother Instinct: They are not blood related but childhood friends. He's a year older than her and is very protective of her.
  • Canon Foreigner: Daichi was an original character created for the live-action series.
  • School Idol: He's one of the "Top Three" boys at his school.

     Natsume 
Played by: Yosuke Sugino (drama)
A college student who befriends Uehara and Nao.

  • Big Brother Instinct: Very doting and protective of his little sister. Though he tries to play it down when others are around, due to his reputation.
  • The Casanova: His reputation on campus is being a flirt.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Really good with handicrafts and looks. He says he does it to pick up girls but in truth, Nao figures its make up a motherly role for his sister after their mom died.

     Saeko Kumanomido  
A scientist who later becomes Uehara's part-time boss.

  • Cleans Up Nicely: She looks stunning when she does dress up though Uehara prefers her usual getup.
  • First-Name Basis: Does not like her last name so she asks everyone to call her by her first name.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Often seen with messy hair and little to no make up. Uehara comments that she's this, much to her dismay when she does dress up.

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     Ota  
Nao's friend in college

     Rin Nanase 

Rin Nanase

Manager of Daichi's handball team in college. Has a crush on Daichi but feels its unrequited.


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