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Ami Onuki

Voiced by: Janice Kawaye

A teenage girl who is allegedly the older of the duo. She is depicted as a peppy, optimistic, and cute girl.

  • Kiddie Kid: She acts childish sometimes, mainly in her infatuation with cute things.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: She may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but good lord is she a sweetheart.
  • Large Ham: Not as much as, say, many of the characters voiced by Corey Burton, but she does have her moments.
  • My Nayme Is: Ami (Ah-mi) is often mispronounced as Amy (Ey-mi) in promotions and discussion.
  • Neat Freak: Exaggerated in "Neat Freak", to the point where she was obsessed with cleanliness.
  • Nice Girl: The friendliest of the pair.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: She is shown to be addicted to using the phone in "Number, Please".
  • Pink Means Feminine: She has pink eyes, pink hair, part of her go-go dress is pink, and she has girly interests.
  • The Pollyanna: She's willing to look on the bright side of things (even when there might be none) and tries to find a solution to every situation (the keyword being tries).
  • Prone to Tears: She tends to cry rather easily.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Yumi's Blue Oni.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pink hair and is very sweet.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Yumi's Tomboy. While Yumi dresses like a goth and is more assertive, Ami dresses in a more feminine way. She's also noticeably nicer. She has pink hair while Yumi has blue hair.

Yumi Yoshimura

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A teenage girl who is allegedly the younger of the duo. She is depicted as a cynical, sarcastic punk rocker.

  • Alliterative Name: Yumi Yoshimura.
  • Anime Accent Absence: She does not speak with a Japanese accent.
  • Author Avatar: Subverted; when asked if the real Yumi is anything like her cartoon counterpart, the real Ami said "No, she is not".
  • Bagof Kidnapping: Yumi gets kidnapped by a monster in Secret Origin throughout the whole episode Yumi is in the sack until she gets rescued. At the end of the episode, she got out of the bag, Yumi believed Ami and Atchan put her in the sack as a joke.
  • Balloon Belly: She's shown as this in "Taffy Trouble" and "Rock N Roe" after eating too much, just like Ami.
  • Big Eater: "Chow Down" had her eat a whole lot of hotdogs and several metal horseshoes. However, she can only eat large amounts when she's extremely bored.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She's the voice of reason for Ami.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Downplayed, since she has light blue eyes and indigo hair.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Mostly off-screen and more so in promotional images.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She tends to make sarcastic quips.
  • Expressive Shirt: The skull on her t-shirt tends to shift expression to match her own. She even provided the trope image for some time.
  • Goth: Though she is more of the "I love mature content" type than the "I recite deep depressing poetry" variety.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: When she's in a bad mood, she tends to get very furious at the drop of a hat.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Ami are close friends of the same gender.
  • Idol Singer: She and Ami are teenage singers who are very popular, especially in Japan.
  • It's All About Me: Sometimes she comes off as only caring about herself. Episodes like "Hungry Yumi" (where she forces a sleep-deprived Ami to get her a Pink Palace cheeseburger and ends up resorting to stealing someone else's burger) and "Movie Madness" (where she hogs the credit and stardom of being in a movie and doesn't give Ami her due credit) would be the best examples of her selfishness.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be sarcastic, grumpy, selfish and violent at times, but she's a Nice Girl at heart and cares a lot about the people she knows (yes, this includes Kaz).
  • The Lad-ette: She enjoys ninjas, monster trucks, car crushers, R-rated action movies, and anything else rough and tough.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She's a teenage girl who isn't above snarking about everything.
  • Not So Above It All: While she is normally the Only Sane Woman, she can also act goofy and immature at times, though not as much as Ami and Kaz are.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is often the only one of the main characters who has a lick of common sense.
  • The Snark Knight: When it comes to her tendency to snark, absolutely no one is spared.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Ami's Red Oni.
  • Smelly Feet Gag: In the episode "Camping Caper", Yumi is shown to have stinky feet, which makes the surrounding forest animals pass out.
  • Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: She can talk to squirrels.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Ami's Girly Girl. She dresses like a goth, has blue hair to contrast with Ami's pink hair, and is generally more crude than Ami.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She occasionally shows feminine interests and hobbies in spite of her normally masculine personality.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Yumi can be disrespectful and threatening to Kaz (and sometimes for a good reason), but despite that, she still likes him and views him as a father figure and/or a close friend.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Yumi gets nervous around squirrels, according to Harmony.

Kaz Harada

Voiced by: Keone Young

The duo's well-intentioned yet money-grubbing manager.

  • Butt-Monkey: He suffers a lot, especially when he has to put up with Jang Keng and Tekirai.
  • Cowardly Sidekick: Kaz fits the bill on most occasions due to how often he's left Ami and Yumi in peril to save his own skin.
  • The Chew Toy: His abuse is usually done as comedic effect.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness: With the exception of a few spots of white hair around his head.
  • Eye Glasses: His glasses change shape to match his emotions.
  • Fate Worse than Death: His self from the year 3000 hates living like a head in a jar, because he doesn't have the means to scratch his nose.
  • Greed: He'll do anything that'll make him extra money, damn the consequences.
  • Jerkass: Most of the time, he ropes Ami and Yumi into cheapstake solutions with bad consequences to small problems, bad situations caused by his own greed or get-rich-quick schemes with little regard for how they feel about his decisions and the inconveniences his plans give them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, deep down, he does care about the girls and is even viewed as a father figure to them, despite betraying them at times. He isn't really a bad guy if you think about it.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He's an old man and Ami and Yumi both dwarf him.
  • Money Fetish: He's obsessed with money to the point that he's always coming up with new ways he can make Ami and Yumi more profitable.
  • Oblivious to Love: In "Stupid Cupids", a younger woman named Courtney fell in love with Kaz after he got a makeover. He doesn't know the first thing about love when it comes to dating her. At the end of the episode, Courtney dumped him saying he's the worst to date. Apparently, Kaz thought she was annoying.
  • Paste Eater: Yumi repeatedly asks him if he ate paste. By "Cursed", he does INDEED eat paste.
  • Perma-Stubble: His face is always stubbly.

    Recurring Characters 

Jang Keng and Tekirai

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle (Jang Keng), Janice Kawaye (Tekirai)

Yumi's and Ami's pet cats, respectively.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They act like docile kittens in front of their owners, but they secretly get a kick out of tormenting Kaz to no end.
  • Cats Are Mean: They terrorize Kaz for fun when their owners aren't around.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Jang Keng may look like a boy, but she is confirmed to be female in "Run Cat Run".
  • Meaningful Name: Part of Tekirai's name ("teki") means "enemy" in Japanese, and she is indeed an enemy to Kaz.
  • Pet Heir: Discussed. In "Run Cat Run", when Kaz starts acting nice to the cats, Yumi jokes that they might have inherited a fortune and Kaz found out about that.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Again to Kaz in the two episodes that focus on them.

Voiced by: Sandy Fox

A little girl who is obsessed with Ami and Yumi.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Non-romantic variety. She is borderline obsessed with Ami and Yumi and the two rock stars are horrified by her disregard for their privacy and personal space.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Junior Tapeworm" focuses on her joining a girl scout troop of the same name, and going to great extremes to earn every merit badge.
  • Big Bad: She is the main antagonist in the game "Kaznapped".
  • The Cat Came Back: In her debut, she keeps returning in spite of everything Ami and Yumi try to get rid of her.
  • Catchphrase: Every episode she's in has her say "I'm your number one fan!" or some variation thereof at least once.
  • Genki Girl: She is always cheerful and excitable.


Voiced by: Keone Young

Kaz's adopted puppy who eats cat food.

  • Big Eater: Has an enormous appetite, especially when it comes to cat food.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Demonstrated by how he just sits there panting, and doesn't do any of the tricks Kaz asks him to.
  • Eye Glasses: Just like his owner, Kaz, his glasses change shape to match his emotions.
  • Precious Puppy: Kaz seems to adore him very much.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Bears a strong resemblance to his owner, that this has resulted others mistaking him for Kaz.

The Talent Suckers

Voiced by: Nathan Carlson (Vladimir and Mitch), Corey Burton (Nicolai)

A vampire rock trio from Slovakia that "suck" people's talents.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: They may look threatening, but they're not really malicious.
  • Daywalking Vampire: Sunlight does not seem to affect them.
  • Epic Fail: In "Talent Suckers Return", they give such a lousy show, the guy who hired them insists they should pay him instead of the other way around.
  • Freudian Trio: Nicolai is the Id; Mitch is the Ego and Vlad is the superego.

    Minor Characters 


Voiced by: Lara Jill Miller

A teenage girl who was a former band member and was also Yumi's friend.

  • Anime Accent Absence: Just like Ami and Yumi, she lacks a Japanese accent.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Definitely. She was nice to Yumi, while purposely torturing Ami. All this happened until she plotted her revenge to get rid of both of them and became the star of the band.
  • Canon Foreigner: For Puffy AmiYumi itself. As the real Ami and Yumi were always a duo with no third member, Julie has no real life counterpart, nor does she appear to be based on anyone who worked with them.
  • Companion Cube: She treats her keytar as a sentient being.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes are green like her hair.
  • Evil All Along: It turns out in the end that she holds a grudge against her former bandmates and wants them dead.
  • Hidden Depths: Shown to drive the tour bus and can even lift the girls and all of their instruments with only one finger.
  • Idol Singer: She used to be part of the band until Ami kicked her out.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: The truth is that she just wanted to be loved like Ami and Yumi, and get the same attention as them. It isn't never explained how the audience did not notice her that much.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She was nice to Yumi to keep her from realizing how horribly she was acting toward Ami.
  • Remember the New Guy?: She's established as a former member of Puffy AmiYumi, even though no prior episode featured her or acknowledged her existence.
  • Running Gag: Mistakenly calling Ami her wrong name, Arthur.
  • The Strategist: She comes up with a complex plan to get back at her former bandmates.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She's a tomboy with a ponytail.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She has one when she's being insane.
  • Town Girls: The neither to Yumi's butch and Ami's femme.
  • Troubled, but Cute: She's as sweet-looking as Ami and Yumi, but has issues.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She goes into a meltdown when the audience boos her for trying to humiliate Ami and Yumi.
  • We Will Meet Again: Her single episode ends with her vowing to get even with Ami and Yumi.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: "Look at them, keyboard guitar! So much for Puffy Arthur-Yumi!"

King Chad

Voiced by: Katie Leigh

Ami and Yumi's former crush in "In The Cards".

  • Broken Pedestal: To Ami and Yumi, but mostly the former. They competed against each other in the Stu-Pi-Doh! card game in order to win his affections. Ami won, but it turned out Chad only cared more about the game more than relationships when he challenged her himself, much to her heartbreak. And then he beat her in just one move.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He dumped Ami (despite winning a duel between her and Yumi) at the end of "In The Cards" just so he can beat her in a game called Stu-Pi-Doh!.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: He's a geek obsessed with the Stu-Pi-Doh! card game and Ami becomes smitten with him (Yumi as well, once she admires how prideful he is in being Stu-Pi-Doh! champion).
  • Youthful Freckles: He has freckles to show he's an adolescent.


Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

Ami and Yumi's childhood friend from Camp Youwannasushi, who wants to be a superhero like his favorite comic book hero, Mangbee Man.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Considering his belief that he's a superhero and tendency to act like he has super powers, it goes without saying that he's rather odd.
    "Here's my card...oh wait. Stand back! I'll give you the card in lightning speed! NGINGINGINGING!"
  • Implied Love Interest: Has one on Yumi.
  • Kid Hero: He's around Ami and Yumi's age.
  • Nice Guy: Quirky nature aside, he does stand for doing the right thing and is cordial to Ami and Yumi all the time.
  • Origins Episode: The episode "Secret Origin" reveals the origin of his superhero obsession.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He's an associate of Ami and Yumi's who tends to provide comic relief whenever he's around.
  • Third-Person Person: Most of the time, he refers to himself as "Atchan".


Voiced by: Will Ryan

Ami and Yumi's former bodyguard and friend.

  • The Big Guy: He's large and willing to do physical work, mainly defending Ami and Yumi from perceived threats.
  • Catchphrase: He frequently ends his statements with "Unquote."
  • Dumb Blonde: He has blond hair and isn't very bright.
  • The Klutz: He's very clumsy.
  • Hulk Speak: He refers to himself in third person and doesn't use complete sentences.
  • Lawful Stupid: He's so dedicated to protecting Ami and Yumi that he'll attack anyone who gets near them unprovoked.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: "Hired Help" introduces his mother, whose face looks like his.


Voiced by: Janice Kawaye

A girl King Chad dates in "Janice Jealous".

Eldwin Blair

Voiced by: Nathan Carlson

A sinister land developer who usually tries to tear down beloved places for his own selfish needs.

  • Arc Villain: Of Save the Farm and Arbor Day.
  • Gonk: His face is rather ugly.
  • It's All About Me: Only cares about tearing down places so he can make more money and doesn't give a damn about who gets hurt in the process.
  • Rich Bastard: He's wealthy and likes to cause trouble.
  • The Reveal: In Kaznapped, he is a disguise made by Harmony.

Personal Automated Lookout (P.A.L.)
Voiced by: Nathan Carlson

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: His flawed programming on how to neutralize people other than Yumi caused him to try and indiscriminately neutralize everyone.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: He referred to Yumi as "The Creator".
  • Back from the Dead: For unexplained reasons, he returns as a boss in The Genie and the Amp.
  • Faceā€“Heel Turn: Once he realized he shot Yumi, he became corrupt.
  • Kill All Humans: His purpose after his flaw was noticed is to kill everyone.
  • Killed Off for Real: In The Genie and the Amp, it's commented that it's Game Over for him after he's beaten in his boss fight, which seems to indicate he's gone for good.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His protection for Yumi eventually makes him corrupt once he accidentally shot Yumi.
  • Split Personality: He has one between his natural and corrupted state.
  • Stationary Boss: He stays where he is during his boss fight in The Genie and the Amp, most likely due to just being a computer screen.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He tried to shoot at Yumi multiple times.

Koi Fish
Voiced by: Nathan Carlson

  • Nigh-Invulnerable: When Ami tried to kill him, nothing could put a dent in him. Even explosions and laser blasts from a mech suit failed to harm him.
  • The Noseless: Because he's a fish.
  • Spirit Advisor: He was used by the girls to answer their questions.

Knoble Knight
Voiced by: Corey Burton

Ami's favorite manga hero, who is a majestic knight.

Decibel Destroyer

Voiced by: Nathan Carlson

Yumi's favorite manga hero, who is a robotic amplifier.

  • The Rival: To Knoble Knight, before they team up.

Mister Master

Voiced by: Corey Burton

The villain who is against both Knoble Knight and Decibel Destroyer. He also longs for his PHD.

  • Arch-Enemy: To both Knoble Knight and Decibel Destroyer.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's a villain who happens to be a senior citizen.
  • Meaningful Name: He wants a PhD, so the highest degree he owns is likely a master's degree.