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Kanon Mizushiro

Voiced by: Rei Matsuzaki

Ruby's classmate, roommate, and main heroine of the season. She came from the human world to study at the Sunshine Academy and achieve her dream. She is very posh, mean and nasty, and has a warped friendship with Ruby, constantly getting into arguments with her that frequently get physical. But she and the Jewelpet trust and care for each other and cooperate on the worst situations. She has a crush on Mikage.
  • A-Cup Angst: Well, the school uniform is a little baggy, so it's hard to see her size. But in episode 32-A, Ruby cops a feel and comments that they're too small, which makes Kanon rage.
  • Alpha Bitch: With a Girl Posse.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Subverted. Her superstitious grandmother thought that she would bring disgrace due to being born with an odd mark, but it's actually indication that she's one of the Wise Ones.
  • Badass Normal: Thanks to her absurd strength, she can keep up with the magical beings in a fight.
  • Bait the Dog: Does this to Ruby quite a lot.
  • Birthmark of Destiny: Has one on the top of her head which gets her kicked out from the Shiraishi household, influences her motor skills, and is probably indication that she's a Wise One.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Often victimizes herself in order to appear sympathetic.
  • Break the Haughty: The reveal of her family ties to Mikage was harsh on her, but at least she toned the attitude down a little.
  • Child Hater: According to episode 32-A.
  • The Chosen One: One of the Wise Ones.
  • Cosmetic Horror: Her Super Mega Mask of Facial Perfection note .
  • Cry Cute: At times. Even at Ruby's death.
  • Did Not Get The Guy: Justified. The guy is her brother.
  • Elopement: With Mikage in episodes 35-36-B.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Using magic in the last episode.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Played for laughs in episode 16-B where she slaps Hinata for wanting to give up on destroying their homework. Sapphie asks to "quit it with the drama movie-like antics".
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair like this on dates.
  • Happily Adopted: The Mizushiros are still the family she has known all her life and she loves them just as they love her. And going back to her biological family at the age of 18 would be unrealistic anyway.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath
  • The Heroine
  • Idiot Hair: Has a cowlick atop her head.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: Her eyes are brown, but sometimes they look more red.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: The origins of her Super Strength are unknown (it may or may not stem from her being a Wise One). Also, in the last arc, she uses magic alongside Ruby with no explanation given.
  • It's All About Me
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's very arrogant and is frequently selfish, but has moments of kindness (such as worrying about Ruby's feelings when she's going out with Mikage) and is firmly on the good guys' side.
  • Large Ham: She tones it down a little after discovering that Mikage is her brother.
  • Loser Protagonist: Somewhat, being part of the Plum class. However, she's a winner inside the class' mini-society.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Kanon has the kanji for "sound", referring to how outspoken and loud she is, especially when compared to the other Jewelpet protagonists. It also contains "flower", referring to her high-class upbringing.
    • Mizuhiro means "water castle", referring to the illusory nature of her comfortable life. Namely being unknowingly adopted.
  • Memento MacGuffin: The photo of her and Mikage when they're kids.
  • Motherly Side Plait: Dresses her hair like this when Ruby turns into a baby and she has to take care of her.
  • Motif: Spirals and swirls. Especially during The Reveal.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: My Brother Is Off Limits: After discovering that Mikage is really her brother, she's still not letting Ruby anywhere near him. She has gotten over it by the epilogue.
  • Oblivious Adoption: She didn't know the Mizushiros weren't her biological parents until the reveal in episode 45.
  • Pet the Dog: Towards Titana.
  • Post-Stress Overeating: She eats the huge batch of cookies (and, on a separate occasion, Valentine's chocolates) she made for Mikage after being laughed at by her classmates because of their shape.
  • Rich Bitch: The Mizushiros are rich. Her personality is what you know.
  • Romantic False Lead: In a rare example of a protagonist playing this role, she's this for Mikage. Even before the Surprise Incest, it becomes quite evident that they just don't click romantically.
  • Running Gag: The food she makes always has a swirly shape to it, sometimes with unfortunate results, and on two separate occasions she has to eat it all up because she's too embarrassed to give it to Mikage. It doesn't actually taste bad, though.
  • Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: Near the beginning of the OP's 1st version, followed by a Pistol Pose.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Mikage. She's loud and dramatic where he's polite and calm.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's very entitled and arrogant.
  • Spy Catsuit: In some episodes. Seems to be her adventure outfit.
  • Stern Teacher: Becomes one in the epilogue.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks a lot like Mrs. Mizushiro, which is a red herring so you DON'T suspect that Kanon might just be adopted. She doesn't particularly look like anyone in her biological family.
  • Super Strength: She's known to carry grown men on her back with ease, as well as breaking a giant cookie with a single punch, among other exploits.
  • Tsundere: For Ruby, non-romantically. For Mikage, she's full-blown unambiguously dere.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Befitting her mean personality. It's another thing she has that's unlike the other Jewelpet protagonists.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Contrary to every other Jewelpet protagonist, Kanon is mean, haughty and rarely shows disinterested kindness. However, even in the most desperate of situations, she will never abandon her friends.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Although the anime separates pretty carefully the moments where you're supposed to laugh at her misfortunes and when you're supposed to feel sorry for her.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ruby. They whale on each other all the time, but when it comes down to it, they do care about each other.

Hinata Asaka

Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki

Ruby's classmate and friend, Hinata comes from the human world to study at the Sunshine Academy. She is very shy and terrible at sports, but she is supportive of her classmates, especially of Ruby. She rooms with Peridot, who convinces her to become a little more active. She is also Ruby's former roommate. Her dream is to become a preschool teacher after she graduates from college.

Shouko Aizawa

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

Another of Ruby's classmates. She's a tomboyish delinquent with a very strong code of honor. She is friends with Charotte and Waniyama, and sometimes has arguments with Ruby. She has a crush on Master and, one time, Rald. She's very keen on motorcycles and loves racing; her dream is to compete in the Moto GP.

  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Takes-no-shit-from-anyone Shouko wants martial artist Master.
  • All Bikers Are Hells Angels: Rides a scooter (and a sport bike when racing) and leads a gang.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Her crushes on Rald (who's unaware) and Master (who rejects her).
  • Atop a Mountain of Corpses: In the Summer arc, she brutalizes her male classmates and stands atop a pile of them alongside her fellow delinquents.
  • Badass Biker: With Angela as her motorcycle.
  • Badass Normal
  • Badbutt: Despite being a gang leader, she doesn't do anything in the way of classroom disruption, has goals in life and her classmates are unafraid of her.
  • Book Dumb: She's not exactly stupid, but she obviously doesn't study (e.g. thinking dolphins are fish).
  • Boyish Short Hair: In her first year at the academy.
  • The Big Girl
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts the part to Charotte and Waniyama.
  • Disappeared Dad: No mention of him. Also worth noting is that while her mother is mentioned and seen once, she doesn't show up for the school play.
  • Friendless Background: She came to Sunshine Academy because people back in the human world were afraid of her and wouldn't approach her. Even then, she remained friendless until she met Charotte and Waniyama.
  • Japanese Delinquents: She is the banchou of the Plum class.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She likes to pick fights but is a pretty honorable girl.
  • Kansai Regional Accent
  • Meido: Wears this when working in the Strawberry Cafe.
  • Modesty Shorts: Part of her usual outfit.
  • Noodle Incident: When the students are discussing their mothers, she mentions that hers picks her up from the police station frequently, with no further elaboration.
  • Oral Fixation: Always seen with a lollipop in her mouth.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: About racing.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Of the asocial type. She has friends in Charotte and Waniyama, and later Angela, but doesn't interact much with the rest of the class.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: The most delinquent-like thing she and her goons are seen doing is hang out behind the school. And that's it, really.
  • Serious Business: Racing.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: By Japanese standards.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She falls desperately in love with Rald and Master because they seemed so cool to her.
  • Tomboy
    • Tomboy and Girly Girl: While they don't interact much, she's the tomboy to Hinata as both are considered members of the main human trio of this season.
  • Tsundere: Type A; behaves like a standard banchou most of the time, but totally melts around the people she likes (Rald and Master).
  • Worthy Opponent: To Iruka in episode 5-A.

Mikage Shiraishi / M-Kage of the Rose

Voiced by: Atsushi Tamaru

Kanon's and Ruby's Love Interest, and part of the Plum class. He's a handsome, kind boy, albeit a bit distant, and the heir to a school of flower arrangement. Under the influence of Dark Magic, he develops a split personality known as M-Kage of the Rose in episode 31, a masked man who charms girls and steals valuable objects.

  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: He can't remember being M-Kage. Averted when the personalities merge.
  • Animorphism / Metamorphosis: At the end, he permanently turns into Granite so he can be with Ruby.
  • Badass Normal: As M-Kage.
  • The Beard: Dating Kanon is essentially an attempt to hide, more from himself than other people, the fact that he loves a Jewelpet.
  • Be Yourself: His character arc revolves around becoming more honest with his feelings and with what he wants out of life, independently of other people's expectations for him.
  • Bishōnen
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Likes putting soy sauce and natto in curry (this combo is probably meaningless to a Westerner, but it is considered VERY strange in Japan), which offends Jasper.
  • Blue Oni: The cool and snarky contrast to Masago.
  • Characterization Marches On: He's shown good-naturedly picking on Ruby in early episodes, but this is dropped very early on to give emphasis to his emotionally distant attitude.
  • Chick Magnet: More as M-Kage than as Mikage.
  • Clark Kenting: M-Kage. Those domino glasses ain't hiding jack.
  • The Comically Serious: Humour centered around him usually comes from his disinterested reactions to the craziness around him.
  • The Cowl: M-Kage after Mikage learns to control him.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark blue hair and eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes. Especially where Masago or Jasper are concerned.
  • Elopement: With Kanon in episodes 35-36-B.
  • Expy: As M-Kage of the Rose, he's one of Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon.
    • His costume is also very similar to Batman's.
  • Fake Defector: After being defeated by the Dark Queen, Mikage pretends to be on the her side so he can figure out a weakness.
  • Gentleman Thief / Phantom Thief: M-Kage of the Rose.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: In episode 48, after spending all that time ignoring his feelings for Ruby, he looks incredibly incensed when Tour declares his love to Ruby.
  • Heir to the Dojo: Not a dojo exactly, but it's an important plot point that Mikage does not have any dreams or even the passion to look for a dream because of the pressure his parents put on him to inherit their flower-arranging business.
  • High-School Sweethearts: With Ruby.
  • House Husband: He's generally the one who cleans the room. Even nags Masago to put his magazines away.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Despite his kindness, he's also a bit emotionally distant from most people, due to his strict upbringing.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Ruby. Ultimately picks her, too.
  • Love Epiphany: Episode 32 towards Ruby, though he gets knocked out and forgets about it.
  • Meaningful Name: Mikage comes from the Japanese word mikageishi which means granite. In the last episode the white lion named Granite is actually Mikage's Jewelpet form.
  • Memento MacGuffin: The photo of him and Kanon when they were kids.
  • Nice Guy
  • Opaque Lenses: As M-Kage, so it becomes more plausible that people can't figure out who he is.
  • Princely Young Man: Gentleman type, with a bit of Ice King too, being a rich, well-educated and charming boy who doesn't show off or care much for his wealth, but also a bit broken and sad inside.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He does flower arrangement, knows how to wear Japanese clothing properly and is a House Husband to boot. Yet he himself isn't effeminate at all.
  • Selective Obliviousness: His feelings for Ruby date from since he met her in his childhood, but he only acknowledges them at the end (because zoophilia).
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Kanon. See her entry.
  • Something About a Rose: M-Kage.
  • Split-Personality Merge: M-Kage starts out as a distinct personality whose deeds Mikage can't remember commiting, but with Ruby's help he manages to tame it and the next time we see it Mikage is in complete control.
  • Tranquil Fury: Even when angry, he rarely loses his composure.
  • Troubled, but Cute: He's tormented by his lack of independence and the fact that he's in love with a Jewelpet, the latter of which he tries very hard to deny.
  • Wrong Girl First: Initially chooses Kanon over Ruby, the one he truly wants. Kanon is the wrong girl by the power of secret incest.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's probably meant to be black, but it appears as a very dark shade of blue.

Masago Kuroda

Voiced by: Ryota Asari

Masago is one of the human students in the Plum class. He's essentially the class clown, though he has a bad luck streak. Good friends and roommates with Mikage and Jasper. He has a crush on Garnet.

  • Bromantic Foil: He's Mikage's out-going and funny best friend.
  • Butt-Monkey: He often faces the consequences of his classmates' magical antics. See the episode where he gets bald, or when Kanon and Ruby force him to eat their excess cookies.
  • Class Clown: Has a knack for joking in class, though he still pales compared to Ruby.
  • Cool Loser: He's nice and rather handsome, but is the one guy who gets no chocolate for Valentine's.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tends to react like this in his butt monkey moments.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Garnet.
  • Interspecies Romance: He likes Garnet a lot.
  • Large Ham Announcer: In competitions. Often drags Mikage to these things, where he serves as the serious but snarky contrast.
  • Prima Donna Director: He's irritatingly demanding when directing his first movie.
  • Red Oni: An easy-going jokester who contrasts with his best friend Mikage.

Kaede Kikuchi and Komachi Saotome

Voiced by: Ai Shimizu and Aya Hirano

Kanon's Girl Posse. Kaede is the one with pigtails and Komachi is the one with wavy hair. Other than that and their dreams (Kaede wants a rich guy and Komachi wants to be a baker), they are virtually indistinguishable from each other, and they seem to know it.

  • Birds of a Feather: Komachi and Sango.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Once by M-Kage and later the Dark Queen.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Kaede.
  • Girl Posse: Their main (only?) job is to be Kanon's servants, it seems.
  • Gold Digger: Kaede.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: When brainwashed.
  • Satellite Character: Lampshaded as they freely admit that they have no clue what they're supposed to do when Kanon isn't around. Later subverted through some sprinkles of Character Development.
  • Spy Catsuit: Alongside Kanon, though not seen as much.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Kanon/Mikage.
  • Subordinate Excuse: They've given indication of genuinely liking Kanon, like the time they cried when they thought she had eloped with Mikage, and they still hang around her into adult age.
  • Those Two Girls: To give them separate sections would be a veritable exercise in futility.
  • Verbal Tic: "-desu wa" for Komachi, "-desu no" for Kaede.
  • Visual Pun: Kaede is going fishing! For a guy. What did you think she meant?
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Komachi and Sango clash a lot because of Sango being critical of Komachi's cooking prowess. However, they get along enough that they team up to open a patisserie in the epilogue.
  • Yes-Man: They suck up to Kanon all day long.

Junko Mihara

Voiced by: MAKO

Junko is the head of the school newspaper in the Sunshine Academy. Introduced in episode 10, she is very passionate about her job and goes to drastic lengths to keep students interested in her newspaper, including forging fake scoops. Peridot works with her as her photographer.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Particularly taking her backstory into account.
  • Consummate Liar: She WILL get her headlines, even if she has to manipulate people into it.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 10-B.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has orange hair and a very extroverted disposition.
  • Genki Girl: She's also very perky.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's very passionate about her job.
  • Hypocrite: In episode 24, she gets mad at Ruby for implying that the news about Kanon and Mikage getting together is fake, asking her if she's calling her a liar and arguing that a journalist's job is reporting the truth. Looks like she needs reminding of episode 10.
  • Idiot Hair: Perks up whenever she gets a new idea for a scoop.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Gave Kanon her notebook that told them to go see Munata for help, after which she maybe fainted, maybe died but was later brought back to life.
  • Meganekko: Always wears glasses.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Can feel the presence of potential scoops.
  • Paparazzi: She takes pictures of her classmates in compromising situations and makes scandalous, false news stories out of them.
  • School Newspaper News Hound: She leads the school newspaper club and is always on the lookout for scoops.
  • Strawman News Media: Ever since her newspaper sales fell into a rut, she's been favoring sensationalistic lead stories. A good example is revealing to the whole school the family ties between Kanon and Mikage.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Her tragic backstory about how she decided to become a journalist might very well be a lie.
  • Worst News Judgement Ever: Stories about Kanon picking her nose and Ruby wetting her bed (all falsehoods, mind you) have been lead stories.

Kurara Nemoto

Voiced by: Nozomi Sasaki

Kurara is a student from Ruby's class. She is a quiet girl who keeps to herself and sits way at the back of the class. In episode 12, Hinata and some Jewelpets find a notebook of hers with strange drawings in it and suspect that she is involved with Dark Magic, but it turns out that it was just a formula for a costume she wanted to make, as she is a hardcore cosplayer. It's thanks to her that Angela gains the ability to speak. She spends much of the series warning her classmates of impending doom.

  • Blinding Bangs: Usually. They move out of her face as a magical girl.
  • The Cassandra: Her warnings either go unheard or ignored.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: A big reason why she wants to be a magical girl is because she simply loves dressing up and kicking bad guys' asses.
  • Creepy Good: Has a tendency to sneak on people and scare 'em straight with her omens. But she's with the good guys and actively fights Dark Magic.
  • Good All Along: At first, her classmates think she's involved with Dark Magic. For good reason, as she kidnaps Angela and straps her to a table. But she doesn't actually mean any harm by it; she just needed Angela to help her with her magic.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Tries to turn the show into Mahou Shoujo Jewel Kurara, with the help of the narrator. Everybody quickly puts a stop to this.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes are, of course, usually covered up, but as a magical girl, it's shown that they are a gorgeous blue shade, indicating her heroicism.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Sits at the back of the class, reputedly has no friends, freaks people out with her warnings. Is also the only human with magical powers of her own.
  • Meido: Her magical girl attire.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: See Good All Along.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: In her fight against Mecha-Sango, she makes all sorts of poses while making a In the Name of the Moon speech and the background goes crazy. Then she begins charging at the robotic cat... who disdainfully swats her aside with her paw. Well done.
  • Oracular Urchin: Correctly predicts when Dark Magic is up to something.
  • Properly Paranoid: The way she warns people makes her seem like one big Conspiracy Theorist, but she's right.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite being the only super-powered human of the season, she's one of the first casualties of the final showdown arc.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark green. Becomes a bright blueish-green shade in her magical girl attire.

Tetsuo Nejikawa

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

A robot who thinks and feels by himself and a student in the Plum class. Is in love with Sapphie, towards whom he's very devoted.

Gakuto Waniyama

Voiced by: Ryota Asari

An anthropomorphic crocodile and a student of the Plum class. He's a member of Shouko's gang, though he used to be leader of his own gang (called the Theoretical Dragon Gang). Has a crush on Ruby and demonstrates it by eating her up.

  • Badbutt: Same thing as Shouko; additionally he spends Summer trying out various jobs to see which one he likes best, something a real delinquent wouldn't do at all.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Wears tops and bottoms, but no shoes.
  • Bi the Way: He likes Ruby, that's for sure. But he once flirted with Masago and in episode 15, expressed his taste for assertive men and women. Not to mention his penchant for putting on feminine make-up.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Disbanded his old gang and joined Shouko's after she defeated him.
  • Funny Animal
  • Groin Attack: Charotte stung him on the crotch (specifically, a testicle, or at least that's what the animation implies), which caused him to develop a second, feminine, personality.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Gobbling up the girl you have a crush on won't help your case, Gakuto.
  • Interspecies Romance: His crush on Ruby, though she wants nothing with him.
  • Japanese Delinquents: One of the three delinquents in the Plum class.
  • Last-Name Basis: Throughout the season, he gets called Gakuto a grand total of... two times.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Wani' means 'crocodile'. 'Gaku' is a Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound of biting.
  • Megaton Punch: Sent Shouko flying in their fight.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Not only is he a delinquent, he tries several times to eat Ruby.
  • Split Personality: His feminine side.

Ennosuke Nishigori

Voiced by: Yoji Ueda

An anthropomorphic gorilla who is the class representative for the Plum class. He has a terrible temper, little patience towards the Plum class' antics and is always stressing out because of exams. The much more demure Opal, the vice-class representative, serves as his foil.

Yaginuma

Voiced by: Yoji Ueda

A completely unanthropomorphic, realistically drawn goat (well, as realistically as the budget allows). Yaginuma is a totally unremarkable goat who somehow made it into high school and sticks out by... not sticking out.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By the Dark Queen.
  • Expy: May be inspired by Koujirou's goat, from Nichijou. Coincidentally or not, both anime premiered in April 2011, Nichijou being an adaptation of an older manga.
  • Extreme Omni-Goat: Occasionally eats paper. His classmates sometimes use this to their advantage.
  • Forgettable Character: Nejikawa claims so ("I'm even more forgotten than Yaginuma.").
  • Meaningful Name: 'Yagi' means 'goat'.
  • Nearly Normal Animal: Almost Normal Animal variety; despite somehow being in high school, he doesn't show a level of intellect higher than what is expected of a real-life goat.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: He's a goat, but see, the joke is that he's an utterly normal, real world goat who somehow made it into a high school that's attended by, among other things, talking, magical animals.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: Inverted in one episode. Labra casts a spell to turn him into a real (as in, LIVE-ACTION) goat and he stayed like that for the duration of the episode, interacting with the animated world around him. Note the Animation Bump when Shouko holds onto him.
  • Spanner in the Works: When King gets hold of a contract that makes him the legal owner of Sunshine Academy, Yaginuma eats it before he can carry out his plans.

Katori

Katori is a mosquito in the Plum class. It's so small that it's invisible most of the time, with an arrow pointing it out when needed. If you see an empty seat in the class, it's probably Katori's. It is in a relationship with Charotte (even though Katori is female, which Charotte never finds out), which extends into the epilogue.

  • All There in the Manual: According to the Japanese Wikipedia, Katori wants to work in pharmacy.
  • Forgettable Character: Since it's practically invisible.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Subverted. Given that Katori is a typically female name, the Plum class really should have been more clued in about its gender.
  • Insect Gender-Bender: Lampshaded by Sapphie mumbling that Katori's really a female when everybody's treating it as male; but it's enforced as she doesn't tell anyone else this and doesn't mention it anymore either.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Charotte.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies sometime during the time-skip to the epilogue. Given the lifespan of mosquitos, it's not that surprising. This makes it notable for being one of very few characters in the franchise to permanently die.
  • Made of Iron: It has survived lots of squashings at the hands of its classmates and teacher.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Ka' means 'mosquito'.
  • Sickeningly Sweet Hearts: With Charotte. It's not obvious on Katori's part, but it's implied that it writes some pretty sappy mails to her.
  • The Speechless
  • Super Strength: It has to carry its schoolbag somehow.

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Teacher Iruka

Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki

The teacher of Sunshine Academy's Plum class. He's a pink dolphin who walks around inside a fish tank, which the students find weird. He is hot-blooded and strict sometimes, but he knows how to support his students. He has a huge crush on Jill.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: A tie.
  • All Women Are Doms, All Men Are Subs: He frequently has fantasies of Jill taming him like a wild dolphin and clearly likes it when she whips him.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He's a pink dolphin. If he turns gray, it's a reason to start panicking.
  • Badass Teacher: Gets to kick ass against the Dark Queen, and is one of the last characters to fall to her.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Several times.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has thick eyebrows to underline his tough personality.
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Dolphin Kick!"
  • Cool Teacher
  • The Chosen One: One of the Wise Ones.
  • Determinator: At least when it comes to making sure the Plum class finishes school.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Jill.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": 'Iruka' means 'dolphin'.
  • Happily Married: To Jill in the epilogue.
  • Heroic Dolphin: He's a good guy. He's definitely a dolphin. Questions?
  • Hot-Blooded: Very passionate about getting his class to graduate.
  • Large Ham: "I'll make you study SO HARD that you'll get CALLUSES on your ELBOWS!"
  • Manly Tears: Shows them in the very first episode while staring at the setting sun.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: He has more than a dozen siblings.
  • Mobile Fishbowl: What he uses to get around. It's usually pushed around by kurokos or students. He can also use a staff like a paddle on the ground to propel it.
  • Real Men Are Pink
  • Save Our Students: Iruka's side of the story, since he's the new teacher assigned to a class with a terrible reputation.
    • In the first episode, Ruby and friends invoke this by pretending to be delinquents so they can be straightened up by Iruka, because they mistakenly think Iruka has only one year to live and they want him to feel like he has fulfilled his duty before dying.
  • Stern Teacher: He'll Dolphin Kick his students if they don't listen, but he's overall pretty fair.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: In episode 30, Sapphie develops an interest in the kurokos carrying Iruka around, which leads her to discover that Iruka is not what he seems; apparently, him being a dolphin is just a ruse and there is something else under that hide. Taking into account Sapphie's reaction and the fact that it's never addressed again, it seems to be horrible enough that Iruka wants no one to find out.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Shouko in episode 5-A.

Jill Konia

Voiced by: Yuki Kaida

Jill is the homeroom teacher of the Rose class of the Sunshine Academy. She is an incredibly sexy but very strict teacher who often has serious problems with the Plum class, who are in the classroom next to hers. She is also Iruka's object of affection.

  • All Women Are Doms, All Men Are Subs: Largely accidental. She never realizes that Iruka loves it.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Once by M-Kage and later the Dark Queen in the last few episodes.
  • Christmas Cake: Implied.
    Jill: Watching them in cooking class reminds me of my time in high school...
    Sango: There were already ovens back then, nyaa~?
  • Dark Horse Victory: Wins the race in episode 5-A because she was filming it on a bike and accidentally crossed the finish line first.
  • Dub Name Change: Known as 'Zirconita' in European dubs to make the intended pun more obvious, as otherwise it wouldn't really work.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: She's portrayed as extremely desirable.
  • Happily Married: To Iruka in the epilogue.
  • Lady in Red: Nearly always wears a red jacket and a red mini-skirt, to emphasize her attractiveness.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Sometimes wears a red one.
  • Punny Name: In keeping with the series' Rock Theme Naming, her name can be read as 'Zirconia', a type of mineral.
  • Whip It Good: Typically carries a riding crop around. If she's possessed by evil forces, she's given an actual whip.
  • Women Are Wiser: Her no-nonsense attitude contrasts with Iruka's hot-blooded idealism.

Master

Voiced by: Yoji Ueda

Master is an old man who runs the Strawberry Cafe. He is ripped for his age and likes showing it off, though he's not terribly boisterous. He employs Garnet and is the object of Shouko's affection.

  • Expy: He's pretty much Genshirou Hattori from the first series, only slicker looking.

The Headmaster of the School

Voiced by: Yoji Ueda

The headmaster of Sunshine Academy is a large, Western-style, red dragon. He's seen most of the time sleeping atop the school building.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By the Dark Queen in the last few episodes.
  • The Chosen One: One of the previous generation of Wise Ones, according to Munata.
  • The Comically Serious: He's very serious and contemplative, hardly ever taking part in the Academy's madness. But he did fall victim to Angela's paca-paca virus.
  • Gentle Giant: He doesn't mind people sitting on him or using his tail as a slide.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He's always sleeping on top of the school building, independently of the time of day. He only seems to wake up when there are pressing matters to attend to.
  • No Name Given: Simply known as "Dragon Headmaster".
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Our dragons are headmasters.
  • The Quiet One: Even when awake, he listens more than he speaks.

    Others 

Nekketsuita Munata

Voiced by: Shunsuke Sakuya

A Russian ice-skating legend who finds a potential successor in Peridot and mentors her. He is quite passionate and is drawn in a style that evokes late-70s Shoujo manga.

The Mizushiro Family

The Mizushiros are a rich family which consists of Kanon and her parents. They appeared for the first time in episode 34. Mrs. Mizushiro is a serious woman while her husband is more easy-going, so she seems to have him somewhat whipped. For some mysterious reason, they wish for Kanon to stay away from Mikage.

  • Eagleland: Mr. Mizushiro looks stereotypically American, with blond hair and a cowboy hat. There is no indication that he IS, though.
  • Henpecked Husband: Implied with Mr. Mizushiro.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Mrs. Mizushiro isn't a villain (though she might seem like one at first, since the audience doesn't understand her reasons), but things immediately become more serious in her presence.
  • My Beloved Smother: Mrs. Mizushiro becomes more controlling of Kanon once she learns that she hangs out with Mikage.
  • Nice Hat: Mr. Mizushiro.
  • No Name Given: First names are unknown.
  • Parents as People: They love Kanon alright, but they have no idea how to handle her relationship with Mikage.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If Mrs. Mizushiro just told Kanon the truth about Mikage from the moment they started dating instead of withholding it and not bothering to explain herself, a lot of drama would have been avoided. Given Kanon's stubborn personality, she really should've known better.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Mrs. Mizushiro looks like a grown-up Kanon.
    • Red Herring: So the audience doesn't suspect preemptively that Kanon might be adopted.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mrs. Mizushiro has it dark purple.

The Shiraishi Family

The Shiraishis are a traditional and rich family who own a school of flower arrangement. It consists of Mikage and his parents, plus a grandmother only seen in flashbacks. They debut in episode 8. Mr. Shiraishi is a strict father while his wife is a traditional Yamato Nadeshiko.

Nyangelina

Nyangelina is an in-universe celebrity who Garnet looks up to. She appears personally in a couple of episodes and crushes a little on M-Kage.

Kameo and Fukaet

Voiced by: Atsushi Tamaru and Haruka Kudou

Kameo and Fukaet are nobility from the underwater kingdoms of Kamekora and Samehada. They are in love with each other. However, their families are at war. The bulk of the Summer arc is about Ruby and co. helping Kameo get together with Fukaet.

  • Arranged Marriage: Fukaet was arranged to marry Utsuborg.
  • Baleful Polymorph: For some reason, when they get married, Kameo turns into a turtle and Fukaet into a shark.
  • Expy: Do we even need to say it?
  • Happily Married: At the end of the arc.
  • Identical Stranger: Kameo strongly resembles Mikage; Ruby and Kanon thought he was Mikage at first. But Kameo has blonde hair and red eyes. Titana even pointed out that the differences were so obvious that they shouldn't be mistaken for each other.
  • Interspecies Romance: Turtle/shark.
  • Meaningful Name: Kame means turtle. Fuka means shark.
  • Put on a Bus: When Kanon and co. go back to Dragon Land in episode 50, they're not present. Rin and Aqua explain that they had a child and ran away from the Dark Magic's influence to protect it.
  • Threatening Shark: Averted with Fukaet, she's very sweet. Her parents, though...

Utsuborg

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

Utsuborg is a cyborg moray eel. He's the antagonist of the Summer arc.


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