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Mako's poor, eccentric, yet happy family who live contentedly in the slums of Honnou Town. They become Ryuko's surrogate family after she transfers to Honnouji Academy.


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    General 
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: They become quite vain and haughty in episode 7 once Mako books them a whole mansion.
  • Art Shift: In episode 17, when confronting Gamagori about Ryuko and Mako's whereabouts, they take on a more dramatic and realistic art style.
  • Chivalrous Pervert:
    • Every single member of the family is Distracted by the Sexy at one point or another and the boys try to peep on Ryuko often, but none of them actually take it too far.
    • When Nagita is alone with Mako and Ryuko in their house, the rest of the family are seen spying on them, almost as if they expect something to happen.
  • Foil: It becomes increasingly clear that they are the family Ryuko wanted or could have had, compared to her father and mother.
  • Good Parents: Both of them care very much for and are on excellent terms with Mako and Ryuko.
  • I Call It "Vera": What the Mankanshoku family thinks of Ryuko's relationship with Senketsu, as they can only see her talking to an inanimate school uniform. Mako tells her family to understand, as she thinks Ryuko is a very lonely girl. Eventually, they figure out that Senketsu is indeed sentient, even if they can't hear what he's saying.
  • Jerkass Ball: In episode 7, Mako's promotion to One-Star allows them to live like kings, but it also turns them into pompous socialites who would rather have Mako kill Ryuko if it means keeping their new lifestyle. Fortunately, they are able to drop it by the episode's end after Mako helps knock some sense into them.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: The family considers Ryuko to be one of their own, even if they find her habit of talking to her clothes a bit disconcerting.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After Mako chews them out for simply watching her slowly pummel her best friend to death, the whole family strips to their underwear and grovels before Ryuko in apology.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: They're noticeably more cartoony-looking than the other, more roughly-drawn characters.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: In a Call-Back to No-Late Day, the whole family does this in episode 18.
  • Quirky Household: They love seeing Ryuko naked and consider a plateful of croquets made from unidentifiable junk to be the finest food in Japan (which it apparently is), yet they're the most loving family anyone can hope for.
  • Rags to Riches: In episode 7, after Mako becomes president of the new Fight Club, their social standing increases dramatically, moving from the slums to their own condo, and eventually a mansion. This plays out about as well as one would expect.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Averted. If they're around, there will be wacky hijinks, however minor. Those situations that are completely serious don't feature them to begin with.
  • Theme Naming: "Mankanshoku" means "all dressed up".
  • Thicker Than Water: Their reaction to Mako beating the crap out of Ryuko in episode 7 is to cheer for their daughter, since they're in no mood to lose their newfound wealth should Mako lose. Once Mako comes to her senses, she's understandably horrified by their behavior and makes sure they feel the same way.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When they confront Gamagoori regarding the details of the Grand Festival and if Ryuko and Mako are okay.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Mako calls them all out for cheering for her during her fight to the death against Ryuko instead of stopping her from trying to kill her best friend.

    Barazo Mankanshoku 

Barazo Mankanshoku

Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese), Michael Sorich (English)

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"Don't worry about it. The dead ones don't sue you."

Mako's father. He is the town's unlicensed doctor who's killed more patients than he's actually saved them.



    Sukuyo Mankanshoku 

Sukuyo Mankanshoku

Voiced by: Yukari Fukui (Japanese), Erika Harlacher (English)

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"If belting my husband or Mataro makes you feel better, feel free to belt away!"

Mako's mother, an extremely carefree woman who always does what she wants.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Nudist Beach nurse's uniform.
  • Brutal Honesty: Doesn't shy away from admitting what incompetent idiots her husband and son are.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: She will cook anything as long as it's not poisonous. Interestingly, the food always both looks and tastes delicious; you just don't want to know what's in it.
  • Covert Pervert: Unlike Ryuko, she's more than a little curious about what Aikuro is packing.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Sukuyo can't resist checking Aikuro out when he's nearby, proving she's just like the rest of the family.
  • Girly Run: Zigzagged. When in a high class gown, she runs with her hands balled into fists under her chin and her elbows glued to her sides. Once she rips it off, she switches into a full arm and leg flailing sprint.
  • Happily Married: To Barazo, who isn't even fazed by her ogling a much younger and very naked man.
  • Housewife: She is a stay-at-home wife who does all the cooking and cleaning, and she's damn well proud of it.
  • Serious Business: Laundry. It's a housewife's duty.
  • Shipper on Deck: Judging by the special Mako croquettes she made him in episode 22, she seems to ship Gamagoori with her daughter.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks almost like Mako with her hair done up in a bun.
  • Supreme Chef: While her croquettes are made of basically anything and everything she can find, they're actually quite delicious. Even Ryuko admits to liking them once she gets over their unappetizing appearance.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The Hot Wife to Barazo's (relatively) Ugly Guy.

    Mako Mankanshoku 
The first child and only daughter of the family.

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    Mataro Mankanshoku 

Mataro Mankanshoku

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese), Philece Sampler (credited as Lindsey Eaton) (English)

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"You were totally bad-ass, swinging that scissor around half-naked! Nobody in their right mind could fight dressed like that!"

Mako's younger brother. He leads a gang of troublemakers who mostly loiter around the slums of Honnouji.


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    Guts 

Guts

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi note  (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)

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The Mankanshoku family dog.


  • Ambiguously Human: Or rather, Ambiguously Dog. He might be an alien.
  • Big Eater: He has a tendency to eat anything and everything off of Ryuko's plate when given the chance.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Not to mention that he peeps along with Mataro and Barazo whenever Ryuko bathes or undresses.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: In episode 19, a naked Mako is holding him in her arms, then proceeds to drop him, at which Guts is left dangling from her nipples.
  • Head Pet: His preferred spot atop of Gamagoori.
  • In the Hood: A pug who sports a hooded jacket, complete with ears.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Stays with the family through all kinds of dangers, including assisting Mataro in his search for Mako. Is also able to instantly recognize which of the COVERS absorbed Mako.
  • Partially Civilized Animal: He wears clothes, can walk on two legs, and understands human speech perfectly. Other than that, he's just your average, ordinary dog.
  • Pokémon Speak: He communicates by barking his name.
  • Punny Name: His name comes from the word "gattsuku", which means "to devour greedily", or as the English dub puts it, "to eat with gusto".
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Just look at his big ol' eyes and that little hoodie he wears.
  • Saint-Bernard Rescue: He wears what appears to be a small barrel under his chin in episode 20, the contents are unknown, though.
  • Stealth Clothes: When sneaking around Honnou Town with Mataro after it's taken over by COVERS.
  • Team Pet: He's adorable, and he's the only recurring animal character in the series.
  • Visual Pun: He's a pug in human clothing.

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