Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Kimagure Orange Road

Go To

The characters from Kimagure Orange Road!

    open/close all folders 

Main Characters

     Kyousuke Kasuga
Voiced by: Yuu Mizushima (pilot), Tōru Furuya (anime), Ryō Horikawa (CD dramas)

The main male character. A kind and gentle boy, who is also extremely indecisive, and unable to reveal his true feelings. He's a very Ordinary High-School Student apparently, but his Psychic Powers help him solving many issues...

  • Alliterative Name: Kyousuke Kasuga
  • Author Avatar: Izumi Matsumoto has admitted that Kyosuke is based on himself.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Hikaru's Betty and Madoka's Veronica. Although it's a deconstruction of the classic love triangle.
  • Book Dumb: In contrast to Madoka, his academic performance is not very good. While she got one of the three best results in a school test, Kyōsuke and his friends Hatta and Komatsu were the three last ones... Well, and this happened even if Madoka helped him studying. note 
  • Butt-Monkey: There is no episode where something hilariously bad doesn't happen to this kid. Like when he hopelessly tries to use telepathy in class to communicate with Madoka, but only ends up embarrassing himself in front of his classmates and the teacher.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Kyōsuke wouldn't have had to keep up the charade with Hikaru for as long as he did if he had just told her about his true feelings upfront. Then again, he is the Poster Boy for Indecisiveness. (It doesn't help his situation that Madoka, due to her feelings of loyalty for Hikaru, keeps pushing Kyōsuke and Hikaru together despite having feelings for Kyōsuke herself).
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: In chapter twelve, he drinks alcohol for the first time and gets drunken. He gets drunken again when he's sad because he thinks everyone had forgotten his birthday. And during a Cristmas party. And... Let's just say, he shouldn't drink.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: He's very indecisive and isn't very talented overall, and has traits of this when it comes to love as well, often acting cowardly towards Madoka and Hikaru. That said, he's a good guy at heart and can also be very brave in some situations.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Both Hikaru and Madoka are in love with him. He's too lazy to make his real feelings clear, and thinks Madoka never will love him back. That time he loses his indecisiveness in order to be more confident, he becomes popular with many girls at his school (except Madoka who is not impressed), and the next day, after he forgets everything and goes back to his old self, he's confused about his number of fangirls.
  • Consummate Liar: Becomes this due to his cowardice towards the two main girls.
  • Covert Pervert: When he thinks about Madoka.
  • The Ditherer: Indecision is his middle name. He's the poster boy for indecisiveness among '80s anime fans, specifically the Wishy-Washy type.
  • Dub Name Change: Johnny in the Italian and Spanish dub, Max (short for "Maxime") in the French Dub.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Kyosuke is an indecisive, awkward but sensitive boy who often tends to embarrass himself but has two pretty girls in love with him.
  • Extreme Doormat: Often overruled by Hikaru and other characters, but he's too spineless to protest.
  • Fatal Flaw: He's extremely indecisive, and this makes him so awkward and clueless when it comes to relationships with girls.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The kind, friendly but lazy and indecisive phlegmatic.
  • Image Song: "Bayside Dancer".
  • Insecure Love Interest: Kyosuke is in love with Madoka, but he sincerely thinks he isn't and will never be good enough for her. He thinks that she's beautiful, intelligent, mature... and compared to her, he looks like a kid.
  • Intrepid Reporter: In the second movie, Kyōsuke grows into one of these (as a wartime photographer in the former Yugoslavia).
  • Nice Guy: Though not exactly flawless, he does have a kind heart underneath the indecision and the laziness.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Despite being Book Dumb and lazy, he's still the kind-hearted and polite Noble Male to Roguish Male Yūsaku.
  • Only Sane Man: Can be this when dealing with the antics of his friends Hatta and Komatsu and/or his sisters, as well as the overly excitable Hikaru.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: With Madoka. He's the puppy, even if it seems more like that; in truth, Madoka is very kind and good at heart.
  • Prophetic Dream: Whenever Kyosuke has a Prophetic Dream, the Prophetic Dream tells him always only half of the truth, e.g. the words he hears and the scenes he sees are always out of context.
  • Psychic Powers: He's a rather powerful telekinetic, teleporter, can potentially Time Travel and hypnotize... himself.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: As far as someone with Psychic Powers can be average, Kyosuke is a fairly generic anime everyman otherwise. He's quite Book Dumb and unathletic, not particularly talented at anything (besides photography), and awkward... But a Nice Guy, and a Chick Magnet nonetheless.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Hikaru's Energetic Girl.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Even more than Madoka. He's very ruthless towards Hikaru in the first movie.
  • Unlucky Everydude: Subverted, but he would be a straight example without his Psychic Powers.

     Madoka Ayukawa
Voiced by: Saeko Shimazu (pilot), Hiromi Tsuru (anime), Tomo Sakurai (CD dramas)

The main female character. Madoka excels practically at everything: school grades, sports, music... and also fighting: while initially feared as a delinquent, she's actually a noble and heroic person, who thinks more of others than herself. Her life as a loner isn't very happy, but she opens up to Kyōsuke and reveals her true kind and selfless personality also to the other characters who weren't able see her as she really is.

  • Academic Athlete: Gets top marks at school and is very good at sports.
  • The Ace: She's practically excellent at everything she does.
  • Action Girl: In the first episode she takes on and defeats five male delinquents.
  • Action Girlfriend: Kyosuke may have psychic powers and be the the main character (though this is still argued), but she's actually the one who saves weaker people from delinquents by fighting against them (which made her earn a bad reputation as a delinquent) and who is extremely smart and talented at almost everything.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Averted. She's literally an amazon, but falls in love with Kyousuke, who is quite a Ridiculously Average Guy, The Ditherer and definitely an Everyman.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's a beautiful brunette, who is also cool, composed and aloof in her demeanor. However, that's a facade, she's in truth Not So Stoic.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Sure, she's 15 and looks very beautiful and feminine, but she's well built (although she has no visible muscle tone), and also a martial artist (Kyōsuke and his sisters wanted to learn wrestling in the same place Madoka did). Just watch her fighting against the male delinquents who attack other people or piss her off. She's also quite tall.
  • Badass Adorable: Very attractive, kind-hearted, graceful, and a Kick Chick who defeats bad guys.
  • Badass Bookworm: Incredibly smart, cultured and a classy musician, but a badass fighter as well.
  • Bad Liar: She's not good at lying at all, because she's usually very blunt, and when she lies to Kyōsuke because of her anger towards him, he suddenly finds out she lied to him.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Downplayed, as in the series she hardly ever exposes her midriff, but the trope is largely represented in artbooks and fanart.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: A very beautiful Aloof Dark-Haired Girl and the Big Good who performs heroic deeds, definitely.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Often gets into fights but always remains pretty. Contrast this with Kyosuke and Yusaku, who get badly injured after their ridiculous stunts.
  • Being Good Sucks: Her fights against ill-intentioned thugs to help others made her earn a bad reputation.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Hikaru's Betty for Kyosuke's Archie. She's sexy, rather melancholic, reserved, deep and kinda troubled. However, the trope is deconstructed: she's an incredibly selfless and kind person, and is less spoiled than Hikaru.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: If you're kind and friendly towards Madoka, she's the best friend you could ever have. If you piss her off, heaven help you.
  • Bifauxnen: During her childhood, she had Boyish Short Hair, played football and easily was mistaken for a little boy.
  • Big Good: Of course. After all, she's The Hero and a real Action Girl.
  • Blithe Spirit: She's a free-spirited, individualistic and alluring Elegant Classical Musician, feminine and graceful but a badass if the situation calls for it.
  • Bokukko: When she was a little girl, she spoke and looked like a boy.
  • Book Smart: It's mentioned that she's one of the top students at her school.
  • Brainy Brunette: And how! Contrasts with Dumb Blonde Hikaru, who in truth is not so stupid, but quite childish and naive.
  • Broken Ace: She's extremely beautiful, smart, and talented at just about everything. But she's not that good at expressing how she really feels, being actually a troubled girl with a tough past as a loner. Before meeting Kyosuke, Hikaru was Madoka's only real friend because many people were afraid of her.
  • Broken Bird: This is especially evident in both the next-to-last manga chapter and the first movie, but arrived at in significantly different ways.
  • Brutal Honesty: A very direct person, and while nice and polite, she can't stand pettiness and when she gets angry she never minces her words. Essentially, she always says what she thinks, except when it's about love.
  • Bully Hunter: She defeats delinquents fighting without any problem, and sadly became a Hero with Bad Publicity.
  • Buxom Is Better: Her "adult figure" is often used for Fanservice and adds to her mature allure.
  • Byronic Heroine: Downplayed. She's actually a heroic, very selfless and good-natured character, anything but a sociopath and has great empathy towards other ones. The traits of this trope she has, being a lonely Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold and quite melancholic and sad inside, are introspectiveness, intelligence, perceptiveness, and a not exactly great self-esteem, despite her positive personality and her incredible talents and intelligence. Madoka has a somewhat Dark and Troubled Past, is also really emotional even if she may seem tough and aloof, and can get mad and moody when someone makes her angry.
  • The Charmer: Seems like she gives a boy she had just met a kiss on the lips so he will perform a favor for her. In truth, that boy had always been in love with Madoka and had to transfer to a new town, while Kyōsuke's sister Kurumi was in love with that guy, so Madoka went to him to talk to him and help Kurumi.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: While she hardly admits it in front of others, she actually can't stand Kyōsuke's indecisiveness between her and Hikaru. And when he auto-hypnotized himself and she saw him with other girls, heaven help you.
  • Cool Big Sis: Towards the younger kids. Despite her appearance and reputation, she's great with children (and even with pets).
  • Cool Loser: Even she has the looks, smarts, athletic skills, many other talents, and even rich parents, she's an outcast at the start of the story because of her reputation as The Dreaded.
  • Cry Cute: Watching her crying is extremely cute. Just watch her in the first movie when she's at home!
  • The Cynic: Kind of this at times due to her melancholy and distrustful attitude, but she still has her idealism.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not always, but she still has her moments. For example, she's prone to sarcastic remarks while giving her friends good advice, and sometimes she teases Kyōsuke in that way.
  • The Dreaded: At first, she's feared as a delinquent by both male and female students, but grows out of it after befriending Kyosuke.
  • Dub Name Change: She's called "Sabrina" in the Italian, French, and Spanish dub.
  • Dude Magnet: Undeniable. She may be feared, but everyone finds her attractive.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Blends this with Blithe Spirit.
  • Emotional Bruiser: A badass Genius Bruiser, who gets into fights against tall and muscular male delinquents without any problem, and is also very emotional and fragile inside.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Two girls are attracted to her; Kyōsuke's psychic cousin Akane and one-episode character Shiori from the anime.
  • Expy: Downplayed Trope. Matsumoto was inspired (mostly in the character design) by Akina Nakamori's stage persona and Phoebe Cates's characters. She is a bit similar to Linda from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, though the latter is more of an Ethical Slut.
  • Fatal Flaw: She's altruistic to a fault, really.
    • She puts other ones' feelings above her own ones, and this makes her hide her feelings for Kyōsuke when Hikaru is with them.
    • She earned her bad reputation by saving kids or weaker people from delinquents.
    • She risked death more than once when she had to help her friends (and also a delinquent girl she knew who was attacked by a gang) who were in danger.
  • First Girl Wins: In whichever timeline you look at it.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The selfless, kind-hearted but misunderstood, wounded and lonely melancholic.
  • Friend to All Children: She's great with children and has a Cool Big Sis instinct towards them. The fact is also they easily like her and understand how kind she really is, and they're not afraid of her at all.
  • Genius Bruiser: Has both brains and brawn. She's a capable fighter and a Teen Genius.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Oh yes. She's morbidly afraid of ghosts and anything related.
  • Girly Bruiser: While looking feminine and beautiful, she's still a tough girl who can get into fights. Justified because her tomboyishness as a child and her life as a loner have made her a fighter.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: A classy, reserved Elegant Classical Musician, as well as a bit flirty sometimes (but remember she's not a slut at all) and able to use her feminine appeal, being a major Head-Turning Beauty. But she is also athletic, good at fighting, a former smoker (though essentially an occasional one), and Used to Be a Tomboy.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Subverted Trope: in truth, she is a very nice person, but, especially at the beginning, she can come across as harsh sometimes. Her tendency to hardly trust people is largely concerned with people who surround her, who often think she's a delinquent just based on rumours.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's obviously a good person, and normally nice and polite, but she can come across as abrasive and violent when other ones make her angry. She's more a case of You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Despite being initially feared as a delinquent, no one denies her attractiveness, all the guys in her school find her very beautiful, and Even the Girls Want Her.
  • The Hero: Kyōsuke is the first character you meet and maybe intented to be the protagonist, because he's the narrator and you see many things from his point of view, while in the case of Madoka you always wonder what's in her mind. However, it's Madoka who fights the ones who have bad intentions, does much more things during the series, and is absolutely the most famous and popular character of the series. It's still argued who is the real protagonist of the series.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: She was hit by a car to save a dog in the anime.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She was about to die when she climbed a rock to go looking for Hikaru. Kyōsuke saved her with her Psychic Powers.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: She's a good, heroic and very selfless person, but her loner status because of which she's an apparent delinquent has totally tainted her rep at school (save for Hikaru and Yuusaku). It's only after the Kasugas approach her that she starts to be seen in another light.
  • Hot-Blooded: On the outside, she looks quite stoic and aloof. In truth, she doesn't hesitate when it comes to save weaker people from other ones who are not very well-intentioned, and when it comes to go looking Hikaru in an episode, she really risks her life (as well as other times too when she had to help other ones).
  • Image Song: "Whispering Misty Night", "Kaze no manazashi" (used in one of the OAV's when she covers for Yukari in a contest).
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Despite being a somewhat tough variant, she's still a really pure-hearted person, who will never do anything bad or morally ambiguous. She just wants to do the right thing and is always morally upstanding, full stop.
  • Indifferent Beauty: While she knows she's beautiful and popular at school, that's not really what she cares about.
  • Japanese Delinquents: She is feared as a sukeban, and hated due to the bad fame she acquired. She grows out of this reputation thanks to Kyōsuke and his family. The fact is that even if in truth she's not a sukeban and never was in a gang, her fights made her earn her bad reputation, and her loner status and the fact she sometimes smoked at the beginning didn't help.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: In an OVA, she pets Jingoro (who was Kyōsuke in truth) and takes him to her home.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: Downplayed; her life as a loner isn't very happy, and she can come across as harsh and angry sometimes because of her melancholic outlook on life... Well, actually when you make her angry.
  • Lady of War: She is feminine, composed, and graceful, but also a strong, muscular Action Girl who can kick your ass. She's even a martial artist!
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The composed, serious and somber Dark to Hikaru's Light.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Her loner status is a motivation because of which she's a reputed delinquent.
  • Magical Girlfriend: Subverted. Kyōsuke actually has Psychic Powers, but she's the Renaissance Man who excels at everything indeed.
  • Male Gaze: Her body is constantly shown from the perspective of Kyosuke with focus on her legs, breasts, hips, etc.
  • Meaningful Name: Madoka's name references the night and darkness.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: She's feared by people at her school and believed to be a delinquent, but her real kind and selfless personality is later revealed. The other characters who were afraid of her finally understand she's an excellent friend to have.
  • Mood-Swinger: Her swings are more day to day than moment to moment, but it's essentially due to her frustration because of Kyōsuke's indecisiveness and incapacity to reveal his true feelings.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is the main source of fanservice in the series and could fill out a whole page of sexy tropes.
  • Ms. Vice Girl: Downplayed, as she sometimes smokes at the beginning of the series, but she kicks it. Subverted later as she sometimes engages in underage drinking during the series, although she is generally not overindulgent.
  • My Girl Is Not a Slut: She never has a boyfriend before meeting Kyosuke. Despite her mature experiences she is still a virgin because she is "not that type of girl".
  • Mysterious Past: She had some kind of tough past, which made her able to fight against sukeban girls and male thugs, but it's never elaborated on.
  • Nice Girl: An excellent friend to have. She has a really noble heart, and despite her aloof facade she's actually very polite and friendly. But don't piss her off or hurt her loved ones!
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Played with. She's an Amazonian Beauty who is feared and believed to be a delinquent, but actually, not only the guys, but Even the Girls Want Her...
  • Not So Stoic: While she looks aloof, serious and distant, she's very emotional, sensitive and selfless.
  • Odd Friendship: With Hikaru. Madoka is reserved, deep, thoughtful and hates being a burden to other ones, while Hikaru is an extremely extroverted, boisterous and happy-go-lucky Genki Girl.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: She's the pitbull. Or, at least, seems to be like that, because she's very tough compared to Kyosuke (even if in some situations he shows bravery too).
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Does it very often when dealing with petty people, but still remains correct and polite.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Downplayed. She's not an edgy rebel, as she's still a kind and selfless Nice Girl, but she's sure free-spirited and individualistic.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the Blue Oni to Hikaru's Red Oni. Where Hikaru is cheerful, extroverted and energetic, Madoka is calm, reserved and thoughtful.
  • Renaissance Man: Gets the top marks in the school, she knows martial arts, is able to play 20 different musical instruments, she can dance, dress so well she gives others fashion advice, can surf a 30 foot wave, rides a skateboard down an under-construction building in a snowstorm, etc.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Normally she's polite, calm and serious, but if she has to help anyone in need, she fits the trope.
  • Secondary Character Title: Downplayed. The title Kimagure ("capricious") refers to her, even if Kyousuke is supposedly the main character. However it's pretty much a case of P.O.V. Boy, Poster Girl.
  • Sexophone: Her first theme song, Madoka no Teema and she's a great Sax player herself.
  • She's Got Legs: The camera often shows off her nicely shaped legs and she sometimes combines it with Zettai Ryouiki.
  • Signature Item Clue: A strange case: her red straw hat was her signature item before the series, as she gave it to Kyosuke in their first encounter, but Hikaru finding it in Kyosuke's possession clues her about their actual relationship.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She never had a boyfriend before Kyōsuke: while he's very average, she likes him for being a Nice Guy, and then falls in love with him.
  • Smoking Is Not Cool: At the beginning of the series she gives up smoking thanks to Kyōsuke. However, it's not explained why, but in the second movie she's seen smoking sometimes, probably in her moments of anxiety because Kyōsuke disappeared.
  • Statuesque Stunner: The tallest and most beautiful female character in the series.
  • The Stoic: She may appear like that; however, she's definitely not emotionless.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Despite her overall nice behaviour, she tends to show both her sides (aloof or friendly) alternately. However, when she acts aloof it's essentially due to Kyōsuke's eternal indecisiveness, which makes her feel frustrated.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Shown in an OVA.
  • The Tease: She can be somewhat coquettish and snarky towards Kyōsuke, but still in a nice way.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She was the tomboy to Hikaru's girly girl in their childhood. Now they are Light Feminine and Dark Feminine but both with some tomboy tendencies.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Not as much as Kyōsuke, but in the first movie, she tells him to break it off with Hikaru as soon as he can and apparently has no regards for hurting Hikaru's feelings if it means she can be with Kyosuke. However, she's not as ruthless as Kyosuke, and when she later talks to Hikaru she's a little softer, but still must make her front reality.
  • Troubled, but Cute: A female example. She's a mysterious, fragile and reserved loner, and has a bad reputation, but no one can't deny that she looks gorgeous, and she's actually a fantastic person at heart.
  • Tsundere: One of the first well known ones. Her complex personality is favourably compared partially to more modern ones (and initially to Kuudere subtype): she can be moody, but she does much more than screaming and beating up her love interest. She tends more towards type B, because she's actually a sweet and good-natured girl, but emotionally fragile and misunderstood, and bad behaviour by other ones towards her makes her whimsical and mysterious. Well, she's a profound and complex person, and it wouldn't be right to simplify such a character, but the tsundere traits are there.
  • Urban Legend Love Life: The Chaste Flirt variation. Kyosuke always discovers the guys she is "dating" turn out to be relatives or just friends.
  • Used to Be a Tomboy: As a little girl she was a tomboy with Boyish Short Hair. Now she's a gorgeous, long-haired Ms. Fanservice who embodies the Dark Feminine of the Light Feminine and Dark Feminine trope.
  • Waif-Fu: While not tiny at all, she's still a girl... And this girl is able to defeat male delinquents who are much taller and larger than her.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: She's extremely afraid of ghosts and anything related to them. Tell her a story about ghosts and you'll see how such a brave, tough girl can become scared and reveal her fragilities. This means not that's her only fragility...
  • What Does She See in Him?: People wonder why she would be interested in Kyousuke. Probably because he approached her without any fear (or in spite of his fears), or simply because he's a Nice Guy. Or perhaps she recognizes him as that superpowered boy she met and fell for five years ago.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Seems so tough but, Dear God, she's really afraid of ghosts.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Well, she's a fighter, but still beautiful, feminine, kind-hearted and devoted to the guy she loves (and also a lot to her best friend).
  • You Are Not Alone: She's essentially a loner, at least at the beginning, but the only ones who are her friends would do anything for her (as she would too), and later the other recurring characters finally understand how kind-hearted she really is.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: It's hard to find a person who is caring, selfless and good at heart like her, but breaking her heart is a very big mistake...

     Hikaru Hiyama
Voiced by: Yōko Ogai (pilot), Eriko Hara (anime), Yuka Imai (CD dramas)

Sweet, energetic, ditzy and childish, Hikaru is Madoka's best friend. She's always happy and never understands Kyōsuke's true feelings. And when she finally does...

  • Alliterative Name: Hikaru Hiyama
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Madoka's Veronica for Kyosuke's Archie, as she's more down to earth, always cheerful and very open about her feelings. Deconstructed as she's not as selfless as Madoka, and she's rather spoiled.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Her short hair is used to highlight her simple, energetic personality and make her a foil to Madoka's aloof long hair.
  • Character Exaggeration: In the anime, she goes from a genuine Genki Girl to a straight ditz.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: With borderline Yandere-like tendencies in the first movie, though this is slightly more understandable as not only she's very young but overly stressed over an extremly important audition for a movie and having juuuust found out about Kyosuke and Madoka.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Has No Sense of Personal Space, and is overly naive, ditzy and hyperactive.
  • Cry Cute: She does it often, when her "Daaaarliiiiiing!" disappoints her (and even in ridiculous situations, when in reality he doesn't, for example when she mistakes Kazuya for Kyōsuke's son...).
  • The Cutie: A super-bubbly and super-sweet schoolgirl who provides cutesy comic relief, in contrast to Madoka's aloof and cool facade.
  • The Ditz: She has a ditzy, quite childish personality. She's not really stupid in truth, but very naive.
  • Dub Name Change: "Tinetta" in the Italian dub, "Pamela" in the French Dub, "Rosa" in the Spanish dub.
  • Dumb Blonde: In the anime, sometimes she has traits of this. She is both blonde and airheaded, in contrast to Brainy Brunette Madoka.
  • Foil:
    • To Madoka, who is selfless, composed, reserved and very deep. Hikaru doesn't mind if she's clingy and annoying, and she's very bubbly, ditzy, naive and boisterous.
    • To Kyōsuke, as she's anything but indecisive.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The extremely cheerful, childish, hyper-energetic and talkative sanguine.
  • Genki Girl: Always bubbly, happy, and very excitable.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Unlike Madoka, she was girly even as a child. Now she is an overly clingy and innocent Naïve Everygirl who is always hugging her boyfriend, but has the energy, the Boyish Short Hair, and some typical traits of the Shorttank character. Like Madoka, before befriending Kyōsuke, she was an occasional smoker.
  • The Glomp: "Daaaarliiiiiing!"
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a cute and innocent Nice Girl with blonde hair.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Despite being close to them, she fails to notice the Unresolved Sexual Tension between Kyosuke and Madoka. She seems oblivious to Kyosuke's many flaws as well.
  • Image Song: "Kogane iro no sakamichi"
  • Innocently Insensitive: Sometimes. In one episode, she tries to be a good friend and starts cheering for Yusaku during one of his fighting matches… but she does so while hugging Kyosuke at the same time. Needless to say, this only gets Yusaku's hopes up for a few seconds and then makes him lose hope again.
  • Jerkass to One: To Yusaku. She's quite cruel towards him when she hits him or finds ways to avoid to stay with him. This is due to Yusaku's Entitled to Have You attitude towards her.
  • Kawaiiko: A cute, sweet, tomboyish Genki Girl.
  • Kiddie Kid: Despite being a teenager, she often acts like an overexcited child.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The energetic, bubbly and outgoing Light to Madoka's Dark. Emphasized by their names, personalities, and even hair color.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Definitely. Full of energy, always happy and extremely cheerful.
  • Meaningful Name: Hikaru's name references the sun and light.
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: In chapter 95, Kyosuke thinks, she's pregnant and she thinks, she's fat. Madoka knows Hikaru just grows up.
  • Mistaken Identity: During a Hawaii-vacation, she's mistaken for Hikari Hiyama, the daughter of a rich tycoon and gets kidnapped.
  • Nice Girl: She may be annoying, but is overall a very sweet and affectionate girl who loves Kyosuke and is a good friend to Madoka.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Towards her "Daaarliiiiiing!"
  • Odd Friendship: With Madoka.
  • Only Friend: She has been Madoka's best and almost only friend for several years.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Energetic Red Oni to Madoka's Serious Blue Oni.
  • Romantic False Lead: Basically introduced to be the third wheel of the love triangle, because it's blatantly obvious that Kyosuke/Madoka are meant to be the Official Couple since day one.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: Poor girl, she never had a chance to win.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Kyosuke's Savvy Guy.
  • Shorttank: Hikaru mixes this with some Kawaiiko traits.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's seen riding on a punk's motorcycle and at first likes Kyousuke for making a super 3-pointer, but soon comes to love him for being a Nice Guy. Conversely, Yuusaku tries to woo her with his karate skills, but she totally rejects him.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: When it comes to Kyosuke. Unlike Madoka, she's very open about her affection for him (however, that's also because she's 13).
  • Tomboyness Upgrade: As a little girl, she was the girly girl to Madoka's tomboy. In the current story, their roles are reversed, as Hikaru is now a Shorttank with Boyish Short Hair (instead of Girlish Pigtails like her child self), while Madoka is a long-haired Head-Turning Beauty.

Kasuga Family

     Kurumi Kasuga
Voiced by: Chieko Honda (anime), Yuko Miyamura (CD dramas)

Sometimes bratty and spiteful, always ready to use her Psychic Powers, but a Nice Girl nonetheless, Kurumi is the energetic and tomboyish one of Kyōsuke's two younger twin sisters. A bit airheaded and foolish, and not good at cooking at all...

     Manami Kasuga
Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa (anime), Emi Motoi (CD dramas)

The other one of Kyōsuke's sisters. Kind, polite and reserved, Manami is the Team Mom (being even the substitute for her missing mom). She's calm and enjoys housework, but when the situation calls for it, remember she's ready to use her Psychic Powers... She's generally very responsible, but not above Kurumi's influence.

  • Big Eater: Again, justified. She doesn't use her powers as much as Kurumi does, but they still drain her. Not to mention, she often uses them to fix Kurumi's messes...
  • Blind Without 'Em: Manami has a horrible eyesight, and almost can't see without her glasses. In an episode, she wants to change her lifestyle and wears contact lenses to hang around. When she's threatened by a gang and loses her lenses, Madoka runs helping Manami, and the latter isn't even sure if it's her friend Madoka who stands in front of her after defeating the gang.
  • Dub Name Change: "Manuela" in the Italian, French, and Spanish dub (nicknamed "Manu" in the French one).
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Kurumi's Foolish.
  • Image Song: "Yasashii jealousy", alongside Kurumi.
  • Nice Girl: Very polite and friendly, she's also become the Team Mom of her family.
  • Not So Above It All: She has also a wild side, often thanks to Kurumi's influence.
  • Only Sane Woman: Sometimes, since she's the most levelheaded of the three siblings.
  • Psychic Powers: Telekinetic as everyone else, might be a technopath as well.
  • The Quiet One: At least compared to her sister.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Kurumi's red.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Kyosuke/Madoka in the manga.
  • Team Chef: She is depicted as the homemaker of the house, often cooking meals.
  • Team Mom: She even helps keep her father in line when he's a little too lax in parenting.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Kurumi's Tomboy. Kurumi is boisterous, irresponsible, and a Lethal Chef, Manami is reserved, domestic, motherly, and a Supreme Chef. Though in this case, it's Manami the one with a Tomboyish Ponytail.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Inverted, she has a ponytail but she's the Girly Girl.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She is reserved and domestic but Beware the Nice Ones as she is prepared to use telekinesis when the situation calls for it.

     Takashi Kasuga 
Voiced by: Kei Tomiyama

  • Good Parents: Is shown as a gentle guy who really loves his three children and tries to raise them as well as he can.
  • Hunk: He's quite muscular, and looks handsome and manly.
  • Muggles: The only non-empowered Kasuga
  • Nice Guy: A good person, and generally very quiet and friendly.
  • Took the Wife's Name: He married into the Kasuga family since his wife Akemi was the only daughter.

     Akemi Kasuga 
Voiced by: Yumi Takada

Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (OVA)

Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (anime)

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Actually, an annoying younger cousin. Then again, he's just five.
  • Body Surf: His other power: he can exchange bodies.
  • Child Prodigy: For a five year old, Kazuya actually has a surprisingly good control over his abilities.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He makes fun of Kyosuke to be indecisive. Turn out that he is in the same situation with two little girls.
  • Mouthy Kid: He's not afraid to snark and speak his mind.
  • Shipper on Deck: He leans a lot towards Madoka/Kyosuke, though he may be too young to really understand the deal. Since he can read Kyosuke's mind, he straight up tells Hikaru that Kyosuke loves only Madoka.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Basically, Kazuya looks like a tiny Kyousuke. This is lampshaded by Komatsu and Hatta.
  • Telepathy: One of the powers he has, aside for (very strong) teleportation and telekinesis.
  • The Tooth Hurts: When he has a toothache, he doesn't want to go to the dentist, so he uses his Body Surf power to switch bodies with his cousin.
  • Use Your Head: How the Body Surf power is activated by him... Or whoever got exchanged (usually Kyosuke) and wants his body back.

     The Kasuga grandparents 
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (Granpa), Reiko Suzuki (Grandma)


Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata

The Kasusa's long-suffering, plump calico cat.

Other characters

     Yusaku Hino 
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (anime)

A young karateka. He's 13 and obsessed with Hikaru since his childhood. He's rude and violent towards Kyōsuke, thinking he's a playboy who just plays with Hikaru's feelings.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Very dark-skinned compared to all the other characters.
  • Anti-Hero: He's always angry because of his unrequited selfish love feelings towards Hikaru, and because of the feelings she has for Kyōsuke. Rude, violent and absurdly self-centered, but an unlucky Butt-Monkey as well: he mixes traits of a Classical Anti-Hero and a Byronic Hero.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets badly injured after his stunts, and almost always something unlucky happens to him.
  • The Chew Toy: Among the few who are more unlucky than Kyosuke.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Hikaru makes it clear that she doesn't want to date him, yet he keeps going on no matter what she says and often acts like she's his personal property.
  • Entitled to Have You: He feels the need to possess Hikaru and acts like she belongs to him, even if she is not interested.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The angry and very jealous choleric, always rejected by Hikaru.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He thinks Kyosuke is a womanizing jerk who is just playing with Hikaru's feelings. In reality, Kyosuke has no bad intentions, he is just too indecisive and cowardly to make his feelings clear about which girl he actually wants.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's rude, violent, obsessed with Hikaru and extremely self-centered, almost to sociopathic levels, but he's also ready to help his friends when they're in danger.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The rude and abrasive Roguish Male to Noble Male Kyōsuke.
  • Straw Loser: He's dismissed by the only girl he loves and nothing goes right for him. He's so desperate that he makes Kyosuke look good.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Hikaru.
  • Yandere: Towards Hikaru, though his self-inflicted bad luck interfers with this.


     Seiji Komatsu and Kazuya Hatta 
Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (Komatsu) and Naoki Tatsuta (Hatta)

Kyōsuke's friends and classmates. They're funny and absurdly lecherous, obsessed with pretty girls, and like Kyōsuke's sisters. They're among the ones who initially think Madoka is just a violent delinquent, but it's later revealed they barely knew her, and they obviously start to like her...

  • Butt-Monkey: Almost every time they show up, something happens to them.
  • Classical Anti Heroes: Are they ever! They're unlucky, extremely lecherous, Book Dumb, lazy, and often behave cowardly and pathetic. They fit this trope to a T.
  • Fat and Skinny: Hatta is fat, Komatsu is skinny.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: At the beginning, they think Madoka is just a violent delinquent, and also that she has a great sexual experience, just based on her bad reputation. They actually knew nothing about the person she really is, but after having known the true kind and selfless Madoka, at the end of the series, before she moves to the U.S.A., they admit they would have liked to have a closer relationship with her. Yes, closer...
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Both are obssessed with sex and girls.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: They have no real roles in the story, other than being funny.
  • Straw Loser: Both of them. Kyosuke has some traits of the typical Loser Protagonist, but at least he hangs out with two guys who are bigger losers than him and largely used as comic relief.
  • Those Two Guys: Usually seen together.

     Madoka's parents 
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Madoka's mom), Hideyuki Umezu (Madoka's dad)

  • Elegant Classical Musician: Madoka's mother is a famous violinist and hinted to be the one she inherited her looks from.
  • Good Parents: While they're workaholic and Madoka almost never sees them, they're still good people. Just see Madoka: she may have grown up quite fast, but she's still a caring and kind-hearted person with a strong set of morals.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Madoka once runs away from home when she mistakenly thinks her dad's two-timing her mom.
  • Parents as People: They love Madoka and she loves them back, but they travel through the world due to their job and only appear counted times. And we never see their faces clearly.
  • Unnamed Parent: Their names are never revealed.

     Madoka's older sister 
Voiced by: Maria Kawamura (anime)

  • No Name Given: Her name is not revealed.
  • Promotion to Parent: She raised her little sister Madoka in lieu of their parents because of the Ayukawas' heavy workload, until she got married.

Voiced by: Eiko Yamada (speaking voice), Kanako Wada (singing voice)

  • Cool Big Sis: A teasing, pretty young woman in her twenties, fond of teasing Kyousuke.
  • Idol Singer: She is the singer of her and her boyfriend Shu's pop/rock band.
  • Image Song: "Salvia no hana no you ni"
  • Mrs. Robinson: Kyousuke thinks she wants him, at first, and imagines the scenario.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships her boyfriend's cousin Madoka with Kyousuke. She even uses a long red thread to kinda link them up as she's performing.
  • The Tease: Though she does it to help Kyōsuke and Madoka.
  • Tsundere: A type B, normally nice and friendly but you better not make her angry.

Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara

  • Romantic False Lead: Averted. Kyousuke thought he was this, but he is Madoka's older cousin. Having Shuu's actual girlfriend Yukari playfully mess with the idea in his head didn't help.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: He and Yukari.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's an elegant, good-looking and tall guy.

     Umao and Ushiko