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     Masamune Makabe 
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Voiced By: Natsuki Hanae (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

The eponymous protagonist. Formerly a fat kid, his history of bullying, culminating in being rejected by his childhood friend Aki, who called him a "Pig's Foot", instilled in him a burning desire for vengeance, going so far as to subject himself to intensive training under his martial artist grandfather, emerging after eight years as a handsome, popular high-school boy.


  • Academic Athlete: He's smart enough to get full marks in his transfer exam and seems to also excel in sports.
  • Allergic to Love: In the last stretch of the manga, he suddenly breaks into hives whenever girls directly touch him, and starts showing symptoms of it after he and Aki start dating. The only exception to the rule is Yoshino, and he realizes that it's because he enjoys being around her. Neko speculated that the reason for it is purely psychological; his body is negatively reacting to the sudden dropping of his series-long goal after finding out he never had any reason to hate Aki.
  • Alliterative Name: Masamune Makabe.
  • Beneath the Mask: Sure he may be attractive now, but he's still the same immature guy in the inside, and has massive social anxiety.
  • Best Served Cold: His entire plan is to find Aki, charm her into falling in love with him, and then cruelly reject her when she confesses, all for the bullying done from her comment eight years ago. Sounds devilish on paper, but when he actually has opportunities, he never goes through with it because he doesn't want to hurt her.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Veronica's Aki and Neko's Betty. Yoshino later becomes the Cheryl.
  • Bishōnen: Post-makeover, he's considered to be a natural ladykiller with his looks.
  • Bridal Carry: Attempts this with Yoshino after the latter sprains her ankle. This causes her to react and she sends him flying a few feet with a punch from her brass knuckled hand.
  • Broken Ace: On one hand Masamune is smart, handsome, and athletic, and he knows it. On the other hand, he still has several self-esteem issues due to being bullied in the past.
  • Bully Magnet: In his childhood, other kids bullied him for being fat.
  • Casual Kink: Has a relationship with Yoshino in which he calls her Master, while she calls him Pig's Foot. Were it not for the fact that Pig's Foot was an insult from his past and Master being his nickname for Yoshino because he's learning from her, one could construe that they are in an S&M relationship.
  • Chick Magnet: Aki, Neko, Tae and Yoshino develop feelings for him at different points of the story.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He wants to date his childhood crush, Aki. Initially, it's all a scheme to get back at her for rejecting him when they were kids. Then it becomes a Double Subversion when they do fall for each other in the present. The reveal that their whole past fallout was a scheme of Yoshino helps. The manga ends with Masamune confessing his love for Aki and asking her to be his girlfriend, for real this time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Constantly makes sarcastic remarks to people around him, whether it be Aki being a thick headed moron, Neko's tendencies to act like she came out of a romance manga, or Yoshino's tendency to switch between her personas of being a meek servant and a scary chessmaster.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Subverted. He acts like towards Aki, but he's actually planning to make her fall for him to then turn her down.
  • Dreadful Musician: Masamune's singing is so terrible that it could be used as a Brown Note.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: The motive of his revenge is Aki humiliating him by calling him "Pig's Foot".
  • Formerly Fat: As a child, he was pudgy. After a harsh experience with Aki, he swore to get himself a makeover, going so far as to subject himself to a strict diet plan (which would involve rejecting the sweets his mother and younger sister often eat).
  • Freudian Excuse: His goal to get revenge is obviously as a result of Aki rejecting him many years ago. Not to mention he was already bullied beforehand.
  • Giftedly Bad: Masamune singing karaoke causes everyone in the room to collapse in agony. He thinks his singing voice moved them so much that they're lost for words.
  • I Hate Past Me: Despite Aki's subtle urging to return to being the past version of himself, Masamune just doesn't want since he's worked too hard to get to where he is now to throw it away.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Underneath his confidant exterior, Masamune is still the awkward shy kid he was mixed in with years of spite to the people that made fun of him.
  • Informed Attractiveness: He may be miles from where he used to be as a child, but besides the muscles we see from time to time, he doesn't really look any better or worse than most other male anime romcom protagonists out there.
  • Insult of Endearment: Gets called "Pig's Foot" by Yoshino, despite him hating the name. He slowly does shrug it off and the name is basically Yoshino's nickname for him. Also serves as foreshadowing to the fact that Yoshino was the one to come up with the name instead of Aki as Aki doesn't remember the name, but Yoshino does and constantly uses it.
  • Irony: For the majority of the series, his goal is making Aki fall for him to then reject her and get back at her for calling him "Pig's Foot" when he was a kid. At the end of the manga, he unwittingly did make the girl who called him "Pig's Foot" fall for him and he rejects her, except the girl is Yoshino instead of Aki.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's self-centered, full of himself and grudgeful, but not a bad guy. Despite claiming he will take revenge on Aki over and over again, he can't bring himself to do something that would actually hurt her and ends up coming to her aid more often than not.
  • Love Martyr: He pretty much gives up all his ambitions just to be with Aki after Yoshino admits she was the one behind their separation as children, which is putting a strain on him mentally, given that she keeps unwittingly imprinting her images of the old Masamune onto him, but he keeps going ahead with it because he empathizes with her for trying so hard in their relationship. To Aki's credit, when she gets convinced that she and Masamune can't have a proper relationship with the way they are now, she breaks up with him and encourages Yoshino to confess her love for Masamune, honestly believing Yoshino is the one for Masamune. In the final chapter, Masamune asks Aki to start dating again after both realize they do love each other for who they are in the present after all.
  • Loving a Shadow: Neko theorizes that Masamune has fallen out of love with Aki by the time they start dating and he's forcing himself to be with her out of attachment to the relationship they had as kids and guilt over abandoning her and wanting revenge against her for something she never did. For all this, Neko insists Masamune is really in love with Yoshino who has come to know his current self better than Aki. Then this is all subverted in the final chapter; Masamune rejects Yoshino after she confesses to him because he realized he really loves Aki and wants her to be his girlfriend after all.
  • Misplaced Retribution: His whole revenge plot against Aki is this. Aki wasn't the girl who called him "Pig's Foot", it was Yoshino disguised as Aki.
  • Narcissist: What his younger sister Chinatsu thinks of his habit of checking out his post-makeover body.
  • The Nicknamer: He's more subtle about it than Aki is, usually only using the nicknames for people in his head, but he thinks of his classmates bu their nicknames if they have them, and he's come up with a few himself, like calling his mom "loli-hag." Aki is even entered in his phone as "Cruel Princess."
  • Nom de Mom: His original family name is Hayase; Makabe is his maternal grandfather's last name. In this case, he changed it so no one who knew him when he was fat recognizes him.
  • Otaku: Accidentally becomes one for shojo manga while researching pick up lines to use on Aki. Ironically, he becomes scared of Otakus after being traumatized by Muriel and her brother.
  • Raised by Grandparents: After Aki's rejection, Masamune went to live with his grandfather who put him through arduous training to become fit. He went back to live at his parents' house recently.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: He avoids eating sugary and fatty foods, attributing his former fatness to his mother's cooking (where she throws in a lot of fatty and sugary stuff in them).
  • Rescue Romance: He developed a crush on Aki after she helped defend him from his bullies, but she rejected him. Years later, Masamune invokes this by defending Aki from one of the guys she rejected.
  • Secret Keeper: Upon discovering Aki is a Big Eater, Masamune promises to not tell anyone about it. He took it into account in case he needs blackmail material, though.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Kojuurou's Sensitive Guy.
  • Troll: Though not to the level of Yoshino, Masamune enjoys messing with Aki by catching her off guard with his advances.
  • Unwanted Harem: He's the object of affection for Aki, Tae, Neko and Yoshino.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He was very close to Aki when he was a kid, even having a crush on her. After she called him "Pig's Foot" and told him she would never like him back, he cut all ties with her and spent years planning to take revenge against her. After Yoshino reveals she was the one who insulted him to drive him away from Aki, Masamune slowly amends his relationship with Aki.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He totally freaks out at the sight of a spider.
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     Aki Adagaki 
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Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)

A rich girl who used to be friends with Makabe when they were children, but suddenly told him to go away and called him "Pig's Foot". Haughty and a bit stuck up, and has a sour opinion of men.


  • A-Cup Angst: A bonus chapter shows her getting seriously offended when some guy taunts her small breasts.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, she has black hair. Her hair color is changed to blue in the anime.
  • Alliterative Name: Aki Adagaki.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Aki is usually flippant of Yoshino as anything other than her maid, but she does personally patch up her Twisted Ankle out of genuine concern in Chapter 44. She also shows some genuine concern for her as a child while Yoshino is sick.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Neko's Betty. Aki is the excessively mean Tsundere who Masamune actively pursues so he can get his revenge over her rejecting him before, but he's still attracted to her more vulnerable side. When the much nicer Neko appears to pursue Masamune, he rejects her because he can't give up on Aki.
  • Big Eater: She loves to eat, consuming at least several bentos for lunch, but it goes right through her.
  • Broken Bird: Her parents' divorce and Masamune's apparent abandonment afterwards left deep emotional scars in her, resulting in her current cruel personality and strong hatred towards men.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She was Masamune's childhood crush who rejected him for being fat or so he thinks. Masamune tries to make her fall for him so he can reject her in the same humiliating way. Despite Masamune's initial intentions and Aki's Tsundere personality, they slowly develop feelings for each other again. After they have cleared their past misunderstandings, they become a real couple in the final chapter.
  • Childhood Friends: Played With. Yoshino has been together with Aki since they were babies, but their relationship is still more akin to mistress-servant. It's until the final stages of the manga that Aki starts treating Yoshino as a friend.
  • Chubby Chaser: She thought the chubby Masamune was cute and after she begins going out with Masamune, she keeps giving Masamune food so he gets fat again. It's probably a case of familiarity and Single-Target Sexuality, since her fondest memories were with little, chubby Masamune. After Masamune shows her that he has dedicated years to slimming down because he hated being fat, Aki understands that if she wants to date Masamune, she must accept the new well-built version of him and she does at the end.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She takes it very badly when she sees Neko getting close to Masamune.
  • Cower Power: She does this to Makabe during their first date after an otaku attempts to take a picture of her in cosplay.
  • Cry Cute: As part of her Tsundere nature, she looks cute whenever she cries.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: While she remains fairly haughty, she does soften somewhat towards Masamune.
  • Does Not Like Men: In school, she has a notorious reputation for rejecting her many suitors in the most humiliating ways.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": In the finale, she asks Yoshino to drop the "-sama" when the latter refers to her. It shows that she's formally inviting Yoshino to be her friend instead of just her servant.
  • Dude Magnet: Implied to be this as despite constantly mocking the guys that confess to her, more keep coming every week.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: She eats lunch all by herself at the P.E. storage. Unusually, Aki is actually very popular at her school. She eats alone because she doesn't want anyone to know she's a Big Eater.
  • First Girl Wins: She's the girl Masamune has set his eyes on from the very start. Despite all the twists and turns with other girls like Neko and Yoshino, Masamune chooses Aki as his girlfriend in the final chapter.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's eventually revealed that Aki was actually in love with Masamune when they were kids, since he helped her deal with the trauma of her parents' crumbling marriage, and the one who rejected him and gave him the nickname "Pig's Foot" was actually Yoshino in disguise. When Masamune moved away to get in shape and plot his revenge, Aki was left heartbroken, thinking that he had just abandoned her, and thus she began humiliating any guy who confessed their feelings to her.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in two long twintails. It makes all the more obvious that she's a Tsundere.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: She reacts this way after being tricked by Yoshino into watching a horror movie on her first date with Makabe.
  • Growling Gut: The reason she is such a Big Eater is to prevent this from happening to her in public.
  • Important Haircut: In the final chapter, she cuts her hair short to symbolize her futile efforts to give up on Masamune.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Brutal Princess".
  • Innocently Insensitive: When they were kids, Aki thoughtlessly told Yoshino that she wouldn't feel lonely as long as she had Masamune. This made Yoshino feel that she didn't mean anything for Aki even though they have been together since they were babies. Yoshino then drove Masamune away so Aki would rely on her again.
  • Instant Fan Club: She has a fan club among the female students.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Ultimately, she tries to give up her love because she was convinced by Neko that Masamune is really in love with Yoshino, not her. It doesn't work not only because she can't let go of her feelings, but Masamune ends up choosing her over Yoshino.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: After she defrosts a good deal, she sheds the twintails and wears her hair down. It makes her look less uptight and more gentle.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: She never had anyone to play with at her mansion other than Yoshino who was more of a servant than a friend. Also, her parents were getting separated and spent their time competing for her attention. She only ever had real fun when she was with Masamune until Yoshino drove him away out of jealousy.
  • Loving a Shadow: Neko accuses Aki that she and Masamune are not really in love with each other, but they're just being tied down by the feelings they had for each other in their childhood and now that they have changed so much over the years, they're forcing themselves to be a couple. Aki can't exactly deny this because she has been so insistent on Masamune gaining back weight because the fat Masamune from the past is the one she always liked best. In the end, Aki concludes that Masamune would be happier with Yoshino who did come to like him for his current self. Ultimately subverted in the final chapter, as Aki comes to realize that she loves every part of Masamune, past and present.
  • The Nicknamer: She is this to people that she humiliates, giving them derogatory or demeaning nicknames.
  • Ojou: She's the daughter of a wealthy family and has her own personal maid.
  • Post-Stress Overeating: She picked up her Big Eater habits around the time her parents got divorced and Masamune left immediately after.
  • The Prankster: When she was a child, Aki played pranks on the servants of her mansion whenever she got bored.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears black pantyhose as part of her school uniform. This highlights her status as an Ojou.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her twintails are long enough to reach down her hips.
  • Rich Bitch: She comes from a wealthy family and is exceptionally haughty.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: She thinks going on a date while wearing a Magical Girl cosplay and renting an entire movie theater is normal.
  • Sacred First Kiss: She was pretty pissed after Masamune took her first kiss as part of a School Play.
  • She's Got Legs: What she lacks in breasts and hips, she more than makes up for in her long, luxurious legs. They're even her focal point, as seen in the main page picture.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She feels attracted Masamune because of his Dogged Nice Guy act, not knowing he's secretly planning to reject her.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Though she is cruel, she acts the way she does in order to keep others at a distance and protect herself from being hurt. Aki's true personality is a crybaby who keeps up a tough front to prevent people from taking advantage of her as well a coping mechanism to deal with her belief that Masamune abandoned her as a kid.
  • Super Drowning Skills: She is incapable of swimming.
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: Because of an agreement between their families, she gets engaged to Kanetsugu, who claims to be Masamune. The farce is exposed with the reveal that Kanetsugu is a woman. The real Masamune even comments on how absurd it is that Aki didn't notice she was dating another woman.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She's much less cruel in the later stages of the manga, especially when concerning Makabe.
  • Tsundere: Harsh type and a particularly mean one at that. She's incredibly arrogant, nasty and cruel, especially to men. It takes Masamune a lot of effort to bring out her softer side.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has the eye shape expected of a mean Tsundere like her.
  • Uptown Girl: She comes from a family of much higher social class than Masamune's.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As a child, she was way nicer, if mischievous. After her parents got a divorce and her crush apparently abandoned her at such difficult time, she started taking out her anger on the boys who confessed to her.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Masamune.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has dark blue hair in the anime.

    Yoshino Koiwai 
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Voiced by: Inori Minase (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

Aki's personal servant, part of a family that has served the Adagaki family line for years. She secretly agrees to help Makabe with his revenge plan.


  • Absurd Phobia: Has a fear of fireworks to the point it causes a Heroic BSoD upon even hearing one. Justified as Aki once tied up Yoshino to a firework in an experiment to see how many fireworks were needed to get someone to the moon.
  • The Atoner: She was the one who called Masamune "Pig's Foot" while disguised as Aki out of jealousy over their friendship. She comes to deeply regret it years later after it broke Aki, and as tries to pair them together to restore their relationship.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The first impression Masamune gets from her is that of a Shrinking Violet who is a victim of Aki's cruel attitude, even comparing her to Cinderella. He soon finds out that beneath that shy demeanor, Yoshino can be a nasty Manipulative Bitch.
  • Book Dumb: Despite being one of the smartest characters in the series, Yoshino has been seen requiring outside assistance in order to pass her exams.
  • Brutal Honesty: Has a habit of telling Masamune off for acting like an idiot in a ridiculously blunt fashion.
  • Casual Kink: Has a relationship with Masamune in which he calls her Master, while she calls him Pig's Foot. Were it not for the fact that Pig's Foot was an insult from Masamune's past and Master being his nickname for Yoshino because he's learning from her, one could construe that they are in an S&M relationship.
  • Childhood Friends: Played With. Yoshino and Aki grew up together in the mansion, but Yoshino was still Aki's servant and was constantly reminded to act as such. Yoshino was upset when she found out Aki thought of Masamune as her Only Friend despite Yoshino being there for her which is why Yoshino drove him away.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: As a child she resented the closeness between Masamune and Aki. Out of spite, she disguised herself as the latter and told off Masamune by calling him "Pig's Foot".
  • Consummate Liar: Manages to get Aki to go on a date in cosplay by telling her it was appropriate attire for a date. She pulls it off because Aki would never believe that Yoshino would lie to her because of their master servant relationship.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Has everything from rope traps, knives, chainsaws, brass knuckles, to air guns at her disposal.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She has a tendency to fall over herself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like Masamune, she has a tendency to make snarky remarks about the people around her.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Despite all of her Manipulative Bitch tendencies, Yoshino was caught off guard by Gasou figuring out her relationship with Masamune and being almost neutralized as a threat.
  • Disapproving Look: Tends to flash these at Masamune when he's doing something stupid or gets in to trouble.
  • Empty Eyes: Sports these when she's getting serious about anything, usually when plotting or dealing with someone else's plan.
  • Fairy Tale Motifs: Masamume frequently compares her to Cinderella.
  • Forceful Kiss: In the penultimate chapter, she arrives at Masamune's grandfather's house and kisses Masamune. The next chapter reveals he rejected her after that.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: She first became aware of her feelings for Masamune when she saw him kissing Aki in the Snow White School Play. Yoshino tried to ignore how she felt so she wouldn't get in the way of Masamune and Aki, but eventually Neko calls her out on it and Aki herself encourages Yoshino to confess her feelings.
  • Grew a Spine: In the series conclusion, Yoshino is able to be much more honest with Aki, even criticizing her and openly giving her tough love as seen in anime OVA.
  • Hockey Mask and Chainsaw: Dresses up like this to mess with to mess with Aki's supervisor/secretary during the Island arc.
  • Important Hair Accessory: Her hair clips change position from being on separate sides of her head to being right next to each other when she's plotting a new scheme.
  • In-Series Nickname: Called "Master" by Makabe while they were collaborating on the revenge plot, but still refers to her as such when it's over. Also referred to as a black hearted Cinderella.
  • Irony: Yoshino, while posing as Aki, tells Masamune that there was no way she would've fallen for him. 8 years later, Yoshino does fall for him while helping him get the heart of the girl he wanted to dump.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She loved Masamune way back since the Yasaka Festival, but she was holding back for Aki's sake. In the finale, she does confess to Masamune only to be rejected by him. She then gives him and Aki her blessing.
  • Legacy of Service: Her family has served under the Adagakis for generations.
  • Love Hurts: Despite loving Masamune, she herself admits that her feelings are irrelevant despite being notably hurt by her belief that Masamune can't be with her.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Yoshino is the most manipulative character in the cast, constantly one upping everyone else's plans either by using her cutsy persona to get people where she needs them to be or her more dangerous side to intimidate other people.
  • Matchmaker Crush: She's in on Masamune's plan to make Aki fall for him, and does so because she wants to atone for her role in breaking them apart as children. It turns out that along the way, she fell in love with him too.
  • Meido: She serves as Aki's personal maid.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She didn't realize the severity of what she did by driving Masamune away until she saw how badly it affected Aki.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Pretends to be dim, while in all actuality is the most competent character in the show to get what she wants. It works to her advantage as it allows her to go without notice.
  • Panty Shot: She has little idea how much she flashes her panties, especially towards Masamune.
  • Relationship Sabotage: When she was a child, she hated how Aki only seemed to care about Masamune. In a fit of jealousy, Yoshino disguised herself as Aki and from a window, she told Masamune that she would never come to like a "Pig's Foot". Yoshino almost immediately regretted what she did when she saw Aki crying every day because of Masamune's apparent abandonment, but it was too late to undo her wrongdoing because Masamune had left the town to live with his grandfather. Once she recognizes Masamune in the present, she pretends to help him in his revenge plot to hopefully fix the relationship between him and Aki which she ruined.
  • The Reliable One: For both Aki and Masamune as both of them depend on Yoshino to get the ball rolling for their plots. Masamune even lampshades it by calling her the only one he can ever count on.
  • The Reveal: She tells Makabe herself that she was the one who originally called him "Pig's Foot".
  • Romantic Runner-Up: She's Masamune's reliable accomplice in his schemes for making Aki fall for him. Over the course of the series, Yoshino develops feelings for Masamune, but doesn't act on it because she doesn't want to ruin the chances of Masamune and Aki getting together again. Throughout the closing chapters, Neko and Aki push Yoshino to be honest about her crush and confess to Masamune because both believed she's the one who should be with Masamune. Yoshino does kiss Masamune in the penultimate chapter, only for Masamune to turn her down because he has decided he wants Aki to be his girlfriend again.
  • Secret Keeper:
    • She immediately figures out who Masamune is, but doesn't tell anyone including Aki about his past as a bullied fat kid and tries to help him hook up with Aki despite knowing of his intentions to reject her.
    • She's the only person outside Masamune who knows Aki is a Big Eater.
  • Servile Snarker: Despite being Aki's maid, Yoshino casually make fun of her master for making stupid mistakes.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In the OVA, Yoshino's sister dress her up for her day off, making her look stunning. Yoshino, however, doesn't feel comfortable with her new look and changes to much plainer cloths once she gets the chance.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: After she confesses she was the one who gave Masamune the nickname "Pig's Foot", an inordinate amount of panel time is dedicated to Yoshino and her feelings for Masamune. Throughout the closing chapters, it really seems Yoshino might have as well replaced Aki as the main heroine. She's taken out of the spotlight until the very last chapter because Masamune rejected her. Even then, the epilogue OVA is more about Yoshino than either Masamune or Aki.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Pulls this on multiple characters when she's setting up one of her plans.
  • The Stoic: Barely ever changes her facial expression in response to the events around her.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks a lot like her mother.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She acts like a cold-hearted, calculating Emotionless Girl. It's until much later that the reveal of her role in splitting Masamune and Aki apart and her conflicting feelings for Masamune reveal a surprisingly sensitive side to her.
  • Tareme Eyes: Her droopy eyes complement her harmless, shy appearance. But don't let her fool you.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: She develops feelings for Masamune midway through the story, becoming his third potential love interest. She also displays qualities of both Betty and Veronica, being both a Cute Clumsy Girl willing to help out Masamune and a sly Manipulative Bitch.
  • Troll: Even though she takes some abuse from Aki, she does get back at her in various ways without her knowing; for example, tricking her into wearing Pretty Cure cosplay on a date as well as the time she told Aki to preform an embarrassing chant to "complete" donuts as revenge for waking her up so late in the night.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While she genuinely resented Masamune and Aki's relationship, ruining the former's childhood was completely unintentional, and she has since deeply regretted it.
  • When She Smiles: In the OVA that takes place after the manga finale, Yoshino is now able to smile happily. She surprises her own sister with it.

    Tae Futaba 
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Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)

Student head of Class 2-B, where Masamune and Kojuurou also study.


  • Class Representative: Of Masamune and Kojuurou's homeroom.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Hopeless Suitor: At one point she tries to court Masamune. The latter declines, clearly refusing to be distracted from his plans for grand revenge.
  • Love Confessor: She admits to Yoshino that she has a little crush on Masamune (not that Yoshino didn't know already), but decides against confessing to Masamune himself because she knows he's only interested in Aki.
  • Love Informant: She tells Neko about Kojuuro's crush on her. While Neko is surprised, she immediately brushes off the idea of dating him.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She imagines one erotic scenario between Masamune and Kojuurou.

    Neko Fujinomiya 
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Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)

Another transfer student who seems to be interested in Masamune.


  • Accent Slip Up: She's from Kyoto, but is careful to speak in proper Keigo. She can slip into Kansai Regional Accent when thinking about Masamune by herself.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one under her left eye.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Her story of why she fell in love with Masamune. She claims that he gave her his jacket when she was shivering in the cold while collecting donations. However, Masamune was still fat and living with his grandfather at the time. She refuses to tell Masamune why she lied or the real reason she likes him, claiming that it would be too embarrassing.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Aki's Veronica. While Neko isn't so ordinary since she's also rich and somewhat strange, she has a much nicer personality than Aki and is open about her love for Masamune. Yet, Masamune always chooses Aki over Neko.
  • Birds of a Feather: She is interested in Masamune because she, like Masamune himself, also used to be Formerly Fat.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: It's revealed she met Masamune once when they were kids at a party. The fact that he was pudgy kid like her is what sparkled her interest in him.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Unlike with Aki and Yoshino, Masamune can't recall anything about Neko even though she claims to have met him elsewhere before. Turns out they briefly met once at a party when they were kids, but he doesn't recognize her because she was fat back then, just like him.
  • Formerly Fat: Like Masamune, she was chubby when she was a child.
  • Going Commando: Masamune and Aki discover that she doesn't wear panties, courtesy of a Marilyn Maneuver.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Even after getting soundly rejected, Neko wants to see Makabe happy in a relationship he deserves, which leads her to observing his and Aki's new courtship and looking at all the cracks in it for their own good.
  • Ill Girl: Turns out those pills she's taking aren't nutritional supplements, but her medication. She's very sick, and needs an operation which has a 30% chance of killing her.
  • In Love with Love: She confesses to Masamune that she was pursuing him in order to experience romance before a risky operation rather than out of genuine love. Near the end of the manga, however, Neko affirms she has come to love him for the person he is.
  • New Transfer Student: Transfers into Masamune's class after meeting him again the week before.
  • Nice Girl: A sweet, kind, and friendly girl at heart. She's also one of the few characters to befriend Masamune quickly and relate to him relatively easily since she, like Masamune, was used to be fat.
  • Not So Different: Neko points out that both she and Masamune both use false proclamations of love to achieve their own objectives, revenge for Masamune and the experience of love for Neko.
  • Oblivious to Love: She had no idea of Kojuuro's crush on her until Futaba told her about it. Neko immediately makes clear she isn't interested, though.
  • Ojou: Like Aki, she also comes from a wealthy family.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is long enough to go past her hips.
  • Soap Opera Disease: She suffers from one of these leading her to collapse quite a few times in the series. She does get an operation to get it cured, but is still somewhat recovering.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: You have to give it to the girl— she fought hard for Makabe's happiness, but she directed the resolution towards the completely wrong person. When she sees Masamune and Aki having problems after dating, and that Masamune got a rash from stress, she assumed they were dancing around their real feelings (which was right) and that Masamune wasn't actually in love with Aki but with Yoshino. Then the finale chapter comes around, showing he really did love Aki after all and rejected Yoshino's confession, making all of Neko's grandstanding worthless.

    Kojuurou Shuri 
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Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Justin Briner (English)

Masamune's ridiculously effeminate best friend.


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    Kanetsugu Gasou 
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Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese), Ryan Reynolds (English)

A transfer student claiming to be Masamune and resembles a chubby version of him in order to get into Aki's good graces. Plans on getting engaged to her for certain reasons.


  • Accidental Pervert: Kanetsugu unintentionally walked in on the girls' changing room when looking for somewhere to change for the School Play. Ironic, since none of the girls knew Kanetsugu is a girl too.
  • Bifauxnen: Even before posing as Masamune, Kanetsugu went to parties wearing a suit and she looked pretty good in it.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: More noticeable after she stops using her Masamune disguise. Her features are chubby and plump, but she's still quite cute. By After School however, she appears to have gotten slim.
  • Big Sister Instinct: The purpose of his trying to marry Aki was to help her sick sister.
  • Bokukko: She calls herself "boku" to hide the fact she's a woman posing as male.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She keeps her hair short, which is one of the things that make it easy for her to pass off as a guy.
  • Cross-Cast Role: Kanetsugu is casted as the prince for the Snow White School Play, but nobody knows that she's really a woman at the time.
  • Disposable Fiancé: Kanetsugu only approaches Aki for her money, using an old agreement between their families and pretending to be Aki's childhood friend Masamune to marry into the Adagaki family. Kanetsugu's plans are ruined when Masamune exposes Kanetsugu as an impostor and a woman disguised as a man on top of that.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Kanetsugu is historically a Japanese male name. After the Gender Reveal, it's weird to find that's her actual name.
  • Girliness Upgrade: After the Gender Reveal, she starts dressing more femininely and wears hair accessories.
  • Gold Digger: Kanetsugu's real plan involves marrying into the Adagaki family for their money, so she'll be able to pay for her sister's medical expenses.
  • Hidden Buxom: She wears breast bindings as part of her male disguise.
  • Identical Stranger: Looks like a grown up version of the fat Masamune.
  • Important Hair Accessory: She starts wearing a cat hairpin after her lie is exposed by Masamune and she stops disguising herself as a guy.
  • Impoverished Patrician: The Gasou family lost all their money long ago. Kanetsugu is trying to marry Aki to restore the family fortune.
  • New Transfer Student: He transfers into Aki's class to get closer to her.
  • Romantic False Lead: Kanetsugu shows up as Masamune's romantic rival and first real threat to his plan of making Aki fall for him. Although, Kanetsugu has no real interest in marrying Aki and is only after her family's money. Ironically, Kanetsugu is managing to win over Aki by pretending to be her childhood friend Masamune because the real one is still keeping his identity secret from her.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: She is actually a woman in disguise and was only trying to get engaged to a rich girl in a desperate attempt to get the money to treat her sick sister.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Voiced by Mitsuki Saiga, known for her remarkably deep, masculine voice. It makes Kanetsugu posing as a boy all the more convincing.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Masamune and Aki are left in shock when they realize Kanetsugu has breasts.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Like Masamune, Kanetsugu completely freaks out at the sight of insects.

Alternative Title(s): Masamune Kun No Revenge

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