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Main Character

    Hiroyuki Nishimura 
西村 博行
ニシムラ 浩之
Hiroyuki Nishimura
  • Amnesiac Hero: Pretty much all of Hiro's childhood memories of his friends and their antics have gotten fuzzy over the 5 years he was away. One of the most common forms of development is Hiro recalling choice memories of himself and the person in question. Most of the time the other person is surprised that Hiro can remember such a thing, or commenting on the particulars of the memory. Only rarely is it that both Hiro and the other character cannot remember a childhood event. The only exception is Nanafuse, because he's technically not even real to begin with.
  • Audience Surrogate: In a story where every character besides Hiroyuki is Kemono, the fact that Hiroyuki is very much human may help players imagine themselves in this universe even if they do not personally identify as a fursona. Hiroyuki's appearance is also intentionally vague and generic.
    • Further supported by the fact it's possible to change Hiroyuki's name when you start the game.
  • Big Beautiful Man: He is inconsistently portrayed as this, even within the game itself.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With one of his village friends.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: When he was a child, Hiroyuki announced that he'll marry Torahiko when they get older.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: When he isn't perving out, Hiroyuki can be capable of some very noble deeds, and his affection genuine and pure.
  • Compassionate Critic: In Tatsuki's route, Hiroyuki can show he is apperently this when Torahiko asks how great is his spaghetti he has made. Hiroyuki can then choose to either compliment it or simply downright downgrade it.
  • Covert Pervert: The first thing Hiroyuki does on Kounosuke's route is to buy a Gay Beastmen Porno Book. A very thick one while he was at it.
  • Depending on the Writer: Though many of the routes have different authors, Hiroyuki is by far the most inconsistent character when compared between each of them, this is likely a result of how vaguely defined he is. The same even applies to his appearance, ranging from fairly chubby in Kounosuke's route to slightly muscular in Juiichi's.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Hiroyuki's internal monologue sometimes borders on this, specially when around somebody like Shun.
    • Played almost uncomfortably straight in the worst ending path of Shin's route where you can wind up raping Shin after he admits that he likes you, but then tries to take it back. You're even given the option to back OUT before taking the final step.
    • It's also deconstructed in Shin's Worse Ending when after you rape Shin, he goes missing, the town is aware that something bad happened between you and Shin making you a pariah of the village and Amaki tells you to get out and never return.
  • Dirty Old Man: Not actually - even with his Vague Age he can't be that old himself unless the player imagines him to be - but in his more suggestive interactions with Shun he admits to feeling this way sometimes, as the more "mature" person taking advantage of a "child" like Shun.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Oh, yes!
  • The Everyman
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Hiroyuki's surname and given name can each be changed by the player to whatever they like.
  • Hikikomori: He briefly becomes this when Juuichi rejects his confession in the festival. Fortunately, Kyouji snapped him out of it.
  • Jerkass: You can pretty much make Hiroyuki this to poor little Kounosuke during his route. But...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his behaviour, he can be very attentive and friendly.
  • Just Friends: You can choose this option in Juuichi's route when Torahiko confesses his love to Hiroyuki.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After he rapes Shin in his worst ending. However, he subverts this in Juuichi's bad ending.
  • Oblivious to Love: Two of his friends have already harbored romantic feelings for him but he didn't notice that at all.
  • Official Couple: Has hints of it with Torahiko.
  • Power Trio: Some dialogues imply that he, Torahiko, and Tatsuki used to be these back when they were younger.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Averted. He lives in the city with his mother (though his dad is never mentioned), but his grandparents live in the village. It's unclear why he moved away.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: In almost every way. Hiroyuki is very mild-mannered without any real personality quirks, his body is average, and his hairdo is average. About the only thing NOT average is the fact he lived in a village with a ton of beastmen. This is intentionally played straight to allow the player to feel like they are Hiroyuki, rather than just reading about a character's exploits.
  • Seme: Once in Kounosuke's, Shin's, Tatsuki's, and Juuichi's routes; twice in Shun's routes.
  • Shout-Out: To the Real Life Hiroyuki Nishimura who founded 2channel where the Morenatsu Project initially started. The kana reading is identical, but the real person and the fictional character have a different kanji for "-yuki": 之 vs. 行.
  • Ship Tease: Like a main character, he has this with all his friends. But it's more intense with Torahiko. On top of that, several other characters found in the various routes have various moments of seeming attracted to him, despite having only just met him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Nishimura or Nisimura?
  • Straight Gay
  • The Ditz: The infamous example being the "Is that a piano?" bit from Kouya's route, during a scene in which Hiro hears him playing guitar in a forest.
  • Token Minority: The only human in the story.
    • His grandparents are never given any sort of official description or picture in-game either, leaving it unclear if either of them are human as well. Combines with his suspiciously Invisible Parents (one of whom may not be human).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: It is implied that his favourite dish is Takoyaki in Kouya's route.
  • Uke: Twice in Kouya's route, once in Tatsuki's and Juuichi's routes.
  • Vague Age: As a consequence of being the Audience Surrogate, Hiroyuki has no specified canon age and the player is left to fill in the blanks. However, logically he should be in the ballpark of the age range of his friends given he went to school with most of them, and it can be gleaned from certain in-game dialogue that he is canonically 17-18, player preferences notwithstanding.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Shun. They have a long-time rivalry in video games since childhood.

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    In General

  • Color-Coded Characters: Each of Hiroyuki's friends has a color associated with them:
    • Torahiko: Yellow
    • Tatsuki: Green
    • Juuichi: Brown
    • Kounosuke: Light Brown
    • Kouya: Dark Blue
    • Kyouji: Blue
    • Shin: Purple
    • Shun: Cyan
    • Soutarou: Spring Green
  • Kemono
  • Limited Social Circle: Since the group is very tight-knit, most of them don't seem to hang out with many people outside of it. Except for Kouya who hangs out with his bandmates, and Tatsuki who does spend time with his coworkers. Might just be due to the setting or Law of Conservation of Detail.
  • Ship Tease: Naturally they all get it with Hiroyuki. There's also some between some other members of the group, namely Torahiko & Juuichi, Kouya & Shun, and Kyouji & Soutarou.
  • Straight Gay: There's nothing particularly Camp about any characters in this game, so they all fall under this instead.
  • True Companions: They might mess with each other sometimes, but in the end everyone in the group clearly values their bond as old friends, and it's what drives the plot forward outside of the romantics hijinks.

    Torahiko Ooshima
大島 虎彦
おおしま とらひこ
Torahiko Ooshima

"Heh heh, a man doesn't worry about the little things!"

  • Species: Tiger
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: August 19 (Leo)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 186 cm (~6′ 1″)
  • Weight: 85 kg (~187 lbs)
  • Hobby: Swimming

Your old best friend from when you lived in Minasato.

It's been five years since you saw him last, and many things about him surprise you as you both approach your final year of high school.

Always open and optimistic, Torahiko's motto is "let nature take its course." He works with his father and uncles at the Ooshima Inn, a somewhat famous tourist attraction in Minasato. He's studying to become a chef in his spare time as well as training for his upcoming swim tournament at the end of August. You decided to visit Minasato this month because of a letter he sent you.

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Bromantic Foil: Subverted. Torahiko has the usual personality that could be attributed to one, but he's actually the one who wants to get it on with Hiroyuki the most.
    • However, since you can't pick his route as of now, this is played straight.
  • Butt-Monkey: Torahiko can sometimes be very annoying when he's teasing others, which usually results in somebody hitting him.
  • Cats Hate Water: Subverted. Torahiko is part of the swimming club, which plays on how tigers are excellent swimmers.
    • Torahiko also knows how to surf.
  • Covert Pervert
  • The Fatalist
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: His given birth date occurs during the story, but his birthday has yet to be mentioned in any path. While this is mostly because the latter half of the month is when gameplay starts to focus more exclusively on one character, this is still particularly noticable in Juuichi's route as the day Hiroyuki has to reject Torahiko's confession to continue Juuichi's route is Torahiko's birthday.
  • Limited Wardrobe:
    • Normal outfit:
      • A red A-shirt that leaves nothing to the imagination. The shirt's left breast area has the word "D-GET" in white letters with a black border. The A-shirt covers less of his back than his front, leaving his shoulder blades and much of his upper back completely bare.
      • A blue pair of denim shorts whose leg cuffs are decorated with a black silhouette pattern shaped like grass blades. The cuffs also have drawstrings.
      • A thin black belt with one end always hanging halfway down his shorts.
      • A pair of black, white and orange sneakers.
      • Under his shorts, a pair of boxer shorts with white and light blue vertical stripes.
    • Torahiko also wears a sports speedo with an x on its center and a pair of elastic-banded goggles for swimming.
  • Lovable Jock: Torahiko is usually cheerful, nice, and very optimistic, but sometimes he can get very annoying. Sadly for him, he lacks Kounosuke's endearing ditzyness to excuse his obnoxiousness.
  • Manly Gay: Ever since Hiroyuki left, Torahiko kept working out to get where he is now just to gain Hiroyuki's affections.
  • Moment Killer: In Kouya's route, Torahiko interrupts Hiroyuki and Kouya's romantic moment at the festival.
  • Official Couple: Has hints of it. He appears in the Project Morenatsu splash screen, background of title screen, and the development blog's heading. Further implied by the dialog which reveals he already harbors romantic feelings towards Hiroyuki.
  • Panthera Awesome
  • The Pollyanna: Torahiko's almost always cheerful and optimistic whenever you interact with him.
  • Power Trio: Some dialogues imply that he, Tatsuki, and Hiroyuki used to be these back when they were younger.
  • Red Oni: To Juuichi's Blue Oni.
  • The Rival: He and Kouya are always fighting about something, sometimes over Hiroyuki.
  • Series Mascot: Torahiko is not only in the Title Screen, but he was also used by the devs in certain miscellanous tasks like debugging. Being the implied Official Couple and the first character to appear in the game also help make Tora the most iconic character of the project.
  • Ship Tease: With Hiroyuki. Torahiko has so much Homoerotic Subtext with Hiroyuki you can touch it. What did you expect?
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: When Torahiko tries to teach Hiroyuki how to surf, he instructs him to follow his gut feelings, basically leaving Hiroyuki to his own devices. This is not Played for Laughs and results in Kouya scolding Torahiko.
  • Species First Name/Exactly What It Says on the Tin: "Torahiko" means "tiger-prince". For the curious, "Ooshima" means "big island" and is a not-uncommon surname.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Ōshima, Oshima, Ooshima, Ohshima, Oushima, Oosima...?
  • Straight Gay: Hiroyuki believes that Torahiko would be interested in the prettiest girl in his class, but Torahiko says otherwise if you choose to interact with him on the 15th day of Juuichi's route.
  • Surfer Dude: Torahiko knows his way with a surfing board, and he also has the relaxed personality nailed.
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: Averted. Torahiko and Tatsuki are pretty friendly with each other. Torahiko often calls Tatsuki when he wants to hang out with somebody.
  • Tsundere: A Type A variation, Torahiko's known to deny any romantic feelings towards Hiroyuki if someone points it out or mentions it.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?: On Kounosuke's route, one of the first things you do is enter school at night to take photos of ghosts. While Torahiko starts off calm, he becomes more and more scared and, if you take him with you, he spends the entire time clinging to Hiroyuki's arm.
  • Vulgar Humor: If you decide to spend the beach party with Torahiko, he gets Hiroyuki to change behind him. Hiroyuki doesn't want to do so, causing Torahiko to ask him if it's because he has a small dick. When Hiroyuki denies it, he then ask if it's because he has a big one. It's clear that Torahiko wants to see Hiroyuki naked.
  • Younger Than They Look: Torahiko, along with some of the other high schoolers, look more like adults.

    Tatsuki Midoriya
翠屋 辰樹
みどりや たつき
Tatsuki Midoriya

"I think you're awesome! Someday, I'll build a house for you."

  • Species: Dragon
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 19
  • Birthday: January 14 (Capricorn)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 210 cm (~6′ 11″)
  • Weight: 135 kg (~298 lbs)
  • Hobby: Painting

A lively and cheerful dragon, Tatsuki graduated high school two years prior to your arrival. Always the big kid who liked hanging out with the younger ones, you remember Tatsuki as the guy who always tried to fit in.

Since graduation, Tatsuki was worked alongside his father as an apprentice carpenter. He hopes to one day become the greatest craftsman in all of Japan.

Never the kind to shy away from hard labor, Tatsuki often helps out his friends, though whether he's successful in his endeavors is another matter.

He's supposedly a good driver, but you've heard rumors about the things that happen when Tatsuki finds himself behind the wheel...

  • The Alcoholic: Apparently, dragons are allowed by law to drink alcohol at age 16 since they have a high alcohol tolerance level. This explains why Tatsuki is drinking alcohol when he's only 17 (in Japan, you have to be at least 20 to drink alcohol).
  • Berserk Button: Don't compare Tatsuki to a crocodile.
    • Or an iguana. In short, Tatsuki gets mad if you compare him with any of his distant relatives.
  • Big Beautiful Man
  • Big Fun
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Despite having no hair except on his head and tail, Tatsuki somehow has eyebrows made of what appears to be lumps of flesh.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Cool Big Bro: To all his friends younger than him. They even call him Tatsu-nii.
  • Drives Like Crazy
  • The Food Poisoning Incident: He and Hiroyuki have one when they consume something that (they didn't realize) was spoiled after sneaking into the teacher's lounge. Hiroyuki makes it to a toilet in time. Tatsuki... hopes he can pass off the brown stain in his fundoshi as the aftermath of curry.
  • Fun Personified
  • Exotic Equipment: Tatsuki, being a reptile, has internal testicles and his penis comes out of a cloaca.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Tatsuki's hair is a rather dark shade of blue, which is usually used as a stand-in for black.
  • Hot Men at Work
  • Huge Schoolboy: Tatsuki had the height of an adult by his 6th year of school.
  • Gentle Giant: Tatsuki is usually pretty nice... until he gets drunk
  • I Am Big Boned: Tatsuki insists that he's not fat and that his round belly is completely natural on a dragon. However, since the only other dragon in the game is Tatsuki's middle-aged father, this is a rather dubious claim.
  • Informed Ability: His hobby for painting doesn't really come up that much outside of his bio.
  • Kissing Under the Influence/Memetic Molester/Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Tatsuki gets horny and handsy when he's drunk. According to Kounosuke and Torahiko, Tatsuki while drunk doesn't think twice about seducing a friend, seeming to imply that he's already had sex with at least some of them. He'll get touchy-feely almost anywhere, including outside in broad daylight, in the presence of other friends. Whether he has actually had sex though is called into question by his (sober) claim that he's a virgin and that Hiroyuki is his first.
    • In addition, during the first sex scene, Tatsuki actually is drunk at the time. The second time Tatsuki gets amorous (right at the end of his route), Hiroyuki flatly asks if the dragon is drunk again. Surprisingly, he is not.
    • He seems to have at least tried to have sex with them. Apparently, he made Soutarou strip naked in front of everyone a previous time it happened.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Very limited. His open-chested black-collared blue cargo vest, fundoshi-tied red bandana, khaki pants and socks with sandals are actually him fully dressed. At various other times he's frequently seen wearing only his white Fundoshi, indoors or outdoors — it's a particular fundoshi that is not only tied around his waist and crotch, but also around his very thick tail.
  • Manly Gay
  • Nice Hat: That fundoshi-tied red bandana.
  • Non-Humans Lack Attributes: Most of the other characters, if shown, have human-shaped genitalia. Tatsuki, however, has a cloaca. This seems to be by Author Appeal, since anthropomorphic cloaca fetish also plays a role in one of the issues of Gamma's Manga Build Tiger.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Averted. Tatsuki and his dad are the only characters who lack nipples.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Tatsuki (and his dad Tappei) are dragons, and the only anthropomorphizations of fantasy creatures in the cast. But some dragon stereotypes are absent or subverted. They never breathe fire. And Tatsuki is shown to have tiny useless wings on his back that couldn't fly a baseball, much less a sexy fatass like him.
    • More specifically, Tatsuki and his father are based on Eastern dragons, which have horns and sometimes an entire line of fur along their backs, with some Western qualities, like wings, mixed in.
  • Power Trio: Some dialogues imply that he, Torahiko, and Hiroyuki used to be these back when they were younger.
  • Robotic Reveal: While not canon, an easy ending to stumble upon.
  • Slippery Swimsuit: Tatsuki manages to lose his fundonshi while swimming twice, at the beach trip and on the camping trip.
  • Species First Name: "Midoriya Tatsuki" means "green-shop dragon-tree".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Tatsuki or Tatuki?
  • Stout Strength
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: Subverted. It's not rare for Tatsuki and Torahiko to get together to do something.
  • Troperiffic: Competing with his father Tappei for having the most associated tropes.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: Tatsuki's habit of getting frisky when drunk seems to be drawn directly from his father, who does the exact same thing. It might possibly be a racial trait.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Whatever Tatsuki wears, he always manages to be at least barechested. He also often walks around outside wearing only a fundoshi.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Not only on his head, but also on his tail. However, since it's a pretty dark blue, it may actually be black hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: A high schooler? Riiiiiiiiiiight...

    Juuichi Mikazuki
三日月 柔一
みかづき じゅういち
Juuichi Mikazuki

"The feeling of a single victory. That is why I will not stop practicing juudou."

  • Species: Bear
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: June 19 (Gemini)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 191 cm (~6′ 3″)
  • Weight: 111 kg (~245 lbs)
  • Hobby: Walking

One of your friends from elementary. There was a time when Juuichi couldn't be separated from his twin brother, Kenji, but it seems they've both developed into their own people over the last five years.

Usually frowning, sometimes it's hard to tell Juuichi's true feelings. Since starting high school, Juuichi has quickly climbed the ranks in his Judo club, becoming one of the best fighters in the Kazenari League.

He isn't shy about demonstrating his black belt status whenever Torahiko misbehaves around them.

  • All There in the Manual: The backstory behind his previous crush is revealed in the Bubblegum Bear dojin, and his brother Kenji has only appeared on Juuichi's online bio and in spinoff dojins.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To his younger twin brother Kenji.
  • The Bear: Bearish men are usually older, but he already has the body type. It also helps that he's, well... a bear.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Not usually, but when he's angry, anyone who upsets him is in for a rough ride, mostly Torahiko.
  • Beary Friendly: When treated nicely, he talks more than he usually does and even gives off a few smiles.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: The one time Juuichi wears a fundoshi, this is the first thing Hiroyuki notices.
    • When Juuichi turns around to show Hiroyuki how the fundoshi looks in the back, Hiroyuki tries to count prime numbers to stop himself from getting a boner while looking at Juuichi's big round butt, but is so distracted by his ass he counts even numbers instead.
  • Big Beautiful Man: Not as tall as Tatsuki but still really big, being 6 feet tall.
  • Blue Oni: To Torahiko's Red Oni.
  • Covert Pervert: He seems to have a habit of misinterpretting innocent things as something more risque, with the biggest example being during the camping trip, where everyone is talking about their teeth brushing habits but he thinks they're talking about masturbating. He does it again in an encounter at the local library, where while Hiroyuki is talking with Shin about writing, he makes an accompanying gesture that Juuichi thinks is meant to imply that same trope.
  • Face of a Thug: He really is a nice guy. It's just that he usually never smiles, thus he's often considered to be an angry or scary person most of the time, much to his displeasure.
  • Gayngst: When he was younger he developed a crush on a fellow male classmate who was not gay. To help him deal with the heartbreak, Kyouji suggested that maybe Juuichi was just confused mistaking great admiration for affection. Juuichi ended up taking that advice a little too much to heart and came to the conclusion that *all* same sex attraction is simply a case of mistaken feelings and when Hiroyuki confesses his love he immediately rejects him on that premise.
  • Grumpy Bear: But only by appearance. This does not always reflect his mood.
  • Guide Dang It!: His best ending unintuitively requires specific interactions with other characters in addition to interactions with him.
  • Limited Wardrobe: To his credit, Juuichi has at least two common outfits — his street clothes and his judo outfit (the former being more commonly seen). But as with the other characters, his street clothes are usually the same consisting of a white undershirt and an unzipped blue and black jacket, blue string-tied trousers and a pair of sandals.
  • Manly Gay
  • Meaningful Name + Species Surname: "Juuichi" means both "soft one" and "weak one". He's certainly not weak, but that tummy looks warm and cuddly. "Mikazuki" means "crescent moon", in reference to the Asian Black Bear which has a patch of white fur shaped like a crescent moon on its chest.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Juuichi is Japanese for 11.
  • Only Sane Man: Shares the role with Shin and Kyouji.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With his twin brother, who is cheerful and optimistic.
  • Ship Tease: Much subtler than the rest, but Juuichi hints at having some feelings for Tora. It could just be they are pretty close friends though.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Jūichi, Juichi, Juuichi, Jyūichi, Jyuichi, Jyuuichi, Jyuiti, or Zyuuiti? Mikazuki or Mikaduki?
  • Stout Strength
  • Sweet Tooth: He'll almost always eat honey-flavored food or add honey to it.
  • Team Dad: Is the more hands-on aspect of this trope, contrasting with Kyouji's more laid-back, advise-giving version. He's the quickest to crack down on shenanigans (primarily from Tatsuki or Torahiko), usually handles bringing supplies for trips, and prefers to pay himself whenever going out to eat with friends. In his route he looks after Hiroyuki's wellbeing quite a lot, not unlike a parental figure at times.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Looks just like his identical twin brother.
  • Unmoving Plaid: The floral pattern of Juuichi's swimming trunks does not change perspective when he moves or shifts.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Early on, it's possible to make a date with him to go firefly hunting. The player has to manually keep that date by choosing to interact with him the next day; failure to do so will result in Juuichi becoming so upset, he is locked out of being a potential option for the rest of that playthrough.
  • When He Smiles: Is usually seen frowning, but he does give off a few pleasant smiles, something even Hiroyuki is surprised at.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years
  • Younger Than They Look: For a high school senior, he looks quite a bit older.

    Kounosuke Kuri
九狸 孝之助
くり こうのすけ
Kounosuke Kuri

"It's alright, it's alright, we'll manage somehow."

  • Species: Raccoon Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 16
  • Birthday: October 22 (Libra)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 167 cm (~5′ 6″)
  • Weight: 73 kg (~161 lbs)
  • Hobby: Following fads, photography

Konousuke was one of your closest friends along with Torahiko before you left Minasato. The three of you would often pull pranks on people and caused general mayhem wherever you went.

Where Torahiko's managed to keep his childlike personality, Konousuke has slowly matured, though he can get carried away with optimism now and then. He tends to live life a tempo out of step with everyone else and can often be found daydreaming.

According to your friends, he's grown obsessed with seeing big cities, claiming he wants to live in one some day. Over the last five years, he seems to have picked up a hobby in photography, and the pictures you have seen suggest an unexpected natural talent.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: His carefree personality could definitely imply this. He is very fond of the city and he's determined to move there someday and he's always had a thing for photography.
  • Big Brother Instinct
  • Big Eater: On the Summer Festival day, he has crepes, fried soba, takoyaki, a chocolate banana, shaved ice, a frankfurt, and cotton candy in succession. He even lampshades it:
    "It's sorta weird how I can eat so much..."
  • Clark Kent Outfit: He superficially looks more boyish when fully-clothed (just chubbier than other characters), but he displays very much a Bara body type when the shirt comes off.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Covert Pervert: The one looking at the Porn Book before Hiroyuki was him, he didn't actually buy it though.
  • First Person Snapshooter
  • Keet/Big Fun: He has the Keet personality type nailed, but his Bara body is much larger in size than the standard Keet. He would be a Boisterous Bruiser, but the bruising he does is always social, never physical. And also never intentional.
  • Kick the Dog: A fairly minor one. At the beach party, Kounosuke gets Shin to swim... by practically dragging Shin into the ocean. Shin seems to be afraid of water, and breaks into tears.
  • Limited Wardrobe: A white undershirt, open yellow outer shirt, blue trousers with slightly rolled up leg cuffs, a pair of sneakers, and a pair of pince-nez glasses with rimless lens tops. Kounosuke is seldom seen without his camera hanging around his neck.
  • Meaningful Name + Species Surname: The "Kuri" in his last name, kanji-for-kanji means "ninth raccoon dog", while "kuri-kuri" in general means "big and round". "Kounosuke" is a Japanese name that either means "help of a child's respect" or "assistance of filial piety".
  • Meganekko: He's even cuter and more huggable with the glasses.
  • Mood Whiplash: While he's determined to enter the photography contest he saw in a magazine since winning it would mean he could move to the city, towards the end of his route, he starts having second thoughts about wanting to move. Hiroyuki is surprised at seeing him act this way, which leads to Kounosuke firmly stating that he worries about things and that he can be serious.
  • Nostalgia Filter: Close to the end of his route, he doesn't want to enter the photography contest anymore. Even though he wants to move to the city, when he sees the pictures that he took, he realizes that if he were to move to the city, he'd be saying goodbye to everything he's ever known in his home. Though he wants to move to the city, after seeing the pictures of his home, he wonders why he even wants to move to the city. Later on, he changes his mind and decides to enter the contest, only to learn that the magazine that promoted the contest was a year old, so he was unable to enter the contest.
  • Running Gag: He has a habit of showing up late to things, to the point where when he actually does show up on time it's considered shocking.
  • Small Town Boredom: He likes the city area a lot and he wishes that he could move there. But towards the end of his route when the photography contest deadline is coming up, he starts having second doubts about wanting to moving to the city because he feels he would miss everything in his hometown too much.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Kōnosuke, Konosuke or Kounosuke?
  • Straight Gay: Unlike the other main characters, there's not much that shows he's gay at all. Sure, he does look at the porn book while in the bookstore, but he doesn't buy it. He does tell Hiroyuki that he wants to kiss him during the festival when the fireworks go off, saying that the fireworks are romantic, but it's not presented in a way that makes it look that he's gay.
  • Seme: What persistently he wants to be. However, due to Hiro winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors, he ends up as the Uke instead.

    Kouya Aotsuki
蒼月 洸哉
あおつき こうや
Kouya Aotsuki

"Well then, why don't we listen to some music?"

  • Species: Dog (Husky)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: April 2 (Aries)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 181 cm (~5′ 11″)
  • Weight: 68 kg (~150 lbs)
  • Hobby: Music

Always the rebel, Kouya was once the cool kid everyone could rely on. He tends to be quite stubborn, though, a quality he inherited from his father.

He's been interested in music for as long as you can remember, and you've heard that he recently started a band.

Kouya's fond of teasing, much to the chagrin of his friends. You notice he's grown more cold and distant since you last saw him, something you assume has to do with maturity more than anything. He also seems to be more antagonistic towards Torahiko than you remember, especially considering how close they were when you were younger.

There seems to be more going on in his home life than he cares to admit, with subtle hints suggesting he may be living on his own at the moment.

  • A Day in the Limelight: The game temporarily switches the point of view and inner monologues from Hiroyuki over to Kouya during the latter's interactions with his parents.
  • Berserk Button: He really dislikes being called a wolf and will re-inform everyone that he is a husky. Kounosuke had to learn this lesson the hard way.
  • But Not Too Bi: Unlike the rest of the cast, it's pretty much stated he's attracted to women and men. However, within the story, he is never shown dating any girls.
  • Cool Bike: Kouya rides a motorcycle, and judging by its description in his route he takes decent care of it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Shin, but he can snark it up if he wants to.
  • Face of a Thug: Not usually, but Kounosuke notes that Kouya's wolf-like appearance has probably scared off the kids from going near the candy store. Kouya starts beating him up for the comparison.
  • I Am Not Weasel: As stated above, he doesn't like being called a wolf.
  • Informed Species: Despite his stance on the matter, he and his father look more like wolves than they do huskies. The grey fur and golden eyes do not help. His surname even has the kanji for "moon" in it.
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: He attempts to confess his feelings to Hiroyuki early on while they're alone at the festival, but the rest of the group shows up right as he's about to.
  • I Have No Son!: His parents cut him off. It's because he ran away from home a year prior to the events of the story, following a major argument with his father. Both parents wish to rectify this, though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his cold personality, Kouya does care about Hiroyuki and his friends and is even willing to join them for the beach trip and camping. He's even willing to hang out with Shun, something Hiroyuki notes to be rather interesting.
  • Limited Wardrobe: In a specific configuration too. Kouya wears a loose-fitting black tank top, a worn pair of blue jeans, a set of dog tags around his neck, and two black arm bands. One band is always on the wrist of one arm, while the other band is always further up the upper arm of his other side. Usually his left arm has the wrist band and his right arm has the upper arm band, but sometimes they appear swapped.
  • Meaningful Name: "Aotsuki" means both "blue moon" and "sorrow".
  • The Rival: He and Torahiko are always fighting about something, sometimes over Hiroyuki.
  • Seme: According to his non-canon love scene with Shun in the original demo. He tops and takes the lead in both of his sex scenes with Hiroyuki, however, who remains fairly Uke throughout.
  • Ship Tease: With Shun of all people. In the original demo, he and Shun shared a love scene together (which was later removed from the newer demos and canon). Even without the scene, Kouya and Shun are close to each other with Shun calling Kouya his oniisan.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Kōya, Koya or Kouya? Aotsuki or Aotuki?
  • Straight Gay. He claims he took plenty of girls to the festival in the past when he and Hiroyuki are teasing each other about it, but how much of that you want to believe is up to you.
  • The Tease: He's particularly open about flirting with Hiroyuki and enjoys flustering him over it.
  • Trauma Button: When Keisuke states that Musikus will always be together even if they don't win the competition, unaware of Kouya's promise he made to his parents that he would leave the band and come home if they don't, Kouya leaves and breaks down crying. Fortunately, Hiroyuki comes and assures him everything will be alright.
  • Troubled, but Cute: He has a complex when it comes to being able to take care of himself, and his estrangement from his parents pains him.
  • True Companions: He's close with his bandmates, who give him support after his emotional breakdown in his route. They also each wear identical dogtags engraved with the message "We are forever with", the band's motto. Hiroyuki gets a fifth dogtag for himself as Kouya's farewell gift when he leaves for the city at the end of the game.
  • Wolf Man: Bipedal, but covered in fur and possessing wolf ears. Of course, he's a husky and not a wolf, but he still looks the part, arguably even more than Shun (an actual wolf) does.

    Kyouji Takahara
高原 京慈
たかはら きょうじ
Kyouji Takahara

"It wasn't just my effort. This is the result of everybody's hard work."

  • Species: Dog (Labrador)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: February 14 (Aquarius)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Height: 187 cm (~6′ 2″)
  • Weight: 75 kg (~165 lbs)
  • Hobby: Soccer

Serving as an almost father figure for the group, Kyouji is kind and gentle with everyone. Always willing to help out when needed, your friends often rely on him.

Never far from a soccer ball, he sometimes finds himself defined by his adoration for the sport. He tends to have a smile on his face at all times, making him comparatively hard to read compared to the others.

Known for his clever solutions to problems, Kyouji has become the captain of the Kazenari Soccer Club in his final year of high school. As reliable as he is, though, he's not perfect. He's at times very superstitious, has a fear of thunder and ghosts, and doesn't always speak the honest truth, especially if it might hurt someone's feelings.

    Shin Kuroi
黒井 深
くろい しん
Shin Kuroi

"You really haven't changed at all, have you?"

  • Species: Cat
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: July 10 (Cancer)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Height: 162 cm (~5′ 4″)
  • Weight: 48 kg (~106 lbs)
  • Hobby: Making sweets, sunbathing

A late addition to your group of friends, Shin is a young black cat who prefers to sit back and quietly observe his surroundings. His unusual features suggest a mixed heritage, with his mother being a French expatriate.

Sometimes stereotyped as the "rich kid", Shin has grown quite sensitive to the opinions of those around him. Possessing a slim figure, perfect reflexes, and cutting intellect, Shin is often considered the "brains" of the group.

He was unfortunately born with crippling asthma, preventing him from truly participating in things with his friends. In spite of his strengths, Shin tends to view himself as incomplete no matter what he does.

As a side hobby, he enjoys baking sweets when he feels sad.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Takes over the narration for a brief moment during and shortly after a dream he has.
  • Agent Scully: He's skeptical of some superstitions and religious concepts, such as the local legend about a dragon god who occupies different spaces in Minasato. He even grills Shun for believing in it, which Hiroyuki can either agree with or retort against.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Just like Shigure, Shin is purple, however, the intent was obvious.
  • Big Eater: Surprisingly, he can actually pack away a lot of sweets when he's up for it.
  • Big Fancy House: Shin lives in a mansion on the edge of town. It stands out even more because it's a western-style house.
  • Bishōnen: Shin is a babyfaced prettyboy who is shorter and much slighter than most of the characters, appearing almost fragile and gaunt. But he's already in high school, so he's not necessarily younger than most of them.
  • Brutal Honesty: Shin likes to say what's on his mind, usually something snarky.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He's half-Japanese, half-French (on his mother's side), and him not being as "Japanese" as the other characters is noted a few times when you play his route. Thanks to this, he can speak Japanese, is quite fluent in French and knows some English as well.
  • Carpet of Virility: Shin has a tiny patch of white fur in the middle of his chest.
  • Cats Are Superior: At least that's the impression he gives off. Ultimately this is deconstructed however; Shin is one of the most troubled members of the main cast, and for everything he's better at than his friends, he laments how none of it really does anything to make his life easier and at most it's just a way to hide his problems.
  • Cats Hate Water: Though Shin doesn't really enjoys getting wet, it's not clear if it's because he's scared of it or he's simply picky. Either way, he spends the entire beach party reading a book. He claims that his fear of water is 80% Torahiko's and Kounosuke's fault.
    • When he was forced to enter the water, he cried. This may have just been because Kounosuke was being too pushy.
  • Cheated Angle: For some reason, Shin was always standing in a way you can only see his left eye, with his right eye remaining undrawn....up until his patch, which introduces new sprites that finally show his right eye.
  • Chekhov's Gun: One of the required interactions in his best ending involves discovering he owns a cell phone despite there being no service in Minasato In the epilogue to the best ending, Hiroyuki and Shin are shown to be keeping in touch via text messages, with the latter making special trips to the nearest source of cellular reception in order to do so.
  • Cry Cute: He runs off crying after Kounosuke pulls a prank on him to get on the water Also when he finally confesses his feelings to Hiroyuki, but less so in the "Rape" ending.
  • The Dandy: Moderately. Also, his winter clothes are at least as chic as his summer clothes.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Escapism: His passion for reading is in part due to this. Since Shin is an Ill Boy who's unable to engage in many of the physically demanding activities his peers do, books provide him with a way to live out those desires vicariously.
  • Face Palm: From time to time.
  • Foreign Farewell: How he kisses Hiro in front of everyone in his best ending. He actually deliberately invoked it to screw with his friends' heads; he actually knows exactly what he's doing when he kisses Hiroyuki.
  • Gayngst: He reveals that he had had a crush on Hiroyuki since they were little kids, but felt that it was 'disgusting' to have such feelings for a member of the same sex when they don't return them. This plays out in getting his best ending, which for the most part requires you to not come on too strong by always choosing the most platonic of the possible options given.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: He's very serious and smart, and on the Summer Festival day, he has two crepes, strawberry candies, cotton candy, and a chocolate banana in succession... much to Hiroyuki's chagrin.
  • Guide Dang It!: Good luck getting Shin's best ending without some outside assistance or a metric ton of trial and error. It doesn't help that one of the choices that's mandatory will only appear if you made the correct choices on all the previous days leading up to it. Not to mention the choices aren't made obvious either. It's entirely possible to go through 2 or 3 playthroughs and never realize there even IS a "best" ending.
  • Ill Boy: Shin suffers from acute asthma, which is why he lives in the tiny village of Minosato instead of much closer to his parents' corporation: it was to recover from a life-threatening asthma attack he had as a child, an event that also ties into his self-concsious issues. This could also explain why Shin is not in a club and why he does not do too much physical activity. His reflexes are fantastic, though.
  • Limited Wardrobe: A white dress shirt, grey slacks, and a pair of leather shoes. His shirt always has the collar up, and his buttons are in various states of unbuttoned.
    • He's also seen wearing a patterned shirt and a backpack for hiking. However, he wears it for ONE scene only, and then the outfit never makes another appearance.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He's the son of two very wealthy CEOs. However, his parents aren't able to visit him as often as he wants after he moves to Minosato to recover from his asthma attack, meaning his closest family for his teenage years and part of his childhood is his personal manservant. Add to that his abrasive personality making it hard to make friends, and you got yourself this trope.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kuroi Shin" means "black-well depth". How dark.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: There are very good reasons why Shin acts the way he does. For example, in the very first day he became friends with the gang, Torahiko and Kounosuke had broken an ornament he liked; Then, they proceeded to pull a prank on the Ill Boy and caused him to be afraid of water for life; The dialogue in the game further implies these sorts of pranks still go on uninterrupted, ranging from Kounosuke forcing him to go swimming to taking pictures of him while sleeping and making the whole school laugh at him, and more often than not make him break down crying.
  • Multiple Endings: Shin's route comes out with a whopping four distinct endings: Worst, Bad, Good, Best. However, getting anything but the Bad and Good endings takes a bit of guesswork.
  • Not So Above It All: Even he occassionally thinks some of the group's antics are Actually Pretty Funny, and for as much as he is a victim of his friends' pestering, he himself can come off as a bit of a Troll with how he verbally jabs at people.
  • Not What It Looks Like: An the beach party, you can apply UV-Screen on Shin's back. Shin thinks of it innocently at first, until they are seen by Kouya and Shun, who can see Hiroyuki's clear intentions and interpret the scene as something far more lewd.
  • Older Than They Look: Not as bad as Shun or Soutarou, but he's still pretty small and youthful for someone who's almost 18.
  • One-Note Cook: Although both Shin and Torahiko are cooks, Shin seems only interested in or capable of, making sweets. However, there's a very good reason for this.
  • Only Sane Man: Shin shares the sanity pool with Kyouji and Juuichi.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents aren't actually gone, but they're virtually always away on business while he has to stay in Minasato to recover from his asthma attack. It doesn't help that Minasato has no phone service, so unless he goes to the next town over for reception he can't even call them. As a child this was one of his greatest concerns upon being moved out of the city for the sake of his health, as he felt that being separate from his parents meant they were all but abandoning him.
  • Rich Bitch: By and large an aversion. Shin is indeed loaded and enjoys many luxuries as a result, but he doesn't flaunt it much and prefers to be treated like a normal person most of the time. Most of his perception as this trope comes more from him sometimes being an aloof Insufferable Genius and people linking this to his privileged lifestyle, but as you learn in his route he dislikes being viewed this way. For example, he will actually be offended when Hiroyuki is shocked to find out his favorite candy to buy from the local store is one of the cheapest, despite him having access to gourmet cooking at home and being a skilled maker of sweets himself. This is also true in regards to being part of the group; he could easily handle all expenses and arrangements for everything they want to do, but doesn't, and when he does do this he prefers not to draw too much attention to it.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Shin or Sin?
  • Spot of Tea: Anytime Hiro visits Shin's house, there's almost always tea being served (usually black). Usually with some baked good that Shin made. There's even a conversation towards the end of the game between Amaki and Shin about what kind of tea to make.
  • The Stoic
  • Straight Gay: Though unusual for this game is how he's actually bothered by his homosexuality. It's somewhat downplayed relative to his other issues, though.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality
  • Super Reflexes
  • Teens Are Short: Like with Shun it may be in part due to the game's art style, but Shin is still on the short side for being a young man who's almost an adult.
  • The Twink
  • Uke: In his only love scene with Hiroyuki.
  • Weak, but Skilled
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: The reason why he took up cooking. Ever since baking his first batch of cookies as a child and seeing how impressed his parents were by them, he decided cultivating his own skills as a cook was the best way to make them proud of him. It eventually backfires when his father wants him to go to culinary school, leaving his life and friends in the process, but by the end of his route he's gotten past this mindset and simply wants to do it for himself.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Shin's afraid of water. It's 80% his "friends"' fault.

    Shun Kodori
古酉 峻
こどり しゅん
Shun Kodori

"I'm glad you remembered this game for me!"

  • Species: Wolf
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 16
  • Birthday: July 4 (Cancer)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 157 cm (~5′ 2″)
  • Weight: 47 kg (~104 lbs)
  • Hobby: Video games

The youngest member of your circle of friends, Shun was always the baby of the group. A member of the respected Kodori clan, Shun has a lot of responsibility placed on his shoulders, a pressure that can sometimes get the better of him.

He constantly shows his childlike personality and innocent heart, though if you get him in a competitive mood you can expect him to show you no mercy. Back when you lived in Minasato, you and Shun had a friendly rivalry when it came to video games.

He's never been able to sort out things in his head, something that can be seen in the way he constantly stammers when caught off guard. Still the same size he was when you left, you find yourself wondering if he'll ever grow bigger...

  • All Animals Are Dogs: Granted he's a wolf so he's closer than most examples, but nonetheless Shun behaves more like a stereotypical dog than any of the actual dogs in the cast do. He's friendly, energetic, trusting, glomps people he likes, wags his tail when excited, and even peppers his dialogue with a "woof" or other dog-like noises from time to time. One might be forgiven for thinking he is a dog if the game didn't specify otherwise.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: If you don't count Soutarou. Even then, he generally acts more outwardly immature than Soutarou and the game often goes out of its way to make him appear younger than he is, so players who don't know the cast's canon ages would be forgiven for thinking he's the youngest. It doesn't help that he's also shorter than Soutarou despite being a year older.
  • Bishōnen
  • Challenge Gamer: Is a very dedicated gamer and expresses joy at possibly having more of a challenge when Hiroyuki comes to visit.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite his childlike personality, he's a very skilled gamer.
  • The Glomp: Often greets his friends this way, especially Hiroyuki.
  • Idiot Hair
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • It's All My Fault: When the day of the festival came, Shun wanted to be with Hiroyuki instead of being the Miko for the festival, because it was his year to be it. His grandfather got mad at him because he is strict about the old customs and he even says that he's a shameful heir to his family. Gaku decides to be the Miko in Shun's place, but Shun blames himself for everything that happened, even saying it word for word.
  • Keet: Goodness gracious.
  • Limited Wardrobe: An aqua and white pullover hoodie with the hood always down, khaki cargo shorts, and sandals.
  • Nice Guy
  • Miko: His family is responsible for the shrine and the Bon Festival, and it's Shun's turn to be the miko this year. He's also the one whose faith is the strongest in the group.
  • Older Than They Look: Shun is 16 years old about to start his first year of high school, but from his appearance and demeanor, you would think that Shun was closer to 13 or younger.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes
  • Raised by Wolves: Literally.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Shun, Shyun, or Syun?
  • Ship Tease: With Kouya of all people. In the original demo, he and Kouya shared a love scene together (which was later removed from the newer demos and canon). Even without the scene, Kouya and Shun are close to each other with Shun calling Kouya his oniisan.
  • Straight Gay
  • Teens Are Short: May partially be a consequence of the game's art style, but even within the game itself it's noted that Shun is rather small for a 16-year-old wolf, and the biggest example of this trope in the group. He's the shortest out of the main cast and even shorter than Soutarou, who's a year younger than him. Even more jarring is that his cousins Ten and Gaku aren't much older than him and yet they dwarf him. Hiroyuki at first theorizes he could be malnourished, but upon seeing the rest of Shun's immediate family he realizes it's hereditary.
  • Tender Tears: Hiroyuki believes they're his greatest weapon when it comes to swaying his heart.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Hiroyuki.
  • Uke: According to the deleted love scene with Kouya, and both love scenes with Hiroyuki.
  • Wham Line: On Day 16 of his route, when Hiroyuki sleeps over at his place, in the middle of the night. It's what sets off the rest of their relationship like forest fire, with thanks to a guidebook and supplies given to Hiroyuki from Gaku.
    Shun: Hiroyuki-san... my penis is weird.

    Soutarou Touno
橙野 宗太郎
とうの そうたろう
Soutarou Touno

"Soon I'll be a soccer player like my upperclassman Takahara!"

  • Species: Lion
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 15
  • Birthday: September 21 (Virgo)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 161 cm (~5′ 3″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (~132 lbs)
  • Hobby: Soccer

He is a very hard working and timid boy who loves soccer. He belongs to the local soccer club. He and his upperclassman, Kyouji, work up a sweat practicing every day. Because he grew up without a father, he relies on and adores his upperclassman Takahara. Sometimes he shows an impressive and bright smile. He moved to the village three years ago, so this is his first time meeting the main character.

  • The Baby of the Bunch: If you count him. Subverted in his behavior however, as while he's the youngest by age, Shun is more child-like than him.
  • Bishōnen
  • Cats Hate Water: Subverted. Soutarou seems to be fine with swimming.
  • Funetik Aksent: The English translation has him speak with a slight twang, shortening some words or phrases like "d'ya" instead of "do you" and leaving the "g" out of gerunds.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Has a strong opinion of Kyouji due to him helping out with his soccer practice.
  • Keet: Not as much as Shun, but he definitely still counts.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Unlike Kyouji, Soutarou pretty much never changes out of his soccer clothes. He wears a blue soccer shirt, dark grey soccer shorts and a pair of shoes, but he's almost never seen wearing socks.
  • Meaningful Name: 橙, the first kanji in his surname Touno, refers to a daidai, an Asian variety of bitter orange, alluding to Soutarou's citrus-hued appearance.
  • Moe Stare
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: For Hiroyuki at least, since he's the only person in the group Hiroyuki wasn't friends with prior to moving away. Though downplayed since he meshes with everyone else pretty well anyway.
  • Official Couple: Kyouji admits that he and Soutarou are dating in Juuichi's route.
  • Older Than They Look: Same as Shun. Soutarou is 15, but he looks somewhat younger.
  • Panthera Awesome: Well, he hopes to be one someday.
  • Sempai/Kohai: With Kyouji.
  • Shameful Strip: Was apparently subjected to this at one point by Tatsuki during one of his drunken episodes.
  • Ship Tease: Arguably with Kyouji, with Kyouji being the seme and Soutarou the uke.
    • In the opening party, Torahiko says they are like a married couple. Soutarou's reaction can be best described as fervent blushing.
    • Towards the end of Kounosuke's route, Kyouji and Soutarou are interrupted while on what Soutarou quietly mentions is a date.
  • Shrinking Violet: Has trouble socially interacting with people other than Kyouji.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Sōtarō, Sotaro, Sohtaroh or Soutarou? Tōno, Tono, Tohno or Touno?
    • A popular alternative spelling Soutaro can press a linguist's Berserk Button, because it spells out one of the long vowels while completely ignoring the other. It could be that the Western Morenatsu fandom often spells out long vowels, but also -taro (without acknowledgment of the long vowel) is a well-recognized name ending among Western Otaku. Compare Toho and Touhou Project.
  • Straight Gay
  • Those Two Guys: Soutarou and Kyouji are almost never seen separately.
  • Verbal Tic: He uses the same "-ssu" as Chuukichi during his lines.

Introduced in Tatsuki's Route

    Tappei Midoriya

翠屋 辰平
みどりや たっぺい
Tappei Midoriya

He is Tatsuki's father and head of the Midoriya Group. He is 43 years old. He is an obstinate and domineering husband. A heavy drinker, like a true Tokyo-ite, who gives the impression of a true craftsman. While working outside he is a cheerful and playful old man. At 232 cm (~7′ 7″), he is considerably taller than Tatsuki, so much so that even socks don't fit him. He loves to smoke his pipe and is bad with machines. His wife bosses him around -- he is truly no match for her. He is a lover of both men and women, a bisexual DILF.''

    Yukino Midoriya 
みどりや ゆきの
翠屋 ゆきの
Yukino Midoriya

Tatsuki's mother. She is 41 years old, and shorter than both Tatsuki and Tappei. Her gentle, big-hearted nature makes it clear that Tatsuki takes care of his mother. As someone capable of skillfully handling Tappei, they make good for a married couple.

    Botan Akagane

銅 牡丹
あかがね ぼたん
Botan Akagane

He is a 42-year-old boar. Because he is the only teacher in the village, he was the main character's teacher. He is a kind teacher, but fearsome when angered. These days he has grown fat, but he used to be an active rugby player. Although he does have a house in the village, he spends so much time keeping watching of the school that the janitor's closet has become his second home. He is Tappei's drinking buddy, but their relationship swings back and forth between public and private.

    Tetsuya Inoue
井上 哲也
いのうえ てつや
Tetsuya Inoue

He is a 36-year-old fox. He is a calm veteran carpenter who works for the Midoriya family. Definitely skilled, he is respected by those around him and serves as the senior apprentice. His wife and daughter live at home while he stays with the Midoriya Group. He returns home to visit them every day. Because of his levelheadedness, competency, and gentle nature, newer apprentices to the Midoriya Group are extremely dependent on him. He is usually the one who calms Tappei's temper by using a carrot-and-the-stick routine. To Chuukichi, he is "Merciful Tetsu-san".

    Chuukichi Mori
森 忠吉
もり ちゅうきち
Chuukichi Mori

He is a 16-year-old mouse. He dove right into society when he graduated from junior high. He has a juvenile habit of saying "-ssu". He has a simple and friendly personality, and his job brings out his enthusiasm. He loves the Midoriya Group, but has a bit of bad luck and somehow almost always ends up getting the short end of the stick. Despite this, he doesn't let it get him down. He is the mood maker of the Midoriya Group. He used to be quite mean... He has never seen a human up close before, and his inexperienced hands make his heart thump. Number of times he is beaten throughout the game: 23.

  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Everybody has it, but it's specially noticeable on Chuukichi case. One of his portraits displays his crotch prominently (he's flinching basically) and on the naked variation, there's nothing.
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Covert Pervert: He's apparently attracted to Tatsuki and Tappei, and can be seen commenting (in parenthesis no less, indicating either whispered or internal monologue) on the difference in size between him and his boss, just before getting smacked in the face.
  • Furry Ear Dissonance: When Chuukichi's ears are freed from his bandana, not only are shaped like Mickey Mouse ears, but they also have hair behind them, which real rats don't have.
    • The Japanese language has the same word for rat and mouse — nezumi.
  • Hot Men at Work
  • Informed Ability: Supposedly Chuukichi used to be pretty mean in the past.
  • Nice Hat: That bandana suits him.
  • The Pollyanna
  • Punny Name: Chuu is the sound mice make, according to the Japanese.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Chūkichi, Chukichi, Chuukichi or Tyuukiti?
  • Straight Gay
  • Verbal Tic
  • You Dirty Rat!: Played straight and then subverted. Chuukichi used to be pretty mean, which fits the stereotype, but the way he acts now is a complete subversion, being one of the nicest characters in the game.
  • Younger Than They Look: Chuukichi looks a bit too old to be only 16, and is a bit too young to be in the workforce.

    Akira Nikaidou
二階堂 明
にかいどう あきら
Akira Nikaidou

He is a 20-year-old horse. He is the son of a famous architect. When he was 17, he rebelled against his father, left home, and joined the Midoriya Group. Because of this, he is trying to build a relationship with Tatsuki and Tappei. Incidentally, he doesn't like talking to them about running away from home. The other workers don't understand the theories behind his job the way he does, but when he talks about the data and mechanics of construction he gets Tappei's fist. His frankness doesn't mean that he is conceited, but it often leads to misunderstandings. His fellow workers think that he and Tatsuki make good rivals.

  • Ambiguously Straight: It's possible that Akira may be one of the few characters on the game that is actually straight... unless his runaway story is tied to that.
  • Carpet of Virility
  • Insufferable Genius: This provokes Tappei's violent temper.
  • Narcissist: Akira rather confidently claims that his body is very beautiful and that he's descended from a line of noble horses. He also has no problem going naked in front of at least 4 other men.
  • Noodle Incident: Akira ran away from home, but he won't discuss the details. It's implied that he and his father did not get along at all, as he admits towards the end of Tatsuki's route that he's jealous of the relationship Tatsuki and his father have with each other, wishing he could've have something like that with his own father.
  • The Runaway
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Nikaidō, Nikaido or Nikaidou?

    Shigure Tachibana
橘 時雨
たちばな しぐれ
Shigure Tachibana

He is a 68-year-old dog. He is a person who is aloof from the world. He and Tatsuki's grandfather, Tappei's father, were close friends. Now he is friends with Tappei and Mr. Botan. Tappei's robustness and Shigure's frailty make them completely opposite types. He likes new things, and his hobby is watching TV shopping programs. He is active in restoring the village and attracting new people, and the happiness of the villagers is his number one priority. The current mayor, he gently watches over the people of his village.

Introduced in Kounosuke's route

    Yukiharu Kuri

九狸 幸春
くり ゆきはる
Yukiharu Kuri

He is Kounosuke's little brother. They are a few years apart in age. He is currently in his fifth year at Minasato Elementary School. He used to be very shy and reserved, always hiding himself behind Kounosuke. Now he isn't shy at all and is becoming a follow-up to his brother. He has a cheerful personality because of his brother's influence. Recently he has been becoming less dependent on his brother. This seems to make Kounosuke a little lonely.

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Meaningful Name: "Yukiharu" means "happy springtime".
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Save for Kounosuke's proportionally larger size and his glasses, he and Yukiharu look practically identical.
    • For the curious, the subtler differences are:
      • Yukiharu has less hair sticking out of his ears than Kounosuke.
      • Yukiharu has practically no chin hair, but Kounosuke has the modest beginnings of a teenage beard.

    Harue Kuri 
九狸 春江
くり はるえ
Harue Kuri

She is Kounosuke's and Yukiharu's mother. Usually quiet, she has a habit of softly saying "ara ara" and is a rather easygoing person. Because of this, it's hard to tell exactly what she's thinking... However, her quietness is connected to her large capacity to tolerate as a mother. When Kounosuke was little, she would lose him as soon as she took her eyes off him. The sixth sense of a mother's love would lead her right to where he was. Just like Kounosuke and his glasses, she is usually seen wearing an apron.

    Hiroyuki Nanafuse
七伏 博行
ななふせ ひろゆき
Hiroyuki Nanafuse

The personification of Minasato Elementary's Seventh Wonder. The ghost of a practical joker who loves to play with children more than anything else. In the past, his existence was more vague, but by discovering Shun's appearance and hearing the main character's name called out, he gained consciousness. As the personification of gossip, it's not possible for him to show his appearance to those who don't think he exists. When you become an adult you will realize no one is there because you are no longer influenced by suggestion. An adult that can see Nanafuse will just see him as something as vague as "one of the children", but it's possible that Nanafuse is posing as the person who knows that.

  • The Cameo: Can randomly appear in an early scene in Juuichi's route as a hint that his main interaction is actually necessary for Juuichi's best ending.
  • Creepy Child: In this particular case, anyway. It all depends on his form.
  • Funny Animal
  • Idiot Hair: Inherited from Shun's appearance.
  • Invisible to Adults
  • Name's the Same: Hiroyuki, meet Hiroyuki. And since Hiroyuki's name is customizable, Nanafuse's given name will be whatever Hiroyuki is changed to.
  • The Prankster
  • Remember the New Guy?: In several of his interactions he inserts himself into the group and everyone casually acts as if he's always been there from the start. It's only when Hiroyuki recognizes something isn't right with the situation does the illusion suddenly break.
  • Retgone: Those who know him eventually forget he ever existed. As a teenager, the main character can see him, but can't remember him between encounters.
  • Seven Is Nana: It's very likely that the famous Seventh Wonder of which Kōnosuke was speaking is actually Nanafuse, not to mention the kanji for seven (Nana) is in his name.
  • Shapeshifting: Assumed Shun's appearance, essentially becoming his Identical Stranger. That unsettling smile on Nanafuse's face tells him apart though.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Nanafuse or Nanahuse?
  • Supernatural Aid: Plays a part in bringing Hiroyuki and Kounosuke together as a favour to his first real friend.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: You can only see Nanafuse if you have heard of him.

Introduced in Kouya's route

    Mitsuhisa Aotsuki
蒼月 光久
あおつき みつひさ
Mitsuhisa Aotsuki

Kouya's father. In the old days, he worked at a major company, what you'd call an elite. However, around the time Kouya was one year old, there was a restructuring. Because of his own mistakes and hardships, he wanted Kouya to go to a good school, find a job at a good company, and live that kind of life.

  • Education Papa
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He opposes Kouya's desires to become a musician, largely because he doesn't want his son to go through what he himself did when he lost his job.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Wants Kouya to become a businessman like him.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He does care about Kouya and his dreams, even if he doesn't approve of them. He even attends all of Kouya's concerts in secret to support his son, and gifts him a vintage guitar at the end of his route.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Just like Kouya he Cannot Spit It Out, which is why they had such a bad falling out in the first place.
  • Satellite Character: A unique case for this game - because his role in the plot only concerns Kouya, he's the only character in the entire story who makes a physical (visual) appearance yet Hiroyuki cannot meet or interact with in any way.
  • Stoic Spectacles

    Kazumi Aotsuki 
蒼月 和美
あおつき かずみ
Kazumi Aotsuki

A very calm and composed lady. It seems she's visited Kouya's new place countless times after he left home. She wants to support Kouya's dream, but it's not as if she doesn't understand Mitsuhisa's feelings... so as she gets anxious about their child, she also worries about the complex state of things.

  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: With her husband. She's much nicer than Mitsuhisa and more outwardly supportive of Kouya, and is the first to extend the offer to patch things up between them all.

    Keisuke Hirama
平馬 佳輔
ひらま けいすけ
Keisuke Hirama

A horseman who is a part of Kouya's band and is in charge of the drums. As the oldest of the band members he is the leader. With his cheer, he can make just about anyone open up to him quickly. A mood-maker. But when he gets into the mood, he makes Kouya or the vocalist Yuuki into his strict straight man. He often says "I look carefree don't I? But this is also an act. To be honest I also am thinking about a lot of things as I live," but the people around generally don't believe him.

Keisuke is the drummer of Kouya's band. He's a horseman like Akira.

    Jun Nekonishi
猫西 閏
ねこにし じゅん
Jun Nekonishi

A tortoise-shell catman who is part of Kouya's band and is in charge of the bass. The look in his eyes is just a bit intense, he's quiet, and never speaks more than necessary. In exchange, he has plenty of facial expressions that immediately show what he is thinking. His stranger anxiety is quite intense, and it seems he's trying to correct it.

Jun is the bassist of Kouya's band. He's a calico cat.

  • Deadpan Snarker: On the few occasions he does speak, it's usually to make fun of something.
  • Kemono
  • Not So Stoic: He was openly enthusiastic about building a secret base with his friends, even smiling at the thought.
  • The Quiet One: Rarely ever speaks.
  • Shrinking Violet: When Yuuki noted in one scene that Jun was more talkative than usual, Jun responded by blushing and stopped talking.

    Yuuki Torii
鳥井 有季
とりい ゆうき
Yuuki Torii

A canary birdman who is part of Kouya's band and is the group vocalist. His bright eyes give off a very young impression, but despite his appearance, he's level-headed, courteous, and proper. When his bandmate Keisuke needs a straight man, it always comes down as his role.

Yuuki is the singer of Kouya's band. He's a green canary.

Introduced in Shun's route

    Gaku Kodori
古酉 岳
こどり がく
Gaku Kodori

An employee at Kazenari Town's game store. The grandchild of Shun's grandfather's older brother, the equivalent of a so-called cousin, and older brother. His love of games is also a common point and is taken to well.

With game store abundant with new works and an assortment of products, this wolf beastman works comparatively sullenly. Has bad eyes, lacks sleep, and has an unhealthily thin body. His favorite things are alcohol and cotton swabs. He doesn't blow. He doesn't like environments where Shun cannot find happiness.

The name of the main character who left 5 years ago, which is brought up by Shun with a smile at each and every opportunity, is troublesome and awfully worrying to him these days.

  • Black Sheep: He is this in relation to the rest of the Kodori family, and especially as far as Iwao is concerned. It's because he disapproves of their staunch adherence to tradition, though he relents somewhat by the end of Shun's route, even taking Shun's place as Miko in the annual festival and moving back to Minasato to become closer to his family.
  • Big Brother Instinct: His methods and concerns may be up for question, but he's rarely seen doing something that isn't part of his plans to protect Shun. One of the more reasonable examples of this is when he travels all the way from Kazenari to Minasato just to bring dinner to Hiroyuki and Shun after the latter faints from exhaustion.
  • Cool Big Bro: He runs the local video game store, so as Shun's cousin he frequently hooks him up.
  • Creepy Good: Mostly due to his demeanor and him being a Well-Intentioned Extremist. He takes some very questionably measures in pursuit of his goal to look out for Shun, including giving Shun (and unknowingly, Hiroyuki) a book belonging to the Kodori family detailing sexual activities that he wants Shun to engage in, seemingly jumping Hiroyuki in the night to ensure that Shun gets to reconsile with his grandfather one-on-one, and even sexually stimulating Shun himself to teach him how to make love with Hiroyuki. It's very clear by the end of Shun's route that Gaku just wants his cousin to be happy, but for whatever reason he seems to think the best way to do so is to set things up for Shun to get laid.
  • Gonk: He looks noticeably off.
  • Grumpy Bear: Gaku always looks like he is mildly annoyed at something.
  • The Quiet One: Gaku isn't very talkative.
  • Shipper on Deck: In his own peculiar way, he seems to want Hiroyuki and Shun to hook up.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Essentially looks like an older, worn-out version of Shun.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: One component of his ghoulish appearance is that he has these, making him look malnourished. He's not evil though, just creepy.
  • Wild Hair: His hair is much frizzier and and somewhat longer than his cousins, and the apparent Kodori trademark cowlick even has a zigzag shape.
  • Younger Than They Look: Thanks to his appearance and the fact that he manages a store, it's easy to assume he's well into his adult years, but he's implied to still be a student which Hiroyuki finds shocking.

    Iwao Kodori 
古酉 巌
こどり いわお
Iwao Kodori

Shun's grandfather. Old-fashioned and stubborn, values his family's social standing above all else, and current family head of the Minasoto Kodori family.

  • I Have No Son!: How he feels about Gaku, presumably because Gaku doesn't approve of their family's reverence to tradition. By the end of Shun's route things aren't fully patched up between them, but they're at least on better terms thanks to Shun.
  • The Ghost: Has no character portrait, is only referred to by other characters and is never encountered directly at all. You almost meet him towards the end of Shun's route, but Gaku stops Hiroyuki before he can so Shun can speak with Iwao alone.

Introduced in Shin's Route

    Tsukishiro Amaki
天木 月代
あまき つきしろ
Tsukishiro Amaki
  • Battle Butler: Never shown but implied multiple times.
    • "How did he appear behind me so silently?"
    • Very much so if you rape Shin, "Amaki held on to my arm with an unexpected strength and spoke, in that same...kind way he always did yet for a moment I felt...what...hatred? anger? His eyes locked with mine and his smile never faltered. Not for a moment "anything that would hurt or confuse Shin...should be removed, you should go home now Nishimura-san, your...interference is no longer needed."
  • Gender-Blender Name: According to his profile, his parents thought he was going to be a girl so they were going to call him "Tsukuyo". When they found out he was going to be a boy, they continued using the same kanji but changed the reading to "Tsukishiro".
  • Law of Conservation of Detail: Hiroyuki even lampshades how improbable it would be for Shin's entire estate to be managed by one person, and yet Tsukishiro is apparently the only staff present to do so. One interaction with Shin even has him explicitly say that Amaki is the only servant he has, so he must be pretty damn good at his job.
  • Parental Substitute: Since Shin's real parents are constantly away for business reasons, Amaki more or less fills the roll of Shin's parent. It's even lampshaded by Hiroyuki how his dynamic with Shin is less that of a master & servant and more like family, and Shin admits that the only time Amaki does act more like a servant is when he wants to be funny. Near the end of Shin's route he even calls a meeting with Hiroyuki that's comparable to that of a parent getting acquainted with their child's boyfriend, fittingly enough.
  • Punny Name: While the kanji it uses is different, the "shiro" in his given name can also mean "white", fittingly for his appearance.
  • Shipper on Deck: Maybe. At one point he teases Hiroyuki about whether he and Shin have kissed yet, with the implication being that he approves. While he frames it as a joke, the conversation you have with him just before makes it ambigious whether he's serious or not.

Introduced In Juuichi's Route

    Ten Kodori
古酉 巓
こどり てん
Ten Kodori

The captain of Kazenari High's judo club. His presence and abilities are the real deal. A distant blood-relative of Shun. In accordance with his family's motto 'Protect the head family from the shadows', he has learned a wide variety of martial arts. Since Juuichi-san started judo, they have been friendly rivals. Though they usually only see each other in the judo hall, on rare occasions they go other places together. Witnesses say that they don't look honest at all when standing together.

His tail saying more than his mouth has been troubling him recently.

  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: The most absurd example in the entire game; his nude sprites show his completely blank crotch very clearly, but his underwear sprites very clearly show the outline of his penis bulging through it.
  • Battle Butler: Funnily enough he behaves like this when around Shun, constantly looking out for his safety. The "battle" portion should be obvious given his profession, though a more specific example is when he wants to beat the tar out of Hiroyuki for saying something foolish, but politely asks Shun for permission first the way a servant would do for his master.
  • Crush Blush: It's lightly hinted at, but he might have garnered some feelings for Hiroyuki in the short time that he's met him.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a lot of scars on his face, thanks to his family's training traditions.
    • Rugged Scar
    • "X" Marks the Hero: Has an X-shaped scar on the forehead. He is not a hero and may look even antagonistic, but helps Hiroyuki in the end.
  • Interface Spoiler: Averted; his character profile (and thus his full name) isn't unlocked until after his relationship to Shun is established.
  • Not So Above It All: As serious and brutal as he presents himself, he is Not So Different from Shun in that he will wag his tail when in a good mood.
  • Stealth Pun: His name is "Ten", and he's Juuichi's instructor. "Juuichi" has multiple possible meanings (and kanji representations), but a well-known meaning is "eleven".
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: His last name isn't actually mentioned in-game, but even then, his cowlick should be enough for one to infer that he's related to Shun. Turns out he's a member of one of the Kodori branch families, and as such is highly protective and respectful towards Shun.
  • Younger Than They Look: Maybe even more extreme a case than his student. Would you ever believe this guy is only 18?!

Introduced In Torahiko's Route

    Satoru Ooshima
大島 覚
Satoru Ooshima

Torahiko's father. He's 37 years old and he works at the Ooshima inn with his brothers and his sister-in-law and he lives with Torahiko in Minasato village, He loves cooking; he's the chef at the Inn, so if you wanna taste his cooking, he'll be glad to let you!

Introduced In Kyouji & Soutarou's Route

Alternative Title(s): Morefuyu, Homecoming Morenatsu Revisited


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