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    Class 1-C 

Rebecca "Becky" Miyamoto

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP) and Hilary Haag (EN)

The eleven-year-old advisor of Class 1-C and the school's mathematics teacher. Becky was born to an American father and a Japanese mother. She's often cool and collected, but in scary or uncomfortable situations, she acts like a kid her age — immature, spoiled, and quick to hide behind a curtain and cry like the little kid she is at the first sign of trouble.

Himeko Katagiri

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP) and Brittney Karbowski (EN)

An incredibly energetic girl with an Idiot Hair and a taste for crabs. Her antics often annoy her classmates.

Rei Tachibana

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP) and Carlee Gabrisch (EN)

The cool-headed, calculating think-tank of Class 1-C.

Miyako Uehara

Voiced by: Yui Horie (JP) and Natalie Nassar (EN)

A student in Becky's class obsessed with studying. The most down to earth of 1-C, and often blames the other characters for her failure to study.

  • Berserk Button: Don't call her a "study-bug" (Japanese)/"worm" (English).
  • The Big Girl
  • Book Dumb: For all her efforts, Miyako still ends up over average. She's often quick to blame her classmates for her subpar performance.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Forehead of Doom: Current trope image-maker. Miyako's noticeable, shiny forehead has shown to do the following over the course of the series:
    • Reflect the sunlight and focus it into beams of energy that set things on fire like a Kill Sat.
    • Give instant suntans.
    • May require sunglasses to view directly.
    • Can act as a police spotlight when chasing after a criminal at night.
    • Can easily get wedged and stuck in tight spaces.
    • Himeko thinks that it's able to use the shine to kill germs, although it actually didn't work.
    • It gets used as a grooming mirror by Himeko. That's just the tip of the iceberg too.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Informed Ability: According to her Boss Subtitles she has them, one of which was launching beams from her forehead.
  • Meganekko: Though she'll sometimes wear contacts instead.
  • Meta Gal
  • Not So Above It All
  • Only Sane Woman: Often tries to be one with less than optimal results.

Sayaka Suzuki (AKA "Rokugou"/"No. 6")

Voiced by: Kayo Sakata (JP) and Monica Rial (EN)

A kind-hearted (to the point of naivete) girl in Becky's class.

  • The Chick
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Cute Bruiser: In the dream episode.
  • Mega Twintails: Sometimes Becky refers to Sayaka as "ribbon-head" due to her hairstyle - giant pigtails tied with two large white ribbons.
  • Mistaken for Gay: She likes Igarashi-sensei, and the girls of Class 1-C initially assumed she was in love. Turns out her feelings were more about admiration. Then Episode 15 shows a brief moment with Himeko, and Episode 17 shows her handcuffing Miyako so they won't get separated, although some of her classmates suspect something else.
  • Naïve Everygirl: To the point that some of her classmates exploit her naivete.
  • Nice Girl
  • Not So Above It All: On occasion she can join the gang's antics, and is also shown to snark once in a while.
  • Verbal Tic: Sayaka's gimmick in the anime is saying that something is "the ~~ of the year".
  • You Are Number 6: Literally. Igarashi-sensei reveals that she's the sixth girl with the surname "Suzuki".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Kurumi Momose

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (JP) and Melissa Davis (EN)

An average-looking girl who doesn't like being called "ordinary." Whenever called plain, she usually fades out of existence and isn't noticed.

  • Bokukko: Calls her brother Shu "aniki".
    • She even gets turned on by Himeko refferring to herself with "boku" when the mushroom alien possessed her.
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Corner of Woe: Call her "plain" and she'll crawl into the corner of the rabbit hutch gloomily singing "ra-ra-ru...". She's also known to turn invisible whenever a rabbit hutch isn't readily available.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Generic Girl: Average in both appearance, academics and sports, although leaning more toward the latter, evidenced by her participating in a basketball tournament in the manga, as well as running in Episode 8. Rebecca calls her "boring girl" when she can't remember her name.
  • Genki Girl: Definately has signs of this, as she's seen only trailing Himeko in being quite happy.
  • Meido: Works at a Maid Cafe... whose sales aren't doing well because of her presence.
  • Meta Gal: On occasion.
  • Only Sane Woman: Similar to Miyako and Becky, she also takes the Sanity Ball.
  • She's Got Legs
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.


Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (JP) and Maggie Flecknoe (EN)

The Class Representative of Class 1-C. She is calm in every situation, but is prone to very erratic behavior.


Voiced by: Vanilla Yamazaki (JP) and Christine Auten (EN)

Becky's pet rabbit.

    Class 1-A 

Miyuki Igarashi

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP) and Shelley Calene-Black (EN)

Advisor of Class 1-A. She is a heavy drinker who often comes hung over.

  • The Alcoholic
  • Apathetic Teacher: When not suffering from a hangover mid-class, she's often staring through the windows.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She even appears drunken in the middle of her class.
  • Hot Teacher: Even if she rarely tidies herself up, she still qualifies.
  • The Pig Pen: Notorious among her students for never wearing make-up, never dressing properly, being frequently tardy or absent, and often reeks of alcohol.
  • Sensei-chan

Yuma Kashiwagi

Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP) and Serena Varghese (EN)

Elder of the Kashiwagi twins, whom Igarashi-sensei frequently confuse as one person.

Yuna Kashiwagi

Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP) and Serena Varghese (EN)

Younger of the Kashiwagi twins.

Shu Momose

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (JP) and Brandon Hearnsberger (EN)

Kurumi's older twin brother. A laid-back character and a skilled chef.

Yuzuko Kurusu

Voiced by: Asuka Nakase (JP) and Kim-Ly Nguyen (EN)

A bumbling girl and member of the Intelligence Department and the Film club.

  • Enemy Mine: A friend of Akane. She doesn't know that she's in the drama club, who are the Film club's mortal enemies.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Those Three Girls: With Hibiki and Akira, fellow members of the Intelligence Club.

    Class 1-B 


Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa (JP) and John Gremillion (EN)

The advisor for Class 1-B and PE Teacher.

Suzune Shiratori

Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (JP) and Kira Vincent-Davis (EN)

A tall, athletic girl from Class 1-B.

Otome Akiyama

Voiced by: Tsugumi Higasayama (JP) and Cynthia Martinez (EN)

A stature-challenged girl who often hangs out with the tall Suzune.

  • Butt-Monkey: Frequent prank of height jokes from Suzune, who even holds her and presses a pressure point on her head in order for her to stop growing. But Suzune always touches the one that induces diarrhea instead.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a headband.
  • The Napoleon
  • She's Got Legs: Ironically, being vertically challenged.
  • Those Two Girls: With Suzune.

Hibiki Watanuki

Voiced by: Chieko Higuchi (JP) and Lesley Tesh (EN)

Leader of the Intelligence Club.


Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa (JP) and Andrew Love (EN)

The only known male in Class 1-B.


Voiced by: Mugihito (JP) and Eve Jones (EN)

A masculine-looking female.

    Class 1-D 

Old Geezer

Voiced by: Hiroshi Otake (JP) and Andy McAvin (EN)

The elderly advisor of Class 1-D and literature teacher.

Akane Serizawa

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (JP) and Luci Christian (EN)

A cosplay-obsessed girl and a member of the Drama club.


Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki (JP) and Rozie Curtis (EN)

A "magical girl" from Class 1-D.


Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (JP) and Kara Greenberg (EN)

A mysterious girl sent to Momotsuki High to keep an eye on Becky.

Misao Nanjo

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (JP) and Sasha Paysinger (EN)

An animal-loving blonde student.

Tsurugi Inugami

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP) and Chris Patton (EN)

A white-haired, serious student.

Akira Miyata

Voiced by: Ryoko Shintani (JP) and Jessica Boone (EN)

A clumsy student of Class 1-D and member of the Intelligence Club.

    Supporting Characters 

Lord Cat

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP) and Tommy Drake (EN)

A mysterious feline entity whose residence is the school's vending machines. No relation to the Internet Reviewer of the same name.

  • A God Am I: At least he's not a jerk about it.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Besides thinking he's God, he hides in vending machines to warm sodas with his body heat.
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version, he often says "desu nya" at the ends of sentences. "Nya" is Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound cats make; accordingly, in the English dub he says "Meow" instead.

Nozomi Ichijou

Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (JP and EN)

Ichijou's infant younger sister.

Alien Captain

Voiced by: Mugihito (JP) and Mike MacRae (EN)

The leader of a group of aliens that observe Becky and the students of Momotsuki Academy.

Alien Subordinate

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (JP) and Rob Mungle (EN)

A... subordinate of the Alien Captain who often snarks on their situation.


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