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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.

  • Butt-Monkey: Her class sure love making fun of her.
  • Child Prodigy: She's an MIT graduate at age ten.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Besides her labcoat over blousers and skirts attire, she is also seen in other attires, such as an Elegant Gothic Lolita or on nekomimi-themed pajamas.
  • Cry Cute: Whenever she gets scared, pressured and/or scolded by her students (usually by Rei), she hides behind a curtain and breaks down crying like the eleven-year-old kid she is, and usually turning Super-Deformed as well; so cute indeed that Himeko even called it the "Hau-Hau".
  • Grade Skipper: Extra exaggerated with Becky already being a MIT graduate and a teacher at age eleven.
  • Idiot Hair: In Episode 3, Becky briefly gets one, and she gets so frustrated with hers that she rips Himeko's right out of her head.
  • Master of Disguise: She once managed to flawlessly impersonate Mesousa, a Giant Salamander and Sayaka for a whole episode.
    • Done as a Call-Back in the OVA, where she impersonated Rei.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is part blonde, part pink, presumably reflecting her half-American, half-Japanese ancestry.
  • Sensei-chan: Exaggerated, since she tends to act childish because she's actually younger than her students, being only eleven years old.
  • Super-Deformed: Sometimes, usually whenever she cries.

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.

  • Idiot Hair: Hers even moves around of its own accord and apparently is the source of her hyperactiveness (when Becky took it from her, she lost all her drive and much of her strength. She use two chopsticks stuck into her hair as a replacement, before she got it back).
  • Large Ham: The English dub even pushes it further.
  • Motor Mouth: More pronounced in the English dub.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Anything that tastes like crab. Although she has only eaten imitation crab.
  • Verbal Tic: She says "Maho" a lot. She also often attaches "Omega" to the beginning of things.
  • Wingding Eyes: Gets a perpetual case of starburst-eyes when she's possessed by the mushroom alien.

Rei Tachibana

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

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

  • Gainaxing: In Episode 25.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: People don't even recognize her without her glasses.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She frequently threatens bodily harm to anyone in order to enforce order. She's often the first to try to put Becky in her place should she go too far, but is also the first to try to lure her out should she end up going Cry Cute.

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).
  • Book Dumb: For all her efforts, Miyako still ends up over average. She's often quick to blame her classmates for her subpar performance.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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".

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.

  • Hammerspace: She sometimes pulls her sister out of her shirt.
  • Interspecies Romance: With the Alien Captain.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: In the first and second episode, she repeatedly tries to poison Becky, insisting that this will solve everything. Rei, being Rei, picks up on this immediately and decides to have Ichijou taken out of the episode. She ends up killing Mesousa at the end of the first episode instead. In another episode, it's also implied that she killed Hibiki when the latter was spying on Becky.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: On more than one occasion.
  • No Name Given: We never learn her first name; the other characters only call her "Ichijou" out of respect for her position. It's hinted at one point that her given name might be "Honey", though.
  • Reflectionless Useless Eyes: It's as if her flat brown eyes let nothing in or out; she is always calm about everything happening around her, and we don't get to see what's happening inside her mind.
  • Weirdness Coupon: Most of her bizarre behavior is dismissed as "It's just Ichijou."


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.

  • 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.

Yuma Kashiwagi

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

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

  • Berserk Button: Doesn't like the prospect of Igarashi-sensei referring to them as though they're a single 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.

  • Butt-Monkey: Not as severe as his younger sister, but on occasion he still gets treated like a servant.
  • Team Dad: In the event Igarashi-sensei is too drunken to handle the class.

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.
  • 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.

  • Covert Pervert: Becky once claimed he only became PE teacher to bask at the sight of girls in bloomers.

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.

Hibiki Watanuki

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

Leader of the Intelligence Club.

  • Intrepid Reporter: Especially tries to cover "scoops" regarding Becky and her own class.


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

The only known male in Class 1-B.

  • Gonk: Provides the trope image.
  • Verbal Tic: Ends his sentences with "dot-com".


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.

  • Cat Girl: Not really, but she's got two parts of hair that stick up like cat ears.
  • Enemy Mine: Best friends with Kurusu, unaware that she's a member of the Film club, the Drama club's mortal enemy.


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.

  • Tsundere: She usually doesn't get along with Tsurugi and can't understand his cavalier behavior towards her menagerie of pets, but always asks for his help in finding any lost pet.

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.

  • 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.

  • No Name Given: In the anime. The manga reveals that her first name is Nozomi.

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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