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Real Account is split into 2 parts. Part 1 is serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, focusing on Ataru. While Part 2 is serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine, focusing on Yuuma. The characters tend to be a combination of introverts or extroverts mixed with an unhealthy dose of sadism, masochism, or a combination of the two, with a few exceptions and a few seemingly Split Personalities mixed in.

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    The First Group 

Ataru Kashiwagi

The first character the story follows. He's idealistic.

  • Backup Twin: What he felt like he was. He really wasn't, as his younger sister Yuri cared about him for being himself.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: He claims he killed his own twin brother, when in reality his brother saved him from a truck. But that doesn't change that he claimed to be Ataru before and after Ataru's apparent death.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: His siblings were the only ones to really notice him, and even then it was mostly just Yuuma.
  • Nose Bleed: Does this when a woman strips for retweets.
  • The Promise: With Kanda, after he willingly had to kill her, by promising that he'd kill people who had the same syndrome as her. For example, Yuuma
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive guy to the real Ataru's manly man.
  • Tears of Remorse: Ataru cries a lot, which is justified considering the circumstances.
  • The Unfavorite: His family always favoured the real Ataru over him, and when "Yuuma's" funeral was held, nobody cried. His sister Yuri cries when he's taken to the world of Real Account, crushing him further, because he believes she only cares about losing Ataru, whom he's only pretending to be. However, she actually knows that he is the real Yuuma, and she didn't cry at the funeral to be strong for his sake.]]
  • Used to Be More Social: He used to be very popular. Actually, the popular one was the real Ataru, while this one, the real Yuuma, was always very shy. He wanted to be more popular and more social, but didn't know how.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Though he isn't above making sacrifices.

Koyori Kanda

A young girl Ataru meets and with whom he starts hanging out.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Sometime during the first game, she suddenly became nasty, though Ataru's group initially still tolerated her. However, it's actually a frightening personality shift that causes her to willingly murder countless people, to the point where Ataru is forced to murder her.
  • Your Size May Vary: She's sometimes about 5cm shorter than Yuri, other times 2 heads shorter than Ataru...

Ruriri Ichijou

A popular web idol.
  • Christmas Cake: Her profile stated she was 21, but she's actually 28.
  • Hollywood Homely: Treated as ugly in-universe after her real self was really shown, but isn't that bad.

Aiji Hoshina

An adorable young boy about Koyori's age.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Why did he chose that the judges to think of him as ugly? To test if asking them to say it would count as them lying and get them killed.
  • Shrinking Violet: Thinks he's ugly and is very shy. That was just a lie though.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Gives one to Koyori.
  • Tender Tears: While telling the judges that he feels ugly, though it's actually just another tactic he uses to manipulate people.
  • Token Evil Teammate: For Ataru's group later in the first Real Account game. And even so as another girl (the idol) in the group admits, he still has tendencies to screw over everyone for his pleasure
  • Walking Spoiler: Yup.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted. Misunderstanding the rules of the "Dark Past Trial", he exposes the posts about his own shoplifting before his peers could find them. To stop him from reaching 0 followers, Ataru shows a post of when Aiji saved an abandoned kitten to show he's also a decent person. Double-Subverted. It was no misunderstanding. He wanted the rush of potentially dying.

    The Second Group 

Yuuma Mukai

Ataru's twin brother. Yuuma serves as the protagonist of Part 2. He looks identical to Ataru save for a nasty scar on his forehead.
  • All-Loving Hero: he wishes to save everyone, even if that means he can't sleep. Subverted, it turns out to be an act. He still cares about his companions, though.
  • Big Man on Campus: Yuuma's really popular at school, both when he was a kid and as a high schooler. But he's not really enjoying it. He would actually much rather be alone with his girlfriend.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He lost his memories as a child, abandoned at an orphanage. He finds others to be "boring" and can't think of them as true friends, so he later adopts the facade of an All-Loving Hero.
  • Empty Shell: Kurishima sees him as this, and because of that, sets it as his goal in life to make him despair.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Or in this case, Even Jerks Have Standards. Even he is squicked out by Ayame's perverted older brother.
  • Expy: Seemingly of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc's Makoto Naegi. But actually more like Nagito Komaeda or Junko Enoshima or Yukiteru when he snapped...
  • Faking the Dead: When he went back to school to see his classmates and his classmates want to kill Yuuma to earn money, Yuuma pretends that he reverts back to his nicer self and then he scans his own hand with his cellphone. Yuuma then shows up later in the back of his classmate with his gas mask on. Yuuma then reveals that the mark he scanned isn't real.

Ayame Kamijou

Ayame is a young girl who was very dependent on her friends and her "loving" big brother. But one day her friends betrayed her. Because of this she became a very aggressive tsundere in hope of keeping people away to never need to be hurt again. She and Yuuma become important to each other after they quickly follows each other after her big brother and his girlfriend unfollows them and they need each other to survive.
  • Attention Whore: Ayame was this at school as a part of her I Just Want to Have Friends personality. Even though that did, she got tired from hanging out with the other girls so much. So one day she read a message they sent, but fell asleep when replying, and forgot it. The next morning had the girls placed funeral flowers at her desk and mocked her saying 'you didn't reply so we thought you were dead', this breaks her and she locks herself inside her room.
  • Big Brother Worship: She's way too trusting of her brother, who manipulates her and abuses her for his own gain.
  • Break the Cutie: Her life as a teenager hasn't been easy. At all.
  • Closet Key: Seemingly this for Chiho.
  • Disposable Woman: How her big brother sees her as this.
  • Hikikomori: was this after the bullying started.
  • The Medic: helps the injured.
  • Morality Chain: She eventually becomes this for Yuuma as she's one of the reasons he stays alive.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Stockholm Syndrome: towards her own brother. He was "nice" to her when she was a hikikomori. To the point that she even trusts him after he's making her strip while he's trying to kill her for some easy cash.
  • Tsundere

Mizuki Kurashina

A scary guy who thinks Yuuma seems empty so he follows him around in hope of breaking him.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Is despairsexual.
  • Oedipus Complex: Such a weird one even Freud would get confused. So he falls for Yuuma after he scolds him, so Yuuma became his maternal figure of sorts.
  • Perverted Drooling
  • Prefers Raw Meat: He carves on raw meat.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His way of breaking people aren't really different from girl bullies do it, by taking their phones and showing their secrets without remorse.
  • Sadist: and how!
  • Spear Counterpart: Not too different from a certain other hope crusher.
  • Start of Darkness: he was a timid kid who loved his mangaka mother a lot. One day he finds her after she hung herself. He wants to join her but finds a book she drew where she tells that god doesn't want him to, so he keeps on living, somehow, looking at pictures of despaired people.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Grows to be really fond of Yuuma after he Mind Rapes and beats him up, to the point he follows him everywhere, licks photos of him, and is all around very creepy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Raw meat.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Briefly, after Yuuma reveals the true meaning of his mother's novel and deleted all his despair photos.
  • Yandere: Becomes this for Yuuma, but is more submissive yet still somehow grosser than Yuno, because she didn't drool over photos of Yukiteru when other people or he was nearby. And she wanted to protect "her" Yukki rather than Mizuki here who wants to break Yuuma.

Chiho Fujimaki

A woman who was forced to take nudes of herself.


Kirika Sakuragawa

Another web idol who tries to act as moe as possible.


    Kashiwagi Family 

Yuri

Ataru's little sister.

Their parents:

A pair of scientists who died in a lab accident. Their kids since then have done their best to survive on their own.

     Antagonist 

Marble

The mascot of Real Account.
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