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    Iroha Igarashi 

Iroha Igarashi

Voiced by: Yuu Serizawa (Japanese), Christina Kelly (English)
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Iroha is a beautiful girl (considered by Yuto Ito and Sumie Ayado to be "the perfect 3D Girl") but is a well-known delinquent.
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: The live-action adaptation dyes Iroha and Tsutsui's hair black.
  • Alliterative Name: Iroha Igarashi
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Iroha is often mocked at by the other girls, who view her as if she has an easy woman.
  • Babies Ever After: After Iroha and Hikari get married, they have a child of their own.
  • But Now I Must Go: Towards the end of the series, Iroha has to leave Hikari to go to Los Angeles and have her surgery for brain cancer. She manages to get better and return to Hikari after the timeskip, eventually gaining back her lost memories and marrying Hikari.
  • Casting Gag: It's not the first time Christina Kelly has played a love interest with pink hair, except the last time she was one of the resistance fighters who tried to help liberate the Empire.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Iroha gets very jealous whenever a girl is around Hikari.
  • Delinquents: She's a well known delinquent.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: By the end of the series, Iroha returns from Los Angeles after seven years and gets back together with Hikari for good.
  • First-Episode Twist: Iroha is moving away at the end of the year.
  • First Girl Wins: Iroha is the first girlfriend Hikari makes at the beginning of the series and they eventually get married.
  • Friendless Background: Iroha didn't quite fit in with the other girls due to her seemingly promiscuous nature and ill temper.
  • Heroic BSoD: Iroha falls into a brief one when her brain cancer surgery makes her unable to remember some of her old memories.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Iroha Igarashi was viewed by other girls as a promiscuous woman in her backstory and is rumored to have an ill temper.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: If you have surgery for a serious illness, there's bound to have some complications afterwards. In the Distant Finale, Iroha's surgery for brain cancer results in her memories with Hikari and her friends being erased. She gains most of them back by the time she meets them again.
  • Late for School: Iroha frequently comes in late for school.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: A Downplayed example with Iroha. She fulfills this trope for Tsutsui, but is herself insecure and uncertain about herself. Its not a full Deconstruction, but her own issues complicate the situation.
  • Meaningful Name: Iroha's name (色葉) literally means "color of leaves".
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: She was unpopular with other girls because of her ill temper and being labelled as promiscuous.
  • My Girl Is a Slut: Downplayed. Iroha is quite faithful to Hikari, but she's definitely not a virgin when they start dating which was a lie. This doesn't bother him at all although she was a virgin.
  • Official Couple: Hikari and Iroha get married.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Iroha has bright pink hair and she ultimately turns out to be a nice girl after meeting Hikari.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Iroha feels attracted to Hikari for his willingness to stand up for her.
  • Slut-Shaming: She gets mocked and bullied by other girls because of her percieved promiscuity.
  • Tranquil Fury: Iroha never raises her voice whenever she loses her temper.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Not violently per se, but does stand up to those who look down on Hikari and their relationship.

    Hikari Tsutsui 

Hikari Tsutsui

Voiced by: Teppei Uenishi (Japanese), Nathan Wilson (English)
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Hikari Tsutsui is third-year high school student who has been stigmatized by his classmates for being an otaku.
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: The live-action adaptation dyes Iroha and Tsutsui's hair black.
  • Babies Ever After: After Iroha and Hikari get married, they have a child of their own.
  • Blind Without Them: Almost blind without his glasses.
  • Crash into Hello: This is how Hikari meets Sumie. While walking to their school, they bump into each other and drop their glasses as a result.
  • Dating Sim: Hikari plays them, and references them out in the real world when he tells Arisa that he doesn't want to see her get the 'bad end' with her current boyfriend.
  • Disappeared Dad: There hasn't been a mention of Hikari's father, Mitsuru, at least until the second half of the series.
  • For Want of a Nail: If Iroha and Hikari weren't late for school, they wouldn't have cleaned the pool as a punishment and befriended each other. Thanks also to that, Hikari's fate changes from an unpopular and shy otaku into a man who becomes Iroha's boyfriend and eventual husband.
  • Friendless Background: Hikari had trouble fitting in with the other kids in junior high because of his otaku lifestyle, with Ito as the sole exception.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Hikari absolutely despises girls ever since junior high, at least until he falls in love with Iroha.
  • Heroic BSoD: Hikari underwent one in the backstory when his junior high classmates mock him for his otaku lifestyle. And again when Iroha moves to Los Angeles and asks him to forget about her.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: At the beginning of the series, Hikari Tsutsui is unpopular at school because of his otaku behavior.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Tsuttsun" for Hikari.
  • Meaningful Name: Hikari means "light" in Japanese.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Because of a misunderstanding involving Mitsuya's sister, Anzu, Hikari is branded as one and while there's no proof of wrongdoing, his (already low reputation) takes a nosedive. Fortunately, the misunderstanding is cleared up.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Hikari estranged himself from the social world after his fellow classmates labelled him for his otaku behavior.
  • No Social Skills: Hikari admits to himself his otaku lifestyle has made him very bad at interacting with other people (Itou being the only exception).
  • Official Couple: Hikari and Iroha get married.
  • Otaku
  • Shrinking Violet: Given his unpopularity as an otaku, Hikari was hesitant to speak to other girls before meeting Iroha.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Tsutsui doesn't know what to do with his newfound attraction towards Iroha.
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    Yūto Itō 

Yūto Itō

Voiced by: Shouta Aoi (Japanese), Daniel Regojo (English)
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Hikari's best and only friend who wears a cat-ear headband.
  • Adaptational Expansion: Ito manages to ask Ayado on a dinner date successfully, whereas in the manga, his words are cutoff.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: Cat-eared headband.
  • Beta Couple: After the timeskip, they break up, with Ayado even getting married with someone else before she returns in time for Iroha and Tsutsui's wedding, revealing to Ito that she divorced her husband. Not wasting anytime, Ito offers her a night of dinner, restarting their relationship.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blonde hair and golden eyes.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: While not mentioned outright, Itou has certainly a feminine appearance.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Itou is blonde and is Hikari's only friend at the start of the series.
  • Never Bareheaded: Always wears cat ears while at school.
  • Official Couple: It's hinted that Ito and Ayado will get back together.
  • Otaku
  • Only Friend: Itou seems to be Hikari's only friend at the start of the series.

    Arisa Ishino 

Arisa Ishino

Voiced by: Minami Tsuda (Japanese), Olivia Swasey (English)
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Arisa is Hikari and Iroha's classmate who is initially annoyed by Hikari, but is relied upon regularly to give Hikari relationship advice.
  • Babies Ever After: At the end of the series, Mitsuya and Arisa have a child together.
  • Brutal Honesty: Arisa is praised for her honesty, even when it hurts.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Hair and eyes are the same color.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Arisa and Mitsuya, after years of trying to get together, finally marry and have a child shortly afterwards.
  • Heroic BSoD: Arisa goes through a brief one when she breaks up with Shun.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Arisa even recognizes she's a crappy judge of character, immediately trusting every hot guy she comes across.
  • I Warned You: Arisa says this trope verbatim after Tsutsui brushes off her advice not to make sweets for Ayado.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Arisa at first treated Tsutsui with contempt for being an otaku, but later she shows a nicer side.
  • Official Couple: Mitsuya hooks up with Arisa.

    Mitsuya Takanashi 

Mitsuya Takanashi

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese), Adam Gibbs (English)
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Mitsuya is a popular guy in school, and has his eyes on Iroha.
  • Babies Ever After: At the end of the series, Mitsuya and Arisa have a child together.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Arisa and Mitsuya, after years of trying to get together, finally marry and have a child shortly afterwards.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Mitsuya doesn't even get a chance to ask Iroha out, as she rejects him before any words leave his mouth.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although Mitsuya Takanashi can be a complete jerk to Hikari and Iroha, he deeply loves his sister Anzu and he's not incapable of realizing he's in the wrong as shown when Hikari helps clear up the misunderstanding between them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After Mitsuya humiliates Hikari so that he can have Iroha, the latter quickly rejects him. What's even better is that Mitsuya falls in love with Arisa and reconciles with Hikari.
  • Official Couple: Mitsuya hooks up with Arisa.
  • Second Love: Iroha leaves Mitsuya in favor of Hikari. Fortunately for Mitsuya, his relationship with Arisa turns out to be more successful to the point that they get married and have a child.

    Sumie Ayado 

Sumie Ayado

Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Japanese), Natalie Rial (English)
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A clumsy, outspoken glasses-wearing girl who bumps into Hikari and is attracted to him as they share otaku interests.
  • Beta Couple: After the timeskip, they break up, with Ayado even getting married with someone else before she returns in time for Iroha and Tsutsui's wedding, revealing to Ito that she divorced her husband. Not wasting anytime, Ito offers her a night of dinner, restarting their relationship.
  • Blind Without Them: Almost blind without her glasses.
  • Crash into Hello: This is how Hikari meets Sumie. While walking to their school, they bump into each other and drop their glasses as a result.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Sumie is a klutz who often trips over herself and bumps into people by accident.
  • Official Couple: It's hinted that Ito and Ayado will get back together.

    Ezomichi 

Ezomichi

Voiced by: Sayaka Kanda (Japanese), Hilary Haag (English)
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Ezomichi is the name of a magical girl character in Hikari's favorite anime show.
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    Anzu Takanashi 

Anzu Takanashi

Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai (Japanese), Savanna Menzel (English)
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  • Adapted Out: Appears in the anime and manga, but are removed for the film.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Full stop. Adults around them are surprised that their romance started off so early despite their ages and even more surprised by the genuineness of it. Both Kaoru and Anzu are willing to do anything for each other and provide comfort whenever one or the other is upset; at one point, they were even willing to run away from their respective families when the family drama got to be too much for them, content as long as they had each other. Towards the end of the anime series, the two are still seeing each other in their college years.
  • Official Couple: Kaoru and Anzu have been together since childhood.
  • Puppy Love: Mitsuya's younger sister, Anzu, is friends with Hikari's younger brother, Kaoru, so after finding out the cause of his depression (his brother being mistaken for a lolicon), she goes and asks her brother how to fix it. Throughout the series, the relationship between the two has grown stronger, to the point that the two are never seen without one another for long, even after the seven year timeskip and both have entered college.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead

    Kaoru Tsutsui 

Kaoru Tsutsui

Voiced by: Shiki Aoki (Japanese), Shannon Emerick (English)
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  • Adaptational Expansion: Unlike the manga, Kaoru is still seen with Anzu, their relationship still going on strong.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Full stop. Adults around them are surprised that their romance started off so early despite their ages and even more surprised by the genuineness of it. Both Kaoru and Anzu are willing to do anything for each other and provide comfort whenever one or the other is upset; at one point, they were even willing to run away from their respective families when the family drama got to be too much for them, content as long as they had each other. Towards the end of the anime series, the two are still seeing each other in their college years.
  • Official Couple: Kaoru and Anzu have been together since childhood.
  • Puppy Love: Mitsuya's younger sister, Anzu, is friends with Hikari's younger brother, Kaoru, so after finding out the cause of his depression (his brother being mistaken for a lolicon), she goes and asks her brother how to fix it. Throughout the series, the relationship between the two has grown stronger, to the point that the two are never seen without one another for long, even after the seven year timeskip and both have entered college.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Kaoru looks like a younger non-wearing glasses version of his brother Hikari.

    Chika Igarashi 

Chika Igarashi

Voiced by: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Japanese), Mike Haimoto (English)
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  • Adapted Out: Appears in the anime and manga, but are removed for the film.
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