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SOX

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The protagonists, who openly oppose the Public Morals Act in order to re-educate Japan's citizens about basic sex education, and for the simple right to engage in lewd humor again. They've been branded by the media as "obscenity terrorists" for their actions and soon become the Nishikinomiyas main opposition.

SOX goes hard with these tropes:

  • Cool People Rebel Against Authority: The greatest source of their coolness is their reluctance to accept totalitarian structures and their determination to fight them wherever they can.
  • Expy: SOX is a parody of the SOS Brigade from Haruhi Suzumiya, as confirmed by the manga.note 
  • Fun with Acronyms: Sex happens most Often on X-Mas. Doubles as a Meaningful Name since circles are used for censorship in Japan, so SOX can be a censored version of the word sex.
  • La Résistance: Though a small group, SOX becomes the most active obscenity terrorist group in Japan by openly opposing the Public Morals Committee. Their notoriety eventually causes other obscenity terrorist groups to rally behind them.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: In Shimoneta's unique setting, SOX's goals can actually be considered noble. However, Ayame is clear to remind them that they're mainly doing it for right to tell dirty jokes and freely enjoy lewd material again.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: More like "your terrorists are our sex educators" since their goal is to spread awareness on sex and sexuality to Japan's youth in a time when anything that can be considered as lewd or indecent is illegal.
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    Tanukichi Okuma / "Sentimental Bomber" 

Voiced by: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Japanese), Haruka Yamazaki (Japanese, young), Josh Grelle (English), Megan Shipman (English, young)

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Ayame: Since you're such a pervert, that must really arouse you...

The son of a "obscenity terrorist", who admires the pure and beautiful Anna Nishikinomiya and joins her school for that reason. However, he rapidly joins Ayame in her quest to free dirty speech.


  • Above the Influence: In regard to Anna's sexual advances and his growing attraction to Ayame:
    • When Ayame points out that it would be easy for him to take advantage of Anna now that she's given him the "green light", he replies that he doesn't want Anna for just her body. Even if he only wanted to have sex with her, he couldn't enjoy it if Anna didn't even know what she is doing, or what her real feelings were.
    • Despite Ayame's figure and having numerous opportunities to peek under her cloak, the thought never occurs to him.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Tanukichi's father was an open opponent of Japan's rampant censorship, which led to his arrest and Tanukichi being ostracized by everyone who knew him. His admiration of Anna comes from meeting her as a kid and her being the first person since his father's arrest to treat him with kindness and respect.
  • Atrocious Alias: Forced to think of one in a tight spot, he belts out "Still Undecided". Later in the light novels, he adopts the more respectable "Sentimental Bomber".
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: In episode 3, Tanukichi crossdresses to protect Anna from a group of stalkers. Gouriki immediately recognizes him through the disguise and becomes attracted to him. By the following episode, he's dropped all animosity towards Tanukichi and tries to get closer to him.
  • Audience Surrogate: He represents the audience in not being oblivious to sex and sexuality, as opposed to his mostly clueless peers, but not being as openly perverted as say, Ayame.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Tanukichi admired Anna because she was the first person to talk to him following his father's arrest, to the point that he enrolled in the same high school she's in.
  • Broken Pedestal: He used to admire Anna, believing she was pure and unattainable. That changed after he accidentally kissed her. Now he lives in fear and avoids her like the plague.
  • Cassandra Truth: When he tries to explain that Oboro is actually a guy, Ayame immediately dismisses it as a lame excuse for failing to catch the underwear thieves.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: The situation differs between the manga and anime version of the locker room incident with him and Oboro:
    • In Chapter 10, Ayame walks in on them and finds Oboro pinned on the floor with Taunkichi holding "her" legs open. Made more incriminating by the fact Oboro's skirt is bunched around his waist and his panties are visibly soaked. Ayame assumes she's interrupting them, so she ducks back outside.
    • The anime changes it by having Anna walk in on them. It also differs by having Oboro face down on the floor and Tanukichi is the one who flees the room, after discarding his boxers as a distraction to escape her.
  • Covert Pervert: Tanukichi initially denies it, but, deep down, he's as interested in sex and lewd jokes as Ayame. He experiences his first rush while playing decoy for her during the school's assembly and eventually co-founds SOX. But it isn't until just before the climax of episode 11 that he finally admits it:
    Ayame: "Just one thing, Tanukichi: Do you like dirty jokes?"
    Tanukichi: (smirks and makes fig gesture) "Fuck yeah!!"
  • Disappeared Dad: When he was young, his father was jailed as an obscenity terrorist for protesting against the law and throwing condoms.
  • Disguised in Drag: He does this several times in the first episodes of the anime. He masks himself as Blue Snow while she gives her live show in episode 1 and later again to enlighten the students, although this fails. He also crossdresses to lure out the stalker.
  • Dragged by the Collar: Otome puts a chain around his neck and drags him to the art room in episode 3.
  • Embarrassing First Name: He doesn't like to be reminded that he has "tanuki" in his name because of their famous anatomy.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first appearance shows him as a somewhat lovestruck individual when he's recalling his memory of Anna, but he isn't afraid to be more heroic as shown when he defends Gouriki from the groping accusation.
  • Expy: Of Kyon, in that Tanukichi is the designated Only Sane Man/Sarcastic Devotee of the group. Likewise, he and Kyon initially gripe about being dragged along into Ayame and Haruhi's weird schemes, but they both eventually admit to themselves that they actually enjoy it. Ironically, his name actually evokes Taniguchi, Kyon's perverted friend from school.
  • False Reassurance: Tanukichi's fallback tactic whenever he gets cornered by Anna is to assure her that he only has eyes for her. The alternative would be to tell her the truth and risk bodily harm, or worse. Thankfully, portrayed comically, though still terrifying to imagine.
  • Freudian Excuse: Of all the harem/ecchi male leads out there, Tanukichi has perhaps the most legitimate excuse for acting super bashful and sexually repressed around beautiful women like Anna, having grown up in a sexually repressive totalitarian regime which cracks down on perversion and sexual content of any kind.
  • Got Volunteered: Justified. Ayame initially forces him to be part of SOX but, as she later explains, she sees huge potential in him and knows deep down that he loves sex and "dirty jokes" with every fiber of his heart. He vehemently denies this but confesses to it by the end.
  • Hopeless Suitor: In the manga, he gradually develops a romantic interest in Ayame, beginning in Chapter 7. However, the feeling isn't mutual since Ayame only sees him as a comrade. This is contrast to the light novel and anime, where it's Ayame who is more cleary in love with him while he is less secure.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: He ate some cookies containing Anna's "love nectar." He then promptly washes his mouth with water.
  • I Have Many Names: His SOX persona starts under the name "Still Undecided", but later in the light novels, he tries several other codenames. He goes as "Whole Body Genitalia" (Zenshin Seiki) and "Sensitive Bomber" before settling down on "Sentimental Bomber".
  • In-Series Nickname: In episode 6, Ayame dubs Tanukichi the "Meisterb*ater" as he is the only SOX member qualified (and has a penis) to be their inspector for the homemade sex toys.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Poor Tanukichi is subjected to slapstick comedy at his personal expense, and that includes nearly getting raped by Anna.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: While not as physically strong as Anna or as cunning as Ayame, he's adept enough at both fields to take down members of Gathered Fabric in short order, with the sole exception of their leader, White Peak. He has also managed to temporarily outrun Anna, despite her superior speed.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: While he only reluctantly helps SOX at first, he eventually dresses up in a risque costume himself to save Blue Snow from Anna when he had the chance to walk away.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He ends up turning out an obscenity terrorist like his father.
  • Loving a Shadow:
    • Ayame tried to warn him of the dangers of idealizing someone, but he doesn't listen. Even after Anna becomes consumed by her lust for him, he insists it isn't "the real" her. By episode 7, however, he's finally faced the truth and now wants nothing do do with her.
    • During the 7th episode, Ayame recognizes that he's begun to idealize her as well. So she tells him that she isn't as noble as he believes her to be and that he shouldn't forget that her motives are selfish ones.
  • Lust Object: Anna has it bad for him ever since he accidentally kissed her and becomes increasingly determined to make him her own.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: When Tanukichi first joined the student council, he told Anna it was because he admired her due to the childhood impression she left on him, and said he wanted to help her maintain the school's morality rating. Then in episode 4, he took Ayame's advice by leaving a response letter to his stalker, not realizing it was Anna. Even after he becomes aware of her insanity, he continues to assure Anna that he loves her and gives her gifts to appease her,note  rather than tell her the truth. So the fact that he's avoiding her has left Anna more confused than she already is by her own hormones.
  • Near-Rape Experience: He goes through a surprisingly dark one that happens during episode 4, when Anna turns out to be the stalker that was sending him love letters. She ties him up, but doesn't go all the way due to never being taught about intercourse and thus not knowing what all the way is note  before Ayame walks in on them. At that point, Anna becomes flustered with embarrassment, gathers her clothing, and leaves.
  • Non-Action Guy: Initially, he relies on quick thinking over hand-to-hand fighting. He later becomes more of a physical fighter thanks to his Professional Wrestling knowledge.
  • Non-Powered Costumed Hero: He becomes one in order to save Ayame from Anna and fashions his SOX persona after hers. Though he doesn't come up with a suitable name for it until much later.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Ayame is shown to have a stunning figure and goes naked whenever she dons her Blue Snow disguise. However, Tanukichi is unfazed by it and never tries to peek at her body.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • His usual reaction anytime he gets cornered by Anna, once she becomes obsessed with him.
    • Seen in episode 9, once he and Ayame realize they've underestimated Oboro's efficiency. Which nearly shuts down their ero activities at the school.
  • Resigned to the Call: He just wants to live a normal, healthy life in Tokioka together with Anna, thus his initial reluctance to work with Ayame/Blue Snow. After getting to know Ayame and what she fights for, he decides to become the co-founder of SOX and continue as a obscenity terrorist.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He may be continually exasperated by her perverted attitude but he still admires Ayame's resolve and motivation to change society.
  • Secret Identity: His still unnamed SOX persona. It's ater upgraded to "Sentimental Bomber".
  • Ship Tease: His admiration of Ayame's resolve eventually develops into romantic feelings for her. Most notably at the end of the anime's 11th episode, where he blushes when Ayame says she loves the "real" him:
    Tanukichi: (blushing) "Kajou-san... who do you mean by "the real me?"
    Ayame: (smiles and points) "That's something you shouldn't have to hear from someone else."
  • Suplex Finisher: He's fond of the good ol' German suplex to take enemies out.
  • Supporting Protagonist: While Ayame is SOX's leader and the face of the series, he's the POV character and provides commentary on her actions.
  • Sweat Drop: Tanukichi's reaction in chapter 10 upon realizing that, A.) his foot was between Oboro's legs and B.) that Oboro apparently had a penis.
  • Taught by Experience: He learned a proper German Suplex because of Anna trying to pin him.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: He worshiped Anna from afar when he thought she was unattainable. But after seeing the other side of her, along with how freakishly strong she is, not to mention nearly getting raped by her he's not just turned off, he's justifiably terrified.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: As Still Undecided. He does carry a green sweater, but wears them as a makeshift short cape.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Thanks to constantly having to deal with Anna's wrestling sessions, Tanukichi has quite of a moveset. Aside from his trademark German suplex, he also uses superkicks, hammerlocks and figure four leglocks.

    Ayame Kajou / "Blue Snow" 

Voiced by: Shizuka Ishigami (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

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I can't change who I am, so I decided to change the world instead.

A lively girl who loves dirty jokes and feels oppressed by the strict moral laws, she keeps a straight-laced facade as the student council vice-president. Acting as the terrorist known as "Blue Snow", she distributes lewd pictures during her "attacks", and picks up Tanukichi to found the organization SOX.


  • Action Girl: She's recognized by the Public Morals Committee as their primary opposition, due to her efforts to spread public awareness about pornography and sex education in general, and is quite of a physical threat as well thanks to her athleticism, boldness and smart use of the nudity taboo.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She holds Anna in high regard for treating her like a normal person, whereas the public largely shunned her for what her father did.
  • Big Good: She's the leader of the rebellion against Japan's anti-sex laws.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: When she first offers Tanukichi the opportunity to establish SOX, he refuses and even wants to turn her in. She ends up giving him two reasons why he shouldn't, one being that she's best friends with Anna, and the revelation that Ayame is Blue Snow would probably cause her to suffer a Despair Event Horizon. The second is that she has his DNA all over the rope he used to escape after she first rescued him, implying she would use a Wounded Gazelle Gambit and claim he tied her up with that rope.
  • Blue with Shock: Her reaction upon getting her first look at Tanukichi's erection, following his near rape by Anna. Ayame turns blue in the face and runs out of the room screaming.
  • Calling Your Orgasms: Acts it out, accompanied by table-bumping, to Tanukichi's embarrassment. Also weaponizes it through a voiceover of flies mating, which is enough to make a whole hall of students all hot and bothered. She herself, however, seems to have only learned it secondhand through studying pornography, as she is implied to be as virginal as anyone else.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: She can, and does it all the time, but only if it's of her own free will. When the entire cast is forced to don black lingerie in the anime's last episode, she's visibly embarrassed to be with Tanukichi. However, by the end of the episode, they are all already comfortable with the situation.
  • Celibate Hero:
    • Despite her fascination with porn and innuendo, it's heavily implied that she's still a virgin, given her tendency to panic whenever she's actually faced with the real thing. This is justified given the world she lives in.
    • Even more in the manga as, unlike the anime, she only regards Tanukichi as a comrade and eventually her friend.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Her introductory scene shows she's capable of leaping from great heights onto concrete without injury, which is seen again in episode 6 when she leaps from a tree branch at a greater height to escape Anna. She also uses a single arm to hammer toss Tanukichi to safety when she sees Anna is gaining on her.
  • Clark Kenting: At school, she wears glasses and has her hair in a braid. As Blue Snow, she wears her hair down and covers her face with a pair of panties.
  • Closet Geek: In the light novel, after Tanukichi makes a reference to Ultraman, she casually acknowledges she's a fan of Ultraman Cosmos.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Done deliberately. It's one of her standard joking tools to misinterpret everything Tanukichi says so it becomes a sexual innuendo, very much to his anger.
  • Covert Pervert: Inverted. She constantly spouts lewdness but freaks out when she sees Tanukichi naked for the first time. This is justified as despite her spouting all that lewdness, she's still just as unexperienced sexually as everyone else her age.
  • Didn't See That Coming: It never occurred to her how teaching the students about pornographic material could potentially backfire, until Oboro begins drafting them as part of his private corps. Thanks to her, his new troops can easily recognize lewd material and know all the spots where SOX usually hides it, making it easy for them to confiscate and burn it.
  • Disappeared Dad: When she was young, her father, a public figure, was jailed under the obscenity laws due to a scandal. According to her, he was framed by his opponents who claimed that he molested a young girl in order to eliminate his persistent opposition to the draconian moral laws.
  • Erotic Eating: The way that she eats her ice cream in episode 2.
  • Expy: Ayame shares many of the same quirks and traits as Haruhi. Aside from being both athletic girls with dark hair and eyes described as flaming, they both initially seem pushy but generally mean well, both are perverted, and they're the leaders/founders of their respective clubs. They even roped Tanukichi and Kyon into joining them as their first new members, and later develop a romantic attraction to them.
  • Fair Weather Friend: Ayame is prone to ditching Tanukichi if he gets in trouble with Anna, though she does attempt to sacrifice herself to keep him out of legal trouble once.
  • Flipping the Bird: Frequently does "the fig"note  and other obscene gestures, much to Tanukichi's annoyance. Some are censored by the show itself through stickers.
  • Foil:
    • To Tanukichi. While both of them suffered from Disappeared Dads in the past due to the decency laws, they had the opposite reactions to them; Ayame resolved to fight the law while Tanukichi hoped to put it behind him until Ayame roped him into her cause. Also, Ayame is ribald and reckless but turns squeamish when she sees real life lewd situations, as opposed to the porn and erotica she distributes, while Tanukichi is generally level-headed but secretly perverted.
    • To Anna. Ayame is one of the few people her age knowledgeable about sex and consent and is pro-sexuality in general. However, she herself hasn't gone beyond making dirty jokes and gestures, or (it's implied) stimulated herself, even becoming a bit of a prude about it (though she'll happily encourage boys to do so). Anna on the other hand claims to despise all things dirty yet doesn't really understand sexual matters. And she turns out to be a nymphomaniac who mistakes her lust for Tanukichi for pure love, and attempts to express it through what would be considered sex crimes in real life.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Blue Snow is naked even when having to fight, which serves as a deterrent against the Decency Police.
  • Going Commando: She goes without underwear anytime she dons her Blue Snow disguise, because she's wearing them on her face. However, she preserves her modesty by wearing a bedsheet-like cloak.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Episode 4 has Ayame hatch a plan to lure out Tanukichi's stalker by having him leave a love letter outside his door, saying he reciprocated and wanted to meet with them. It ends up backfiring when Anna sees it and takes it to mean he wanted to consumate their feelings for each other.
  • Good Bad Girl: Ayame at least thinks and talks like one, firmly believing that Sex Is Good and the government's repression of it is wrong, hence her efforts to confound their obscenity laws and spread sexual knowledge among the students.
  • The Hero: She and SOX aren't alone in their crusade against public decency laws and censorship. In Chapter 12, her adoptive mother, Nadeshiko, tells her some of the other obscenity terrorist groups have begun to rally behind her, while others are envious of what little she's already accomplished.
  • Hypocrite:
    • The anime's OP begins with Tanukichi waking up with morning wood. When Ayame rings the doorbell, he inadvertently flashes her by answering the door in his boxers, causing her to clock him with her schoolbag. Yet, the very next scene shows her measuring his groin with a ruler, then using a daikon to tease him with.
    • Despite all her "P in V"note  and masturbation jokes, she panicks and doesn't know what to do when she finally sees an actual penis. This causes her to run out of the room screaming.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: The manga version shows she's put-off by the idea of anything happening between her and of Tanukichi. Simply being alone with him in only her bra and panties makes her self-conscious around him.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She's fully aware of Kosuri's girl-crush on her, but she isn't interested in girls (not in boys actually, aside from Tanukichi) or Kosuri, in general, whom she thinks of as "a loli".
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: She's a young Action Girl who is seen as the uniting force in the fight against prudishness. The title card even shows a direct Shout-Out to Jeanne d'Arc, with Ayame taking her role but shouting "dicks" instead.
  • Kick Chick: Not overly, but whenever she has to fight, she usually resorts to kicks, even although she is barefoot as Blue Snow. The opening even plays with it by having her flashing her (censored) crotch while kicking high.
  • The Leader: She's SOX's founding member and its chief decision-maker, though she accepts input from Tanukichi. And while he may gripe about most of her plans, he still goes along with them.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: At school, she wears her hair in a braid, but she lets it loose in private and as Blue Snow.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Both of her parents, actually. Her father Masai believed in sexual freedom and was jailed as a result, while the light novels reveal her mother Akane is an erotic novelist.
  • Loophole Abuse: As long as she's in her Blue Snow disguise, she knows the authorities can't touch her without risk of exposing her body in public. All they can do is feebly give chase while hoping to surround or corner her, which is equally difficult given how insanely fast and nimble she is.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Suffice to say, life was normal for Tanukichi until his fateful run-in with Ayame while disguied as Blue Snow at the railway station. Ayame doesn't do "normal".
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Though written in different characters, "Ayame" is the Japanese word for the Iris flower. In classic symbolism, Iris is the plant of hope, just like Ayame and SOX are Japan's hope to recover its sexual freedom.
    • As for Blue Snow, blue is a color traditionally associated to obscenity in Anglo-Saxon culture. No less importantly, the aforementioned Iris flower's petals are blue.
    • The literal translation of Blue Snow (originally Setsugen no Ao in Japanese) would be actually "Blue of the Snowfield" which, aside from evoking by metonymy the image of a flower, it also carries the implication of that flower being brave enough to blossom with its color in a snowy field where all other natural colors have been rendered white. Just like that, Blue Snow is a fighter for free sexuality in a country where it has been outlawed.
  • Meganekko: Wears glasses at school, though she doesn't seem to need them other than purely for a Clark Kent-style disguise.
  • Modesty Bedsheet: As Blue Snow, she wears a bedsheet modified with a buttoned neck. This is exploited to protect herself from the Decency Squad, so they can't touch her: without her cloak, she'd expose her body further.
  • Mole in Charge: She's the student council vice president, meaning that she's in a very influential position for an obscenity terrorist.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Ayame's Blue Snow persona is used as a plot device and a marketing tool for the series. The OP alone provides enough shots of her figure to confirm she's naked underneath her cloak.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: One of Blue Snow's signatures, showing her arrogance and wild abandon.
  • Non-Indicative Name: There's nothing blue in Blue Snow, as even the sole two items she wears are white. However, it is actually a Stealth Pun.
  • Non-Powered Costumed Hero: Blue Snow is a (barely) costumed superhero with the mission to bring back the concept of "dirty jokes" back to Japan. However, she has no explicit superpowers beyond slightly superhuman athleticism.
  • Oh, Crap!: Even Ayame knows better than to try to face Anna directly in a fight. The one time she was forced to results in Ayame being curbstomped offscreen and nearly ended with her being unmasked.
  • Rebellious Spirit: She makes very clear that playing by the rules was never an option for her since the moment the new morality law was introduced. She wants to inspire everybody to do the same:
    Ayame: "I can't change who I am, so I decided to change the world instead."
  • Refuge in Audacity: By now, the Decency Squad are aware that "Blue Snow" is naked underneath her cloak. So any time they fight her, they have no choice but to let her go, since they can't touch her without violating the Public Morals Act themselves.
  • Refuge in Vulgarity: She uses her cover identity to rebel against the government by publicly shouting obscenities and distributing porn leaflets. She's also fond of sex-related humor and innuendos, even when she's at school.
  • Secret Identity: Her Blue Snow persona.
  • Secretly Wealthy: The end of Chapter 12 reveals she's the adoptive daughter of the Kiyomonsou Family, which owns a luxurious ousen hotel.
  • Series Mascot: She's featured prominently on the cover of anime's box art,note  and she's the main one used for the series' promotional art; usually in her Blue Snow disguise.
  • Sex Is Good: She strongly believes this and whenever Tanukichi has something bad to say, she describes in detail the greatness of two bodies desiring each other and that he should finally admit to be charmed by this magic too.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Used as both her cover identity and as an intrinsic aspect of her personality:
    • As "Blue Snow", she literally runs around naked (underneath a bedsheet) and uses her persona to spread ero leaflets and paraphernalia to the masses.
    • She's just as perverted when not in disguise, as she never misses a chance to make lewd jokes, or perform sexually suggestive acts. Such as making pelvic thrusts while sitting at her school desk.
  • Ship Tease: In the anime and light novel, she confesses to Tanukichi that she likes him, and he also shows at least some attraction to her; only Status Quo Is God impedes them from becoming an Official Couple. This differes from the manga, where her feelings toward him are platonic.
  • Undying Loyalty: She may tease and needle him with all her perverted comments but she ultimately values Tanukichi as a comrade. This frustrates Kosuri who doesn't understand how he consistently stays in her favor.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Between her and Tanukichi in the light novels and anime. By the end of episode 11, Ayame confesses that she loves the "real him". However, the following episode shows their relationship status hasn't changed, despite his mutual attraction to her. The light novels end on a similar note, despite both acknowledging their feelings for each other.
  • The World Is Not Ready: In episode 12, these are her final words about another treasure that SOX finds, but maybe one day people will be educated enough to appreciate it.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In public, she wears a conservative, knee-length skirt as part of the school uniform. However, in her Blue Snow persona, while in uniform, she switches it out for a shorter skirt, revealing her Grade A thigh-highs.

    Otome Saotome 

Voiced by: Satomi Arai (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)

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Ayame: For now, I'm teaching her about sex and love to rescue her from the slump... To mold her into the best dirty artist in the world.

The double-awarded artist of the school who finds new inspiration in erotic drawings by joining SOX.


  • Ambiguously Bi: On one hand, she outright stated that she has a thing for Anna. On the other hand, she's shown putting lots of effort in her Yaoi slash fic.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Not only does her voice sound like an old lady, she talks like one as well.
  • Big Eater: Saotome is seen devouring enormous amount of food, citing that it's to keep her energy up as an artist. Interestingly enough, her choice in food appears phallic as the series progresses (i.e. bananas, sausages, giant radishes).
  • Cavalry Betrayal: Played for Laughs during episode 6, when Tanukichi is running around the school attempting to escape Anna. He runs into her in a hallway, and asks Saotome for help to remove the "power stone" vibrating very hard between Anna's breasts. Instead, she yells very loudly that he's by her, which then alerts Anna to his location. She later comments that he should just give up and "body meld" with Anna already, after having gotten a lot of inspiration watching when Anna first tried to rape him in his apartment in episode 4.
  • Covert Pervert: Saotome quickly makes it a habit to stake out Tanukichi's closet, or simply lurk around school, hoping to catch Anna trying to get him in the sac again, since it inspires her to create new drawings. Though she's been known to get turned on from ecchi magazines about other women.
  • Creepy Child: Doubly - she is creepy both because she looks like a child without being one and because she behaves certainly unchidlike despite her looks.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: This is literally Tanukichi's reaction when he first sees what Saotome actually looks like.
  • The Gloves Come Off: We haven't seen her draw with her hands since the stalker incident. How good is she with her hands? Well, would you believe a photo-accurate and forced-perspective floor painting that can fool Gathered Fabric Mooks into thinking a room full of hostages is still there?
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: She can't use her hands to draw erotic stuff since the PM bracelets trace hand movements, so whenever she does her job as SOX's erotic illustrator or creating her Please Don't Hate My Banana manga, she draws using her mouth. She's so good as an artist that it serves them well.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She has eyes for Anna, but Anna has Single-Target Sexuality towards Tanukichi.
  • Mad Artist: She's already a bit creepy in her daily behavior, but she turns into this whenever she sees something lewd and draws it. Comes with a Martial Arts Headband.
  • Martial Arts Headband: She wears one whenever she goes into drawing mode.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Otome" means "maiden" or "little girl", and she looks much younger than she is. Ironically, she sounds and talks much older than she is.
    • "Saotome" means "early maiden" and refers to unmarried girls tasked with working in rice fields. While this might not be obvious at first sight, Otome abandons early her romantic aspirations (her crush on Anna is very much forgotten) and instead lives for her work in SOX.
  • Non-Powered Costumed Hero: Subverted. Unlike Tanukichi or Ayame, Otome doesn't assume any superhero identity nor any special "costume" beyond the dark-colored pajamas she usually wears while drawing. However, the anime's opening portrays her wearing said clothing, along with a panty mask, next to Blue Snow and Still Undecided while charging towards White Peak.
  • Older Than She Looks: At least in height, she looks like a little kid despite being a third year high school student.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: She stated she has a thing for Anna, though she seems to lose interest for her after joining SOX and discovering her penchant for erotic drawings.
  • Shipper on Deck: She's fully behind Anna bagging Tanukichi, because watching her overpower him gives her live models and new sex positions to work with for her drawings.
  • Significant Sketchbook: She always has her sketchbook with her to hide her lewd drawings.
  • Teens Are Short: She's diminutive compared to her peers, despite being in the same class and age group.
  • Tickle Torture: She's subjected to this on episode 9 as punishment for goofing off by drawing her yaoi fantasy instead of distributing lewd pictures for her SOX mission.
  • Vocal Dissonance: She has the speech mannerisms of an old lady.
  • Yaoi Fan Girl: She is the author of Please Don't Hate My Banana based on shipping Tanukichi and Gouriki together.

    Kosuri Onigashira 

Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese), Lara Woodhull (English)

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The daughter of an obscenity terrorist who sold out to the government, she rebels and becomes a member of SOX.


  • All the Other Reindeer: She was bullied in the past, possibly due of how "useless" she was. It got to the point where her father gave her self-defense weapons to protect herself.
  • Ascended Fanboy: She was once a huge fan of SOX and now becomes a full member of it.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's made a game of using others to her advantage, by using her youthful appearance to get them to do what she wants. Which is how she gained entry into SOX and also how she caused a "love scandal" within a different student council.
  • Break Them by Talking: After using Tanukichi to gain membership with SOX, she tries to usurp his position in the group by undermining him, while trying to curry Ayame's favor. This culminates in Kosuri calling him worthless to Ayame, since she had accomplished more in her brief time with SOX, while he had yet to achieve anything. She plays on his insecurities by saying she could likely convince Ayame to kick him out, but says she wouldn't... on the condition that he lick her foot. Tanukichi is so devastated, that he does it.
  • Broken Pedestal: She really admires White Peak at first, thinking he's truly fighting for sexual liberation. However, she soon discovers that he's just a pervert with no long term plans of fighting the repressive regime and only cares about enriching himself with panties and other perverted paraphernalia.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Done with a knife when Anna tosses one at Kosuri in Tanukichi's apartment after the latter gets too close to him for her liking.
  • Cool People Rebel Against Authority: Kosuri believes in this wholeheartedly; she wants to join SOX, not because she particularly believes in or understands what they stand for, but to have fun screwing with the Decency Squad. In retrospect, this characteristic can make her Face–Heel Turn easy to anticipate.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She ruthlessly betrayed SOX for Gathered Fabric, but only because she thought their methods would bring the revolution faster. After she finds out that the members of Gathered Fabric are just perverts in it for their kink, she defects back to SOX soon after.
  • Expressive Hair: Her phallic hairstyle loses its shape when she's depressed.
  • Face–Heel Revolving Door: She starts off being a squeeing fangirl for SOX and being super-eager to go along with their plans. Then her Token Evil Teammate tendencies show up when she effortlessly manipulates five student councillors at Zoshigaoka and Tanukichi into being wrapped around her little finger. When reprimanded, she decides to go along with the proper plans again, and "helps" deal with Gathered Fabric in Episode 9. Then she betrayed SOX for Gathered Fabric when she felt the latter was better at stirring up chaos. Finally, she realises that White Peak has no nobility nor even desire to tear down the oppressive system - he just wants to fuel his fetish - at which point she helps SOX defeat him and redeem herself.
  • Foil: To Tanukichi in terms of their role in SOX. Kosuri initially seems to click with Ayame much more easily and seems more capable than him. However, despite his disagreements with Ayame, he has a better understanding of the main goals in contrast to Kosuri's more troublesome tactics.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: After initially being fooled by her cute and innocent routine, Ayame and Tanukichi quickly grow weary of her once they become aware of her manipulative nature. Hyouka is the only one to not be fooled by Kosuri's act and plainly calls her on it, making it clear that she doesn't think kindly of her either.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Ayame, who's canonically straight and because she regards Kousuri as "a loli".
  • If I Can't Have You...: Downplayed: From the moment she joins SOX, she quickly develops a crush on Ayame and tries to undermine Tanukichi in order to be closer to her. It eventually causes Ayame to berate her for treating ero-terrorism as a game, whereas Tanukichi understands her goals. The scolding leaves Kosuri feeling slighted and causes her to betray SOX by joining Gathered Fabric.
  • Incompatible Orientation: The signs are subtle at the beginning, but she's got a lady-boner for Ayame, who fails to pick up on it at first:
    Kosuri: (saluting) "Kosuri is yours to command, ma'am! I'll do ANYTHING!"
    Ayame: (joking) "Even suck on my nipples?"
    Ayame and Kosuri: (making fig gesture) "YAAAYYY!!"
  • It Amused Me: Her main motive for wanting to stir up trouble, as she was bored with how self-righteous the Decency Squad was.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She claims that reading girls manga and romance novels taught her how to get things her way. She orchestrated a "love scandal" in a different student council and dubs them as the "Puppet Student Council".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she realizes that White Peak doesn't care about revolting against the current government system in favor of collecting dirty underwear, she regrets her backstabbing SOX for their lenient approach in rebelling against the Decency System.
  • Precocious Crush: Her admiration of Ayame develops into a full blown girl-crush at the end of chapter 12. It doesn't go unnoticed by Ayame, as it's clearly unrequited.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: She wears her blue school uniform all the time, including the anime's last episode, in which the rest of SOX appear in summer casual clothing. The very opening, which shows all the brigade in their respective battle costumes, has Kosuri wearing a simple panties mask along with her uniform.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: When she's spotted sleeping next to Tanukichi in his apartment by Anna, he begs her to lie and say she's his half-sister. Kosuri completely plays up the part, which relieves Anna's Yandere tendencies at that moment.
  • Tempting Fate: She's made a habit of pushing other people's buttons for her own amusement, but in episode 8, it nearly costs her when she decides to trigger Anna's jealousy over Tanukichi.
  • Third-Person Person: From time to time, she rarely uses the pronoun "I". It might be to cultivate a "childish" image. In some dubs, she never uses the first person and starts almost any sentence with "Kosuri says..."/"Kosuri does..." etc.
  • Token Evil Teammate: She's the only member of SOX that won't hesitate on making morally questionable decisions to accomplish her mission, even if said decisions will ruin the lives of other people. She also double-crosses SOX in favor of Gathered Fabric's extremist approach.
  • Verbal Tic: "-ssu".
  • Visual Pun: Her hairstyle and its color are designed to resemble the glans of a penis, which doubles as a visual reminder that Kosuri is a "dick". Her hair also responds like one: it inflates whenever she's excited or happy, but goes flaccid when she's been scolded.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Her favorite strategy to coerce men into doing her bidding.

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    Anna Nishikinomiya 

Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

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Until now, all I wanted was for you to ravenously eat my love. But now, I want to eat your throbbing love instead!

The extremely pure and innocent student council president of the school, she wants to eradicate "dirty things", but like virtually all the students at the school, she knows next to nothing about sex.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: A subversion. Tanukichi was attracted to her because he thought she was angelic. However, once she became consumed by her pent-up hormones and began stalking him, his perception of her is shattered. Now he's terrified of her and spends his time trying to avoid her.
  • Action Girl: Even Ayame is terrified of Anna, as contrary to her delicate nature and appearance, she's the most capable and brutal hand-to-hand combatant in the series - when triggered. When a member of Gathered Fabric tries to assault her, she drops him with a single Roundhouse Kick, and during the hijacking incident, she takes out several more on her own in quick succession.
  • Attempted Rape: As Anna slips further and further into love and lust-induced insanity, she becomes ever more determined to have Tanukichi, whether he wants it or not, including attempts to rape him.
  • Ax-Crazy: She uses knives and scissors to threaten other girls who get too close to Tanukichi, and once chases him around with a pair of long-handled tongs to collect his "love nectar".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's polite, refined, and a model student, but she has no mercy for those who violate the moral decency laws. And heaven help anyone who she even thinks is in the way of her love for Tanukichi.
  • Bird Run: Combined with Super Speed, often leaving dust plumes in her wake.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Due to both her sheltered upbringing and her obsession with Tanukichi, she thinks that raping him is showing her love for him.
  • Boobs of Steel: She has the largest bust out of all the main girls and, when she gets really motivated, she's capable of impressive feats of strength.
  • Breakout Character: The series largely went unnoticed until after people saw Anna's now infamous "cookie" scene, which quickly gained meme status. Shimoneta became a sleeper hit as a result, with Anna and her "Love Nectar" being one of, if not the main draw of the series.
  • Broken Ace: She's generally perceived to be perfect in every way and is considered to be an example of adherring to moral standards. Except her sheltered upbringing makes her anything but, as she isn't able to properly distinguish between what is, or isn't, morally acceptable.
  • Broken Pedestal: Becomes one to Tanukichi after he has an Accidental Kiss with her. He idolized her and was hoping to be near her and help her out while she did her duties. Once she starts trying to rape him, however, his image of her being a perfect, pure girl is completely shattered.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She's able to quickly cut through a chain linked fence with just a pair of scissors, easily stomped hard enough to crush a tree branch several inches in diameter,note  leap about 90ft from the top of said tree, landing hard enough to crater the ground on impact, and then ran fast enough to create a dust trail in her wake. Why she has such strength is unexplained.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She makes it clear that she will not accept competition from any girl.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: A one-on-one confrontation with Anna usually ends in short order. The lone exception is White Peak, who proves proficient enough in martial arts to fight Anna, Ayame, and Tanukichi at the same time.
  • Cute and Psycho: Anna's defining character trait and one of the main reasons for her popularity. It varies between being played for comedy, fanservice, or drama, depending on the scene:
    • First seen in the aforementioned "cookie" scene, where she becomes so ecstatic over Tanukichi eating the cookies she made for him, she squirts and tells him she mixed her "Love Nectar" in the dough!
    • The next scene has him frantically washing his mouth out, right before Anna cuts through a chain-link fence with a pair of scissors and threatens Ayame, for finding her at Tanukichi's house. Ayame quickly lies by saying Tanukichi had asked her over for advice on how to express his feelings for Anna. He goes along with it, causing Anna to apologize and let Ayame go.
    • She isn't happy when she sees Kosuri sleeping next to him in his apartment, prompting them to lie that she's his half-sister. Anna buys it, but not before pinning Kosuri to the floor and uses a carving knife to rapidly cut an outline around her body, as a warning.
  • Determinator: Anna will get Tanukichi all to herself. No matter what she has to do or who she has to go through to do it.
  • Do You Want to Copulate?: She's only had one thought on her mind since Tanukichi kissed her: she wants him inside her. So when she saw the note outside his door (episode 4), she assumed he wanted the same thing.
  • The Dragon: To her mother Sophia, as she considers it her job to uphold purity and justice in accordance with the laws.
  • The Dreaded: To Ayame whenever she's disguised as Blue Snow and especially to Tanukichi once she becomes fixated on pursuing him. They're both aware of how terrifying she can be because she's virtually unstoppable.
  • Enemy Mine: She deems Gathered Fabric a far worse enemy than SOX as she agrees to team up with Blue Snow to take down the leader, White Peak.
  • Entitled to Have You: She thinks nothing of forcing herself on Tanukichi and trying to collect his "love nectar".
  • Extreme Libido: Ever since Tanukichi kissed her, the mere thought of being with him, or his scent alone, can cause her to instantly achieve orgasm. Anna also leaks excess amounts of vaginal fluid whenever she's aroused. By episode 11, it's shown that she has to shower multiple times each day as a result:
    (close up of sparkling liquid going down the shower drain)
    Anna: (sighs wistfuly) "No matter how much my love nectar flows, there's always more to clean from my loins..."
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Whenever she's lusting over Tanukichi, her irises changes from their normal pale green color, to pink hearts resembling spread labia.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Played for Laughs when Tanukichi first dons his SOX outfit and persona to save Ayame. Anna attempts to attack him as well, but is suddenly Distracted by the Sexy, giving him time to save Ayame before she could get unmasked. Though Anna suspects his SOX persona is him due to his physique and smell, she never manages to put two and two together.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: She doesn't remember Tanukichi at all when they were kids, though he does at least mention this might be the case as well.
  • Goal in Life: To preserve good moral thoughts in the school. And to get in Tanukichi's pants.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: At the end of episode 7, Anna finally accepts that she's unable to stop Blue Snow on her own. So she tearfully calls her father and asks him to send help. The scene shifts to her father's office as he complies and tells her he's sending one of his best: Tsukimigusa.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She literally has green eyes and does not approve of Tanukichi getting attention from other girls.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Given how comically aggressive she is once she starts purusing Tanukichi, and his growing interest in Ayame, it's unlikely Anna will ever have a chance at a relationship with him.
  • Hypocrite: When Anna gets mysterious letters from a stalker, she's understandably terrified. In the next episode, however, she's doing the exact same thing only also sending Tanukichi envelopes filled with her "love nectar," which is a lot worse. In her mind it's not the same, however, as she feels that any pursuit of her "love" is pure and just by definition. To her, it was a pure act of love.
  • If I Can't Have You...: In episode 8, she sneaks into Tanukichi's apartment and stands over him and Kosuri with a kitchen knife when she sees them lying in bed together. His saving grace was she stood there for hours waiting for him to wake up. If he hadn't come up with an explanation on the spot, Anna implies she might've killed him:
    Anna: (to Kosuri) I'm so happy to learn you're his sister and not some random tramp! Now Mr. Okuma doesn't need to go bye-bye...
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Whenever her desire for Tanukichi reaches its peak; especially while sniffing his underwear.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: She is a walking deconstruction of the concept. The concept of obscenity is completely alien to her, so much so that Blue Snow once walked right by her throwing cards with scantily clad women on them everywhere and she didn't even realize until later that it was obscene. And she probably had to be told that it was obscene, since later on she ended up hanging up a portrait she found of a woman "eating a mushroom" in the student council room and had to be told it was one of the pages of a porn magazine Blue Snow was spreading around. In fact, Anna is so sheltered that she doesn't even know that stalking and nearly raping Tanukichi is something that she's supposed to be against. Because she believes anything is okay as long as your pursuit of it is noble and pure.
  • Informed Ability: The light novels reveal she's a 4th Dan in Judo, though she never demonstrates judo moves onscreen. If anything, the anime gives her puroresu moves instead.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Because she's unable and unaware of expressing romantic feelings due to being suppressed by society and especially her mother, Anna concludes that, by cracking down even harder on lewdness, it would somehow make Tanukichi love her. She's completely oblivious that her aggressive advances towards him actually has the opposite effect.
  • Irony: Her parents raised her to be a "perfect child", free from the knowledge of anything obscene and exemplifying all of the ideals that they hold about clean morals. Evidently, they hadn't anticipated that her total ignorance of sexuality would result in her unknowingly becoming a sexual predator.
  • Jizzed in My Pants: With such regularity, that her "Love Nectar" has become a meme:
    • She does it several times in episode 4 - from leaving a puddle of it outside Tanukichi's door, to leaving him her soaked panties at the end of the episode.
    • The following episode features the "cookie" scene, in which she soaks herself through her skirt. Later, she pins Tanukichi and straddles him in the 69 position, then pulls his zipper down with her teeth. The sight of his erection causes her to squirt on his face.
    • And she lost control from seeing him in a pair of speedos, while in his SOX disguise. But she fails to recognize him, making her distraught over lusting for another man. So she leaps off the cliff, resulting in her "Love Rainbow".
  • The Juggernaut: When she gets serious, Anna becomes an unstoppable force until she completes her objective. It also helps that she's super strong, insanely fast, and has almost superhuman senses.
  • Lampshaded Double Entendre: In episode 9, she tells Tanukichi that she wanted him to ravenously "eat her love"note , but says she'd much rather eat his "throbbing love" instead. She finally gets both in episode 12.
  • Large and in Charge: She is the student council president and the tallest student in the school, second only to Gouriki by a short margin.
  • Lawful Stupid: Anna wholly believes in adherence to the laws set by her parents and enforces the same principals as Tokioka Academy's student council president. Anyone who violates their moral standards is swiftly and brutally dealt with, without mercy, which is exactly why Anna terrifies Ayame whenever she's disguised as Blue Snow.
  • Lecherous Licking: She is revealed to be the silhouetted girl, though something of an Un Reveal since her hairstyle is the same in the ED towards Tanukichi. When she breaks into his apartment, hogties him and rips his shirt off, she gives his chest a lick from navel to collarbone. In episode 7, she licks Tanukichi's ear after putting him in a muscle buster position.
  • Leitmotif: An ethereal-sounding One-Woman Wail that specifically plays when she's having lustful thoughts about Tanukichi.
  • Lethal Chef: Her love nectar cookies.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: She seems fairly ineffectual at first, but is capable of some surprising physical feats if she's driven enough, such as pulling up a full-grown man without even bracing herself, leaping down a whole flight of stairs, or smashing a door right off its hinges.
  • Literally Falling in Love: Tanukichi falling on her and accidentally kissing her causes her not only to fall in love but to go batshit crazy.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Her affection for Tanukichi has caused her to become an insanely creepy stalker hell bent on "expressing her love" for Tanukichi, whether he likes it or not.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Inverted. She's crazy for Tanukichi but despises his SOX persona, not knowing that the two are the same person. This is why she's confused as to why her body reacts whenever she meets the male SOX terrorist, even stating how shameful it is to react that way.
  • My Rules Are Not Your Rules: In episode 8, Tanukichi asks Oboro why he never intervenes whenever Anna assaults him. Oboro explains that it's because Anna's father has given him strict orders to prioritize her wishes above all else, regardless what that may be. Since Anna desires Tanukichi's love, Oboro isn't allowed to interfere, which effectively makes Anna exempt from the anti-decency laws due to an oversight by her father.
  • The Nose Knows: She can sniff out Tanukichi's scent from a long distance away. When he hangs a pair of his boxers in a locker room window as bait to catch some underwear thieves, Anna ends up stealing them instead.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In Chapter 12, she helps SOX take down White Peak, prompting Blue Snow to ask why. Anna replies that she isn't helping them, she was making sure no one else brought her to justice, except her.
  • Peerless Love Interest: In Tanukichi's mind, Anna was the perfect girl whom he could only admire from afar. That image was shattered once her pent-up hormones took over.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Going by their names (and the order in which they are written), Anna and her mother are of foreign descent... if their clear blue eyes and platinum hair didn't clue you in. They stand out among the mostly dark hair of the other characters.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Her hormones cause her to quickly shed any sense of feminine modesty - from sending Tanukichi envelopes of her vaginal secretions, to grinding the edge of a desk in front of him and Ayame, at school. She's made it clear that she wants Tanukichi inside her in no uncertain terms.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Despite (or rather because) being such a staunch believer in upholding moral standards, she knows very little about sexual matters due to her upbringing by her high profile government parents. They won't even allow her to have contact with a male student without supervision. Hence, the reason Oboro has to dress as a female while guarding her.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Though she doesn't recall Tanukichi from their preschool days, after he has an Accidental Kiss with her, combined with a minor Rescue Romance from a stalker, she starts having strong urges around him. Made worse by Otome who wants to see them "combine" some more for more inspiration for her artwork.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Starting episode 4, Anna has become one for Tanukichi. To date, she has repeatedly broken in to his apartment, sent him love letters (one being filled with "love nectar"), stole his underwear, to the point when Tanukichi has to bring them to school, and repeatedly tried to "express her love" by force.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Anna has three of the characters in love with her (initially at least) and also towers over most people, male and female, including Tanukichi. She's also insanely strong.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Shown a few times, and is often seen overpowering Tanukichi during Attempted Rape moments.
  • Student Council President: At the most ethical school too no less.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Anna is insanely strong, fast, and has almost superhuman senses. However, because of her affection for Tanukichi, she can be subdued by anything related to him, like his underwear. An example is in episode 9 when Tanukichi, in his SOX persona, throws his underwear to distract Anna and escape. Anna, not knowing that the male SOX terrorist and Tanukichi are the same person, grabs on the flung underwear on reflex and does not give chase.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Despite her contradictory behavior, Anna is wholly committed to her parents' cause and believes it serves the greater good. As such, she shows no mercy or reservations when dealing with offenders.
  • Wingding Eyes: She gets glowing pink hearts in her pupils whenever lusting over Tanukichi.
  • Winter Royal Lady: Invokes this with her snowflake necklace, blue eyes, and silver hair, and of course she is from a high-class family and the school's student council president.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Discussed twice during the series, when Ayame and Hyouka both note that Anna's incapable of distinguishing love from lust. This was likely caused by years of sexual repression, due to her parents' drive for public morality. So experiencing her first kiss released her pent-up hormones like a dam exploding.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Is surprisingly good at different kinds of submission holds when trying to keep Tanukichi in place. Her moveset includes a Boston crab and a stretch performed from a muscle buster position.
  • Woman Scorned: Anna doesn't mind Tanukichi being around other girls, so long as there's nothing going on between them. But if she even thinks that there might be...
  • Yandere: An insanely strong Type B (possessive) towards Tanukichi ever since the Accidental Kiss. If she sees another girl getting close to him, that other girl better run or start explaining. Fast. Such as when Ayame found herself at the end of a pair of scissors and only got out of it by hastily assuring Anna that Tanukichi only had eyes for her. The same can't be said for Kosuri, who decides to push her luck...

    Hyouka Fuwa 

Voiced by: Saori Goto (Japanese), Mikaela Krantz (English)

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A loony, seemingly emotionless science student who wants to know about the secrets of making babies, and regularly questions Tanukichi on the subject. She's not an official member of SOX but helps them out a lot.


  • Adaptation Personality Change: The light novels portray her as being stern and focused, but not emotionless or weird; whenever she weirds people out, it's more due to her interests than to any personal quirk. The anime makes her completely deadpan while also giving her some eccentric traits. For example, in the light novels, she often peeks from behind Tanukichi's desk to talk to him, while the anime has her peek from under his desk instead, usually with her face directly between his legs.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Hyouka is the only one to immediately see through Kosuri's feigned innocence, and is able to deduce that her mannerism was rehearsed to manipulate her victims. Kosuri promptly drops the act.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She is rather obsessed with finding out the secret of where babies come from. She constantly has a gloomy, sleep-deprived look and has no trouble doing things like gassing Tanukichi and tying him up so he'll answer questions for her, introducing herself by popping up underneath Tanukichi's desk, or standing around naked except for a half-open coat.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: She reveals an astute understanding of true "love" and "purity", and points out that Anna's feelings for Tanukichi are anything but.
  • Creepy Loner Girl: She's a high school Mad Scientist with an interest in sexual reproduction. While she's not shy in the least, her comically deadpan behavior, perpetually sleep-deprived appearance and No Sense of Personal Space still makes her an utter weirdo who keeps creeping out the protagonists.
  • Do You Want to Copulate?: Hyouka has gleaned that reproduction has something to do with males and females melding bodies, by observing the mating habits of flies. But how the process actually works still eludes her. She's also aware that Tanukichi understands it better than she does, so she's given him permission to demonstrate with her if it helps him to explain it. He bolts for the exit instead.
  • Emotionless Girl: Her perpetually tired face never changes and her voice basically never emotes, no matter what she's talking about. Even Ayame is weirded out by her, so despite her interest in sex, she's not asked to join SOX. It becomes even weirder in episode 8, where she's clearly distressed when her copy of Please Don't Hate My Banana is about to be confiscated, and desperately begs for help with the same monotone.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Hyouka makes her debut by appearing between Tanukichi's legs and asking him to explain how reproduction works. When he doesn't give her a straight answer, she gives him permission to demonstrate.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Has these perpetually, implying she spends her nights working on her obsessive research on reproduction.
  • Expy: Following the Suzumiya Haruhi line, she's clearly meant to represent Yuki Nagato: a scientifically minded Emotionless Girl with cold colored hair who has a professional interest in the main protagonist, rarely leaves her school club, and occasionally saves the day for the brigade. Yuki even has a small arc of the light novels focused on her trying to understand human love relationships.
  • For Science!: Her fascination for sex comes from a purely scientific curiosity, outright stating that a vague ill-defined concept like love cannot possibly explain how conception and childbirth take place. As the topic is sex and she never does any morally questionable experiments, this is more Played for Laughs.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She's able to recreate the wireless vibrators despite not having blueprints of the banned product.
  • Goal in Life: To find out how babies are made.
  • In-Series Nickname: Hyouka's been referred to as "Mad Seaweed" or "Seaweed Girl" for her messy green hairstyle. In some dubs, she's known as "Medusa Girl".
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Their government has denied them proper sex education and has limited social interaction between men and womennote , so Hyouka has no sense of feminine modesty. She sees nothing wrong with speaking with Tanukichi from beneath his desk and doesn't mind if he sees her nude. She's even invited him to have sex with her purely out of scientific interest.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: She's always seen with her labcoat and almost never takes it off. Episode 6 shows her wearing nothing but her labcoat at one point after getting her clothes wet from observing water bugs mate.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She introduces herself by poking her head out from beneath Tanukichi's desk in the first episode. She does the same with Oboro in episode 8 to ask whether her yaoi doujin was lewd.
  • No Social Skills: She commonly weirds people out with her direct approach. Given her accurate analysis of Kosuri, though, Hyouka is clearly sensible enough with people for social skills to not be a problem for her if she actually cared.
  • Noodle Incident: She casually mentions the fact that she's been banned from all medical establishments in the city while visiting Tanukichi in the hospital in episode 4. It is implied that this has something to do with her quest to find out how babies are made, but how it actually happened is not elaborated:
    Tanukichi: So it's not just the Gynecologist's office huh?
  • Not So Stoic: When Oboro tries to confiscate her yaoi collection in episode 8, Hyouka becomes visibly distressed to the point that begs Tanukichi to convince Oboro to let her keep it.
  • Science Hero: Thanks to her scientific knowledge, she helps SOX in a lot of ways.
  • Sherlock Scan:
    • She's able to deduce that Anna has or will get some serious mental issues stemming from the purity she wants to uphold and her feelings for Tanukichi, noting that the issues will eventually come to a head and cause some really serious problems.
    • She correctly deduces Kosuri's MO by simply noting her tone and manner of speaking, as well as her body language.
    • This is how she figures out that one of the Gathered Fabric minions is holding a fake gun just by judging the hijacker's muscle tone, gun design, and how too easily the gun swings around.
  • Sixth Ranger: She's not an official member of SOX due to her strange quirks that even Ayame finds weird. Nonetheless, they occasionally turn to her for help, like constructing wireless vibrators and improving on their potato starch masturbation aids, and she complies without trouble. She also pops up from time to time in order to give Tanukichi some sound advice.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She has an uncanny ability (and penchant) to appear suddenly under Tanukichi's chair and/or between his legs. She also appears at the most unforeseen times and even comes out of a gully.
  • Tranquil Fury: She indignantly confronts Anna in her apartment after she disposes of her "indecent" mating flies while talking in the same monotone. She gets back at her when she leads all the students in the year to skip school, and thus a signature drive for more decency laws, to search for a porn stash in the woods, coincidentally becoming The Cavalry for SOX.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She desperately (in her own way) pleads to Tanukichi not to burn her yaoi collection when she got caught.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has green hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: She can easily be mistaken for a science teacher, due to her height and appearance.

    Raiki Gouriki 

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), David Wald (English)

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The student council treasurer and Anna's right arm. He's just as clueless as her about what he's supposed to fight against. He's initially quite hostile towards Tanukichi.


  • Adaptational Sexuality: In the light novels and manga, he's not really attracted to Tanukichi - he only feels embarrassed by people fantasizing about it because he believes it undermines his senior image. The anime, on the other hand, shows him having explicit signs of being in love with Tanikuchi, or at least of being open to romantic interaction with him.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He used to have a crush on Anna, but after seeing Tanukichi in female guise in the anime, he becomes prone to blushing and stuttering around him. It doesn't take long for the girls at school to notice.
  • The Brute: For Anna, as he's physically the largest and most imposing member of the student council. Were it not for Anna's lust-driven strength, Gouriki would likely be the strongest among them as well.
  • Brain Bleach: The sight of him wearing his little sister's underwear is enough to make everyone who sees it puke.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Despite looking like a gorilla, he hates bananas.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's gruff and suspicious towards Tanukichi because of his father's criminal background but is otherwise a decent fellow.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Tanukichi, who's straight. Doubly so, since Gouriki fails to realize his own feelngs toward Tanukichi for what they are, and because Tanukichi steadily grows attracted to Ayame.
  • Inspector Javert: He initially has the greatest suspicion towards Tanukichi due to his father's past.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He mellows out a little after Tanukichi helps save Anna from some stalkers, doting over him while he's injured.
  • Killer Gorilla: His surname, nickname, physical looks and fearsome appearance all evoke the archetype, but he subverts it rather brutally by being actually a timid softie.
  • Punny Name: Is intimidatingly tall and broad and looks kind of like a gorilla, which becomes something of an Embarrassing Nickname.
  • Real Men Cook: He made character bento lunch boxes for Tanukichi and his sister. Bonus points for Tanukichi complimenting how tasty it is.
  • Shy Finger-Twiddling: Gouriki often does that whenever he attempts to spend quality time with Tanukichi.
  • Unknown Rival: Ayame senses that he had some feelings for Anna too but he and Tanukichi don't really butt heads over it. Amusingly, he's become this to Anna instead.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: He develops a crush on Tanukichi after seeing him disguised as a girl in episode 3, though Gouriki isn't aware of it himself; nor does he know how to express his newfound feelings.
  • Younger Than They Look: He looks like he's at least in his thirties despite being a high school student. His design even evokes the typical anime PE teacher.

    "Binkan-chan" 

Voiced by: Yui Ogura (Japanese)

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A random girl who regularly appears whenever something related to SOX happens.


  • All There in the Manual: According to promotional material in the Japanese BD edition, her real name is Toshiko Kanmi.
  • Audience Surrogate: Towards the hijinks she has to witness.
  • Canon Foreigner: She is an original character made specifically for the anime.
  • Covert Pervert: She's no different from everybody else and also wants a piece of lewd material, no matter how much she denies it.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: About halfway through the show's OP, if you're quick enough with the pause button, you'll see she's cupping her hands between her legs to hold her skirt down just after a member of Gathered Fabric has pulled off her panties.
  • The Generic Guy: She's mainly a bystander and has no distinguishing characteristics save for her cowlicks.
  • Hair Antennae: Fashioned into matching locks on the sides of her hair.
  • Hidden Buxom: She seems semi-flatchested while in uniform, but they're near equal in size to Anna's, as seen in episode 12 when she's forced to wear lingerie.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Her only role is to give a face to the regular students caught in the middle of the government's repression and SOX's antics. She's even Tanukichi's unwitting neighbor.
  • No Name Given: Her name is never revealed in the series, and she's only nicknamed in the credits (and censor stickers). "Binkan" means "sensitive".
  • Quickly-Demoted Woman: Played for laughs. Despite beating Base Black in a round of Janken, the sight of his sweaty body makes her squeamish, so she forfeits the rest of the game and runs away, saying that she quits the Prefect Squad.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She's a junior prefect being trained under Oboro, which isn't revealed until episode 12. It's short-lived, as noted in the preceding entry.
  • Shrinking Violet: Almost all of her scenes show her looking timid, frightened, or both.
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    Yutori Nureginu 
Tanukichi's childhood friend and the heiress of a dairy business. She leads the rival obscenity terrorist groups "Mammal" and "Zettai Ryouiki" before becoming an ally to SOX.
  • A-Cup Angst: She's quite flat-chested, and hates women with bigger breasts with a passion.
  • Enemy Mine: Over time, with SOX.

    Annie Brown 
An American girl genius sent by the international organization "Sexuality No" to improve the PM technology and export it overseas. She falls in love with Tanukichi.
  • Covert Pervert: She supports the Japanese government's efforts to stamp out indecency, despite secretly being a fan of Akane Endou's erotic novels.
  • Expy: Oddly, she seems to be visually based on Mirai Kuriyama from Beyond the Boundary, only with bigger breasts.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: As previously noted, she's an American transfer student who's in Japan to assist in improving the monitoring ability of their PM technology.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: Annie is drawn as a curvaceous blonde with large breasts, wide hips, and shapely buttocks. She also openly flirts with Tanukichi, often by using lewd slang.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She becomes smitten with Tanukichi shortly after enrolling at his school, but her grasp of the Japanese language is poor. This causes her to confuse words and expressions with vulgar slang whenever she tries flirting with him. It makes Tanukichi think she's coming on too strong, compounded by the fact that he's only attracted to Ayame.
  • Language Barrier: Her understanding of the Japanese language and speech patterns is poor. So, when she tries speaking it, she usually gets her words wrong and ends up saying obscene things instead.
  • Teen Genius: Annie's already a college grad with degrees at only 17. Now she's working for a major corporation and has transferred overseas to help improve Japan's PM technology.

Antagonists

    Sophia Nishikinomiya 

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Lydia Mackay (English)

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Anna's mother who lobbies for ever-stricter morality laws, and the driving force behind the adoption of such laws 16 years ago with the support of her politician husband.


  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With White Peak, as they both are the source of SOX's main problems: strict anti-sex laws and bad publicity. She graduates to sole Big Bad after White Peak's defeat.
  • Happily Married: She's faithful to her husband, Matsukage, and fully supports him in his cause to rid Japan of all indecency. When Base Black assaults her for her panties, she can be heard shouting offscreen:
    Sophia: (indignantly) "What do you think you're you doing?? I'm a married woman!"
  • Lady in a Power Suit: She and her husband are the driving force behind Japan's ever increasing legislation against indecency, and she's never seen in anything less than a full pants suit.
  • Meaningful Name: "Sophia" is the Greek word for "wisdom". While it superficially makes for an Ironic Name because she's precisely cutting off knowledge (in this case, of human sexuality and reproduction), it could also be a reference to the central figure of Gnosticism, an ancient religious current whose schools taught against procreation and earthly pleasures.
  • Moral Guardians: She's the one who advocates taking the "X Prohibition Law" into effect so that every physical or verbal indecent action can be monitored and detected via chastity belts.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the light novels, she freaks out upon discovering the effect the laws she's helped put in place have had on Anna's mental and emotional state.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Despite her and her husband's good intentions, the laws they've put in place, along with sheltering their daughter from all forms of obscenity, has unknowingly turned her into a sexual predator. Worse, the rest of the country is just as clueless since the law even forbids basic sex ed from being taught in schools.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: She's the wife of an influential politician and a staunch advocate of Japan's Public Morals Act. She wants to pass more extreme laws that will further suppress anything deemed obscene. Because of this, Ayame considers her to be the main obstacle in SOX's objectves.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Probably European.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Which is worn along with her pants suit, to emphasize her staunch, overly conservative views.
  • Sour Prudes: She's made it her goal to free the country from all forms of indecency. Her PM is even designed as a crossed-out "H" (Japanese chiffre for sex). By episode 3, she tries to pass the Prohibition X law by collecting enough signatures from Japan's citizens to put it into effect. Said law would mandate new PM scanners designed to function like high-tech chastity belts.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Sophia looks like an older version of her daughter, with her hair styled neatly in a bun.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Unlike her husband, she has no faith in Oboro's ability to protect Anna. She sees him as clueless, at best, to unreliable. However, Matsukage knows better:
    Sophia: (angrily, at Matsukage) "You really think that clueless dummy can protect our little girl?!"
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sophia is wholly committed to her cause and firmly believes it will protect future generations from committing lewd acts and preserve Anna's chastity.

    Oboro Tsukimigusa 

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese), Megan Vander Pluym (English)

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The mission I've been given is to remove all form of lewdness from this school. I shall not rest until I've done exactly that.

The newly appointed head of Tokioka's Decency Prefects and faithful employee of the Nishikinomiya family, who's been assigned as Anna's personal bodyguard.


  • Aloof Darkhaired Girl: Subverted since she's really a "he".
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Anna hardly needs protecting from anyone, but since it's his job, he'll remain at her side regardless.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Oboro's first inspection around the school leads Ayame and Tanukichi to believe he's harmless. But in the following week, Oboro begins drafting students that SOX has taught about about lewd material as part of his private corp. Under his leadership, they prove efficient and thorough enough to locate nearly all of SOX's hidden porn caches and has them confiscated, then burned.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's so dedicated to the removal of anything that can even remotely be seen as indecent that he tries to confiscate the gym's basketball hoop because he says the shape of the net was too similar to a condom. He then reveals that he took all the school's toiler paper because guys can use the roll to jack off with and use the paper to clean up the "evidence".
  • The Comically Serious: As noted in the preceding entry, he'll make some of the most off-the-wall comments with a perfectly straight face and monotone and mean it.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Oboro is portrayed by female voice actresses in both the Japanese and the English versions, for the sake of ambiguity.
  • Crotch-Grab Sex Check: Done by accident in Chapter 10 after Tanukichi mistakes him for one of the panty thieves and wrestles him to the floor with his foot on Oboro's junk.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Dark hair and matching eye color.
  • The Dragon: Oboro is introduced as Matsukage's direct subordinate, during The Stinger of episode 7. From the next episode onward, he's assigned to protect Anna.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady:
    • To such an extreme that he's assumed to be one, without needing to disguise himself or his voice. Had it not been for Tanukichi's accidental discovery, you'd never know Oboro was a guy.
    • Further proven during the end credits of episode 9, which briefly shows him fully nude. Oboro appears to have B-cup breasts and is seen with his arms crossed over them just as a woman does when topless.
    • In episode 12, he changes clothes in the womens room with Binkan-chan present, without alarming her. Base Black and the othersnote  also fail to realize Oboro is a male, despite his bulge, because he's shown to have a woman's figure.
  • Emotionless Girl: Oboro's lack of expression compliments his perpetual monotone. The only time he's ever raised his voice is when he thought Anna was in danger against White Peak.
  • Expy: Likely unintentional, but he still looks, sounds, and acts like a gender bent version of Azumanga Daioh's Sakaki.
  • Extreme Doormat: He has no drive, opinions, or ambition beyond those of his employers. This unsettles Tanukichi, who likenes Oboro to a robot.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: You briefly get to see him naked during the end credits of episode 9. Pause, and you'll see he's crossing his arms over his chest, just as a woman would when topless.
  • Just Following Orders: Played for Laughs, as it's literally the sum total of his character.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: While he may not have Anna's strength, he's extremely fast and a proficient combatant when the situation warrants it, as seen in episode 11 when he quickly dispatches three members of Gathered Fabric with a single strike each:
    Oboro: (while sprinting) "The wearing of undergarments over one's face is considered lewd. I must REMOVE THEM!"
    (screen goes black inbetween strikes)
    (scene fades in, showing Oboro in semi-crouch position behind them as all three fall unconscious)
  • Longhaired Pretty Boy: His hair extends halfway down his back. The "pretty" boy aspect is self-evident from his folder picture.
  • The Modest Orgasm: As a result of Tanukichi using his foot to examine Oboro's crotch, he has one in Chapter 10, even if everything makes it look like female stimulation for extra ambiguity prior to the big reveal. Oboro doesn't make a sound, but he's seen afterwards smiling with a faint blush.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: When Tanukichi asks Oboro why he repeatedly turns a blind eye to what Anna does, Oboro replies it's because her father gave him strict orders to prioritize Anna's wishes above all else. So he'll stand by and watch while she sexually molests him, since what Anna wants most is Tanukichi's love.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Manga scans show he routinely wears white lingerie underneath his prefect uniform, including garterbelts and stockings. But in episode 12 of the anime, he and Binkan-chan are forced to wear black lingerie after stumbling into one of Black Base's traps.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: As seen in his picture, he wears white pantyhose as part of his uniform.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Oboro isn't evil. He's just doing his job. Literally.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Inverted. Oboro looks and sounds so much like a woman, that no one suspects otherwise, including Anna. They even address him as "Ms. Tsukimigusa". Even after Tanukichi learns the truth and tells Ayame, she initially assumes he's joking.
  • Strictly Professional Relationship: Anna's parents groomed him to serve their daughter without any risk of romantic involvement. They've even made it so the only time he's to ever leave her side, is if she's getting undressed, so he won't be tempted by her.
  • Super Gullible: He's so by-the-book that he lacks any critical thinking or judgment about what he does, instead accepting any external opinion without a second thought. When he tries to confiscate Hyouka's yaoi doujin, she objects, claiming that it's a research object and not lewd material. Oboro immediately believes her and authorizes the book. When Tanukichi tells him it's totally lewd and should be banned, he bans it. The gag continues for several minutes.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Episode 9 reveals Oboro is biologically male, but adopts a female disguise while on assignment to safeguard Anna. The reason being that her father wanted to ensure Oboro does his job without risk of developing inappropriate feelings toward her.
  • Yes-Man: To such an extent that he'll readily conform his personality, likes, dislikes, and gender according to the whims of whom he perceives as his superior. Anna's mother, Sophia, refers to him as a "robot of a person."

    Gathered Fabric / White Peak 

Another group of obscenity terrorists who have claimed solidarity with SOX. However, their methods are more extreme than what SOX usually does, and can be considered as true terrorists in their actions. SOX views their actions as detrimental to the abolition of the Public Morals Laws, and does what they can to stop them.

In truth, it's just a ruse by which to indulge their fetish for stealing underwear. They initially act in secret, eventually using more extreme measures like holding people hostage for their undergarments.


Gathered Fabric wears these tropes on their heads:

  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: There are females in their organization, as well as men. While the girls steal guys' underwear, they're not above stealing other girls' panties too.
  • Panty Thief: Which is the entire point of their organization.
  • Scam Religion: A variation. While Gathered Fabric is against the Public Morals Committee, it's just an excuse for them to indulge in underwear theft.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: They perform actual acts of terrorism in the latter episodes of the anime like bus jacking and holding people hostages, just so they can get panties. This puts them at odds with SOX, whose ultimate goal is spreading awareness of sex and sexuality to Japan's youth.

Takuma Ichinose / "White Peak"

Voiced by: Ken Narita (Japanese), Anthony Bowling (English)

The leader of Gathered Fabric. He's a man claiming to share the same ideals as SOX, but advocates a more extreme approach to their work. He wears a mask and bodysuit made up of white panties that cover his body except his junk.


White Peak fits these tropes like white panties:

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  • Adaptational Badass: In the manga's 12th chapter, Ayame and Anna send him flying with a single kick that knocks him unconscious. The anime, on the other hand, gives him a full-length fight scene in which he takes on Ayame, Anna, Tanukichi, and Oboro single-handedly before being taken out in the aforementioned manner.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Quite inverted, as the anime redesigns his attire so his penis is exposed and hanging, though it's naturally censored.
  • All Men Are Perverts: He has a fetish for sniffing freshly worn panties, so he's woven an entire bodysuit out of them. This is also the reason he created Gathered Fabric: to ensure he has a steady supply of new ones.
  • Always Someone Better: Even after being knocked down with a nice superkick to the face by Tanukichi, White Peak still comes back and defeats him with some well placed Muay Thai strikes. It takes Tanukichi tackling him In the Back while he's distracted in order to subdue him. To show how dangerous he is when not caught off guard, he later gives a tough fight to half of the main cast, including Anna of all people.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: In the anime, he knows martial arts and is proficient enough to take on Ayame and Anna at the same time.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Sophia. While Sophia is the responsible for all the strict laws that SOX must confront, White Peak is responsible for all the bad publicity they get.
  • Establishing Character Moment: White Peak introduces himself via a televised broadcast, while sipping from a wine glass that has a pair of white panties soaking it. He declares himself the leader of Gathered Fabric and falsely claims solidarity with SOX, to discredit them by association. Thus, establishing him as the series' main antagonist.
  • Expy: He's very ostensibly a parody of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin. Simply picture him wrapped in panties instead of bandages.
  • Fatal Flaw: He has two: his obsession with white panties and he won't attack anyone with a pair that was freshly worn by a woman. Ayane uses both to her advantage in Chapter 11, which leads to his downfall in the very next chapter.
  • Going Commando: The anime differs from the manga by having him go without underwear and with his penis sticking out his panties suit, though his privates are naturally obscured by censor stickers.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: While the Nishikinomiyas are the primary antagonists, their role is passive, by opposing SOX through legislation. White Peak, on the other hand, is SOX's main opposition by challenging their group directly, which culminates in a 3-on-1 brawl during the finale.
  • Not So Different: Near the end of Chapter 10, he arranges a meeting with SOX where he tries to convince Ayame that both their factions are fighting for the same cause, and suggests joining forces. But Ayame turns down the offer, recognizing that White Peak only cares about indulging his fetish for women's underwear.
  • The Nose Knows: He can smell the aroma of freshly worn panties from miles away.
  • The Reveal: The police eventually uncover his true identity through his PM's ID scanner. His real name is Takuma Ichinose, a 4th year student at Touto University.
  • Wine Is Classy: He mostly has a glass of wine with him to show his high sophistication and taste. The is problem only that there are panties swimming in it.
  • You Keep Telling Yourself That: It doesn't take but a few minutes for Ayame to realize his true objective and call him on it, when he tries to claim they were on "the same side":
    Ayame: (smirking) "Well... to say your plan is 'good' is as insignificant as the use of condoms in Japan."

    Keisuke Onigashira 
Kosuri's father and president of Onigashira Group. He supports many obscenity terrorist groups, but not by ideology: he is only interested in the benefits legal porn will bring him. He tries to destroy SOX to drive his plans.

    Yuko Okuma 
A senior officer for the anti-obscenity policies. She's also Tanukichi's mother and Sophia's childhood friend.
  • Enemy Mine: Ends up teaming with her son's side because he sees Kaneko's plans as too extreme.
  • Freudian Excuse: Developed a hate for obscenity due to sex-related bullying she suffered in her childhood.
  • Red Baron: "The Steel Witch".
  • Statuesque Stunner: Said to be very tall.

    Tamako Kaneko 
Member of the National Diet and leader of the international anti-obscenity organization "Sexuality No". Her goal is building a society where reproduction only happens through artificial insemination.

Allies

    "Black Base" 

Voiced by: Sho Hayami (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English)

A mysterious obscenity terrorist draped in black underwear who challenges the main cast in the last episode of the anime.


  • But Now I Must Go: After Tanukichi acquires the spigot and discovers what it's used for, Black Base leaves it up to SOX to determine what to do with the treasure and leaves.
  • Canon Foreigner: An original character created for the anime. The hot spring resort arc does happen in the light novel, though rather differently.
  • Fat Bastard: Has a quite large belly and starts as an enemy, although he reveals himself to be an ally.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: He has a preference for black lingerie, which makes him the opposite of White Peak. So when he lures SOX, Anna, and the others to the ousen, he either steals their clothing while they're in the changing rooms, or sets traps to soak their clothing so they'll have to change anyway. Then leaves only black lingerie for them to wear.
  • Guile Hero: The entirety of episode 12 is a ruse by Black Base, who sent phony invitations to the members of SOX and Anna claiming Sophia had arranged to meet them there. Then assaults Sophia for her panties to pose as a villain so he could test Tanukichi's worth as an ero-terrorist.
  • Identical Stranger: Parodied. SOX initially mistakes him for White Peak with a new outfit, despite Black Base being hilariously different in weight and body shape. If anything, he resembles somewhat Zenjuro Okuma, but this is never commented.
  • Narrator All Along: Subverted. He's voiced by the anime's narrator, but he's never stated to be the narrator himself.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: We never learn his real name, unlike with White Peak.
  • Panty Thief: So long as they're black, which is why he assaults Sophia for the ones she was wearing and leaves without returning them to her. But he also sets traps to force others to wear black lingerie as well.
  • Secret Test of Character: At the end of episode 12, he reveals that he was a friend of Zenjuro Okuma and recognized Tanukichi as his son. Which is why he lured SOX to the ousen specifically so he could test Tanukichi, to see if he shared his father's ideals in wanting to fight the current government's laws against indecency. By episode's end, he's proud to see Tanukichi is indeed like his father and departs believing "the treasure" is in good hands.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Zenjuro Okuma, being a plump man with dark hair, broad face and exuberant behavior who is also an obscenity terrorist.

    Master 

Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (Japanese)

Felersio Cafe's elderly owner and a collaborator to SOX.


  • Above the Influence:
    • Seen in episode 2, when Ayame celebrates SOX's first victory by dancing naked atop one of the tables at the FERLISIO. Not once does Master ever try to peek under her cloak, he just plays along on his ukulele.
    • It's shown that he's willing to assist Ayame, as long as she's at his diner, but he's never seen engaging in actual obscenity terrorist activities himself.
  • Cool Old Guy: It isn't known for certain whether he actually works for Ayame, but he seems content to allow her to use the FERLISIO as her base of operations and complies with any request she makes.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He seems impervious to all the madness taking place around him.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": His name is never revealed in the anime or the manga.
  • Expy: He looks and acts similarly enough to Alfred Pennyworth that he may be intended to be analogous to him.
  • Eyes Always Shut: As part of his unruffled demeanor, regardless of the craziness Ayame and her companions routinely get involved in.
  • Gratuitous English: His title, "Master", in the original Japanese version.
  • Not So Above It All: He assists Ayame in punishing Saotome by providing her with the button for it, and he can be seen dancing along with the others during the latter half of "Inner Urge".
  • The Quiet One: In line with his English butler image, he speaks very little.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: His work clothes resemble an old fashioned butler's uniform, minus a jacket.
  • Super-Stoic Shopkeeper: Nothing Ayame says, or does, fazes him. When she danced naked atop one of his tables, he played music for her, and when she requested a "punish" button (to use on Saotome) along with her iced tea, he provided it - no questions asked.

    Zenjuro Okuma 

Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (Japanese), Chris Rager (English)

Tanukichi's father and a famous obscenity terrorist, as well as an old friend to Masashi Endou. He was jailed in the Hellsound prison for throwing condoms at the National Diet in a public stunt, but over time became the leader of the prisoners of the prison's Eastern area.


  • Action Dad: A legend among his kind.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the late light novels, he helps Tanukichi and Anna to bust Ayame from the Hellsound prison.
  • The Ghost: Barely subverted: only does appear in a couple flashbacks in the anime despite being mentioned many times.
  • Good Parents: Despite his eccentricities, he's a good father overall.
  • Shipper on Deck: He notices his son's feelings for Ayame and is enthusiast about it. In fact, he only accepts to help him in her rescue due to this.

    Masashi Endou 

Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (Japanese), Ben Bryant (English)

Ayame's father and a former politician against Japan anti-sexuality laws. Currently jailed at the Hellsound prison, being the leader of the prisoners of the Southern area.


  • The Ghost: Very much like Zenjuro, he does appear in the anime, but only in a flashback.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: He initially distrusts Tanukichi, but later helps him bust Ayame from prison.
  • Open-Minded Parent: He gives Ayame her cell phone so she can make dirty jokes for three minutes a day.note 

    Akane Endou 
Ayame's mother, and erotic novelist jailed in the Northern area of Hellsound.

    Nadeshiko Kiyomonsou 
Ayame's adoptive mother, who's introduced in Chapter 13. She owns and personally runs their family's private ousen resort.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She greets Ayame and her friends warmly when they arrive and tells them she's been keeping up with the coverage of their obscenity terrorists activities. You'd think that'd be a clue for Kosuri to keep quiet, but she tries to pull her cute and innocent routine anyway. Nadeshiko cuts through the bullshit by reminding Kosuri how her betrayal nearly got SOX arrested. Kosuri promptly shuts up and hides behind Ayame.
  • Covert Pervert: Nadeshiko is old fashioned, so she doesn't allow for any hanky-panky at her resort. Yet, she still wishes for mixed outdoor bathing to be legalized.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She keeps her hair in a traditional bun, in samurai fashion.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She may be hospitable, but she won't tolerate traitors, or liars, no matter how cute they pretend to be. This is a lesson Kosuri learns in short order.
  • Training from Hell: Puts SOX through one.
  • Unprovoked Pervert Payback: Tanukichi doesn't find out the resort is an outdoor mixed communal bath, until he exits the changing room. So he's forced to hold his breath underwater when Nadeshiko enters the bath to join her daughter. But it isn't long before Tanukichi needs air and ends up paying for it.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Down to her name. She tried to make Ayame into another, but it didn't work.

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