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This is the list of characters from the Sylvanian Families cartoon and ova series. Both of them will be divided in their own sections.

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    Characters from the Cartoon 

The Evergreens

The Babblebrooks

The Thistlethorns

The Chestnuts

The Wildwoods

The Slydales

The Timbertops

The Waters

Packbat

Gatorpossum

The Woodkeeper

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    Characters from the OVA 

Milk Usagi-chan / Rebecca Periwinkle / Rebecca Sweetpea

Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (2007 OVA)

The second oldest of the Periwinkle siblingsnote , Rebecca is a white rabbit who is very gentle to her friends. However she is a hard time for everyone sometimes as she takes on a leadership role. She is also very forgiving to others.

  • Cool Big Sis‎: To Oliver.
  • Determinator: She's this to the other kids.
  • Demoted to Extra: Due to the focus of the Franchise shifting to the Chocolate Rabbit family in The New '10s, her appearances in the 2017 OVAs and 2018 shorts has been reduced to a minor recurring role. Indeed, in one recent ad advertising a musical ballet building, Rebecca appears as a backup dancer with Freya taking the role of the star of the show!
  • Girly Girl: In contrast with the boys in the group.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: An interesting take of this trope. She quickly believed Buster's lies that he won't play tricks on others anymore. Well she herself got tricked in the end.
  • The Heart / The Leader
  • The Heroine: Of the three 2007 OVAs
  • Mascot: The previous mascot of the franchise, from 2000 to 2010.
  • Mighty Whitey
  • Parents as People: Her parents cares about her so much and talks to her and her little brother during dinner time.
  • Retcon: Her status of being eldest of the family got retconned away in 2018, with the sudden introduction of a toy set of her older sister Catherine.
  • White Bunny

Chocolate Usagi No On'na No Ko (Chocolate Usagi-chan) / Freya Chocolate / Bell Hopscotch

Atsumi Tanezaki (Japan 2017-), Stephanie Sheh (US 2017-), Georgie Fuller (International 2017-)

With the advent of the 2017 OVAs, the focus shifted from the Milk Rabbit family to the Chocolate Rabbit family. Freya is the second oldest in the family, the oldest being Stella who has left home to start a life in the nearby town.
  • Ascended Extra: Toys of the Chocolate Rabbit family existed before the 2017 OVAs, but the focus of the earlier OVAs are of the Milk Rabbit family.
  • Cheerful Child
  • Cool Big Sis: To Grace.
  • Cry Cute: "The Treasure of Calico Village", After hearing Aidan got lost in a forest, Bell is seen crying after she finds him unharmed. She also breaks down when she tells the entire village that she decided to drop out of the competition.
  • Girly Girl: In contrast with the boys in the group.
  • Mascot: Since 2010, Bell has become the official mascot for the franchise.
  • The Heart / The Leader: of the 2017 OVAs
  • Parents as People: Her parents cares about her so much and talks to her and her little brother during dinner time.
  • White Bunny: despite her name, she's a white rabbit with chocolate markings on the tip of her ears.

Kurumi Risu-chan / Kurumi Risu No On'na No Ko / Saffron Walnut / Sarah Hazelnut / Greta Furbanks

Voiced by: Akiko Hasegawa

Saffron is the oldest of the Walnut siblings. A girl who cherishes her friends deeply, she is very curious but a good overachiever. She sometimes had some disagreements with her father's contraptions. Her father's contraptions appeared to have finally gotten to her as of the 2017 OVAs, with her occasionally going mad-scientist and inventing things like glow-in-the-dark bubble fluid.

  • Adaptation Species Change: Marketed as a chipmunk in the US. Elsewhere she is a squirrel.
  • Agony of the Feet: In the 2nd OVA where she got a broken foot after the set crashed down along with her.
  • Art Evolution: The character designs of her and her family was refined when her family transitioned from Furbanks to Walnut. Additionally they gave her and her family new outfits.
  • The Big Girl
  • Cool Big Sis‎: To Ralph/Dominic.
  • Demoted to Extra: Not as bad as Rebecca, but due to the focus of the 2017 OVAs shifting focus on to her little brother Ralph/Dominic.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Only on her dreams in the 2nd OVA and during the play in the finale.
  • The Fashionista: Played in a funny way when her dad modified her wardrobe. Also played completely straight in the one of the Game Boy Advance games.
  • Girly Girl: In contrast with the boys in the group.
  • I Have Many Names: Has four names, due to the International marketing team synchronizing the names with the Japanese one while the US marketing team chose a completely new name (previously, they were sold outside of Japan under the Furbanks name. Currently, the International English family name is synchronized with the Japanese family name while the US English name was a completely new name).
  • Mad Scientist: in the 2018 shorts. Ralph/Dominic mentions that she only becomes one when she puts on her glasses.
  • Meaningful Name: Kurumi means Walnut.
    • Malicious Misnaming: Her name in the subs is Greta Furbanks. However she uses the current squirrel mold for the OVA, which is the Walnut Squirrels. It also means her name should have been Saffron Walnut, if its judged from both the Japanese and UK canonity of the toys. It turns out that there is a really confusing story behind this: apparently at one point in the past the characters were named differently. Furbanks was apparently the old name for the squirrel family who was revamped into the Walnut family (though their entire backstory and outfit was changed so much, and their design was refined, that they might as well be considered a different family) while the OVAs were being produced. This most likely happened due to a miscommunication between the internationalization team and the scriptwriters.
  • Meganekko: The 2018 shorts has her sporting a pair of glasses. Apparently she only wears them when she goes into mad scientist mode.
  • Parents as People: Her parents were this. Thought sometimes she finds her father a little weird due to his inventions.
  • Retcon: The transition from Furbanks to Walnut/Hazelnut totally changed her backstory that the Furbanks and Walnuts might as well be considered different families.
  • Same Character, but Different: See Retcon and Art Evolution above.
  • Tsundere
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese dub of the 2018 shorts, she has a verbal tic of three short glugging sounds. However the verbal tic was not carried over to the International English dub.

Shima Neko-chan (Shima Neko No On'na No Ko) / Asparagus Macavity / Sabrina Striped / Sabrina Sandy

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (2007 OVAs), Sumire Uesaka (2017-), Kira Buckland (US 2017-), Jenna Sharpe (International 2017-)

Rumpus's older sister. Asparagus is a beige colored cat with brown ears and brown stripes who is seriously thoughtful and yet supportive to her close friend Rebecca like an older sister. She can be very mean sometimes. In the 2017 OVA she enjoys sports.

  • Action Girl
  • Art Evolution: Not as bad as Saffron's family's transition as one can take a quick glance at a old Macavity set and a new Striped Cat set and still see that they're otherwise identical figures, aside from the new outfit set provided during the transition.
  • Cool Big Sis‎: To Rumpus/Shane.
  • Demoted to Extra: While she doesn’t get it as bad as Rebecca, the focus of the 2017 series shifted onto her little brother Rumpus/Shane instead.
  • Determinator: To Rebecca.
  • I Have Many Names: Has four names, due to the International marketing team synchronizing the names with the Japanese one while the US marketing team chose a completely new name (previously, they were sold outside of Japan under the Macavity name. Currently, the International English family name is synchronized with the Japanese family name while the US English name was a completely new name).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: To the group sometimes.
  • The Lancer / The Smart Girl: She did thought up of a prank on getting even with Buster.
  • Meaningful Name: Shima means striped in Japanese.
    • Punny Name: Her (old) North American English name is rather hilarious to hear seeing that Asparagus is a name of a Vegetable.
  • Retcon: Like Saffron, her entire family name and backstory was changed in The New '10s when the International family name was changed from Macavity to Striped/Sandy.
  • Same Character, but Different: See Retcon and Art Evolution above.
  • Tomboy / Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the most notably tomboyish character in the series, especially compared to Girly Girls Bell, Melinda, and Susie.

Maron Inu-Kun / Dennis Huckleberry

Voiced by: Koki Miyata

The son of the school headmaster, Dennis is a male dog who has full of justice as a sportsman. He is mildly gentle but yet stubborn.

Kuma-Kun / Kuma no Otoko No Ko / Piers Petite / Aidan Cuddle

Voiced by: Fushigi Yamada (2007 OVA), Shimoda Rei (Japan 2017-), Cherami Leigh (US 2017-), Alix Macey (International 2017-)

The only son of the Petite family, Piers is a male brown bear who is spoiled, straightforward and yet innocent. He is loved by his parents and everyone in Sylvania although he has issue being a scaredy cat.

Kitsune-Kun / Buster Slydale

Voiced by: Chinami Nishimura

The second youngest of the Slydale Siblings, Buster is a yellow fox who is an expert magician altogether. He likes to show off his tricks to the other kids and entertain to make them happy. However he is also a prankster and plays tricks on Rebecca's friends.

Silk Neko No On'na No Ko (Silk Neko-chan) / Susie Silk / Tiffany Golightly

Voiced by: Date Shurisa (Japan 2017-), Julie Maddalena (US 2017-), Mayumi Kawai (International 2017-)

A silent and shy kitten who loves daydreaming.
  • The Quiet One: While she is vocal, she doesn't talk very often to anyone outside of her family and friends.
  • Mr. Imagination: She loves daydreaming, which is shown in some of the mini-episodes.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very shy and prefers quietness. Her sister Lulu is the exact opposite and loves girl talk between Stella and Laura.

Toy Poodle No On'na No Ko (Toy Poodle-chan) / Melinda Cakebread

Voiced by: Shiho Kawaragi (Japan 2017-), Erika Harlacher (US 2017-), Sarah Sumeray (International 2017-)

A Toy Poodle who wants to learn how to bake cakes and make pastries with her mother at her family pastry shop.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Melinda is very friendly and sweet, but she doesn't take it well when she hears that Aidan wants 10 tarts and 10 cakes from her family's pastry shop. She ends up chasing him out of her store.
  • Extreme Doormat: She helps anyone who appears to be in need, no questions asked.
  • Prone to Tears: One of the two characters that passes out when the gang thought they have seen a ghost (actually Saffron/Sarah in a cloak) while investigating Ralph/Dominic's treehouse at night after hearing rumors that it is haunted.
  • Those Two Girls: She is commonly seen with Susie in some of the OVAs and the mini-episodes. In Calico Critters: The Treasure of Calico Village, she and Susie are seen practicing their musical performance for the upcoming village festival.

Kurumi Risu No Otoko No Ko (Kurumi Risu-Kun) / Dominic Hazelnut / Ralph Walnut / Douglas Furbanks

Voiced by: Nozomi Koki (Japan 2017-), Julie Maddalena (US 2017-), Jessica Hinds-Mingo (International 2017-)

A chipmunk (squirrel outside of North America) who is very active and loves climbing trees. Dominic is also close friends with Bell and Aidan.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Marketed as a chipmunk in the US. Elsewhere he is a squirrel.
  • Handy Man: Dominic is sometimes seen building things. One of the mini-episodes shows Dominic inviting Bell over for a secret visit to the tree house he created.
  • Prone to Tears: One of the two characters that passes out when the gang thought they have seen a ghost (actually Saffron/Sarah in a cloak) while investigating the treehouse at night after hearing rumors that it is haunted.

Chocolate Usagi-no-ne-san / Stella Chocolate / Stella Hopscotch

Voiced by: Ryuka Yuki (Japan 2017-), Kira Buckland (US 2017-), Bernadette Vanderkar (International 2017-)

A young adult rabbit who is Bell's big sister and lives in a city outside of Calico Village. She works as a dress designer at the Grand Department Store along with Lulu and Laura.
  • Cool Big Sis: Stella really cares about her sister Bell. She even dreams of spending time with Bell and her family around the Christmas season, as shown in Calico Critters Mini Episodes.
  • Stellar Name: Self-demonstrating.

Silk Neko-no-ne-san / Lulu Golightly / Lulu Silk

Voiced by: Risa Mizuno (Japan 2017-), Julie Maddalena (US 2017-), Sarah Sumeray (International 2017-)

A kindhearted cat who's very gentle with others. She's the sister of Susie, who works at the Grand Department Store in the city.
  • The Heart: Lulu serves as the voice of reason at times with Laura and Stella at the Grand Department Store and is very soft spoken.
  • Friend to All Children: Lulu has a soft spot for children and finds Bell to be cute when she decides to become a model for Stella's entry at the fashion show in the Grand Department Store.

Toy Poodle-no-ne-san / Laura Cakebread

Voiced by: Ayami Yano (Japan 2017-), Anne Yatco (US 2017-), Mayumi Kawai (International 2017-)

A Toy Poodle who is Melinda's sister. She loves chatting and sweets. She works with Lulu and Stella at the Grand Department Store.
  • Sweet Tooth: She really loves sweets and is commonly seen eating cakes and other pastries while at work. Stella even mentions her habit of eating anything sweet when she sends a letter Bell in the mini episodes.
  • The Lancer: Compared to the roles Lulu and Stella have at the Grand Department Store as fashion designers. Laura has busier and more important roles, such as taking calls from customers and other people who work at the Department.

Grace Hopscotch / Créme Chocolate

Voiced by: Cherami Leigh (US 2017-), Bernadette Vanderkar (International 2017-)

Bell's baby sister, who loves playing with her family and hangs out at Nursery School. She's also one of the main characters in the "Calico Critters Nursery" series.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: While she's still an infant. She's able to speak full sentences at times, most notably in the mini-episodes.
  • Depending on the Writer: How talkative and intelligent Grace can be depends on the situation. In "The Treasure of Calico Village", Grace talks with a limited vocabulary, similar to a real toddler who is learning how to talk. In the mini episodes and stop-motion shorts, she is able to speak full sentences.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Against all instinct, her International English name is pronounced similarly to “Cram” instead.

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