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These are the characters for the series Teppu.

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Natsuo Ishido

People who are good at everything have it the hardest.


Yuzuko Mawatari

This is fun! Don't you think so too?


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    Takenaka Gym 

Karin Kotani

"The Strongest Woman in Japan," Karin is an older woman with a distinctive face who ends up as Natsuo's mentor. She's frequently seen fretting over the present and future of Women's MMA and the difficulty most have breaking into it.


Haruka Kirido

A high school student with a background in Judo. She is a frequent at Takenaka Gym and becomes something of a rival to Natsuo.

  • Huge Schoolgirl: One of the only characters in the series to rival Natsuo's height and definitely the only other high schooler.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Heavily hinted to be her motivation for beating Natsuo. A single flashback shows her sitting alone at school, eyeing a group of girls having fun together silently. It then cuts to her interacting with other members of the Takenaka Gym, with her only thoughts being "my place of-". From this, it can be gathered that she fears Natsuo will take her place in the community she has found with the other members of Takenaka Gym.


Manami Hiki

"An average office lady" who's trying to go pro.


Miyako Togami

A young woman who's been attending Takenaka Gym for 6 years.


Takenaka Risuke


     Team Cordeiro 

Ringi Cordeiro

Daughter of world-renowned MMA champion Mario Cordeiro, Ringi is a Brazilian fighter who has recently moved to Japan. Her cheerful and playful attitude masks the fact that she has a terrifying amount of strength and talent, and may be the best teen-aged fighter in the series.


Mario Cordeiro

     Classmates 

Kei Ninomiya

Na-chan, you have a terrible personality!

A member of the Volleyball Club. She's doesn't ignore Natsuo's haughtiness and bad behavior, and doesn't hesitate to tell Natsuo this to her face with a smile. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, Kei has somehow ended up as Natsuo's Only Friend.

  • Brutal Honesty: Natsuo is shocked by how easily Kei finds it to tell her she has a "terrible personality." Kei is well aware of Natsuo's rudeness but accepts it because Natsuo herself is upfront about it.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Morality Pet: While Kei accepts Natsuo's Jerkass tendencies she's not above calling them out. Notably, she points out Natsuo's dismissive attitude towards Haruka's loss, and Natsuo actually seems ashamed by this. When Haruka continues coming to the gym, Natsuo is surprised to find herself relieved, realizing Kei's words actually struck her deep.


Sanae Sawamura

I'm gonna make you eat your words.

Single-handedly putting the Karate Club on the map, Sanae is a fighter with an incredible amount of strength and a history with Natsuo. She joins to G-Girl Qualifiers to try and get revenge on Natsuo.


Mai Ganeko

A black belt in the Karate Club, she hates Natsuo almost as much as she loves Sanae.


Kanno Shigeru

Coach of the Karate Club. Enabler.


Meika Takenaka

The unnamed third member of the MMA club, she seems to be a little over her head in this series. After spending the entire series unnamed, she is eventually revealed to be Takenaka's daughter. She makes friends with Kei after they sit together at the G-Girl Qualifiers.

  • Hey, You!: Yuzuko (and as it turns out, everyone) never refers to her by name until the end of the series.
  • No Name Given: She goes unnamed through the ENTIRE series until the very, very last chapter where the reader is almost sure to have stopped wondering about her. This to hide the fact that she's Takenaka's daughter.

     Other 

Miki Youko

Karin's friend and promoter. Has been called the pioneer of Women's Judo.


Shinobu Kannagi


Mitsuko Honma

The "1" of Karin's "22-1" record. Known as "The Witch of the West."

  • Red Baron: "The Witch of the West" to Karin's "Empress of the East." Also known as "The Quick-Kill Witch."


Park Du-Na

A competitor in the G-Girl Qualifiers from Korea.

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Turns out to be double-jointed, a handy skill to have against armbars.
  • Badass Adorable: Cute, fretful, one of the shortest fighters in the G-Girl Qualifiers, and the first one in the series apart from Natsuo or Ringi to really give Yuzuko a run for her money, even managing to draw blood. She also wipes the floor with her first opponent despite being half a foot shorter.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Red Baron: "The Korean Supernova."
  • Youthful Freckles


Sogabe Hisako


Watahiki Saki


Asano Ai

Honma's pupil and a competitor in the G-Girl Qualifiers.

  • Foil: To Yuzuko. Natsuo notices the way they both have thrown themselves into fighting and are having fun in their match is similar. Karin states that they're both favorites to win. They even have similar IdiotHairs.
  • Idiot Hair


Abe Yuuko

A competitor in the G-Girl Qualifiers from Gym Shooting Boss.

  • Curbstomp Battle: Goes down to Park Du Na in the first round under two minutes, despite having half a foot on her. The reader doesn't even see the fight.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye Probably the G-Girl hopeful the reader knows least about, as her one fight was so quick it happened off-screen.

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