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Kawai Complex

Kazunari Usa

Voiced by Yuichi Iguchi
  • Butt-Monkey: Tends to be a frequent victim of Mayumi's pranks, and Ritsu's wooden sword, as well as her Brutal Honesty.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Being around so many zany people tend sharpen a person's tongue.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: towards Ritsu, for a while.
  • Nice Guy: He's too nice for his own good. This is how his eccentric classmates flocked to him in the past.
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  • Only Sane Man: He's the only normal person in a building full of eccentric people, and has had to deal with eccentric classmates with unique quirks back in middle school. This trait actually lands him a job set up by a Sumiko and her friend.

Ritsu Kawai

Voiced by Kana Hanazawa
  • Brutally Honest: She has a habit of being too straight with people, and it can lead to hurting another person's feelings.
  • Dandere: She's quiet and standoffish to pretty much everyone. Thanks to Usa's efforts, she mellows out.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Lamp-shaded by Usa. She can be a really big dork, and it's adorable.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She apparently got from Sumiko, to Shiro's delight.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Defied. She says she's okay with being alone, but that doesn't mean she wants to completely alone, and does want some companionship.
  • No Social Skills: Outright stated by Usa to be anti-social.
    • Episode 3 shows her trying to apologize for bluntly rejecting Usa's offer for a bike ride, but after a while she starts rambling, eventually leading her to clearly wondering why her words aren't coming the way she wants them to.
  • Only Sane Man: Next to Usa, she may be the only normal person in a building full of eccentric people.
  • Shrinking Violet: She comes across as cold, but she's actually shy.
  • When She Smiles: A smile certainly suits her better than the usual blank expression.



Voiced by Sanae Kobayashi
  • Cool Old Lady: The definition of it. She even makes favorite foods for anyone who feels depressed.
  • Tranquil Fury: She uses this to keep Mayumi and Sayaka in line when they get too rambunctious or mischievous.

Shirosaki Shizuru

Voiced by Go Shinomiya
  • Butt-Monkey: Shares this with Usa, but Shiro enjoys it thanks to his masochism.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He's a perverted masochist, but is still a nice guy. He's also quick to voice his dislike of molesters, and treats Chinatsu's Precocious Crush on him like a phase she's going through.
  • Cool Old Guy: Probably the second oldest person living in the Kawai complex, and despite his perversion, he does share a few words of wisdom to the other tenants.

Mayumi Nishikino

Voiced by Rina Sato

Sayaka Watanabe

Voiced by Hisako Kanemoto
  • Absurd Phobia: She's scared of cute and cuddly rabbits.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Acts sweet and innocent, but her hobby is seducing men and then bumping them after a while.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She cares about her childhood friend, but tries very hard not to show it.
  • The Gadfly: She really loves getting a rise out of Mayumi, either by bringing up her relationship issues, or groping her. It often veers to Troll levels.


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