This sub-division of the Tokimeki Memorial Character Sheet is dedicated to characters having appeared in the Classic Kirameki Saga of the franchise, i.e. Tokimeki Memorial 1 and its spin-off games and drama CDs.
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (Radio Drama & Drama CDs), Masaki Kawanabe (Nijiiro No Seishun Original Drama Soundtrack)
The Player Avatar of the Classic Kirameki Saga.
A teenager with average abilities, who managed somehow to enter the rather high-ranked Private High School Kirameki. He did this mainly because hes in love with his enstranged childhood friend Shiori Fujisaki, and sets himself on a quest of improving himself so Shiori will think higher of him and thus win her heart and get her confession under the famed Legendary Tree, said to grant eternal love to couples bonding on Graduation Day through the love confession of the girl.
The main characters canon regarding his quest for love varies depending of the various games of the Classic Kirameki Saga: while the original Tokimeki Memorial game and its porting adaptations set him with Shiori as main goal (but can change his mind and go for another of the girls he meets during the course of the game), the Drama Series see him give up on her and have his true love in Saki Nijino for the first one, Ayako Katagiri for the second one, and Miharu Tatebayashi (if you decide not to go the Shiori route) in the third one.
His activities also vary depending of the games' canon: while theyre not set in the original game, the Drama Series see him as a Forward Striker in the Soccer Club, or a guitarist in the Irodori Band Club.
Tropes associated with 'the Main Protagonist / Naoto Takami':
- The Ace: Can become one if the player raises his parameters high enough. Have to more or less become one if the player wants to win Shiori.
- Blinding Bangs: Due to being a Player Avatar. However, the Drama CDs illustrations (which are quite rare) show him with eyes and a full face.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With his best friend Yoshio. This is visible in Irodori no Love Song as, should Yuko be late for the contest, the player will then go on with Yoshio.
- Corner of Woe: Does this in Tokimeki Memorial 1's Bad Ending.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially in regards of his best bud Yoshio's antics. He also makes hilarious comments when correcting spelling mistakes in the articles written for the Graduation Album in Tabidachi no Uta.
- Determinator: Is this in the Drama Series, and lampshaded by Shiori in Tabidachi no Uta: she mentions that he's had a "hate losing" and "never give up" mentality ever since he was a little child.
- Featureless Protagonist
- Heroic BSoD: He gets a few of them in the Drama Series games, the most notables being found in Nijiiro no Seishun and Tabidachi no Uta: two massive ones at the beginning and near the end of both games. He gets better from each of them however, except in the end game Tabidachi no Uta one, where if he doesn't persevere, leads to the Bad End.
- Heroic Mime: He does speak a lot with other characters, but hes the only one of the characters whos not voiced, as part of the Player Avatar thing.
- Girls Have Cooties: Part of the reason why he and Shiori became estranged, according to Tabidachi no Uta, is that in their childhood, days after the main protagonist offered a ring to Shiori, she was so pleased with it and with his attention for her, she wanted to offer him a robot toy in return. Unfortunately, as she held out the present box to him, bad kids from the neighbourhood teased the main protagonist for playing with a girl, and embarrassed, he refused her present and hastily left, leaving her alone all sad with her present in her arms.
- Oblivious to Love: Poor Suzune in Irodori no Love Song.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: The fate the Main Protagonist is likely to meet, as Shiori is a Nintendo Hard character to get the ending of.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: If he ends up with Shiori.
Voiced by: Mami Kingetsu
The main heroine of the Classic Kirameki saga.
A talented, beautiful and sociable young girl who excels at both studies and sports, so much thats she dubbed "the Superstar of Kirameki High". She has very high standards for love and expects her ideal boy to be just as perfect as her.
Shes the poster girl of the series, with at least a minimal presence even in the games shes not the star (to the point of managing to make a few cameos outside the Classic Kirameki Saga!), and is the co-heroine (with Miharu Tatebayashi) of the 3rd Drama Series, Tabidachi no Uta. An extremely popular character among the fans who churns out a lot of merchandise, and who even got her exclusive game, Tokimeki Memorial Selection: Fujisaki Shiori.
Tropes associated with Shiori Fujisaki:
- Berserk Button: Do not compliment her by saying shes sexy. Never. EVER.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Especially bad in the OVA.
- Cute Sports Club Manager: Can become one if her starting parameters set her as a member of the Soccer or Base-Ball Clubs.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: Shiori sure loves her hairbands. Not only is it one of the best gifts for her, it also goes as far as a plot point in Tabidachi no Uta. When they were little, Shiori gave the protagonist one of her hairbands, as part of a promise between them where he would complete his school's marathon and give it to her at the finishing line. However, he hurts his knee during the race, making him unable to finish it and to keep the promise, further enlarging the gap already started by previous painful event between them. Years later, in high school, the protagonist tries to conquer Shiori's heart and participate in a marathon, but history repeats and he suffers a severe muscle tear the day before the marathon. He is forbidden by doctors to participate despite his vehement protests, but decides to do symbolically the marathon course the day after anyway, holding the hairband Shiori gave her in their young days as a charm. Despite suffering hell, he finishes the course, and Shiori, who has guessed what happened, is waiting for him at the finishing line. He then gives her the hairband, completing the promise they made back then. Cue the love confession between them afterwards.
- Girl Next Door: She and the main protagonist live in the houses right next to each other.
- Guest Fighter:
- As Shiori Fujisaki Bomber in Super Bomberman R.
- She's the pilot of the Heaven's Gate boss in Otomedius Excellent.
- Locked in a Room: Or rather, trapped on a Ferris wheel. During a date to the amusement park in the winter season after Shiori is in "enraptured" state, if you choose to ride the ferris wheel, it stalls, leaving the pair trapped up high. Shiori becomes frightened, but the protagonist takes her mind off it by showing her what a great view it is from up there.
- Nice Girl: She's very kind and thoughtful.
- Nice Hat: She wears one in the Kaze to isshoni yukou Music Video, in Tokimeki Memorial Selection: Fujisaki Shiori.
- Nintendo Hard: Renowned for being the hardest character in the entire series to get the ending of. Especially notable in the Super Famicom version of the original game because love is not enough. You can get all love events with her and she still won't take you if your stats aren't good enough. This point has became a Serious Business for Konami, who went as far as the Supreme Court of Japan to obtain an injunction against a company that sold save files to allow the player to most certainly to get Shiori.
- Snow Means Love: One of her events in the original game, occurring after the Christmas party at Ijuin's Big Fancy House.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Shiori is a shining example of this in the OAV.
- Tears of Joy: Save for Memories Ringing On, she does this in all her Endings of both the various games of the franchise she's a winnable character, and the OAV.
- Trauma Swing: Does this during an event of Tokimeki No Houkago where she's troubled and confused regarding her growing feelings towards Naoto.
Voiced by: Sachiko Sugawara
A kind, cheerful and very sociable girl, skilled at cooking, who holds family values in high regard, and loves to take care of her friends, be their energy, and cheer them up. Shes so well-loved for this, shes known as the Idol of the Sports Club of Kirameki High among the boys. Shes always on the lookout for potential good sportsmen, and this is one of the ways the protagonist can meet her. Believing that doing ones best in everything is more important than winning, her ideal type is determined sportsmen, even though shes not herself that athletic.
Shes the manager of either the Soccer Club or the Baseball Club, leading to a conflicting canon as to which of the two clubs she is in: the Drama Series games and the Radio and CD Dramas make her the manager of the Soccer Club, while Tokimeki no Houkago puts her as the manager of the Baseball Club.
Due to her kind character and her very high versatility in tastes, shes one of the most popular characters in the entire series among fans, to the point where she has beaten extremely well-loved Shiori in official and game magazines character polls. This popularity was recognized by the series creators, who made her the heroine of the first Drama Series game, Nijiiro no Seishun.
Tropes associated with Saki Nijino:
- Apologetic Attacker: In both Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle and Tokkae Dama, she apologizes to the opponent in her winning speeches.
- Biting the Handkerchief: Saki does this when shes defeated in Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle Dama.
- The Cameo: She's the manager of the baseball club in Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories: Leaping School Festival
- Catchphrase: She loves to cheer up people by screaming Gambatte! (Do your best!)
- Cute Sports Club Manager: The Dating Sim Ur-Example.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: On the symbolical level: Rainbow is one of the two main elements (along with a soccer ball) in the cover, title screen, and ending of Nijiiro no Seishun. No wonder, as Sakis family name, Nijino, means Field of Rainbow in Japanese.
- Extreme Doormat: To a degree. One way to bring her to "enraptured" state is to play hard to get by not asking her out on dates and turning her down when she asks you out, as long as she doesn't bomb you. Because of this it's possible to accidentally win her while trying to go after another girl.
- Ill Girl: Two instances in the Classic Kirameki saga. The first is in the original game, if you choose to go with her on the school trip. She falls ill on the third day and you must take care of her, so you get to skip out on the battle minigame that normally happen here. The second one occurs in Nijiiro no Seishun, after she waited all the day under the rain for the protagonist, believing that he would definitely come to the shrine, despite him wanting to give up soccer after the misunderstanding between them. He indeed came, and she slumped against him, down with a fever. The protagonist takes her to her home, and stays at her bedside for a while, where, in her delirium, she eventually starts (but doesnt finish) confessing her feelings for him.
- Kiss of Life: In her summer event at the pool in the original game, Saki will nearly drown, needing a Kiss of Life. Just as the protagonist is about to start it, she comes back to her senses. When he tells her later about it, she panics, asking if he performed it. When she learns the truth, she's somewhere between relieved and disappointed, uttering "if only I stayed unconscious a little bit longer..." She changes the subject while blushing furiously when the protagonist asks her what she just said.
- Multitasked Conversation: What caused the whole "Misunderstanding" Event in Nijiiro no Seishun.
- Nice Hat: Her Autumn date clothes include a nice cap.
- Pinky Swear: With the protagonist. It's a driving force of Nijiiro no Seishun 's plot.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: In an interview inside one of Nijiiro no Seishuns official guidebook, Sakis seiyuu, Sachiko Sugawara, revealed that she caught a cold coincidentally at the time of recording the scene where Saki went down with a fever after waiting for the main protagonist under the rain the whole day, and talks with him while shes bedridden. Her voice was low and rough, and it was difficult for her to act, so the voicing session was hell for her. However, she was extremely happy to hear from lots of people who played the game that they found her performance in this scene extremely realistic and fantastic.
- Supreme Chef: Her bento are so delicious, they are nicknamed NijiBen (Port Manteau of Nijino and Bento) and are considered, according to Yoshio, one of the girls 3 most valuable items in Kirameki High, along with Shioris hairband and Miras earrings. She considers her cooking skills as her only talent, and thus she plans to go to a school specialzed in teaching cooking, instead of going to an university, in order to hone them. Despite this, shes one of the girls who can botch the dinner at the clubs summer camp.
- Team Mom: Shes this for the club shes the manager of.
- Tears of Joy: Does this in the original game's aptly named Special Event "Tears Of Joy", which occurs if both you and Saki are members of the baseball club, and you win the Koshien (the National Inter-high Baseball Championship). She also sheds these in the ending of the Nijiiro no Sotsugyoushiki scenario of Tabidachi no Uta, i.e. the True Epilogue of Nijiiro no Seishun.
- Through His Stomach: One of her dating tactics towards the main protagonist, when shes in love with him. Both in the original game and Nijiiro no Seishun, shell treat him with her famous NijiBen.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Family tradition is a priority.
Voiced by: Masayo Kawaguchi
A fun-loving girl who loves speaking with English sentences mixed in her speech. She has two main passions: art, and singing.She loves to draw pictures, and is talented at it . She enjoys looking at paintings a lot, and is a big fan of Grotesque painter Gergi (a Shout-Out to H.R. Giger, whos the designer of Alien).
Shes also the singer of the band club Irodori, in the second Drama Series game, Irodori no Love Song, a game where shes the heroine, thanks to being the fourth most popular character among fans in Tokimeki Memorial 1.
Tropes associated with Ayako Katagiri:
- Anime Hair: Ayako has such a special haircut at least a fan nicknames her Conchita.
- Beautiful Dreamer: Her Event in Tokimeki Status at the Planetarium. You get to choose to let her sleep or wake up. If you don't wake her up, she'll tell you in her sleep she loves you.
- Bilingual Dialogue
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer
- Gratuitous English: Frequently throws English words into her dialogue.
- Karaoke Box: One of her events occurs there, allowing her to display her awesome singing skills.
- Surprisingly Good English: Ayako's seiyuu, Masayo Kawaguchi, lives for years with her family in USA, so she knows English fairly well. There are a few instances where Ayakos English sentences sound strange, but overall she's fluent.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her fear of water is extremely famous. She skips swimming lessons at school whenever possible, will panic if you force her to go swimming at the beach, and she has a hilarious Boke and Tsukkomi Routine with resident swimming lover, Nozomi. However, unlike her Expy Lesley of Mitsumete Knight, the reasons behind this fear were never explained.
Voiced by: Shiho Kikuchi
An extremely shy girl who fell in love at first sight for the main protagonist on School Entrance Day, but cant muster the courage to tell him her feelings. Instead, she tries to make him notice her by accidentally crashing into him, appearing in a date spot and claiming she mistook him for someone else, or calling him at his home and saying it was the wrong number.
Shes fond of koalas, she even puts her hair in koala ear-shape, and goes as far as wearing a koala costume to sometimes be able to follow the main protagonist when he has dates at the Amusement Park.
Miharu is, in the original game, a secret character the player couldnt date, and was made by the creators as a consolation character for the players who havent managed to get the confession of any other character (even though theres a chance you can miss her as well). Despite all this, she became very popular among fans of the series, to the point she was made the co-heroine with Shiori in the third Drama Series game, Tabidachi no Uta,
Tropes associated with Miharu Tatebayashi:
- Anime Hair
- The Cameo: She has a special guest ending in Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories: Memories Ringing On.
- Cannot Spit It Out
- Crash-Into Hello
- Easier Than Easy: She's actually quite easy to win if you want to win her on purpose, almost as much as Rei Ijuin. Simply concentrate on building your stats to the maximum and don't go on dates with anyone, and you're good to go. She's not affected by "bombs"; she just likes high stats like Shiori.
- Graceful Loser: Near the end of the OVA, she concedes defeat to Shiori all while crying in the last of their phones sessions.
- Love at First Sight
- Secret Character
- Shrinking Violet
- Stalker with a Crush: A sympathetic example in her case however.
Voiced by: Yuji Ueda
A classmate of the protagonist. He accosts him on the first day of school, and they become instant friends. Just like the protagonist, hes on a quest for love, and has the tools to reach this end, as hes the info man of the school. He has data on all the girls: phone number, blood type, size, hobbies, and even their measurements. He also gives good date spot hints. He thus will help his friend by giving him this data and moral support.
Yoshio is deep down a good guy who cares for his friend (and this is especially shown in the Drama Series), but hes very noisy, over-the-top, and prone to jump to conclusions, leading to some headaches for the protagonist. However, being well-meaning and enthusiast, he often gets away with this among the girls, who think hes funny, and is Easily Forgiven by the protagonist.
Tropes associated with Yoshio Saotome:
- Beware the Nice Ones: When this guy wants to be angry, he doesn't do things by half. In Tokimeki no Houkago, he gives a verbal Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! to Naoto, after he and Shiori quarreled and didn't want to reconcile out of pride and shyness.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With the protagonist. This is visible in Irodori no Love Song if Yuko is late for the contest, the protagonist will go on with Yoshio.
- Brainwashed: In the original game, Yoshio actually discovers Rei's secret and is about to tell you when Rei promptly appears and carts him off. The player later meets him and asks him about it but he has been brainwashed via drugs to forget all about it.
- Bromantic Foil: Hes one of the oldest visual novel examples.
- Catchphrase: "Check da, check!!"
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With the protagonist, especially in his ending in the Tokimeki no Houkago game.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: When he finds out Rei's secret in the original game.
Voiced by: Yoshiki Kurin
Yoshios little sister. Shes one year younger than the rest of the cast, and thus makes her entrance in the original game at the start of the main protagonists second year of high school.
She desperately wants to be seen as an adult, but her cute looks, childish attitudes and hobbies (she likes video games, anime and pro-wrestling), make it impossible for others to see her as so. If the player plans to win her heart, he must make sure to treat her as a woman and not as a cute girl.
In early promotional arts and merchandise, she was planned as one of the poster characters, along with Shiori, Yoshio and Rei. However, she wasn't nearly as popular as other girls like Saki, Ayako or Miharu.
Tropes associated with Yumi Saotome:
- Berserk Button: If you dont wanna eat a painful Yumi Bomber, do not say shes cute.
- Calling Your Attacks: With her Yumi Bomber.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In the original game, not only does she have one of the highest love progression and the highest Bombing rate among the girls, she also has an event which only activates if a certain Saki event occurs.
- Gamer Chick: Shes the embodiment of this trope. For the note, her favourite type of video games are shooters.
- Genki Girl: So much, she gets the sunflower as her symbolic flower.
- Hair Decorations: Just like Shiori, she loves wearing ribbons, and she alternates colors.
- Lethal Chef: After being jealous of Saki sharing her lunch with you, she'll decide to cook for you. Be afraid... very afraid.
- However, her scenario in Tabidachi no Uta revolves around helping her improving her cooking skills so she can give her brother Yoshio a delicious meal, and actually succeeds in doing so in the end.
- Third-Person Person: She likes addressing herself by her name.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Being a wrestling fan, Yumi has her own Finishing Move which she refined by using it against her brother and the protagonist as well in Nijiiro no Seishun, the "Yumi Bomber", a lariat/grappling-like move.
Voiced by: Narumi Tsunoda
A classmate of the main protagonist. Just like Yoshio, he appears on the first day of school. He's the grandson of Kirameki Highs school headmaster, and heir of the ultra-rich Ijuin Family, which runs lots of wealthy local and international businesses. Flamboyant, arrogant, and caustic, Rei never misses an opportunity to mock the protagonist and Yoshio. In contrast, hes extremely popular with the girls and hes fully aware of it.
Tropes associated with Rei Ijuin:
- Aloof Big Brother: Rei is seen like this by the people in Kirameki High.
- Attention Whore:
- Big Fancy House: Two of them are shown in the series: the regular one in the original game, and the summer residence in Tokimeki Memorial: Private Collection
- Custom Uniform
- Easier Than Easy: Rei is actually the easiest character to get the ending of in the original game. Just spam her with phone calls each weekend and youre good to go; you dont even have to work on your stats.
- Evil Laugh: is also a sort of Noblewoman's Laugh, since shes a girl, and the heiress of a financial empire to boot.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Forget Nozomi (163 cm) or even Mira (167 cm) and Patricia (168 cm), Rei is by far the tallest girl in the cast, with her 172 cm!
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Shes actually a girl, but later merchandise in the franchise doesn't make it much of a secret.
- The Men in Black: The Ijuin Family Army.
- Rapunzel Hair: Normally kept in a ponytail to maintain the boyish look, until her day of confession when she lets it down.
- Rescue Romance: Very bizarrely used.
- Secret Character
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Subversion in that Rei likes to show off the Ijuin familys wealthiness, but never uses it for evil ends. In fact, he's the one who hosts the New Year's party.
- Suck My Rose
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Shes actually◊ a girl, the reason why she dresses as a boy is a family custom she has to following until her coming of age.
- Tomato Surprise: Although a special event during the game lets you guess it, its during her ending that you discover Reis true gender.
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!
Voiced by: Akiko Sekine
A shy and gentle Meganekko bookworm girl with a weak body, suffering from anemia, and thus often passing out. Because of this, she cant do sports (not like she likes sports to start with), or have violent emotions, and thus prefer going out to calm and peaceful places on dates.
She loves reading books so much, shes able to read four of them per day, her favourite author being Goethe. Like Shiori, she also loves classical music and romance movies. Her ideal type of boy is someone kind, intelligent and studious.
In Drama Series games and Radio Drama canon, shes portrayed as Sakis best friend.
Tropes associated with Mio Kisaragi:
- Cute Bookworm
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: The mini-ribbons she wears with her pigtails are, along with her glasses, pretty iconic of Mio.
- Ill Girl: Who's prone to Fainting.
- Meganekko: In Nijiiro no Seishun, she explains she became one because she loves books and read them since she was little, to the point that back then, at night, she often put herself under her blankets and used a lamptorch so she could fool her parents in believing she was sleeping and thus be able to continue reading.
- Official Couple: In Radio Drama canon she becomes Yoshios girlfriend.
- Shrinking Violet
- The Glasses Gotta Go: In a date at the cinema, after she removed her glasses so she could wipe her teary eyes due to a romantic scene, you get the option to tell her she looks pretty without her glasses, which will prompt her to change to contacts at the end. This is optional though, as you can also tell her she's fine with them, and she'll wear them in the end.
Voiced by: Mikiko Kurihara
Shioris best friend. A very shy girl who has a deep love for animals. She eventually falls in love with the protagonist during the course of the game if he has good grades, but shes so timid she asks Shiori to introduce her to him. She has a pet Yorkshire named Muku, whos rather aggressive towards strangers (this includes the protagonist, of course).
Tropes associated with Megumi Mikihara:
- Alliterative Name
- Friend to All Living Things: Goes from dogs and cats to monkeys and koalas, and even crows. Shes such an animal nut, she mentions in her ending in Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle Dama that she went on a trip to Australia just to be surrounded with the animals she loves.
- Informed Ability: Her friendship with Shiori is well-established by canon, but its rare to see it in action. Especially true in the original game.
- Nice Hat: She wears a beret-like hat with her Autumn Date clothes.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Muku is this to Megumi. The protagonist thinks it's a mix of Small, Annoying Creature and Killer Rabbit.
- Shrinking Violet
Voiced by: Yoko Teppouzuka
A fun-loving girl from a rich family whos on the lookout for the latest trend, and hates studies with a passion. Shes not above cheating at exams, is regularly Late for School, and shrugs off any reprimands made by school principals. Likes games and lively places a lot, is a fan of karaoke, and a champ at dancing.
She knows and is a (resigned) friend of Yoshio since Middle School, and is best friends with Yukari Koshiki, and Maho Shirayuki of Tokimeki Memorial 2.
Tropes associated with Yuko Asahina:
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With her best friend Yukari. This is especially visible in Irodori no Love Song and Tabidachi no Uta.
- Book Dumb: She hates studying, after all.
- Gamer Chick: Not as much as Yumi, but shes a champion at Dance Dance Revolution, and Mahos greatest rival in the National DDR Tournament of Tokimeki Memorial Substories: Dancing Summer Vacation
- Genki Girl
- In-Series Nickname: Her friend Maho calls her Hina.
- Late for School
- Parental Abandonment: Her family is rich, but her parents are always working and dont pay lots of attention to her.
- Straight Man: Shes this in her Boke and Tsukkomi Routine with Yukari.
- The Fashionista
- Verbal Tic: She has an habit to punctuate her words and sentences with chou, which means super in Japanese.
Voiced by: Ayako Kurosaki
Daughter of a rich businessman owner of the wealthy Koshiki Real Estate company. She was brought up as a lady, and thus speaks with very polite Japanese and has attitudes of such. Shes notable for having a veeeeeeery slow speech pattern, and for being a massive Cloudcuckoolander. Member of the Tennis Club, her ideal boy is a sportsman. Her hobby is knitting, and shes particularly good at it.
Shes best friends with her polar opposite Yuko, and since both of them are from filthy rich families, shes also childhood friends with Rei.
Tropes associated with Yukari Koshiki:
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With her best friend Yuko.
- Daddy's Girl
- Happily Married: Her parents were students at Kirameki High, and confessed their feelings under the Legendary Tree.
- Nice Hat: Wears two of them, on Spring and Winter.
- Overprotective Dad: To the point that, in battle mode, her special attack invokes her father, who proceeds to slice the enemies with his katana. It's arguably the most damaging in the game. Her ending mentions that the main character is a bit afraid and ill at ease with her father due to his over-protectiveness of her.
- Pimped-Out Dress: She wears one on the Christmas Party, and wears a Pimped Out Kimono on New Years Day.
- Yakuza: What her father looks like when summoned in the battlefield: he wears a kimono and wields a katana.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: It was her upbringing; attitude, clothing, and cultural heritage.
Voiced by: Ayako Sasaki
Kirameki Highs ace swimmer. Highly athletic, she runs for 50 kilometers each morning as part of her training, and is a pro-level, to the point that she wants to enter the National Olympic Swimming Team. However, she's as poor grades in school.
Tropes associated with Nozomi Kiyokawa:
- Expository Hairstyle Change: During the winter season of the final year, if you are sure of winning her, skimping out on dates with her until confession day arrives will result in her growing her hair longer.
- The Klutz: Despite her athleticism, she's quite clumsy, and can be a walking disaster area on certain dates (watch out during dates at the Museum and the Bowling Alley).
- Huge Schoolgirl
- Innocent Flower Girl: What she'd like to be.
- Indirect Kiss: If the protagonist meets her for the first time as she does her daily 50 kilometers run, shell offer him some of her juice. As shell leave her, the protagonist will realize and gleefully mention to himself he had an indirect kiss this way.
- Odd Friendship: Shes good friends with Ayako, whos renowned for her fear of water. This is often played with in the Classic Kirameki canon, and Nozomi often gives a reluctant Ayako swimming lessons so she can overcome this fear.
- Shrinking Violet: When she's in "enraptured" state, she becomes very shy when she bumps into you after school (she'll stutter, then run away; not to be mistaken for a "bomb" warning, where she's angry and scolding you before running away).
- Tears of Joy: In her Ending.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She fears lightning which gets revealed in her special event where she and the protagonist, on a date at the beach, swim to an island where they get stranded by a storm and take shelter in a cave. When she screams in fear, the protagonist holds her close.
Voiced by: Rei Igarashi
Kirameki Highs resident Rich Bitch Alpha Bitch, shes known as the Madone of Kirameki High. Has a fanclub dedicated to her, who follows her everywhere she goes in the school. She judges by looks and will ignore boys who dont meet her expectations: thus, the protagonist must have a very high Appearance stat to be able to court her. Shes very conscious of her beauty, and even plans to become a model once she graduates.
Tropes associated with Mira Kagami:
- Attention Whore
- Biting the Handkerchief: She does this when defeated in Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle Dama.
- Broken Bird
- Buxom Is Better: Shes the bustiest character in the entire series, starting the game with 90 cm and ending it, three years later, with 93 cm. This, and her looks, help her gain her massive fanclub as well as her reputation in the school for being the most attractive girl along with Shiori, further her Revenge of the Nerd plan, and become a model after graduation.
- The Cameo: In Tokimeki Memorial Substories: Memories Ringing On shes seen in a bikini photo session with Maho Shirakuyi of Tokimeki Memorial 2]].
- Crash-Into Hello: On your first encounter with her.
- Defrosting Ice Queen
- Femme Fatale
- Hidden Depths: She seems like a haughty Rich Bitch upon first glance, but this personality is actually a facade. In junior high, she was a sweet girl who had her heart broken countless times by guys, so she swore revenge in high school by working hard on her appearance so she could get boys to fawn over her, play with their feelings for some time, and then cruelly dump them. However, while this Evil Plan was exciting at the beginning, she grew sick of it, and deep in her heart she wishes to find the one boy who would see the real her hidden deep under this hard exterior, love her for who she really is, and allow her to muster the courage to turn back to her old self.
- Instant Fan Club: The three guys who constantly take orders from her and follow her around at school.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch
- Meaningful Name: Mira is Gratuitous English for Mirror, and Kagami means mirror in Japanese.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: A classic example.
- Parental Substitute: She has six brothers to take care of. This explains why she hasnt joined any clubs, cancels dates with the protagonist at times, where her skills at sewing come from, and why shes so adamant at refusing anyone to walk home with her after school. This shows her gentler side, as shes very caring of her brothers, and they love her back.
- Revenge of the Nerd: She wasn't a nerd in her junior high days, but she apparently wasnt attractive enough for the boys who dumped her.
- Rich Bitch: [[spoiler: She poses as this in school, but she actually lives in a very poor household, where her father is implied to be dead and she has 6 brothers she has to take care of.
- You Must Be Cold: On Christmas Party, she comes without a party coat because she doesn't have enough money for one, after the party, if shes in Tokimeki State with the protagonist, theyll go back to home together and shell sneeze, prompting the protagonist to give her his coat. She pushes the trope to Comforting Comforter zone by taking his arm put herself close to him, so she can give him some warmness in return. And on top of that, shell give her his coat back a few days later... with all its little tears patched up.
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!
Voiced by: Tomoko Naka
Kirameki Highs resident Mad Scientist. A girl whose ambition is to Take Over the World, and is conducing various electronics and computer experiments, including and especially the construction of an Humongous Mecha, to achieve this end.
Tropes associated with Yuina Himoo:
- Ambition Is Evil
- The Cameo: In Tokimeki Memorial Substories: Dancing Summer Vacation, she barges in the DDR Tournament with her new Humongous Mecha, the Neo-World Conquerer Robo, and her disciple Mei Ijuin of Tokimeki Memorial 2 in tow.
- Improbably High I.Q.: She has an I.Q. of 300.
- Humongous Mecha: She names it Robo, and youll have to fight and defeat it in order to get her ending.
- Mad Scientist
- Malicious Misnaming: Like Minori Akiho below, in the Nijiiro no Seishun: Forever Drama CDs, she refers to the Main protagonist as "Juu-roku ban-kun", aka "N°16-kun".
- Peeka Bangs
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She eventually turns into this when she becomes fond enough of the protagonist.
- Take Over the World
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates koalas. And they hate her too.
Voiced by: Yuji Ueda
Rei Ijuins personal butler. Also serves as a bouncer to the familys Big Fancy House, and, in Nijiiro no Seishun, to the familys newly built sports centers pool as well. Owns a private beach at the familys summer residence. Has a thing for muscular men and invariably goes into lyrical flights of fancy when seeing one.
Tropes associated with Yukinojou Sotoi:
- Acting for Two: Yukinojou is played by Yuji Ueda who also voices Yoshio, the main character's best friend, from the first game. This lampshaded in the live action drama recording at the Fantastic Christmas event in which Naoto asks if he can enter Rei's Christmas party to which Yukinojou replies that he can. Naoto then comments that he sounds remarkably like Yoshio.
- Hard Gay
Voiced by: Actor unknown (assumed to be one of the game's production staff members)
Tropes associated with Banchou:
Voiced by: Sakura Tange
One of the Soccer Club managers along with Saki Nijino. Appearing for the first time in Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series 1: Nijiiro no Seishun, shes the first main character of the Classic Kirameki saga girl characters who wasn't in the original game to enter the series' canon.
A 1st year-student Genki Girl, shes totally head-over-heels for her senpai Saki. As such, she sees the main protagonist, a forward striker in the Soccer Club) as her rival for Sakis heart, and will even give her the cold shoulder.
Tropes associated with Minori Akiho:
- Character Development: She goes from a loud, possessive and somewhat aggressive brat in Nijiiro no Seishun, to a friendly, posed and mature girl (but still a Motormouth) ready to listen and help the others, which both Saki and the protagonist feel the Soccer Club will be in good hands with her at its lead after they'll graduate, by the end of Tabidachi no Uta.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She's super jealous of the protagonist and lets him know it. She calms down a bit after he succeeds a hard soccer exercise which shows her his perseverance and love of soccer, but she still considers him a love rival.
- Cute Sports Club Manager: Becomes one when Saki graduates. Until then, she's her trusted assistant.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: The cross-shaped decs in her hair are a gift from Saki, and thus Minori treasures them.
- Graceful Loser: If you manage to succeed a hard soccer exercise, shell concede her defeat for Sakis heart to you in Nijiiro no Seishun's Best Ending.
- Hot for Student: She had a crush on one of her teachers in junior high, but is wasn't reciprocated.
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: She pulls this line to the protagonist as part of her Graceful Loser tirade in Nijiiro no Seishun's Best Ending.
- Insult of Endearment: In Nijiiro no Seishun canon, when talking about the Main Protagonist, she calls him "Juu-roku ban no Senpai" (= N°16-senpai), referring to his shirt's number in the Soccer Club. Serves as a way of getting past the Hello, [Insert Name Here] problem, as well as an indicator of her relationship towards the protagonist: the nickname has a derogative connotation at first, then after she came to like him, it becomes an affectionate nickname.
- Motor Mouth
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: Unrequited. Saki thinks of Minori only as a nice kohai.
- Second Love: It doesnt seem like it at first glance, but Saki really is her second love. She reveals during her discussions with the protagonist that her first love was one of her teachers in junior high, but he only thought of her as a cute student and married one of her other teachers.
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima
A shy girl whos the keyboard member of the Schools Band Group Irodori, introduced for the first time in Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series 2: Irodori no Love Song. A 1st year-student like Yumi and Minori, shes in love with the main protagonist, the bands guitarist), but has a hard time spitting it out.
Tropes associated with Suzune Misaki:
- Armor-Piercing Slap: she delivers one of these to the protagonist when she's tired of him being oblivious to how much she loves him.
- Graceful Loser: Becomes this in the end.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Chooses to go this way in the end, as she realizes how much the protagonist is in love with Ayako, and thus let her love for the protagonist go.
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu
The electric guitar base member of the band club Irodori. Has Bishounen looks and is quite popular with the ladies.
Tropes associated with Takumi Oosawa:
- All Love Is Unrequited: For all the girls who fawn over him, he has eyes only for a single one: Suzune. Who herself has an unrequited love for the protagonist, who himself loves Ayako...
- Chick Magnet
- What the Hell, Hero?: He gives such a speech to the protagonist when seeing how much the Love Triangle situation strains Suzune, and the protagonists unwillingness to put an end to the mess.
Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa
The drummer member of the band club Irodori. Is more or less the leader of the band, and someone you can always rely on.
Tropes associated with Kouji Tamura:
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka
Kiramekis Soccer Club coach. A Stern Teacher who was a former pro-soccer player, but had to put an end to his career due to an injury, and switched to coach for High School Soccer Clubs. Its his decision to not make the protagonist a regular at the forward striker post and give it to 1st year Sawatari which sets in motion the events of Nijiiro no Seishun. Values hard work over everything else.
Tropes associated with the Coach:
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: He gives such a speech to the protagonist when said protagonist lost all his will at training during the club session just after the misunderstanding between him and Saki, and was idling. Howver, it doesn't work, and the coach, who doesn't want to waste time on him, tells the protagonist to quit the club if he really thinks he's no good at soccer..
- Stern Teacher
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki
A 1st-year student at Kirameki High, member of the Soccer Club. Is a talented forward and considered a genius, his talent allows him to get a place among the regulars, to the detriment of the protagonist whos rather pissed off (part because the protagonist worked hard to get his place and hasnt seen his efforts recompensed, part because Sawatari got through the Senpai Kohai logic). Has a thing for Minori Akiho, but she considers him merely as a classmate.
Tropes associated with Tooru Sawatari:
- All Love Is Unrequited: He has an unrequited love for Minori, who has an unrequited love for Saki.
- Chick Magnet
Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki
A manager of the Soccer Club, along with Saki and Minori. One of the latest entries in the Classic Kirameki saga cast, she appears only in Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series 3: Tabidachi no Uta.
A Kohai of Minori by a year (meaning she's a Kohai by two years of Saki and the protagonist), she entered the club solely because she's in love with Kirameki soccer club ace Sawatari, and thus doesn't enjoy at first the chores and responsibilities behind the job of club manager. However, thanks to Minori's patient guiding, she later develops a genuine interest in soccer and in her job as a manager.
Tropes associated with Tomomi:
- Only One Name: She's the major exception regarding all characters getting full names, in the whole series (barring minor characters such as the Coach, and Tsukushi of Girl's Side who shares the Protagonist's surname).
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Only appeared in Tabidachi no Uta (the very last Kirameki Saga game released, before the franchise went on the Hibikino Saga), and was never mentioned elsewhere in the whole franchise.
Voiced by: Mie Kuribayashi
The fictional representation in the Tokimemo verse of a real-life idol of the time, under the Konami-launched marketing program Tokimeki Teens. Shes a secret sub-character in all the Drama Series games, whos an idol and seiyuu-in-training.
Tropes associated with Mie Kuribayashi:
Voiced by: Masayo Kurata
One of the three Tokimeki Memorial Pocket (a One Game for the Price of Two adaptation of the original game on Game Boy Color) exclusive characters and the first fully-fledged foreigner character in the series. She comes to Kirameki High as an international student, and is at first, due to the language barrier, without friends. Thanks to her contact with the protagonist if she meets him, her Japanese improves with time.
She has a cheerful personality, but gets lonely easily, and misses her home country. Being a very kind person by nature, it's hard to anger her, but when she does get angry, she's terrifying. She loves cycling and watching BMX related stuff.
Along with Yukari, shes one of the rare characters in the Tokimemo series whose whole family is established in canon◊: her father is a former martial artist turned foreign diplomat, her mother is an ex-model, and her big brother is a racing driver.
Tropes associated with Patricia McGrath:
- Anime Accent Absence: Averted, as the language barrier is a plot point in Patricia's storyline. As such, her seiyuu plays her with a clipped voice and speaking pattern.
- Bishōnen: Her big brother Jim is one. He could also qualify for a Dude Looks Like a Lady.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Do not piss off this otherwise very sweet girl by standing her up regulary in dates. You wouldn't like her when she's angry.
- But Not Too Foreign: Averted, shes a fully-fledged foreigner.
- Buxom Is Better: Reaching 91 cm in 3rd year, she has the 3rd biggest cup size in the entire series, tied with Tokimeki Memorial 3's Mari Oda. For some players, this is part of her appeal.
- Eagle Land: Her nationality is never explicitly stated, but shes clearly American-based.
- Gorgeous Gaijin: Moe, Buxom Is Better, Eaglelander. Do the math.
- In-Series Nickname: Her nickname is Pat.
- Huge School Girl: 2nd tallest girl in the Classic Kirameki Saga with 168 cm. Justified by her Eaglelander status.
- Kansai Regional Accent: Both her father and her brother speak Japanese with this accent. She herself suddenly speaks fluently and in this accent when she's in Unstoppable Rage mode.
- New Transfer Student
- Phenotype Stereotype
- Shout-Out: Her father is huge and muscular, wears a green cloth, is a former fighter whose now in a high administrative position. Hmmm...Mike Haggar, much?
- The Faceless: Unlike her mother and brother, her father's face is not seen in the CG displaying her family, being so tall that his face is out of the frame.
Voiced by: Saki Nakajima
One of the three Tokimeki Memorial Pocket exclusive characters, shes a perseverant Genki Girl with a strong sense of justice, who wishes to fight in its name, and thus attempts to foil Yuinas plans of Taking Over The World. However, much like Miyuki of Tokimeki Memorial 2, she seems to be born under an unlucky star, and is known to always pull out Daikyou (Worst Luck) mikuji.
Despite having the same family name, down to the same kanji combination, shes not related to Hotaru Izumi of Tokimeki Memorial 3.
Tropes associated with Kyoko Izumi:
Voiced by: Yui Horie
One of the three Tokimeki Memorial Pocket exclusive characters, shes the first non-main high school character in the series. Indeed, shes a student of Kiramekis rival high school, Suega High (which Soccer Teams is depicted in Nijiiro no Seishun as one of the strongest in the National Inter High Circuit). She comes to Kirameki High from to time to time as the two schools are preparing to cooperate in a concert, and shes in charge of the wind instruments section of the orchestra.
Shes an active and gutsy girl who loves challenges, but is so confident of her abilities at the horn she tends to act cockily, driving people away from her, and thus she feels lonely.
Tropes associated with Naomi Munakata:
- Animals Hate Her: And she hates them equally. Koalas especially are her worst enemies.
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi
The protagonist of the CD Drama stories, not to be confused with the original games main protagonist / Naoto Takami, as they are two different characters.
He has lost both his parents in a fire, and lives alone. Hes talented at both studies and sports, but doesnt have the will to participate, and spends his days in idleness. In Junior High, he was his Basket-ball Clubs ace, and is a member of Kiramekis Basket-ball club.
Tropes associated with Katsuma Serizawa:
- The Cameo: In Tokimeki Memorial 4, along with his childhood friend Natsue, his name is written in a document listing the participants to the 3-Legged Race that occurred 15 years before the events of this game.
- Memento MacGuffin: The crystal pendant he got from his parents and wears at his neck. It plays a vital role during Natsue's Love Confession to him.
- Not a Morning Person: Natsue has to regulary come to his house and take him out of bed so he doesn't arrive late at school. Subverted due to part of the reason being his Heroic BSoD, but ultimately played straight, as shown in the Epilogue where he has recovered.
- Orphan's Ordeal
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa
Childhood friend of Katsuma. She's in love with him, and tries her best to help him in the difficult times hes going through, but is at a loss of how to help him recover.
Shes a member of the basketball club, and being popular with her classmates is her one greatest wish and worry. She joins Katsuma in supporting Naoto and Shioris relationship.
Tropes associated with Natsue Marikawa:
- Huge Schoolgirl
- The Cameo Appears in Tokimeki Memorial 4 along with Katsuma on a list of past participants in the three-legged race. She also gets a Funny Background Event along with Megumi Juuichiya in Mio's ending of Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Tokkae Dama, where they're checking the test results board.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: But ultimately, she can't wait until Graduation Day, and gives Katsuma an Anguished Declaration of Love under the Legendary Tree in the middle of their High School time. He accepts it, and it's implied the legend applies even if the confession wasn't done on Graduation Day, as the thread of Katsuma's crystal pendant breaks during Natsue's confession, and he tells her he earlier heard about the "Crystal Power", said to realize without fail one's wishes of happiness when the thread breaks.
Voiced by: Mariko Kouda
Natsues best friend. She looks cute, quiet and the type who doesnt attract attention, but dont let this fool you: she has quite the tempestuous personality. Shes very into fortune-telling and supernatural phenomenoms, and is the manager of the basketball Club.
Tropes associated with Megumi Juuichiya:
- Cute and Psycho: Not to the point of being murderous of course, this is Tokimeki Memorial here.
- Cute Sports Club Manager
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: Her sideways red hair ribbon.
- Hair Antennae
- One Steve Limit: One of the rare exceptions in the series, although she and Megumi Mikihara have their first name written with different kanji (愛 for Mikihara, 恵 for Juuichiya).
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata
Katsumas best friend. Is a playboy whos very popular with the girls, but hes also actually a nice guy whos very reliable. He's oblivious of Megumi Juuichiya's love for him and only considers her as a cute little sister. He becomes quite close to Shiori, and starts dating Ayako in Radio Dramas.
Tropes associated with Jun Ebisutani:
- Chick Magnet
- Cross-Dressing Voice
- Hidden Depths
- Oblivious to Love: Or is he? After all, near the end of the Radio Drama, when he gets news of Megumi admitted to the hospital for a fall as he was going to meet Ayako for their first date, he rushes to Megumi's side without warning Ayako first and stands her up. Ayako is pissed off, and breaks ties with Ebisutani without letting him explain himself.