This page is for the Protagonists of volumes 1 through 5 of Zekkyou Gakkyuu.
Mio is the very first Protagonist of the series. She appears in "The Devil's Game". Envious of her classmates for being able to afford the newest game system, she feels left out until she one day comes across one that's been discarded.
- The Cameo: In Black Forum she is one of the girls Yomi is chatting with on the computer.
- Deadly Prank: One that resulted in her erasing herself from existence when she thought a serial killer was chasing her.
- Deal with the Devil: By starting the game she indirectly made one.
- Education Mama: It's implied she has one.
- Irony: Mio was afraid of being left alone, but once she got addicted to the video game she abandoned everyone else.
- Never My Fault: She insisted that it wasn't her fault she was ignored by her classmates, even when her friend pointed out that it was her negative attitude keeping them away.
- Shonen Hair: Not as extreme as most cases, but it seems to invoke this style. Comes with an Idiot Hair for good measure.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Her clothing and hair seem to imply she's fairly boyish, but she has a big crush on a classmate and thinks a lot of him, and her love life was one of the things she intended on improving with the game.
Ai is the protagonist of The Bonds of a Curse. A young school girl who found Kotaro one wet, rainy day and takes care of him as the class pet.
- Beauty Is Bad: Ai is forced to learn this after she finds out how unpleasant Sakahara-senpai actually is.
- Bishie Sparkle: Gains this when she approaches Kurosawa with Kotaro.
- Break the Cutie: Ai was heartbroken after she discovered Kotaro was dead, and hearing the admirable Sakahara, who was very kind to her casually talk about causing it completely crushed her. She caused his Karmic Death.
- Children Are Innocent: Despite the scary rumors about Kurosawa, Ai didn't avoid her like her friends and tried befriending her. Her friends see her this way and remark on how much of a good kid she is.
- Girlish Pigtails
Rika is the Protagonist of Mary's Dining Table. An extremely picky eater who is often lectured by her teacher and mother. She comes across Mary -a special doll said to eat things- one day in class and decides to try her out.
- And I Must Scream: The story ends with her being transformed into a doll stuck on a shelf, where all she can do is shed a Single Tear as she watches her mother and Mary, who has taken her place.
- Girlish Pigtails: her loose hair is paired with thick shoulder-length tails.
- Picky Eater: We learn she hates the following:
- Most meat
- Green Peppers
- Sweet Tooth: The one food item she would never turn down.
The protagonist of The Abandoned School at Midnight. Tired of being picked on by Shimizu, Maiko set out to explore the abandoned school on New Year's Eve, where it is said a ghost will grant one's wish if they can find her.
- Berserk Button: She put up with Shimizu's insults, until he said she wasn't a girl.
- Boyish Short Hair
- Make a Wish: I'll wish "Please erase Shimizu from this world!"
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She tried to be one until Shimizu insulted her for it.
- Too Hungry to Be Polite: At the start of the story when she begins inhaling cookies while chatting with her friends.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She's only shown eating cookies and carries a box of them in her backpack.
Misaki is the protagonist of Bloody Valentine. With valentines day approaching Misaki can't wait to spend it with her boyfriend, the popular and hard-working Naoyuki. But as she prepares for the big day she finds herself being confronted by a strange girl...
- Beware the Nice Ones: Up until the very end of the story she comes off as a doting girlfriend. But she's Not Good with Rejection.
- Crush Blush
- Love at First Sight: She fell for Naoyuki when he observed the chocolate making book she had in her hands.
- Mad Love
- Playing the Victim Card: This was her plan. She wrote several threatening letters planning to frame Naoyuki's girlfriend, then she sent some of them to her and kept the rest so that she could say she was being harassed. It worked and she got Sasaoka institutionalized.
- Stalker with a Crush: like any other yandere.
- Tomato Surprise: The first Protagonist in the series with this honor. It turns out she's a delusional yandere who has been trying to get rid of Naoyuki's girlfriend.
Rina is the protagonist of Graduate Number 108. A young girl reflecting on her elementary school years with her friends on their last day of school. She comes across a strange shadow in their photo album and attempts to figure out the cause.
- Attention Whore: She works hard and does whatever she can to make herself more noticeable because she wants to be admired and loved by everyone.
- Creepy Child: Exactly what happened to her that she had no problem throwing her classmates body into an Incinerator?
- Crowd Pleaser
- Death of a Child
- Enfant Terrible: She's an elementary aged bully who killed a classmate a year prior to the story, and she only cares about herself.
- Famous Last Words: "Reiko, as your gift for graduation, I'll give you this album."
- The Fake Cutie: Her friends think she's really cute, and her appearance in comparison to the prior protagonists (except for Rika who looks even younger) seems to invoke the idea that she's supposed to be cute looking. She even has Girlish Pigtails held by pom-pom scrunchies.
- Kill It with Fire: The first Protagonist in the series with a Karmic Death.
- Laser-Guided Karma
- Never My Fault: She claims Reiko deserved to die for rejecting her offer of friendship and talking down to her "because she's pretty".
- Tomato Surprise: Up until the end of the chapter Rina is built up as an amazing, hard-working girl who is well liked by others; but it turns out she's actually a Manipulative Bastard. She pretends to be humble around other people and when she doesn't get her way resorts to intimidation.
Ayumi is the protagonist of Supplements for the Brain. She attends cram school with her admirable, intelligent friend Megu and is made fun of for not being very smart. Then one day she finds an ad for a supplement said to increase ones intelligence.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: The pills are said to bring out ones inner-intelligence. So it's entirely possible.
- Education Mama: it's implied her mom might be a small one. She loses her temper with Ayumi over her poor work and claims to be embarrassed when she meets up with Megu's mother.
- Hair Decorations: A cluster of spheres on her side-tail.
- The Slacker: She gave up on trying and was convinced studying was a big waste of time because Hard Work Hardly Works.
- Super Intelligence: Gains this from the pills.
- They Would Cut You Up: Her ultimate Fate Worse than Death in a Karmic Twist Ending.
Protagonist of The Matching Class. Miki Oosaki is a transfer student from another district who quickly fits in with her classmates due to their shared traits and interests. But one day she notices how alike they all are and desires to change.
- Girlish Pigtails: For the first part of the story until she decides to wear it loose as a sign of individuality.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She's slightly reserved at first but she quickly takes to the group of girls who invite her to join them. She soon learns there is something a little off about them though...
- I Just Want to Be Special: Her worry that Miuchi wouldn't notice her led to her above style change.
- Love at First Sight: When Miuchi first approached her to hand over the class monitor book. It's implied he reciprocated.
Miharu Kurihara is the Protagonist of Kasako-san is Coming. She is friends with her long time sports rival Youko.
- Always Someone Better: They are said to be evenly matched, but she believes Youko has an edge over her because she trains a lot more. Her classmates also agree.
- Passionate Sports Girl: Prior to her parents pressuring her so much she used to be. She most-likely regained it after the time skip at the end of the story, given how much happier she was.
- Second Place Is for Losers: Her parents firmly hammer this into her, causing her a load of stress.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: her feminine appearance contrasts Youko's.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Despite Youko going through the same things at home, she continued to try to help locate the umbrella and calm Miharu down so that they could find it together and both be saved from Kasako-san. Then at the last second she decides to save ''herself''. She wasn't even remorseful after the time skip.
Youko Oota is the joint Protagonist of Kasko-san is Coming. She was the favorite to win the upcoming sport competition.
- An Arm and a Leg: Well an arm, after being killed by Kasako-san.
- Passionate Sports Girl
- Second Place Is for Losers: Near the end of the story she reveals her parents do the same thing Miharu's parents do to her.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: has the Tomboyish Ponytail and everything.
- With Friends Like These...: Although Miharu made the first move Youko revealed that she considered hiding the umbrella from her if she had found it first. But it's uncertain if she actually would have done it.
Nagisa is the protagonist of The Truth About Yomi Part 1 & 2. A young girl suffering from constant bullying who wishes she could be taken away from it. Then one day she suddenly finds herself in another time and place.
- Break the Cutie: Starts off broken, and it wavers throughout the two chapters.
- Hair Decorations: A pair of baubles on her side-tail.
- Happy Ending: The first Protagonist to not commit any evil deeds and officially get one.
- Misery Builds Character: After everything she goes through in two chapters, she goes from a meek girl who hates going to school and hides from her bullies to one who bravely stands up to them and realizes she has friends, and she decides to live happily so that Yumi's sacrifice wasn't for nothing.
- Protectorate: For Yumi after she's finally had enough.
- Stock Shoujo Bullying Tactics: The first victim in the series of many. Not only do her bullies throw garbage on her desk, but they call her names, and spread slander about her.
- With Friends Like These...: Her group of bullies were her friends not even a month ago. It's unknown what happened, but their slander involving boys could have been them lashing out at her in jealousy.
The girl whose never been the "demon" in a game of tag, Chika Nishizono is the Protagonist of The Endless Game of Tag. After a classmate tells her about the nightmare she had involving the spirit of a deceased girl, she desperately attempts to avoid hearing it again.
- And I Must Scream: The end of the chapter reveals she is in a coma, where she will continue to experience her nightmare over and over.
- Asshole Victim: She was kind of a jerk to Hiroko the entire time, even if she didn't mean to be. Her relentless mockery caused her much grief and tears, and it indirectly led to her death when she began practicing tag to improve her skills and running speed. Even after suggesting she and her friends visit Hiroko's family to pay their respects, she continued badmouthing her before and after.
- Throughout the chapter she also kept searching for other people to tell the story to, not caring at all about what could happen to them.
- Hair Decorations: Square-shaped baubles on her Tomboyish Ponytail.
- Hypocrite: She chewed out her classmate for telling her the story- just to find another sucker to repeat it to.
Tomoe Miura is the protagonist of Shi-chan's Diary. An awkward girl and the third wheel to her friends Rie and Yosshi, she came across an old diary after class one day and suggests sharing it.
- Asshole Victim: Any support for Tomoe was probably gone the second she was revealed to have sabotaged Yosshi and Rie's friendship.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hard to believe someone so nervous looking could be capable of what she did.
- Boyish Short Hair
- Death of a Child
- Famous Last Words: "Don't come near me!"
- It's All About Me: Nobody likes to be the third wheel, not only do you get frequently left out but you also get the short end of the stick. Understandable. But while she claims they can all use Shi-chan together, she had the ulterior motive of getting a "new friend" for herself. Realizing Shi-chan couldn't replace a real person, she decided to steal a friend. After breaking up the girls she showed no sympathy over anything but having to hurt herself for her plan.
- Karmic Death: Yomi suggests this as she comes to collect Shi-chan.
- Kids Are Cruel
- Manipulative Bastard: She used Shi-chan to make it look like Yosshi was trying to harm her by purposely harming herself and copying her writing to make fake entries. Then she told Rie her "suspicions" and confronted her when she came to see them. It worked and Rie turned on her.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: She dies from a head injury after she sees a crude drawing depicting this. She ran away from Yosshi thinking she was about to attack her and fell down a flight of stairs.
- Villain Protagonist
- With Friends Like These...
Miyuki Okui is the protagonist of From The Land of Mirrors. After one day learning the rumors behind the large mirror in the corridor she accidentally puts a crack in it. She then starts to notice strange oddities among her classmates.
An Shirazawa is the Protagonist of Execution Classroom. She is a meek girl who is frequently bullied and saved by her friend Miyuu. One day all of her troubles seem resolved when her class decides to test out the rumors of the cursed chair in her classroom.
Yukina is the protagonist from The Girl Under the Bed. A young girl who decides to play a series of pranks on her friend based on a scary story.
- Asshole Victim: If you think Yukina deserved it. Otherwise it's a case of Yank the Dog's Chain.
- Break the Cutie: The whole chapter was one big downward spiral.
- Deadly Prank: While her pranks against Maria weren't meant to harm anybody, all of her pranks led to her being found by the Girl Under the Bed.
- Death of a Child
- False Friend: A couple of them were hers. To her face they were very friendly, but when her back was turned they wasted no time mocking her for being so oblivious.
- Girlish Pigtails
- The Prankster: Only for fun... at first. It become personal later.
Ayako is the young protagonist of Black Cat Saya. After her family hits a cat on the way home from their relatives she one day finds a stray black kitten and brings her home.
- Daddy's Girl: Her dad is the reason she's so spoiled, and she seems to get along better with him.
- Death of a Child: Saya came back to make Ayako suffer for abandoning her.
- Famous Last Words: "N-no! Someone... Mom... Dad!! Someone!"
- Girlish Pigtails: Her long hair is worn loose with a pair of banana-shaped pigtails.
- Gory Discretion Shot: She's never shown making contact with the cars that hit and run her over, but the after shots are shown.
- Lack of Empathy: Ayako is very selfish for a young child. After they hit the cat she throws a tantrum about missing her television program and didn't even care that they might have been able to save it.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Ayako was run over, but appears to be saved and awakens in the hospital with her parents standing over her. Turns out this is Saya and Ayako is in the grave she is shown making later.
Misa is the protagonist of Black Forum, a quiet girl who frequently spends her free time glued to her school's forum ranting over the things her friend does that anger her. But one day she finds a topic about her and tries figuring out who started it.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A very light version. She looks innocent and mousy but her expressions don't hide her disdain or annoyance. She uses the forum to badmouth her friend Eiko behind her back and attempts to justify it as being a healthy way to vent without openly speaking.
- "It's not like I can vent my stress on my mom. Since I'm such a dear!"
- Death of a Child
- Education Mama: Her mom acts like one and demands she stops spending so much time online to focus on her studies.
- Hypocrite: "She just complains all the time!" Misa thinks this in regards to Eiko, ignoring how many times she complains throughout the story.
- Girlish Pigtails: her long hair is worn in thin, almost navel-length pigtails.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: When she sneaks to the diner in hopes of catching the people involved in the topic about her.
- Poor Communication Kills: Misa could have avoided her Downer Ending if she had just opened her mouth once in a while.
Kaori is the protagonist of Miracle Ball. She is the captain of her school basketball team and is good friends with Miri, the weak link.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: After praying for something to help the team improve, she was horrified when her mother woke her up to reveal Miri had been killed. Ultimately the story does have a Happy Ending, but she did lose her friend.
- Boyish Short Hair
- Name's the Same: Her first name is shared with the protagonist from The Erasing Blackboard. They both also have surnames that start with an M.
- Poor Communication Kills: Kaori thinks this in regards to Miri, who wanted to tell her something before she left. She changed her mind though, leading Kaori to regret not staying behind to ask her about it and wonder if her death could have been prevented if she did.
Akane is the protagonist of The Money Tree. Akane's family doesn't have much money, and one day she gets teased by a wealthy classmate whose success is the result of their Money Tree. After leaving in tears, she later discovers the Money Tree has appeared outside of her home.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: After she wishes for her missing parents to come home, she is attacked by the Money Tree and pulled underground.
- Death of a Child
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals
- Hair Intakes: Really small ones.
- Rags to Riches: Not as extreme as most examples though.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She has the Tomboyish Ponytail and attire and appears to enjoy things like video games. But she also loves plush toys and fashion, and starts buying more feminine clothes when she gets money.
Miho Yokoyama is the protagonist of Best Friend. Since coming to middle school she has become reserved and lonely after her elementary school friend began attending a different school. She wishes more than anything to have a friend, then one day she gets a mystery pen pal.
- And I Must Scream: Miho is transformed into a statue.
- The Cutie: Her new friends sure think so, and her shy and easily flustered nature makes her look even cuter to them.
- I Just Want to Have Friends
- Loners Are Freaks: A light version of this, but some classmates think she is strange for often speaking to the rock statue as she heads to and from school. They also think she made up her pen pal.
- No Social Skills: She seems to have this, but she opens up fairly quickly with some help.
- Single Tear: She sheds one at the end of the story.