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     Miyako Hoshino

Voiced by: Reina Ueda
An extremely shy college student who spends most of her time indoors. She becomes smitten with Hana and tries to have her wear cosplay outfits in exchange for her making her sweets.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: She starts off as this to Hana before Miyako tones down most of her creepier mannerisms and Hana gets more comfortable around her.
  • Broken Pedestal: Hinata brags so much about her to her classmates that they start to view Miyako as The Ace, and Miyako becomes terrified of becoming this trope when Kanon and Koyori visit and see her for the Shrinking Violet she really is. Subverted when Kanon tells her that she appreciates how hard she tried to match their expectations and that she believes that Miyako is an even kinder older sister than the rumors said.
  • Character Development: While she still falls behind due to her crippling social anxiety, Miyako finds herself more able to be open with Hana and the others, climaxing in her attending the girls' culture festival, and stays behind to interact with their classmates, despite her hesitation.
  • Chuunibyou: One picture in her mom's photo album features a younger Miyako with a flashy scarf and an eyepatch, and another photo features her with golden contacts, implying she went through such a phase at one point. Her mom finds it hilarious and gleefully shows it to Hinata, Noa and Hana, to Miyako's great embarrassment.
  • Fanservice: Miyako is forced to wear a butterfly cosplay in the OVA for the anime which includes some of her cleavage being exposed.
  • Friendless Background: Due to her shyness, she didn't really talk to anyone at school. The one person who claims to be her friend, Koko Matsumoto, turned out to be a stalker who obsessed over her because she saw how Miyako was focusing heavily on making outfits in high school.
  • Hidden Depths: Is a great cook, given how Hana agrees to wear whatever as long as she provided her with pastries.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Is often prone to this whenever it involves interacting with others.
  • Jerkass Realization: Not so much a jerkass, but Miyako's encounters with Matsumoto make her reflect on how she must have come across to Hana, and afterward she's more careful of how she acts around her.
  • Meganekko: Downplayed, as she only wears glasses occasionally and is usually seen without them. She also wore contact lenses in high school, but they were coloured cosmetics.
  • Neet. Subverted. Despite her social awkwardness and preference to stay home, she actually is a college student and does go out. The fact she isn't a NEET actually surprises Hinata and the girls.
  • No Social Skills: Due to spending a large duration of her time indoors, she is incompetent when it comes to dealing with others.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this moment when she realizes that Noa not only saw her in one of her magical girl cosplay outfits but also heard her act out her transformation sequence.
    • Has this reaction when she almost gets arrested by a police officer in the fourth episode for taking incriminating pictures of Hana and the others.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers one of her eyes.
  • Reclusive Artist: In-Universe. She's an art student who stays at home so much that Hinata and the girls initially mistook her as a NEET.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Although she's already stated to be pretty, she puts little effort into her appearance. When Matsumoto does Miyako's makeup and gives her a makeover, she's beautiful enough to make Hana blush when looking at her.
  • Shrinking Violet: Despite being intelligent and attractive, she's terrified of interacting with strangers (and her professors), which has led to her not having any friends.
  • Supreme Chef: She's an excellent baker, and it's implied that she's great at cooking other things too. She's so good that Hana starts critiquing other people's baked goods as well, comparing theirs to Miyako's.
  • Womanchild: Has worn the same racing tracksuit from high school, makes clothes based off of the anime that she watches, cries often, and sometimes throws fits like a child.
  • Unwilling Suspension: Victim of this in the first episode.

     Hinata Hoshino

Voiced by: Rika Nagae
Miyako's energetic younger sister who looks up to her dearly. She attends the fifth grade, and is close friends with Hana.
  • Big Sister Worship: Absolutely adores Miyako, and often speaks highly of her. Consequently other people such as Kanon and Koyori think she's The Ace. She also ends up bonding with Koko because the two continually talk about how awesome she is.
  • Catchphrase: Mya-nee!!
  • Children Are Innocent: She is unaware of how her older sister often acts creepily around Hana.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: When Noa says that Miyako would make an excellent wife someday to compliment her superb cooking skills, Hinata immediately claims she's never giving Miyako to anyone. She also gets a little upset if Miyako showers too much attention or praise to another girl while she's around.
  • Cute Little Fang: Sports one of these, which accentuates her tomboyish Genki Girl nature.
  • Genki Girl: Is very energetic.
  • The Glomp: Hinata loves subjecting Miyako to this in many forms, from running tackles while Miyako is leaving her room to body-slamming her while she's sleeping.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She often talks about Miyako's numerous social failings in an unintentionally blunt way.
    Hinata: "Mya-nee's birthday! If I don't remember it, no one will celebrate it for you! I don't want that!"
    Miyako: "Hinata says a lot of things that hurt me without realizing it."
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Miyako is essentially one for her, although it's played for laughs. When Miyako orders Hinata to keep her distance for five days, Hinata undergoes what can only be described as withdrawal symptoms and is left in a nearly catatonic state, only recovering when Noa dresses up as Miyako for her.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As shown in Episode 3, Hinata looks almost exactly like Miyako did when she was her age, despite their personalities being complete opposites.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Miyako, although she tends to go overboard with it.
    Miyako: "Sometimes your love scares me, Hinata."

     Hana Shirosaki

Voiced by: Maria Sashide
Hinata's best friend and the subject of Miyako's obsession. While she's normally cool and calm, she has an insatiable love of sweets.
  • Big Eater: Her debut episode had her scarf down several types of sweets that Miyako had made.
  • Brutal Honesty: Doesn't hesitate to tell Miyako that she had no interest to become her friend, and she is frank with Hinata, saying that she'd only come back to her long as her older sister wasn't there.
  • Character Development: The ending of the series shows that Hana had come a long way from her initial disgust for Miyako. While she still had moments of being uneasy around her, it's clear that she actually does care for her, even though she attempts to claim that she's in it for the sweets.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often manifests whenever Miyako does something sketchy.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Hana's mother tells Miyako that Hana is normally sullen when she's away from home, which means that on some level Hana really does enjoy Miyako's company (as long as Miyako isn't acting creepy).
  • Only Sane Man: Calls Miyako out for her creepiness, and she also acts as the Straight Man to Hinata's antics.
  • Security Cling: Inadvertently does this to Miyako while they're watching a horror movie, to Miyako's delight. Hana isn't impressed when Miyako admits out loud that she enjoyed it.
  • So Proud of You: Episode 12 has Hana tell Miyako that she respects how she gives it her all when it comes to things she cares about.
  • The Stoic: Tends to be pretty emotionless, only really emoting whenever Miyako's doing something sketchy, or when food's involved.
  • Sweet Tooth: Loves sweets. Which is why it is troublesome when it comes at the cost of allowing Miyako to dress her up.
  • Tsundere: Slowly morphs into this. While she is still unnerved by Miyako at times, she had grown more tolerant of her. She even shows moments indicating that to some extent, she does actually care for her, especially toward the end of the anime.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: Hana is obsessed with Higero, a mascot character who looks like a mustachioed man with an afro who bears more than a passing resemblance to Borat. Hana thinks he's adorable and often wears shirts with his design, and is genuinely shocked that Hinata and Miyako find him ugly.
  • When She Smiles: Oftentimes this is dominated by her eating food. It seems to be one of the rare occasions where she is truly happy.

     Noa Himesaka

Voiced by: Akari Kitō

Hinata's classmate and next-door neighbor who is obsessed with being cute.

  • Attention Whore: She always wants her own cuteness to be the center of attention and her mood suffers when she's ignored. This causes some initial friction with Miyako since Hana always wins out on cuteness in her eyes until Noa's priorities shift toward getting Hinata's attention.
  • Blackmail: She's introduced witnessing Miyako dressing and posing as White Lily, and she uses that information to get Miyako to do whatever she wants. However, it turns out that what she wants to do is cosplay, and she later makes Miyako show her White Lily cosplay to the other girls rendering the blackmail invalid anyway.
  • Butt-Monkey: Her love of attention often makes her the butt of jokes involving Miyako ignoring her cuteness in favor of Hana.
  • Cat Smile: Sports one of these.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Noa actively enjoys wearing Miyako's cosplay outfits, unlike Hana who actively dislikes it and Hinata who mainly does it because it makes Miyako happy.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Sports these when Hinata has her dress in one of Miyako's tracksuits.
  • Idiot Hair: She considers hers a charm point, and is horrified when Miyako almost cuts it off when trimming her hair.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: She desperately wants people to see her as cute, and gets depressed at the idea that people only called her cute to make her feel better.
  • Puppy Love: Hinata is the one person who calls her the cutest out of anyone, and Noa develops a huge crush on her. She's eager for any opportunity to be close with Hinata, such as dressing up as Miyako.
  • Smug Smiler: Constantly has a smug expression on her face and is generally the one most likely to make slightly snide remarks, although she's still very friendly with everyone. This falters a bit in Episode 9 when she goes on a date with Hinata and gets uncharacteristically nervous.

     Kōko Matsumoto
Voiced by: Lynn

A former high school classmate of Miyako. She has an immense obsession with her.

  • Establishing Character Moment: She notices Hinata, Noa, and Hana following Miyako, and takes the girls on a tour of the university. She later takes the girls to a staircase and said they would likely run into Miyako there, which they do. She's seen again later trying to sneak up on a sleepy Miyako on a park bench, then nonchalantly says she'd been stalking her for the last two years, which freaks Miyako out as they didn't interact at all during that time.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Becomes friends with Hinata over their shared love for Miyako.
  • Not So Different: Hana tells Miyako she understood her creeped out reaction towards Koko because that's how she felt they first met and she obsessed about having her wear cosplay outfits.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Admits to modeling her style of hair after Miyako's back during her high school years, and makes a maid outfit in the exact same details as Miyako's cosplay.
  • Stalking Is Love: She follows Miyako around and copies her style even down to the same material she uses to make cosplay outfits.
  • Unknown Rival: Claims to be a friend of Miyako, but the latter says she doesn't really know her. After confusion from Noa, Koko instead claims this trope, stating that she's been following Miyako because she wanted to surpass her tailoring skills.

     Koyori Tanemura
Voiced by: Hitomi Owada

One of the two class representatives in Hinata's class. She's eager to help and obsessed with being relied upon, but tends to be sorely hopeless at everything she does.

  • Attention Whore: She aims to be the kind of person that everyone relies on and praises, and constantly makes attempts towards that. Unfortunately for her, these attempts almost always end in failure.
  • Berserk Button: She hates being ignored.
  • Butt-Monkey: She generally fails at anything she attempts: even sewing outfits, which she's actually good at, ends with her sticking herself with the needle enough that Miyako politely relieves her of her duties. Luckily, she has Kanon around to console her.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Gets agitated whenever students select Kanon over her despite her being a class representative as well. Ironically enough one of the only people willing to rely on her is Kanon herself.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Kanon.

     Kanon Konomori
Voiced by: Naomi Ozora

One of the two class representatives in Hinata's class. She's kind, reliable, and competent at everything she does, and so people tend to go to her for help over Koyori.

  • The Ace: Kanon excels in nearly everything she's seen doing, much to Koyori's chagrin.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Possesses an exceptional level of maturity and etiquette for her age (arguably more than Miyako at times), which only serves to make her even more endearing. This is one of the first things Miyako remarks after meeting Kanon for the first time.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: As seen in Episode 12, the one thing she's bad at is telling jokes. Koyori has to outright explain to the others whenever Kanon is merely joking about something and not being serious.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Even when she has her hands tied up until the end of the school day, she still manages to have a smile on her face.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even she is genuinely creeped out by Miyako's obsession with having young girls model in the cosplay outfits she makes.
  • Idiot Hair: Sports one, but is far from being stupid.
  • Meaningful Name: Being named after the Buddhist goddess of mercy is perfect for a girl with the patience of a literal saint.
  • Nice Girl: She is unfathomably nice and possesses nearly limitless patience. As such, she is greatly admired by the class.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Koyori.

Secondary characters

    Chizuru Hoshino
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu

Miyako and Hinata's strict mother.

  • Abusive Parents: Played for Laughs with how she dishes out punishments for Miyako.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often manifests whenever she expresses disappointment in her older daughter.
  • Disappointed in You: Freely admits this to Miyako much to her chagrin.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: While it is understandable that she would be mad that Miyako had made Hana and Hinata sweets before dinner...she punishes her by suspending her in the air.
  • The Dreaded: Miyako tends to refer to her as "it."
  • The Gadfly/Troll: When she's not either angry or disappointed with Miyako, she tends to playfully tease her. Case in point? Pretending to accidentally drop a picture of her daughter in front of the girls.
  • Only Sane Man: Puts up with Miyako's antics with a snarky attitude.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Almost always seen with a cigarette in a small cigarette holder either in her mouth or in her hand. She's rarely shown actually smoking, though.
  • Tranquil Fury: When it's not overly apparent, she often acts this way when dealing with her older daughter.

    Haruka Shirosaki
Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura

Hana's mother

  • The Gadfly: Part of the reason why she wants Miyako to take her daughter to the haunted house is because she wants to see Hana's reactions.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks very much like an adult Hana, with the same eyes and long black hair.

    Emily Himesaka 
Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki
Noah's mother.
  • It Runs in the Family: Emily is just as obsessed with cuteness as her daughter is, and it's obvious that Noa's narcissistic streak stems from her mom telling her that she has "god-tier" cuteness.
  • Shipper on Deck: She's supportive of her daughter's crush on Hinata, helping Noa prepare for their date and also advising her on how to cling onto Hinata more cutely at the school festival's haunted house.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Like her daughter, she sports bright blond hair and a perpetual Cat Smile

    Yuu Matsumoto 
Koko's little sister.

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