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Assorted allies and enemies (beyond the witches) that appear in the first witch war (chapter 1-90) in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches.

Warning: The story has several plot twists and other revelations upon revelations. Beware of spoilers.

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The First Student Council

    Haruma Yamazaki 

Haruma Yamazaki

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Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Seth Magill (English)
Portrayed by: Hidenori Tokuyama

The student council president and the closest thing the first part of the story has to a Big Bad. He becomes a regular student again when Miyamura becomes the new president.

Like Leona, Asuka and Rika, he leaves the story when he graduates from Suzaku in chapter 183.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, he works at an advertising firm. He's still on good terms with Leona, but apparently hasn't gotten together with her.


  • Accidental Misnaming: He doesn't even bother to try remembering Yamada's name when he first meets him, resulting in him calling him "Suzuki" instead.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Zigzagged in the live-action drama. He never quite reaches his manga counterpart's level of nastiness - who hurts people, takes away their friends and even seems to take some delight in doing it - and as such is more of a mild-mannered Punch-Clock Villain. On the other hand, he isn't established to have a Freudian Excuse in the drama, so any malicious traits he shows are more genuine, and he doesn't become an ally of the heroes in the end.
  • Adjusting Your Glasses: He usually pushes them up by the bridge, but has been known to do it by the arms as seen on the picture.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Rika calls him "Haru-chan", possibly as a Shout-Out to Rave Master that Yoshikawa used to be an assistant of.
  • Animal Motifs:
    • Raccoon dogs - Yamada likes to compare him with one due to his slyness.
    • Horses. The "uma" part of his name means "horse", and he was depicted riding a horse on a cover page. A horse is an elegant animal that nonetheless can look quite goofy up close (because of its very long head and large muzzle). Similarly, Yamazaki is very suave, but also has a very dorky side when put out of his comfort zone.
  • Anti-Villain: The reason he was as ruthless as a president was that he felt an inner pain from his Wistful Amnesia, so he went over the top with his duties to divert from the pain. When he realizes he suffers from wistful amnesia, he becomes more nice, and he stops being a villain altogether when his memories come back.
  • Batman Gambit: His plan of having Rika wipe everybody's memories of Yamada. It only worked because Yamada was willing to take the fall for Miyamura - and because of Yamada's ability to get through to people in general, making Leona tell him Rika's name.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like a fairly nice guy at first, but after a while he turns out to be a serious jerkass with the way he treats Yamada.
  • Big Bad: Is behind a lot of the problems encountered by the main characters because he wishes to keep up the witch Masquerade.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Right after doing a Heel–Face Turn, he enters the altar room just in the right moment to stop Asuka from escaping, and as such he saves the ceremony.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns briefly after being Put on a Bus when Yamada and co. need to talk to the former third-years about the mysterious mass memory wipe from one year ago.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's actually similar to Yamada in that girls only fall for him when they know him well. He has no success at all with picking up random girls who don't know him.
  • Characterization Marches On: In his last few appearances, he's a big dork who tries to be suave but doesn't manage. This can make it weird to go back and read the first witch war in which he - as a villain - is a genuinely sleek and Manipulative Bastard (though he still had a slightly dorky side to him).
  • The Chessmaster: Usually manages to be this when he's not an outright Manipulative Bastard. For example, the deeper purpose of his "find the seventh witch" game was to erase one of the involved's memories of the witches.
  • Chick Magnet: If girls don't fall for Yamada or Miyamura, they generally fall for him. Indeed, Leona, Rika and Asuka are the only girls from the first part of the story who for sure never fell in love with Yamada.
  • Circling Monologue: He circles around Odagiri, from talking directly to her face to whispering in her ear from behind, when he catches her trespassing into the altar room and tells her what the consequences might be.
  • Cold Ham: He never raises his voice, and yet his way of talking can make him seem very over-the-top as a sinister, mysterious villain.
  • Consummate Liar: As a skilled manipulator, he can certainly be a very capable liar if he wants to. He had no problem faking that he didn't know about the mass memory wipe at the end of Yamada's first year, even if it he was the one behind it - he even faked faking that he knew about it.
  • Cry Cute: A rare male example: He sheds tears due to Wistful Amnesia when Leona returns to school and tells him that she is someone he used to know.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Searching for the witches with Leona - his Only Friend and love interest - and then suddenly losing her because his memories of her wiped, making him struggle with Wistful Amnesia ever after.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In Leona's flashback (chapter 84) and at the graduation (chapter 183).
  • Demoted to Extra: After Miyamura takes over the student council, his role more or less ceases except for the last few chapters before his graduation.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: While he is still the Big Bad for the first 90 chapters, he is not the final villain of the series, as the series didn't stop after chapter 90 like many readers expected. His successor as a big bad becomes Ushio with Yuri as a Man Behind the Man. And they also turn out to be disc one final bosses.
  • Enemy Scan: As a spotter, he can tell which people are witches and witch-killers, and their location, by seeing them as dots on a map in his brain.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As mentioned under Lack of Empathy, a chief reason why he lost the first witch war was that he was unable to comprehend that Yamada would go to such great lengths to make his friends remember him again.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: He changes his hairstyle to a much more neat and combed one after he starts college. Subverted as it was just for job hunting - he's seen with his original hairstyle in the epilogue.
  • Fair-Play Villain: When he wants to counter Yamada's ceremony with a ceremony of his own, he calls the witches to the student council office three days before he will hold the ceremony, as such giving Yamada a chance to win if he can hold a ceremony within three days (which he does manage). This courtesy is probably because he comes to see Yamada as a Worthy Opponent.
  • Familiar: Being Rika's spotter, he functions as a human version of this, since he is the only one who is able to remember her after she uses her amnesia ability.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He usually acts affable to Yamada, but he isn't a very nice guy, and it's mostly a facade when he doesn't use Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • Finger-Tenting: He enjoys assuming this position whenever he's sitting by his president desk.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Played for Laughs, but he does display all five of them when Leona turns him down:
    • First, he claims that he's just dreaming.
    • Second, he goes crazy and yells at everyone.
    • Third, he gets on his knees in a skyward scream (the implication of that trope tends to be that you ask higher powers for help).
    • Fourth, he runs away all distraught.
    • Fifth, when the graduation is over, he seems to be sort of alright and able to hang out with Leona again.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: For the first part of the story, he is a not-so-nice villain with glasses that tend to obscure his eyes.
  • Freak Out: He has a major one after getting turned down by Leona.
  • Freudian Excuse: His Wistful Amnesia; having the memories of Leona - the person closest to him - wiped.
  • Friendly Enemy: He seems to like Yamada (not in that way - presumably not) and is usually polite towards him, but that doesn't change the fact that he is still the Big Bad for a while.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After getting his memories back, he stops being an enemy of Yamada and the Supernatural Studies Club.
  • Heel Realization: Upon seeing Leona, he felt a surge of emotions he couldn't understand and realized his memories were erased and so wanted Yamada to perform the ceremony to recover all the memories.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: When informed that Leona does like him back.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In an indirect way, but still. If he didn't make Asuka swap bodies with Shiraishi, Yamada wouldn't have been able to ask Rika the Armor-Piercing Question that made her pull a Heel–Face Turn. Also, Rika's condition for helping Yamada was that he would bring Leona to school, and it was Leona who made Yamazaki himself pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Humble Pie: As part of the Karma Houdini Warranty, he gets brutally put in place, to the point of humiliation, when Leona turns down his love confession. He becomes a bit more modest from then on.
  • I'm Crying, but I Don't Know Why: When he sees Leona, whom he forgot, after a year, he suddenly starts crying without knowing why because of his Wistful Amnesia. He soon puts two and two together.
  • Inspector Javert: Has shades of this since the reason he really wants to stop Yamada's actions is that Yamada knows about the witches, which is supposedly a bad thing to know about if you're not a student council member.
  • It's All About Me: According to Miyamura, Yamazaki doesn't generally care about anything that he doesn't personally reap benefits from.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Even though he becomes an ally, he seems to get off more or less scot-free with the nasty things he did as a president... until he gets one hell of a piece of Humble Pie on his graduation day by being mercilessly rejected by Leona.
  • Knight Templar: At least during his last few weeks as a president, where he seemed convinced that he was doing the best thing for the school by hunting Yamada down. Early on, when he was a less prominent character, he had a bit more of a For the Evulz streak, such as when he hurt people to close down a club for no apparent reason.
  • Lack of Empathy: At least in his amnesiac state. He is a brilliant planner, but he rarely realizes that his plans can have a huge emotional impact on others outside of the practical impact. This ends up being his downfall as he didn't know how Rika was feeling deep down about being used by him, and he didn't expect Yamada so be so crushed by losing his friends and persistent in getting them back.
  • Laughing Mad: He briefly does this as part of his Five Stages of Grief reaction when Leona rejects him.
  • Lawful Stupid: His persistence to stop Yamada because knowledge about the witches shouldn't get out is uncharacteristically stupid even if he's just being dutiful and following the school rules. Yamada clearly didn't want to abuse the witch powers for his own gain, and he actually improved the school by getting the worst witches on the right track, but Yamazaki still spared no means to stop him and anyone who helped him.
  • Love Confession: He finally gives one to Leona before their graduation. She turns him down abruptly. Not because she doesn't like him back, but because she wants him to man up and declare his love entirely on his own, instead of trying to make Yamada help.
  • Love Confessor: One of the series' more extreme examples of this as before the graduation he had told basically everyone that he liked Leona... except for Leona herself.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Usually reaches his goals and solves problems by manipulating the school clubs (and sometimes his own council members) to do the hard work for him. Noteworthily the Supernatural Studies Club since a lot of the problems he wants to solve are caused by the witches.
  • Manly Tears: When he meets Leona again after a year and doesn't seem to remember her, yet his subconsciusness can fully remember her. Somehow manages to double with Cry Cute.
  • Megane: He is a slightly mysterious and supposedly handsome guy with glasses. "Megane" is even his nickname! (In Japanese, at least)
  • Monster Sob Story: Leona's flashback is as much this trope as it's a showcase of her own background, given that it explains how Yamazaki went from being a normal, easy-going boy to being a ruthless student council president by losing the girl he loved.
  • Motive Decay: While it can be explained by his Lawful Stupid approach, it's still noticeable how his goal in the first witch war goes from "prevent the students who know about the witches' existence - Yamada being one of these students - from leaking the secret by sending the seventh witch after them" to "get rid of Yamada".
  • Muggle: He doesn't have any powers.
  • No Badass to His Valet: To Leona. She does respect him as a friend, but she doesn't have an inch of respect for his status as student council president and will not treat him differently for that. In fact, she seems to think that being president has made him too entitled and pompous, so her last act before graduating is brutally putting him in his place.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's one of very few male characters who have never gotten into a fight, and he probably can't fight since Asuka acts as his bodyguard.
  • The Nose Knows: He claims he could tell Yamada and Miyamura's identities in girl's bodies because they still didn't smell like girls. Probably wrong since it's later revealed that he knew about the witches and some of the powers all along.
  • No-Sell: As Rika's spotter, her memory wipe power has no effect on him. His memory can probably be wiped by other seventh witches, though.
  • Not Good with Rejection: When Leona turns him down, he first stubbornly insists he’s dreaming, and afterwards he suffers a hilarious Freak Out which is enough to make even Rika think he’s pathetic.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: In the first chapters, he seems a bit silly and not too villainous, but everything changes after Miyamura reveals his true nature.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ends up becoming this shortly before his Heel Realization, combined with Knight Templar as he keeps insisting on using questionable methods to stop Yamada, even though Yamada has only influenced the witches for the better and doesn't want to use the ceremony for any dangerous wishes.
  • Now or Never Kiss: He gives Leona one of these when Rika approaches to wipe their memories. At that point of time, he isn't aware that she likes him back so he isn't trying to instigate The Big Damn Kiss; he just wants to kiss the girl he loves one time in case he'll never see her again.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He often acts somewhat ditzy or silly to seem more affable. At least until the end of the first witch war when he has done enough bad things to stop trying to hide that he’s Yamada’s enemy.
  • Oblivious to Love: Despite how cunning and manipulative he can be when sitting in his president chair, he's a huge dork when it comes to love. He had (and probably still has) no idea that Leona is as much in love with as he is with her, and he is also oblivious to the norms of asking someone out, realizing that you have to do it completely on your own instead of making others (Yamada) do the preliminary work.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He's fully able to take this role upon himself thanks to being Student Council President. Every time the Supernatural Studies Club members come to him asking for club funding or permission for activities, he'll change the topic or find loopholes for why he cannot (initially) give them permission.
  • Only Friend: To Leona, back when they were at the Supernatural Studies Club. Not that she was the only one who wanted to hang out with him, since he was a student council member and Chick Magnet; she was just the only one he felt comfortable with.
  • Origins Episode: Chapters 84 and 85 reveal his past with Leona and how he came to be the evil student council president.
  • Pinch Me: He asks Yamada to punch (not pinch) him when he has been rejected by Leona, thinking it's a terrible nightmare that he needs to wake from. When Yamada refuses, he just gets more frustrated, thinking that Yamada opposes him even in his dreams.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: In the first witch war. Yamazaki is formal and affable, at least when he wants to be, while Yamada is much more rough-mannered and informal.
  • Psychic Radar: His spotter power doesn't makes him able to register the witches' presence and locations from a distance.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He never had anything personally against Yamada, but simply tried fulfilling his student council president duties which include hiding the witches' existence from the student body. It's just that his methods could be a bit mean, making him a villain.
  • Put on a Bus: He graduates from Suzaku High in chapter 183, although he does make returns a couple of times in later chapters.
  • Redemption Demotion: Justified. The time when he pulls a Heel–Face Turn is also the time when he steps down from his stuco president position, but he had to step down from it anyway, and circumstances just make the two things happen at the same time.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Sometimes, though Opaque Lenses for comedic effect are more common.
  • Skip of Innocence: He skips away out of pure happiness when he finds out that Leona likes him back. Discussed by Yamada who mentions that he rarely sees guys skip.
  • Skyward Scream: Does one (more precisely screaming that he doesn't want to graduate like this) when Leona rejects him.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Being the student council president whose plans and manipulation regularly make the lives of the heroes suck, he is indeed quite smart.
  • Smug Smiler: He was seen with smug smiles on his face more often than not when he was a villain.
  • Stoic Spectacles: He is (generally) one of the calmer characters in the series, and he wears glasses that often conceal his eyes.
  • Student Council President: The head of Suzaku High's Absurdly Powerful Student Council.
  • Sympathy for the Hero: When Yamada became forgotten by everyone the first time, Yamazaki felt genuinely sorry for him and expressed frustration that he had no choice but to do a memory-wipe.
  • Target Spotter: This is one of his purposes as a spotter along with being a human Familiar. He can relay the positions of the witches to Rika in case that he needs her to erase their memories.
  • The Unfettered: When it comes to eradicating the enemies or opponents of the student council, there is no method too dirty or extreme for him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Despite being a pain in the ass to Yamada and not being a very nice guy until he gets his memories back, his status as the student council president makes him very popular amongst the general student body.
  • Wicked Cultured: He is calm, smart, articulate, and writes with a feather pen for apparently no reason other than extra style points.
  • Wistful Amnesia: In his amnesiac state, he found that every time he tried to remember why he became president, his chest (probably his heart) started to hurt. When he met Leona again and she implied that she was someone he was supposed to know, he immediately started crying.
  • Worthy Opponent: He ends up considering Yamada one in the last part of Rika's arc for giving him so much trouble.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: When Rika went to wipe the memories of him and Leona, he kept her distracted to allow Leona to run away from the school so she would not be hit by the memory wipe.

    Shinichi Tamaki 

Shinichi Tamaki

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Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese), Chris Burnett (English)

A witch-killer (the second after Yamada) who stole Asuka's invisibility power. While not an official student council member, he is initially Yamazaki's henchman, but he joins up with Yamada, after Rika erases all the student's memories of them, in order to get the memories back. He later becomes the treasurer of the new student council and thus an official member.

He becomes the new student council president of Suzaku High after Miyamura was unseated, succeeding through the long and hard election campaign.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, he hasn't changed much, still being single and still living at home, though he has a job.


  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: He has been known to suddenly become comically arrogant whenever he actually gets limelight and acknowledgement - for example, when he was about to steal Ichijo's power and saw Yamada as his underling. Averted when Miyamura wants him to run for president, however.
  • Adapted Out: He doesn't appear in the live-action drama. His power is given to Yamazaki, and in the bad future Yamada sees, it's Inose who becomes president and makes Shiraishi his secretary.
  • Adorkable: When he takes a level in kindness, he becomes this at times, obviously wanting to get along with others and make himself heard, but not always managing this.
  • Affectionate Nickname: During the election race, his supporters (especially the girls) start to call him "Shin-chan".
  • Agony of the Feet: When he kicks a bookshelf out of anger.
  • The Alleged Boss: When he becomes student council president, he doesn't exactly have the demeanor of a leader with how he's too awkward to say hi to his friends when he sees them in public, and with how he just gives a new clubroom to everyone who wants one. That said, with the way he appeases the seventh witches and keeps Yuri under control, he's a fairly competent leader behind the scenes.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He has a crush on Odagiri, but especially in Rika's arc, he also had an odd tendency to suddenly start blushing around Yamada.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: Because he's a witch-killer, he's one of only a selected few people who can remember Yamada after Rika's memory wipe. He can also remember Yamada after Ushio's memory wipe, but he's not a witch-killer anymore by this point, and it's never explained why his memory is retained.
  • Big Good: He takes over Miyamura's role as this after the second witch war, being the new student council president and (generally) on Yamada's side.
  • Bookworm: He loves reading light novels and is often seen with one in his hands. He states that he spent most of his winter break at the library.
  • Break the Cutie: After working long and hard - with Odagiri's help - to be the new student council president after Miyamura, every effort he put in seems to be taken apart when Odagiri, right before the voting, betrays him due to being Brainwashed and recommends Ichijo as president instead. Needless to say, he's not happy.
  • Brutal Honesty: During his introduction - Yamada notes that there is seemingly no filter between his thoughts and his mouth.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is fairly often ignored and made the laughing stock.
  • Characterization Marches On: His status as Butt-Monkey/the guy everyone ignores wasn't nearly as apparent during his first few appearances, first really appearing in Rika's arc and first becoming a definite mark of his character when he joins the student council. There were even a few scenes where Yamada and Odagiri outdid him in Butt Monkey-ness. It seems weird in hindsight that he had the invisibility power since nowadays, he barely needs a witch power to be invisible.
  • Chewing the Scenery: He's not usually a Large Ham, but the We Can Rule Together speech he makes when he wants to strike an alliance with Yamada is so ridiculously over-the-top that you would think he purposely tried to parody a hammy B-movie villain.
  • The Chew Toy: His Butt-Monkey status is practically always Played for Laughs in-universe, and out-of-universe even his writer and producers won't give him the time of day. Yoshikawa, who usually draws a picture of the series' characters for their birthdays on her Twitter profile, conveniently happens to "forget" Tamaki's birthday, and in the anime opening, he only has a small cameo with his back turned unlike the other characters who are fully shown.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: At the first ceremony, Rika pulls down his pants as part of her Time-Freeze Trolling Spree.
  • The Comically Serious: Sometimes his Only Sane Man tendencies towards the rest of the student council can make him reach this level.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 121, in which he helps Odagiri trying to make Yamada notice her, is told from his point of view.
  • De-Power: While not known for a long time, he actually lost his power permanently after Yamada's first ceremony along with the original seven witches. As such, Ushio is his successor instead of being a new cutting witch-killer.
  • Dull Surprise: Played for Laughs when his reaction to Yamada being able to see him after he tried using the invisibility power on him is an impossibly blank and stoic expression.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: His face was less streamlined when he first appeared. His hairstyle also changes from having a single hair randomly fall down in the middle of his face to having a thick strand of hair similar to Yamazaki, making it look like he purposely combs it that way.
  • Earplugs Equal Isolation: He uses earplugs in his first few appearances so that he has an excuse to ignore people - he cannot talk with them if he cannot hear them.
  • Easily Forgiven: The whole thing about him giving Shiraishi an unhappy future by making her his secretary is completely glossed over when the future is changed, and everybody's amnesia becomes the new problem. Justified in that he didn't seem to have bad intentions, but seemed to choose her because he misinterpreted a question she asked as if she was interested in the position, and because she is the best student in his year.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Combined with Lost in Translation and Stealth Pun. When Tsubaki hands out nicknames to all the guys of Suzaku High, he calls Tamaki "Tamakin". Swap around the syllables a bit, and you get "kintama" which is Japanese slang for "testicles". That makes it more clear why Itou was so grossed out by that nickname...
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Right before the voting at the student council election, Odagiri betrays him by asking people to vote for Ichijo instead. He does not seem to take this especially well. On the other hand, Odagiri only did it because she was under mind control and seems broken when she realizes what she has done.
  • Face Palm: He does a major one when he spies on Yamada and Odagiri at the Japanese chess tournament, because Odagiri's attempts at flirting at ridiculous, and because Yamada's obliviousness is equally ridiculous.
  • Forgettable Character: One of his major problems when it comes to people who are not his closest friends and enemies, even when these people haven't been put under the seven witch's power. When he started running for president, many students were not even aware that he was a student council executive, despite the student council members being generally very famous throughout the school.
  • Friendless Background: He has no friends when he is introduced because he acts antisocial and makes himself invisible to everyone. It's later shown to just be his way of coping with loneliness and lack of social skills since he is pretty desperate to make friends deep down.
  • Grew a Spine: At his introduction, he's completely unable to stand up for himself when it really matters, as shown with how he obeys Yamazaki like a slave and escapes all conflicts by making himself invisible. He learns from Yamada and Odagiri who are generally much better at standing up for themselves, and he shows his spine when he doesn't flinch from Asuka trash-talking him in the second witch war and immediately insults her back. He is still shown to suffer from bad self-esteem, though, and keeps getting occasional spineless moments for the rest of the series, but he's overall more strong-willed.
  • Guile Hero: While he always had shades of sneakiness and opportunism, he really gets into this trope when he manages to stop Dark Takuma with one hell of a bluff.
  • Heel–Face Turn: As Yamazaki's henchman, he is rather opportunistic and selfish, and his team-up with Yamada goes from We Can Rule Together to Enemy Mine to being actual friends, after which he loses the aforementioned traits.
  • Height Angst: He is not even that short (shorter than Yamada, but still taller than Odagiri), but he still becomes severely hurt when the much taller Kurosaki makes fun of his height.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His plan of spying on the three Muggle members of the Supernatural Studies Club wasn't at all to his own advantage since it could only succeed if he eavesdropped at the most convenient moment and hurried to tell the president - so of course, it backfired. Even worse, he still decided to eavesdrop on Yamada revealing the name of the seventh witch which made her erase everybody's memories of him.
  • I Gave My Word: He has stated that he’s "a man of his word", and he was willing to keep his promise to Yamada of stealing Sarushima’s power, as shown in a vision of the future.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: One of his hidden motivations. Made obvious when Yamada offers him a chance to join the Supernatural Club after they find a way to restore everyone's memories.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He does seem to think that Odagiri would be better off with Yamada than him, even if he's somewhat hoping for the latter.
  • Idiot Ball: Yamazaki had originally promised Tamaki that he would become the next president if he helped the student council by stealing witch powers. Stupidly, he still wanted to make sure that he was slated to be the next president, and sent Yamada to charm Yamazaki. This dirty plan cost him a lot of Yamazaki's respect, and he was demoted to being an "equal" of Miyamura and Odagiri in the election race. If he hadn't tried to double-check for no reason, he would have become president instead of Miyamura.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He seems very arrogant at his introduction, and he is prone to Acquired Situational Narcissism later on, but once he opens up to Yamada, it becomes obvious that his self-esteem is actually terrible because of his Friendless Background. He gets better later on, but when he becomes student council president, his self-esteem still isn't as good as it could be.
  • Invisible Jerkass: He doesn't seem to use his stolen power for much else than looking up under girls' skirts and blame others for it - and to escape from conflicts by making himself invisible to the other party. Not to mention his plan of finding the seventh witch by spying on the Supernatural Studies Club...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Was very anti-social when he was introduced, but showed himself to have a good heart underneath when he actually made friends. He is a nicer guy nowadays, but can still seem a bit bitter.
  • Keeping the Enemy Close: His choice of secretary when he becomes student council president is highly unlikely - he chooses Yuri. One of the reasons is that Yuri is useful because he knows a lot about the witches and smart to keep watch on since he is a big threat. The other reason is to blackmail him into participating in the ceremony.
  • Last-Name Basis: Similarly to Yamada, no-one calls him by his first name, and he also calls everyone by their last name.
  • Life's Work Ruined: While it's hardly a "life's work" in the literal sense, he clearly feels it is - when Rika wipes everyone's memories of him, he's distraught because his dream of becoming Student Council President that he spent two years trying to achieve (and almost did achieve) is suddenly ruined.
  • Minored in Ass-Kicking: Despite having a very useful power (in some situations more useful than Yamada's since it deprives a witch of her power), he never does anything with it. However, he can be very dangerous when needed, especially when he was still a rival and started spying on three of the Supernatural Studies Club members with his stolen invisibility power. Odagiri lampshades this trope and points out that the reason is that he can be very spineless.
  • Misery Poker: When he and Yamada have both been forgotten by everyone, he unashamedly vociferates about how he is much worse off than Yamada since his ambitions have been crushed, practically neglecting that Yamada just lost all of his friends.
  • Mistaken for Gay: When Shiraishi (who had her memory wiped) interrupts him and Yamada when they are fighting. The Love Bubbles and the way she awkwardly wants to leave the room suggest she thought they were doing other things than fighting…
  • No-Sell: Witch powers don't work on him. If a witch kisses him, he will automatically steal her power, and if a witch killer kisses him, nothing happens.
  • No Social Skills: His social skills aren't the most well-polished, from purposely ignoring people and being brutally honest when he is introduced, to being somewhat awkward in general and apparently blurting out secrets when people try to talk to him.
  • Non-Action Guy: While he doesn't back down from a fight, he cannot really fight and is a weakling compared to the likes of Yamada. He managed to get beaten up badly by Noa among others.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: While he mostly remains an ally/friend of Yamada when he becomes president, his new position sometimes makes him take upon this role. He strictly forbids Yamada and Miyamura from investigating the lost memories, because witch powers are supposed to be confidential to the student council, and he regularly dismisses Yamada's university wishes for what would be better for the school's reputation.
  • Only Sane Man: Starts to play this role during his alliance with Yamada and Odagiri, as he is smarter than Yamada, less hot-tempered than Odagiri, and less impulsive than both of them. It somewhat continues in the student council as the other members are Yamada, Odagiri, a pervert, an anti-social jerk, and an airhead. It's particularly noticeable when the council had a go with the "Freaky Friday" Flip power. He's basically standing there, completely speechless at the antics, while Odagiri is boiling with rage.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: At the start. He doesn't even try to look for the seventh witch - he just makes himself invisible to Miyamura, Itou and Tsubaki, so that he can eavesdrop to their talking until they find the witch and then hurry to tell the president before they can do it themselves.
  • Out of Focus: In most of the second part of the story. He is part of the main cast by being a student council executive, but he gets much less focus than Yamada, Odagiri, and Miyamura. Even Arisugawa and Kurosaki steal the spotlight more than him. He does get focus chapters once in a while, however, mostly when he's hanging with Odagiri, but also when he and Yamada try to steal Ichijo's witch power - and gets more important to the plot when he starts to run for presidency, especially when he does become president.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The disguise he wears in order to sneak up on Asuka just consists of a backwards-turned cap, a pair of sunglasses and a germ mask. He quickly discards it, though.
  • Perception Filter: He had Asuka's power of fake invisibility (tricking someone to think he's invisible) for a long while. He gives it back to her before the ceremony.
  • Power Parasite: His power. He can steal any witch power by holding onto them so the witch herself cannot use them anymore. He can give them back whenever he wants.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Odagiri's red - seen with how many times he has to restrain her when she flips out.
  • Shipper on Deck: He is so taken aback by Odagiri's dedication to win over Yamada that he decides to support their relationship even though he seems to have a slight crush on her himself.
  • Smug Snake: Pre-Character Development, he was rather arrogant and selfish.
  • The Sneaky Guy: His M.O. when he still had the invisibility power and helped Yamazaki, especially with the way he managed to spy on Itou, Miyamura, and Tsubaki.
  • Status Cell Phone: Inverted. Unlike the other characters which all have iPhones or similar smartphones, he has a more old-fashioned foldable cell phone to go with his status as a comical underdog.
  • Student Council President: After a lot of efforts and speeches and with a lot of help from Odagiri and the seventh witch’s power, he finally manages to become it.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has golden brown eyes, and he indeed has a supernatural witch-killer power.
  • Tareme Eyes: His personality mostly fits the bill after he opens up - not so much at the start.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: He had a tendency to do this in Rika's arc, being less keen than Yamada in believing that people’s memories could really be returned. First time he was convinced to come back when Yamada offered him a way to make friends, and second time he would have given up if Odagiri hadn’t appeared and shown that she had indeed gotten her memory back.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • For a person who's been mostly ignored for a lot of the series, both in-universe and by the writer, who is often made fun of, and who saw his dream disappear in front of his eyes - it's quite a moment for him when Miyamura nominates him to become the next student council president, considering him the best choice.
    • Also, for a person who just wanted to have friends, Odagiri's declaration that she'll be lonely if she can't be in the student council with him is also a surprisingly grand confirmation of friendship to him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He grows a bigger spine during the course of the series, learning to stand up for himself - something that impresses Asuka to the point that she lampshades it.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is very loyal to Odagiri, to the point that it was her words that convinced him to run for president.
  • Wall of Blather: Seen when he brags about that he had already figured out the right way to make Konno reveal everything about her power. Arisugawa manages to cover his speech bubble with her own so we don't get to read the last half of what he's saying.
  • We Can Rule Together: His speech to Yamada after Rika’s memory wipe is about that now they’ve both lost everything by becoming forgotten by everybody (and in his own case also lost the presidential election), they might as well work together and take advantage of the fact that they can copy and steal all witch powers – to take over the student council.
  • The Witch Hunter: Well, he is called a witch killer, and while he doesn’t literally kill witches, he, under Yamazaki’s guidance, used to steal their abilities and stop them in their tracks (or at least try to).
  • Would Hit a Girl: He doesn't like it, but he will if he has to. Just too bad that the girl he tried to hit kicked his ass without even trying.
  • You Can See Me?: Says this word-for-word with a comically deadpan reaction when Yamada reveals he can still see him after Tamaki tried to use the invisibility power on him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.

    Jun Inose 

Jun Inose

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Portrayed by: Yuuki Nagae (Japanese)
Voiced by: Mallorie Rodak (English)

The clerk and treasurer of the first student council, not much is known about Inose except that she seems to be most serious and normal of the executives.

Apart from the student council, she is not known to be a member of any clubs.


  • Adaptation Personality Change: Her live-action counterpart is - while still serious-minded - quite dorky, something that comes from being combined with Tamaki.
  • All There in the Script: In-universe example: her first name is only known from a student council log that Yamada, Odagiri and Kurosaki briefly read.
  • Animal Motifs: Boars. The ”ino” part of her last name means ”boar”, and she’s depicted with a boar on a cover page. Inverted when it comes to personality traits, though.
  • Ascended Extra: She's a little more important in the live-action drama because she takes on some of Tamaki's role.
  • Composite Character: She is combined with Tamaki in the live-action drama. She keeps her own name, executive rank and status as the Only Sane Man, but gets Tamaki’s gender and aspirations.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Jun" can be both a boy's and girl's name.
  • Gender Flip: She is a guy in the live-action adaptation, probably because she is made a Composite Character with Tamaki.
  • The Generic Girl: There really isn’t much noteworthy to say about what discernible personality she has – though that is clearly the point with her.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Subverted. She has the hairstyle, but doesn't show any obviously girlish traits (and no obviously boyish traits either).
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Not much is shown, but she seems to have been very competent at her student council work since she could fill the jobs of treasurer and clerk at the same time.
  • In the Hood: She is always wearing a hoodie, just like Kurosaki, one of her successors in the student council.
  • Muggle: She (as far as we know) doesn't have any powers.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: She wears a hoodie instead of the standard shirt/sweater/vest of the Suzaku school uniform.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is just a regular student who doesn't seem to have any ulterior motives for being in the student council and doesn't have any visible quirks. She's also the only one who's neither a witch or has a Dark and Troubled Past related to the witches.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to the other student council members, she barely appears at all.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She is always serious-minded, and during the appearances in which she isn't talking, she is usually seen in the background with a very surly look.
  • Put on a Bus: She hasn't been seen since the end of the first part of the story, as she isn't made part of the Miyamura's student council.
  • The Unfought: The only member of Yamazaki's student council who doesn't turn into an ally or gets her comeuppance. In fact, Yamada never directly interacts with her.
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    Toranosuke Miyamura 

Toranosuke Miyamura

Miyamura is the first of the two vice-presidents to be revealed. His full entry can be read on the page for the Supernatural Studies Club.

    Nene Odagiri 

Nene Odagiri

Odagiri is the second of the two vice-presidents to be revealed. Her full entry can be read on the page for the original witches.

    Mikoto Asuka 

Mikoto Asuka

Asuka is the secretary of Yamazaki's student council. Her full entry can be read on the page for the original witches.

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Assorted allies and enemies

    Ushio Igarashi 

Ushio Igarashi

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Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Will Short (English)
Portrayed by: Shotaro Mamiya

Yamada's former friend. His friendship with Yamada ended when he framed Yamada as the sole perpetrator of a fight they both took part in because his memory was unwittingly changed so that he believed really was the sole perpetrator. He is strongly in love with Odagiri, and for a while he acts as her henchman/sidekick, but she later ditches him.

When the new witches arise after the ceremony, he becomes a witch-killer with the same ability as Tamaki. He founds a chess club with Asuka with the hidden purpose of returning the school to the way it used to be...

After the club's loss and his subsequent Heel–Face Turn, he becomes friends with Yamada again and chooses to atone by being the new seventh witch instead of Nancy. He and his new spotter Noa also found a new club, the poetry club, of which he becomes the president.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, he has married Odagiri. They have a daughter called Mone and a son called Mashio.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When it comes to Odagiri, he certainly isn't. He is quick to fall on his knees when he wants Yamada to lift the charm power that backfired on her.
  • Always Someone Better: Back in their junior high school days, he surpassed Yamada in almost everything – like grades, good looks and popularity... The only area where Yamada was (and still is) better was fighting.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His goal is, for a while, using the ceremony to wish the school back to the way it used to be. And because of this ambition, he and the chess club are throwing the school into disarray.
  • Animal Motifs: Bulls. The "ushi" part of his name means "bull" or "cow", he's shown as a bullfighter on one cover page, and like a stereotypical bull he is proud and has a tendency to see red when his button is pushed.
  • Angry Collar Grab: He does this to Yamada when he's pissed that Yamada makes light of his Heroic Sacrifice by trying to talk him out of it.
  • The Atoner: After his conclusive Heel–Face Turn. He doesn’t state anything outright, but he clearly feels bad about the troubles he put Yamada and the others through, and he tries to take the fall for Yamada whenever possible. He also insists to take the burdenful task of being the seventh witch upon him.
  • Bash Brothers: He was this with Yamada in their delinquent days. He's slightly below Yamada's level, but he's still a very competent fighter who can handle big numbers of thugs on his own.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one under his left eye.
  • Berserk Button: Other guys showing any sort of interest in Odagiri. He doesn't just feel jealousy, but also boiling rage.
  • Best Friend: What he was to Yamada before the start of the story, if only because he was Yamada's Only Friend. He regains the role after the second witch war, though he has to share it with Miyamura - Miyamura is the one Yamada spends most time with and jokes around with, while Ushio is often Yamada's go-to guy for more serious conversations.
  • Big Bad: Of most of the second part of the story. His wish of winning Odagiri back makes him oppose the student council, gather students in the Japanese chess club, and drive the plot. Yuri later takes over his role.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He is hyped as quite an enemy to both the readers and the other characters, but he actually gives up quite easily and never really gets around to do anything. The major villainous thing he does is stealing Kotori's power, and that doesn't even wreak that much havoc.
  • Big Good: Sharing the role with Tamaki, he becomes this after the second witch war when he has stolen Nancy's power and decides to be the seventh witch permanently, gaining control of her group of friendly, helpful witches.
  • Break the Haughty: He acts obnoxiously arrogant during his time as a villain, so it's practically inevitable that he gets brutally pushed back to reality when Odagiri rejects him, the final straw being (so that he gives up completely) when she wants to be his spotter in order to remember Yamada.
  • Byronic Hero: Despite being a character in a comedy series, he manages to be this trope post-Heel–Face Turn due to his very somber, serious and reserved demeanor as well as his new hobby of writing poems about the misery and fleetingness of life. He's even described as "dark and brooding" by Itou.
  • Chick Magnet: According to Kaori, he is this because of his calm attitude.
  • Childhood Friends: With Yamada. They have known each other at least since the start of elementary school, and Ushio implies he has known Yamada as long as he can remember.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: At the second ceremony, Nancy pulls down his pants as part of her Time-Freeze Trolling Spree.
  • The Comically Serious: His default mood is serious and aloof, so whenever he isn't riled up, he usually reacts all too stoically to the antics of his surroundings.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Does not like it when Odagiri kisses other people.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has always had a dry wit which is not weird considering how he is one of the more serious and (on the surface) calm students in a school filled with weirdos. Though at his introduction and when he was a villain, he was more arrogant than deadpan.
  • Delinquent: Along with Yamada, he used to get into street fights and cause general trouble before starting at Suzaku High.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He goes into a state of hopelessness and stops caring about everything when he feels he'll never get anywhere with Odagiri nor win the election. Yamada helps him get over it.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He will do anything in his power to make Odagiri happy, and he seemingly expects that this will make her fall for him. Too bad it doesn't work (it does make an impression on her, but she doesn't love him back until after high school).
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He couldn’t stand being pitied by Odagiri after she dumped him, and this is what made him finally give up on her.
  • Dynamic Entry: When he wants to take revenge against Yamada for the latter using Odagiri's own power against her, he suddenly appears while Yamada is talking to Shiraishi, kicking him into a wall.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The thing that motivates him the most is his love for Odagiri, even when he was a villain.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Yamada when he was a villain. They're both former delinquents who got into a prestigious high school to better their lives which they have managed. They're both good fighters who get easily riled up. They're both strongly in love with and undyingly loyal to a girl and will do what it takes to win said girl over. They're both witch-killers. The things that make them differ from each other is that Ushio is smarter, but less intuitive than Yamada. Yamada is much nicer than he seems, while Ushio is an asshole under a fairly polite facade. And finally, Yamada is empathetic and has standards while Ushio doesn't really seem to care what he does when it comes to reaching his goals.
  • Evil Former Friend: Goes from being Yamada's best friend to being the guy who made him hated all around school. They became friends again after Himekawa and Nancy had them reconcile with each other, but forgot about this period when Nancy wiped their memories. In the present story, he isn't actual friends with Yamada anymore and ends up becoming the Big Bad of the second witch war - until they reconcile.
  • Evil Reactionary: His goal in the second witch war is using the ceremony to recover everybody's memories so that Suzaku High can "return to the way it should be", i.e. its state one year ago, instead of just accepting that time (and Odagiri) move on.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Just like Yamada, he had a different hairstyle before he started high school and tried to change his life.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After Odagiri ditches him, and he meets Asuka and Yuri, he becomes a villain.
  • Fallen Hero: Originally a good guy, but being estranged from Yamada made him more of a jerk, and when he lost the other person who meant something to him – Odagiri – and was told a lie about how she was actually his former girlfriend, his attempts to win back his lost love made him villainous.
  • Fingerless Gloves: When he's putting on a delinquent act to help Hikaru.
  • First-Name Basis: For some reason, most people - including Yamada and Odagiri who are otherwise on Last-Name Basis with basically everyone - call him by his first name. As for himself, he is also one of very few people to have called Yamada by his first name a couple of times.
  • Foil: To Yamada; even though they have some traits in common, Ushio's cool demeanor (or attempt to have a cool demeanor) highlights Yamada's rashness more. When Ushio is a villain, this trope makes Ushio the Evil Counterpart of Yamada.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Just like Yamazaki, he was - for a while - a glasses-wearing villain, in contrast to the heroes, very few of which wear glasses.
  • Freudian Excuse: When he was a villain, he was merely a guy who was unhappy about losing his supposed girlfriend.
  • Friendly Rivalry: From elementary school and up until the first few months of high school, his and Yamada's friendship was mostly based on rivalry, from who was the better fighter to who got the most Valentine's Day chocolate. A deconstructed case since that relationship wasn't healthy for either of them and drove them into delinquency, after which they tried to attend different high schools to get a fresh start but happened to meet on the same high school anyways, and soon their friendship ended. When both of them have become a bit more mature by the end of their second year and are able to actually talk about things instead of just competing, they manage to rekindle their friendship again.
  • Gift-Giving Gaffe: According to Noa, he suffers from this because he buys her a box of mass-produced chocolates as a souvenir instead of something more personal. She even implies that this thoughtlessness may be the reason he got nowhere with Odagiri.
  • Growing Up Sucks: His poems express this sentiment with lines like "your light will not shine forever" and "the beauty of youth is fleeting", referring to the third years who are graduating and going to the next stage of their life. It's ambiguous whether he shares the sentiment or if he just chose an appropriately angsty topic for his poems.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Along with Odagiri, he temporarily joins the Supernatural Studies Club in their witch search during the summer camp as well as at the start of Noa's arc.
  • Happiness in Mind Control: Subverted. When he reveals that he is yet another victim of Odagiri's charm power, he asks Yamada to not do anything about it since he enjoys being in that state. But then it's revealed that he loves Odagiri even without the charm power, meaning that the charm power made no difference to his state of mind.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: From Yamada's perspective, he has done no less than two face-heel turns (at the street fight and at the end of the first witch war) and three heel-face turns (in Yamada's flashback when he apologizes, then when they sort of make up at the end of Odagiri's arc, and then at the end of the second witch war which seems to be permanent this time).
  • Heel–Face Turn: After finally accepting that Odagiri doesn't love him back and trying to make things up to her as well as possible, he drops out of the election race and becomes Yamada's friend again, leaving others to take up his Big Bad mantle.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: According to Yamada, he used to be this. Because of that, Yamada becomes very suspicious of the two first girls Ushio is seen kissing, and he is right in his suspicion both times.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Yuri takes control of Odagiri to ruin Tamaki, Ushio realizes Yamada will use the Seventh Witch's Power to remove Ichijo from the memories of everyone. He stops Yamada and says he will make the sacrifice instead. Yamada won't initially let him get away with it, so he ends up doing it without Yamada's permission.
  • Honest Axe: In the second witch war, Yamada despises him when he acts all smug and keeps his plans and intentions in the dark. But when fesses up that he wants Odagiri back and is miserable that she would never look his way, Yamada is able to sympathize him, and the two of them become friends again.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Odagiri - she simply doesn't love him back until the epilogue, and he has a very hard time accepting this.
  • Hot-Blooded: He likes to play it cool and to appear somewhat stoic, but there's no doubt that beneath the surface, you can find passion and recklessness similar to Yamada's.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: After becoming Noa became his spotter and having formed together the Poetry club, they have essentially become a duo, that and Ushio is the tallest student with a confirmed height with Noa being the shortest student with a confirmed height.
  • Hypocritical Humor: His comment about how stupid Yamada is for changing his hairstyle to become popular in high school becomes funnily hypocritical in hindsight, as it’s revealed that he himself changed his hairstyle even more.
  • I'll Kill You!: Says this to Yamada after Yamada comments that Odagiri is hot.
  • Jerkass: Throughout most of the story. In the first witch war, like Odagiri, he is a prick at first, but softens up and has some nice moments later - but never completely becomes a Jerk with a Heart of Gold like her. In the second witch war, he is a villain at first, but finally ends up showing that heart of gold after a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: What he originally was and ends up becoming later. He is an aloof and grumpy person a lot of the time, but he also shows to be a good friend.
  • Love Confession: He gives declarations of love to Odagiri regularly - bluntly enough that the "confess" part doesn't really count.
  • Love Confessor: Back in their first year - before Odagiri was a witch - he told Yamada he was in love with Odagiri before he told Odagiri herself. After being put under her charm power, he started giving Odagiri herself frequent love confessions.
  • Love Informant: He's the one to finally tell Yamada that Odagiri is in love with him.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: It really seems that he made himself the Big Bad of the second witch war because releasing Odagiri from her supposed sufferings is one of his goals. However, it's also subverted in that it's revealed that he didn't actually frame Yamada for the fight one year ago in order to get closer to Odagiri. He just reported what he saw (Yamada starting the fight all by himself) and fell in love with Odagiri later.
  • Manly Tears: He's so moved by Yamada and Shiraishi's wedding kiss that he can't help shedding a tear.
  • Megane: He's a mysterious, fairly good-looking guy with glasses.
  • Mistaken for Gay: After Yamada turns down Odagiri, Himekawa and Nancy, Ushio suddenly appears on the roof in a similar fashion, making Yamada think that he too is going to declare his love.
  • More Expendable Than You: He tries to sacrifice himself over Yamada by wiping the student body’s memories. At first, he claims that he only does it because he started the battle and thus needs to end it, but eventually he admits that he considers himself to be more expendable to the school.
  • More Hero Than Thou: When a seventh witch needs to wipe everybody's memories of Ichijo to make Tamaki the presidential election, Ushio and Yamada cannot reach an agreement about who should do it and let himself be forgotten for the sake of the school. A fight breaks out between them and only stops when Ushio does the memory-wipe against Yamada's will.
  • Muggle Best Friend: Unlike Odagiri, he doesn't have any powers. In the first part of the story... Later he is a witch killer, and Odagiri is the one without any powers.
  • Multicolored Hair: Indigo-colored at top and black underneath.
  • No-Sell: As of the second witch war, he's a witch-killer, and because of that witch powers don't work on him.
  • Not Brainwashed: Technically, he is brainwashed by Odagiri's power, but when she lifts it, he proves that he is just as much in love with her without it - and she has to outright ask him to take a hike before he leaves.
  • Number Two: To Odagiri - he was obviously her most trusted henchman as he was the only one she told about her power, he was given some of the harder jobs (like persuading Kimishima to give up her room), and in the end, he was the only one she actually cared for and not just considered a pawn.
  • Odd Friendship: He becomes close with Noa after the second witch war, especially after they found the poetry club together. It's an unexpected friendship since they not only have very different personalities, but also had a very unfriendly first encounter (when Noa tried to infiltrate the Japanese chess club), and Ushio initially considered her to be annoying when she became his and Yamada's spotter.
  • Official Couple: He actually manages to land Odagiri after graduation.
  • Only Friend: To Yamada before they started at Suzaku High, due to both of them being outcasts.
  • Pet the Dog: Persuading the Supernatural Studies Club members to take Yamada back into their ranks after they’ve forgotten him is the moment that ultimately confirms that yes, Ushio has become a good and loyal friend again.
  • Power Parasite: Like Tamaki, he can steal witch powers, but also give them back.
    • Telepathy: His former stolen power, with which he can read others' minds.
    • Laser-Guided Amnesia: His stolen power for the last part of the series, taken from Nancy. He loses this power when all witch powers at the school disappear after Shiraishi's departure though whether or not he's still a witch-killer is not specified.
    • Enemy Scan: Nancy's secondary power which he has also stolen from her. Also lost at Shiraishi's departure
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Apparently, he didn't wear glasses before high school, so Yamada believes he only donned them to look smart.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He takes to write poetry after becoming the new seventh witch - and even starts a poetry club.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Odagiri's red. Odagiri is a hot-tempered Tsundere, while Ushio generally plays it cool except for his Berserk Button of jealousy. Also the blue to Yamada's red, though in their friendship it's more downplayed as Ushio tends to be more Hot-Blooded than usual when hanging with Yamada.
  • Retcon: Originally his hair color was more indigo colored. Eventually it was changed to gray.
  • Rival Turned Evil: To Yamada. They were Childhood Friends and Vitriolic Best Buds - who bickered and competed, but still stuck with each other - until they started at Suzaku High, after which they had a falling out after the street fight due to memory manipulation. Soon Ushio would go on to be the Big Bad of the second witch war. After they make up, their friendship becomes a lot less vitriolic.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: To Odagiri. She struggles with the fact that she might have had feelings for him when he claims they used to a couple (she didn't, and they didn't), but ultimately chooses Yamada. And then subverted in the epilogue where it's shown that she gave up on Yamada, went back to Ushio, and married him.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Becomes this with Noa in the poetry club. He's the somber poet, and she's the silly Genki Girl who thinks up ideas to have fun.
  • Second Love: To Odagiri, given that he is the one she eventually marries even though Yamada was her First Love.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Downplayed in that one aspect of his Heroic Sacrifice worked as intended and the other aspect was senseless. He wiped everybody's memories of Ichijo with the price of letting himself be forgotten, which worked as intended. However, he intended to do the memory-wiping instead of Yamada so that Yamada wouldn't be forgotten, but since his stolen power was linked with Yamada's copied power, Yamada was forgotten anyway.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He has a younger brother named Kou who can be seen on one cover page. According to Yoshikawa's Twitter profile, Kou is, unlike the somber and brooding Ushio, optimistic, enthusiastic and silly.
  • Smile of Approval: He gives one of these to Yamada, along with calling him by his first name, when he sends him off to overwrite the seventh witch power, finally affirming that they have become best friends again.
  • Smug Smiler: During his first time as a villain, he constantly had a mysterious and yet annoyingly smug smile on his face when planning. Later, when Odagiri finally turns him down, his good mood seems to be ruined a bit.
  • Spiky Hair: Doesn't fit with the personality he has throughout most of the series, but he was a delinquent back in the day.
  • Stopped Caring: As a result of Odagiri giving him a reality check at the height of the second witch war, he (temporarily) stops caring about her and winning the election and just isolates himself on the roof, hoping everyone will forget him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: While the resemblance isn't as uncanny as the one between his wife and his daughter, Mashio's hair color and hairstyle leaves no doubt that he's Ushio's son.
  • Stupid Sexy Friend: He briefly becomes this to Odagiri when she thinks the two of them dated in the past. She has increasingly lewd fantasies about him, only for them to stop once she finds out that the one she was in love with was Yamada. Though the fact that she eventually marries Ushio suggests that she did consider him attractive all along.
  • Suicide Mission: He goes out on this series' equivalent of a suicide mission when he feels completely rejected by Odagiri and looks for an excuse to wipe everybody's memories so that he can be forgotten in return.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was a Jerk with a Heart of Gold like Yamada back in the day. When he's introduced in present time, he is pretty much a full-blown jerk, and later he even becomes the Big Bad.
  • Tsurime Eyes: He (initially) has the arrogant personality to go with them.
  • The Unapologetic: In present time, he refuses to apologize for how he blamed Yamada for the fight, claiming that it made both of their lives better in the end. While it may have made his own life better, it certainly didn't make Yamada's life better for the next few months. It's later revealed that in his and Odagiri's version of the memory, Yamada did start the fight all on his own, so that makes it more logical that Ushio wouldn't apologize for doing the righteous thing. Back when he was able to remember what actually happened, he really felt bad about it and gave Yamada a heartfelt apology.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • To Odagiri if you hadn't guessed it yet. Deconstructed since he will indiscriminately try to stay by her side and doesn't seem to know when it's better to leave her alone.
    • To Yamada after they become friends again. He makes it clear that if something happens to make Yamada an outcast again, he'll be there for him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He turned Yamada into a hated loner by telling a teacher that Yamada started the street fight all on his own. The "unwitting" part comes from how he simply thought he was doing the right thing without expecting the severe consequences, and from how his memory was wiped - in reality, they started the fight together.
  • Villainous Crush: His infatuation with Odagiri, who is on Yamada's side, kept going strong when he was a villain.
  • Villainous Friendship: At the start of the series - when he was not a very pleasant person and not on Yamada's side - he still had a genuine friendship with Odagiri.
  • Visionary Villain: Oddly combined with Evil Reactionary. He has great visions of how the ideal Suzaku High where he and Odagiri are happy again should be - just too bad that he wants to turn everything to square one to reach that goal.
  • Walking Spoiler: He becomes this in the second part of the story. He becomes the Big Bad, he has a hidden past with Yamada, and he gets a magical power. The facts that he and Yamada finally become best friends again, and that he becomes the new seventh witch of Nancy’s group, will probably also surprise many readers.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like most villains of the series, his goal in itself - giving Odagiri happiness - isn't evil by a long stretch. But... like most villains, he is quite indiscriminate about how to reach his goal.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He used to be Yamada's best friend, but the fact that he unwittingly backstabbed Yamada and later is an outright villain makes them have a strained relationship for most of the series.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He hasn't been shown directly fighting a girl, but he sure didn't hesitate to throw Noa brutally out of his clubroom after suspecting her to be a spy.
  • Yes-Man: To Odagiri back when he was her henchman, gladly following all of her orders and letting her have her way.
  • You Gotta Have Indigo Hair: Over black hair.

    Leona Miyamura 

Leona Miyamura

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Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)
Portrayed by: Aoi Nakabeppu

Toranosuke Miyamura's older sister who has a past related to the seventh witch and Yamazaki and plays an integral role when it comes to finding the former.

She is not a member of any clubs in the present day, but until she left school for a year, she was the president of the Supernatural Studies Club.

Like Yamazaki, Asuka and Rika, she leaves the story when she graduates from Suzaku in chapter 183.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, she works as an archeologist. She's still on good terms with Yamazaki, but apparently hasn't gotten together with him.


  • Absolute Cleavage: She wears her shirt this way when Yamada and Miyamura approach her to put her under the mind-reading power. She does wear a bra underneath, though.
  • Adaptational Curves: She's definitely not flat-chested in the manga, but not that much bigger than the other girls either. In the anime, she's a whoppin' G-cup according to the official website.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: Because the seventh witch power doesn't reach people who are not staying at Suzaku High, she's one of only a selected few people who can remember Yamada after Rika's memory wipe. She can also remember him after Ushio's memory wipe because she, along with the other third-year students, are at home studying for her exams that day.
  • Anger Born of Worry: She puts Yamada and Miyamura through a scary and aggressive interrogation when she catches them trying to put her under the mind-reading power - after which she playfully admits that she was simply worried about what Yamada had gotten himself into.
  • Ax-Crazy: Even though she's not a bad person after all, and her scissors only graze people (it's up for interpretation whether it's intentional, as stated below), a person who throws sharp scissors after people - even strangers who hadn't done her wrong - cannot be described as sane.
  • Batman Gambit: Her plan to have everyone smile after graduation only worked out as flawlessly as it did because she was perfectly able to predict how Yamazaki, Rika and Asuka would each react after she turned down Yamazaki's Love Confession.
  • Big "NO!": When Yamaki asks her out, her reply is a very loud and blunt "no!!!". She had her perfectly reasonable reasons, though.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Her apathetic and aggressive ways after she found out the seventh witch's identity - as well as her refusal to talk about her - was partially a way to protect Miyamura from her.
  • Broken Bird: Very much. She lost the person who meant the most to her, because the thing that had been interesting to her took him away (or rather, erased his memories). She's so troubled that she shuts herself inside her room and can't really interact with people without throwing scissors after them. Fortunately, she gets much better later.
  • Brutal Honesty: Downplayed in the sense that she can still be secretive, but she never lies and doesn't beat around the bush when she wants something. For example her blunt "no" to Yamazaki asking her out or her very direct question to Yamada of whether Rika had asked her to come to school.
  • The Bus Came Back: She returns briefly after being Put on a Bus when Yamada and co. need to talk to the former third-years about the mysterious mass memory wipe from one year ago.
  • Cool Big Sis: When she drops her shields, she shows she has a great depth of feeling but is also scared of the seventh witch.
  • Cool Loser: She’s a Cool Big Sis and nice when you get to know her, so why she didn’t seem to have any friends except for Yamazaki back in their Supernatural Studies Club days is a bit of mystery.
  • Cry Cute: During her flashback when she is about to lose Yamazaki.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has rather long canine teeth. Miyamura has them too, so it probably runs in the family.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Looking for the seventh witch with Yamazaki, only to lose him (seemingly) forever because he forgets all about her.
  • A Day in the Limelight: After being almost gone from the story for a long time, she later starts to get some focus; she is a supporting character in Ando's mini-arc, and the next part of the story brings up again the Love Triangle between her, Yamazaki and Rika.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially, Yamada is having a very, very hard time getting through to her - probably more than with any of the witches since they at least didn't throw scissors after him. When she finds out that he's actually an unselfish person who tries to save the girl he loves, she warms up a bit - apparently she thought he was just hunting witches for his own amusement - and after some time, she becomes one of his most valuable allies.
  • Demoted to Extra: She's a very important character in and shortly before Rika's arc, but when the witch hunt and memory wipe problem is over, her role in the story ends, and she has only made a few cameos in the second part of the story. She gets some spotlight in the last few chapters before she leaves the story, though.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Rika appearing with the intent of erasing memories pushed her dangerously close to the horizon, and Yamazaki forgetting about her existence pushed her over it - at least for a year until she finally got better.
  • The Dreaded: She’s the only person that makes Yamada shake on a regular basis, and everybody else who knows of her scissor-throwing habit are afraid to get near her, too.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: She was drawn slightly older-looking with smaller and narrower eyes when she first appeared, to ramp up her scariness. This changes when it becomes obvious that she's a good person, so that there is no need to make her look scary anymore.
  • Expy: To Kairi Shinagawa from Yoshikawa's former series Flunk Punk Rumble. Just like Kairi she is the big sister of a major character, often seen as scary, stand-offish but a good person underneath, attractive but slovenly and fairly tomboyish, and has a budding romance with the student council president whom she can easily henpeck.
  • First-Name Basis: Every single character who knows her calls her by her first name. In Yamada's case, it's understandable since he's on Last-Name Basis with her brother, but Yamazaki also called her Leona before he even met her brother, so it's probably just to avoid confusing the readers.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Not an outright meeting, but Yamada used to know who she was and that she was a member of the former Supernatural Studies Club because he hid in the clubroom with Himekawa - but then his memories of her and everybody else were wiped.
  • Girliness Upgrade: While it's not known if her personality has changed, her appearance is noteworthily more feminine in the epilogue - long, loose, wavy hair instead of her teenage self's pony-tail and a fancy dress instead of her teenage self's shirt and underwear.
  • Hair Decorations: A ribbon making a small pony-tail at the end of her hair.
  • Hikikomori: To a disturbing degree until she met Yamada and the others and was cheered up. Now, she has gotten over it and goes to school again.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Throws scissors like knives.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: She was very cheerful and optimistic during her second year, but when she lost Yamazaki, she became an angry, world-weary shut-in for a year. Fortunately, she got much better later on.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A girl who throws scissors after you doesn't seem like the nicest person, right? But when Yamada and the others get to know her, she isn't that bad, and she just forgets how to interact with others due to bitterness.
  • The Lad-ette: She is just as rough and foul-mouthed as the guys. One can also compare her room to the other girl rooms seen in the series - while Shiraishi's and Itou's (and to a smaller degree, Sarushima's and Odagiri's) rooms are filled with stuffed animals and cutesy things, Leona's room looks like a spartan boy's room or office.
  • Marshmallow Hell: She gives Yamada a faceful of boobs when she hugs him as he's sitting on the floor.
  • Ms. Exposition: She gives Yamada and co. a lot of information about Rika and her power as well as other aspects of the witches, such as the ceremony.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is stacked with nice legs, and in most of her scenes she’s wearing only a shirt (with visible cleavage) and underwear. Indeed, she seems to be intended as eye candy for male readers.
  • Morality Pet: She is the only person that Yamazaki has shown true devotion and selflessness towards.
  • Muggle: She doesn't have any powers.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Leona is British, and Miyamura is Japanese. Justified because she grew up in England as the daughter of a diplomat.
  • Non-Protagonist Resolver: She - and not Yamada - is the one who eventually defeats Yamazaki by meeting him again and making him realize that he has amnesia. Yamada does have his share of the honor, though, for being the one who persuaded Leona to return to the school.
  • Odd Name Out: Along with Sid, she is the only character in the series to have a Western name despite being Japanese like the others. Justified since her father is a diplomat at the British embassy, and she grew up in England (where the name Leona is more common).
  • Only Friend: To Yamazaki, back when they were at the Supernatural Studies Club.
  • Origins Episode: Chapters 84 and 85 reveal her past with Yamazaki and how she came to be a hikikomori.
  • Parental Neglect: Her and Miyamura's parents aren't exactly around much, especially not when they were children. She hasn't mentioned this fact herself, but it's rather suspicious that she shuts herself inside her room for a year, seemingly having become mentally ill, and her parents don't seem to try to help her - leaving only Miyamura to act as a vigilante and hunt down the one who hurt her.
  • Parent Service: In the sense that while the series already has Fanservice, it’s mostly in the form of characters who are clearly teenage girls. Leona, as another Ms. Fanservice, is drawn a bit older-looking and looks more like a grown (if still young) woman than e.g. Odagiri, giving older readers someone to ogle.
  • Precious Photo: Her photo of her and Yamazaki from their time in the Supernatural Studies Club, implied to be the only thing that still gave her an inch of hope and happiness when she was a hikikomori.
  • Put on a Bus: When she graduates from Suzaku High, her role in the story is done. She is mentioned to be studying in London as of Chapter 229, and after that she's only seen in the epilogue.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has some of the longest hair in the series, probably only contested by Himekawa, but isn't bothered by the length of it.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Strips in front of Yamada and the others without batting an eye, both in Shiraishi's body and as herself. She also doesn't wear any pants or skirt in her usual attire (before she goes back to school).
  • Shear Menace: As said, scissors are her Weapon of Choice, making even Yamada fear her. Fortunately, her scissors always only graze the target which may or may not be intentional.
  • She's Got Legs: She has quite long legs, and she shows them off well in her standard shirt-and-underwear attire.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: It seems like this is the reason she fell in love with Yamazaki since he was actually nice when she got to know him, and not the mean president he would later become.
  • The Slacker: When she's not at school, she can’t be bothered to get dressed, only wearing a plain shirt and underwear. She even wears the same shirt when going out (though in this case, she hopefully put on some pants). She is also very lax with time according to her brother.
  • Sour Supporter: Initially, when Yamada wins her trust, she doesn't exactly have high hopes that the memory wipe will make Yamada end up happy, and as such she continues being somewhat bitter, but she still helps him out.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: When Rika wipes her memory, Leona reveals that she, even though Rika's former memory wipe made her life fall apart (and even though she's scared of the power), feels really sorry for Rika due to the burden it is to be the seventh witch.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She is good at cooking as shown when she makes curry from the family recipe. She's also a bit of a romantic and can be swayed with tales of love.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Most obvious at her introduction when she also comes across as more aggressive than later on.
  • Unkempt Beauty: It's quite obvious that she doesn't take care of her appearance: Her hair is uncombed and hasn't been cut for a year, and she never seems to change clothes, always wearing the same shirt. But she is just as good-looking as any other girl in the series.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was a sweet little girl in her brother’s flashback from when the two of them were children. Also, in her own flashback from before Rika’s mind wipe, she seemed a bit more innocently cheery and even-tempered than her older, scissor-throwing self.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Yamada calls her out on being thoroughly insensitive when she simply laughs after he told her that Shiraishi had been locked inside Asuka's house, alone and afraid. Somewhat mitigated by the fact that she did understand his pain and tried to make him look at the problem from another perspective, though laughing at him was still pretty insensitive.
  • When She Smiles: According to Miyamura, she hasn't really smiled since she was forced to leave school and watching her smile and hearing her laugh was what made him take a liking to Yamada again during his amnesia.
  • You Gotta Have Silver Hair: It runs in the family.

    Tatsumi Yamada 

Tatsumi Yamada

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Yamada's little sister who is still in elementary school.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, she is the only one of Yamada's family members who is shown attending his wedding with Shiraishi, though it isn't known what she's otherwise up to.


  • Adapted Out: She doesn't appear in the live-action drama as we don't see Yamada's house.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Inverted. She is an aloof little sister, being more well-liked and competent than Yamada, and often giving him the cold shoulder.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: In most of her appearances, she is belittling and annoying Yamada in some way.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The only character (except for random background characters and the kids in the epilogue) who is below high school age. She's also adored by several of Yamada's friends for being cute and polite.
  • Bit Character: She appears frequently, but generally only gets a couple of lines when she does. She does get A Day in the Limelight in chapter 119, though.
  • Cheerful Child: She's always seen to be in a good mood and talkative.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She has a fair amount of screen-time in chapter 119, unlike her other appearances which are very short.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the manga, while not exactly plot-important, she at least has enough screen-time to have an established personality. She is reduced to a cameo in the anime.
  • Dirty Kid: She isn't very old, but 90 % of what is on her mind seems to be hot guys on Yamada's age. She cannot meet or see any of Yamada's male friends without commenting that they are hot. Except Tamaki.
  • Disapproving Look: Sometimes towards Yamada, most noteworthily when he claims that he's better-looking than Miyamura.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: She was taller and had breasts during her first appearance, making it quite likely that she was originally envisioned to be a teenage girl only a couple of years younger than Yamada - which would also make her boy-crazy personality more logical. Later, she's mentioned to be an elementary schooler and gets the stature and body to match.
  • Family Theme Naming: The "tatsu" of her first name can mean "dragon" in Japanese, much like her brother Ryuu.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: When her mom isn't at home, she does the cooking in the Yamada household.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Tatsumi can be a girl's name, but tends to be a boy's name.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She is a cheerful and sometimes bratty young girl who always wears her hair in pigtails.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Wears panties with a bunny pattern on them.
  • Hair Decorations: She sometimes wears orb clips in her pigtails.
  • Jerkass to One: Her older brother is the only one she's bratty and sassy towards. She's sweet and pleasant towards everybody else.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Her and Yamada's mom Towako is apparently also rather crazy about hot guys.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She is rather good at putting Yamada down in ways that he cannot retort. Apparently, bothering Yamada is one of her main interests.
  • Mouthy Kid: To Yamada, and Yamada only. She's clearly smarter than him, and - as others have pointed out - has a better way with words.
  • Muggle: Not being a Suzaku High student, she doesn't have any powers.
  • Nice Girl: To anyone who is not Yamada, she's always cheerful, accommodating and polite.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite how much she annoys Yamada, she does seem to adore him the way that most little sisters would adore a big brother - she especially shows it by being supportive of his relationship to Shiraishi and arranging for him to walk Shiraishi home at New Year's Eve.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: She never really shows a serious side of her personality, as her only purpose during her brief appearances is to provide comedy by showing her Sibling Yin-Yang with Yamada.
  • Tareme Eyes: Fits with her sweet and cheerful nature (when she's not annoying Yamada).
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She's much smaller than Yamada, yet can boss him around like it's nothing.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Yamada remembers playing amicably with his sister a lot in the past, suggesting that Tatsumi only recently picked up more Annoying Younger Sibling personality traits.
  • Vague Age: We know she's an elementary schooler, but we don't know which year she is in. It's made more confusing that she originally seemed to be envisioned as a teenage girl, as per the Early Installment Character-Design Difference.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the anime, she has the same dark blue hair color as her brother. Presumably also in the manga as their respective hair are colored with the same black/grey tones.

    Karen Kimishima 

Karen Kimishima

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Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese)

The captain of the girls' archery team, who made herself an enemy of the student council by refusing to give up her team's room in the school building. She is helped fulfill her team's tradition by Yamada and takes a liking to him.


  • Action Girl: Well, she's not actively actiony, but she is even stronger than Yamada despite being an archer and not a martial artist, and a Running Gag is how she easily defeats him by flipping him.
  • Adapted Out:
    • She doesn't appear in the live-action drama as every plotline about the old school building is taken out.
    • She doesn't appear in the anime either (the earn-your-budget job given to the Supernatural Studies Club by Yamazaki was instead persuading Shiraishi to go to college), though she does have a small speaking role in both OVAs.
  • Alliterative Name: Karen Kimishima.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Speaks in a very formal and slightly outdated manner.
  • Archer Archetype: She's an archer (though she fights with throwing techniques and only does archery as a sport), and she is stoic, collected and always shown to keep to herself.
  • Bit Character: After her introductory chapters and until the winter trip. She pops up now and then, but always only gets a couple of lines at best, and her appearances are mostly used for gags. After the winter trip, she is never seen again.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Or "Clothes make the meek and fidgeting girl the captain of the archery club", including a new strength of character and confidence. It's lampshaded by Miyamura.
  • Cry Cute: When she is forced to face the reality that she cannot fulfill her club’s tradition (until Yamada makes her Take a Third Option).
  • Living MacGuffin: Her mini-arc is mostly a device to introduce Ushio, hype Odagiri, and showcase some more of Yamada's heroics. On her own, she has little overall significance.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: One of the few named characters who are totally in the dark about the Witches.
  • Muggle: She doesn't have any powers.
  • Odango Hair: She has twisted her hair into two odd, spiral-shaped buns.
  • Panty Shot: Her panties are shown every time she flips Yamada while wearing her school uniform.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Takes her responsibilities to the archery club very seriously.
  • Shrinking Violet: As noted in Clothes Make the Superman; when she acts as the archery captain, she is tough and stoic, but when she's a normal student in her uniform, she develops Otsuka-levels of shyness and cautiousness.
  • Signature Move: Her aikido-like throwing technique.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She is formal and proper to a fault, but she is also incredibly strong-willed and doesn’t put up with anything she doesn’t like.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She started to crush on Yamada after he showed selflessness by choosing to help her over saving his club.
  • Smooch of Victory: Tried to give one of these to Yamada for his help after he persisted so much on trying to kiss her during her introductory story arc (Yamada attempted to use the switch power on her because of a deal he had with the Student Council President to get a budget for the Supernatural Studies Club). He got slammed against the floor for thoughtlessly refusing.
  • The Stoic: She doesn't show much emotion unless people (i.e. Yamada) try to kiss or similarly harass her.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has them, and her archer club captain personality fits the bill. Not so much when she's in her school uniform.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She remains a Bit Character for a while after her introductory arc, but after chapter 114 she is for some reason never seen again.

    Rin Sasaki 

Rin Sasaki

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Portrayed by: Rika Adachi (Japanese)
Voiced by: Trina Nishimura (English)

One of the first characters introduced in the series, she is the main "villain" of the first chapter in which she bullies Shiraishi, but she doesn't play a role in the story afterwards.

She is not known to be a member of any clubs.


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Surprisingly inverted. She claims to hate Yamada because he is a delinquent loser (despite that she isn't much better herself), but when Yamada is made to look like Shiraishi's victim (because Yamada in Shiraishi's body punches Shiraishi in Yamada's body by accident, and Shiraishi is hurt and starts crying), she sympathizes with him and even starts to crush on him, just because she hates Shiraishi even more.
  • Alpha Bitch: Surrounded by a posse of girls who agree with everything she does.
  • Ascended Extra: In the anime, she remains a Bit Character after her introduction episode, but in the manga she plain disappears.
  • Bit Character: In the anime, where she continues making small appearances after her introduction episode.
  • The Bully: Her only role in the story is making Shiraishi's life a hell through hateful messages and various "behind the scenes" bullying measures.
  • Dirty Coward: She may act all confident when she bullies defenseless people, but as soon as these people try to fight back, she is quick to get pathetically scared.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She has a fairly sweet-looking face – or at least a standard-schoolgirl-looking face – but is probably the most irredeemable character in the series.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She initially tries to play herself off as somewhat nice and cheerful to Shiraishi even though they would both be quite aware that she is a mean bully (except it's Yamada in Shiraishi's body so he actually gets fooled).
  • Flat Character: She is a bully. Simple as that. There isn't really any hidden idiosyncrasies to her character.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It is implied that she is envious of Shiraishi's intelligence and book smarts.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a ribbon in her hair.
  • Hate Sink: With the way that she has a simple, bitchy personality, no redeeming traits and is hated by both main characters, it’s made clear that the readers aren’t supposed to feel any sympathy for her either.
  • Jerkass: A minor character, but she is probably the series' straightest example of this trope. She has no redeeming traits, no charisma and no funny lines to make up for her behavior.
  • Muggle: She (as far as we know) doesn't have any powers.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She has less panel time than anyone else on this page and only really appeared in the first chapter, but without her, the series' plot likely wouldn't have started. If Yamada hadn't found out that Shiraishi was being bullied, he wouldn't have sympathized with her, and as such, they would probably just swap bodies back at the end of the day and carry on their lives without talking to each other again.
  • Starter Villain: While she claims that Shiraishi cannot stop her, it doesn't take more than a few body switching antics to scare her off. And then Yamazaki, the true Big Bad, appears in the next chapter...
  • Stock Shoujo Bullying Tactics: She uses some of these tactics in her bullying of Shiraishi even she's actually in a shonen. This is done on purpose to show that girls bully in a way that boys may not understand, hence Shiraishi asking Yamada not to help her since his ignorance will likely make everything worse.
  • Suicide Dare: The most vile thing she does is repeatedly writing notes in Shiraishi's textbooks and locker that say that Shiraishi should just go kill herself.
  • Token Motivational Nemesis: She is the only person that Shiraishi truly seems to dislike, and Yamada hates her as well. She is technically the one who has made the entire plot take place; if Yamada hadn't discovered that she bullied Shiraishi, nothing major would have happened during the body swap. In the first chapter, she is scared off, in the second chapter she gets a brief mention and a cameo, and afterwards she is entirely gone from the story.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has them, and she certainly has the obnoxious arrogance to be expected from a bully.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She and her Girl Posse seem to disappear after the introductory chapters.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: In the anime. She isn't given a color scheme in the manga.

    The Chairperson 

The Chairperson

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A fairly non-descript, by-the-book girl who has been in Yamada’s class during his last two years on Suzaku. She gains importance when she joins his group on the field trip to Guam.

She is not known to be a member of any clubs.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, she attends Yamada and Shiraishi's wedding, showing that she still keeps in touch with them, though it isn't known what she's otherwise up to.


  • Adjusting Your Glasses: In line with her wearing Opaque Nerd Glasses, she adjusts them by the corner.
  • Akashic Records: Ushio suggests that she is the so-called ”Akashic recorder” who wrote all info about the witches in the old notebook, and that may explain how she hasn’t lost her memory. She comes to be known as the Akashic recorder for the rest of the series, but it's never explained what or who the Akashic recorder is.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: She cannot lose her memory through the seventh witch power, though it's never explained why, only mentioned that it probably has something to do with her status as the Akashic recorder.
  • Ascended Extra: She is a recurring character from an early point in the series, but first really gets screen-time during the Guam trip. (In fact, she used to be so insignificant that the majority of fans weren’t aware that she wasn’t a new character when she popped up in chapter 198).
  • Being Personal Isn't Professional: She lets go a little bit in her spare time, but lives after this trope when fulfilling her class rep duties. She doesn’t even care that Yamada may have been a violent offender or a rapist during his first year according to rumors because he’s just another classmate to attend to.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Not only does her screen-time increase, her importance also increases when she befriends Yamada, and it's revealed that she is immune to the amnesia power and may have written the witch notebooks.
  • Class Representative: Of Yamada’s class during his second year. She seems to still be it as of his third year as she was administering the sign-up for the school trip.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She is called “class representative” during Yamada’s second year and “chairperson” during his third year.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: She is very plain-looking with glasses, and surprisingly pretty without. Lampshaded by Yamada, though he also mentions that she should keep her glasses on because they are what makes her the chairperson.
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Wears an aloha shirt on the Guam trip.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Her melancholic reaction to watching her school mates party as well as her blushing, joyous smile when the guys visit her room to play board games and eat snacks clearly gives this trope away.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's not actively rude, but she can be hard to get along with because she's so stand-offish and only cares about her class representative duties. That doesn't change that she's a responsible person because she chose to be a class representative, and she does show a sweet side from time to time.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Most of the fandom had her mistaken for a guy, despite having a clearly visible skirt.
  • Nerd: She wears Opaque Nerd Glasses, mostly lacks social skills, cares more about schoolwork and her class representative duties than hanging out with others, and on the Guam trip she's much more interested in historical sightseeing than playing on the beach.
  • No Name Given: Her name isn’t known, only her positions which serve as her de facto names.
  • No-Sell: For some reason, she is immune to the amnesia power, not having had her memory wiped by Nancy’s ceremony nor Ushio’s mass memory wipe despite being at school both of those days. Since other witch powers do work on her, she’s not a witch or a witch-killer, but it’s never revealed what exactly she is - only that she's probably the "Akashic recorder" which may be another type of power-user.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Despite her stoic, by-the-book demeanor, the first evening of the Guam trip shows that she is, deep down, also a normal teenage girl who wants to have fun with friends in her spare time.
    • She also has a weird obsession with fortune-tellers.
  • Odd Friendship: Her straight-laced personality is as different from Yamada's boisterous personality as can be, but they still seem to develop an actual friendship after the Guam trip, given that they still keep in touch 10 years later, and Yamada invites her to his wedding.
  • Older Than She Looks: In the epilogue, where she's presumably in her late twenties, she doesn't look one day older than back in high school, and already back in high school she looked fairly young for a high school girl due to her androgynous appearance.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: To the point that Yamada can’t even tell if her eyes are closed or not.
  • The Stoic: Most of the time, she is impossibly strait-laced, and isn’t really up for the idea of having fun at the beach on a school trip.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Originally she had black hair in the anime, but when she gets a color scheme in the manga, she is given dark blue hair in the same shade as Yamada.
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