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While the anime reminded the viewers "you don't really need to remember the characters' names or anything," we tropers still have the obligation to catalogue the cast of the manga and anime series Daily Lives of High School Boys.

(Note: Unless otherwise stated, all boys in this series attend Sanada North Prefectural High School, an all-boys' school.)


The Main Protagonists

Tadakuni

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 Voiced by: Miyu Irino

 "My name is Tadakuni. I live a normal life, attending a normal school, in a normal town."

A completely normal eleventh-grade schoolboy (so he describes himself) living a completely normal life in a completely ordinary town and studying in an all boys' High School.


  • Attractive Bent Gender: Looks surprisingly good in a skirt, a fact that many many artists at Pixiv seem to agree with. This was being lampshaded In-Universe; Yoshitake commented he has no signs of the male hormone when crossdressed.
  • Butt Monkey: Forced to play along with a love simulation, tricked into crossdressing, got punched out by the Literature Girl, went Out of Focus for several episodes, has yet to be given a surname... poor boy.
  • The Klutz: At least in the unanimated High School Boys and Classroom Cleaning, he broke anything he put his hand on.
  • Only One Name: Unlike Hidenori and Yoshitake, he (and Mei) has yet to be given a surname.
  • Only Sane Man: It seems almost as if his whole life is a Boke and Tsukkomi Routine.

 "My everyday life with my idiotic, hopeless and self-conscious friends still continues!"

Tadakuni, in the anime's Book Ends skit

Hidenori Tabata

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 Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (teenager) and Yuko Sanpei (Grade 5)

 "That's it, Tadakuni! Run! Run, Tadakuni! Leave behind your Tsundere childhood friend! Throw out your little sister who's unrelated by blood! Run past that beautiful, mysterious transfer student until she fades into the distance! Hold on to that hand, and just, just... keep running!"

Tadakuni's classmate who looks stoic and emotionless. Despite his calm, stoic appearance, he is actually a stubborn Large Ham with an odd sense of humor.


 LITTLE SISTER/IMOUTOOO!

Yoshitake Tanaka

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 Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

 "A friend is... someone who walks with them even if they follow a different path! Someone who can bear the burden of their sins! Isn't that what it means to be a true friend!?"

Tadakuni's other friend, who looks more friendly and easygoing than Hidenori is... yet he's an idiot who shares Hidenori's odd sense of humor.



Sanada North High Student Council

Student Council President

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 Voiced by: Akira Ishida

The handsome President of Sanada North High's Student Council, who does little actual work and is often absent from the Student Council room.


Student Council Vice-President

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 Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto

The Vice-President of the Student Council. Despite his scary appearance, he's well-mannered and polite.


Motoharu the Delinquent

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 Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa

Tadakuni's classmate and a member of the Student Council. Despite his notoriety as a delinquent, he only really looks the part.


Toshiyuki Karasawa

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 Voiced by: Yuuki Ono

A quiet, stoic member of the Student Council who's always seen wearing a hat.


  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He is Habara-phobic, ever since giving him a nasty wound that left an ugly scar on his forehead. Shown in extreme detail in High School Girls are Funky--Demon.
  • Zen Survivor: He came out the worst of it out of the Archdemon's victims, and he has the scar to prove it.


Other High School Boys

Mitsuo

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 Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto

A classmate of the main characters. He's also the biggest loser in class.


  • Butt Monkey: The biggest of them all. Not even Tadakuni's "Out of Focus" syndrome can match up to all the crap that happens to him, as he even got all of Yoshitake's Butt Monkey-hood attributed to him!
  • Cosmic Plaything: Other boys spent whole chapters discussing his misfortunes -- even misattributing others' mishap to him.
    • In High School Boys and Kick the Can, Hidenori, Yoshitake and Motoharu played a rather physical game of kick-the-can... with his Zaku Gunpla as the can. Turns out they bought him a new Gunpla for his birthday present, but decided to destroy the older one because they're identical. Of course, the replacement is actually a bootleg, and come the next Eyecatch Mitsuo drops it off a trash bin.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 10's High School Boys and Consequences is essentially one long string of Mitsuo going from one blunder to another. To top it all off, he ends up completely missing a Crash Into Hello encounter with a girl running Late for School when he stops to tie his shoelaces (and even thought he actually got lucky there)... and then he steps in dog shit.
  • Genre Blind: In High School Boys and Annoyances, Hidenori considered him to have zero comprehension and is annoying to watch movies with.
  • Porn Stash: Keeps one in his house. His parents discovering it caused his Heroic BSOD in High School Boys and Mitsuo's Problem.
  • Second Year Protagonist
  • The Trickster: His "killer shots" in High School Boys and Killer Shots all amounted to playing Dirty.

Takahiro Matsumoto

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 Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo

A student from Sanada West High and a classmate of the Literature Girl, who lives across the street from Karasawa and Habara.


Takahiro's Friend

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 Voiced by Junichi Suwabe

A student from Sanada West High who hangs around with Takahiro.



High School Girls Are Funky Protagonists

Habara/Archdemon

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 Voiced by: Yukana

A girl from Sanada West High who lives next to Karasawa. Like her Distaff Counterpart Tadakuni, Yanagin and Ikushima frequently hangs out at her house. Eight years ago, however, she was the "Archdemon," the most dreaded kid in town. After a joint effort to "pacify" her by other kids, amongst which were Yanagin and "Rubber Shooter", she has completely changed for the good.


 Takahiro:Perhaps it's better for her to leave this town.

  • Red Filter of Doom: During her flashbacks.
  • Retired Outlaw: Unfortunately for her, almost every male teenager in Sanada City is still very wary of her.
  • Sailor Fuku
  • Super Strength: Unanimated chapters shown she still has Archdemon's powers. Although, she wasn't really aware of that.
    • In High School Girls are Funky -- Superficially, she incidentally bursted a volleyball.
    • In High School Girls are Funky -- Megaton Poke, Yanagin had Habara try out the"punch machine" in the arcade in which the former just broke the new record. While Habara didn't get as many points as Yanagin by far... close inspections revealed a hole on the punching pad after Habara played with it, and upon asking Habara said she didn't know she has to clench his fist in the first place...
  • Straight Man: towards the more oddball Yanagin and Ikushima.
  • Tears of Remorse: Played for Laughs -- frequently cries these whenever other people bring up her past as the "Archdemon".

Yanagin

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 Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi

Habara's oddball friend from Sanada Central High, who, like her Distaff Counterpart Hidenori, often has something to say (translate: scream) about high school boys.


  • Action Girl: Downplayed -- she knows karate but has discontinued since middle school. This is still plot relevant as for this reason (among others) she was part of the team that barely "pacified" Habara in the past.
  • Always Second Best: To NAGO in their school.
  • Berserk Button: The idea of dating -- see "Celibate Hero".
  • Celibate Hero: She hates the idea of dating in general, and has reacted violently at Ikushima when the latter wondered how can she get a boyfriend (punched her face in), or suggested that she wears glasses to look cute (threatened to rape her and eventually beat her up with a wrench).
  • Does Not Like Men: Played with -- while she claims boys are pathetic puddles of mess, she can actually get along well with them, especially Karasawa and Takahiro, not to mention that she was one of the kids assembled to fight the "Archdemon" with intent to avenge Karasawa's terrible wound.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Hidenori.
  • Genre Savvy: She's at least aware of gender perceptions as portrayed during the previous decade's fiction.
  • Hair Decorations: A small hairclip.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Heel Face Turn: As a kid she was originally a part of Habara's gang, but turned to the alliance because...
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Like "Action Girl," it was Downplayed -- while she's now no different from any other girls in this series, at the time she fought with the Archdemon, she was considered big.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: Used this after seeing Habara and Karasawa's response to her retelling of the "battle" against the "Archdemon".
  • Large Ham: Unlike Hidenori, she is very public about it.
  • Meganekko: She subverts the "sweet glasses girl" archetype usually associated with the trope by being a loud-mouthed hothead. When Ikushima asked about that, she claims she only wears them not so much as a cuteness factor than as a remedy for her poor eyesight -- and threatened to rape her.

 "I'm not wearing them to fit in character stereotypes! I wore them because my eyes are bad!"

Ikushima

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 Voiced by: Chiwa Saitou

Habara's other friend from Sanada East High, who always goes along with whatever Yanagin's up to.



Other High School Girls

Literature Girl/"Yassan"

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 Voiced by: Youko Hikasa

 "She's probably hoping for an unrealistically romantic "Boy Meets Girl" encounter...! Can her mind shake off gravity or what? See, she's already got a distant look in her eyes. I can already tell that her romantic maiden gauge is reading full!"

(Hidenori's Internal Monologue, High School Boy and the Literature Girl 3)

A girl from Sanada West High who wrote a Romance Novel about an encounter between a girl and a geeky, solitary boy who can control wind, and then tried to reenact it in the series' Real Life. Hilarity Ensues, especially when she projects the "boy" to Hidenori, who is well-aware of what she's trying to invoke...


"Ringo"

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 Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki

Student Council President of the all-girls Sanada East High, who's determined to prove the superiority of girls over boys.


  • Big Eater: In High School Boys and Getting Hit On, she ate a whole plate of takoyaki and two taiyaki in short succession -- and she wants more.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Bunny Ears Lawyer: How did a complete airhead like her even managed to become the Student Council President of Sanada East High?
  • Custom Uniform: Anime only. The longer she hangs around the Sanada North High School student council, the more she gains their dress sense. It comes to the point where she's not even wearing her necktie, sweater vest, or even tucking in her uniform blouse into her skirt anymore.
  • The Ditz: She's not the brightest bulb in town. For example, on a visit to Sanada North High in High School Girls and Panties, it took her an hour to find out the reason for a lost internet connection: the cable was never plugged on. Then she unwittingly flaunts her panties to Motoharu, the President and the Vice-President; fortunately for her she doesn't get to see them in the act, much less their horrified reaction.
  • Does Not Like Men
  • Dude Magnet: Gets hit on in short order by three different groups of guys, the last of whom was the Student Council President.
  • Genre Blind: During High School Boys and the Savior, she clearly couldn't read the mood, even though Motoharu, Karasawa and the Vice-President were trying to set up a Rescue Romance scenario for her.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Downplayed as she already has superiority undercurrents before her first visit to Sanada North, but was only fired up because she found Sanada North's Student Council a more well-managed institution than her school's.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Karasawa was able to distract her by meowing.
  • Leitmotif: While not as noticeable as Literature Girl's, Ringo also has a goofy one, which can be heard during her visits to the Sanada North Student Council.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname
  • Straw Feminist: A very mild example.
  • Student Council President
  • Tsundere: Type B -- she actually gets along fine with other people, like the members of the Sanada North student council, but she reacts violently to the antics of their pretty-boy Student Council President.

Mei

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 Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki

 "Shut up! If you don't die right now, I'll kill you! If you don't wanna get killed, then die!"

Tadakuni's younger sister and a freshman at Sanada Central High. Despite talking with Tadakuni only once a month, she often ends up getting involved in her brother and his friends' hijinks.


 Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake, in unison: "Just what IS she?"

Mino

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 Voiced by: Risa Hayamizu

 "It's pretty rare, what we have. Not many siblings get along, you know?"

Motoharu's older sister and a third-year from Sanada West High. Because their parents aren't around much, they're close, relatively speaking.


Yoshitake's Older Sister

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 Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu

 "Did you know? Most entertainers get plastic surgery."

Yoshitake's older sister, third-year schoolgirl at Sanada Central High, and a compulsive liar. She's desperate for a boyfriend, and gets highly upset when others bring this fact to light.


Nago (奈古)

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 Voiced by: Junko Minagawa

 "These guys are pissing me off."

A third-year from Sanada Central High and a senior staff in a pizzeria where Tadakuni and Yasunori work part-time.


NAGO (名護)

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 Voiced by: Junko Minagawa

Yanagin's "rival" at Sanada Central High. Her relation to that Nago, if there is any, is unknown.

 Note: Due to name similarities with the Nago above, she is referred to in capitals.


Yanagin's Sempai

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 Voiced by: Shizuka Ito

Student Council President of Sanada Central High, who mentors Yanagin, Habara and Ikushima on how to be "better" high school girls. Apparently has a past with Karasawa as well.


Overly Self-Conscious Girl

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 Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa

A student at Sanada Central High who gets bothered by every little thing that happens around her.


 "This guy's totally into me!"


Other Characters

Yuusuke Tabata

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 Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

Hidenori's older brother and a college freshman.


  • All Men Are Perverts: He's a pervert (stealing Mei's panties and bringing it around with him), and apparently so do all his friends and acquaintances, and that's not to mention his younger brother and his friends.
  • Idiot Hair
  • Megane
  • Not So Different: He's as perverted (see "All Men Are Perverts") and sees Yoshitake's older sister's Berserk Button with contempt as the main trio. It also helps that he used to be the ringleader of their group before he left for college.

Rubber Shooter/Yoshitake

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 Voiced by: Romi Park

A mysterious kid whose true identity remains unknown. He saved Hidenori from bullies when he was young--and continued to be Hidenori's role model. He was also part of the team that "pacified" Habara.


Emi

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 Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi

A girl who lives in Hidenori's maternal hometown.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 9's High School Boys and Dropkicks and High School Boys and the End of Summer.
  • Action Girl
  • Actor Allusion: While she performs a dropkick to Hidenori, he screams "Tiro Finale!" -- an obvious nod to one of her voice actress's most famous roles as Mami Tomoe.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Spent many days during summer break with Hidenori trying (to no avail) to confess to him.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: She finally finds the chance to confess her love to Hidenori on a festival, which coincides with his last day in town. But just when she thinks she finally found her chance (after several days without much success)...
  • Surprise Incest: ...Hidenori makes a most surprising revelation to her: they are cousins.

 "And so, I ended my summer break without being able to do a thing."

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