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A list of characters appearing in Ro Kyu Bu!


Keishin Academy Girls Basketball Team

Subaru Hasegawa

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Position: Head Coach / Point Guard (Nashiba Men's Team)
Height: 172 cm (5 feet 8 inches)
Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji

The protagonist and a freshman at Nashiba High School, whose dreams of playing in their boys' basketball team took a heartbreaking blow when the team was meted out a year-long suspension for its captain allegedly hitting on their adviser's daughter, a sixth-grade schoolgirl. In the meantime, he reluctantly accepts his aunt Mihoshi's part-time job offer as coach of her school's girls' basketball team, of which she is the adviser.


Tomoka Minato

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Number: 4
Position: Shooting Guard (previously Small Forward)
Height: 142 cm (4 feet 8 inches)
Class: 6-C
Birthdate: September 9th (Virgo)
Blood Type: A
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa

Keishin's star female basketball player who, ironically, has misgivings about her skill.


  • The Ace/Broken Ace: Very skilled in basketball, able to take boys her age head-on and win...and has lost many friends from her previous school because of her over-competitiveness.
  • A-Cup Angst: Feels rather uneasy about her bust size, and gets teased about it by her teammates from time to time.
  • Adaptational Badass: Appears as a playable character in the crossover Fighting Game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, with her basketball team as Assist Characters.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Her obsession with winning has cost her friends back at her previous school.
  • Beauty Mark: Below her left eye.
  • Determinator: Accepts Mihoshi's 50-consecutive-jumpshot challenge and goes to great lengths to achieve it, in order to convince Subaru to continue coaching the team.
  • The Heroine: The most experienced player and de facto team captain.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: ...Even if it means giving up her favorite sport. Subaru helps her balance out friendships and basketball.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: In Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: her fighting style is based on her position as captain of her basketball team, as she throws basketballs as projectiles, or passing them to her partners for varied attacks. One of her super moves is a reference to her Scoop Shot Signature Move, as she catches her opponent into a basketball, dribbles and throws him/her high above, all while wings sprout from her back.
  • Lethal Joke Item: In Denkegi Bunko Fighting Climax, aside of her basketballs, she also fights with her bag, a fan, and even a bucket of water and a mop.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's a beast on the hardcourt. Too bad she's prone to calling plays out loud.
  • Nice Girl
  • One-Girl Army: Defeats the boys' basketball team all by herself.
  • Precocious Crush: Out of all the girls, she is the one closest to Subaru, after he vows to protect her dream of playing basketball.
  • Rose-Haired Girl
  • Ryu and Ken: The Ryu to Maho's Ken. Tied at lateral speed (i.e. in a straight line), but Tomoka changes directions more quickly and has a more reliable long-range jump shot.

Maho Misawa

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Number: 5
Position: Power Forward
Height: 145 cm (4 feet 9 inches)
Class: 6-C
Birthdate: July 2nd (Cancer)
Blood Type: AB
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

An energetic blonde kid from a rich family.


She's very optimistic and tries to think that it's a mistake.

Saki Nagatsuka

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Number: 6
Position: Point Guard (previously Shooting Guard)
Height: 148 cm (4 feet 10 inches)
Class: 6-C
Birthdate: July 1st (Cancer)
Blood Type: O
Voiced by: Youko Hikasa

A smart, nerdy kid and team strategist.


"Eh? Already?"

Airi Kashii

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Number: 7
Position: Center
Height: SECRET [~170 cm (~5 feet 7 inches)]
Class: 6-C
Birthdate: April 5th (Aries)
Blood Type: A
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

An unusually tall, busty girl with issues concerning her figure.


Hinata Hakamada

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Number: 8
Position: Small Forward (previously Point Guard and Shooting Guard)
Height: 131 cm (4 feet 3 inches)
Class: 6-C
Birthdate: March 3rd (Pisces)
Blood Type: O
Voiced by: Yui Ogura

An unusually tiny girl with a love of stuffed toys.


Aoi Ogiyama

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Position: Assistant Coach / Center (middle school)
Height: 163 cm (5 feet 4 inches)
Blood Type: O
Voiced by: Kanae Ito

Subaru's childhood friend and prospective manager of their school's boys' basketball team.


Kagetsu Hakamada

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Number: 9 (previously 8)
Position: Center
Height: 160 cm (5 feet 3 inches)
Class: 5-D
Blood Type: O
Voiced by: Asami Seto

Hinata's younger sister.


  • Badass on Paper: Stated to be Keishin's marathon champion in the first season, but gets tired just as quickly as everyone else in the 5th grade team in the second season. It is possible that basketball training may be much more grueling than running in a marathon.
  • Big Little Sister: Easily One Head Taller than her older sister Hinata.
  • My Greatest Failure: Fell asleep one snowy day alone at home, only to find out later that Hinata lay freezing and unconscious outside all this time, which she believed to have resulted in her sister's frail constitution.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Shorter, but faster than Airi.
  • Rose-Haired Girl

Mimi Balguerie

Number: 10 (33 in France, 4 in the ForM tournament)
Position: Small Forward
Height: 135 cm (4 feet 5 inches)
Class: 5-D
Birthdate: February 3rd (Aquarius)
Blood Type: AB
Voiced by: Misaki Kuno

A 5th-grade French-Japanese transfer student at Keishin Academy.


Tsubaki and Hiiragi Takenaka

Numbers: 11 (Tsubaki) and 12 (Hiiragi) (previously 6 and 9, 7 for Hiiragi in the ForM tournament)
Position: Power Forward / Point Guard
Height: 140 cm (4 feet 7 inches)
Class: 5-A
Birthdate: January 1 (Capricorn)
Blood Type: B
Voiced by: Minami Tsuda (Tsubaki) and Aya Suzaki (Hiiragi)

Natsuhi's younger twin siblings.


Masami Fujii

Number: 13 (previously 1)
Position: Shooting Guard
Height: 143 cm (4 feet 8 inches)
Class: 5-B
Blood Type: O
Voiced by: Risa Taneda

Saki's neighbor and self-proclaimed rival. Her family owns a sushi shop just in front of the Nagatsukas' okonomiyaki shop. Saki beats her at everything, but when she saw her make a jump shot in a game against the Keishin boys' team, she trains herself to shoot from a much longer distance than Saki can.


Keishin Private Academy Students, Faculty, and Staff

Mihoshi Takamura

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 Voiced by: Shizuka Ito

Subaru's aunt, younger sister of his mother Nayu, and advisor of Keishin Girls' Basketball Team.


Natsuhi Takenaka

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 Height: 154 cm (5'0")

 Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki

Maho and Saki's childhood friend and star player of Keishin's Boys' Basketball Team.


Touko Hatano

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 Voiced by: Rina Sato

Head of Keishin's infirmary.


 "I love little girls, but I especially love you." (To Mihoshi)

Nashiba High School

Kazunari Uehara

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 Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Subaru's best friend.


Banri Kashii

Height: 200 cm (6 feet 7 inches)
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada

Airi's older brother. He is partly responsible for the accident which caused her hydrophobia when they were younger, thus creating a wedge between them. His introduction into the series focuses on him trying to make amends with her as she finds the strength she needs to take her game to the next level.


Relatives and Friends

Nayu Hasegawa (nee Takamura)

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 Voiced by: Mamiko Noto

Subaru's mother and Mihoshi's older sister.


Satsuki "Zono" Kakizono and Tae "Shouji" Mishouji

Voiced by: Asuka Oogame (Zono) and Ai Kayano (Shouji)

Aoi's two girl friends and teammates from middle school.


Ginga Hasegawa

 Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

Subaru's father who just came back from Hawaii. First appeared in SS, he coached the Keishin 5th grade team for a while upon Subaru's request.


  • Adventurer Archaeologist: During his travels, he met the daughter of a French professor he worked with. He has since trained her in basketball, and becomes her guardian upon her father's request.
  • Batman Gambit: Pulls off one where the 5th graders shoot the ball in a specific order. They still lost, but as a result they played well for a hastily-formed team against a more experienced one.
  • Cool Teacher: He presents himself as such to the 5th grade team, to great effect.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: As a result of spending too much time outdoors in Hawaii.
  • Famed in Story: According to Nayu, he was the ace player of Nashiba High School.
  • Hot Dad: Now we know where Subaru got his looks and basketball skills.
  • Like Father, Like Son: When you realize how badass he is as a coach and Subaru had to get his skills somewhere, you already know where the awesome comes from.
  • The Mentor: To Subaru, Mimi, and for a short time, the other 5th graders.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Subaru inherits his looks and basketball skills.

Shinobu Minato

 Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu

Tomoka's father. He is really against Tomoka playing basketball after the incident in her old school which scarred her for life, until Subaru convinces him to reconsider after she gains the courage to return to the sport alongside her new-found friends.

  • Blind Without'Em: So much he couldn't recognize Subaru when they met again, this time with Tomoka and her friends.
  • Henpecked Husband: Implied to be this in the Light Novels, as he simply couldn't disagree with his wife about anything, especially regarding their daughter.
  • Overprotective Dad: Seems to be really against Tomoka playing basketball, at least until Subaru convinces him to reconsider.
  • Samurai: His old-fashioned clothes and ways of thinking definitely gives some samurai vibes from him.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His daughter Tomoka gets her hair style from him.

Kaori Minato

Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama

Tomoka's mother who seems to be very supportive.

Fuuga Misawa

Voiced by: Teruyuki Tanzawa

Maho's father who is a famous fashion designer.

Kuina "Yanbaru" Hijiri

 Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

The Misawa residence maid.

Suzuridani Girls' Academy

Miyu Aida

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Number: 4
Position: Shooting Guard
Height: 140 cm (4 feet 7 inches)
Class: 6-1
Birthdate: November 23rd (Sagittarius)
Blood Type: O
Voiced by: Mariya Ise

Team captain of the Suzuridani Team.


Kumi Tsukada

Jersey Number: 5
Position: Center
Voiced by:: Chieko Kagose

The starting center of Suzuridani.


Misuzu Kuumoto

Jersey Number: 6
Position: Small Forward
Voiced by:: Naoko Sugiura

The starting small forward of Suzuridani.


  • Bifauxnen: Looks like a boy at first glance.

Ran Yahagi

Jersey Number: 7
Position: Point Guard
Voiced by:: Arisa Nishiguchi

The starting point guard of Suzuridani.


Momoe Tachibana

Jersey Number: 8
Position: Power Forward
Voiced by:: Rei Mochizuki

Starting power forward of Suzuridani.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: An already minor character in the first season who gets sidelined even more in the second season, even going as far as losing her starting spot to Rena in the second half of their tournament match.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Nobue Okuda, Yume Nakano, and Wakana Kitano

Jersey Numbers: 9, 10, and 11
Voiced by:: Yuiko Tatsumi, Haruka Yamazaki, and Ari Ozawa

Three Suzuridani 5th graders who got teamed up with Rena and Aya in the second quarter of their tournament match against Keishin.

  • What the Hell, Hero?: All three of them call Rena out for dragging down the team with her selfish antics.

Aya Miyakoouji

Jersey Number: 12
Position: Center
Voiced by: Yumi Hara

Suzuridani's rookie center player. She used to be a member of the gymnastics team, until she hit a growth spurt which hindered her routines.


Aya: Which do you prefer: have the team win because of you, or lose because of you?

Rena Ashihara

Jersey Number: 13
Position: Small Forward
Voiced by: Akiko Hasegawa

A short 5th grade player from Suzuridani.


Manaka Nobidome

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Position: Head Coach
Voiced by: Satomi Satou

Second Year, Suzuridani Girls' Academy High School Department. Hatsue's younger sister and head coach of Suzuridani's Grade School Basketball Team.


Hatsue Nobidome

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  Voiced by:: Ayako Kawasumi

Manaka's sister and advisor of Suzuridani Girls' Academy Elementary Basketball Team.


Rivals

Ryuichi Suga

  Voiced by:: Shintaro Asanuma

Subaru's rival in middle school. He currently attends the school Subaru was supposed to be in, until the latter decided to attend Nashiba to follow his father's footsteps.


Nana Yotsuya

  Voiced by:: Asami Shimoda

Ryuichi's cousin, a first year middle school (7th grade) student who claimed the rooftop court Subaru and his gang were practicing for themselves. She is matched up against Tomoka in their 3-on-3 matches against Subaru's team.


Mayumi Odaka

  Voiced by:: Yuiko Tatsumi

Nana's friend.


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