The Main Characters
Madoka is one of the lead characters in KOR. Physically
beautiful, she often appears to be moody, swinging between being bright
and outgoing and being cold and aloof. Madoka is very independent, her
parents are world-class musicians and are always on tour, so she lives
alone. She is musically inclined herself, playing multiple instruments
(at least 3: sax, flute/recorder, and guitar). Also an above average
student, Madoka holds a part time job at the ABCB coffeehouse run by
Master. Madoka and Hikaru have been friends since they were small
children, and Madoka treats Hikaru much like a younger sister. Madoka
seems to like/love Kyosuke, but she won't let it show because of his
relationship with Hikaru.
The main character and narrator of the series. Kyosuke's
overriding feature is his indesiciveness, he has trouble making the
simplest of desicions. His indesciveness also won't let him chose
between Madoka and Hikaru. Kyosuke loves Madoka, but can't show it
as it would hurt Hikaru, who has somewhat forcibly made herself his
girlfriend. Like his sisters, grandparents, and late mother, Kyosuke
is an "ESPer," and can teleport, move objects by telekenisis, and
tell the future in his dreams. Overall Kyosuke is very caring and
goes out of his way to keep people from getting hurt.
The last leg of the triangle and other lead female. Hikaru
starts the series emulating Madoka's "tough" shell, but permanently goes
into "ditz-mode" on meeting Kyosuke. She installs herself as Kyosuke's
girlfriend and remains painfully oblivious to his attraction to Madoka
for most of the series. She treats Madoka as a big sister, as they
have been friends since childhood. Although her other childhood friend,
Yuusaku loves her, she scorns his advances.
Also a long time childhood friend of Hikaru and Ayukawa. He has been in love
with Hikaru since they were kids, and has been 'working out' ever since she
told him not to be such a baby, and that she'd only marry somebody strong.
Kasuga Kurumi & Kasuga Manami
Kyosuke's younger sisters. Although they are fraternal twins, Manami and
Kurumi are almost opposites in personality. Manami has taken over the
Kusagua household since their mother died and is very mature compared to
her sister, who is much more impulsive and rash (It's Kurumi who causes the
Kasugas to move to this town - she ran the 100 meter dash in 3.5 seconds)
Komatsu Seiji & Hatta Kazuya
Hatta and Komatsu are Kyoskue's school friends. They are both a bit "hentai"
and cause Kyosuke grief to no end as they chase his younger sisters. Although
obnoxious at times, Hatta and Komatsu don't actually mean any trouble and
are fairly nice in the end.
Takashi is the father of Kyosuke, Manami, and Kurami. He has no "power" as
his children inhereted that from their mother, so his control over their
actions is minimal at times, though he tries. He works as a freelance
photographer which proves a basis for some of the adventures in the series.
The Kasuga family cat. Jingoro take a lot of abuse anytime things heat up
around the house, and as such often attempts to "escape," only to be pulled
back by Manami or Kurumi.
Owner of the ABCB pub, Madoka's boss. No one seems to know Master's real
name, he takes his title from the owners of British pubs, as do many Japanese
barkeeps. Master is very sharp, despite his act, and often knows what's
going on between the other characters.
Grandpa & Grandma
Kyosuke's grandparents and powerful ESPers. Grandma and Grandpa usually
show up just when Kyosuke thought it was safe to go out. Although
well-meaning, neither takes much effort to conceal their powers, make life
difficult for Kyosuke when they're around. Their cabin in the woods is the site of several adventures for Kyosuke, Hikaru, Madoka, and company.
Kyosuke's cousin and Kazuya's older sister. Akane is a trouble-maker, on
her first visit during the series, she tries to break up Madoka and Kyosuke
using her ability to make people think she is someone else. Although Akane
appears to be a lesbian, the issue is never definitively answered.
Akane's brother and Kyosuke's cousin. Kazuya moves in next door to the
Kasuga's and turns into yet another source of mischief for Kyosuke. Kazuya
can switch personalities by ramming heads and is also a telepath. He uses
this to nearly force Kyosuke to decide between Hikaru and Madoka several
Ushiko & Umao
Parody of Romeo & Juliet. Umao and Ushiko are KOR's "running gag" and often
appear during a relatively serious scene to lighten things up. For those that
don't know Japanese, the line they always repeat is the "Wherefore art thou.."
from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.