List of Maison Ikkoku characters
- 1 Major characters
- 2 Residents at Ikkoku-kan
- 3 Other recurring characters
- 4 Family of Yusaku and Kyoko
- 5 Other characters
- 6 Pets
Godai Yūsaku (五代 裕作)
- Yusaku Godai is the protagonist of the series. He lives in Room 5 (Go) and he was born in 1960. He begins as a poor 20-year-old rōnin studying for his college entrance exams after failing in the past year. He eventually gets into a third-tier college (with Kyoko's support). He is kind-hearted and handsome, but indecisive and spacey. Godai is often "played" by the other tenants of Ikkoku, who habitually take advantage of him (e.g. they use his room for frequent drinking binges and steal food from his care packages). He falls in love with Kyoko at first sight, but at first he lacks the courage (when sober at least) to tell her how he feels. Instead, he daydreams a lot and does several silly things (for example, he runs into road posts). But Godai is a honorable man who is worthy of Kyoko, as his love for her is a lasting and devoted love. He has, several times, tried making a move on Kyoko, but couldn't bring himself to do so; such actions make Kyoko think of him as a perfect gentleman. In the end of the series he finally married Kyoko. At the end of the manga and anime, Godai together with Kyoko finally found happiness, and they had a daughter, which they gave the name Haruka.
Otonashi Kyōko (音無 響子)
- Kyoko Otonashi is the second protagonist of the series. She is a beautiful, 22-year-old widow who takes on the task of managing a broken-down boarding house. Her original family name is "Chigusa". She lives in the manager's room (with no room number, a reference to the 無 in her name meaning "zero" or "null"). She is sweet and polite, but she also has a violent, frightening side that emerges when she is jealous or angry - a trait she has in common with other Rumiko Takahashi heroines such as Akane Tendo (Ranma ½), Lum Invader/Shinobu Miyake (Urusei Yatsura), Sister Angela (One-Pound Gospel), and Kagome Higurashi/Sango (InuYasha) - or dealing with her meddling and equally stubborn parents. She soon develops affection for Godai, and has a tendency to dote over him (with the other tenants teasing her for acting like a "good wife") and becomes jealous around him (though she lies to herself and denies that it is jealousy). However, it is hard for her to forget about her late husband Soichiro (Soichiro-san, who died just six months after their wedding), and her memories of her husband sometimes put her in a melancholy mood. Kyoko's love for him is sometimes reflected in dialogues with her dog, who bears the same name as her late husband. During her early days at Maison Ikkoku, Kyoko is accidentally embraced or touched by Godai; both times he was saving her from falling to her death. She believes Godai to be pure-heared and not a pervert, unlike the other tennats, who try warning her about him. She is two years older than Godai and a widow, which are two of the many reasons she worries toward the end of the series about whether she will be accepted as his fiancée. She was born in 1958. At the end of the manga and anime, she is happily married to Godai and a mother to their daughter, Haruka.
- Note: Though Kyoko's late husband's family name Oto-nashi literally means "without a sound", the Kanji「響」in Kyoko's given name means "to resonate". Whether Rumiko Takahashi intended a Zen like logical dilemma in the name is unclear.
- Otonashi literally means "without a sound," but is also a pun on otto-nashi (夫なし), or "without a husband," in reference to her status as a widow.
Residents at Ikkoku-kan
- A mysterious man who finds enjoyment in mooching, voyeurism, and generally tormenting his next-door neighbor Yusaku; he is famous for breaking a hole through the adjoining wall in order to be with "young Godai" (and to use a smaller hole in the wall of Yusaku's room to peep into Akemi's); he calls this "communication", while it actually is an invasion of privacy. Yotsuya has the skill to balance three bottles of alchohal with his mouth. He is usually seen dressed in a business suit, a yukata or similarly formal attire and tends to speak in a very formal manner (even while drinking and partying with Akemi and Mrs. Ichinose), but what life he may have outside of Maison Ikkoku is a complete mystery to everyone. Yotsuya claims to have a job (but is not above stealing Yusaku's food) and comes and goes at odd and changing hours, keeping a schedule known only to himself. He torments Yusaku directly and Kyoko indirectly, as it is her job to repair the damage done by him. Yotsuya is willing to reveal the secrets of others if it benefits him, such telling Kyoko what Godai does at night, in order to prevent the hole from being repaired. He lives in Room 4 (Yon). His given name is unknown. He provided more than one given name, including Tamezo and Goro. His true name, like his profession, remains a mystery. Yotsuya means "four valleys" and is the name of a district in Tokyo associated with a famous ghost story.
- Note: It has been speculated among fans that Yotsuya is one and the same as the character Sekoi in another Rumiko Takahashi Manga titled Dust-spurt. In it, Sekoi is a secret agent working for the HCIA="Hinomaru Central Intelligence Agency".
Roppongi Akemi (六本木 朱美)
- A boozy bar hostess who is usually known to lounge around wearing skimpy lingerie clothings while hanging around Ikkoku; Mrs. Ichinose occasionally complains when strangers are around, but generally the tenants have gotten used to her ways. Akemi lives in Room 6 (Roku) and works a short distance away in a bar named Cha-Cha Maru, where the tenants gather to drink when not in Yusaku's room. She is known to let some of the bar's male patrons buy her too many drinks, and often comes home from work drunk. Because she works the late-night shift at the Cha-Cha Maru and spends the rest of the night drinking, Akemi always seems to have a sleepy look on her face. She is generally aloof towards both Yūsaku and Kyoko, but she is not above joining Mr. Yotsuya in tormenting Yusaku. Akemi will often display a blatant sexual interest in Shun Mitaka when he is around, even though she is fully aware of his interest in Kyoko. At the end of the series, she ends up marrying her boss, known only as "Master," and lives with him on the second floor of the Cha-Cha Maru. Her family name, which means "six trees," is also the name of a Tokyo district, infamous for expensive hostess bars.
Ichinose Hanae (一の瀬 花枝)
- A short, middle-aged woman who is rarely seen sober. Her wage-slave husband seldom appears in the manga and is completely unknown to the other tenants until he gets temporarily laid off. She enjoys joining in with the other tenants to stir up trouble for Yusaku and Kyoko, but she occasionally acts with good intentions for the two, especially Kyoko, whom she sees as a "younger sister" (willfully ignoring the difference in their ages, as the other tenants point out). However, even when she is acting with the best of intentions, her way of doing things often leaves Yūsaku, Kyoko, or both in a worse situations than if she had not gotten involved. Mrs. Ichinose is also an incurable gossip who relishes her room's proximity to the communal telephone. She lives with her husband and her son, Kentaro, in Room 1 (Ichi-no-se means "first ford").
Ichinose Kentarō (一の瀬 賢太郎 )
- Kentaro begins the story as grade-school-aged brat, generally seen trying to get between his mother and her bottle. Initially, he is antagonistic towards Yusaku, but events soon see him to look upon Yusaku as an "alright guy". Unlike the bickering relationships between other of Rumiko's teenage and child characters such as Ataru & Ten or Inuyasha & Shippo, theirs isn't continuous. He is also very fond of Kyoko, especially because he sees her as the only sane person in the building other than himself. He develops a crush on Kyoko's niece Ikuko, reminding Yusaku of himself, although Kentaro resents the comparison. However, his crush is unrequited; Ikuko has a crush on someone two years older than her.
- Voiced by: Minoru Yada (Japanese), Robert O. Smith (English)
- Hanae Ichinose's husband. He only appears occasionally in the series. He is a hard-working salaryman and unlike his wife, he is polite and doesn't gets out of hand when he drinks
Nikaidō Nozomu (二階堂 望)
- Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa
- Originally intending to move into an upscale establishment called "Rikkoku-kan" ("Rikkoku" in the Viz translation), a typographical error on the lease papers brings him to Maison Ikkoku relatively late into the story as an accidental tenant. He led a relatively sheltered life before entering the story, and he moved into Maison Ikkoku as he started college against the wishes of his protective mother. Nozomu initially strikes Kyoko as a very well-mannered boy, while most other tenants see him as a "sheltered mama's boy". Aside from his long-running vendetta against Yotsuya (Nozomu retaliates to Yotsuya's invasions, in contrast to Yusaku), he is known for being incredibly dense ("I don't get it") and is totally oblivious to the situation between Yusaku, Kyoko, and their respective love triangles. He moves into the long-empty apartment 2 (Ni).At the end of the series, he ends up graduating from college and moving back home with his over-bearing mother, but wishes to move back at Maison Ikkoku. He was born in 1966
- Note: Nozomu only appears in the manga and the movie. His lines are largely given to Yotsuya or Kentaro in the TV series.
- Note 2: Nozomu's family name, Ni-kai-do, means "two-story temple". In ancient Japan, two-story buildings were extremely rare, especially in the rural areas, and an occasional two-story building constructed at Buddhist Temples would awe the locals to such an extent that Ni-kai-do would become the place name for the area.
Other recurring characters
Mitaka Shun (三鷹 瞬)
- Shun Mitaka, in sharp contrast to Yusaku, is wealthy, educated, and hails from an elite family. Mitaka works as a ladies' tennis coach more out of love for the sport than any need for financial support. To everyone's surprise, he is revealed to be 31 years old by his parents, which would mean he was 26 at the beginning of the series. Nevertheless he is remarkably handsome, and his teeth have a trademark sparkle whenever he smiles. Kyoko begins to take tennis lessons from him early in the series, and Shun begins to court her. His biggest obstacle in the beginning is his morbid fear of dogs, which makes it difficult for him to be with Kyoko when her dog, Soichiro, is around. While very interested in and devoted to Kyoko, he is very popular with other women (such as Akemi: "Can I have him when you're done with him?") and has something of a reputation as a womanizer, a reputation not entirely undeserved (most of his more grievous actions have innocent explanations, but Shun has admitted to dating many women). Kyoko's mother strongly approves of him as a potential future husband for Kyoko (to Yusaku's chagrin).
- Shun recognizes Yūsaku as a rival for Kyoko's affection (and vice versa), and the two are usually antagonistic towards each other. Shun's actions towards Yūsaku are somewhere between magnanimous and condescending, depending on if Kyoko is around, and he is not above trying to position Kozue as a wedge between Yusaku and Kyoko. But while Shun and Yusaku are rivals, they both share moments where they bond over their mutual frustration over Kyoko's reluctance to fall in love with anyone.
- Kyoko generally likes Shun and regards him as a suitor, but is apprehensive about his forwardness and occasionally feels pressured by him (Shun does not want to force a relationship with her, but will often "bend the rules"). It can be unclear whether Shun is interested more in Kyoko herself or in "saving" Kyoko from what he sees as a degrading life as a widow in Maison Ikkoku, putting him in the stereotypical role of the "knight in shining armor." At the end of the series, Shun marries Asuna Kujo, a girl from a wealthy, important family whom his parents wanted him to marry. They have twin girls, Moe and Mie Mikata, and an unborn child on the way. Although he is one of the characters who does not live in Ikkoku-kan, he is representative of the number three, his family name Mitaka meaning "three hawks", which is also the name of a well known city in the western part of Greater Tokyo. He was born in 1954.
Nanao Kozue (七尾 こずえ)
- Kozue is Yusaku's steady date ("girlfriend" may be too strong a word, at least in Yusaku's view) and generally serves as an obstacle for him in his pursuit of Kyoko. Cute, sweet, and a little scatter-brained, she's oblivious to the fact that she is more interested in Yusaku than he is in her, and she does not recognize Kyoko (or later, Ibuki) as competition for his affection. Their relationship starts after Kozue finds Yusaku with a spare movie ticket (originally intended for Kyoko, who had just started dating Shun) and she invites herself along, setting the general tone for their relationship. Yusaku would like to come forward and break things off with Kozue, however he either cannot find the right opportunity to do so without hurting Kozue's feelings deeply (Yusaku's view) or he is unwilling to "be a man" and stand up for himself (Kyoko's view). The situation becomes more complicated after Kozue introduces Yusaku to her family (Yusaku did not know Kozue's plan until they had already arrived at her home), who approve of him and are all too willing to feed the perpetually starving college student.
- Kyoko does not dislike Kozue and always responds to Kozue's genuine friendliness in kind, but Kozue's relationship with Yūsaku does trigger her jealousy (which she would not admit as such) and as a result he always takes pains to keep all mention of Kozue away from Kyoko. Yusaku does find Kozue attractive, and admits to himself that he would have fallen for her if Kyoko was not in the picture, but because of his feelings for Kyoko he strives to maintain some sort of distance from Kozue; his naivety (both feigned and genuine) keeps their relationship platonic.
- Another running gag in the series is Yusaku's many attempts to break off with his relationship with Kozue. He imagines putting himself in many degrading situations to make her hate him and break up with him. Ironically, this does happen when Kozue sees Yusaku escorting a very drunk Akemi out of a hotel although it was not Yusaku's intention at the time. Later on, she finds out what really happened and the two of them part ways peacefully. Kozue ends up marrying a co-worker, Kentaro, at the bank she works at and moves away to Nagoya with her new husband.
- Kozue is representative of the number seven, the kanji of Kozue's family name, Nana-o, literally meaning "seven tails". However, the kanji「尾」="tail" can also refer to「尾根」="mountain ridge," and the place name Nana-o occurs in Ishikawa-prefecture where the scenery is dominated by seven mountain ridges. She was born on 1962.
Kujō Asuna (九条 明日菜)
- A classically demure Japanese maiden from a wealthy family (Kujō family implied), Asuna is pretty, kind-hearted, shy around people, and innocent to a fault. Her family and Shun's uncle have arranged a traditional Japanese marriage between her and Shun (against Shun's wishes). In contrast to Shun, Asuna is a dog lover and she is initially attracted to Shun (approving of their engagement) because her many dogs seem to approve of him. Shun would like to end their arranged engagement, but often finds himself unable to, either because of his fear of her dogs or his fear of hurting her feelings (mirroring the situation between Yūsaku and Kozue). However after the engagement (based on a misunderstanding), a remark by Asuna that his smile seems forced (as in a photograph when he got second place at a tennis competition) makes Shun realize that she is a very empathic and compassionate woman whom he can be happy with. Asuna is initially unaware of Shun's feelings for Kyoko, but she is not above pursuing Shun, albeit in her own fashion. At the end of the series, Asuna marries Shun Mitaka and has twin girls, Moe and Mie, and a third child on the way. She was born in 1964.
- Note: Asuna's family name, Kujō, roughly corresponds to "Ninth Avenue" in Kyoto, and is from the old city subdivision of Heian-kyō. The name implies that she is a member of the ancient aristocratic Fujiwara clan. As the Fujiwara clan became numerous and split up into many sub-families, each sub-family adopted the address of their respective mansions in Kyoto as their family name. Kujō is a homophone for Cujo, Stephen King's infamous demon dog, but it is unclear whether Rumiko Takahashi intended this as a pun.
Yagami Ibuki (八神 いぶき)
- As a part of his studies, Yusaku was briefly a student-teacher in the high school Ibuki was attending (which was the same school Kyoko attended, where she met Soichiro). Ibuki was at first unimpressed with "that mope" (1st edition of English manga) or "that dork" (2nd edition), even ridiculing one of her classmates for her short-lived crush on Yusaku, but Ibuki developed her own crush after misinterpreting him as a sort of tragic romantic hero. Even after she spends more time around Yusaku (and possibly learns that her first impression was more accurate), her feelings for him persist even after his tenure at her school ends. Ibuki tends to hatch devious plots that put her together with Yusaku, usually putting him into a compromising situation. Yusaku is not interested in her, but is a pushover about it as always, and Ibuki refuses to be denied.
- Kyōko at first lets Ibuki play out what Kyoko sees as a simple schoolgirl crush, even acting on occasion to "protect Ibuki from Yusaku," but eventually sides with him when it becomes clear that he is the one that needs protection. After getting to know Ibuki, Kyoko realizes that Ibuki is much more brazen about her feelings than she ever was with Soichiro. But Kyoko is continually frustrated with what she perceives as Yūsaku's unwillingness to assert himself, as with Kozue. Also, she cannot help but feel jealous, but then feels mortified for being jealous of a high school girl.
- Ibuki, on the other hand, initially sees Kyoko as a role model for getting married to her own high school teacher, but later comes to recognize "that widow" as a rival for Yusaku's affections and often confronts her, she even pushes Kyoko to admit her love for Yūsaku, and calls her a coward when she refuses to do so. However when she found out the reason why Kyoko refused to admit that she loved Yusaku, she became less competitive with her and even went to the extent of strengthening her senior's relationship with her former teacher.
- It can be difficult to determine whether Ibuki is more interested in Yusaku himself or in what she perceives as the tragic romance of their situation. In some ways, Ibuki's affection for Yusaku is similar to Shun's affection for Kyoko -- Ibuki, like Shun, hails from a wealthy, elite family, and seems motivated in part by a romantic notion of rescuing Yusaku from a lower-class life. At the end of the series Ibuki goes to an all-girls college still hanging into the dream that she can be with Yusaku Godai. Ibuki's family name means "eight gods". She was born in 1967
Family of Yusaku and Kyoko
Otonashi Sōichirō (音無 惣一郎)
- Kyoko's late husband. Kyoko and Soichiro met during high school when she was a student there and he was a temporary teacher. They eventually married, albeit with great opposition from Kyoko's family. Soichiro died of an unspecified cause (accident is implied), leaving Kyoko a very young widow. As a running gag, his face is never shown in the series (usually to Yūsaku's frustration), always either in shadow or otherwise obscured in photographs. Soichiro's family, especially his father, is still very close to Kyoko, who still holds on to the Otonashi family name. The name Otonashi translates literally as "without sound", and Sōichirō literally, as "all one", and means "most important", he was born in 1952.
Otonashi Ikuko (音無 郁子)
- Kyoko's young niece from her marriage to Soichiro. On a visit to Maison Ikkoku, Ikuko meets Yusaku and quickly becomes fond of him. Ikuko insists that Yusaku becomes her tutor as she approaches entry into high school, though it seems she is more interested in goofing off with him rather than actually studying. Kyoko initially tries to dissuade Ikuko and later tends to hover when the two are together, hoping to keep Yusaku from corrupting Ikuko with his lazy habits, although it is usually Ikuko who steers conversation away from her studies and more towards gossip. Tutoring Ikuko becomes Yusaku's first steady source of income as well as his first major attempt to demonstrate his maturity and reliability to Kyoko. Ikuko's mother, voiced by Atsuko Mine, makes several appearances throughout the series.
Otonashi-rōjin (音無老人, literally "Elder Otonashi")
- Voiced by: Ryūji Saikachi
- The owner of Maison Ikkoku, Soichiro's father and Kyoko's former father-in-law. The chairman of the trustees of a girls' high school and a kind-hearted man who loves Kyoko like a daughter and later helps Yūsaku get the chance of teaching practice. Although very little is known about Soichiro, one can get a sense of his warm personality by his father.
Godai Yukari (五代 ゆかり)
- Yusaku's grandmother. She usually lives with Yūsaku's parents out in the country in the Godai family restaurant, but she occasionally comes to visit her favorite grandson in Tokyo (though Yusaku would rather prefer she didn't). Akemi, Mrs. Ichinose and Yotsuya love when she visits as she always joins them in their drinking, however "Grandma" Godai does not torment Yusaku in quite the same way. She truly cares for her grandson, recognizes his situation with Kyoko, and her schemes are ultimately constructive for the two of them (and, in contrast to Mrs. Ichinose, she's far more successful at it).
Mr. Chigusa (千草氏 Chigusa-ji?) and Ritsuko Chigusa (千草律子 Chigusa Ritsuko?)
- Mr. Chigusa voiced by: Kosei Tomita (Japanese), Robert O. Smith (English)
- Ritsuko Chigusa voiced by: Minori Matsushima (Japanese), Kathleen Barr (English)
Kyōko's parents. Initially against Kyoko's marriage to Soichiro, they (especially her mother, Ritsuko) wish to see their daughter continue her life, preferably remarrying. Ritsuko is quite taken with Shun and sees him as a suitable husband for her daughter, while Kyoko's father sees the handsome Shun as a potential womanizer who will only break his "little girl's" heart. Neither of them seem to notice Yūsaku's existence (their inability to remember his name is used as a running gag), let alone the bond both he and Kyoko share, and their obsession with Shun only frustrates Yūsaku. However, later on Ritsuko showed some support for Godai since she just wanted Kyoko to re-marry, and that at the time Shun was no longer an option to Kyoko (Shun had married Asuna). Both Ritsuko and Kyoko tend to address Mr. Chigusa as "Daddy" or "Father".
Godai Haruka (五代春香)
- The daughter of Yusaku and Kyoko. Seen at the very end of the series when they have returned from the hospital and Kyoko shows Haruka Maison Ikkoku, the place "where Mommy and Daddy first met." She was born in 1987.
Master of Cha-Cha Maru
Cha-Cha Maru no Masutā (茶々丸のマスター)
- Akemi's boss (no name is given other than "Master"). Initially an incidental character when the tenants of Maison Ikkoku go someplace other than Yusaku's room to drink, he is often seen complaining when the tenants are trashing the furniture, scaring away other patrons, or specifically when Akemi seems to be taking her own drinks rather than serving them to others. Later, the owner occasionally acts as the voice of reason, all too often being the only sober person in the room when something important happens, whether the other characters are either drunk on alcohol (Akemi, Mrs. Ichinose, Yotsuya), their own strong emotions (Kyoko and Yusaku), or a mixture of the two. He tolerates Akemi's obvious incompetence as a waitress because his feelings for her are more than just that of a boss to an employee. At the end of the series, he tells Akemi that he has just gotten divorced and proposes to her, thus finally marrying Akemi. In the English Dub, he is never referred to by name, even when being spoken to.
- Yusaku's friend and drinking buddy (usually at Sakamoto's insistence) from school. Sakamoto has his own woman troubles, though in contrast to Yūsaku his difficulty is finding the right one. Sakamoto occasionally offers Yūsaku a roof to live under when situations temporarily force him out of Maison Ikkoku, and even has a word or two of insight on love for Yūsaku, but more often than not the nights the two spend drinking together (often to lament that Sakamoto got dumped again) get Yusaku in trouble with Kyoko for one reason or another.
Later, Sakamoto got a small white kitten, that he named Kyoko. Said cat was left in Godaï's care for a while, creating some confusion - moreso in that she likes (a) Soïchiro too. In the One-pound Gospel ova, when Kosaku Hatanaka is walking around the streets deciding whether to eat or not, Sakamoto shouts out to him saying we got nice girls which is a parody of the work he does at the cabaret.
Kuroki Sayako (黒木 小夜子)
- One of Yusaku's college classmates, Sayako recruits him to join the schools puppet theater club. Sayako becomes more important later in the series when she helps Yūsaku get a part-time job at the pre-school she works at, setting him towards his final career goal. (In the anime, it is Kozue who gets Yūsaku the pre-school job.) Sayako eventually marries the former president of the puppet theater club, Saotome, who she was involved with for a long time, although it is never mentioned until she becomes engaged.
- Voiced by: Kei Tomiyama
- The manager at Bunny Cabaret, and one of Sakamoto's friends. He is introduced when Sakamoto and Godai have a party at the cabaret and don't have enough money to pay off their tab. Iioka lets them work it off, and later offers Godai the "Welfare Director" job taking care of the children of the bunny girls at the cabaret. He looks like a tough guy, and gives Godai a lot of advices regarding his relationships with Kyoko, Kozue, and Yagami. Really he concern very good to Godai and have a good opinion about him. He even tells Kyoko to be kinder to Godai, because he tries so hard for her.
Mitsukoshi Zenzaburō (三越 善三郎)
- An original character for the anime (does not appear in the manga). His exact intentions are left vague, but he appears to have been investigating Maison Ikkoku for a real estate development company wanting to buy it and build a new apartment complex on the ground. He decides that he likes the people living there, and ends his relationship with the development company. He stays in room 3 while living at Maison Ikkoku, and his name is the same as the large department store chain Mitsukoshi. The "Mitsu" in his name means "three".
- Voiced by: Toshiko Sawada
- Godai's mentor while he's teaching at Yagami's school. She was also one of Kyoko's teachers when she attended the school, and is the current principal of the school.
Moe and Mei Mitaka
- The twin daughters of Shun and Asuna. They are seen at the very end of the series. In the manga they are shown having just grown in their first teeth, which sparkle just like their father's. In the anime they are gathered with their parents for a family photo.
- Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba
- A large, white, "mangy" Samoyed dog, found as a stray by Soichiro Otonashi. He was originally named "Shiro" ("Whitey"), but he only responds to the name "Soichiro" and so Kyoko insists on calling him "Soichiro" in memory of her husband. Other than providing comic relief, he serves to remind both Kyoko and Yusaku of the man he was named after, and serves as a foil to Shun Mitaka. Kentaro enjoys playing with him and considers him his pet. In Ranma ½, volume 7, page 158, Soichiro's name appears on a box saying "Please take me home. My name is Soichiro" while Happosai is hiding under it.
- Shun's Pomeranian, which he bought to help himself get over his fear of dogs. His name refers to tennis legend John McEnroe.
Like his master, he has a sparkling smile and his way with 'ladies'. He's the reason Shun marries Asuna - following the misunderstanding that Asuna is pregnant, while in fact Salad-chan (Asuna's own pomeranian) is.
- Asuna's Pomeranian, one of her many pet dogs. Salad later gave birth to a litter of puppies after being impregnated by McEnroe. A misunderstanding takes place, prompting Shun to propose to Asuna.