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Haruka Hashida

Haruka Hashida is the a character of the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. He previously attended Yatora’s school and he now attends Tama Art University. Cheerful and aloof, he has a strange fetish for art.

Maki Kuwana

Maki Kuwana is a character in the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. She attended the same school as Yatora. While seemingly positive, Maki feels inferior compared to her older sister. Her lack of self confidence prevents her from seeing how her artistic innovations inspire others. She is very friendly and caring as well, as displayed through sharing her lunch with students.

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Russia from Hetalia

Ivan Braginsky, also known as Russia, is a main character in Hetalia: Axis Powers. While seemingly kind and innocent, he can be cruel. The other countries are intimidated by him, almost to the point of terrified. Although he doesn’t mean to come off this way. Ironically Russia is terrified of Belarus, who stalks him and wants him to marry her. Not to say he doesn’t do any stalking of his own, as he often follows China in a panda suit.

Yatora Yaguchi

Yatora Yaguchi is the main character of the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. Yatora is a second year high school student, who despite his delinquent lifestyle, achieves excellent grades. He feels his life is dull and predictable, which leaves him empty and frustrated. One day, he comes across his senpai, Mori, painting in the school’s art club. Fascinated and inspired, he discovers a passion for painting. His goal is to eventually enroll in Tokyo University of the Arts.

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Akane Hino from Smile PreCure!

Akane Hino (voiced by Asami Tano and Colleen Ann Villard) is one of the main characters of the anime series Smile PreCure!  Akane’s alter ego is Cure Sunny, who controls the power of flames and fire.  Akane has red hair and eyes, and is typically seen in an orange sweater with yellow intersecting lines and red pockets, jeans, and red flats.  If you are feeling crafty, you could always take some fabric paint to an orange tunic to make it more closely resemble her actual outfit.  As Cure Sunny, Akane’s hair becomes orange and much longer and she sports an orange and yellow outfit.  Finding a cosplay outfit for Akane’s alter ego can be difficult, especially at an affordable price, but if you are willing to take some time to mix and match other pieces and layer them together, you can achieve a similar look. Layer an orange corset or bustier over a ruffled tank top to recreate the epaulets of Sunny’s uniform, and use costume spats to make your heels and thigh high stockings look more like her costume boots.  Tie a yellow ballet skirt, but leave it open, over an orange mini to evoke the multi-layered outfit she wears in the series.

Ruka Sarashina

Ruka Sarashina is a main character in the Rent-A-Girlfriend manga series. Illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, it has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and complied into twenty one volumes. Ruka is introduced as Shun Kuribayashi’s girlfriend, but she’s another rental girlfriend for like Chizuru. Seeing the way Kazuya cares about Chizuru, she wants to date him. She has a condition that results in a low heart rate. She realizes her feelings for Kazuya when her heart rate elevates. Later on, Ruka gets a job at the same karaoke bar as Kazyua.

Mami Nanami

Mami Nanami is a main character in the Rent-A-Girlfriend manga series. Illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, it has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and complied into twenty one volumes. Mami is Kazuya’s former girlfriend. While she appears friendly, she is actually jealous and possessive in a way that scares off others. She can’t believe that Kazuya found another girlfriend so soon after their break up.

Chizuru Mizuhara

Chizuru Mizuhara is a main character in the Rent-A-Girlfriend manga series. Illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, it has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and complied into twenty one volumes. By day, Chizuru is a college student under her grandmother Sayuri’s family name, Ichinose. By night, she is a rental girlfriend. Usually her ratings are exceptional, until Kazuya gives her a bad one. Although because he wants to get over his recent breakup, and his grandmother Nagomi takes a liking to her, Kazuya continues to rent her services. This becomes difficult when they realize they attend the same college and live next to each other.

Kazuya Kinoshita

Kazyua Kinoshita is a main character in the Rent-A-Girlfriend manga series. Illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, it has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and complied into twenty one volumes. Indecisive yet kind, he is a twenty years old college student who lives in Tokyo. After breaking up with his girlfriend, he decides to use an online dating service. He then rents a girlfriend named Chizuru. Now he has to continue renting her to keep up appearances, but he eventually develops romantic feelings. Kayuza later works at a karaoke bar to pay for their dates. A notable characteristic is his love for marine biology and aquariums. In fact, one of his many pet fish provides commentary in the manga.

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Japan from Hetalia

Honda Kiku, also known as Japan, is a main character in Hetalia: Axis Powers. Japan is a reserved, yet hard-working individual. He isn’t fond of socializing, especially with strangers. He is close to Germany and Italy as part of the Axis Powers, and he also gets along with Greece. However he has sour relationships with China and Korea. His usual companion is a Shiba Inu named Pochi.