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Kurapika from Hunter x Hunter

In the anime series Hunter x Hunter, Kurapika (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro and Erika Harlacher in the 2011 series) is the lone survivor of the Kurta clan and a Blacklist Hunter.  While Kurapika’s blue and yellow outfit is easily found pre-made, there are several options available from both the 1999 and 2011 series, depending on how creative and crafty you want to be.

Haru from Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited

Haru Kato works as a Detective for the Metropolitan Police Department as a member of the Modern Crime Prevention Task Force. Haru has strong values, and can have a temper when seeing things that are against his values. He is not afraid to sacrifice himself to solve a case or save civilians. Haru is very passionate about is detective work in Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited.

Oono from Hi Score Girl

Oono Akira is a girl who doesn’t speak much. Despite not speaking much, she has very lively facial expressions. Oono does well in her studies and hobbies, especially gaming. She can be aggressive at times, but it’s mostly towards Haruo. Funnily, Haruo is someone who is good at reading Oono’s expressions, so they are friends. Oono and Haruo geek over games in Hi Score Girl.

Sora from Someday’s Dreamers II

Sora Suzuki leaves her countryside town of Bei for a magic internship in Tokyo. To honor her late father, Sora spends her summer working towards her mage license. She’s learning what city life and city people are like as she makes new friends in Someday’s Dreamers II (Mahou Tsukai Ni Taisetsu Na Koto ~Natsu no Sora).

Komari from Non Non Biyori Repeat

Komari Koshigaya wants to be recognized as a mature person. She is a smart girl, but doesn’t like that some of the younger girls look older than her. However, Komari still takes care of the younger girls around her in their countryside. Komari spends time with her little sister Natsumi, and her friends, Hotaru and Renge, in Non Non Biyori Repeat.

Nora The Stray from Noragami

Nora / The Stray from Noragami

Most Regalia / Shinki (weapon-sidekick-people) belong to one master alone, but Nora’s developed a reputation as “The Stray.” Yato is one of many to have utilized Nora’s weapon form, but has since, to her ire, acquired a Regalia of his own. (Keeping a Regalia to himself is an entirely different challenge, given Yato’s careless, narcissitic personality, but that’s really not Nora’s problem.) Suffice to say, she gets jealous easily, yet is undeterred by others’ conflicts of interest.

Nora / The Stray wears her kimono folded the way of a corpse, and wears a hitaikakushi on her head like the ghosts of old Japanese mythology. We can recreate this ghostly headdress using a white headband and a small, folded cloth napkin, since it’s not something readily available, given its taboo nature. Additionally, we’ve used a large, striped shawl-scarf in place of the traditional obi sash worn around the waist of a kimono.

Renge from Non Non Biyori Repeat

Renge Miyauchi is a nice, caring girl with huge curiosity. She attends Asahigaoka Branch School, and is an excellent student. Renge enjoys her days in the countryside with her friends, Komari, Hotaru, and Natsumi in Non Non Biyori Repeat.

Karma Akabane AC Character

Karma Akabane from Assassination Classroom

Karma Akabane is a main character in the anime Assassination Classroom. He used to be in Class 3E, but he was suspended for violent behavior. He is known as an impulsive troublemaker who finds school boring. Although Karma has good intentions and can be rather empathetic. In fact, his suspension was a result of standing up to a bully. He thinks every student has a special talent for assassination, and he will defend them if necessary. He is close friends with Nagisa Shiota. When Nagisa gets insecure, Karma is there to support him.

Nagisa Shiota AC Character

Nagisa Shiota from Assassination Classroom

Nagisa Shiota is the main protagonist and narrator in the anime Assassination Classroom. Other students make fun of him for his androgynous appearance. He is calm, empathetic, and exceptionally observant of his surroundings. He pays close attention to Korosensei in Class 3E.  He is more reserved and shy, preferring to keep his thoughts to himself. Shiota is very insecure, often referring to as himself “invisible,” yet he has a real talent for assassination.

Natsu from Baby Steps

Natsu Takasaki is a member of the Southern Tennis Club, and wants to be a professional player in the future. She is a straightforward, but friendly girl. She goes to the same school as Eiichiro, finding his insanely detailed notes a little unusual. When she realizes Eiichiro came to the tennis club, she helps him get familiar with the team and the sport. Natsu plays tennis with all her heart in Baby Steps.