Yagyu Jubei

Nanohana Jiyu

Nanohana Sai

Nanohana Makoto

Odago Koinosuke

Ryujoji Shiro

Ryujoji Hajime

"Mama"

Ryujoji Daigo

Ryujoji Swordsmen



Tsumura Mikage

Sanbonmatsu Bantaro

Oozaru

Kozaru

Shoko Maruyama

Toyama Saichi

Shirohatamaru Otome

Daicho

Kocho

Yagyu Jubei

A swordsman from 300 years ago. He was the greatest swordsman in Japan in his time. When he died, he left his legacy in a lovely eye-patch, which would one day be passed on to his successor by his servant Koinosuke.
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Nanohana Jiyu

Jiyu is a young girl, class 2-B grade 8, has just moved to a new home and a new school. She is more commonly called Jubei, a nickname her father made by adding "bei" to "Jiyu". Just after she starts her new school, a strange looking samurai tells her she is Yagyu Jubei II, the reincarnation of the legendary swordsman Yagyu Jubei. She does not seem to want the job, but her new friends keep helping her along as she tries to figure it all out.
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Nanohana Sai

Sai is Jubei's father and also an author of samurai tales. He often puts off sleep to keep writing and as such, can get very loopy after finishing a book. He is a very concerned and doting father and Jubei-chan is also very close to him.
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Nanohana Makoto

Jubei's mother is seen only for a very short time in the series, and only as part of a memory flashback. Makoto died while Jubei-chan was still very young from a mis-diagnosed illness.
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Odago Koinosuke

Koinosuke was Yagyu Jubei's attendant 300 years ago. He has stayed alive so that he can fulfill his master's last wish of giving the lovely eye-patch to his future successor. Koinosuke delivers the eye-patch to Jubei-chan and becomes her attendant to keep an eye on her, since she is prone to throwing the eye-patch away. He can keep up with Jubei-chan, even when she is on her bike, by using a "breathing technique".
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Ryujoji Shiro

Shiro meets Jubei when she gets lost in a forest and is immediately enraptured by her. He goes to the same school and is in Class 3-C, grade 9. He is always winning over Bantaro for Jubei-chan's attention. Jubei becomes friends with Shiro and he seems to truly care about her. But his last name brings up trouble for him.
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Ryujoji Hajime

Hajime is the twin brother of Shiro and the head of the Ryujoji clan. He is behind all the assassins sent to kill Jubei.
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"Mama"

Mama is Shiro and Hajime's mother. She is the head nurse of Hontsuru Municipal Hospital and is called on several times to help Jubei-chan and her friends.
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Ryujoji Daigo

Daigo was the last person to duel Yagyu Jubei and failed.
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Ryujoji Swordsmen

They are assassins sent by Ryujoji Hajime to defeat Yagyu Jubei. See the "ryujoji clan" section for more info.
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Tsumura Mikage

One of the Ryujoji assassins. She bears a remarkable resemblance to Nanohana Makoto, Jubei-chan's mother who had passed away. Sai, Jubei-chan's father, claims to know that she is not really his wife, but falls in love with her anyway.
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Sanbonmatsu Bantaro

Bantaro is the leader of the Ruffians, a harmless school "gang". Although he is the boss, he is still rather clueless. He can be brave when he needs to be, and also really cares about Jubei-chan. Amusingly, he is the last person to find out about Jubei-chan's secret identity as Yagyu Jubei II.
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Oozaru

He is a member of the school gang, The Ruffians. He and Kozaru manage to help Jubei-chan and their leader Bantaro many times.
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Kozaru

He is a member of the school gang, The Ruffians. He and Oozaru manage to help Jubei-chan and their leader Bantaro many times.
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Shoko Maruyama (Maro)

Known as Maro-chan to her friends, she starts the New Student Lovelies with Jubei-chan and another new student, Saichi. She is very energetic and has a thing for older men >.> She wants her new friends to go to a dessert shop with her, but Jubei-chan is always having to leave for one reason or another.
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Toyama Saichi

Saichi is also a new student and is friends with Maro and Jubei-chan. She is rather quiet and reserved and can speak Portuguese. She eventually starts dating Kozaru.
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Shirohatamaru Otome

Very little is known about Otome other than she always wants to get Shiro's attention and attends Shirahata Friendship High
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Daicho

One of Otome's friends. She does very little other than encourage Otome in her quest for Shiro's heart.
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Kocho

One of Otome's friends. She eventually begins dating Oozaru, but other than that, does little more than encourage Otome in her quest for Shiro's heart.
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