Rise is a 2nd year student in Final Course and daughter of the chairwoman of the school board. She’s also the leader of the reform party -- more precisely, she’s the only student in school in favor of reform at all.
Her title, ”Soleil D’Ecole,” means ”Sun of the School” and it shows. The girls of Vincennes fell in love with her at first sight. But despite her transcendent popularity, many find her difficult to approach due to her rather progressive ideals... In some ways, she really is like the sun.
When she meets the protagonist, she decides he’s the one she’s looking for and arranges his transfer. As she watches him, she decides she really does have good taste.
”Listen to me. It’s up to you to get them to accept reform.”
Ritsuko is a 1st year student in Final Course. Her title, ”Belle Epine,” means ”Beautiful Briar Rose.” It refers to both her great beauty and her aura of unapproachability.
Normally, 2nd year students are asked to head up the societies, but this year, it was Ritsuko who was chosen... This causes her great discomfort. She dislikes breaking rules and traditions. She is also violently opposed to reform -- not because she hates men, but because she views it as a violation of tradition.
She herself neither likes nor dislikes boys. She simply doesn’t consider them relevant to her.But as head of the Red Rose society, she will fight to keep Vincennes the way it is.
She’s Ayaka’s little sister, and ends up lecturing her from time to time, but clearly cares for her deep down.
”I will not accept. Neither changes to the school, nor you.”
For one of the ”Maidens of Vincennes,” Ayaka has a surprisingly laid-back and fun-loving personality. But these quirks tend to lead to the other girls giving her the cold shoulder. Because of this, she doesn’t have a title, despite her great beauty and amazing figure. Instead, she’s simply known as ”The other Kitamikado.”
Her preferences lie on the side of reform, but since she’s graduating this year, she’s not that invested in it. She’s very interested in the protagonist, though, and teases him a lot as a way of getting closer to him. Her little sister Ritsuko lectures her from time to time, and although she brushes it off, deep down, she loves her sister very much.
”*giggle* You’re cuter than I thought you’d be.”
Chiho is the protagonist’s childhood friend. After a year apart, they’re each surprised to find the other at Vincennes. Vincennes has three levels of schooling: Primary, Intermediate, and Final, and the students put a lot of stock in how early you entered the school.
Chiho entered during Final Course, and feels isolated as a result. She doesn’t have a title, and mostly tries hard to keep her head down. Of course, Chiho’s the kind of girl who would have been extremely popular if she’d entered in Primary Course... but she doesn’t seem to realize it.
She’s overjoyed to see the hero again, but at the same time, she’s extremely bitter. She seems to have some misconceptions about the time they spent apart...
”Forget all about our promise back then. Okay?!”
Konomi is a 3rd year student in Intermediary course. She thinks of Ritsuko and herself as ”sisters,” but Ritsuko doesn’t return her affections. (”Sisters” at Vincennes refers to a special closeness between two people). She burns in opposition to the protagonist, whom she views as a threat to her ”Onee-sama.” Because Ritsuko’s views are so conservative, Konomi can view the symbol of reform, the protagonist, as no less than an enemy to defeat! But if you set those matters aside, she seems to bear the protagonist no ill will.
Even so, she has no experience with boys, and she’s an extremely late bloomer, so she can’t even look him in the eye when they talk. She’s so shy that she can’t even pay attention during health classes. She believes that you can get pregnant by looking into a boy’s eyes for ten seconds. Her title ”Mignon Poupee” means ”Darling Doll,” but she’s exceedingly strong -- in multiple senses of the word.
”I-I will do anything to protect my Onee-sama!”
Ruriko is a 2nd year student in Final Course. A true lady, she is the sole heir to the international Kamiyagi Corporation. Rumors say that when she goes home during vacations, she can’t go outside without a bodyguard. Perhaps because of that upbringing, she sometimes seems ignorant about the wider world. Many of the girls at Vincennes are considered ”hothouse flowers,” but even among them, Ruriko appears shockingly sheltered.
Her good breeding makes her popular at school. Her title means ”Bijou Bleu” (Blue Gem). She helps anyone she meets indiscriminately, and even befriends Chiho despite her outcast status. She’s always with her pet, Panterbell.
”Masaya-san, you were my first...”
(Translation: ”You’re the first boy I ever shook hands with”)
Mitsuki is a 2nd year student in Final Course. She and Rise used to be best friends, but lately, certain circumstances have forced them apart. Her title is Chef De Corps (captain of the guard). Her name comes from her ”sisterly” relationship with the student council president, Marika.
She’s a representative of the Red Rose society and would have been elected society leader, but pushed Ritsuko to take the title instead. Part of it is that she’s broad-minded enough to realize that, despite being younger, Ritsuko is more popular. It’s also an indicator of just how opposed she is to gender integration.
”I don’t want to have classes with you next year... you have to be joking.”
Tamie is a 2nd year student in Final Course and the news club’s ace reporter. Her life revolves around reporting on the goings on at school. She carries around her ”Holy trinity” -- camera, microphone, and recorder -- at all times.
”You good for a quick interview?”
Marika is a 3rd year student in Final Course, student council president, and La Toute Soeur (”Everyone’s big sister”) She’s considered the most beautiful and talented girl in school, and is insanely popular. In the last election, Marika ran unopposed -- because all the other candidates fled in the face of her popularity.
She has a gentle personality, and is kind even to the school’s sole male student.
”So you’re Masaya-kun... *giggle* I look forward to our acquaintence.”
The game’s protagonist.
Masaya is the game’s protagonist, a 2nd year student in Final Course. He’s a fairly unlucky person whose good-for-nothing father stuck him with a huge debt. After a year on the lam (with his father) he’s come home to Tsurugigaoka. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he only sees his mother rarely.
After his father ran out on him and stuck him with his debt, he was completely at the end of his rope. It was then that he ran into Rise and his destiny found a turning point. He’s the subject of extreme caution from the girls of Vincennes, who have only been raised among other girls. However, he himself is a thoroughly pleasant young man.