CUTE×GUY/Characters

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The named characters of CUTE×GUY, listed by order of their debut within the story.

Takaoka Sumi, aka "Tadano Jun"

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The Mad Scientist's Generically Cute Daughter.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Sudou Mitsuru

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The Love Interest.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Attractive Bent Gender: Mitsuru makes a very cute girl, but unlike every other character who qualifies for this trope, he is only crossdressing as the opposite sex. At least until the finale, when he takes the Gender Bender drug to escape and transforms into an even more Moe-looking girl than he was in drag.
  • First Guy Wins --> Understanding Boyfriend: Mitsuru takes The Reveal that his close friend Jun, who he has admired since their first meeting, is actually the gender bent version of his female classmate Takaoka Sumi, who he is also friends with and has a crush on, very well. Implausibly so. Especially considering all the Blatant Lies that she's been feeding him, and not to mention the fact that he discovered the truth entirely by accident when their elaborate plot to convince him "Jun" worked at a host club was interrupted. Anyone in their right mind would be completely justified in feeling at least a little bit confused, if not outright betrayed. Instead, The Reveal Prompts Romance.
  • Hidden Depths: Mitsuru is revealed to have an unexpected affection for turtles. In fact, when asked what he wanted most, he even knew enough about them to request a specific breed: the South American snake-necked turtle. Sumi was just fortunate that Dr. Nishizawa had one laying around for Shizuka to give her.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: Mitsuru can't seem to say two words to Sumi without sending her running for the hills. And then Jun turns up. The fact that he hasn't noticed the pattern definitely speaks to his gullability.
  • I Want to Be a Real Man: Mitsuru has something of a complex about his androgynous appearance, which is what set the plot in motion. Mitsuru met "Jun", the Tall, Dark and Handsome Bishonen, and asked to become his apprentice.
  • They're Called "Personal Issues" for a Reason: Mitsuru has admitted that he doesn't understand why "Jun-san" is always in or around the school, but he believes that Jun will tell him eventually, when the time is right, and has respected his privacy. At the same time, Volume 2 proved that Mitsuru would not tolerate being deliberately left in the dark and lied to, and by Volume 4, he has apparently decided to take matters into his own hands.

Nishizawa Shizuka

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A description of the character goes here.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Gender Bender: Shizuka transforms into a mature, sexy woman whenever he eats seafood.
  • Hilariously Abusive Parents: Shizuka's Backstory is virtually identical to Sumi's, complete with the Mad Scientist father and a mother who couldn't care less, but is less involved with the events of the story. His mother only receives a mention, though his father has a larger role as The Rival to Sumi's father, Dr. Takaoka.
  • New Transfer Student: There is absolutely no explanation given as to how or why he transferred to their school, but he did.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Seafood in general. Shizuka even says as much in his introduction to the class. Unfortunately, because his "shitty old man" spiked his seafood spaghetti with an experimental drug (sounding familiar yet?), he turns into a bombshell whenever he eats it. No digestion required. Apparently just putting it in his mouth is enough to trigger the transformation.

Hozumi Masao

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A description of the character goes here.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Kyouko-sensei

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A description of the character goes here.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To "Jun", who is actually 100% heterosexual schoolgirl Takaoka Sumi.
  • Hospital Hottie: Kyouko-sensei. Blonde, buxom, sultry and an (in this case, school) nurse.
  • Hot for Student: She comes on very heavily to Jun, even though she initially believes he is an (older looking) student. Soon notices he isn't on the school register though.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Kyoko or Kyouko? (According to the romaji for "京子", Kyouko is correct.)
  • The Vamp: Not only is she beloved by the school's male population (most of them anyway) but very nearly forces herself on Jun/male Sumi before she is wooed into submission by 'his' smooth-talking.

Maki Hanako

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A description of the character goes here.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Misono Tsubaki, aka "Doctor M"

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A description of the character goes here.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Matsumizu Yuuriko, aka "Alicia"

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A description of the character goes here.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Misaki Seiji

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A description of the character goes here.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Gender Bender: Another uncommon female-to-male example of this trope, if she has an involuntary trigger, it isn't revealed to the audience. Misaki took the drug to transform her cute, clumsy Meganekko self into the cool, collected Seiji.
    • First Law of Gender Bending: Averted. Of course, the transformations themselves are inherently temporary, but even with that in mind, she spends about an equal amount of time as "Misaki" as she does "Seiji".
    • Second Law of Gender Bending: Zig Zagged. Unlike absolutely everyone else, Misaki took the Gender Bender drug with a complete understanding of the effect it would have, and she milked her other self for all "he" was worth. Misaki enjoyed the escapism of being someone as cool as Seiji, but she was not so attached to the idea of being a guy. She loved her life as a Gender Bender, but she possibly wouldn't if she were actually trapped as a man.
    • Third Law of Gender Bending: Subverted. Any and all personality changes are deliberate escapism on her part, which was her primary motivation for taking the drug to begin with (as well as seducing Mitsuru), but whereas Sumi's behavior is a Running Gag, Seiji's was intentional.
  • Only One Name: It is unclear if "Misaki" is her given name or her surname, but "Seiji" is a masculine name, so it's unlikely that it's her actual name. But you never know. One should bear in mind though, that she only introduced herself as Seiji to Mitsuru, while she was in her male form, and he's the only character to actually call her that.