Yogurt

Birthday: May 6

Yogurt is our main female lead and protagonist. Her nickname was given to her by Berry when they were younger.

She is a bit on the quiet side, but she is well-mannered, friendly, and sincere. She is creative and she has an active imagination. With her closest friends, she can be a bit ditzy and playful in speech. Some of her favourite hobbies includes sketching and brainstorming together with her friends.

Yogurt’s family consists of herself and her father. Her father works as a chef in his own small family restaurant. In his free time, he is a freelance photographer. Yogurt and her dad share a close father-daughter relationship.

In elementary school, she spent much of her time drawing or day-dreaming, every so often together with Berry. She also volunteered in her school library in some of her spare time. However, that all changes in middle school when Berry introduces Terry and Risa to her. Over time, she grows attached to everyone and the four of them begin to share a deepening friendship.

Extra tidbit:

  • Yogurt kept her hair short for much of middle school. By her last year, she decided to grow out her hair!
  • Her favourite colours include various shades of blue, and her wardrobe reflects that!
  • Yogurt has grown to become the spitting image of her late mother.

Gabriel (Berry)

Birthday: September 20

Gabe, or “Berry” is Yogurt’s early-childhood friend. Having live very close to each other, as well as their parents being close friends, the two of them know each other well enough to be like brother and sister. “Berry” is the nickname that Yogurt gave to him when they were younger.

Berry is seemingly cool and apathetic, but much of that is a facade. In reality, Berry is soft-hearted, gentle and straightforward. He is very timid and shy in most social settings, and can be hard to approach as a result. It also doesn’t help that he can be easily frightened. Berry is also the narcoleptic of the group, easily getting tired and sleepy.

Academically, he is very intelligent. Coupled together with his highly perceptive and down-to-earth personality, he serves as an effective mediator for the group.

His hobbies lie in writing. He is often seen reading books or writing them. He likes to write fictional short stories and poems.

Extra tidbit:

  • Only Yogurt calls Gabriel by his nickname “Berry”. Nobody else calls him by this nickname!
  • He actually really dislikes people calling him by his nickname!

Risa

Birthday: July 15

Risa is your tech-savvy, smart girl. She has a spunky attitude and easily gets along with others. Her spunky attitude contributes to her tomboyish-like personality, often leaving a bold impression on others. Yogurt, in particular, looks up to how bold Risa can be.

However, she does have a slight temper over people that make fun of her height, especially towards Terry, who happens to be the tallest in the group. Thus, she can be fairly sharp-tongued.

On the other hand, she can easily regret throwing fits, often feeling remorse over things she says. At times when she’s feeling down, she always turns to Berry or Yogurt for comfort and advice. On a side note, she has quite the sweet tooth, often eating forms of candy and chocolate for comfort.

Her interests lie in technology, both hardware and software-side. She can easily spend the whole day on the internet, contributing to BBSes and forums. When she feels productive, she looks towards contributing to the development of open software or designing websites. Despite her tomboyish interests, Risa is also skilled in crocheting and embroidery, often making hand-made gifts for her friends.

Extra tidbit:

  • Risa is a second-generation Japanese-Canadian. She knows very little Japanese!
  • She has an older brother, Rich, who travels a lot for work. She also has a Japanese cousin, Shu!
  • Her family name is Tanigawa.

Terry

Birthday: October 26

Terrance is a fairly laid back, but very lively fellow. He is incredibly optimistic and has very positive outlooks on life. He is the oldest and tallest in the group of friends.

He comes from a relatively poor family, so he learns to enjoy his time with whatever he has. Thus, he cares deeply for his close friends. Although he exhibits many “popular-guy” traits, he tends to keep a low profile by spending much of his time with his friends. However, because he participated in his middle school basketball team, he maintained a level of popularity among his teammates and female fans.

Over the course of the series, Terry becomes progressively interested in culinary arts. By the time of his last year in middle school, he had decided to leave behind his basketball team to pursue a club that more closely suits his interest in cooking. He will likely join the cooking club at his future high school.

In his family, he plays the role of the kind and responsible older brother. Chloe, his little sister, is still a young child and often gets lost. She is very playful and often treats everyone like a close family member.

Extra tidbit:

  • Terry became Risa’s “personal cook” during middle school, but has only cooked for her once!
  • He really admires Yogurt’s dad, and strives to become like him!

Olivia

Birthday: December 27

Olivia, or “Livvy”, is a high school freshmen just like Yogurt. She originally came across Yogurt in hopes of looking for her classroom and locker on her first day, but to her surprise, she shares the same class as Yogurt! Even their lockers were right beside each other!

Livvy is a very bright, highly optimistic, and fashionable girl. She is also very carefree and happy-go-lucky, even more so than either Yogurt or Terry. Livvy isn’t shy to take the stage in front of a large crowd. In fact, it is almost expected. Although, there are many times you could consider her to be pretty immature, often being selfish and blissfully ignorant of what others around her think. She is also huge RomCom fan, so it shouldn’t be surprising to see her ship everybody with somebody.

She has a huge interest in Gabriel (Berry) after figuring out that he too has an avid interest in writing and reading. Olivia loves fan fiction and writing. She spends countless hours reading all sorts of romantic fantasies online. Besides fanfics, Livvy is also a fan of comics of all sorts, and is both a writer and an artist. During the summer months, she even takes off to attend comic conventions.

Extra tidbit:

  • Olivia becomes the fifth member in Yogurt’s clique!
  • Olivia is the only person in the group to have a furry pet! Livvy has an Australian Shepherd named Benjamin!
  • The Yogurt Maid also works for Olivia and her family, serving as her maid and legal guardian!

Other Characters

Anne
Yogurt’s middle school classmate who deeply admires their teacher.

Berry’s Mom
A young and playful mother who looks after her son, Gabe.

Chloe
Terry’s little sister, who is still in grade school.

Elise
Chloe’s friend from school. She is Madeline’s little sister.

Landlady
Owner of a small chalet in the mountains.

Madeline
A member of the culinary arts club at school. She has a crush on Terry.

Mama
Yogurt’s late mother. She tries her hardest despite being ditzy. Yogurt clearly takes after her.

Papa
Yogurt’s father. He likes to joke, but can be super serious. He is the owner of a small family restaurant.

Rich
Risa’s older brother. He travels overseas a lot for work.

Risa’s Mom
She can be strict sometimes, but she keeps a smile most of the time.

Shu
Risa’s elder cousin from Japan. He wishes to travel the world and learn new things.

Teacher
Yogurt’s middle school teacher. He likes watching anime of all sorts.

Terry’s Mom
A very laid back mother who’s always tired from work.

Yogurt Maid
A simple background character. She works at just about everywhere, making cameo appearances every so often.