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High School Years
    Manga: Volume 1 Chapter 1 thru Volume 6 Chapter 12
    Television: Episodes 1-?

    The names are written in traditional Japanese form
    (family name, given name)

Belkens
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 4

The world famous judo champion (and model) from Belgium.

Ganryuuji Judo Team
Sasaki: #1 judoka
Gonmori: #2 judoka
Makita: #3 judoka
Kuramochi: #4 judoka
Ueda: #5 judoka

Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 5

Musashiyama High School's Judo Team's rivals.

Inokuma Tamao
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 2 Chapter 10

Yawara's mother. She spends a majority of her time looking for her husband.

Jody Rockwell
Anime First Appearance: Episode 20
Manga First Appearance: Volume 4, Chapter 10

Canada's over 72kg Judo champion. She comes to Japan in order to get Yawara to fight in a judo match with her. She becomes very good friend with Yawara and her toughest rival.

Kamata
Anime First Appearance: Episode 2
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 3

Sayaka's Judo 5th degree black belt bodyguard.

Kamoda
Anime First Appearance: Episode 1
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 1

Matsuda's original photographer.

Kaori
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 1

Yawara's portley high school friend

Kasumi
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 2

Yawara's glasses wearing high school friend.

Kim Yonsuku
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 4 Chapter 10

Korea's best judoka

Kyoko
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 4

Yawara's fortune telling high school friend.

Musashiyama's Judo Team
Hanazono Kaoru
Yasui: #2 judoka
Tomioka: #3 judoka
Hatayama: #4 judoka
Numano: #5 judoka

Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1 Chapter 5

Yawara's High School's Judo Team. They start off very weak, but after a chance encounter, they get Yawara to be their coach.

Nikkan Every Sport Editor-In-Chief
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 1

Matsuda's boss.

Nishikimori
Anime First Appearance: Episode 1
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 2

A Very popular singing student at Yawara's high school. Yawara has a crush on him but is too shy to give him her letter. Jigorou takes upon himself to get rid of this distraction by egging a group of punks to take care of him. When they try to, Yawara takes care of THEM. She promises to defend him whenever he calls, but he ends of afraid of her and runs away.

Polnalef
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 4 Chapter 10

Famous French Judo coach who has had many world champions and is a BIG fan of Jigorou

Sudou
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 3, Chapter 1

A punkish Musashiyama High student who has a crush on Yawara. He later joins the Judo team.

Anna Teleshikova
Anime First Appearance: Episode 20
Manga First Appearance: Volume 4, Chapter 10

The Soviet Union's best judoka and a main nemesis of Yawara and Jody.

Toudo Yuuki
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 2, Chapter 7

Japan's over 72kg Seoul & Barcelona Olympics entry and Yawara's long time rival.

Tokunaga
Anime First Appearance: Episode 2
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 3

Sayaka's man-servant. Always obidient and throughly worried about Sayaka.

Yuutenji Gouzou
Anime First Appearance:
Manga First Appearance: Volume 2, Chapter 9

Coach of the Saikai University Judo Team and Member (possibly head) of Japan's Ladies Olympics Judo selection committee. He conspires many times with Jigoro to get Yawara to come to his University.

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