Eiji Miyake - This is the novel's main character.
Anju Miyake - This is the main character's twin and an overshadowing presence throughout the novel despite an early death by drowning.
Mariko Miyaki - This character falls into a cycle of depression and alcoholism and ends up in a rehab clinic.
Ai Imajo - This character is a piano student who hopes to attend the Conservatoire in Paris.
Sachiko Sera - This is the main character's boss who turns out to be a kind and capable manager, who is also very understanding when the main character needs to go see his mother.
Buntaro Ogiso - This is the main character's landlord.
Mrs. Sasaki - This is the main character's first boss; a person with whom one must always be totally honest.
Masanobu Suga - This character is a capable computer hacker whose meaning in life is to...
This section contains 352 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)