Kanoko Ooba is a 16 year old innocent girl currently attending high school. Her family owns a traditional Japanese sweets shop since the Meiji period. When her family's company becomes bankrupt, a mysterious stranger offers to pay their family's debt, in exchange, he wishes to marry one of the daughters of the Ooba family. When Kanoko's two elder sisters refused to be married, Kanoko volunteered herself in hopes of saving her family.
- Kanoko Ooba
Kanoko is the youngest daughter of the old Japanese Confectionary shop "Ooba", which is on the verge of bankruptcy. She has 2 sisters who bully her around. She marries Houjo in exchange for her family debts to be paid.
- Taiga Houjo
He is the Houjo Family's 17th successor. He married Kanoko in exchange for the one billion dollar loan. He gets lonely rather easily thus he has a playboy image. Also, his job is as a porn novelist whose works Kanoko was set up by her friends to read out loud during class. Taiga has a dark past and Reo blames taiga for the death of their sister Tokino.
- Yasuhito Amamiya
Amamiya is Kanoko's classmate. He is very handsome but speaks in a somewhat feminine way. He likes messing with Kazuma. It's mentioned that he has had a hard life when looking up Kanoko's family registry. Amamiya has a caring personally and doesn't like any of the other girls in the class.
He is the Houjo family's super efficient house keeper and is in charge of managing Houjo. He has a very helpful personality, doing everything he is told.
- Kazuma Oshinari
Oshinari, Kanoko's classmate, is secretly in love with Kanoko. However, it's not really a secret. In his 1st year all the girls in his class were to give him chocolates for Valentine's Day. The task of giving him the chocolates was given to Kanoko thus leading him to believe they were from her. She told him they weren't and he's been bitter to her since.
- Tatsuya Mibu
Mibu is a smart first year high school student who wants to take over Ooba Confectionary shop when he gets older. Mibu works as a spy for Oshinari and Amamiya as the apprentice at the Ooba shop.
- Reo Ijuuin
Reo is Houjo's elder half-brother and cousin. Reo's mother is Houjo's mother's twin sister. As a result, he hates Houjo and his mother. Reo wants to steal Kanoko away for revenge, blaming Houjo for killing his sister, Tokiko, who actually drowned in a pond.
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