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Yui Kotegawa
Name Yui Kotegawa
Kanji 古手川 唯
Planet Earth
Birthday May, 3
Age 16
Height 162cm
Weight 51kg
Eyes Brown
Hair Black
Unusual Features -Tsundere
-Always refers perverted things as "shameless"
Personal Status
Marital Status Single
Relatives Yuu Kotewaga (Brother)
Mother and Father (unnamed)
Education Currently attending Sainan High School
Manga Chapter 49
Anime Episode 8
Japanese Kaori Nazuka
Yui Kotegawa is a secondary female protagonist of To Love-Ru who is in Rito's class during the second year. She is the head of the school disciplinary committee.

She is a very high-strung girl, has a very strong tsundere personality, and is very strict against improper behavior. Like most of the other girls in the series, she also becomes a love interest of Rito, although she is more reluctant to admit it to herself than most of them, due to her tsundere personality.

A common gag is that newer characters cannot remember Kotegawa's family name, calling her "Kokegawa" instead, presumably due to the fact that she is generally an unwilling participant in Lala's frequent schemes. More recently she's been called "Shameless Senpai" by Mea due to saying "Shameless" all the time, although this name may give the wrong idea about her.


Yui has long black hair and dark brown eyes, she is often seen with an angry or unpleasant face. According to Mio Sawada, her measurements are B88-W59-H87, an attractive figure compared to other students (something that other characters like Nana and Haruna feel jealous of), which is surprising and ironic considering her rejection of sex and courtship.


―Yui's trademark word

Yui Kotegawa is an high-strung and uptight girl, she has little to no tolerance for anything perverted, people who bring personal items to school, misbehaving, or whatever she does not consider to be "acceptable behavior". Her opinions, quick temper, and habit of speaking her mind often results in her vocally reprimanding classmates. Yui quickly grows annoyed and disgusted by eccentricities and bizarre actions, especially with regards to Rito and Lala.

Unfortunately, almost every encounter with Rito usually ends up with her embarrassed, naked or groped (sometimes all three combined), and although her nature prevents her from easing her behavior, she does slowly warm up to his usual antics. After Rito saves Yui from a group of delinquents, she develops feelings for him. Her inexperience with boys leaves her unable to understand her own feelings and continually denies them to herself.

When Rito usually asks what's wrong, she says the exact opposite of what she wants to say and then yells at him in some way (a typical Tsundere), she tends to blush whenever someone mentions him and also thinks about him through something irrelevant like when Risa asked if she had anyone she likes or him complimenting on her yukata or even when seeing Riko. For some time now she has come to realized that she is in love with Rito, a fact she is annoyed about given her opinion of him. Deep down (despite being strongly against lewd things) she actually desires to do these things with him, one time during one of Rito's accidents she offered herself to him, on the condition that he would only ever do it with her (To-Love-Ru Darkness Chapter 4). She has been seen fantasizing about being together with him and Celine, as his wife and being pregnant with his child.

She also really likes cats – owning cat based books, having tons of stuffed cat dolls which she decorates her room with along with other cat shaped things, shaping her Valentine chocolate into a cat's face, and even having a cat-themed floaty, something Rito seems to find cute about her. She would secretly go to pet stores to look at cats, she would get embarrassed if anyone were to find out about this.


To LOVE-Ru Darkness OVA 02 01min 36sec

In her childhood, Yui despised all boys because of how violent, insensitive and above all shameless they can be and stated that they caused her much hardship as a class rep in 5th grade. She would try to protect girls from boys who would do these things to them, and because of this she thinks that any kind of love or romance is shameless since it meant being close with a boy. Her view of this changes slightly when she first met Rito. She saw him willingly saving a cat from a tree, the same cat she was unable to save and no other boy she asked even cared (although it was a few years later during a flashback that Yui remembered this event and Rito's being in it. Rito probably isn't aware that Yui was that same girl he met, it's unknown if he still remembers her). Yui had the impression that all boys are bad but because of Rito's bravery and kind nature, her impression of this changes and realizes that not all boys are bad (but still finds most of them shameless, even Rito, but understands very much that it's not really his intentions).

Trivia Edit

  • Kotegawa has a cameo in Mayoi Neko Overrun! (Chapter 4, Page 33).[1]
  • Like many other anime girls (and some guys), Yui entered Saimoe Contests.
  • Kotegawa is arguably one of the more well-received and popular female characters of the cast. In one online poll of all the females, Yui came in first, with at least 50% more votes than the second place.

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