|Unusual Features|| - Tsundere|
- Always says "shameless"
|Relatives|| Yuu Kotewaga (Brother)|
Mother and Father (unnamed)
|Education||Currently attending Sainan High School|
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 and episode 8's main antagonist.
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.
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 towards to), which is surprising and ironic considering her rejection of sex and courtship.
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, 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, 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 this 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, as his wife and 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.
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 and she would try to protect girls from boys who would do these things to them, because of this she thinks that any kind love and romance is shameless since it meant being close with a boy. Her view of this changes slightly when she initially first met Rito when 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 deja vu 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).
- Kotegawa has a cameo in Mayoi Neko Overrun! (Chapter 4, Page 33).
- Like many other anime girls (and some guys), Yui entered Saimoe Contests.