"Hilarious!" ― Yoshi's catchphrase

Yoshi (ヨッシー, Yosshī) is a supporting character of the Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro manga series. She is a high school student and one of Nagatoro's friends. Yoshi is a simple-minded and somewhat childlike air-headed girl as well as a sort of sidekick within the 'cool kids' clique, which Gamo-chan, Sakura and Nagatoro herself are part of. She usually imitates or repeats her friends gestures or last words and follows around Gamo-chan, helping whatever schemes she has in mind, especially teasing Senpai.

Her full name is currently unknown.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Yoshi is an attractive, average statured high schooler with long, dirty-blonde hair pinned back in tight pigtails (occasionally low ones[2]), with a distinctive curly cowlick right on the top of her head. She has milky skin - only slightly darker than Senpai's -, and large, somewhat absent-looking hazel eyes.[3] Both of her lobes are pierced, and she always wears stud pearl-like earrings.[4] She was the second tallest out of Nagatoro friends, until Sakura reached her height,[5] albeit they are both several inches below Gamo-chan;[6] however at the beginning of the story Yoshi was just a couple of inches taller than Nagatoro[7][8] and had a very modest bust size, yet during the summer she underwent some puberty changes that at first made her taller and then turned her physique from skinny to curvy - with a slight hint of chubbyness[9] - earning her the second biggest bosom among her clique,[10] though this has some consequences as she often appear slightly hunched over due to the weight, albeit she remained impressively athletic. Yoshi usually sports a vacant open-mouthed cat smile that signifies her lack of intelligence; also her pigtails fly up whenever she's surprised or excited.[11]

She typically wears her school uniform consisting of a white button up shirt (with loose sleeves and the collar never buttoned) and a navy blue skirt completed with a pair of sneakers and light soccer socks. However, in summer she wears a short-sleeved shirt in her uniform,[12] while in winter she is shown to wear a light brown sweater[13] and occasionally a blue blazer.[14] She is also always seen wearing a spare hair tie as a bracelet on her right wrist.

When not at school her wardrobe consists of t-shirt, shorts and sneakers/sandals, meaning, she's not one to groom herself.[15][16][17] All her casual clothes have animals-related patterns.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Yoshi, the cheerful sidekick.

Yoshi appears as an energetic, enthusiastic and willing individual with a childlike and simple-minded attitude, she's prone to talk in a loud, spontaneous, manner and has a habit of mimicking other character's actions as well as repeating the last word they said like a parrot.[18] Generally speaking, she's seen as only a tag-along to Gamo-chan, and doesn't seem to have a personality of her own. However, her antics are less mischievous than that of her friends and she's much more of an openly sweet person who doesn't enjoy inflicting pain or mocking the others, but rather does what the other girls do due to peer pressure. Her loyalty and affection toward her friends is such that she is thrown into panic and confusion whenever Gamo-chan and Nagatoro butt heads because she's equally close to both of them,[19][20] sometimes even trying to be the peacemaker between the two.[21]

Described as "a natural airhead", Yoshi displays an evident lack of intelligence, is not particularly bright, always appears absent-minded, often needing an explanation for even the most obvious things,[22] failing in understanding something even when repeated more than once,[23] or even, as shown in an extra sketch of Volume 4, getting lost very frequently in crowded places. She is ranked as the lowest among her clique for academic skills.[24] Her character profile refers to her as a "moron", implying she could actually have some kind of intellectual disability.

Yoshi, the group's coward.

Regardless of this, many of her quirks seem to come from a deep insecurity, as whenever asked what she wanted to do, Yoshi defers to Gamo-chan or Nagatoro for guidance,[25] further proving her lack of confidence. She's also very fearful and easily impressionable, getting scared every time Nagatoro scolds her,[26][27] when they are confronted the President[28], and even admitting to being afraid of crossing the road when the traffic light is 'blinky'.[29] As revealed in the Official Fanbook, she is actually a very pure and kind girl, so shy and meek to even having trouble saying "hi" to someone she knows if meeting said person casually.[30]

Yoshi, the social butterfly.

She is very popular among boys, even more than Gamo-chan and Nagatoro, and is often seen flirting with them or being approached by guys with flirting intentions.[31][32] Due to this, Yoshi often try to act as the matchmaker for her friends, planning various double dates.[33] She is more socially-driven than any of her friends.

Her hidden depths are her love for animals, dogs in particular,[34] and being extremely physically affectionate, tending to externalize her affections to others with frequent hugs and caresses which, combined with a very low sense of personal space, prompt her to have an obsession to touch Senpai's hair due to how fluffy it is.[35][36][37] She is also implied to be a closet geek, being a fan of "One Piece",[38] managing to identify the Fusion Dance from "Dragon Ball Z",[34] knowing specific shōgi moves like "murisuji",[39] and often mentioning genre movie actors such as Ichikawa Ebizō XI[40] or Junji Inagawa,[41] besides actually really appreciating Senpai's manga.[42] Furthermore, she's an amazingly skilled mascot designer and is regarded as a "cuteness aficionado" by her friends.[1] Yoshi also enjoys singing very much, albeit extremely tone-deft.[43]

She is also extremely athletic, loves the beach, is capable to effortlessy ski down a pro course with the snowboard[44] and is likely the most physically performing out of all her friends, having proven to be capable of almost inhuman feats such as possessing enough strength to constrict someone with one hand,[45] or running at such an amazing speed in order to act as a windbreak.[46] Also, she has impressive eyesight, remarkable observation skills[47] and a surprisingly good knowledge of French[48] and especially English,[49][50][51] as well as classic Chinese poetry[52] and philosophy.[53]

Yoshi is the most gluttonous of the girls' group, eating everything regardless of how unhealthy it may be.[54] Most background scenes that show her will depict her eating something.

Yoshi usually refers to Senpai as "Sense" (センセ), as short for "Manga no Sensei" (漫画の先生).

Biography[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Yoshi/Biography

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Manga[edit | edit source]

Bonus[edit | edit source]

Side Stories[edit | edit source]

Anime[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before her official name was revealed in Chapter 25, the character was referenced to as "Friend B" (友達B, Tomodachi B).
    • She was the first supporting character out of Nagatoro's group of friends whose name was revealed to the readers, followed by Gamo-chan and Sakura, respectively.
    • Her pet name, "Yoshi" (ヨッシー, Yosshī), is likely a reference to the homonymous videogame character from the Super Mario franchise, and is probably due to the amazing running skills she shares with the fictional creature.
  • It's strongly suggested that Yoshi actually liked Senpai's manga a lot, given that in Chapter 1 the only spoken lines when the girls commented it are hers and Gamo-chan's who was the only one to criticize it, while Yoshi complimented it stating it was "cool"[55] and "better than One Piece".[56] Further proving this, when Nagatoro invited Senpai to have lunch with them, she was ecstatic while recognizing him as "the mangaka from the library"[57] and from thet moment on started to call him "Sense"[58] as an abbreviation for "Manga no Sensei", which is approximately translatable "grandmaster of manga".
  • She's a fan of the pop trio YabaT.[59]
  • Yoshi is the first character to ever call Nagatoro with her pet name, "Hayacchi", during the series.[60] Also, she was the first one to do it in front of Senpai, thus giving him a hint at the girl's first name.[61]
  • In Chapter 28 it's revealed Yoshi and Gamo-chan are both members of the same club, although it's unknown which one.
    • However due to Nagatoro seemingly having acquaintances in the handicrafts club, as mentioned in Chapter 8, it could be speculated that's the one.
      • This is further implied when in Chapter 36 when Nagatoro shows up in the art club with the costume she asked her acquaintances in the club to made, they were shown to be out of the room peering at the scene.
    • Despite this, it's revealed in her character profile in the Official Fanbook that she has since left whatever club she was part of.
  • Yoshi likes karaage,[62] her favourite dish at sushi are tuna roll and eel,[63] while her favourite snacks are panda-shaped cookies and the one she dislikes are the koala-shaped ones.[64]
  • Despite her "juvenile delinquent" attitude and Senpai's prejudices, it's implied Yoshi don't usually drink alcohol and dislike who does.[65]
  • She's a dog lover and owns a miniature dachshund.[34]
    • Her smartphone has a sticker with a picture of her dog.[66]
  • Yoshi is an avid plush collector.[67]
  • Having appeared in Bonus 8, Yoshi was the first character outside the two protagonists to ever appear in a Bonus chapter.
    • This also make her the most recurring out of all the supporting characters, with one appearances more than Gamo-chan.
  • Yoshi's official measurements are: 86-61-85.[1]
  • Being born in November 23, Yoshi is the second youngest among the girls' clique after Nagatoro herself.[1][68]
  • The color with whom she’s associated in her profile page on the anime official website is pink.
  • In the official English translation of the manga, her name is spelled "Yosshii", despite Nanashi has officially given the rōmaji as "Yoshi" in the Japanese volumes and the anime merchandise also spell it as "Yoshi".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Official Fanbook, Main Character Introduction: Yoshi.
  2. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 74, page 1.
  3. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: 2020 Calendar, July's illustration.
  4. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 11, page 2.
  5. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 63, page 13.
  6. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 19, page 2.
  7. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 1, page 5.
  8. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 6, page 2.
  9. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 33, page 6.
  10. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 22, page 2.
  11. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 16, page 12.
  12. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 16, page 10.
  13. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 58, page 6.
  14. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 67, page 23.
  15. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 22, page 1.
  16. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 34, page 10.
  17. The sole exception to this is the yukata she wore for the summer festival, possibly borrowed from the more stylish Gamo-chan.
  18. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 11, page 8.
  19. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 16, page 16.
  20. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 32, page 14.
  21. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 32, page 15.
  22. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 16, page 12.
  23. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 6, page 11.
  24. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 35, page 8.
  25. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 27, page 7.
  26. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 11, page 8-9, 10-11.
  27. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 23, page 14.
  28. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 38, page 7.
  29. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 56, page 10.
  30. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Side Story 8, page 2.
  31. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 6, page 4.
  32. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 27, page 7.
  33. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 6, page 11.
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Bonus 8, page 9.
  35. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 11, page 8-9, 10-11.
  36. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 27, page 15.
  37. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 28, page 6.
  38. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 1, page 5.
  39. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 70, page 5.
  40. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 16, page 13.
  41. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 37, page 2.
  42. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 1, page 4-5.
  43. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Bonus 15, page 1.
  44. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 74, page 1-2.
  45. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 19, page 7.
  46. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 57, page 20.
  47. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 30, page 1.
  48. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 33, page 16.
  49. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 74, page 23.
  50. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Official Fanbook, Q&A! Let's ask Nagatoro-san and friends!.
  51. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 80, page 7, 10-11, 16.
  52. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 69, page 12.
  53. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 79, page 10.
  54. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 48, page 10.
  55. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 1, page 4.
  56. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 1, page 5.
  57. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 11, page 3.
  58. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 16, page 10.
  59. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 6, page 4.
  60. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 6, page 11.
  61. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 11, page 6.
  62. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 33, page 6.
  63. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 48, page 4.
  64. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 35, page 7.
  65. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 52, page 1-2.
  66. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 34, page 11.
  67. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro: Chapter 25, page 11.
  68. School Grade and Age Structures in Japan - PLAZA HOMES

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