| Subaru Konoe|
|Occupation||Butler/Maid [End of Manga]|
|First Appearance|| Chapter 1 |
Female protagonist of the story. A second year high school student who works as a butler for the Suzutsuki family and suffers from aichmophobia - resulting from a failed kidnapping involving Kanade and herself several years previously.
When she was young she was noted to be antisocial and wasn't close to anyone which worried her mother. She dresses like a male due to the family tradition of a male of the family serving Kanade's family as a butler. Being a only child, Subaru must fill that roll even though she is female. In the manga, Subaru's identity is eventually revealed and she is forced to resign her position as butler to the Suzutsuki household and takes on the position of maid to the household instead.
Subaru serves as butler to Kanade Suzutsuki even though she is female. Her father will only allow to maintain her position (and fulfill her family tradition) if she can spend the entire 3 years in high school without anyone discovering her true gender. As a result she must cross-dress. Fortunately her physical features allow her to pass as a boy provided no one looks too closely. Complications arise when one day, Kinjirō accidentally discovers her secret. Although she initially hates Kinjirō, both because he discovered her secret and for being a "pervert", over time she warms up to him and he becomes her first friend. As a result she becomes less cold and more outgoing. Her father even notes that she has started looking forward to going to school. Eventually she falls in love with Jiro.
She has light orange hair and blue eyes. Her attire is usually a butler's outfit, yet at times she wears a dress, usually with her hair down.
On initial meeting, the relationship between these two could be described as "victim and assaulter". Upon discovery of her secret, Subaru immediately went to silence (note: kill) Kinjirou. However, she stood down after the reception of orders from Suzutsuki Kanade. They immediately became acquaintances, and later on good friends and misunderstood as male lovers.
Kinjirou understands that Subaru is a girl, and has even got far too intimate with her as his condition allows. But disregarding all of that, he understands her fears and her complexes and her position. Knowing all of that, he tries to help her out in any way he can, even if it costs him his well-being. However he feels about Subaru concerning love, it is safe to say that Kinjirou thinks of her as an extremely close friend with an interesting life.
Subaru used to be an extremely wary person, who wouldn't let anyone get close to her for the sake of her secret. However, Kinjirou finding out led to them becoming friends. And at first she was hostile, but then they grew closer and closer to each other. She traversed from being acquaintances to good friends, to best friends, to comrades, to being in love with Kinjirou.
By the end of the manga they officially became a couple/engaged.
In last chapter of manga, Kinjirou call her first name for the first time.
- Like Kinjirō, she enjoys instant noodles
- She is fan of the popular "Lost Sheep" series of plush dolls.
- Like many other anime girls (and some guys), Subaru entered Saimoe Contests.
- Her name 'Subaru' may reference to Japanese car maker by same name.