Tooru Kouno




Kanji 河野 亨
Romaji Kōno Tōru
Biographical Information
Age 15 (Princess Princess)
16 (Princess Princess Plus)
Family Mr. Kouno (father) †
Mrs. Kouno (mother) †
Sayaka Kouno (stepsister/cousin)
Gender Male
Hair Blue
Green (manga)
Eyes Blue
Green (manga)
Status Alive
Female Counterpart Tooko Kouno
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1
Seiyū Jun Fukuyama
Live Action Takeru Satoh
You're the weird one, looking so happy in this strange get-up.

–Tooru Kouno.

Tooru Kouno (河野 亨 Kōno Tōru) is the main protagonist of Princess Princess. He was the Third Princess in Fujimori during his first year, alongside Yuujiro Shihodani and Mikoto Yutaka.



Tooru in the manga.

Tooru has pale and short blue hair. His eyes are purple colored with flecks of blue and thick lashes. His clothes usually consist of a black school uniform. In the manga, his hair appears to be pale green instead of blue. When in his princess attire, his hair reaches his waist. He wears a black headpiece with white frills on the hem and two black ribbons on the side. He wears a white long sleeved bodice with puffy sleeves with a high white collar, the hem of the shirt is lined with frills, he also wears a black knee high skirt with white lace lined above the frilly hem and a pair of black boots with two black ribbons and heels on them.


Prior the storyline of the series, his parents died in an accident and he was adopted by his paternal uncle and aunt.


Tooru was transfered to the all-male school Fujimori. Upon starting at the school, he is asked to become a princess. He seems enthusiastic about it since all the Princesses get a lot of free stuff and added luxuries. His parents died in an accident, which is when his uncle and aunt adopted him. He seems to be very reluctant about spending time with his family, which mainly has to do with his younger stepsister Sayaka, who has an unhealthy obsession with him. He mainly uses his job as a Princess as a distraction from the problems he has with his family and in effect usually gets very into acting like a Princess, much like Yuujirou. He often teams up with Yuujirou to tease Mikoto, much to Mikoto's chagrin. Yuujirou often jokingly says he and Toru are lovers—in fact when Toru's stepsister, Sayaka, comes looking for Toru, Yuujirou kisses him to scare her away; Toru was not amused by this. He reveals to Yuujirou on a day off of school that his ideal girl is the comforting type, which leads to the latter comically asking if Akira fit that type. When Toru answers yes, he seems get flustered when he realizes the actual question.


Yuujiro Shihodani


Tooru and Yuujiro.

Tooru and Yuujiro are very close, as seen as they are on first name basis and even shared each others past to each other, it also seems that they are in love with each other. It was seen when Yuujiro didn't hesitate to kiss Tooru and when Tooru asked what Yuujiro thought about his transfer (that had been cancelled due to Tooru wanting to stay in the school), Yuujiro had blushed. The two also enjoy teasing Mikoto a lot. Both of them are princesses

Mikoto Yutaka

Alongside Yuujirou, Tooru enjoys teasing Mikoto. Still, both of them are princesses and are good friends. Yuujiro and Tooru still tease Mikoto during their second year for not being as professional as their kouhais. Mikoto was also occasionally scolded for not realizing obvious stuff like when he didn't realize that Tomoe was mad at Kiriya.