Yuu is the son of Chiyako and Youji Matsuura.
Throughout the series, Yuu Matsuura is known to be a very good looking young man. He has blonde wavy hair that reaches his neck and his clear brown eyes highlight his light face. He is often seen wearing his school uniform, however on his own time he tends to keep things simple with a pair of jeans and comfortable hoodless sweatshirts.
Personality and traitsEdit
Yuu Matsuura is very intelligent with high grades and naturally athletic, able to excel in many sports. Personality wise, he is the exact opposite of Miki, being more detached, less emotional, and less open about his feelings than Miki. However, despite this, he turns out to be very sensitive on the inside with a very big heart.
Miki calls him "Marmalade Boy" because she thinks he is sweet on the outside but bitter inside, while he admires Miki's ability to clearly express her emotions. After their families move in together, Yuu falls in love with Miki while dealing with his own private matters regarding his birth.
The relationshop between Yuu and Miki starts out bumpy due to their contrasting personalities but soon turns into a love that touches the hearts of even the other characters. Yuu admits to admiring Miki's ability to show her emotions clearly, and it being one of the reasons he fell in love with her. Yuu teases Miki a lot, but this is his way of showing affection for her. They're both loyal and honest to each other and stay in love even after many hardships that both of them face together. Their first kiss is a complete surprise for Miki because she had only met him a few days prior at an introductory dinner attended by both their families. At the end of the anime, they marry; in the manga, they are making plans to marry after college.
Arimi SuzukiEditArimi Suzuki is a former classmate of Yuu's at his previous high school. She convinces Yuu to be her "boyfriend" for three months, during which they act as a couple on a trial basis. Arimi attempts to make Yuu to fall in love with her during this time, but fails. At the end of the three months, he still thought of her as a friend.
Miki's indecisiveness about Ginta and Yuu frustrates her, as she does not think that Yuu deserves someone who cannot commit to one person. Arimi teams up with Ginta in an attempt to drive Yuu and Miki apart from each other. However, she eventually realizes that Yuu's behavior around Miki indicates that he does like her, so she stops her pursuit of him. Some time later, she develops feelings for Ginta and they become a couple.
Suzu first fell in love with Yuu when she first saw a picture of him at Chiyako's office. She is immediately smitten with Yuu. Suzu wanted Yuu to appear in the commercial that they're shooting with her. She also begged Satoshi to get him as her math tutor.
In the manga, she doesn't want Yuu to herself, she wants Yuu and Meiko to get together because she believes that Meiko is perfect for him. In the anime, Suzu wanted Yuu to be her boyfriend and kissed him when he was performing on the stage.
Anju Kitahara (anime only)
Anju was Yuu's childhood friend since the sixth grade and she was Yuu's first love. She first met him when he was at the park alone after he had found out that Youji wasn't his biological father. She helped him cope. He met Anju once more when they were at the train station. She confessed her feelings for Yuu and told Miki about how she felt towards him.
Jinny Golding (anime only)
Jinny first met Yuu when he entered the St. Andrews High School dormitory. She immediately fell in love with him. He was tempted by her beauty but he restrained himself. Yuu was cold towards Jinny and he was mad after she insulted Miki. He later told her that she wasn't the cause of their break-up but rather it was because Miki is exhausted.
Saho (manga only)
Jin is Yuu's step father. It is shown that that the two have a father-son relationship like in episode 2 when Yuu teased Jin because he's bad at playing video games. Yuu thought that Jin is his biological father because he found his parents' college yearbook where he saw that his mom was with Jin. It is revealed that Jin wasn't his father after all because his mother had a miscarriage and then had him with Youji.
Miki's mother, infamous for her bad cooking. She is cheerful and sweet, and like her ex-husband, a little childlike as well. She works at a cosmetics company. She was married to her old friend Jin Koishikawa, later divorced him on good terms, and married Youji Matsuura, her old flame. Yuu and rumi have a nice relation. for her birthday yuu bought her a pair of earings wich she loved
Youji is Yuu's biological father. Yuu believed that Youji wasn't his real father because of the letter he had found that was written by his grandmother.
Yuu's mother, who is a very good cook. She works for a cosmetics company. Yuu's relationship with his mother is quite strained due to the affair she had Jin, Miki's father some time ago.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Marmalade Boy