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{{Infobox character
 
{{Infobox character
 
|name = Kayo
 
|name = Kayo
|image = sasaki.jpg
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|image = File:G_w_BH_c106.png
 
|title = High School Student
 
|title = High School Student
|nickname = "Emoji" [絵文字・えもじ] (Tomoko)
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|nickname = "Girl with Black Hair" (''WataMote Wiki'')
"Ucchii" [うっちー] (Friends)
 
 
|gender = Female
 
|gender = Female
|hair = Honey (dyed)
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|hair = Black
Dark (natural)
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}}{{nihongo|'''Emiri Uchi'''|内笑美莉|うちえみり}}, better known in the English translation by her nickname "'''Ucchi'''," is [[Tomoko Kuroki|Tomoko]]'s second then third-year classmate. Because she could not form a group of five with her friends for the school trip to Kyōto, she along with [[Yoshida]] and [[Yuri Tamura|Yuri]] are put in Tomoko's group. Since that time and despite her initial dislike of Tomoko, she has become progressively interested in to obsessed with Tomoko to the point of developing a crush while still declaring that she finds her behavior "disgusting (きもい・キモい・''kimoi'')!"
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{{nihongo|'''Kayo'''|?|かよ}}, unnamed for much of the series and previously referred to as "Girl with Black Hair" in ''WataMote Wikia'', is a friend of [[Emiri Uchi]]. She is notably drawn with blank pupils. After [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]] when both Tomoko and Uchi insult one another, she sternly presses Uchi to apologize to Tomoko.
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
Uchi first appears in [[WataMote Chapter 059|Chapter 59]] during Tomoko's second year of high school. She and Tomoko sit next to each other on the bus to a baseball game, but to Tomoko's irritation, Uchi spends the whole ride chatting with her friends who are sitting behind them. This parallels her subsequent actions [[WataMote Chapter 069|during the school field trip]] where she tries to spend most of her time with her friends in Group Two rather than her assigned group of Tomoko, Yoshida, and Yuri. She would occasionally return to their room to gather her things. In a comic scene, Uchi walks in and spies Tomoko trying to groom herself with a pair of scissors. When Yuri and Yoshida return, they seem stand-offish, and Uchi decides to stay away from all of them as much as possible, though she does discretely toss Tomoko her pants which she left outside. Uchi and her friends can hear through the walls of their room incidents such as fights between Tomoko and Yoshida which only supports her resolve.
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unnamed for much of the series and previously referred to as "Girl with Black Hair" in ''WataMote Wikia'', is a friend of [[Emiri Uchi]]. She is notably drawn with blank pupils.
For her part, Uchi gives little reason for the trio to want to know her.
 
   
This changes when she and Tomoko share a room together on the last night of the trip, and comic misunderstandings lead Uchi to fear that Tomoko is sexually interested in her. From that point Uchi invariably misinterprets Tomoko's behavior as "perverted"; yet, she begins to follow Tomoko and even feels some pride that, in her mind, Tomoko is attracted to her while becoming severely jealous when she interprets any interaction Tomoko has with other girls as "flirting" or worse. She eventually tries to find opportunities to be near Tomoko and has a tantrum when she learns she will not be in Tomoko's class. Tomoko has such little interest in her she does not bother to learn her name. Instead, she refers to Uchi as "Emoji" (絵文字・えもじ) in reference to her expression resembling an emoticon.
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She reveals in [[WataMote Chapter 106|Chapter 106]] that Uchi frequently talks about "a girl" when she points out Tomoko as "that girl you keep talking about" who is talking to "a guy" who turns out to be [[Tomoki Kuroki|Tomoki]].
   
During [[WataMote Chapter 125|the field trip]] to the amusement park, Uchi engineers the opportunity to join Tomoko's group by pretending that she became separated from her friends and did not bring her phone. When [[Mako Tanaka]] offers to call them, she quickly stops her. She subsequently takes the opportunity to be near Tomoko without really conversing with her. While she walks next to and stares at Tomoko, she inwardly accuses Tomoko of having a "harem" of girls. [[WataMote Chapter 128|When her friends text her]] on the phone she claimed she did not have, she lies that she found "that girl I was talking to you about" alone and felt sorry for her. [[WataMote Chapter 129|When her friends find her]], she is reluctant to leave. Later, she returns [[WataMote Chapter 130.5|to stand next to Tomoko]] when watching the fireworks. After Tomoko gives her one of the cheap souvenir keychains, Uchi interprets this to mean their "hearts" will always be together until she sees that Tomoko gave the same to others. She then resumes secretly watching Tomoko during lunch breaks; however, she also quietly joins Tomoko, [[Hina Nemoto]], and [[Akane Okada]] walking together.
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Her name is revealed in [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]] when Miyazaki indicates that she wishes to apologize to Uchi. Uchi has a temper-tantrum over their failure to reach the next round in the tennis table intramurals so she can face Tomoko, and Kayo unloads on Uchi about how she and the rest of Uchi's friends have noticed she is often absent and spending a great deal of time in Class 3-5. Later, when they find Uchi with Tomoko, she apologizes to her, and Uchi apologizes for her tantrum as well. Tomoko decides to deny that Uchi and her are friends and insults Uchi figuring that by directing all hate towards herself, Uchi and "the Emoji Group" will better reconcile. When Uchi runs away crying, Kayo and the rest then question Tomoko about her relationship with Uchi. Kayo is initially reticent to the Girl with Glasses' suggestion that Uchi "likes" Tomoko, but when she deduces that Tomoko insulted Uchi in order to separate herself from Uchi and allow Uchi and the rest of them to reconcile against her, Kayo confronts Tomoko and encourages her to become a "close friend" to Uchi. [[WataMote Chapter 156|Later]], she sternly lectures Uchi to apologize to Tomoko.
 
When she [[WataMote Chapter 140|visits a university]] with her friends, she sees Tomoko with [[Asuka Katō|Katō]]. As usual, when the parties join, she sits with Tomoko while inwardly assuming that Tomoko and Katō have a "disgusting" relationship. She overhears Tomoko's confession as to why she feels she is not worthy to be Katō's friend, where Tomoko declares herself a "huge pervert," and angrily recalls her belief that Tomoko stole her panties. Nevertheless, when she next appears in [[WataMote Chapter 144|Chapter 144]] she approaches and greets Tomoko directly and twice initiates a conversation with her. Since she was  [[WataMote Chapter 145|shocked to see Tomoko]] embracing Miyazaki on a train, she had not been depicted secretly watching Tomoko, but [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]] indicates that she has been regularly visiting Tomoko in her class during breaks, though they apparently from Tomoko's perspective do not have a meaningful conversation. All that changes with that chapter when Uchi's friends confront her over constantly spending time away from them, which crescendos into Uchi facing the possibility that her friends have discovered her crush.
 
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
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==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===[[Tomoko Kuroki]]===
 
===[[Tomoko Kuroki]]===
For much of the series Uchi has a complicated and developing relationship with Tomoko. As explained under her '''Personality''', due to several misunderstandings, Uchi believes that Tomoko is attracted to her, which she repeatedly deems "disgusting" to herself and sometimes out loud. Yet, Uchi boasts of her belief that Tomoko is sexually attracted to her to Mako, grows jealous whenever she mistakes Tomoko having an interest in another girl, and eventually seeks opportunities to be not only with but in physical contact with Tomoko. Her friends note that she has come to talk constantly about "that girl"; however, the details of her conversation with them about Tomoko have not been depicted.
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Until Tomoko and Uchi mutually insult one another in [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]], Kayo does not appear to have much, if any, relationship with Tomoko.
 
Until the two share a room together [[WataMote Chapter 080|on the last night]] of their field trip, Uchi seems to have little regard for Tomoko. Unknown to Tomoko, Uchi previously noticed her in the bathroom with a pair of scissors preparing to groom herself when Ucchi [[WataMote Chapter 073|returned]] to their room to retrieve some of her belongings. When the two end up sharing a room, a number of comic misunderstandings arise that convince Ucchi that Tomoko is a lesbian. From that time forward, she secretly watches Tomoko and makes bizarre assumptions such as concluding that Tomoko is turned on by the sound of urination when she finds her in a bathroom in [[WataMote Chapter 082|Chapter 82]]. Beyond the comedy, Tomoko vaguely recalls her from the school trip and greets her, but Uchi flees in panic.
 
 
In [[WataMote Chapter 093|Chapter 93]], she sees Tomoko at a mall with Yū who bears a striking resemblance to her. Uchi assumes the worst when she notices Tomoko in a lingerie store holding panties similar to the ones Tomoko stole from her when they shared the room. She [[WataMote Chapter 095|stares intently]] while sweating at Tomoko when Tomoko explains to the class what a "lesbian" and "bisexual" are.  [[WataMote Chapter 099|When she sees]] Mako staring at Tomoko, she asks Mako if Tomoko has done something perverted to her, such as stare at Mako while she was naked or try to look at her panties. Mako remains skeptical as Uchi loses her "emoticon face," smiles, sweats, and claims that Tomoko did those things to her, and insists she is Tomoko's "fetish fuel." When Tomoko turns to look at them, Uchi flees imagining that Tomoko is "molesting" her "with her eyes." This event encapsulates the developing ambiguous and seemingly contradictory nature of Uchi's feelings where she on the one hand wants to be near Tomoko while, sometimes in the same scene, inwardly denounces Tomoko as "disgusting!" if Tomoko is near another girl. Thus, from behind a tree in [[WataMote Chapter 116|Chapter 116]] she secretly watches [[Megumi Imae]] hug Tomoko and concludes that Tomoko "made a pass" at Imae.
 
 
Over the course of the series, Uchi appears progressively obsessed with Tomoko. She creepily lies in wait behind the lockers for Tomoko to put chocolate in her locker and, in [[WataMote Chapter 117|Chapter 117]], she goes so far as to travel on a train hoping to be near Tomoko having heard from [[Miyazaki]] that she was pressed against Tomoko when the train was crowded. She purposely sits next to her at the barbecue restaurant in [[WataMote Chapter 120|Chapter 120]] without talking to her but cooks meat she then sneaks onto Tomoko's plate. As noted in the '''Trivia''', the back cover of [[WataMote Volume 12|Volume 12]] reveals that she wanted to sing ''karaoke'' with Tomoko. When she discovers she is not in [[WataMote Chapter 122|Tomoko's class]], she becomes hysterical, rolling on the ground. Separated from her usual group of friends when visiting a park based on Disney World in [[WataMote Chapter 126|Chapter 126]], she refuses any help to call her friends or find them when she sees that Tomoko is in the group. It is [[WataMote Chapter 128|later revealed]] that she lied when she claimed she did not have her phone to call her friends. She sits next to Tomoko on a roller coaster, and as they all scream, Tomoko's hand clutches Uchi's on the railing and her hair blows into Uchi's face. Uchi does not resist or think "disgusting!" On the contrary, she immediately wants to ride the roller coaster again, but she becomes disappointed when it is Yuri who sits next to her instead of Tomoko. When Tomoko and [[Nemoto]] sit together on another ride in front of her, Uchi inwardly seethes that the two are "flirting" in public. Yet soon after in [[WataMote Chapter 128|Chapter 128]] she asks Tomoko directly if she can have her picture taken with her. [[WataMote Chapter 130.5|Later during the fireworks]] she works her way to stand next to Tomoko. She does not in either case, however, try to have an actual conversation with Tomoko.
 
 
While her true feelings towards Tomoko appeared unresolved and developing, [[WataMote Chapter 131|Chapter 131]] reveals she does have a crush on Tomoko. Tomoko gave Uchi one of the cow keychains she bought. She wears it on her bag, and when her friends ask her why she sits alone during break, when she normally goes off, she replies as the panel focuses on the keychain: "No matter how far apart we are, even if we can't meet . . . our hearts are always connected." When she discovers that Katō also has a keychain, she returns to her seat, stares sadly out the window, and imagines Tomoko. For her part, Tomoko appears utterly unaware of Uch's feelings towards her. 
 
 
While Uchi tries to find opportunities to be close to Tomoko, since their night together on the last evening of the field trip she has thus far only briefly talked to Tomoko, such as to ask if Tomoko finds roller coaster rides scary, to request to have their picture taken together [[WataMote Chapter 129|at the amusement park]], and to simply remark that the fireworks they are watching are beautiful. Even when she briefly believes that their hearts are connected, Uchi curiously does not try to develop even a friendly relationship with Tomoko. Afterwards, she then [[WataMote Chapter 132|resumes]] secretly watching Tomoko during their lunch break.
 
 
The nature of her crush remains undefined and is probably also developing. Thus, when she sees Tomoko visiting the same college in [[WataMote Chapter 140|Chapter 140]], she sits next to her, becomes jealous that [[Asuka Katō]] is with her, even falls asleep against her, but when Tomoko happens to look at her she immediately recoils over her belief that Tomoko wants to seduce her. Her inward nickname for Tomoko is revealed in Chapter 140 to be "Creepy (キモ・''kimo'')," which has the same root as her repeated "Disgusting! (キモい・''kimoi'')!" whenever she interprets any interaction Tomoko has with another girl as a lesbian relationship.
 
 
Reviewing the development of her crush, her attention remains focused on Tomoko. Other than ''possibly ''taking the opportunity to pinch the sleeping Yoshida, Uchi shows no apparent interest in other girls, or boys for that matter. Her unnamed friends identify Tomoko as "the girl Uchi talks about." When asked by an [[WataMote Chapter 127|amusement park]] character to be his "girlfriend," she declines and declares, "I already have someone I love." In [[WataMote Chapter 129|Chapter 129]] one of Uchi's unnamed friends asks if [[Yuri Tamura]] is "the girl" she keeps talking about while the other rhetorically asks her, "you finished what you needed to do, right?" Uchi only mutters "um" in response. Despite the comic aspects of Uchi imagining Tomoko and any girl she interacts with as "disgusting" lesbians, believing Tomoko is "turned on" by the sounds of girls urinating, all the way to her fantasizing to Mako that Tomoko has sexual fantasies about her, any fantasies Uchi has about Tomoko have thus far not been shown. As recent as Chapter 140, she still recoils yet still fantasizes about Tomoko wanting to seduce her.
 
 
 
In more recent chapters, Uchi summons the courage to talk to Tomoko. In [[WataMote Chapter 144|Chapter 144]] she sees Tomoko leaving a store on the way to school, rushes up to her, and wishes her a good morning then talks about how beautiful the sky is. When she asks Tomoko what she bought, and Tomoko responds that she bought the latest ''Shonen Jump'', Uchi asks her if she likes the series ''One Piece''. Later in the school day, she approaches Tomoko again to talk about the series. How Tomoko responds to her is not shown. Perhaps unfortunately, [[WataMote Chapter 145|in the next chapter]] she notices Tomoko's train arriving and wonders if she is one it. She sees what appears to be Tomoko embracing Miyazaki on the train and is stunned. Since that time, Uchi has not been seen secretly watching Tomoko.
 
In more recent chapters, Uchi summons the courage to talk to Tomoko. In [[WataMote Chapter 144|Chapter 144]] she sees Tomoko leaving a store on the way to school, rushes up to her, and wishes her a good morning then talks about how beautiful the sky is. When she asks Tomoko what she bought, and Tomoko responds that she bought the latest ''Shonen Jump'', Uchi asks her if she likes the series ''One Piece''. Later in the school day, she approaches Tomoko again to talk about the series. How Tomoko responds to her is not shown. Perhaps unfortunately, [[WataMote Chapter 145|in the next chapter]] she notices Tomoko's train arriving and wonders if she is one it. She sees what appears to be Tomoko embracing Miyazaki on the train and is stunned. Since that time, Uchi has not been seen secretly watching Tomoko.
   
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===[[Miyazaki]] and Various Initially Unnamed Friends===
 
===[[Miyazaki]] and Various Initially Unnamed Friends===
Uchi has a consistent set of friends which includes Miyazaki, Natsu, Kayo, and two other currently unnamed girls.[[File:Ucchi's_Friends-1_c077.png|thumb|Kayo ("Black Haired Girl") is obscured by Uchi, Natsu sits to the right of "Glasses," and Miyazaki sits in between "Glasses" and "Braids."]][[File:Ucchi's_Black-Haired_Friend_c106.png|thumb|Kayo ("Black Haired Girl)" discusses Tomoko with Miyazaki.]] She spends most of her time with them on the [[WataMote Chapter 077|field trip]] and becomes separated from them during a [[WataMote Chapter 129|trip to]] a famous amusement park. As of [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]], only Miyazaki and Kayo are specifically named though Natsu seems to be identified by process of elimination. They all notice that Uchi talks a lot about "that girl," Tomoko. Other than Miyazaki, they are:
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Uchi has a consistent set of friends which includes Miyazaki, Natsu, Kayo, and two other currently unnamed girls.[[File:Ucchi's_Friends-1_c077.png|thumb|Kayo ("Black Haired Girl") is obscured by Uchi, Natsu sits to the right of "Glasses," and Miyazaki sits in between "Glasses" and "Braids."]][[File:Ucchi's_Black-Haired_Friend_c106.png|thumb|Kayo discusses Tomoki with Miyazaki.]] She spends most of her time with them on the [[WataMote Chapter 077|field trip]] and becomes separated from them during a [[WataMote Chapter 129|trip to]] a famous amusement park. As of [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]], only Miyazaki and Kayo are specifically named though Natsu seems to be identified by process of elimination. They all notice that Uchi talks a lot about "that girl," Tomoko. Other than Miyazaki, they are:
 
*''[https://watamote.fandom.com/wiki/Minor_and_Unnamed_Recurring_Characters#Girl_with_Glasses Girl with Glasses]'': who has her hair, which is drawn between colorless and black in the ''manga'', in a pony tail.
 
*''[https://watamote.fandom.com/wiki/Minor_and_Unnamed_Recurring_Characters#Girl_with_Glasses Girl with Glasses]'': who has her hair, which is drawn between colorless and black in the ''manga'', in a pony tail.
 
*'''[https://watamote.fandom.com/wiki/Minor_and_Unnamed_Recurring_Characters#Kayo Kayo] (かよ):''' ''Girl with Black Hair'': Miyazaki calls her by her name in [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]].
 
*'''[https://watamote.fandom.com/wiki/Minor_and_Unnamed_Recurring_Characters#Kayo Kayo] (かよ):''' ''Girl with Black Hair'': Miyazaki calls her by her name in [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]].
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*'''"A Girl has a Name":''' For much of her existence she is known by her surname "Uchi" (内・うち), or "Ucchi" in the English fan translations of her Japanese nickname うっちー (Ucchii). In [[WataMote Chapter 127|Chapter 127]], she reveals her first name is "Emiri" (笑美莉・えみり).
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*'''"A Girl has a Name":''' For much of her existence she has no name, and ''WataMote Wiki''referred to her as "Girl with Black Hair." Chapter 152 reveals her name as "Kayo" in the ''hiragana.''
**笑美莉 : 笑 means "laugh," 美 means "beauty," and 莉 means "jasmine." The ''kanji'' is not used for "Emoji," however.
 
**'''"A Girl has a Nickname":''' the last "i" is long and held for two or more beats: "ī".
 
**'''"A Girl has a Wrong Surname": '''The English fan translations initially gave "Sasaki" as her last name for some reason and added it to lists where her actual name is obscured.
 
**'''"A Girl has a Wrong First Name":''' The officially released translations curiously render her name "Emily" for unknown reasons. This is incorrect: she uses the ''kanji'' (笑美莉) to express her name rather than ''katakana'' that would indicate it is a foreign name; and Japanese does not have the "l" consonant.
 
*She shares her name with Chiba Lotte Marines pitcher [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsuya_Uchi Tatsuya Uchi] .
 
*Her and Yū's hairstyle is known as a "bobcut ([https://dic.pixiv.net/a/ボブカット ボブカット]・''bobukatto'')."
 
*While she does not appear in the ''anime,'' her name appears on the class seating chart.
 
*The back cover of [[WataMote Volume 12|Volume 12]] reveals that Uchi hoped to sing ''karaoke'' with Tomoko after the barbecue in [[WataMote Chapter 120|Chapter 120]].
 
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
*"She is eating white rice while trying to sneak a peek of my underwear!"
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*"I bet you're just after my body! '''Fine, look all you want then!'''"
 
*"She's going at it this early in the morning? Don't tell me the sound of peeing excites her?!"
 
*"Well, I suppose you do sound a bit like her. . . But she's actually quieter, has a higher pitch, and sounds far more depressed. The real her sounds ten times creepier, but there's this strange charm to her creepiness." – ''correcting Hina's impersonation of Tomoko''
 
*"She's supposed to be a loner, so where'd she get a harem like this from?! ''Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting!''" – ''thinking about Tomoko during the [[WataMote Chapter 125|amusement park trip]]''.
 
*"Disgusting! (キモい・''kimoi'')!"
 
*"No matter how far apart we are, even if we can't meet . . . our hearts are always connected." - ''[[WataMote Chapter 131|referring]] to Tomoko''.
 
*"She's cuming from make-up?!! Disgusting!! Disgusting!!"
 
*"Who on Earth would want to get closer to this creep?! You guys are totally misunderstanding here! She's like the creepiest creep to ever exist!" - ''attempting to deflect Miyazaki and her other friends [[WataMote Chapter 152|when they conclude]] she wants to get closer to Tomoko''.
 
*"Never come to this class with that filthy face again." – Uchi ''to Minami''
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Ucchi's_Friends_c120.png|Uchi's Friends: ''from left to right'': Miyazaki, Kayo (Black-Haired Girl), Natsu, Braids Girl, Glasses Girl, and Uchi
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Ucchi's_Black-Haired_Friend_c106.png|Kayo discusses Tomoki with Miyazaki.
Sasaki Japanese.png|The original ''manga'' does not contain the name "Sasaki" It shows "Kuroki," "Yoshida," and "Tamura."
 
Sasaki English.png|"Sasaki" is added in the English translation for some reason.
 
Sasaki-2.png|The English again adds "Sasaki."
 
Japanese-2.png|Uchi's name is obscured by the speech bubble.
 
Ucchi-Color-V8-Cover.png|Uchi in color from [[WataMote Volume 08|Volume 8 cover]].
 
Color Ucchi c132.png|Uchi in color from [[WataMote Chapter 132|Chapter 132]].
 
Pinch c077.jpg|'''Pinch?'''
 
Ucchi_Thinking_About_Tomoko_c80.png|Uchi completely loses her "Emoji Face" thinking about Tomoko.
 
Ucchi.png|Uchi's last name on her locker: 内 = Uchi
 
Ucchi.jpg|A jealous Uchi loses her "Emoji" face and grits her teeth.
 
Ucchi_Reacts_c95.png|Uchi reacts to Tomoko explaining to the class what "lesbian" and "bisexual" mean.
 
C105 ucchi reaction.png|English translation has a person address her as "Ucchi."
 
watamote_c116_002.png|Uchi spying on Tomoko after the graduation ceremony.
 
watamote_c117_009.png|Uchi demonstrates a surprising knowledge about Tomoko.
 
Ucchi Tantrum.png|Uchi has a sudden tantrum when she learns she is not in Tomoko's class.
 
Potential Ucchi Rival.png|Uchi cannot believe that Futaki, who also has an emoticon face, is in Tomoko's class rather than her.
 
Ucchi Jealous.png|Typically, whenever Uchi sees Tomoko with another girl, she immediately concludes the two are flirting with one another.
 
Ucchi First Name.png|Uchi gives her first name えみり笑美莉. Tomoko exclaims, "That's Emoji's name?!!"
 
Ucchi and Tomoko and a Bear.png|Uchi pulls the costumed bear's arms together to bring herself in contact with Tomoko.
 
c131 Ucchi Thinks of Tomoko.png|Uchi [[WataMote Chapter 131|thinks about Tomoko]].
 
C131 Ucchi Loses her Emoji.png|Uchi completely loses her Emoji Face when she learns Tomoko gave keychains to other girls.
 
Gasai Ucchi c132.png|For the first time depicted, Uchi insults someone directly.
 
Ucchi Behind Tree c132.png|Uchi resumes secretly watching Tomoko.
 
Stealth Ucchi.png|Uchi [[WataMote Chapter 134|begins following Tomoko more directly]].
 
Ucchi Disguise Omake Vol 13.png|Emiri tries not to be noticed by Kowarith.
 
Emily Emiri etc.jpg|The Official English release mistranslates her name.
 
Kimoi.png|'''"Disgusting! Disgusting!":'''<br>Uchi's catchphrase is きもい・''kimoi''
 
Uchi Disgusting c140.png|"Disgusting!"
 
Uchi Nickname for Tomoko c140.png|Uchi's term for Tomoko.
 
Good Morning Tomoko c144.png|'''Uchi First'''<br>Uchi ''directly'' approaches Tomoko and greets her.<br>''Go Emiri-chan!''
 
Uchi Likes One Piece c144.png|'''Uchi First'''<br>Uchi sits down next to Tomoko to initiate a conversation about ''One Piece.''
 
Uchi Natural Hair c144.1.png|Uchi with her natural hair color on the first day of high school.
 
Uchi Sees c145.png|Uchi reacts to seeing [[WataMote Chapter 145|Tomoko appear to embrace Miyazaki]] on their arriving train.
 
Emoji Emoji c126.png|Uchi's face takes on her other emoji look during a temper-tantrum.
 
Uchi on Summits V14 Omake.png|Uchi condemns [[WataMote Volume 14 Omake|Tomoko's mountain climbing]] . . . probably.
 
Expectativa vs Realidad V12 English Version.jpg|The [[WataMote Volume 12|Volume 12]] back cover reveals that Uchi hoped to sing with Tomoko at ''karaoke'' after the [[WataMote Chapter 120|barbecue]].
 
Tomoko Calls Uchi Emoji c152.png|Incensed by Uchi's "Digusting" insult, Tomoko refers to her as "This Emoji!"
 
Uchi Shocked by Tomoko c152.png|Uchi [[WataMote Chapter 152|reacts to Tomoko]]'s claim that they are not friends, and she does not want her visiting her class.
 
Uchi Still Cheers Tomoko c154.png|'''Uchi ''Does'' Cheer Tomoko'''<br>Tomoko recalls that some cheered her. She does not seem to react to the fact it is Uchi and Shizuku.
 
Uchi Sad c152.png|'''Awwwww:'''<br>Uchi walks with a tear after Tomoko dismisses her in [[WataMote Chapter 152|Chapter 152]] until she is called back. She approaches warily. . . .
 
Miyazaki Uchi Japanese c156.png|'''絵文字じゃない!:''' Miyazaki [[WataMote Chapter 156|recalls]] Uchi's reaction to seeing Tomoko grabbing on to her, particularly her asking if she and Tomoko "are. . . ." Miyazaki initially misinterpreted what Uchi was asking.<br>''Rather nice rendering of the emotions''
 
 
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Kayo (? かよ?), unnamed for much of the series and previously referred to as "Girl with Black Hair" in WataMote Wikia, is a friend of Emiri Uchi. She is notably drawn with blank pupils. After Chapter 152 when both Tomoko and Uchi insult one another, she sternly presses Uchi to apologize to Tomoko.

Overview

unnamed for much of the series and previously referred to as "Girl with Black Hair" in WataMote Wikia, is a friend of Emiri Uchi. She is notably drawn with blank pupils.

She reveals in Chapter 106 that Uchi frequently talks about "a girl" when she points out Tomoko as "that girl you keep talking about" who is talking to "a guy" who turns out to be Tomoki.

Her name is revealed in Chapter 152 when Miyazaki indicates that she wishes to apologize to Uchi. Uchi has a temper-tantrum over their failure to reach the next round in the tennis table intramurals so she can face Tomoko, and Kayo unloads on Uchi about how she and the rest of Uchi's friends have noticed she is often absent and spending a great deal of time in Class 3-5. Later, when they find Uchi with Tomoko, she apologizes to her, and Uchi apologizes for her tantrum as well. Tomoko decides to deny that Uchi and her are friends and insults Uchi figuring that by directing all hate towards herself, Uchi and "the Emoji Group" will better reconcile. When Uchi runs away crying, Kayo and the rest then question Tomoko about her relationship with Uchi. Kayo is initially reticent to the Girl with Glasses' suggestion that Uchi "likes" Tomoko, but when she deduces that Tomoko insulted Uchi in order to separate herself from Uchi and allow Uchi and the rest of them to reconcile against her, Kayo confronts Tomoko and encourages her to become a "close friend" to Uchi. Later, she sternly lectures Uchi to apologize to Tomoko.

Personality

From her initial appearance, Uchi seems only interested in her small and consistent circle of friends who miss her when she is separated from them. Her Friend with Glasses claims their group is "boring" without her. To some like Yoshida and Yuri, she appears very shy to stand-offish. She shows no interest in talking to Tomoko when they sit together on a bus. She shows similar disinterest in her assigned field trip group and instead spends most of her time chatting with her friends. Due to some comic misunderstandings and Uchi's own behavior towards Yoshida, she vows to have as little interaction with them as possible.

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Uchi near completely loses her "Emoji-Face" talking about Tomoko.

Uchi's personality gradually reveals itself as her interest in Tomoko develops. Due to a few more comic misunderstandings and Tomoko's attempts to seem mature and experienced, Uchi believes Tomoko is a "pervert" who is sexually attracted to her. However, on her ride home from the trip, she keeps thinking about Tomoko looking at her. Seemingly contradictory behavior develops: while following and watching Tomoko she consistently angrily deems her imagined behavior as "disgusting!"; yet she starts to try to be close to Tomoko which includes her wanting Tomoko to be pressed up against her on a train. Despite inwardly declaring Tomoko a lesbian and "disgusting," she takes pride in her imagined interest from Tomoko. When she sees Mako Tanaka looking in Tomoko's direction, a sweating and smiling Uchi talks to Mako freely about her conviction that Tomoko is sexually attracted to her, to Mako's confusion, only to flee when Tomoko looks in her direction loudly declaring that she is Tomoko's "fetish fuel." Later, she corrects Hina Nemoto's impersonation of Tomoko in front of Akane Okada, Suzuki, and Yoshinori Kiyota. She becomes angered whenever she observes Tomoko interact with other girls and invariably leaps to the conclusion that Tomoko is either hitting on the other girl or they are both lesbians. Over time, Uchi's apparent disgust with her belief that Tomoko is attracted to girls mixes with her own progressively apparent desire to be with Tomoko. Her friends do notice and remark that she spends a lot of time talking about "that girl." Whether this is just jealousy, curiosity, or actual feelings remains undefined until Chapter 131 when she confesses, without naming her, that she believes Tomoko and her hearts are "one."

While she may appear quiet and shy to Tomoko, Yoshida, and others, she will throw sudden public temper-tantrums when her plans to be near Tomoko are thwarted. When Mako does not respond to Uchi's sob-story, Uchi becomes very agitated until Mako invites her into her group. Later in the same chapter, Uchi throws another tantrum to try to again ride the roller coaster next to Tomoko. These may seem like acts to get what she wants, but she earlier throws a full rolling-on-the-ground tantrum in reaction to not being assigned to Tomoko's class when it cannot change the assignment.

As with many characters, Uchi's own true feelings remain unrevealed and probably developing. Like Tomoko, she has curiosity about sexuality: in Chapter 77 when she finds the other members of her assigned group all asleep in the room during dinner time she figures she should at least wake them. When she attempts to wake the difficult to arose Yoshida for dinner, she pauses and then possibly takes the opportunity to touch her as Tomoko did. The sleeping Yoshida dreams it is Tomoko "pinching" her "nipples": "乳首つまんで. . ." again. Unlike Tomoko, her own fantasies currently remain undepicted, though that remains the case for most characters in the series other than Kotomi Komiyama, Akari Iguchi, and Yū Naruse. Even her conversations with her friends, who do gossip about the relationship one of them has, remain undepicted. Thus, exactly "what" sort of relationship she wants or fantasizes about with Tomoko at any stage, and the answers to the multiple questions concerning her own orientation, remain unknown.

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Uchi verbally mistreats Shizuku.

Regarding her relationship with other characters who are not Tomoko or her group of friends, Chapter 130.5 ends with the suggestion that Uchi may have at least come to tolerate Yoshida and Yuri, since she is the mostly likely of them to think: "They were all a bunch of disgusting creeps, but still I - had a lot of fun!"  While inwardly she may find many "disgusting," she does not vocalize this or attack others. However, later in the afternoon of the day she learns Tomoko did not give her the keychain as a symbol that they shared an emotional and romantic bond, Uchi spies Shizuku Hirasawa sitting with Tomoko. When Shizuku subsequently bumps into her, Uchi directly insults her.

In response to Koharu Minami, insulting Tomoko, she curtly demands that she never bring her "filthy face" into her classroom again.

Appearance

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Uchi loses her "Emoji Face."

Uchi has the same hairstyle as 's. Drawn without color in the manga, her hair is revealed on the color cover of the published Volume 8 to be dyed honey also like Yū's. Chapter 144.1 reveals her natural hair color as well as the fact she use to wear her hair shoulder length. Unlike most other characters, her face looks like an emoticon with dots for eyes, a similarity that Tomoko notes with irritation by referring to her as "Emoji (絵文字・えもじ)." Her face is drawn more conventionally when she becomes emotional, such as when she becomes incensed thinking Tomoko has been staring at her only to see she has been staring at some other girl. When Uchi inwardly denounces Tomoko or becomes jealous, she tends to grit her teeth.

In the Omake for Volume 13, which takes place after Chapter 129, her friends spy Kowarith. After they immediately greet him with "Wahai (ワイハー)," they turn to find that Uchi changed her hair and is straining to change her face into yet another emoticon (><) while denying that she is "Emiri." This is similar to her change when she throws her temper-tantrums. From the color covers of Volumes 8 and 13, along with the manga scenes such as in Chapter 134 depicted in the Gallery, she stands as tall to slightly taller than Tomoko.

Anime

  • Season 1: Episode 10

Manga

(Strikethrough episodes or chapters indicate the character was mentioned but did not make a physical appearance)

Relationships

Tomoko Kuroki

Until Tomoko and Uchi mutually insult one another in Chapter 152, Kayo does not appear to have much, if any, relationship with Tomoko. In more recent chapters, Uchi summons the courage to talk to Tomoko. In Chapter 144 she sees Tomoko leaving a store on the way to school, rushes up to her, and wishes her a good morning then talks about how beautiful the sky is. When she asks Tomoko what she bought, and Tomoko responds that she bought the latest Shonen Jump, Uchi asks her if she likes the series One Piece. Later in the school day, she approaches Tomoko again to talk about the series. How Tomoko responds to her is not shown. Perhaps unfortunately, in the next chapter she notices Tomoko's train arriving and wonders if she is one it. She sees what appears to be Tomoko embracing Miyazaki on the train and is stunned. Since that time, Uchi has not been seen secretly watching Tomoko.

Chapter 152 provides a significant change in their relationship. Uchi walks past Tomoko prior to the intramurals and states that she is waiting for the fourth match. Unfortunately, she and her class loses, so she will not advance to play Tomoko's class. She harangues her friends, and Kayo responds by accusing her of abandoning them frequently to go visit Class 3-5. Tomoko observes the argument, and when Uchi runs away, she follows her without really knowing why since, in her mind, they have never even really talked. Uchi discuses her argument with her friends with Tomoko. When her friends find her to apologize, Tomoko thinks that if she insults Uchi, all of the hate will be directed to her and the "Emoji Group" will be reconciled against her. She tells Uchi that not only are they not friends, she does not like that Uchi visits her class. Uchi runs away crying.

Her friends examine Uchi's weird behavior over the last two years and quickly come to the conclusion that it involves Tomoko. They recall Uchi stating that she was interested in someone whom they assumed was a boy. Her friends quickly figure out what is going on: Uchi likes Tomoko, may have a crush on Tomoko, and Tomoko insulted her to give Uchi and them an excuse to break from her. They encourage her to be Uchi's "close friend."

They text Uchi to return, and Tomoko apologizes to her using her nickname "Ucchii" as recommended by her friend with Glasses. However, Uchi begins to panic when her friends tell her they have been talking to Tomoko about her relationship with Uchi. When Miyazaki tells her that they all now understand that Uchi wants to be a "close friend" of Tomoko, Uchi inwardly panics. Like Tomoko insulted her, Uchi tries to pass off their relationship by saying Tomoko is "disgusting" and pretending that they all misunderstood her fascination with someone "disgusting." Highly insulted, Tomoko spats back that she wished she had not shown such consideration to an "Emoji" and runs away with tears in her eyes. Uchi is stunned by this reaction.

Unpacking this, it appears that Uchi has still been visiting Tomoko's class, though this has not been depicted in the chapters since she saw Tomoko embracing Miyazaki. For her part, Tomoko continued to have little regard for Uchi. Uchi's friends have noticed Uchi's behavior over the past two years and come to conclude that the person Uchi claimed to be "a little interested in" in Chapter 105 is "a girl": Tomoko. Her friends slowly suspect that she has a crush on this girl, and they think Tomoko insulted Uchi to give her an excuse to break away from her and return to them. They also seem quite supportive of the idea of Uchi having a crush on a girl, but Uchi does not understand this. She does not want her friends to know the truth of her crush, and she denigrates Tomoko to them as she has denigrated such relationships in her mind as "disgusting!" It appears that Uchi expected Tomoko to understand that she insulted her to cover her crush similar to Tomoko's attempt earlier.

What happens next in their relationship remains to be seen. Tomoko does recall in a flashback in Chapter 154 that Uchi cheered her with Shizuku Hirasawa during her match; however, she does not seem to react to the fact that Uchi, who just deeply insulted her, made good her offer to cheer her despite her telling Uchi not to bother. The cover of Chapter 155 reveals that she resumes watching Tomoko enter her classroom from the door. However despite the encouragement from Kayo and the Girl with Glasses to do so, she has not apologized to Tomoko.

"What is Love? Disgusting! Disgusting!"

Uchi consistently uses the term キモい (kimoi・"disgusting/creepy"), usually written with that combination of katagana and hiragana, to describe Tomoko and anything Tomoko does which Uchi can imagine to be sexual and, in particular, lesbian. Over time, it becomes clear that Uchi uses it to deny her feelings for Tomoko. As noted, she on the one hand denounces Tomoko and her understanding of her behavior, while on the other remains fascinated with it to the point of erotically fantasizing that she is Tomoko's "fetish fuel!" In Chapter 156, when Kayo directly confronts her about apologizing to Tomoko since anyone would feel insulted to be called キモい, Uchi stares off and insists that this term is not an insult for Tomoko, since she is キモい, and if the キモい were to be removed from Tomoko, there would be nothing left of her. Her friends do not have the opportunity to ask her what, exactly, makes Tomoko キモい, but does take the opportunity to receive a picture of Tomoko that Minami took when Asuka applied make-up on Tomoko to preserve how ridiculous Tomoko looked which she observes very closely while declaring it the "most disgusting of disgusting (キモいキモすぎる・kimoi kimoisugiru)."

Miyazaki and Various Initially Unnamed Friends

Uchi has a consistent set of friends which includes Miyazaki, Natsu, Kayo, and two other currently unnamed girls.
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Kayo ("Black Haired Girl") is obscured by Uchi, Natsu sits to the right of "Glasses," and Miyazaki sits in between "Glasses" and "Braids."

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Kayo discusses Tomoki with Miyazaki.

She spends most of her time with them on the field trip and becomes separated from them during a trip to a famous amusement park. As of Chapter 152, only Miyazaki and Kayo are specifically named though Natsu seems to be identified by process of elimination. They all notice that Uchi talks a lot about "that girl," Tomoko. Other than Miyazaki, they are:
  • Girl with Glasses: who has her hair, which is drawn between colorless and black in the manga, in a pony tail.
  • Kayo (かよ): Girl with Black Hair: Miyazaki calls her by her name in Chapter 152.
  • Girl with Long Braid:
  • Natsu (ナツ): Girl with Light Short Hair: in Chapter 129 she is absent from the group and the Girl with Glasses states that "Natsu ditched us to go with her boyfriend." Previously, the Girl with Glasses teased Natsu about being with a "Kazuki."

In more recent chapters, Miyazaki indicates that she has had a falling out with Uchi. Chapter 152 reveals that she and the rest have felt abandoned by Uchi who keeps slipping away from them. Girl with Glasses appears to understand that Uchi has a crush on Tomoko. Kayo initially protests that Tomoko "is a girl," but then urges Tomoko to be friends with Uchi. This all suggests that Uchi's friends would support her having a crush on a girl or being lesbian. In Chapter 156, Kayo sternly, and the Girl with Glasses gently, urge Uchi to apologize to Tomoko for calling her "gross" (キモい), while Miyazaki asks Mako if Tomoko has ever mentioned Uchi.

Mako Tanaka

Uchi feels comfortable approaching Mako to discuss Tomoko with her to the point that Uchi insists that she is Tomoko's "fetish fuel." Otherwise, they have little interaction shown; however, Mako does have Uchi's friend Miyazaki's phone number stored on her phone. In Chapter 152, Uchi laments that she misses those she shared classes with for two years and mentions "Makocchi" specifically.

Yuri Tamura

Yuri at least remembers her from the field trip. When Uchi tries to ride a train to Tomoko's stop so she will get pressed up against Tomoko by the crowd, Yuri recognizes that she will miss her stop and helps Uchi, who feigns weakness in her legs, off the train. During the field trip to the amusement park, Yuri is somewhat offended that Uchi is disappointed to sit next to her during a ride rather than Tomoko. In response, she pinches Uchi's arm hard. However, when Uchi observes Mako walking away with Koharu Minami, she turns and asks Yuri if she is okay with the situation.

Masaki Yoshida

Uchi would seem to have little, if any, interaction with Yoshida prior to the field trip. However, she possibly takes the opportunity when trying to wake the difficult to arouse Yoshida to pinch her nipples as Tomoko did in the same situation previously. Yoshida, dreaming her to be Tomoko, viciously elbows Uchi in the stomach. This would seem to end any relationship between the two. Nevertheless, Uchi does not avoid her when she joins her and Tomoko's group at the amusement park. She even appears to readily take part in activities Yoshida enjoys such as singing with a costumed character.

For her part, Yoshida notices Uchi using her phone in secret. Otherwise, she refers to Uchi as "that one chick" (さっぱりした奴・sapparishita yatsu).

Does She Actually Pinch Yoshida?

Absent the Authors clarifying, this remains ambiguous. Yoshida is very difficult to arose. As the Gallery picture shows, Uchi puts her hands on Yoshida's shoulders. Yoshida dreams it is Tomoko. She dreams Tomoko's hands, which have different sleeves than Uchi has, reaching down to pinch. She later emphatically accuses Tomoko of specifically pinching her nipples "again" to Tomoko's confusion. Yoshida previously could not be woken by simply shaking her; the actual "pinching" is not shown either by Uchi or in the dream.

Either way, this does not change much regarding Uchi: If she did there are, thus far, no other depictions of Uchi touching a girl in this way, and the incident can simply be curiosity; if she did not the rest of her curious development remains, though one can now speculate why Yoshida would dream of this.

Shizuku Hirasawa

Their current relationship is literally brief, but there are potential implications for Uchi's development. Uchi that morning had her fantasy of Tomoko considering their hearts connected shattered. She resumes secretly watching Tomoko during their lunch break and observes her entire encounter with Shizuku. After a happy Shizuku leaves Tomoko, Uchi walks directly into her and warns her not to over-step her place. Nevertheless, Uchi and Shizuku together cheer Tomoko during her table tennis match.

Shiki Futaki

In the midst of her tantrum over learning she is not assigned to Tomoko's class, Uchi hears this girl remark that she is in that classroom and becomes jealous. Like Uchi, her face is drawn like an emoticon, and she has blond hair gathered into two "twin tails." Uchi appears to know who she is. Mako and Yuri recall that Futaki was part of their team in the cavalry battle when the see her again vigorously playing a video game, but otherwise know nothing about her. No further information regarding her is known; her last name was not revealed until Chapter 128. Looking for his sister, Tomoki sees her near the shoe lockers and tries to gain her attention, but he stops when he notices her stretching alone in full splits. This suggests that, like Uchi, she is a cheerleader, which may explain why Uchi knows her.

Trivia

  • "A Girl has a Name": For much of her existence she has no name, and WataMote Wikireferred to her as "Girl with Black Hair." Chapter 152 reveals her name as "Kayo" in the hiragana.

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