Kousei is the reserved, cynical Straight Man while Kaori is cheerful, wild, and optimistic. Kousei also fits with his best friend, Tsubaki, who is tomboyish and energetic. She has unrequited feelings towards him. While they never go beyond subtext, since the series especially the anime thrives on Ship Tease , Mahaado and his student Mana fit this trope quite well. About the only point missing is the Squishy Wizard status, since Mahaado is well trained both in magic and military arts. While he doesn't fit the "soft" attribute being quite physically adept , he's very aloof and scornful of friendships.
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Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
A Girl Next Door is a character who, it is implied, an "ordinary guy" male protagonist might have known when growing up, and whom he might like without feeling intimidated. She may literally be from the same neighborhood as the hero, or she may just remind him of girls he knew back home. An Average Josephine, if you will. They'll usually embody a " wholesome " sort of femininity, so they're rarely the promiscuous sort, though she might act as a foil to a woman who is. Since the trope is more about her personality, some can be considered knock-outs. In which case, they're likely the local beauty in the neighborhood, or a small town; especially if she's someone like the sassy, hot waitress from the local diner, or the Farmer's Daughter.
Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
I read this during Valentine's Day, so I was in the mood for a fluffy romance. I'm happy to report that that's exactly what I got - and then some. I actually giggled aloud to myself several times.