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小島 多恵

玄野が罰ゲームにより告白し、つきあうことになったのが小島多恵である。
控えめで素直な心を持った、ごく普通の女の子。
大好きな人のためにかいがいしくご飯を作ってあげたりと、典型的な「尽くす」タイプだ。
実は以前から玄野のことが気になっていたのだが、引っ込み思案のため積極的に関わりを持つことができなかった。

休み時間に人目をはばかることなく創作活動に打ち込む姿は自他ともに認める”オタク”であり、実はマンガも描いているようだ。
玄野に贈った肖像画もなかなかの力作である。

玄野とつき合ったことで、意図せず様々な戦いに巻き込まれていくが、クラス全員を虐殺した偽中野(チビ星人)の襲撃から生還できたのも玄野のおかげ。
そんな彼女の存在が、「カタストロフィ」の<鍵>である玄野を人間的に成長させ、やがてそれが世界を救うことにつながっていく。

奥先生:談

多恵ちゃんも和泉と同じく、玄野のキャラクターを浮き彫りにするために登場させた人物なんです。
映画『ロッキー』で、主人公が根暗でかわいくないエイドリアンをすごく愛して、試合後に名前を叫ぶのがすごくかっこいいと思ったので、あんまりかわいくない子に一生懸命になれる主人公のほうが魅力的かなと思って。

TAE KOJIMA

Kurono, as part of losing a bet with friends, had to profess his love to Tae Kojima, and wound up having to date her.
Kojima’s a very ordinary girl; she’s honest, with a humble personality.
She’s your typical girl, and as a girlfriend, pretty devout, preparing food everyday for the person that she has feelings for.  Kojima had actually been interested in Kurono for a long while, but could not muster up the courage to get any sort of positive connection with him.

She’s recognized by many as a sort of otaku and geek, delving deep into her interests, even during class, drawing manga while not caring about the hostile and haughty gaze of her classmates around her.

Going out with Kurono had some natural but drastic side-effects: she got involved in various battles that most would have not survived, but managed to survive such battles as the attacks of Nakano (a short alien, who would up killing all of her classmates) thanks to Kurono.
Her existence help echo that Kurono would be a key person of the “Catastrophe," and make him grow as a character — pushing him in the direction where he’d eventually be tasked with saving the world.

--- Oku-sensei’s comment:

Tae-chan, as well as Izumi, are characters that serve to really bring out and highlight Kurono’s personality.
In the movie “Rocky,” I thought it was so cool loved the decidedly homely and pessimist Adrian so much, and shouted her name loudly after the match.  That’s why I wanted to include a character who would love an modest, unattractive girl like Tae-chan.