"Anything. It can be anything. In any case, you must first take action. The truth is, before you do something. Ambition, determination, effort. None of that matters. If you don't take action, nothing will change. One you take action, something will happen. Once you take action, you are bound to encounter something." -Mato to Futaba

Mato Katori (火鳥 真斗 Katori Mato) is a main character of the Amanchu! series. She is the advisor to the Diving Club, and Hikari Kohinata and Futaba Ooki's homeroom teacher.

Appearance Edit

Amanchu - Anime Promo Artwork - Mato Katori
Amanchu (anime) - Mato Katori (Chibi)
Mato has dark brown eyes and long dark-brown hair (sometimes portrayed as black) which she ties up in a ponytail. She is 168cm tall and has pale skin. And unlike other characters, she doesn't stick to a certain outfit, and instead switches it up everyday. In chibi form, she is usually portrayed with two straight lines for eyes and a triangular mouth forming an irritated expression, and an ahoge.

Personality Edit

Mato is a spirited lady, who has plenty of positive energy. She's a person who encourages, strengthens, and supports friends and loved ones. She's very extroverted and kind, but doesn't hesitate punishing others if it's necessary.

Appearances by Chapter / Episode Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Her first name Mato (真斗) uses the kanji for "true" and "Dipper", likely referring to her guiding her students like the North Star. Her surname Katori (火鳥) uses the Japanese characters for "fire bird"
  • Mato's car is named Pokoten the 3rd (ぽこてん3号くん), a reference to President Aria Pokoteng from Kozue Amano's previous series, Aria. She also has a stuffed Aria hanging from her car's mirror.
  • Another teacher, Mamoru Towano, has a crush on her.
  • Mato is scared of bugs.


Main Characters Futaba OokiHikari KohinataAi NinomiyaMakoto NinomiyaMato Katori
Side Characters Aria/Advisor ChaOhimeKino KohinataChizuru HimenoAkane MizunashiHayate KohinataKodama KohinataKokoro MisakiKotori MisakiThe PrincipalPeterMamoru Towano