Joshua smirking
 Alias(es) Josh (by Robin)
 Nationality Malaysian
• Characteristics•
 Blood Type O[1]
 Gender Male
 Age 12
 D.O.B. Around July 23 to August 22[2]
 Hair Color Brown with black undercut
 Eye Color Black
• Professional Status•
 Affiliation Sacred Hearts Primary School
 Occupation Student
• Personal Status•
 Status Alive
 Civil Status Single
 Love Interest(s) Robin (possibly)
 Allies Robin (possible love interest), Anthony (situational enemy), Triplet Bullies
 Enemies Candy JEM, Alex, Anthony (situational enemy)
• Others•
 Like(s) Basketball, playing video games[3]
 Dislike(s) Girls, losing
 Alignment Bad, later good
• Debuts•
 Comics Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up

Joshua is the main antagonist in Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up. He is an infamous Year 6 student and has a reputation of being a school bully.


Early Life

Joshua and Robin were friends in kindergarten before.[4] But then in his birthday party he blushed when he saw Robin looking cute and pretty in her new dress. When his friends realised this, they teased him hence making him embarassed and angry. Soon, he told Robin that he was not friends with her anymore.[5]

Joshua and Robin flashback

Joshua denying his crush on Robin.

Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up

More Than Friends: Feelings

When Corey stated that he knew a few people who always looked out for one another and help them whenever they are in need, Joshua was mentioned alongside with Robin to be one of the few that had such a relationship.

Spick & Span: Cleanliness

Joshua was seen commanding the triplet bullies to help him clean the school's drain.


Joshua has short messy brown hair styled in an undercut that is black in colour, as well as narrow black eyes and fair skin. Joshua constantly changed his clothing throughout the comics, but his clothing mostly consists of a jacket or a hoodie.

Joshua full appearance

Joshua's full appearance.


When first introduced, Joshua was a rude, loud and sadistic person. Infamous in school for him terrorizing his schoolmates and his (sometimes) unprovoked aggression, he represents as a stereotypical school bully.

Joshua was also shown to be quite sexist, as he showed disdainfulness and prejudice towards the opposite sex and believed that "flat-chested women are useless and weak",[6] as what he said to Candy JEM and Alex. He also showcased a revengeful and competitive side, going as far as mocking students, even those with high profiles in school like Anthony, by holding wagers in attempt to seek embarrassment from the competitors. Joshua is quite arrogant as well, often boasting about his superiority as a strong male in his school.

However, Joshua did display some degree of morals in the later part of his appearance. Mostly because of his punishments and lessons he had received from Anthony and the school. His personality changed considerably; being much more solemn and completely devoid of emotion. Though exemplified when Robin slapped and reprimanded him for his disputes.[7]

Joshua displayed a much softer side during his final appearance in book 18. As he put aside his tough nature and his prejudice against women and wore his heart on his sleeve and openly cried when he was overcame with grief while hugging Robin.[8]



Triplet Bullies

Love Interests


See Joshro.


Candy JEM






  • In the official Candy Series characters' stats, several information of Joshua are revealed:
    • Joshua's astrological sign is Leo, therefore, his birthday is between July 23 to August 22.
    • Joshua's blood type is O.
    • Joshua does not like anything.
    • Joshua's hobbies are playing basketball and video games.

Joshua's character stats


  1. Joshua's blood type in Character Information, see Trivia
  2. Joshua's astrological sign in Character Information, see Trivia
  3. Joshua's hobbies in Character Information, see Trivia
  4. Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up, page 109
  5. Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up, page 141
  6. Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up, page 24
  7. Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up, page 137-138
  8. Boys & Girls Rule!: Growing Up, page 145


Protagonists MiaEmiliaJoni
Antagonists SofiaLilyJaneSeraNoraJoshuaMr. ChanDerekDerek's Wingmen
Male Supporting Characters MikaelSteveIrwinCharlesCoreyAntoneAimoneJulianJamesDennisSeanNathan, Newton and NelsonNormanNoelBobbyAnthonyAndrewEdwardRichardHarryJacobPeterAsukaGarryMr. OuyangMr. LiuMarcusDaveC-DaigonAlanMr. Christopher RobinsonNedMr. ChengHeadmasterMr. ForestElite Minds Academy HeadmasterMr. SilasHanselMr. ShunMaster FangMr. SongZachKunderaColin
Female Supporting Characters ZaraQistinaCarmenMiyukiMrs. LawsonMrs. OuyangJaneSusiePaulineAlexandraCarlyNinaNancyVaniRobinMrs. Zhang (Mia's mother)IrisMrs. LiuRoseMrs. WangMrs. Zhang (Norman's mother)Mrs. KwekJadeMrs. ChenMiss LeeAyakoCeciliaAmiraPennyAriel
Character Groups Mia's SiblingsNorman's GrandparentsRich TwinsTriplet BulliesSofia's BulliesGuys Generation
Non-humans Candy MeowHamletBunbunBonnieToro
Minor Characters
Male Characters BobbyJamesPeterMarcusAlanAndrewDennisHamletMr. ChengSeanMr. OuyangEdwardJoshuaMr. LiuMr. ForestAimoneDaveJacobNoelNathan, Newton and NelsonNedMr. ChanMr. Christopher RobinsonGarryAsukaMr. SilasHanselDerekDerek's WingmenMarcusC-DaigonHeadmasterElite Minds Academy HeadmasterMr. ShunMaster FangMr. SongZachKunderaColin
Female Characters LilyIrisMrs. OuyangJadeMrs. Zhang (Norman's mother)Mrs. WangZaraQistinaSeraNoraSusiePaulineMrs. Zhang (Mia's mother)NinaNancyMrs. KwekVaniRobinRoseMrs. ChenMrs. LiuAyakoMiss LeeCarlyCeciliaAmiraPennyAriel
Character Groups Mia's SiblingsNorman's GrandparentsRich TwinsSofia's BulliesTriplet BulliesGuys Generation
Non-humans HamletBunbunBonnieToro