Akira works as a waiter at The Happy Sumo, a Japanese restaurant in Springfield.
Allison has had a few speaking roles after that and has been friends with Lisa, Janey, Sherri and Terri at school.
Anastasia is a white tiger that performs in casinos with Gunter and Ernst.
Allison Taylor (voiced by Winona Ryder, Pamela Hayden) is in Lisa's class but skipped a grade and has a lot in common with Lisa.
She first appeared in "Lisa's Rival", in which Lisa feels threatened by Allison's talents and abilities.
I used to think I was the Harry Potter of relationships—magical, adventurous, and the right kind of popular.
(I may have spent a long weekend at Harry Potter World in Orlando a few weeks ago so if I’m heavy on the Harry Potter metaphors… A number of them have gained expanded roles and have subsequently starred in their own episodes.According to the creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, the show adopted the concept of a large supporting cast from the Canadian sketch comedy show Second City Television.During a school competition Lisa has Bart sabotage Allison's Tell-Tale Heart diorama with a cow's heart in a box and hides the original diorama beneath a floorboard.Wracked with guilt, Lisa returns Allison's real diorama.She debuts in "$pringfield", where it is explained she was captured from the wild by Ernst and Gunter. Arnie Pye (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is a disgruntled, somewhat eccentric helicopter traffic reporter for Springfield's KBBL-TV (Channel 6).