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Shoko Makinohara

Shoko

LN Vol 03-01

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Kana 牧之原 翔子
Rōmaji Makinohara Shoko
Characteristics
Gender Female
Height Younger: 4'11" (150 cm)
Older: 5'2" (158 cm)
Personal Status
Status Alive
Birthdate April 10
Occupation
  • Student
Year 1st year in middle school
Debut
Anime Episode 1 (cameo)
Episode 6
Light Novel Volume 2
Seiyuu
Japanese Seiyuu Inori Minase
What I think, Sakuta-kun, is that life is here for us to become kinder. I live life every day hoping I was a slightly kinder person than I was the day before.
— An older Shoko to Sakuta Azusagawa

Shoko Makinohara (牧之原 翔子, Makinohara Shōko) is one of the main characters of Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai series. After helping Sakuta Azusagawa deal with his sister's Adolescence Syndrome, she became Sakuta's first crush until she suddenly disappeared.

Appearance

Middle School

Shoko Makinohara is a short young girl who possesses light blue eyes and long blue hair. She wears a white and blue middle school uniform with a blue skirt and a red bow tie. band is usually seen holding an umbrella outside.

High School

The older Shoko has grown relatively taller and is seen wearing the Minegahara High school uniform.

Personality

Shoko is a kind and compassionate person, as she voluntarily helped Sakuta and Kaede go through the hardships of Adolescence Syndrome and was also willing to adopt a cat left in the rain.

History

Shoko was first found at Shichigahara Beach by Sakuta and listened to his story about his ordeal with Adolescence Syndrome. Sometime after their first meeting, Sakuta asked her why she chose to believe his story. Shoko replied that there were as many different worlds as there were people. After stating that it was fate that brought them together, Shoko told that she believed life was there to people to be kinder and that she lived hoping to be kinder the next day. Shoko approved his subsequent request to live like her, adding now that he knew pain others couldn't understand, he would become kinder than anyone else.

Plot

Younger Shoko

Shoko introduces herself

Shoko introduces herself to Sakuta and Mai

On a rainy day, a girl with the same appearance and name as Shoko was found covering a kitten in a box with her umbrella by Sakuta and Mai. Upon being asked for her contact info so that she would adopt the cat after Sakuta did, Shoko introduced her name, which surprised the former. Afterwards, she began visiting Sakuta's house every now and then to check on the cat, now called 'Hayate'.

On October 16, Shoko was called by Sakuta to confirm if she had sent a letter to come meet at Shichirigahama Beach, to which she responded that she didn't. Shoko apologized for not visiting for some time, adding that she wasn't feeling well and she would come back once she did.

Older Shoko

Older Shoko returns

"Shoko-san" arrives to help Sakuta once again

On November 27, the older Shoko appeared in front of Sakuta while he was grieving the loss of Kaede's recent memories and after his scars reopened, and brought him to his home to treat his injuries. Outside his bathroom, Shoko read excerpts from Kaede's diary out loud, revealing that Kaede had expected her former memories to return and that Sakuta would blame himself; thus, she wanted to give Sakuta happy experiences so that he wouldn't have any regrets once she regained her former self. When Sakuta berated himself for crying, Shoko stated that his sadness showed how significant Kaede's existence was and that as her big brother, he had to embrace it all. The next day, Shoko left a note telling that she went home.