|Height||Younger: 4'11" (150 cm)|
Older: 5'2" (158 cm)
|Year||1st year in middle school|
|Anime||Episode 1 (cameo)|
|Light Novel||Volume 2|
|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.
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.
The older Shoko has grown relatively taller and is seen wearing the Minegahara High school uniform.
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.
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.
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.