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Emu: "Emu doesn't want you to go away from us."
Memu: "Memu doesn't either."
— The Twins' attachment to Akira[src]

Emu (絵夢 (えむ) Emu) and Memu Mimasaka (美作 芽夢 (みまさか めむ) Mimasaka Memu) were the younger twin sisters of Akira Mimasaka. They were particularly attached to Akira and hated to be apart from him, often crying when they had to leave him. Both girls resembled their mother in appearance as well as in personality. They often went overseas with their parents.

Biography

Early life

Emu and Memu were born to the mother and father, who owned a trading company. They were several years younger than their older brother, Akira.[1] The girls both idolized Akira and greeted him each morning with a hug. They also claimed that they wanted to marry him when they grew up.[2]

One day, the twins met Tsukushi Makino. Their interest quickly returned to their brother, whom they begged to go to Spain with them. Emu and Memu were still crying when they were taken away by their mother and a servant.[1]

Physical appearance

The twins were like smaller versions of their mother, from whom they inherited their facial features and hair. Emu and Memu typically wore their long, wavy hair in the same or similar style to one another. The style their hair was most often seen in was a half-up do. The clothes the twins wore usually matched their mother's. Their wardrobe consisted of long, frilly dresses.

Personality and traits

Being young children, Emu and Memu were extremely attached to their brother. They hated to be apart from him for any length of time and often begged for him to go with them. Both twins also said they wanted to marry him when they grew up. Likely due to their age, they were unaware of how their behavior often left him exhausted. The girls were usually happy and smiling, outside of the times when they parted from Akira.

Behind the scenes

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Character notes

Portrayals

Himawari and Imari Kitayama as Emu and Memu

  • Himawari and Imari Kitayama portrays Emu and Memu in episodes three and eleven of Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007).[5] The child actresses are now retired. Like in the manga, the twins are overly attached to their brother and both say they are going to marry him someday. Both had a brief cameo with their mother in the last episode during the end credits.
  • The twins appear briefly in Hana Yori Dango Final (2008), but are portrayed by older actresses. This is likely due to the fact that the films is set four years after the drama.

Appearances

References

See also


Boys Over Flowers characters
Main characters

Tsukasa Domyoji | Rui Hanazawa | Tsukushi Makino | Akira Mimasaka | Sojiro Nishikado

Supporting characters

Seinosuke Amakusa | Kazuya Aoike | Yuriko Asai | Erika Ayuhara | Kaede Domyoji | Tsubaki Domyoji
Ryusuke Hayama | Sara Hinata | Amon Kunisawa | Ayano Kurimaki | Chieko Makino | Haruo Makino
Susumu Makino | Yuki Matsuoka | Umi Nakajima | Nakatsuka | Kiyonaga Narumiya | Nishida
Shigeru Okawahara | Junpei Oribe | Shingo Oribe | Sakurako Sanjo | Tama | Thomas | Shizuka Todo
Minako Yamano | Matsutaro Yoshimatsu

Minor characters

Aki and Chimura | Akira's girlfriend | Akira's father | Akira's mother | Beautician | Bob | Cindy
Kaede's sister | Makiko Endo | Junko Ekuni | Gen | Giuseppe | Jody Grand | Junpei's mother | Harumi and Mako
Hatta | Hirayama | Hiroko | Hiromi | Hiromi | Hiroshi | Mayumi Isoda | Iwatsuki | Kimoto | Kirishima | Kobayashi
Koga | Kazuko Kubo | M | Maekawa | Sonoko Maekawa | Rio Makise | Makoto | Makoto | Jean P. Mayol | Mayuko
Midori | Miho | Mika | Emu and Memu Mimasaka | Mina | Mikihisa Minami | Misawa | Miya | Eri Miyazawa
Piromichi Nakano | New York enterpriser | Shoichiro Nishikado | Noriko | Hideki Oe | Akira Onagisa | Ozawa
Principal | Proprietress | Rie | Rika | Risako | Rui's father | Rui's mother | Saito | Sakurako's grandmother
Seinosuke's father | Shigeru's father | Shigeru's mother | Shingo's girlfriend | Shiori | Shizuka's parents
Arthur Smith | Sojiro's brother | Sojiro's father | Sojiro's mother | Sugiyama | Tama's husband | Teacher
Toda | Tome | Tsubaki's ex-boyfriend | Tsubaki's husband | Tsukasa's grandfather | Tsukasa's father
Ueno | Viola | Yatchan | Yoshida | Eisuke Yoshida | Yuki's father | Yuki's mother | Yuki's sister



Hana Yori Dango (2005) characters
Main characters

Tsukasa Domyoji | Rui Hanazawa | Tsukushi Makino | Akira Mimasaka | Sojiro Nishikado

Supporting characters

Yuriko Asai | Erika Ayuhara | Kaede Domyoji | Tsubaki Domyoji | Sara Hinata | Kazu Kaburagi | Ayano Kurimaki
Chieko Makino | Haruo Makino | Susumu Makino | Yuki Matsuoka | Umi Nakajima | Nishida | Shigeru Okawahara
Sakurako Sanjo | Sachiyo Sengoku | Tama | Shizuka Todo | Ken Uchida | Minako Yamano

Minor characters

Akira's mother | Takayuki Kimoto | Jean P. Mayol | Emu and Memu Mimasaka | Mysterious gentleman
Nakatsuka | Nakatsuka's date | Shoichiro Nishikado | Junpei Oribe | Ryuji | Sara's fiancé | Shigeru's father
Shigeru's mother | Arthur Smith | Sonny | Toyama | Tsubaki's husband | Tsukasa's father | Minako Yamanaka
Yuki's father | Yuki's mother