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"I-I'm sorry Tsukushi. I know you were helping me...but..."
—Makiko apologizes to Tsukushi[src]

Makiko Endo (遠藤 真木子 (えんどう まきこ) Endō Makiko) was a student at Eitoku Academy, and a friend and classmate of Tsukushi Makino. She was from a middle-class background. Tsukushi stood up for Makiko when she angered the F4's leader Tsukasa Domyoji by accident. Makiko most likely transferred out of Eitoku sometime later.


Early life[]

Makiko was born into a typical middle-class family in Japan.[1]

High school[]


Makiko laughing with Tsukushi before their run-in with the F4

Makiko: "To be honest, sometimes I think I'm the only one who thinks we're friends."
Tsukushi: "That's not true. I think of you as my friend, too."
Tsukushi assures Makiko about their friendship[src]

In high school, she was in Class 2-C at Eitoku Academy. She became friends with her classmate Tsukushi Makino. Makiko sometimes wondered whether Tsukushi actually thought of her as a friend. When Makiko confessed this to her, Tsukushi assured her that she felt the same way. Then, while walking down the stairs, Makiko fell and landed on the F4's leader, Tsukasa Domyoji. Makiko tried to apologize, but Tsukasa ignored her appeals. Tsukushi stood up her, resulting in her receiving a red card instead of Makiko.[1] Afterwards, Makiko began avoiding to Tsukushi as she was frightened of being bullied herself. However, she felt guilty while watching the other students harass Tsukushi. To apologize, she found Tsukushi's desk and returned it to her in secret.[2] Later, Makiko seemed to have disappeared from Eitoku.[3]

Physical appearance[]

Makiko had a bob hairstyle with short bangs parted to the right side of her face. She was a typical high school girl with a somewhat plain face. Makiko was only shown wearing the Eitoku Academy uniform.

Personality and traits[]

She had a naïve and sweet personality, seen in her interactions with other students. Unlike Tsukushi, Makiko admired her rich classmates, including Yuriko Asai. Makiko genuinely wanted to be friends with Tsukushi, but her personality was not strong enough to handle the wrath of the F4. She did show some courage though, as shown when she returned Tsukushi's desk.


Makiko (真木子; まきこ) has three kanji. The first means "truth," "reality,"[4] while the seconds means "tree," "wood," etc.[5] The third means "child" and is a common suffix added to female given names.[6] Her surname, Endo (遠藤; えんどう) is the thirty-eighth most common Japanese surname. The two kanji together translate to "far-off wisteria."[7] The first kanji has several meanings, though the most common are "distant" and "far."[8][9] The second means "wisteria," referring particularly to the Japanese wisteria.[10]

Behind the scenes[]

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Character notes


See also: Category:Makiko Endo portrayals

Makiko in the anime

  • Fuko Misaki provides Makiko's voice in the Boys Over Flowers anime (1996)[11] and the short film.[12] She is given a more prominent role and appears semi-regularly throughout the entirety of the series. Early in the anime, Makiko remains friends with Tsukushi following the incident with Tsukasa, albeit secretly. After gaining more courage, she is able to openly be friends with Tsukushi. One small difference from the manga is that Makiko has attended Eitoku since elementary, which likely means she is from an upper-class family.

Ann Yeh as Li Zhen

  • A version of Makiko, renamed Li Zhen, is portrayed by Ann Yeh in Meteor Garden (2001).[13] She is a combination of Makiko and Sakurako Sanjo. Li Zhen shares more traits with Makiko, such as her financial status and low-key personality. She is depicted as an overachiever who befriends Shan Cai (Tsukushi) since they are both from lower-class families. Li Zhen falls in love with Si (Tsukasa), which leads to her attempting to sabotage Shan Cai. Ultimately, she regrets her actions and leaves school as penance.

Asami Ishii as Makiko

  • Makiko is portrayed by Asami Ishii in the 2016 musical adaptation.[14] Kim Seo-an portrays her in the Korean version. In the musical, Makiko nervously approaches Tsukushi to ask to be her friend. Things are going well until Makiko bumps into Tsukasa and then pours water on him by accident. Tsukushi stands up for her, but Makiko does not do the same. She later joins the others in bullying Tsukushi.
  • Dong Xin plays a version of her, also named Li Zhen, in Meteor Garden (2018).[15] Like her predecessor, she shares some actions with Sakurako from the manga. Her background and personality are more similar to Makiko's. Unlike in Meteor Garden (2001), Li Zhen does not transfer out of school after betraying Shan Cai (Tsukushi).



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 | Makiko Endo
Junko Ekuni | Fortuneteller | Gen | Giuseppe | Jody Grand | Mike Hall | Harumi and Mako | Hatta | Hirayama
Hiroko | Hiromi | Hiromi | Hiroshi | Mayumi Isoda | Iwatsuki | Junpei's friend | Junpei's mother | K University students
Kaede's sister | Kimoto | Kirishima | Kobayashi | Koga | Kazuko Kubo | M | Maekawa | Sonoko Maekawa | Rio Makise
Mako | 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 | Kimiko Tamura | Teacher | Toda | Tome | Tsubaki's ex-boyfriend | Tsubaki's husband
Tsukasa's attacker | Tsukasa's father | Tsukasa's grandfather | Ueno | Umi's friend | Viola | Yatchan
Yoshida | Eisuke Yoshida | Yuki's father | Yuki's mother | Yuki's sister