Sara Hinata (日向 更,Hinata Sara) was the childhood friend of Sojiro Nishikado. She had a crush on Sojiro and planned to share her feelings, but he stood her up. The two lost contact. Sara attended a public high school, where she was a member of a tea ceremony club. There she befriended Yuki Matsuoka, who helped her reunite with Sojiro
"I told you that I sometimes pass by here, didn't I? I'll tell you what I'd be thinking about. I'd be remembering our childhood. Like, "we used to run along the top of this wall..." or, about the time we feel asleep in the storehouse."
Sara first met Sojiro Nishikado when they were children. Her mother took lessons at the Nishikado's tea school. She and Sojiro became close friends and Sara affectionately called him "Jiro". They often played around Sojiro's house. One day, they hid in the storeroom and Sara fell asleep. Sojiro's parents were unable to find him and eventually called the police. In another incident, the two of them climbed on the wall surrounding his house and fell down. Sojiro protected Sara by taking most of the impact.
During their first year of high school, Sara often Sojiro visited his house unannounced. On one occasion, she interrupted him with a girl, annoying Sojiro. Another day, Sara walked into Sojiro's room. Trying to cheer him up, Sara talked about stuff animals and pretended to be one. Laughing, Sojiro flicked her forehead. Sara nearly fell backward but he caught her in time. She then closed her eyes. Sojiro, however, quickly changed the subject. Sometime later, Sara went to a building's rooftop with two friends. The next morning, she left a voicemail for Sojiro, asking him to meet her there around five in the morning. Sojiro, however, did not show up. Sara waited for him at his house. She began crying and told him "Goodbye." Later, she wrote him a letter explaining how her "one encounter, one chance" was waiting for him at that building.
Meeting Sojiro again
Sara was a cute, young girl. She had short hair which was an extremely light brown, appearing almost blonde. Sara used hair clips or pins to keep her short bangs out of her face. Her wardrobe consisted of mostly comfortable clothing which was also cute and girly. Sara particularly liked skirts.
Personality and traits
She was loud, carefree, and a little bit of a tomboy. As a child, Sara enjoyed playing outdoors and eating snacks. Her love of snacks continued into her teenage years and she was always looking out for new kinds. She belonged to a Japanese tea ceremony club at school.
In the color edition of Boys Over Flowers, Sara's hair appears to be almost blonde. However, since the series tends towards more natural hair colors, it can be assumed that her hair is a very light shade of brown.
Pally Chien plays Sara, renamed Xiao Geng, in one episode of Meteor Rain (2001). She falls for her childhood friend, Xi Men (Sojiro). They lose contact after Xi Men stands her up one night. He later tells Xiao You (Yuki) that he regrets not meeting her that night.