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"I challenge you. There's a Teen of Japan contest at Christmas. I'm representing the junior class at Eirin. If you win, we'll recognize you as an equal."
—Sonoko to Tsukushi[src]

Sonoko Maekawa (前川 園子 (まえかわ そのこ) Maekawa Sonoko) was a student at Eirin Academy. During her second year of high school, she participated in the Teen of Japan contest with Ayano Kurimaki and Tsukushi Makino. Sonoko was disqualified during the second round.

Biography

High school

Sonoko attended Eirin Academy. Like a lot of girls there, she had her eye on Seinosuke Amakusa. However, he was not interested in any of the girls at Eirin.[1]

Teen of Japan

Sonoko challenges Tsukushi

"You just came back from the U.S. so that you could get your claws into Seinosuke, didn't you? You say you're engaged, but that's only what your parents decided! Seinosuke's not paying any attention to you at all! Sorry to say, it seems Seinosuke prefers this bitch!"
—Sonoko yells at Ayano[src]

When Seinosuke announced he intended to marry Tsukushi Makino, Sonoko and her friends went to confront her. Sonoko challenged her to compete against her in the Teen of Japan contest. Seinosuke then showed up and forced them to leave Tsukushi alone.[1] Sonoko did not see Tsukushi again until the day of Teen of Japan.[2] In the first round, Sonoko carefully selected an outfit which judge Jody Grand described as being elegant with an "ethnic flair." She passed on to the next round.[3] In the dressing room, Sonoko and her friends badmouthed Tsukushi. Ayano Kurimaki criticized them for not focusing on the competition. Sonoko became upset and yelled at Ayano until her friends lead her away. In the second round, a nervous Sonoko was disqualified for breaking a tea cup.[4]

Physical appearance

Like her fellow Teen of Japan contestants, Sonoko was a pretty girl. Her hair was a pixie cut, making it the shortest of all the contestants. She likely wore name-brand clothing regularly as she was shown to have a familiarity with it during the contest. Sonoko was also seen wearing her school uniform.

Personality and traits

It was hinted on several occasions that Sonoko had a crush on Seinosuke. However, he never paid any attention to her, possibly making her feel insecure. Sonoko was jealous of Seinosuke's object of affection, Tsukushi. Due to Tsukushi's background, Sonoko viewed her as inferior to herself. She also displayed some animosity towards Ayano, whom was Seinosuke's informal fiancée.

Behind the scenes

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Character notes

Portrayals

  • Kurara Kotomi portrays Sonoko in the Takarazuka musical, Hana Yori Dango (2019). Kotomi also plays another minor role, Hiroko.[5] Sonoko's role is significantly lessened as she has no lines.

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