Name: Mariko Kumakura Star sign: Pisces Height: 155cm 51 Weight: 48kg 106 lbs Hobby: reading What she wants the most: her own computer taken from the character profiles in vol.05 Initially just a reserved girl Mari comes into her own when she suddenly is swept up into a whirlwind friendship with a popular classmate Akko. She gets her hair cut off and from that moment it seems Mari begins to shed her closed up and shy personality. Despite being dowdy Mari comes to enjoy things like shopping for cute clothes and dressing up though mostly this is because of Akkos encouragement. Mari has a good family life in contrast to Akko having both her parents there for her probably more than shed like and a younger brother who she gets along with most of the time. She also becomes good friends with Sugi and Tamamin though she is surprised to learn that girls would be so open as to casually kiss each other without having any emotion behind it. She is a bit flustered around them and their energy but she considers the two to be her very good friends. Mari eventually falls in love with Akko and suffers internally because of it. She does not know what to do with her feelings for her best friend and she especially is even more confused because Akko is a girl.