Saori Chiba

千葉 さおり, Saorin
Saori nicknamed Saorin is a girl who is a fifth grader in Shichis class at the beginning of Hr Musuko. From early on she takes an interest in encouraging Shichi to crossdress even going so far as to buy him an expensive dress for his birthday which he later returns much to her displeasure. Saori finds it difficult to associate well with most others and as such has very few friends though she becomes close friends with Shichi. She tends to tell others what is on her mind disregarding how others may take what she says. As Saori grows up she gradually becomes more standoffish and stoic she even has bad relations with her teachers. Despite her selfcentered attitude she remains popular among the boys in her classes because of her physical attractiveness. She is a sensitive girl whose temper sometimes gets the better of her when reprimanding bullies that tease Shichi because of his femininity and crossdressing. As she has feelings for him Saori is often emotionally affected by circumstances involving Shichi. Due in part to this influence Saori converts to Christianity to seek forgiveness for her previous actions though she only attends mass when feeling guilty of her behavior.