Myeonghwa Choe is a second-year student at Rinkai Girls' High School in East Tokyo and a supporting character in the manga "Saki". She is a scholarship student originating from France and is of Korean descent. Myeonghwa is an internationally ranked mahjong player.
Myeonghwa's playing style at the European mahjong championships earned her the nickname "The God of Wind". In her native French language, she is dubbed " venter", meaning "windy".