Minako is girl from the same school as Tsutsumi from a different class. She first get close to Tsutsumi to get to know more about Tokyo, where Tsutsumi is from. She comes from a family that owns the Kurita Inn, which she is to inherit one day. However Minako is not found of the idea and only wishes to leave town Tokyo to Shine on her own; hence her initial reason to get close to Tsutsumi who was from Tokyo. Over time she becomes good friends with Tsutsumi even starting to like him. They end up going to the same prep school over the summer hoping to study together and get in to a Tokyo University together.