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Kaori
Makino honami
Rōmaji Kaori
Information
Gender Female
Age 17
Occupation Student
Portrayal
Portrayed by Honami Makino


Kaori is one of the supporting characters in the drama Box "R". She is portrayed by Honami Makino.

Storyline Edit

The girls in the bullying gang, Kaori, Tsugumi and Yumika, are friends that get along best with Natsu[1]. They are like birds of a feather with the same thoughts and views on life[1].

Creation Edit

Honami finds it hard to get into her role as Kaori when not on set[2]. She relies on the strength of the other actors in order to help sync her feelings with her own character. Initially she had difficulty getting into Kaori's character for Natsu/Kyoko wasn't portraying her character with enough depth that she could respond to in kind. She didn't think the Mio-like Natsu was one that Kaori would want to be friends with either nor someone she could respect like a leader[3].

When Kyoko finds her Natsu, Honami is very intimidated for she finds it hard to get into character on set let alone off it like Kyoko. She wonders if she will be able to be match her Kaori to Kyoko's Natsu for Kaori is supposed to be the one closest to Natsu[4]. She tries hard to get into Kaori's character, tagging along with Natsu for stand-while- you-eat ramen and focusing on what Kaori should feel and think[5].

Characterization Edit

Personality Edit

Kaori is Natsu's closest friend in the group and is her only remaining one by the end[6]. She is Natsu's right arm, someone that Natsu would trust enough to substitute for herself[7]. Kaori is said to have the most similar personality and way of thinking to Natsu[8].

Natsu and Kaori are close friends or ruitomo[9] (people with shared interests) because of this Natsu doesn't rat her out like she would do to anyone else when Kaori plays a prank on Natsu (steals the uniform ribbon)[10]. Natsu would prefer they work out their differences between themselves. She is sometimes a bit uncertain about Natsu's trust in her for when Natsu appointed Yumika as her 'right hand' she felt hurt until she heard Natsu's explanation for doing that and then is embarrassed by Natsu's words[11].

Kaori is very skilled at nail-art and also finds bullying people fun, taking an active part in it such as during the karaoke scene[12]. For she also poses mean questions to Mako while taking pictures and videos of the scene all whilst laughing[12]. She is not as extreme as Natsu for towards the end of the bullying she has second thoughts and looks to Natsu to end is, only Natsu has no qualms about it at all and is enjoying it immensely[12].

Appearance Edit

Like Natsu, Kaori is very fashionable, knows how to apply difficult nail-art and make-up. She is usually seen in her uniform, changed up bit for the gang doesn't wear the ribbons.

Reception Edit

Box "R" although widely anticipated due to the actresses in it, was considered a disappointment however it is still airing so there is time for it to grow and improve[13].

Kaori may have been outshone by Yumika, who Kyoko thought might have became a better 'right arm' to Natsu as the shooting progressed.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 22, Chapter 130, Page 27
  2. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 22, Chapter 129, Page 8
  3. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 21, Chapter 126, Page 11
  4. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 136, Page 2-6
  5. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 134, Page 12-15
  6. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 133, Page 29
  7. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 134, Page 7-8
  8. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 136, Page 6
  9. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 22, Chapter 130, Page 13
  10. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 22, Chapter 130, Page 20-23
  11. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 134, Page 13-14
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 23, Chapter 135
  13. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 31, Chapter 220, Page 12-13

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