Akira's mother is often confused to be his stepmother or older sister thanks to her youthful appearance at age thirty-eight. She also has long, wavy hair that is often pinned up. Her clothes are billowy with frills or lace.
Tomomi Nishimura portrayed her in episodes three and eleven of Hana Yori Dango Returns. Like in the manga, Tsukushi and Yuki Matsuoka confuse her to be Akira's older sister. She enjoys stereotypical feminine things, including frilly dresses, pink, and rabbit decorations. Akira also states that she is the reason he prefers older women. She has a brief appearance in the last episode during the end credits.