Ayano Kurimaki (
Personality and traits
Behind the scenes
- "I realized the true reason why Tsukasa likes Makino-san through this contest. At this moment, I can't proudly say that I'm engaged to Tsukasa."
- —Ayano in the drama, after winning the TOJ.[src]
- Ayano debuted in chapter 65 of Boys Over Flowers during the "TOJ arc". She reappeared briefly in chapter 234 of volume 35.
- Ayana Sakai portrayed Ayano in episodes eight and nine of Hana Yori Dango. In this version, Ayano is Tsukasa Domyoji's fiancée and previously studied in London. She enters the Teen of Japan contest with Kaede Domyoji's recommendation. Ayano passes through each round, eventually winning, despite the tough competition from Tsukushi in the last round. She grows to respect to Tsukushi and tells Kaede that the one meant for Tsukasa may be Tsukushi.