Erika: "We spend an enormous amount of time and money making ourselves into perfect women."
Minako: "Someday we'll marry perfect men like those in F4."
Yuriko: "And they will not be seduced away by the likes of you!"
— The Lilies bully Tsukushi Makino[src]

Minako Yamano (山野 美奈子 (やまの みなこ) Yamano Minako) was a student at Eitoku University. She and her best friends, Yuriko Asai and Erika Ayuhara, formed the group known as the Lilies. Minako and her friends bullied Tsukushi Makino in high school.


High school

Minako enrolled at Eitoku Senior High. She was in the same class as her best friends Yuriko Asai and Erika Ayuhara. Tsukushi Makino was also in her class.[1]

Bullying Tsukushi

She and her friends wrote "Tsukushi Makino - only girl in her school who had two abortions" on their classroom's blackboard. Tsukushi did not witness them write it, but later saw them wiping away the words. They pretended to like Tsukushi and invited her to a party in Roppongi. At the party, they made fun of her clothes and treated her rudely, eventually revealing themselves.[1]

Physical appearance

Minako resembled her friend Yuriko in that they had similar facial features, height, and body shape. She usually wore a headband in hair, or otherwise wore it up into a bun. Her wardrobe outside of school was composed of name-brand clothing, including a Chanel suit.

Personality and traits

Behind the scenes

See also: Category:Minako Yamano portrayals
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  • Minako first appears in chapter five of Boys Over Flowers.
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    Norika Fujiwara as Minako (yellow)

    Minako is portrayed by Norika Fujiwara in the film Hana Yori Dango (1995). Fujiwara would go on to work with several actors involved with various incarnations of Boys Over Flowers.
  • Nami Sato voiced Minako in the Boys Over Flowers anime (1996) and the film. Minako appeared regularly throughout the anime.
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    Emiko Matsuoka as Minako (blue)

    Emiko Matsuoka portrays Minako in eight episodes of Hana Yori Dango (2005).[2] Minako with Yuriko and Erika bully Tsukushi after she receives a red card and several other times.[3] Later, they paint the school's cafeteria, calling Tsukushi a "nasty slut". They pretend to be Tsukushi's friend and invite her to the party, where they make fun of her clothes. Shizuka sees the girls bullying Tsukushi and sprays champagne on them, causing them to fall into the pool.[4] In the last episode, Minako and her friends try to sabotage Tsukushi in the TOJ contest.[5]
  • Matsuoka also plays Minako in eight episodes of Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007).[6] Minako's role in the drama is lessened, having her appear periodically with few lines. She and her friends continue to dislike Tsukushi,[7] though they treat her more civilly, later congratulating her on her engagement to Tsukasa.[8]
  • In Hana Yori Dango Final, Matsuoka appears alongside Aki Fukada (Erika Ayuhara) as guests at Tsukushi and Tsukasa's wedding.