Shihori Kanjiya portrayed Sara in five episodes of Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007). She first appeared in episode three, when Yuki joins a tea circle that Sara is in charge of. She befriends Yuki and also helps Tsukushi Makino find an apartment. Later, Yuki invites Sojiro to the tea circle and Sara leaves before she can see him in episode six. On Valentines Day, Sojiro recounts to Yuki how he had ditched Sara the previous year, when Sara asked him to meet her at six in the morning. Yuki feels responsible for detaining him that day and searches for what Sara had wanted Sojiro to see. Meanwhile, Sojiro finds Sara in a mountain area, where she reveals that she is engaged. Back in Tokyo, Yuki shows Sojiro the signs Sara had wanted him to see, revealing that she had loved him.