Natsuki Kato portrayed Shigeru in nine episodes of the 2007 drama, Hana Yori Dango Returns. She becomes Tsukasa's fiancée at his birthday party, arranged by his mother. Shigeru quickly falls in love with Tsukasa and befriends Tsukushi. Tsukasa later asks Shigeru to be his girlfriend, an attempt to forget Tsukushi. Shigeru is very aware of how Tsukasa and Tsukushi feel for each other, though she chooses to ignore it. After several heartbreaking moments on her part, Shigeru calls off the engagement at a family dinner. The same day, she leaves for New York with her parents. Tsukasa goes to New York to renew merger talks, and brings Shigeru back to Japan to celebrate his engagement with Tsukushi.