Name: Atsuko (アツコ)
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono
First introduced (manga): Chapter 4
First introduced (anime): Minami-ke Episode 02
Haruka's classmate and friend, along with Maki. Like all of her friends, she is a member of the Volleyball Club. She is a very quiet and polite girl, which leads to her often being ignored in conversations involving the more dynamic characters around her. She can also be spotted in the school library. These character traits, along with a surprising lack of finger strength, apparently give her a high degree of moe, which makes Kana and Maki jealous.
In Season 1, Atsuko has purple-blue hair and blue eyes. In later seasons, she has green-black hair and matching eyes. In the manga she has dark blue hair and matching eyes. She is the tallest girl of her age group, only slightly shorter than Hayami, who is roughly one year older. Her bust is only slightly smaller than that of Haruka and about the same as that of Hayami.
In Minami-ke: Tadaima Episode 03 a ring rolls into her bag!
In Minami-ke: Natsuyasumi she frantically orders a big steak meal but gets a green milkshake instead by mistake, and works up the courage to ask for what she truly ordered.
- ↑ Mentioned many times, but first in Minami-ke Episode 04#Segment Four (Minami-ke Chapter 008)
- ↑ Minami-ke: Okaeri Episode 02#Segment Three (Minami-ke Chapter 102)
- ↑ Minami-ke: Okaeri Episode 08#Segment One (Minami-ke Chapter 050)
- ↑ Character Pairings (Minami-ke)#Atsuko's Slight Crush on Hosaka
- ↑ Minami-ke: Okawari Episode 10#Segment One (Minami-ke Chapter 069)
- ↑ For comparison, one can inspect these images: File:Minami-ke S1 E05 15m 08s Stitch Crop.png, File:Minami-ke S1 E05 14m 08s Stitch Crop.png.