|Status||Single Adult Female, middle class economically|
Namiko's mother and father
As she often proclaims, she has lived for thirty-five years and has never had a single boyfriend. This has enabled her to devote most of her time and energy into her students at school, but she is still lonely.
When Hitoshi starts to work as her coworker at school, she becomes instantly infatuated by him,and goes to extreme lengths to show her devotion and mania towards her precious Hitoshi Sora. On one occasion, Hitoshi asks Namiko to brave Hotakadake in order to retrieve a pennant from the mountain peak, which she accomplishes. Due to her romantic distractions in her day-to-day life, she seems to be jinxed, and is often the subject to many odd and unusual accidents or pranks that are visited upon her. On the summer's day that the teenage friends go to the beach, Sora goes too, with Namiko, dressed in a sexy, revealing bikini swimsuit, close behind. She ends up falling off of a cliff and drifting at sea, close to the beach. Still, she does not distract Sora from his research on the beach with regard to the humans. Namiko's attraction towards Hitoshi borders on obsession as she hangs large pictures of him on her walls at her home, and constantly is thinking or dreaming about him. She continuously shouts loud expressions of her desire to have Hitoshi as her boyfriend and future husband, and even fantasizes about this coming true on multiple occasions. However, since Hitoshi's species cannot express emotions, the attraction is entirely one-sided and unrequited.