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Akiko Minase
Kanji 水瀬 秋子
Rōmaji Minase Akiko
Voice Actor Japanese language Yūko Minaguchi
English language Joanne Bonasso
Korean language Seun Hui Mun
Personal Info
Gender Female
Birthday September 23 (Libra)[1]
Height 165 cm[1]
Weight 50 kg[1]
Size B86/W57/H83[1]
Blood Type O[1]
Relatives Nayuki Minase (daughter), Yuichi Aizawa (nephew)

  Akiko Minase (水瀬 秋子 Minase Akiko?) is the mother of Nayuki Minase and the aunt of Yuichi Aizawa.



Akiko is a light-skinned young woman with purple-tinged blue hair that she keeps hers in a long braid, which she usually places over her right shoulder (instead of letting her hair fall down like Nayuki Minase's hair) with parts of her bangs at the middle where flows down the sides (just like Nayuki's hair), light blue eyes, she is slightly taller than Nayuki and she is usually seen smiling.

She most often wears a light pink cardigan over a white, long-sleeved shirt.


Akiko is a kind and caring person who is a great cook and she is proud of her special and mysterious jam, which no one likes. It's unknown if she has tasted it or if she likes it.

She tends to answer yes and no very quickly, usually in one second. For example, when Makoto Sawatari asked if she could keep Piro, Akiko said yes right after the question.

Since she is a mother, Akiko is adept in household work and is always willing to be there for her family for moral support. Akiko also treats Makoto Sawatari and Ayu Tsukimiya as if they were a part of her family.


Nayuki Minase's father left Akiko when she was quite young, as Nayuki once says to Yuichi that "she had never seen her father's face".[2]


  • The name Akiko means "autumn" (秋) (aki) and "child" (子) (ko), which reflects on her calm demeanor and birth date.
    • Part of the name Aki can also mean "second, Asia" (亜) (a) and "hope" (希) (ki).
  • Akiko's surname Minase means "water" (水) (mina) and "swift current, rapids" (瀬) (se).


  • “Welcome home. You look like you’ve had a hard day.”
  • “Then maybe she’s been waiting all this time for you to come back, perhaps.”
  • “Yuichi san, it’s not nice to doubt people’s word.”
  • “I can’t be a replacement for your mother, but I think I can be something like family.”
  • A long time ago, a child climbed that tree and fell while she was playing… They cut it down so the same thing wouldn’t happen again, but the girl who had fell from that tree back then… She lost consciousness for 7 years, but they say she woke up this morning… I’m sure that girl’s name was…"