Character Information: Hino Kahoko

Anime/Manga: Kin'iro no Corda (manga/novel)
La Corda d'Oro ~primo passo~ (anime)
La Corda d'Oro ~secondo passo~ (anime)
Nickname: Kaho, Kaho-chan, Hino-chan
Gender: Female
Height: 162 cm
Birthday: February 27
Age: 15-17
Horoscope: Pisces
Instrument: Violin
School: Seiso Academy, General Department, Second year Class 2-2

NOTE: some things below may not be understood by those who do not watch/read the anime/manga. Since this is a Character Information, I have no obligation to summarize the story. I will however, one day set up a review for the series.

Kahoko is shown as an average girl with red hair. Usually, since the setting is at Seiso Academy, she is seen wearing her school uniform. This consists of a gray double-breasted top with a short scarf and gray skirt to show she is from the general department. Her short scarf is red since she is a second year student. Her clothes when outside the school are fairly fashionable but not too much as well.

Kahoko is generally cheerful, friendly, and helpful. She is optimistic, but not without downfalls, however. She values her friends very much and would always be troubled if they are not on good terms. She doesn't feel well when she lies and would always do anything to make up for whatever her mistake. She is hard working and loves music and playing the violin. She doesn't usually concern herself with romance but she reacts when asked about who she likes among her fellow concours participants.

There is little to none at all that has been revealed of Kahoko's past. Aside from the fact that she lives with her mother and has one sister and one brother, her father and other family matters are not touched upon. It seems she has no introduction and experience with music, much less playing an instrument, prior to meeting with Lili.

When he meets Lili, the music fairy, she is bestowed with a magic violin. This violin can be played by anyone, anytime. With this, Kahoko joins the concours. However, the music that the violin produces depends upon Kahoko's feelings and mood. All you need to play it is know the tune of the music and it will move the user on its own. However, during the 3rd round of the concours, the strings of the magic violin snap due to Kahoko's intense emotions. When the strings are repaired, it has already lost its magic and Kahoko learns to play the violin from the start again.

Lili - He is the one who introduced music to Kahoko by giving her the magic violin.

Tsukimori Len - This quiet and stoic musical prodigy is a master violinist. Though initially very serious, Kahoko teaches him that music is to be enjoyed and not treated as an obligation or job. He soon realizes his feelings for Kahoko with the help of Tsuchiura.

Tsuchiura Ryotarou - Tsuchiura is probably the closest to Kahoko among the participants. This is due to the fact that they are both from the general department and they met first before Kahoko met the other participants. Tsuchiura acts as Kahoko's confidante. He has feelings of Kahoko but she has yet to realize it. Tsuchiura is probably Len's biggest rival.

Hihara Kazuki - Outgoing, cheerful, and jolly, Kazuki is the most comfortable companion for Kahoko. He likes Kahoko but she continues to treat him like an older brother figure. He is the first one to tell Kahoko to enjoy music.

Yunoki Azuma - He is kind on the outside but has an inner personality that only Kahoko knows about. It has yet to be known if he really likes Kahoko but it has been widely accepted that he does and only covers up his feelings by teasing her.

Shimizu Keichi - Very silent and always sleepy, Keichi is Kahoko's kohai (underclassman). He is the one who teaches Kahoko a lot about music. According to Kahoko, his life revolves around music.

Fuyumi Shouko - This girl is Kahoko's kohai as well. She respects Kahoko a lot and wishes to become like her. They are like sisters who care about each other very much.

For me, Kahoko is a good lead. I do not find her annoying or anything as I usually do with other main female characters. I actually find it amusing to watch who she ends up with and make up my own stories that she ends up with Kazuki or Tsuchiura (my preferred pairing). It's funny how she is so normal and her reactions to her companion's unique lifestyles are very comical. If you haven't watched La Corda d'Oro, I suggest you start now. You'll find yourself wanting to be Kahoko's shoes in the end! I mean, who wouldn't want to be surrounded by those bishounen (pretty boys)?