Yumeko Kawai (河合由美子 Kawai Yumiko) is a major character in Ninja Hattori-kun franchise. She is the most attractive girl in Kenichi's class. Bright, beautiful and classy, she ignited the feud between Kemuzou Kemumaki and Kenichi Mitsuba.
Physical Appearance Edit
Yumeko is slender, round faced, black oval-shaped eyes, fair skin and black hair. She usually wears a pink dress with a heart on the top.
Personality and traits Edit
Yumeko has a hasty mind which is shown by her tendency to judge people by their appearance and skills rather than by their personality. She gets jealous whenever a partner is seen associating with others, even if they are having a casual friendship. Despite these flaws, she is an intelligent and hardworking student who has many friends and does accept the truth when she learnt about it.
Yumeko is also very sporty, taking part in judo, tennis and badminton.
Yumeko, being an only child, shares a close relationship with her family, although her family members come in few.went on a trip to a zoo. Alone, that is, until Hattori's attempts to save them from Kemumaki ended up in a fierce duel. Fortunately, neither girl nor boy saw them. However, Kemumaki causes a few rifts between the two, though Hattori sets things right. Kenichi is also often seen as the less skilled between him and Kemumaki by Yumeko.
Yumeko is a good friend of Kanzo's. She, along with Shinzo, Shishimaru and Kenichi, assists him in his missions, even showing romantic feelings towards him a few times.
Yumeko is a good friend to Shinzo and Shishimaru, and once offered to take them to the film adaptation of Tarzan once.
Kemumaki trying to impress Yumeko is one of the key reasons of his antagonism. Yumeko, however, is smitten by him and is one of his swooning flankers. Fortunately, in a few episodes, she discovers the truth and admonishes him for his fraudulence.
Yumeko is kind to Kemumaki's cat and disciple, Kagechiyo, and gave him a collar with a bell once.
Mr. Koike is fond of Yumeko and is also impressed by her intelligence.
She often causes disputes between Kenichi and Kemumaki, who both have a crush on her. Many episodes revolve around Kenichi asking Hattori for help to win Yumeko against Kemumaki. Yumeko is frequently fooled by Kemumaki and blames the wrong person for it.
The Anime was based on the Manga and Yumeko held a similar position.
- "What's the matter, sir? Why do you look so scared? What happened?" (first line)
Other information Edit
- Yumeko doesn't like bell peppers.
- Yumeko likes the colour pink.
- Yumeko is a common given name in Japan, given to females.
- Kawai derives from the Japanese word Kawaii, which means cute.