|Name in Other Language(s):||Yumiko|
|Personality:||Intelligent, judgmental, can be elitist but still has a good heart|
Rocky the film star
Losing her belongings
Mrs Kawai (mother)
Other unnamed classmates
|Political & Chronological Info|
Correspondent for the school magazine (temporarily)
|First Appearance:||Ninja Hattori-kun (Anime) Episode 1: I Am A Ninja|
|Latest Appearance:||Ninja Hattori-kun (Anime) (2012 Edition) Episode 59: Shishimaru Became Kagemaru|
|Height:||About 140 cm (4 feet and 5 inches)|
|Favourite Food:||Unknown, but certainly not bell peppers!|
|Actors:||voice: Runa Akiyama|
Yumiko Kawai (河合由美子 Kawai Yumiko) is the most attractive girl in Kenichi's class. Bright, beautiful and classy, she causes disputes between Kenichi and Kemumaki, her two boyfriends.
"What's the matter, sir? Why do you look so scared? What happened?" (first line)
"Kenichi!" (Quoted on several occasions)
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.
Physical appearance Edit
Yumiko is shown to be an extremely pretty girl. She has a black (dark brown in the new series) helmet hairdo, black eyes and a pink dress.
Yumiko is a very talkative, friendly and sensitive girl is friends with several characters in the series. She can be opinionated and narrow-minded at times but has a big heart and cares for everyone. Yumiko is also very sporty, taking part in tennis, swimming and dodgeball.
Yumiko 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.
Yumiko is the love of Kenichi's life. She is not afraid to reciprocate these feelings; they go on a trip to a zoological park. Alone, that is, until Hattori's attempts to save them from Kemumaki ends up in a fierce duel. Fortunately, neither girl nor boy sees them. However, Kemumaki causes a few rifts between the two, though Hattori sets things right.
Yumiko 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 Yumiko is one of the key reasons of his antagonism. Yumiko, however, is smitten by him, and is one of his swooning flankers. Pathetic! Fortunately, in a few episodes, she discovers the truth, and once hit him across the face!
Yumiko is kind to Kemumaki's cat and disciple, Kagechiyo, and gave him a collar with a bell once.
Yumiko, being an only child, shares a close relationship with her family. Her family members come in few, but she has a good relationship with them.
Mr. Koike is fond of Yumiko, and is also impressed by her intelligence.
Yumiko is a common given name in Japan, given to females.
Kawai derives from the Japanese word Kawaii, which means cute or sometimes from the river Kawai.