She's a childhood friend and classmate of both Chise and Shuji. Akemi is also Chise's best friend, and usually gives her advice on love. A typical tomboy, she always comes to Chise's defense whenever Shuji inadvertently hurts Chise verbally. In episode 9, after the earthquake, she admits she's in love with Shuji. Later on, she dies from her injuries.