Shouko is a young woman who has just recently returned from overseas in America. She first meets Karada at the shrine that contained the fated wishing stone. She used to be Hiro's girlfriend, whom she met while in America and it seems that they were very close. Hiro told her that he would return right after the funeral, but she waited for months and then she recieved a letter saying he would not be coming back. Also, she did not know that Hiro had a younger sister.