Haruno & her friends shown during Hachiman and Yukino's shopping

Haruno seems to hangout in groups of both genders but Hachiman feels that she doesn't establish any equal standing relationship with anyone. Haruno seems to be liked and respected by all who have met her.



Haruno's father is a member of Chiba's diet and also the CEO of a construction company. She sometimes acts as her father's representative in public events. Her father seems to be more lenient than her mother. Haruno describes her father to be a good cop while her mother plays the bad cop in dealing with their children.

Mrs. Yukinoshita (Mother)

Voiced : Kikuko Inoue

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Her mother was introduced in season 2, Episode 10 (adapted from Light novel Volume 10, Chapter 2), where she came to meet Haruno, Hayato and Yukino to their family holiday dinner. Haruno mentions in Episode 9 that her mother is scarier than herself and makes all the decisions for the family. In Season 2, Episode 11 (Adaptation of Volume 11) Haruno was ordered by her mother to stay at Yukino's house.

Yukino Yukinoshita


Haruno teasing Hachiman and Yukino as a couple

She is the younger sister of Haruno. While Yukino holds strong animosity towards her, Haruno sees her sister who's constantly trying to overtake her as cute. She often meddles in Yukino's life. Either to help her grow or get something she wants. She enjoys poking fun at Yukino and even goes to the extent of using sarcasm and "sweet" behaviour to go aggravate her. Yukino plainly hates her even though she admits that Haruno is a "perfect woman".

However, Haruno cares about Yukino in her own way. Despite putting on a cold face in front of Yukino, she sometimes almost breaks to the point where she shows that she is actually regretful for making things end up in a way where Yukino thinks of her as someone who poses a challenge to her own life. 

They have contrasting names, Haru means spring and is associated with warmth. While Yuki means snow. 

Family friends

Being the eldest child of the Yukinoshita's, she was taken around for work related courtesy visits or parties. Making a lot of acquaintances during this time.

Hayama family

Hayato family has a business related relationship with Yukinoshita. As result Haruno developed a decent relationship with them. According to Haruno, Hayato's parents were affectionate with her and Yukino, almost like family. Yukino doesn't quite agree.

Hayato Hayama

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He is the childhood & family friend of Haruno. Haruno addresses him as her brother. Haruno has a familiar relationship with him, as they both call each other by their first name. It was mentioned in the light novel that they know each others true personality. It is also mentioned that both Hayama and Yukino look up to her.

Soubu High School

She is an alumnae of the school and has made a lot of acquaintances in the school. She often visits for various reasons. She volunteered for the Culture Festival on her own motives or from persuasion by Shiromeguri and performed with her musical orchestra.

Shizuka Hiratsuka


Shizuka and Haruno in cultural committee

Haruno is the former student of Shizuka. They seem to be on good terms. Shizuka knows about Haruno's true personality but doesn't seem to bothered about it. She describes Haruno as a good student, free willed, and easily likeable.

Even though they have a teacher-student relationship, they call each other by their first name. Haruno can see the kind-hearted motherly nature of Shizuka and can predict her motives, as she was able to see the reason behind Hachiman's participation in Cultural committee.

Meguri Shiromeguri


Meguri recommend Haruno to Yukino

Haruno is her former upperclassman whom Meguri greatly admires. She played in a band along with her as well. They seem to be on good terms with each other. It also seems they are on regular contact with each other, as Meguri invited Haruno for the Cultural Festival committee.

Hachiman Hikigaya

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Haruno teasing Hachiman

According to Hayama's observation, Haruno seems to be fond of him, as she always meddles with him. She seems to like pairing up Hachiman and Yukino and suggesting they make a good couple, with them denying such a possibility. In her eyes Hachiman is the first male outside her family circle to get close to Yukino.
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Hachiman is one of the few people to see through her facade. She acknowledges Hachiman's perceptiveness and often playfully teases him. While Hachiman is scared of her even though he doesn't know much about her. She constantly addresses Hachiman as her future brother-in-law, to the annoyance of the latter.

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It was later hinted that she also knows about the car accident that involved Hachiman, Yui, and Yukino. After the Culture Festival, she congratulated Hachiman for his bravery during the confrontation with Sagami, and admired him for it. Haruno calls Hachiman a "Monster Of Logic" because of his critical analyzing of peoples behaviours.
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Haruno also sets-up Hachiman and Hayato on a double date with Kaori Orimoto and her friend.

Yui Yuigahama

Haruno's first impression of Yui is very demeaning, as Haruno warned smilingly that Yui should stay away from Hachiman, as he belongs to Yukino alone.


Haruno, Hachiman, and Yui at the Fireworks Festival

The second time they met was at the Fireworks Festival. After hearing that Yui is Yukino's best friend, Haruno advises her not to leave Yukino like her previous peers, to which Yui replies seriously that she won't abandon Yukino and loves her as a friend. Haruno also expresses her concern that if Hachiman were to choose Yui, Yukino would "lose out" again.

Iroha Isshiki

Iroha made her acquaintance during the pre-valentines day event (in the anime). Iroha tried to appeal to Haruno which Haruno sees through.


Komachi Hikigaya

Shown neither on-screen nor in the light novel, it was mentioned they sometimes meet or exchange messages. It was shown that they exchanged contacts with each other as a way for Haruno to keep in touch with Hachiman. It was also mentioned in the light novel that they exchanged their contacts during the Cultural Festival of Soubu High. Haruno also wishes to have Komachi as her sister. Both of them seem enjoy pressuring their siblings into relationships.

The only time they were shown together was during the time the Service Club members returned from the Chiba village, where Haruno was waiting to take Yukino home to their mom in Episode 8 of Season 1.

Kaori Orimoto  and  Chika Nakamachi


Haruno meets Kaori for the first time.

Haruno made their acquaintance at a cafe with Hachiman. Kaori misunderstood Haruno to be Hachiman's girlfriend but after realizing the truth, Kaori stated her opinion that Haruno is out of Hachiman's league.

Haruno also learned about Hachiman's past and confession to Kaori from her. Haruno also introduced Hayato to the girls. She indirectly set the stage for the double date and followed them without their knowledge throughout their date, as she felt that things were amusing. Haruno also wondered about Yukino's reaction, if she learned about Hachiman's confession to Kaori.

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