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Yoshino Naganohara



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Japanese Name: 長野原 よしの
Romanized Name: Naganohara Yoshino
English Name: Yoshino Naganohara
First Appearance: Episode 2
Affiliated: Mio Naganohara (sister)
Tamamura (Friend)
Japanese VA: Motoko Kobayashi
English VA: Maxey Whitehead

Yoshino Naganohara is Mio's older sister. She likes to wear costumes and often plays pranks on her sister. Understandably, Mio does not like it, and often beats her up for it. Yoshino practices kendo, and is very skilled at it.


She has medium length blueish-purple hair with bangs that go just past her shoulders, and wide purple eyes. She normally has a small blush on her cheeks like Mio.


She love pranks people; she even pranks the person she just met.


Mio Naganohara

Mio Naganohara is Yoshino's younger sister. She is also Yoshino's favorite victim.

Although Yoshino is proficient in kendo, she never tries to counter whenever Mio hits her with rolled up paper or corkscrew punches - which usually happens after Yoshino has pulled a prank on Mio.


Tamamura is Yoshino's friend. She goes to same college as Yoshino. Sometimes Yoshino goes to Daiku Cafe[1] to meet her.

Misato Tachibana

Misato Tachibana is Yoshino's junior at their kendo dojo. She respects Yoshino.

Mihoshi Tachibana

A middle schooler, Mihoshi is Yoshino's junior in a kendo dojo who looks up to Yoshino. Her dream is to land a clean hit on the Assistant Instructor, just as Yoshino did.

Koujirou Sasahara

Yoshino's junior at their kendo dojo. He practices with her.

Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor is the assistant instructor in the dojo where Yoshino and her friends practice kendo.
When Yoshino was still a first year in middle school, she managed to land a clean hit on him.

Other relationships

  • Nano Shinonome : A complete stranger on chance encounter, Nano became another target of Yoshino's playful behavior.
  • Sakamoto : Yoshino pet him while she's with Mihoshi.



She is a genius in the art, and managed to win in the national competition despite the fact that she is too lazy to train. And she say she will got weaker if she keep practicing. She even beats her Assistant Instructor when she's still a first year in middle school.

Expert Prankster

Besides spontaneous pranks, she has been shown to be dedicated enough to pull elaborated pranks:

  • Tampering Mio's alarm clock then patiently waits in ambush while dressed in her old high school uniform and wearing double masks. She has also prepared wooden fish and golden fish inside her bag.
  • Creating an awful jam, she asked Mio to test it when there was a water outage. She has also prepared an awful hot tea and replaced a carton of milk with more jam.

Her level of expertise may be on par with Mai Minakami.


She is also good at cooking, but not when making marmalade.


  • It seems like she never prank Yukko.
  • She pranks Mio for 69 times and always succeeded.
  • Her appearance almost like her mother.


  1. on Nichijou Uchujin.

Image Gallery

See: Yoshino's Image Gallery

Nichijou characters
Trio Sucharaka Mio Naganohara · Yuuko Aioi · Mai Minakami
Shinonome Laboratory Hakase (Shinonome) · Nano Shinonome · Sakamoto · Biscuit 2
Faculty Principal Shinonome · Kousuke Oura · Izumi Sakurai · Manabu Takasaki · Kana Nakamura · Tomioka · Akagi
Class 1-O Yuria Sekiguchi · Makoto Sakurai
Class 1-Q Mio Naganohara · Yuuko Aioi · Mai Minakami · Nano Shinonome · Haruna Annaka · Tanaka · Tsuyoshi Nakanojou · Ogo · Midori Ōmama
Class 2-A Ogi
Class 2-P Kenzaburou Daiku · Koujirou Sasahara · Misato Tachibana · Weboshii · Fe-chan
Fey Kingdom King Albert · Princess Starla · Dolph · Fey Kingdom Soldiers
Others (females) Yoshino Naganohara · Tamamura · Mihoshi Tachibana · Sumika · Tanabo · Kimiko · Yuuko's Mother · Mother Naganohara · Double Cheeseburgirl · Itako
Others (males) Hajime Sakurai · Mi-chan · Nakanojou's Father · Assistant Instructor · Gentleman · Kiyoshi · Policeman · Hirose · Egi Masaharu · Osamu · Ma-chan
Others (animals) Buddy · Karasu · Oguri Cap . Pyon · Kojirou · The deer
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