|Also known as||Shu-chan (by Yuri)|
|Height||167 cm (5'6")|
|Weight||49 kg (108 lbs)|
|Occupation||2nd Year High School Student|
|Relatives||Unknown Older Sister
Aya Kominato (Boyfriend)
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Japanese Voice||Mikako Komatsu|
Shuko Murao (村尾 修子 Murao Shūko) is an unfriendly "lone wolf" who has a cold exterior that drives others away and she has no trust in girls due to experiences in middle school.
She has been in love with Yoichi Tanaka (Kou Tanaka's older brother) ever since her first year of high school after attending a guidance session between the two of them. Eventually, her trust in female relationships was restored after becoming friends with Futaba Yoshioka and Yuri Makita.
Shuko is a fairly tall, slim and very beautiful teenage girl with straight chest-length black hair that is split on either side (besides her hair being loose and flowing, she has been seen wearing her hair in a slicked back ponytail or two ponytails either down or right beside her face) and a slender grey eyes. While in the live-action movie, she is shown with bangs.
Due to her lack of friends and trust she had in people, Shuko usually kept very uninviting facial expressions and an atmosphere that causes people to keep their distance, but after gaining Futaba Yoshioka and Yuri Makita as friends, she becomes more welcoming and lively (since she has opened up, she is able to smile, cry, blush, laugh and even make funny faces around her trustworthy friends).
Much like Yuri Makita, Shuko was always very quiet, because she didn't have any friends and had no trust in girls. She kept to herself and built a "wall" between her and everyone else. After meeting Tanaka-Sensei at a teacher and student meeting, he encouraged her to become more friendly. After talking to him more and learning little things about him, she fell in love with him. Although her feelings for Tanaka-sensei didn't change, her attitude towards others, especially girls, changed after meeting Futaba and Yuri. Shuko gives the two girls a lot of advice about their Kou problems due to the fact that she's the "neutral party," as well as comforts them when they're down. She's still pretty calm but way more talkative and nice around her two new friends, but can get a little irritated when Kou is giving Tanaka-Sensai a hard time.
Due to girls betraying her in middle school, Shuko fails to trust other girls or anyone in her school again. But, with the help of Tanaka-sensei, Shuko gradually finds herself trusting other girls again like Futaba Yoshioka and Yuri Makita.
Shuko is in love with Yoichi, but she doesn't seems to acknowledge the fact that he's a teacher or an adult. At their first encounter she was able to learn about his "hidden item," his mole on the left eye lid and felt special that she was the only one he ever shown. Shuko can be pretty sneaky, for instance she wrote "wifey" on a piece of paper she gave back to him and even kissed him once when his eyes were closed. Every time she tries to get close to him, he sort of brushes her off (not necessarily because he doesn't like her, but because he can't, due to the fact of he being a teacher and Shuko being a student). Since Shuko didn't want to be the one to cost Tanaka-sensei his job, she confronted him that she will give up on him (but probably won't stop having feelings towards him). She eventually moves on from Yoichi, to the point that even after hearing Tanaka-sensei won't be a teacher anymore and their relationship could be possible, she accepts Aya Kominato's confession instead stating that she has feelings for him and not Yoichi anymore.
Shuko was able to get to know Futaba when she surprisingly volunteered to be part of the student council committee. After spending so much time with her, they became close friends. Yoshioka (and Yuri), were the first people that were told about her feelings for Tanaka-Sensei (because she trust them the most). Shuko was also concerned about Narumi, because she knew a girl like that was trouble, and she doesn't want Yoshioka to get hurt. In newer chapters, Shuko supports Yoshioka and Toma's relationship, but in the intentions to not ruin their happiness, she hasn't told Yoshioka that Kou actually does like her.
Like Yoshioka, Shuko finds Yuri very cute (for instance she even ask Yuri if she can hug her). Yuri was the first to find out (without Shuko telling her), about Tanaka-Sensei and Shuko's relationship. Shuko was worried that Yuri would start talking, but to her shock, she was very grateful that Yuri kept quiet. Shuko tends to comfort and admire Yuri for trying so hard to get with Kou.
Shuko finds Aya as more of a person she can't take seriously. She was surprised by his unexpected confession, but after finding out that he was just stating that he liked her (and it wasn't a confession), it seems as if she noticed how he changed from before. It wasn't shown yet if Shuko also shares feelings for Aya, but Shuko said for Aya to show her more of his cool points. On Valentines Day, Shuko receives chocolates from Aya along with his confession, which she accepts while also giving him chocolate and stating that her feelings for him are mutual.
Shuko finds Kou a little annoying, she even went to the extent of calling him a "brat" despite the two being part of the same friend group. She hates the fact that Kou is always causing trouble for Tanaka-Sensei. Lately, Shuko has been feeling slightly bad for Kou who has to deal with the fact that Yoshioka was taken from him and is now in a relationship with Toma. Shuko says that Kou is too late, yet her facial expressions tend to show a hint of sadness and sympathy.
- The name Shuko means "discipline, study, conduct oneself well, master" (修) (shu) and "child" (子) (ko).
- Shuko's surname Murao means "town, village" (村) (mura) and "tail" (尾) (o).
- According to Ao Haru Ride Character's File, Shuko :
- is good at English, but bad at Cooking.
- likes eating Avocado sandwiches and Jagabee (her usual snack), but dislikes eel.
- likes drinking hot chocolate.
- likes listening to Sakana Cushion.
- likes the color black.
- actually likes comedy TV.
- Shuko has one older sister.
- Score high enough to be put on the bulletin board but lower than 20th rank her finals.
- Volume 3 Extras
|Main||Futaba Yoshioka • Kou Tanaka • Yuri Makita • Shuko Murao • Aya Kominato • Toma Kikuchi|
|Supporting||Yui Narumi • Haruhiko Uchimiya • Kiyun Tachibana|
|Teachers||Yoichi Tanaka • Peach|
|Others||Yuri • Naito • Asumi • Chie|