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Name's Harumi Taniguchi, you can call me "Harumin".

Harumi introducing herself to Yuzu, in love affair!?.[1]

Harumi Taniguchi (谷口 はるみ Taniguchi Harumi?) is a character in the manga Citrus. She is one of Yuzu Aihara's best friends. And the younger sister of Mitsuko.


Appearance

Harumi casual

Harumi's full casual appearance.

Harumi is a young girl with long plum (dark auburn in the anime) hair and hazel eyes. Her hair is styled in perfectly straight bangs that cover her forehead, with somewhat longer bangs on the sides of her head and ears. She usually wears her hair tied in a ponytail on the bottom of her head, but sometimes wears her hair loose or even in twintails, which are low-tied and usually fall over her shoulders. She also has a rather big chest, where she hides stuff banned by the school regulations, like makeup and her cellphone.[2]

Outside of school like Yuzu She is fashionable, and keeps up with the latest trends, some of which are quite revealing on her (such as displaying her bust, belly etc.)

Personality

Harumi is a humorous, kind and easy-going girl, and a good friend to Yuzu. She has a similar mentality to Yuzu and enjoys doing things which are prohibited by her school's regulations. She better describes herself as a "gyaru in disguise".[3]

She usually avoids trouble. According to Matsuri, that is because she's afraid of being hurt.[4]

Anime & Manga Differences

Episode 1

  • In the anime she witness Yuzu's argument with Student Council.
  • Her conversation with Yuzu about Aihara Academy take's place outside of class.
  • in the anime Harumi spots Yuzu try to get her phone address, but Yuzu ran pass believing that her being reprimanded by Mineko Fuji was to much for her to handle.

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

Trivia

  • "Harumi" can have different meanings depending on the writing, such as 晴海 ("cloudy sea"?) or 春美 ("spring beauty"?). Harumi's name, however, has no actual meaning as it's written in Hiragana. "Taniguchi" (谷口?) means "mouth of a valley".
  • "In the manga, she appears to be unaware of Yuzu and Mei's relationship, but in the Drama CD she is implied to be aware, as she purposely stops Himeko from getting in their way.[5]

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