Akiho Suzuki (鈴木 アキホ, lit. Suzuki Akiho) is one of the classmates of Shinichi Izumi and a friend of Yuko Tachikawa and Satomi Murano.
Akiho has short brown hair tied back in a high ponytail with a pink ribbon and flicks coming down at the sides. She also has freckles on her face.
She is usually seen wearing the school uniform. She is the shortest among all of her friends.
Akiho has a very playful nature who often teases Satomi Murano about Shinichi Izumi. She even teased Yuko Tachikawa about Hideo Shimada when she had a crush on him. She seems to like attention and tried to make the boys notice her over their new teacher, Ryoko Tamiya.
Akiho is first seen in Yamamoto’s class writing down notes. She and the rest of the class laugh at Shinichi when he’s found “playing games” on his phone by the teacher. Later in P.E, she, along with Yuko and Satomi cheer on Shinichi during a basketball game where she compliments his skills. She yells over to Shinichi that if he makes the game-winning shot, Satomi will forgive him.
She is present during an orientation introducing Ryoko Tamiya as their new assistant teacher. She quickly comments on her attractiveness and believes the boys will go crazy over her. While in class after Reiko requests Shinichi to meet her in the counselor’s office, she states that Shinichi should be more interested in the woman in front of him (herself). She becomes slightly upset and embarrassed when Shinichi pays her no notice.
The next day she notices the change in Ryoko’s demeanor and is surprised by her actions. After A’s attack she and the rest of the school evacuate the building. Once outside she is frightened by the sudden explosion coming from inside the school.
Akiho later begins asking Satomi why she was over at Shinichi’s house all alone, wanting her to give all the details. After Hideo Shimada transfers to the school, she quickly gets a crush on him and calls him “Hide” for short. During P.E she teases Yuko for liking him too and Satomi for liking Shinichi. She is also seen during class when Shinichi screams in anger and leaves the room. When they begin evacuating due to Hideo’s rampage, she is seen alongside Kazuki Nagai and Taku Furuya joking about the situation in its entirety.
- Akiho’s surname Suzuki means “bell” (鈴) (suzu) and “tree, wood” (木) (ki).
- The anime gives Akiho a more prominent role; she was only an occasionally-seen classmate in the manga.