Anko Kitashirakawa (北白川 あんこ Kitashirakawa Anko) is the fourth-grade sister of Tamako Kitashirakawa, and is a more practical and fashion-conscious girl.


Anko is a little girl with waist-long black hair. She has one ponytail on the right side of her head, kept in place by a small red bauble. Anko has fox-like brown eyes.



"Princess Anko".

Anko was born to Hinako and Mamedai Kitashirakawa several years later than Tamako. In the past, her mother would adorn makeup on her for market festivals.[1]

At some point in her childhood, her mother passed away. She attended the funeral along with her father as well as her elder sister, appearing sullen.[2]


  • Tamako Kitashirakawa: Anko is the younger sister of Tamako and despite having differences in behaviors, they still get along. Tamako tends to look after Anko and Anko in return usually lightly chides Tamako's eccentric ideas regarding mochi.[2] Anko, despite being bothered by Tamako's lack of practicality and recklessness, does express care for her older sister and acknowledges she can be serious when she wants to.[3]

    Anko's way of greeting Mochizō.

  • Mochizō Ōji: The two are on friendly terms, with Anko nicknaming him "Mochi".[2] They have a signature greeting when seeing each other, when both raising a hand without waving it. She trusts him enough to spill her worries to him, and there is a running gag in the film where he mistakes her for Tamako. They occasionally walk together, and she expressed concern when he was distressed.[4]
  • Dera Mochimazzi: Anko is frequently bothered by Dera's presence — regarding him as creepy and perverted — asking when he was going to leave, and generally dislikes his behavior.[4] Nonetheless, she recognizes that he gives good advice and can be philosophical.[1]
  • Yuzuki: Anko's crush. She expressed shyness when he was around, and was upset when he was moving. She wanted to gift him some mochi but was unable to, though was eventually able to. He promises to visit her, to which she accepts.[1]

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  • The name Anko means "bean paste".
    • She often demands that she be called just "An".
  • Anko's surname Kitashirakawa means "north" (北, kita), "white" (白, shira) and "river, stream" (川, kawa).
  • Anko's blood type is B.[5]
  • In Tamako Love Story, Anko is described as the calm, rational middle ground between Tamako Kitashirakawa and Mochizō Ōji's awkwardness, and desires to see them grow up together.[6]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tamako Market anime, Episode 9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tamako Love Story film, 2014.
  3. Tamako Market anime, Episode 12.
  4. Tamako Market anime, Episode 1.
  5. Tamako Market Official Art Book.
  6. Tamako Love Story Guidebook (Yukiko Horiguchi)


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