Himawari Furutani (古谷向日葵 Furutani Himawari?) is a character in the YuruYuri series who appears as a supporting character in YuruYuri, MiniYuri and Ōmuro-ke.


Himawari is a member of the student council and the older sister of Kaede Furutani.


Himawari Full


Himawari is a young girl of an average height with collarbone-length azure blue hair that she ties down into two tiny pigtails on the front with a dark brown headband inside of her hair, gold eyes and a shapely body for her age.


Himawari is a mature and delicate girl who is often having lady-like behavior and mannerisms. She has a rather formal speech and is willing to help people in need.

Around Sakurako Ōmuro, her personality changes drastically into a bitter, mistrusting one. She is used to the latter's antics, and usually ends up berating her with varying degrees of violence and bitterness. She does tend to show a lot of care and concern about her, often assisting her to do homework or generally hanging out with her, proving they do get along despite the constant bickering. Their relationship used to be much closer during their childhood, enough so Nadeshiko Ōmuro decides to set up a make-believe wedding for the two.

While she is mostly a good student, Himawari is far from being sporty. Her poor performances cause her to worry about any upcoming PE tests, which causes Sakurako to tease her, since unlike Himawari, she excels in that domain. Her strength increases dramatically, however, when triggered by Sakurako, with Himawari delivering hard kicks and even throwing her in one occasion in episode 5 of season 3.

She's very concerned about her weight and body shape in general, so much that when she finds out she put on some weight, she decides to go on a diet, hardly eating anything for 3 days straight. But she's stopped by Sakurako who states she's making Kaede Furutani worry a lot, and that they both think her appearance didn't budge a single bit. Further research reveals the added weight comes from her breasts having grown in size, which as a running gag, she's very complex about.


Character songs

YuruYuri no Uta Series♪06: Day by Day
Song: Preview:
"Day by Day"
"Onegai Catch Me"
YuruYuri ♪♪ Music 08: Sore Wa Koi Dewa Naidesuno?
Song: Preview:
"Sore Wa Koi Dewa Naidesuno?"
"Mou! Sou? Tonight"
YuruYuri Uta♪Solo! 08: Koi wa Amanojaku Desu Wa
Song: Preview:
"Koi wa Amanojaku Desu Wa"
"Natsu no Hana*Monogatari"
Yuruyu Rythm Duet
Song: Preview:
"Koi no Double Punch (Himawari & Sakurako)"
"Yoshinashi Oki☆Doki (Himawari & Sakurako)"

© 2017 Namori, Ichijinsha, Nanamori Junior High Gorakubu
℗ 2017 Pony Canyon Inc.


  • The name Himawari means "sunflower" (向日葵), which explains why she wore a sunflower in her hair during her younger days and that sunflowers appear in her Season 2 eyecatch.
  • Himawari's surname Furutani means "old" (古) (furu) and "valley" (谷) (tani).


  • Himawari and Sakurako Ōmuro are neighbors who often end up walking home together.
  • Nadeshiko's pet name for Himawari is "Himako".
  • Himawari knows how to knit, as showed in the episode 3 of Season 2 where she decides to teach Chinatsu Yoshikawa how to knit a scarf.
  • Like Ayano Sugiura (but unlike Sakurako-sama), Himawari is terrified of snakes.
  • As seen in the manga, Himawari has low blood pressure.


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Animated Gifs



YuruYuri characters
Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
Student Council Ayano SugiuraChitose IkedaSakurako ŌmuroHimawari FurutaniRise Matsumoto
Teachers Nana NishigakiHatsumi KitamiyaShihoko AzumaTsubasa Minamino
Relatives Akane AkazaTomoko YoshikawaChizuru IkedaMari FunamiKaede FurutaniNadeshiko ŌmuroHanako Ōmuro
Majokko Mirakurun Mirakurun/KurumiRivarun/RaikaGanbō
Minor characters Haruka KoyamaTakane DezakiHiro TakaokaAoi IsurugiMegumi SonokawaAi MiwaMiho Yaeno
MiniYuri characters
Amusement Club Akari AkazaKyōko ToshinōYui FunamiChinatsu Yoshikawa
Student Council Ayano SugiuraChitose IkedaChizuru IkedaSakurako ŌmuroHimawari FurutaniRise Matsumoto
Teachers Nana NishigakiShihoko Azuma
Other characters Mirakurun/KurumiYuka ŌtsuboMinami Tsuda
Ōmuro-ke characters
Ōmuro family Sakurako ŌmuroHanako ŌmuroNadeshiko Ōmuro
Supporting characters Himawari FurutaniKaede FurutaniMirai SōmaKokoro OgawaAi MiwaMegumi SonokawaMiho YaenoMisaki TakasakiAyano SugiuraChinatsu YoshikawaKyōko ToshinōYui Funami

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