Akino Shinozaki is the protagonist of the yuri manga "Shinozaki-san Ki O Ota Shika Ni". Akina pretends to be an otaku, only to change Kaede into the friend she wants, and occasionally, Akina starts to 'drift' onto the 'Otaku Side.' Akina becomes more and more determined to change Kaede, but as their relationship grows, she starts to question the objectives of her devious plans, and if bringing them to fruition is what her heart truly desires.
- She pushes herself to her limits, watching and playing anime all night just to be close to Kaede.
- She adores Kaede's beauty and cuteness, and she sometimes shown to be lost in her dream of dressing her up in several outfits. She loves her appearance as well as her personality.
- When Kaede was clinging to Michy, she was feeling jealousy then she stood between them to distance her from Michy.
- She made her avatar at the Prepure similar to Kaede and squealed over her.
- She had daydreams about dating Kaede.
- When she and Kaede were in a crowd, and Kaede accidentally hugged her, she couldn't take her cuteness.
- She stutterd when she pronounced her first name in a tsundere way, then she grapped her arm.
- When she squished an anime doll's tits she was in her own joyful world.