Meiko Ibarazaki (茨崎 芽衣子 Ibarazaki Meiko) is the mother of Emi Ibarazaki who has been described as a "taller, older and more mature Emi" (depending on the route, 'more mature' may change to 'better endowed') by Hisao Nakai.
She appears a few times throughout the game. In both Emi's and Rin routes, she shows up to watch Emi run at the school track. Later in Emi's route, she is seen at her house, where Hisao was invited over for dinner.
- The name Meiko means "bud, sprout" (芽) (me) and "rely on" (依), "life" (生) or "clothing, garment" (衣) (i) and "child" (子) (ko).
- Meiko's surname Ibarazaki means "thorn" (茨) (ibara) and "cape, peninsula" (崎) (saki/zaki).
- there was a theory that meiko and the Nurse have/had hooked up. this theory was semi-confirmed by thehivemind (Emi's route writer) in a video where he was interviewed. the video can be found here,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDM2gFNn7ck.
|Emi Ibarazaki • Shizune Hakamichi • Lilly Satou • Hanako Ikezawa • Rin Tezuka|
|Kenji Setou • Shiina "Misha" Mikado • Akio Mutou • Nurse • Yuuko Shirakawa • Akira Satou • Meiko Ibarazaki • Shinichi Nomiya • Hideaki Hakamichi • Jigoro Hakamichi|
|Sae Saionji • Mrs. Satou • Aoi • Keiko • Shopkeeper • Miki Miura • Iwanako • Saki Enomoto • Rika Katayama • Track Team Captain • Takashi Maeda • Molly Kapur • Taro Arai • Suzu Suzuki • Natsume Ooe • Naomi Inoue|