Akiko Shimizu is a supporting character in the movie Ocean Waves, directed by Tomomi Mochizuki of Studio Ghibli. She is Taku Morisaki's classamte.


She isn't the student-body president, but she keeps the strong company among girls. So she gives advice not to backbite, because it damages the solidarity. For her effort to keep the girls together, she gets respected, beside Rikako Muto. She dislikes Rikako for years at Kouchi Outemae High School.

Later on she changes her mind about Rikako. She recognizes the world is much bigger than her own world as teenager. She even starts talking to Rikako, when she met her in Obiyamachi. At the class reunion, she tells Taku and Yutaka Matsuno about her conversation with Rikako in Obiyamachi.

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