|Also Known As|
|Family|| Hideki Shigeno (father-in-law)|
Momoko Shigeno (mother-in-law)
Taiga Shimizu (little brother)
Goro Shigeno (husband)
Shingo Shigeno (brother-in-law)
Chiharu Shigeno (sister-in-law)
Izumi Shigeno (daughter)
Daigo Shigeno (son)
|School|| Mifune Elementary|
Mifune East Junior High
Seishuu High School
Kyowa Women's University
|Team(s)|| Mifune Little|
Mifune East Softball Club
Seishuu High Softball Club
Kyowa U's Softball Club
|Position|| Baseball: Right Fielder, Catcher|
Softball: Pitcher, 2B
|Manga Debut||2nd 001. Daigo's Dream (2nd)|
|Anime Debut||Ep7: Goro Honda, 9 years old!|
|Voice Actor||Yuko Sasamoto|
Kaoru Shimizu is the main heroine of the MAJOR (series), and the love interest of Goro Shigeno. Introduced in the Little League Arc, she meets Goro Honda who later joins the Mifune Dolphins to help fill the team. She appears through each story arc throughout Goro's life, whom she later marries in the end and bears two children, eventually becoming Kaoru Shigeno (茂野 薫, Shigeno Kaoru).
Kaoru has dark brown hair and black eyes. She has a short-shaggy hair.
Kaoru seems to be a cheerful and warm girl, but can be sometimes short-tempered. She always caring about her friends, especially Gorō.
Background & Plots
Kaoru is in Gorō's class in elementary school and eventually begins to play little league baseball on the Mifune Dolphins Little League after an argument with Gorō where she sees his passion for the game. She was also the first person Gorō recruited to the Mifune Dolphins. In the finals against Yokahama, she was the catcher to replace the injured Komori. Already in elementary school she began to have feelings for Gorō. In Junior High School she switches to softball and becomes captain of the Mifune East Junior High team. Seeming she still had a grudge against baseball because Gorō introduced it to her. Initially, she plans to follow Gorō, whom she has a crush on, to Kaido High School. However, she changes her mind after she discovers Kaido does not have a softball team and after Gorō tells her to follow her love of softball. She attended Seishu High School, the one Gorō later attends. She told her little brother Taiga to join Seishu's baseball club seeming the great "baseball fanatic" was there. After high school, she attended Kyowa University. During the winter break of her freshman year, Gorō confesses to Kaoru and they are going out. If Gorō was suggested as a baseball fanatic, Shimizu was said to be a softball fanatic. And now she is shown that she is married to Gorō and have two children.