|Isao "Misuzu" Sonoda|
|Favourite Food(s)||Local cuisine.|
|Occupation||Pension owner in the resort town of Karuizawa.|
|Relatives||Mei Yasumura (Daughter - Manga)|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 18|
|Anime Debut||The Refreshing Battle in Karuizawa!|
|Voice Actor||Sonny Strait|
Isao "Misuzu" Sonoda is Ryoji "Ranka" Fujioka's colleague and a former worker at the okama (cross-dressing) bar.
Misuzu is a close friend of Haruhi's father, Ryoji. During the anime series, Ryoji entrusts Haruhi to Misuzu's care during the summer because he must work and doesn't wish to leave Haruhi alone. Misuzu used to be a banker, but now runs a pension in the popular resort town of Karuizawa, known for its rustic locale and various outdoor activities. While Haruhi is working voluntarily for him, the Host Club arrives and Misuzu is thrilled. Because there is only one vacant room available and most of the Hosts want to stay there, Misuzu conducts a contest to see who is the most refreshing hosts based on points earned throughout the contest. A refresher point is revealed to be a measure of how much amorous emotion the Host can generate among the pension's guests. At the end, he is swayed by Kaoru and Hikaru's unintentional display of "brotherly love" that earns them "100 refresher points."
In the manga, he is shown to be an excellent tailor with a love for making frilly clothing. He also used to be married and has a daughter, Mei Yasumura, who at first appears to simply disapprove of his transvestite lifestyle. It is later shown that the reason for her resentment towards him was how he left her and her mother to persue his dream of opening a pension.
- Chapter 18
- Chapter 42
- Chapter 48