Momoka Kurakano is one of Haruhi's fangirls and is one of the three girls always shown in Haruhi's group. She is also in Class 1-A, the same class with Haruhi, the twins and Renge.
Momoka is an intelligent, organized and friendly girl who is the object of Kazukiyo Soga's affections. She is also Class Vice-president. Momoka has an obvious crush on Haruhi, she likes hearing Haruhi's stories about her mother and finds Haruhi cute when Haruhi compliments her.
Momoka has large brown eyes and long brown hair with wavy bangs and two distinctive buns on either side of her head. She is usually seen wearing the usual Ouran Academy uniform, but is sometimes seen in alternate outfits, such as when the Host Club goes to the beach and she is wearing a white bikini.
Momoka is one of Haruhi's regular guests and is usually seen around her whenever Haruhi is entertaining; however, Momoka is the only one whose name is revealed in the anime. Momoka seems to be the leader of the group of three since she is always shown in front and she has the most speaking lines out of the three Haruhi fangirls. In fact, she talks to the Host Club more than any other customer.
Momoka is also the vice-representative of Class 1-A and, in that setting, tells Haruhi how things work at Ouran and what special traditions they follow along the way. She also constantly hugs Haruhi whenever they are in Music Room #3 .
Her family owns a private ski resort, as seen in Chapter 60.
RelationshipsEp 21 - Until the Day it Becomes a Pumpkin! it is revealed that Class President, Kazukiyo Soga, has a crush on Momoka and wants to prove he's not a scaredy-cat so he can impress her at the Halloween event. Though his fears get the best of him, he lasts longer than Momoka, who's paired with Renge. Following the event, Momoka tells Kazukiyo that she's impressed by his chivalry and that she couldn't last as long as he did, causing him to blush. Kazukiyo knows she has a crush on Haruhi, whom they both believe to be a boy, and says that he is content to be her friend and get closer to her by being class reps together. In the last episode of the anime, they are seen dancing together at the school festival. In the manga, it is revealed that Kazukiyo eventually admits his feelings to Momoka at university.
- Momoka Kurano actually debuted in the first chapter of the manga and appears in almost every chapter.
- She ranks third in Class 1-A, after Haruhi and Kazukiyo.
- In the anime, Momoka and Kimiko are usually seen with a girl named Ruri, being hosted by Haruhi. In the manga, however, it is Renge who completes the customer trio more often than not.