|華園 次郎||Hanazono Jirō|
|Relatives||Masako Hanazono (wife) |
Atsushi Hanazono (son)
Hikari Hanazono (daughter)
Jiro Hanazono (華園 次郎, Hanazono Jirō) is the husband of Masako Hanazono and the father and Atsushi Hanazono and Hikari Hanazono who is a carpenter and lives in the old shopping district of Tokyo. As a fan of pro-wrestling, he taught Hikari how to fight when she was a child. Through his interest in pro-wrestling, Jiro met Satoru Takishima (Kei Takishima's father) and they introduced their children to one another when Hikari and Kei were six years old.
After Hikari was defeated by Kei, she begged her father to allow her to enroll in the same schools as Kei in order to obtain the opportunity to defeat him. Headstrong and hot-headed like his daughter, Jiro agreed and has since supported her endeavors to defeat her rival.
- The name Jiro means "next" (次) (ji) and "son" (郎) (ro).
- Jiro's surname Hanazono means "flower" (華) (hana) and "garden" (園) (sono/zono).