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- "That's against the school regulations!"
- ―Typical Sodoko words to rule breaker
- ―Typical Sodoko scolding.
Midoriko Sono (園 みどり子, Sono Midoriko), perhaps better known by her nickname, "Sodoko" (そど子) is the tank commander, radio operator, 47mm gunner and 47mm loader of the Mallard Team, and one of the supporting protagonists of Girls und Panzer.
Midoriko is a third year student from Ooarai Girls High School, and the leader of the Public Morals Committee. She's the commander, 47mm gunner/loader and radio operator of Mallard Team and she operates a French Char B1 bis.
Midoriko is a girl with a short black hair and a pair of black eyes.
Midoriko is well known for her strict personality, constantly reprimanding Mako Reizei for showing up late; she also becomes irritated whenever someone calls her by her nickname, Sodoko, and whenever Mako is up to her antics. Sometimes, she can be strict to the point of being very fastidious, especially when Mako is involved; however, in rare instances she has proven capable of ignoring the rules, to do the right thing and keep her promises.
Midoriko first appeared at the school's entrance, to check on the student's arrival; she commented on how Mako Reizei was constantly late, and how her good grades wouldn't save her. She also advised Miho Nishizumi to not help Mako if she ever saw her running late again.
Together with Moyoko Gotou and Nozomi Konparu, her closest collaborators in the Committee, she joined the Sensha-dō Team (and was given by Anzu her nickname, Sodoko, which she didn't like); they formed Mallard Team with their Char B1 bis. Midoriko from the beginning tried to impose her views on the Sensha-dō team (speaking against out-of-order clothing and makeup), but she was all but ignored.
After the Finals, she made a one-time concession and deleted all accounts of Mako being late so many times, practically saving her school year, to which Mako answered with a rare outburst of emotion, much to Midoriko's embarrassment.
- Midoriko's surname Sono means "garden" (園).
- Midoriko's personality is also reflected in her sleeping posture, as seen in the end credits of Der Film.
- Lying on her back, tucked in and with her hands folded on her chest. Literally the way one is recommended to sleep.
- Sodoko's nickname refers to the Biblical city of Sodom.
- Midoriko has a younger sister.
- In the first Das Finale OVA, it is revealed that she is no longer the Public Morals Committee president, being now the Committee Adviser.
- In original manga and Moto Love Love Sakusen Desu! it is assumed that in addition to Gomoyo and Pazomi, Sodoko commands members of the disciplinary Committee, similar to herself (especially seen in the hair).
- Main article: Midoriko Sono/Gallery
|Ooarai Girls High School||Anglerfish Team||Miho Nishizumi ♦ Saori Takebe ♦ Hana Isuzu ♦ Yukari Akiyama ♦ Mako Reizei|
|Duck Team||Noriko Isobe ♦ Taeko Kondou ♦ Shinobu Kawanishi ♦ Akebi Sasaki|
|Hippo Team||Erwin ♦ Caesar ♦ Saemonza ♦ Oryou|
|Rabbit Team||Azusa Sawa ♦ Aya Oono ♦ Ayumi Yamagou ♦ Yuuki Utsugi ♦ Karina Sakaguchi ♦ Saki Maruyama|
|Turtle Team||Anzu Kadotani ♦ Momo Kawashima ♦ Yuzu Koyama|
|Mallard Team||Midoriko Sono ♦ Moyoko Gotou ♦ Nozomi Konparu|
|Leopon Team||Reira Nakajima ♦ Keiko Hoshino ♦ Maria Suzuki ♦ Tsuchiya|
|Anteater Team||Nekota ♦ Momoga ♦ Piyotan|
|Shark Team||Ogin ♦ Murakami ♦ Cutlass ♦ Flint ♦ Rum|
|Miscellanous||Taiga Ou ♦ Sadoka ♦ Mazoe|
|St. Gloriana Girls High School||Darjeeling ♦ Orange Pekoe ♦ Assam ♦ Rosehip ♦ Rukuriri ♦ Nilgiri ♦ Vanilla ♦ Cranberry ♦ Earl Grey|
|Saunders Girls High School||Kay ♦ Alisa ♦ Naomi ♦ Helmet-Chan|
|Anzio Girls High School||Anchovy ♦ Carpaccio ♦ Pepperoni ♦ Amaretto ♦ Gelato ♦ Panettone|
|Pravda Girls High School||Katyusha ♦ Nonna ♦ Klara ♦ Nina ♦ Alina ♦ Ekaterina ♦ Olga ♦ Polina ♦ Natalia ♦ Lisa ♦ Mo ♦ Zemlya ♦ Neba|
|Kuromorimine Girls High School||Maho Nishizumi ♦ Erika Itsumi ♦ Koume Akaboshi ♦ Leila Rou ♦ Emi Kojima ♦ Geshiko ♦ Sangou ♦ Mauko ♦ Sheska ♦ Manami Himuro ♦ Runa Onizuka ♦ Kirishima|
|Chi-Ha-Tan Academy||Kinuyo Nishi ♦ Haru Fukuda ♦ Tamaki Tamada ♦ Shizuko Hosomi ♦ Setsuko Nagura ♦ Noriyo Hamada ♦ Tomiko Teramoto ♦ Emi Ikeda ♦ Rin Kubota ♦ Yasuko Nishihara ♦ Chiyoko Uenishi ♦ Tatsu Hasegawa ♦ Hanako Hirai|
|Jatkosota High School||Mika ♦ Aki ♦ Mikko ♦ Touko ♦ Lili|
|BC Freedom High School||Ribbon Warrior||Asparagus ♦ Moule ♦ Bordeaux|
|Das Finale||Marie ♦ Andou ♦ Oshida ♦ Sofue ♦ Isabe|
|Blue Division High School||El ♦ Tristana ♦ Viridiana ♦ Andalusia|
|Koala Forest High School||Wallaby ♦ Platypus|
|Bonple High School||Ribbon Warrior||Jajka ♦ Uszka ♦ Pierogi|
|Maginot Girls College||Éclair ♦ Fondue ♦ Galette ♦ Madeleine ♦ Colombier|
|Count High School||Noemi Kohiyama ♦ Anna Masukura ♦ Nachigami Sisters ♦ Marina Constantinescu ♦ Mizuki Ikarashi|
|Tatenashi Girls High School||Shizuka Tsuruki ♦ Rin Matsukaze ♦ Haruka Endou|
|Tategoto High School||Aung|
|Maple High School||Trout ♦ Amber ♦ Oleo|
|Kebab High School||Bosphorus|
|Bellwall Academy||Tiger I Crew||Emi Nakasuga ♦ Hitomi Yuzumoto ♦ Kita ♦ Takami ♦ Nagisa Shiratori|
|Jagdpanther Crew||Neko Yamamori ♦ Yano ♦ Koharu Sakai ♦ Kanbara ♦ Hirono|
|Elefant Crew||Chifuyu Doi ♦ Terauchi ♦ Wakasugi ♦ Kunihiro ♦ Nogata ♦ Enami|
|T-44 Crew||Youko Minami ♦ Saionji ♦ Azuma ♦ Hokuto|
|Panzer II Crew||Kashiwaba Sisters|
|West Kureouji Grona Academy||Kiri Shiratori|
|All-Stars University Team||Alice Shimada ♦ Azumi ♦ Megumi ♦ Rumi|
|Japan Sensha-dō Federation||Ami Chōno ♦ Shiho Nishizumi ♦ Renta Tsuji ♦ Chiyo Shimada ♦ Shichiro Kodama ♦ Kikuyo Idegami ♦ Kanon Sasagawa ♦ Hibiki Inatomi ♦ Remi Takashima|
|Non-Affiliated||Yoshiko Akiyama ♦ Jungorou Akiyama ♦ Hisako Reizei ♦ Shinzaburo ♦ Yuri Isuzu ♦ Chihiro Yusa ♦ Boko|