|Maria Belenbauza Yamada|
Maria Belenbauza Yamada is the daughter of Pedro Belenbauza Yamada and Joanna Belenbauza Yamada, the older sister of Gabriel Belenbauza Yamada. She was the foster sister of Hana "Hatchin" Morenos before she was rescued by Michiko.
Maria and Gabriel were spoiled by their parents while they all treated Hana as their slave and Maria and Gabriel bullied her all day long. Maria loved her real brother but never considered Hana part of her family and wasted no chance at making her life miserable. Maria and her brother behaved in front of child services and helped their parents keep their loving façade by posing with Hana for at least one family photo that their parents would keep in the living room to make their guests believe Hana was considered part of their family.
At some point, Gabriel picked up a stray cat who he named Blanco, who Maria and Gabriel loved very much but didn't want to clean up after him so they forced Hana to do it. Maria's father, Pedro often bribed Hana with hand-me-downs from Maria such as old magazines in order to get her to behave.
Farewell, Cruel Paradise
Maria has been shown on numerous occasions bullying and harassing Hana, along with her younger brother, Gabriel, and has even shown at least one time framing Hana for their shenanigans. She and Gabriel continually bullied Hana until she had enough of what they put her through. It wasn't until Hana reached her limit after Maria kicked her out of the house after Hana couldn't let Maria burn her face with an iron. Shortly after she did, Hana ran back inside and assaulted her out of anger for all she and her family has put her through. However, it is implied that Hana beating up Maria and running away is actually Hana daydreaming and may not have happened.
Maria made a cameo in the second episode asking Atsuko if she is an officer to which she replied "Yes" before Atsuko checked Maria's stomach to see if she had Hana's tattoo, which she didn't have.
Personality and Appearance
Maria is a young girl about 2-4 years older than Hana. She has long brown hair in two braids tied with two large bows and a hairband. She always wears puffy dresses more suitable for younger girls, which makes her look awkward. Like her parents and brother she wears glasses and wears a cross necklace like Hana, although Maria's looks fancier than Hana's.
When she is in public, Maria behaves like a polite little girl but when nobody is watching she behaves like a bully and becomes rather explosive, bratty, and incredibly sardonic towards her foster sister, Hana. She mercilessly bullied her and like her parents, treated her like a servant and forced her do Maria's own chores such as caring for Blanco and humiliating her like how Gabriel was treating her like a horse.
Maria despised Hana with a great passion but she was very caring towards Gabriel, even calling him "Gabu", and got mad at Hana when she threw Gabriel off her back after being forced to give him a piggyback ride and Maria demanded Hana apologized to him, though being very hypocritical and never apologizing to Hana.
- As rude as Maria can be, she has better table manners than Gabriel, who doesn't even bother to correct them when there are guests over.
- Oddly enough, she didn't say anything at all when Atsuko lifted up her skirt briefly (to check if she had Michiko and Hatchin's tattoo).