Sawada is a beautiful and cute short teenage girl with long black hair and a mole under her right eye. Sawada is mostly seen in her school uniform with her shirt tucked in her skirt and she is noted by Izumi Miyamura to look very much like Kyouko Hori. When walking with Hori and Miyamura, she is about a head shorter than Miyamura.
Sawada is a very clingy towards Kyouko Hori. Due to her attachment to Hori, she often gets angry when Hori is together with Izumi Miyamura, choosing to push him away. She views Miyamura as a love rival, but also as a brotherly figure. She was very close to her older brother who passed away some years ago. She also appears to have mild androphobia, often freezing up, running away, or hiding when approached by men. However, ever since she got to know Miyamura, she would hide behind him instead whenever a male approaches her. She is slowly getting used to being around Miyamura's male friends.
Sawada is in love with Hori, and as a result, always clings to her or hugs her when she sees her. She is very clingy with Hori, contrary to how Tooru Ishikawa acted around her before (embarrassed) and how Miyamura was with her before they were in a relationship (unaware of his feelings). She may be in love with Hori since she is not good with dealing with men/boys, Miyamura being an exception. Her brother, who she was really close to, passed away. After this, Honoka seems to avoid anyone male.Kakeru Sengoku was in Miyamura's place for a sleepover, she scared him when he saw her pressed against the glass door of Miyamura's balcony as she peeked into the room.
- Honoka's surname Sawada means "marsh" (沢) (sawa) and "field, rice paddy" (田) (da).