Mikako039s friend from early childhood who lives next door also goes to Yazagaku. He has been in love with Mikako for a long time. He searches for his passion and a hobby eventually becoming an apprentice to Mikakorsquos father and learning to be a photographer. He bears an eerie similarity to Ken Nakagawa a character from quotTenshi Nanka Ja Nairdquo who is also the lead singer of the popular band Manbou often leading to several accounts of rabid fangirls and mistaken identity. He is frequently referred to as a monkey usually by Mikako. He forms Akindo a street market shop/club with Ayumi and the others. He also appears in quotParadise kissquot as Yukari Hayasaka039s photographer.