Kensuke Aida

相田ケンスケ, Ken-Ken
Birthday:Sep 12
Kensuke Aida is an otaku a military buff Toji039s best friend and one of the quotOther Childrenquot Eva pilot candidates in the same class as Shinji Toji Rei Asuka and Hikari. His hobbies include camping in the mountains surrounding Tokyo3 and playing at simulated war reenacting by himself. Kensuke solidifies his friendship with Shinji after Shinji saves him and Toji during the fight against the fourth Angel Shamshel. Kensuke dreams of becoming an Eva pilot and ceaselessly begs Shinji to pull strings in NERV so he can be selected as a pilot despite Shinji telling him that he has no say in the matter. He also seems oblivious to the intense physical and psychological duress endured by Eva pilots. Nevertheless Kensuke enjoys the privileges of being the friend of an Eva pilot he and Toji accompany Shinji on the excursion to the UN combined naval fleet during the transportation of Unit 02. Like presumably every one of Shinji039s classmates Kensuke039s mother is deceased. Like Toji Kensuke has a crush on Misato Katsuragi. He is rarely seen without his camcorder at hand. Kensuke is named after a main character in the novel The Fascism of Love and Fantasies Ai to Gensou no Fascism by Ryu Murakami. He is also similar in appearance to the character Jean from Hideaki Anno039s earlier anime Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water.