Year: 1st Year Height/Weight: 165 cm 52 kg Cheerful and energetic Hikoichi aspires to become a player like his Ryonan teammates but not being up to their level he just stays with the reserves more specifically with the coach Moichi Taoka and acts more as a team manager than a full player taking detailed notes during matches. His catchphrase is gotta check it aside from shouting Unbelievable every time something exciting happens during a match. He too considers Hanamichi a great player because he was talked into it when they first met. Hikoichi also idolizes Ryota because he is a starter for Shohoku despite his short height Ryota is only three centimeters about one inch taller than Hikoichi. He has an older sister Yayoi Aida who is a reporter for a basketball magazine and from whom Hikoichi might have gotten his habit of taking notes.