Hayao Kakizaki was born in Japan on 1991. He was assigned in the Vermilion Squadron under the command of Hikaru Ichijyo. He pilots a brownwhite VF1A Valkyrie in the television series and in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? movie he pilots a greenstriped VF1A Valkyrie. Among the pilots of the Vermillion Squadron Kakizaki is the least serious. His characterization adds to an already heavy laden humorous anime even more comic relief. He is portrayed also as being a laid back character which often at times would endanger him while out battling the Zentradi. Compared to his teammates Kakizaki is also the least experienced pilot and from timetotime Hikaru and Max had to save him from being killed.