Nozomu Itoshiki

糸色望, Zetsubou-sensei, Momoiro Kakarichou
Birthday: November 4 The main character a high school teacher and the youngest son of the Itoshiki family. He always wears a hakama and kimono abroad preferring flippant casual western clothing in his hometown. When his name is written horizontally it resembles zetsubou beyond hope or despair befitting his extremely negative paranoid and pessimistic attitude. He often shouts Im in despair and attempts suicide several times though rarely with serious intent. Most of the main girls seem to have feelings for him but only because they misunderstand what he said to each of them during the episodes introducing them. His negative personality started blossoming when he was in his first year of high school when he accidentally joined a Negative Club. He is based upon the main character from Dazai Osamus No Longer Human which is both Nozomus and the authors favorite novel.