As a fat sickly and spoiled child Takefumi was constantly picked on in elementary school. He was somewhat protected by the tomboy Tsubaki who while protecting him from other bullies would bully Takefumi herself. When he asked Tsubaki why she paid attention to him she told him that a teacher had asked her to look after him. After hearing this Takefumi is humiliated as he had never been in his life he is humiliated because he had believed that he was somehow special to Tsubaki but he realized that she did not care about him at all and was just obeying a teacher039s request. He transferred to a school in another city but returns years later to attend Hokuei High School with the other characters. When he returns to Tokyo he had lost weight become healthy tall handsome and completely unrecognizable. He intends to take advantage of the fact that no one recognizes him to get revenge on Tsubaki. Although he butts heads with Yukino at first she recognizes that his efforts to transform himself are similar to her own obsession with her image and they share a mutual albeit begrudging admiration. He later realizes that his feelings for Tsubaki are actually love and that the source of his seeming hatred for her was because he felt rejected by her. After he realizes this he finds out that Tsubaki likes him too and they become a couple.