Yuuta Takemoto

竹本 祐太
Age: 19 years Specialty: Nothing in Particular Likes: Hagumi Height: 170 57 Weight: 57 kg 125.4 lbs Yuuta Takemoto is a secondyear student at the art college. He is from Annaka city Gunmaken. He lives in the same apartment complex as Mayama and Morita in room 202. His floormates are Morita and Hasegawa. Takemoto studies architecture but has little certainty as to what he wishes to do upon graduating his decision to attend art college was because he liked to build things with his hands like he had with his father. Takemoto is one of the more mellow characters in the series. He falls in love with Hagu immediately after being introduced by his professor and keeps his feelings to himself throughout most of the series. His love for Hagu and his inability to act upon his feelings as freely as Morita causes some internal problems for Takemoto. For example when Hagu received a bird brooch that was made for her as an anonymous present Takemoto couldnt bring himself to say that Morita was the one who had made it for her. Instead of acting on his feelings Takemoto decides to be more of a brother figure to Hagu giving her friendly support when needed. For example Takemoto accepts Hagus requests to build her sophisticated dollhouses and the like. Takemoto is very close to her. His relationship with his family also contributes to his mellow mood. His father died when he was still young. Also his mother works at a hospital as a nurse so Takemoto would usually spend a lot of his time there even his Christmas holidays. Furthermore Takemoto is uncomfortable with his mothers new husband an outspoken man whose persona seems to a polar opposite to that of his father. However Takemoto tries to get used to his company and tries to accept the fact that his stepfather is capable of looking after his mother since Takemoto has worried about his mothers wellbeing ever since he left home. His mothers remarriage and her assurance that he is now free to do as he wishes instead of taking care of her all the time later influenced Takemotos decision to attend art college. Later in the series Takemoto has to stay another year due to getting a stomach ulcer and not being able to complete his graduation thesis.