Takashi Takeda

竹田 隆, ジャンボ, Jumbo
A friend of Koiwai and Yotsuba having known Koiwai since they were childhood classmates. Standing 2m10 6 ft 11 in tall he dwarfs the other characters especially Yotsuba. He is always called by the nickname quotJumboquot and when Fuka learns his real name she calls it quotcommon.quot He works at his father039s flower shop as Yotsuba discovers when she meets him there. He helps the Koiwais move in and frequently visits their house where he is more or less treated as a member of the family by Yotsuba. Personality: Jumbo has a dry sense of humor and is prone to deadpan quips which sometimes confuse members of the Ayase family. At the same time he is impulsive and sometimes spontaneously organizes activities for the younger children such as fishing and stargazing. As he does this he enters a bizarre onesided rivalry with Miura including spending a single day in Hawai039i after he learns that she will be going abroad. He develops a deep infatuation with Asagi when he first meets her but is too nervous around women to directly act on it. Instead he tries to use Yotsuba039s friendship with Asagi as a way of getting close to her though his plans usually backfire. Source: Wikipedia