Ippo039s senpai and Aoki039s best friend. He is the smooth collected type and a romantic at heart but trains as hard as anyone. His style incorporates a fast left and faster footwork. In the past he and Aoki were the toughest highschool thugs around but now Tatsuya039s real job is at his family039s flower shop. His current record stands at 13ndash5ndash3 with 8 KOs.