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Toma Kikuchi
Kanji 菊池 冬馬
Romanji Kikuchi Tōma
Characteristics
Age 16-17
Birthday February 1
Sign Aquarius
Gender Male
Height 178.5 cm (5'10")
Weight 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type A
Professional Status
Occupation 2nd Year High School Student
Affiliation Student Council
Function Student Council Representative
First appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 12
Anime Debut Episode 11 (cameo)
Portrayal
Japanese Voice Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Toma Kikuchi (菊池 冬馬, Kikuchi Tōma) is a boy in Futaba Yoshioka's year, making his first appearance later in the story.[1] He is a 2nd year High School student and was previously going out with her.

Appearance

Toma has a very "boyish" face for his age, in other words he doesn't look very masculine. He has short orange hair with bangs that cover his eye brows (he has soft features and kind looking brown eyes). On his right ear, he has an ear gauge. What also minimizes Touma's masculinity is the fact that he blushes a lot.

Gallary

For more images of Toma Kikuchi, See: Images of Toma Kikuchi
Touma's Anime Concept
Toma's anime appearance

Personality

Touma is a very kind hearted person. Despite his appearance, Touma is just like any other guy in the sense that he is in fact very masculine. He can be shy at times, which exacerbates his heavy blushing, yet he changes when he is in front of a mic singing. Like anyone else, Touma can get upset (especially at Kou Mabuchi), but his best quality is the ability to speak his mind and his honesty.

He initially has a very bad impression of Futaba, during which she trips and ends up accidentally groping on him. However, he eventually softens up to her when he notices how remorseful she feels about the incident. Due to his earnest appearance, his intentions after often misunderstood, usually causing Kou to get jealous over his interaction with Futaba. His friends call him "Goodie-goodie" and "Hasabe" due to his strait-laced and honest behavior. He falls for Futaba's good nature and finds himself wishing that she would shift her affections onto him. Despite this he constantly supports her and gives her confidence.

Relationships

Futaba Yoshioka

Touma's first impression of Futaba wasn't great, considering she dropped on top of him. His view on her changed after he realized that she was bothered by the way they met. After clearing up their misunderstanding, he ends up having a liking towards her. He tries his hardest to occupy Futaba from Kou and invite her to his band rehearsals (just as an excuse to hang out with her). The more he spent time with her, the more his feelings for her grew, but he was always defeated by her interest in Kou. After her rejection by Kou, Touma confesses to her, and tells her that they are finally facing each other. Little by little he is showing more things about himself to Yoshioka, in order to steal her away from Kou. In recent chapters, Touma has become more bold (to the sense of asking Yoshioka out on a date). During the date, Yoshioka begins to cry which provokes Touma to hold her hand and hug her. In result of such events, they begin to date which only resulted in them breaking up later on after Yoshioka comes to terms that she will never love anyone else but Kou. Due to his kindhearted personality and genuine love for Yoshioka, he still wishes for her happiness (despite the fact that it won't be because of him).

Kou Mabuchi

Upon first meeting Kou, Touma didn't have any opinion of him. He later gets annoyed by Kou always being around Futaba and how Kou won't choose between her and Yui Narumi. Touma wants the best for Yoshioka and wants his feelings to get through to her, the fact that Touma believes Kou is toying with Yoshioka's feelings (which Kou isn't) by also having Narumi on the side, allows Touma to believe that Kou doesn't deserve Yoshioka.

Haruhiko Uchimiya

Haruhiko is one of the two friends Touma is always hanging around with. He seems to be a little closer with Touma then Kiyun Tachibana (in the sense, that Touma invites him to his date with Futaba and how Uchimiya stood up for Touma when talking to Yuri Makita).

Kiyun Tachibana

Kiyun is another one of Touma's good friends that is seen hanging around him and Uchimiya. Tachibana is more of the hyper one between the three them.

Quotes

(to Futaba) "The confident Yoshioka-san and the timid Yoshioka-san going back and forth, but each time in your own special way, you attempt to make progress. That's the Yoshioka-san I like." [2]

(to Tachibana) "Ah, but, if Mabuchi makes Yoshioka-san sad again, maybe i'll turn my light on again too."

Trivia

Toma's Character File
  • According to Ao Haru Ride Character's File, Toma:[3]
    • is good at English, but bad at Social Studies.
    • likes eating Pork fried with ginger and fruit juice gummies with grape flavour (his usual snack).
    • likes drinking PiruKuru (fermented milk drink)
    • likes listening to ELLEGARDEN.
    • likes color yellow.
    • has a "flesh tunnel" piercing (ear lobe is stretched)
  • Touma's class is 2-5.
  • Score high enough to be put on the bulletin board but lower than 20th rank for his finals.

References

  1. Ao Haru Ride Manga: Chapter 12, Page 41
  2. Ao Haru Ride Manga: Chapter 29
  3. Volume 3 Extras

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