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Kuga Shu
Kuga
Name Kuga Shu
Japanese 空閑 愁
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Height 177cm
Birthday 2 April
Blood type AB
Family Father (Deceased)

Mother

Professional Statistics
Team Team Otori
School Ayanagi Gakuen High School Division
Department Musical Department (Candidate)

Vocal Department (Previously)

Class 1-B (Season 1)

2-MS

First Appearance
Manga Chapter 0: Prologue
Anime Season 1 Act 1
Seiyū
Anime Maeno Tomoaki


"You guys are all interesting company indeed." - Kuga Shu

AppearanceEdit

Kuga has purple eyes and dark purple hair that is somewhat unruly. His long bangs fall in-between his eyes, parted slightly to the left.

KugaUniform

Kuga in his school uniform.

In his school uniform, Kuga wears his tie loose and does not wear the standard school vest. His blazer is unbuttoned.

In his training attire, he wears a black zip hoodie with white trims on the pockets and a white line that starts at his shoulders and goes all the way down the sleeves. He wears the sleeves 3/4 down his arms. His hoodie is unzipped and he wears a purple tank top inside. He wears a pair of black pants and a pair of black dancing shoes.

PersonalityEdit

Kuga is a rather quiet person that would make others think that he is a loner. In actual fact, he does have friends and will speak up whenever he needs to. He also shows concern to those around him. Torashi calls him a workaholic.

HistoryEdit

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Young Kuga.

Kuga lost his father at a young age. Because of that, his mother had to work really hard night and day to raise him by herself. Wanting to put a smile on his mother's face, Kuga tried copying the musicals that he had watched on the TV. Although he knew he was not good enough, his mother smiled. Wanting to make her even happier, he became completely absorbed in musicals, realizing how fun it was and hoped to show her a real musical one day.

RelationshipsEdit

Toraishi Izumi Edit

Kuga-Toraishi

Kuga and Toraishi talking about Kuga's team.

Kuga and Toraishi are childhood friends and even attended the same middle school.Toraishi addresses Kuga by his name, Shu. However, Kuga just calls him Toraishi. Their relationship is close to the point that Kuga allows Toraishi to borrow his stuff (even though Toraishi tends to forget to return some items). Kuga is the one who got Toraishi into musicals.

However, the two will fight against each other as seen when Toraishi fought against Kuga over their teammates.

Hoshitani Yuta Edit

During their first practice where they had to improvise after they found out that there were no more lines in the script, Kuga handed Hoshitani a piece of empty paper, not expecting Hoshitani to get it. However, Hoshitani did and they managed to pull off the play without a hitch. Hence that day onwards, he views Hoshitani as an interesting person.

Hoshitani-Kuga

Kuga encouraging Hoshitani.

Kuga finally opened up to the rest of the team when Hoshitani and Nayuki chanced upon him playing the piano. Hoshitani suggested that they dance to Kuga's playing. Kuga refused, stating his noodles would turn soggy. Nayuki was surprised to hear that was all he was eating for lunch and offered rice balls to him which he accepted. When Hoshitani offers Kuga to practice with them, Kuga says he will if he has the time.

Later on, Hoshitani became depressed after watching Team Hiragi's practice. Kuga encouraged him by telling him his own motivation for doing musicals and saying that it was okay to be worried because there is no one who just smiles all the time.

Nayuki Toru Edit

Nayuki-Kuga

Nayuki offering some food to Kuga.

Hoshitani and Nayuki chanced upon him playing the piano one time during lunch. Hoshitani suggested that they dance to Kuga's playing. Kuga refused, stating his noodles would turn soggy. Nayuki was surprised to hear that was all he was eating for lunch and offered rice balls to him which he accepted. When Hoshitani offers Kuga to practice with them, Kuga says he will if he has the time.

Tsukigami Kaito Edit

Tsukigami-Kuga

Tsukigami and Kuga in the middle of their class.

As they are roommates and classmates, the two have been shown to speak to each other. One such time was when Kuga told Tsukigami that his phone was ringing while he was out practicing. Later on, Kuga stands up for Tsukigami along with the rest of Team Otori when he was involved in a fight.

They also have a good enough relationship where Kuga can borrow stuff from Tsukigami such as an eraser, cellphone charger, shampoo, toothpaste, and pillow. However, it does annoy Tsukigami that Kuga only asks because he has let Toraishi borrow his stuff without giving it back.

MotherEdit

KugaMother

Kuga's Mother.

Kuga lost his father at a young age. Because of that, his mother had to really work hard night and day to raise him by herself. Wanting to put a smile on his mother's face, Kuga tried copying the musicals that he had watched on the TV. Although he knew he was not good enough, his mother smiled. Wanting to make her even happier, he became completely absorbed in musicals, realizing how fun it was and hoped to show her a real musical one day. He helps out his mother with house chores when he is free and does not forgive anyone who messes with her.

TriviaEdit

  • His zodiac sign is Aries.
  • He is roommates, classmates, and teammates with Tsukigami.
  • He has a motorcycle which he uses to drive to and from his part-time job.
  • He learned how to play the piano through self-study.
  • He chose to work at places with a piano so that he could practice musical-related things while at work.
  • He is terrible at drawing even though he doesn't know it.
  • His room number is 206.
  • Because his motorcycle broke down on the first day of school, he didn’t attend the entrance ceremony.
  • In 'AYANAGI Animal Park Series', his animal motif is the wolf.
  • In 'AYANAGI April Fools Series', he is a florist at Hotel Otori.
  • In 'AYANAGI IF Series' post card set, he is a martial art practitioner.
  • In 'AYANAGI IF Series' featured on the inner cover of Season 1 Volume 3, he is a Mafia member and he has no weapon of choice, as he fights with his bare hands.
  • For the 'Star-Myu Halloween Party in 池袋P'PARCO' event, he dressed up as a mummy.
  • Based on Star-Myu Q&A Volume 1:
    • People's first impression of him is 'scary face', 'skips classes a lot', and 'no emotion'.
    • He is good at painting.
    • His weakness is having a bad sense of direction. He has problems remembering places.
    • His childhood friend, Toraishi, calls him 'Shu'.
    • He likes to travel by motorcycle.
    • In his report book, his teachers wrote 'don't sleep in class'.
    • He won't forgive anyone who gives trouble to his mother who single-handedly raise him up.
    • He cannot remember the first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning.
    • His favourite food is anything he can eat.
    • He eats cup ramen for lunch.
    • During his day off, he would either idle in his room or help his mother if he was at home.
    • One bad thing about himself is that an annoying stench has increased frequently.
    • His favourite place is somewhere he can get to from the dorms by riding his motorcycle. He is also in the middle of looking for a nice place.
    • He deals with stress by feeling it first.
    • He wants to do a musical for his mother.
    • He is good at practical-based subjects
    • He is bad at classroom-based subjects.
    • Between sleep and meals, he prefers meals.
    • His favourite type of girl is a non-showy woman.
    • His favourite drink is tap water.
    • He is dexterous with his hands.
    • His favourite weather is cloudy.
    • Last words: "Ah. ……………I ask for your best regards."
  • Meaning of Kuga's name:
    • 空 (Ku) : sky, empty
    • 閑 (Ga) : leisure; tranquil; calm; quiet; peaceful
    • 愁 (Shuu) : distress, grieve, lament

List of Songs Edit

See also: Team Otori's List of Songs

  • RADIANT MIND
  • Seishun COUNTDOWN ~Kuga Solo Ver.~ (星瞬COUNTDOWN ~空閑ソロVer.~ Seishun COUNTDOWN ~Kuga Soro Ver.~?)
  • HEROISM++  (Duet with Toraishi Izumi)
  • Hanamichi ∞ Go All Out!! (花道 ∞ Go All Out!! Hanamichi ∞ Go All Out!!?) (with Hoshitani Yuta, Nayuki Toru, Tengenji Kakeru, Toraishi Izumi and Ugawa Akira)
  • FACE-OFF (with Toraishi Izumi and Kitahara Ren)
  • Gift ~Curtain Call~ (Gift ~カーテンコール~ Gift ~Kātenkōru~?) (with all cast members)

GalleryEdit

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