Motoharu with his bangs down
Name: Motoharu (元治)
Age: 16-17
Gender: Male
Hair colour: Black
Eye colour: Brown
Family: Mino (older sister)
Occupation(s): High school student (second-year)
Student Council member
Affiliation(s): Sanada North High
Other information
Seiyū: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese)
Josh Keaton (English)

"I feel like... I'm forgetting something... but it doesn't matter."

Motoharu, in "High School Boys and Bikes"

Motoharu is one of the members of the student council of Sanada North High. He has an intimidating appearance which often makes people mistake him as a delinquent; a trait which he shares with the Vice President and Karasawa. He was often bullied by his sister when he was younger, but eventually his sister grew out of it considerably and since then they both maintain a good sibling relationship. He is also an excellent cook.

Appearance Edit

Motoharu is usually seen with his Sanada North High uniform: white shirt, navy blue jacket, and navy blue slacks with occasional striped tie. Although he prefers to be loose with the dress code; usually not wearing a tie or jacket, or even wearing his shirt unbuttoned, he does dress up when needed.

During his first appearances, he styles his bangs slicked back. Later, he wears his bangs down. He also has a goatee. However, it was forcefully shaved off in an incident. He manages to grow it back later.

Personality Edit

Motoharu was introduced as a delinquent in the series, with a rough appearance to match. Despite this, he has never showed any violent tendency outside of occasionally hitting his friends for his role as the tsukkomi. Motoharu is also a generally good-hearted person, this was shown when after he and his friends tricked Ringo in order to peek at her panties, he felt so guilty that he missed school for three days.

Relationships Edit


Motoharu has a somewhat harmonic relationship with his older sister. In High School Boys and Childhood, he reminisces with his sister about how their sibling relationship is considerably closer when compared to his friends' with their siblings since their parents were not always present. However, that is not to say that he isn't bullied or harassed by her at all. His sister likes to wield her seniority over him. This was shown in another instance where Mino and her friends harassed him by forcing him to quote silly comedians and putting his hair into ponytails.

He is usually seen with the Vice President and Karasawa due to the fact that the trio are in the Student Council. Coincidentally, all of the three have intimidating looks and are often mistaken as delinquents instead.