|Class||Second year class 4|
|Physical and Vital Statistics|
|Manga||Volume 4 Chapter 13|
Nozomi is a handsome young man. He has wavy red hair, the length is down to the nape of his neck. In the anime, Nozomi's eyes are more yellow/brown however in the manga color spreads he is shown to have red/brown eyes. Like other characters he is usually seen wearing his school uniform but tends to wear fashionable clothing when out of it.
Nozomi is extremely excitable and cheery, he is a playboy who has the ability to easily remember the names of anyone he's just become aquainted to, "especially cute girls' names" as pointed out by himself. Although Nozomi is kind he has a harsh and quite cunning side to him shown when he originally tried to break up the relationship between Sata and Erika by trying to convert Sata into a playboy. But now he is a good guy, he is currently friends with Sata Kyouya.
He appeared when Erika and Kyouya going on the their first date. He was surrounded by three girls and one of the girls even praised Kyouya for his looks and tease him that Kyouya can be better looking than him if he wants to. Another one even says that Erika is plain looking and she doesn't suits him. Nozomi reply saying :"You don't know that's his only girl. After all, is boring right? Being tied down to only one."
During the second term, he is in the same class with Erika, Kyouya, Ayumi, Marin and Aki. He stood at the door and said that only if the girls tell him their names, then he would only let them in.
He ended up sitting next to Erika and both of them became the committee member of the class because they were talking as the teacher was explaining something. He even tried to hit on Erika but Erika shows no feeling to it. He teased Kyouya for choosing a girl like Erika as with her looks are average. Kyouya got mad at him and he glared at him and he was shocked that Kyouya was serious about Erika.
During a field trip, he is in the same group with Ekira, Kyouya, Ayumi and 2 other guys (Takii-kun,Kojima-kun). He is seen flirting with Edano. And he is going on with his plan to destroy Kyouya's and Erika's relationship.
In the bus, he and Kyouya sat together but Kyouya mostly ignored him. It is quite weird because they thought that he would be only interested in girls and Marin Tachibana even suggested that both of them are gay which has shocked Erika.
During the 'toilet rest-time', he woke Kyouya up by pulling out his earphones and show him lots of other girl's picture but Kyouya reply by saying,"Not everyone is like you, Now, keep quite, I want to sleep." He just smile while saying, "Such a high wall to climb."
When they arrived at their destination, Erika went up to him, asking what had he talked with Kyouya. He even lied to her that he's just helping him to open his mind, and the poor Hikari believe in it.
Even though how much he had persue Kyouya, Kyouya still won't listen to him and he decided to act by force. He invited some girls into his room to play games like "Who is the king?". He had already planned this out and wanted one of the girls to kiss Kyouya. But Kyoya refuse.
He show off his phone contact number and said that he have 500 times happy time compare to Kyouya. But Kyouya says,"No matter how many trash you pick up, it's still a pile trash." and that had hit him very hard.
But when he saw both of them (Erika & Kyouya) together, he decided to give up and finally realised having one girl who will make him happy is already enough. He even asked them to stop flirting in front of him as he got embarrassed.
Nozomi is a classmate of Kyouya and Erika, but later on becomes friends with them. When he was first placed into the same class as Erika and Kyouya, he tried to hit on Erika, but he finds out that she is dating Kyouya. He thinks it's a waste that Kyouya only spends his time on one girl and during the orienteering event, Nozomi tries in vain to get Kyoya to become a playboy like himself. However at the last night of the orientation, Kyoya told Nozomi that "It doesn't matter how much trash you pick up. You've just got a pile of trash". He is referring to how Nozomi fills his time with 500 plus girls and isn't really serious about any one of them, unlike Kyouya. Kyouya tells Nozomi that there is hope for him still, because before he met Erika, he was just like Nozomi. After this Kyouya and Nozomi slowly start to become friends and also becomes good friends with Takeru.
- He envies Sata's and Erika's relationship.
- He tends to follow in Kyouya's footsteps.
- He eventually says in the manga to Kyouya and Takeru that "He doesn't need a girlfriend if he has those two friends by his side".