Hayato Ike (池速人 Ike Hayato ), otherwise chiefly known as Ike, is a fifteen-year-old high school student and has been Yūji's friend since junior high school. He carries the title "Megane-man" ("Glasses Man"), or Four-Eyes in the English version.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Ike appears to be a normal looking guy. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is often seen wearing his glasses. He usually wears Misaki Municipal High School's uniform.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Ike is notably intelligent and is often unavailable due to having to study or attending extra classes outside school. He is secretly fond of Kazumi Yoshida. However, as Yūji's loyal (and best) friend, he is the one who helps her to show her feelings toward Yūji. He often gives Kazumi advice. He rarely competes with Yūji for her affection, except one time when he invited Kazumi to help him with his student council meetings.
Ike is notably more emotionally-aware than the single-minded Yūji. While Yūji's desire to help just about any girl is admirable, he seems unaware that this is a source of heartache for many others, especially Shana and Kazumi, and it is generally up to Ike to point this out to Yūji. This caused a slight problem when it is revealed that Ike also has feelings for Kazumi.
Background[edit | edit source]
Plot[edit | edit source]
During the school festival, he was continually dragged away by Harumi Fujita, a fellow council member. Ike is prone to motion-sickness, and turns pale at the sight of buses. He cannot ride roller-coasters, and even kid rides, although he made it through a Ferris wheel when he was in kindergarten.
At the end of the first season, Ike decides not to hold back where Kazumi was concerned. He even invited her out on Christmas Eve and confessed that he loved her. However, Kazumi had never returned Ike's love. By the end of the novels, however, it is suggested that they are currently dating.
Other Appearances[edit | edit source]
Anime Appearances[edit | edit source]
Shakugan no Shana-tan[edit | edit source]
Dengeki Bunko 2007 Movie Festival Special[edit | edit source]
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Yūji Sakai[edit | edit source]
Yūji is Ike's childhood friend. Yūji often visited Ike's house when they were very young.
Kazumi Yoshida[edit | edit source]
Kazumi is Ike's love interest. He is aware that Kazumi is in love with Yūji and often tries to help her get closer to him.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Like other human characters in the series, Ike's name is a homage to Japanese politicians; he is named after Hayato Ikeda, the former Prime Minister of Japan.
- He has the same Japanese voice actor and FUNimation English voice actor as Takemikazuchi.
- Ike's seiyuu, Hirofumi Nojima, is the brother of Kenji Nojima, seiyuu of Keisaku Satō. Hirofumi's father, Akio Nojima, is also the seiyuu of Samuel Demantius.
- Ike has the same Geneon English voice actor as Uehara.