He is overweight but jolly, and calls his co-workers by the first syllable of their names. At first glance, he seems like a bumbling stereotypical salaryman, however, when given the chance, shows heroic courage. He wears a hairpiece that changed from light blond when Ai first joined Debris Section to reddish-brown by the launch of the Von Braun. Gigalt gave him the nickname of "Marshmallow".
In April, he joined KHN Satellite Broadcast Company.
When KHN was absorbed by Technora in October, he was assigned to the Accounting Section of the New York Branch Office of Technora's 1st division.
In March, he was transferred to General Affairs section.
In April, he was transferred to the Data Section.
- The color change in his wig throughout the series is reflected in the opening to each episode when the Debris Section walk past the Space Shuttle Endeavour launch.
- In the opening to the final episode, his wig transitions from blond to reddish-brown as he walks past the screen.
|Characters of Planetes|
| Main characters: Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino • Ai Tanabe • Fee Carmichael • Yuri Mikhalkov|
Minor characters: Claire • Hakim • Gigalt • Nono • Philippe Myers • Arvind Ravi • Edel • More…