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Gorou Tokiyama is one of Seikichi Kuroda's friends and underlings.

ABOUT Edit

Appearance Edit

Gorou is mostly an unremarkable looking character. He looks very similar to his friend, Jirou Ooshita. The difference is that his hair is slicked and he has thinner eyebrows.

Personality Edit

He is a proud thug, but not very intelligent. He and Ooshita are usually fooled by Kuroda's words of wisdom and blindly follow him, only to be disillusioned shortly after. He even sometimes question why they follow Kuroda at all. Like all delinquents, Tokiyama is hot-headed and quick to jump in a fight, not thinking things through. Like the others, he both fears and respects Seiichiro Kitano.

He and Ooshita are usually the ones to try and talk or argue with Kuroda out of whatever reckless idea he has, though he fails to stop him. He is also somewhat aware of his status as student and apparently does just well enough in class to not be held back a year. Because of this, he and Ooshita make certain that Kuroda will also not be held back.

Abilities Edit

By himself, Tokiyama is not a strong combatant, especially compared to the main characters. But when he works together with Ooshita and Kuroda, he is very formidable.

HISTORY Edit

The Guardian of Hekikuu High Edit

Word of Seiichiro Kitano's "terror" after his arrival had spread through the school. Tokiyama and Jirou Ooshita told the current Guardian, Seikichi Kuroda, about this, Tokiyama worried people will have a hard time believing Seikichi is the boss if it keeps up. When Kuroda decides to confront the mystery transfer student, Tokiyama eagerly agrees.

In the classroom, Kuroda and Tokiyama look to see Seiichiro's face and are immediately frightened after seeing him. Kuroda grabs the student sitting in front of Kitano, pretending he was the transfer student they were looking for. He and Ooshita reluctantly follow Kuroda to the exit to go beat up the student.

After Kuroda beats up the student, Kuroda admits he already knew that he wasn't the student they were looking for. He explains to them that because of all the fights he's been in he was able to size up who is strong or weak and incorrectly says that judging from his eyes, he was not only strong but lived for the thrill of the fight. When Tokiyama admits to breaking out in a cold sweat and his knees wouldn't stop shaking, Kuroda says that was his ki, like in some popular battle manga and that Kitano doesn't fight to show off and if they took one step closer, Kitano would have whipped our his knife. He continues saying his intuition tells him that Kitano is a dope addict, judging from the bags under his eyes and his white skin. He warns his friends to not provoke him or he might rip them apart and they agree.

After school, Tokiyama finds Kitano whispering to himself and thinks he must be pissed off, unable to hear what he's saying. He goes back to tell Kuroda he heard Kitano was muttering something in the sky about flowers and bliss (Kitano was simply expressing his gratitude to nature and cheering himself up after seeing what a lovely day it was). Drinking his beer, Kuroda incorrectly tells them that because he's been in so many fights, it was withdrawal symptoms because his smack's running out and that he might explode any minute. Ooshita starts to worry, asking what they should do. Kuroda states it works their favor and it'll be easier to take care of him if something happens while tossing aside his beer can.

While they are smoking, he and Ooshita ask Kuroda if Kitano isn't the type of guy to come looking for the Guardian, pointing out that he's an unpredictable guy and might come after him pretty hard. Kuroda admits that they have a point but he won't lay down without a fight. This shocks them and they ask if he can fight someone like a heroin addict. Kuroda confidently tells them that not going out to fight him is different than him coming to fight him, earning their praise. They then find Kitano looking at them with a scary look while holding a tree trunk (unaware he was just cleaning up the campus).They scream and then he and Ooshita urge Kuroda to fight, pushing him towards Kitano. Seiichiro trips over his own feet trying to run away and stumbles forward from the tree's weight, but they don't see that as they argue. Ooshita and Tokiyama accuse Kuroda of lying to them. Kuroda gives up asking himself why it had to happen while he was smoking. He turns around finally to see Kitano rushing towards him. He tries screaming at them to get out of the way (it only comes out as "KIEEEE!!") and slams the tree trunk into the wall after tripping over a rock, narrowly missing Kuroda. Kitano silently looks down at Kuroda with a bloody nose from slamming his face into the tree (worried they will be mad at him). They abandon all pride and beg for Kitano to spare their lives and not kill them. Kuroda even decides to give his Guardian title to Kitano while they are begging, not listening to Kitano try to say he should be the one to apologize, not them. Kuroda and the others then decide to be Kitano's underlings, greeting him formally and offering to carry his bag.

Meeting Yuji Takahisa Edit

Kuroda and his friends walk up to greet Kitano every morning and he insists on carrying his bag, even though Kitano politely refuses. They do this purely out of fear of angering him, but Kitano is unaware of this.

During class, Kuroda and the others are hanging out in their spot, smoking and agree not to do it in front of him or they might anger Kitano. Tokiyama remembers that Yuji Takehisa's suspension ended today. Kuroda recalls Takehisa being feisty and being suspended for hitting a teacher and is willing to take him down during lunchtime, one-on-one, receiving praise from them. Takehisa overhears this and challenges him. Kuroda agrees to take him out three-on-one, making the excuse it wasn't lunchtime yet when Ooshita reminded him he said it would be one-on-one. Takehisa calls him out saying Kuroda never intended it to be one-on-one, taunting all three. Kuroda ignores Ooshita's claim of his taking Takehisa on one-on-one and tells them to gang up on Takehisa. They all three attack him, but are defeated brutally, unaware how strong he was.

Later, Kuroda and his friends meet up with Takehisa, telling him everyone knows about his confrontation with Kitano and that he's going to kill Takehisa. Takehisa argues that all he did was stare him down and Takehisa was the one who broke it off, but Kuroda responds that Kitano doesn't know that, adding that Kitano even tried to kill him and he didn't look into his eyes, though Tokiyama tells him that's not something to be proud of. Kuroda walks back off telling Takehisa he hopes Kitano doesn't find him.

Takeshi Kojima Arc Edit

Kuroda, Tokiyama, and Ooshita remain hidden while Takehisa confronted and was knocked out by three invading delinquents. After they ran away in a panic because they felt the school was dangerous, they came out of hiding. Kuroda asks them if Takehisa is alive. They confirm he is and want to chase after them in revenge for invading their territory. Kuroda explains slowly that they wouldn't win because they were able to beat Takehisa, who beat the three of them. They realize they'll only be defeated by the delinquents too and ask Kuroda what they should do. Kuroda confidently responds they just need to get the greatest human weapon, Kitano. As they walk off to go retrieve him, Ooshita asks if Kitano won't get mad when he heard they hid when Takehisa was taken out. Kuroda responds they won't tell him that and lie that Takehisa was already down when they came running. As he continues to lecture them, they panic and point behind him. He looks to see Kitano standing not far away away and is scared to see him there. Ooshita asks what they should do and Kuroda says it's a good time to ask him to take care of the delinquents. Ooshita argues he looks angry and Kuroda counters he always looks angry. Finally Ooshita worries about what they were just talking about and Kuroda nervously says Kitano didn't hear them. Kitano then yells and runs towards them (because he thinks Takehisa tried to commit suicide again), causing them to panic and think he did hear them. He tells them they need to take down the delinquents. Tokiyama reminds them they'll just be defeated, but Kuroda feels it's more preferable than being killed by Kitano and leads the charge in a frenzy. When they catch up to him, the delinquents have decided Kitano was too dangerous and they shouldn't be involved with Hekikuu anymore, yelling at the top of their lungs. The delinquents yell back they are from Hakuun and threatens them, but Kuroda strikes telling them it doesn't have anything to do with it. His friends proceed to pummel the other two Hakkun delinquents. One of them uses his bokken to hit Kuroda and warns them they have weapons, but Kuroda hits back saying he's not afraid of it. Tokiyama strikes also saying Kitano is behind them. Ooshita strikes telling them they'll be killed if they back off. In unison they yell their lives are at stake as they defeat the delinquents. Because of his actions, rumors about Kitano and Hakuun became the start of Kitano's legend.

The next day, the trio gang find Takehisa looking for Kitano, smiling and asking him as such. Takehisa taunts Kuroda's smile asking if he "[got] some?" Instead, Kuroda dismisses it and explains they went and got revenge for Takehisa since he couldn't beat them and Takehisa won't be able to win since the delinquents woke up "a sleeping lion." As he and the others muse and admire that name, Takehisa punches Kuroda,to Tokiyama and Ooshita's shock and anger. Kuroda tries to taunt Takehisa again about getting serious, but is interrupted by another punch. Kuroda tries to taunt Takehisa again, but is interrupted by a punch to the face. Kuroda nervously warns Takehisa again about the sleeping lion, but Takehisa defiantly tells Kuroda to wake it up, beating up Kuroda and the others and leaves. Kuroda believes that the extra room in his heart is why he's not angry despite being beaten up, though Tokiyama believes they simply just lost.

Two days later, he tells Kuroda that Kitano was sent to the principal's office. They eavesdropped and learned Kitano snuck into Hakuun High and defeated their #2, Hayami. He confirms to Kuroda that Kitano was not suspended and was only let off with a severe warning, agreeing with Kuroda that Kitano is great. Takehisa arrives, overhearing this, and tells them they are getting the wrong idea and that Kitano didn't go to Hakuun for them. Takehisa rhetorically asks why Kitano went after their #2 and Kuroda guesses (correctly, unknown to him) that it was because Hayami was the first guy Kitano ran across. Takehisa answers that because he, the little brother, was worked over, Kitano defeated their #2 to balance things out. Kuroda is at first confused until Ooshita explains that because their #2 was defeated, Kitano defeated Hakuun's #2 in response and that Takehisa was claiming to be #2. Kuroda is eventually outraged claiming he was the real #2. Kuroda is eventually outraged claiming he was the real #2, defiantly saying they being defeated doesn't mean a thing and Takehisa can't push them around. Takehisa looks down on them accepting his challenge. Kuroda and the others huddle up and discuss their new attack, Triangle Formation Alpha. Takehisa impatiently asks if they intend to fight or not. Just as Kuroda gets ready to fight, he notices Kojima behind him. Takehisa looks behind him and asks Kojima, not knowing who he is, if he's from Hakuun. When Kuroda, panicking, tells Takehisa he has something important to do, Takehisa tries to argue they're not done yet, but Kuroda repeatedly tells Takehisa he is indeed the #2, running away and telling the others to do the same, to their confusion.

Hiding around the corner, they argue that Takehisa humiliated him. Kuroda reveals the other guy is Takeshi Kojima, who they remember is the #1 of Hakuun. Kuroda explains that because he practiced boxing a long time ago, he never once lost in a fist fight and is as strong as a monster. When they ask if Kitano is nearby and should get him, Kuroda believes they'd still be in deep trouble. As they watch Takehisa fight Kojima and Kojima effortlessly dodges all of Takehisa's attacks, Kuroda states Kojima's amazing defense is why Kojima has been undefeated. Kojima finally throws a cross-counter punch, knocking Takehisa out, to their shock. Kuroda is amazed on seeing the skill of a former boxer, then thinking he can profit from this somehow though Tokiyama says it isn't the time to be saying things like that. Horrified, then they see Kojima continuously kicking Takehisa's unconscious body ruthlessly. Ooshita states Takehisa could die if this keeps up and Tokiyama says they have to do something. Kuroda argues asking what they could even do, but before Tokiyama can give argue. Kojima addresses Kuroda, aware they were watching his fight. He orders him to tell Kitano to come to Seuyoshi Park tomorrow morning and doesn't care how many people they bring. He threatens them that if they don't show up, he'll make it so they never walk outside again, stunning Kuroda and the others into silence

RELATIONSHIPS Edit

Seikichi Kuroda Edit

Jirou Ooshita Edit

Seiichiro Kitano Edit

TRIVIA Edit

  • Because he is such a minor character, he is not considered outstanding making collecting his information difficult. It was considered a miracle that Koide he was able to even find his name.
  • Despite his name being revealed later in the story, he is almost never called by his name.
  • He is rarely seen without Jirou Ooshita by his side.
  • Although he appears in the OVA, he does not have a confirmed credited voice actor.

QUOTES Edit

GALLERY Edit

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Gorou as he appears in the OVA

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Gorou as he appears in Chapter 1

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