Takao Akizuki
    Takao Akizuki
    Other names: 秋月 孝雄
    A 15-year-old in his first year of high school. He hopes to become a shoemaker and practices on the side while he works his part-time job. His family circumstances have given him maturity beyond his years. He skips the first period of school on rainy days to think up new shoe designs in the garden.