Nozomu is a rich man, but he has a kind heart. He is one of Shouchirou's best friends. He was also the first person to help Sumi when she was poor. Later after he discovers who Sumi is he falls in love with her. He becomes almost addicted in sense and half-crazed. He is almost willing to do anything because he is so infatuated with her. His feelings don't change though he decides to marry.