Male Protagonist. Seems to not be that smart. Having failed to pass on to his 3rd and final year of high school in Tokyo he was forced to repeat a grade, or transfer to a different school. He parents shamed, sent Tsutsumi to his aunts home in a small town having him transfer school. Upon his arrival he is depressed having failed and starts calling himself a loser who is unable to shine. This is heard by Nagisa Ichinose who has come to find him after he had been late from coming back from a convenient store. She gives Tsutsumi hope to shine by saying: "A star that may not shine in Tokyo, surly will shine in a different Town". From then on he is gradually motivated to work hard with each encounter he has with Ichinose.