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Takao Kawafuji
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Biographical Information
Kanji 川藤 鷹生
Birthday September 23
Age 23
Physical and Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Appearance
Anime Episode 1
Manga Volume 1 Chapter 1
Voice Actors
Japanese Junichi Suwabe
Kazuyuki Okitsu (Handa-Kun)
English Duncan Brannan

Takao Kawafuji (川藤 鷹生 Kawafuji Takao?) is Seishuu's friend who takes care of his calligraphy and other needs.

PersonalityEdit

Although he looks pretty carefree, he takes his job seriously as Seishuu's art dealer. He's a nice guy who helps out Seishuu and sometimes even gets worried for him. However, he admits he considers Seishuu as someone he makes his money from first before considering him a friend. He can also be strict as he told Seishuu he wouldn't give Seishuu sympathy when he punched the museum curator when he said harsh words about Seishuu's work since the curator he punched was an old man using a cane. He also seems to have a temper which becomes more ferocious and volatile when he is drunk. He can also be shrewd as shown through his negotiation with Naru to have her show him and Koskue where Seishuu was and by his use of Kosuke as a rival for Seishuu to motivate him to get better at calligraphy. He is an insightful friend to Seishuu as he understands that coming to the island will be good for him as it will help him search for his purpose and style as a calligrapher.

OverviewEdit

Handa-kun: Middle School to High School Days Edit

Seishuu

Seishuu took Kawafuji's Joke into a Serious Matter...

It was revealed on Episode 3 of Handa-kun that he and Seishuu were friends from middle school and met on a calligraphy class. He later describe Seishuu as a friendly guy because of his looks and good behaviour. But one day, when he thought that their senpai is confessing her love towards him, he just treated him as a go-between guy and instead senpai has a crush on Seishuu and told Kawafuji to gave the letter to him. And as an act of shock, he lied to Seishuu that their senpai is spreading a false news how ugly the personality of Seishuu is, that he's a "letter-writing, narcissistic brush face". Which took Seishuu left in shock and took it as a serious matter, even though Kawafuji was telling him it was all just a joke and he has a love letter dedicated to Seishuu. But he didn't listen and still left in shell shocked because of that incident.

In their High School day, Kawafuji decided to undo what happened in the past and start all over again in High School by helping him to conquer his fears amongst other peers. He want to tell him how popular he is but he decided to leave it for now as he was enjoying himself watching Seishuu to suffer. However during a festival when Handa was tasked to perform as a Queen in a drama, Kawafuji began regret himself of what Handa been through for being a popular alone.

Barakamon Edit

6 years later, he now works for Seishuu as an art dealer. He later on comes to the village with Kosuke because he thinks Seishuu is searching for something and he probably doesn't know what that thing is. In order for a person to mature they need a rival, so he brought Kosuke with him.

TriviaEdit

  • Even though he likes to drink he cannot hold down his liquor.
  • He is a smoker.
  • He met Seishuu in middle school.
  • He might be slightly perverted because he mentioned how he might like Naru in ten years.
  • He prefers mature women.
  • He says considers Seishuu a money tree first and a friend second. However, he truly cares for Seishuu.
  • He has two tattoos, one on each arm. The one on his left is a hawk and the one on the right is a sun.
    • The Hawk tattoo might be a reference to his own name, as "Taka" (鷹) is "hawk" in Japanese.

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