Due to his good looks and kind personality, he is extremely popular among both genders, especially the girls, much to the envy of some boys in the school. Not only he is popular but well-liked by most girls in the school due to his friendly nature. This is confirmed by many admiring girls surrounding and cheering him, not to mention in some occasions trying to impress him, as seen in Minami Sagami, Yumiko and Iroha. Girls frequently blush in his presence and when they engage in a conversation with him.
Most girls that he interacts with are either his fellow batchmates, and younger girls.
Hayato's father is a lawyer and his mother is a doctor. So far, they are not officially introduced to the audience. His maternal grandfather is a family doctor to his father. He seems to have a close relationship with his parents. During the summer camp arc, he mentioned that both of them gave him a lift to Chiba Village summer camp. Yukino never heard of Hayato going against his family. His career path choice is more or less affected by his relationship with his parents.
Family Friends Edit
Hayato is known to have good relationship with Yukinoshita family. His father is the legal adviser for Mr Yukinoshita. Their families are mentioned to have a feast together during New Year and Christmas. According to Yukino, her mother wishes to have a long lasting relationship with Hayama which she believes will affect Hayato's career choice since there are more than one way in continuing the family relation than work, to which Hachiman concludes as marriage.
Mrs. Yukinoshita was shown to address Hayato by his first name and formally she apologize to him, for making him wait for the feast. She states that she doesn't know any other classmate of Yukino other than Hayato while meeting Yui & Hachiman (didn't properly gets to introduce).
Yukino's seemingly cold and curt demeanor towards him that shows she hasn't been able to forgive him. Whatever the reason that are yet to be known, they kept their distance with Yukino being bitter towards him.During their middle school education, there are hints of rumors of them being a couple, spread throughout school. Thus, their friendship was greatly affected to which Haruno conforms that they been in the situation before.Yukino also said that there were similar situation, but not as bad as before.This history is again repeated in high school much to Hayato's dismay Hayato somehow submerged the rumors by his own doings.
They finally reconcile at Hayato's victory party for the marathon but their distance still remains the same. Hayama also noticed Yukino's change of not following her older sister path and still not satisfied with the rate of change. In episode 12 of season 2, Haruno mentions that Yukino once gave valentines chocolate to Hayato, but he added that she gave it to both himself and Haruno.Even though they know each other for a long time they address each other by their last name. But in Episode 10 of season 2 (adapted version of Volume 10) Hayato addressed Yukino by her first name but later brushed it off which hints that they may have called each other by their first name in the past.
CliqueEditHIs friends/Clique are Kakeru Tobe, Ōoka, and Yamato. Along with them, his clique includes Yumiko Miura, Yui Yuigahama, Hina Ebina. He is also friendly with everyone outside his clique. In spite of this closeness to them, he acts as his image of everyone's Hayama Hayato to them. Most of them are from the sports club.
Hayama also deeply cares about his friends and also tried his hand in preventing his clique from breaking down during the field trip. However, he for the most part failed in solving his clique's problems, especially during the moment when Tobe wanted to confess to Ebina. Due to his conflicting feelings on the matter, he reluctantly asked for Hikigaya's help in solving his group's problem.
His clique is mentioned to be most popular and dominating throughout the school, especially in Class 2F. They often hangout together and chat in free times. His clique contributed to both class play and ending ceremony during the cultural festival. During the Athletics festival, majority of the members were in Team White (with the exception of Yuigahama, who was in Team Red.)
However, Hachiman suspects that they only appears to be close outside and not that of it to be appears. Hayato mentions to Hachiman that that the clique is all he has and wants to maintain the clique's status quo. His clique dominates the class and even the school which Hachiman calls the top castle. Although Hachiman direclty accused to Hayato that his clique is superficial, Hayato felt otherwise.
Yumiko shows great jealousy towards every girl who approches Hayato which is shown on the double date incident with Kaori. She is greatly disturbed by the rumors revolving around Hayato and Yukino. Despite being close in their clique, there are topics which Yumiko cannot ask or Hayato refuses to answer in his own way, examples of which being his plans for Christmas, or his future career path, and others.
Yumiko also blends to Hayato's word and is noted by Hachiman that both Hayato and Yumiko have normal conversation compare to any other male with Yumiko. She also can't stand anyone badmouthing Hayato which leads to the hostile behaviour towards Yukino in the Chiba summer camp and also against Saki during the Tokyo visit. She also tries her hand in getting close to Hayato by trying to give him Valentine's chocolates through the service club.
Both of them call each other by first name. But Hachiman accuses Hayato of using Yumiko to avoid other girls in an attempt to provoke him which is still unanswered by Hayato.
Nothing much about their interaction is shown onscreen to the audience, but there are hints of Hina requesting Hayato's help in stopping Tobe from confesssing. There are also hints of Hina aware of Hayato's social status which is shown in Hina's visit to service club the third time, to enquire about Hayato's career choice.
Hayato and Yui call each other by first name. They view each other on a positive light. Hayato also went with Yui's request to help with Taishi's request. Also, both Hayato and Yui have similar traits.
Soubu High SchoolEdit
Hayato maintains his face value towards everyone in his school including his clique with the exception of Hachiman Hikigaya.Episode 10 of season 2 (adapted from Volume 9) she even confessed to Hayama in Destinyland before the fire castle during the fireworks display but was rejected. Hayato mentions to Hachiman that he was happy about her feelings for him, but suspects that it was meant for someone else. However, even after the rejection, Hayama and Isshiki are of good terms to each other.
Hayato also mentions Saika to be popular with girls, equal to him.
Due to his own mistakes in the past and his inability to make a difference in crucial moments, he begins to feel inferior to Hachiman because of the ability Hachiman has to change the people around him. Compared to all of his comrades, Hayama Hayato is very open to showing his own personality whenever he talks privately with Hachiman because he admitted that Hachiman is same as him even though Hachiman himself rejects the idea. Hayato also showed his cold side to Hachiman which is mentioned to be extremely rare.
Yukino describes Hayato as the antithesis to Hachiman, with their many aspects being the cause of such statement. While Hayato is kind and outgoing which causes people to be around him very often, Hikigaya does not and keeps all of his words to himself, causing the opposite effect to happen. Furthermore, their methods are very different. While Hayato seeks to maintain the best of both worlds so that both parties may succeed in problems, Hikigaya only cares about getting the job done, regardless of the price that he needs to pay (most of the time being the scapegoat for other people's problems). As mentioned above, Hayato's methods fail more often and Hachiman's succeed.
Hayato also is saddened and disappointed by the methods that Hikigaya uses to solve issues, due to the fact that he repeatedly self-sacrifices himself to actually solve them. As pointed out by Yukino, his methods do not actually solve the actual problem in hand, only alleviating it. Making things worse is that during the rooftop incident, he knew of Hikigaya's intentions and yet asked him why is that the only way he knows of solving things. Moreover, he tried pointing this out to Hikigaya during the double date and yet, he refused to change his mind, simply because he was truly alone, with no one caring for him. As long as he got the job done and if necessary with him paying the price, it was fine by him.
Like all other females in her school, Minami was also interested in Hayato which was obvious throughout the series. Sagami also tries her hand in appealing to Hayato. However, he sew through her innocent facade, which can be seen in the light novel by his hidden meanings along his lines of words to Sagami which was read and understood by Hachiman.
It should be noted that Hayato only followed Tobe's recommendation of Minami and did not directly recommend her. Again Hayato recommended her to the Athletic festival planning committee only after witnessing Yukino, Yui and Shiromeguri's constant persuation to Sagami to take up the role.
Even though Hayato doen't view Minami in good light, he didn't show it in face value and always acted in good nature towards her. Furthermore, he also stood up against Hachiman by grabbing his shirt for his harsh words against Minami.
AcquaintancesEditEpisode 4 of season 2 that they exchanged contact and were texting each other that ended up making plans to go out on a double date. Hayama was also aware that she was the girl whom Hachiman liked in the past and express his surprise to him.
Hayama showed his cold side to Kaori and her friend for belittling Hachiman and told them not to judge a book by its cover. They ended in bad terms and wasn't informed of any further contacts or texting. In the light novel Kaori expresss her difficulty to Hachiman in seeing Hayama again. It is likely that they never texted after that incident. Chika Nakamachi
She is a friend of Kaori and was interested in Hayama.There was no details of exchange of contacts between her and Hayama but she also went on the double date where she tried her best to appeal to him. By the end of the double date, she also moved in rather dissappointing expression of witnessing Hayama's cold side.