|Kanji||戸部 翔 |
|Hair color||Brown (Dye)|
|Occupation||1.High school student|
2.Member of Soccer Club
|Affiliation||Sobu High School|
|Anime Debut||Episode 2|
|Seiyu/Voice Actor||Chado Horii (Japanese)|
Kakeru Tobe is a student of class 2F and Soccer Club member. He is the first person to address Hachiman wrongly as Hikitani, which results in his clique members to call him the same.
Tobe has brown-dyed long hair with a black hairband, grey eyes and he is usually seen in school uniform.
PersonalityAccording to Hayato, his bleached hair might make him look like a bad guy, but he’s the best at getting everyone energised. He always gets involved at the school festival and the sports festival. Because of that, Hayato believes he is a nice person. But in Yukino's opinion, he is an easily excited person whose only talent is making noise.
According to Yui he is more or less talkative.But Hachiman corrects her that he likes to talk about himself. Which is apparently true for most cases like.In summer camp he initiated the conversation of who likes which girl to express his girl of liking (Hina). Once he also stated his opinion of wanting valentine chocolate in a his group.
He is truly excited in all things he perform. As mentioned by himself, he tries to be popular. He also shows sign of envy over things which others achieve and he couldn't.
He is also fond of children. At Chiba Village summer camp, he aided elementary school children cooking curry. Furthermore, he despised threatening Rumi's classmates that were spiteful towards her as Hachiman planned, and felt that he is seriously terrible. At the end of the Cultural Festival, he can be heard saying something not unlike the rooftop incident happen during summer also, showing his sympathy with the girls.
AbilitiesHe is a very good actor. In order break Rumi's mean peers relationships to each other, Hachiman asked him, Hayato and Yumiko to act as delinquents harassing them. He put up a very convincing act with a frighteningly demented expression on his face, successfully frightening all of them minus Rumi, who remained calm throughout the ordeal. However, he hated doing it and remembered Hachiman as a seriously terrible person for suggesting such method.
PlotTobe is a member of Hayato's clique. He is always seen with Hayato, Ooka, Yamato, Hina, Yumiko and Yui, and is very proud of being close to the most popular student in school. He is one of the victim of numerous false chain messages. One of them claimed that he belongs to a gang that hangs around at the arcade picking on people from West High.
Following the incident Hayato went to the Service Club to stop the chain messages. The Service Club members suspected that one of the victims was the culprit. Yui stated that the chain messages was the reflection of grouping of workplace visit, in which groups of three are formed, meaning one of the four friends was going to be left out which will affect their friendship. The Service Club members came to the conclusion that one of them feared of being left out spread the chain messages.
Hachiman revealed that Tobe is only friendly to both Ooka and Yamato when Hayato is around, which the latter two did the same, and the trio regarded each other as a friend of a friend only. This can be seen when Hayato walked away to talk to Hachiman, the three of them didn't interact with each other, facing at different directions and both Ooka and Yamato tended to their phones with an awkward silence between them..
Following Hachiman's suggestion, Hayato told them that he won't join a workplace visit group with them, much to their shock. The three of them then wrote their names for the workplace visit together. Thus their friendship improved greatly.
He has feelings for Hina which is revealed in Chiba Village summer camp in discussion of who likes which girls in boys room. To "solve" Rumi's problem with her mean classmates, Hachiman concocted a plan in which he, Yumiko and Hayato act as delinquents threatening them in order to expose their inner selfish traits so that their relationships ended, and thus they no longer mean to Rumi. After the incident, Tobe started to develop a negative opinion on Hachiman. Tobe is the only guy in class who supported Hina's script for the cultural festival.
When the news of Hachiman giving a severe tongue lashing at Sagami spread, like almost all of those who heard it, he believed that Hachiman was "seriously terrible", and added that "somethin' happened like that durin' summer too!" He even referred Hachiman as Somethingtani-kun afterwards, showing his low opinion on him, much to most of 2-F students amusement.
Request to the service clubDuring the school excursion, he intended to confess to Hina, and therefore requested help from the service club. At first he refused to say his request in front of Hachiman whom he considered unreliable, possibly due to Chiba Village summer camp and rooftop incidents, but after the cold shoulders of Yukino and Hayama's persuasion, he explained to the club, his idea of confession and that he doesn't want to be rejected.
Hachiman, considering the status of the group and others' opinion of Tobe, asked him to give up, giving his own life examples to try to dissuade him, but was outnumbered by the entire group. During the field trip, at the suggestion of Yui, both Hachiman and Saika were included in their groups, thus forming the same pattern as Chiba village camp with inclusion Saki. Hachiman and Yui give their contribution of help to Tobe's request to certain extent
However, after the conversation with Miura and Hayama separately, Hachiman was able understand Hina's personal request to Hachiman in the club, that her current stance to not be in a relationship, Hachiman thinks that what's broken can't be mend and thus confessed to Hina ahead of Kakeru. Hina's rejection of Hachiman successfully stopped Kakeru from confessing to Hina and thus maintained the status quo.
Hachiman's act fulfilled both Hina's request of stopping Tobe's confession and Tobe's request of not being rejected. The aftermath of this request caused a remarkable strain in the relationship of Service Club members. To Hachiman's credit, Tobe didn't resent him for it and he just gave him a friendly punch on his chest, not to mention he gained Hina's gratitude.
Addressed / Nick names
Tobecchi by Yui Yuighama, Hina Ebina.
- “Ah, sorry, my bad! U-Umm… Hi? Hikitani-kun? Hikitani-kun, could you get that ball?” Tobe to Hachiman
- “Ah, ya see? Hikitani-kun’s seriously terrible, man! Somethin’ happened like that durin’ summer too!” Tobe sharing his opinion on Hachiman to the others.
- Fulfilling Tobe's and Hina's individual requests was the third social suicide by Hachiman causing strain in the relationship with his club mates. Fortunately for him, it was kept secret, Tobe didn't resent him for it, not to mention he gained Hina's gratitude.
- Tobe is the noisiest person in class 2-F, according to Yukino.