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Yu Ishigami

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Information
Kanji 石上 優
Rōmaji Ishigami Yu
Profile
Gender Male
Age 15
Birthday March 3rd
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Affiliations
Grade Freshman (1-B)
Occupation Student Council (Treasurer)
Personal Status
Status Alive
Relative(s) Unnamed Parents

Unnamed Older Brother

Seiyu
Japanese Ryouta Suzuki
Media Debut
Anime Episode 01
Manga Chapter 24
I think I'm coming down with stockholm syndrome, so I'm heading home for the day.

—Ishigami to Shirogane, Chapter 28 (page 14)

Yu Ishigami (石上 優(いしがみ ゆう), Ishigami Yu) is one of the main characters of the series. He is a Freshman at Shuchi'in senior highschool and the treasurer of the student council in the academy.

Appearance

Ishigami is a handsome teenage boy with chin-length black hair that has bangs covering the left side of his face and black eyes.

Personality

Ishigami is an expert in analyzing and processing data. He rarely showed his face in the student council meetings up till the point where he was convinced not to resign from the council. He likes playing games and is very much disconnected from the real world as shown by his hate of IRL couples.

He has a strong sense of protecting people from embarrassment or harm, and would not hesitate to sacrifice himself or his own reputation to help another person out.

Ishigami has an inferiority complex due to most of the student body blaming him for an incident that occurred in his past.

History

The second son of the president of a small toy company. Was able to enter Shuchi'in thanks to the hard work of his father, who only has a high school degree. Not academically driven, he can only put his effort into things that interest him. He possesses exceptional observational skills. However, this causes him to notice the things that other people are most insecure about; landmines people do not want to be touched on deep in the bottom of their hearts. These insecurities that other people hide are as clear as the clothes they wear to him.

He avoids obvious taboos that no ordinary person would dare to touch, but the observations he makes are not always immediately obvious to him as being landmines. He frequently disturbs and set off these landmines because he cannot tell that they are, in fact, untouchable landmines. He used to skip school as a matter of habit, but Miyuki Shirogane scouted him for treasurer as soon as he entered high school, forcing him to attend.

He had beaten up Kou Ogino, the president of the drama club for not stopping his acts of cheating on Kyoko Ootomo back in middle school. In desperation, Ogino framed Ishigami for beating him up because he was jealous of having Kyouko as a girlfriend, this has led to widespread rumors and flooding hate from people, as well as a long term suspension that did not end until he wrote an apology. The hate from all the people, the suspension and the effect of this to his familial relationships at home led to his self-confidence and self-esteem being replaced by misery and negativity. And in the end, he was never able to write an apology letter because he wouldn't let himself do it. Miyuki had investigated and had discovered the truth about his suffering and was the only one to understand and believe that he was not at fault. He was recruited for the student council soon after for his data analysis and processing skills.

At some point, under pressure to participate in school club activities, Ishigami decides to join the Cheer Club, captained by his senior Kazeno. It is in the cheer club that he first comes across Tsubame Koyasu, an upbeat third-year student that is kind to everyone, and considered to be one of the prettiest girls in the school, alongside Shinomiya Zaibatsu. Ishigami develops a crush on Tsubame and inadvertently confesses his feelings for her at the school's cultural festival. Ishigami does not realize that his actions were perceived as a confession by the rest of the student body, and is therefore oblivious to the implications of having given Tsubame a heart-shaped gift (considered akin to a confession in Shuchiin tradition). After some convincing by Shinomiya, Tsubame decides to seriously consider Ishigami's confession, with her original intention being to let him down as gently as possible. It isn't until Ishigami watches Tsubame's performance of the traditional play that gave rise to the aforementioned tradition that he realizes his actions had unintended meaning. Even then, Ishigami's thickheaded nature prevented him from recognizing the full meaning of his actions: a straight confession.

Trivia

  • Ishigami's long bangs serve as a physical barrier for him to not have to see things he doesn't want to and are also a manifestation of his fear of others.[1]
  • He has a keen sense in problem-solving, as shown by him solving the mystery of why Nagisa Kashiwagi was mad at Tsubasa several times.[2]
  • He was terribly afraid of Kaguya Shinomiya and feared that she may one day kill him.[3]
  • He likes Tsubame Koyasu from the cheering squad.[4]
  • His LINE icon is an anime character.[5]
  • He used to wear briefs but after the events of Chapter 70, he has decided to wear boxers instead.[6]
  • Ishigami a genius when it comes to analyzing and processing data but he fails in exam horribly. It is due to the fact after he was forced to write a letter to Kou Ogino which he could not and stayed at home all the way to high school. That staying at home still had an effect on his Studies. [7]

References

  1. volume 3 extras
  2. chapter 76
  3. chapter 24
  4. chapter 104
  5. chapter 102
  6. volume 7 extras
  7. chapter 55

Navigation

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Shuchi'in Academy High School
Faculty Adolphe Pescarolo
Third Year GigakoKazenoMass Media Club PresidentPrevious Student Council PresidentTsubame KoyasuYume Atenbo
Second Year Ai HayasakaChika FujiwaraErika KoseGo KazamatsuriHayato HongoKaguya ShinomiyaKaren KinoMaki ShijoMaki's BrotherMiyuki ShiroganeMomo RyujuNagisa KashiwagiSaburo ToyosakiTsubasa
First Year Kobachi OsaragiKoromo ShiranuiKozue MakiharaMiko IinoRei OnoderaYu Ishigami
Unknown Year Daiki SatoMakiMasaru KobayashiTakkyTeppei Tanaka
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Shuchi'in Academy Student Council
Shuchi'in Academy High School Miyuki ShiroganeKaguya ShinomiyaChika FujiwaraYu IshigamiMiko IinoPrevious Student Council President
Shuchi'in Academy Middle School Moeha FujiwaraKei Shirogane
Shuchi'in French Academy High School Betsy Beltoise
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Shuchi'in Academy Clubs
Archery Club Kaguya Shinomiya
Astronomy Club Momo Ryuju
Cheer Team KazenoTsubame KoyasuRei OnoderaYu Ishigami
Mass Media Club Mass Media Club PresidentErika KoseKaren Kino
Occult Research Club Yume Atenbo
Tabletop Gaming Club Kozue MakiharaChika FujiwaraGigako
Volunteering Club Nagisa KashiwagiTsubasaMaki Shijo
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Families
Shinomiya Family Gan'an ShinomiyaNayotake Shinomiya • Unnamed Eldest Brother • Unnamed Second Brother • Unnamed Third Brother • Kaguya Shinomiya
Shirogane Family Unnamed Father • Unnamed Mother • Miyuki ShiroganeKei Shirogane • Unnamed Grandparents
Fujiwara Family Daichi FujiwaraMaho FujiwaraToyomi FujiwaraChika FujiwaraMoeha FujiwaraUnnamed Grandfather
Ishigami Family Unnamed Father • Unnamed Mother • Yu Ishigami
Iino Family Unnamed Father • Unnamed Mother • Miko Iino
Hayasaka Family Unnamed Father • Nao HayasakaAi Hayasaka