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Note, this is the anime page for Haruki, for the manga page: Haruki Nakayama.

Haruki Nakayama (中山 春樹) is the bass player in Ritsuka's band in the Given anime.

Appearance

Character haruki

Haruki has long light brown hair with his fringe clipped in place on top leaving his forehead seeable as his hair is held back tied behind his head. The bangs on his fringe hang down on either side of his face and reach down towards his chin. He has light brown eyes and a small amount of stubble on his chin. Haruki is physically tall and wears a pale orange, a buttonless hoody with the sleeves around the midsection of his forearms. The hoody leaves his black buttoned undershirt over a white one on display. In addition, for trousers, he has a moss green pair and brown shoes with white soles.

Personality

Haruki is kind and pure-hearted. He is carefree and cheerful both in his interactions with others and playing bass guitar, humming in occasion depending on his whim. Haruki is considerate, compassionate and nurturing to those he cares for, so he likes spoiling his friends and in particular Akihiko. Sometimes he can be shy, blushing when flattered or touched by Akihiko who, in according with Yatake Koji, says that his reactions are cute. He is supportive and hardworking when it comes to his band, acting as a mediator in Ritsuka and Mafuyu's quarrels and promoting the band online. On the other hand, Haruki shows to be insecure about himself and his music skills compared to the other members of the band. Deeply sensitive, Haruki tries to hide his true feelings and emotions (like sadness or anger) behind casual smiles.

At a Glance Story

For the complete story with full coverage: Story

Haruki finds newcomer Mafuyu Sato at the studio, along with his bandmates Akihiko Kaji and Ritsuka Uenoyama. They perform an acoustic song for Mafuyu who came to listen to a band play with Haruki playing bass guitar. Finding Mafuyu again, Haruki compliments him on changing his guitar strings by himself.[2]

Trivia

  • Haruki is responsible for arranging the formation of the band by gathering Akihiko and Ritsuka.
  • He drives a van with the license plate number: 580 22-58

References

  1. By Akihiko in Episode 7
  2. Given Anime, Episode #01 Boys in the Band
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