A young man who adores rakugo. He spent time in prison for a crime he didn't commit to appease the Yakuza gang he joined, who threatened to harm his father if he refused to comply. In a case of tragic irony, his father passed away while he was still behind bars. He decides to turn his life around upon his release by apprenticing himself to the great rakugo master Yakumo VIII, who impressed him with his performance of Shinigami during his incarceration. He also secretly takes instruction from Yakumo's adopted charge Konatsu, who also has a natural talent for rakugo.