Tohri Nishikikouji
錦小路 斗織
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Real World
Debut: Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star
Theme: Darkest Child
Character Voice: Miki Shin'ichirou
Heartful Stats
Hatchday: 4 January[1], 2156 or 2157[2]
Gender: Male
Species: Golden pheasant
Occupation: Editor
Also known as

Tohri Nishikikouji (錦小路 斗織), a golden pheasant, is Souma Isa's rival from the same labs. He first appeared in the second episode of Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star, having been absent from the original Hatoful Boyfriend. However, an update to the remake of Hatoful Boyfriend allows the protagonist to date Tohri.

Tohri is a bird who prizes art, though his sense of what is art is rather skewed. His catch word is "artistic". He is the editor-in-chief of Golden Weekly, a manga publishing magazine.

Moa stated in a Twitter Q&A session that his birthday is January 4th, and he is older than Shuu.

Early Life

Tohri is from Kyoto. He used to be the head of the Second Optical Weapons Division, a research division in St. Pigeonation's labs. His division was the best until the arrival of Souma Isa (Shuu Iwamine) in the Biology Division. Soon the talented Souma's results overtook his division's place as the best research division, and Tohri's pride took a huge blow. Knowing that he'll be overshadowed constantly at this rate, Tohri quits.

Sometime prior to the events of Holiday Star, he became a member of the Crow Party nicknamed the "Black Advocate."

Hatoful Boyfriend: A School of Hope and White Wings

ED No.14: Final Decisive Battle Averted

Final Decisive Battle Averted
Ending Number: 14
Unlocks: ???

In the HD remake of Hatoful Boyfriend, Tohri has set hidden cameras in the infirmary and halls in order to watch Shuu. Should the protagonist decide to destroy these cameras, he will later appear on the school grounds being chased by Okosan. Following this, the protagonist will find him in the infirmary, during which they introduce themselves. Tohri then leaves again, deciding to give the protagonist a business card before he goes.

Should the protagonist decide to inform Shuu of the spying and give him the business card, Tohri is never seen again and it is presumed that he was murdered by Shuu. The game then ends as a bad ending.

Should the protagonist decide to contact Tohri instead of informing Shuu, he claims he's too busy until the protagonist tells him she can provide him information on Shuu's activities, as she is currently helping in the infirmary. He then accepts her offer to meet him.

The two later meet at the café, during which Tohri reveals his history with Shuu to the protagonist. He explains that Shuu's real name is Isa Souma, but doesn't know why he is using a fake name at St. Pigeonation's. The protagonist believes that Tohri's reasons behind his hatred of Shuu aren't as bad as he thinks, but Tohri is convinced otherwise. The two spend the remainder of the day talking about Shuu.

While the protagonist is cleaning the infirmary, she is reflecting on Tohri when she accidentally mentions her thoughts out loud. Shuu, who happened to be in the room, asks her what she was talking about. Distressed, the protagonist quickly leaves to take out the trash before Shuu can pressure her for an answer.

The protagonist then sees Tohri by the garbage and confronts him. He claims he has come to the school to get his revenge, procuring what he calls the "Nishikikouji Masterpiece No. 632: Miniature Optical Weapon 'DIMENSION BOMBER'", appearance akin to a raygun. Tohri explains that it can "eliminate a target without leaving a single molecule intact". The protagonist, unhappy with Tohri's intentions of killing Shuu, takes the weapon from him and smashes it. He then leaves, upset that she destroyed his invention.

Later, while the protagonist is once again cleaning the infirmary, Shuu happens to see the business card Tohri left behind. He then claims that he has no recollection of the name, and the protagonist discovers that Shuu never cared enough about Tohri to even bother remembering him.

The protagonist will then arrange for them to meet so she can give him beans on Legumentine's. He is extremely happy when she tells him she's giving him beans. The protagonist asks if this is the first time he's been given beans, which he denies, albeit while stammering profusely.

The two will next meet when Tohri summons her to the café once more. He tells her that he's headed into his final battle with Shuu, and that he has a new, upgraded weapon - the "Nishikikouji Masterpiece No. 706: Ultra-Miniature Optical Weapon 'BLUE FLASH SPARK'". The protagonist once again tries to dissuade Tohri, explaining that Shuu doesn't even remember who he is, and that his anger is one-sided. This only serves to further anger him, much to her disappointment. Eventually, the protagonist tells Tohri that she thinks he's beautiful, but that his beauty is being wasted on his fixation on Shuu. In the end, Tohri gives in and tells her that he will put off his revenge until a better time, for her sake.

Shuu, alone in the infirmary, then sneezes. He mentions the common superstition that people sneeze when they are being talked about, and the credits roll.

Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star

"Fallen Chronicles: Absolute Zero"

Later he becomes the editor-in-chief of Golden Weekly. He knows of Anghel's abilities, and sought Anghel's blood, which is where Anghel's hallucination-inducing abilities reside. With the blood, he constructs a laser weapon that uses the imaginations of otaku as energy and attacks St Pigeonation's in an attempt to destroy Shuu and the St Pigeonation's labs.

His plan is foiled however, by the efforts of Hiyoko, Nanaki, Ryouta and Anghel. They transformed themselves into magical girls Pretty Coore (and faerie) with Anghel's powers, formed a magical barrier and successfully deflected Tohri's otaku laser.

"The Day the Night Slept (After)"

"Legumentine's Chronicles"

"The Hows and Whys of St. Pigeonation's"

In "Radio Part 3 - The Special Talk Show", Tohri took over the radio show usually hosted by Ryouta. While everybirdie is locked out of the recording room, he takes his time to answer some of his own questions until Yuuya Sakazaki forcibly removes him from the area.

Hatoful Manga


Overload! Overflow! EX



Absolute Zero - the Forbidden Epic of Fallen Angels

Focus on the Hawks

"He is the head of the second optical armaments research division (SecOps for short) and a member of the young elite. Both his name and his appearance are flashy, so of course his behavior follows suit. His creed is to live a beautifully aesthetic life."
Focus on the Hawks[src]

Drama CDs

Tohri is voiced by 三木 眞一郎 (Miki Shin'ichirou) in the third and fourth drama CDs.

Second Feather: Summer Vacation

Hatomame Sweet Blend

Physical Description


As a human, Tohri has golden hair and eyes. He wears characteristic make-up. Hair is waist-length, furthermore the ends are dyed orange. It is tied into a high-up bun with several ornaments; a brown pheasant feather, a green sash, and a golden shidare kanzashi. Bangs cover his right eye. In reference to the golden pheasant's crest, Tohri wears a long cape with a striped (tiger-like) pattern, and fluff around the rims. Below that, dark red undershirt, yellow tie, and a brighter red double-breasted suit. A cord holds the cape together around his chest, with a clip resembling the taegeuk symbol. Around his waist is a blue obi (belt), draped in the same type of green sash as in his hair, and a golden obijime (cord) with a blue obidomi (clip). He is almost always portrayed wearing white gloves, but it's been revealed that his nails are long and painted yellow. Finally, he sports simple white dress pants, and high heel oxfords.

His complicated color palette and design is reminiscent of the golden pheasant's appearance.

As a researcher at the SecOps division, Tohri had shorter hair tied into a high ponytail, an orange dress shirt with an ornament around his collar, and a white labcoat. Gloves as well.

Overall, Tohri is described as a very fashionable character, and seems to love implementing traditional cultural aspects into his outfits.

Personality and Traits

Tohri is a very flamboyant and theatrical man. He is extremely self-assured and boastful. His creed in life is to live beautifully and artistically. He doesn't feel the need to adapt or earn other people's approval, to the contrary. In a way, Obsessed with standing out, shining, and absorbing the lesser crowd's amazed gasps, even if there's actually hardly anyone that cares about him, and the fact that no one cares about him makes him self-conscious.

Despite the vibe that he gives off, Tohri doesn't seem used to being treated compassionately, and if Hiyoko chooses to win his heart, he shows just how flustered (and genuinely happy) those gestures make him.

Tohri constantly complains about his surroundings "not getting the hint / not getting the mood right". And very ironically to that, he himself is often the one that grossly misinterprets other character's actions and feelings towards him.

Tohri has made it a crucial part of his identity, to be Isa Souma's arch-rival, and spitefully thinks about him every day, yearning and planning to kill him one day. He assumes that Isa thinks the same of him, and holds as much of a personal vendetta. In reality, Shuu doesn't seem to care about him in the slightest, claiming that he doesn't even remember the pheasant. Tohri doesn't think it's possible for him to accept that as the reality, after all the struggle he puts up with.

In Holiday Star, Tohri also misinterprets the lawful actions of Leone JB as compassionate. Even when the cockatiel seems very blatant about being suspicious of him, Tohri takes that as the exact opposite, feeling charmed.


Shuu Iwamine

"This is a near fatal mortifying misunderstanding. Isa Souma... he is my arch-nemesis! He is a source of evil that I must one day vanquish!"

Tohri met Isa back when he was a new member of the Hawk Party, and right from the first minute, have had a pretty distasteful acquaintanceship. Although Isa has always treated Tohri with the same amount of bluntness as anyone else, Tohri vastly exaggerates Isa's actions as personal, coordinated attacks against him. In the Focus on the Hawks manga, it is shown that they occasionally had more laid-back moments, but only if Ryuuji was there to keep them together.

After Ryuuji's death, Tohri approached and scolded Isa for not attending his funeral. After Isa revealed his reasoning for it though, Tohri 'felt divided' and decided to leave the partridge alone.

Their rivalry didn't end after that, though. As Isa became the head of LiSciRe, and his research quickly became a priority for the Hawks, Tohri's division was more or less forced to discontinue. Tohri yet again tried to frame Isa as the villain, unwilling to accept that the true reason for that, is because his own invention and research, in the end effect is useless.

Although Tohri quit the facility and the Hawk Party altogether, his loathing for Isa Souma never ended, and despite the fact that they haven't met face to face in years, it may have actually grown.

Tohri claims that he's eager to kill Isa no matter what, however, even when he was finally in his proximity on the school rooftop in Holiday Star, he decided to not take his chance and murder the comatose man, simply because it'd feel unsatisfactory.

Ryuuji Kawara

"He had such a foolish way of living. It is hard to believe that this isn't just some tasteless joke."

Compared to Isa Souma, Tohri's relationship with Ryuuji is a lot more laid back. Although he exhibited some distaste for Ryuuji's unkept and un-aesthetic appearance, they seemed to get along fine. Tohri seemed staggered and a bit disgusted by Ryuuji's research (which mostly focused on unethical experiments, fungi, and otherwise very biological things).

Rest assured, he was impacted by the Doctor's death.

Anghel Higure

Leone JB


Tohri consists of the characters 斗 (), is "a unit of liquid measure, 18 liters", and 織 (ori), "to weave/to knit"

Nishikikouji consists of the characters 錦 (nishiki) "brocade" (a silky type of fabric), 小(kō) "small/light" and 路(ji) "road/street"

Additionally, the kanji for "golden pheasant" is キンケイ/錦鶏 (kinkei), the first character appears in Nishikikouji's name.


  • Tohri's household appears to be very versatile, and the Nishikikouji name dates way back. They appear to own several companies in Kyoto. In the "Preliminary Inspection" episode of Holiday Star, the school professors pass by buildings such as "Nishikikouji Dry Goods" and "Nishikikouji Starclucks".
  • The red-and-blue "taegeuk", is a traditional Korean symbol. The term is cognate with the Chinese term "taiji", meaning "supreme ultimate". This seems to fit Tohri's character pretty well.
  • The origin behind his name is the nishikikouji-dori, a marketplace in Kyoto prefecture. Moa really likes this spot, and decided to honorably name a character after it.[6]
  • "Uncle Tohri has good reputation among his relative's chicks because he is generous with New Year's money."[7]
  • Tohri has an elder sister, an elder brother, and he himself is the youngest sibling. His brother and sister are both married. Hence why, Tohri has at least three young chick nephews.[8]


Notes and References

  1. Hatoful Boyfriend Official Fanbook
  2. According to Chapter 15 of the Hatoful Manga, Tohri is 31 years old during Ryouta's second year, which is the school year of 2187-2188. In order for this to be possible, Tohri would have had to turn 31 in the January of 2156 or 2157.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Webcomic
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Absolute Zero - the Forbidden Epic of Fallen Angels
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2


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