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Tatsuya Himekawa
Tatsuya Himekawa
Name
Kanji 姫川 竜也
Rōmaji Himekawa Tatsuya
Characteristics
Race Human
Age 18
Birthday April 17
Height 183 cm (6'0")
Gender Male
Eyes Black
Hair White
Professional Status
Affiliation Tōhōshinki
Tatsumi Oga[1]
Occupation Student
Knight[1]
Base of Operations Ishiyama High School
Previous Base of Operations Saint Ishiyama Academy
Personal Status
Status Alive
Relatives Tatsuemon Himekawa (great-grandfather)
Ushio Kugayama (fiancée)
First Appearance
Anime Debut Episode 5
Manga Debut Chapter 6
Voice Actors
Seiyū Seirō Ogino
Image Gallery

Tatsuya Himekawa (姫川 竜也, Himekawa Tatsuya) is one of the Tōhōshinki. He was at Ishiyama High before the school was destroyed by Tatsumi Oga.

He is the son of the head of the "Himekawa Group", a financial zaibatsu, a third-year student and the second member of the Tōhōshinki. Using money to solve his problems, he bribes friends and enemies into his employment, often turning the tables on dissident challengers by co-opting the latter's own friends against them.

AppearanceEdit

Himekawa Transformed

Himekawa's hair down.

Himekawa seems to be a tall student who wears his hair in a pompadour reminiscent of a stereotypical Japanese delinquent and usually wears a Hawaiian shirt and colored sunglasses. 

He is shown to be quite handsome without his glasses and with his hair brushed down, which makes him look like a completely different person. In chapter 127, Furuichi calls it his "Super Pretty Boy Mode". It is interesting to note when Himekawa in in his "Super Pretty Boy Mode", his eyes have more detail and colour added. Furuichi once called him "Sexy-kawa" when Himekawa has to wet his hair as he accidentally burned it because of Furuichi. 

Himekawa was seen with his hair down when he was practicing for the volleyball match, playing the online game, and got his hair burned while going to the San Marx Private Academy of Fine Arts (chapter)

Two years after his graduation, he no longer keeps his hair in pompadour but instead ties it up. He also still wears glasses.

PersonalityEdit

Due to being the son of the boss of a conglomerate, he is very arrogant and condescending. He views people as trivial and believes that money can solve anything. After losing his gang, and later at St. Ishiyama, his character also evolves in a more positive fashion, and he starts, like Kanzaki, to show some loyalty to his colleagues, even stopping the attack of Mitsuteru Sakaki against an unarmed Kunieda.

He is quite easily the most dishonorable member of the four, using weapons such as stun batons. During online gaming, he does have a sense of honor and plays by the rules, at least until the opponent cheats, to which he plans of giving them their just retribution.

PlotEdit

Tōhōshinki ArcEdit

Himekawa is looking at a picture of Hilda while sitting on a couch, next to a couple of girls. He doesn't like the conversation that they are having about Hilda's looks because he "doesn't like girls without class". He says that makes him want to kill. A gang called Team Caras, led by Acid Suzuki, gangs up on them. Himekawa tries to bribe his way out asking them how much it will cost for them to become his subordinates. Suzuki doesn't fall for it, but his subordinates do. They turn against him and capture Suzuki. He tells Suzuki that he will give him one more chance. He tells Suzuki to bring Hilda to him by tomorrow. Himekawa offers to pay for it, and says that there's nothing in this world that wont work for money. The next day, Hilda and Furuichi Takayuki wake up in Himekawa's hideout.

Saint Ishiyama Academy ArcEdit

While on the roof of Saint Ishiyama High with the other Ishiyama students
Himekawavssakaki

Himekawa protecting an un-armed Aoi

Oga, Shintarō Natsume, Hajime Kanzaki, Furuichi, and Aoi Kunieda, to fight against the Rokkisei. Himekawa fought against Mitsuteru Sakaki. The next day his name was on the list of Ishiyama students who had been expelled. The only way for the Ishiyama students to not be expelled was to fight against the Rokkisei in a volleyball match. He gets mad when everyone starts talking about his hair getting in the way of the net, so he leaves practice. Yuka Hanazawa and Ryoko Asuka follow him and offer to fix his hair. He comes back to practice without his glasses and his hair down. No one knew who he was because they didn't expect him to be so handsome.

Prince En ArcEdit

Prince En discovers humanity's "revolution" in games and decides to have a little look at what humans have to offer before he destroys it. While En travels through Japan's arcades it is revealed the one En currently plays at belongs to non other than Himekawa.

When Lamia and Furuichi are assigned to search for En, they decide to check every arcade in Japan and eventually search Himekawa's arcade meeting him and other Ishiyama students. Once the whole Ishiyama gang (Consisting of Himekawa, Kanzaki, Natsume, Shiroyama, Tanimura, Oomori, and Hanazawa) are informed of the "Akumano Academy" and that En was their "boss". The gang are determined to find him, but with no leads aside from En's obsession with games, Lamia recalls En mentioning him enjoying online gaming.

Reluctantly, Himekawa invites the gang to a condo he rented and leads all of them to the floor where he holds online gaming apparatus. By chance, they encounter En on a game while Tanimura plays and challenge him. Tanimura beats En in the first few rounds, but is beaten in the last round with her stating the player has changed (Isabella had played in En's place). En then challenges them all to a new game, End of War 4, threatening that even if he would win he would cry nontheless.

Himekawa proceeds to buy the latest software and computers systems in order to play End of War 4. Much to his annoyance, no one except Tanimura seemed to have any experience in gaming. After multiple blunders in practice games, they finally challenge En and his wet nurses to a match.

Akumano Academy ArcEdit

When one of the pillar's head challenge Oga to a sudoku match, Himekawa came with his helicopter and helped Oga solved the sudoku. He also called the other members to finish the other games.

Mobichi ArcEdit

Kanzaki & Himekawa Confront Furuichi

Himekawa tells Furuichi to step outside with them.

During a school day, Himekawa sits in his homeroom lounging about. Furuichi eventually arrives and begins talking casually to the present Tōhōshinki, asking whether Himekawa and Kanzaki have been taking care of their families; when Himekawa inquires about this personality change, he is inquired about Udagawa. This question prompts Himekawa to rise up from his seat and tell Furuichi to step outside into the hallways; Himekawa and Kanzaki then go outside the classroom to confront Furuichi.[2]

Furuichi Blocks The Two Attacks

Himekawa's attack being blocked.

Alongside Kanzaki, Himekawa remarks that Furuichi has forgotten how to be respectful towards his seniors. The two third-years then charge toward Furuichi and begin the fight. Himekawa strikes Furuichi with a kick and prepares to follow up with his electrocution baton, but suddenly his wrist is grabbed by Furuichi before he can shock the young individual. Himekawa quickly jumps away and maintains his distance from his opponent;[3] while observing him from afar, Himekawa, who is unable to see the Demon Agiel near him, asks Kanzaki whether both of their attacks have just been blocked simultaneously.[4] While they are talking, Furuichi makes a bet with both men that infuriates the two third-years; enraged, they charge at him equally with the intention to punch him. Himekawa is surprised to see that Furuichi has evaded their attacks by leaping to the ceiling. Afterwards, Furuichi dashes back town to target Aoi,[5] which befuddles Himekawa; when their fight is ready to resume, Himekawa simply looks at Furuichi with confusion over his twisted personality.[6] Suddenly, Furuichi then defeats the two Tōhōshinki simultaneously using an unorthodox technique.[7]

Defeated, Himekawa then watches a subsequent battle between Furuichi and Tōjō, a fight that leaves him astonished by the immense power between both sides.[8] Ultimately, Furuichi ends up victorious against Tōjō which leaves Himekawa nearly speechless.[9]

Kanzaki & Himekawa Scary Faces

Himekawa still angry with Furuichi.

Himekawa and Kanzaki later search around the city for Furuichi, eventually finding him badly beaten near the river. Angry, Himekawa yells for him not to get his hopes high because he will kill him. The two head down to the grass and see a quartet of bald men about to confront them; annoyed, Himekawa asks who they are.[10][11] He and the other delinquents from Ishiyama then take down the four. Afterwards, Himekawa turns back to Furuichi, who is now apologizing frantically about his disrespectful actions earlier. Himekawa and Kanzaki darkly tell him that they will not let him off easily and demand that he continues digging his man-size hole, which they late bury him under once he finishes.[12] Despite having their desires granted, both third-years are still angry at Furuichi.[13]

Saint Saint X'mas ArcEdit

Kanzaki's & Himekawa's Christmas Plans

Kanzaki and Himekawa talk about their goals with Santa Claus.

While in his homeroom at Saint Ishiyama Academy, Himekawa hears from Yuka about the "real" Santa Claus coming to the high school.[14] He and Kanzaki suddenly inquire more about the incident from her, both stating that they will take away his presents by force when they see him, so they want to know whether he is a strong opponent.[15]

Return to Ishiyama High School ArcEdit

Himekawa Speaks To Oga & Furuichi

Himekawa warns Oga and Furuichi about their new rivals.

When Furuichi hears about a "rich dude" being involved in Ishiyama's speedy reconstruction, he immediately wonders whether the particular person is actually Himekawa.[16]

Himekawa returns to Ishiyama on the first day of the new semester. He lounges in one of the buildings' hallways when he notices and greets Oga. As he pulls out his cell phone, Himekawa mentions how there are now over thirty groups fighting for supremacy; moreover, among them are a trio of notable first-years, whom Himekawa names: Fuji, Takamiya, and Nasu.[17] He elaborates further, noting how all of the newcomers are led by rising first-years who now want to take over Ishiyama; therefore, Oga is already their biggest threat. Himekawa then takes his leave while commenting on how Oga might not need to worry about them anyhow.[18] He later passes on this information to Yuka as well.[19]

Himekawa Goes Solo

Himekawa decides to go solo.

Himekawa later visits the Kunieda residence where he attends a meeting with his fellow classmates regarding the "Killer Six Elements". When the issue about Yōhei Nasu comes to mind, he remarks that neither Takamiya or Fuji have done anything yet, leaving Nasu as a main concern.[20] Furuichi continues the discussion and soon proposes a battle between Nasu and Oga; Himekawa disapproves of their representative pick. With that said, he suddenly takes his leave, adding that he will work alone for his case. Furuichi warns Himekawa not to rely on only himself thought the Tōhōshinki merely shrugs it off.[21]

The following day, Himekawa goes to a bowling alley with an acquaintance from the Fallen Angels. He discovers that the students from Sōrei and Majōgari have all been defeated by Oga. His acquaintance states that it was inevitable that the latter would be defeated though he also adds that they knew from the start that the Fallen Angels will overthrow Oga anyhow.[22] Himekawa later meets with Takamiya and decides to serve under him, earning himself a King's Crest of his own.[23]

Himekawa Defeats Tōjō

Himekawa informs Takamiya about his victory over Tōjō.

To prove his loyalty, during a snowy day, he challenges Tōjō to a fight and waits for him outside of a seemingly empty building. While he is combing his hair, Tōjō finally approaches him. Himekawa reveals his new allegiance to Takamiya and pulls up his sleeve, revealing a glowing King's Crest underneath. The two teenagers quickly engage in a fight which, after an unknown amount of time, leaves Himekawa victorious though badly beaten. Himekawa later calls Takamiya to inform him about the fight's outcome with his hand in front of his mouth as he lost his front teeth.[24]

Sometime later, Himekawa heads to the Ishiyama High School campus while escorted by his "Hime Boys" followers.[25]

He heads inside the building and goes into one of the classrooms, taking a seat amongst the members of the Fallen Angels. Himekawa remains silent while his new acquaintances make snide comments about him and his place amongst their group, until Takamiya silences all of them.[26]

Himekawa Present At Takamiya's Meeting

Himekawa watches as Oga makes his entrance.

Not long after, Himekawa casually watches as Oga bursts through the door with the intention of taking him back with him. He realizes what Oga is referring to and finally speaks out. Himekawa states that he never "betrayed" him and is only trying to gather information on the Fallen Angels, hence his new affiliation; these words are easily taken into account by Oga and he leaves awkwardly. Himekawa tells the other members of the Fallen Angels that Oga is truly a dim-witted person but can be dangerous when it comes to his friends; thus, he suggests that they take Furuichi, as he throws an ice pick at a picture of the young man.[27]

Himekawa apparently takes action following this meeting and late one night, he kidnaps Furuichi from a convenience store and brings him to the high school, where Furuichi is later restrained whilst unconscious.[28]

Himekawa Overshadowing Furuichi

Himekawa sits over Furuichi.

When Furuichi later awakens, Himekawa comments about it before mentioning that it is now the second time that he has kidnapped him.[29] Other members of the Fallen Angels then arrive where they discuss whether Oga shall actually come to look for Furuichi. Hearing their conversation, Himekawa immediately says that Oga will come. He then watches silently as Busujima suggests that he fight Furuichi; completely indifferent to the matter, Himekawa simply commences their "first round".[30] He retains his composure even as Furuichi is defeated moments later.[31]

Himekawa Talking To Udagawa About Demons

Himekawa reveals his knowledge of Takamiya's Demon.

When left alone with Udagawa, he is told not to mind Busujima's bitter attitude towards him. This prompts Himekawa to say that outsiders will always be treated with resentment which includes the both of them. He then listens to Udagawa talk about his relationship with Takamiya and how he is still just someone from the "company". Himekawa suggests that giving Demonic power to the Fallen Angels is another matter relating to the "company", indirectly revealing that he is aware of Demons. He is then told that he thinks more like a businessman than a delinquent,[32] prompting him to laugh that he feels like he has known Udagawa for some time. While they laugh, he then notices that Furuichi has just run away.[33]

Later, the two watch as Tōjō runs across the hallways searching for Furuichi's "soul".[34]

Afterwards, when told that his predictions about the King's Crest bearers are turning out correct, Himekawa tells Udagawa that the others of the Fallen Angels believed for it to happen. He then prepares to leave, telling Udagawa that he only desires to fight Oga; despite so, he becomes angered when Udagawa apparently underestimates Oga and sharply scolds him for his ignorance. Himekawa then changes the topic quickly, asking whether his desired item is ready to be used soon. He is then told that it is.[35]

Himekawa's Betrayal

Himekawa manages to sever the link.

Himekawa and Udagawa then head to the rooftop together. Using a special device, he manages to severe the link between Oga and Baby Beel; the success of the operation startles Himekawa who now understands why it was so costly in the first place. He then apologizes to Oga, telling him that he cannot afford to have Takamiya lose in their fight.[36] As the machine delivers an unusual signal across the campus, Himekawa explains to Oga that it is known as the "Operational Switch".[37] He then looks on as the other teenagers present take charge of the situation;[38][39] Himekawa smugly agrees with Takamiya when he admits at one point that he won the fight because of him.[40]

Himekawa and Udagawa eventually head to the pool where they are approached by Kanzaki, Yuka, and Baby Beel. Himekawa immediately tells his fellow Tōhōshinki not to interfere with his plans.[41]

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Although he has proven to be a powerful fighter, Himekawa uses underhand tactics to prevail, such as having his opponents break their fists by punching a ceramic tile shield hidden under his shirt, or electrocuting them with a shock-baton (both are shown to be useless against Oga). Even for the standards of upper class families, Himekawa is granted extravagant means by his family: he rents several floors of an elite condominium building all for himself (even devoting an entire room for the sole sake of playing video games). His strategic skills prove useful when he clinches a deal with St. Ishiyama's teachers to prevent his and his colleagues' expulsion.

Himekawa is also very good at playing online games and is able to easily defeat any opponent. During Oga's raid at Akumano Academy, it is also seen that Himekawa is very good at solving puzzles like Sudoku. He solved the puzzle in a matter of 5 seconds leading Oga to victory in his first game.

Himekawa has gained an increase in strength from his king's crest, which is seen when he defeats Tojo.

TechniquesEdit

  • Shock Baton: Himekawa keeps a shock baton handy at all times. Considered his signature attack, Himekawa simply makes contact with the opponent with the baton, presses the button to activate it and the baton induces over 800 volts of electricity. The sheer amount of static electricity was enough to stun and knock any opponent out cold, however, this proves harmless against Oga as he claims Baby Beel's night time cries to be much worse. In Episode 47, he claims to have upgraded the baton and tripled the output of electricity.
  • Devil's Whip: Himekawa upgraded the shock baton and put a whip and is shown electrocuting delinquents of South Chinpara High.
Pompadour cannon
  • Pompadour Cannon: Shown as his desperation attack, Himekawa sticks a shock baton into his trademark pompadour which, oddly enough, channels the electricity towards the target he aims at. This attack is shown to be able to hit multiple targets.
    The Fallen Angels

    Himekawa Arrived At Former Fallen Angel

RelationshipsEdit

KugayamaEdit

Kugayama and Himekawa were childhood friends from the same rich upper class upbringing. After their falling out years before, they meet again when Oga Tatsumi requests him to go to San Marx Private Academy of Fine Arts to find a special portrait, that Beel's father wants recovered, they both won from an online game. However, Kugayama took the painting off Himekawa's hands forcefully years before thus creating the rift between them. Kugayama is also Himekawa's fiancee unbeknown to Himekawa himself other than the fact he had a fiancée. Another fact unknown to Himekawa is that Kugayama is a woman in the guise of a man.

Hajime KanzakiEdit

Kanzaki and Himekawa share a bit of a friendly rivalry amongst themselves and use games to resolve their disputes. As the first pair defeated by Oga, who both lorded over gangs of underlings, the pair have a lot in common and became amicable with each other.

Tatsumi OgaEdit

The first time Himekawa fought with Oga was when he capturedHilda. Himekawa is often seen assisting Oga in battles. He also entered the volleyball match against Saint Ishiyama Academy's Rokkisei to protect the name of Ishiyama High.

QuotesEdit

  • "There's nothing money can't buy.": catchphrase
  • "How much...?": what he commonly asks to bribe opponents.
  • "I'm Himekawa, didn't you know?": informing those who do not recognize him without his trademark pompadour
  • "How much?! How much do I have to pay for you to come back, huh?!": mourning Oga's disappearance.
  • "Damn, that bastard was tough. Oww... Damn it... He took out my front teeth!": During his phone call to the Fallen Angels after his "easy" victory over Toujou
  • (To Kugayama) "Money doesn't betray you" 
  • "In this world, there are things that money can't buy" 

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 217, Page 18
  2. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 170, Pages 12-13
  3. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 170, Pages 13-17
  4. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 171, Pages 1-2 & 4
  5. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 171, Pages 5-7
  6. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 171, Pages 10-11
  7. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 171, Pages 12-13
  8. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 172, Page 4-5
  9. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 172, Page 11
  10. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 175, Page 15
  11. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 175, Pages 18-19
  12. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 176, Pages 1-2
  13. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 176, Page 7
  14. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 177, Page 18
  15. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 178, Page 7
  16. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 188, Page 11
  17. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 188, Pages 17-19
  18. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 189, Pages 5-6
  19. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 190, Page 14
  20. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 192, Pages 12-16
  21. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 193, Pages 3-6
  22. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 201, Page 19
  23. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 202, Page 15
  24. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 202, Pages 12-19
  25. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 203, Pages 3-4
  26. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 203, Pages 8-13
  27. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 203, Pages 14-19
  28. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 204, Page 1
  29. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 204, Pages 1-2
  30. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 204, Pages 4-6
  31. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 204, Page 8
  32. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 204, Pages 10-12
  33. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 204, Pages 14-15
  34. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 210, Page 5
  35. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 210, Pages 5-7
  36. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 214, Pages 18-19
  37. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 215, Pages 1-2
  38. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 215, Page 3
  39. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 215, Page 14
  40. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 215, Pages 5-6
  41. Beelzebub Manga: Chapter 216, Page 19

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