Hiyama (火山, “fire mountain”) Akito. Kiyoteru’s friend since primary school, he works as a green-grocer and is the guitarist and easy-going band leader of ICE MOUNTAIN. He compensates his lack of knowledge and technique with his energy.
Birthday: January 1
Height: 179cm (5’8″)
Weight: 66kg (145.2 lbs)
Shoe Size: 28cm (11″)
Favourite Instrument: An old guitar his primary school’s janitor had given him when he was admitted to junior high school. It’s a red Gibson 1959 ES-355TD Cherry, a custom model made for a legendary guitarist. Despite this, Akito only sees it as an “old guitar”.
Hobby: Guitar, teasing Kiyoteru, bullying Natsuki
Family: Hachirouta (father), Taeko (mother), Akiko (older sister), Tatsuhiro (little brother)
- Passionate and relentlessly leading those who surround him.
- Doesn’t really pay attention to what people tell him.
- Acts before thinking.
- Good-hearted and easily moved to tears.
- Spontaneously says out loud what he is thinking.
- Never had a relationship with a girl.
- 火山彰子（姉）27歳 フードスタイリスト
- First-born son of a green-grocer. Brat-in-chief.
- Around the 6th year of primary school, he kept telling people he’d create a band.
- Used to speak for hours with the school’s janitor about his strong desire to play in a band. He received an old guitar as a present from the janitor when he graduated. He had no idea that the janitor was in reality a legendary guitarist.
Junior High School Years (Hachigata-jou Minami junior high school)
- Invited Kiyoteru to start musical activities. The name “ICE MOUNTAIN” comes from the first part of Kiyoteru’s name and the second part of his own name (TN: their names are pronounced the same, but the first kanji differs both in meaning and writing. However, they share the same second kanji, 山 yama “mountain”) He later realized saying it was “his” yama didn’t make sense and felt down.
High School Years (Hachigata-jou Minami high school)
- Started doing street concerts with Kiyoteru. It was also at this time that he improved a little in his guitar skills.
College Years (Tenshou Onkyou University)
- Love at first sight when he mistook Natsuki for a girl. He then tried to pick him up, which turned out to be a bitter experience that traumatized him. He would later have troubles with trying to pick up girls.
- Akito tried to recruit a bassist, but he always caused troubles during the sessions.
- Got busy with helping at the green-grocery after his father got forced to bed. ICE MOUNTAIN temporarily stopped it’s activities.
- Suggested to Natsuki and Kiyoteru that they resume ICE MOUNTAIN, on the spring of his graduation.
- Akito never wrote lyrics, but one day he hit on an idea while working at the green-grocery, and started to write something about vegetables and fruits. His lyrics were rejected unanimously.
- Intrigued by a young girl wearing twintails, who comes to the greengrocery every day to buy negi in large quantity.