Appearance[edit | edit source]
Shuichiro is a tall man with lightly tanned skin, dark brown eyes, and dark brown hair. He has a mole under his left eye resembling his niece Momoe’s.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Shuichiro appears to be a kind man with a passion for art. He seems to enjoy interacting with his students, and wants them to succeed in life. In a flashback in Episode 5 he’s seen sketching Ai for a later painting, and telling her to have more confidence.
Background[edit | edit source]
He often visits Ai's home to see how she is doing. He says he doesn't mind that because her home is on his way home.
In Episode 3, Koito is shown crying into his chest in an empty classroom. Ai walks in on this, apologizes for interrupting, and runs away. This may be hinting that Sawaki and Koito had an inappropriate relationship.
At the beginning of Episode 6, Sawaki and Ai's mother Tae Ohto announce to Ai that they would like to begin dating, and that they don't want to do anything that would make her uncomfortable. Ai, which seems surprised and disturbed at that moment, tells them to do whatever they want, and that it's none of her business.
As she told to the other girls, Rika Kawai suspects Shuichiro to be somehow responsible for Koito's death. For now, she only theorizes, as she doesn't have any evidences of that. Momoe Sawaki is quite upset to hear those suspicions, explaining that she knows her uncle would never hurt anyone.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- His given name Shuichiro means "discipline" (修) (shu), "first (一) (ichi) and "son" (郎) (ro).
- His surname Sawaki means "swamp", "marsh" (沢) (sawa) and "tree" (木) (ki).
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