Takashi “Mori” Morinozuka
Taurus, the Bull
Reading: Takashi “Mori” Morinozuka
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6’4″ (192 cm)
Akira Morinozuka ( father )
Satoshi Morinozuka ( younger brother )
Mitsukuni “ Honey ” Haninozuka ( cousin )
Yasuchika “ Chika ” Haninozuka ( cousin )
Yorihisa Haninozuka ( uncle ) Reiko Kanazuki ( friend→ cousin-in-law )
Geography, Japanese history
High School student (anime)
High School→University→Beyond (manga)
Ouran Host Club
Ep 01 Starting nowadays, You Are a master of ceremonies !
Masaya Nakamura Takashi Morinozuka ( aka Mori, 銛之塚 崇, Morinozuka Takashi ) is a 3rd-year scholar at Ouran Academy and the second-oldest extremity of the Ouran Host Club. As a Host, he is considered the “ Wild ” type in the manga and the “ Strong-Silent ” type in the anime. He is rarely seen without his cousin and best acquaintance, Mitsukuni “ Honey ” Haninozuka, who is often found riding on his shoulders. historically, the Morinozuka family had served the Haninozuka class for many generations before marriage joined the families, frankincense breaking the master-servant custom ; despite this, Mori still faithfully looks out for Honey and attends to his wishes. He is a national ace in kendo and a skilled karate practitioner. His stoic and sometimes chilling demeanor hides the fact that he has a peculiar connection with animals as seen in the manga when he adopts a digress tanuki and cares for a baby chick, and wherein it is besides said that he has a “ fetish for small things ” ( Honey, Haruhi Fujioka, etc. ).
In the zanzibar copal and through most of the manga, Mori lone speaks when something needs to be said, his intelligence and observant nature taking in much more than many of the people around him realize. This makes him a fresh adviser to those who seek his guidance or need it subconsciously. In the manga, he speaks frequently, possibly because of the greater distance presented between himself and his best acquaintance and cousin, Honey. His protective nature extends not alone to Honey but to his friends and classmates, a well. He is highly well-respected and well-liked by everyone who knows him ; however, when tired, he can become expansive and slightly coquettish, which surprises those unaccustomed to this side of his personality. Mori is quite patriotic and generous, specially in regards to Honey and the female host, Haruhi. This is demonstrated in his willingness to assist them in any they need without a second think and without ever appearing implemental or unsealed of his individuality. In the anime sequence Ep 22 – Mori-Senpai Has An Apprentice Candidate, 1st-year student Ritsu Kasanoda – the third base generation successor of the Kasanoda-gumi ( a yakuza gang ), seeks Mori ‘s advice on making friends because, despite his intimidating appearance, he appears to have many. In chapter 51 of the manga, Hikaru Hitachiin is shown to stay the night at Mori ‘s home plate. While there, Mori is shown to be rather dull in addressing Hikaru ‘s issues. Mori is born under the star signal of Taurus, the Bull. The positive traits of this sign are generosity, dependability, down to earth nature, patience, independence and continuity ; while the negative traits are stubbornness, indolence, materialism, possessiveness and frugality .
Mori is an distinguished figure that is made all the more therefore by his raving mad appearance, possessing a very tall build, peaky black hair, dark grey eyes and a dark skin tone than the other Hosts. He is noted to wear the distinctive Ouran Academy blazer unbuttoned on most occasions, and is rarely ever seen without Honey walk by his side or perching on his shoulders .
Mori ‘s rose color in the Host Club is deep bluing. In japanese culture, blue signifies loyalty ; Mori demonstrates this timbre when it comes to Honey, his studies, and the Host Club. In western culture, a in truth blue rose does not occur naturally ; however, in art, it signifies attainment of the impossible with a secondary mean of prosperity. Mori ‘s “ unachievable ” is Haruhi ( though never directly stated ) and an omake reveals that he does indeed live a golden life and continues to do so in the future .
The Morinozuka Family
The Morinozuka family line extends into antiquity for equally farseeing as the Haninozuka kin line and the families ‘ histories are closely intertwined. Although the Morinozuka in the first place served as helpmates to the Haninozuka, marital ties and the subsequent blend of bloodlines have forged a unique link with the Haninozuka .
It is no secret that Honey and Mori are fabulously close ; most scenes in which each appears are shared with the early. The two hosts are cousins by marriage and their families have a long-standing history. Mori is very protective of Honey and feels responsible for each thing that can ( and does ) go faulty for him. This can be seen when Honey gets a cavity in Ep 12 – honey ‘s Three Bitter Days ! wherein the loli-boy gets a cavity and must give up sweets. Mori is very rigid in limiting candy and patty, but feels that he is at fault for failing to remind Honey to brush his tooth, leading him to pick a fight with the loli-shota as a mean of self-punishment.
Mori ‘s supportive nature of Honey is observed in insidious references and behaviors but is best seen during Ep 20 – The Door the Twins Opened ! when Honey discovers that Tamaki Suoh has invited both he and Mori into the Host Club. He tells Mori that Tamaki says, “ it ‘s okay for me to like cute things ” and “ it ‘s all right for me to like coat. I ‘m not certain what to do. ” When Mori replies, “ Do whatever you want, Mitsukuni. It ‘s no big deal ”, he shows that his commitment lies not in family blood ties but with Honey, himself. Another telling moment occurs in the manga, good before graduation, when Mori challenges Honey to a duel so he can say what is on his take care without feeling guilty for criticizing his acquaintance. Honey agrees knowing precisely why and what is at stake. Mori wins by catching Honey in mid-air and placing him out of bounds. After winning, he pulls out a list of things that Honey is required to do in college, one of which is to not bring Usa-chan along. While kinship sometimes appears to be master-servant in tone, it is truly balance and even sibling-like with Mori behaving like an older brother. In chapter 40 of the manga, Tamaki had inquired him on whether he ever felt like kissing Honey, due to his own conflict feelings, to which he refused, but at the end of the chapter, it was revealed in his thoughts that he indeed had thought of kissing him a few times .
Satoshi is a manga-only fictional character and the younger buddy of Mori. Satoshi is shown to idolize his brother, whom he calls Taka-kun ; however, aside from the times when Takashi is tired and acts “ refreshingly, ” he is radically different from his brooding sibling. Although Mori reciprocates the care that his younger brother shows him, he is not afraid to correct him when Satoshi acts impolitely or misbehaves .
Mori is hinted to have romanticist feelings for Haruhi, but it is never in truth explore, unlike her relationships with Kaoru Hitachiin and Hikaru Hitachiin. Regardless, there are several instances where his potential feelings show. In Ep 01 – Starting nowadays, You Are a server !, when Haruhi finds hugged a bit excessively tightly by Tamaki Suoh, she calls to Mori and he runs to her care without question. When he lifts her off the flat coat, he realizes that Haruhi is a female child and blushes. In Ep 07 – jungle Pool SOS !, when Mori is heading into the woods to find Honey, Haruhi tags along. Upon becoming spooked by the snakes and insects, Mori carries her. This is besides the first clock time he addresses Haruhi by identify, which pleases her. When Honey is located, he compliments Mori for protecting Haruhi and inquires whether Mori had been alone without him. Mori, his eyes on Haruhi, replies that he would not necessarily say that. And finally, in Ep 10 – A Day in the Life of the Fujioka Family !, Mori gives Haruhi the strawberries from his own pastry, earning him a delighted smile while sending Tamaki and the twins into the throes of despair. Haruhi is the entirely character, aside from Honey, at whom Mori is shown to smile more than once. It should be besides be noted that in the Ouran High School Host Club manga, listed under his profile, it is stated that because of Mori ‘s nature, it was likely for the two of them to develop romanticist feelings for each other .
Hikaru is known to respect Mori and goes to him for advice ; staying over at his theater in the manga two nights when he and Kaoru have a huge fight. Mori shows genuine concern for Hikaru ‘s feelings and when Hikaru comes to him the first night, he pushes Hikaru into realizing his feelings .
Mori does not have closely american samoa a lot interaction with the President and Vice President of the Host Club. Most of the clock, he is plainly shown staring on mutely as Tamaki pulls off a stupid stunt. Nevertheless, Mori is hush very obedient to Tamaki, but probably for Honey ‘s sake. Mori is shown to be fine with dressing in the versatile Host Club costumes that Tamaki decides on, and he is approve with Kyoya ‘s noting his manly deserving ( apparently, his silence is his selling luff ). While Mori is not portrayed in having any noteworthy kinship with both Tamaki or Kyoya, it can be inferred that he respects them, if not Tamaki, then at least Kyoya ( though Mori calm regards Tamaki favorably ) .
Because Kasanoda is friendless, he comes to the Host Club and asks to be Mori ‘s apprentice. The reasoning behind this is that although Mori is slightly “ chilling ” looking, like him, he has a distribute of friends and admirers. In the manga, he then admires Mori that he grows flowers for him as a graduation endow and even calls him “ large buddy ” well into his college years .
The Stoic type .
- (To Ritsu Kasanoda) We can tell who the bad guys are by looking at them.
- The name Takashi means “esteem, honor, venerate” (崇).
- Takashi’s surname Morinozuka means “harpoon, lance” (銛) (mori), “this” (之) (no) and “mound, hill/hillock, heap, pile, drift, stack, bank” (塚) (tsuka/zuka).
- Mori is extremely adept at kendo, being a national champion. He is also very skilled with the katana, as seen in “The Refreshing Battle of Karuizawa!”
- Mori’s English voice actor, Travis Willingham, is married to English voice actress, Laura Bailey, who plays Kanako Kasugazaki in the anime.
- Mori studies Theory and Philosophy of Law after graduating from Ouran Academy.
- chapter 3