✧ CHARMING | Taka learned from experience that the best way to keep people off your back was being on their good side. Keeping this in mind he has taken onto a positive and amiable disposition, even when he's not particularly fond with the person he may be speaking.
✧ ATTENTIVE | Added to his overall friendly disposition, he keeps mental note of others and little ways to please them with little actions.
✧ APPROACHABLE | He's open to conversation always. He welcomes all sorts of positive attention.
~ OBSERVANT | From playing what he feels is a 50/50 charade, Taka has learned to take in as many things possible to better improve his performance, making him quite sharp and quick to notice details, both for the good and the bad.
~ CUNNING | Takara's calculating nature translate in two-faced diplomatic eloquence.
✦ INSECURE | His ambivalent personality comes from deeply rooted insecurities and fears.
✦ SUPERFICIAL | He is extremely careful of his own looks and is quick to judge other in the same way.
✦ FAKE | Fearing loneliness and isolation if people dislike him, he tends to act according to what he thinks other's might like, not exactly considering his own emotions and opinions on the matter. He keeps polemic opinions to himself and guards his own emotions, playing the charming card the best he can. He may dislike someone and everything they stand for, but he wouldn't voice it or let it be known. Acts modest when in fact is extremely proud, etc.
only the scent of memories remained | 記憶の匂いばかり詰めた
Born in Belo Horizonte from a japanese translator and a brazilian barmaid, Takara spent most of his childhood in Brazil, with a loud and extremely extroverted family that he loved dearly. Due to his father getting a better job however, his family decided to move to the small town of Kokonoe when Takara was 10. With his basic japanese, latin warmth and mixed looks however, he was welcomed with a lot of prejudice and adapting to his new life was difficult. His father had family but they lived in another prefecture and had issues of his own, he only met his two cousins in Japan once and they never once spoke again. This lack of closeness to any one really weighed down on Takara.
He found solace in all sorts of solo activities, and with the help of his father he worked hard in making the language barrier slowly disappear. During his middle school he was heavily bullied by classmates due to his accent and mixed heritage. Takara stopped talking aloud in class and instead used his time to observe those around him, he figured if he studied them closely he could learn a way to be more like them, a way to act to make people more accepting. While this whole ordeal was going on, Takara kept in touch with his family across the globe, and became particularly close to his cousins around his same age. One of them, Gaspar, who is a couple of years older quickly became his best friend.
Gaspar's advice over and over again was to move to a more diverse city, someplace he wouldn't stick like a sore thumb.
When he got into high school in another prefecture (probably to escape the toxic ambient from his old school) however, he slowly realized that people treat you the way you allow yourself to be treated, and to him, the easiest way to control the situation was subtly controlling the people around him. Essentially using charm to get on everyone's good side, even at the expense of his own integrity as a person. He kinda considers himself a pushover, but is grateful that his above average height helps him mask that fact.
During his second year of high school Gaspar informed him that he had began applying for scholarships to Tokyo, and Takara excited wanted to move closer. Looking into alternatives, he found Seiyo Academy and was pleased with their exchange student program, feeling more at ease in a school where people from other nationalities were. He applied as a national and got accepted, planning to move to Otonoki by the end of that academic year.
One night when he went to bed early due to anxiety and excitement, he wondered if maybe soon he could become a person he could be proud of, stand for what he really believes in, to be true to who he really is. His heart wish was born that night.
Now on his last year of school, he finds himself in a dilemma, with time running out and no idea of what really defines him as a person, he doesn't know exactly what path to walk on after school is done. He's terrified of what may come and still hasn't figured out what he even wants the future to hold.
additional information | 追加情報
○ Model building
○ Comic book movies
○ Reading fantasy novels
○ Studying (but he still does it diligently)
○ Summer heat
○ The smell of cigarettes
○ was pretty harshly bullied in middle school because of his mixed heritage.
○ speaks some portuguese but is not fluent.
○ is really into electro pop girl bands... tho he never admits it out loud.
○ secretly wishes he wasn't an only child.
○ has no idea what to do after graduation.
○ keeps in contact with his cousins in Brazil via text messaging and emails.
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