|Family|| Father (Deceased)
|School||Ayanagi Gakuen High School Division|
|Department|| Musical Department (Candidate)
Vocal Department (Previously)
|Class|| 1-B (Season 1)
|Manga||Chapter 0: Prologue|
|Anime||Season 1 Act 1|
"You guys are all interesting company indeed." - Kuga Shu
Kuga has purple eyes and dark purple hair that is somewhat unruly. His long bangs fall in-between his eyes, parted slightly to the left.In his school uniform, Kuga wears his tie loose and does not wear the standard school vest. His blazer is unbuttoned.
In his training attire, he wears a black zip hoodie with white trims on the pockets and a white line that starts at his shoulders and goes all the way down the sleeves. He wears the sleeves 3/4 down his arms. His hoodie is unzipped and he wears a purple tank top inside. He wears a pair of black pants and a pair of black dancing shoes.
Kuga is a rather quiet person that would make others think that he is a loner. In actual fact, he does have friends and will speak up whenever he needs to. He also shows concern to those around him. Torashi calls him a workaholic.
Kuga lost his father at a young age. Because of that, his mother had to work really hard night and day to raise him by herself. Wanting to put a smile on his mother's face, Kuga tried copying the musicals that he had watched on the TV. Although he knew he was not good enough, his mother smiled. Wanting to make her even happier, he became completely absorbed in musicals, realizing how fun it was and hoped to show her a real musical one day.
However, the two will fight against each other as seen when Toraishi fought against Kuga over their teammates.
During their first practice where they had to improvise after they found out that there were no more lines in the script, Kuga handed Hoshitani a piece of empty paper, not expecting Hoshitani to get it. However, Hoshitani did and they managed to pull off the play without a hitch. Hence that day onwards, he views Hoshitani as an interesting person.
Kuga finally opened up to the rest of the team when Hoshitani and Nayuki chanced upon him playing the piano. Hoshitani suggested that they dance to Kuga's playing. Kuga refused, stating his noodles would turn soggy. Nayuki was surprised to hear that was all he was eating for lunch and offered rice balls to him which he accepted. When Hoshitani offers Kuga to practice with them, Kuga says he will if he has the time.
Later on, Hoshitani became depressed after watching Team Hiragi's practice. Kuga encouraged him by telling him his own motivation for doing musicals and saying that it was okay to be worried because there is no one who just smiles all the time.
They also have a good enough relationship where Kuga can borrow stuff from Tsukigami such as an eraser, cellphone charger, shampoo, toothpaste, and pillow. However, it does annoy Tsukigami that Kuga only asks because he has let Toraishi borrow his stuff without giving it back.
Kuga lost his father at a young age. Because of that, his mother had to really work hard night and day to raise him by herself. Wanting to put a smile on his mother's face, Kuga tried copying the musicals that he had watched on the TV. Although he knew he was not good enough, his mother smiled. Wanting to make her even happier, he became completely absorbed in musicals, realizing how fun it was and hoped to show her a real musical one day. He helps out his mother with house chores when he is free and does not forgive anyone who messes with her.
- His zodiac sign is Aries.
- He is roommates, classmates, and teammates with Tsukigami.
- His bed is the top bunk.
- His room number is 206.
- His favorite animal is the elephant.
- He has a motorcycle which he uses to drive to and from his part-time job.
- He learned how to play the piano through self-study.
- He chose to work at places with a piano so that he could practice musical-related things while at work.
- He is terrible at drawing even though he doesn't know it.
- Because his motorcycle broke down on the first day of school, he didn’t attend the entrance ceremony.
- In 'AYANAGI Animal Park Series', his animal motif is the wolf.
- In 'AYANAGI April Fools Series', he is a florist at Hotel Otori.
- In 'AYANAGI IF Series' post card set, he is a martial art practitioner.
- In 'AYANAGI IF Series' featured on the inner cover of Season 1 Volume 3, he is a Mafia member and he has no weapon of choice, as he fights with his bare hands.
- For the 'Star-Myu Halloween Party in 池袋P'PARCO' event, he dressed up as a mummy.
- The second track in Season 1 Volume 3 Special Drama CD is titled after his name 'Kuga Shu'.
- Based on Star-Myu Q&A Volume 1:
- People's first impression of him is 'scary face', 'skips classes a lot', and 'no emotion'.
- He is good at painting.
- His weakness is having a bad sense of direction. He has problems remembering places.
- His childhood friend, Toraishi, calls him 'Shu'.
- He likes to travel by motorcycle.
- In his report book, his teachers wrote 'don't sleep in class'.
- He won't forgive anyone who gives trouble to his mother who single-handedly raise him up.
- He cannot remember the first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning.
- His favourite food is anything he can eat.
- He eats cup ramen for lunch.
- During his day off, he would either idle in his room or help his mother if he was at home.
- One bad thing about himself is that an annoying stench has increased frequently.
- His favourite place is somewhere he can get to from the dorms by riding his motorcycle. He is also in the middle of looking for a nice place.
- He deals with stress by feeling it first.
- He wants to do a musical for his mother.
- He is good at practical-based subjects
- He is bad at classroom-based subjects.
- Between sleep and meals, he prefers meals.
- His favourite type of girl is a non-showy woman.
- His favourite drink is tap water.
- He is dexterous with his hands.
- His favourite weather is cloudy.
- Last words: "Ah. ……………I ask for your best regards."
- Meaning of Kuga's name:
- 空 (Ku) : sky, empty
- 閑 (Ga) : leisure; tranquil; calm; quiet; peaceful
- 愁 (Shuu) : distress, grieve, lament
List of Songs
See also: Team Otori's List of Songs
|RADIANT MIND||Season 1 Act 4||Solo|
|Seishun COUNTDOWN ～Kuga Solo Ver.～ (星瞬COUNTDOWN ～空閑ソロVer.～ Seishun COUNTDOWN ～Kuga Soro Ver.～?)||☆SHOW TIME 12☆||Solo|
with Toraishi Izumi
|Hanamichi ∞ Go All Out!! (花道 ∞ Go All Out!! Hanamichi ∞ Go All Out!!?)||Season 2 Act 4||with Hoshitani Yuta, Nayuki Toru, Tengenji Kakeru, Toraishi Izumi and Ugawa Akira|
|FACE-OFF||Season 2 Act 7||with Toraishi Izumi and Kitahara Ren|
|Gift ～Curtain Call～ (Gift ～カーテンコール～ Gift ～Kātenkōru～?)||Season 2 Act 12||with all cast members|
|DEAR DREAM!||OVA 3||with Hoshitani Yuta and Tengenji Kakeru|
|By Your Side||☆3rd SHOW TIME 5☆||Duet
with Tsukigami Kaito
|High School Star Musical -On Stage- (高校星歌劇 -オンステージ- Koukou Hoshi Kageki -On Sutēji-?)||Season 3 Act 12||with team Hoshitani|
|We are Ayanagi Academy's Kao Council ～NEXT STAGE～ ( 我ら、綾薙学園華桜会～NEXT STAGE～ Warera, Ayanagi Gakuen Kao Kai ～NEXT STAGE～?)||Season 3 Act 12||with team 2nd Years|
|Team Otori||Hoshitani Yuta • Nayuki Toru • Tsukigami Kaito • Tengenji Kakeru • Kuga Shu|
|Team Hiragi||Tatsumi Rui • Sawatari Eigo • Ugawa Akira • Toraishi Izumi • Inumine Seishiro|
|Team Akatsuki||Isshiki Kanade • Jumonji Ryosuke • Yurino Mayu • Chigira Wataru • Manjome Koji|
|Team Sazanami||Kitahara Ren • Nanjo Koki • Nakakouji Haruma • Toudou Hajime • Kozai Yuharu|
|Team Yuzuriha||Ageha Riku • Hachiya So • Koumoto Tetsuya • Keihi Rei • Arisaka Kazuomi|
|New Kao Council||Shiki Toma • Fuyusawa Ryo • Kasugano Shion • Irinatsu Masashi • Chiaki Takafumi|
|Kao Council||Otori Itsuki • Hiragi Tsubasa • Akatsuki Kyoji • Yuzuriha Christian Lion • Sazanami Sakuya|
|Ancient||Tsukigami Haruto • Uozumi Asaki • Saotome Ritsu • Futaba Taiga|
|Other Characters||Nayuki Yuki • Nayuki Tsumugi • Tavian • Hiragi Sougen|