Hokaze Natsuki (帆風ナツキ) is a companion of Vocaloid Hiyama Kiyoteru.
He hasn't played the drums for a long time but has mastered the instrument quickly. His frail body makes his aggressive playing style all the more surprising. He practices with buckets and tires instead of his drum set. He met Kiyoteru in college. He’s a baker at the “Hokaze-tei.” Natsuki uses the drum sets that are already in the places he performs at, except for the snare (Pearl/CS 1450), the kick pedal (Pearl/P-3002D) and his sticks (Pearl/106 H). His hobby is making Kiyoteru taste his cakes.
His parents made him wear Western-style girl's clothes and raised him as a girl, which got him to think he was a girl. His grandmother raised him since his parents were busy with their jobs, so he didn’t go to kindergarten. He had no friends, and that’s why he grew up thinking he was girl without thinking more about it. Natsuki often played alone, with his dolls and stuffed toys.
Primary School Years (Hachigata-jou Minami Primary School)
Because of his cute appearance and his unisex first name, his homeroom teacher mistook him for a girl, and he even lined up with the girls during the school entrance ceremony. Natsuki became conscious of his real gender, and started to behave like a boy. He was often teased because of his girlish looks, and started to grow stronger because of the numerous fights he got in. Natsuki also started to drink milk every day to grow taller.
Junior High School Years (Hachigata-jou Minami Junior High School)
Natsuki started to help at his grandmother’s bakery. He learned the basics of store tending and pre-cooking, and baked cakes as a leisure activity. Because he was cuter than the schoolgirls, he never got a girlfriend. He had no interest in romantic relationships.
High School Years (Hachigata-jou Minami High School)
Natsuki became troubled because of his lack of facial hair; he would never have facial hair even as an adult. He was also troubled because his voice didn’t break; his voice wouldn’t change even as an adult.
College Years (Tenshou Onkyou University)
While he was trying to be manly and find a girlfriend, Akito tried to pick him up, which killed his motivation. Natsuki made his first friend, Kiyoteru, at their seminar, and was invited into the band, something which deeply moved him. When he learned Akito was in the band, he tried to reject Kiyoteru’s proposition, but Akito told him it wasn’t manly not to keep one’s promises, which convinced him to enter the band as the official third member. Kiyoteru then asked him to take on the bass or the drums; since the drums seemed to be a manlier instrument to him, he chose it without hesitation. He was inexperienced, but started to practice seriously.
Natsuki takes part in ICE MOUNTAIN’s activities while working at a bakery named “Hokaze-tei.” He brings leftovers and his new cakes to Kiyoteru, at his night duty room. Natsuki would never let anyone in his room because of the stuffed toys placed at his bedside. Natsuki is weak to alcohol; when he wakes up after having drunk, he can’t remember what he did the previous day. He can be described as the type of drinker who picks quarrels and annoys people.
His grandmother is named Chiyo, his father's name is Masayuki, Haruko is the name of his mother, and Natsumi is his older sister. The only thing known about his family is that his grandmother owns a bakery called "Hokaze-tei".
- Keeps a low profile, calm and serious, but can be scary when he gets angry.
- More competitive than anyone else.
- Is passionate about everything.
- When he starts doing something, he has to do it completely and perfectly or else he cannot settle down.
- Kiyoteru is the one he trusts the most among his band mates.
- Gets suddenly angry when he’s mistaken for a girl.
- Is actually weak to fancy things.
- Is constantly trying to act manly.
- His shoe size 23.5cm (9″3).
- His birthday is March 3rd.