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Kenichi Katagiri

Kenichi Katagiri
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Kanji 片桐 賢
Rōmaji Katagiri Ken'ichi
Personal Information
Gender Male
Age Presumably in his late 40's
Status Alive
Relatives Yayoi Fuwa[1] (Sister)
Sho Fuwa (Nephew)
Occupation Lawyer
Affiliations Viride General Law Office
Manga ACT.220 (first mentioned)
ACT.229 (Flashback)

Him Then (first actual appearance)

Kenichi "Ken" Katagiri (片桐 賢 Katagiri Ken'ichi) is Saena Mogami's boss at Viride General Law Office and Sho Fuwa's uncle. He was the man who advised Saena to let his younger sister, Yayoi take care of Kyoko when she was younger which explains the case why Sho and Kyoko grew up together.


Katagiri is described as the "crocodile-face lawyer" who could apparently still get laughs according to the two Love Me Members. He has a strong demeanor and is very serious with his work but he could also ease up situations if he needs to. Katagiri also has a love for sweets. Saena mentioned that he was willing to make a poem out of a sweet he was obsessing about.


He has a very strong and intimidating appearance and is usually seen with glasses and a business suit, which is typical for a professional lawyer like him. Katagiri is however, also described as "crocodile-face" by both Kanae Kotonami and Kyoko Mogami.[2]


He is revealed to be the older brother of Yayoi Fuwa, making him the uncle of Sho.


Saena's arc

When Kyoko has her memory jogged by Saena into recalling that Saena used to physically hurt her, Saena reveals that it was Katagiri who decided to put her with the Fuwa family. It was done because it was believed best for Kyoko to keep her away from Saena. Kyoko is startled to realized that the man she'd seen on television who'd made her heart twinge was actually not a stranger and was someone who had even saved her life.[3]


Saena Mogami

Susumu Todoh


Kyoko Mogami

Kyoko is the daughter of Katagiri's protege, Saena, and was raised by his younger sister.

Kyoko was always scared of Katagiri because his appearance reminded her so much of a crocodile. She used to scream when she saw him and run and hide, afraid as a baby that he might actually try to eat her.[4]

However, it was Katagiri who saved Kyoko's life [5], by insisting that Kyoko be raised by his sister [6] and kept away from Saena[7], who frequently physically hurt Kyoko[8].

Kanae Kotonami

Yayoi Fuwa

Sho Fuwa

There is nothing known about Sho's and Kenichi's relationship except for the fact that Kenichi is Sho's uncle.


  • The name Kenichi means "wise" (賢).
  • Kenichi's surname Katagiri means "single" (片) (kata) and "paulownia" (桐) (kiri/giri).


Main article: Kenichi Katagiri/Gallery


  1. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 38, Chapter 229, Page 130
  2. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 38, Chapter 220, Page 16
  3. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 38, Chapter 229, Pages 128-132
  4. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 38, Chapter 229, Page 131
  5. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 38, Chapter 229, Page 132
  6. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 38, Chapter 229, Page 128
  7. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 38, Chapter 229, Page 131
  8. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 38, Chapter 229, Page 128