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Susumu Todoh

Susumu Todoh
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Kanji 東堂 進歩
Rōmaji Todoh Susumu
Gender Male
Status Alive
Occupation Lawyer
Affiliations Viride General Law Office
Manga ACT.220

Susumu Todoh (東堂 進歩 Tōdō Susumu) is a co-worker of Saena Mogami from Viride General Law Office. Todoh was the person who handed Kyoko's letter to Saena and the person who arranged Kyoko's appointment with Saena.


Todoh is professional and logical. He is also kind-hearted, as shown by how he genuinely cares for Saena, encouraging her relationship with Kyoko.


He always wears professional suits and glasses. His dark-colored hair is clean-cut and swept back.


His family has connections with the police, and as a young child he used to do detective-type work such as investigating fingerprints as a hobby.


Saena's arc

Whilst Saena was checking Kyoko's page on the LME website, Saena's brows were knitted and she seems unhappy.[1] Todoh notices and comments on the crease in the brow, reflecting her heart being in torment, and that it marks her beauty.[2] They discuss her having to do television appearances to fill in for a superior who is sick.

Todoh meets with Kyoko at Vivian Cafe, and is surprised at how different she looks now compared to when she was a child. They briefly mention how much history they share, which isn't much. Kyoko only knows him from having looked at the law office's website. Todoh mentions the passport consent to Kyoko and tells her that there was a chance Saena would not give her consent at all. When Kyoko confirms that she had already guessed this, Todoh calls her intelligent. He cryptically mentions her father, stating that it is no surprise Kyoko's smart when both her parents were. However, when Kyoko presses him for information about her father, he doesn't answer. Though he continues to be cryptic by stating that he never knew the man's real name.

Todoh drives Kyoko to meet with Saena, and they arrive at the office parking long just as Saena is exiting the building.


Saena Mogami

Todoh and Saena seem to know each other quite well. Since Todoh mentions having seen Kyoko when she was little, they have known each other for a long time. Their intimacy with each other's personalities is hinted at when Todoh reveals he knows Saena's greatest weakness is Kyoko's father.

Kyoko Mogami

Todoh saw Kyoko when she was 3 years old. When he sees her again in Vivian Cafe, he was surprised at how Kyoko changed from the last time he saw her. He cautions Kyoko about the possibilities that may occur when she asks for her mother's consent to get a passport. He also comments on her intelligence. However, he does not freely share information with her.

Kazushi Misonoi

He knows details about Kyoko's father, but he does not know what he looks like or his real name.


Main article: Susumu Todoh/Gallery


  • (to Saena Mogami) Oh-ho, I haven't seen the deep Mogami River on your brow for quite a while. You haven't changed. Your heart is always a torrent when it overflows.[3]


  • The name Susumu means "progress/progression, development" (進歩).
  • Susumu's surname Todoh means "east" (東) (to) and "hall" (堂) (doh).


  1. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 37, Chapter 220, Page 59
  2. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 37, Chapter 220, Page 61
  3. Skip Beat! Manga Series: Volume 37, Chapter 220, Pages 60-61