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Yuji Norita (法田 勇治 Norita Yūji) is a rich teenage boy. Although he is initially lazy and rides on his father's coattails, he decides to change himself for the better with encouragement from Nagisa Shiota.

Appearance[]

Yuji is a young teenager with brown hair and slit eyes.

At the hotel and the cafe, he wears a red cap.

Personality[]

Initially a spoiled lazy child, Yuji was not easily amused and tried his best to look cool by doing things such as dancing, as well as a few vices such as smoking and drinking. As a result of his spoiled upbringing, Yuji is unable to handle confrontation and his whole ideology of being cool hides his real character.

However, through Nagisa Shiota, he learns to be a better person and that he doesn't need to do drugs to look cool. He further matures upon finding out Nagisa is a boy and, despite being broken hearted, considers him his friend and promises to stop being a spoiled kid and to use the power he has to help others.

History[]

Yuji's father is an unknown television announcer that Yuji says everyone knows. Because Yuji was surrounded by fake people who would put on faces to get cozy with him and his father, he can easily tell if a person is lying or not. His disgust of his father and the wealth and luxury he lived in caused him to be a lazy unmotivated person. He tried to look cool and began taking drugs but couldn't escape his father's shadow.

Plot[]

Assassination Island Arc[]

Nagisa Shiota crossdressed as a girl to try and protect his female classmates while not looking suspicious as they infiltrated the bar floor of the hotel. That night, Yuji is at the lounge alone and upon noticing the girls and Nagisa enter, he falls in love with Nagisa's awkward nature at first sight.

Thinking Nagisa to be a girl, he asked for Nagisa and him have a drink with him. Beginning a conversation, Yuji explained that his parents were never around, although his father was a big time TV personality. He tried to impress Nagisa by being cool but was unable to entice him.

When Nagisa was prompted to leave by Kaede Kayano, Yuji followed in pursuit to try and impress Nagisa once more. Nagisa is reunited with the girls but they are unamused and annoyed when Yuji dances as his last resort; in the process however he knocks a guest's drink onto his jacket. The guest gets aggressive with Yuji and demands compensation. Yuji watched on in shock as Hinata Okano knocks the guest out cold, Rinka Hayami and Meg Kataoka dragged the man's body away from him and Toka Yada called the guard over to take the man away.

While the girls head on, Nagisa approached Yuji and agreed that it is indeed hard for guys to act cool, especially if girls already have the abilities to be cool to begin with. He further advises Yuji to continue trying, but not resort to drugs, dancing, and alcohol before catching up with the girls. Yuji exits the bar and discards the marijuana cigarettes over to a passing waiter.

School Festival Time[]

Yuji used the hotel records to track Nagisa Shiota down and discovered that his crushes class had created a café for the school festival. He immediately came to look for the blue haired “girl”. Upon finding out that Yuji was there, Rio Nakamura swapped Nagisa's pants for her skirt to maintain the illusion that he is a girl.

Nagisa took Yuji into a secluded area near the Class 3-E building and got him to buy many different items off their menu, Nagisa was told what to say per Rio's cue cards.

Two different assassins, Lovro Brovski and Red Eye come to greet Tadaomi Karasuma and Yuji becomes suspicious when Nagisa tried to pretend that they are simply comedians.

Nagisa admitted the full truth and tells Yuji that he is in fact a guy, which causes Yuji to promptly leave dumbfounded but refuses to be refunded by Nagisa for tricking him into buying their food. He is later shown to have made a blog post giving a stellar review about Class 3-Es café which prompted many more sales.

Abilities[]

Perception: Yuji is able to read a person's facial expression and emotions to easily tell if they are lying. However, he doesn't see this as much of a talent since it came from his undesirable past, nonetheless his perceptive skills were useful in noticing that Nagisa Shiota was lying about Lovro Brovski and Red Eye's professions.

  • His powers of perception are not almighty however, as he was unable to tell the difference between a girl and a boy with feminine features wearing a dress.

Dancing: Yuji tried to entice Nagisa by dancing in front of him and the rest of the girls from his class in an attempt to impress them. Yuji stated that he had been doing it since he was little and it had always been a successful technique for attracting girls. Contradictory to Yuji's belief of having this talent, Nagisa and the girls did not find it appealing.

Advanced Culinary Judgement: Due to his wealthy upbringing, Yuji has tried countless different dishes from Caviar to Crocodile. This has allowed him to develop a very refined pallet and advanced sense of judgment regarding food.

Infulence: Due to the aforementioned culinary expertise, Yuji runs one of the most influential culinary blogs in the world. One positive review from him resulted in Class 3-E getting far more customers at their school festival restaurant than they had the previous day.

Relationships[]

Nagisa Shiota[]

At the Fukuma Denjo Hotel lounge, Yuji falls in love with Nagisa from afar when he infiltrates the bar with a number of girls from his class. Dressed as a woman so he doesn't look suspicious, Yuji finds Nagisa's awkwardness a desirable trait and asks him for a drink, believing him to be a love interest. He promptly introduces himself and tries to get to know Nagisa who while reluctant, does make conversation. Yuji tries to act his coolest but becomes angry when he uses his dad as a way to make conversation. When Nagisa tries to leave, Yuji follows and performs a dance to try and entice Nagisa but only embarrasses himself. Before leaving, Nagisa tells him to keep acting cool but stop smoking. Yuji is mesmerized and blushes in response, later leaving his cigarettes on a passing waiter's dish.

Yuji later returns to try Nagisa's café for the school festival, while the students try and get Nagisa to use Yuji so they can earn more money, Nagisa reveals that he is actually a boy. Yuji leaves dumbfounded and heartbroken, but however, Yuji writes about the amazing meals he had from Class 3-E showing that despite discovering the truth about Nagisa, he may still see him as a friend.

Quotes[]

  • (To Nagisa Shiota) "Life's already hard for us men! We gotta force ourselves to try to look cool!"

Trivia[]

  • The the name "Yuji" is often given to a child full of grace and brilliance who is described as a pathfinder.
  • Two people mention that Yuji's father, the CEO, is responsible for the bar floor party.
  • Yuji doesn't fit in with the crowd, but his rich family connections allow him access to parties that he would otherwise normally never be able to access.
  • Yuji does not live in Okinawa and is only there for summer vacation.
  • Yuji is the first and only character to introduce drugs into the series; this prompted Nagisa Shiota to reveal a hidden lesson from Korosensei that was made offscreen explaining the consequences of using drugs.
  • Yuji's parents are often not around, causing him to go out by himself and hang around in bars.
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