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Katsuhiko Teshigawara
Kanji 勅使河原 克彦
Rōmaji Teshigawara Katsuhiko
Alias Tessie
Gender Male
Age 17 (by 2013)
25-26 (by 2022)
Birthday January 18th, 1996 (Capricorn)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Hazel
Blood Type O
Personal Status
Status Deceased (In First Timeline)
Alive (In Final Timeline)
Family Unnamed Father
Unnamed Mother
Sayaka Natori (Fiancée)
Occupation Student (Formerly)
Affiliations Itomori High School (Formerly)
Voice Actors
Japanese Ryo Narita
English Kyle Hebert
Film Kimi no Na wa.

Katsuhiko Teshigawara (勅使河原 克彦 Teshigawara Katsuhiko) is a side character in Kimi no Na wa.. He is a close friend of Mitsuha and Sayaka, as well as an expert with machinery; particularly explosives.


Tessie is a young man with an average build and height. He is slightly tanned, has thick dark eyebrows and a friendly smile. Tessie sports black hair which is kept distinctively shaved, and he has hazel-colored eyes. He was often depicted in his school uniform.

After the timeskip, Tessie has grown taller, developed a more muscular build, and it appears that he has grown a small stub.


Kimi no Na Wa

During the main story, it's pretty obvious that Tessie had a crush on Mitsuha. However, it is later shown during the alternate timeline that Taki and Mitsuha created that he and Sayaka are engaged. Tessie is not shown anywhere during the 2016 main story.

He, along with Sayaka, were the only people that helped Mitsuha with her plan to save the town people from the comet.

Itomori Incident (2013)

During the original timeline, Tessie went to Itomori High School and was friends with Mitsuha and Sayaka. He would spend most of his days with the two, complaining about how boring the place was since there was nothing to do. He is normally confused by Mitsuha’s personality but still cares about her either way.

Afterwards, he went to the festival with his friends and was stunned by Mitsuha’s sudden change in appearance. Regardless, he accepts it. It is then that the meteorite strikes and kills the population, thus ending the first timeline.

Epilogue (2021)

Sayaka and Tessie at a coffee restaurant.

8 years after the comet, Tessie moved to Tokyo along with his friends, and presumably, his family. One evening, he and Sayaka are shown to be in a cafe which Taki also ended up in. They talk about their upcoming wedding while heckling each other, but leave before Taki can completely recognize them.

By the time of 2022, Tessie and Sayaka are looking for a new property to live in together.

In Weathering With You (2021)

Sayaka and Tessie are looking the sun made appeared by Hina

Before Taki and Mitsuha get met in the famous stairs in 2022, Tessie and Sayaka are shown in an elevator looking the sun maked appeared by Hina



  • The name Katsuhiko means "overcome" (克) (katsu) and "boy, prince" (彦) (hiko).
  • Katsuhiko's surname Teshigawara means "imperial order" (勅) (te), "messenger, envoy" (使) (shi), "river, stream" (河) (ka/ga) and "field, plain" (原) (hara/wara).


  • In an interview, Makoto Shinkai revealed that Tessie is an image of his own childhood, as his parents were running a construction company and forced him to take over the business one day, just like Tessie in the movie.[1]



Characters of "Kimi no Na Wa." Universe
Itomori Residents

Mitsuha MiyamizuYotsuha MiyamizuHitoha MiyamizuFutaba MiyamizuToshiki Miyamizu
Katsuhiko TeshigawaraSayaka NatoriYukari Yukino
Tokyo Residents
Taki TachibanaMiki OkuderaTsukasa FujiiShinta TakagiTaki's Father