Katsuhiko Teshigawara

Katsuhiko Teshigawara 13

Katsuhiko Teshigawara 21

Kanji 勅使河原 克彦
Rōmaji Teshigawara Katsuhiko
Alias Tessie
Gender Male
Age 17 (2013; When the comet struck)
25 (2021; 8 years after the comet)
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 close friend of Mitsuha and Sayaka, as well as an expert with machinery; particularly explosives. He is a side character in the Kimi no Na wa. film.


Teshigawara character design

Tessie's character design.

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.

Personality Edit

Kimi no Na Wa Edit

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) Edit

Epilogue (2021) Edit

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.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • 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]

References Edit

  1. Exclusive: Director Makoto Shinkai on Japanese animation Your Name