Akira Tachibana (Keywords)
Hibiki’s father. Formerly known as Akira Morisaki.
Exposed to unbearable amounts of stress both in and outside of his home, he cast aside his family and his workplace and then disappeared.
After he distanced himself from Tokyo he scraped together a living by working various part-time jobs and moving from place to place. When he eventually settled briefly in Ibaraki Prefecture he was working at a gas station when by a twist of fate he encountered a girl who he recognized that used to play with his daughter, along with Hibiki, his actual daughter.
His personality was that of a cheerful, doting parent. He had a strong sense of responsibility, and was a positive problem-solver. However… over time he lost that outlook and began wearing a superficial smile, which eventually lead to him completely averting from the pain and stress of the situation, almost like a different person.
However, he was inspired by his chance meeting with Hibiki and contacted her. He decided he could come face-to-face with her, if nothing else. Was that decision made because somewhere within his heart, the passion he once held might still smolder inside?