Kakeru is a delinquent of Advanced Nurturing High School who causes trouble for anyone unfortunate to cross paths with especially those of the lower class at the school.
Class 1-C Edit
Albert is one of Kakeru's classmates who serve as one of his men, mainly his enforcer. He is very loyal to Kakeru and is willing to put aside his personal feelings and attack Daichi Ishizaki for failing in his task.
For unknown reasons, she is always by his side as one of his followers however, it is clear she doesn't enjoy the pain he inflicts on others as shown when she flinched after he smashed a glass bottle on the head Daichi Ishizaki or when he had Albert Yamada beat Daichi and the others for their failure in getting Ken expelled.
On the cruise, he was angrily confronted by Mio who made it clear that she couldn't stand nor approve of their cruelty and wanted them to stop their actions. He ignored her words by treating her like a plaything and made advances on her which infuriated her for his callous acts. After he tried to leave, she called out to him but Yamada intervened and Mio was angry and disappointed that he manipulated him into being his pawn before Yamada threw her down and Kakeru grinned at her pain.
Other Classmates Edit
He is the representative of his class, he and his gang make sure that his orders are followed as Ryuen enjoys leading his fellows by fear.
Class 1-A Edit
They appear to be familiar with each other as Kakeru remarked on how it looked as if she established her rule in the school very quickly. He swore to her that he will take down all the classes including hers so that he could rule the school as she found his declaration interesting and accepted the challenge.
Not much is known about their relationship, in the survival test the two are shown forming an alliance to take down the other classes. When Katsuragi tried to shake Kakeru's hand as a sign of agreement, Kakeru told him not to overstep reminding him of his failure to reach the Student Council and walked off as Katsuragi became angry with this, showing the two have a mutual dislike.
Class 1-B Edit
It is shown in Episode 3, that he knows her as he greeted her when she finds him and his gang harassing Ken Sudō. When he claims his group were acting in self-defense, she sees right through his lie and reprimands his cruel actions stating if they didn't let Ken go then she'd get security. He complied showing without protest, trying to avoid unwanted trouble.
Class 1-D Edit
In Episode 4, Ken and Kakeru are shown to be on hostile terms as Kakeru and his gang made fun of Sudō for being of D-Class. His words easily provoked the latter who would have attacked if Kakeru's men held him down leaving at Kakeru's mercy. Kakeru approached Ken taunting him over how he will be expelled for failing the upcoming test and Ken flinched when it appeared Kakeru would attack only for him to just flick his forehead. Kakeru took joy in watching Ken suffer and his torture of him would have escalated had Honami Ichinose not intervene and threatened Kakeru with security. Kakeru had later set Ken up to be expelled in as he had his men attack him but made it look like Ken was the aggressor in the situation.
His plan failed due to the intervention of Kiyotaka Ayanokōji and Suzune Horikita who defended Ken and made Kakeru's men withdraw their complaint. Kakeru was infuriated his plan to get rid of Ken failed and punished his men for not carrying out the plan.
They met again at the pool, where in spite of their dislike for each other, Kakeru did not try to harm Ken in anyway but was annoyed with his acts of stopping from proceeding to the change room.
No direct interaction had been made in Episode 6, though Suzune played a role in stopping his plans of getting Ken Sudō expelled and he questioned his men on who set them up and they said it was Suzune. In Episode 7, he spots her giving a speech to everyone at the pool recalling her as the girl who foiled his plans and smiled meaning he had plans for her.
They formally met on the school's cruise ship in Episode 8, Kakeru found Suzune, sitting at the bar, and addressed her by first name, giving hints that he is aware of what she did to get the complaint withdrawn. Suzune, who seemed to be very disgusted by his presence, found his arrogant attitude off-putting and told him to keep away from her but he responded by taking a picture of both her and Kiyotaka Ayanokōji, after claiming to be a fan of hers and stating he had already made plans to take care of her personally, he tells her to look forward to it.
In Episode 10, he was seen flirting and trying to make advances towards Suzune, as she and Kiyotaka were scouting class 1-C, stating that he will prepare a special tent just for the two of them, and that he will make her taste real heaven, as she glanced back at him presumably creeped out, disgusted and probably freaked out, after she is seen leaving with Kiyotaka, stating that being there any longer than they should have will just make her even more sick.
No direct interaction was made in the anime, although they saw each other face to face in the survival test. While Ryūen did not appear to think much of Kiyotaka unknown to him, Kiyotaka played a role in helping Suzune foil his plans.
In the light novels, Kakeru began to think that someone else besides Suzune is pulling the strings for D-Class and set out to find him. He then heard rumors about Honami huge amount of points, which was revealed to be legally obtained by her, which got spread because of Kiyotaka to trap Kakeru. Catching on to this, Kakeru decided to play along in order to find the true mastermind of D-Class.
In Volume 7, when he and his gang took Kei Karuizawa, Kiyotaka arrived and confirmed he was the mastermind of his class and Kakeru recognized him as the student who was always associating with Suzune and realized he did it to hide himself. When Kakeru bullied Kei, this angered Kiyotaka who violently attacked Kakeru's followers for it which proved that Kiyotaka was the mastermind. Kakeru was attacked by Kiyotaka and tried fighting back only to be easily overpowered by the latter who continued to violently thrash him, to the point that Ryūen was broken. In desperation, Kakeru tried to provoke him into giving into his rage but was greatly frightened as he saw the lack of anger in Kiyotaka's attack. He realized it was the first time he ever experienced intense fear. Kakeru attempted to drop out only to learn that Kiyotaka covered for him and told his followers of his plans to leave. This prompted Albert and Daichi to attempt to do the same as Kakeru was upset with Kiyotaka's machinations and gave up on dropping out as well as his leadership of C-Class. This showed Kiyotaka's victory over him greatly humbled him.