|Alias||Midori-san (Hotaru, Masamune, Takatora Fujimoto)
|Birthday||February 29th, Pisces|
|Height||175 cm (5"9)|
Nagamasa Midori (Japanese: 緑永将 Midori Nagamasa), renowned as "The Invincible Emperor", is the leader of the reigning TGC champion team, Hoshishiro. He is Masamune's ex-partner in Survial Games and the reason for Masamune's participatation at the TGC.
Nagamasa Midori has dark green hair and grey eyes. He is noted for having a gentlemanly and a kinder looking appearance, as noted by Hotaru. When in battle, he sports the standard Team Hoshishiro uniform which consists of a standard white naval suit, a black inner shirt and a white tie. He also wears a naval hat which on the top is outlined with yellow, to match with the suit and the same pair of protection glasses as Takatora Fujimoto, Nagamasa also has a similar like red earpiece to communicate with his team during Survival Games. Unlike Fujimoto, Midori's naval suit is shorter and only goes down mid thigh. He also wears a black belt around his jacket.
Midori has a polite approach in conversation and makes a good first impression. He appears to be chivalrous and courteous, leading Hotaru to think of him as a kind person when they first meet in Episode 3. Many women and children in the hospital adore him because of this, with some women commenting on how good-looking he is. This kindness may be a facade, as he is shown to have bipolar personality, taking on two different attitudes in the short span of a moment. He shows veiled distaste for those he regards as undisciplined or "lacking in potential". For example, when talking to Matsuoka Masamune he takes on a slightly sadistic attitude, exacerbating Masamune's obvious PTSD. He does not hesitate to put Tôru Yukimura in a humiliating headlock, commenting on how Masamune had not tamed him yet. Nagamasa is however, immensely friendly to Hotaru, even appearing to flirt with her when he asked for a kiss on the cheek in exchange for her using his towel at the men's bath. One reason for this is because he recognises her as a kindred spirit: her unconventional cross-dressing and sadistic bloodthirstiness hidden under a facade of justice-keeping also makes her a wolf in sheep's clothing, metaphorically speaking. He seems aware of Fujimon's slightly awkward emotional dependence or crush on him, but chooses to show disinterest and take Fujimon's doting quietly, with little gratitude. He shows sadistic behaviour in battle, taunting his opponents, toying with their emotional weaknesses and defeating them in a rather painful manner, but he usually only enjoys doing this to Masamune.
Masamune and Midori were originally a team in their high school years. Midori introduced Masamune to Survival Games, prior to the manga and anime's current setting. In the manga, we learn that he met Masamune in high school, on the school's rooftop. Matsuoka was crying about his mother leaving him and breaking her promise of return, and wanted to die. Midori told him that if he wanted to die so badly, he should just give his life to him. And that's what Masamune did. Midori took Matsuoka with him to play airsoft without telling the latter. He didn't mention it was a game and that the weapons were false so Masamune thought he was going to war and die. However, they won the game together. After that, they became friends and continued to play airsoft together. They joined Agartha, Gareki Shingen's team, a team with an absolute emperor system who had over 50 members. To keep their position in this team, they needed to constantly improve. That was bearable for Midori but not for Masamune who made mistakes and got punished every time. One day, Shingen said to Midori that since he was a genius, he didn't need to work hard to get what he wanted, and that Masamune couldn't grow up if he stayed with him. Since the day Matsuoka and Midori left Agartha, Midori waited an opportunity to leave Masamune even if he didn't want to. Midori found the opportunity after Masamune reunited with Yukimura. He told Masamune that he wasn't interested in him anymore and that he was tired of having him around every time. In chapter 54, after he learnt that Masamune was hurt and couldn't play until the end of the TGC, Midori was visibly upset. He's seen later in the match opposing his team and Dagger Snake, not moving when he is attacked by an opponent who jumped out from the bushes. He was dreaming while the opponent attacked. In his nightmare, he saw the moment when he told Masamune he didn't want to play Survival Games with him anymore. Later in the dream, he saw a happy Masamune come to him and say "We won the TGC!" Matsuoka also told him that he was glad to have been able to meet Midori. After that, Midori laughs and says that even in his dream, things go his way and that's disgusting. He wakes up, regains his will to win and shoots the opponent.
Nagamasa Midori spots Hotaru at ECHIZEN while buying she was buying first gun. He greeted her warmly, giving her the impression that he was a very kind and friendly person. While he helped her to look for a gun suited for her, he does a quick body examination on her to gauge her body type and thus, which gun is more suited for her, and in Episode 8 it is revealed that he was already aware of Hotaru's real gender.
Hotaru does not realize Toy ☆ Gun Gun's hate toward Midori until her first TGC battle where he brutally defeated Masamune and Tooru in front of her. He then used Hotaru's secret to surprise her, so Ichi can sniper her from afar. Since then, Hotaru is completely disgusted with his actions and ultimately regrets ever believing he was a nice guy. Hotaru plans to avenge Toy ☆ Gun Gun by supporting their goal of defeating Team Hoshishiro. He starts having subtle/almost questionable feelings for Hotaru. (When she is thanking him he blushes.) Albeit jokingly, he also asks her in the manga (Ch. 36) for him to kiss her in exchange for him lending her his towel in the male bath in the hot springs, and before he could reveal that he was joking, Hotaru kissed him on the lips out of desperation (Hotaru didn't realize he had asked for one on the cheek). We also see him help back up her second attempt to tell her team of her being a girl.
Winchester Randall Custom Edit
Nagamasa uses a pair of Winchester Randall Customs, also known as Mare's Leg/Laig. The gun model itself is essentially sawed off Winchester 1892 rifle, a rifle used by the character Josh Randall in the show Wanted: Dead or Alive, back in the fifties and sixties from the previous century. The custom series run about $400,- per gun.
However, the gun is not at all suited on the battle field. It's big, heavy, and impractical, not to mention the lever that has to be pulled before each shot. The guns are meant to be used two-handed, yet Nagamasa is a dual-wielder and uses two guns (though he rarely pulls out both) and uses one hand to pull the trigger. To get this pretty much impossible task done, he has to spin the gun 360o degrees to pull the lever. After that, he can lock on his target and shoot. The same trick is also performed in The Terminator 2.
(To Masamune) "The "Happiness" that you don't know about, lies in every corner of the world."
(To himself) " The scariest thing in the world is "there is no self-awareness"."
(To himself and Masamune) " I remember i told you before that dream and goals are different. Dreams...they are called dreams because they can not be fulfiled."
- Nagamasa is based on the personification of the colour green that NAOE once drew in school.
- Despite being a dual wielder, he rarely pulls out both rifles.
- Nagamasa works in a hospital along with Takatora Fujimoto and Ichi Akabane.
- Nagamasa knows that Hotaru Tachibana is a girl after examining her body while introducing her to new guns.
- In Episode 8, it is shown that him and Matsuoka Masamune used to be childhood friends.
- Midori Nagamasa was with Matsuoka Masamune when the latter purchased his first gun.
- Somehow Midori resembles Izumi From MIYAKO, a light novel.
- Despite no longer being friends with Masamune, he still wields the guns he bought together with him
- Midori still wants to be Matsuoka's comrade during his dream and I think he still cares about Mattsun:))
- Nagamasa (永将) Eternal Commander
- Midori (緑) Green
- ↑ http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/marushin-winchester-model-1892-maxi-randall-custom-dx-gold-plating.html#.VeB028r1G1E
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH8GFCVogUM&feature=youtu.be&t=34s
- ↑ chapter 33, page 29
- ↑ Seishun x Kikanjuu - chapter 54
- ↑ seishun x kikanjuu - chapter 55