|“||I want to trust people because we're in a world like this.||”|
Arashi Aota (青田 嵐 Aota Arashi) is a deuteragonist of Team Summer B's arc in the 7SEEDS series.
An attractive young man who originally sports a trim and tidy, short hairstyle (most likely due to being on the swim team), however he later grows it out until he has to use a bandana to tie it back. He is relatively tall and athletically built, something noted by Ango and Ryou while sizing up Team Summer B for the first time.
Personality & Characteristics
The boyfriend of Hana from Team Spring, aged 17. He acts as Natsu's protector and is generally depicted as a compassionate and considerate person, so as long as nobody threatens Hana.
He was on the school swim team with Hana, so Arashi's body is very strong and athletic. However despite coming across as strong, responsible and leader-like, Arashi has a deathly fear of insects.
According to Hotaru, Arashi was a very arrogant child, and would often be the 'leader of the pack' amongst his peers. However, after meeting Hana, his best friend and girlfriend, he became the much gentler, humbler person the readers are accustomed with.
Arashi is a charasmatic young man with a strong sense of justice. Early on he acts as Natsu's guardian against Semimaru's sexual advances and bullying, at times coming across too strongly with his self-righteous attitude. Despite their early antagonism, Arashi and Semimaru become best of friends along with Natsu.
At one point, Arashi loses his way and contemplates suicide, however with the encouragement of his friends he overcomes that hurdle and becomes determined to live and meet as many people as he can. Out of all the characters, Arashi appears to be the most concerned with meeting new people; this is likely due to the hope of one day reuniting with Hana (whom he cares very deeply about), but also due to being a person who cannot live on his own.
Unlike his girlfriend, Arashi gets along with people very easily, and is depicted as a friendly, honest, older-brother type character. He is also a very serious, diligent and responsible person, who likes to set goals as a form of discipline and training for himself.
One of the hidden dark sides of Arashi is his explosive anger when pushed over the edge. Another downfall of his personality is his overtrusting nature, something he developed as a result of guilt over the way he cruelly treated Aramaki during his suicidal days.
He once said: "When you use a weapon to threat someone, it means you are prepared for the consequence, right? ", which incidates how he dislikes weapons as something that might always turn against yourself.
Arashi is pog
- The name Arashi means "storm, tempest" (嵐).
- Arashi's surname Aota means "blue, green" (青) (ao) and "field, rice paddy" (田) (ta), which literally means "green paddy" altogether.
- In Season 1 Episode 3, the book that Arashi carries is Robinson Crusoe.