Akane Yanagi (柳 明音 Yanagi Akane) is a 3rd year at Katagiri High School and a member of Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura's regular group of friends who is enrolled in class 3-6. Yanagi is a gentle and mild mannered boy who never wants to rub anyone the wrong way. However, due to his rather reserved personality, he is sometimes seen as being unpersonable, and therefore wants to be closer to everyone. He also speaks in a very polite manner to the other characters, furthering this appearance of being distant. But beneath all of that, he wants to be friends with everyone, and goes to great lengths to try being on good terms with them, especially Kakeru Sengoku.