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Kuroudo Iizuka (飯塚 食人, Iizuka Kuroudo) is a junior of Class 12, and is the co-chairman of the Diet Education Committee, along with chairwoman Konomi Mera.

Personality

Iizuka is somewhat the opposite of his partner Mera personality-wise. Iizuka shows more emotion of the two,[1] and is quick to anger.[2] Like Uzume Megusuno, Iizuka is not fond of Nekomi Nabeshima.[3]

Appearance

Iizuka wears a white chef's uniform with the Hakoniwa emblem on it, a matching hat, dark blue pants, and a red neckerchief. He has light purple eyes and dark blue hair. Iizuka carries a wood-handled hunting rifle, living up to his title as the Cook Hunter (猟理人, Ryourinin). Ten years later, Iizuka wears a chef's uniform.

Plot

Kurokami Medaka's Successor Arc

Jet Black Bride Arc

Udou defeats Mera and Iizuka

Udou defeats Mera and Iizuka.

In the cafeteria, Iizuka prepares food for a ravenous Medaka Kurokami. He tells Mera he is surprised by Medaka's appetite, noting that she is eating more than Hansode Shiranui. After Mera notes that this is most likely Medaka's true nature, Iizuka agrees that he prefers this side of her to her stoic self.[4] When Medaka asks Kamome Tsurubami if she can call him her little brother, Mera and Iizuka both think she sounds just like Maguro Kurokami.[5] Mera and Iizuka continue cooking while Medaka and Tsurubami talk.[6] The pair are brutally beaten by Bukiko Udou.[7] Iizuka remains unmoving as Udou confronts Medaka and Tsurubami.[8][9] When Medaka declares her wish to be free, Iizuka smiles.[10] After Udou leaves, Iizuka and Mera are carried off by Tsurubami and Medaka respectively.[11]

Bouquet Toss To The Future Arc

The Student Committee Chairmen await Medaka as a group, to challenge her as part of the 100 Flowers Run.[12] His message to Medaka is to eat delicious food.[13]

Epilogue Arc

Ten years later, Iizuka and Mera cook for an Italian restaurant, Mitsuboshi.[14]

Abilities

Superhuman Breathing: Iizuka's experience as a chef and a glutton has given him highly developed abdominal breathing. He is capable of canceling out Mogana Kikaijima's echolocation with his own sound abilities.[15]

Trivia

  • Iizuka's alias in Japanese is pronounced Ryourinin, which is normally written as 料理人, meaning chef. However, the first kanji is replaced with the word for hunt, making it a pun on the word for hunter and chef, making Iizuka the Cook Hunter.

References

  1. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 106, pages 4-5
  2. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 106, pages 15-16
  3. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 129, page 10
  4. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 141, page 6
  5. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 141, page 8
  6. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 141, page 10
  7. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 141, page 13
  8. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 141, page 16
  9. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 141, page 19
  10. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 141, page 24
  11. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 142, page 1
  12. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 188, pages 10-12
  13. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 190, pages 4-5
  14. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 191, page 9
  15. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 106, page 5

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