Yuuichirou Kumada

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Character Information
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Name: Yuuichirou Kumada
Name (kanji/kana): 熊田雄一郎
Alignment: Civilian
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Lives: Hikawa Shrine, Azabu-Juuban
Occupation: Trainee Shinto priest, former musician (first dub only)
Family: Unnamed wealthy parents
Associates: Rei Hino, Rei's grandfather
Aliases: None
First Anime Appearance: Grandpa Goes Crazy! Rei's in Jeopardy
First Manga Appearance: N/A
First PGSM Appearance: N/A
English Name: Chad (DiC dub), Yuichiro Kumada (Viz dub)
Actors: Bin Shimada (anime); Steven Bednarski (DiC dub), Jason Barr (DiC dub 129); Yuri Lowenthal (Viz dub)

Yuuichirou Kumada was a character who appeared only in the anime. The son of a wealthy family, he gave up his wealth and material items in favor of wandering on a spiritual journey to become a better person. His first appearance was in episode 30, where he fell in love with Rei Hino and moved into the Hikawa Shrine. Rei never directly confessed her love to Yuuichirou during the series, but on occasion she warmed up to his personality, and there were hints at the possibility of a future romance; the most notable hint was in episode 45, when Sailor Mars admitted that she wished she had kissed him goodbye.

Yuuichirou had long, shoulder-length hair, with bangs that often covered his dark blue eyes, and always had stubble on his chin.

In the first English dub of the show, Yuuichirou was renamed Chad, and his character was turned into a former band member who was down on his luck prior to meeting Raye.