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Keita

Keita Iijima
Performance
Position:20th
Kills: 0
Killed by:Shinji Mimura
Cause of Death:Shot
Chapter Death: 51
Assigned Weapon:Kitchen Knife

BackstoryEdit

Keita Iijima (飯島敬太 Iijima Keita) was known to love comic books. Shinji Mimura viewed him as a coward and didn't trust him because when they both went to the centre of town together Keita let Shinji get mugged (though Shinji beat up the muggers) and didn't even try to help him. Keita is described as being nice enough but he wasn't a loyal friend as he was a coward.

AppearanceEdit

Not much is known about Keita's appearance.

Friends and EnemiesEdit

Keita was friends with Yutaka Seto and was previously a friend of Shinji Mimura until there was an incident that made Shinji lose his trust in Keita.

It was during their second year near the end of the term in March when Shinji and Keita went to see a movie in Takamatsu, Yutaka was supposed to go along too but he had a cold. After the movie, the boys went a book store where Shinji bought some imported comptuer books and then were heading towards the train station home when Keita forgot to buy a comic book and went back to the backstore alone. After he bought the comic, Keita went back to meet up with Shinji and found him in a brawl with several older guys.

Not wanting to get involved Keita went back towards the book store and waited until Shinji arrived. Once Shinji came back, Keita lied and said that there was another comic that he wanted, then noticed Shinji's injuries asked about them.

However, it is worth noting that Shinji didn't blame Keita for being a coward, as his uncle once told him a coward can't help what they are. What Shinji really blamed him for, was the fact that Shinji's new book had gotten scratched during the fight, which he hated. The scratches would now forever remind him of this incident.

Instead of ever confronting Keita or talking to him about this, Shinji kept pretending to be his friend and it can be assumed Keita had no idea Shinji now viewed him differently (as proven by how he approached him during the Program as well).

In the ProgramEdit

Keita hid near the farm and watched as Shinji and Yutaka carrying some supplies with them. As he watched, Shinji noticed him and aimed his gun at him. Keita shrieked and begged Shinji not to shoot him and told them it was him. He proceeded towards them and was holding his knife in his right hand. Keita tells them that he saw a light and decided to check things out, once he saw that it was them, he wanted to know what they were doing so he could join them.

Keita then asked why Shinji was still pointing the gun at him and was told not to move. Keita then wanted an answer for why he couldn't join them as he thought they were friends. This didn't change anything for Shinji which made Keita throw the knife onto the ground as he was about to cry. This still didn't change Shinji's mood which made Keita think that it was because of the incident that happened between them in the past and he was sorry about what happened.

Keita moved in closer which made Shinji shout at him to not come any closer but Keita only shook his head and proceeded. This resulted in Shinji pointing his gun down and firing and while it made Keita stop, it was only briefly before he moved again.

This made Shinji fire once more but this time, Keita was hit on the right side of his chest which was said to have look like a small fountain now.

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