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"TK" is a mysterious character who speaks in semi-nonsensical English quoted from pop culture depending on the situation of the scene. He saves the team many times and does know some Japanese but rarely speaks it, and it seems he understands what the others say to him. And he is talented in almost anything (mostly in dancing). He was always seen dancing even though fighting his enemies. His real identity and his name are unknown to characters in the show, even to the SSS, so they identify him as "TK", a nickname given to him by Noda. However behind character names in the opening sequence their Romaji name can be seen written in faint letters, and behind "TK" it says "Thei Kai".

One particular trait of his is his inability to remain still, as he is in constant movement whenever he is not doing anything at all (although at times he can be seen not in constant movement). His catchphrases appear to be 'Just a wild heaven' and 'kiss you'.

A theory upon his backstory seems to be that he was dating the daughter of the boss of Yakuza (Japan Mafia). The boss seemed to have found out and called TK to a place. He brought his daughter there and told TK that if he wanted him and her to live, he has to dance. TK is believed to have danced for 5 whole days straight until his body gave out. He might've been driven crazy by non-stop dancing. The daughter might've said "I kiss you" meaning she might kiss him after it's all over. When his body gave out, the Japanese Mafia shot both TK and his girlfriend (The bosses daughter). He seems to have no memory of this. It is simply just a theory, but it could greatly explain why he constantly keeps dancing and says stuff like "Let's dance!" and "Don't stop dancing!". Before he moved on, his last appearance was shown of him, dancing.

Appearance[]

He is a tall young man with long blond hair, not having the SSS uniform, he wears a dark-red bandanna that practically hides his eyes as it is pulled over his eyes but this doesn’t seem to interfere with his field of vision as he can clearly see (Shown for a brief instance in Episode 10 during the 5 on 1 soccer match against Yui). He has also two small earrings on the sides of both his ears and a "necklace" that holds of a pair of handcuffs. He wears a beige-colored suit jacket with a plain white T-shirt and simple red and white sneakers with black pants.

Phrases[]

Throughout the series, TK has said these in English:

Episode Phrase
1 C'mon, let's dance!
Okay... don't be afraid.
Feel the groove, man.
Yeah, nice and slow.
Music is the test
Mmm, this is so delicious.
Yeah, step on.
Get your little kiss
2 Alright let's go
Just wild heaven
Freakin' crazy
Hurry up! (after that, he said: "You can make it! Oh, run to her and hug her tight!" in Japanese)
Give my love to jesus man (while he was holding the fallin roof)
3 Get chance and luck
4 Crazy baby (When Yui accidentally strangles herself.)
Wow
Don't stop dancing
5 Aww yeah
6 Ouch, are you serious?
Just a wild heaven
I'll be back
7 One, two, here we go. Let's dance
Zetsubou no carnival
Crazy for you
Chop chop chop chop
8 Hey, yo! Check this out! It's a Moonwalk...It's a Moonwalk...Head-spin!
A trap
It's my turn. Get chance and luck
10 I kiss you!
Don't let me cry
In the mountain
Here we- (He would have said "go" had Otonashi not tackled him.)
Kiss you
Easy come, easy go
Scrambled it trouble down
11 I kiss you!
Woah! Dancing in the shadow!
like an invitation to the crazy carnival
12 Come on Come on Come on Come on Come on! Knockin' on heaven's door
Taaasty Candy!
Goodbye Wild Heaven
Extra Episode I'm TK! I'm going my way!

That's easy, yeah. C'mon and dance, right now everybody dance easy, alright, alright, let's dance, follow me ha-ha-ha, yeah, that' right. That's an easy task.

Woo! ... Sexy-sexy baby. Sexy!

Dive into your body!

Crazy night with Mabo Tofu
Mabo Tofu give me back!, woohoooo!
Total destruction...
Second OVA "Smells good"

Most of these catchphrases are actual lines of songs, mostly from bands TM Network and B'z, rock bands from the late '80s to the present.

Abilities[]

  • Though fully capable in unarmed combat as shown in episode 12, TK uses a mismatched pair of a L.A.R. Grizzly and a Browning Hi-Power as his dual sidearms. When heavier firepower is called for, TK calls on a PP-19 Bizon submachine gun.

Trivia[]

  • In Episode 11, at about 19:43, he is shown to be dancing the moves of Michael Jackson, with the moonlight as the spotlight.
  • He has taught Matsushita some dance moves.
  • He is seen dancing while fighting the shadows in episode 12.
  • It seems that he doesn't tire out after moving or dancing.
  • The word "THI-KEI" appears behind TK's name in the opening which is likely the phonetically spelling "TK".
  • He actually isn't very fluent in English, as stated by Hinata in Episode 9, despite the fact that he speaks it.
  • In the Third Drama CD, Otonashi stated that without his bandana, he was a handsome, double-lidded person.
  • Along with Matsushita, TK has a cameo appearance in episode 7 of the anime Charlotte.
  • In Angel Beats! OVA 2 (Hell's kitchen) TK says to Ooyama "Hey, you!" in English, then in Japanese says, "Right now, she's waiting at the airport lobby," which could be a possible hint of his past. (Either his or Ooyama's)
  • In writing and copy editing, "to come" commonly abbreviated to "TK". It is used to signify that additional material will be added at a later date.

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References[]

  1. As of May 2021, there has not been any official source for any character's date of birth, or age.
  2. This height comes from a settei sheet of the cast that has been examined by this wiki's administrators. The sheet hasn't been uploaded publicly yet, but will be linked to once it has. Only Otonashi, Kanade and Yuri had their heights explicitly mentioned. Everyone else is a close estimation of their height. All heights were originally in metric but converted to feet and inches.
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