| Tsukomi Hoke|
|Hometown:||Chihayaakasaka, Osaka Prefecture|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Eye Color:||Light Brown|
|Weight:||46kg (101 lbs)|
|First Appearance (Manga):||Chapter 1: The motive is Samurai Spirit|
|Last Appearance (Manga):|
Tsuko wears a long teal vest over a white uniform shirt, and wears a pale green hoodie underneath both of those with teal slacks (which are rolled up to his knees). He often sports a yellow baseball cap on his head.
A mouthy, cheerful runaway who is under the care of the Yakuza. He's energetic with a competitive spirit, and has his own brand of justice which often gets him into fights and trouble. He became a delinquent after his parents divorced.
Tsuko tends to carry a gun around with him, though it is unknown if it's a real one or simply a toy replica. He speaks in a Kawachi dialect.
Main article: Kalom Hikone
Tsuko defended Kalom from being bullied at school, which lead to the two of them becoming friends. They are quite close, to where Kalom can often be seen trailing after Tsuko.
Nishinomaru Hunai (Nomaru)Edit
Main article: Nishinomaru Hunai
Nicknamed Nomaru by Tsuko. He is responsible for "baby-sitting" both Tsuko and Kalom, and making sure that they stay out of trouble.
Main article: Iriyoshi Toyama
As Toyama is a member of the Yakuza, he has crossed paths with Tsuko at least once in the Kitayume universe, in a strip of Kitakou Pure.
Main article: Noto Kanazawa
After Noto snapped and became "Black Noto", Tsuko wound up playing the role of one of his servants or a time being. He was also a victim of Noto's sexual harassment in the fourth Noto-sama game.
- His given name references a type of comedy popular in Osaka, known as Manzai. It directly derives from the tsukomi in the comedy act, or the "straight man".