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Akane Tsutsu (筒井 あかね Tsutsu Akane) is one of the main characters of the Handa-Kun series. He is a large rather thuggish brute and a classmate of Seishuu Handa who was formerly an androgynous (partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex) boy that was often picked on before he became a truant (a student who stays away from school without leave or explanation) to get stronger and succeeded.


As seen in the anime Tsutsu's nature before his apparent transformation is described as a young, puny boy with many girlish like features, and is often seen crying. However after he adopts a thuggish nature repeatedly beating up apparent 'Criminals' that tormented him before his transformation. After meeting Seishuu Handa he became more stable and even though he maintains a threatening demeanor he seems to be able to calm his nerves down if for the sake of Handa-kun.


First introduction of this character was during episode 2 when Seishuu Handa was sent by Class Vice President Junichi Aizawa to hand an at the time unknown message to Tsutsu. When Handa first arrives he's shocked to see how different Tsutsu actually is. Due to some misconceptions Tsutsu believes that Handa is either trying to threaten him or take him back to school and so he quickly starts trying to fight Handa, however this is interrupted when some thugs from another school corner Tsutsu and proceeds to attack by another misconception Tsutsu now believes Handa is trying to protect him even though in reality Handa starts walking away. When the Thugs notice who Handa is they panic out of fear and run away, Handa unintentionally gains the absolute trust of Tsutsu thus convincing him to come to school. Apparently, before his transformation, Tsutsui was raped by his bullies.



Seishuu Handa[]

Reo Nikaido[]

Junichi Aizawa[]

Yukio Kondo[]


  • Akane's surname Tsutsui means "cylinder, pipe, tube, gun barrel, sleeve" (筒) (tsutsu) and "well, mine shaft, pit" (井) (i).