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"Well, I'm happy to see you again. Sorry for leaving you alone at the hotel this morning. You were so good last night. I can't believe it was your first time."
—Thomas lies to Tsukushi[src]

Thomas (トーマス (とーます) Tōmasu) was a childhood friend of Sakurako Sanjo. He was of mixed Japanese and German heritage. In Japan, Thomas boarded with the Sanjo family and was also given pocket money by Sakurako. He helped Sakurako with her scheme to hurt Tsukushi Makino. After being deported, Thomas moved to New York City.

Biography

Early life

Thomas was born to a Japanese father and German mother. He met Sakurako Sanjo while attending a Japanese school in Germany during their childhood.[2][3]

Young adulthood

As a young adult, Thomas went to Japan where he boarded with Sakurako's family.[3] He choose to not go to school or obtain a job since he was provided pocket money by Sakurako.[2]

Life in Japan

Thomas dancing at the club where he meets Tsukushi

Tsukushi: "There was something in my drink. Wasn't there?! We really didn't do anything--did we?! Tell me!"
Thomas: "No, I didn't want to, but...But she made me, Sakurako."
Tsukushi confronts Thomas[src]

While still in Tokyo, Thomas went along with Sakurako's scheme to hurt Tsukushi Makino. Thomas first approached Tsukushi at a club, where he danced with her.[1] He then slipped a substance into her drink, which caused her to pass out. Thomas brought her to a hotel. There he posed for a photo with the unconscious Tsukushi which were taken by Sakurako.[4] Thomas saw Tsukushi again the next day at Sakurako's house. When Sakurako left the room, Tsukushi pleaded with him to forget everything about the previous night. He only agreed when she promised to "go out with [him] again." Likely under Sakurako's orders, he met Tsukushi at school the next day. He hugged her and told her "I couldn't wait to see you." She attempted to push him away, eventually scratching his face.[5]

They were soon met with an angry Tsukasa Domyoji. She distracted him, which allowed Thomas to slip away. Before leaving, he told her where to meet him. Thomas was annoyed when she arrived with Kazuya Aoike. On his way out, he told her to "Leave the kid behind next time."[2] After photos of them were posted around school, Tsukushi confronted him. He confessed "I didn't want to, but she made me." Sakurako then entered the room.[4] Once Tsukushi left, Thomas told Sakurako "You went too far with this."[6] Worried, he later visited Tsukushi's house to show her Sakurako's photo album and told her about her childhood.[7] A few days later, Thomas accompanied Sakurako to Tsukasa's private island on Kazuya's boat.[8] Everyone was forced to return to Tokyo on said boat, when Tsukasa left unannounced on his jet.[9]

Life in New York

Thomas and his friends cheer on Tsukushi

"Everyone knows where they live. But that doesn't mean that you can get through the tight security without an appointment. Even were you to get in, there are security guards with guns."
—Thomas thinks Tsukushi has no chance to see Tsukasa[src]

Thomas was deported from Japan for overstaying his visa and decided to go to New York City. There he made some friends, including Bob and Cindy. One day, he ran into Tsukushi again and brought her back to where he lived with his friends. They were celebrating a recent "catch," which turned out to be Tsukushi's bag. Thomas's friend apologized and they continued to party.[10] The next day in Central Park, Tsukushi asked Thomas about him taking her to the Domyojis' home to see Tsukasa. He thought she had no chance of getting in, but eventually agreed. There Thomas and his friends attempted to help her. She was let in by an old woman. Thomas then wished her luck.[11] The day after, Tsukushi and Rui Hanazawa took Thomas and his friends to a restaurant as a thank you. They ran off as soon as Rui realized he forgot his wallet.[12]

Physical appearance

He was multiracial, specifically Japanese and German. His looks favored his German side, so much so that many did not realize he was mixed. He had eyes "like blue marbles" and long, blonde hair. While living in New York, Thomas curled the ends of his long hair to face outwards. He was generally considered good-looking, attracting the attention of many girls. Upon meeting him, Tsukushi thought he resembled Rui Hanazawa.

Personality and traits

Thomas was an unambitious person who basically lived life day by day. He had no desire to go to school or obtain. While in Germany and Japan, Thomas was a loyal friend to Sakurako. However, he also enabled Sakurako's worst traits, such as when he helped her hurt Tsukushi. Thomas was also noted for his incredibly bad table manners. He shoveled food loudly into his mouth, unaware of the disgusted looks pointed his way. Aside from that, he occasionally belched and farted in public, believing it "not healthy to hold it in." Thomas spoke at least three languages, German, Japanese, and English.

Behind the scenes

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Character notes

Portrayals

See also: Category:Thomas portrayals

Thomas in the anime

  • Thomas is voiced by Yusuke Oguri in four episodes of the 1996 anime, making his first appearance in "Love Moves Too Fast." His portrayal in the anime closely follows his manga counterpart. He receives money from Sakurako, which enables his lifestyle. Because of this, Thomas goes along with Sakurako's schemes despite knowing how it will hurt others and herself. Thomas ultimately really cares about Sakurako. In "Will You Go Out with Me?," he reveals Sakurako's childhood trauma to Tsukushi, hoping she will understand.

Peter as Thomas

Appearances

References

See also


Boys Over Flowers characters
Main characters

Tsukasa Domyoji | Rui Hanazawa | Tsukushi Makino | Akira Mimasaka | Sojiro Nishikado

Supporting characters

Seinosuke Amakusa | Kazuya Aoike | Yuriko Asai | Erika Ayuhara | Kaede Domyoji | Tsubaki Domyoji
Ryusuke Hayama | Sara Hinata | Amon Kunisawa | Ayano Kurimaki | Chieko Makino | Haruo Makino
Susumu Makino | Yuki Matsuoka | Umi Nakajima | Nakatsuka | Kiyonaga Narumiya | Nishida
Shigeru Okawahara | Junpei Oribe | Shingo Oribe | Sakurako Sanjo | Tama | Thomas | Shizuka Todo
Minako Yamano | Matsutaro Yoshimatsu

Minor characters

Aki and Chimura | Akira's girlfriend | Akira's father | Akira's mother | Beautician | Bob | Cindy
Fortuneteller | Kaede's sister | Makiko Endo | Junko Ekuni | Gen | Giuseppe | Jody Grand | Junpei's friend
Junpei's mother | Mike Hall | Harumi and Mako | Hatta | Hirayama | Hiroko | Hiromi | Hiromi | Hiroshi | Mayumi Isoda
Iwatsuki | Kimoto | Kirishima | Kobayashi | Koga | Kazuko Kubo | M | Maekawa | Sonoko Maekawa | Rio Makise
Mako | Makoto | Makoto | Jean P. Mayol | Mayuko | Midori | Miho | Mika | Emu and Memu Mimasaka
Mina | Mikihisa Minami | Misawa | Miya | Eri Miyazawa | Piromichi Nakano | New York enterpriser
Shoichiro Nishikado | Noriko | Hideki Oe | Akira Onagisa | Ozawa | Principal | Proprietress | Rie | Rika | Risako
Rui's father | Rui's mother | Saito | Sakurako's grandmother | Seinosuke's father | Shigeru's father
Shigeru's mother | Shingo's girlfriend | Shiori | Shizuka's parents | Arthur Smith | Sojiro's brother
Sojiro's father | Sojiro's mother | Sugiyama | Tama's husband | Kimiko Tamura | Teacher | Toda | Tome
Tsubaki's ex-boyfriend | Tsubaki's husband | Tsukasa's grandfather | Tsukasa's father | Ueno | Viola | Yatchan
Yoshida | Eisuke Yoshida | Yuki's father | Yuki's mother | Yuki's sister

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