Anime Fanon

Yousuke Sakakibara is Kouichi's widowed father. He is a college professor, and is away in India for the year for work. His face in the anime is never revealed. He is the husband of the late Ritsuko Mikami, the brother-in-law of the late Reiko Mikami, and also the son-in-law of Ryouhei and Tamie Mikami.


Yousuke is only ever heard over the phone, as he's away in India for work, which is what prompts Kouichi being sent to Yomiyama in the first place. Though he's often cheerful and flippant with his son, on some level Kouichi dislikes him, complaining to his maternal aunt (and later Mei) about his lackluster parenting, which among other things, has led to Kouichi becoming a proficient chef. Reiko doesn't seem to like him very much, immediately assuming he wouldn't support Kouichi's plans to attend an art college after high school. Kouichi's maternal grandmother later told him Reiko had offered to take him in if Yousuke didn't shape up as a father.

Yousuke, being in mainland Asia, isn't as strongly affected by the curse as those still in Japan, as he occasionally slips up and remembers Kouichi having been to Yomiyama before.


  • Ritsuko Mikami (wife, deceased)
  • Kouichi Sakakibara (son)
  • Ryouhei Mikami (father-in-law)
  • Tamie Mikami (mother-in-law)
  • Reiko Mikami (sister-in-law)