Nobuo Terashima (寺島伸夫 Terashima Nobuo), commonly known as Nobu (ノブ) is the guitarist of Blast and was the only person able to befriend Nana Osaki during high school — which coincidentally began their shared love for punk music. He is friendly and optimistic, but at times, he tends to miss the focus of conversations around him.
Before Nana's "smoking ban", he is the only non-smoking member of Blast. However, his threshold for alcohol is poor and he accidentally leaks many secrets while he is drunk (most notably, about Nana and Ren's relationship to Shin). Like Yasu, Nobu comes from a rich family (his parents own an inn). Despite this, he is still very passionate about music, even sharing Osaki's dream of making it big with a band one day. He uses white Fender Stratocaster and black Gibson Les Paul Custom.
He falls in love with Hachi and they start a short but happy relationship. When Takumi tells Nobu about her pregnancy, Hachi painfully leaves him for Takumi. While he eventually accepts the reasons why she left him, he still fears the possibility of the child being his. He still has feelings for Hachi but decides to get in a relationship with Yuri. While he later claims he is "over" Hachi and appears happy in his relationship with Yuri, the aftermath of Ren's death allows him and Hachi to get closer. Following a heartfelt conversation in his dorm room, the two embrace and nearly share a kiss before Hachi pulls away, in fear that she will hurt both Nobu and Yuri. Nobu proclaims loudly that he "of course" still has feelings for Hachi, when scolded by Nana.
Nobu is a 20 year old young man with short blonde hair with bangs, usually spiked up, and brown eyes. People have tease Nobu for being short and young looking. Nobu has four piercings in his left ear and four in his right.
Personality and traitsEdit
Nobuo is a kind and caring guy willing to stand up for peaple he cares for and for what he believes is right such as when Takumi insulted Hachi Nobu stood up for Hachi as he cares greatly for her however dispite this he is shown to have insecureities and tends to get depressed.
He used to be in a relationship with Nana K and after their unfortunate break-up, got together with Yuri the adult video star. Initially Yuri was jealous of Nobu's lingering feelings for Hachi, often not happy about the fact the she resembles Hachi. She promises to stop doing AV to be with Nobu. When her contract comes up for renewal however,
she is conned into a role to good to refuse and renews. In chapter 76, She confesses it to Nobu crying,"There are so many girls in this world who are far more worthy of your love than I am" and "Thank you for all the times you've been with me." Despite this Nobu supports Yuri, and they lovingly make up. Unforutently he doesn’t seem that pleased about it when she’s not around. They are shown to be dating in the manga in