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Nobuo Terashima
Character information
Name in Japanese 寺島伸夫
Romaji translation Terashima Nobuo
Nicknames Nobu (by friends)
Gender Male
Born January 23, 1981
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Brown
Occupations Guitarist
Relationships Asami Matsumoto (girlfriend)
Nana Komatsu (ex-girlfriend)

Chiho Sasaki (ex-girlfriend)

Affiliations Black Stones

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.

Physical appearance

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 traits

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 insecurities and tends to get depressed.



Nobu first fall in love, as he says it himself in Nobu (story), with Yumi-chan, 20 years old kind worker at Terashima Hotel, who always gives him lollies. When Nobu was in third grade, Yumi-chan got married and left.


After that, he started to like Morishita-san, his classmate in the third grade of elementary school, who hated drink milk. So Nobu drank milk for her. But in the spring of Year 5 of grade school her family moved to live far away.


After that, he liked Tomoyo-chan, girl of the same age (11), from the camp. She was easly scared by even smallest bugs. Nobu liked to help her. But she didn't joined the camp on the next year.

Chiho Sasaki

In High school Nobu's friend set him up with Chiho Sasaki, princess of "F" girls high school and kogal. She became his first girlfriend. But because she thought that Nobu was two timing her with Nana O., she broke up with him.

Nana Osaki

Back in high school, Nobu was the only one who made an effort to befriend Nana O. and seemed to have love feelings for her but only platonic. Eventually they became close friends.

Nana Komatsu

After Nana K. became roomate with Nana O. she also became close friend to the rest of Blast members. She was helpless, cute girl, totally Nobu's favorite type. He fall in love with her and even managed to date her after she broke up with Takumi by phone. But when Takumi showed up to talk in person and found out that she is pregnant, he told everybody about it. Nobu and Nana O. were absolutely shocked by this news, as well as by fact that Hachi hasn't even told them about her pregnancy. Nobu said to her, that he will belive in whatever Hachi will tell him. But she knew that if she asks him to support her, she probably will wreck his life. From other hand, Takumi was her child's father and he could afford to support her life. She silently chose Takumi and her relationship with Nobu were officially over. However, even after they broke up, they both still have feelings for each other.

Yuri Kosaka (Asami Matsumoto)

After painful break-up with Nana K., Nobu gets together with Yuri Kosaka, the star of adult videos and his new neighbor in the dormitory. Yuri is jealous of Nobu's lingering feelings for Hachi, she's seen often unhappy about the fact the she is just his rebound girl after his great love Hachi. Once she runs away from company to be together with Nobu, Yasu tells Nobu that she lives in the dorm, because she owes their company around 40 millions yen by contract, after they gave her 20 millions and she spent them all on men. But her boyfriends always eventually broke up with her. Nobu tells him that he doesn't really like the fact that Yuri is seen naked by other men. And he quite understands, that he too is dating her because of temptation, as well as he is not ready to help her with debt. She promises Nobu to stop doing AV. However, when her contract comes up for renewal, her manager conned her into accepting role, that looks too good to refuse, and she renews her contract. Despite all this, Nobu doesn't want to break up with her. Only when her thoughtless words, she said due to jealousy for Hachi, hurt feelings of Nana O., their relationship begin to crack. The only girlfriend that Nobu can't stand to be with, is a girlfriend that doesn't support his music.

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