Shinichi Nomiya (野宮 紳一, Nomiya Shinichi) is the art teacher at the Yamaku Academy. Years before the events of Katawa Shoujo, he was an artist himself, but retired from the profession to teach. He's in charge of the Art club. He sees Rin Tezuka as nothing short of a prodigy, and will always go out of his way to praise her work. He is a generally laid-back sort of person, coupled with being flamboyantly dressed. He has a temper which, while not easy to set off, can cause him to go into a blind fury, shouting and swearing at anything that moves. He only exhibits this once, when Rin leaves her art exhibition in the middle of it.
To people he does not know, Nomiya is a fairly friendly person, but at the same time a bit condescending. He does not seem to get along with fellow Yamaku teacher Akio Mutou.
Hanging Up the Paintbrush[edit | edit source]
Nomiya is close friends with Sae Saionji, the owner of the 22nd Corner Art Gallery. Sae's husband was a fellow student of Nomiya's when they were in art school. Nomiya looked up to Mr. Saionji, and after the latter's passing, Nomiya gave up being an artist and began teaching it, in hopes of inspiring future artists.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- The name Shinichi means "gentlemen" (紳) (shin) and "one" (一) (ichi).
- Shinichi's surname Nomiya means "field, wilderness" (野) (no) and "temple, shrine, palace" (宮) (miya).
|Emi Ibarazaki • Shizune Hakamichi • Lilly Satou • Hanako Ikezawa • Rin Tezuka|
|Kenji Setou • Shiina "Misha" Mikado • Akio Mutou • Nurse • Yuuko Shirakawa • Akira Satou • Meiko Ibarazaki • Shinichi Nomiya • Hideaki Hakamichi • Jigoro Hakamichi|
|Sae Saionji • Mrs. Satou • Aoi • Keiko • Shopkeeper • Miki Miura • Iwanako • Saki Enomoto • Rika Katayama • Track Team Captain • Takashi Maeda • Molly Kapur • Taro Arai • Suzu Suzuki • Natsume Ooe • Naomi Inoue|