One of 3 members of the story team of the Video Game Club. He is the de facto leader of the story team because of the amount of time he talks during the meetings. He is into the mystery/horror genre, influenced by the works of Agatha Christie, Arthur Canon Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. He was the one who came up with the idea of Shirakawa.
Often his ideas are in strong conflict with the head artist Naomi. The two of them often get into an argument of what kind of games should be made by the video game club. The heart of the conflict is that Naomi prefers positive stories instead of the dark ones that Shigeru advocates.