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You're the boss, boss!

Ken Sakoda (迫田 ケン) is a yakuza underling who works under Sakyo Furuichi where he is always seen following him around and he also helps out Mankai occasionally.


Sakoda is a young man with blond hair that has a dark undercut and chestnut-brown eyes.

He usually wears a purple jacket with a leopard print, a red t-shirt and belt, and black baggy pants. He has a lot of gold chains. Sakoda has a tiny x-shaped scar next to his right eye.


Sakoda is very lively and energetic person, and his traits can be described as of a dog would. He does everything Sakyo Furuichi asks him to. However, Sakoda can be a bit too eager sometimes and that causes Sakyo to be annoyed at him. He is exceedingly loyal to Sakyo, whom he calls Boss, and supports him to the extreme levels, like when he made a congratulations banner for Sakyo.


Sakoda is first seen when Sakyo is ordering him to tear down the Mankai Theater sign with a bulldozer in Prologue Chapter 1 - The Sacred Place of Theaters. Since Sakyo joined the troupe, Sakoda hangs out a lot at Mankai.

Before Mankai

Before Sakoda started working under Sakyo Furuichi, he was a stray. Sakyo showed him to the yakuza group, Ginsekai, who took him in. In the Ginsekai he met the boss’ son, Azami Izumida. They got really close and gained a brotherly relationship.

Episode 7

When Azami Izumida wanted to run away from his father during Episode 6, Sakoda introduced him to the Mankai Dormitory. Sakoda was the one who covered for Azami when he started acting. And when Azami’s father found out that he wanted to me a makeup artist, Sakoda bravely stood up against the boss.

It was later revealed that the Boss was thinking about having Sakoda take the Ginsekai over after him.


  • Sakyo Furuichi: Sakoda really looks up to Sakyo, admiring his mature qualities and other of the like. When Sakyo gets mad at him, he gets pretty scared but nothing bad has happened. Sakyo fairly trusts Sakoda, though secrets usually accidentally get leaked by Sakoda, such as the time Sakyo was planning to buy an apartment for his mother.
  • Azami Izumida: Azami is like a younger brother to Sakoda, but also in a way his second boss since Azami's father is the head of the yakuza family. Azami is very fond of Sakoda and has a soft spot for him, listening to what he says instead of Sakyo Furuichi. Sakoda also does whatever Azami orders him to, but this often results in Sakyo being displeased or the two fighting over Sakoda.


  • Ken's surname Sakoda means "urge, force, imminent, spur on" (迫) (sako) and "field, rice paddy" (田) (ta/da).


  • Sakoda is good at pachinko.
  • Sakoda studied calligraphy when he was younger.
  • Sakoda has a nice writing style according to Tsuzuru Minagi.

Ken Sakoda full body
Ken Sakoda Motorcycle outfit full body
Ken casual chibi
Ken The Host of April Fools' chibi

Normal Home Screen Quotes

Occassion Line Audio
Morning Time to wish boss a bright and happy mornin'! File:Sakoda morning line.ogg Info icon.png
Noon Boss is busy, might as well do a few rounds of pachinko... File:Sakoda noon line.ogg Info icon.png
Evening It's dinnertime! I can hear that fried shrimp callin' my name...! File:Sakoda evening line.ogg Info icon.png
Night Time to patrol the streets! Ain't gonna let anyone come near the boss! File:Sakoda night line.ogg Info icon.png
Regular I'm the boss' right hand man, ya know? Ain't that awesome? File:Sakoda regular1 line.ogg Info icon.png
Regular That dumb bird! I am sure he only sees me as a perch to rest on! File:Sakoda regular2 line.ogg Info icon.png
Regular Ya wanna fight?! Keep touchin' me and yer gonna get a black eye! File:Sakoda regular3 line.ogg Info icon.png
Regular Boss! Booossss! Where are ya?! File:Sakoda regular4 line.ogg Info icon.png
Regular Um....so...whats your relationship with the boss, if you don't mind me askin'? File:Sakoda regular5 line.ogg Info icon.png

Special Home Screen Quotes

Occassion Line Audio
Player's Birthday 2021 Happy Birthday, boss lady! I'd be happy to be yer underlining for today!  Info icon.png
Ken's Birthday 2021 File:Ken's birthday line 2021.ogg Info icon.png
1st Anniversary Happy anniversary! I'm gonna be a fan of the bossy fer the next year and all the years to come!  Info icon.png
Halloween 2020 Look, Boss! I'm a bat! You can use me as your familiar today!  Info icon.png
Christmas 2020 I get presents from Santa in my stocking every year! Guess I must be a really good kid! File:Sakoda christmas 2020 line.ogg Info icon.png
Valentine’s Day 2021 You need me to give this to the boss? ...Wait, these are for ME?! Really? T-thank you! File:Ken's Valentine's Day line 2021.ogg Info icon.png
White Day 2021 Thanks for those chocolates! Boss always says to be diligent about repaying others, so I will! File:Ken's White Day line 2021.ogg Info icon.png
April Fool's 2021 I'm quitting the family to become an office worker!...Resume? Cover letter? What are those?  Info icon.png

Practice Quotes

Let's kick today right into gear!
Ouch! Bit my tongue!
Been waitin' for those snacks!
Like my snaggletooth? Real cool, huh?
AAAAAAHH! I GET IT! I get it now!
Yo, boss lady! You seen the boss around?
I'll do whatever I please on this stage!
Huff...huff...and that's...all you'll get outta Ken Sakoda.

Icons Cards Backstage Stories
Ken Sakoda R Sibling Pride unbloomed icon
Ken Sakoda R Sibling Pride bloomed icon
【Sibling Pride】 The Hooligan, Ken Sakoda!
Ken Sakoda SSR The Host of April Fools' bloomed icon
【The Host of April Fools'】 [[Ken Sakoda SSR 【The Host of April Fools'】/Backstage Story|]]

Character Navigation
Spring Troupe
Sakuya • Masumi • Tsuzuru • Citron • Itaru • Chikage • Iku • Arata • Eiji
Summer Troupe
Tenma • Yuki • Muku • Misumi • Kazunari • Kumon • Miki • Akito • Takuya
Autumn Troupe
Banri • Juza • Taichi • Omi • Sakyo • Azami • Ichiro • Julian • Kengo
Winter Troupe
Tsumugi • Tasuku • Homare • Hisoka • Azuma • Guy • Yuichi • Tsubasa • Keita
Mankai Company
Izumi • Matsukawa • Kamekichi • Sakoda • Tetsuro • Yuzo
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