|Manga||Chapter 124 (Cameo)|
Chapter 125 (Official)
|Japanese Voice||Daiki Yamashita|
Ikeda was a lively student who was taught by his teacher to be a good student. During his time in the cram school, Ikeda often tried various ways to skip class, but was foiled each time by Asano. In spite of this, the two built a strong positive relationship between them. Three years later in high school, Ikeda committed suicide due to extensive bullying by his peers in his high school basketball team. The incident drove Asano to become the cold manipulative man he is by the time of the series and changed his whole education philosophy to raise "strong" students.