Personality & CharacterEdit
Kakizaki is pretty much like Hikaru was in the past: a happy-go-lucky character. He loves cracking jokes both off and on-duty. Kakizaki's main purpose for being a military pilot was to become popular with the girls.
As a pilot, Kakizaki is rather zealous and wants to establish a high kill count as soon as possible. His habit of rushing into the fray would oftentimes put him danger him while out on a sortie.
Skills And AbilitiesEdit
Before becoming part of the Vermillion Squad, Kakizaki has put in a decent amount of flight simulator time with an A ranking, but compared to his comrades, Kakizaki is the least experienced pilot. From time to time, Hikaru and Max had to save him from being killed.
Space War IEdit
Hayao Kakizaki became one of Hikaru Ichijyo's subordinates alongside Maximilian Jenius. He often calls Hikaru by his title Taichou (隊長?) which translates to "Captain" or "Skipper".
On November 2009, when the SDF-1's radar system was damaged, Kakizaki, Max and Ichijyo accompanied Misa Hayase to scout the surrounding space of the ship. During this mission, they were all captured by the Zentradi. This marks the first contact between the two races (Episode 11, First Contact).
The SDF-1 was en route to unload the civilians from South Ataria to the Ontario Autonomous Region, which had offered them permission. Hikaru treated his subordinates to a meal to celebrate this development. Kakizaki had an Extra-large Sirloin Steak. Unfortunately, he was only able to have one mouthful before a Zentradi squadron attacks. The scramble order soon came down and Kakizaki laments not being able to finish his hearty meal, much less have it wrapped.
He was later killed when the Macross's barrier system overloads from the relentless Zentradi assault. Kakizaki's Valkyrie was unable to get away fast enough and got caught in the blast field. (Episode 19, Burst Point)
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?Edit
In the movie, Kakisaki was still a member of Skull Team, but the leader was Roy instead of Hikaru. Moreover, it was Max who became the team leader after Roy's passing. Kakizaki refers to Hikaru as Senpai (先輩?) instead of Taichou.
Also, he was not part of the group abducted by the Zentradi.
Kakizaki's demise was also downplayed significantly. While on a scramble alert with Hikaru and Max on Earth to intercept the Meltrandi warriors led by Milia Fallyna, Kakizaki was in the middle of teasing Hikaru when he got shot down.
Notes And TriviaEdit
- Kakizaki's demise established the Extra-Large Steak as another pilot jinx symbol.
- In the PSP Macross Frontier games, one of his random quotes when his unit is shot down is "...I never got to finish my steak..."
- In Macross Δ Scramble, Kakizaki can only be unlocked upon finishing the last bonus mission from DLC pack 2, and for good reason: His stats are mediocre at best, but his VF-1A has a devastating attack called "Last Supper" where his unit generates a 700 meter blast similar to the Macross barrier overload at the cost of 75 percent of unit HP. This can be activated at maximum SP but only the HP will be used.