He is portrayed as being a laid back character, which would often at times would endanger him while out battling the Zentradi. Compared to his comrades, Kakizaki is also the least experienced pilot, and from time-to-time, Hikaru and Max had to save him from being killed.
He often calls Hikaru by the nickname "Skipper".
On November 2009, when Gunsight One's radar system was damaged, Kakizaki, along with Max and his superior, Hikaru Ichijyo accompanied Misa Hayase to scout the surrounding of the SDF-1 Macross. During this mission, he and the others were captured by the Zentradi. This marks the first contact between the races (episode 6 First Contact).He is later killed in a Zentradi attack, when the Macross's barrier system overloads and Kakizaki's Valkyrie was caught in the blast field. (episode 19: Burst Point)