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"I don't want my mom to go through hell again": Hugh Otosaka

 (from top left) Hugh Otosaka, Nao Tomori, Yuu Otosaka and Ayumi Otosaka.

"I don't want my mom to go through hell again": Hugh Otosaka

By Reiko Arisugawa-Bell
Spirit News
August 20, 2077

As the countdown towards the 2077 college football season winds down, Leafa Spirit Gridiron free safety and second-year student Hugh "The Playboy" Otosaka recalled a difficult episode in which his mother, provost Nao Tomori, was attacked by foreigners and was nearly left for dead before being saves by his father, Yuu Otosaka. Hugh accredits his playing style to the resilient character of his father and the compassionate determination of his mother and imagines himself in that dark and lonely place, his mother's face in blood spilled by a humble man who protected her through the wreckage.

Yuu Otosaka.

"I don't want my mom to go through hell again," said Hugh after practice at Houraisan Centre. "I told my mom that if Dad can't look out for her, I will be more than willing to take care of her, Uncle Shun(suke) Otosaka and Aunt Ayumi (Otosaka) at all costs because I am willing to sacrifice everything to ensure the happiness of my parents.

Nao Tomori.

"Mom always told me that family is important. To this end, I treat Ms. Yusa (Nishimori) like another of my aunts, Joe as my brother in arms and Mr. Joujirou (Takajou) like a second father. I dedicate my work to the people who raised me when I was younger and it's because of them that I can be spontaneous in what I do without cutting corners. I use my own natural ability to make history in my own way.

Ayumi Otosaka.

"Everything I do, I do by the book. I want to learn things on the fly, learn to adapt, learn to survive when I have my back against the wall. I thrive on pressure and being battle-tested. If I am not tested, I cannot prove myself in the real world. Mom and Dad, Uncle Shun and Aunt Ayumi know this and that's why my Dad and I went through survival camps in North Australia to really embrace the elements and turn the weakness of not adapting into my biggest strength.

Shunsuke Otosaka (the uncle of Hugh Otosaka), Yusa Nishimori, Joujirou Takajou, Ayumi Otosaka, Yuu Otosaka and Nao Tomori.

"I am ready for more great games, great matches, and more victories for my team. We're all excited about the new season, and the new players coming in. We want to remain as the best college football team in the world, but to do that, we have to work hard for it, and that's why we going to be in America for a few weeks to do just that."