Touya is Sakura's older brother. He torments her in a typical older brother fashion and
delights in calling her a monster, teasing her, and finding ways to get her to do what he
wants. Despite this, he is incredibly protective of her. As far as Touya is concerned, only he
is allowed to pick on Sakura. When anyone else attempts to be mean or tease her, Touya is in
her corner, fighting to protect Sakura. Yukito, Touya's best friend, terms this turnabout a
Well aware of Sakura's crush on Yukito, Touya has used her feelings to his advantage. Knowing
that Sakura will bend over backwards for Yukito, Touya frequently invites his best friend over.
This results in highly generous behavior on his sister's part, such as Sakura sharing the
pancakes she paid for with her allowance, something Sakura would have otherwise kept for
Touya also posses the power to see ghosts. When Sakura was younger he would tell her about what
he saw. This has resulted in Sakura's fear of ghosts. At the end of the episode
where Sakura captures The Illusion Nadesiko, their
mother- who just happens to be dead in case this doesn't seem odd to you, appears to check in on Sakura. She speaks briefly to Touya, saying that
she has been keeping an eye on both of them and wanted to double check on
Sakura this time, because she was worried about her daughter. Touya seems
unphased by her appearance, which indicates to me that Nadesiko's appearance is
not an unusual event for Touya.
One of the most hard-working young men in his school, Touya not only does a considerable amount
of work helping his father keep house, he also holds down a number of after-school jobs. His
work is usually in the line of waitering at local businesses. Yukito seems to particularly enjoy treating Sakura
to treats at the restaurants where Touya works just so Touya can wait on them.
Is this just to give Sakura a little bit of fun -- after all, watching your
older brother be forced to be unerringly polite and wait on you hand and foot does
have a lot to be said for it -- or is it because Yuki simply wishes to see as
much as possible of Touya? Hmmmm.