"Tohru was initially going to be a red herring in the story, so I intentionally made him a rather suspicious character. When we decided to change his role, I tweaked his design to make him someone who looks like your average Joe and puts others at ease. He is often kind and usually awkward.
Tohru used to be an elite detective, so he’s actually quite good at his job, but I find that many people who are genuinely talented tend to have the quirks or are lacking in other areas, and that’s something I tried to reflect in Tohru’s design. Tohru almost always has bedhead and his tie is perpetually crooked. These details reveal that he’s not very concerned with his fashion and appaerance.”