|Japanese Name||( ヒガシノ )|
He's a middle aged man with brown hairs, beaver-like teeth and a goofy look. He wears a military uniform.
When he's on duty, he can be very strict. However, when he's not on duty, he proves that he can be a very compassionate person. He knows how to give moral support to someone like Makoto when she's depressed.
In Episode 5 (AKB0048 Next Stage), Higashino gave support to Makoto when she was felling useless, saying that her cowardly personality gave him hope.
Later on, Makoto manages to turn off the generator. Higashino sacrifices himself to save Makoto, promising that he'll always be her fan.
At the end from the last episode from AKB0048 Next Stage, we can see Higashino as a WOTA member.