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Elementary school student
|Education||Unnamed elementary school|
|Relatives||Kisumi Shigino (older brother)|
Katsumi Shigino (uncle)
Hayato Shigino (鴫野颯斗 Shigino Hayato) is a supporting character in the anime series Free! beginnning with Free!-Eternal Summer-. He is the younger brother of Kisumi Shigino and currently takes swimming lessons at ITSC RETURNS.
Hayato is a smaller than average boy for his age with violet eyes and salmon colored hair.
He is polite, but shy. Even when not in the water, he is quiet and will not speak unless spoken to first. In front of his older brother Kisumi, however, this changes. Then, he is upbeat and affectionate, as evidenced when he greets his brother with a hug, bursting with energy.
At one point in the past, he and Kisumi were on a boat on the ocean. While Kisumi wasn't looking, Hayato fell overboard. The boy almost drowned at that time, leading to his fear of water.
- Hayato and Kisumi share a close relationship. Hayato seems to depend and look up to Kisumi, who picks him up from his swimming lessons.
- He forms a bond with Makoto Tachibana, who is his swimming instructor for a short period of time. Makoto pays special interest in Hayato because his fear of water reminds him of himself. Makoto teaches him to swim backstroke and Hayato seems deeply upset when Makoto has to leave.