He met Saionji in sports gym and admired him so much he joined Ouendan. His long band around his head means he'll one day become like Saionji.
- Official description
Shinta Kikuchi (菊地新太, Kikuchi Shinta) is a member of the Encouraging Nobility. He is the leader on Light-Hearted Cheering (Easy Mode). He is voiced by Aoi Kaito (Formerly Shuuhei Kuyama).
- In line with the floral theme naming of the Nobility, his last name has "Chrysanthemum" in it.
- His first name also has the character for "new" in it, refering to his inexperience.