Satoshi Hiwatari is a recurring character in D.N.Angel. He is the police commander in charge or capturing Dark, and one of Daisuke's classmates. He is the last known heir to the Hikari family, and current alter ego to Krad.
Calm and composed, Satoshi rarely shows his emotions causing others to find him distant and cold. Yet this does not stop others - such as Daisuke Niwa - from insisting on becoming his friend.
After his mother's death, Satoshi was adopted by a 26 year old police commissioner by the name of Hiwatari and his name was changed from Hikari to Hiwatari.
An extremely intelligent person, Satoshi graduated from High School at the age of eight, and obtained a college degree at the age of thirteen. Despite his intelligence, Satoshi knows nothing of family love or friendship.
He enrolled in Daisuke's middle school in order to be closer to Dark's alter ego, who he knew to be Daisuke.
In the anime Edit
Commissioner Hiwatari seems to have been aware of the fact that the Hikari curse runs through Satoshi and uses his artistic abilities and that of his ancestors to his advantage, ultimately becoming obsessed by the amount of power the works of art posess.
Satoshi is the last heir of the Hikari family, which created artworks with powerful magical properties. However, unlike most of his line, he is unable to create art of his own, though he can make an exact copy of any piece he chooses even if he has only seen it once. Although it might just be that he chooses not to create, knowing what his creations might do, instead of being unable to create.
As the heir of the Hikari family, Satoshi houses the soul of Krad, similar to how Daisuke houses the soul of Dark Mousy. Unlike Dark, Krad is homicidal and cares nothing for Satoshi, causing Satoshi to regularly fight to keep him inside. Satoshi suggests that wearing glasses is a way of helping keep Krad in check, as he notes that he does not actually need them.
It is stated by Krad that Satoshi needs to care for someone in order for him to emerge in the first place. Krad also has been known to get after Satoshi about his emotions and such.
- Satoshi nearly always breaks or loses his glasses when Krad gains control.
- Satoshi wears glasses even though he doesn't need them.