Gotou is a middle aged detecive who is a bit of a workaholic. He has known Yakumo for a long time and always calls him if there's a paranormal involvement in the case he's investigating in. Yakumo often toys with him, asking if his wife has left him or telling him that his assistant Ishii is romantically interested in him (which is proven false by Ishii's crush on Haruka). Ten years ago he saved Yakumo from his mother when she attempted to kill him.