Kazutoshi Gotou is a middle aged Detecive who is a little 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. 10 years ago he saved Yakumo from his mother who tried to kill him. He has a wife, but no children. He often sleeps at the office and works alone untill he gets a partner Yuutarou Ishii. They often find out that most of their cases involve the paranormal, so finding Gotou trying to reach Yakumo is not out of the ordinary. Gotou also relies on Yakumo, and has needed his help countless times.