Dekisugi Nobita's classmate and rival in the affections Shizuka. He always gets a perfect score on his test, but never show off his ability. His name literally means "exceptional, bright" (英) and "talented" (才). Therefore Shizuka tends to prefer Dekisugi, more intellectual. Nobita often feel jealous and helped by Doraemon's gadgets to keep them apart. However, Dekisugi never showed annoyance at Nobita and even willingly helps Nobita whenever he has philosophical or scientific questions. He was good at lessons, sports, painting or cooking.