Hiroshi Nekota (猫田ヒロシ Nekota Hiroshi) is a fifth grader in Elementary School and son of Mr. Nekota and Mrs. Nekota, and younger brother of Taro Nekota.



While walking back home from cram school, he and his friends were on the roll, telling scary stories, and as they came across a shrine which contains two Bakenekos Toramaru and Akamaru sealed, he and Taichi argued over what animal ghost was inside of it and ended up busting it to check, which allowed the two Bakenekos to be freed and imprison the 4 boys in the shrine. Toramaru took the appearance of Hiroshi and would wreak havoc on his family, who do not realize their son has been replaced. Nevertheless, the impostor is exposed by Rinne, and Sakura and Rokumon discover the boys’ situation, and Rinne frees them by luring the 2 Bakenekos back to the shrine. The boys then kindly pay Rinne ¥1000, which he uses to repair his scythe.