- "I also don't understand what about this city makes it so special. But you do. And if you think that something is truly worth fighting for, then perhaps turning back time and trying again is worth the risk after all."
- — Hazuki to Rindo Kanade
Hazuki Mikagi (御鍵 映月 Mikagi Hazuki), or Haz, is a character in NEO: The World Ends with You. He is the Composer of Shinjuku and an Angel, and in the Secret Ending, says he was following in the Composer of Shibuya's, Yoshiya "Joshua" Kiryu's, footsteps.
Haz is a young man with light brown or dark blonde hair and brown eyes. He has asymmetrical sideswept hair with a longer portion on his right side. He wears a white v-neck shirt under a black track jacket with white phoenix symbols on each side. He wears black pants, dark grey camouflage shoes, and an earring on his left ear.
Although not much of Haz is seen, he seems to be very calm and curious about human nature, asking Rindo Kanade various introspective questions.
Despite this, he, like Joshua, seems rather misanthropic, calling humanity "irrational beings" and not really understanding why Rindo would risk the possibility of destroying Shibuya for another chance of rescuing his friends. This misanthropy seems to extend to the Reapers as well, as his actions apparently resulted in nearly all Shinjuku's Reapers being erased, and he is noted in the Secret Reports as being "famously unsympathetic". He does seem to ease up on his misanthropy as he repairs the Reaper Pin for Rindo and helps give Shibuya another chance.
Three years prior to NEO, Haz wanted to purify Shinjuku and recruited the Angel Tanzo Kubo to carry it out. Shinjuku's Conductor, the brother of Tsugumi Matsunae, was against this but died trying to stop Kubo.
It is unclear what Haz was doing during the Reapers' Game during NEO. The Secret Reports mention that the Composer is not allowed to interfere with the UG unless it is via their proxy, and that some Angels from the Higher Plane were both for and against Shibuya's purification, suggesting Haz's lack of interference was due to playing by the other rules of the Angels.
Considering his role as Composer and an Angel, it is likely he always had power over both Shiba Miyakaze and Kubo, and was watching over the Reapers' Game. He may have wanted to make a bet with Joshua to see if Kubo could succeed in purifying Shibuya and if Rindo could stop him, with Haz wanting to purify Shibuya while Joshua was against it.
NEO: The World Ends with You
He appears on Week 3's Final Day'', exorcising Kubo from purifying Shibuya.
In the new timeline, he approaches Rindo, who is slumped beside the Statue of Hachiko, and asks him for a tour of Shibuya. Together, they visit the Scramble Crossing, Miyashita Park, Cat Street, Tower Records, Spain Hill, Center Street, Tipsy Tose Hall, and finally, the Udagawa Back Streets. Each time along the way, Haz asks Rindo different introspective questions: what draws people together, how does one know if someone's important to them, how Rindo feels about emotions, what "respect" means to him, how he'd handle a crisis, if he likes playing games, and if his thoughts are different from his words. After Rindo leads him to Udagawa, Haz reveals himself to be an Angel from the Higher Plane, and offers Rindo one last chance to fix the future. He does this in order to get Shibuya's Composer, Joshua, to intervene in the conflict, but fails as he remains hidden.
Afterwards, Haz modifies the bird Noise born from the temporal distortions to become one being, Phoenix Cantus, making it easier for the party to defeat, but still giving them a challenge as he still wanted to purify Shibuya.
In the Secret Ending, Haz talks with Joshua on top of the 104 Building, apologizing for the mess he made in the UG and lower planes. They talk about his conversation with Rindo...
The secret ending reveals that Hazuki, as Joshua's junior, views him as a role model of sorts. Both of them call each other friends.
- "Hey, friend."
- "Man, it's a real concrete jungle out there, wouldn't you say? You know. Wild."
- According to Tetsuya Nomura, Hazuki was almost the final boss of the game, but this did not come to be for unclear reasons. His clothes are embellished with the phoenix that became the established final boss, Phoenix Cantus.