Yuichi Hoshikawa is a 92nd Tōtsuki Generation student, a Polar Star Dormitory resident and one of the main character in Shokugeki no Soma.
Yuichi has brown spiky hair and is a rather short and somewhat frail high school student
Yuichi is quite timid and nervous young man and has been an extremely timid pushover and was often bullied by his peers. He is also has a doubtful outlook usually contrasts with those of his more confident and reckless friends however Yuichi always becomes determined in very crucial moment
Yuichi lives in Port Town During his Early childhood, he was often bullied due to his frail nature at one time he assists his mother cooking food and idolized her mother and worked in the kitchen with her, hoping to be as skilled as her. Yuichi often act as errand boy so he wouldn't get hurt by bullies or help anyone that need carrying their things during one time of his life he witnesses staff members unable to prepare goosefish due to age at a local inn which resolves Yuichi to help them by learning how to cut goosefish learn the skill from the local fishermen. Though he had a bit of difficulty, in the beginning, Yuichi eventually learned the skill, allowing the inn to cook their signature dish again. When his mother heard about this and was amazed soon of his skill at his age and recommended that he attend Tōtsuki Culinary Academy.