Advance! Kitakou Broadcasting Club (すすめ！きたこー放送部, Susume! Kitakou Housoubu, lit: Progress! North Industry Broadcast Department) was the first webcomic created by Hidekaz Himaruya, debuting with the launch of his site Kitayume in March 2003. Himaruya, who was a teenager at the time he created the comic, stated that his motivation was to write a story to show how enjoyable the experience of broadcasting clubs was. But he also noted that the comic quickly became something bigger and took different twists. The comic focuses on the broadcasting club at Koriyama Kitakou High School and the new student named Noto who attempts to bring the club back to its former glory.
Kitakou usually wears a baby blue shirt underneath the brown vest with black tie. He also wears a red skirt. Kitakou has aquamarine eyes, brown hair being a bit messy and tied in a ponytail with his signature bow.
His nationality is Japanese.