Ken Matsushiro is the Manager of Pantasia's Southern Tokyo Branch and considered the best French-bread artisan in Japan.
Ken Matsushiro is the manager of Pantasia Southern Tokyo branch. A burly man with an afro and black sunglasses. Renowned as the best French-bread artisan in Japan, he seems to have a predilection with horses and betting on horse-racing. He is Kuroyanagi's former teacher, but early on recognised his outstanding talent as a food critic, and from that point on discouraged his baking, ultimately driving him away.
Eight years ago due to an allergic reaction his sister Kaede had to dairy he makes all his bread without any milk or oils whatsoever (good enough for a horse as he puts it.).
He also likes to tease Kyousuke, to whom he was apparently very similar in his youth, occasionally to give him ideas on bread, but mostly just for the hell of it. He also can make Kyo hallucinate at times.
Due to a series of mishaps, he had become the next heir of the Hashiguchi yakuza, much to his displeasure. During the Yakitate!! 25/Yakitate!! 9 Arc he claimed that Monica was pregnant with Kai's son to save him from committing seppuku after he lost to Kazuma.
|Pantasia Main Branch||Yukino Azusagawa • Tsukino's mother • Sadamichi Azusagawa • Kai Suwabara|
|Pantasia Southern Branch||Mizuno Azusagawa • Tsuyoshi Mokoyama|
|Pantasia Southern Branch||Kazuma Azuma • Tsukino Azusagawa • Shigeru Kanmuri • Kyousuke Kawachi • Ken Matsushiro • Kageto Kinoshita