Kashiwagi is a manipulative jerk. He’s arrogant, and he’s a bully, too. He’s a great character.
A lot of what happens to Mizoguchi is not apparently easy to analyze. He does not have a strong sense of self and he’s cowardly, too. His experiences don’t effect him oddly – he notices unusual things around him – but he’s also immature. He’s a difficult character to understand.
Everything happens around, not to him