The team is Shitenhoji. I don't know if it's more I just didn't pay attention to them or actually disliked them, I certainly found Koharu and Yuu-kun annoying as hell and Kin-chan to be waaayyy too loud, but since watching the anime, the 100 song marathon and the musicals, the two OVAs, I just can't help but love them. Especially Shiraishi and Kenya.
The character is Atobe. I still don't like him per se, but he's growing on me. Granted, so does fungus, but at the same time, I don't hate him anymore.