Kanemaru Shinji
Kanemaru Shinji 985
Seidou High School - No. 15
Third Baseman
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Kanji 金丸 信二
Nickname Party Boy (祭り男 Matsuri Otoko) (by Toujou)

Supervisor from Hell (監視役員鬼 Kanshi Yakuin Oni) (by Sawamura)[1]
Kanee (カネー) (by Sawamura)[2]

Gender Male
Age 15 (debut)

16 (Chapter 207)

Date of birth 28 August
Place of birth Tokyo
Bloodtype A
Height 178 cm (5' 10")
Weight 68 kg (149 lbs)
Education 1st Year High School (debut)

2nd Year High School

Class 1-C (debut)


First Appearance
Manga Chapter 07
Anime Episode 03
Voice Actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Sadly I'm used to being hit, so I'm not scared!
Kanemaru in Party Boys

Kanemaru Shinji is a student of Seidou High School. Kanemaru lives in the dorms and is the roommate of Seto Takuma. He is a third baseman of the Seidou High School Baseball Team.


Kanemaru has blonde cropped hair and brown eyes. He has distinctive features and often knits his eyebrows, which is why he looks grumpy most of the time.


He is self-confident and often behaves in a somewhat arrogant manner. Nevertheless his class- and teammates see him literally as the epitome of a 'big brother'. He looks out for everyone, as shown in the show when he is watching over Sawamura. During the series it's stated multiple times that he is good at taking care of others.

Kanemaru isn't the type to be openly bitter about things when it comes to his place on the baseball team. At the beginning of the series, when Kanemaru wasn't a first string player, he even encouraged his teammates to do well in his place. Kanemaru evolves to the so-called leader of the first years.

Act IEdit


Act IIEdit

He took it upon himself to take care after the new first years. As strict as he naturally is, Sawamura calls him "supervisor from hell"[1], but everyone is pleased of how smoothly he can pep talk the kouhais.

Relationships with other charactersEdit

Sawamura EijunEdit

At the beginning of the series, Kanemaru didn’t recognise Sawamura as a member of the team. He disliked him, thinking he is all talk, but he eventually acknowledges him. As a classmate, Kanemaru is the one helping Sawamura with his studies to which Sawamura is grateful for, especially after he passed the final exams before the start of the Summer Tournament. As a teammate, Kanemaru often stands in the batters box when Sawamura practice his pitches. He voluntarily helped out and thus was a great help when Sawamura suffered from the yips. He is rather strict during study- and training sessions and doesn't sugarcoat his words, because he wants Sawamura to discover his problems and mistakes as fast and simply as possible and keep on improving.

Toujou HideakiEdit

In junior high, Kanemaru was on the same baseball team as Tojou. The two appear to get along well. Toujou seems to like giving impromptu nicknames to Kanemaru, like "the party boy is showing up"[3] during their match against Yakushi. When Toujou made his comeback as a pitcher in a practice match against Asari High in their second year, Kanemaru seemed to celebrate this fact by hitting a two-runs RBI.

Takigawa Chris YuuEdit

Kanemaru was Chris's roommate. He initially took on the responsibility of helping Chris with assuring that Sawamura kept his grades up so that he could remain on the team since he was in the same class as Sawamura. Later he began assisting Chris by standing in as batter for the battery's pitching practice sessions particularly after Sawamura fell victim to the yips and a stand-in batter was necessary to get him confident with pitching to the inside again.

Takatsu HiroomiEdit

Takatsu is one of Kanemaru's year mate. He and Kanemaru appear to have a hostile relationship with one another. As noted by Toujou, the two seem to never get along. [4]


After getting into the first string, Kanemaru wants to remain as a first string player, and thus never slacks off in practice. He’s the type of person that knows that practice doesn't lie.

Kanemaru is very good with batting fastballs - even as strong as Furuya's. He looks to be good in clutch situations, but he is not always a starter.

Player StatisticsEdit

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Player Statistics
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Physical Strength
Mental Strength


  • Favorite Food: Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Subject: English
  • He has respect for his father.
  • He was the roommate of Chris Yu Takigawa.
  • His hobby is music appreciation (lots of western music because of his father’s influence).
  • His favorite artists are "The Strokes" and "The Libertines".
  • His first official match is the match against Nanamori Gakuen (2nd round of of the Fall Tokyo Regional). [5]
  • He calls Sawamura "Wamura". [6]
  • In his second year he is in the same class as Sawamura Eijun, Furuya Satoru, and Yoshikawa Haruno.[7]
  • His first hit, when he was on the starting lineup for the first time, was also his very first RBI.

Name EtymologyEdit

  • Kanemaru (金丸) - Money Circle
  • Shinji (信二) - Faithful Second (son)


  • "You aren't just the representative for the baseball club. You're a representative for all of us first-years." - to Sawamura [8]
  • "He threw without hestitation. Right toward the coach's chest. What kind of heart does he have?" - about Sawamura[9]
  • "Deal with it, like a man!" about Sawamura [10]
  • "Read faster, cause it's my turn to borrow it next. And your face has spoilers all over it!!" - to Sawamura [11]
  • "Sadly I'm used to being hit, so I'm not scared." - about Sawamura's pitching [3]
  • "You are such a man, Kanemaru." - Kariba [10]
  • "First and foremost, you’re stupid. You’re too emotional. Your pitch is slow. Your control isn’t very good yet. You try to hide it by sounding excited. You can’t do pick-offs. You get too carried away in class." - to Sawamura [12]
  • "Kanemaru, hear me out!" - "It's all you fault." - "But I didn't say anything yet!"[13]


  • Kanemaru Shinji
  • Kanemaru cheering
  • Kanemaru practices with Eijun[14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Act II - Chapter 21
  2. Act II - Chapter 70
  3. 3.0 3.1 Act I - Chapter 399
  4. Act II - Chapter 60
  5. Act I - Chapter 261
  6. Act I - Chapter 308
  7. Act II - Chapter 11
  8. Act I - Chapter 59
  9. Act I - Chapter 81
  10. 10.0 10.1 Act I - Chapter 224
  11. Act I - Chapter 258
  12. Act I - Chapter 298
  13. Act II - Chapter 25
  14. Act I - Chapter 224


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