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Kawakami Norifumi
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Seidou High School - No. 10
Pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Kanji 川上 憲史
Nickname Nori

Squirrel (栗鼠 Risu) (by Sawamura)

Characteristics
Gender Male
Age 16 (debut)

17 (Chapter 412)

Date of birth 25 March
Place of birth Saitama Prefecture
Bloodtype A
Height 173 cm (5' 8")
Weight 63 kg (138 lbs)
Status
Education 2nd Year High School (debut)

3rd Year High School (current)

Class 2-A (former)

3-

First Appearance
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1
Cast
Voice Actor Hiro Shimono
Sports are cruel...because there are walls that cannot be overcome with effort alone...
Kawakami in On This Side[1]

Kawakami Norifumi comes from Saitama prefecture and is a student of Seidou High School. He is the reserve ace of Seidou's Baseball club and the team's only sidearm pitcher.

CharacterEdit

His proficiency as a pitcher had been acknowledged right from the time when he joined the team, but because of his low-key personality Azuma often tried to give him a pep talk. Kawakami commands immense trust from the club president Oota Kazuyoshi. He always listens carefully to team conversations.

He took a very long time to get over the fact on the the loss of the West Tokyo Tournament finals which was due to his giving up hits and felt responsible for ending the 3rd years' summer.

He is kind in nature, humble, and has a somewhat timid personality. He doesn’t openly show his fighting spirit like Sawamura, but inside he is burning with rivalry towards his kohais.[2]

SkillsEdit

Pitching: Kawakami has very good control of his pitches, often pitching sliders that later disguises as a sinker, making him a ground-ball pitcher as many of his outs are from ground-outs, but his sinkers can get hit for homers, so he rarely uses it. Because he has been playing in matches since the fall of his first year he has a lot of experience as a relief pitcher. Despite having the best control among Seidou's pitchers, Kawakami lacks confidence, greatly contributing to an unassertive pitching when faced with strong batters.

Pitcher’s dataEdit

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Pitcher's data
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Speed
 
3/5
Control
 
5/5
Stamina
 
3/5
Slider
 
4/5
Sinker
 
2/5

Player StatisticsEdit

This data is based on the official guidebook, it will only be changed if there is an official update!

Player Statistics
Note that just because a character said something about another characters improvements is not considered an official update!
You are free to write about the characters improvements in the Skills section above!
Defense
 
3/5
Shoulder
 
4/5
Running
 
2/5
Physical Strength
 
3/5
Mental Strength
 
3/5
Batting
 
2/5
Contact
 
3/5
Power
 
2/5

TriviaEdit

  • Kawakami likes listening to music in solitude.
  • He buys music magazines twice a month.
  • Kawakami is a good kindred-spirit friends with Shirasu.
  • He respects Gotoh Masafumi
  • According to Terajima Kawakami's "plump face" is his charm point.[3]
  • Due to his plump face Sawamura Eijun compares him with a squirrel.[4]
  • Rankings from the guidebook:[2]
    • He ranks third in terms of pitching control.
  • Favorite food: Sushi, Fried chicken
    • Friend chicken or Karage was added as one of his favorite foods because his voice actor Shimono Hiro is a well-known Karage sommelier and randomly adds karage lines in the anime.
  • Favorite subject: Japanese History
  • Hobbies: Music appreciation

Name EtymologyEdit

  • Kawakami (川上) - Superior River
  • Norifumi (憲史) - Constitution History

GalleryEdit

  • Kawakami Norifumi ready for pitching.
  • Miyauchi trying to ease Nori's tension [5]
  • Miyauchi: "Crossarm block. You’ve grown."[6]
  • Nori's pitching form
  • Nori on the pitching mound.
  • Nori replaces Sawamura during their match against Inashiro.

QuotesEdit

  • "Good grief...hearing such things from the two of you is what puts the most pressure on me." - about Sawamura and Furuya

ReferencesEdit

  1. Act I - Chapter 379
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official Guide Book - Omote
  3. Interview with Terajima Yuuji
  4. Act I - Chapter 372
  5. Act I - Chapter 54
  6. Act I - Chapter 364

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