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Manaka Kaname
Manaka
Ichidaisan High School - No. 1
Pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Kanji 真中 要
Characteristics
Gender Male
Age 17 (debut)

18 (Chapter 42)

Date of birth 15 June
Place of birth Tokyo
Bloodtype A
Height 180 cm
Weight 74 kg
Status
Education 3rd Year High School (debut)
First Appearance
Anime Episode 04
Cast
Voice Actor Kōsuke Toriumi

Manaka Kaname was a third year student of Ichidaisan High School and the ace of Ichidaisan's baseball team. He is a minor character in the series and close friend of Tanba Koichiro.

AppearanceEdit

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Relationship with other CharactersEdit

Tanba KoichiroEdit

Manaka and Tanba grew up playing baseball together and both played the pitcher position. In Junior High, Tanba tells Manaka that he'll be going to Seidou High wanting to change himself, and not to continually walk in Manaka's shadow. Despite going their separate ways, they remain good friends and try to keep their promise to each other of becoming aces and fight it out at the Koshien.[1]

Pitcher's DataEdit


Speed
 
4/5
Control
 
4/5
Stamina
 
3/5
Slider
 
4/5

Player StatisticsEdit


Defense
 
3/5
Shoulder
 
3/5
Running
 
3/5
Physical Strength
 
4/5
Mental Strength
 
4/5
Batting
 
1/5
Contact
 
2/5
Power
 
1/5

TriviaEdit

  • Has respect for: Mizushima Shinji, Nakajima Norihiro
  • Likes baseball manga
  • Rankings from the guidebook:
    • He ranks second at Fielding.
    • The break of his breaking balls ranks fifth.

Name EtymologyEdit

  • Manaka (真中) - True Middle/Center
  • Kaname (要) - Requirements/Main

GalleryEdit


  • Manaka Kaname

ReferencesEdit

  1. Manga chapter 90; Anime episode 31.

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