CHARACTERS

Shohoku High School Basketball Team

4 Takenori Akagi

Year 3 / Center / 197 cm (6'5")
Akagi is team captain. His goal is to win the national championship. Sakuragi calls him by the nickname “Gori (Gorilla)”.

7 Ryota Miyagi

Year 2 / Point Guard / 168 cm (5'6")
Miyagi is known as “Shohoku’s Speedster” because of how speedy he is despite his short stature. He has a crush on Ayako, the team manager.

10 Hanamichi Sakuragi

Year 1 / Power Forward / 188 cm (6'3")
Sakuragi is a freshman who never played basketball prior to high school. He has distinctive red hair. He sees Rukawa as his rival, but the feeling is not mutual.

11 Kaede Rukawa

Year 1 / Small Forward / 187 cm (6'2")
Rukawa is a rookie and the team’s freshman star. He is quiet and cool.

14 Hisashi Mitsui

Year 3 / Shooting Guard / 184 cm (6'0")
Mitsui was the MVP of his junior high school team. He gets frustrated and leaves the team for a while, but eventually he returns as a three-pointer specialist.