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Kiko Valentine
Kiko Balentien
Kanji

キコ バレンタイン

Rōmaji

Kiko Barentain

Characteristics
Gender

Male

Age

15-16

Education
High School

1st Year

USA U-17 Camp

All American Representative

Media
Manga Debut

Golden Age 131

Anime Debut

Chosen Ones

BackgroundEdit

Kiko Balentien is a 1st year high schooler part of the U-17 American team. He made his debut appearance at the end of chapter 131.

PersonalityEdit

The first impression he had of Ryoma was that he looked tasty. During his first appearance, he was impatient to meet Ryoma.

When the group arrives at the tennis academy, he initially worries about Ryoma.

AppearanceEdit

Balentien has a feminine appearance. He has also has a feminine hairstyle. He appears to be shorter than Dodo and Ralph.

HistoryEdit

USA U-17Edit

Kiko, Dodo, and Ralph make their first appearance in chapter 131 waiting at the airport for Ryoma and Ryoga to appear.

Ralph drives a car carrying Kiko, Ryoga, and Ryoma while Dodo rides his motorcycle alongside them. The four high schoolers explain how the USA U-17 works.

They arrive at the USA U-17 Tennis Academy. Dodo tells Ryoma to the executive office and show his passport, get change and meet him in the cafe. Dodo and Ralph explain to Ryoga that all the prospects are winners of tournaments or runner-ups.

While Ryoma defeats all of the other propects, Dodo announces the tournament brackets. Kiko is shocked that Ryoma's first opponent will be C. Ridel, not knowing he was already defeated by Ryoma.

After realising Ryoma was late to the meeting at the cafe, the four high schoolers walk onto the courts and witness Ryoma defeat all the other prospects. It was announced that Ryoma will be the No.14 USA U-17 Representative.

TriviaEdit

Character TriviaEdit

  • He is more immune to heat than his fellow teammates. While all his teammates were sweating from preparation for the Pre-World Cup Exhibition Match, he was the only one who wasn't, even if it was summer in Australia.

Other TriviaEdit

  • He is the first US 1st year High Schooler introduced in the series.
    • He is also the first foreign 1st year high schooler introduced.
  • His name was previously translated as Valentine, however, it was officially confirmed as Balentien on December 22nd, 2015.

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