1.5 (both eyes)
Nagoya Seitoku (1st Year)
|Japan U-17 Camp||
Court 5 (Former)
Krauser Liliadent (リリアデント 蔵兎座 Ririadento Kurauza) is a 1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
Krauser has long blonde hair and is of Western foreign origins.
He is seen speaking to both his old teammates from Nagoya Sei, Yagyuu, Atobe, and Ryoma in English. He is described as a ruthless person on the court that crucifies his opponents. Kirihara described him as "annoying" when Kite asked who Krauser was (in reference to Kirihara's match against Krauser during the National Semi Finals). He has yet to let anyone call him by his surname, perhaps due to his Western upbringing.
His overall Japanese is quite polite, most likely due to the fact that he is still learning the language.
In both the manga and anime, he plays Akaya Kirihara and nearly "crucifies" him. However, due to Kirihara tapping into devil mode, Krauser loses the match 7-5.
After the nationals, he is invited to the U-17 Training Camp and defeats his partner Richard Sakata 7-1 in the tiebreaker eliminations match (7-0 in the manga), "crucifying" him. In the manga, Sakata had tripped Krauser prior to their match, but this was not shown in the anime.
Krauser enters the 5th court, and during the 3rd vs 5th court shuffle, he loses to Nakagauchi Sotomichi by forfeit despite "crucifying" the high schooler many times. Nakagauchi then carries the fallen Krasuer off the courts, and tells Oni that Krauser will become strong, to which Oni replies "I know." Also, Kirihara originally badmouths Krauser during the start of the match because of his grudge against Krauser's crucification (Nationals), but eventually comes to support Krauser after watching him play. Kirihara even says that he will get revenge on the 3rd court for Krauser as he and Shiraishi get ready for Doubles 2 match against them.
During Krauser's match with Nakagauchi, it is revealed through flashbacks there that while the rest of his foreign exchange teammates went back to their home countries, Krauser stayed behind because he was upset that they lost to the Japanese Middle Schoolers, whom they had believed to be weaklings in a country where tennis was underdeveloped. He questions why they lost to the Japanese middle schoolers, whom they had all looked down upon.
Though he lost, the 5th court ultimately wins and he and the other 5th court members end up swapping places with the 3rd court members.
Official Middle School Tournaments
|2008 Nationals||Semi-Finals||Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku||Singles 3||None||Akaya Kirihara||Lost (5-7)|
U-17 Camp Results
|Type of Match||Partner||Opponent(s)||Score|
|Tiebreaker-Style Elimination Match||None||Richard Sakata||Won (7-0)|
|3rd VS. 5th Court Shuffle||None||Sotomichi Nakagauchi||Lost (3-Forfeit)|
Playing Styles and Techniques
Liliadent Krauser is an aggressive player and defeats his opponents by crucifying them. Liliadent is perhaps the strongest foreign exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku. It seems that he has never lost a match before losing to Akaya since his teammates were shocked that he allowed a ball to fly pass him. He is strong enough to defeat Akaya Kirihara before the latter entered Devil Mode. As shown in Chapter 31 of The New Prince of Tennis, Krauser's breakdown is 3 in Speed, 3 in Technique, 2 in Stamina, 2 in Mentality and 5 in Power.
The ball goes downwards but suddenly curves upwards towards the opponents face without hitting the ground. It is shown in New Prince of Tennis that Krauser also uses his Hopping Ball to not only hit his opponent, but to also create the cross which he embeds his opponent in.
Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification)
It is the ball that Krauser hits to embedd his opponent into the cross/grave post that he created with his Hopping Balls. When he hits Haritsuku Gomen, it looks very similar to the Hopping Ball at the beginning; however, once it comes closer to the opponent, the ball blurs, creating an illusion of many balls forming a cross and that it is impossible to dodge. As the ball connects with the opponent, Krauser says, "Bear the cross and suffer..."
Much like Haritsuku Gomen, Krauser also uses Southern Cross to embed his opponents into the fence. However, unlike Haritsuku Gomen, Southern Cross does not have a gravepost made from the Hopping Ball hitting the fence. Instead the cross is created by the opponent's body as it crashes into the fence from the force and power of Southern Cross crashing into them.
U-17 Camp Stats
- Speed: 3
- Technique: 3
- Mental: 2
- Stamina: 2
- Power: 5
- Tetsuya Kakihara, Krauser's voice actor, was born and raised in Düsseldorf, Germany until the age of 18.
- Krauser is the only player in the U-17 Training Camp who is shown to have no traces of Japanese in him. As Richard Sakata and Kuwahara Jackal at least have a Japanese given name.
- Pairpuri 5 states that Krauser is currently being taught classical Japanese by Oishi and Yagyu.