14 (The Prince of Tennis)
Rokkaku Junior High (3rd Year)
Made by Ojī
Takehiro Hasu (Japanese)
Marehiko Itsuki (樹 希彦, Itsuki Marehiko) is a character Prince of Tennis from the school Rokkaku. A rival school to the main protagonists school.
Itsuki has walnut colored hair with brown eyes. He also has fair skin. Another part of his appearence is his huge nostrils. Oshitari Yushi said that he couldn't believe how he breathed through this.
Itsuki seems to not care much for things that wastes time. This was seen when he plays Doubles 2 against Fuji Shūsuke and Kikumaru Eiji he tells them to quit the talking and start the match. Despite that, he is still rather emotional as he is seen crying his and Saeki's defeat.
In the anime he gives the impression that he is never satisfied with what he knows. He keeps asking questions, although it seems that he asks things for no reason at all.
In theory, the duo of Itsuki and Saeki is the perfect answer to Seigaku's Dream Pair. While Saeki's motion vision sealed off Kikumaru's Acrobatic Play, Itsuki's sinkers prevented Fuji from using his Triple Counters. Of course, Fuji was not going to give up and used the friction on his racket to generate spin. However, the Tsubame Gaeshi that resulted was imperfect and returned by Itsuki, who can bend his upper body flat to the surface. Itsuki reminds one of an ox because of his facial features, huffing and simplemindedness.
Playing Style and TechniquesEdit
A return that is devoid of spin.
- Aside from playing tennis, Itsuki enjoys the beach, particularly picking up seashells.