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Masami
Masami Higashitaka
Kanji

東方雅美

Rōmaji

Higashikata Masami

Nicknames

Jimmies (together with Minami Kentarō)

Characteristics
Gender

Male

Age

14 (The Prince of Tennis)
15 (The New Prince of Tennis)

Height

187 cm

Weight

76 kg

Birthday

September 10

Horoscope

Virgo

Blood Type

A

Family

Father
Mother
Younger Sister

Education
Junior High

Yamabuki (3rd Year)

Class

3-5

Seat

21

Club Position

Vice Captain
Regular

Elementary School

Yamabuki Third (Dai-san) Elementary School

Japan U-17 Camp

Court 2

Tennis
Dominant Arm

Right

Play Style

Aggressive Baseliner

Doubles Partner(s)

Minami Kentarō

Racquet(s)

YONEX MUSCLE POWER5 OVER SIZE (OS) MID PLUS (MP)

Shoes

NEW BALANCE CT702

Media
Movies

Atobe's Gift

Voice Actor

Yoshikazu Nagano

Masami Higashikata (東方 雅美, Higashikata Masami) is the vice-captain of the Yamabuki Middle School tennis club. He is a doubles player who typically plays with the captain, Kentarou Minami. Together, they are known as the Jimmies, referring to jimi (地味), the Japanese word for plain or dull.

AppearanceEdit

Masami has black hair with dark green eyes. He is always seen wearing his Yamabuki Tennis uniform.

HistoryEdit

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Higashikata in action during the Tokyo Prefecturals match. Jimmies VS Golden Pair.

PrefecturalsEdit

In the Tokyo Prefecturals Yamabuki goes up against eventual winners Seigaku. The Jimmies end up facing the Golden Pair Oishi and Kikumaru and ultimately lose.

RegionalsEdit

He and Yamabuki went to the Regionals and cruised through to the Quarter-finals.

NationalsEdit

Yamabuki went to the nationals but were eliminated at the 2nd Round by Nagoya Seitoku. Meaning Higashikata's tournament was over. However He and Yamabuki stayed present at the tournament to witness the final between Seigaku and Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku.

U-17 CampEdit

Several players from Yamabuki, Rokkaku

Higashikata with his Yamabuki teammates at the U-17 Camp.

He, along with Jin Akutsu, Kentarō Minami and Kiyosumi Sengoku are invited to U17 camp along with several other Middle Schoolers.

There he is easily defeated by Rin Hirakoba during the Tie-Break style matches which resulted in him going on the coach with the other losers in the Drunken Coach's Mountain to train with the High School losers and the Drunken Coach .

Tennis RecordEdit

Playing Style and TechniquesEdit

Higashikata is an Aggressive Baseliner and like Minami, is an extremely skilled doubles player. He is noted by Banjii to have completely mastered the basics and Oishi has noted that Minami and Higashikata has no true weaknesses as a doubles pair. He is the one who sets up the plays for Minami's poaches, possessing a sharp and powerful serve with great accuracy. His doubles skill was noted to be good enough to have been scouted for the U-17 camp.

U-17 Camp StatsEdit

  • Speed: 3
  • Technique: 3
  • Mental: 2
  • Stamina: 3
  • Power: 3

Character TriviaEdit

  • Favorite Food: Burger
  • Hobby : Going to the gym
  • Father's occupation: Office Worker
  • Favorite Subject: English, Chemistry
  • Favorite Color: White
  • Preferred type: Girls that like sports

TriviaEdit

  • Higashikata and Minami both went to Yamabuki Third (Dai San) Elementary School together

QuotesEdit

  • (Anime only) "I see. So this is Seigaku’s Golden Pair." ("Naruhodo. Kore ga Seigaku Golden Pair ga.")
  • "So you’re going for a poach, huh. Okay, Minami. I guess the only place to serve it to is there!" ("Sasoku poach deru ga. Okay, Minami. Sore nara nerai wa asoko da!")

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