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Sakata Richard
Kanji

リチャード坂田

Rōmaji

Richard Sakata

Nicknames

Shooting Star

Characteristics
Gender

Male

Age

14

Height

168 cm

Weight

51 kg

Birthday

January 28

Horoscope

Aquarius

Eyesight (Unaided)

0.7 (both eyes)

Blood Type

AB

Family

Mother
Father
Older Sister

Education
Junior High

St. Icarus/Icaria (3rd Year)

Class

3-4

Seat

30

Club Position

Captain
Regular

Japan U-17 Camp

Court 2

Tennis
Dominant Arm

Right

Racquet(s)

WIMBLEDON (Tour Merit)

Shoes

NIKE VAPOR S2

Media
Manga Debut

Genius 249

Voice Actor

Eisuke Tsuda (Japanese)

Sakata Richard (リチャード坂田 Richaado Sakata) is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus and captain of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, and Horio Satoshi.

AppearanceEdit

Sakata has dreadlocks and dark skin. He wears glasses and is noted to have "long legs" by Tezuka Kunimitsu.

PersonalityEdit

He is seen laughing a lot throughout both the manga in the anime.

HistoryEdit

NationalsEdit

Richard Sakata losing 6-4

Sakata after losing to Sengoku.

During the lot drawing for the brackets of the National Tournament, Sakata sticks his leg out in the pathway in attempt to trip Tezuka, who returned from Germany. Tezuka avoids Sakata's leg, and notes that Sakata has extremely long legs (it is uncertain if this was sarcasm or not), to which Sakata replies laughing.

Sakata and St. Icaria is defeated by Sengoku Kiyosumi from Yamabuki in the Nationals before Yamabuki lost to Nagoya Seitoku in quarter finals.

U-17 CampEdit

Sakata receives an invitation to the U17-Camp where he partnered with Liliadent Krauser in the Tie-Breaker Elimiantion match, but lose 7-0, joining the losers in training with the Drunken Coach in the mountains. There, we learn that he has a weakness of running in a zig-zag pattern during the Sportsmanship Hunt.

Sakata during sportsman eagle hunt

Sakata during the Sportsmanship hunt.

In the anime, his role is expanded as he and Momoshiro Takeshi comment on a training routine the Drunken Coach makes the middle schoolers do- swinging a racket filled with heavy lead around. This scene does not happen in the manga, and occurs during the 3rd VS. 5th Court Shuffle (prior to Tezuka and Yamato Yūdai) in which Echizen Ryoma is asked to leave by the Coach because his mind was elsewhere.

Later, Sakata is seen returning with the losers to claim the 2nd Court. He later shares a dorm room with the Oshitari Cousins (Yushi and Kenya) and Kamio Akira.

Tennis RecordEdit

Official Middle School TournamentsEdit

Tournament Round School Position Partner Opponent(s) Score
2008 Nationals Round 1 Yamabuki Middle School Singles 1 None Kiyosumi Sengoku Lost (4-6)

Playing Style and TechniquesEdit

Richard Sakata is famed for his speed and is known to be extremely fast.

Personal InformationEdit

  • Favorite Type: A girl who looks good in braids

TriviaEdit

  • Due to his English first name but Japanese surname, it can be assumed Richard Sakata is half-Japanese like Jackal Kuwahara.
  • His name probably comes from the city Sakata which is located in the Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku, in other words, the same prefecture and region Richard's school, St. Icarus, is from.

ReferencesEdit

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