St. Rudolph (2nd Year)
Seishun (Seiharudai) Third (Dai-san) Elementary School
|U-17 Training Camp||
WILSON HYPER PROSTUFF7.6 with ROLLERS
ASICS ADVANTAGE TASK SX
Makoto Tomita (Japanese)
Yūta Fuji (不二裕太, Fuji Yūta) is a second year student who transfered from Seishun Academy to St.Rudolph because people have been comparing him to his older brother, the tennis genius Shūsuke Fuji. Under Hajime Mizuki's guidance he was able to master the Twist Spin Shot, so that he can eventually defeat his brother.
He is the youngest child of the Fuji family, and he stays at St. Rudolph's dormitory.
Yuuta has short brown hair and grey eyes. He has a scar on the right side of his forehead in the shape of a cross.
As young children, Yūta was very close to his older brother, Shusuke, since he would often protect Yūta from bullies. However, as they got older and Shusuke became well-known, he became upset that he was always referred to as "Shusuke's younger brother" than by his name. This drove him to leave Seigaku and become obsessed to defeating his brother in a match. Yūta as a young child used to be weak and a cry baby but grew up to become much more angry and hostile towards people. However, even though he does not admit to it, he still shares a deep bond with his older brother, as shown by his reaction when he sees Shusuke destroy Mizuki (because Mizuki taught the incredibly dangerous Twist-Spin shot to Yuuta).
After resolving their problems Yuuta and Shusuke were able to become closer. Yuuta, however, is often toyed with by his brother for his own amusment (much to Yuuta's annoyance). He often gets angry at his older brother for teasing him but ultimately does nothing about it.
Yuuta's personality with his teammates is very different from when he is with his brother or his opponents. Yuuta becomes more animated and is incredibly blunt with his manner of speaking, especially with Mizuki (not that the realizes). He is also surprisingly passive when it comes to being dragged around by Mizuki despite always being against Mizuki's plans.
One Year Prior To The Storyline
Yūta attended Seishun Academy briefly last year, but in order to avoid walking in the shadows of his older brother Shūsuke Fuji, Yūta chose not to join Seigaku's tennis club and trained with a hired coach instead. It was at that particular private tennis club where he met his future teammates, Hajime Mizuki and company.
When Mizuki offered to help Yūta make a name of himself from Shūsuke, Yūta jumped at the chance and transferred to St.Rudolph. This year, Yūta nailed sixteen consecutive victories against left-handed players, gaining the nicknamme Southpaw Killer.
Yūta plays in a Singles match against Jiro Akutagawa during the 5th place Consolation match between Hyotei Academy and St.Rudolph and is crushed 6-1 by Akutagawa, having been fooled by Akutagawa's usually half-asleep appearance.
St.Rudolph and Yuuta are unable to compete in the Regionals after being crushed by full strength Hyotei at the 5th place Consolation match.
St.Rudolph and Yuuta are unable to compete in the Nationals. Yūta and Mizuki watch Shusuke's match against Shitenhōji's captain, Kuranosuke Shiraishi. Seeing the state his brother was in after his defeat, Yūta tries to cheer him up by telling him to not worry about it and that he played a good game.
Before the Singles 1 Match between Seigaku and Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku, Yūta plays Ryoma again so that he can regain his memories, being disappointed that Ryoma countered his Twist Spin Shot again.
Yūta, along with Mizuki is invited to the U17 camp. There Yūta faces his older brother Shūsuke Fuji in a tie-breaker match and loses. As a result he and all the other middle schoolers who lost their match and train in the Drunken Coach's Mountain with the Drunken Coach to return for a second chance at the U17 camp. Then after the serious and hard training, he and other Middle Schoolers came back to the U17 camp wearing Black Jackets. Then they faced Court 2 and won.
Playing Styles and Techniques
Yuuta is known to be rather strong against Left-Handed opponents earning him the nickname Southpaw Killer.
Yūta returns the ball before it bounces to the highest point. As a result, his opponents have less time to react.
This was a technique taught by Hajime Mizuki. It has incredible bounce, with an enormous amount of violent spin which propels the ball upwards upon bouncing, but the posture required to prepare for the shot can destroy Yūta's shoulder.
This move is first used against his brother Shusuke in their tie-break at the U-17 Camp. This shot is an improved version of the [Twist Spin Shot]] It is a Two-Handed Forehand version of the shot where the ball still has the same enormous amount of violent spin which greatly propels the ball upwards upon bouncing.
U-17 Camp Stats
- Speed: 3
- Technique: 3
- Mental: 2
- Stamina: 2
- Power: 3
- Favorite Food: Crepes, Cake, Pumpkin Curry, Strawberry
- Hobby: Game Boy Advance (Shooting games), Frisbee
- Father's occupation: Office worker (Overseas work)
- Favorite Subject: Physics, Mathematics
- Favorite Color: Silver-Blue
- Preferred type: Whoever he falls for will become his preferred type
- Afraid of/Bad at: Needles
- It is revealed in PairPuri 2 that Yuta, along with his older brother Shusuke, had once gotten lost in a department store when they were younger as Shusuke was making him put on outfits.