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Akira Nakabou
Character information
Rōmaji Nakabō Akira
Alias Chuubou
Gender Male
Age 14
Affiliation Deimon Devil Bats
Jersey 54
Position Lineman
Team Team Japan (Youth World Cup)
Deimon Devil Bats (high school)
Chapter 308th Down
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Akira Nakabo (中坊 明, Nakabō Akira), nicknamed "Chuubou", is a middle school student who participated in the World Youth Cup under Team Japan.




Youth World Cup Arc

Chubou has greatly admires Sena Kobayakawa's running so he wants to join the Deimon Devil Bats when he attends high school.

Although he admires Sena's running, his position on the team is as a lineman. His given position seems to be a wise decision because he is able to perform the "Delta Dynamite," a block that needs precise timing which hits three points and causes the victim to lose balance (judging from chapter 311, when Chuubou uses the Delta Dynamite and stops Takeru Yamato and at the same time throws him off balance).

"Delta Dynamite"

In the same chapter, Rikiya Gao exhibits interest in Chuubou after seeing his move. After the game against Russia, Gaou challenges Chuubou, which results in the latter losing. This causes Chuubou to train using the "Delta Dynamite," and eventually he teaches his senior and fellow lineman the technique. During the aftermath of the World Youth Cup, Chuubou finally becomes a member of the Deimon Devil Bats team.

Techniques and Abilities

Delta Dynamite: A blocking technique that involves ramming the enemy with the head, shoulder and fist simultaneously in a delta shape, which makes the block three times more powerful.


Rikiya Gao


  • The name Akira means "bright" (明).
  • Akira's surname Nakabo means "middle" (中) (naka) and "priest's lodge" (坊) (bo).