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Hayato Akaba
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Character information
Rōmaji Akaba Hayato
Kanji 赤羽 隼人
Alias The Real Eyeshield 21
Gender Male
Age 17
Birthday September 21st
Blood type A
Height 176 cm
Weight 64 kg
Bench press 95 kg
Relatives Father, Mother and little Sister
Status
Affiliation Bando Spiders
Saikyoudai Wizards
Year 2nd Year
Jersey 21
22
Position Captain
Tight end
Fullback
Team Bando Spiders (high school)
Team Japan (Youth World Cup)
Saikyoudai Wizards (university)
Debut
Chapter 151st Down
Episode Episode 75
Voice actors
Japanese Daisuke Hirakawa
Image gallery


Hayato Akaba(赤羽 隼人, Akaba Hayato) is the tight end for the Bando Spiders, as well as the team's captain. He claims to be "the real Eyeshield 21" prior to and during the Bando vs Deimon match.

Appearance

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Hayato is a relatively tall red-haired young man with a lean body shape and quite stern, sharp facial features. He has thin eyebrows and long eyelashes. Known as the "Red-Eyed Ace," Hayato is also known for his blood red eyes, though they are apparently just contacts he wears for aesthetic reasons. He is frequently seen wearing a pair of sunglasses. He is obsessed with music and often brings his electric guitar everywhere he goes, and uses it for everything.

When he first appeared in the manga, he had a slightly undone white button-up shirt, cross necklace with a ring, and earrings. He appears to like looser, more "cool" clothing, fitting with his usually calmly flamboyant personality.

While playing, Hayato wears a blue Eyeshield, and he introduces himself to Sena as "the real Eyeshield 21," but also says that "Eyeshield 21" is a title that is passed from player to player in Notre Dame. Whether or not this is true has yet to be clarified.

Personality

Hayato appears to be a patient and calm mild-mannered man. He is knowledgeable in sense that he always spend a lot of his time, sitting alone studying a mountain of data. Hiruma also said that he is such a problematic bastard, maybe because of his intelligence and skills.

He is obsessed with music and often plays his electric guitar and uses musical metaphors to state his opinions. He also ask Kotaro Sasaki to kick at the exactly landing point using guitar code. He was offered a place on the Teikoku team, and accepted because of the team's strength and his father transferring to Kansai. After a confrontation with teammate Kotaro, Hayato changed his mind and decided to return to Bando. Because of the school's policy, Hayato was forced to sit out for six months from the beginning of the school year, and he cannot play with the team until the match against the Devil Bats. Instead, Hayato serves as an adviser and instructor to his teammates, teaching them the blocking techniques he created through painstaking research. While Hayato has the upper hand on Sena through much of the game, he eventually loses in a direct confrontation with the younger player, and Sena scores the winning touchdown for the Devil Bats. Afterward, Hayato presents Sena with his blue Eyeshield (in the anime he returns Sena's original green Eyeshield to him), which Sena uses for the remainder of the manga, and states that Sena deserves to be called Eyeshield 21.

Hayato is a strong and swift player known for his ability as a lead blocker. His main technique, "Spider Poison", involves shoving against an opposing player at the moment that their center of gravity shifts, allowing Hayato to knock them over. On defense, Hayato uses a technique called "Run Force," in which he forces opposing blockers into certain positions to allow himself to be in position for a tackle. Hayato also teaches his teammates to use Spider Poison, making the entire team stronger.

Abilities and Techniques

Hayato has impressive reflexes and strength that allow him to instantly react to the Ha-Ha Brothers and Kurita's movement and blow them away during match despite his slender build. He is widely regarded as as the strongest lead blocker.

He is a strong and swift player known for his ability as a lead blocker in the strongest kicking team of Bando Spiders. His main technique, "Spider Poison", involves shoving against an opposing player at the moment that their center of gravity shifts, allowing Akaba to knock them over. Akaba also teaches his teammates to use Spider Poison, making the entire team stronger.

During the match with Deimon Devil Bats, he created the inescapable technique, "Spider Web" that focus on the continuous offensive of onside kicks. It is the simple way of Akaba to stop Sena's light speed pace that is by not letting Sena to touch the ball.

On defense, Akaba uses a technique called "Run Force", in which he forces opposing blockers into certain positions to allow himself to be in position for a tackle. This allows him to perform "Super Fast Tackle" to block Sena's light speed pace.

Plot

Autumn Tournament Arc

Kanto Tournament Arc

Christmas Bowl Arc

Youth Cup Arc

Relationship

Bando Spiders

Kotaro Sasaki

Trivia

  • His favorite food is salad, his favorite color is red and his favorite animal is a monkey because it is smart.[1]
  • His most respected person are Nobel Prize winners.[2]
  • For him, the most important thing in life is calmness and the most important thing in American Football is a kick game.[3]
  • He has a support theme song composed by the principal of Bando called "Red Spider".[4]
  • At Episode 77 of the Anime, Hayato plays Master of Puppets by Metallica [5]

References

  1. Eyeshield 21 Omake: 152nd Down Omake
  2. Eyeshield 21 Omake: 152nd Down Omake
  3. Eyeshield 21 Omake: 152nd Down Omake
  4. Eyeshield 21 Omake: 152nd Down Omake
  5. Eyeshield 21 ( Anime ), Episode 77
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