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Kazuki Jumonji
Anime | Manga
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Character information
Rōmaji Jūmonji Kazuki
Gender Male
Birthday October 1
Blood type A
Height 175 cm
Weight 71 kg
Bench press 65 kg (initially)
85 kg
Relatives Erito Jumonji (Father)
Status
Affiliation Deimon Devil Bats
The Ha-Ha Brothers
Saikyoudai Wizards
Year 1st year
Jersey 51
40 Yard Dash 5.5 seconds
Position Lineman
Offensive tackle
Defensive end
Fullback
Team Deimon Devil Bats (high school)
Saikyoudai Wizards (university)
Debut
Chapter 1st Down
Episode Episode 1
Voice actors
Japanese Takanori Hoshino
English Kirk Thornton
Image gallery

Kazuki Jumonji (十文字 一輝 Jūmonji Kazuki) is the apparent leader of the Ha-Ha Brothers (ハァハァ三兄弟 Ha Ha Sankyoudai), as can be seen in certain instances, including the NASA Aliens game and the Death March.

Appearance

Kazuki is a well-built teenage boy with short platinum blond hair and pale skin. He sports an X-shaped scar on his right cheek, which was originally supposed to be used to get Kurita arrested until they were forced away by Yoichi Hiruma.

Personality

Kazuki, following his trope and archetype of "bully leader," is, while brash and simple-minded at times, relatively intelligent. He is rather closed-off and private about his emotions and what he is going through, but can be very perceptive when it comes to others. This can be seen when he is among the first characters to realize that Sena is, in all reality, Eyeshield 21. He is one of the three to realize this on their own, the other two before him being Seijuro Shin and Taro Raimon. From how he reveals this aloud to Sena without outright giving it up to everyone else shows some level of respect and consideration for others, especially those he has acknowledged as capable.

Kazuki bows his head and asks Sena to let him, Shozo and Koji help him break through the American line.

Along with his brash behavior it isn't difficult to provoke him, though it should be noted he is much calmer than his friends Shozo Togano and Koji Kuroki. He is capable of leading, something that can be naturally found between him, Shozo and Koji, a trio of best friends. Though relatively complacent before the start of the story, he can get very defensive and aggressive if he or either of his best friends are insulted, and had his first big moment in a game when he threw Niinobu Kasamatsu to the ground, stating that he doesn't want to be a loser forever. He is also the first to bow his head and lay down his pride for his and his friends' sake, as can be seen by him pleading/asking Eyeshield 21 to let him, Shozo and Koji help him break through the NASA Alien line and score.

It is revealed that Kazuki is one of the smartest members of the team in a trivia page where the intelligence of the individual Devil Bats were compared. He ranked above everyone but Hiruma, Mamori, and Yukimitsu (Musashi was not included). The anime also implies that he could have been a candidate for team captain when the founding members of Devil Bats graduate, effectively huddling the junior members together without their help. Musashi has commented that Kazuki is "the same kind of guy as him" in terms of attitude, both being stoic and samurai-esque. Kazuki and Musashi tend to react the same way to outrageous incidents. That is to say, with a deadpan or a reality check.

History

At some point during elementary or junior high school, Kazuki, Shozo and Koji made Sena their gofer. Kazuki has been a delinquent for a long time, much to his father's disdain, who constantly tried to discourage him from spending time with them. He and his friends have been referred to as "trash" many times, making him develop a stigma against the word and being looked down upon for being unruly. Until he, Shozo and Koji participated in their first Deimon Devil Bats match, they were always seen with disapproval. It is unknown if he has a mother.

Synopsis

Kazuki subtly revealing to Sena he knows he is Eyeshield 21.

Kazuki is the only one so far of the trio to score a touchdown, and probably the only one in the Deimon Devil Bats who has scored touchdowns from the defense aside from Sena. The first is one was scored when Sena caused a fumble against the Nagas and Kazuki took the ball and scored a touchdown. This in itself is a near-miracle, since his position almost NEVER handles the ball. Still, after being fueled by flashbacks of Sena's determination and devotion in the football field (along with the fact that Kazuki was accustomed to direct injury long before he joined the Devil Bats), he managed to get across the goal line, dragging Agon along with him. The second time happened when Kurita crushed Marco; he caught a fumbled ball and unexpectedly scored a counter touchdown from defense. He is also the first of the three to really become serious about football, occasionally sympathizing with Sena and vowing to become a better lineman in order to assist him. Kazuki also has an uneasy relationship with his father, since his father is always telling him not to associate himself with his friends, who he puts down as "trash" (like Agon does). During the match with Ojou, Kazuki takes the fullback position to assist Sena in his run.

Kazuki Kazuki cracking his knuckles.

His last name means "cross" most likely a reference to the scar on his cheek. It is possible the scar itself is hereditary as his father has the same scar on his forehead. But this is probably a coincidence as he is shown without the scar several times in chapter 1 of the manga. In last play to score two-point conversion against Hakushuu, he became the center so that Kurita can utilize his full strength to face Gaou. He also seems to have a relationship (shown in the anime, mentioned in the manga).

During the Christmas Bowl arc, Kazuki goes under Kakei's coaching of his technique and knowledge to help Sena face the real Eyeshield 21.

In the last chapter 333, Kazuki was revealed in a small panel along with Banba and Ikkyu to be part of the Saikyoudai team which also includes Hiruma, Agon, Akaba, Yamato and Taka. Also, it can be noted that his X-like scar on his left cheek, even though it has always been depicted on his right.

Relationships

Deimon Devil Bats

Koji Kuroki

Shozo Togano

Techniques and Strategies

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  • Screen Pass - They intentionally let their opponents break through the line, then shift over to make two-on-one blocks on the other side of the line of scrimmage. This creates a wide area for Eyeshield to go through once Hiruma laterals the ball to him.
  • Delinquent Death Blow - Also known as the Delinquent Deathblow, the Scumbag Scuffle and Rascal Killing. The Ha-Ha Brothers practiced the technique with the Zokugaku Chameleons. The method involves grabbing the opposing lineman by the sleeve, taking a diagonal step up, then slamming the opponent face-first into the turf by using the opponent's driving force against himself (though technically, that move should be considered as Unnecessary Roughness/Unsportsmanlike Conduct). This is especially useful in getting past larger linemen in order to sack the quarterback. Kazuki uses this move the most often, while it is rarely if ever, executed by Togano and Kuroki.
  • Sweeper - A method in which linemen form a protective barrier in front of Eyeshield 21, thereby clearing a path for him in a diagonal direction. After the Death March, they are able to clear a very wide passage for him to go through.
  • Hip Explosion - During the Death March, the Ha-Ha Brothers learned the proper method of pushing out with their entire bodies, rather than just their arms. By thrusting out their hips, they can deliver more force against opposing linemen. Kuroki in particular exercises this move against the seemingly unbeatable Aoyanagi in the game against Amino.
  • Ha-Ha Triple Attack - Shown in the anime first, a three-on-one tackle with each Ha-Ha brother using their own strengths as a means of gradually nullifying quick and sturdy opponents. Kuroki leads, first using his speed to cancel the runner's sprint. Togano then uses his power to beat the force of the runner's counter. While the opponent is distracted, Kazuki uses his techniques (often being the Juvenile Delinquent Murder Method) to finish the move. Alternate versions include tackling from three different directions at once or tossing their opponents into the air. Recently, in the manga, this was shown when they saved the ball from Teikoku's possession after failed Christ Cross. In here, Kuroki and Togano hold Reisuke Aki from holding/ securing the ball, while Kazuki batted the ball down. Kazuki's father seems to hold a different opinion of the gang as he watches the technique.
  • Bump - Learned along with the whole Devil Bats team, but never shown using it.

Trivia

  • In each of the boys' names are the kanji for one (Kazuki), two (Kuroki), and three (Togano). Their first names imply the number of sons born in the family. This means that Kazuki is the only child, Kuroki is the second son, and Togano is the youngest son of three. Their jersey numbers also reflect this, as Kazuki is 51, Kuroki is 52, and Togano is 53.
  • Early in the manga, Hiruma refers to them as the Ha-Ha Brothers seemingly because he believes (or wants them to think he believes so, just to aggravate them) that they are actual brothers.
  • In the manga, all three of them drink and smoke. After the Taiyo Sphinx game, Kazuki quit smoking when he read the 'Football Monthly' article, to focus on his game. Musashi persuaded Kuroki and Togano to quit as well (noting that "Real athletes don't smoke. Smokers lose their breath too quickly.") by swearing off smoking himself. Whether they still drink or not is unknown.
  • In the first chapter Kazuki can be seen exactly once with stud earrings, but they never appear again.

    One of Kazuki's only two clear shots with earrings.

  • Though it is not certain why, Kazuki is actually very popular with girls, mentioned constantly by Kuroki and Togano ("Dammit! Even though we were never confessed to..." Kuroki "Though I wonder how many times it happened to Kazuki." Togano "Ah?" [Kazuki]).
  • Another shtick they do is finish each other's lines or thoughts one by one based by age. The order would then be Togano (the youngest), Kazuki (the middle), and Kuroki (the oldest). (i.e.: Togano: "So that would mean..."; Kazuki: "what we have to do is..."; Kuroki: "Yeah. We have to believe in our teammates' strengths more."). It should be noted that when this occurs, Kuroki often has the longest quote of the three. In the manga, they say one thought in unison.
  • Kazuki and Togano have unique nicknames used only by the trio: "Kazu" and "Toga".
  • All three have taken to Hiruma's habit of kicking a teammate in the rear, (for them it's simultaneously), without saying anything, whenever that teammate does something spectacular.
  • In the anime only, he suffers from acrophobia, a problem which Doburoku admits that not even finishing the Death March can fix

References

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Coach Doburoku Sakaki
Manager Mamori Anezaki
Players Yoichi HirumaSena KobayakawaRyokan KuritaTaro RaimonGen "Musashi" TakekuraKazuki JumonjiKoji KurokiShozo ToganoDaikichi KomusubiManabu YukimitsuTetsuo IshimaruYohei SatakeKenta YamaokaFutoshi OmosadakeAkira NakaboNatsuhiko Taki
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