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Just because these new guys will surpass us, it shouldn't diminish my squadmates' true value.

Kuniharu Kakizaki, in Kuniharu Kakizaki.[1]

Kuniharu Kakizaki (柿崎(かきざき) 国治(くにはる) Kakizaki Kuniharu?) is an All-Rounder and the captain of Kakizaki Unit. He is also a former member of Arashiyama Unit.

AppearanceEdit

Kuniharu Kakizaki (manga) 2
Kakizaki is a young man with ash blond[6] Ivy League hair and grey eyes. His uniform consists in a high-collared, zipped jacket in a bright persimmon color with matching headphones, a black undershirt, boots and dark brown pants[7] (gray in the anime).[8]

PersonalityEdit

Kakizaki is quite friendly, demonstrated when he guided Yūma to the rank battle place despite being his upcoming opponent.[9] He has a reputation of being overly cautious in combat,[10] although Tokieda extols it as a quality[11] and argues instead that Kakizaki has a tendency to shoulder all the responsibility himself.[12] In fact, he has low confidence in himself,[4] but high confidence in his teammates,[13] and blames himself for their low position in the ranking.[14]

RelationshipsEdit

Kakizaki UnitEdit

Kakizaki cherishes his squadmates, whom he believes to be exceptionally talented,[15] more than Border acknowledges.[14] Although he was happy they decided to enlist in his unit, he still struggles to understand why they would choose to be by his side.[16] He blames himself for the unit's low placement in the rankings[14] and apologizes to them after their match against Tamakoma Second, but his teammates defend his leadership[17] and he is both relieved and moved to see them suggest improvements and be invited to join them.[18] His squadmates admire him deeply and defer to him when she speaks as their captain, but that does not prevent them from bantering when not strategizing. Ui refers to him by a nickname,[3] implying closeness, while Teruya and Tomoe mostly call him "Captain" in combat. Kakizaki on the other hand appears to use their first names.[14]

Arashiyama UnitEdit

Kakizaki seems to be on good terms with the members of his former unit, with Satori calling him by a nickname and crying when he decided to leave,[4] Haruka Ayatsuji finding an Operator for him as soon as he did,[19] and Tokieda considering him one of his favorite senior members.[20] Kakizaki admired Arashiyama[21] but also felt inadequate when he compared himself to him. Arashiyama greeted him as a rival when he left.[4]

QuotesEdit

  • "This team isn't supposed to be hanging around in this position."[22]
  • (To Yūma Kuga) "Interesting... Show me what you've got, rookie!"[23]
  • (At the press conference) "We will do our best to protect the city and its citizens!"[24]
  • "My family or the people...?! How am I supposed to answer that...?!"[25]
  • "I never thought that I was a good soldier."[4]
  • "Fumika and Kotarō... and Madoka... I don't deserve such great squadmates."[14]
  • "The fact that such great agents are are still wandering between the middle and low level in B-rank is all because of me, a captain who can't bring out their true strength."[14]
  • "Just because these new guys will surpass us, it shouldn't diminish my squadmates' true value."[1]
  • (To Yūma Kuga) "You're definitely strong, but... Sorry. I have no intention of handing victory over to you."[26]

TriviaEdit

  • "Kuhinaru" (国治?) means "country government", while "Kakizaki" (柿崎?) means "persimmon cape". Coincidentally, persimmon is the color of his unit's jackets.[7]
  • He likes gyūdon, watermelon and all of sports.[27]
  • In his free time he enjoys playing basketball with Ryō Utagawa and Yūko Kumagai, among others.[6]
  • He was described as one of the few normal 19-years-old Border agents and the mediator of the group.[6]
  • His dog is listed among his family members.[27]
  • The author described Kakizaki as a riajū (リア充), a pejorative term for someone who lives a happy and fulfilling life, and joked that he will live to the age of 92.[6]
    • Kakizaki's teammate Tomoe received the same epiteth.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 17)
  2. World Trigger Manga Chapter 121 (p. 15)
  3. 3.0 3.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 137 (p. 5)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 12)
  5. World Trigger Manga Chapter 136 (p. 15)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Volume 16 Character Profiles
  7. 7.0 7.1 World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 181)
  8. World Trigger Anime Episode 25
  9. World Trigger Manga Chapter 121 (p. 12-14)
  10. World Trigger Manga Chapter 136 (p. 15)
  11. World Trigger Manga Chapter 136 (p. 16)
  12. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 11)
  13. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 16-17)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 16)
  15. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 14)
  16. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 13-15)
  17. World Trigger Manga Chapter 146 (p. 8)
  18. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 9)
  19. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 13)
  20. World Trigger Manga Chapter 136 (p. 17)
  21. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 7)
  22. World Trigger Manga Chapter 137 (p. 6)
  23. World Trigger Manga Chapter 140 (p. 19)
  24. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 3)
  25. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 4)
  26. World Trigger Manga Chapter 142 (p. 18-19)
  27. 27.0 27.1 World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 180)

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