[[folder:Sohoku High School]]
!!'''The Sohoku Team'''
* HuddlePower: On bicycles!
** HuddleShot
* [[TeamHandStack Team Fist Bump]]

!!'''Sakamichi Onoda'''
-->Played by: Daiki Yamashita (anime), Ryouta Murai (stage play)

Our main character who specializes in climbing. Onoda's claim to fame is his high cadence climb, honed by his years of riding his low-gear mommy bike.

* AccidentalAthlete
* {{Adorkable}}
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Onoda's "mommy bike" forced him to bike at a higher cadence, which really helps climbing slopes on a bike.
* {{Determinator}}: Routinely rides 90km going to and from Akihabara, in order to save on train fare.
** He also manages to [[spoiler: beat Imaizumi in the climbing stage]] from last place due to this.
** Onoda AGAIN manages to [[spoiler: catch up to Sohoku at the front of the pack after crashing and reaching last place. He has to pass over 100 riders to do this.]]
*** He THEN [[spoiler: does the same thing again for Tadokoro, who has fallen to the back of the pack. Onoda drops back and pulls him along back to the rest of Sohoku.]]
* DeterminedExpression: His default expression while cycling other than smiling.
* FriendlessBackground: Suffers from this while in middle school. It's the main reason why he's [[IJustWantToHaveFriends trying so hard to revive the anime club]] at the start of the series.
* GenkiGuy: Is adorably upbeat when he focuses on something he likes. While this part of him can easily be overlooked at the start of the series, due to him tending to be [[ShrinkingViolet very withdrawn]], as time passes and [[CharacterDevelopment he becomes more confident]] it becomes one of his most defining character traits.
* HesBack: Goes through this after both his [[HeroicBSOD Heroic BSODs]] listed below. The one during the freshman race is both heartwarming and hilarious, as, rejuvenated, he pedals dramatically off into the distance...leaving behind all the supplies that the seniors gave to him. Cue the rest of the club's collective FaceFault.
* HeroicBSOD:
** Has one at the start of the Freshman Race, complete with BrokenTears, after he realizes he mommy bike simply can't keep up with the others' road racers. While this may seem a bit pathetic at first glance, keep in mind that if he doesn't catch up he'll wind up in last place, which means he won't be able to join the cycle club, which means that he'll very possibly lose the first two friends [[FriendlessBackground that he's ever made.]] With that much riding on the race, it's a little wonder that he's so torn up about being unable to compete.
** He gets another one during training camp, after he gets it into his head that [[spoiler:he only likes climbing slopes because it's easy for him]].
** Has a minor one when he [[spoiler: crashes during Interhigh and falls to last place.]]
* IGaveMyWord: Is incredibly determined to fulfill his orders during Interhigh, [[spoiler: going to [[UpToEleven such crazy lengths]] as riding in a gutter to pass 100 riders or dropping to the back of the pack to get Tadokoro]].
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: His burning desire to have friends is the motivation behind most of his actions at the beginning of the series.
* TheLoad: Sometimes sees himself as this to the cycling club, especially when he compares his skill level to the likes of Imaizumi and Naruko. This self doubt is especially noticeable after [[spoiler:the freshmen qualify for the interhigh]], though it's quickly put to rest by the rest of the team's encouragement.
* MeaningfulName: His first name literally means "slope".
* NaiveNewcomer: The world of competitive cycling is completely foreign to him. This is actually played for drama during the summer training camp, when he [[spoiler:fails to realize that the seniors have modified his bike]], and almost suffers from a [[HeroicBSOD major existential crisis]] after his performance drops.
* NerdGlasses
* NiceGuy
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: [[spoiler: His personal philosophy after Kinjou tells him to keep Sohoku together during Interhighs.]] Goes out of his way to fulfill this. See {{Determinator}} above.
* {{Otaku}}: At the start of the series, he's your stereotypical anime otaku.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Converts everyone to "Onoda-ism" very quickly. He does this to Imaizumi during their back gate race, Naruko during their meeting in Akihabara, and the seniors and coaches during the Freshman race.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Doesn't excel in social situations, but is an incredibly [[{{Determinator}} determined]] [[BadassAdorable badass]] on the road.
* TearsOfJoy: After catching up to Imaizumi and Naruko in the freshman race.
* UnskilledButStrong: Onoda in a nutshell. Yes, he has an amazing cycling technique, but because of his lack of training he falls woefully short in both the stamina and overall fitness categories compared to the other club members. Since bicycle racing is mainly an endurance sport, this costs him more than a few races at the beginning of the series.
* TheWatson: Onoda often asks Makishima and others about cycling and cycling strategy to help readers/viewers understand the sport.
* WingdingEyes: His eyes briefly turn into spirals in episode 7.
* WorthyOpponent: To Imaizumi and Manami.

!!'''Shunsuke Imaizumi'''
-->Played by: Creator/KosukeToriumi (anime), Motohiro Oda (stage play)

A first-year and experienced cyclist who first notices Onoda's talent for climbing. He's an all-round cyclist whose main motivation is to defeat Midousuji in a race.

* {{Bishonen}}: Considered to be this in-universe by many girls at his school.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Miki.
* ConvertedFanboy: Imaizumi becomes a serious fan of [[ShowWithinAShow Love Hime]] thanks to Onoda. [[spoiler: He even goes with Onoda to the Love Hime movie and gets just as in to it as Onoda does.]]
** [[He even attended a Love Hime CONVENTION with Onoda, though was somewhat confused by the whole thing.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: A non-romantic version. Opens up after befriending Onoda.
* DontThinkFeel: Imaizumi, who in his previous races tries to act logically based on his biometrics, decides to ignore his heart rate and cadence monitor and go all-out during his race with Onoda.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Starts having one when he's unable to catch up to Midousuji on the last stretch of the first day of the inter high, and then has a full blown one when, on the second day, Kyoto Fushimi passes him and Kinjou while Midousuji declares that he never even saw Sohoku as competition.]]
* InnerMonologue: Most of his compliments for Onoda are not spoken.
* JerkJock: Averted. He's much nicer than his introduction makes him seem.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Often acts cold and uninterested, but he does genuinely care for people who get hurt - he helps Onoda when he crashes, and an old man when he trips. He also compliments Onoda on his skill and encourages him to better himself and become part of the cycling club.
* [[LonelyAtTheTop Lonely At The Front]]: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], as Imaizumi's goal to be in first place is ''because'' it's quiet at the front of the pack.
* LonelyRichKid: As a child.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers
* SexyManInstantHarem: This trope is in very much in effect for him, and it's completely PlayedForLaughs.
--> '''Onoda''': [[LampshadeHanging There's actually something that's been bothering me...]]
--> *Cut to fangirls*
--> '''Imaizumi''': [[UnwantedHarem I...I don't know why this is happening either.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: One of the [[{{Bishonen}} prettiest looking]] among the main cast and is a good head taller than the rest of the cycle club freshmen. He also overlaps into TallDarkAndSnarky territory too, especially in his interactions with [[TheRival Naruko.]]
* UnwantedHarem: Poor [[TallDarkAndHandsome Imaizumi]] is downright ''[[NoGuyWantsToBeChased horrified]]'' at all the female attention his races get.

!!'''Shoukichi Naruko'''
-->Played by: Creator/JunFukushima (anime), Yuuki Torigoe (stage play)

A first-year sprinter who transfers to Sohoku from Osaka.

* BerserkButton: Disrespecting bicycles and their riders.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CallingYourBathroomBreaks: To the point of it being a minor running gag.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* CuteLittleFangs
* FieryRedhead: Possesses a vibrant head of red hair, which fits in with the whole HotBlooded, [[RedOniBlueOni red oni]] stick he has going on.
--> '''Naruko''': A man has to be in red.
* [[spoiler:HeightAngst: Often lost races in the past due to his height.]]
* HotBlooded: ''Hands down'' the most passionate member of the freshmen trio.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Dear ''lord''. If you somehow missed this from [[HotBlooded his]] [[GenkiGuy whole]] [[FieryRedhead attitude]] and the obvious [[KansaiRegionalAccent accent]], his biking gear has [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS KANSAI]] scrawled across it in block caps.
--> [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya I am Naruko Shoukichi!]] I'm a man who loves [[SeriousBusiness bicycles]] and his [[TrueCompanions friends!!]]
* LargeHam
* ManlyTears: When he's frustrated that he lost to Imaizumi.
* [[spoiler:MiseryBuildsCharacter: Learns to accept that his losses when he was younger has made him a better sprinter.]]
* TheNicknamer: Gives much of the cast a nickname.
** Aoyagi: Quiet Senpai
** Imaizumi: Hotshot
** Izumida: Eyelashes
** Kinjou: Captain Shades
** Tadokoro: Old man
** Teshima: Perm Hair
* OlderThanTheyLook: Mistaken as a kindergartener while in 3rd grade.
* RealMenHateSugar: Subverted in an omake. Naruko pretends to enjoy black coffee when hanging out with Onoda, but immediately asks the server that milk be added the second Onoda goes to he bathroom.
* SignatureLaugh: Has a distinctive "ka ka ka" laugh.

!!'''Shingo Kinjou'''
-->Played by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (anime), Naoya Gomoto (stage play)

A senior all-rounder for the team. He's the captain for Sohoku.

* TheAce
* [[BadassDriver Badass Cyclist]]: Has insane control over his bicycle.
* {{Bishonen}}: Considered this by girls at his school.
* TheCaptain
* CoolShades
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Doggedly sees his second-year inter-high race to the end, even after suffering a crash at the hands of Fukutomi on the first day and losing the lead he had so desperately worked to win.]]
** He's even one when he's sewing. After accidentally sewing his lapel and shirt together:
---> '''Kinjou''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny I never give up!]]
* [[spoiler: GameBreakingInjury: His crash during his second year at Interhighs forced him to drop out of the race.]]
* [[spoiler: ICanStillFight: Insists on racing the day after his crash with Fukutomi.]]
* [[spoiler: ItsAllMyFault: Kinjou blames himself for crashing for not being able to fulfill his expectations as TheAce, despite it not being his fault. It's only after Fukutomi's apology that the team realizes what happened.]]
* JackOfAllStats: As an "all-rounder" for the team.
* ManlyTears
* RatedMForManly
** BadassBaritone
* RealMenWearPink: Enjoys sewing and embroidery.
* StageMagician: As a hobby.
** PickACard: Performs this trick for Onoda, Imaizumi and Naruko.
* StoicSpectacles

!!'''Yusuke Makishima'''
-->Played by: Main/ShowtaroMorikubo (anime), Tomoki Hirose (stage play)

Senior climbing specialist, and mentor to Onoda.

* AffectionateNickname: Toudou calls him Maki-chan.
* BeautyMark
* BerserkButton: Touching his stuff.
--> '''Makishima''': If you touch things without permission, I'll have you executed.
--> '''Tadokoro''': ''[rummages through fridge]'' Have anything to eat?
--> '''Makishima:''' EXECUTED!
* HatesSmallTalk
* HiddenHeartOfGold: While Makishima isn't very easy to talk to, he is nice and does help out Onoda during their joint practice and during the [[TrainingFromHell training camp]] (despite being told by Kinjo not to do so).
* HideTheEvidence: Cuts out part of the clubhouse's drywall that he used to mark his secret practices after some upperclassmen find out about it.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His casual wear.
* KubrickStare: When he sees that Onoda and Naruko have found the hole he made in the team clubhouse.
** CreepyShadowedUndereyes
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MrExposition: Answers a lot of Onoda's questions about cycling as a way of informing the reader/viewer about the sport.
* MulticoloredHair: It's green with red streaks.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: For Onoda and Naruko initially.
* PickACard: His hobby is playing card tricks.
* RapidHairGrowth: In flashbacks [[note]]which date less than a year[[/note]] his hair is almost shoulder length. By the time the series starts, it's [[RapunzelHair down to his back.]]
* StraightMan: With Toudou.
* TheUnSmile
* VerbalTic: Adds -sho to the end of his sentences.
* WeakButSkilled: Like Onoda, he isn't very strong on flats or sprints but is very skilled at climbing.
* WorthyOpponent: Though he won't outright admit it, he does consider Toudou as this.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green and Red Hair]]

!!'''Jin Tadokoro'''
-->Played by: Creator/KentaroIto (anime), Masashi Oyama (stage play)

Senior sprinter for Sohoku.

* BattleCry: '''Ox-y-gen!'''
* BigBrotherMentor: Is this toward the second years.
* BigEater: And HOW!
* TheBigGuy
* CallingYourAttacks
* DespairEventHorizon: Almost crosses it when [[spoiler: he realizes he's too sick to catch up to the rest of the pack. Cue Onoda staying back to help him catch up.]]
* FatAndProud
* HotBlooded
* ImplausibleDeniability: Tells [[spoiler: Fukutomi]] when he visits that the pile of wheels [[BlatantLies totally fell on their own. On top of him.]] Makishima calls him out on it.
* [[spoiler: IWillOnlySlowYouDown: Tells Makishima to leave him behind during Interhighs if he can't keep up.]]
* LargeHam
* ManlyTears: Sheds them quite a lot.
* [[spoiler:MiseryBuildsCharacter: Touji adopts this attitude with respect to Tadokoro. Though Tadokoro lost a lot of races as a freshman, Touji knew that they would drive him and make him a better sprinter.]]
* ObsessedWithFood: It doesn't help that his parents own a bakery.
* PapaBear: To the 2nd years.
* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler: When he and Onoda catch up to the rest of the Sohoku team on the second day of Interhigh.]]
* [[spoiler: WeightWoe]]: As a freshman, [[spoiler:one of his reasons for handing in his resignation from cycling club was because he couldn't lose weight, meaning that he wouldn't be able to climb well. Even if he did he would lose power.]]

!!'''Terufumi Sugimoto'''
-->Played by: Main/KoukiMiyata (anime)

Another first-year who joined the bicycle club with Onoda and co.

* ICallItVera: Calls his bicycle "Col-chan".
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Subverted. Does give his advice and opinions on cycling in a smug way, but his advice is all correct.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Loves pointing out how experienced he is.
* SmugSnake: Downplayed. While he likes to flaunt his "experience", he is rather nice.

!!'''Junta Teshima'''
-->Played by: Creator/DaisukeKishio (anime)

A second-year bicycle club member at Sohoku

* BrainsAndBrawn: The brains in his partnership with Aoyagi, creating plans to push the other to victory.
* GameBreakingInjury: Sprained his ankle during the 1000 kilometer race, forcing him to quit the race and any chance of going to the Interhigh.
* GratuitousEnglish: "It's tea time."
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Aoyagi.
* StoneWall: Acts as a tank for Aoyagi, preventing other racers from getting past him so his partner can speed ahead.
* TheStrategist: Works with Aoyagi to defeat their opponents with tactics.
* TearsOfJoy: When, during Interhighs, [[spoiler: Tadokoro wins the first checkpoint.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Aoyagi and Tadokoro.

!!'''Hajime Aoyagi'''
-->Played by: Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka (anime)

A second-year bicycle club member at Sohoku. He doesn't talk much.

* {{Bishonen}}: Not so much in his second year, but his appearance changes a bit by his third year.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The brawn in his partnership with Teshima, as the slightly better cyclist.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Teshima.
* PeekABangs: Which covers his left-eye.
* TheQuietOne: Rarely speaks.
* TheSilentBob
* TearsOfJoy: When, during Interhighs, [[spoiler: Tadokoro wins the first checkpoint.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Teshima and Tadokoro.

!!'''Miki Kanzaki'''
-->Played by: Ayaka Suwa (anime)

The club manager of Sohoku's bicycle club.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Didn't like when Naruko talked about her breasts and broke a broom over his head.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Imaizumi.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* GenkiGirl
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: In the early parts of the series.
* {{Otaku}}: A self-proclaimed cycling otaku.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to her tomboyish friend Aya.

!!'''Touji Kanzaki'''
-->Played by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (anime)

Miki's elder brother, who used to be the captain of the club. Now runs the local bike shop and helps out the team on the side (usually by driving everyone around in the shop's van).

* BigBrotherMentor: To Kinjou, Tadokoro and Makishima.
* TheCaptain: When he was a senior at Sohoku.
* OralFixation: Pretz or a toothpick.
* PassingTheTorch

!!'''Mr. Pierre'''
-->Played by: Main/KenyuuHoriuchi (anime)

The coach for the Sohoku bicycle team and an English teacher at Sohoku High.

* CoolOldGuy
* EyesAlwaysShut: Though he often opens them in intense situations.
* FunnyForeigner: While watching Naruko and Imaizumi race:
--> '''Mr. Pierre''': ''[collapses]'' I just got so excited that I forgot to breathe!
* GratuitousEnglish: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he is a foreigner.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the beginning.
* PerpetualSmiler

[[folder:Hakone Academy]]
!!'''The Hakone Team'''
* DreamTeam: Fukutomi describes Hakone as "a team of aces".
* FriendlyEnemy: With Sohoku.
* WorthyOpponent: So far the second team to be given screen time and are shown to take sportsmanship seriously, and they seem to consider Sohoku the same.

!!'''Juichi Fukutomi'''
-->Played by: Main/TomoakiMaeno (anime), Eiji Takigawa (stage play)

The captain of Hakone's bike club.

* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Biker]]: He has a fixation on being the best.
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: Wants to defeat Kinjou honorably after injuring him during their last Inter-High.]]
* BigOlEyebrows: His eyebrows are rather thick.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Seems this way at first.
* TheCaptain
* DefeatMeansRespect: [[spoiler: He learns to respect Kinjou as a strong cyclist after Kinjou passes him in their second-year Interhigh and continued to compete even after his extensive injuries.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven: By Kinjou.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Strives to be a successful cyclist just like his father and older brother.
* ManlyTears
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Deeply regretted injuring Kinjou during their second year Inter-High race]]
* [[spoiler:MyGreatestFailure: Wants to make up for injuring Kinjou in their second-year Inter-High by competing with him fairly again during their last competition together.]]
* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: Says this outright to Kinjou during his second interhigh, all while complaining that there are no [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]] to [[TemptingFate challenge him]].
* PerpetualFrowner: Is almost always scowling.
* [[spoiler:PrideBeforeAFall: In Fukutomi and Kinjou's backstory, Fukutomi is only given about a half an episode to gloat about his training and heritage before he [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone causes both him and Kinjou to crash]].]]
* PrivilegedRival: Comes from a background of successful cyclists, and has had much more instruction and training compared to Kinjou.
* RatedMForManly
** BadassBaritone
* SmugSnake: Was one until the events of his second Interhigh.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Apples, apple pie.

!!'''Hayato Shinkai'''
-->Played by: Creator/SatoshiHino (anime), Shuuto Miyazaki (stage play)

A third-year sprinter for Hakogaku.

* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler:Can't pass riders on the left after running over a rabbit during a race. See MyGreatestFailure.]]
** [[spoiler:RemovedAchillesHeel: Gets over his fear of passing when he decides he needs to let go of his past to help the team win.]]
* FingerGun: His trademark pose.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:His reaction to running over a rabbit during a race and coming back to realize he also orphaned her child.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Ran over a rabbit during the race while her child looked on.]]
* NumberTwo: To Fukutomi.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Powerbars.

!!'''Jinpachi Toudou'''
-->Played by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (anime), Ryou Kitamura (stage play)

Third-year of Hakone's bicycle club. He's also a climber.

* BishieSparkle
* {{Bishonen}}
* ChickMagnet: It was mentioned he has fans.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: His hair and eyes are dark purple.
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HairDecorations: Wears a hairband. In which Makishima called him as such during their races together.
* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: In a flashback, he refused to accept [[spoiler: Makishima being forced to quit due to flat tires]] as a win on his part.
* RedBaron: Gains the nickname "Sleeping Climber" or in his words "Sleeping Beauty", though most people call him the "Forest Ninja".
** He's also called the "God of the Mountains".
* TheRival: To Makishima.
* SpeedEchoes: When pulling off his Sleeping Climb.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Poor Makishima can't catch a break from him. The anime takes it UpToEleven in its stinger extras, where it's shown that Makishima receives several phone calls from Toudou a day.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!'''Yasutomo Arakita'''
-->Played by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (anime), Hiroki Suzuki (stage play)

A third year all-round cyclist.

* [[DrivesLikeCrazy Bikes Like Crazy]]: When he's fired up.
* [[spoiler: CareerEndingInjury: He was a promising baseball pitcher until he hurt his elbow.]]
** [[spoiler: ICouldaBeenAContender]]
* [[spoiler: ExpositoryHairstyleChange]]
* [[spoiler: FriendlessBackground: In the beginning of high school, he had no friends, underlings, or anyone to count on other than his Vespa.]]
* [[spoiler: JapaneseDelinquent]]: When he was younger.
* KindheartedCatLover
* MouthScreen: Gets quite a few shots of his mouth.
* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: Only likes competing when he has someone to challenge, otherwise [[VictoryIsBoring he won't try]].
* SirSwearsALot: Speaks more rudely than anyone else on his team.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Bepsi.

!!'''Touichirou Izumida'''
-->Played by: Creator/AtsushiAbe (anime), Takuya Kawaharada (stage play)

A second-year sprinter for Hakogaku.

* BattleCry: '''ABS'''!
* {{Bishonen}}
* CloudCuckooLander: The guy talks to his pecs as though they were real people.
* [[spoiler: HardWorkHardlyWorks: Wasn't able to defeat either Tadokoro or Naruko.]]
** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], in that Tadokoro explains to him that his loss was due to lack of experience in racing, rather then anything to do with his abilities. Being able to move the fastest doesn't help you if you blink.]]
* {{Hunk}}
* ManlyTears: [[StudioGhibli Ghibli style]].
* MeetMyGoodFriendsLeftyAndRighty: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]]. Named his pecs Andy and Frank, but he talks to them and have their [[SplitPersonality own personalities]].
** His hobbies include naming his own muscles.
* MrFanservice: And HOW!
* PecFlex
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Frank and Andy, respectively.
* ShirtlessScene: Tons. Bikes in races with his jersey open as well as works out constantly while shirtless.
* TalkingToThemself: His pecs do have their own personalities and they do communicate with Izumida, but not verbally. However, Izumida does talk back to them.
* WorkoutFanservice: Poster boy for it.

!!'''Sangaku Manami'''
-->Played by: Main/TsubasaYonaga (anime), Keisuke Ueda (stage play)

First-year member of Hakone's bike club and a friendly rival to Onoda.

* {{Bishonen}}: To the point that Toudou fears that he may steal some of his fangirls.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CreepyChild: When he was younger.
--> '''Manami''': I wonder what it feels like to be stabbed.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue hair and eyes.
* DayInTheLimelight: Episode 20. It's even named after him.
* {{Expy}}: Oddly good-natured, despite being on the rival sports team, bishounen of the highest degree, and has an oddly intimate relationship with the cowardly protagonist. [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa]], is that you?
* IdiotHair
* InHarmonyWithNature: Uses the wind to his advantage in races.
* MeaningfulName: His first name literally means "mountain".
* NiceGuy: When he first meets Onoda, he gives him his water bottle, saying that he'd never leave a person in need on the mountains.
* ObliviousToLove: Doesn't realize that his ChildhoodFriend has had a crush on him for quite some time. It's gotten to the point where she fears that he might be in love with [[CargoShipping his bicycle]].
* PerpetualSmiler
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Manami may not look like it, but he's obsessed with reaching the goal first so that it remains "untainted." [[spoiler:He hates Onoda for beating him on the third day of the inter-high and throws away the bottle he gave back to him.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:Kyoto Fushimi]]
!!'''The Fushimi Team'''
* OpposingSportsTeam

!!'''Akira Midousuji'''
-->Played by: Main/KojiYusa (anime), Mitsu Murata (stage play)

A first year and ace of Kyoto Fushimi's bike club. He is also Imaizumi's rival.

* AbnormalLimbRotationRange
* TheAce: As a first year.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Considers this an acceptable strategy during a race, using significant research on the other racers against them.
* BadBoss: Isn't afraid to abuse his own team, with the excuse that he's TheAce.
* BreakThemByTalking: Uses this often to try to beat the competition.
* CharacterTic: A number of them. His weird hand and body movements when he chants "gross", his clacking his teeth, sliding his tongue out of his mouth, pulling down on the skin of his face to reveal the underside of his eyeball, and occasionally tilting his head to the side as he talks.
* CripplingTheCompetition: In the backstory, he lied to Imaizumi during a race, saying the race personnel were looking for him because his mother had been hit by a car.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He's really only in it for himself. [[spoiler:Until we find out that he took up cycling because he wasn't good at anything else, and also because of his mother.]]
* LeanAndMean: He is very lanky and mean-spirited as they come.
* LonersAreFreaks: Midousuji was constantly bullied at school at a young age and made fun of because he wanted to be a sports star, yet wasn't good at sports.
* [[spoiler:MissingMom: Midousuji's own mother is dead. Part of why he took up cycling was to make her proud and he rode 20 km. to the hospital every day to visit her.]]
* NightmareFace: See below.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: His face wouldn't be out of place on a [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Titan]], and the way he moves makes it look like he doesn't have any bones.
* OverlyLongTongue: Add it to the list of reasons why this guy is creepy.
* PerpetualSmiler
* [[spoiler: PowerLimiter: His taped fingers preventing him from using his outer gear during the second day of Interhigh. Also has bands on his legs.]]
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Says this outright during his duel with [[spoiler: Shinkai]].
* SlasherSmile
* SmallNameBigEgo: For all his bluster, he's a first year. Doesn't stop him from barging onto the stage where the previous year's champions were gathered and declaring himself the best racer there. And to be fair, he has the power to back up his trash talking but is still unable to defeat the aces, at least as far as we've seen.
* TheStrategist: Makes detailed plans on how to crush everyone at Interhigh, researching everyone to know their weaknesses and how (and when) to exploit them. He also studies the entire race course extensively and matches his strategies to specific areas.
* {{Troll}}: In spades. Once he gets going, he does not shut up.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating
* VerbalTic: Kimoi[[note]]"Gross" in english[[/note]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Suffers a major breakdown during the second day when both Sohoku catch up as well as Fukutomi choosing Shinkai as his assistant, both things he didn't plan for.]]

!!'''Kyoutarou Ishigaki'''
-->Played by: Creator/HirofumiNojima (anime), Toshiyuki Someya (stage play)

The previous ace for Kyoto Fushimi before Midousuji entered the club.

* TokenGoodTeammate: So far, the only Kyoto Fushimi member we've seen to be respectful/sportsmanlike.

!!'''Tomoya Ihara'''
-->Played by: Yukitoshi Kikuchi (anime)

A third-year sprinter for Kyoto Fushimi.

* TheLoad: [[spoiler: Midousuji dubs him and the other Kyoto Fushimi sprinter this, as he breaks away with the rest of the team on a slope during the second day of Interhigh.]]

!!'''Nobuyuki Mizuta'''
-->Played by: Creator/ChihiroSuzuki (anime), Kento Masui (stage play)

A second-year at Kyoto Fushimi.

* YesMan: He's this to whoever is in charge, to the point of imitating them. When Ishigaki was the captain, Mizuta tried to be just like him, including copying his hair style, but now that Midousuji is in charge, Mizuta acts like the most eager and obedient member of the team towards him and tries to imitate Midousuji with his attitude and SlasherSmile, which Arakita calls him out on in the manga.