The character sheet for the famous basketball anime/manga series Slam Dunk.
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Position: Power Forward
Height: 6 feet 2.5 inches (188 cm)
Weight: 182.6 lbs (83 kg)
Birthday: April 1
Shoes: Nike Air Jordan 6 note The shoes Michael Jordan wore when he won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls later the Nike Air Jordan 1 note The most famous shoe in the Air Jordan line, Hanamichi wears the red/black configuration
Aborted Declaration of Love: A sincere variation. Basically, he stands up in front of Haruko during the final minutes of a match, and bearing the pain of a back injury, he declares his wholehearted love... of basketball.
Ironic Echo: He had already said he loved basketball at the start of the series, but only to get on Haruko's good side. This time he meant it.
Important Haircut: After blaming himself for the loss against Kainan when he mistook the Kainan's center for Akagi.
Indulgent Fantasy Segue: During a match, he becomes frustrated as he can't get rid of his markers, so he imagines himself headbutting them and leaving them knocked out. Cue him whimpering over the rules that forbid him doing so.
Japanese Honorifics: Sakuragi is actually a pretty interesting case, as he almost exclusively uses them towards women — complete with rather polite speech pattern, indicating his Gentle Giant side. In regards to his gangster friends, he resorts to yobisute aka referring to them without any pronouns, which exemplifies their True Companions bond. And towards all other dudes... well, see The Nicknamer.
The Sociopath: Aside from basic loyalty to his team, he forms no meaningful friendships or even basic emotional attachment to anybody in the cast for the entire franchise.
Good Is Not Nice: Actually slides more into this in the anime, specially when dealing with Ichiro in the last OAV. He does want to help, but prefers to put on the biggest Jerk Ass Facade ever to force Ichiro to give his all. And when it's all said and done, he gives in and hands the kid one of his jerseys, and donning his first smile EVER.
Also, in the Shoyo match he is the one who calls out Sakuragi on being scared of getting kicked out, explicitely telling him "That is NOT you".
Brilliant, but Lazy: By far the most analytical of the players on the court with a keen court awareness. When forced to study for his make-up exams, he picks up the material pretty quickly and is capable of getting good scores. In the 10 Days Later omake, he's shown going through a pile of books on how to be an effective leader (while skipping his actual classes).
Crazy Jealous Guy: Introduced as one. He punches Hanamichi in the face the first time he meets him because he assumed he was dating Ayako (when all the two were doing was walking together).
Indy Ploy: As a point guard, he's quite good at these.
I Wished You Were Dead: According to his backstory, Miyagi had an older brother who got lost at sea... and this happened right after Ryota said he never wanted to see him again because said brother didn't want to him to tag along.
I Will Wait for You: He built a sort-of secret spot in a cave near the sea to wait for his brother's return. He takes Ayako there after their... weird first meeting.
Japanese Delinquents: While not really one, he's got both the attitude and the involvement, having been a target of Mitsui and his gang's bullying prior to Mitsui's Heel-Face Turn.
The Napoleon: A milder example: though he can still be sensitive about his height, the issue isn't brought up as much since he actually makes use of it.
Love at First Punch: Surprisingly enough, Ryota and Ayako were both this to each other in 6th grade (according to the prequel) - he slapped her twice, she slapped him back and bit him in the arm. Perhaps Miyagi's adorkable side came with puberty.
She's All Grown Up: One possible explanation for Miyagi's deep infatuation with Ayako. It's revealed he first met her when he was 11, but at the time thought she was weird. Yet when he meets her again in high school, he's head over heels.
Heterosexual Life-Partners - Ho Yay: On one hand, he's extremely close to Mitsui and very devoted to him after his Heel-Face Turn. On the other, he and Akagi as the two have been inseparable since middle school and he's very devoted to him as well.
Yamato Nadeshiko: He fits scaringly well as a Rare Male Example: Think of it: He is handsome but not gorgeous, acts as sub-captain and Team Mom to Shohoku, defers a lot to captain Akagi, is very devoted to his close friend Mitsui, and tends to try defusing crisis with gentle words (i.e., the very rebellious Sakuragi adores Kogure and is very protective of him)... but when the Shohoku team is under fire, the steel comes out like whoa, and Kogure proves himself to be mentally strong enough to do thinks like fearlessly telling the still not Heel Face Turn-ed Mitsui to NOT mess up with his team or scoring a three-pointer exactly at the moment when it's needed, being vital to the victory against Ryonan and letting Shohoku go to the Nationals.
Age-Appropriate Angst: According to the one-shot, Piercing, she didn't take her mother dating again very well. She angrily tossed a gift her mom got for her boyfriend into the sea, and then Ryota got it back for her and slapped her for throwing stuff in the water.
Everything Is Sparklier With Jewelry: Discussed. The thigns that Ayako threw into the sea was a pair of simple green earrings given to her mom, and she recalled how she thought her mom would look much better with shiny, big red ones. Her mom later explained that the green earrings were a gift for Ayako.
First Name Basis: We never know what her surname is. Following Piercings... it might be Sasaki, but only if her mother did marry her boyfriend Sasaki and Ayako took up his name.
Jerk Ass: Although it's mainly towards Sakuragi... and this is Sakuragi we're talking about.
Not So Different: Although the two are polar opposites in personality, Sakuragi and Fukuda are actually very similar when it comes to basketball: They're both relatively new to the sport, quick learners, poor in defense, and are very prideful.
Odd Friendship: He and Sendoh appear to be pretty good friends despite being completely different. Which provides a nice contrast to the very unfriendly rivalry Sakuragi and Rukawa have.
Large and in Charge: Inverted; in a team that is (in)famous for its 190-Centimeter-minimum average-height, the positively tiny point-guard Fujima (178 centimeters) is the single most powerful player of the Shoyo team. Not to mention his Lancer Hanagata defers to him completely.
Embarrassing Nickname: As noted by Jin, his comeback about Akagi looking older than he does was proof that some veins had popped when Hanamichi started a discussion with Kiyota about his age in the middle of the game. Later we get to see him sulking when Hanamichi's friends - particularly Takamiya, who thought he was the team's coach - mistake him for an adult.
Weak, but Skilled: He wanted to be a center, but his lack of physical strength got him almost booted off the team. He went Determinator and decided to train himself well in his other skill: long shooting.
The Captain: Of the Judo Team. And say what you will, he is great at it.
Comically Missing the Point: He tends to regard Hanamichi's physical prowess to judo, despite Hanamichi never having practiced said sport.
Hypocrite: Blames Akagi for using Haruko to lure Hanamichi into the basketball team, yet tries to bribe the latter with pictures of their common crush to convince him into joining the judo team.
Insane Troll Logic: His later appearances mostly follow a pattern: someone, usually Sakuragi, does something; Aouta cites it as proof that he was born to practice judo; he's either called on this trope or completely ignored.
Lolicon: Sakuragi openly accused him of being this. Not that the photos of young Haruko that he used to try bribing him into the judo club helped.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Akagi, lampshaded more than once. In the anime, during the first time they talk to each other, the background changes color: Aouta's half becomes blue (the "Ao" of his name can mean "blue"), while Akagi's becomes red ("Aka" can mean "red")