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Kōichi Kawahara
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Kawahara anime
Name Kōichi Kawahara
Kanji 河原 浩一
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Age 16
Height 175 cm (5' 9")
Weight 64 kg (141 lbs)
Birthday May 18th, Taurus
Blood type B
Professional Statistics
Team Seirin
Position Small Forward
Talent None
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1
Anime Yasuhiro Yoshimoto
Image Gallery

Kōichi Kawahara (河原 浩一 Kawahara Kōichi) is a first year small forward at Seirin High.


Kawahara is a school boy of an average height. His black hair is shaved short. He wears the red, black and white Seirin High jersey with the number 15.


Kawahara is just as determined to win as the other players at Seirin. Even if he's just sitting on the bench he still cheers for the team.

He can act funny, like when he just joined Seirin and Riko asked him to shout out his determination, but instead he told the story of his childhood.



Kawahara was first unofficially introduced when he joined the basketball club of Seirin. He and the other first years had to play a match against the second years and Kawahara was very skeptical and demotivated.[1]

Pre-Winter Cup

Kawahara is the only 1st year that didn't play in the streetball tournament because he had flu.[2]

Winter Cup

Round 1

Along with Seirin, he went to the Winter Cup and is seen cheering them on from the bench.


Kawahara makes his debut in the second quarter of the game against Rakuzan. He subs in for Fukuda.


Physical Ability
6/10 Kawahara chart
Mental Strength
Special Ability


  • His full name was first revealed in the anime, but later confirmed in the CHARACTERS BIBLE.
  • According to KUROFES:
    • His motto is "Purely and honestly".
    • His favorite food is oden.
    • His hobby is jigsaw puzzles.
    • His specialty is doing 'oden' reaction acts.
    • His family consists of his father, mother and his older sister.
    • He dislikes being fashionable.
    • His best basketball move is lay up shot.
    • His type of girl is dojikko (a clumsy girl).
    • He spends his free time getting nagged by his sister.
    • He started playing basketball to make himself stronger.
    • His eyes are currently on Nebuya


  1. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 1, page 39
  2. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 75, page 7