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Kentarō Seto
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Kentarō Seto

Name Kentarō Seto
Kanji 瀬戸 健太郎
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Age 17
Height 190 cm (6' 3")
Weight 76 kg (168 lbs)
Birthday November 2nd, Scorpio
Blood type AB
Professional Statistics
Team Kirisaki Daīchi
Position Center
Talent Intelligence

Spider Web

First Appearance
Manga Chapter 84
Anime Episode 29
Seiyū
Anime Shinomiya Gou
Image Gallery


Kentarō Seto (瀬戸 健太郎 Seto Kentarō) is a center at Kirisaki Daīchi High.

AppearanceEdit

When he doesn't play basketball, Seto is usually seen with messy, black hair and often sleeping with a sleep mask. When he enters a match, he removes his sleep mask, revealing his mole on his forehead, his high cheekbones and applying wax to his hair, so that he can wear it to the back. According to Kazuya Hara, the strand of hair that is hanging down over his forehead, is there all the time.[1] His eyes are very narrow. As a center, he is also fairly buff and tall. He plays with the jersey number 5.

PersonalityEdit

Seto is extremely smart, he has an IQ of 160.[2] He is composed, calm, but lazy. He knows what he has to do in matches and fulfills his role perfectly.

StoryEdit

Some time before the Winter Cup, Seto was approached by the other members of the basketball club and were amazed by Seto's IQ, namely 160. Seto tells them that Hanamiya is way more intelligent than him.[3]

Winter Cup preliminariesEdit

Final leagueEdit

During Seirin's game against Shinsenkan High, Seto is seen relaxing with his team in the audience. As usual, Seto is sleeping.[4]

Seto wakes up anime

Seto wakes up to play

Kirisaki Daīchi High's match against Seirin High commences and Seto is on the bench for the entire first half. At the beginning of the second half, Hanamiya calls Seto in. Seto wakes up and gets ready, including waxing his hair. In the match, he does nothing special and is in fact a disappointment as a center. But the actual reason he is on the court is to cut of the passing lanes so that Hanamiya can steal the ball. With his high intelligence allowing him to coordinate with Hanamiya to a degree no other Kirisaki Daichi player could hope to achieve, Hanamiya is able to steal every single one of Seirin's passes.[5]

When Kuroko re-enters the scene, he changes the passing patterns by re-directing the passes without indicating his actions to his teammates beforehand, ensuring that Hanamiya cannot predict and steal any more Seirin passes. This action nullifies Hanamiya's and Seto's cooperative steal strategy. Seirin High gets into a frenzy and manages to force a turnover, after which they win the match.[6]

Winter CupEdit

Round 1Edit

He was seen at the Winter Cup together with his team, watching the game between Seirin and Tōō.[7]

SkillEdit

Physical Ability
 
6/10 Seto chart
Technique
 
8/10
Stamina
 
6/10
Mental Strength
 
7/10
Special Ability
 
7/10
Spider Web

Seto sets up the Spider Web with Hanamiya

Seto is a center, but he is not as score-focused as Kiyoshi. Instead, he is a key part of Hanamiya‘s strategy for getting steals. While Hanamiya predicts the passing patterns of his opponents (such as Seirin), Seto limits those patterns by positioning himself in the main passing lanes. By reducing the number of passing options for the opposing teams, he effectively forces the point guard into a potentially risky pass that Hanamiya can predict, allowing the latter to easily steal the ball. It has been shown that Hanamiya alone can steal many passes by virtue of his own skill, but with Seto on the court helping him, he can steal every single pass.[8] The reason why Seto is the one to help Hanamiya is that he is the only one who can keep up with Hanamiya's intelligence, as Seto is extremely smart as well.

Trivia Edit

According to KUROFES:

  • His motto: "Free and without restrictions"
  • Favorite food: Espresso
  • Hobby: Learning (something) by heart
  • His specialty: Ukulele
  • Best Subject: Mathematics
  • He is not in any committee
  • He has a father, mother and an older brother
  • He likes intelligent girls
  • He dislikes the mole on his forehead.
  • His best move: Screen
  • He takes walks during his free time
  • He joined basketball because Hanamiya invited him to play
  • He has his eyes on Imayoshi

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 104, page 6
  2. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 104, page 14
  3. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 104, page 15
  4. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 84, page 16
  5. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 104, page 16
  6. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 107, page 16
  7. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 126, page 15
  8. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 104, page 15

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