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Rinnosuke Mitobe
Anime | Manga

Rinnosuke Mitobe anime

Name Rinnosuke Mitobe
Kanji 水戸部 凛之助
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Age 17
Height 186 cm ( 6'1)
Weight 78 kg (172 lbs)
Birthday December 3rd, Sagittarius
Blood type A
Professional Statistics
Team Seirin
Position Center
Talent Pressure Defense
Hook Shot
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 8
Anime Episode 1
Seiyū
Vomic Fumihiro Okabayashi
Image Gallery

Rinnosuke Mitobe (水戸部 凛之助 Mitobe Rinnosuke) is Seirin's second year center and a regular until Kiyoshi's return.

AppearanceEdit

Mitobe has medium-length black hair that is parted to the sides, but with one strand of hair between his eyes. He also has very thick eyebrows. One of his distinctive features is that he always has his mouth closed, even when playing, and never speaks. He wears the Seirin jersey with the number 8. He is also one of the tallest members of the club.

PersonalityEdit

Mitobe is just as determined to win as the other players at Seirin, but unlike the others, he doesn't show his feelings that often. Most people know him as a quiet, hard worker. According to Riko, no one has ever heard Mitobe talk.

Mitobe talks

Mitobe is trying to communicate to Riko that the 2-3 zone tactic against Yosen, with Kagami in the middle isn't working.

Mitobe has a large family and is in charge of making breakfast every morning, thus he is skilled in household chores and cooking. He is naturally caring and often worries about the well-being of his teammates, especially the underclassmen and Koga, whom he has known the longest. Somehow, despite the fact that he is mute, most people understand what he is thinking and can even hold a conversation with him, especially Koganei, who seems to understand Mitobe perfectly. He also seems to be somewhat of a pushover, since both Koga and Hyūga can boss him around easily.

HistoryEdit

Koga and Mitobe join Seirin

Koga and Mitobe join Seirin

Mitobe joined the Seirin team together with Koga.[1] Koga reveals that Mitobe had been playing since Junior High school while he himself was a beginner. Koga claims that he started playing basketball because he watched Mitobe and thought it looked fun. Later, Koga also revealed that Mitobe was a power forward in Junior High School. [2]

When the team shouted their resolve on the roof to convince Riko, Koga yelled Mitobe's name and class for him and Mitobe was shown looking relieved afterwards. 

As a regular player then, he played in Seirin's matches in the Interhigh preliminaries, until they lost in the final league. After Kiyoshi's injury, he changed positions from a PF to a Center.

StoryEdit

IntroductionEdit

He is first seen, together with the other regular members, distributing flyers and recruiting for the basketball team. (Koga encourages him to shout, to no avail).

Seirin vs KaijōEdit

During Seirin's practice match against Kaijō High, Riko described Mitobe as "the hardworking and unsung hero, with the voice no one has ever heard."

Winter CupEdit

Round 1Edit

During the first match against Tōō Academy, he is seen on the bench, cheering for Seirin.[3]

SkillEdit

Physical Ability
 
7/10 Mitobe chart
Technique
 
7/10
Stamina
 
8/10
Mental Strength
 
7/10
Special Ability
 
3/10

Mitobe is one of the tallest of the team, so he block shots and plays low and high post. In the match against Seihō High, he also showed that he can dunk.[4] He has been playing basketball since Junior High school.

Pressure DefenseEdit

Mitobe Pressure Defense

Mitobe teaching Kagami about pressure defense

Mitobe is a veteran when it comes to defense, especially guarding players bigger than him, through his pressure defense. He does this, not by blocking their shot, but by not letting them do what they want to do; in the process the opponent was forced to miss. He taught this method to Kagami, who used it against Dad[5] and Okamura[6] in their matches.

Hook shotEdit

Hook shot

Mitobe's hook shot

Just as the other second years of Seirin, Mitobe has spent the last year training on one particular technique: His hook shot. Using his body to position between his defender and the ball, he shoot with his free hand (its trajectory looking like a "hook"), that is almost impossible to block. [7]

Theoretically, you can jump off both feet (jump hook), one foot (hook shot/sky hook/baby hook), or sweeping the shot while having the body gliding across the court (sweeping hook/sky hook/running baby hook).

TriviaEdit

  • On the first character poll, Mitobe ranked 11th, with 519 votes. He ranked 19th on the second poll, this time with 227 votes. He ranked 3rd on the Center Division of Kuro Fes' character poll with 2746 votes.
  • On last year's test results, he ranked 74th out of 300.[8] His best course is Science.
  • According to CHARACTERS BIBLE :
    • His hobby is Photography.
    • His specialty is cooking and Cat's cradle.
    • His favourite food is Tuna Donburi. 
    • His motto is: "Honestly, humility and quietly."
  • According to KUROFES:
    • His best subject is Chemistry.
    • He is in the Health Committee.
    • His family is made up of his Mother, Father, 6 younger brothers and 3 younger sisters.
    • His dislike is talking.
    • His best basketball play is hook shot.
    • The type of girl he likes is a quiet person.
    • He spends his days off playing with his family.
    • He started playing basketball because of club recruitment.
    • The player that he has his eyes on is Kobori
  • Mitobe won the sauna battle for Seirin against Tōō Academy.[9]
  • He has 6 younger brothers and 3 younger sisters, all who support his basketball team greatly and all share his trademark large eyebrows. For the Winter Cup finals, his siblings made a "Go! Seirin!" banner to support them.[10]
  • One of his brothers attends Shūtoku High.
  • Koganei mentions Mitobe in both of his Character Songs. 
  • Historically, the Sky Hook is a dominant skill for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's All-Time Highest Scorer. A hook shot in which he bent his entire body (rather than just the arm) like a straw in one fluid motion to raise the ball and then release it at the highest point of his arm's arching motion.It was also featured on NBA games like NBA Live 97-2007, NBA Hoopz, NBA Showtime and Slam 'N Jam '96 featuring Magic & Kareem. In NBA Live  
  • A baby hook is a running variation used by Magic Johnson, a PG, but at 6'9", he could play every position on the court. He did it against Boston Celtics in 1987 when Kareem (7'2") was injured and filled in as center. 
  • Koganei and Mitobe both have part time jobs. [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 95, page 19
  2. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 96, page 8
  3. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 114, page 16
  4. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 22, page 22
  5. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 14, page 13
  6. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 149, page 18
  7. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 23, page 5
  8. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 37, page 11
  9. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 128, page 19
  10. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 229, page 9
  11. Kuroko no Basuke Special CD Vol. 23

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