Akaya "The Devil, Second Year Ace" Kirihara

Akaya Kirihara

Animeography
Prince of Tennis
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Prince of Tennis: Atobe's Gift
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Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament
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Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament Semifinals
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Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament Finals
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Prince of Tennis: Another Story - Messages From Past and Future
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Prince of Tennis: Mini Theater
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Prince of Tennis: Another Story II - Ano Toki no Bokura
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Prince of Tennis: Eikokushiki Teikyuu Shiro Kessen!
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Prince of Tennis: Pairpuri
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New Prince of Tennis
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New Prince of Tennis Specials
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New Prince of Tennis OVA vs. Genius10
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Houkago no Ouji-sama
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Prince of Tennis: Message in a Bottle
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Mangaography
Tennis no Ouji-sama
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Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama
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Akaya Kirihara (切原赤也)
Rikkaidai Fuzoku Chuu 2nd Year
Class: 2-D #6
Birthday: September 25
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 61 kg
Blood type: O
Dominant Hand: Right
Play Style: Aggressive Baseliner
Shoes: DT PRINCE (DYNOSPHERE Technology)
Racket: PRO STAFF 5.5 PRINCE STRETCH
Special Move: Knuckle Serve, Speed Play, Phantom Ball, Red-eye Mode, Devil Mode, Angel Mode
Favorite food: roasted meat, sushi

He is the youngest and only second year student in the Rikkai Dai line-up, thus earning him the title "Second Year Ace" (sometimes known as "Junior Ace"). He joined Rikkai because he heard the school had a very strong tennis team and wanted to be Japan's number one, but his hopes were quickly crushed by Rikkai's Three Monsters (Yukimura, Sanada, and Renji.)

When Kirihara is under hard pressure or his pride is being injured, he becomes extremely furious and 'devilish', as depicted with blood red eyes. He then unleashes a brutal assault on the opponent's body. He uses this technique on Tachibana and later on Fuji Shūsuke. However, this technique is completely ineffective against Kirihara's vice-captain, Sanada Genichirō, because of Sanada's incredible reflexes; Sanada himself says that if Kirihara trained for ten more years, perhaps he would have a chance against him.



Voice Actors
Morikubo, Showtaro
Japanese