Akira "The Genius, Ryonan's Ace Player" Sendou

Akira Sendou

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Akira Sendou
Age: 16-17
High school: Ryonan Highschool
Middle school: Kitazawagakuen Jr. in Tokyo
Year: 2
Height: 190 cm (6'3)
Weight: 79 kg (174 lbs.)
Position: point guard (PG) and small forward (SF)
Jersey no.: 7
Shoe Brand: Converse

Sendou is in contrary to most of the Slam Dunk characters a very nice and warm person. He always smiles and is friendly and modest, although he surely knows that he is a more than marvelous player. He never loses his temper and shows respect to strong players, but definitely won't give away any game! He's a fighter for victory no matter what. The only problem he might have is his lack of focus when he meets an opponent that's not very strong. His concentration is optimal when he's playing rivals such as Rukawa and Maki; such guys bring up the best in him.

Sendou is a good shooter, nice rebounder and also a strategist of the game. He's able to play fancy offense but also great defense to stop outstanding forwards such as Rukawa. Despite his height he's a very speedy and flexible player. He ain't the Genius for nothing. Sakuragi likes to call himself the Genius, but Sendou is called the true Genius by others.

In his first year of high school he was a small forward and literally a scoring machine (similarity with Rukawa), but in his second year he figured the fun of passing the ball and upgraded the whole team. His sight on the game is outstanding and his senses are very high; thanks to these facts he became the excellent point guard of the team, which is quite exceptional for such a tall player. But he does his job very well and is without a doubt the ace player of Ryonan. Along with Fukuda and Uozumi they form the strongest offense of Kanagawa.

Not only is he the ace player, he's also the mental support of the team, when things are going wrong, the team members keep having faith in their star player. Sendou is the kind of player that can bring up the best qualities of others. He's a reliable player: when the team is behind, he'll show his scoring ability again without losing the focus on the game. He knows what the best is for his team. It's often said that Sendou is the true captain of Ryonan instead of Uozumi, because he has the ability to calm down the team, and also fire up and unify the team. When Uozumi retires from the game Sendou becomes the new captain.

Voice Actors
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese
Prata, Patrizio
Italian
Delgado, Salvador
Spanish