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Toru Hanagata
Japanese 花形透
Romanized Hanagata Tōru
Aliases Specs
Gender Male.png Male
Birthday December 9
Age 18
Height 197 cm (6' 6")
Weight 83 kg (183 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Professional Status
Occupation Basketball Player
Team Shoyo2.png
Year 3rd year
Position Center
Jersey Number #5
Personal Status
First Appearance
Japanese Voice Nobuhiko Kazama
English Voice {{{english voice}}}
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Toru Hanagata (花形透 Hanagata Tōruis the center and vice captain of Shoyo. He is considered one of the top centers in the Kanagawa prefecture along with Akagi and Uozumi.  


Hanagata has short black hair with a full fringe and black eyes and like Kiminobu Kogure, he wore glasses which is a black semi-round lens. His eyeglasses was later broken by Hanamichi Sakuragi during their match against Shohoku until it was repaired in later episodes.

In the near end of the anime, he was seen wearing a standard Shoyo summer school uniform; a white short sleeved button shirt with a single pocket at the left side, gray pants with a black belt around his waist and black dress shoes.

In the second movie while watching the battle between Shohoku and Tsukubu, Hanagata wears this outfit while wearing his green and white Shoyo jersey jacket. Before the events in the battle against Shohoku throughout the anime, they are wearing the standard Shoyo winter school uniforms as the color is gray until they changed to their jersey attires.

His jersey uniform is mostly depicted as green and white and their jersey jackets appear as light green and white. He later wears a casual outfit while watching the battle between Shohoku and Ryonan.


He takes the role of leader, being responsible for carrying the team while Fujima is not on the court. He is also a calm type.


He is a Center that's on the same level as Akagi and Uozumi but what differs him between the two is that he mixes strength and tactical skill. He is a low post scorer, known for his fade away shot which is difficult to block. He is also a strong rebounder and gave Akagi a hard time in their match up. In the mobile game, he is the center with the best scoring ability, however his defenses are not that great. He also knows how to use his teammates effectively and serves as the captain whenever Fujima is not on the court.

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  • Hanagata is the second regular in the series to wear glasses on court. The first being Kogure.
  • He may probably be based on NBA player, Kevin McHale due to his post proficiency, slender build and tactical way of playing to outwit the defense.