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}}'''Yanaoka''' (柳岡, ''Yanaoka'') is a semi-recurring character in ''[[Hajime no Ippo]]''.
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'''Yanaoka''' (柳岡, ''Yanaoka'') is a semi-recurring character in ''[[Hajime no Ippo]]''.
   
 
Yanaoka is a [[trainer]] at [[Naniwa Boxing Club]] and [[Sendō Takeshi]]’s second. He was the one who introduced Sendō to the boxing world.
 
Yanaoka is a [[trainer]] at [[Naniwa Boxing Club]] and [[Sendō Takeshi]]’s second. He was the one who introduced Sendō to the boxing world.
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====[[Hot Rod Era Arc]]====
 
====[[Hot Rod Era Arc]]====
 
Yanaoka was one of Sendō's cornermen in his first title defence against [[Saeki Takuma]] where Sendō won by knockout in the first round.
 
Yanaoka was one of Sendō's cornermen in his first title defence against [[Saeki Takuma]] where Sendō won by knockout in the first round.
 
====[[Mountain Training Arc]]====
 
At the ring when Sendō's second title defence against [[Shigeta Akira]] was about to begin, Yanaoka warned Sendō about Shigeta's [[southpaw]] abilities. The match resulted in Sendō winning in the third round.
 
   
 
====[[Lallapallooza Arc]]====
 
====[[Lallapallooza Arc]]====
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===Part II===
 
===Part II===

Revision as of 11:20, November 10, 2019

Yanaoka (柳岡, Yanaoka) is a semi-recurring character in Hajime no Ippo.

Yanaoka is a trainer at Naniwa Boxing Club and Sendō Takeshi’s second. He was the one who introduced Sendō to the boxing world.

Background

Miyata-san Boxer

Yanaoka defeated.

He was a professional boxer in Japan. During his career, he was known to be a good fighter in the ring, in which eventually he became ranked first in the JBC, giving him the chance against the national champion of that time which was Miyata. He ended up losing fiercely in the seventh round after getting knocked down four times in the match. He later retired, remembering the feeling of being knocked down by him from time to time.

After retiring, he became a trainer at the Naniwa Boxing Club, in which he started training new boxers. He became a first class trainer and second whose skills were even recognised by Kamogawa Genji after his career.

Years later, a few of his trainees got beaten up by a delinquent named Sendō Takeshi (who Yanaoka almost knocked out). After Sendō took part in another rumble, Yanaoka turned him onto boxing as a way to find the strength he hungered for.

History

Part I

All Japan Rookie King Tournament: Rocky of Naniwa Arc

Yanaoka talking with Sendo

Yanaoka talking with Sendō.

Looking for his boxer, Sendō Takeshi, Yanaoka discovered him looking at a video of Makunouchi Ippo's match against Mashiba Ryō. After hearing his boxer talk highly of Ippo, while claiming that the West Japan Rookie King Tournament was boring, he informed Sendō that Ippo is withdrawing due to injuries. This caused Sendō to go to Tokyo to talk to Ippo. After Sendō came back, he practised the Smash with Yanoka. After the practise, a package came in from Ippo, with a note that claimed he may be able to go to Osaka. This caused Sendō to get fired up and continue practising with Yanaoka.

Yanaoka realising that Sendō is unconscious

Yanaoka realising that Sendō is unconscious.

At the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium on the day of the All Japan Rookie King Tournament, Yanoka informed Sendō that Ippo got beaten by Komori. However, Sendō claimed that he would not underestimate him, but he will still win. When Sendō's match against Ippo began. Yanoka was his second. Before the fourth round could start, Sendō sat unconscious, unable to get back up. Yanoka realised that he was unconscious due to a hit to the temple, but was fighting because of the cheers. Sendō came back to consciousness and asked Yanoka how he lost, but Yanoka told him that it was a splendid fight.

Road Back Arc

After Date Eiji defeated Ippo and relinquished his belt, the two boxers fighting for the title was Sendō and Alexander Volg Zangief. When the match began, Yanaoka was Sendō's second for the match. The result of the match ended with Sendō winning by decision and becoming the JBC featherweight champion.

Hot Rod Era Arc

Yanaoka was one of Sendō's cornermen in his first title defence against Saeki Takuma where Sendō won by knockout in the first round.

Lallapallooza Arc

At the ring when Sendō's second title defence against Shigeta Akira was about to begin, Yanaoka warned Sendō about Shigeta's southpaw abilities. The match resulted in Sendō winning in the third round.

Part II

Red Lightning Arc

Battle of the Beasts Arc

Seeking Heights Arc

Yanaoka and Sendō discussed Ippo's match against Alfredo Gonzales, Yanaoka thought Ippo should have won it. He mentioned something might be wrong with Ippo, for him to lose the match.

Match History

Match History
# Result Record Date Opponent Location Time Type Notes
? LOSS  ?-?-0 197? JapanMiyata Senior Tokyo, Japan 7(10)[1] TKO JBC Title Match
Retired

Appearance

Yanaoka has short black hair with multiple bags going over his forehead. He is never seen without his round silver frame eyeglasses. Yanaoka usually wears his gym's shirts and, at the ring, wears a red Dynamite Glove shirt.

Personality

Gallery

Trivia

  • Although it is yet to be revealed in the manga, the anime lists him as "Yanaoka" in the credits. One of the video games also lists his full name as Yanaoka Kazuhiro.

References

  1. Round 812 - 4 Downs
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