Kaburagi has hair that appears pinkish-orange, though due to Doubashi calling him "orange" it can be assumed that his hair is more orange. His center-parted hair is neck length, and flares out in spikes at the ends. He originally wears his Team SS jersey left over from junior high, but later dons the Sohoku jersey.
Kaburagi appears to be pretty conceited, as he calls himself a genius and proclaims that he will surpass his senpai, but he respects those whom he considers formidable opponents. He cares a lot about his childhood friend Danchiku, and attributes much of his success to his partnership with Danchiku. Kaburagi has also been portrayed as air-headed on numerous occasions. For example, he believed that the "god of Orange Beena" (a parody of Orangina) left him notes about how to improve his cycling. He also refuses to acknowledge that he is more suited to be a sprinter than an all-rounder.
He actually has poor mentality, as the youngest in the family, he could get what he wanted by nagging and making others yield to him, much unlike Danchiku, who is the oldest in the family and is more steadfast.
At the end of the 13th episode of season 3, it is revealed that his thoughts can also be childish, by not accepting foods from girls, when it was Kanzaki Miki that brought food before training camp.
During episode 14, and towards the end of the training camp, he becomes paranoid about hints being dropped that he should be a sprinter instead of an all-rounder, especially around English words because he is good at reading English.
For example: He confused "Spring"and "Sprint", and in the English make-up class, he saw the phrase "not look all round"
"You may look ion front of you, on both sides if you like" said the butler, but you can not look all round- unless you have got eyes at the back of your head"
Skills and Techniques
Kaburagi has a relationship with Danchiku similar to Aoyagi's relationship with Teshima, and they utilize a "Team of Two" technique in the first-year race. Beyond that, he's a skilled sprinter with a will to win but little self-confidence or self-awareness. With the help of others his skills as a sprinter blossom, whether he believes that he's helping a teammate or is trying to impress a ghost.
He also developed a two-stage acceleration, briefly giving up the chase before jumping in front to make opponents loosen the block.