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Kuroda Yukinari is a second-year student at Hakone Academy and a member of the Hakone Academy Bicycle Club.

Kuroda becomes the next vice-captain of Hakone Academy's cycling club. After Inter High.

AppearanceEdit

Kuroda has short white or silver hair in the manga. In the anime, he is portrayed with brown hair until the second season, where he has silver hair even in flashbacks to scenes from season one. Presumably, this was changed to match his revealed manga colors. (The 3DS game, based in the anime's canon and released prior to this, also has Kuroda with brown hair.) In the anime, his eyes are dark blue.

PersonalityEdit

Prior to joining the Hakone Cycling Club, Kuroda was somewhat arrogant and conceited because of his athleticism and skills in nearly every sport. However, after Arakita derided him and refused to fight him anywhere but the road, winning a race against the new member, Kuroda learned to observe around and take everyone into consideration rather than stay egocentric. He gained enough respect to earn himself the position as the vice captain of the team in his third year. Kuroda himself isn't above scolding and poking at other members, and also shows a composed personality when he tells other members of his team to control themselves.

Skills and TechniquesEdit

He seems to be skilled climber that's well-respected by Izumida.Izumida also comments that he has become a more tactical rider, to the point that he would deliberately hold back and not challenge for the Climber's Checkpoint in order to help the team win. Arakita also noticed he has become more flexible around his knees, making him better at cornering and overtaking on the outside, even when it only lasted for a brief moment in the Third year's Farewell Race.

TriviaEdit

Misc
  • His favourite bicycle manufacturer is Kuota.
  • According to season 3, his running gag was "According to Ministry's investigations" to have a dig at Ashikiba (for being a gullible and idiotic air-head) and Manami (for shouldering too much burden after losing 42nd Inter High to the point of thinking about pulling a team of climbers on the flats).

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