Richard Sakata

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Richard Sakata
Kanji リチャード・坂田
Kana リチャード・さかた
Gender Male
Age 14
Birthday January 28 (Aquarius)
Height 168 cmPOT
169 cmNPOT
Weight 51 kgPOT
53 kgNPOT
Blood Type AB
Dominant Arm Right
Eyesight (Unaided) 0.7 both eyes
  • Grandmother
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Older Sister
Nicknames Shooting Star of Michinoku
Current School St. Icarus 3rd Year
Class 3-4
Seat 30
Committee None

Club Position
  • Captain
  • Regular
Play Style Counter Puncher
Racket(s) WIMBLEDON (Tour Merit)
Manga Debut Genius 249
Anime Debut Episode 1 of Nationals OVA

Richard Sakata (リチャード・坂田(リチャード・さかた)) is a 3rd year student at St. Icarus. He is the captain of his team and is known for his speed. He is British-Japanese and entered St. Icarus as an exchange student from a sister school. He decided he liked Japan and so he officially entered the school this year.[1]

Richard Sakata


Richard has a black afro, brown eyes, and dark skin. He wears red glasses with rectangle frames that slant in the middle and lenses that transition to orange.


Richard is cheerful and charismatic, but also plays dirty tricks like tripping people over. He often laughs loudly.


  • Hobbies: Going clubbing
  • Dislikes/Weaknesses: Kanji
  • Most Wanted Item/Thing: CD
  • Skills Beyond Tennis: Beatboxing
  • Routine During Tournament: Contacting his family in Yamagata, Counting shooting stars[2]


  • Food(s): Cherry, Tarako onigiri (cod roe rice balls)[2]
  • Color(s): Yellow
  • Motto(s): Good fortune will come to the homes of those who smile.[2]
  • Type of Person: A girl with pigtails


Detail the most important events the character is involved in throughout the story, including information from fan books, and how they fit together. Identify the character's initial motivation and how it changes over time. The information should be presented in roughly chronological order as long as this form does not impede the coherency of the text. If an event has a separate page (e.g. match pages), it is enough to link to that page and summarize the most relevant parts for the character's development rather than recounting everything.

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Play Style

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Messages From and To Others

Others about Richard

Richard about others

  • About Oshitari Kenya: "AHAHAHAHA--- I don’t care whether you are Naniwa's Speed Star or not, my speed is definitely better than yours!!"[5]
  • About Liliadent Krauser: "AHAHAHAHA!! I merely let my guard down back then. I won't lose next time."[6]



  • "No one can keep up with my speed. AHAHAHAHA!"


  1. Prince of Tennis Fanbook 40.5, translated by imperfekti [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Prince of Tennis Fanbook 23.5
  3. Pair Puri Vol. 6, translated by lucathia-rykatu[2]
  4. Prince of Swim Trunks
  5. Prince of Tennis Fanbook 40.5, translated by yukimuzic[3]
  6. Pair Puri Vol. 3, translated by lucathia-rykatu[4]

Contributors: Dust, Electrolimes, Kashewmoo