Sanada Genichirou

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Sanada Genichirou
Kanji 真田弦一郎
Kana さなだ・げんいちろう
Gender Male
Age 15
Birthday May 21 (Taurus)
Height 180 cm
Weight 68 kgPOT
70 kgNPOT
Blood Type A
Dominant Arm Right
Eyesight (Unaided) 2.0 both eyes
Shoe Size 27.5 cm
  • Grandfather Genemon
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Older brother
  • Nephew Sasuke
Nicknames Emperor
Current School Rikkaidai 3rd Year
Class 3-A
Seat 10
Committee Public morals committee (President)
Best Subject(s) History, Sports
Worst Subject(s) None
Club Position Vice-captain
Play Style All-Rounder
Doubles Partner(s)
Shoes Yonex (Power Cushion 21 (SHT-21))
Racket(s) Babolat (VS Drive)
Manga Debut Genius 40
Voice Kusunoki Taiten
Tenimyu Actors

Sanada Genichirou (真田 弦一郎(さなだ げんいちろう)) is a third year student at Rikkai. Include a brief summary of the character's background of no more than five sentences.


Sanada wears a black, Jack Purcell cap that he’s seen sporting since he was 4 years old. He has tan skin, a defined nose, thick and perpetually angry eyebrows.


Sanada is shown to have a serious personality. He is strict towards others, but he is strictest with himself. This is proven to be true when he asks all the Rikkai regulars to backhand him for losing against a first year in the Kanto Tournament. He also happens to be the head of the discipline committee at Rikkai. He tends to shout when he sees people breaking rules.

In Genius 192, he says it isn’t like him to break a promise.

Sanada has a strong fighting spirit, shown in his short match with Yukimura when he forcefully broke out of yips.


Sanada met Yukimura at a tennis school when they were both 4 years old. Yukimura used to call him by first name, “Genichirou-kun”, while Sanada called him “Yukimura-kun” because he was a shy boy. As all the other kids at the tennis school was older than them and no one would partner up with them, Yukimura asked Sanada to pair up with him in doubles.

Yukimura also helped him get over his fear of making mistakes. They had a doubles match against their upperclassmen, and when they were losing at 5-1, Yukimura started losing hope, but crying, little Sanada shouted for Yukimura not to give up until the very end. This led to a comeback of 7-5, their first ever win in tennis. This became Sanada’s favorite day. It was also around this time when Sanada developed FuuRinKaZan with Yukimura.

Right before entering middle school, Sanada participated in a junior tournament and won as the first runner-up, second only to Yukimura. After the tournament ended, he was challenged to a match by a newcomer, Tezuka, and lost.

Upon entering middle school, Sanada and Yukimura made a promise to take over Rikkai and have no losses for their entire 3-year stay. He joined the school tennis club and became a regular in his first year, where he, Yukimura, and Yanagi—the Rikkai Big 3–led the team to Nationals and won.

Sanada became the tennis club’s vice-captain in his second year, with Yukimura as his captain. It was then that Kirihara Akaya entered Rikkai as a first year and challenged the Rikkai Big 3, resulting in complete defeat. When he and Yukimura were on their way home from school, Yukimura said that Kirihara reminded him of Sanada. After some time, Kirihara went to Sanada’s classroom to issue a written challenge, which Sanada noted was riddled with mistakes. (match details.) They also led Rikkai to victory that year.

On the winter of their second year, Yukimura collapsed and Sanada had to take over Rikkai’s tennis club. He promised Yukimura that he would wait for Yukimura’s return undefeated. It was during this time that the law of Rikkai was developed—-that is, “Losing is unacceptable.” Those who broke this law were dealt the iron fist punishment from Sanada.

On their third year, as both Yukimura and Tezuka were away for the Kanto Tournament, Sanada was considered to be the number one player in the junior tennis circuit. On July 27, the Kanto Tournament finals fell on the same day as Yukimura’s surgery. Sanada faced Echizen Ryoma in Singles 1. When Echizen used Muga no Kyouchi, Sanada said he knew of only three other people who can use Muga no Kyouchi: Rikkai’s captain, Yukimura Seiichi, Chitose Senri of Kyushu, and himself.

In the National Tournament Finals, Sanada faced Tezuka in Singles 3. It was revealed that Sanada developed two new moves, In (Shadow) and Rai (Lightning), completing FuuRinKaInZanRai, but kept them sealed in order to defeat Tezuka.

Personal Information


  • Hobbies: Muscle training, Shogi, Calligraphy
  • Dislikes/Weaknesses: Fads, Traveling → Fads, Electric Standing Motorcycle
  • Spends His Allowance On: Nothing, he saves it instead
  • Most Wanted Item/Thing: A vase he found at an antique shop → A gift his nephew Sasuke would appreciate
  • Skills Beyond Tennis: Iai, Kendo
  • Father's Occupation: Civil servant
  • Grandfather's Occupation: Teaching kendo to the police


  • Food(s): Nameko mushroom miso soup, Meat (Pork loin)
  • Color(s): Black, Grey
  • Motto(s): Where there's a will, there's a way​.
  • Movie(s): Historical plays
  • Book(s): Historical novels, Book of Ukiyoe paintings
  • Music: Japanese instrumentals
  • Type of Person: "I have no time for such nonsense!" (Someone who brims with energy) → (As of fanbook 23.5) “A modest person sounds nice.”
  • Date Spot: "Date? To hell with that nonsense!" → (As of fanbook 23.5) “How about a walk in a garden?”
  • Most Visited Spot on Campus: Japanese-style room (to practice calligraphy)
  • Anniversary: The day he won his first match
  • Place he wants to visit: The Three Great Gardens of Japan
  • Present he would give to a special person: I’ll write up a piece of calligraphy and gift it to them!

Daily School Life

  • 04:00AM - Wakes up
  • 04:30AM - Zen mediation. Eats breakfast after early morning practice.
  • 07:00AM - Goes to school. Morning practice.
  • 08:00AM - Patrols the school
  • 08:30AM - 1st period: English
  • 09:30AM - 2nd period: Classical literature
  • 10:40AM - 3rd period: Calligraphy
  • 11:40AM - 4th period: Music
  • 12:30PM - Lunch break. Eats a Japanese-style meal in the dining hall. After the meal, eats 2 Rikkai buns.
  • 01:30PM - 5th period: Physical education, archery
  • 02:30PM - 6th period: History
  • 03:30PM - General discipline committee meeting
  • 04:15PM - Tennis club: Match practice
  • 06:30PM - Returns home. Takes a bath.
  • 06:45PM - Dinner
  • 07:15PM - After muscle training, does maintenance on his sword
  • 08:00PM - Prepares and reviews for class
  • 08:30PM - Reads
  • 09:00PM - Goes to bed

Tennis Bag Contents

A cellphone his brother passed down to him a few years ago. Using only its basic functions, there are no traces of him using it for anything other than messaging.
Cotton Towel 
Sanada’s favorite cotton towel (worn under the face shield) that he uses in early morning kendo training. He sometimes shows up at the Kendo club and participates in their attacking practice.


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Play Style

Paint a coherent picture of the character's play style. Use information from the fan books as well as the manga. In general this does not mean listing every bit of information ever mentioned, but rather focusing on remarkable strengths and shortcomings, as well as how the most important special moves and abilities are incorporated.

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Sanada Stats.png
Speed 4
Power 5
Stamina 4
Mental 5
Technique 5

Speed: comment

Power: comment

Stamina: comment

Mental: comment

Technique: comment

Kurobe's Memo:

Memo here

Match History

Kantou Tournament Tomoda vs. Sanada not played
Kantou Tournament Kamio/Ibu vs. Sanada/Yanagi R. 0 - 6
Kantou Tournament Sanada vs. Echizen Ryouma 5 - 7
National Tournament Kakei vs. Sanada 0 - 6
National Tournament Kitagaito vs. Sanada 0 - 6
National Tournament Mikhailov vs. Sanada 0 - 6
National Tournament Sanada vs. Tezuka 7 - 5
U-17 Pair Matches Sanada vs. Yukimura 1 - 7


  • Sanada went to watch a movie with Yanagi and was thrilled at how incredibly cute puppy bunnies are.
  • Sanada has a pet beetle named Fuurinkazan.


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Contributors: Artoftennis, Dust, Kaoz