|Ichidaisan High School - No. 1|
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Age||17 (debut) |
18 (Chapter 42)
|Date of birth||15 June|
|Place of birth||Tokyo|
|Education||3rd Year High School (debut)|
|Voice Actor||Kōsuke Toriumi|
Relationship with other Characters
Manaka and Tanba grew up playing baseball together and both played the pitcher position. In Junior High, Tanba tells Manaka that he'll be going to Seidou High wanting to change himself, and not to continually walk in Manaka's shadow. Despite going their separate ways, they remain good friends and try to keep their promise to each other of becoming aces and fight it out at the Koshien.
- Has respect for: Mizushima Shinji, Nakajima Norihiro
- Likes baseball manga
- Rankings from the guidebook:
- He ranks second at Fielding.
- The break of his breaking balls ranks fifth.
- Manaka (真中) - True Middle/Center
- Kaname (要) - Requirements/Main