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Tsunami Jousuke

Tsunami Jousuke (綱海(つなみ) 条介(じょうすけ)) is a major supporting character introduced in Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha. He is a defender of Oumihara who temporarily joins Second Raimon to defeat Aliea Gakuen, and later is selected as a defender for Inazuma Japan.


Profile

Inazuma Eleven 2

"This easy-going guy plays with the grace and balance learned on surfboard."

Inazuma Eleven 3
Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone

Appearance

Tsunami is tall with dark skin. His hair is colored pink and sticks up a little. He wears white goggles on his head but does not use them often, unless he is surfing.

His casual clothing in the fifth ending song comprises a dark yellow shirt and a pair of vermilion shorts. He wears a black knotted bracelet and green sandals.

In the GO game and Inazuma Eleven GO vs Danball Senki W movie, his hairstyle is quite similar to that of his younger form. He is also a lot taller now and is shown to have started wearing glasses and a blue shirt.

Personality

He is very energetic, optimistic and supportive of his teammates. He loves the sea, calling himself a "man of the ocean".

He is seen as a cool character in the team. Being the oldest, he is the "big brother" figure on the team. He is also very laid-back and doesn't mind if his juniors treat him weirdly.

He tends to take things lightly, stating that soccer doesn't seem to be as complicated as surfing. When he quotes something, he usually compares it to the 'vastness of the sea' or something to do with the ocean, showing how much he respects the ocean and how devoted he is to surfing; this could be the reason why all of his moves are related to the sea. As Megane noticed, he has uncanny athletic sense, which he demonstrates by created his own shoot hissatsu on his first day of playing soccer. When he is asked to explain something, he answers without giving away the answer, usually saying something about how the sea functions. He is 15 years old in Inazuma Eleven and 25 years old in Inazuma Eleven GO.

Plot

Season 2

He played for the team even though Tsunami didn't know anything about soccer at first. The story was that Raimon first met Tsunami on their way to Okinawa believing that Gouenji Shuuya would be there. They stopped at an island, but Megane Kakeru fell off their ship and into the ocean where Tsunami saved him.

He was later seen surfing and saw Raimon playing soccer on the beach. He joined them in their game, stating that he believed soccer was easier than surfing, which Zaizen Touko took insultingly. He was quick in learning soccer and released a powerful shot in his first meeting with Endou Mamoru, called Tsunami Boost beating Endou's makeshift Seigi no Tekken. Impressing the group, they had dinner together with the swordfish he caught and he bids them goodbye as they go to Okinawa. When Tsunami was having a talk with Raimon, he reveals that his age was 15, which gave them a great shock. They tell him sorry for calling him by his name, but he says it is okay to call him by his name.

Later while Raimon searched for Gouenji in Okinawa, they meet Tsunami again. He reveals to Raimon that he has joined his school's soccer club because he had fun in the match against Raimon and that his team wants to have a game with them. His team plays incredibly good as they are able to evade Raimon's attack and manage to steal the balls. After the match, he joins Raimon. He taught Endou how to surf in order to complete the Seigi no Tekken. In the match against Epsilon Kai he was fiercely determined to win and he joined soon after that. Though downhearted after Epsilon Kai is able to get past Endou's Seigi no Tekken, he is able to stop the second attempt by using his own body like a force field.

Season 3

Tsunami was called by Hibiki Seigou to be one of the Japan representatives. Before the match, he asks Endou if he knows why they are there, but the second answers that he doesn't know. When Megane Kazuto shoots he says that it is a "spectacular shoot". After this, he is placed in Team A, which is Endou's team. When the Inazuma Japan's uniform is introduced he says that "It has the same color as the sea. I like it". During the representative choice match, he saves Team-A goal's after Fudou Akio tried to cover-up Endou and Tobitaka Seiya with the ball. Later he tried to stop Kazemaru Ichirouta from advance through the field but is thrown to the side by the wind that Kazemaru created by his speed. After this, he tried to score a goal with Tsunami Boost, but the hissatsu is stopped by Kazemaru, Kurimatsu Teppei and Kogure Yuuya. After the match Tsunami is chosen as one of the sixteen members to integrate Inazuma Japan.

In their match against Big Waves, he formed a rivalry against the captain of Big Waves, Nice Dolphin, when he stated that he was the greatest surfer in the world. During the match, Tsunami was able to bring out a new hissatsu, The Typhoon. When Big Waves lost, Dolphin admitted that Tsunami is the best surfer.

Before their match against Fire Dragon, he forced Kabeyama to do a hissatsu technique, that at the Fire Dragon match, Kabeyama ended up doing with Kazemaru as Tsunami injured his leg (the same injury as Fubuki).

On the way to Liocott Island, he admits he's terrified of flying on episode 85, stating that he was made for ocean. Before the party at England area, Tsunami remarked that Aki, Otonashi and Fuyuka looked "better then I thought" when he saw them wearing formal dresses. With that, the rest of the formally dressed teammates got angry with him and Otonashi glared, with Kidou looking very annoyed with what Tsunami stated.

In the match against Unicorn, coach Kudou told him to do the corner kick, and he was surprised at first. But then, he pulled off The Tube, which surprised Ichinose and scored the second goal. Then, he played against Little Gigant along with the rest of Inazuma Japan in the finals. When they won, he was also invited to the graduation match where he is seen in Neo Raimon after returning to Japan. He also said that they will try and make legends although he was the only one in the graduation match who was in high school.

At the end, they had one last graduation match with one another, which ended in both groups not scoring a goal, since they were all equally matched. After the match, all of them listened to Endou's last speech and promised that they'll keep on playing soccer from Endou's word that he said "Let's play soccer!" to which everyone happily agreed on. Tsunami also talks about high school soccer and about what it was missing then he said that he finally realized that the thing it was missing was them.

Inazuma Eleven GO game

So far his appearance is only shown in the game. His first appearance is when Tenma was feeling unwell after being selected as the captain of Raimon, he appears before Tenma and encourages him. His second appearance is in a cutscene where he watches Raimon's final match in Amano Mikado Stadium along with Tachimukai and Fubuki.

Movie

Inazuma Eleven GO Vs. Danball Senki W

He is seen with his team, Inazuma Legend Japan to play against Shinsei Inazuma Japan. In the match he tried to steal the ball in mid-air from Hakuryuu but due to Hakuryuu calling out his keshin, he failed. Later he received the ball and used Sparkle Wave to make a chain shoot with Endou's Gigaton Head, thus scoring the first goal. Afterward, just like everyone else, he was shocked at the LBX army. Then he helped Endou to use Great The Hand but soon disappeared with his teammates due to Fran's power.

Game appearance

Character sprite and avatar

Front sprite Back sprite Avatar
Uniform Tsunami raimon uniform2.png Tsunami uniform2.png Tsunami raimon3.png Tsunami uniform3.png Tsunami raimon uniform1.pngTsunami happy.pngTsunami uniform1.png
Tuxedo Tsunami tuxedo2.png Tsunami tuxedo3.png Tsunami tuxedo.png
Soccer uniform Oumihara player4sprite.pngTsunami raimon2.png OM2player4sprite.pngTsunami inazumajapan2.png Tsunami oumihara3.png Tsunami raimon3.png Tsunami inazumajapan3.png Tsunami oumihara1.pngTsunami raimon1.pngTsunami inazumajapan1.pngOM2player4.pngStory mode team charac 2.pngTsunami (GO Sprite).png
Casual (adult) Tsunami GO Adult Casual.jpg
Inazuma Legend Japan uniform Tsunami Mugshot CS (ILJ).png

Wii avatar

Avatar
Choice screen Tsunami.png Tsunami young.png
Avatar
Soccer uniform Tsunami Raimon Wii Sprite.png Tsunami Legend Japan Wii Sprite.png

SD avatar

Avatar
KiraNatsu SD Avatar Tsunami Jousuke (KiraNatsu).png

Character view

Front overview Back overview Front close view Back close view
Oumihara uniform (O) Tsunami 3D (1).png (O) Tsunami 3D (2).png (O) Tsunami 3D (3).png (O) Tsunami 3D (4).png
Inazuma Japan uniform Tsunamifrontoverview.png Jousukebackoverview.png Tsunamifrontclose.png Tsunamibackclose.png
Raimon uniform (GO) (R) Tsunami 3D (GO) (1).png (R) Tsunami 3D (GO) (2).png (R) Tsunami 3D (GO) (3).png (R) Tsunami 3D (GO) (4).png

Recruitment

Inazuma Eleven GO

In order to recruit Tsunami, the following requirements are needed:

  • Item: Aranami no Bottle Ship (Randomly dropped from Kaiou)
  • Player: Isaribi Tairamaru
  • Player: Zaizen Touko
  • Item: Legendary Training Note (伝説の特訓ノート, obtained by beating Furukabu's lower route (S-ranking the route is not needed))

After this, he can be scouted for an amount of 3240 Kizuna points.

Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Stats

All stats are at level 99 and untrained.

Inazuma Eleven 2
  • GP: 171
  • TP: 145
  • Kick: 72
  • Body: 70
  • Control: 71
  • Guard: 73
  • Speed: 71
  • Stamina: 71
  • Guts: 65
  • Freedom: 20
Inazuma Eleven 3
Inazuma Eleven GO
  • GP: 165
  • TP: 161
  • Kick: 116
  • Dribbling: 117
  • Technique: 96
  • Block: 94
  • Speed: 96
  • Stamina: 108
  • Catch: 69
  • Lucky: 97
  • Freedom: 90
Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

All stats are fully upgraded.

Inazuma Eleven Strikers

Raimon II form

  • TP: 160
  • Kick: B
  • Guard: B
  • Body: B
  • Speed: B
  • Control: C
  • Catch: B

Inazuma Japan form

  • TP: 160
  • Kick: B
  • Guard: A
  • Body: B
  • Speed: C
  • Control: B
  • Catch: B
Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Xtreme
Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013

Inazuma Eleven SD

All stats are at S-rank, level 50, limit break 10, fully upgraded, all skills learned and all kizuna unlocked.

KiraNatsu

  • GP: 213
  • TP: 110
  • Kick: 53
  • Dribble: 41
  • Block: 47
  • Catch: 24

Hissatsu

Anime only
Inazuma Eleven 2
Inazuma Eleven 3
Inazuma Eleven GO
Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy
Inazuma Eleven Strikers
Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Xtreme
Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013
Inazuma Eleven Online
Inazuma Eleven AC: All Stars
Inazuma Eleven SD

Keshin

Inazuma Eleven GO
Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone

Game exclusive teams

Inazuma Eleven 2
Inazuma Eleven 3
Inazuma Eleven GO
Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Trivia

  • His dub name, Hurley Kane, is derived from hurricane.
    • His forename, Hurley, alludes to a famous brand known for surfing goods.
  • The number on his surfboard is 273, which can be read as "Tsu-na-mi" (2() tsu, 7() na, 3() mi).
  • In the second game, it was revealed that the kids on the beach call him "Tsunami-nii-nii".
    • In the GO game, Tenma also calls him by that nickname.
      • Furthermore, in the GO game, Tenma mentions that he and Tsunami used to play soccer when he was in Okinawa.
  • In the original series, Tsunami is revealed to be 15 years old, which makes him the oldest on the Raimon team and the only character whose age is specified.
  • He has a character song titled Bad Boys Brother's Blues with Someoka, Fudou and Tobitaka.
  • In the opening and eyecatch of Inazuma Eleven 2, his Raimon uniform has long sleeves.
  • The cliff near the lighthouse in Okinawa is his favorite place, where he feels he can hear the ocean talk to him.
  • In the anime, he became Oumihara's captain immediately after joining the soccer club, despite his lack of experience and basic skills. However, in the second game, Otomura Gakuya is the captain.
  • In the anime, he dislikes carrots but still found Kudou Fuyuka's carrot gelatin tasty.
  • According to the December 2012 issue of Animage, director Miyao Yoshikazu revealed that he wanted Tsunami to be in the Gryphon movie, but it never happened.

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