|Manga Debut||Chapter 84|
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Kurai Ichii was originally part of the second string team of the Lycaons. His teammates often make him do the chores that they don't want to do, and they often degrade him by saying he has no talent. He was a kid who couldn't do things the other kids could do, like playing the piano harmonica and running. Kurai barely went to class in middle school and just stayed near a river from morning to night. His 8th grade teacher, Minamida saw Kurai's talent when he saw Kurai throwing rocks. Minamida told Kurai to become Japan's best pitcher.