Kotaro Sasaki
Koutaro Sasaki
Character information
Rōmaji Sasaki Kōtarō
Kanji 佐々木 コータロー
Gender Male
Age 17
Birthday November 30
Blood type B
Bench press 65 kg
Relatives Mother
Older sister
Affiliation Bando Spiders
Year 2nd year
Jersey 99
40 Yard Dash 5.5 seconds
Position Kicker
Team Bando Spiders
Chapter 45th Down
Voice actors
Japanese Eiji Moriyama
Image gallery

Kōtarō Sasaki (佐々木コータロー, Sasaki Kōtarō) is the skilled kicker for the Bando Spiders and leader of the kicking team. He attends University alongside Sena Kobayakawa and Riku Kaitani.


Kotaro appears to be modled after Elvis Presley, and is always seen with a comb in his hair (or hand). He has the longest legs out of all of the Eyeshield 21 characters.



Nasa Alien Arc

He first appears at Deimon High, looking for the '60 Yard Magnum' Musashi, whom Kotaro wished to play against. However, unable to find him, he returns to Bando, but appears a few days later. Alongside Sena and Tarō Raimon, he assumes that Muro Satoshi is Musashi, and the three challenge Muro to a penalty shootout.

Autumn Tournament Arc

Kanto Tournament Arc

Christmas Bowl Arc

Hokuto Cup Arc


Bando Spider

Hayato Akaba

Rivals Teams

Gen Takekura


  • His favourite food is meat (it is not specified which type).
  • His favorite animal are dog, because of their devotio.
  • The person he respects the most: Elvis Presley
  • The most important thing in life: Zeal
  • Occasionally he opens up his switchblade comb too fast and hits his hand.