Torakichi Nanpa is a grade-school fan of Sakuraba, who wishes to become a player after witnessing Sakaruba catching a very high pass by accident. Even after learning that Sakuraba is really a sub-par player, Torakichi remains a loyal fan and encourages him to become stronger. He is hospitalized with a broken leg, which leaves him unable to play football for up to two years. He almost gives up on his dream, but he is inspired by Sakaruba to continue with his rehabilitation. He tends to be very obnoxious towards Onihei, and Monta.