|Japanese Voice||Nobuhiko Kazama|
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Toru Hanagata (花形透 Hanagata Tōru) is considered one of the top centers in the Kanagawa prefecture. He mixes strength and tactical skill in his playing, being able to easily avoid defensive play.
Hanagata held his own against Akagi Takenori but paid off for underestimating Sakuragi, as he was totally outclassed in rebounding. Hanagata also missed a desperate 3-point attempt against Shohoku, marking the final score, 62-60.
He takes the role of leader, being responsible for carrying the team while Fujima is not on the court. He is also a calm type.
He is a technical Center, a low post scorer, known for his fade away shot which is difficult to block. He is also a strong rebounder and gave Akagi a hard time under the basket. He also knows how to use his teammates effectively.
- Hanagata is the only regular in the series to wear glasses on court.