Kaoru Kaidou

海堂 薫, Mamushi

2nd Year Student Birthdate: May 11 Zodiac: Taurus Class: 2-7 Relatives: Mother- Kaidoh Hozumi (40); Father-Kaidoh Shibuki (37); Younger Brother- Kaidoh Hazue (11) Play Style: Counter-puncher Dominant Hand: Right Special Moves: Snake Shot, Boomerang Snake Height: 173cm Blood Type: B Favorite Shoes: Puma (Cell Factor PTO634) Favorite Racket: Head (TI.S7) Favorite Subject: English Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Music: Rock Favorite Food: Yogurt, (Yaki)Soba, 100% pure juice Hobby: Running Marathons, collecting bandanas Preferred Type: Someone that knows how to appreciate good food and shows it Father's Occupation: Office worker (Bank) Seiyuu: Kiyasu Kohei Kaidō is a counterpuncher, noted by his stamina and retrieving most of the opponent's shot, using his physique to tire out his opponent first. While his play style becomes more aggressive as the series progresses, his original style is still evident in his matches.

Background
Kaidō is mostly known for his "Snake Shot" (derived from the "Buggy Whip Shot"), a curving forehand that keeps his opponents running. He later develops the "Boomerang Snake," which is a shot that swerves out of bounds, around the net pole, and back in bounds. He developed the shot under mentor Sadaharu Inui's advice and by working with him in doubles. He usually plays the Singles 3 position, though he is most often placed in one of the Doubles slots. In Genius 379, the last chapter of the manga, Kaidō is seen as a third year and the new captain of Seigaku, with Momoshiro as his sub-captain. Their rivalry has, apparently, somewhat mellowed with time.

As akid he cried a lot. When he was in kindergarten, he was often mistaken for a girl, called Kaoru-chan, and forced to wear a skirt. Source: Kuryujiru LJ and Prince of Tennis Wikia

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