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Kotarou Terashima
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Kanji 寺島 湖太郎
Rōmaji Terashima Kotarou
Also known as Archerfish of Naruto
Gender Male
Professional Status
Occupation University Student

Shimogami University
Omori Academy (former)

Clubs Shimogami University Swim Club

Omori Academy Swim Club (former)

Personal Status
Anime Episode 27
Voice Actors
Japanese Yuu Miyazaki
English Matt Holmes

Kotarou Terashima (寺島 湖太郎 Terashima Kotarou) is a minor character in the anime series Free! beginning with Free!-Dive to the Future-. He is currently a student at Shimogami University where he is a member of the Shimogami University Swim Club.


Kotarou has been shown in episode 4 bumping into Asahi Shiina, Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is usually seen wearing casual clothes, sometimes with a Shimogami University hoodie.


He is a very confident person to the point of being brash. In episode 2, he picks a fight with Asahi Shiina over having a designated nickname. He does so again in episode 4 when he initially declines helping Asahi and the others find Ikuya Kirishima, then relents to please his girlfriend. He is kind and friendly towards Ikuya, asking whether he wants to join Shin Sagae and himself at karaoke.


Kotarou is part of the university swim team, hence he is an experienced and skillful swimmer. His nickname is "Archerfish of Naruto."



He is in a relationship with a girl named "Misae." In episode 4, he says they are going to see a film called, "The Rat's Life 2."



His nickname is "Archerfish of Naruto," which he hates.