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Momotaro Mikoshiba
Momo Dive to the Future.jpg
Kanji 御子柴 百太郎
Rōmaji Mikoshiba Momotarou
Also known as Japan's Legendary Sea Otter (self-designated)[1]

Momo (by Rin)
Momo-kun (by Nitori)

Description
Gender Male
Sign Sagittarius ♐
Birthday December 6th
Age 15-16
Height 172 cm (5'8") (-Eternal Summer-)

175 cm (5'9") (-Dive to the Future-)

Weight 59 kg (130 lbs)
Professional Status
Occupation

3rd-year High School Student

Education Samezuka Badge.png Samezuka Academy

Unnamed middle school

Clubs

Samezuka Swimming Club
Unnamed middle school swim club (former)

Position Captain

(Samezuka Swimming Club)

Swim Style

Backstroke[1]

Events 4×100 m medley relay
Personal Status
Relatives Seijuro Mikoshiba (older brother)[1]

Isuzu Mikoshiba (older sister)[2]

Debut
Anime Episode 14
Voice Actors
Japanese Kenichi Suzumura
English Jerry Jewell

Momotaro Mikoshiba (御子柴 百太郎 Mikoshiba Momotarou) is a supporting character in the anime series Free! beginning with Free!-Eternal Summer-. He is Seijuro Mikoshiba and Isuzu Mikoshiba's younger brother and a high school student at Samezuka Academy. He is a backstroke swimmer that Seijuro predicts will be the team's "fearsome new face." [3] As of the end of Free!–the Final Stroke– the second volume, he is a third-year student as well as the swim club's captain.*[4]

Appearance

Momotaro has golden eyes and dark orange hair just like his brother, but in a messier fashion. He has a healthy, slightly tan, complexion and is of average height and build.

Personality

He possesses a happy-go-lucky termperment and enjoys the company of girls alot. He's like his older brother, both in terms of swimming and personality. And just like Seijuro, he has a crush on Gou Matsuoka at first sight, saying that she's "pretty cute."[1]

History

Momotaro claims to have won many races in his previous school and that there's not a single person in his hometown who hasn't heard of him. When meeting Rin Matsuoka, Sosuke Yamazaki and Aiichiro Nitori for the first time, he states that the swimmers he competed against used to call him The Sea of Japan's Sea Otter.[1]

Story

Main article: Momotaro Mikoshiba/Story


Relationships

Main article: Momotaro Mikoshiba/Relationships


Trivia

  • His hobby is hunting for stag beetles.[1] The biggest one he caught was about 8 centimeters. [5]
  • His motif animal is a sea otter.
  • His favorite proverb is, "Even Homer sometimes nods."[1]
  • His favorite dish is fried eggs.[1] Other favorite foods include triple-cheese burgers and chocolate pudding ice cream.[6]
  • Momotaro owns a pink T-shirt with a boy coming out of a peach at the back. This refers to a folk tale about an old couple who found a giant peach with a little boy inside, naming him Momotaro because "momo" in Japanese means "peach."
  • His favorite pasta dish is vongole.[5] This is most likely a reference to his motif animal, the otter, as one of the main ingredients in this dish is clams, with vongole being Italian for clam and clams being a common part of a sea otter's diet.
  • His English voice actor, Jerry Jewell, also voices Mr Tachibana.
  • Those born under Sagittarius are giving, optimistic and humorous, but can also be impatient and impulsive, promising more than they can deliver. They enjoy freedom and being outdoors, and dislike clingy people and details. Those born on Dec 6 see everyone as equal idealists to themselves and are challenged to view others and the world realistically. Traits are affected by the position of the moon and other planets at the time of birth.[7]

*Translation Note: This information is roughly translated from a piece of media still in cinemas, as such, all related facts may be subject to change/corrections in the future when official translations are released.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Episode 14
  2. Iwatobi High School Swimming Club's Diary 2: Track 11
  3. Free!-Eternal Summer- episode 2
  4. Free!–the Final Stroke– the second volumesummary translated by denkimouse on Twitter.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Free! Eternal Summer - episode 4
  6. Free!-Dive to the Future- Starter Book Character Profile (translated by donamoeba on Tumblr)
  7. https://www.astrology-zodiac-signs.com/zodiac-signs/sagittarius/


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