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Toraichi Matsuoka
Toraichi
Kanji 松岡 虎一
Rōmaji Matsuoka Toraichi
Description
Gender Male
Age 27-28 (at time of death)
Professional Status
Occupation Professional fisherman
Education

Iwatobi BadgeIwatobi High School (former)

Clubs Iwatobi High School Swim Club (former)

ITSC RETURNS Logo Iwatobi Swimming Club (former)

Personal Status
Relatives Miyako Matsuoka (wife)

Rin Matsuoka (son)
Gou Matsuoka (daughter)

Debut
Anime Episode 2
Voice Actors
Japanese Makoto Yasumaru


Toraichi Matsuoka (松岡 虎一 Matsuoka Toraichi) is the late husband of Miyako Matsuoka and the father of Rin Matsuoka and Gou Matsuoka.

Appearance

He is a tall, slender adult male with brown eyes and coffee-brown hair that he keeps short at the back, but longer in the front, sweeping his bangs to either side of his face in a style similar to Rin's when the swimmer is an adolescent, though neater. He also has the same shark-like teeth as his son, as well. Toraichi is likely strong and well-built due to his work running a fishing trawler. He wears eyeglasses for reading.

Personality

Toraichi appears to be a down-to-earth, hard-working individual who cares deeply for his family. His work takes him away from home for long periods of time, but when he is ashore, he is devoted to Miyako, Rin and Gou. He is seen to be affectionate with his children and spends time with them, reading to them and playing with them. His death greatly affects the family and both Rin and Gou visit his grave on a regular basis, evidencing their devotion to his memory.

History

He is an alumnus of Iwatobi High School and a competitive swimmer in their then-existent swim club. He is a fisherman by trade and during a particularly bad storm, his fishing boat sinks and he drowns, along with his crew, leaving Miyako to raise their children, Rin and Gou, alone.

Toraichi's dream was to compete at the Olympics, but his dream is never realized. Instead, he remains in Iwatobi, becomes a fisherman and marries Miyako who gives birth to two children. They appear to have a harmonious marriage and enjoy spending time together as a family.

Rin once states that he has very few memories of his father since he was always away at his job. When he learns about his father's dream, Rin decides that he, too, wants to become an Olympic swimmer to fulfil his father's wish. [1][2][3]However, as Rin grows older, he claims the dream for himself.

References

  1. Episode 2
  2. Episode 7
  3. Episode 12


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