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Toshiya Sato

Toshiya sato

Tosshi

Japanese 佐藤寿也
Rōmanji Satou Toshiya
Also Known As "Toshi" (nickname)
Characteristics
Age 6 (Kindergarten Arc)
9 (Little League Arc)
15 (Mifune East)
16 (Kaido High)
17 (Kaido High)
19 (Major/Minor League)
35 (Epilogue)
Gender Male
Birthday September 9, 1987
Nationality Japan
Residence
Blood Type AB
Height 175cm
Weight 64kg
Family Zenzou Sato (grandfather)
Chizuru Sato (grandmother)
Unnamed father
Unnamed mother
Miho Sato (sister)
Unnamed wife (divorced)
Hikaru Sato (son)
Status
Occupation Pro-League Baseball Player
Student (graduated)
School Tomonoura Junior High
Kaido Academy
Team(s) Yokohama Little
Tomonoura Middle Baseball Club
Kaido High Baseball Club
Position Catcher
Number 12 (Yokohama "4th Grade")
2 (Yokohama "5th Grade", Tomonoura, Kaido)
13 (Tokyo Giants)
24 (W-Cup Representative)
14 (Indiana Hornets)
Bat/Throws Right/Right
Media
Manga Debut 003. First Meeting

2nd 006.

Anime Debut Ep2: Their Friendship

2nd-Ep3: The Two Juniors

Voice Actor Masakazu Morita (S2~)
Fuyuka Ono (S1)
Image Gallery

Toshiya Sato is Goro Honda's best friend during childhood and longtime rival through baseball in the MAJOR series. He then makes a reappearance in the MAJOR 2nd sequel as Hikaru Sato's father, supporting and coaching both sons of his and his best friend.

Appearance

Toshiya Sato was first introduced as a timid kid. He wears glasses during his first few appearances, but when Goro finds out he's on the Yokohama Little, he doesnt wear them anymore. Over the years since Season 2, Toshiya's eventually grew into a handsome young man both athletic and academically which remains unchanged after adulthood. Toshiya has a calm but competitive nature, as seen troughout the series.

History

Season 1

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Toshiya in the first season (before timeskip)

Toshiya was a shy boy who focused on studies, giving him trouble making friends. Goro helped him overcome this and became very skilled playing with Goro, especially at catching Goro´s fastballs. His mother threw out the baseball glove that Goro lent him. Goro saw this and misunderstood. Once Toshi found out, he searched for hours in the trash until he found it. After the Deadball incident, Toshi encourages Goro to still keep playing.[1]

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Toshiya in the first season (post timeskip)

After the timeskip, Toshi starts playing in the Yokohama Little,[2] where he faces off Goro in the Little League[3].

Season 2

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Toshiya in the second season (Tomonoura)

Toshiya is introduced in the new season when he goes watch the practice match between Mifune East and West[4].

Toshiya saves Ayane Suzuki from faling downstairs, with the latter of her and her friend developing a crush on him.

Later he turns down a practice game with Goro's team and criticizes Goro's pitching, which Goro's new dad confirms lacks sharpness.[5]

It was revealed after reaching 6th grade when Goro moves away, Toshiya discovers his home empty to find himself abandoned by his family when they go bankrupt, and was is taken in by his grandparents. He has then worked hard to earn a good scholarship and going to the pros so repay his grandparent's hard work. His progress made him being the captain of his middle school team and specializes in batting.[6]

After Goro's decline Kaido's offer, Toshiya goes mad with him.[7] However, during his game with the Mifune East, he returns to his calm persona.[8] When Goro is completely defeated by Mayumura, he decides to go to Kaido with him.[9]

However, Goro decides to left Kaido after defeating the Kaido principals, this decision leaves Toshiya extremely upset in a point that he doesnt even wants to play. As the the game with the principals goes on, he reorganizes his feelings and accepts Goro's decision. After the game, he is seen crying, while Goro leaves.[10]

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Toshiya on high school, later in the second season (Kaido High Arc)

Season 3

Toshiya is the starting catcher and fourth batter for Kaido alongside the team's ace Mayumura.

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Toshiya in the third season as a Kaido regular

It is mentioned that Kaido had won the last National Championship (which occurs between the 2nd and 3rd season) with very little opposition. The superiority of Kaido influences Toshi to become arrogant and forgetting his rivalry with Goro. This situation displeases Goro who promises Toshi he will beat Kaido.[11]

After the Seishu VS Kaido game, Toshi makes Goro promises that they will play Baseball together again.[12]

Season 4

All Toshiya's appearances in this season are completely filler and were made just to fit the episode count[13].

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Toshiya in the fourth season as a Tokyo Warriors player

Season 5

In the beggining of the season he and Goro tries to join the All Japan team, whose eventually they join.

In the middle of the world cup Toshiya suffers a collapse because of the sudden encounter with his younger sister, Miho. Towards the end of the season, he and Miho have their reconciliation.

After the cup he returns to Japan with Mayumura and the others.[14]

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Toshiya during the fifth season in his All Japan uniform

Season 6

In this season he only appears during the final episode, when Goro is in Japan he inivites Toshiya to a dinner. There they discuss when he and Mayumura will go to the Majors[15].

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Toshiya in the sixth season

World Series OVA

Eight years after the end of the last season, Toshiya is now in the Hornets, where he and Goro forms a Battery. Toshiya also discovers that his mother was forced to abandon him by his father. In the end, he win the World Series alongside Goro and the Hornets.

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Toshi batting for the Hornets during the World Series

Message OVA

He appears briefly helping Goro and Shimizu with the baggage at the airport.

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Toshiya and Goro in the message ova

Season 7 (2nd)

Now he's a father, and coaches both his son Hikaru (a pitcher) and Goro's son Daigo (a catcher) across the season. Now he wears sunglasses.

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Toshiya in the seventh season (2nd)

Trivia

Toshiya is only seen with glasses during the Kindergarten Arc and the Little League arc of the season 7. Altrought his appearances and plot in the fourth season are completely filler, he actually wins the Rookie of the year prize in the manga, as mentioned in Vol. 54 and fifth season.

References

  1. EP 2~6
  2. EP 11
  3. EP 23~26
  4. EP 29
  5. EP 30
  6. EP 31
  7. EP 32
  8. EP 33~35
  9. EP 35~36
  10. EP 50~52
  11. EP 70
  12. EP 77
  13. EP 86~88, 101
  14. EP 128
  15. EP 154