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Danjūrō Eiga
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Japanese Name: 栄花 段十朗
Romanized Name: Eiga Danjūrō
English Name: Danjūrō Eiga
First Appearance: Episode 1
Favorite Show: Unknown
Occupations: Student
Japanese VA: Akira Ishida
English VA: Sean Michael Teague

Danjūrō Eiga (栄花 段十朗 Eiga Danjūrō), also known as Dan-kun and Danny (pronounced Donny), is a first year of the Muroe High kendo club and the boyfriend of the beautiful Miyako Miyazaki, much to everyone’s surprise. At the start of the series, he is an untrained beginner, but he becomes the new team captain at the end of the anime.

Personality[]

Despite his appearance making others think otherwise, Danjūrō is an intelligent student who even scored 2nd place in the regional exams. He is perceptive, especially toward things happening in Miyako Miyazaki's life and he can pick up on most skills quickly. At first, he finds kendo boring due to all of the training, but after discovering that he has natural talent, he takes to it and soon improves to the point where Yūji Nakata believes that Danjūrō might surpass him. It is hinted that he also has a dark side similar to Miyako, since in Episode 11, when Kojirō insisted Miyako train despite having an injured foot, his eyes very briefly glowed a dark aura similar to his girlfriend’s dark side.

Danjūrō and Miyako are absolutely smitten with each other. They support each other in times of need and compliment each other frequently. They also call each other by various sappy nicknames, such as "sugar lumps" and "honey buns." Danjūrō is the only person Miyako would never use her malicious aura on. Not once has their relationship wavered; they understand each other well, to the point where they know when the other needs space or support. He can also effectively calm her down when she is being riled up into her dark state.

Background[]

In middle school, Miyako Miyazaki acted much wilder that she goes so far as to beat up a guy named Matsuki who asked her out. However, when she met Danjūrō, she calmed down considerably.

Trivia[]

  • The name Danjūrō means "steps" (段) (dan), "ten" (十) (ju) and "akira" (朗) (rou).
  • Danjūrō's surname Eiga means "prosperity" (栄) (ei) and "flower, blossom" (花) (ga).
  • Danjūrō is a very skilled artist as it is shown when he drew a detailed and accurate picture of Miyako Miyazaki.
  • His name might be hinting at the real life kendo superstar Eiga Naoki (栄花直輝) who is known to be a very strong and popular kendoka depite his relatively short height.
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