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What is a fanlisting?

A fanlisting is exactly what the name would imply: it is a listing of fans of any given subject; in this particular case the subject is the character Ibu Shinji from Konomi Takeshi's Tennis no Oujisama (Prince of Tennis) anime, manga, and musicals. Fanlistings are similar to web cliques, the only difference being that everyone is accepted so long as they have a name, a valid email address and live somewhere on this green earth. :)

A fanlisting is not (usually) affiliated with any of the subjects they represent. There is no mailing list, you will not receive prizes or anything for being a member of this fanlisting.

Shinji who?

The Boy

Ibu Shinji is the Fudoumine Chuu mens tennis club's so-called genius. His tennis skills are said to rival those of Seigaku's Fuji Syusuke. While he is primarily a singles player, he is occasionally paired with vice-captain Kamio Akira in doubles. His specialty move is "Spot", which temporarily paralyzes the opponent and allows the ball to go through. While Fudoumine has a reputation for being violent (mostly due to the previous year's upperclassmen), Shinji is the only team member who has actually tried to hurt someone on the court (Kakinoki Chuu's Kuki Kiichi). Luckily(?), Tachibana Kippei put a stop to it.

The one thing Shinji is probably best known for is his mumbling. He mumbles. Constantly. He carries on conversations with himself, and blames himself for things he shouldn't be blaming himself for (Kamio once yelled at him for it). Shinji definitely wins the prize for random-ass running commentary.

The Stats

Fudoumine Chuu Second Year, Class 2 Group 2
Elementary School: Fudoumine Chuo Elementary
Committee: None
Place most often visited (in school): Clubhouse
Birth Date: 3 November (Scorpio)
Age: 13 (anime canon)
Height: 165cm (~5'4")
Weight: 55kg (~121.2 lb)
Blood Type: AB
Shoe Size: 27cm
Dominant Hand: Right
Play Style: Counterpuncher (Defensive baseliner)
Equipment: (Shoes) Nike Air Classics Tour II Plus, (Racquet) Toalson EZ-122 Titanium
Special Moves: Spot, Kick Serve
Family: Father, Mother, two younger sisters.
Hobbies: Lexidata, (something else argh sick of translating)
Time spent doing his hair every day: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Daily routine: Sing lullabies to his sisters, call Kamio
Spends his allowance on: CDs and video rentals
Favourite food: Pickles
Favourite type of book: TV magazines
Favourite type of movie: "The doll slasher movie" (Chucky)
Favourite type of music: Folk music and rock
Favourite colour: Grey
Favourite type (of girl): A foreigner
Favourite date spot: Movie theater
Thing he wants most right now: A home planetarium
Skills other than tennis: Composition (essays), flower arrangement
Dislikes: Noisy and insensitive people.

Other Information

Shinji is voiced by Moriyama Eiji in the anime. Moriyama also played Momoshiro Takeshi (first cast) in Musical Tennis no Oujisama, and Sanada Genichirou in the Live Action Tenipuri movie.

In the Tenipuri musicals, he was played by Konishi Hiroki (now known as Konishi Ryousei).

Why Shinji?

Well, why not? Shinji's the quiet sort of guy who is just kind of there. Yes, I said quiet. While he almost never shuts up, he's not loud. XD He's not a mean or nasty person, but he will fight, or in some cases try to hurt, someone if he feels he has to.

Shinji's character is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting. He tends to get caught up in things - whether it's because he lost a match or because Echizen Ryoma got the last roll of grip tape, and sometimes he lets them go too far. He's one of the most teenage-boyish teenaged boys in the series, which I really appreciate. Certainly, he's... really weird, but he doesn't act like an old man and he doesn't (usually) act like a petulant child. Plus he's hot. 'nuff said. \0/