Hakone Academy team kit

The Hakone Academy Bicycle Club (shortened to Hakone Academy, or "Hakogaku") is a well-built, formidable team, and the "kings" of the previous Inter-High that represent Hakone Academy in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Fukutomi Juichi, the captain, proclaims that every member of the Inter High team is considered an ace. His father was the one who created the club originally. It is stated that Hakone Academy's cycling club is the largest in the country. Because of this large number of members, the team has an incredibly difficult selection process; all the club members race against each other for the honor of wearing the team zekken at the Inter High, and no first-year competed on the Inter High team until Manami joined. That year, it was mentioned that they had 50 members.

Club members from first-years and second-years are often shown announcing their year and last name when entering the same room as Juichi; it is possible that with a club that large, this could simply be more practical than trying to remember who everyone is. Riders are not only ranked in class, but also abilities from A-D. They have promotion-relegation races each month, while the team captains are often all-rounders or climbers, as sprinters often can't issue instructions at the end of the race. Izumida is the first sprinter to become one, because Fukutomi, Ashikiba, Arakita and Kuroda endorsed him for his leadership qualities.

When they are in the sprint or mountain formations, the no. 2 sprinter or climber will pull for extended periods, while the ace sprinter or climber would stay second-to-last until 2km before the end of the checkpoint.

They had an alternate-colored kit when Fukutomi was a second-year, where the blue was darker and much of the text on the arms and legs were dark red.

Team Members

     Students     Captain     Vice Captain     Manager     Graduated

Members
Current Inter High Team
Other Members
Former Members

Infrastructure

The large club building.

The club consists of one large building located on the school grounds, behind the class buildings. It has a wide lot to allow for parking cars and several bikes. The club building and school are possibly away from where the dorms are, as Arakita is seen riding some distance to the club when he stays at the school dorms.

Inside the club building there is a large area for using rollers to warm up on, which also contains several weight-training equipment frequently used by Izumida, as well as a locker room. It's possible that there are several locker rooms: there's been some discrepancies between the anime and manga, and within the anime canon itself, whether or not the locker room used by Hakone Academy's Inter High team opens directly to the outdoors or to a hallway within the building. The locker room contains several awards on the wall and green benches to rest on.

The team has also been seen using an extremely large indoor track to ride on.

Historical Footage

Known Representatives

4 Years Pre-Series Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Narita 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Minami ? Manager - Active -

3 Years Pre-Series

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Narita 2nd Year Member Sprinter Active No

2 Years Pre-Series

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Narita 3rd Year Member Sprinter Graduated No
Fukutomi Juichi 1st Year Member All-Rounder Active No
Shinkai Hayato 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Toudou Jinpachi 1st Year Member Climber Active No
Arakita Yasutomo 1st Year Member All-Rounder Active No
Imai 1st Year Member ? Active No
Fujiwara 1st Year Member ? Active No
Hamauchi 1st Year Member ? Active No
Takemura ? Member ? Active Unknown

1 Year Pre-Series

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Fukutomi Juichi 2nd Year Member All-Rounder Active Yes
Shinkai Hayato 2nd Year Member Sprinter Active No
Toudou Jinpachi 2nd Year Member Climber Active No
Arakita Yasutomo 2nd Year Member All-Rounder Active No
Imai 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Fujiwara 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Hamauchi 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Izumida Touichirou 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Kuroda Yukinari 1st Year Member Climber Active No
Ashikiba Takuto 1st Year Member Climber Active No
Kaneko Kaneda 1st Year Member Climber Active No
Shimozaki 1st Year Member Climber Active No
Hayashi 1st Year Member ? Active No
Azuma 1st Year Member ? Active No

Year 1 Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Fukutomi Juichi 3rd Year Captain All-Rounder Graduated Yes
Shinkai Hayato 3rd Year Member Sprinter Graduated Yes
Toudou Jinpachi 3rd Year Vice-Captain Climber Graduated Yes
Arakita Yasutomo 3rd Year Member All-Rounder Graduated Yes
Imai 3rd Year Member ? Graduated No
Fujiwara 3rd Year Member ? Graduated No
Hamauchi 3rd Year Member ? Graduated No
Izumida Touichirou 2nd Year Member Sprinter Active Yes
Kuroda Yukinari 2nd Year Member Climber Active No
Ashikiba Takuto 2nd Year Member Climber Active No
Kaneko Kaneda 2nd Year Member Climber Active No
Shimozaki 2nd Year Member Climber Active No
Hayashi 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Azuma 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Manami Sangaku 1st Year Member Climber Active Yes
Doubashi Masakiyo 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Takadajou 1st Year Member ? Active No
Haraguchi 1st Year Member ? Active No
Murakami 1st Year Member ? Active No
Koseki ? Member ? Active No
Nitta ? Member ? Active No
Mizoguchi ? Member ? Active No

Year 2 Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Izumida Touichirou 3rd Year Captain Sprinter Active Yes
Kuroda Yukinari 3rd Year Vice-Captain All-Rounder Active Yes
Ashikiba Takuto 3rd Year Member All-Rounder Active Yes
Kaneko Kaneda 3rd Year Member Climber Active No
Shimozaki 3rd Year Member Climber Active No
Hayashi 3rd Year Member ? Active No
Azuma 3rd Year Member ? Active No
Manami Sangaku 2nd Year Member Climber Active Yes
Doubashi Masakiyo 2nd Year Member Sprinter Active Yes
Takadajou 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Haraguchi 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Murakami 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Shinkai Yuto 1st Year Member Climber Active Yes
Ishida 1st Year Member ? Active No
Kojima ? Member ? Active No

Club Known Achievements

Year Race Progress Winner
? ? Goal Line (Hakone's First Title) Fukutomi's Father
2006 39th Summer Inter High Goal Line ?
2006 Annual Manazura Bicycle Road Race Goal Line Arakita Yasutomo
2007 40th Summer Inter High First Day Goal Line ?
2007 40th Summer Inter High Second Day Goal Line ?
2007 40th Summer Inter High Third Day Goal Line ?
2008 41st Summer Inter High First Day Climber Checkpoint Toudou Jinpachi
2008 41st Summer Inter High First Day Goal Line Fukutomi Juichi
2008 41st Summer Inter High Second Day Goal Line Fukutomi Juichi
2008 41st Summer Inter High Third Day Sprinter Checkpoint Shinkai Hayato
2008 Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range Race First Day Sprinter Checkpoint Shinkai Hayato
2008 Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range Race First Day Climber Checkpoint Manami Sangaku
2008 Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range Race First Day Goal Line Fukutomi Juichi
2008 Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range Race Second Day Goal Line Toudou Jinpachi
2009 42nd Summer Inter High First Day Sprinter Checkpoint Doubashi Masakiyo
2009 42nd Summer Inter High First Day Climber Checkpoint Manami Sangaku
2009 42nd Summer Inter High First Day Goal Line Ashikiba Takuto
2009 42nd Summer Inter High Second Day Sprinter Checkpoint Izumida Touichirou
2009 42nd Summer Inter High Second Day Climber Checkpoint Ashikiba Takuto
2009 42nd Summer Inter High Third Day Sprinter Checkpoint Izumida Touichirou
2009 42nd Summer Inter High Third Day Climber Checkpoint Ashikiba Takuto
  • For dropping out after placing 1st in Sprinter Checkpoint of 42nd Summer Inter High's Third Day, Doubashi Masakiyo was not considered the winner of this checkpoint for not finishing the whole race.

Trivia

  • At the ending credits of season 4 (second half), Hakogaku forms a jazz band. Everybody sings, Doubashi is the drummer, Shinkai Yuto is the trumpeter, Manami is the saxophone player, Ashikiba is the pianist, Izumida plays the trombone and Kuroda is the double bassist.
  • Before Izumida, no sprinters have ever been the captain of the team.

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