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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

Hkgk lot

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

Year Captain Vice-Captain Manager Coach
???Minami?
41st Summer Inter HighFukutomi JuichiToudou Jinpachi??
42nd Summer Inter HighIzumida TouichirouKuroda Yukinari??

Club Known Achievements

Race Progress Winner
?Goal Line (Hakone's First Title)Fukutomi's Father
39th Summer Inter HighGoal Line?
40th Summer Inter HighFirst Day Goal Line?
40th Summer Inter HighSecond Day Goal Line?
40th Summer Inter HighThird Day Goal Line?
41st Summer Inter HighFirst Day Climber CheckpointToudou Jinpachi
41st Summer Inter HighFirst Day Goal LineFukutomi Juichi
41st Summer Inter HighSecond Day Goal LineFukutomi Juichi
41st Summer Inter HighThird Day Sprinter CheckpointShinkai Hayato
Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range RaceFirst Day Sprinter CheckpointShinkai Hayato
Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range RaceFirst Day Climber CheckpointManami Sangaku
Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range RaceFirst Day Goal LineFukutomi Juichi
Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range RaceSecond Day Goal LineToudou Jinpachi
42nd Summer Inter HighFirst Day Sprinter CheckpointDoubashi Masakiyo
42nd Summer Inter HighFirst Day Climber CheckpointManami Sangaku
42nd Summer Inter HighFirst Day Goal LineAshikiba Takuto
42nd Summer Inter HighSecond Day Sprinter CheckpointIzumida Touichirou
42nd Summer Inter HighSecond Day Climber CheckpointAshikiba Takuto

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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