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Overview
Joe Sakurai
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Name
Kanji 桜井 ジョウ
Romaji Sakurai Jō
Nicknames King of Stride
Profile
Age 38
Gender Male
Birthday April 16
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Height 181 cm
Weight 77 kg
Blood Type A
Personal Status
Relatives
Affiliations Kakyoin Stride Club
Occupation
  • Coach
  • Director
  • Advisor
  • Sport Promoter
Team KAKYOIN
Voice Actor
Japanese Voice Tōru Ōkawa
Media
Anime Episode 8


Joe Sakurai (桜井 ジョウ, Sakurai Jō) is the coach of Kakyoin High School and the father of Nana Sakurai who is the driving force behind the spread of Stride in Japan that he is given the nickname "King of Stride".

He is voiced by Toru Okawa.

Appearance

Joe has short black hair and brown eyes.

He is usually seen wearing a grey suit with a white dress shirt underneath and black shades.

Personality

He is known to be very career-focused as he was a dedicated Stride athlete. As such, he never spent much time with Nana since she was in middle school.

Relationships

Skills

History

Joe was high school classmates with Yujiro Dan, Sakura-chan and Kouichi. He was initially promoting the sport in the USA, but returned after being offered the role as a coach for Kakyoin. He also convinced Tomoe Yagami to join him as they met in the USA.

Etymology

  • Joe's surname Sakurai means "cherry blossom" (桜) (sakura) and "well, mine shaft, pit" (井) (i).
    • Part of the surname Sakura can also mean "blossom" (咲) (saku) and "good, virtuous, respectable" (良) (ra).

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