was captain and ace of his middle school team, and is known as a big brother figure among his friends.
is an only child.
is pretty much Kuramochi’s gofer and favorite punching bag.
has a pretty hot childhood friend, who secretly has a crush on him.
prefers any kind of food but natto.
loves and enjoys reading Shoujo Manga.
ranks 3rd as the most friendly and most sociable in the Seido Baseball Club Secret Rankings by the managers. (Toujou is first)
greatly values teamwork and camaraderie.
started playing baseball because of Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū series
was recruited by Rei Takashima.
chose Seido after his meeting with Miyuki.
is better than Miyuki in Shogi.
is very blunt with Miyuki and usually treats him as someone of his own age. He also has a habit of calling him by his full name.
looks up to Shunpei Sanada as the kind of pitcher he wants to be.
read books like the Book of Five Rings, which led him to call his superiors old Japanese military ranks and switching his speech pattern to flowery language from time to time.
is fond of giving nicknames to his teammates. (ex. Cheetah-sama, Metabolic-senpai, Beard-senpai, Wolf Brat…LOL XD)
bears a surname that shares the same Kanji character
村 (Mura) with Okumura Koushuu (
奥村 光舟) . (Sawamura Eijun>>
is based on Eiji Sawamura, a pro baseball player who played for the Yomiuri Giants.
wears his school uniform neatly and properly.
gets cat-eyed when flustered.
is very emotional and cries easily.
has suffered from YIPS, a career-ending disease, and overcame it.
is a southpaw pitcher with unique timing.
has a naturally flexible body with supple joints, allowing him to immediately change the pitch’s direction. (Also the reason why Kuramochi likes to practice his wrestling moves on him.)
has pitched for 2 full games.
is quite competent with infield defense and pick-offs.
specializes in throwing idiosyncratic pitches.
has an arsenal of pitches that includes a 4-Seam Fastball, 2-Seam Fastball, Cutter, Changeup, and Splitter.
unknowingly threw a Cutter to strike out Sensen’s Ace, Maki. Now the Cutter has become one of the key pitches within his repertoire.
learned the Changeup overnight.
managed to piss off Mei Narumiya when he first pitched the Circle Changeup in an official game.
developed the ‘Numbers’ system with Miyuki for his pitching repertoire.
used to struggle with control, but he has improved considerably and is able to locate pitches consistently.
has an unorthodox pitching form that doesn’t allow the batter to see the release point of the pitch, which consequently messes up the batter’s timing.
is also surprisingly level-headed in critical situations.
He is always able to pull off amazing pitches in a pinch, which never fails to amaze Miyuki.
is the best “bunter” in the series, which earned him the title of “Bunt Master” or “Bunt Meijin”. He is also referred to as the “Kawai of Seidou”. This nickname is a reference to Masahiro Kawai, a former player for the Yomiuri Giants who was known for his defense and bunting skills.
hero-worships and deeply respects Chris.
considers Chris as his valuable mentor and sometimes calls him ‘Master’.
brought back the light into Chris’s eyes and motivated him to play with the team.
has the funniest and silliest expressions.
is the team’s mood-maker.
is praised by Coach Ugai for his motivational skills. (
The spice called motivation gives birth to good synergy. With such a kid on the team, the team is bound to get stronger.”)
has a PRAISE KINK.
usually offers bunting advice to his teammates.
is very loud and rambunctious (and it’s up to Kuramochi to keep him in line).
is just one of the cutest ever.
is a total dork.
acts like an adorable dog at times.
is very beautiful. (Beautiful Cinnamon Roll Too PURE FOR THIS WORLD
has a bright and charming smile that can rival the sun.
has an amazing pair of eyes.
is strong-willed, competitive, outspoken, and courageous.
is tough on himself and evaluates himself relentlessly.
Don’t forget that Eijun is more than just this silly, noisy and obnoxious guy. He is very cute and precious, and a very hard-working person. He has come a long way since he began his high school career in Seido. He’s undeniably one of the key players of the team and has improved tremendously. ヾ(:3ﾉｼヾ)
This is a PSA brought to you in part by yours truly. Okay, bye! I’m dead. _(┐「ε:)_
Feel free to add anything else about our favorite Sunshine Child!!!
Terajima’s comment on Miyuki & Sawamura’s first meeting scene
Here’s the infamous interview where Terajima-Sensei said that Miyuki & Sawamura’s first meeting scene was like a romantic manga.
― How did you come up with the other characters aside from Sawamura?
Miyuki is the character who made Sawamura think “I want to play baseball with him, even if that means being separated from my friends”. Miyuki has profound knowledge of baseball as well as the ability to bring out the pitcher’s talent. He’s supposed to be the type of guy Sawamura has never met in life before and thus
makes him think “I somehow can’t get him out of my head…”. So if you think about it, it’s actually the same as the “first meeting” scenes in a romantic manga. (lol) […] - Terajima Yuji (Official DnA Guide Book)
So, may I introduce,
Miyuki “the type of guy Sawamura has never met in life before” Kazuya
and Sawamura “I somehow can’t get him out of my head…
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
The well-known “Ugh, he’s so mean, I hate him, but…. I love him” shojo manga trope.
God bless Miyusawa and Terajima-sensei ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)