Hanji Urabe (浦辺 反次, Urabe Hanji) is a defensive midfielder and defender who was part of U-22 Japan and Jubilo Iwata in the J1 League. He wears the jersey #24 for Japan.

Description[edit | edit source]

He is mostly seen around Ishizaki, in a cat-dog type friendship, since both are "hot-headed" characters and are involved in some comic relief situations of the series.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Captain Tsubasa story[edit | edit source]

Kids' Dream arc
Urabe was captain of Nishigaoka elementary school. Both him and Nakayama were two players of said team who took part in the selection test of the Nankatsu City selection team. Urabe was chosen in the selection team due to his abilities as the Defensive Center Midfielder from his experience in Nishigaoka. Urabe stated that they planned to beat Shutetsu but acknowledged Tsubasa's ability and decided to organize the defense in for Nankatsu SC.

During the 6th National elementary school tournament, Urabe was Ishizaki's rival. He was chosen to be one of Nankatsu SC's player. His cocky attitude made him shout at teammates in an humorous way, pretty much like Ishizaki.

In Rise of New Champions

Boys' Fight arc
During middle school, Urabe became the Captain of Otomo middle school soccer team. He, along with Takeshi Kishida, Masao Nakayama and Koji Nishio, form the "Otomo Quartet". This Quartet was strong enough to be able to defeat Tsubasa in the beginning but Tsubasa was able to outsmart them with the help of both his prodigy and gamemaking abilities and by relying of precises passes with Kisugi, Taki and Izawa.

J Boys' Challenge arc
Tsubasa, after three weeks of recovery, faced the Otomo Quartet and Otomo's goalkeeper was able to beat them with his now increased abillities as both gamemaker and his amazing Drive Shot. Later on, during the International Jr. World Cup in Europe, Urabe was also a supporter with his Otomo friends and the Nankatsu gang at the Ozora's house watching the TV live matches.

Battle of World Youth arc[edit | edit source]

In Battle of World Youth, he was part of Nankatsu high school. He told his teammates that he would stop soccer after graduating, to help his family run their tofu store. However, coach Gamo convinced him to be part of the Real Japan 7 (R.J.7), a training team for All Japan Youth. Playing the role of the bad guy, the hellish training he followed helped him improve, and with the other members of the R.J.7, defeated most of the members of All Japan Youth. The truth was told to everyone after the 1st round of the Asian preliminaries, Urabe's true intentions was to make All Japan Youth stronger. He joined the All Japan Youth team after the serious injury of Misaki. He took part in the final match against Brazil Youth to replace Ishizaki, and would finally keep on playing soccer.

Road to 2002 arc[edit | edit source]

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In Road to 2002, Urabe joined Jubilo Iwata with Ishizaki both as defenders, and a bit envious at the beginning of Misaki's shining appearance in the same team. Later on, they indeed applauded Misaki and managed to defeat Urawa Red Diamonds where Takeshi and Toshiya Okano were playing as their opponents.

Golden-23 / Rising Sun arcs[edit | edit source]

Both Ishizaki and Urabe are chosen as defenders by Kozo Kira for U-22 Japan.

To be updated as series progresses.

In other media[edit | edit source]

He's a defender with the jersey #24 for Japan Junior in Rise of New Champions.

Techniques[edit | edit source]

Main article: Hanji Urabe/Techniques

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Hanji Urabe/Gallery

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His name is Jack Morris in the Latin-American and European dub.

External links[edit | edit source]

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