Nickname Weird Hair Fuwa-san
Kanji 不破
Romanji Fuwa
Coaching Positions
Position Head Coach
Club Nagoya Grand Palace
Former Club East Tokyo United
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter ?
Anime Debut Episode 6
Japanese Voice Masayuki Omoro

Fuwa was the coach under whose control ETU was dropped from the first division to the second division. He dislikes the ETU management and believes that the management of ETU is inadequate, blaming them for ETU's poor track record. He pities Tatsumi as Tatsumi is coaching a team with no foreign players. Fuwa has stated that he cannot imagine coaching a team with no foreign players and has himself hand picked three Brazilian players for Nagoya Grand Palace, believing that the Brazilians also elevated the playing style of the Japanese players around them with their skill and experience. However, Itagaki, the former lead striker and star of Nagoya Grand Palace is more frustrated than anything else by the presence of the Brazilians and, in addition, Tatsumi was able to find and exploit a weak spot in the team's defense when he realized that the Nagoya Grand Palace defenders were all taking their cues from Carlos (one of the Brazilian midfielders) and if he moved even a little up the field, the defense collapsed.

It is almost impossible to judge whether Fuwa is any good or not, as his desire for high profile players, foreign if possible, is not in and of itself, a bad thing. Nor will a team win just because it has a collection of outstanding individual talents if they don't work together and the coach is needed to blend the talents together to form a strong team. However, the problem in determining Fuwa's ability is that his three Brazilian players work well together as they are used to playing together (possibly in the Brazilian National Team as all three are supposed to be National Team players) and together can create opportunities without the help of special tactics. In addition, unlike Tokyo Victory's Hiraizumi, Fuwa was not immediately able to detect and correct the gaping hole in defense that Tatsumi exploited. Further more, unlike Dulfer, Fuwa did not seem to acknowledge his part in the team's defeat, which lead Tatsumi to inform him that if he doesn't accept that he lost, he's going to find the rug pulled out from under him again and again.

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