Inokuma Jigorou

Inokuma Jigorou nihongo
Anime First Appearance: Episode 1
Manga First Appearance: Volume 1, Chapter 1

Yawara's paternal grandfather. He is a five-time Japan judo champion and author of the book considered around the world to be the judo bible. He has secretly trained Yawara, so that she can make a sensational debut. He wants Yawara to win the gold medal in the Olympics and get the National medal of Honor and will manipulate Yawara and other into getting what he wants.

He is a glory hound who loves the spotlight and will, on occasion, force his way into the announcers area to express his own views. He also has a tremendous appetite and can usually be seen with something in his mouth.

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