Principal Takenaka


Tomomichi Nishimura

Takenaka (竹中) was the principal of Sarayashiki Junior High, the junior high of Yusuke Urameshi.

He is voiced by Tomomichi Nishimura in the Japanese version and by Brice Armstrong in the English dub.


Takenaka is a somewhat portly man in his middle 40's who has blonde hair and brown eyes. He wears a beige or light brown suit with a blue necktie.


Takenaka is the honest and fair principal of Sarayashiki Junior High, and seems to be one of the very few adults Yusuke and Kuwabara respect in terms of authority figure. He cared deeply for his students and mourned for Yusuke when he died early in the series, however he was not able to bring himself to praise Yusuke for the brave act that led to his death. When he realized that teachers Akashi and Iwamoto were attempting to force Okubo to quit his job, even cheating to do so, Takenaka made sure that Okubo was able to continue to support his family.

While most people were frightened when they saw Yusuke alive, Takenaka, on the other hand, treated him normally as if nothing had happened and told him to get to class. He was wounded during Suzaku's attack on the Human World, but Kuwabara confirms he had completely recovered very well and soon returned to his normal work routine.


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