Nagare Namikawa
 
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BIO:

A student of the Gorin's newly-established university branch, Nagare coaches the Gorin college swim team. He is usually quiet and hides his feelings, but his personality changes completely when he is in the water. He is a childhood friend of Shoma, and sets out to find him after he disappears from the school. He joins Natsu and Roberto to investigate the new school attacks after Shoma separates from the group.
 
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ORIGIN:
Project Justice

 
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Card Fighters Clash 2

  
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Page Updated:  Feb. 17th, 2020

(Insert Michael Phelps joke here.) At first glance, Nagare looks like an appropriate addition to the Gorin high school sports team, but he's actually THE most bizarre and ridiculous character of the entire Rival Schools series... simply because he uses "swimming techniques" to fight. ^o^ (Like that makes any sense, but when did fighting games need to make sense?) It's damn near impossible not to laugh at some of his moves, especially when you're getting your ass kicked by him swimming at you and doing stupid shit. Nagare is definitely another one of those stupidly clever "WTF-type" Capcom characters. I think an off-the-wall design like this is better than your typical "try-hard" FG character who's trying to be cool. Nagare isn't trying to be cool. He's going to f*cking swim whether you like it or not and look good doing it. He's going to remind you to work on your abs, or remind you you'll never have abs. BTW if you this this design is "gay" you are gay. Ok.

Nagare's design is artistically inspiring. Great anatomy study. "That moment when Capcom made me notice that nearly all male swimmers have long faces and slender bodies." WTF Capcom. I love Capcom. It's pretty awesome that Edayan (main artist of the Rival Schools series) captured that in Nagare. Also, shoutouts to Michael Phelps and his 23 Olympic gold medals. ;)

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