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My greatest weapon is close quarters plays
 
— Gagamaru to Team Z, [1]

Gin Gagamaru (我牙丸 吟, Gagamaru Gin) is a supporting character in the Blue Lock (Manga).

When first arriving at Blue Lock, he was a member of Team Z during First Selection. He is currently ranked #88 out of the original 300 forwards chosen to be part of the Blue Lock Project and is starting as goalie for the Blue Lock Eleven team against the Japan U-20.

Appearance

Gagamaru is a very tall and long young man with long black hair kept in a bun that was dyed blond at some point. At Blue Lock, Gagamaru wears the standard-issued body suit (black with gray stripes) and tracksuit. During the First Selection, he wore Team Z’s blue #6 jersey and wears Team Z's gray-capped cleats. During Second Selection, he wore Team Red's #88 jersey and that later switched to Team C's white and blue jersey during the Third Selection. During the match against the Japan U-20, Gagagmaru dons an official Blue Lock player uniform with the #1, that looks very similar to the ones seen in the first cover spread minus the Japan flag.

Personality

Abilities

Archetype:

  • Goal Poacher

Goal poachers are forwards who wait in the six-yard box or the penalty area for a cross, pass or loose ball and pounce to try to score a goal. The "poaching" refers to the fact that they will often score a goal out of the slightest of opportunities i.e. steal a goal. Goal poachers usually play as centre forwards or second strikers.

Skills:

Physical Ability
 
5/5
Technique
 
3/5
Speed
 
3/5
Power
 
3/5
Kick
 
3/5


  • Body Control and Reflexes

Gagamaru has excellent body control and reflex, able to adapt to nearly any pass or downright any play. He has a springlike body which he uses for all types of shots and even tackles. His adaptive playstyle has allowed him to score goals for Team Z and last to the 3rd Selection.

Etymology

  • The name Gagamaru means, "reluctance and tenacity."
  • Gagamaru's surname, Gin means "hum."

Quotes

Trivia

  • His hometown is Wakayama Prefecture.
  • He started playing soccer at the age of 12.
  • His favorite soccer player is Gareth Bale.
  • His favorite type of music is Southern All-Stars.
  • He doesn't like convenience store bento.
  • He eats with his hands, though the team is trying to teach him how to use utensils.
  • He believes that the best way to spend a holiday would be meditating at a bamboo grove and speaking to mountain animals.

References

  1. Blue Lock Manga: Chapter 9.
  2. Blue Lock Manga: Chapter 9.

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