Character Information

Nishimura in Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari EX

Name: Naritaka Nishimura
Name (kanji/kana): 西村成孝 (Nishimura Naritaka)
にしむら なりたか (Nishimura Naritaka)
Affiliation(s) Hakutaka Industrial High School (The Mob in River City Ransom)
School Union (Jefferson High School in Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge)
Year Senior
Birthday September 8
Blood Type O
Localized Name(s) Rocko (River City Ransom, River City Ransom: Underground)

Lawrence "Baldy" Baldwin IV (Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge)

Naritaka Nishimura (西村成孝 Nishimura Naritaka, にしむら なりたか Nishimura Naritaka) is a fictional character in the Kunio-kun series. His first appearance was in Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari and he is the banchō of Hakutaka Industrial High School. Despite his plump size and wearing large glasses, Nishimura is a formidable fighter.


Nishimura is a recurring character in the Kunio-kun series, making appearances in Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai and Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medalas a member of the School Union's Athletics team along with Gōda and Godai. He also appears as the second boss in Kunio no Oden. He also appeared on the cover of the manga Ore wa Otoko Da! Kunio Kun, though he never appeared in the manga itself.

Localized versions

  • In River City Ransom, Nishimura is renamed Rocko. He re-appears in the game's sequel: River City Ransom: Underground. At one point in the game the player has to chase him. He mentions both Blade and Moose after he is stopped. His full name in the school's year book is Rocko Baldwin IV, a combination of his two localized names.
  • In Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge, Nishimura is renamed Lawrence "Baldy" Baldwin IV, a member of the Jefferson High School team.


  • Nishimura has a height of 175 cm.
  • Nishimura is modeled and named after a former Technōs Japan programmer. This programmer is credited in the Famicom version of Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu, which has a character named Naritaka. In the PC fan remake of the game, this character was given Nishimura's face from Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari.


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Programmer Naritaka Nishimura, the origin of the character's name.

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Naritaka, a member of the Hanazono High School Dodgeball Club, possibly named after the programmer.

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Nishimura greets Kunio and Riki in Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari.

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Nishimura takes the role of Gonsaku in the Downtown Special period drama.

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Naritaka with Nishimura's face in Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu (Re). Tōru can also be seen in this screenshot with Maeda's face.

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Rocko in the school yearbook of River City Ransom: Underground

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Rocko in River City Ransom: Underground