Nishimura (西村, にしむら Nishimura?), full name Nishimura Naritaka (西村成孝, にしむら なりたか?), 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 Downtown Nekketsu series.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari[edit | edit source]

Nishimura's first appearance in the Kunio-kun franchise is in Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari. He acts as the first mandatory boss in the Famicom version of the game.

Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai[edit | edit source]

Nishimura and Sawaguchi join a team led by Gōda, the School Union Team.

Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shūgō![edit | edit source]

Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medal[edit | edit source]

Nishimura once again makes an appearance as part of the School Union team.

Kunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zen'in Shūgō[edit | edit source]

Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari: Yakyū de Shōbu da! Kunio-kun[edit | edit source]

Kunio no Oden[edit | edit source]

Nishimura is the second boss in the game.

Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari EX[edit | edit source]

River City Super Sports Challenge[edit | edit source]

River City: Knights of Justice[edit | edit source]

River City Super Sports Challenge ~All Stars Special~[edit | edit source]

Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki[edit | edit source]

River City: Rival Showdown[edit | edit source]

River City Melee: Battle Royal Special[edit | edit source]

River City Ransom: Underground[edit | edit source]

River City Girls[edit | edit source]

Nishimura is actually split into two characters in this game.

One referred to as just "Naritaka" is depicted as a spunky, precocious junior high student (sans glasses) who idolizes Riki and hopes to become as strong as him. To this end, he hangs out at the Downtown slums for "training". At the moment, he is unable to effectively fight back against his opponents, but insists that this is part of his training when Kyōko and Misako worry about him for looking all beat-up.

The one with Nishimura's original likeness on the other hand is found in a shop near the Downtown subway tunnel, selling books that prevent weapons of a specific class from breaking when the right one is held.[1].

River City Melee Mach!![edit | edit source]

Localized versions[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Nishimura can be seen on the cover of the Ore wa Otoko Da! Kunio Kun manga, but he does not appear in the manga itself.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Kunio-kun characters
Main characters KunioRiki
Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun HiroshiTōruAkiraShinjiTakeshiMisuzuKumikoSabu
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu ShinichiKōjiMitsuhiroIchirōAkishiNaritakaHeilmanLao ChenMordovWilliam
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari HasebeYamadaMamiRyūichiRyūjiGōdaGodaiOnizukaKobayashiMochizukiTairaKinoshitaNishimuraSawaguchiSonokawaKamijōYamamoto
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku SugataNanaseMomozonoIchijōTakamineMorimotoMaedaYoshinoSaotomeWashioShimizuTōdōHayasakaOtonashiAiharaKumadaHayamiKirishimaMorisawaKōzuki
Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki MatsudoNedachiSankichi
Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku JohnnyRaphaelJimmyKōnosukeAlex
Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari TachibanaRikaKunikoNishinoReikaMurasakiFubukiKazaokaTsugeTsukasa
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen MisakoTakashiMasaGenei
Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu YōichiHidekiTsuyoshiMasashiKaoriTōruSadaoYōkoToyoichiHideTobiyama
Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu EbiharaAoiHimeyamaOkumaToraichiToraji
Shodai Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun YoshihiroMihoMasakiHondaHokutoUrabe
Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka KyōkoTakayamaMamoruKōjiTōruDaikiRyūtaKenAkioNobuLisaKinjiJoe
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari EX SaoriHimada
River City Super Sports Challenge Michael TobiokaTomorinSierraStanislav
Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special YūyaToshioMadokaPrincipalWataruMikotoMiyukiFatherKatsujiTetsu
Riki Densetsu SakataOkadaMaezawaMegumiGonda
River City: Tokyo Rumble GinjishiMajishiBenijishiUkyōSakyōShishiōKinshishiLee
River City: Rival Showdown NagatsukaChihoShioriŌtaMinamotoRinaMakotoMinoriMikaShinoda
River City Melee: Battle Royal Special TsubakiMiyakodaShimokitaMiyagasakiNakaSumi
Live-action series TadokoroYumeko
River City Ransom: Underground GlenBrunoProviePaulMikeRudyMervChrisPurple BeePink BeeCalvinEtherAlexisAdamWesProtoDr. DSentinel
River City Girls HibariNoizeSabuko
River City Melee Mach!! AijimaYokomizoNishiwaki
Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san! MizoguchiYamadaTakeruSayoNo. 21No. 29No. 47No. 35
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