Ebumi Masaru ( 江文優 ) is a second year in the Kanagawa High School Rugby Club. He is a former delinquent who joins the rugby club because of Hachiouji's invitation. He is the fastest player on the team.
Ebumi is noted to have spiked blonde hair with two longer sections at each side of his head and his brown eyes have rather long eyelashes. His eyebrows are realy thin. Overall he is of average height and has a rather muscular statue.
He has rough personality, being a former deliquent himself. He is really serious about rugby and has a good sense about it. He really hates people who did not think about playing seriously, to the point that he'd usually skip practices because of them, and practice by himself at night.
He looks carefree, but actually thinks about a lot of things and seems to have trouble telling people about it.
It is shown in chapter 37, that Ebumi was given a lot of money as a child because his parents were never home, and he could not spend it all.
During his walk with Ise, there's also a mention of a man "Mr. Takagi", who seems to be the source to Ebumi's money. As Ise confronts Ebumi about changing his name to "Takagi Masaru", Ebumi tells Ise he's never going to change his name.
Matsuo Toshinosuke Edit
He seems to have a close relationship with Matsuo, who is kind of like a big brother figure to everyone in the team. He respects him as someone he could talk to and practice with.
Ise Natsuki Edit
Before Ebumi joined the rugby club, he was usually seen hanging out with Ise.
Ebumi is fond of Ise and seems to dislike his older brother. He is the one who mostly encourages him to stay in the rugby team, even paying his weekly 'wages' just to shut his brother up. Ise, however, sometimes thinks Ebumi reminds him of his older brother when Ebumi is angry.
Suwa Yūsaku Edit
Suwa thinks of Ebumi as a trouble maker. They quarrel a lot but also keep each other in check, or at least Suwa did.
Kick-and-Chase Chaser Edit
Given his speed, he is used to run after Matsuo's forward punts and to score tries.
Speed, Agility and Powerful Fends Edit
Ebumi is the fastest player in the team, and he can borderline knee a defender literally down the throat to avoid fouls.
- His jersey number 11 specifically refers to the Left Wing position
- He plays rugby because the sport itself is another form of fights, but with rules.
- In a traditional sense, wings used to be the aces of the squad in terms of scoring tries, but the top points scorers in international rugby tends to be fly halves, as they kick goals and conversions, and orchestrates the offense.
- He wears mascara because he likes the way it makes him look "Edgy"
- Ebumi's appearence is similar to the Eyeshield 21 character, Hiruma Yoichi. Both characters share the same catchphrase, "YA-HA!" It's unknown whether this is made to be intentional or pure coincidence.