Strong and Positive Characters Edition (no.4)
Yuki Sanada was never a positive person. In the first few episodes, he had no talent for keeping his cool in social situations. But that slowly changes, and Yuki is always the one who keeps trying his best, and keeps the group together in the toughest times.
Yuki moved around a lot with his ill grandmother. When they settle in Enoshima in the beginning of Tsuritama, Yuki once again has to get used to a new life. But that’s hard for Yuki, since he was practically the king of socially awkwardness. That all changes, however, when an alien-human Haru, a “fishing prince” Natsuki, and a top secret agent Akira enter his life, and Yuki becomes burdened with catching an enemy and saving the world. In the beginning, we all think he’ll be the one to break down. But even when Natsuki tells him he can’t tie a hook, Yuki tries his hardest and succeeds. When Natsuki teaches Yuki and Haru to hit the target with the bait on the fishing pole, Yuki practiced day and night, through rain and shine until he finally did it.
Yuki had every chance to say “no, I don’t want to fish”, but he never gave up. Yuki finally found friends, and had fun learning to fish, and he never gave up what he was doing. When Haru, Natsuki, and Akira were at their lowest, Yuki was always there to bring sense back to them. He stayed positive through everything. It didn’t matter that he was chosen to save the world. What mattered was he had fun learning to fish with his new friends, and that kept him going and fighting until the end.
Among the four main characters, Yuki changed the most in Tsuritama. Yuki also helped change Haru, Natsuki, and Akira for the better. He stayed positive and always believed in himself that he could do what his friends asked of him. Yuki proved to himself and his three friends that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.