|Birthday||20 August (Leo)|
|Family|| Keisuke Fujitani (father)
Yoriko Fujitani (mother)
|Live Action|| Sosuke Ikematsu
Takumi Kitamura (child)
Youichi was born to parents who were both very prominent in the Japanese diving world: his father was a former Olympic diver and his mother was considered the "Madonna of the diving world". In middle school, he was diving champion for three years in a row. When he was a first year Sakuragi High, he was expected to be the most promising diver at the inter-high meets. Now, as a second year, he is one of the few potential divers to be sent to the Olympics. He is a inspiration to Tomoki, and everyday Tomoki looks up to him.
Appearance EditYouichi has malta colored hair and amber eyes. He has a mole under his left eye. When diving, he wears lemon yellow swimming briefs.
He is stoic and always aims for perfection in every performance, making sure they're precise and beautiful. He is also disciplined, as shown with his tendency to control his calories, and to come to training despite suffering from a migraine, but he has a sense of justice in him, shown when he believes the way he was chosen for the olympics wasn't right.
Atsuhiko Yamada - Atsuhiko is Youichi's self proclaimed rival.
Tomoki Sakai - Youichi is the diver Tomoki admires. He inspired Tomoki to begin diving.
"Everyone has potential. You and me, too." (Japanese: 可能性は誰にでもある。 おれにも、おまえにもだ。)
"You have something that others don't. Your diamond eyes." (To: Tomoki Sakai)
- Youichi is the oldest MDC member. He is not only a member of MDC, but a member of Sakuragi High School's diving club as well.
- Youichi knows English. He studies English with a tutor, in hopes of understanding rivals at American training camps.
- Youichi is shown to believe in horoscopes to some extent. It is unclear how deeply he believes in this, but it is noted he is at least aware of it, and at the very least, deems it an appropriate enough or somewhat believable enough excuse for skipping diving practice.