Kaede Rukawa is a character from Slam Dunk. He is Sakuragi's rival as well as almost his opposite; he is attractive to girls, skilled at basketball, and very cold and aloof, mostly unfeeling. The only time he is shown smiling throughout the course of the story is when he recognizes Sawakita's talent in their personal one-on-one inside the game between their teams. This character is popular among cosplayers. It can be portrayed by wearing cosplay Rukawa costume and cosplay Rukawa wig. This character is always present in a Slam Dunk cosplay.