Naoto Date (伊達直人) is the main protagonist of the original Tiger Mask manga and anime series.

Place and date of birth Edit

According to the manual in the Japanese box LD, Naoto Date is 22/23-year-old, while Ruriko Wakatsuki, who was born on June 4th, 1951, according to episode 88 of the anime series, is 20/21-year-old, then two years younger than him. The shoeshine child in the anime ending theme is him in Hiroshima, as it was recalled by Daigo Daimon in episode 38. Then, he was born in Hiroshima in 1949, and if he was still alive during the Tiger Mask W timeline, from toward the ending of 2016 to summer 2017, he was 67/68-year-old.

Speculation Edit

This is a simple speculation, however, if Naoto was unmasked before all and returned forever Yellow Devil, there was only an unknown place where he could go after had brutally killed Tiger the Great as an animal on the night of September 3rd, 1971: to live with American Joe, the old man from episode 63, who lived alone in a cottage in Mississippi mountain and, when he was young, had been to America and been ever active as a wrestler. Then, because American Joe was the only foreign who had discovered his true identity and all his fights were just like the one against Tiger the Great, Naoto could surely go to live with him, hiding from the world even after Joe's death.

Trivia Edit