His surname is Katsutaka. In Japan, surnames are listed before given names.
|Height||171.0 cm (5'7)|
|Reach||172.1 cm (67")|
|Current Affiliation||Kikumoto Boxing Gym|
|Wins by KO||9|
|Championships||JBC Lightweight Champion|
|Manga Debut||Round 443|
|Anime Debut||Round 4 (Rising)|
|Voice Actor||Shūhei Sakaguchi|
Imae was the previous Lightweight Japanese champion. He broke up with his girlfriend to dedicate himself to the sport of boxing, but then Aoki Masaru challenged him for the title and showed him what a fighter with a girlfriend could do. The match resulted in a draw, but Imae and Aoki became friendly rivals, and Imae got back together with his girlfriend.
|LOSS||15-6-1||Iga Shinobu||KO||1(6)||1997||Tokyo, Japan||Class A Tournament Round 1|
|WIN||15-5-1||Unknown||Decision||10(10), 3:00||1997||Tokyo, Japan||Comeback Match|
|LOSS||14-4-1||Oushima Souji||N/A||?(10)||1996||Tokyo, Japan||Lost JBC Lightweight Title|
|DRAW||14-3-1||Aoki Masaru||Decision||10(10), 3:00||1995-04||Tokyo, Japan||Retained JBC Lightweight Title|
|WIN||?-3-0||Unknown||N/A||?(10)||N/A||Japan||Won JBC Lightweight Title|
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Unknown||JBC Lightweight Champion|
Unknown - 1996
Imae has long black hair, and brown eyes. He also has a mole above his left eyebrow.
Imae is a boxer with the same tastes in girls as Aoki. However, he dumped his girlfriend and said he never wanted to see her again, since he believed having any sort of relationship would be half-assing his boxing career. He later reconnected with her after facing Aoki and having a change of heart. When he was about to lose the match he remembered that impressing his girlfriend was the reason he even started boxing to begin with (like Date Eiji); and this actually motivated him for the rest of the match.
Imae's boxing is the definition of "textbook": he fights very cautiously, rarely deviating from the normal jabs and one-twos and having no other specialized punches. He fights with efficiency rather than doing any unpredictable punches or shifts, cheesy tactics or trying to catch the opponent off guard, which practically makes him the polar opposite to Aoki. He is a boxer who mostly has won by decisions, and has a low percentage of KOs.