Saotome (さおとめ, Saotome) is a fictional character from Kunio Kun series. he makes his first appearance in Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai and returns in Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medal as a member of Hanazono High School with Riki. He also appears in River City Ransom EX.
- his HP is 210 in Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medal.
- in Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge and River City Ransom EX, Saotome was called Nate.
- he and Sugata are eternal rivals.