Eikichi Chigaya (Japanese:
He has curly black hair with the slightest navy tint, cropped closely to his head. His eyes are dark blue and are quite big. In his first year of high school, he seems to have a large build, standing at 6' 4", which is very large for someone his age.
First appeared on the Fukurōdani Acadamy Group Joint Training. During Shinzen's first practice match against Karasuno, he was able to keep up with Hinata and Kageyama's quick attack even though he had never seen it before.
Before the Spring High National Tournament, he was seen with Kageyama on the youth training camp.
Later on, he, together with Daiki Ogano and Masaki Gora from Ubugawa High went to watch Nekoma vs Karasuno match.
Despite not having many of his abilities shown, it is hinted that he is very skilled. During Shinzen's first practice match against Karasuno, he was able to keep up with Hinata and Kageyama's quick attack even though he had never seen it before.
Later on, he is seen attending an All-Japan Youth intensive training camp.
Chigaya believes he and Kageyama are close friends due to attending the youth training camp, having eaten lunch together, and exchanging few conversations. He even brags to his teammate Daiki Ogano that he and Kageyama are best friends. However, he is unsure when Ogano questions if Kageyama even knows his name, indicating that they are not as close as he claims.
- Favorite Food: Yakitarako Onigiri (Rice balls stuffed with grilled cod roe)
- Current concern: "Our manager is really into sekihan and cooks it very often for me… but I don’t like sekihan." (Sekihan is sticky rice with azuki beans, traditionally prepared and served during celebrations.)
- He shares the same voice actor as Shōhei Fukunaga.
- Like Ushijima, he's also left-handed.
- In the official english translation of chapter 391 it is said that he's 21 years of age, when in actuality he's supposed to be 22.
- Eikichi (英吉) - English Luck
- Chigaya (千鹿谷) - Thousand Deer Valley