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Hidemi Tashiro (Japanese: 田代 (たしろ) 秀水 (ひでみ) Tashiro Hidemi) was a member of the Karasuno High School Boys' Volleyball Club. He was the former team captain during his third year.

Appearance

He has short, dark brown eyebrows and curly hair of similar color. He has a thin build and appears to be around the same height as Daichi.

Personality

He's an optimistic and outgoing person. During high school, despite lacking a coach and overall team ability, he was determined to win and confident that eventually, Karasuno would become strong again. He encouraged his teammates to play with that mindset and stuck with his goal of winning nationals no matter how many failures he encountered. When he returned as an alumnus to watch Karasuno return to the Final of National Qualifiers, he was amazed by how much the current third-years had improved since they first joined the team.

Background

Tashiro was the captain of Karasuno Boys' Volleyball Club in his third year of high school[1]. He organized practices and encouraged his teammates in place of a coach as Coach Ukai had been retired at that time. Despite losing in tournaments most of the time, Tashiro remained determined and soon saw opportunities for Karasuno to regrow when the earnest first-years, Daichi, Asahi, and Sugawara, joined the team.

Plot

Spring High Preliminary Arc

When Daichi falls asleep after the match against Aoba Johsai, he remembers when he first joined the volleyball club in his first year. Tashiro became inspired by Daichi's desire to make it to nationals. He soon asked Kurokawa to help him with serve receives but Kurokawa simply states that he acts more on gut instinct[1]. After practice, Tashiro admits to Kurokawa that he is worried that the team is not practicing correctly and how difficult it is to not have someone to help them properly.

After Daichi, Sugawara, and Asahi began taking more initiative in the club, Tashiro would announce that the team should aim to make it to nationals. Unfortunately, several of the other members do not share his new enthusiasm and think that Tashiro is asking too much of them. Tashiro explains how he has always had the hope of the team making it to nationals but that none of them seemed to take it seriously. He expresses that he wants to take things more seriously now and manages to get many of the other players to start becoming more dedicated to winning.

Unfortunately, Karasuno would in the second round of the next tournament and the third-years would retire from the team. As he is preparing to retire, Tashiro admits to the three first-years that they waited too long to start taking things seriously. He tearfully encourages the young teens to seize every chance they can to become stronger and to go as far as possible.

Tokyo Nationals Arc

Tashiro is present in Daichi’s dream of when he was a first-year and tells him that he is the only member of the volleyball team.

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Tashiro goes to watch Karasuno's first match of Nationals in Tokyo with Kurokawa and cries when he sees Daichi perform an amazing receive, remarking how much Daichi's skills have improved[2]. They are also surprised by Kageyama and Hinata, noting that Karasuno has some crazy guys on the team. Later, at seeing Asahi perform a block-out against a triple block, Tashiro comments how Asahi's skills have becomes as fearsome as his appearance.

After Karasuno wins, Tashiro watches the underclassmen and remarks that chance really does favor those who prepare for it[3]. He calls to Daichi from the bleachers, surprising the latter who hadn't noticed the two former captain's until then, before meeting with the team outside the arena. As he catches up with the upperclassmen, Tashiro's taken aback by the first-years' heights and hearing how Kageyama recently attended the Youth Camp and how Hinata had 'picked a fight' with Ushijima before the Spring Tournament Qualifiers. Before they leave, Kurokawa tells the third-years to win their next match and Tashiro remarks that he wanted to say that to them.

Statistics

High School Statistics
Power
 
3/5
Jumping
 
3/5
Stamina
 
3/5
Game Sense
 
4/5
Technique
 
2/5
Speed
 
2/5

Not much is known of his abilities, but his statistics show that he has average playing ability. He had trouble with receives during high school, but it's unknown if he's improved.

Relationships

Daichi Sawamura

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Since Daichi joined the volleyball team, Tashiro has been inspired by his enthusiasm to make it to nationals. Tashiro saw potential in Daichi and the other first-years, especially when they requested to stay after practices. In return, Tashiro is an incredibly influential person for Daichi, who remembered his words as the current Karasuno began heading to nationals.

Hiroki Kurokawa

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During the time when Tashiro was captain, Kurokawa was often shown by his side. They appear to be somewhat close as Tashiro would confide in him his conflicted feelings towards practices while displaying an optimistic persona to the others. They seem to have kept in contact after high school and planned to go together to the current Karasuno's first match of Nationals.

Quotes

  • "The practices in junior high were so scary that I didn't want to participate in drills. But it's now when there's no one telling us what to do that is the hardest." (To Kurokawa, Volume 17 Chapter 149)

Trivia

  • Nomenclature
    • Hidemi (秀水)
      • 秀 - Superiority/Excellence
      • 水 - Water
    • Tashiro (田代)
      • 田 - Rice Field
      • 代 - Generation/Era

References

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