Issei Matsukawa (Japanese: 松川 (まつかわ) 一静 (いっせい) Matsukawa Issei) is a 3rd year student in Class 1 from Aobajohsai High; he is one of the middle blockers.

Appearance Edit

Matsukawa is shown to have messy black hair and thick eyebrows. His mouth is usually shown as having his upper lip more pronounced than most characters. He is the tallest of the third-year volleyball players of Seijō, and is a good height for volleyball.

Personality Edit

Although he can seem intimidating because of his height and blocking ability, he is shown to be actually quite easy-going and good-natured, enjoying a good joke and poking fun at his friends. 

Background Edit

Plot Edit

Karasuno High Team Formation ArcEdit

Interhigh ArcEdit

Spring High Preliminary ArcEdit

Statistics Edit

Original Statistics
Game Sense

He seems to be overall good at spiking, receiving, and blocking.

When blocking, it's been shown that he can pressure his opponents to force the path of a spike.

Jumping Reach: 331 cm

Relationships Edit

Tōru Oikawa Edit

Like the other Aobajohsai 3rd years, he tends to pick fun at Oikawa. However, he does have a deep respect for his captain.

Takahiro Hanamaki Edit

The two seem to be close friends, even among the four tight-knit third years of Seijō. They often join in or enjoy spectating Oikawa's mocking antics towards Iwaizumi, or tease Oikawa as well. Though both are of few words, they appear to be close with the other members of their team.

Trivia  Edit

  • Favorite Food: Cheese-filled hamburg steak.
  • Current Concern: He's been told that his school uniform doesn't suit him.
  • His star sign is Pisces.
  • He shares his birthday with Yahaba ( March 1st )
  • In the manga he doesn't wear kneepads. However, in the anime he does.
  • It's unknown if he and Hanamaki do this on purpose or it's a mistake done by Furudate, but the two characters are occasionally shown wearing each other's uniform (Chapter 49's cover page for example).
  • Matsukawa's blocks are Hinata's least favorite.
  • He bears a close resemblance to Moniwa, former captain of Date Tech
  • Nomenclature
    • Issei (一静) - Quiet one
    • Matsukawa (松川) - Pine tree river



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