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Shinji Watari (Japanese: 渡親 (わたり) (しんじ) Watari Shinji) is a second year libero in Aobajohsai High. As of 2021, he is working at an aquarium in Kanagawa. 

AppearanceEdit

Watari has quite tan skin, with grey eyes and a similar coloured grey buzz cut. He is of an average height and medium build.

PersonalityEdit

He appears to enjoy being challenged, smiling when Nishinoya repeats the same move he’d used, setting from the back row of the court. He is shown to be gentle and supportive of his teammates, trying to cheer up Kyōtani after the latter misses a point, regardless of Kyōtani's lack of proximity with the rest of their teammates.

BackgroundEdit

Before becoming the libero, it is mentioned that Watari was a setter, which explains some of his moves and techniques, such as setting the ball from the back row. However, it is unknown if he has ever played as a setter for Aobajohsai.

PlotEdit

Karasuno High Team Formation ArcEdit

Watari plays in the practice match between Karasuno and Aobajohsai.

Interhigh ArcEdit

In Aobajohsai's match against Karasuno, Watari proves his skills as a player are beyond that of just a libero. When Oikawa is unable to make a set, Watari is called to do the set and surprises everyone when he does a jumping set. From watching Watari do this during the match and in a recording of an earlier game, Ukai suspected that Watari originally started playing as a setter and later changed to a libero; stating that Watari's setting skills seemed above average.

Spring High Preliminary ArcEdit

Tokyo National ArcEdit

With his team, Watari watches Karasuno's matches at Nationals in the school computer lab.

Final ArcEdit

At the end of the series, Watari is shown watching the match between Argentina and Japan. He is now working at an aquarium in Kanagawa.


StatisticsEdit

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

He's confident in his setter abilities, and it's shown that he is fairly talented when he set the ball instead of Oikawa.

He also has moderate receiving skills as a libero. After the third years retired, he is assumed to be the strategist of the team.


Jumping Reach: 290 cm

RelationshipsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Favorite Food: Boiled eggs
  • Current Concern: He'd like to build up more muscle.
  • His star sign is Aries.
  • He shares his birthday with Hyakuzawa (3rd April)
  • Nomenclature:
    • Shinji (治) - Govern
    • Watari (渡親) - Person To Pass

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