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Tsubakihara Academy (Japanese: 椿原 (つばきはら) 学園 (がくえん) Tsubakihara Gakuen) is a private high school in Kanagawa Prefecture.


Volleyball Club

The boys' volleyball team is considerably strong. All members are solid at receiving and serving, and can pull off high-level plays, such as wipes, aiming serves, and feints.

The current generation has gone to Spring Tournament twice as Kanagawa's second representative[1]. However, during their first nationals, nerves got the better of them and they lost in the first round.

The following year, they were able to return to nationals once more. Unfortunately, although the team improved mentally, they still lost their first match to Karasuno.

Tsubakihara's most notable players are the captain Echigo, ace Teradomari and pinch server Himekawa. Echigo is level-headed and able to calm his teammates when they are nervous. As the team's ace, Teradomari, uses a variety of powerful attacks and can spike despite difficult setups. His 190 cm height also allows him to spike above blocks. Although inexperienced, Himekawa is capable of scoring through ceiling serves and is skilled at defense.

All members wear the same headband with the school's full name on it. The writing on the headband was not present in the anime.

Members

Name Position Year Status
Tatsumi Ōsado Coach 38 Active
? Coach ? Active


Name Number Position Year Status
Kazuki Maruyama #1 Wing Spiker / Outside Hitter 3rd Year Active
Sakae Echigo #2 Captain / Setter 3rd Year Active
Chiharu Tsukioka #3 Pinch Server 2nd Year Active
Motoki Teradomari #4 Wing Spiker / Outside Hitter / Ace 3rd Year Active
Dai Mikawa #5 Pinch Server 2nd Year Active
? #6 ? ? Active
? #7 ? ? Active
Tōgo Iwamuro #8 Middle Blocker 2nd Year Active
Yoshitomo Atema #9 Middle Blocker 2nd Year Active
Yūshi Maiko #10 Wing Spiker / Opposite Hitter 2nd Year Active
? #11 ? ? Active
Akifumi Kaikake #12 Libero 2nd Year Active
? #13 ? ? Active
Aoi Himekawa #14 Wing Spiker / Pinch Server 1st Year Active

Former Members

Name Number Position Current Age
? #1 ? 18-19
? #2 ? 18-19

Spring High National Tournament (2012)

First Round

  • Tsubakihara Academy vs Sangu Tech [Mie] (0:2 / 16-25, 15-25)

Spring High National Tournament (2013)

For nationals, Tsubakihara wasn't exempt from the first round.

First Round

  • Tsubakihara Academy vs Karasuno High School [Miyagi] (0:2 / 23-25, 23-25)
  • Their match was played on Court C as the third match of the day on that court.

Trivia

  • The school's nickname is Tsubakou (椿高 / ツバコー).
  • Tsubakihara has participated in the Spring High tournament two times and this is their second consecutive appearance.
  • Tsubakihara members' names seem to be inspired by various locations in Niigata Prefecture.

References

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