During the summer training camp, he even stood up against Kei Tsukishima, resulting in him being surprised at Yamaguchi's actions and even calling him "cool" for the first time. TsukkiYama is the slash ship between Tsukishima Kei and Yamaguchi Tadashi from the Haikyu!! He is currently a college student and is planning to work for a home electronics company in Miyagi once he graduates. Eventually, the team heads to Tokyo for the Spring Tournament. Age They later met again when joining a volleyball team as children and their friendship developed from there. "Ok." Tsukishima gives a subtle response and goes back to his reading. However, as soon as Daichi says "Tsukishima made pancakes for Yamaguchi", Yamaguchi is seen to immediately jump up with passion. Tsukishima is usually portrayed more as the dominant part of the relationship, due to his more cold, collected and blunt personality, as well as him being taller than Yamaguchi. going around where they confirmed Tsukishima and Yamaguchi have been dating since junior high, however, that interview was proven to be fake. After being convinced by Sugawara and Ukai, Yamaguchi swaps with Hinata to attempt the jump float serve, with the intention of changing the match's momentum. During that arc, Tsukishima, proud of Yamaguchi's growth as a volleyball player and as a person, says that Yamaguchi "is a man who walks ahead of me.". With Yamaguchi's words leaving a lasting and big impression on him, Tsukishima decides to take Yamaguchi's words to heart when talking with Bokuto and Kuroo in the third gym, who agree to help him with some training. Rōmaji https://haikyuu.fandom.com/wiki/Tadashi_Yamaguchi?oldid=105159, Jumping Reach: 315 cm (spike) / 300 cm (block). Haikyuu!!" I give him a 'did i stole your precious friend? His fifth serve has a loose spin and doesn't change direction, but Asahi still scores a point off the returning ball. I start walking faster so that we could meet Yamaguchi now because i cannot stand his grumpy face beside me. After this Yamaguchi asks Hinata if he sees Tsukishima as a rival, to which he answers "obviously". However, it's known that Yamaguchi use… Post timeskip, they are seen to still be close and living in Sendai, Tsukishima playing for the local team, the Sendai Frogs, and doing museum work. These foods have often featured in fanworks with the pairing. Early on, Yamaguchi began practicing the jump float serve technique, not wanting to be left behind by the other first years. Best Friends Yamaguchi explains that he thinks Tsukishima doesn't hate volleyball, since he wouldn't have come to Karasuno otherwise. Tsukishima’s still annoyed by what Yamaguchi did and what Akemi just said added to that. That evening, they visit Hinata and Kageyama at the field where they’re practicing. He has short, honey blond hair (dirty blond in the anime) and brown eyes. College Senior (Starting work for an electronics company next year) She decided it was best not to question it, they were already a questionable pair of friends and Y/N wouldn’t be shocked if they had some sort of secret code they communicated through. Tsukishima's insults about Hinata's height and Kageyama's past motivate the two to team up to win on Saturday. When the team is having their measurements done, Yamaguchi reveals to Hinata that he has grown and is currently 180 cm. His jacket just seemed so warm! He is also easily nervous, as he always seem to jump whenever the referee blows the whistle for his serve. The chapter focuses on their relationship, past together, and shows how much they've grown. They are also seen eating lunch together on multiple occasions. I disagree with your friend's view. He has dark grayish-green hair with a flyaway piece of hair sticking up at the top. In their third year, Yamaguchi becomes team captain and is seen in a photo next to Tsukishima, along with Kageyama, Yachi and Hinata. He took a deep breath, knowing full well that the subject of his affections and ergo, his emotional crisis, would be there. fandom. Yamaguchi is subbed in as a pinch server when Hinata is up to serve during the game against Inarizaki. Tsukishima looked in the other direction, pressing his fingers tightly around the volleyball he was holding. His seiyuu, Saitō Sōma, is also the seiyuu for Twelve, a character in the anime Zankyou no Terror. Manga He constantly doubts his abilities and finds it hard to concentrate with a large crowd. However, during the fifth set, he's subbed in and the team is able to get 2 points. It is regarded as a very healthy ship, the connection of them being close and childhood friends, as well as their current character development building of of each other's support and guiding giving them no problematic aspect. In some of their final panels where they're seen together, Yamaguchi and Tsukishima are seen walking with Yachi, Hinata and Kageyama after the MSBY Jackals vs. Schweiden Adlers game, and appear to be joking around with them. Yamaguchi's and Tsukishima's first and so far only fallout was during their Tokyo training camp. This lack of commitment is at its peak during the training camp, which doesn't go unnoticed by Yamaguchi. There was a supposed interview with the author of Haikyuu!! Oikawa is internally amazed by Yamaguchi's progress and Ukai compliments him once more, saying that it was a great serve that could only be stopped because of Seijoh's very strong play. His original reason for joining a sports club was so he could grow stronger. After the preliminaries Yamaguchi is seen practicing multiple times, finally managing to get a serve in that Nishinoya is unable to return. "Well my house is in this way." 7 (Middle School) 12 (High School 1st year) 1 (High School 3rd year) Later, he talks with Makoto Shimada, his unofficial volleyball guide, about the match, who advises him about his choices in volleyball and reveals to him about his own experiences with volleyball. Kanji I look at my side there indeed Tsukishima is glaring at me. Chit chatting is done! Character Info After Tsukishima decides to blow off extra practice once more Yamaguchi confronts him. Despite thinking that he was included among the ones Tsukishima insulted, Tadashi still grew attached to him and looked up to him, he set his goal to become "as cool as him". This motivates Yamaguchi to try harder in volleyball next time. "Yamaaa!! Hachiko is a famous loyal Japanese dog who also shares the same birthday as Yamaguchi. There are many fanfictions and artworks of Yamaguchi's love actually being unrequited, however, in most cases Tsukishima secretely returns the feelings and they work it out. He still gives me a death glare a lot than usual. When the discovery is later made, Yamaguchi blamed himself for the mishap but expressed great relief and gratitude to Kiyoko for retrieving the shoes and making it back in time for their first game. ", there's a scene where the members try to wake up Yamaguchi, but he doesn't react at all. Additionally, Yamaguchi states that he wants to go to "all of Tsukki's games". TsukiYama, YamaTsukki. He is the only first year to not be a regular of the volleyball team. When the Karasuno blockers shut down the attack, Yamaguchi is up to serve again and scores a service ace when Maiko fails to receive. Radio #22, Yamaguchi's voice actor, Soma Saito, described Yamaguchi with the word "freckles" in a guessing game with Uchiyama Kouki, Ayumu Murase, and Kaito Ishikawa. Yamaguchi is a pretty shy person who relies on others. Although Yamaguchi isn't sure what exactly Tsukishima was referring to he still admires him for being able to say it. In the game against Tsubakihara, Yamaguchi is sent in early to try to help close the point gap. In the next episode, we are shown a series of Yamaguchi's flashbacks. When Kageyama and Hinata have trouble studying he is the one to convince Tsukishima to help them and is later seen helping them as well. Since he's in Class 4 with Tsukishima, he must be smart; Classes 4 and 5 are college-preparatory classes in Karasuno. He does not know that in actual fact, Tsukishima is trying very hard to ignore the nagging feeling inside of him. After the preliminaries Yamaguchi is seen practicing multiple times, finally managing to get a serve in that Nishinoya is unable to return. Throughout the game, Yamaguchi is mostly seen cheering on his teammates, and is subbed in a few times as a pinch server. Cameron Bautsch Tsukishima Kei and Yamaguchi Tadashi both have the same recurring dream. But there is a tiny problem - the favor entails pretending to be Tsukishima's boyfriend in front of Kuroo, who for some reason asked him out several times and each time he declined. Gender Using an exit sign across the stadium, Tadashi's nerves settle and he aim's his serve to go behind Teradomari in the hopes of containing the ace. Salty head~' look and stick my tongue out to him. In the earlier days it was known as TsukiYama, but there have been many misunderstandings and confusions due to the character "Tsukiyama" from the popular series Tokyo Ghoul, so fans switched to TsukkiYama which is now the more widely used term for this ship, They are usually paired together in official art and merchandise, Tsukishima side eyeing Yamaguchi in multiple pieces, Tsukishima is often seen with his headphones on, however, he doesn't wear them when walking home with Yamaguchi, In the Haikyuu!! tsukishima did not love him “yeah give me a second guys. Their friendship remained steady since then. After a strong serve from Oikawa, Yamaguchi compares himself to him, admiring his power and accuracy even during a tense situation. Haikyuu!! As they turned to go and get changed, Tsukishima-san huffed out a sigh, ‘But still, I n When asked about Yamaguchi's name origin, Furudate said, “He’s 忠 (loyalty), like a loyal dog!”. In the english dubbing of the anime, he is the only first year, as well as one of few characters, refered to by his first name instead of his last name. FANON “And I’m Tsukishima Kei in case you forgot since I sit right next to you.” Your eyebrow twitched a little, but you began to eat your bento. He also wears knee pads and white volleyball shoes with black accents. Adding to this, Yamaguchi possesses milder traits such as a sensitive, shy and anxious nature, while also being a bubbly, open and generally more joyful person than Tsukishima. Yamaguchi gets switched in. In his final appearance, he is seen watching the match between Japan and Argentina while wearing a jersey corresponding to Hinata's jersey on the Japan National team. In the final set, he gets switched in once more; hitting another curving float serve, but Seijoh barely manages to pick it up and score. It's implied to be caused by an incident several years earlier with his older brother, Akiteru, who lied to Tsukishima for a number of months that he'd gotten onto the Karasuno volleyball team, only for Tsukishima and Yamaguchi to learn it was false when they went to attend a game and found Akiteru sitting in the bleachers rather than playing. Tsukishima hands Yamaguchi the ball back with a faint smile. Yamaguchi finds himself a tad bit disappointed. "Yama! In the Manga Tsukishima seems shocked by this, but realizes he's impressed by Yamaguchi's growth, smiling genuinely as well and tells Yamaguchi that he's become a really 'cool' guy. The two first met when they were in primary school, Tsukishima standing up to those who were bullying Yamaguchi for having freckles. When Hinata asks about Tsukishima’s height, Yamaguchi answers for him, irritating Tsukishima. 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