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Aobajohsai High Volleyball Club
Aobajousai
Kanji 青葉城西高校
Romaji Aoba Jōsai Kōkō
Team
Captain Tōru Oikawa
Coach Nobuteru Irihata
Sadayuki Mizoguchi
Colors White / Turquoise


Aobajohsai High (Japanese: 青葉城西高校 Aoba Jōsai Kōkō), also known as Seijoh (Japanese: 青城 Seijō), is a private high school in the Miyagi Prefecture.

Uniform Edit

AobaJohsai(uniform)

Male Uniforms as worn by Oikawa and Iwaizumi.

Aobajohsai, like most Japanese schools, has a uniform and dress code. The male uniform is in the "catholic" style, consisting of a pale lilac shirt, dark red tie, cream sweater vest, white blazer, and light brown pants with dark details.
Oikawa

Aobajohsai's volleyball uniform

The boys' volleyball club's uniform consists of a white tracksuit with turquoise details. The members wear turquoise t-shirts and white shorts during practice matches, and often don a lime green sports bib on top. During official matches, all the players excluding the libero don a white jersey with turquoise details, and turquoise shorts with a white vertical stripe on the side. The libero has a contrasting jersey in turquoise with white details. If they have to play against a team with a similar looking uniform, they have alternate outfit - a turquoise jersey with white details, and the libero, a white jersey with turquoise details.

Volleyball Club Edit

AobajousaiBanner

The official banner for Aobajohsai reads, "Rule the court" (コートを制す).

The Boy's Volleyball Team is ranked in the top four of the prefecture. For years, it had always been in the finals of the Interhigh and Spring High, only losing to Shiratorizawa. Most of the players are powerful enough to become aces of the team. Most also went to Kitagawa Daiichi Junior High and were invited to Aobajohsai to join the volleyball team.

It has been noted that the team's strength is actually based on the star setter, Tōru Oikawa, who balances and brings out all of the players' abilities.


Members Edit

Name Position Year Status
Nobuteru IrihataHead Coach?Active
Sadayuki MizoguchiCoach?Active


Name Number Position Year Status
Tōru Oikawa#1Setter / Captain3rd YearActive
Issei Matsukawa#2Middle Blocker3rd YearActive
Takahiro Hanamaki#3Wing Spiker3rd YearActive
Hajime Iwaizumi#4Vice Captain / Wing Spiker / Ace 3rd YearActive
Shigeru Yahaba#6Setter / Pinch Server2nd YearActive
Shinji Watari#7Libero2nd YearActive
Yūtarō Kindaichi#12Middle Blocker1st YearActive
Akira Kunimi#13Wing Spiker1st YearActive
Kentarō Kyōtani#16Wing Spiker2nd YearActive
Kaneo Yuda?Wing Spiker3rd YearActive
Motomu Sawauchi?Middle Blocker3rd YearActive
Heisuke Shido?Wing Spiker3rd YearActive

Practice MatchesEdit

Interhigh-PreliminariesEdit

For Interhigh's Miyagi Preliminaries, Aobajohsai was registered as team 1, Block A. Their venue was the Sendai City Gymnasium, along with Block B. They were exempt from the first round of matches and played over the span of three days (one game on the first day, three on the second, one on the third). After losing to Shiratorizawa in the finals, they became Miyagi Prefecture's Interhigh runner-up.

Second Round

  • Aobajohsai High School vs Oomisaki High School (2:0 / 25-14, 25-12)

Third Round

  • Aobajohsai High School vs Karasuno High School (2:1 / 25-15, 23-25, 33-31)

Quarter Final

  • Aobajohsai High School vs Senseki High School (2:0 / ??-??, 25-22)

Semifinal

  • Aobajohsai High School vs Johzenji High (??:?? / ??-??, ??-??)

Final

Spring High-Miyagi Prefecture Representative PlayoffsEdit

Aobajohsai was exempt from the first preliminary after placing within the top four during Interhigh.

For the representative playoffs, Aobajohsai was registered as team 16. They played at the Sendai City Gymnasium over the span of two days (one game on the first day, two on the second). Because they lost to Karasuno, they placed within the top four.

First Round

  • Aobajohsai High School vs Dewaichi High School (2:0 / 25-20, 25-23)

Quarter Final

Semifinal

TriviaEdit

  • Though "Aobajohsai" is typically romanised as "Aobajousai" or "Aobajōsai", the name is spelled "Aoba Johsai" on the back of their team uniform[1].
  • The school has a girls' volleyball club.
  • Ushijima compares this volleyball club to plants growing in infertile soil, though some players have disagreed with his analogy.
  • Aobajohsai literally means "west of Aoba Castle", which is historically known as Sendai Castle.
  • Kageyama was invited by the coach of Aobajohsai to join Aobajohsai, but he wanted to attend Shiratorizawa Academy. When he was not accepted to Shiratorizawa Academy, he decided to attend Karasuno after hearing that coach Ukai was coming out of retirement.
  • The school's shortened name is 青城 (pronounced as Seijō or Seijoh when romanized.) It comes from Aobajohsai's first and third kanji being put together.
    • 青 can be pronounced as Ao (ex. 青写真 (Aojashin) - Blueprint) and as Sei (ex. 青春 (Seishun) - Youth.)
    • The most common pronunciation for 城 is 
    • In English, it translates to "blue castle".
  • Aobajohsai is represented as plants or as a kingdom with Oikawa as the king and the other players as knights.
  • According to Interhigh's tournament brackets, it is implied that Aobajohsai faced and won against Johzenji in order to advance to the finals. [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chapter 11
  2. Episode 14