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Daichi Sawamura
Sawamura
Kanji 澤村 大地
Rōmaji Sawamura Daichi
Character Information
Gender Male
Date of Birth December 31
Age 18
Height 176.8 cm (5' 9.6") - April
176.7 cm (5' 9.6") - November
Weight 70.1 kg (154.5 lbs)
Background Information
Family Unnamed mother

Unnamed little brother and sister (implied in Furudate's 2018 new years illustration)

Goal Go to nationals
Raise the underclassmen
Increase the number of new club applicants
Likes Volleyball
Professional Status
Occupation High School Student (3rd Year, Class 4)
Teams Izumitate Junior High (former)
Karasuno High (current)
Number 1
Position Captain
Wing Spiker
Debut Information
In the Manga Endings and Beginnings
In the Anime Endings and Beginnings
Seiyu Information
Voice Actor Satoshi Hino
English Actor Justin Doran

Daichi Sawamura (Japanese: 澤村 大地 Sawamura Daichi) is a third year at Karasuno High School and the captain and a wing spiker in the boys' volleyball club. During the period when the original Coach Ukai was hospitalized, he was one of the captains who had to act as the team's coach.

Appearance Edit

He has short dark hair and dark brown eyes. Daichi has a larger build and a reassuring appearance that immediately gives off the aura of a captain. Daichi usually has a gentle smile on his face but when he gets angry, his eyes glaze over intimidatingly.

Personality Edit

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Daichi becoming irritated at Hinata and Kageyama.

Daichi is a very caring and responsible captain who always puts his team first. He is also very patient and understanding, but becomes terrifying when angry, though he rarely shows this behavior. Due to his devotion to his team and his command, he is both well-respected and feared by his team.

Outside of his traits as a captain and team player, Daichi has been noted to not give off the impression of a high school student because of his mature personality. Despite that, Daichi occasionally has moments where he displays childish behavior, such as when he got in trouble for accidentally setting off the emergency bell while struggling with the boys' basketball team's captain during the lunchtime rush[1].

Statistics Edit

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

Daichi's weapon isn't his attack, but his solid receive. He is considered a defensive specialist, and along with Nishinoya, is often tasked with handling difficult receives (such as Oikawa's serve) or covering for another teammate's mistakes. Daichi has also commanded formation shifts to cover for the opponents' attacks. His knowledge in the game resulted from having to learn many tactics by himself during freshman year due to the lack of a coach.

After the Tokyo Expedition Arc, he has improved his solid receive, flying fall receive, and soft block. He also says that he feels like he can see the opposing spiker's movements more clearly than before. Adding onto that, it's shown that he can use the opposing spiker's form to read the spiker's course.

As of mid-November:

  • Fingertip Height: 223 cm
  • Jumping Reach: 310 cm (spike) / 298 cm (block)

Trivia Edit

  • Favorite Food: Shoyu ramen.
  • Current Concern: His incessant dreams about the vice principal's flying wig.
  • He wears white gym shoes with black accents.
  • Because the underclassmen frequently misbehave, he always has to be around.
  • He is officially the series' second biggest eater[2].
  • Daichi forms a set with Sugawara and Asahi. His jersey number (#1) is symbolic of his solid receive and how an underarm pass is usually the first contact.
  • According to some extras by Furudate, Daichi has two younger siblings.
  • His star sign is Capricorn.
  • Furudate gave him this name because "His surname simply came to me. I decided on his name without much trouble because I finished his character first. I personally like the way “Daichi-san” sounds."[3]
  • Nomenclature:
    • Daichi (大地) - Ground; Earth
    • Sawamura (澤村) - Swamp Village

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chapter 110
  2. Volume 25
  3. Haikyū!! Guidebook