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Hisashi Kinoshita
Hisashi Kinoshita 02
Japanese 木下 久志
Translation Kinoshita Hisashi
Character information
Gender Male
Age 16
Date of birth February 15
Height 174.7 cm (5' 8.8") - April
175.8 cm (5' 9.2") - November
Weight 65.5 kg (144.4 lbs)
Home town Miyagi Prefecture
Home country Japan
Likes Pickled ginger
Status
Team Karasuno High
Number 7
Position Wing Spiker
Occupation High School Student (2nd Year, Class 2)
Affiliation Karasuno High
Background information
Chapter "The Strain On The Timid"
Episode "Karasuno High School's Volleyball Club"
Japanese Sagara Nobuyori
Image gallery (14)
Hisashi Kinoshita (Japanese: 木下 久志 Kinoshita Hisashi) is a second year at Karasuno High. He is one of the boys' volleyball team's wing spikers.

Appearance Edit

Kinoshita has short, spiky light brown hair and large narrowed eyes. He is average in height and is the shortest second year apart from Nishinoya.

Personality Edit

He's very anxious when it comes to his own abilities and constantly worries about whether he’s good or not. Even though he isn’t a regular, he is very supportive of his team. He's also been noted to have an "uncanny knack of putting points on the board" by Ukai. He's always seen cheering Karasuno on. It seems he's not afraid to make sly remarks about his teammates such as telling Tanaka, "Don't take off your shirt, baldy!"[1]

BackgroundEdit

In his first year, he joined Karasuno boys' volleyball team, which had been more of a recreational club than a team at that time. However, Coach Ukai returned from retirement shortly after and restarted training. Unable to keep up with it, Kinoshita left the volleyball team, along with Ennoshita and Narita, for a while[2]. By the time they realized how much volleyball meant to them and decided to return, Coach Ukai was already gone again. Regretting their decision, they started to call themselves the "Ungrateful Second Years".

PlotEdit

Karasuno High Team Formation ArcEdit

In the anime, Kinoshita debuts in the 3-on-3 match[3]. In the manga, he doesn’t debut until the Aobajōsai match.

Aobajōsai Practice Match

Kinoshita is seen in the background as Daichi explains the roster for the practice match[4]. Kinoshita doesn’t play in this match, but cheers on his teammates on the sides.

Nekoma Practice Match

During the training camp, Hinata and Kageyama approach the second years after hearing Ennoshita’s comment about how he ran away[5]. Shamefully, Ennoshita, Narita, and Kinoshita reveal their past and how they quit the team for a while after the original Ukai returned.

Kinoshita doesn’t play during the match, but cheers on his teammates on the side.

Interhigh ArcEdit

Kinoshita mainly cheers on his teammates.

Tokyo Expedition ArcEdit

Narita, Kinoshita, and Ennoshita help Nishinoya and Tanaka study for the exams at Tanaka’s house[6]. When Saeko enters, Kinoshita remarks that she’s a really cool person.

He, along with the rest of the team, takes part in the training camp with Nekoma High, Ubugawa High, Shinzen High, and Fukurōdani Academy. He's part of Team B in Karasuno's practices[7].

Spring High Preliminary ArcEdit

Kinoshita doesn’t play, but supports his teammates on the side.

StatisticsEdit

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

He is a good overall player, whose main strength lies in his ability to accurately aim for specific spots on the court with his serves. He has experience in the jump float serve and is one of Karasuno's pinch servers, along with Yamaguchi.

As of mid-November:

  • Fingertip Height: 223 cm
  • Jumping Reach: 297 cm (spike) / 280 cm (block)

RelationshipsEdit

Kazuhito Narita and Chikara Ennoshita Edit

They are good friends with one another and are often together during practice or matches. They have also been seen together outside of team events.

Karasuno HighEdit

Kinoshita has a good relationship with his teammates and are very supportive of them during matches. He is good friends with Tanaka and Nishinoya and helped them study for the exams, though he doesn't hold the same power over them as Ennoshita.

TriviaEdit

  • Favorite Food: Pickled ginger.
  • Kinoshita wears white gym shoes with black accents.
  • In the anime, his jersey number is switched from 7 to 8 during the Interhigh Preliminaries matches against Date Tech and Aobajōsai. In the second season, his jersey number is switched back to 7. It is not known whether this was an animation error or was done on purpose.
  • He owns a VHS.
  • The first time he's shown playing in a match is in Season 2, Episode 1. However, Furudate did mention that he was unsure about Kinoshita’s stance towards “club activities”[8].
  • In the first "Haikyuu!!" Character Popularity Contest, he ranked 31st, but dropped to 41st in the second.
  • When asked about Kinoshita's name, Furudate said that it may have come from his grandfather or grandmother[9].
  • His star sign is Aquarius.
  • Nomenclature
    • Kinoshita (木下) - Under the Tree
    • Hisashi (久志) - Always

QuotesEdit

  • "Seijou must be pissed!" (Chapter 59)
  • "No way, I'll pass." (To the second years regarding the next captain of Karasuno, Chapter 119)
  • "That's a given, if we're going to the nationals!!" (Chapter 149)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Episode 5
  2. Chapter 27
  3. Season 1, Episode 2
  4. Chapter 11
  5. Chapter 27
  6. Chapter 73
  7. Chapter 84
  8. Haikyū!! Guidebook
  9. Haikyū!! Guidebook

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