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Kanji Koganegawa
Koganegawa Kanji anime S2E19
Japanese 黄金川貫至
Translation Koganegawa Kanji
Character information
Other names Kogane
Big Setter
The Super-Sized Setter
Giant Setter
Gender Male
Age 16
Date of birth July 9
Height 191.5 cm (6' 3") - April
193 cm (6' 4") - December
Weight 80.2 kg (176.8 lbs)
Home town Miyagi Prefecture
Home country Japan
Likes Katsudon
Status
Team Date Tech High
Number 7
Position Setter
Occupation High School Student
(1st Year, Class 1)
Affiliation Date Tech High
Background information
Chapter "The Third"
Episode "The Iron Wall Can Be Rebuilt Again and Again"
Japanese Masayuki Shouji
English Mason Butler
Image gallery (27)

Kanji Koganegawa (Japanese: 黄金川貫至 Koganegawa Kanji) is a 1st year student at Date Tech High. He became the team's setter after the 3rd years retired.

Appearance Edit

Koganegawa has a large, muscular build and is very tall at 193 cm, earning him a place in the new Iron Wall. He has sharp eyes with small pupils. His hair is mostly blond, except for the middle, which is a fringe that is styled up. This fringe is black in the manga but dark brown in the anime adaptation. His eyebrows are corresponding with the colour of his fringe so it can be assumed that his hair is dyed blonde.

Personality Edit

Koganegawa is very energetic and enthusiastic but often lacks the ability to think carefully about his actions. Despite being rather simple-minded, he's also shown to be determined to improve and support his team as their setter and with his height, but tends to focus on improving the wrong areas.

Background Edit

Not much is known about Koganegawa's background, but according to Moniwa he only just became a setter.

Plot Edit

Spring High Preliminary ArcEdit

He is first seen in the match between Date Tech High and Aobajōsai High, where he plays as the team's setter for the first time.

Statistics Edit

Original Statistics
Power
 
5/5
Jumping
 
4/5
Stamina
 
4/5
Game Sense
 
1/5
Technique
 
1/5
Speed
 
4/5

Koganegawa's height is the main contributor to his skill in volleyball. It enables him to easily block the opponent's spikes along with the rest of Date Tech's Iron Wall, especially in closing the gap left by the initial two-man wall. As a setter, he is inexperienced and sends tosses that are mostly too high for any of his spikers to hit, resulting in unconverted points. It has been mentioned that the peak of his jump is so high that it feels like he's just putting the ball there for the spiker to hit. 

Jumping Reach: 340 cm

SkillsEdit

  • Dump Shot: Koganegawa's favorite attack is a dump shot, but he rarely pulls it off due to his unpolished skills. He also over-complicates things by trying to throw feints when performing a dump attack right off a blocked spike. However, he quickly learns to just slam the ball down instead of feinting after Futakuchi corrects him. He successfully executes one against Aobajōsai when he adds raw power to his dump shot, making it hard to receive even if his opponents know it's coming.[1]
  • High Toss:Koganegawa has the ability to send a high toss with a incredibly short distance set-up by jumping high up to put the ball in place for the spiker. This gives his sets both speed and height, thus making it hard for his opponents to read block.[1]

Relationships Edit

Kenji FutakuchiEdit

Futakuchi is shown to have trouble dealing with Koganegawa's antics and unusually high tosses, often having to keep him in line and point out his mistakes. Koganegawa claims to understand, though it's debatable whether he actually gets what Futakuchi is saying.

Kōsuke Sakunami Edit

Sakunami was told to "steer" Koganegawa by the coach, and thus aims to direct his receives to the best spot for Koganegawa to toss. The two are also in the same class, 1-A.

 Trivia Edit

  • His favourite food is katsudon.
  • His current concern is that he can't pull off dump shots in a way that looks cool.
  • It has been confirmed that Koganegawa and Sakunami are in the same class, 1-A.
  • His star sign is Cancer.

Quotes Edit

  • "As a setter, I may still be "about the same as an infant", but right now, the one thing I have that's on the same level as my senpai is height!!" (During the match against Aobajōsai, Chapter 128)
  • "I'm gonna make sure I can toss any kind of ball...!! And I'm gonna be able to stop anybody with my blocks, no matter how powerful or tall they are, so I don't embarrass the name of the Iron Wall...!!" (To Date Tech after the match against Aobajōsai, Chapter 128)

ReferencesEdit