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Takanobu Aone
Aone
Kanji 青根高伸
Rōmaji Aone Takanobu
Character Information
Also Known As No-Eyebrows (by Hinata
Gender Male
Date of Birth August 13
Age 17
Height 191.8 cm (6' 3.5") - April
192 cm (6' 3.6") - December
Weight 88.2 kg (194.4 lbs)
Background Information
Likes Kuri kinton
Professional Status
Occupation High School Student
(2nd Year, Class A)
Teams Date Tech High
Number 7 (Interhigh)
1 (Spring High)
Position Middle Blocker
Debut Information
In the Manga Formidable Opponents
In the Anime A Toss to the Ace
Seiyu Information
Voice Actor Hiroki Matsukawa
English Actor Mike Haimoto

Takanobu Aone (Japanese: 青根 高伸 Aone Takanobu) is a 2nd year student at Date Tech High. He is one of the middle blockers and the main pillar of Date Tech's defence, famously known as the "Iron Wall". 

Appearance Edit

Aone is 192 cm tall and always wears a serious expression on his face. People often confuse his expression as a glare when he looks at them. Alongside his light hair color and large frame, his most outstanding feature is his missing eyebrows.

Aone is most commonly seen wearing a Date Tech Volleyball Club's tracksuit, consisting of teal pants and a white jacket with teal collar. During official matches, he first dons the jersey with the number 7 during the Interhigh. After the third years retired, his number changes from 7 to 1. This is quite unusual since the number 1 jersey is usually reserved for the captain. It's most likely he is choosen to wear number 1 for his central role on the team. 

Personality Edit

Despite coming off intimidating for his physical appearance, Aone is actually very kind-hearted and even-tempered. He dislikes when his team members argue and is usually the one to stop them. He is also very respectful, which can be seen when he greets Hinata by bowing despite the latter being a year younger than him. Aone is shy around strangers and minds the opinion others have about him. He is almost always silent, thereby surprising his teammates when he talks

During matches, Aone is calm and composed even during difficult situations. He is very determined and solely focused on stopping the opponents. It is noted that  Aone has a habit of "locking on" to other team's aces as they are his natural opponents.[1]

Statistics Edit

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

Aone is the undisputed backbone of Date Tech's famous "Iron Wall" defense. He is an experienced read blocker whose strong points include his sturdy physique, a calm mindset, and the tenacity to stop his opponents' attacks. [2] Aone mostly works with his teammates in using a blocking strategy called bunch shift, in which all three blockers congregate at the center and move together to block their opponents' spikes.

Jumping Reach: 335 cm

SkillsEdit

  • Read Blocking: Aone has a reputation as a formidable read blocker. He excels at reading the path of the toss and deducing where the ball will go to put up a block. As a result, he doesn't easily fall for decoys. On the occasions where he misreads, Aone has demonstrated the ability to quickly correct himself and still put up a decent block.[2]
  • Jump Serve:  Aone used a jump serve during the most recent practice match against Karasuno. He has yet to gain perfect control over it but his serve packs enough power to be a dangerous threat once improved. [3]

Trivia Edit

  • Favorite food: Kuri kinton.
  • Current concern: When he's riding the train, nobody wants to sit on either side of him.
  • His teammates are surprised when he talks.
  • He doesn't seem to know his own strength and has the unfortunate habit of accidentally hurting his teammates when giving high fives or chest bumps.
  • His star sign is Leo.
  • He shares his birthday with Wakatoshi Ushijima.
  • He is currently the heaviest volleyball player that has been seen in the anime at 194.4 pounds or 88.2 kilograms
  • In Haikyuu's first popularity poll, Aone placed 21st with 1,003 votes.[4] In the second, he dropped to 30th with 1,403 votes.[5]
  • Nomenclature
    • Takanobu (高伸) - (高)Tall (伸)Stretch
    • Aone (青根) - Deep Blue

ReferencesEdit