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Tsutomu Goshiki
Goshiki1
Japanese 五色工
Translation Goshiki Tsutomu
Character information
Other names Lil' Bowl Cut (by Shirabu)
Gender Male
Age 16
Date of birth August 22
Height 181.5 cm (5' 11.5")
Weight 69.5 kg (153.2lbs)
Home town Miyagi Prefecture
Home country Japan
Goal To Defeat Ushijima
Likes Boiled flounder
Quote "You're only an ace if you make miracles"
Status
Team Shiratorizawa Academy
Number 8
Position Wing Spiker
Occupation High School Student (1st Year, Class 4)
Affiliation Shiratorizawa Academy
Background information
Chapter "A Greeting Gift"
Episode " Still Growing"
Japanese Tsuchiya Shimba
Image gallery (29)
Tsutomu Goshiki (Japanese: 五色工 Goshiki Tsutomu) is a first year wing spiker in Shiratorizawa Academy.

AppearanceEdit

He has black-colored hair (specifically, a bowl cut), dark brown eyes, and a medium build. 

PersonalityEdit

He is hardworking, ambitious, and enjoys showing off. Every time he pulls off a good move, he looks around in excitement, wondering if anyone saw him (and occasionally being told off by Shirabu). Goshiki responds to things his teammates say enthusiastically even if he doesn't understand what's being said to him (as seen with his coach, who speaks in the Miyagi dialect). He greatly admires Ushijima and dreams of becoming a better ace player than him, which is sometimes made the subject of jokes by his teammates (much to his chagrin).

BackgroundEdit

Goshiki appears to have been a capable volleyball player even before entering Shiratorizawa Academy. In one of his recollections, he is seen being praised by an elderly lady while showing off a volleyball related trophy. He is also frequently acknowledged for his height and reliabilty as an ace. 

PlotEdit

Spring High Preliminary ArcEdit

StatisticsEdit

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

Goshiki is recognized as the upcoming ace after Ushijima. He is currently the only first year regular on the team, as such, he is a capable all-around player. He is very competent on offense with sharp angle and line shots in his arsenal. Goshiki is also shown to be decent in blocks and receives.  

Most likely due to his status as a first year, Goshiki falters under pressure more easily than his experienced teammates. Under those conditions, he is more prone to make mistakes like inaccurate judgement of serve going out of bounds and net touches while blocking.[1] Despite these shortcomings, he holds immense potential and is someone Ushijima entrusts to carry the future Shiratorizawa team.[2]

Jumping Reach: 328 cm

SkillsEdit

  • Jump Serve: Goshiki has a strong jump serve that can put pressure on the opposing team. He has shown the ability to manipulate the power placed into his jump serves, such that it lands shorter than expected to surprise the opponent team. Though he can generally hit his target well, he is not above committing faults, such as when his front foot steps on the baseline[3] or serving it out of bounds due to putting in too much power. [4]
  • Straight Spike: According to himself, his most powerful weapon is his "super straight" spike. He would use this attack when faced with multiple blockers by spiking the ball through the tight opening between the block and the antenna.[5]

RelationshipsEdit

Kenjirō ShirabuEdit

The two don't get along that well. Every time Goshiki gets overly excited, Shirabu would insult him. But in court, they seem to get along in a unique way. Shirabu trusts the ball to Goshiki (even if he won't admit it or he won't even notice), throwing it to him with zero hesitation if Ushijima wasn't the one to get it.

Wakatoshi UshijimaEdit

Goshiki aims to become the next ace–and a better one than Ushijima. He has challenged Ushijima before but the latter doesn't see Goshiki as a real threat, which annoys the first year. Despite the one-sided rivalry, Goshiki looks up to and respects Ushijima's incredible prowess as a volleyball player. Ushijima appears to consider Goshiki a competent player, as was demonstrated by his brief straightforward encouragement of the first year after he lost multiple consecutive points and became flustered. Following Shiratorizawa's defeat by Karasuno, Ushijima addresses each of the team's underclassmen to provide them advice on self-improvement, including Goshiki. He acknowledges Goshiki with a simple "I'm counting on you," which moves the impassioned first year to tears.Goshiki also gets scolded by Ushijima when he made mental mistakes in the final set of the Tokyo Expedition Arc vs. Karasuno. Ushijima did so so the coach don't burn his only time out in the set.

TriviaEdit

  • Favorite Food: boiled flounder
  • Current Concern: Wants to be able to hit a sharper cross
  • His star sign is Leo
  • In the anime[6], he appears right as the Spring High begins. In the manga, he doesn't appear until the Shiratorizawa vs Karasuno match.
  • Nomenclature:
    • Tsutomu (工) - Worker
    • Goshiki (五色) - Five colors

QuotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chapter 182
  2. Chapter 190
  3. Season 3, Episode 5's break time animations
  4. Chapter 166
  5. Chapter 167
  6. Season 2, Episode 14