5 Interesting Facts About Kageyama Tobio
The fourth season of Haikyu!! took the world by surprise in 2020 with a prolific number of introductions for the new and debut characters of the series. But one actor shone above the rest of the list, our first ever, Kageyama Tobio. Popular by his nickname “King of the Court“, he easily scaled the ladder to become a beloved fan without breaking the sweat.
Kageyama Tobio – King of the Court
Of all the characters, this guy has the most evolution, and his journey is intriguing. He’s been playing volleyball since he was a kid at grade school. Volleyball is his target and discipline. He is introduced as an intolerable tyrant with an agenda of my-way-or-highway. He gains patience, acceptance, empathy and coordination. It’s the first thrust onto him by a very relentless frenzy, but gradually it molds into the good guy we’re seeing now.
Someone said: For Hinata, volleyball is the love of his life. But for Kageyama, volleyball is the only way of life. And it is perfectly true.
Kageyama and Hinata
So, this article will showcase 5 interesting facts about Kageyama Tobio which will certainly make him an even more likable character than he already is
1. King of the Court
The nickname King of the Court is given to Kageyama by his teammates at the middle school. They call it because of its greedy nature and its dictatorial actions. In fact, the distance between him and his Kitagawa Daichi teammates is too big.
King of the Court
Not one player on the team will satisfy Kageyama’s full potential as a setter. Kageyama wants a brilliant spiker or someone above average to do this.
2. Kageyama gets a feeling that animals hate him
We also see that Kageyama has made some snarky remarks aimed at Hinata or Tsukishima, but in fact, he loves them. Kageyama becomes friendly when he talks to Hitoka Yachi, the founder of Karasuno.
He has a serious face
Unfortunately, Kageyama’s face makes him seem like he’s mad, people are afraid to speak to him, even animals. Kageyama himself also believes the animals want to stay away from him. Perhaps his face scares the animal away.
3. He is a genius
There is an explanation why Kageyama is considered brilliant. In Mitagawa Daichi middle school, Oikawa never likes Kageyama because he’s better off than him. But Kageyama keeps telling Oikawa to teach him how to serve.
Kageyama is a genius
While Oikawa declines the order, Kageyama knows Oikawa’s strategy effectively only by observing him.
4. He tried to merge with Shiratorizawa
Kageyama attempted to take the entrance exam to Shiratorizawa, but he failed. Then he agrees to join Karasuno because he wants to study under Ukai coach. Unfortunately, Ukai retires before Kageyama joins the squad.
Kageyama wanted to join Shiratorizawa
5. He is worst in English
Upon completion of the test, Kageyama says he’s terrible at the English language. But when asked to memorize techniques in English, Kageyama will do so in the twinkling of an eye.
He is bad at English
In less than a day, Kageyama can also memorize them. This indicates that Kageyama truly has a really strong memory. But it never helps as he’s trying to recall other things than volleyball.
Bonus facts about Kageyama Tobio:
- Kageyama is the youngest first year on the team, whereas Hinata is the oldest.
- He’s been playing volleyball since his second year at Akiyama Elementary.
- His seiyuu, Ishikawa Kaito, is also the seiyuu for Nine, a character in the anime Zankyou no Terror. Number nine is Kageyama’s uniform number.
- The meaning of his name translate in English: Tobio (飛雄) – Flying Hero / Kageyama (影山) – Shadow Mountain
That’s all our 5 most unique facts you may not know about Kageyama Tobio. And if you are wondering where to buy the best price and high quality Haikyu!! merchandise, come and take a look!