Maybe being the ace is more important to Bokuto than being the captain, which is why he prefers the ace's number. In fact, every basketball captain in official matches has the number 4. #have you noticed that i'm watching too much sports anime yet. I've always attributed it to Dateko giving #1 to their Ace Middle Blocker :D (Aone, Kamasaki) :">. Shared Projects (4) he is captain of the volleyball team and dons the number four (4) unlike most captains who have a jersey with a one (1). Just throwing it out there 'cause it's the first thing that crossed my mind :P. I did a quick search as to the connection between the number 4 and Ace but nothing relevant turned up (the first round of results gave me Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 because I forgot to include "volleyball" as one of the keywords, lmao). bokuto attends fukurōdani academy, a school introduced in the second season, as a third year, and is a part of the volleyball club at his school. A bokken (木剣, bok(u), "wood", and ken, "sword") (or a bokutō 木刀, as they are instead called in Japan) is a Japanese wooden sword used for training in kenjutsu.It is usually the size and shape of a katana, but is sometimes shaped like other swords, such as the wakizashi and tantō.Some ornamental bokken are decorated with mother-of-pearl work and elaborate carvings. You also have to account for different development and improvement. So in this case, similar to Kageyama, if the starting setter is a 1st year, they may not hold number 2 as it is being held by a more senior player. I think this is a neat question and I'd love to know why 4 as well. And traditionally, the volleyball numbering starts #1 on the back zone (where the server is) and then goes up by number anti-clockwise. They explained it somewhere (cant remember where, anyone?) This is a tradition of old when the starting players would have jersey numbers strictly from 1 to 11. (I would've thought the ace would get number 3, if #1 is for the captain, and maybe #2 for vice captain, so I would've thought #3 would be the Ace.) This is because the rules written by the International Basketball Federation reserve numbers 1-3 for coaches and stuff. Obtained from Desynthesis . Bokuto-San <3. The traditional all-around spot is outside hitter (wing spiker in haikyuu terms), since they participate in serve receive and should be good passers. If you take a look at Datekou, their Captain always wears #2. Guild Points Value: 1,426 / 14,880 (10.4 items) Resale Price: ~1,426 gil Synthesis Recipes Alchemy (42 /53) Yield: Bokuto x 1 HQ 1: Bokuto +1 x 1 Water Crystal. This is similar to number 10 for most well rounded attacker (think Messi), number 11 or 7 for wingers (think Cristiano Ronaldo), and number 1 for goalkeepers. It is accurate in volleyball terms (played it in hs and uni). I was given the number 4 when I first joined my middle school team but I didn't improve as much as my teammates and was on the bench by the time I was a senior, while a 7 was playing in the wing spiker and ace position. Bokuto howled, sending a familiar glare Kuroo's way. Ace in powerhouse like Nekoma or Fukurodani wears number #4. In volleyball, this tradition stems from before the libero was a thing. However, it was definitely true that the number 4 position was often reserved for the ace, and traditional teams would number the jerseys according to the positions. This just gets more and more interesting! Akaashi couldn't help but stare, stuck in a trance-like state. haha I think you might be on to somethin'! I thought Date Tech's Aone would have worn #4 (assuming 4 = ace) because it illustrated the school's philosophy of absolute defense, and Aone's their the best blocker. Bokuto is one of those guys who obeys Brocode to the fullest extent. Bokuto Crushing on Akaashi’s Older Sister HC. Note: this was before the 25 point system, when it was 15 points and you could only score points on your serve. Don’t forget to follow the accounts so you can stay up to date with all event information! Haha) Which would explain why he chooses to flaunt his “Ace” designation via school tradition of Ace = #4. And that Bokuto is so proud of being the ace that he choose to wear 4 instead of 1. Its common for the level headed and mature one, like Karasuno's case, to be the captain. If you look up Bokuto’s weird kneepads, you’ll see that those are also common in basketball (just google ‘basketball long kneepads’). Every captain on KnB has the number 4. 木, ki/boku > wood 刀, katana/to > katana The expression most commonly used in Japan is “bokuto”, 木刀, and it means, very simply, wooden katana. Although its "just a guess", it sounds like a very plausible answer, at least based on starting positions. Every captain on KnB has the number 4. In school, for example, players are often assigned numbers in their first year and then they carry the number throughout their time. Using Haikyuu as an example, Bokuto is the captain because he shines the most. Who’s your favorite Haikyuu character that reps the number 4 ?- keyvalin's response is the closest thing to making sense logically. Although 1 and 4 are opposite positions, because 1 starts in the backline, they often need to be more defensively solid. Anatomy was boring as usual, even more so that his friend wasn’t there to be stupid with. This is a bit of a long shot, but several theories are already out there about Bokuto’s number 4 jersey, so why not. Number 4 BokuAka Fanfiction [UNFINISHED & DISCONTINUED] Number 4's eyes were golden. haha I think the theory of "number-based-on-position" makes the most sense, at least for now. $35.00 $19.99 Save: 43% off. You can totally see Fukurodani humouring this child owl when he demands the number 4 and once you get past that, the line-up makes sense. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I have no idea. None; Desynthesis Recipes . Your answer makes a lot of sense! He put on his bright sneakers and run out of the house in the direction of the nearest store. The only reason why Bokuto was even acting like this is because he can't see Keiji. A subreddit about the volleyball manga written by Furudate Haruichi, Haikyuu!! uhh i totally didn’t click away from some haikyuu!! This is because the rules written by the International Basketball Federation reserve numbers 1-3 for coaches and stuff. Number 4 - Yu Nishinoya (Photo: Shueisha) ... at the moment and gets a spot on the MSBY Black Jackals pro team alongside fan favorites like Atsumu Miya and Kotaro Bokuto… I have no idea, just that we are told that #4 is for the "ace" at very traditional schools. He tends to wear an emotionless or slightly exasperated expression a great majority of the time but is shown to smile occasionally given the circumstance. Bokuto is the most widespread word in Japan, this is the one you will hear more or less everywhere when speaking about a wooden sword. This is the most precise term to speak of a wooden sword that is made to imitate a katana. While it is true that Captains generally wear #1, I think in the end it’s down to a school’s tradition. 835 7 12. - the official explanation though, could be that the 4 is the number of the ace in Fukurodani, and Bokuto prides himself to be the ace way more than to be the captain - If you want MY personal hc, he wears high kneepads because Akaashi has a thing for his thighs and he covers them in love bites all the time so Bokuto had to find a way to cover them ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) What if he just always looked up to that sport but it turns out he’s not that good? Yikes. Bokuto shivered, only now regretting not taking his jacket. I would also add that in modern volleyball, I have almost never heard of opposite being played by an all-around player, even at the HS level. Why do you always have to remind me that I'm number 4!" All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Though the kanji are different, they sound the same. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Wish there was a way to contact Furudate-sensei and get queries like this clarified. Ushijima is one of the top 3 aces in the country and he didn't even make it to Nationals!" Bokuto whined, his shoulders sagging. He creates a volleyball club and begins practicing by himself. From shop AnimeDesignCase. Way to get to the point, Bo. And that it may be amounted to tradition, given that there are schools whose 4 is not the opposite hitter/wing spiker (Noya, Ohira (Shiratorizawa, right side hitter), and Dateko doesn't have a number 4 :)). In reality, the real ace of a team often varied. Or the 2nd setter (a role which sometimes overlapped with modern liberos) would so defensively solid that he would be considered the ace. Certainly an interesting question though and something to ponder over! None Haha. good night, good night by norio | one-shot - 5,300 words bokuto and “akaashi” go to a summer festival. In such a team, the setter would be the true ace. In volleyball, this tradition stems from before the libero was a thing. 75 + Follow - Unfollow Posted on: Dec 11, 2020 . Maybe that’s why he’s failing this class - lack of attention towards the subject at matter. In summary, numbers are a mixture of tradition, circumstance and simple whims. Sports anime theorist, gamer, collector of random skills and adventures. Bokuto seemed to let it go, instead crossing his arms over his chest and focusing his attention on the first year. Edit: for reference, you could try googling “volleyball position numbers”! Everyone in that picture, apart from Akaashi and Wataru (12) are third years. I was always curious about this and now that I joined reddit, it'd be a good place to give this question a shot! As for the connection between #4 and aces, this is just a guess but I think it has something to do with volleyball position numbering. In football, the main striker is often considered the number 9 position. I know an ace spiker who insists on the number 9 because he was a huge football fan and he associated the ace spiker role with the main striker role in football. Yes this is a reupload, I realized I made a huge mistake on my skin when I put his number as 1 instead of 4 and as soon as I realized that I was like no I gotta change that, so that's why. As stated below, 4 is traditionally the number of the ace (not always, though). The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Traits like personal charisma, leadership, level-headedness, are amongst the different things that coaches take into account when choosing captains. Asahi is one of the more gentle and weak-willed characters despite his status as the team's ace. High quality Bokuto Kotaro gifts and merchandise. He makes his debut at the beginning of the Tokyo summer training camp wearing a navy T-shirt wi… About 1 month ago . Akaashi has messy black hair and gunmetal blue eyes with thin pupils and slightly thick eyebrows; in some official art, his eyes appear to be green, but in others, they are more blue-colored. What I'm working on. Featured Project ~Welcome~ What I've been doing. The biggest rule Bokuto thought he would never have to worry about was rule number four This is a tradition of old when the starting players would have jersey numbers strictly from 1 to 11. I haven't met many coaches who put much into jersey numbers, its usually the players who have a lot more attachment to their numbers. He has a solid and muscular build. While it is true that Captains generally wear #1, I think in the end it’s down to a school’s tradition. Eventually, 3 other members join the team by his last year of middle school, pushing Hin… Happy to be of some help! The opposite's primary role is to score kills and set the block against the opponent's left... granted a team would be better suited coming up with a formation that suits the players rather than the other way around (as seen by the different setup in karasuno and shiratorizawa). But in some teams where the setter is the orchestra conductor, they may be chosen as the captain instead. His self-confidence suffers, which translates over into his gameplay. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I'm offline, have a great Christmas, be back 12/26 :) Bokuto-san why are you still scrolling down? Edit: It's actually quite strange when you consider the #4 is considered unlucky in Japan. We are all familiar that in volleyball there are 6 people in the court. Summary: Akaashi, ever accommodating lover Akaashi, is done with Bokuto’s shit. As vice-captain and super polite person, Akaashi probably just felt the need to get ‘the next number’ after his captain. I hope somebody here does know! Because 4 can be said "shi" which is the same as death. Just wanted to say thanks for the comment, it was very thorough. "Koutarou what are you worrying about? In other teams, like Karasuno, the captain is the most mature person. That is why Bokuto doesnt have #1 as captain and maybe therefore they missed out #1. We recently discovered another weakness of the beloved Bokuto Kotarou! I couldn't find anything when I did a quick search as to why. It was chilly outside but spring was just around the corner. This is a bit of a long shot, but several theories are already out there about Bokuto’s number 4 jersey, so why not. "Damn it!" These two have a close friendship with each other despite their contrast personalities: Bokuto being loud, childish and flamboyant while Akaashi's reserved, witty, … Now, again, traditionally #1 position is given to a setter -this gives an advantage to the team because 3 people can attack in the front zone. (Keyvalin and Andures have been especially helpful!). A team could have a very talented setter and 5 other solid players who didn't stand out. aka, poor akaashi putting up with Bokuto’s fantasies i’m deleting my account why did i post this omf im kink shaming myself read the tags before the story. In fact, every basketball captain in official matches has the number 4. I googled searched positions/lineup before when I first got into the show (as it also renewed my interest in volleyball), as the rotation aspect always confused me, but I didn't think anything of the numbers in the diagrams aside from that their were there for reference. This causes him to believe that he doesn't deserve the title of ace. 1215 . (what if Furudate is just putting a KnB reference in?). 1 x Animal Glue; 1 x Blinding Potion; 1 x Shinobi-gatana; Used in Recipes . So if #1 is the setter, #4 is the opposite position (opposite hitter or outside hitter), which basically is a position given to usually a well rounded player (like Daichi) or a cannon (like Ushiwaka) -I think Tsukki’s brother has explained this during the Shiratorizawa match. Top quality lightweight compressed bamboo Bokuto (56cm Kodachi/Shoto) with Tsuba and stopper. Originally posted by sakuatsu. in no particular preference order, here’s my shit- oops i mean *ship* list: 1. kageyama x hinata = kagehina need i explain myself?? Appreciate the guess, and while the correlation between number and rank didn’t occur to me, I don’t think Bokuto would boast about anything if it wasn’t the very best. So #2, #3, #4 are on the front zone. So if the setter wants to wear the number 2 since that is the traditional setter number, you'd get a 2 as the captain. Realistically though, this seldom worked like this in real life. Tried looking up the significance of the number in Japanese culture, and all I got is the fact that the number is deemed unlucky in Japan as VikingHedgehog has already mentioned. I'm totally shooting an arrow in the dark here and it probably sounds stupid, but… uh, could the "tradition" of the ace wearing #4 at schools like Fukurodani have anything to do with how the number 4 looks like the letter "A" - you know, a stylized way of writing "A" for "Ace"? any number can be a captian, we dont even have a special shirt for our captian (#11) he just has to put tape underneath his number, All of these responses were great, it's cool that people have also found this interesting enough to try and help me with this obscure and random question! Here’s Bokuto to remind everyone that sign-ups open in 4 days!! The two have many factors making them a strong canon pair: Bokuto being the team captain with Akaashi as the vice-captain; Bokuto being the ace/wing spiker and Akaashi's the setter and their jersey numbers, Bokuto's No.4 and Akaashi's No.5. If you look up Bokuto’s weird kneepads, you’ll see that those are … The rest just does the age thing, with the only first year, Wataru, at the end. akaashi keeps wanting to break up with bokuto, the latter innocent and clueless as to why. I totally forgot that they mentioned that his kept with Fukurodani's tradition. If you ask people who have played volleyball for more than 20 years, for example, they would often associate positions with jersey numbers, expecting the number 2 to be the setter etc. The choice of the captain is even more circumstantial and whimsical. Specially designed for women or child Kenshi. When we are first introduced to Bokuto, it is noted by another character that although he is the captain he wears #4 as he is also the team's Ace. Displaying 1 to 10 (of 10 products) Featured Products. And yeah, Andures sure has made a really full and thorough explanation. Edit: I forgot to account for the captain part. Bokuto has round, golden-colored eyes and spiky white-grey hair with black streaks; certain sections of it are done up as if to vaguely conform to that of an animal, strongly amplifying the uncanny resemblance he bears to a horned owl. ... Bokuto Koutarou JasmineDragon. Although short in stature, he becomes determined to follow in the footsteps of the championship's star player, nicknamed the "Little Giant", after seeing his plays. I think maybe it has something to do with Bokuto just missing out on being one of the top 3 aces in the country, so he's the 4th best ace... and that's why he kept number 4 when he became captain of his team? Kuroo had texted him earlier stating that he wasn’t coming to school, for one reason or another. This is a similar tradition to football (soccer) positions, something that used to be true decades ago, but no longer valid. You said complimenting him, to which he straightened his posture, a triumphant look on his face. Or a super tall middle blocker who could spike and block with ease. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Today, many strikers still value to number 9 as their jersey number to signify their position as the main striker of their team. "You know, four eyes, you're great at reading attacks, but your blocks are pretty weak." Then, the custom was that your number 1 would be a solid server, 2 is the setter, 3 is the middle blocker and 4 is the wing spiker. Bokuto / Diamond 4 35LP / 159W 158L Win Ratio 50% / Vel'Koz - 3W 0L Win Ratio 100%, Ashe - 1W 0L Win Ratio 100%, Ahri - 1W 0L Win Ratio 100%, Lux - 1W 0L Win Ratio 100%, Akali - 0W 1L Win Ratio 0% Of course, the team won't let those negative feelings last for long. So that’s probably why. And he said in the past, it’s a position called “super ace”. :). That would, admittedly, make less of a potentially tragic story, but it would be more of a… Bokuto shenanigans story. Then, the custom was that your number 1 would be a solid server, 2 is the setter, 3 is the middle blocker and 4 is the wing spiker. +I am the Setter, number 5 +My birthday is December 5th, im 17 +I enjoy reading.. +Vice captain. What if he had his ‘moment’ while playing volleyball so he switched? Writes stuff. None. Well, we can only speculate. In his eyes it is basically religious text and for the most part, the rules were pretty standard. Handcrafted Do Himo $70.00 $49.99 Save: 29% off. Junior high school student Shouyou Hinata gains a sudden love of volleyball after seeing a national championship match on TV. (Remember that shirt he wore during the Cats vs. Owls match? 4 Wing Spiker: Asahi Azumane. If you take a look at Datekou, their Captain always wears #2. You're great! He could feel his heart beating faster, his fingers itching for a pencil. Bokuto, on the other hand, was clueless of his teammate’s true intention. haha. yaoi on mangago just now… mm chile anyways. 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