The following is a list of characters from Haikyu! Haruichi Furudate. The story takes place in Japan, and follows Karasuno High School's boys' volleyball team on their journey to restore their school's reputation and to qualify for Nationals, as well as their interactions with other teams, and the long-lasting relationships they make along the way. Karasuno High School (烏野高校, Karasuno Kōkō) is located in Miyagi Prefecture, Tōhoku region. The karasu part of the school name means 'crow'. The Karasuno volleyball team's nicknames are "Flightless Crows" and "Fallen Champs" given that they were a powerhouse team that had fallen from grace and had their reputation tarnished; they are also called "Country Bumpkin Crows" by rival Nekoma captain Kuroo since they live in a rural area. According to Oikawa, Karasuno doesn't have a particular play style and instead opts to be open and try out new play styles. Karasuno has a famous rivalry with Nekoma High School, located in Tokyo, which is dubbed the "Battle at the Trash Heap" because crows and cats (Nekoma's mascot) are animals known to rummage through garbage. Within its own prefecture, its main rivals are Aoba Johsai High School, Date Tech High School, and Shiratorizawa Academy. Karasuno's banner is all black with the sole word "fly" in white. Its team colors are black and orange. Miyagi Prefecture. It is a powerhouse school whose boys' volleyball team ranks in the top four in the prefecture. They are known for their strategic yet aggressive playstyle.
According to Coach Keishin Ukai, they are a difficult matchup for Karasuno, calling them Karasuno's 'arch-enemy' within Miyagi. They are a powerful and balanced team whose individual players are noted to be strong enough to become the aces of any other team, had they not joined Aoba Johsai. Many of its players are graduates from Kitagawa Daiichi Junior High. In recent years, Aoba Johsai has been consistently qualifying for the finals of both the Interhigh and Spring High, but are always defeated by Shiratorizawa. They are strengthened by their captain, Tōru Oikawa, a talented setter able to draw out each player's full potential on the court. Their team colors are white and turquoise, and their banner says "Rule the Court". Nekoma High (音駒高校, Nekoma Kōkō) is located in Nerima Ward of Tokyo. The word neko in their name means 'cat' in Japanese, thus they are always represented as a cat, who is the "natural enemy" of the crowd (Karasuno). They have an ongoing friendly rivalry with Karasuno.
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Their coach, Yasufumi Nekomata, and Karasuno's coach, Keishin Ukai, are good friends and want to make the "Battle of the Trash Heap", an official match between their teams, happen. As a team, Nekoma is known for its players' chemistry, strong floor defense, and receives. They utilize strategies developed by Kenma, their quiet but intelligent setter known as the "brain" of the team. Nekoma's banner is red and says "Connect"; their uniforms are red and black. Their pre-game ritual is a speech by their captain, Kuroo, who uses a metaphor to remind the team that they are like "blood", and must connect and continue flowing to circulate oxygen and keep their minds working. Date Tech High School (伊達工業高校, Datekōgyō Kōkō), or Dateko for short, is located in Miyagi Prefecture. The team specializes in blocking and has the highest blocking rate in the prefecture, earning them the nickname "The Iron Wall". Their uniforms are white and teal, and their banner says "Date Tech's Iron Wall". They are known for their three-person block and read blocking. Fukurodani Academy (梟谷学園, Fukurōdani Gakuen) is a school located in Tokyo. The 'fukuro' (梟) in the school name means 'owl', which is also their animal representative. Fukurodani is a powerhouse school that ranks in Tokyo's top 4 and has been to Nationals multiple times. They are an exceptionally strong all-around team, especially due to the presence of their captain and ace, Kōtarō Bokuto, who is one of the top 5 aces in Japan.
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They often hold training camps with other Kanto schools such as Nekoma, Ubugawa, and Shinzen; this group is called the Fukurodani Academy Group. Their team colors are black, white, and gold and their team banner says "One ball, heart, and soul". Shiratorizawa Academy (白鳥沢学園, Shiratorizawa Gakuen) is a high school located in Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture. The first two characters of its school name (白鳥) mean 'swan' in Japanese, but because its direct translation is 'white bird', they are often represented by white eagles. They were the undefeated champions in Miyagi prefecture and rank within Japan's top 8. Their playstyle centers around their "left cannon", their ace and captain Wakatoshi Ushijima, who ranks within the top 3 high school aces in the country. According to Coach Keishin Ukai, Shiratorizawa's power is more of an addition to each individual player's strengths, since each player only plays to his own skills, contrasting Karasuno's 'multiplication' of player strengths. Shiratorizawa is notorious for its ruthless academic entrance exams, which are extremely difficult to pass. As a result, most of its players (excluding Shirabu) were individually chosen through sports scholarships.
Their school colors are white and purple, and their school banner is a Japanese idiom that roughly translates to "irresistible force". The school also has a middle school division, Shiratorizawa Academy Junior High (白鳥沢学園中等部, Shiratorizawa Gakuen Chūtō-bu). Inarizaki High School (稲荷崎高校, Inarizaki Kōkō) is a high school located in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Kansai region. The inari (稲荷) in the school name uses the same kanji as Inari kami, the Shinto deity of foxes; thus, they are often represented with foxes and torii. The team is highly popular and fan favorites for winning Nationals, and are supported by their strong lineup, particularly the Miya twins, Atsumu Miya and Miya Osamu. Inarizaki has a large marching band, orchestra, and cheer team at their games. They have a passionate fanbase known for booing at opposing teams. Their uniforms are black and white, and their school banner says "we don't need the memories", alluding to their highly competitive nature. Itachiyama Institute (井闥山学院, Itachiyama Gakuen) is a high school in Tokyo, the "itachi" (鼬) in their name means "weasel", which is their animal representative, although not officially confirmed. Their ace, Kiyoomi Sakusa, is one of the top 3 in Japan, and their libero, Motoya Komori, is the number one high school libero in the nation. Their uniforms are bright yellow, green, white and black.
Their uniforms are blue and white and their banner says "habit is second nature".
In Shoyo Hinata's third year at Karasuno, they played against Itachiyama. Kamomedai High School (鴎台高校, Kamomedai Kōkō) is a high school located in Nagano Prefecture. The "kamome" in their name means "seagull", which is their animal representative and also a reference to their ability of "being able to fly in any condition". They are a very powerful team, who focuses especially on serving, blocking and have extreme mental toughness. They're able to maintain concentration in any situation and never get affected by the other teams or by their mistakes. They are also considered one of the best blockers in the nation, specializing in "read blocking". Keishin Ukai states that their blocking is even more powerful than Date Tech. Their uniforms are blue and white and their banner says "habit is second nature". Ressler, Karen (2015-07-15). "Haikyu!! Stage Play Unveils Aobajōsai High School Cast, Visual"."詳細発表". Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2018-04-23). "Haikyu!! Stage Play's Performance Schedules, Visual, Title Revealed". Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2017-11-27). "Haikyu!! 5th Stage Play's New Cast, Visual, Debut Dates Revealed".
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Before Sword Art Online was published, Kawahara had posted Sword Art Online novels on his website and there are still a few side stories on Sword Art Online, although the original novels have been removed. In addition, Kawahara has published a side story of Sword Art Online in one of his other works, Accel World. In the tenth volume of Accel World, there is a chapter where it depicts a cross over between Sword Art Online and Accel World. Several of the side stories that he has released are in a collection called the Sword Art Online Material Edition, sold at the Comitia dōjinshi-selling event, which range from novels to manga. However, all of the art in the Material Editions is drawn by Kawahara himself. Aside from the light novels written by Kawahara, there are also two spin-offs written by other authors with supervision by him. The first one is Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online series written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, while the other is Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret, written by Watase Souichirou and illustrated by Ginta. While both of these series take place in the same world as the main series written by Kawahara, they each feature different characters as the focus compared to the main series.
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