- Sugawara Koshi
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Haikyu!! (ハイキュー!!, Haikyū!!, from the kanji 排球 lit. "volleyball") is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate.
Junior high school student—Shōyō Hinata—gains a sudden love of volleyball after seeing a game on television. Although short in height, he becomes determined to be like his favourite player, nicknamed the "Little Giant", after seeing his plays. However, his dreams are destroyed in his first official match, where his team suffers a crushing defeat against the junior championship favourite team, which includes the so-called "King of the Court" Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to follow in the footsteps of the "Little Giant" and enter Karasuno High School to defeat Kageyama, only for the two to wind up as unlikely teammates. By combining the genius-like qualities of Kageyama with Hinata's sheer athleticism, the duo create a brand-new volleyball tactic. Their new combo allows them to get over their differences, and a strange alliance is created between the two. They are constantly filled with fun and laughter, which rubs off on their teammates. Thus begins the Karasuno boys' volleyball team's journey to the nationals.
Kōshi Sugawara (菅原 孝支, Sugawara Kōshi)
Sugawara is the vice captain of the volleyball club and a third-year student at Karasuno High School. Originally the team's regular setter, his position is taken over by Kageyama. In spite of this, Sugawara remains supportive and determined to play as much as he can in his final year of high school. He is cheerful, soft-spoken, and empathetic - Coach Ukai notes that he has the full trust of his teammates. Sugawara is often able to devise new tactics and ideas, as well as sense if a fellow player is off their game.