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I don't give a shit about basketball! I'm just killing time!

—Shōgo Haizaki

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Shōgo Haizaki
Shogo Haisaki
Name Shōgo Haizaki
Kanji 灰崎 祥吾
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Age 16
Height 188 cm (6' 2")
Weight 78 kg (172 lbs)
Birthday November 2nd, Scorpio
Blood type B
Professional Statistics
Team Teikō (former)
Fukuda Sōgō
Position Small Forward
Talent Skill Stealing
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 169
Image Gallery

Shōgo Haizaki (灰崎 祥吾 Haizaki Shōgo) is an ex-regular of Teikō Junior High, being replaced by Ryōta Kise. He now plays with Fukuda Sōgō Academy and has competed in the Winter Cup.

AppearanceEdit

Haizaki is a tall young man with average muscle build. He has dark gray hair and his hairstyle is cornrows that he keeps in braids to the back. He has a long face and two piercings on each ear. He is seen wearing his team's uniform.

When in Junior High school, his hair was longer, light gray and messy.

PersonalityEdit

Haizaki is very violent and ruthless, whether in real life or basketball game. Due to his ruthless nature, he was ejected from the team by Seijuro Akashi. He is somewhat a delinquent. Even though he is participating at a basketball competition, he isn't afraid of being disqualified as he assaulted Himuro and Alexandra. Being the ace of Fukuda Sōgō Academy, he takes advantage of it by acting haughtily towards his team-mates. Haizaki is a slacker, who often arrived late or even skipped practicing to play video games.[1] He told Kuroko that he doesn't like basketball and that he prefers hitting on women.

HistoryEdit

Haisaki Teiko

Haizaki at Teikō

Haizaki used to be in the Teikō Junior High basketball team and belonged to the team that would later be called the Generation of Miracles. He was known as the most dangerous player of the team, but was ejected from the regular squad by Akashi due to his violent nature. However actually, Akashi told Haizaki to quit because he knew that Kise would steal the starting position from Haizaki in the future and so Akashi didn't want Haizaki's pride to get hurt.

Before Haizaki was ejected, it is shown that he often stole food from other people's plates, for example Kuroko, this was not well received by his teammates at the time, especially by Aomine. Haizaki explained that he wasn't necessarily hungry, that is was just because he felt like it. When Haizaki heard about Kise's promotion, he remembered his name and speculates that they won't get along.[2]

During practice, Haizaki was once challenged by Kise in a one-on-one for a spot on the starting team. Akashi allowed it and Haizaki mercilessly defeated Kise to the point where Kise is seen laying on the floor.[3] Haizaki also took Kise's girlfriend from him, although it was later revealed that Kise wanted to dump her anyway.

StoryEdit

Winter CupEdit

Haizaki and his team make it to the quarter-finals of the Winter Cup and now have to face Kaijō High, the team of Haizaki's rival Kise. At practice before the match, Haizaki sees Himuro outside of the building and recognizes him as a teammate of Murasakibara. He approaches him, but his eye falls on Alexandra and he starts to flirt with her. Himuro stops him, but Haizaki laches out and tries to punch Himuro. Himuro dodges, but can't evade Haizaki kick. He then turns to Alexandra and grabs her by her throat because she was being rude to him. They are then encountered by an enraged Kagami.[4]

Kise confronts Haisaki

Kise confronts Haizaki

When Kagami arrives he was about to hit Haizaki but Himuro stopped him. Kagami thought that when he met Akashi, Akashi knew that Kagami would dodge, that's why he stabbed him with scissors but Haizaki did whatever he wanted to. When Kise arrives and confronts Haizaki, Haizaki reveals that he doesn't care about basketball, but he wants the title of the Generation of Miracles from any five. Thats why with the next match, against Kaijō High, he wants to steal the title from Kise because Kise was called the 5th man without beating Haizaki.[5]

They return to the gym and the match will commence. Haizaki lines up with his team, Fukuda Sōgō Academy. After the tip-off, the ball is in possession of Kaijō and Haizaki is seen marking Kise. When Moriyama shoots his unorthodox shot, Haizaki admires and records it. Later, Kise completes a successful scoop shot and taunts Haizaki for not defending him tight enough. Haizaki responds by saying that he really doesn't like Kise and especially when their abilities resemble each other so much.[6]

This is clarified when in the next attack, Haizaki copies Moriyama's shot and shockes everyone by executing it perfectly, but with a change in rhythm. Kuroko explains that Haizaki copies, but changes the rhythm and pace to his own preference and so influences the original owner of the move subconsciously. The next shot Moriyama takes, misses because of Haizaki. Haizaki makes a sinister appearance by licking his thumb and saying that Moriyama's move is his now.

Haisaki amazed by Kise's shot

Haizaki is amazed by Kise's shot

The match goes on to the end of the 3rd quarter with Haizaki's total domination over Kise and Kaijō High. Haizaki downtalks Kise and tells him he's so bad it's not even worth mentioning. He goes to sit on the bench and orders another player to get him a drink. When the match restarts, Haizaki defends on Kise when he copies Kagami's drive, roll and dunk. Haizaki blocks it without any problems because he already saw that move in the second quarter. He does the same move against Kise, but Kise is unable to do anything and Haizaki dunks it. Later, Haizaki dunks over Kise again and Kise falls to the ground. Haizaki recalls Kise's humiliation when he was defeated by Haizaki in Teikō and when Haizaki took Kise's girlfriend. Kise refires his fighting spirit and tells Haizaki that he didn't want that girl anyway. Kise activates Perfect Copy and shoots Midorima's full court shot. Haizaki is frightened.[7]

Haizaki continues to be  overwhelmed by Kise's techniques. In frustration, he egoistically steals his teammate's technique, the Scoop Shot, but even then he is blocked by Kise with a Murasakibara-style block. When Kise brings Kaijō back on top, Haizaki recalls how Akashi put him out of the team by telling him Kise is better than him. Haizaki finally admits Kise's superiority, but decides that if he can't beat him, that he'll injure him instead. He drives and purposely stands on Kise's foot, roughing up his already injured leg. Haizaki goes up for the dunk to take the win, but Kise comes from behind and blocks it. He sprints to the other side and dunks himself, officially ending the match with the defeat of Fukuda Sōgō Academy.[8]

Aomine punches Haisaki

Haizaki getting knocked out by Aomine

After the match, Haizaki wanders outside the gym in search for Kise. Instead, he encounters Aomine. Aomine tries to convince Haizaki to give up, but Haizaki tells him he doesn't care and that he can only be stopped with violence. Aomine agrees and responds by socking him square in the jaw.[9] Aomine then leaves Haizaki on the ground, and walks away. Momoi has later said that it could be that Haizaki might be relieved that Aomine stopped him and that they were still part of the same team once.

SkillEdit

Physical Ability
 
9/10 Haizaki chart
Technique
 
9/10
Stamina
 
8/10
Mental Strength
 
6/10
Special Ability
 
10/10

Being a former regular member of the first string of Teikō Junior High, Kuroko commented that there is no doubt that his basketball skills are powerful.[10]

Skill StealingEdit

  • Haizaki as the move thief
  • Haizaki copies Moriyama's unorthodox shot

It is later revealed that Haizaki's skill greatly resembles Kise's. Just like Kise, Haizaki can copy other peoples moves; but instead of amplifying its power, he's actually disturbing the rhythm and pace behind the move. This leads to confusion and uneasiness with the opponent, preventing the stolen move from being executed properly.[11] Haizaki does not simply copy moves, he steals them. Despite being able to steal moves, he is unable to steal any moves from the Generation of Miracles.

Despite his move being stolen, Moriyama is seen using the unorthodox shot again in the semi-finals.

TriviaEdit

Haizaki's cameo

Haizaki's cameo in Episode 50

  • His back was seen as cameo during the ending credits of Episode 50.
  • He is seen calling Murasakibara, Kise and Aomine by their given name.
  • The kanji 灰 (Hai) in his name means ash, hinting to his hair color.
  • Haizaki lives with his mother and his older brother.
  • According to the CHARACTERS BIBLE PLUS:
    • His favourite food is Karaage.
    • His hobby is hitting on girls (presumably). 
    • His specialty is cheating at tests. 
    • His motto is: "Survival of the fittest."

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 208, page 7
  2. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 171, page 3
  3. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 172, page 4
  4. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 169, page 21
  5. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 170, page 15
  6. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 171, page 13
  7. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 172, page 21
  8. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 173, page 12
  9. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 173, page 17
  10. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 170, page 19
  11. Kuroko no Basuke chapter 171, page 16

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