TsukkiYama

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Pairing
Pairing: Tsukishima Kei/Yamaguchi Tadashi
Alternative name(s): TsukkiYama, YamaTsukki, TsukiYama
Gender category: Slash
Fandom: Haikyuu
Canonical?: non canon
Prevalence: High
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Tsukkiyama, or Tsukishima/Yamaguchi, is a slash ship in the fandom Haikyuu.

Canon

Tsukishima and Yamaguchi are both first years and members of the Karasuno High School volleyball team. The two first met when they were younger, Tsukishima standing up to those who were bullying Yamaguchi. They later met when joining a volleyball team during junior high, and their friendship developed from there.

Yamaguchi refers to Tsukishima as "Tsukki," hence their ship name. However, it's known that Yamaguchi used to call Tsukishima "Kei-kun" when they were children. Tsukishima usually gets annoyed at people who call him "Tsukki" and tells them to stop, but Tsukishima has never minded Yamaguchi calling him that. Yamaguchi is also seen getting annoyed at people who call Tsukishima "Tsukki" other than him. The two have a very close bond and are in the same class as well. It is noted that Yamaguchi is also close with Tsukishima's older brother, Akiteru, as they call each other by their first name. They are also seen eating lunch together on multiple occasions.

Especially in the beginning of the series, Yamaguchi usually just follows Tsukishima. Over the course of the manga and anime, Yamaguchi works himself up to Tsukishima's side however, which Tsukishima acknowledges and even sees Yamaguchi as further ahead of him due to his hard work and dedication.

Yamaguchi's and Tsukishima's first and so far only fallout was during their Tokyo training camp. Even before that, Yamaguchi noticed that Tsukishima wasn't taking training and volleyball seriously. This lack of commitment is at its peak during the training camp, which doesn't go unnoticed by Yamaguchi. Thanks to Hinata, Yamaguchi builds up enough confidence to finally express his anger and him trying to convince Tsukishima to take the club seriously. They end up having an argument, Tsukishima being of the opinion that it doesn't matter if you try hard, you will lose anyway at some point. Yamaguchi snaps and yells at him that pride is enough of a motive for working hard. Tsukishima is impressed by Yamaguchi's growth, smiling genuinely as well. Even though Yamaguchi's words left a lasting and big impression on him, only after he talks to Bokuto and Kuroo in the third gym, Tsukishima starts to work harder and more passionately for volleyball.

Yamaguchi has been more confident to yell at Tsukishima whenever he thinks he isn't good enough, after the Shiratorizawa match for example, or just to be generally more confident to express his opinions around Tsukishima.

In Chapter 298 they successfully pull off a "Serve and Block", which was a key moment in their relationship. The chapter focuses on their relationship, past together, and shows how much they've grown. They both high five after their victorious combo, Tsukishima genuinely smiling while doing so. Their friendship remained steady since then.

Tsukishima and Tamaguchi's jersey numbers are 11 and 12, respectively.

Fandom

Tsukkiyama is the fifth most popular HQ ship on AO3 and is the most popular ship for both Tsukishima and Yamaguchi. As of 2020, there are over 5800 tagged works on AO3.

In the HQ fandom "canon" is not used in the traditional sense. A ship is considered canon due to their close relationships in canon. Tsukkiyama is considered as such because they are childhood best friends.

It is regarded as a very healthy ship, the connection of them being close and childhood friends, as well as their current character development building of of each other's support and guiding giving them no problematic aspect. Adding to the health aspect, their general aesthetic in the fandom is very endearing, supportive, loving, "soft" and also "fluffy"

The ship itself isn't regarded as very sexual in a matter of fact and consists of mostly "fluff" and relies on other softer concepts for fan pieces such as art and writing.

The fandom has declared the 12th of November to be Tsukkiyama Day, a combination of their jersey numbers.

Common Tropes & Fanon

  • Future Fic: HQ fanworks often explore the characters after high school.
  • Angst: Often having to do with Yamaguchi's insecurities shown in canon, especially about his freckles.
  • Moon and Stars Symbolism: Tsukishima and Yamaguchi are often portrayed as the moon and the stars, respectively. Tsukishima's name means "Moon Island" and in canon is associated least with the moon. Yamaguchi is not associated with stars in canon, but it is a popular theme in fandom. This is due to him always being around Tsukishima, like the stars around the moon, and his freckles as well, which are considered to "look like stars" by fans and Tsukishima in fanfiction.
  • Pining: In most fanworks, Yamaguchi is often the first one to develop or realize his feelings for Tsukishima. Often Yamaguchi believes his feelings are unrequited (this is related to his insecurities), however, in most cases Tsukishima secretly returns the feelings and they work it out.

Tsukishima is usually portrayed more as the dominant part of the relationship, due to his more cold, collected and blunt personality, as well as him being taller than Yamaguchi. Adding to this, Yamaguchi is shown to have a sensitive, shy, and anxious nature, while also being a bubbly, open and generally more joyful person than Tsukishima. There are still portrayals of Yamaguchi being dominant, especially in doujinshi. This could be due to Yamaguchi being shown to lead Tsukishima the right way of taking things seriously, often by yelling at him. He's also seen slightly "worshipping" him, especially in the beginning of the series, and thus expressing dominant behaviors. Many fans also enjoy the concept of Tsukishima's quiet nature being a trait of shyness and him getting flustered in intimate situations.

It is regarded as a very healthy ship, the connection of them being close and childhood friends, as well as their current character development building of of each other's support and guiding giving them no problematic aspect. Adding to the health aspect, their general aesthetic in the fandom is very endearing, supportive, loving, "soft" and also "fluffy"

The ship itself isn't regarded as very sexual in a matter of fact and consists of mostly "fluff" and relies on other softer concepts for fan pieces such as art and writing.

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