Panasonic PANTHERS

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Overview

Team name Panasonic PANTHERS
Affiliated with Japan Volleyball Association
Foundation 1951
Home Panasonic Arena, Hirakata, Osaka
Manager Shinji Kawamura
Honors Japan Volleyball League (V League) (champion: 5, vice champion: 7)
Black Eagle Flag (champion and vice champion: 12 each)
Emperor's Cup - Since 2007- (champion 4 and vice champion: 2)

Origin of the team name and logo

Player

  • No. 1Kunihiro Shimizu

    [Wing Spiker]

    Height:
    192cm
    Weight:
    98kg
    Born:
    8/11/86
    Home town:
    Fukui,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University
  • No. 2Hideomi Fukatsu

    [Setter]

    Height:
    181cm
    Weight:
    73kg
    Born:
    6/1/90
    Home town:
    Aichi,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University
  • No. 3Shinya Yamazoe

    [Middle Blocker]

    Height:
    189cm
    Weight:
    82kg
    Born:
    5/23/87
    Home town:
    Nagasaki,Japan
    College:
    Osaka Sangyo University
  • No. 4Issei Otake

    [Wing Spiker]

    Height:
    201cm
    Weight:
    100kg
    Born:
    12/3/95
    Home town:
    Kanagawa,Japan
    College:
    Chuo University
  • No. 5Sogo Watanabe

    [Wing Spiker]

    Height:
    196cm
    Weight:
    85kg
    Born:
    7/21/90
    Home town:
    Aichi,Japan
    College:
    Chuo University
  • No. 6Kenji Shirasawa

    [Middle Blocker]

    Height:
    193cm
    Weight:
    95kg
    Born:
    5/21/84
    Home town:
    Fukuoka,Japan
    College:
    Fukuoka University
  • No. 7Tsubasa Hisahara

    [Wing Spiker]

    Height:
    189cm
    Weight:
    80kg
    Born:
    3/18/95
    Home town:
    Hyogo,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University
  • No. 9Takahiko Imamura

    [Outside Hitter / Opposite]

    Height:
    193cm
    Weight:
    91kg
    Born:
    5/20/93
    Home town:
    Miyazaki,Japan
    College:
    Chuo University
  • No. 10Akihiro Yamauchi

    [Middle Blocker]

    Height:
    204cm
    Weight:
    83kg
    Born:
    11/30/93
    Home town:
    Aichi,Japan
    College:
    Aichi Gakuin University
  • No. 11Masayuki Ikeda

    [Wing Spiker]

    Height:
    190cm
    Weight:
    94kg
    Born:
    6/4/91
    Home town:
    Tokyo,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University
  • No. 12Kazuya Senda

    [Libero]

    Height:
    176cm
    Weight:
    75kg
    Born:
    1/15/93
    Home town:
    Kanagawa,Japan
    College:
    Waseda University
  • No. 13Michal Jarosław Kubiak

    [Outside Hitter]

    Height:
    192cm
    Weight:
    87kg
    Born:
    2/23/88
    Home town:
    Republic of Poland
    School:
    High School in Poznań
  • No. 15Tatsuya Fukuzawa

    [Wing Spiker]

    Height:
    189cm
    Weight:
    88kg
    Born:
    7/1/86
    Home town:
    Kyoto,Japan
    College:
    Chuo University
  • No. 16Ryouhei Iga

    [Libero]

    Height:
    170cm
    Weight:
    66kg
    Born:
    6/29/94
    Home town:
    Tokyo,Japan
    College:
    Chuo University
  • No. 17Takeshi Nagano

    [Libero]

    Height:
    176cm
    Weight:
    69kg
    Born:
    7/11/85
    Home town:
    Nagasaki,Japan
    College:
    University of Tsukuba
  • No. 19Chen Chien-Chen

    [Outside Hitter]

    Height:
    190cm
    Weight:
    91kg
    Born:
    11/20/89
    Home town:
    Takao,Taiwan
    College:
    National Taiwan Normal University
  • No. 20Takahiro Shin

    [Setter]

    Height:
    181cm
    Weight:
    75kg
    Born:
    8/10/91
    Home town:
    Ishikawa,Japan
    College:
    Meiji University
  • No. 21Yasunari Kodama

    [Middle Blocker]

    Height:
    195cm
    Weight:
    93kg
    Born:
    7/24/94
    Home town:
    Kagoshima,Japan
    College:
    University of Tsukuba
  • No. 22Yuichiro Komiya

    [Middle Blocker]

    Height:
    193cm
    Weight:
    82kg
    Born:
    11/16/92
    Home town:
    Saiama,Japan
    College:
    Nippon Sport Science University

Staff

  • Adviser
    Yoshio Ito

  • President
    Masashi Nambu

  • Head coach
    Shinji Kawamura

  • Coach
    Mauricio Motta Paes

  • Coach
    Hiroyuki Furuta

  • Analyst
    Hirotaka Yukutake

  • Analyst and support staff
    Tsukasa Iwasawa

  • Manager
    Takuya Yamamoto

  • Performance coach
    Hajime Wachi

  • Athletic trainer
    Hideyuki shibachi

  • Medical trainer
    Masaru ogata

  • Interpreter
    Mai kudo

  • Team mascot
    Panakichi