Ushijima and Kageyama go to different schools, Shiratorizawa Academy and Karasuno High respectively. Both are in their own volleyball clubs. They are also in different grades, Ushijima being a third year and Kageyama being a first year. Ushijima is the ace and a wing spiker of his volleyball team as well as the captain. Meanwhile, Kageyama is a setter, making him and Ushijima have the setter/hitter relationship.
They first meet in Wakano 3-chome street, after Kageyama and Hinata get lost during practice. Ushijima offers them to try to follow him to his school, if they can keep up, and they follow him. Kageyama is the first to introduce himself after arriving at Shiratorizawa, but Ushijima already knows him. Ushijima says that "they don't need a setter who can't serve the ace at this school" and the real best setter is Oikawa. Before Tobio leaves, he promises to Ushijima that he will become the best setter, even better and stronger than Oikawa. The look on Ushijima face is totally different after this sentence.
From 2018-2019, Ushijima and Kageyama are on the same team, the Schweiden Adlers. The two continue to have a setter/hitter relationship as Ushijima remains as a wing spiker while Kageyama remains as the setter. For the 2021 Olympics, the two are teammates again, both playing for the Japan Men's National Volleyball Team. Their positions again remain and they have the setter/hitter relationship. While being teammates, more moments happen between them.
UshiKage is considered a rarepair, being overshadowed by ships such as KageHina and UshiTen. Despite this, the ship has its fans. There's a decent amount of fan art of UshiKage for a rarepair. There is also a decent amount of fan fiction for a rarepair. UshiKage currently has 147+ romantic works on AO3. It also has 53+ gen works.
|SHIPS||het||BokuYukie • DaiYui • HinaYachi • ShouMika • TanaKiyo • YamaYachi|
|slash||AkaKen • AoFuta • AtsuAran • AsaDai • AsaNoya • AtsuHina • BokuAka • BokuHina • BoKuro • DaiSuga • HinaNoya • IwaKage • IwaOi • KageHina • KenHina • KinKage • KuroKen • KuroTsuki • KuroYaku • Kyouhaba • OiKage • OiKen • SakuAtsu • SemiShira • SugaKage • TsukiHina • TsukiKage • TsukkiYama • UkaTake • UshiKage • UshiTen • UkaTake • YakuLev|
|femslash||KanoYachi • KiyoYachi|
|family||AkiKei • AtsuOsa|
|cargo||Kenma x Video games|
|CHARACTERS||male||Kei Tsukishima • Kenma Kozume • Shōyō Hinata • Tobio Kageyama|