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[[WMG: Shōyō Hinata -- '''#10''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Middle Blocker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 162.8cm/51.9kg\\
''1st Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Ayumu Murase

[-''"The Strongest Decoy"''-]

Our main character. Hinata aspired to become a Volleyball Ace after seeing "The Small Giant" in a Volleyball match on television. His aspirations were challenged after facing a crushing defeat against Kageyama, and then after entering high school learning that he did not have the power nor technique to become a wing spiker. However what he did have is the potential to become "The Strongest Decoy", the ability to draw away opposing teams focus from the other attackers with his various types of quick strikes.

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* {{Adorkable}}
* AffectionateNickname: Is called "Sho-chan" by his friend Izumi, he himself used to call Izumi "Izumin," but seemed to stop in their third year of Junior High.
* AnimeHair
* BenchedHero: Since middle blockers are always switched with liberos when they move to the back row during rotation, Hinata is often switched with Nishinoya. Shares this role with Tsukishima.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Hinata is generally upbeat and friendly, but can be very scary when he gets serious.
* BookDumb: To the point that he didn't even know what number is the failing mark for a test. He also told Sugawara that he's never made a double digit score on a quiz or a test.
* ButtMonkey: In the beginning, when he had little skill in volleyball aside from spiking, he often received the ball with his face. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight It's become something his teammates have gotten used to.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: With Koji and Izumi.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: You would never guess he'd be such a talented player just by looking at him.
* {{Determinator}}: Hinata firmly believes that if a match isn’t yet lost, then there’s no reason to give up on it.
* TheDitz
* FieryRedhead
* HeightAngst: Hinata occasionally feels insecure about his short height (especially in earlier chapters). Despite putting all his faith on his incredible jumping height in order to overcome this, he sometimes can’t help but feel jealous of taller players.
* HotBlooded
* IdiotHero
* {{KEET}}
* MeaningfulName: "Hi" means "sun".
** "You" means "to soar".
* TheNapoleon: This is the biggest part of Hinata's story, he's very small for his age, only 162cm, he tries to make up for his short stature with his incredible jumping abilities.
* TheNicknamer: Calls Oikawa "Great King" and Kindaichi "Shallot-head."
* NervousWreck: Because of his lack of experience, Hinata is this before matches.
* OlderThanHeLooks: People constantly mistake him for a middle-schooler.
* PintsizedPowerhouse
* QuizzicalTilt: Sometimes, when someone says something he doesn't understand. [[BookDumb Which is quite often.]] Shares this trait with Kageyama.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Kageyama's blue.
* SleepCute: With Kageyama on the bus ride back to school from the first day of Inter-High; only in the manga.
* UnskilledButStrong
* VitriolicBestBuds[=/=]HeterosexualLifePartners: Develops this type of friendship with Kageyama.

[[WMG: Tobio Kageyama -- '''#9''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Setter\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 180.6cm/66.3kg\\
''1st Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/KaitoIshikawa

[-''"The King of the Court"''-]

The former ace of Kitagawa Daiichi that Hinata swore revenge upon. He is hailed "King of the Court" [[spoiler: by his teammates due to his tyrannical attitude towards leading the team. Not long too after his match with Hinata his teammates turned on him and Kageyama was benched for the rest of his tenure in Junior High. Due to his actions, none of the top Volleyball high schools would accept his application, leading him to attend Karasuno High School where he must learn the value of teamwork.]]

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* TheAce: He's probably the best setter in his region.
** Kageyama's stats are ''killer,'' he literally maxes out in half of them and and gets 4/5 in everything else, better than Oikawa, who is a monster to go up against on court. Said player even acknowledges his junior's skill, saying that Kageyama would be the ideal setter if he would just think about his team instead of himself.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Is a mild version of this to Sugawara. He has this mindset towards Oikawa but it's actually the opposite since Oikawa finds himself inferior to him.
* AmbiguousDisorder: He has difficulty expressing his emotions in a healthy manner, and understanding the emotions of others. Outside of volleyball he's a very literal thinker. Volleyball seems to be the only thing he's interested in.
* AnimalsHateHim: One of his concerns.
* BerserkButton: He doesn't really like his InSeriesNickname [[spoiler: understandably.]]
* BookDumb: An interesting example because he ''looks'' the part of the smart and diligent student. And he's a promising tactician where volleyball is concerned (the official databook has him tied with Tsukishima as most intelligent player on the team) to boot. It's just that Kageyama couldn't care less about academics.
* BreakTheHaughty: Being [[spoiler:abandoned by his team in the middle of a match during Junior High]] had this kind of effect on him, and was the trigger for his character development, which really starts when he joins Karasuno.
* CharacterDevelopment: Kageyama during Junior High used to order his teammates around and chastised them over every little mistake, even if he himself had blame, his tyrannical behavior gave him the nickname "King of the Court," upon bonding with Karasuno, he makes an effort to not let his emotions get the better of him, takes responsibility for his mistakes, learns to treat everyone as teammates, and comes to genuinely care about everyone on the team.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He once thought that Tsukishima's eyes would took like a 3 once he takes off his glasses. And also, [[http://mysaerial.tumblr.com/post/92152884118/kageyama-does-he-really-not-understand-what-ukai this.]] Among many others.
* TheComicallySerious
* [[DefrostingTheIceQueen Defrosting the Ice King]]: A male example. [[spoiler: After what happened at his last Junior High Tournament; namely his entire team abandoning him, he realizes he needs to trust in his teammates more and not just do everything himself. He is slowly starting to do this with Karasuno.]]
* DeathGlare: It's Hinata's scariest memory.
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* {{Foil}}: To Hinata.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HotBlooded
* TheLeader: Used to be Type I for Kitagawa Daiichi, despite not being the captain.
* InSeriesNickname: He's known as The King of the Court. [[spoiler: He receives this nickname because his junior high teammates compared him to a tyrannical King. They used the title mockingly. He dislikes being referred to as such because of the implications.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Kage" means "shadow" which is understandable since he's like a shadow to the sun (Hinata). The kanji of Kageyama literally translates to [[AwesomeMcCoolName "shadow mountain".]]
* NoSocialSkills: To the point he can’t even recognize when others try to high five him. He’s also really bad at asking people things, usually approaching them on an awkward and (unknowingly) almost aggressive manner.
* PerpetualFrowner: And it's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] a good number of times. Tanaka says he has this type of expression on his face even when picking yogurt.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Hinata's red.
* TheStoic: He seems like this. He isn't.
** NotSoStoic
* QuizzicalTilt: Ditto as with Hinata.
* SleepCute: With Hinata on the bus ride back to school after the first day of Inter-High; only in the manga.
* TeamPrimaDonna: When he was in Kitagawa Daiichi, he used to order his teammates around and wanted everything his way.
* TeenGenius: At volleyball. However, he usually doesn't bother applying himself to his academic studies.
* {{Tsundere}}: One moment he'll be shouting insults, the next trying to encourage his teammates. His ''dere'' side tends to show mostly around Hinata.
* TheUnSmile: The first time he tried to smile traumatized Hinata.
* VitriolicBestBuds[=/=]HeterosexualLifePartners: Eventually with Hinata.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig Zagged]]. Kageyama rarely smiles and when he does, Hinata and the other members of the team find it disturbing and traumatizing. However, Kageyama is shown to give legitimately nice smiles, as shown in the second ending of the anime.


[[WMG: Daichi Sawamura -- '''#1''']]


[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 176.8cm/70.1kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/SatoshiHino

Daichi is the Captain of the Karasuno Boys Volleyball team. He claims to have come to Karasuno High School because he saw a Volleyball match he could never forget on TV -- [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking also it's close to his house]]. His biggest strength is his defensive abilities.

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* [[spoiler: BenchedHero]]: [[spoiler: He gets a concussion when Tanaka collides into him mid-game. He's immediately pulled from the match]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: His team (especially Tanaka) is ''very'' aware of how scary Daichi can be when he’s mad.
* TheCaptain
* DeadpanSnarker
* ICanStillFight: [[spoiler: When he gets injured.]]
* MeaningfulName: Daichi means earth.
* SupportingLeader
* TeamDad: He’s a strict leader who most of the team visibly try not to piss off (since he’s quite scary when he’s mad), but is also a reliable and friendly figure.
* TheLeader: Type II


[[WMG: Kōshi Sugawara -- '''#2''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Setter\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 174.3cm/63.5kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyuIrino

Sugawara is one of Karasuno’s setters [[spoiler:(he's no longer a starter after Kageyama’s arrival)]] and also the team's vice captain. Composed and courteous, he’s not a prodigy like Kageyama; his style of playing is more generic. He compensates this by being very reliable (and quite clever) when in court.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: An averted example due to his being benched when Kageyama takes his place as primary setter.
* BeautyMark: On the corner of his left eye.
* BenchedHero: Sugawara used to be Karasuno's primary setter. However when Kageyama joins, he [[spoiler: gives up his spot as a setter to him. Eventually though, they become a sort of team and Sugawara is put in games as a backup for when they need him]].
* BigBrotherMentor: To Kageyama. He's also labelled as the Kageyama handler whenever Kageyama gets out of control.
* IdiotHair: However, he does not have any of the characteristics regarding this trope.
* MeaningfulName: Sugawara means "sedge field".
* NiceGuy: Sugawara has a very characteristic smile, a reliable nature, and is generally a supportive and considerate person. It’s one of the reasons everyone on the team gets along well with him, from the snarky Tsukishima to the aloof manager Shimizu.
* NumberTwo: He is the vice captain.
* PerpetualSmiler
* TheStrategist: Since he is no prodigy, his playing style is all about efficiently outwitting the opponent.
* TeamMom: Sugawara has a calm, soothing personality, being a source of support for the team. He’s also the only one who can lecture Daichi, the resident TeamDad.




[[WMG: Asahi Azumane -- '''#3''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 184.7cm/75.2kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Main/YoshimasaHosoya

Karasuno's resident [[TheAce ace spiker]]. He is said to have a [[FragileFlower heart of glass]], and occasionally gets poked fun at by the other third years for it. Asahi briefly quit the volleyball team [[spoiler: after the team got crushed by Datekou during their first match, blaming himself for not being able to break down their defenses.]]

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* TheAce[=/=]BrokenAce: He was scared off from his place as Ace after being crushed by Datekou's defenses.
* AlliterativeName
* ButtMonkey: Among the third years.
* FaceOfAThug: People are often intimidated by how he looks, thinking he's a criminal.
* {{Foil}}: To Nishinoya, Asahi is shy and insecure, while Nishinoya is loud and blunt. They even play opposite positions on the team.
** Their names contrast with Asahi's name translating to "Eastern Peaks Morning Sun" and Nishinoya's name being "Western Valley Evening"
* FragileFlower
* GentleGiant
* LooksLikeJesus: The team even dresses him up as Jesus during the Shonen Jump Christmas special. He's not exactly pleased about it.
* MeaningfulName: Asahi means Morning sun.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: The first Datekou match. He eventually gets over it after the team defeat them in the preliminaries. ]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is also mistaken to be older than 17 due to his appearance. People often think he's always held back.



[[WMG: Yū Nishinoya -- '''#4''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Libero\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 159.3cm/51.1kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto

[-''"Karasuno's Guardian Deity"''-]

Nishinoya is the team's expert libero. Due to going to an affluent Junior High and being very skilled, he could have easily gone to any of the top Volleyball high schools. Instead he chose to go to Karasuno because he thought the uniforms looked cool. He was put under house arrest and banned from club activities for a period of time [[spoiler: due to hitting the Vice Principal during the uproar of a fight with Asahi after the first Datekou match. ]]

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* AffectionateNickname: Tanaka and Hinata call him "Noya-san".
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Has an obvious crush on Kiyoko.
* AnimeHair: His hair is like that because he wants to make up for his short height. Hilariously, he looks really different with his hair down that even Hinata couldn't recognize him and mistook him for a small child when they were in their training camp excursion.
* BookDumb: He wrote "Live a manlier life, Norio!" for an answer on one of his comprehension tests.
* BrutalHonesty: With Asahi as a common target of it.
* CannotTalkToWomen: An amusing example, since he’s very blunt about his crush on Shimizu, and doesn’t hesitate in saying he chose Karasuno High because he liked the girls’ uniforms. The first years are a bit surprised when he gets uncharacteristically shy upon meeting Yachi, who’s new to the team.
* FirstNameBasis: He calls some people by their first names and not their last names. Some examples are Tanaka, Hinata and Ennoshita.
* {{Foil}}: To Asahi, as noted in his section.
* HeroWorshipper: [[ZigZaggedTrope A really weird example.]] Nishinoya admires Asahi very much. Due to this Nishinoya feels the need to support Asahi in anyway he can be it [[BrutalHonesty criticism]] or praise. Noya takes it hard on himself whenever he thinks he failed Asahi in being a libero. However, Nishinoya ''is'' able to hold his own, just not in the same way as the rest of the team; and needs other people to score points for him.
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]BirdsOfAFeather: With Tanaka, due to their similar personalities they get along very well.
* HotBlooded
* InSeriesNickname[=/=]RedBaron: "Karasuno's Guardian Deity", much to his delight.
* {{KEET}}
* LargeHam
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]]: Nishinoya is a non-romantic example for Asahi. He is trying to motivate him into becoming a confident ace.
* TheNapoleon: He's shorter than Hinata but he doesn't seem to be bothered by his height since he's a very skilled libero which his height is useful for.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's been mistaken for an ''elementary-schooler''.
* PintSizePowerHouse: He's even shorter than Hinata yet very strong for a defensive player.
* SkunkStripe: He has blond streaks in his bangs.
* SleepCute: With Tanaka on the bus ride back to school after the first day of Inter-High in episode 19.

[[WMG: Ryūnosuke Tanaka -- '''#5''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 177.2cm/68.8kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Yuu Hayashi

Tanaka is the teams boisterous wing spiker. He has budding potential to become the next ace spiker. He always manages to stay positive in bleak situations. Tanaka quickly took Hinata under his wing towards the beginning of his tenure on the team.

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* AffectionateNickname: Nishinoya calls him "Ryuu".
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Has a crush on Kiyoko.
* BigBrotherMentor: What he's trying to be to the first years, particularly Hinata.
* BoisterousBruiser
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]BirdsOfAFeather: With Nishinoya, as noted in his entry.
* HotBlooded
* MeaningfulName: Ryuu means dragon which is a good contrast with Nekoma's Taketora who has "tora" (tiger) in his name.
* SleepCute: With Nishinoya on the bus ride back from Inter-High after the first day in episode 19.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Taketora.

[[WMG: Kei Tsukishima -- '''#11''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Middle Blocker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 188.3cm/68.4kg\\
''1st Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/KoukiUchiyama

One of the other first years, who happens to be the tallest member of the team. Due to his height and intellect, he is an excellent blocker. However he lacks a drive to improve, due to his disdain towards Volleyball. Tsukishima loves to incriminate Hinata and Kageyama.

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* AffectionateNickname: Yamaguchi calls him "Tsukki." He's the only one allowed to call him that.
* BenchedHero: Well, he's not the hero but he is often benched whenever he rotates to the back row. Shares this trait with Hinata.
* BrilliantButLazy: Comes off as this [[spoiler: at least initially. He starts growing out of it once Yamaguchi and his brother talk some sense into him.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: [[spoiler: Tsukishima towards his older brother. ]]
* CollectorOfTheStrange: One panel shows him having a wall of dinosaur memorabilia in his room.
* [[spoiler:CynicismCatalyst]]: [[spoiler: When he finds out that all the hard work put it by his brother to be part of the first string of Karasuno was for naught, he changes into this. He starts believing HardWorkHardlyWorks.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: And not always of the good-natured variety.
* {{Dismotivation}}: He does not like putting too much effort into things that seem like a lost cause. [[spoiler: He starts to grow out of it eventually]].
* {{Foil}}: To Hinata, though not in the same way Kageyama is.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: [[spoiler: At least until we learn about his BrokenPedestal.]]
* TheGadfly: ''Loves'' pushing Hinata and Kageyama's buttons.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Probably the least motivated player in Karasuno.
* {{Jerkass}}: Then again, it's a bit understandable with what he views of volleyball [[spoiler: after the incident with his brother.]]
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He tries to calm Yamaguchi down when he was nervous during [[spoiler: the second time he tries to use the jump float serve in an official match]].
* MeaningfulName: "Tsuki" means "moon. It's a good contrast to Hinata's "sun".
* StoicSpectacles
* StoppedCaring: He does not take it well when [[spoiler: he finds out that his brother, whom he looked up to as a volleyball player, isn't even a starter on the team and has been lying to him about being the ace the whole time]].


[[WMG: Tadashi Yamaguchi -- '''#12''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Middle Blocker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 179.5cm/63.0kg\\
''1st Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Sōma Saitō


Tsukishima's companion who is almost never seen without him [[spoiler:in the beginning anyway]]. Yamaguchi has a strong desire to become one of the starting members, as he dislikes being the only first year who isn't one. He trains hard out of school to improve his setting technique, and eventually becomes the team's pinch server.

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* [[spoiler: BecauseYouWereNiceToMe]]: [[spoiler: Yamaguchi was bullied when he was younger. Tsukishima told off his bullies and they've been good friends ever since.]]
* BenchedHero: Yamaguchi is only non-regularly played first-year, and he has said he doesn't want to be the only one benched so he [[spoiler: asks an alumni of Karasuno to teach him how to do a Jump Floater serve]].
* GrewASpine: [[spoiler: During his confrontation with Tsukishima.]]
* IdiotHair
* NiceGuy: Lacks Hinata and Kageyama's tempers and Tsukishima's sharp tongue. He's probably the nicest guy on the team.
* YesMan: Initially has some shades of this towards Tsukishima. Growing out of it is what constitutes his character development.
* YouthfulFreckles

[[WMG: Chikara Ennoshita -- '''#6''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 175.4cm/66.4kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda

One of the reserves.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Ennoshita gets to sub in when [[spoiler: Daichi gets injured mid-game]].
* BrainyBrunette: He said that he never had failing marks. Also tutors Tanaka and Nishinoya during the upcoming exams.
* MeaningfulName: Chikara means power.
* SupportingLeader: He's the most likely candidate for this once Daichi graduates, since he's the most level-headed second-year.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]]: With Kinoshita and Narita. However, he is shown more often than those two.

[[WMG: Hisashi Kinoshita -- '''#7''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 174.7cm/65.5kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

One of the other second-years in the Volleyball club.

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* BitCharacter
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]]: With Ennoshita and Narita.

[[WMG: Kazuhito Narita -- '''#8''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Middle Blocker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 180.2cm/70.2kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

One of the other second-years in the volleyball club.

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* BitCharacter
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]]: With Ennoshita and Kinoshita.

[[WMG: Kiyoko Shimizu]]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Head Manager\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 166.2cm/51.4kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/KaoriNazuka

Karasuno team’s manager. Shimizu is a quiet girl who gives off a responsible vibe, and is noted as beautiful by many characters. The whole team seems very fond of her.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BigSisterMentor: To Yachi when she comes the second manager.
* BeautyMark: Many people comment on hers.
* BrainyBrunette
* CoolBigSis: Towards Yachi.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She becomes more open and smiles more often after Yachi joins the team.
* DudeMagnet: She always attracts the attention of other boys even from different schools.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ObliviousToLove: It's a bit ambiguous regarding Tanaka and Nishinoya but one of Oikawa's concerns is that she ignored him when he tried to flirt with her.
* TheQuietOne

[[WMG: Hitoka Yachi]]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Manager\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 149.7cm/42.5kg\\
''1st Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

Karasuno's second manager. She is recruited by Kiyoko after the latter's search for a successor when she graduates.

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* CuteSportsClubManager: She fits this trope better than [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Kiyoko]].
* HairDecorations
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* MeaningfulName: The kanji for the "ka" in her name means flower.
* ShrinkingViolet: Though she’s more of a “nervous” variety (especially when surrounded by boys), than outright shy.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Has this for Kiyoko when she first saw her.

[[WMG: Ittetsu Takeda]]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Faculty Advisor\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 166.5cm/59.4kg]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiKamiya

The faculty adviser for the Karasuno Boy's Volleybal Team. He doesn't actually know all too much about Volleyball, but he catches on very fast when given information.

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* AintTooProudToBeg: He isn't above ''getting on his knees and begging'' if it's going to get the team a practice match.
* {{Determinator}}: He ''will'' get Karasuno matches with other teams.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SenseiChan: Some of the students call him Take-chan.
* TheWatson: He’s not very familiar with volleyball’s rules and positions, so his questions (often directed to Coach Ukai) about the game are usually what helps the readers to understand what exactly is going on.
* OlderThanHeLooks: He's three years older than Ukai yet he looks like one of the students. Not to mention that he's the same height as Kiyoko.

[[WMG: Keishin Ukai]]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Coach\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 178.2cm/72.2kg]]

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->Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka

Introduced as an irritable shop keeper. As it turns out, he is the grandson of the legendary Coach Ukai, who helped propel Karasuno victory under his instruction. Originally he wasn't very enthusiastic about taking his grandfather's place, but Takeda managed to convince him into taking the role by showing him Karasuno's current potential.

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* LegacyCharacter: He took up his grandfather's place as coach of the Karasuno team.
* MrExposition: Usually.






[[/folder]]





[[folder: Karasuno (Girls)]]


[[WMG: Yui Michimiya -- '''#1''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 159.3 cm/51.0 kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/AsamiSeto

Captain of the girls' volleyball team. Has been friends with Daichi since junior high.

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* TheCaptain
* ShesGotLegs: Her current concern is that someone told her that her thighs are sturdy.
* TryingNotToCry: She holds her tears [[spoiler: after her team loses, as she is the captain and has to mantain her composure]]. She lets it out later, on her own.

[[/folder]]





[[folder: Aobajousai]]

[[WMG: Tooru Oikawa -- '''#1''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Setter\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 184.3cm/72.2kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa

Oikawa is the playboy captain of Aobajousai who is an effortlessly good setter, [[spoiler:or so it seems. In reality he pushes himself incredibly hard to get where he is now, and despite his best efforts he always seems to end up second best to Volleyball "geniuses." ]] He is the one who [[spoiler: reluctantly]] taught Kageyama how to be a setter.

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* [[spoiler:AlwaysSomeoneBetter: What he thinks of Shiratorizawa and Kageyama.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: The most outstanding example in the manga. He even has fangirls cheering for him during his games.
* InSeriesNickname: Hinata calls him the Grand King. [[spoiler: This is a reference to him being a senior on Kageyama's junior high team and teaching him how to serve.]]
* [[spoiler: CantCatchUp]]: [[spoiler: He worries that if he teaches Kageyama what he knows, he would become this to him. This is why it takes so long for Kageyama to convince him.]]
* TheCaptain
* [[spoiler:{{Determinator}}]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]ChildhoodFriends: With Iwaizumi.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler: It's mostly in result of his bitterness toward always losing in the end. ]]
* ManChild
* TricksterMentor: Was a variation of this toward Kageyama.

[[WMG: Yuutarou Kindaichi -- '''#9''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Middle Blocker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 189.2cm/74.3kg\\
''1st Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Makoto Furukuwa

Kindaichi is a middle blocker from Aobajousai. He is also one of Kageyama’s former teammates from Kitagawa Daiichi. Because of Kageyama’s difficult temper during middle school, Kindaichi used to clash with him a lot and still thinks poorly of him.

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* InSeriesNickname: Hinata refers to him as "Shallot Head".
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kunimi.


[[WMG: Hajime Iwaizumi-- '''#4''']]
[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 179.3cm/70.2kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

The ace spiker for Aobajousai. Iwaizumi is a close friend of Oikawa, the two seem to have a deep sense of trust in eachother. However Iwaizumi does not approve of Oikawa's more childish antics and often prevents him from doing petty acts.

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* AffectionateNickname: Oikawa refers to him as "Iwa-chan".
* DeadpanSnarker: Almost exclusively towards Oikawa.
* {{Expy}}: A level headed snarky companion to a womanizing ace? 'Sup [[KurokoNoBasuke Kasamatsu.]]
* IdenticalStranger: He looks incredibly similar to Hinata's friend Koji.
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]ChildhoodFriends: With Oikawa.
* MoralityChain: To Oikawa at times, most notably [[spoiler:keeping him from hitting a young Kageyama out of frustration.]]


[[WMG: Shinji Watari-- '''#5''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Libero\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 171.2cm/62.5kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Arthur Lounsbery

Description

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler: He was formerly a setter and can set from his position as libero.]]

[[WMG: Akira Kunimi -- '''#10''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 182.8cm/66.1kg\\
''1st Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Atsushi Tamaru

One of Kageyama's teammates back in Kitagawa Daiichi.
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* TheStoic: He has a tired or unimpressed expression on his face most of the time.
** NotSoStoic: Kageyama is astonished when Kunimi smiles normally [[spoiler: during the match against Aobajousai, something that he, as a former teammate, had never seen Kunimi do.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: They are probably only known as those two teammates of Kageyama's. Shares this trope with Kindaichi.

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[[folder: Date Tech]]

[[WMG: Takanobu Aone -- '''#7''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Midlle Blocker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 191.8cm/88.2kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

A middle blocker from Datekou. Aone is a vital part of the "Iron Wall" — Datekou’s impressive “wall” of defense.

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* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating appearance and serious demeanor, he's quick to greet Hinata [[spoiler: after Karasuno defeats his team]]. [[AllThereInTheManual Character book]] also says his current concern is that "nobody will sit next to him when he's riding the train."
* NoBrows
* TheQuietOne: He's clearly a man of few words.
* StoneWall: Because of his height, he is his team's best blocker.







[[/folder]]

[[folder: Nekoma]]

[[WMG: Kenma Kozume -- '''#5''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Setter\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 169.2cm/58.3kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/YuukiKaji

Nekoma’s setter. Hinata meets him not long before Nekoma’s first encounter with Karasuno. Kenma is not very good with people, so he specialized in observing them. [[spoiler:Because of that, he became skilled at reading his opponents and uses this to predict their moves during a match.]]

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* AlliterativeName
* BrilliantButLazy: Kenma is so good at [[spoiler:reading the opposite team’s players’ personalities and game styles]] that Kuroo calls him Nekoma team's "brain." That said, he is also constantly slacking off training and thinks volleyball is tiring.
* DyeHard: Kenma was originally brunette, but dyed his hair mostly blonde in high school to "not draw attention to himself."
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]ChildhoodFriends: With Kuroo.
* InSeriesNickname: He is called "The setter with pudding hair".
* NoSocialSkills: He's admittedly bad at dealing with others.

[[WMG: Tetsurou Kuroo-- '''#1''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Middle Blocker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 187.7cm/75.3kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura

Kuroo is Nekoma’s captain. He’s usually a level-headed guy, if with a somewhat trickster vibe — upon meeting him, Daichi quickly perceives him as a “cunning type”. He’s also ChildhoodFriends with Nekoma’s setter, Kenma.

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* AnimeHair: Apparently his hairstyle is due to having unmanageable bedhead.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tsukishima (a bit unwillingly on Tsukishima's side at first), since they play in the same position.
* TheCaptain
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially around energetic types such as Lev, Hinata and to a lesser extent Bokuto.
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]ChildhoodFriends: With Kenma.
* PerpetualSmiler: Usually a CheshireCatGrin.
* TheTrickster: Noted by Daichi to have a cunning personality. It should be noted though that he even if he does have a trickster-like personality, Kuroo doesn't seem to be nearly as malicious as the trope implies.

[[WMG: Morisuke Yaku-- '''#3''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Libero\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 165.2 cm/60.2 kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: Creator/ShinnosukeTachibana

Nekoma's libero. A voice of reason and upfront person as opposed to Kuroo's. Recognized as a reliable player, he supports his team both in and off court with a smile, unless you mention his height.
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* BerserkButton: He's remarkably sensitive about his height.
* HeightAngst
* TheNapoleon: People generally acknowledge and respect Yaku more than Kuroo, the actual team captain.
* PerpetualSmiler: Unless you hit his BerserkButton.
* TeamMom: Supportive and manages to subdue the team's antics before they get too out of control.


[[WMG: Taketora Yamamoto-- '''#4''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 176.7cm/69.1kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

Taketora is one of Nekoma’s wing spikers. He has a personality somewhat similar to Tanaka’s, being a boisterous and energetic presence in and out of court.

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* BoisterousBruiser
* CannotTalkToWomen: He basically freezes up when he saw Kiyoko.
* HotBlooded
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tanaka


[[WMG: Lev Haiba -- '''#11''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Middle Blocker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 194.3cm/79.7kg\\
''1st Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

One of Nekoma’s middle blockers. Lev is still relatively new to volleyball, because he only started playing in high school. Despite being a novice and not properly knowing volleyball’s rules yet, he possesses a natural physical ability.

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* AnimalMotifs: "Lev" is Russian for "lion".
* ButNotTooForeign: Lev is half-Japanese, half-Russian.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: He’s often pushing people’s buttons, especially in regards to their height, with no actual harmful intentions. Even Kenma mentions that he's a little ''too'' honest sometimes.
* MeaningfulName: See AnimalMotifs above.




[[/folder]]






[[folder: Fukurodani Academy]]


[[WMG: Kōtarō Bokuto -- '''#4''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 185.3cm/?kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

Fukurodani's energetic captain and ace, and an elite wing spiker. Bokuto and his teammates are already somewhat acquainted with the Nekoma team. He meets the Karasuno team during a training camp.

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* TheAce
* AlwaysSecondBest: A mild example. It’s a bit of a RunningGag that despite being one of the top five spikers in the country, Bokuto couldn’t make it to the top three. He gets annoyed when people mention it.
* AnimalMotifs: Owls.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tsukishima, again unwillingly on Tsukishima's part, and also to Hinata.
* TheCaptain
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He doesn’t look the part, and even his team admits he is a rather simple-minded guy, but he ''is'' one of the best spikers in the country.
* MoodSwinger: He has unpredictable highs and lows in his performance. His team's used to it.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Akaashi's blue — in fact, he could be the red to his whole team's blue, but Akaashi stands out.


[[WMG: Keiji Akaashi -- '''#5''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Setter\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 182.3cm/?kg\\
''2nd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

Fukurodani’s setter. Akaashi has a cooler temper than the actual captain of the team, and is usually the one who deals with Bokuto when he’s having his mood swings.

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* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Bokuto's red.
* TheStoic: Most of the time.


[[/folder]]






[[folder: Shiratorizawa]]


[[WMG: Wakatoshi Ushijima-- '''#1''']]

[[quoteright:250:'''Position:''' Wing Spiker\\
'''Height/Weight:''' 189.0cm/?kg\\
''3rd Year'']]

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->Voiced by: TBA

Ushijima is a wing spiker and also the ace of the strongest school in the prefecture, Shiratorizawa.

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* TheAce: Ushijima is Shiratorizawa’s ace, and apparently has been so since middle school. He’s also recognized as the number one ace in the prefecture.
* TheCaptain
* InSeriesNickname: "Ushiwaka", an abbreviation of his full name.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Downplayed, but volleyball-wise, he seems to think his way. He outright says to Kageyama that Shiratorizawa has no need of a setter who can’t devote themselves to ''him''.
* TheRival: To pretty much every other team in the series, but especially to [[spoiler: Oikawa.]]
* TheStoic: Usually has a very serious expression on his face.
** NotSoStoic: If the [[spoiler: [[SlasherSmile creepy smile]]]] he shows after Hinata and Kageyama openly challenge him is anything to go by.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tries to pull this on [[spoiler:Oikawa]] attempting to get him to be Shiratorizawa's setter. He is quickly refused.

[[/folder]]






[[folder: Tokonami (N/A)]]





[[/folder]]





[[folder: Wakutani South (N/A)]]





[[/folder]]



[[folder: Others]]


[[WMG: Saeko Tanaka]]

[[quoteright:250:'''Height/Weight:''' 155.2 cm/48.8 kg]]

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->Voiced by: TBA

Tanaka’s older sister. She was also once a student at Karasuno.

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* CoolBigSister: Literally one to her brother Ryūnosuke Tanaka, but also to Nishinoya, who even calls her "Sis". Hinata also seems to view her like this.
* StalkerWithACrush: Had shades of this towards "The Small Giant" when she attended Karasuno.

[[WMG: Yukitaka Izumi]]

->Voiced by: Kyousuke Ikeda

Hinata's friend from middle school. He is on the basketball team.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kouji.

[[WMG: Kouji Sekimukai]]


->Voiced by: Seigo Yokota

Izumi's friend from middle school. He is on the soccer team.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: With Izumi.



[[/folder]]