Akira Kunimi
Japanese 国見英
Translation Kunimi Akira
Character information
Gender Male
Age 15
Date of birth March 25
Height 182.8 cm (5' 11.97") - April
183 cm (6' 0") - December
Weight 66.1 kg (145.7 lbs)
Home town Miyagi Prefecture
Home country Japan
Likes Volleyball
Salted Caramel
Team Kitagawa Daiichi (Former)
Aobajōsai High (Current)
Number 13
Position Wing Spiker
Occupation High School Student (1st Year, Class 6)
Affiliation Aobajōsai High
Background information
Chapter "Endings and Beginnings"
Episode "Endings and Beginnings"
Japanese Tamaru Atsushi
Image gallery (28)

Akira Kunimi (Japanese: 国見英 Kunimi Akira) is a first-year student from Aobajōsai High; he is one of the boys' volleyball club's wing spikers.


He doesn't show his emotions often, and Kageyama has admitted that he had never seen the former smile with genuine happiness in a match the three years that they were teammates (though the reason for that could be Kageyama's horrible relationships with his former teammates). Kunimi tends to have his dark hair parted into two sides at the middle, and he appears to be quite thin. His eyes are a dull brown. His features could be considered rather delicate, considering his size and such.


He appears to be a quiet person with a bit of a lazy side. It was revealed in Oikawa's thoughts that Kunimi sometimes skips his decoy practice and, in turn, gets yelled at by Coach Mizoguchi, though the Coach would often pick on Kunimi for many other reasons. He doesn't really express many of his emotions, usually seen wearing a calm expression. Kageyama has mentioned once that Kunimi is smart, but it is unknown exactly how smart he is.


He went to Kitagawa Daiichi Junior High with Kindaichi Yūtarō and Kageyama Tobio, and the three are often shown together in the flashbacks. Kunimi and Kindaichi were the ones that got the coach to bench Kageyama (though in Kageyama's flashbacks, the entire team in general was shown to be distrustful of him as well). He and Kindaichi also seem to be very close friends, likely from attending the same middle school, though whether they were friends even before then is unknown.


Karasuno High Team Formation ArcEdit

Interhigh ArcEdit

He is shown playing in the Karasuno vs. Aobajousai match during the Inter-High preliminaries.

Spring High Preliminary ArcEdit

Tokyo Nationals ArcEdit

He and several others are invited to participate in a training camp hosted by Johzenji High's Coach Anabara[1].

Statistics Edit

Original Statistics
Game Sense

According to Oikawa, Kunimi's hidden weapons are being efficient, conserving energy, and always being calm. Compared to junior high, Kunimi can now dig and spike the ball with better effort, thanks to his increase in motivation.

Relationships Edit

Yūtarō KindaichiEdit

Kunimi and Kindaichi have played on the same team since middle school. They are always together and seem to understand each other well. In junior high, they shared a dislike and distrust for Kageyama, and often made snide comments about him to each other. Kindaichi and Kunimi went together to ask the coach to bench Kageyama.

Tobio KageyamaEdit

Kunimi disliked Kageyama during junior high because of the latter's bossy ways and how he would yell at Kunimi for not chasing after the ball; it even got to the point where Kunimi wanted Kageyama off the team. When they entered high school, Kunimi was shocked by Kageyama's improved teamwork skills - though, unlike Kindaichi, he didn't "make up" with Kageyama.

In a side-chapter, Kunimi asked Tsukishima how Kageyama was doing, so he may not dislike Kageyama that much anymore.

Trivia Edit

  • Favorite Food: Salted caramel
  • Current Concern: "Staying awake during class is hard..."
  • His star sign is Aries.
  • He has a list of most hated words.
    • #1: Pitiful (かわいそう) [2]
    • #2: Reckless (我武者ら) [3]

Quotes Edit


  1. Chapter 208
  2. Volume 25
  3. Chapter 217

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