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Shōyō Hinata is the main protagonist of the series. He is a first year student at Karasuno High who joined the volleyball team as a middle blocker. Hinata's dream is to become strong enough to spike past tall blockers just like what the Small Giant once did. That's why he specializes in jumping to compensate for his lack of height. Also, upon joining Karasuno, he discovers that the person who defeated him in middle school and vowed to take revenge on one day, Kageyama, is also joining team. Now he must work with his rival so that he can achieve his dream. Read more...
Kageyama is having a hard time adjusting to his surroundings which is affecting Karasuno's first match against Tsubakihara Academy. The only thing his teammates can do is hold out until Kageyama recalibrates. Yamaguchi is switched in with Hinata as a pinch server and manages to change the momentum for Karasuno. Finally after trial and error, Kageyama and Hinata manage to successfully pull off their quick. The score is currently 13-15 with Tsubakihara in the lead.
Daichi remembers his first year at Karasuno, and how important this match is for the pride of Karasuno. The fourth set continues and Karasuno pulls ahead, but Ushijima manages to find holes in their defense. The game goes to deuce, while fatigue starts to set in for Kageyama. At match point for Karasuno, Kageyama undershoots and Hinata manages to nudge the ball with his left hand, winning the set.
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Shōyō Hinata, after seeing a volleyball match, aims to become the next "Small Giant" and thus joins his middle school volleyball club. After finding new members, he sets out for the middle school tournament, where he crosses paths with a formidable school with the "King of the Upper Court," Tobio Kageyama. Although his team lost, Hinata is still determined to aim for the top and exact revenge on Kageyama. Upon entering high school, he receives the biggest surprise: He and Kageyama are in the same high school volleyball club!