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Kiyoomi Sakusa
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Japanese 佐久早聖臣
Translation Sakusa Kiyoomi
Character information
Gender Male
Age 17
Height 189 cm (6' 2.4")
Home town Tokyo
Home country Japan
Status
Team Itachiyama Academy
Number 10
Position Wing Spiker
Ace
Occupation High School Student (2nd Year)
Affiliation Itachiyama Academy
Background information
Chapter "Above"
Episode "Above"
Image gallery (3)
Kiyoomi Sakusa (Japanese: 佐久早聖臣 Sakusa Kiyoomi) is Itachiyama's ace and is said to be the favourite to win the nationals. He is one of the top three aces of the country, along with Kiryu and Ushijima.

AppearanceEdit

He has black hair that appears spiky in the anime, but curly in the manga, and two moles on the right side of his forehead. When not in game, Sakusa wears a white mask over his mouth because of his fastidious tendencies.

PersonalityEdit

Sakusa appears to be calm and collected, but very competitive and proud at the same time. Even when he scores the final point for a match, he doesn't react much but when he finds a player whom he deems as a threat to himself, he focuses intensely on him. He was also quite irritated when Kageyama said he seemed average despite his reputation. Sakusa is described as a very cautious player, who may analyze a toss before spiking, and this trait manifests itself in his daily habits as well. Sakusa is a germaphobe, evident by the fact that he wanted to bathe first "before anyone else contaminated the bath with their germs." As such, he wears a mask to protect himself when not playing volleyball. Another one of his quirks is that he strongly dislikes crowds and would go to the back corner of a room when there are a lot of people around.

BackgroundEdit

He is currently one of the top three aces in the nation and attends Itachiyama Academy. He appears to be popular among his school mates as many came to cheer him on in his games.

PlotEdit

Tokyo Expedition ArcEdit

He is first mentioned during the BBQ by Kuroo, who was describing the top three aces of the country to Hinata and Lev[1].

Spring High Preliminary ArcEdit

His team beats Nohebi Academy (25-18, 25-19) in the semifinals and advances to one of the teams representing Tokyo in the nationals. Its next match against Fukurōdani Academy also ends in Itachiyama's victory, with Sakusa scoring the final point[2]. Itachiyama becomes the first representative for Tokyo.

Tokyo Nationals ArcEdit

Preparation for Nationals

Sakusa is invited to the All-Japan Youth training camp. On the way, he meets Kageyama outside the gymnasium and the first year introduces himself.

After the camp begins, the players start a practice match with Sakusa on the same team as Kageyama[3]. After Kageyama messes up, Sakusa stares at him intently and approaches him later at lunch, asking why Shiratorizawa lost to his team. He asks if there was someone in Karasuno who'd slowed Ushijima down and then demands for his name and grade before getting interrupted by Komori. Kageyama suddenly asks Sakusa if he was holding back before because he seems more average than his reputation, annoying the second year.

Sometime later, the players engage in another match[4]. As the ball goes towards Sakusa, he watches it calmly first before going to spike it. Hoshiumi accuses him of second-guessing his toss, but Sakusa reasons that he was just analyzing the toss.

After the training camp ends, the players head home. Sakusa and Komori leave together but on the way, Sakusa glares at Kageyama hostilely because of his comment on his averageness from earlier.

Nationals

The first day of nationals, Itachiyama gathers in the stadium with teams from all over the country. Sakusa is shown standing in the back corner due to his strong dislike of crowds[5].

StatisticsEdit

Sakusa is one of the top three aces in Japan so he must be very skilled. His spikes have been shown to be powerful and swift and were able to blast past the blockers in his match against Fukurōdani.

RelationshipsEdit

Wakatoshi Ushijima Edit

Sakusa is acquainted with Ushijima and addresses him as "Wakatoshi-kun". It's unknown what Ushijima thinks of Sakusa, but the second year respects the former and his abilities. At first, Sakusa assumes that Karasuno was able to beat Shiratorizawa only because Ushijima had an off game that day.

Kōtarō Bokuto Edit

Bokuto appears to dislike him because of Sakusa's status as one of the top three aces in the country, but it's unknown what Sakusa thinks of him in return. It's hinted that Itachiyama may have defeated Fukurōdani many times in the past with Sakusa on the team, so Bokuto's intent on getting revenge. Sakusa either ignores Bokuto's shouts or doesn't hear him swear vengeance.

Motoya Komori Edit

Sakusa and Komori both attend Itachiyama and were generally found together during the training camp. Komori knows Sakusa well and is familiar with his personality and quirks, showing that they may be close friends, but it's unknown what Sakusa thinks of him.

TriviaEdit

  • He is the only second year amongst the top three spikers in the country[6]

QuotesEdit

  • "Karasuno High School Volleyball Club'... So you're the one who took down Wakatoshi-kun..." (To Kageyama, Chapter 209)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chapter 97
  2. Chapter 206
  3. Chapter 214
  4. Chapter 219
  5. Chapter 231
  6. Chapter 209

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