Give me the "holy crap" face right from the start!
Chapter 215
Kourai Hoshiumi
Japanese 星海 光来
Translation Hoshiumi Kourai
Character information
Gender Male
Age 17
Height 169 cm (5' 6.5")
Home country Japan
Team Kamomedai High School
Number 5
Position Wing Spiker
Occupation High School Student (2nd Year)
Affiliation Kamomedai High School
Background information
Chapter "Monsters"
Image gallery (2)
Kourai Hoshiumi (Japanese: 星海 光来 Hoshiumi Kourai) is a second year wing spiker at Kamomedai High School. 

Appearance Edit

Hoshiumi is quite short in height, but has a relatively strong build. He has very large and wide eyes and spiky and rough light-colored hair. His eyebrows, however, are dark-colored and thick.

Personality Edit

In game, Hoshiumi is shown to be very quiet and calm, but he's actually an enthusiastic, loud, and proud person who claims that his abilities have always left people in shock.

Background Edit

Not much is known about his background. Since he was invited to the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp, he should be an excellent player.

Plot Edit

Tokyo Nationals ArcEdit

Hoshiumi is invited to the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp[1] and is noted to be shorter than most of the other players. During the first practice match, he's able to block Kageyama, surprising the latter[2].

The players hold another practice match the next day, and Hoshiumi shows a different type of approach to spiking, where he prepares himself before jumping. However, he notices that Kageyama doesn't seem to be surprised by the height he jumps. After the match, Hoshiumi approaches Kageyama about it and asks if the first year had seen him play before. When Kageyama denies it, Hoshiumi asks vehemently why the setter didn't seem impressed by his abilities. Kageyama admits that he did notice the height, but he wasn't too affected by it, annoying Hoshiumi.

Statistics Edit

Hoshiumi has an amazing all-round game, excellent at serving, receiving, setting, blocking, and spiking. He's able to jump high and get past blockers who are a lot taller than him using a unique running approach; he bends and twists his legs inwards, resulting in a high vertical jump, which helps him perform an impressive endline shot. He has also been shown doing wipes and feints. Eikichi Chigaya, during the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp, remarked that Hoshiumi gives off a Small Giant vibe, based on his height and his jumping power; a commentator at Hoshiumi's first game at the Spring High tournament also dubbed him the Small Giant. Hoshiumi also has a jump serve.

Relationships Edit

Tobio KageyamaEdit

They were both invited to the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp. Hoshiumi dislikes Kageyama because the first year isn't impressed by his abilities and had admitted to it when Hoshiumi questioned him.

Trivia Edit

  • According to Kageyama, he jumps higher than Hinata.


  • "...everyone who underestimates me because of my height, they're almost always left with their mouths wide open and tongues hanging out when they see my plays! That's a streak that's never been broken!" (To Kageyama, Chapter 215)
  • "Being small in volleyball may well be a disadvantage, but it does not automatically imply incompetence or ineptitude!" (Chapter 245).


  1. Chapter 210
  2. Chapter 214

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