Hiroki Kurokawa (Japanese:
Although he appears to have very light, almost white, hair in the manga, Kurokawa's shown with brown hair in the anime. He also has darker eyes in the anime than in the manga. Kurokawa has a large build and is more than 177 cm tall.
He's a serious person who doesn't speak that often, but when he does, he's shown to be a blunt, somewhat cynical person. His way of managing the team as the captain was much stricter than Tashiro's and he wasn't as openly ambitious.
He had been part of Karasuno Boys' Volleyball Team since his second year of high school. He became captain during his third. Since Coach Ikkei Ukai had already retired, both he and Hidemi Tashiro were tasked to coaching the underclassmen.
Tokyo Nationals ArcEdit
Kurokawa goes to Karasuno's first match of Nationals in Tokyo with Tashiro. As they watch the match, Tashiro tearfully exclaims that Daichi has improved tremendously and Kurokawa says something back, but Tashiro can't understand him.
After Karasuno wins, Kurokawa goes to meet with the team outside the arena. The second years greet him hastily as the third years catch up with Tashiro. Kurokawa asks about Hinata and Kageyama before remarking that Karasuno has really changed. He tells the third years to win their next match too and leaves with Tashiro.
He has been noted to be a well-known player who's skilled at both attacking and defending. He's especially proficient with receives, though he notes that he simply acts on instinct rather than plan his movements.
During the time when Tashiro was captain, Kurokawa was often shown by his side. They appear to be somewhat close as Tashiro would confide in him his conflicted feelings towards practices while displaying an optimistic persona to the others. They seem to have kept in contact after high school as they went together to the current Karasuno's first match of Nationals.
- "Dealing with people can be tough, but kindness alone isn't going to cut it." (To Daichi, Chapter 119)