"Illusory Hero" (Japanese:
Tsukishima's older brother, Akiteru, is a kind-hearted individual who is passionately into volleyball and strives to become a strong player. However, things didn't go the way he wants it, causing a rift between him and his brother's relationship, and resulting into a failed admiration his brother has for him. In the present, a worried Yamaguchi lashes out at Tsukishima, and bombards him with words which the latter unexpectedly hears coming from him.
- Akiteru Tsukishima (flashback only)
- Small Giant (flashback only)
- Kei Tsukishima
- Tadashi Yamaguchi
- Ryūnosuke Tanaka (flashback only)
- Asahi Azumane (flashback only)
- Kōshi Sugawara (flashback only)
- Tobio Kageyama (flashback only)
- Daichi Sawamura (flashback only)
- Makoto Shimada (flashback only)
- Shōyō Hinata
- Hitoka Yachi
- Kōtarō Bokuto
- Tetsurō Kuroo
- Keiji Akaashi
Chapter notes Edit
Character revelations Edit
- Akiteru Tsukishima was the captain and the ace of his former middle school volleyball team.
- In the official English manga release this chapter is called "Illusionary Hero."