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Kazuteru Akiu (Japanese: 秋保 (あきう) 和光 (かずてる) Akiu Kazuteru) is a 2nd year libero from Wakutani Minami High.

Appearance

He has short, black spiky hair with medium-length sideburns shaped in a triangle, and fairly arched eyebrows. He is rather tall for a typical libero, and has a medium build. His uniform, however is less distinguishing, only to have the colours completely inverted from the rest of the team.

Personality

He gets frustrated easily when he misses key blocks and receives.

Background

Not much is known about his background.

Plot

Spring High Preliminary Arc

Akiu walks off with his team after their first match against Ōgishō. As the match against Karasuno approaches the middle of its first set, Akiu fails to bump Hinata’s quick set for another time, which frustrates him. Half to taunt their opponents, Nakashima makes his voice loud enough for Karasuno to hear when telling Akiu that he’ll be able to receive any ball coming his way easily in the following rallies. Sometime later, Akiu is able to keep the game’s longest rally with an impressive dig.

Sometime during the second set, Akiu calls one of Ennoshita’s first shots of this game out, which makes the temporary captain self-conscious about his performance. Akiu would make another good dig when Asahi spikes right where the libero is. When Nakashima gets blocked, Akiu and Naruko’s reactions are the only ones who are not shown. Akiu would continue to dig Asahi’s shots, which makes him exhausted at the enemy libero’s skills. Near the end of the match, Akiu is unable to reach the final shot.

Statistics

High School Statistics
Power
 
2/5
Jumping
 
4/5
Stamina
 
4/5
Game Sense
 
3/5
Technique
 
3/5
Speed
 
4/5

His jump, stamina, and speed are on par with other liberos. However, his power is below average than that of a typical player.

Jumping Reach: 298 cm

Trivia

  • Nomenclature:
    • Akiu (秋保) - Autumn, Protect/Guarantee
    • Kazuteru (和光) - Peace/Harmony, Light
  • Akiu was probably named after Akiu Onsen district in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.
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