Gōra has sharp eyes and eyebrows, resulting in an intimidating and angry look. Another distinguishable feature are his thick lips that resemble that of a cod fish. His hair is black and usually styled up in a short ponytail.
Contrary to his more intimidating appearance, Gōra is rather even-tempered. He is never seen losing his cool or raising his voice even when being teased. Gōra seems to be close to Shinzen's captain, Daiki Ogano. The two are seen teasing the other's appearance, calling each other "Broccoli Head" and "Fish Lips".
Not much is known about his background other than the fact he lives in Kanagawa Prefecture and goes to Ubugawa High. He eventually becomes the captain in his third year.
Tokyo Expedition Arc
Gōra first appears during a training camp held at Nekoma High. Gōra taunts Daiki Ogano about his loss against Karasuno after Hinata and Kageyama arrive in time to play in Karasuno's final match of the day. During the second training camp, Gōra and Ubugawa are noticed by Karasuno for their powerful serves which are noted to be their specialty as a result of ending every practice by doing one hundred serves.
At the end of the camp, Gōra attends the barbecue and notices that Yachi is trying to get some food. He offers her food from the grill he's at but Yachi becomes frightened and mistakenly eats a piece of burnt meat. Although he and several other players try to help her, Yachi is unable to accept due to be frozen in fear. Gōra is later seen among those present when Karasuno leaves the camp.
Tokyo Nationals Arc
Along with Daiki Ogano and Eikichi Chigaya, Gōra goes watch the matches on the third day of the Spring Tournament. The three arrive just as Karasuno scores the first point in their match against Nekoma. Throughout the match, Gōra and his companions comment on several plays that each team makes and enjoy watching the match.
Ubugawa is a team focused on using serves as an ultimate attack, and Gōra is no different. He is shown to have a powerful jump serve that he can use to collect service aces. He's also skilled in blocking.
During the training camp arc, Gōra and Ogano are shown to have a strong rivalry. They usually mock one another during games and call each other petty nicknames: Gōra calls Ogano 'Broccoli Head' and Ogano calls Gōra 'Fish Lips'. This rivalry mostly appears to just take place during games as they are later seen attending the third day of the Spring Tournament together along with Eikichi and appear to get along fairly well.
Gōra has a good relationship with his team and also the team manager, Miyanoshita. Because he's the team captain, he is well respected by his teammates.
- Gōra seems to have been named after Gōra Resort, a hot spring resort district in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture.
- His English voice actor also voices Sō Inuoka, Wakatoshi Ushijima, and Ren Ōmimi.