Motoya Komori (Japanese: 古森 (こもり) 元也 (もとや) Komori Motoya) was a libero at Itachiyama and was featured as the #1 high school libero in Volleyball Monthly. He is currently playing as a Libero for the V. League Division 1 team EJP Raijin.

Appearance Edit

Komori is currently the tallest libero in the series, standing at 180cm tall. He has short, light-colored hair and thick, round eyebrows.

Personality Edit

Komori appears to have a friendly and outgoing personality. He encourages and admires other players at the training camp and strikes up a conversation with Kageyama when he sees him at nationals.

Plot Edit

Tokyo Nationals Arc Edit

Preparation for Nationals Edit

Komori is invited to the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp.[1] He is on Kageyama's team during a practice game and encourages him when he makes a mistake. Later, at lunch, he appears while Sakusa is interrogating Kageyama about how Karasuno beat Shiratorizawa and tells Kageyama to ignore him, commenting that Sakusa can be "a real downer."[2] He explains the reasons behind Sakusa's behavior and apologizes for the intrusion as they part ways.

Later, during another practice game, Komori notes Kageyama's ability to calmly respond to and deliver on spikers' requests and calls it "terrifying." He's also vocally impressed by Hoshiumi's jumping ability. In the last practice game, where the players switch up positions, Komori plays as a wing spiker.[3] When he leaves the camp, he waves goodbye to Kageyama with a smile.

Nationals Edit

Komori greets Kageyama at nationals and when Kageyama asks if Sakusa is with him, he points out Sakusa in the corner, avoiding the crowd.[4]

Statistics Edit

Komori is known as the #1 High School libero[4], indicating that he is incredibly skilled in receives. He was also invited to the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp. He has also shown that he has good court-awareness when he made way for Kageyama to attack.

Relationships Edit

Kiyoomi Sakusa Edit

Komori is on the same team as Sakusa and often teases him about how cautious he is, calling him "a real downer" and commenting that a lot of the time he's imagining his physical ailments. However, Komori also admits that he thinks it's not bad to be cautious about these kinds of things, and he clearly understands Sakusa very well, suggesting that they are close. They are later revealed to be cousins.


  • He was shown in Volleyball Monthly for being the #1 high school libero meaning that he's even better or just as good as Yū Nishinoya
  • Nomenclature
    • Komori (古森) - Old Forest
    • Motoya (元也) - 元- Origin, 也 - Call



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