Hanamaki has light brown (at times considered almost pink-brown) short-cropped hair, revealing his forehead. His eyes are slightly beady and his face often has a bored expression. His eyebrows are short and slim. He is considered pretty tall for a high school student, but average among male volleyball players.
Hanamaki is usually calm and collected. He is observant and perceptive, able to read the game situation quite well, and doesn't talk much during games. Despite this, he does have a sense of humour, especially with the third years, and generally gets along pretty well with the other team members. He is shown to be particularly close to Matsukawa. He's seen to flash the peace sign when Oikawa complimented him.
Karasuno High Team Formation ArcEdit
Spring High Preliminary ArcEdit
Like the rest of his team, Hanamaki is good overall player. Even though he is a wing spiker, he can set the ball for his teammates like a setter. When it feels like the right moment, he can rack up points through feints. He is the only starting member of Aobajohsai besides Oikawa to be capable of a jump serve at the time of the Interhigh preliminaries.
Jumping Reach: 327 cm
The two seem to be close friends, even among the four tight-knit third years of Seijou. They often join in or enjoy spectating Oikawa's mocking antics towards Iwaizumi, or tease Oikawa as well. Though both are of few words, they appear to be close with the members of their team.
He appears to be close with the team captain and puts much faith in him. Hanamaki enjoys Oikawa's endless jokes towards Iwaizumi, spectating their banter along with Matsukawa, or occasionally chiming in with their own teasing remarks (about either Oikawa or Iwaizumi).
Hanamaki and Iwaizumi seem close, though the former is concerned about beating the latter in arm wrestling. He seems to wish to surpass Iwaizumi in strength. He likes to watch (or even join in with) Oikawa teasing Iwaizumi, or the other way around.
- He has a habit of putting his hands inside his shorts while standing or walking.
- Favorite Food: profiteroles.
- Current Concern: No matter how hard he tries, he can't beat Iwaizumi at arm wrestling.
- It's unknown if he and Matsukawa do this on purpose or it's a mistake done by Furudate, but the two characters are occasionally shown wearing each other's uniform (Chapter 49's cover page for example).
- His star sign is Aquarius.
- In Haikyuu's first popularity poll, Hanamaki placed 25th with 826 votes. In the second, he dropped to 26th with 1,723 votes.
- Takahiro (貴大) - Precious
- Hanamaki (花巻) - Flower Roll