Yamato Sarukui (Japanese:
Prior to that, he was a third year wing spiker in Fukurōdani Academy.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Background
- 4 Plot
- 5 Statistics
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Quotes
- 9 References
He has tousled black hair (which appears dark brown in the anime) and thick eyebrows. His most prominent feature is his mouth; it resembles a monkey's, which goes with his nickname "Saru".
Not much is known about Yamato's personality, although, just like the rest of the team, he knows when to enlighten Bokuto when the latter is in a bad mood.
Tokyo Expedition Arc
Sarukui first appears along with his team during the summer training camp at Nekoma High. During the camp at Shinzen High, he appears more and plays against Karasuno in their final match of the camp. Like his teammates, Sarukui is thrown off when Karasuno is able to make their new attacks work and start to take the lead against them. Because of this, Bokuto would slip into one of his moods but Sarukui and the rest of the team were able to play like usual and keep the team afloat until Akaashi was able to bring Bokuto out of his state and win the match.
Spring High Preliminary Arc
Sarukui playing in the match against Nekoma to be one of Tokyo's representing teams during the Spring Tournament. He is noted by Akane to have a powerful serve, though he believed his first serve was not commendable since it went straight to Yaku. One of his most notable plays during the game is when he and Konoha are able to keep the ball going for several plays by setting to one another. When Bokuto became depressed when he forgot how to hit a cross shot, Sarukui is seen with a look of mild annoyance. Later when Fukurōdani wins the game, Sarukui celebrates along with his team.
Tokyo Nationals Arc
Fukurōdani Academy vs. Eiwa High
Sarukui overhears Bokuto's wish to have a bigger audience watching them and feels as if he let his guard down in not keeping a better eye on the ace's mood. Later Konoha makes an emergency set to him and the two celebrate their successful play. After Fukurōdani wins the game, Sarukui praises Akaashi for finding Hinata in the crowd and using his presence to help get Bokuto back on track.
Fukurōdani Academy vs Morikawa High
When Fukurōdani wins the match, Sarukui notices that Akaashi is overthinking things when the setter notices that Bokuto has been playing better than normal.
Fukurōdani Academy vs. Matsuyama Nishi Shōgyō High
Sarukui briefly appears during the game.
Fukurōdani vs Mujinazaka High
|High School Statistics|
Yamato is shown to be above average at receiving and digging, with Daichi complementing his "top-level receive" against Mujinazaka. Additionally, his jump serves are decently powerful since Akane Yamamoto commented on one of his jump serves as "vicious".
Jumping Reach: 328 cm
- Haruki Komi : He has a good relationship with Haruki and is often seen hanging around him and Konoha Akinori.
- Akinori Konoha : Konoha and Sarukui have a good relationship. They get along and play together very well.
- Fukurōdani : He is seen to get along well with the rest of his teammates.
- Favorite Food: daikon radish.
- Current Concern: He's been told to stop smiling when he's not actually smiling at all.
- His star sign is Leo.
- Yamato (大和) - Big Peace
- Sarukui (猿杙) - Monkey