Hinata is a first year student at Karasuno High School. He was initially a wing spiker in junior high school and is currently a middle blocker. He is generally upbeat, clumsy, and weak, however he has extraordinarily good jumping ability. He is able to play immensely well with the help of Kageyama. Although he is a beginner, he manages to grow rapidly through each match. Despite his small stature, he is determined to become a strong player.