Shōyō Hinata (Japanese: 日向翔陽Hinata Shōyō) is the main protagonist of the Haikyuu!! series by Haruichi Furudate. He is a first year student at Karasuno Highand is one of the volleyball team’s middle blockers. Hinata’s dream is to become strong enough to spike past tall blockers, just like the Small Giant once did. However, since he lacks height for a middle blocker, he specializes in jumping to compensate.