Later that night, after the Fukurōdani Academy vs Morikawa High game, Akaashi finds Bokuto standing outside their hotel. Akaashi states that he's surprised Bokuto isn't repeatedly watching the news coverage of their match. Bokuto answers that he had watched it but only twenty times since he was not shown very much. Bokuto then reveals to Akaashi that he plans to continue playing volleyball after he graduates and how this last tournament doesn't feel different from the others he's been in. Bokuto then confesses that he wishes he could have been able to play with his current team for a while longer. When Akaashi reminds him of all of their games sure to come, Bokuto boldly declares that Fukurōdani will win every single one. Akaashi then promptly gets the ace back indoors with the warning that he should not be out in the cold January air while in light clothing or else he'll get sick.
Bokuto Kōtarō, He used to be a third-year student at Fukurōdani Academy. Filling the role as the volleyball team's ace and captain, he was acknowledged as one of the top five aces in the country, barely missing the top three. After highschool he insisted to continue play volleyball and became an outside hitter for the MSBY Black Jackals, a Division 1 team in Japan's V-League. He is also a member of the Japan National Volleyball Team.
He has a child-like personality and is described by his team as having "mood swings", where even the slightest thing can change his mood and impact his performance. Nevertheless, he is both admired by his own team and the opponents for his impressive skill and morale-boosting demeanor. When he makes a comeback from a slump, he clearly shows his pride as the ace and believes he is the "strongest". Bokuto is energetic, often making jokes about everything and acting rather dramatically about his plays, wanting attention or affirmation from his teammates. However as he graduated, when it comes to volleyball, he has matured quite a bit and is no longer moody, or reliant on others to keep his spirits up. He calls himself an "ordinary ace" that people can rely on and seems to be proud of this change in himself.