|Height||181 cm (5' 11")|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lbs)|
Yoshitaka Moriyama (森山 由孝 Moriyama Yoshitaka) is Kaijō's shooting guard.
Moriyama has short black hair with a green tint that he parts to the right. His eyes are very narrow and he is of average built. He wears the blue and white Kaijō jersey with the number 5.
Moriyama is a ladies-man. He constantly looks out for cute girls and plays for their sake. That said, he can be silly at times, but is focused and reliable when he needs to be.
Moriyama appears for the first in the Kaijō locker room before their Interhigh game against Tōō High, still daydreaming about a girl he saw in the stands. When the match starts, Moriyama is a starter and lines up with the rest of his team. The tip-off is given and the ball goes to Tōō after an Aomine steal. Wakamatsu swings the ball to Sakurai, who shoots with a very quick release and Moriyama is unable to block the shot. Later, at the end of the first quarter, after a bad shot by Kasamatsu, the ball goes from Hayakawa to Moriyama, who pulls up for his unique, bad-rotation shot and nails it.
The Winter Cup quarter-finals against Fukuda Sōgō High commences and the first ball possession goes to Kaijō. Moriyama gets the ball from Kasamatsu and shoots his unorthodox shot, getting the first three points of the game. In the audience, Hyūga comments on how his shot has become Moriyama's personal weapon. A little later, Haizaki copies Moriyama's shot, but tweaks the rhythm. When Moriyama tries to do his shot again, he subconsciously loses his rhythm and misses. Haizaki has stolen his move.
The match progresses to the fourth quarter and Kaijō is struggling. Without the back-up of their ace and the difficulty of using their specialities, Moriyama's team has fallen back to a good 15 points. After Kise awakens his Perfect Copy and pushes back Haizaki, he leads the team to victory.
Moriyama focuses mostly on shooting. According to Sakurai, his shooting form is unique, as if he has a bad rotation. This was further explained during the quarter-finals of the Winter Cup. It is revealed that he puts little to no rotation on the ball. This form is apparently the most comfortable way for him to shoot and creates an unusual form that is hard to block.
- Moriyama ranked 24th on the second character poll, with 117 votes.
- In Replace, he was nicknamed and known as the "Pitiful Handsome Guy".
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 62, page 17
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 64, page 10
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 65, page 16
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 112, page 9
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 114, page 4
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 171, page 16
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 173, page 12
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 65, page 15
- ↑ Kuroko no Basuke chapter 171, page 9
|Players||Ryōta Kise • Yukio Kasamatsu • Yoshitaka Moriyama • Mitsuhiro Hayakawa • Kōji Kobori • Shinya Nakamura|