Ranked #49


Alternative Titles

English: Haikyu!!
Synonyms: High Kyuu!!
Japanese: ハイキュー!!


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.671 (scored by 57101 users)
Ranked: #492
Popularity: #275
Members: 106,419
Favorites: 4,069
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A chance event triggered Shouyou Hinata's love for volleyball. His club had no members, but somehow persevered and finally made it into its very first and final regular match of middle school, where it was steamrolled by Tobio Kageyama, a superstar player known as "King of the Court." Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to the Karasuno High School volleyball club... only to come face-to-face with his hated rival, Kageyama!

A tale of hot-blooded youth and volleyball from the pen of Haruichi Furudate!!

(Source: Shounen Jump)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Haikyuu!!
Side story: Haikyuu!!: Jump Festa 2014 Special
Sequel: Haikyuu!! Second Season
Summary: Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari, Haikyuu!! Movie 2: Shousha to Haisha

Characters & Voice Actors

Hinata, Shouyou
Hinata, Shouyou
Murase, Ayumu
Murase, Ayumu
Kageyama, Tobio
Kageyama, Tobio
Ishikawa, Kaito
Ishikawa, Kaito
Aone, Takanobu
Aone, Takanobu
Matsukawa, Hiroki
Matsukawa, Hiroki
Azumane, Asahi
Azumane, Asahi
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Hosoya, Yoshimasa


Mitsunaka, Susumu
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kishimoto, Taku
Script, Series Composition
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu

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Episodes  25 / 25
Aired  Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Status  Finished Airing

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Sep 21, 2014
To be honest, I'm guilty of being biased and judgemental, and more than once to boot. A few years ago I had seen my friend's collection of Naruto manga. I scoffed and even teased him a bit, having seen what appeared to be ridiculous anime promos on TV aimed at children. Within a year, I had discovered anime and manga myself. I have since apologized. Then, a year ago in the fall FAL league, I found myself incredulous at how popular and highly praised the sequel to Kuroko no Basket was. Subsequently, I stumbled across a volleyball anime with what seemed to be an interesting read more
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Nov 16, 2014
The most important thing in a team sports is, without a doubt, the team. This holds especially true for volleyball. Having six talented players is all fine, but as long as they aren’t a team and don’t show team spirit, that talent is surely in vain. But what if it’s the other way round; is it a surefire way to win when you have one team where not everyone is talented?

Not really. But the chances are higher when there’s one team, rather than six players.

Haikyuu!!, or High Jump in English, is about Hinata and Kageyama, two players who originally stand at the opposite side of read more
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Oct 1, 2014
So if you can tell from my score, I really freaking love this anime. I have to preface this by saying, I am NOT a sports anime fan. It's one of the last genres I look to because I've disliked/dropped over 90% of the ones I've seen. So I'm incredibly biased.

The story in Haikyuu! is what amazes me most possible.

It's all volleyball, volleyball, volleyball, yet I'm never tired of it (despite not being an avid volleyball fan). The relationships between the players develops in all aspects: the relationships between the players as friends, as teammates, as students in different school years, as a read more
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Nov 10, 2014
I can not express how happy I am that I stumbled across Haikyuu!!

It's really incredible how everything connects well into almost perfection.

The story is simple but at the same time manages to hook you up. I ended up making a all nighter just to finish it. The characters are so well developed and alluring that I found myself almost screaming every time they succeeded or crying when they didn't. In contrast with many of the sports anime out there, Haykyuu is real. It shows the reality of training everyday, of victory and defeat. As a former athlete I could relate to all the experiences read more
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Both are sports anime. Haikyuu is more funny too than Kuroko no basket. Both anime have a group of colorful characters and two main characters that are aiming to be the best at something . One is Volleyball and the other is basketball. 
reportRecommended by Glamrgrl104
A gift for sports fans, both series delivers themselves with competitive teamwork and plays that focuses on development. The main characters has a passion for the sport that they are playing and works towards their goal to becoming stronger each episode. Their teammates helps them along the way while tackling through difficult obstacles. It is realistic as we see how much the characters grow through their development over the course. I recommend both series especially if you're the type into sports with competitive team play. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Oofuri and Haikyuu both have main characters who have unique abilities that can surprise opponents despite their silly and weak appearances.

There's also a bond between the two teammates that develops overtime through compromise and overcoming each other's strengths & weakness. (Like Mihashi & Abe's battery, and Hinata & Kageyama's Setter and Spiker teamplay) If you enjoy a light hearted sports anime then you'll love both of these! 
reportRecommended by IchiroEX
SPORTS + BROMANCE: Both shows passion for sports, Swimming and Volleyball, for only high school students.
Lots good humour, bromance, beautiful men, and badassery.
Both main characters start off as rivals in both shows, but in the end, good teamwork and friendship empowers all. You'll learn to love all the characters as well. :3 
reportRecommended by knightdreaming
Different sports yet both series have high spirits when it comes to teamplay. The main male characters are part of a team in the perspective sport they are involved in. But with that also comes adversaries and obstacles they must overcome. Considering to be an underdog, both series highlights their growth. At the same time, other characters on their team also get insight on their roles in the story. I recommend both series for sports fan interested in teamwork and a competitive atmosphere. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
The main theme for both series is the realism. Main characters from both series are beginners in their sports. Hinata=Vollyball and Maruo=Tennis. They wil grow stronger throughout the series. Great characters who support the main characters. You will learn a great deal about said sport in both series. Currently airing this year. 
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500

Opening Theme

#1: "Imagination (イマジネーション)" by SPYAIR (eps 1-13)
#2: "Ah Yeah!!" by Sukima Switch (eps 15-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Tenchi Gaeshi (天地ガエシ)" by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 1-13)
#2: "Ah Yeah!!" by Sukima Switch (ep 14)
#3: "LEO" by tacica (eps 15-25)

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