Ranked #43


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
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.681 (scored by 82,678 users)
Ranked: #432
Popularity: #199
Members: 149,311
Favorites: 6,980
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Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed "Little Giant" in action, small-statured Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school. The newly-formed team even makes it to a tournament; however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the "King of the Court," Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School's volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate.

Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful. Based on Haruichi Furudate's popular shounen manga of the same name, Haikyuu!! is an exhilarating and emotional sports comedy following two determined athletes as they attempt to patch a heated rivalry in order to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hinata, Shouyou
Hinata, Shouyou
Murase, Ayumu
Murase, Ayumu
Kageyama, Tobio
Kageyama, Tobio
Ishikawa, Kaito
Ishikawa, Kaito
Nishinoya, Yuu
Nishinoya, Yuu
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Oikawa, Tooru
Oikawa, Tooru
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke


Mitsunaka, Susumu
Mitsunaka, Susumu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Hirata, Tomohiro
Hirata, Tomohiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kishimoto, Taku
Kishimoto, Taku
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 The End and the Beginning
Owari to Hajimari (終わりと始まり)
Apr 6, 2014
2 Karasuno High School Volleyball Club
Karasuno Koukou Haikyuubu (烏野高校排球部)
Apr 13, 2014
3 The Formidable Ally
Saikyou no mikata (最強の味方)
Apr 20, 2014
4 The View From the Summit
Itadaki no Keshiki (頂の景色)
Apr 27, 2014
5 A Coward's Anxiety
Shoushinmono No Kinchou (小心者の緊張)
May 4, 2014

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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Nov 29, 2015
Wow... I was never really planning on writing a review on MAL, but I just feel compelled to share my thoughts on this breathtaking anime.

Story [ 9/10 ]
It's everything you would expect in a sport anime, and more. It's a narrative about a school that was once successful, but is on its decline. Now the volleyball team has to rise back from it's grave. But what makes the story of Haikyuu!! stand out for me is how you get engrossed in the development of each character; you actually feel for them. Also, there are twist and turns here and there to keep you on your read more
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Nov 28, 2015
Haikyuu!! is the starting point of my serve towards the court of sports anime. (Volleyball reference NAILED... or not.)

Being someone who plays volleyball myself, I instantly made a connection with the characters and the story of the anime.

Watching more of it, my passion towards volleyball boosted much higher, like Hinata's extraordinary jump as he spikes the ball.

Okay, I really need to stop making lame references and actually get into reviewing this terrific series.

1. Story [10/10]

Utterly, and completely. This was the first sports anime series that I have ever watched, but its story already impressed me since the first episode.

There is an element of read more
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Nov 28, 2015
It's been a long time since an anime managed to trigger my sensation, and dedication.
Haikyuu may lacks the "kira kira" sides of characters and superpowers when compared to Kuroko no Basuke, but it gains an ultimate forte-realism.
Owing to a balanced plot, Haikyuu may contains a tonnes of shounen elements like other shounen titles, character developments make sense.

Development in characters, are viewed as growth, rather than power-ups given by the plot device.
I used the term growth cause the increase in ability for the characters is minimal.
What the plot does is let them growth and exploit their potential, and makes you feel that the characters have read more
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Nov 20, 2015
I have watched quite a few sports anime and I have to say that Haikyuu is so far the best of them. Most people would argue that Kuroko's Basketball is the best. Yes Kuroko's Basketball is really good but there are too many elements that just seem unrealistic. Haikyuu on the other hand is more down to earth and seems to be as close to reality as possible. The anime is more serious than its other counterparts and concentrates less on the ecchi/harem themes, which is a great thing.
I just love the story, the soundtracks, the characters and the pacing of the anime is quite read more
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Anime: Kuroko no Basket
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
Anime: Diamond no Ace
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
Anime: Ookiku Furikabutte
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
Anime: Baby Steps
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
Anime: Free!
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
Anime: Yowamushi Pedal
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

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