Synonyms: High Kyuu!!
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.541 (scored by 18433 users)
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SynopsisA 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 AnimeAdaptation: Haikyuu!!
Side story: Haikyuu!!: Jump Festa 2014 Special
Characters & Voice Actors
"If this were a work of fiction.
The guys who go to nationals would be the protagonists, and the rest of us would be extras.
But, regardless.. We got to play volleyball."
My first review, let's hope it catches the amount of enjoyment that I've had up to date. (Episode 17)
As a sports player I found the plot to be amazing, while often people compare this show to the major hit Kuroko No Basuke. I feel that Haikyuu in terms of plot is much stronger. In that it delves into the lives of the characters, not just the MC's but their team mates and opponents alike in depth. That they're not invincible, that while they are strong like every team has flaws. The story flows nicely and has some slice of life elements and great comedic value, I feel that as of now the story is very progression is well paced and connectable.
One aspect I would like to point out that Haikyuu does amazing is that in episode 16 after beating a certain team they show the losers point of view even which is very emotional for me, as experiencing both the taste of defeat and triumph I understand that your win comes at a cost. The cost of the opponents, that all there hard work and dedication and efforts in game, weren't enough.. If only I trained more.. If only we won. That while tasting loss and the pain to come, you were glad to of played, if only a game. This aspect struck a cord in me and I felt it deserved mention.
Moving on considering the art, I found it to be unique. The art style is unfamiliar to me and as I don't read the manga series so can someone tell me if it reflects the mangaka's style? Because I was blown away completely. The art is fluid and vibrant, really bringing to life the characters emotions through subtle and dynamic movements. I wonder how much the budget is for the show because the animation is consistently jaw-dropping! Even adding some chibi elements for comedic purposes helps to lighten the mood when need be. Overall animation sets the tone and helps to bring alive the Haikyuu world.
To stop my fan boying I'll state it now, sound is one of the shows most strongest assets. I mean the music is used so well to help develop certain feelings and emotions at particular points immersing you, putting you at the edge of seat heart pounding in anticipation at climatic moments! Or playing subtly in the background to help set a reflective mood. The OST score is evenly used and every track amazing, one certain track being the one used at episode 17's climatic ending moment! Voice actors deserve a special mention too as in this aspect as well I felt they really delivered, helping to bring life into the vast set of charcters; giving them life. Sound effects during the game are great as they help to progress the intense action scenes. Sound 10 bananas out of 5 bananas.
Note: I don't watch openings or endings, I don't like seeing characters being spoiled, but I want to be suprised for when they come in the show. So tell me how the openings and endings, though being Haikyuu I'm sure they're amazing.
Characters are very good! Each having different quirks and personalities to them that each person will find their own favorites. I like the progression of each character especially as I said earlier they cover not only the main team but other teams and side characters as well. Each characters background not being dragged out or too short but perfectly done. This us great as you find yourself come to like, love then care for these characters. I often found myself voting for the opposition as a result. Great senpai's that lead the amazing Kohai's, it helps you to feel very connected to every character.
One aspect worth mentioning is that which the introduction of our MC's naturally the other players have to be benched, but in good will of that those benched players emotions are displayed through the anime. An aspect in other sports anime not developed as much. That those 'benched players' while not being able to play gladly but reluctantly give up there spots in good will. Not being jealous of the replacements, But using that pain as a drive, to become a starter once again! Very connectable being a sportsman myself.
I've enjoyed this anime as a sportsmen, though not quite fond of volleyball myself after watching this I felt an urge to play. Similar to watching Kuroko No Basket. Finding very strong themes connected to our daily lives, I'm sure anyone of any walk of life come to enjoy Haikyuu, because of the aspects mentioned above!
I give Haikyuu a 9 knowing I really want it to be a 10. That's because the Anime is currently ongoing to this point and a strong belief I have is an ending can make or break a series, though with the series and hows its progressing it'll deliver.
Thanks for reading guys, it's my first but I just love the show so much I had to get it out there. Another quote to end it off.
"Even of we're not confident we'll win, even if others tell us we don't stand a chance. We never tell ourselves that."
-Sawamura Daichi. read more
This is my first review here and I'm doing it because I hope to get more people interested in this amazing anime! I am sure that even after 25 episodes my impression will be the same and I won't come back to edit the scores or my words.
A lot of people compared Haikyuu to Koroko no Basket, I also think they're alike in many ways. We get to see two main characters forming a powerful duo and aiming for the top along with their team. Though in this story two boys are actually rivals and this adds more funny moments and interesting plot developement. I also need to point one thing that (in my opinion) KnB lacks but Haikyuu has: more school/after school life. Life is mixed with voleyball matches in such a perfect way, you never get tired of watching one or another. So the story runs really smoothly and gets you hooked up from the very first episode.
I discussed it with my friends and we agreed that anime studio perfectly represented mangaka's unique drawing style and even made it look better. All the episodes by now (except for maybe one) are drawn amazingly and very detailed. Colors are bright, sceneries are realistic and I want to especially point out characters' expressions. We rarely get to see a character with the same face for a long time.
Opening and ending themes suit the story and main characters a lot. They have happy and excited feel and really upbeat. As for bgm, it is also chosen wisely. It blends with the action on the screen so well that you can't even split them. Overall, music helps to highlight important moments and gets you excited about watching.
All the characters are amazing! They're really different and unique in their own way, so everyone can find a likeable one. Their developement during 9 episodes that I saw is also perfectly done. Also not every character is your typical shounen/sport story one. If we compare to KnB again, another thing that it lacks but Haikyuu has: more sempais and other supporting characters developement. They get not less attention than main duo and other first years and are really easy to fall for.
I can't even explain just how much I enjoy this anime! Every time Sunday presses near I'm so excited about the new episode and on Sunday I refresh the web page countless times to finally see the subs and watch. I can rewatch the same episode a few times and still find the same enjoyment I had during the first time. I scream, laugh, almost cry and have a really good mood thanks to this anime. So yeah, I am a fan!
I can't give less than 10 to Haikyuu because it is interesting, fun and really enjoyable anime that makes me happy. I love the story, characters and everything else. Moreover, it got me interested in voleyball which I never liked and watched. I bought a voleyball and started to practice a little with my friends. And pro matches are actually really interesting to watch too.
So I will be really glad if someone who read my review will share my feelings after watching! Thank you for reading! read more
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.
An unlikely duo trying to do their best in order to overcome their weaknesses and bring out the best in their teams. Both shows have a similar cast which share various humorous conversations. Either through hard work and practice or with talent, the characters are overcoming their obstacles one by one in order to achieve their dreams. That, of course, doesn't mean there aren't any bumps in the road. Haikyuu!! focuses more on the real aspects of sports, while Kuroko no Basket focuses on the suspenseful, which makes it seem over the top quite a few times.
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu has a similarity in two characters sharing a dream and competing to be the very best. They are both part of a team as well and goes up against powerful adversaries to prove their worth. There is decent humor coming from the character interactions and stylish plays each episode plays out. Do note though that Kuroko no Basket has more of over-the-topic antics with its gameplay. But nonetheless, I would recommend both series especially if you're a sports fan looking to see players strive to succeed and trying to make their dreams becoming a reality.
It has almost the same feeling. Well, Haikyuu' duo might be slightly more comical and has more "rivalry" relationship than Kagami&Kuroko.
both sports anime made by Production I.G. revolving around hand based sports with small 5-6 man teams. similar atmosphere and focus for both is on bond between 2 highschool first year MC's where one supports the other to score with their impressive jumping ability.
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu give a similar feeling of intensity during games, as sports anime, and have both comedy and drama. They also have a similar focus on friendship and competition between team members.
The first thing I thought of when I started watching this anime was Kuroko no Basket. In relation to Kuroko no Basket, two players with extraordinary talent need one another in order to reach their full potential. In Haikyuu!!, Kageyama and Hinata were enemies at first, but end up playing for the same team when they enter high school. Kageyama is only interested in being a setter and Hinata strongly prefers being a spiker. The two must learn to work together in order to form a perfect duo to be the team that can stay on the court the longest.
-are sports anime.
-feature two players that at first don't get along well.
-have a duo of a skilled player and one with potential to get better.
Haikyuu!! focuses more on realism than Kuroko no Basket, which utilizes more spectacle.
Both awesome sports anime about unlikely talents, teaming up with someone very talented, to make a successful team.
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu!! are both sports-themed anime with a well developed, dynamic cast of main characters. The characters are portrayed with contrasting personalities which makes the show interesting as it is not overly fixated on merely the abilities of the strong players, but also how the players overcome their various challenges (regardless of height, personality, past grudges etc) to improve as a team. If you have watched either, it is highly likely that you'll enjoy the other as well.
-a very good view of their sports
-not a OP main character
-Very Close to the manga
Both made by Production I.G.
Both have two strong players join the same team.
Though both are different sports, they have the same atmosphere.
Both protagonists aim for victory and are highly motivated.
They both are sports animes, although different sports, the animes have a similar feel to them. Kuroko no Basuke and Haikyuu!! are both very engaging and have good, interesting characters.
Both made by Production I.G, both have two strong players join the same team, though both are different sports, they have the same atmosphere and both protagonists aim for victory and are highly motivated.
Both animes is about sports and friendship
The story lines themselves are totally different, but if you enjoy sports anime or liked Kuroko no Basket, then you will definitely enjoy Haikyuu. Both have really strong and likeable characters then have a 'never give up' attitude and the matches themselves will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Both anime have characters who are hard working and passionate about sport. They also have one thing in common that stood out for me! Thats how each individual character is much more effective working in a team rather than facing challenges on their own. Art is quite similar in a way and If you enjoyed watching kuroko no basket, I guarantee you will love Haikyuu.
This is only in my opinion:
-They're both sports
-You can learn a few sports life lesson (I'm not sure about KnB though)
-The art is awesome. :>
-Plus, it's intense. X>
Both of these animes have loveable characters with a great sports theme
These are very similar animes! If you loved Kuroko no Basket, ( which you did ) then you will love Haikyuu, which is still currently airing and has the same plot as Kuroko no Basketball.
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.
Both are sports anime. One is about volleyball and the other is about baseball. Both anime have highly passionate main characters who are aiming for the top.
The main character starts with a team made of newbies from an unknown school.
The main character also is very skilled.
The main character goes to an elite school for the sport.
They are both freshman going into high school.
They both have rivals on the same team.
Only difference is that 1 is volleyball and 1 is baseball.
Both main characters are very talented, competitive, somewhat hard-headed, and are very enthusiastic about the sport they love.
Both MC's are often underestimated by others but always manage to surprise the people around them about what they can do and how much potential they really have.
Before they went to high school, both MC's were from middle schools that are no good in the particular sport.
One is about baseball and the other is about volleyball; however, both anime have that element of "excitement" that will leave watchers hanging after every episode. Both are great!
If you love one of these two anime you'll surely love the other!
Both have underdog protagonists that are optimistic, love the sport they play and have a lot of talent even though their experience in the sport might be less than most of the other players.
Both about a team sport.
Both about a partnership formed in the team and how they work together to overcome obstacle.
Though they both have a "main" protagonist, ultimately, both animes has two main protagonists that it develops over the course of the series.
If you like one, you would most definitely like the other.
Ace of Diamond and Haikyuu!! are both sport-based anime, and are focused when the characters are in highschool.
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-?)
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-??)
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