Ranked #42


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 81,672 users)
Ranked: #422
Popularity: #204
Members: 147,619
Favorites: 6,849
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.


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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

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)

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

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
I found this review Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful
Nov 6, 2014
“So long as I am here, you will be the strongest” – Tobio Kageyama

“Haikyuu!!” is one of the most successful shows in the 2014 season and is consistently well appreciated within the Anime community. Based on that face and that I’m indeed a pretty big fan of the sport Volleyball, I’ve decided to give Haikyuu a chance and I wasn’t disappointed at all, in fact it beat all of my exceptions I had in this Series.

I won’t go any deeper in the synopsis, because I think it’s already covered well enough by MAL.
Overall the story itself is pretty solid and well executed, read more
I found this review Helpful


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

Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

Here are the North American Anime & Manga releases for June 2015 Week 1: June 2nd - 8th Anime Releases 5 Centimeters per Second Expelled from Paradise DV...read more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for August

Here are the North American Anime & Manga releases for August 2015 Week 1: August 4th - 10th Anime Releases Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Collector's...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Haikyuu!! Episode 25 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
Stark700 - Sep 21, 2014
230 replies by lalabella »»
Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Poll: Haikyuu!! Episode 23 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Stark700 - Sep 7, 2014
127 replies by bdsbff »»
Nov 22, 3:17 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Sports Anime: Before the Boom Part II

Sports Anime: Before the Boom Part II

Yowamushi Pedal, Kuroko no Basuke, Baby Steps, Haikyuu!! - modern anime fans are spoiled for choice. But there's a lot of other great sports anime out there just waiting to be discovered.
Anime Action Scenes to Get Your Heart Pumping

Anime Action Scenes to Get Your Heart Pumping

Anime is a medium that encompasses as many genres and styles as live-action, appealing to all ages and demographic groups. But a great action scene can get anyone charged up, no matter their tastes-and here's a rundown of some of anime's very best action sequences.