Ranked #40

Haikyuu!! (Manga)


Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 20, 2012 to ?
Authors: Furudate, Haruichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.741 (scored by 9250 users)
Ranked: #402
Popularity: #123
Members: 23,769
Favorites: 2,173
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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!

(Source: Shounen Jump)


Haikyuu!! won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for the shounen category in 2015.

The series has been licensed in English by VIZ Media with the first volume set to be released on July 5, 2016.

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Apr 6, 2014
After his horror manga Furudate-sensei changed genre to sport and while the prototype one-shot of Haikyuu still lacked "something" and it wasn't so well recieved (mostly by the "western" audience ) it got green on serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump and author took advantage of Haikyuu's potential to the fullest and created one of the most popular sport series in WSJ in years with addition of really well recieved anime.

The one who first looked as nemesis became biggest ally. Of course the path isn't so easy and takes time. And so by turn of fate our main duo (a promising read more
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Jan 17, 2013
I really liked how this manga has such a realistic feel to it and how it can still give off this lighthearted vibe. It's nowhere as heavy as other sports shounen but still manages to convey the effort and feelings of the players.

Story - 10
I loved the story so far, how it's not just training-match-training-match and so forth but also focuses on the players and their quirks, you get to know each one quite a bit. Moreover, it's super funny without coming over as forced or insanely stupid so the humour is definintely a big plus as well.

Art - 9
It's not the best read more
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Jun 22, 2014
You're looking for a light sports manga? Then Haikyuu!! it is.

Story : Love the 'Your greatest enemy became your formidable ally' concept. The story starts out with a nice start. A young kid who wanted to play volleyball after he was amazed by an athlete performance on TV and wanted to be like him. The story was a bit slow-paced though, I'm not surprise if some people dropped the manga because its slow-paced. But I think the match was pretty well written and drawn that it covered the slow-paced. It's an 8/10.

Art : The art was outstanding. It was soft (for me, at least) read more
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Sep 13, 2015
Haikyuu!!, a really fun and enjoyable manga. And anime as well. A friend recommended this one, and I grew more and more curious. After the first episode I was already hooked on the show. I started the manga only a little after I finished the anime, and I loved each line of it.

The story is really well-thought and all I can say is that it never makes me bored. Each match ends with a different outcome, and this is, in my opinion, a very difficult thing to do. Try thinking about how to end ten matches all in different ways. Every time, it made read more
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High school team sport mangas.
Not only do the two main characters have a similar relationship, there are many similarities to be seen in side characters too (e.g. the split personality captain, kind giant, popular-with-the-ladies rival...).
Apart from that they have the same atmosphere to them and recurring themes i.e. improving teamwork, meeting opponents that used to be teammates in middle school... 
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Kurogane and Haikyuu!! are competitive series with a colorful cast of characters. The main male protagonist are involved in an activity/sport that tests the limits of their physical abilities. While they start out as underdogs, the series shows their hard work and determination as they begin to demonstrate superior skills. Both series focuses a lot of characterization and relationship dynamics as well. Kurogane is also noticeable for its supernatural element while Haikyuu!! retains a strong degree of its realism with its game mechanics. 
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Harigane Service and Haikyuu appeals to the sports audience. They both involve volleyball with a cast of characters that focuses on the sport. Throughout both series, there is competition among teams that brings out the best of each other. Both series are also known for their realistic portrayal and strategies when it comes to team play. 
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Both mangas focus on a first year setter/spiker duo. The similarity also extends to protagonists' inability to get along with one another: Haikyuu's Hinata and Kageyama being kicked out before they've started, and Junjou's Akira and Katta stubbornly competing not cooperating. However, they then quickly become a completed pair as a great asset. It's hard to not to think about the other when reading the volleyball centred mangas. Even the common goal to redeem a team previously of great power is similar. Junjou compacts insane volleyball into powerful matches whilst Haikyuu pushes the team into practices and overwhelming the opposition. 
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Both protagonists are a complete beginner in the sport. Sakuragi in Basketball and Hinata in Volleyball. They start out as a laughing stock and a complete failure. But they both possess a special talent that make them shine and leave the crowd in disbelief and total awe. High Kyuu has the traits necessary to become a masterpiece much like Slam Dunk. If you loved Slam Dunk, you'll surely enjoy High Kyuu! 
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