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.
Same plot style, story-telling style, characters interaction style.. The two just have same style, nearly in everything.
You should enjoy the other if you enjoy the one. except you are one easy bored person. Such same style can make you boring when you watching the second.
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.
The big showdown is here !!! Haikyuu do you stand a chance against the King Kuroko? Haikyuu I'll see how you do. Though premise wise, Kuroko is already more interesting! Haikyuu, A boy that has potential "working and working" to be good at volleyball. Compared to Kuroko, where he's already strong, but facing off stronger players - Generation of Miracles. If you like to know more on this topic, I recommend to watch Digibro's related video on youtube Haikyuu vs. Kuroko no Basket!
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.
they are both my favorite sport anime I really think anyone
who loved knb would also love Haikyuu!! :
they both have amazing characters
they are both extremely funny
if you like the games in knb you will love them in Haikyuu!!
they make you want too see more and never get bored
their relationships is what made me love haikyuu so much as knb
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.
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.
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.
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 are sports.
- There are mainly two main protagonists in both the anime.
- The art style of kuroko and haikyuu is kinda similar.
- the depiction of the story and character developments are similar too.
- Ther is fair amount of comedy in both of them.
They're quite similar because of its calm and friendly atmosphere.
-Sports of course but different
-Comedy and puns, different character personality
-There's also challenges they have to face, it does not focus entirely on being an overpowered team
-Main characters on both shows are short c;
Both are sports anime and both offer an adrenaline rush while the main characters are pushing their hardest to get a win. Personally i feel Kurokos is a bit more toned down in comparison to Haikyuu but bother are excellent.
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.
Both are sport anime. Both are the story of a team going throw competitons. They both have as main characters two guys that do not do well at the beginning. For me, both were addictive from the beginning to the end and i can´t wait for the respective sequels
Both are sports anime. Both have a protagonist, who can't play like everyone else and he is doing it just for the pure love for the sport itself. Both stuggles to find their way and are trying to be the best and to help their team as much as they can.
A short guy with exceptional skills at only one speciality (Passing or spiking) teams up with a more serious genious type who aims to be the best. These two friends later find a mediocre high school team to face some old friends from middle school as enemies in high school, while carrying that team to victory. They both have a colorful cast, exciting matches, shounen aspects and godlike sport skills that surpasses professionals.
Both anime series are thrilling sports anime with two main chars that become a duo and in both series they rely on each other alot and form special attacks thanks to the help of the other. While in Kuroko No Basuke they play basketball and in Haikyuu!! they play Volleyball. Both of them feel extremely similar.
-Both are shonen, comedy, school, sport anime
-The story is almost the same (after first season)
-While KnB finished with 3 seasons of 25 episodes each Haikyuu!!! is currently at its 2nd season which has 25 episodes, same as the first
-Both are from the same studio
Whats different? I think Haikyuu is way more realictic and has a bit more comedy while KnB is more on the flashy side with over the top dunks, etc.
Both anime are sports anime. They both have good character development and similar art style. The matches in both anime are intense and also give the watcher a sense of victory when the main characters win.
Although their plots focuse on different type of sport, they are both telling story about characters who - despite the circumstances - are proving that other people make a mistake underestimate them. In both anime are two main characters who are making together a really nice duo.
With each new episode you will find out more and more similarities. Enjoy!
Extremely similar sports shows. Kuroko is about Basketball and Haikyuu is about Volleyball. In both shows the main protagonists aim to be the very best at their sport.
They both have an unstoppable first year duo that can be compared to the best. They grow as a duo and become as strong as possible.
Haikyuu has more lighthearted comedy while Kuroko is more serious. Both have a good balance that make the shows entertaining.
Pretty much same plot, different sports. If you like one, you'll like the other.
These are sports shows and they have really similar story. Kuroko feels bit like there is supernatural element that makes it feel exaggerated and unrealistic where Haikyuu feels more probable (at least at this point, after first season).
Both of these shows have humor and they try to have emotional moments.
Both series are composed by a surprising duo that combines to become stronger and more efficient after training.
Also, the same goal (defeating other teams) is present and the characters look alike; they all have a special ability making them powerful in their own domain.
If you are looking at this recommendation, i do hope that you check out Haikyuu!!. Why? If you like sports anime, then this shouldn't disappoint you. Both anime feature a team who is aiming to be the best in their sports, but there is going to many rivals with common goals, so to be the best, they must be stronger than all of them. The characters will grow stronger as the plot follows.
It is obvious that it's two anime based on sport. Haikyuu is about volley-ball.
It's more based on true feelings that we can go through as a volleyball player, which I am and which i can definitely confirmed. I started haikyuu at first, and it gave me chills.. Really. When i ended the first season, i was so excited about the second one, that I had to calm down my restlessness. So I started KnB, and as in KnB, we go through a lot pain, struggle in every kind: about a situation, a relationship..
I was really surprised to like it as Haikyuu which the story speaks me more because of the fact that i love volley ball and that i truly know what they are talking about because I've been through it. But KnB showed me the complexity of a basket ball game.
KnB and Haikyuu share those strong feelings we can go through in sport. It's hard to stay emotionless, because it is undeniable that it is what's making us alive.
This is a sports Anime, both Anime centre around main characters trying to better themselves in their respective sports, Haikyuu!! may not have as many episodes as Kuroko no basket but the story development and animation for both are great.
At First Glance Volleyball And Basketball May Look Different But It All Comes Down To Teamplay And Both These Animes Follow That Rule.At Times They Are Very Much Alike,The Atmosphere,The Characters,The Teamwork,The Motivation
If You Liked Haikyuu Believe Me You Will Love Kuroko No Basketball.
First of all, they are both sports anime, yeah sure Kuroko No Basket is basketball and Haikyuu! is Volleyball, but these points below makes them quite similar:
- They focus mainly on two characters;
- Those two characters isn't quite happy with other at first glance;
- Both teams started as a known trash team in the beginning of it's series.
Lastly, I personally enjoy them both since they both can build suspense during a match, which also makes them similar in a good way.
Two great series and must watches.
Both main focuses are sports, Volleyball and Basketball respectively
Both have great displays of friendship, team building and great personalities developing
Both are exciting, competitive and bring GREAT sense of humor to the plate.
Haikyuu!! reminds me a lot of Kuroko no Basket in terms of humor, action level and how exciting it is to watch! The main character is funny, full of energy and doesn´t have the immediate tools to succeed at what he wants to do, this and the ever exciting oposing teams makes for an always exciting story. This Anime really pulls you in and makes you, as you should, root for the home team!! read more
Amazing & intense plots that have you vying for more! Both series are built on teamwork and the struggle of becoming the best, both main characters are underestimated by everyone whether it be height or being compared to other players. Both series involve never giving up.
I watched Haikyuu right after finishing Kuroko's Basketball, and I noticed a lot of similarities.
An easily excitable ace and a seasoned support-role player team up. They clash at first but they soon become an unstoppable duo.
The advancement of the team into various competitions - from practice matches to regional tournaments. It all happens at the same pace.
The characters, plot progression, and humour all have close similarities. If you don't want to let go of Kuroko's Basketball yet, Haikyuu is a good one to shift on to. You will most likely enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.
Both are sports anime that follow the same beats and both have a first year prodigy duo that come up with great plays to help their team. Both also have excellent animation and the direction of action shots is spectacular.
If you like sports animes and loved Haikyuu like I did, then you will love Kuroko no Basuke, I hope! They're both animes that concentrate on two characters that are parteners and work together to make their team stronger! One of the characters is little and fragile but still it's very stong, and the other is strong and has strong skills that make him a bit distant!
I won't say more, if you wanna know more, please see the anime and I hope you love it, like I did!!!!!!!!
They are both really good sports anime's, though it's volleyball and basketball both have comedy & sports.
- Dramatization makes the sports scenes more epic in both of them.
- Story revolves around 2 people ( Hinata & Kageyama/ Kuroko & Kagami )
and team work grows through out the episodes
Haikyuu is a really famous anime and all of you guys might know what it is about. Simply said: it's about Karasuno volleyball team, go on competitions, and develop their skills and friendship along the way. Characters are similar and the sense of humor is also similar. They both contain handsome guys (wink wink to the girls) and even cute/pretty managers! Season 1 is mainly about the development between the team and its members and the joining of the fellow volleyball members who quit. For me, Season 2 actually was like the "start" of the BIG competitions and the Really good ones. However, both episodes are good and I KNOW you guys will love it! It's a catch from the beginning like Kuroko no Basket! So! at least just watch one episode! (Pretty Pleaseee) You will love it! read more
If you really liked Kuroko no basket, then you should watch Haikyuu!!
Both animes have two main characters who works amazingly good together, even though their didn't like each other at first, there's sport spirit and a colorful team who slowly becomes better and better at their sport.
The only big difference between these two animes is that they have more humor in Haikyuu!! and play volleyball instead of basket.
An other sport's anime but based on Volley-ball.
We find same spirit in the anime, a strong team wich begin more and more stronger.
Lots of endearing characters, all team are strong and fun but all are differents.
The main difference lies in the "attacks". They are more realistic and less "fight anime" like Kuroko.
I highly recommend if you like sport's anime.
Both are about sports in a high school setting. If you enjoyed Kuroko no Basket, you are sure to love Haikyuu!! The fact that it is about Volleyball is not a minus. You'll love volleyball after watching it.
They are similar because of the following:
-Interesting and more characters, they also have the same goal to go to nationals
-Art is precise and detailed, especially in sports scenes or part
-The soundtrack is cool
-They will make you laugh
-They portray the struggles as a player
- Both animes are focused on a pair of young freshmen who enter schools little recognized in the sport. One is talented and the other is average but has a specialty, both are helped by their veterans, seek to improve together and develop various techniques combined. Throughout the anime they face teams with talented players, make several friends and rivals.
- In Kuroko No Basket there are effects in the special techniques,Haikyuu is more natural.
Haikyuu deals about reaching for the top while forming unbreakable bonds with your teammates -- which is a very similar theme in Kuroko no Basuke (and other team sports anime out there). The protagonists are both small for the sports they have chosen but to compensate with their lack of height are extraordinary athletic skills that'll serve as their team's trump card in order to win.
Aside from the similarities in the genres it was categorized under, plot and protagonists' circumstances, Haikyuu and Kuroko no Basuke have the same animation studio, Production I.G. So you can expect great animated action scenes during a match. :)
I highly recommend you watch Kuroko no Basuke if you're looking for an anime similar to Haikyuu and vice versa. It won't disappoint you, hopefully. ^^ read more
Both anime are character-driven and are obviously about sports. The main difference is that both series focus on different sports, namely basketball and volleyball. One of them is realistic but highly intense (Haikyuu) and the other is exaggerated and over-the-top in action (Kuroko no Basuke). Nevertheless, if you like either anime, then there's no doubt that you'll like the other as well.
1.Both are sports anime in which the team starts as a new team and has to work their way to the top.
2.Both anime have a main "pair" which together are the highlights of the team(at least to us anime watchers) but it doesn't mean other characters are neglected.In fact everyone in the teams have their screen time for their character development which is important because well they are playing a team sport.
It is similar due to the rivalry going on between high school, also the art is similar but the main common point is the main characters.
Hinata is similar to kuroko due to a physic disadvantage and also they both have their own kind of basketball/volley.
If you want a kuroko no basket as a volley version, you just found it. ;)
Sports Anime. Every one of it, different in their own way. Well, some of them. Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu!! are some anime with a lot in common. Obviously, they support a different sport, Basket and Volley. The similarities though, with the main characters are really odd. Haikyuu's main character, Hinato Shouyo, is actually pretty similar to Kuroko no Basket's character, Kuroko Tetsuya. They may not have the same personality but they have similar actions. In KnB, Kuroko, ends up making everyone who is he playing against determined to win against them, but he also heps his own team as well. The same goes for Hinata. With his excitment and passion about Volleyball, he tends to make his opponents craving victory more, but most importanly, he makes his team stronger, just like Kuroko. However, Hinata, after he's enrolled in highschool, he meets a last year's opponent who lead his team to defeat. Kuroko, as the basketball matches continue, he meets Middle School's teamates who together they used to make the most powerful team in Japan. What's no the difference is the way those to unfortunate meetings acted towards the main character. Harsh and cold(With some exceptions, aka, Kise). Although, as time(episodes) passed those unfortunate meetings grow warmer towards the protagonists(again, except Kise. He's always warm). One last thing these two anime have in common is, rivalry between other schools. In Haikyuu it's Shiratorizawa and Aoba Johsai, and in Kuroko no Basket it's Rakuzan and Shutoku. Anyway, if you're a fan of Kuroko no Basket, then I would absoloutely recommend Haikyuu!! read more
Two teens form a unique bond by handling each others' balls.
But seriously, there are a lot of parallels between these two series. Main duo join a highschool sports team, the short one has a very specific talent that requires the tall one's exceptional skill to make full use of. The main characters have the aim of winning Nationals, however unrealistic that may be at the start of the series. Both put a lot of focus on strengthening not just individual skill but teamwork as a whole. Kuroko no Basuke is a bit more stereotypically shounen in some areas (main characters all have weird hair colors, the "special moves" seem more like magic powers rather than honed talents), but both make (well executed) use of classic sports/shounen tropes like The Power Of Friendship (tm). read more
The two mentioned anime are both of the sports genre,and have kind of a similar story line:
1:A 1st year protagonist duo.
2:The MC is basically the inferior one who rises with hard work,whereas the supporting character is a genius.
3:Both highlight importance of teamwork.
4:Centered around winning high school tournaments.
This two anime are similar becquse both of them contains hardwork and passion towards their goal. Haikyuu has a boy who wants to be the best player in the world and kuroko no basket has a guy who wants his team to become the greatest team of all time. is it kinda similar????
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.
You can say they are LITERALLY the same.
1. Main character generally sucks in the sport of his choosing, but has that one "special" ability which allows him to somewhat function
2. He is surrounded by teammates that are either as generic as they come, or also have some sort of a "special ability"
3. In both shows, MCs learn that special abilities aren't enough so they try to incorporate more stuff into their arsenal
4. Comedy is bit-by-bit the same type
5. Similar art and animation
6. Pretty unrealistic to the boot
7. High-school shounen sports
8. Both are also predictable to the boot
9. Both follow every cliche you can find in the sports genre
10. Both are easy and fun anime to kill your time
Differences? One is about Baseball while the other one is about Volleyball.  read more
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.
This two overpowering and rip-roaring sports shows contains the 'team work' in all its magnificence. With competitive, stubborn and hard-working main characters, both shows bring sports anime into a definitely higher level. Excellent character development, in high school setting.
The main characters are pretty similar. Both of them are passionate about their respective sports and are determined to become the ace of their teams. They also find themselves competing with a talented member on the same team. Both the shows focus on team work and partnerships within the team.
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.
> Both MCs are focused on trying to become the ace of their team.
> Both MCs has that one "special" ability.
> Both anime have a lot off character development.
> Similar art and animation.
> similar amount off excitement - both will make you jump out of your seat to cheer
Both are underrated (especially diamond no Ace).
If you're into realistic sports in action, Diamond no Ace and Haikyuu will give you just that. In my opinion, Diamond no Ace is more realistic because the payoff takes longer (and it can get frustrating at times just like irl, amiright?). But, both shows will give you an adrenaline rush and motivation for sports you never really cared about or played before.
When I watched this show, one thing constantly popped up in my head. That was, "This show is incredibly similar to Haikyu".
Not only do these shows revolve around high school sports, but the main characters are determined first years who are striving to be the 'ace' of their team. In an instant, they develop a rivalry with another boy but realize quickly that the team cannot do well without either of them. The main event of both shows is the yearly national high school tournament in which they partake, attempting to bring back their high school's former glory. With lots of practise and intense matches, both main character's skills begin to shine, gaining them acknowledgement from their 3rd year seniors who for them, this will be one of their last if not their last high school tournament. read more
Both anime are sports anime where the main protagonist is focused on trying to become the ace of their team. Both Hinata and Sawamura have formidable opponents to compete with for the title of ace, and have prominent character development throughout the story. Hinata and Sawamura are both outgoing and charismatic characters who are beneficial to the team, even if they aren't in their preferred position. However, Haikyuu!! is volleyball and Diamond no Ace is baseball, but they share major key components, and both shows are very enjoyable.
If you like sports animes and loved Haikyuu like I did, then you will love Diamond no Ace, I hope! They're both sports animes that concentrate on a team that was priviously very famous but then went down, and those teams, through the anime, will get stronger! It also concentrates in more than one character that wants to be stronger, and those two characters will become stronger and give they're best to not be left behind by the other character!
I won't say more, if you wanna know more, please see the anime and I hope you love it, like I did!!!!!!!!
If you like enjoyable shounen sports series these two are very similar with one another. They have decent shounen writing and a lot of likable characters.
Haikyuu is a lot popular but Diamond no ace is just as good and sometimes better
Everything about these two anime are the same, except one is baseball and one is volleyball !!!
When I watched Diamond no Ace, the first thing I thought was "wow this is like Haikyuu!!"
Definitely would recommend! Both are very exciting anime!!
Diamond no Ace is similar to Haikyuu!! in that it is also a sports anime, that heavily involves a wide range of fluid animation, fantastic character development, great plot and overall lovable characters.
A plucky young teenager who loves to play sports enters high school and joins a sports club where he is discovered to be very talented (but does not possess super powers....Kuroko). The teen then meets his new tall and dark haired BFF/Rival and the two form a bond not only with each other but with the whole sports team. Along the way, the team struggles to reach the nationals and meets all sorts of other amazing teams and they (the teams) become rivals and form friendships which are reinforced by the training camp arc. Oh, yeah and both have great animation. In short, if you like the one you will post probably like the other..........probably. read more
I love these two anime because I practiced both sports
Both series shows passion for sports, Swimming and Volleyball.
They value friendship and teamwork its important to win. Both have a lots of humor, beautiful men and bromance.
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
If you love the up-beat feel and adorably hilarious characters of Free!, you will enjoy the close friendships and on-point comedy of Haikyuu!!
Haikyuu!! has significantly less fanservice and little more focus on the team as a whole, and overall is the best sports series I've seen to date.
I'm pretty new to Anime and especially MAL, so this is my first recommendation but I honestly cannot stress it enough. I came straight into Anime and Free! was one of my first choices, I loved it, especially the whole slice-of-life and friendship story lines, they're really relatable. I told my friend I was desperate to find another Anime just like it with the same ideas of coming together as a team and breaking down walls to salvage and build new friendships and she recommended Haikyuu!!
If I'm being honest when I first started watching it, I wasn't too sure if it was my kind of thing, the artistry let me down a little but now I'm nearly caught up on the series and it's filled that gap that Free! left. Haikyuu!! is based around young boy, Hinata, striving to become an "Ace" in Volleyball and he faces many obstacles but as he joins the team, finds his place in his group of friends their power as a group strengthens, similar to the story of the swimmers in Free! Both Animes show that you can start from the very bottom and work your way up to the top when you have a group of friends helping and supporting you along the way. In addition, Haikyuu!! has wonderful humour and the characters (especially Tanaka) have made me laugh a lot through out the episodes.
Don't let anything put you off, I honestly recommend this Anime as a breath of fresh air, filled with the teamwork, friendship, hardships and humour just as in Free! but with it's own unique story and style. read more
Both are sports anime. Haikyuu is entertaining and funny as Free! . The characters are not like some douche bags in who all the girls from their school fall in love. they are just soft boys spending time with friends while doing their favorite sport.
Im not a sports anime fan to begin with, so this is written from a non-sports anime fan's perspective.
Despite sports is not my favourite genre, I still found Free! and esp Haikyuu! entertaining.
They both share:
-spot-on humours and jokes
-teamwork comes first
-catchy songs (op&end)
there are not much fan services in Haikyuu! compared to Free! , but I personally find Haikyuu! more well-developed in terms of story and characters than Free!
Don't worry if you hate volleyball, I guarantee you'll be obsessed with volleyball in just a matter of few Haikyuu! episodes (cuz I was one of them...)
so if you want to watch more teamwork and exhilarating sports matches, go check Haikyuu! out asap read more
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!
What i loved about both of this shows is the bromance that you see while watching these anime. They are both similar in a way that main characters create a team where they try to bring best out of each other and it is so nice to see.
Also fun part is that in Haikyuu the relationship between main characters is kind of rivalish: both know how to talk back to eachother, while in Ookiku the relationship is more supportive, at least in the beginning. Also, did i mention that the main characters are visually similar? It's so fun to see visually similar characters act totally opposite in different anime.  read more
They are both sports animes.
Ookiku Furikabutte (Oofuri) is about baseball and Haikyuu!! is about volleyball.
Shouyou from Haikyuu reminds me a bit of Mihashi from Oofuri.
They both trained a lot to get better and they also both have a huge handicap. for Shou it's his small height and for Mihashi his low self-esteem.
Still these boys are eager to win for sure and refuse to give up!
Only have watched the first aired episode of Haikyuu but I can already feel that I will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed watching Oofuri.
And I think it's totally worth checking out both if you like sports anime and if you like adorable dorks with their own abilities! read more
I have no clue why KnB and DnA have more recommendations than this because Oofuri is actually the closest thing to HQ!!. Very similar main characters as well as side...
Abe/Kageyama, Mihashi/Hinata, Tajima/Nishinoya, Hanai/Suga (and Asahi) and many more.
What else can I say? Cute boys doing sports and bonding as a team. High doses of character development and adrenaline in each match to get you hyped up for your favourite teams.
Both are sports anime. Both give off a feeling of happiness, and a love for the sport they are playing.
Both have a main character who is good at what they do, but amazing when put with a pitcher/setter.
If you liked Haikyuu/Oofuri pretty sure you will enjoy this anime as much as you enjoyed Haikyuu/Oofuri.
Both are anime sports in the secondary school.
In Haikyuu is not just volleyball, is also training, working the relationship with teammates and some enjoyable moments. This is what makes you feel the flavour of victory or defeat even if you haven´t played the match, even if is something fictional.
In Ookiku Furikabutte is pretty much the same.
In both animes they don´t simply focus on the main team, also in rivals. Strategy is something overriding. Also every single character has their own personality.
So if you liked Haikyuu/Oofuri give this anime a try, even if you dislike baseball/volleyball. read more
They're both similar in terms of content and entertainment value. Both are anime about sports, Haikyuu!! being about Volleyball and Ookiku Furikabutte being about Baseball.
The main characters are both cute boys with unique abilities that makes them stand out and take their opponents by surprise.
If you enjoyed one, you will surely enjoy the other. I personally have a preference for Haikyuu!! however, even tho they're both great anime.
**For people that have watched/are watching Ookiku Furikabutte already and are considering other sports anime:
If you were able to find an pretty old and hidden gem like Ookiku Furikabutte (Oofuri) out of the many sports animes out there, you have probably already heard of some of the very popular sports animes, such as Free!, Haikyuu, Kuroko no Basket, Daiya no Ace, Baby Steps, and etc.
I will tell you right off the bat that I 10/10 reccomend Haikyuu above all other sports animes if you like Oofuri and want more of the same kind of sports anime experience.
"But why not DAIYA NO ACE? Isn't DAIYA NO ACE (dna) a baseball anime like Oofuri?"
I can almost guarantee that if you like Oofuri you won't like dna. While Oofuri focuses on the dorkiness, adorableness, and friendships of the characters that can come with sports anime, dna mostly focuses on the shounen and classic anime aspects that can come with sports anime. Judging by Haikyuu's popularity, if Oofuri had come out at the same time as dna, just when sports animes were getting popular, then Oofuri would definitely be more popular than dna. Only because Oofuri was revolutionary and came out before its time did its popularity die down, causing it to currently be less popular than the other sports animes.
Haikyuu and Oofuri both have the exact same kind of dorky characters and cute friendships while still focusing on the mechanics of the sport and making the games themselves very interesting. The two main characters of each anime almost have the identical kind of symbiotic relationship. In Oofuri, Abe uses his strategetic thinking to the fullest to make use of Mihashi's abnormally slow, and what would usually be considered bad and easy to hit, fastball pitches, and turn them into one of the hardest pitches to hit. In Haikyuu, Kageyama's accurate and presise setting make up for Hinata's lack of experience with volleyball while making great use of Hinata's amazing jumping skills.
If you're not looking for dorkiness and just want another baseball anime, then go ahead. But if you are looking for a sports anime with the same kind of adorableness and dorkiness and cute friendships as Oofuri, don't go watch daiya no ace and expect to find the same dorkiness you found from Oofuri just because it's the same sport.
**For people that have watched/are watching Haikyuu already and are looking to delve deeper into the sports anime abyss:
I can't believe that there are more recs for Kuroko no Basket and Daiya no Ace than Ookiku Furikabutte. Wow. Anyways...
Here are the main points, because this is a long rec:
-Dorky and adorable
-Main focus on friendships and mechanics of sport, and put more of a focus on competition itself rather than competetiveness or rivalry
-Cute and nice art style, easy to understand what is going on during games, no long yaoi faces and weird yaoi-like proportions like Kuroko no Basket
-Same kind of symbiotic relationship between the two main characters of both shows
-Ookiku Furikabutte side characters have less impact than Haikyuu side characters, but that is only because Haikyuu does the most amazing job out of any anime ever at making all of the side characters exteremly loveable. There is a place in my heart for every single character in Haikyuu, no matter how insignificant, and no other anime has even gotten close to competing with this
-Really dorky, cute, and relatable characters
-Volleyball is usually viewed as more entertaining than baseball, but Ookiku Furikabutte makes watching anime baseball just as interesting as Haikyuu makes watching anime voleyball interesting
-If Ookiku Furikabutte hadn't come out before the rise in popularity of sports animes, it would definitely be on the same popularity level as Haikyuu, and would DEFINITELY be more popular than Daiya no Ace, the other baseball anime which somehow has more recs than Ookiku Furikabutte
-Super dorky and adorable, I can not emphasize this any more
Here's the long and more detailed version:
While Daiya no Ace (dna) and Kuroko no Basket (knb) are at the same popularity level as Haikyuu in terms of sports animes, besides being sports animes and having all of the basic traits of sports animes, they aren't very similar to Haikyuu.
Ookiku Furikabutte (Oofuri) is a baseball anime, while Haikyuu is a volleyball anime. They both take place in high school, and the manga for both of these are still ongoing if you finish the show. (Although Oofuri doesn't update as much due to lack of translators)
Oofuri emphasizes on the dorkiness and adorableness of the characters and the bonding between them while still paying attention to and highlighting the mechanics of the games in the same way as Haikyuu. The way that they focus on the friendships between the characters is unique compared to the other sports animes, and the way that they balance this focus on dorky people and their dorky friendships well with the actual sport and mechanics of the sport make the two anime a perfect pair.
In both Oofuri and Haikyuu, the two main characters rely on each other symbiotically, and by working together, they enhance each other's skills to create better potential for their team. In Haikyuu, Kageyama's accurate and presise setting make up for Hinata's lack of experience with volleyball while making great use of Hinata's amazing jumping skills. In Oofuri, Abe uses his strategetic thinking to the fullest to make use of Mihashi's abnormally slow, and what would usually be considered bad and easy to hit, fastball pitches, and turn them into one of the hardest pitches to hit.
Also, even though the art style of Oofuri isn't as incredible as Haikyuu, they still manage to illustrate the actual sport playing very well. Even if you don't know anything about baseball going into this anime (like me when I started watching Oofuri) you will be able to catch on pretty quickly. (And hey, at least they don't have long yaoi faces like knb or look bland like dna)
The only reason one might not like Oofuri as much as Haikyuu (besides that a lot of people don't like baseball as much as volleyball) is that side characters aren't as loved as much in Oofuri, at least compared to Haikyuu. When watching Haikyuu, it doesn't matter how much screen time a side character gets, or whether they are on a team opposing the main characters, you will still completely fall in love with them, along with literally every single other character in the entire show. Even the score keeping high schoolers which flash by only a few times in the show will have a special place in your heart. As for Oofuri, the side characters sometimes dont stick in your head as much, mainly because a lot of them look the same and don't have many varying traits. Although many of the side characters find a place in your heart as you watch the show, many just don't make a big enough impact compared to Haikyuu, where every single character is precious.
The main reason Oofuri doesn't get as much attention as Haikyuu is that Oofuri came out before sports anime became super popular like they are now. If Oofuri had come out more recently, it would surely be as popular as Haikyuu. (And definitely more popular than dna, which is only more popular and reccomended than Oofuri because it came out more recently and is the only recent baseball anime)
But seriously, the dorkiness and adorableness of Haikyuu and Oofuri can't even compare to dna and knb. If you love dorky sports boys, please watch Oofuri. read more
- Both pull you into enjoying a sport through the use of very dedicated amatuer players, their evolution as players, and their relationships with the characters around them in a school setting.
- Haikyuu!! and Ookiku Furikabutte (Big Windup)'s main characters share the sadness of being wildly dedicated to a team sport without having a proper team.
- They also share a similar appearance.
Both anime have one main character with enormous potential but no skill that wants to be the ace of the team and another that is a genius of the sport. The genuis tells the ace what to do allowing them to complete each other making them the greatest duo anyone has even seen. The only difference is the main characters of Haikyuu show more development allowing them to be good individually and the main ace character is a little more confident than the one in Ookiku Furikabutte. The story of Haikyuu is also a little more realistic and I ended up becoming more invested in it even though both are great series.  read more
There is a high chance that if you liked Haikyuu you will like Kaze ga Tsuyoku as well. I'm already loving them both! You can feel the similar vibes coming through. The art styles are very similar so characters like Kageyama from Haikyuu and the main character Kakeru from Kaze look very similar. Also there is something going on with the importance of being "number 10".
So definitely check out one if you have seen the other since they are both Sports genre and by the same studio!
Both are about sports and friendship ,a little bit of comedy . They have different stories behind the main characters and most of the character have high-spirited about sports. And when they face the challenges too. HAIKYUU is more about doesn't give up and keep working on it. A lot of emotional parts too...you will love it by having goosebumps . After watching this, you might have the feeling of wanted to play or try the sport (if you know me ;)
Same art style and characters have some similarities as they're from the same studio. However, the difference in the focus in the type of character. Kaze has a Kageyama figure and Sawamura (Daichi) -like captain figure who are the main focus. There is a similar drive by characters to be in the top. Characters get their backstories, development, comic relief. There are rival schools, flaws and growth.
Best of all Kaze is a college anime (FINALLY!) and draws on the incredible experience of competition on that higher level.
So definitely check out one if you have seen the other!
If you like either 'Haikyuu!!' or 'Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru', I can almost guarantee you'll enjoy the other. Both are sports anime which have a good balance between the actual sport and character building, as well as humour and angst. Furthermore, both anime have very similar styles of animation if you like either of their aesthetics.
The more you watch of either series, the more attached you'll grow to the characters, which have a wide variety of personalities, some of which you'll find similar between the two anime (e.g. Kageyama and Kakeru). In both anime there is a mix of naturally gifted/genius/seasoned characters and others who are rookies, all of whom grow as a team to try and achieve their goal, which others believe to be unrealistic for the teams.
Basically, if you want a series which will make you laugh and cry with a team as they struggle to achieve their goal whilst forging friendships and rivalries, I highly recommend both series. It doesn't matter if you're not too interested in either volleyball or running, both these anime will get you worked up and you'll find yourself crossing fingers during the matches/races. read more
The main characters of both shows are very similar. Both shows are about surpassing one's limits and while Haikyuu!! focuses more on the volleyball itself, Run With The Wind focuses on a lot more of the characters. Both deal with learning to fall in love with the sport.
* They're both sports animes with a team of multiple main characters, all being boys
* Both series use comedy and slice of life to reduce the intensity
* (the god) Yuuki Hayashi is composing the OST for both series, meaning the music is really similar (and awesome)
* The series is both made by Production I.G.
* Takahiro Chiba is the Chief Animator Director in both animes. Which means they have the same artstyle
They're two spokon anime, Haikyuu in indeed about volleyball, while Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru is about running.
In each one of them the real protagonist is the team and every single member has his own importance in that; they work so hard to gain what they want and eventually they manage to strengthen their bonds.
We have some comedy and funny scenes, but the main focus is on matches (Haikyuu) and races (Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru).
Ride With The Wind was sadly pretty underrated by the anime community. For years, sports anime have been filled with casts who are high school students or younger. Run With The Wind has a cast comprised of people in college. So then why should you watch this anime if you've watched Haikyuu? Other than the obvious factors as being animated by the same studio, Production I.G and having the same composer, Yuki Hayashi. The 2 are similar in that they are both well-crafted and well-animated shows with decent plot. Seriously, just watch it.
If you've ever wondered what would be Haikyuu!! like if narrated from Kageyama's perspective (as it was originally planned by the creators!), Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru might give you a fairly good idea.
If you're drawn by Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru's characters' developing friendships and personalities, you'll appreciate it in Haikyuu!! as well, and perhaps even more, since Haikyuu!! is about a team sport, which naturally requires lots of interaction between the players.
-Both have similar style of art
-The main characters are really funny
-The mc's relationship is rocky at first but later develops into them becoming really good friends
-Both the main characters are aiming for a large tournament
I strongly urge you to watch it if you liked Haikyuu!! because I loved kaze ga tsuyoku fuiteiru :)
Both are about personal growth and improvement and Hinata and Midoriya have very similar goals that they were inspired by, despite their limitations, and continue to improve through failures. Their personalities are very similar in that they both tend to overthink, though strong and courageous, have a strong will, and are likable characters. There is a competitive theme in terms of winning a competition or being a hero in terms of competition, that continues to test and challenge their skills. Supporting characters have a backstory or a flashback that reminds them of their goal as part of the team or becoming a hero.
Both anime are empowering and also intense, adding momentum to the anime, while at some time can be humorous at different moments. Both are very engaging to the watcher, and it feels like a breeze watching each episode. read more
Protagonist who wants to be the best at something (in this case, volleyball) but has something holding him back (in this case, his height) both anime have a rival who they sort of ending up teaming up with. You probably will be thrown off by the fact it's about sports, I was too, but trust me its amazing, and as good as this for sure.
While one is about sports and the other is about superheroes, both these shows have a very similar feel. The protagonists are the upbeat underdog who works harder than anyone else to achieve his goal, yet there are distinctive personality differences that set them apart in entertaining ways.
The message of both shows is that you can achieve your dreams with enough hard work and determination. There are riveting action scenes, and the storytelling is quite similar in how both shows successfully generate hype for battles that loom on the horizon as our main characters get stronger and stronger.
To top it off, as an added bonus, these two shows share multiple voice actors in prominent roles.  read more
For starters a lot of the voice actors are in both of these animes as well as the ost being made by the same composer Yuki Hayashi. They are both underdog stories with lovable characters and exciting battles/matches.
Although sports and superhero shows are typically pretty different, there are some key similarities in these two shows. The main protagonists from each show are extremely similar in both personality and experience. Both were told that they could never accomplish their goal and both proved everyone wrong. Their struggle to become the best at what they do while experiencing numerous setbacks was also a main theme in both (Hinata's mainly focusing on his height, while Midoriya's focuses on controlling his new power). If you like watching the underdog work hard, struggle, and eventually grow to become powerful, both of these are shows that I would highly recommended. read more
Even if you're not a fan of sports anime or even know how to play volleyball, if you liked Boku No Hero Academia, you will definitely enjoy Haikyuu!!.
The protagonist in Boku No Hero Academia is a young student with an ambitious goal of being a hero with an idol he admires to a great extent. Although the protagonist in Haikyuu!! tackles a goal relating to sports and not superpowers, the story is -mightily- identical. These anime are full of well-written memorable characters and scenarios that may bring a tear to your eye or a smile or your face.
Both shows have a great amount of character development. Even the side characters get their own time to shine. Also, there are no overly unrealistic elements in both shows (no super powers). It's just about normal high school students (some with born talent like Chihaya and Hinata) working hard to achieve their goals.
Both are realistic sports show that don't rely on supernatural "powers" to generate excitement. They also share a great importance in the characters and their development through the series, with Haikyuu focused on the teamwork and bonds of the various teams whereas Chihayafuru is more inclined to the protagonists and with some romance elements (that aren't present at all in the former)
Chihayafuru and Haikyuu!! are both great sport anime that maintain high tension throughout the episodes and seasons. They both make you cheer for the teams that strive for victory. The emphasis on teamwork and little friendship dramas are similar too.
While Haikyuu!! has more of a comedic style, Chihayafuru has a little bit more romantic elements.
Both Haikyuu and Chihayafuru are about high school students completely and utterly devoting themselves to a single thing that they're passionate about. In Chihayafuru's case, it's Karuta. For Haikyuu, it's volleyball. Both Chihayafuru and Haikyuu have central themes that are popular among sports animes, mostly the idea that teamwork is essential. This is even more true in Haikyuu because volleyball is a sport that you can't play by yourself. The characters in Haikyuu struggle to build team bonds, overcome obstacles, all with the ultimate goal of reaching the national stage.
Both main characters have special talents that make them formidable players in their respective fields (Chihaya's hearing and Hinata's speed/jumping) and are inspirational in their devotion to working hard, improving, and refining those skills . Both main characters, together with their team, progress through high school tournaments, facing opponents with skills of their own and growing/developing as they overcome those opponents.
Spectacular art, storyline, and character development which will lead you to laugh, cry, and celebrate all the ups and downs of winning and losing with these characters! read more
Both are brilliant sports anime. Gripping, exciting and filled with characters you will come to know and care for.
Chihayafuru has slightly more romantic elements with the main protagonist being a girl.
Well, this might seem like a recommendation that is really "off", but it's really not, trust me. First, volleyball & karuta are INSANELY different, the sports in these two anime, yet watching Chihayafuru I got an experience very similar to of when watching Haikyuu.. Why? Because of the ultimate potential & love the characters have for the sport they're playing, they're so absorbed in it that they're unable to see anything besides it, the extreme obsession with "victory", just screaming "COME, COME, COME"... The players practicing day & night to get better at the sport, TO WIN, it's so lovely to watch it.. Honestly when I first got into Haikyuu I had no knowledge about volleyball, yet I enjoyed the anime a lot, and the same goes with Chihayafuru, they're so different yet they're so similar. read more
-sports animes with amazing character development
-makes you feel like a part of the game without actually being part of it
-easy to grasp plot yet unpredictable at times
-focuses on issues other than the sport itself to create a relatable storyline
-VERY likable characters you will get attached to
-episodes feel like they fly by
-please give this underrated anime a try it's so freaking good you'll like it especially if you like sports animes but even if you don't it's a good one
Both series present main characters that work hard to become the best in their respective sports (Volleyball in the case of Haikyuu and competitive karuta in Chihayafuru) as they find rivals and allies with similar goals. Great animation in both cases and nice character development.
Although Haikyuu!! resembles heavily Kuroko no Basket, in practice the hype and thrill I felt during the matches resembled the one I felt during Chihayafuru.
Although volleyball and karuta are fundamentally different sports, they both emphasise on pinpoint precision, striking one target at a time, rather than on footwork and full body contact, as with basket.
Also, the protagonists (Chihaya and Hinata) had quite similar personalities, being naturally talented in their respective sport, a bit airheaded, upbeat and sweet as hell.
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.
Both main characters, Onoda and Hinata strive to become better at their respective sport. Also, Imaizumi and Kageyama are both simiilar since they are already considered high tier players when the show starts.
Both shows have intense cliffhangers, and an urge to keep watching the show, hoping that the main characters will find success and be victorious in their battles.
Hinata - Onoda
Both of them joins the club as amateurs. Both of them have the potential in the sport but they do not realise it, and has other people around him to teach him how to play it
Kageyama - Imaizumi
Both of them are good in the sports they do when they were in middle school. However, both of them faced problems in their area because of that. Kageyama - No one wanted his toss. Imaizumi - Midousuji cheated him. Also, both of them help the protagonist of the story improve their skills
Overall, other than similar traits and background of the main characters (Both 1st years also), there are other similarities like how the senpais help the kouhais through their experience in which they gained from working hard when they first started out. Both animes also have alumni helping them improve in their sports. If you like Haikyuu, you will probably like yowamushi pedal as well! :)
Resolve to win in both anime is amazing
In both anime there is a lot of obstacles to overcome but mc never give up
At the start both mc are understimated by others but they prove them worng
Both mc grow stronger over time
Similar art and character design, same music composer. The main character starts out as a weak little thing, but he has a natural talent and once he knows that he wants to do something ( dance/play volleyball) he has a great passion and keeps practicing to become the very best. Apart from that - great story, very engaging, action, a little bit of drama, school life etc.
It has the same art style like Haikyū!! plus it also gives the same feeling of enjoyment like Haikyū!!
If you enjoyed watching Haikyū!! then you will definitely enjoy Ballroom E Youkoso more than Haikyuu!.
The two deal with different sports and similar arts made by the same company (Production I.G).
With perfect doubles Hinata and Kageyama, Fujita and Hyoudou.
And they are incredibly produced and striking mainly for the genre of the sport.
After witnessing remarkable performances of their respective role models both Tatara and Hinata take up hobbies they are inexperienced in and struggle to find their footing in a world of talented professionals and prodigies. Both series feature a lineup of loveable rivals as well as main characters blessed with a certain raw and natural talent on journies to become the best at their respective sports.
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.
Both series feature competitive sport and although they are of different nature has the same mood. The main male protagonist is part of a team/club. They get involved against other players/teams to test the limits of their abilities. There is a lot of realism in both series with no superpowers but rather relying on strategies, teamwork, guts, and instinct. I recommend both sport series for anyone interested in the sports genre with fun and competition.
Both of these sports anime make more of an attempt to be more realistic than something like Kuroko No Basket (or Prince of Tennis). (Even though they're a whole lot of fun to watch too :) Baby Steps has a few problems with the art, but if you can get past those, you'll find a great fast-paced story.
If you like realistic sports anime, with hardworking characters, who have to come up huge from being a relatively bad or not so good player, then this is something for you.
Both have loveable and really good developing characters, both have insanely good strategic aspects to the sport in them and both tell a competively story about their sport in a fashion, where you really don't want there to be an ending. But still, they are both really a must watch, if you are into sport anime.
25 episodes and more than 1 season. Steady character development and they're both animes about sport. Both series start with the main character not being particularly good at their sport. If you enjoy character development and watching the protagonists get stronger. Baby steps are definitely recommended.
Protagonist-Raw talented individual whose ability is jumping and almost infinite stamina. Both protagonist are very lively and emotional individuals. Rival- Extremely talented individual who at first believe they can single-handedly win the game. Both anime shows how these individuals grow into a better sportsmen.
"Slam Dunk" and "Haikyuu!!" have overall the same plot and characters. They don't focus only on the sport but also have a lot of comedy and drama.
Basically they're about a first-year high school student that enters a sports club having natal ability but no experience and has to get along with a very talented, egocentric "rival" in the same team who thinks that he can win just by himself. The personalities and roles of the other characters are extremely alike as well, if not exactly the same.
Both tell the story of a somewhat now weakened team that aims to glory with the new first-year members, who play an important place in it. read more
When I started watching Haikyuu I got instant flashbacks of Slam Dunk, because they hold extremely important and clear similarities.
Both stories handle a red-headed energetic boy who isn't very good at sports but is eager to improve (despite being for very different reasons at first).
Both protagonists have to work with another first-year who they don't get along with very well (and are considered as rivals) but in the end they manage to click and work together efficiently.
Both stories hold similar team dynamics: a weakened team that becomes unstoppable thanks to the new first years additions (Karasuno - Shohoku), same region rival team with a prodigy player (AobaJousai with Oikawa - Ryonan with Sendoh) ... and it goes on.
Also worth mentioning how realistically both sports are depicted and played, and even allowing the viewer to learn about them as the episodes progress. All of this alongside wonderful character developments and backstories, the emotional struggles of wins and losses, and filled with great light-hearted comedy. read more
both sports, very dynamic, without forced protagonism, haikyuu learned a lot with slam dunk and did better because hakyuu has better production
ambos esportes ,muito dinamicos,sem protagonismo forçado,haikyuu aprendeu muito com slam dunk e fez melhor ,pois hakyuu tem produçao melhor
*Both of the main characters have the same jersey with the number 10, Lol
*Both of the main characters have amazing talent that center in there jumping height, speed and huge amount of stamina.
*They both work hard to reduce what they lack the most.
*They have a rival which may or may not count as tsundere xD
*Jokes aside their rivals are both really "hateful" to them, but get along with them sometimes, and manage to work together efficiently.
*Both series stay true to their sport, no weird super human moves or extreme physics defying powers :P
*Both anime's gives you great tips about working together as a team, and they both have really nice, and somewhat realistic techniques which you can use in real life (both personally helped me a lot in sports).
*Both almost made me cry at the last episode ... DAMMIT xD
(sorry for any bad english :P) read more
-Very similar mc - small and very loud but with a good asset
-Difficult sport for mc due to size being a big help
-Acquaintance of mc (new friend/rival) is good at the sport/has experience
-School team used to be very good in the past, now (at the beginning) basically trash
-New, strong coach
-Awesome female manager
-Amazing progression in mc and team as a whole
Honestly very similar anime with very different sports. Each episode of each anime was amazing
The primary main characters for both Haikyuu (volleyball) and All Out (rugby) are short/small sized boys that are extremely enthusiastic about the game they are learning to play. Both are looked down for their size and want to show everyone that they are capable of standing face to face with the best, despite being short.
If you like watching underdogs learn and strive to be the best with a touch of comedy and drama here and there, then Haikyuu and All Out are perfect for you.
- Both have a short and really loud MC and all they care about is playing the sport
- Sports anime
- Quirky characters
- The female manager reminds me a lot of Yachi
- The ace of the team is tall and scary
- Enjoyable matches
- Good soundtrack
Sport anime of the underdogs getting better. you know the one you are a sucker for. i thought main characters were similar as well. the only difference between the two is the sports. duh. what i mean is rugby is a sport where there are a lot of players vs volleyball, a 6 player sport. in all out you will see a lot more characters and it gets to point where you will mix some of them. if you enjoyed one, you will definitely enjoy the other
- Haikyuu and Days are similar in the fact that both the main protagonists just recently really started to play a sports, more so for Days.
- Both Hinata and Tsukushi are seen as "weak" in the beginning but show true potential to be great as the series goes on.
- Both Hinata and Tsukushi learn to make friends and what its like to be in a team.
- Both Hinata and Tsukushi don't let anyone get them down; in fact, they use it as a motivation. (Hard workers!)
- Overall, if you like sports anime, then just give this a try.
Both sports anime about a club haikyuu focusing more on the teams hard work the characters and hanebado focusing more on the struggles of the indiduals. Which i can't be held against it because badminton is a solo sport while volleyball is at minimum two. They both have stellar animation and while its early to judge the haikyuu!! characters are more realistic and have much better conversations.
Neither show contains super powers if your worried about a kuroko no basuke.
Both shows have 2 central protagonists with contrasting personalities. On one side there's the serious and angry protagonist and on the other, there's the more naturally excelling energetic protagonist (although that quickly fades in Hanebado)
Both shows also shows how conflicting personalities can help athletes to grow in a sense of accepting each other
I highly recommend Hanebado! because it is quite similar to Haikyuu!! in a few aspects. First aspect is the fact that the characters are chasing the dreams. The first episode may be really similar to the first episode of Haikyuu!! because the main character transfers to the school their rival is without knowing that their rival is there. Second, they both rely on reality but Hanebado! is way more realistic. Hanebado! also has a few funny moments but it is not considered a Comedy because the moments are limited. Unlike Haikyuu!!, Hanebado!'s cast is predominant female but this doesn't really matter much. As for animation, Hanebado! has a better animation. I think Hanebado!'s animation is the best animation I have ever seen in my long journey of watching anime. *My list is not yet updated due to my laziness but once I update it I will be swimming in the series* read more
Both are "real sport" anime (no powers etc), both have really funny characters and good openings, both make you want to play sports, in both you'll see the main character enjoy their respective sport and grow up with it. The main difference is that in Ippo you'll see professional sport, while Haikyuu!! shows amateur sport.
Sports? No, majority of people didn't start these for "sports", just BECAUSE it's supposed to be 'good', and guess what? It was unexpectedly GOOD. Volleyball & boxing, the difference is so humongous that it's simply silly, yet when watching either of these you get the same vibes, feelings... These two interpret 'training' so well that it's enjoyable, the training buildup is so great, that long training, and finally the opponent that gets a piece of that TRAINING! What a bad phrasing... But, you get me! Hopefully? Both surprise you, both are beyond your expectations...
Hajime no Ippo and Haikyuu!! explores the theoretical part of their respective sports very well, being able to make you like them. The comedy is quite present in both, and this is due a lot to its extremely charismatic characters.
Both of these stories follow a very energetic main character striving to become better at what they do (volleyball and cooking). These MC's never give up no matter the cost. There are a large variety of different characters in each anime that help the mc. And, of course, there are rivals as well. The music and intensity of the matches (volleyball matches, shokugeki matches) are very similar, but Shokugeki no Souma has more comedy to it. All in all, these just look and feel very similar.
Though the theme of these 2 anime is very different, they both apply the same kind of formula. A lot of epic moments, suspense, comedy... In the end, there's not that much of a difference besides the actual theme.
both of the series are comedies, there is competition and nerves but also a lot of funny scenes and jokes (rather good or bad) in both anime.
you can have a laugh but also feel the pressure of the moment, eg a competition or, in Haikyuu, a match. both are kind of loose and relaxing to watch
Even though both anime may have a different concept, they are actually pretty similar. Both anime are labelled as comedy and shounen. They both have interesting characters that you can connect to, even the rivals. At times, they both can get very intense and exciting. I find both of the MCs, Hinata and Soma adorable and confident. The openings also get you hyped. Both of these are about a talent, Haikyuu!! is about volleyball, and Shokugeki no Souma is about cooking.
Upon finishing the 2nd Season of Kuroko no Basket you may want to try something that shares the same qualities. Haikyuu!! will be the perfect choice. The main similarity here would be the two main characters. One is a natural talented athlete with all the potential in the palm of his hand while the other lacks such traits and is more of an underdog but has an undying love for the sport. An unlikely dynamic duo is born where ones weakness is covered by the others strength. There is a strong brotherly bond present here which plays a big part of their development. Both series made by Production I.G with its signature high quality animation and visuals. Team work, trust, courage and brotherhood are some of the themes that make up both shows. It's about rising to the challenge, overcoming all obstacles, striving to be the best while having fun. read more
Haikyuu is my favorite and many others sports anime of the spring. If you haven't seen it yet, I would definitely recommend it. I was reluctant at first, because personally I find volleyball boring. Yeah, it's about volleyball. But Haikyuu at the moment shows a great potential and one of my favorite animes of this season. They both have similar plots. The main characters (In KnB Kuroko, in Haikyuu Shouyou) both are underestimated and seem like they are completely wasteful to have on a team. Both of them are short and seem weak, but inside they have an overwhelming power dwelling within them that brings their team forward. The two have a pair who are aiming to be the aces and are 1st years. The duo are dominant and work together to take down the opponent. With the few episode of Haikyuu out, I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed with this show.  read more
Both have main characters with special abilities that develop through the show, both of them in the first year of their school. (Both main characters are also teased a ot for being short, and both have the nickname "Chibi" and "Chibisuke".) Both shows also show a wide variety of characters that you meet while the main characters' teams go through tournaments, always facing new challenges that they have to overcome.
When you think about it, high-school students are not always nice at each other. They get into heated arguments and fights. They always want to be the best at what they do. They are selfish. But in the end, all is game and fair, and everything is worthy of respect. Both series capture these realistic elements like it's the easiest thing to do.
Although on the surface they may seem to be relatively simple in terms of plot, Haikyuu!! and Hibike! Euphonium both have a drama aspect that is cleverly integrated. This is sometimes done through flashbacks into events that occurred in the past; other times, this is done through tensions among the main characters and/or their teammates. Both also have a similar premise - a group of high school students striving to achieve some distant goal (in Haikyuu!!, it's advancing through a tournament; in Hibike!, it's becoming the best band in the prefecture). The obvious difference, however, is Hibike! is about a band; Haikyuu!! is about a volleyball team. But don't let this deter you, as both shows are nonetheless enjoyable to watch. read more
For those of you wondering why instruments and volleyball are being related, hear me out.
Both are set in high school but mainly focus on the character's after curriculars
Both have a strong focus on characters and character interaction
Both have a huge cast of memorable characters but both focus on a select 2 or 3 (2 for haikyuu and 3 for Euphonium)
If you've seen at least one of these I highly recommend the other. You don't have to be into volleyball to enjoy haikyuu because I wasn't (though some music knowledge may be required to enjoy euphonium).
First off, it's a sports anime, so it's automatically in the same catagory. But the main characters of Prince of Stride reminded me so much of Hinata and Kageyama in the first episode, that I had to make a recommendation after watching the first episode.
I can already guarantee that this anime will be a 10/10 for me. So if you like Haikyuu! you should try this show out and see if you like it! :)
Both shows are about sports. Furthermore, they both share a similar premise, with the entire ensemble of main characters in both shows being in high school. Additionally, the characters in each show are both trying to prove themselves and their worth by participating and moving up the ranks in tournaments. Finally, many of the main characters share very similar personalities to each other. The main difference, obviously, is that Prince of Stride centers more on running, while Haikyuu!! is about volleyball.
These are both Sports animes with cute characters for the mc that fight for their goals, even when they don't believe in themselves. I know Yuri on Ice is pretty new, but when I saw it I was immediately reminded of haikyuu.
Reasons why they are similar:
-The art style is pretty and bright and colourful and new for both of them.
-They are both boys sports animes
-The main character is adorable
- both hinata and yuuri are weak at first
- both kageyama and viktor are strong
- both MCs motivate each other (kageyama wouldn't be the way he is right now without hinata, and the same with viktor and yuuri)
- kinda ga*coughs*y
these are both sports anime, even tho i am not really sporty, this gave me a will to do such things. It is really challenging. very motivating. and it is really fun to watch both of this anime. I never felt disappointed for watching both of this anime. I expected that it would be a bit boring because I didnt know anything about sports. but heh......seems like i was wrong. these are very great, both of this anime isnt a waste of time, you should watch it :) Its Fun.
- Both are masterpieces of sports anime.
- Both give a similar feeling of intensity during games.
- Great characters
- Both have very unique humor
- Both series have characters who have been friends that are now opponents.
- Strong friendship with main characters.
Both are about sports and both have a MC who is often underestimated by other (atleast in the beggining). Well I don't think this recommendation needs very mich explanation because most people know about both of these shows and Haikyuu is just like Kuroko no Basket, a really good show about sports.
Cheer Danshi contains a lot of the same inspiring vibes that Haikyuu is wrapped around when it comes to not giving up for the sake of a long distant goal in sports. They also focus on male friends developing a set of teamwork skills together.
Cheer Danshi!! is still so incredibly new (as of 7/5/16), but there already seem to be some similarities between the two. Both are sports anime, both feature two main male characters and their friendship, both (this is inference in Cheer's case) have a large amount of focused secondary characters, both have two "!!" after the name...
The whole atmosphere is similar. Both series are full of jokes and cute stuff. They also have that character development thing... but main similar thing is humour style. In both series I enjoyed every single moment and wanted to make a gif :)
Apart from the obviously different themes, these two Anime pretty much share the exact same key components that make them special and great:
- Consistent character-power-levels; No random jumps in strength or cheap gimmicks (à la One Piece, Dragon Ball, Kuroko no Basket)
- Great focus on training and becoming more powerful over time
- Just the perfect amount of quirkiness for all characters; Every character feels unique and different, but is still believable and relatable (once again, see One Piece or Kuroko no Basket for bad examples of this)
- None of the characters are unbeatable or without weaknesses
- Tense fights/matches that are often won through wit
- Actual losses do happen, making every confrontation that more exciting
So, if you liked either show, then the other is an absolute must-watch in my opinion.  read more
Before you say "I don't like Sports Anime" just hear me out. While it may seem weird to recommend Hunter x Hunter to Haikyuu, I have good reason. Haikyuu is the inspirational story of a short skinny volleyball player aspiring to be one of the best in the country. So how does Haikyuu relate to Hunter x Hunter?
Great Character Development
All Characters (including side characters) are distinct and not generic
The Music (just go onto YouTube and search up Haikyuu ost)
And the Goosebumps you get from the badass moments
Though they don't share the same genre and don't share a lot of traits, I believe Haikyuu is worth a shot.
TL;DR Expand your horizons, stop watching Shonen Anime and give Haikyuu a try read more
Both are about a small team and a young main character with "super sports powers" trying to win the ultimate high school sports prize. Haikyuu! follows the formula that Eyeshield established. It's funny, fun and dramatic when it needs to be. You don't have to know almost anything about football to enjoy this.
Although the sport involved in both series are different, Area no Kishi and Haikyuu shares a variety of similarities. These include the concept of teamwork, strategy, and gameplay that are seen in competitions. The main male protagonist is part of a team and dedicates himself to become someone to be respected. Throughout both series, they discover and unlock their potential as they face powerful adversaries. Both series also employ character dynamics and relationship development. There is also no superpower gimmick in both series. Rather, it relies on strategic teamplay crafted by the mechanics of the rules. Recommended for anyone interested into sports with realism.
(and also IGPX season 2)
Competitive sports: Volleyball / Mech Racing
Team dynamic: Karasuno / Satomi
An underdog story: both teams aren't expected to get as far as they do
Rival Team featuring a Charismatic natural talent you can't help but like:
Aoba Johsai with Tōru Oikawa / Velshtein with Cunningham
One thing to note, I've only ever seen it Dubbed so I can't speak for the Japanese voice acting cast but IGPX has a top notch Eng VA cast.
What the 2 have in common????
Volley Ball, characters who wanna be the best and a lotta drama.
What the differ from????
One has hot bodies in a beach with the usual swimsuit fanservice while the other one doesn't . One was more of a double tag team of baech valley ball while the other was more of a usual team kind of volley ball. And Mikasa was the endorser.
If relationships between the 3 main protagonists were what "drove" the show for you, then you might enjoy Haikyuu!! as well. Since it's about volleyball, and volleyball is a team sport, interpersonal relationships are the key in this anime. And since all the characters are multi-dimensional with their own backstories and quirks, their interactions are pure delight to watch.
Both Haikyuu and BNHA give off the same vibe, every episode gives me an adrenaline rush and gets me super exited. Whilst Haikyuu is more down to earth and has amazing comedy, and BNHA makes good use of the 'superpower genre', they both almost have the same intentions behind them. They both have a massive cast, which makes way for some great ships ;). The main character lacks something that is necessary and the makes up for it/receives it and has to learn to use it. The power of teamwork is prevalent in both shows and I feel like their core values are the same. The cherry on top is that both are beginner friendly, which is always nice even if your a long-time watcher. Especially the art work, however Haikyuu's does take a bit of getting used to. They're both amazing shows and any fan of the shounen genre should check them out.  read more
Both have short stature protagonist (Hinata/Haneru) chasing his passion (volleyball/Dancing) with great motivation.
Both have great and similar supporting cast as well.
Tribe Cool Crew is a Kids anime though but is a good watch.
They both present a bold statement on perseverance and the miracles it's capable of. Huouoin Kyoma VS Shouyou Hinata? Very different personalities, sure.. yet that same trait they share - the talent to go for that extra step in a moment of doubt/failure/hardship - is what makes for a rewarding watch and expands on the experience of S;G0 (watch Haikyuu!! after S;G0)
This one will probably seem very out of place since it is a completely different genre, but I wanted to recommend this one for two reasons.
1. They are both by "Production IG" (which has a ton of solid works that also include Attack on Titan, but I think that would be a bad recommendation for this one)
2. They are both very pure. The main characters have personalities that make it very hard for you to hate them.
These are both sports anime without the extra power ups like with 'The Zone' or 'Hissatsu Techniques' from the other sports anime. If you just like to sit back and watch people play what they want and have fun while kicking butt this is for you....they both are.
If you like old classic sports anime, then Gambare! Kickers would be a nice anime for you. Both Sports anime and both have a goal of becomming good/best. Kickers is an old anime tho, so the graphics are not that good as if it was an anime frm 2014, but as i said, its a old classic ;)
OK, although you wouldn't associate these two series with each other as the genres are so different, the feelings I get from both series is very similar. A great cast of characters well blended together, and many intense feelings in both. The very well animated tense "action" scenes and excitement of what will happen next. The sense of camaraderie is prevalent, teamwork and strategy is needed in both. Also Hinata reminds me of Eren in that they are both very passionate about their goals, have innate talents, and are being hindered by a wall with "titans" behind it.
I see a lot of recommendations for other sports anime but if you get past that superficial layer Haikyuu is much more, and on that deeper level, Gin no Saji is a perfect match
-Focus on character development and growth
-Themes of hard work, redemption, and trust
-Very funny and light hearted, while still able to be very emotional and tackle rough issues
-Dynamic, thought-out, impactful characters
I love Haiykuu because it is not just a sports anime, it a anime about people. People that happen to play vollyball, yes, but that is just a medium to initialize and view human struggle. People that have lost hope, that have given up, people that don't have focus in life, or lost their way. and Gin no Saji is the same way, people that you watch grow up in front of you, yeah sometimes they fall and struggle, they cry you cry, they are lifted up and in turn you are as well. They inspire you to do more, reach farther, Run faster, Jump higher, and FLY! read more
Both MC's are short and are underestimated for their size, but they have amazing talent and skill to over come it.
Both MC's hate to lose and will do whatever it takes to be the best.
The two series show a heart warming display of friendship and teamwork through the good and the bad times.
As the story unfolds both MC's become stronger and stronger with all the hard work and dedication.
Facing obstacles and embracing the love of a sport, both series captures the essence of growth as it chronicles the journey characters go through to reach stardom. The characters go through tough experiences and learns from their mistakes from both series. And while they focus on different sports, there’s a similar feeling when it comes to the competitions. I recommend both of these series for sports fans especially those looking for a show that has appreciable development.
Ok, this is probably the least similar anime you will see on the recommendation list. But the reason why I think you would love one anime if you watched the other is because of the main characters.
Even though Haikyuu's Kageyama and Hinata aren't a couple (yet ;)), the relationship between them are VERY similar with Risa and Otani. They both have one taller and one shorter person, they fight a lot and isn't exactly 'friends', you can say that they have a friendly rivalry. But both pairs got a very strong relationship which I think is similar enough to recommend.
Both shows are also really good with the high school theme and having a bunch of friends. LoveCom's focus is love while HQ's focus is volleyball, but do not let that stop you from watching one or the other. Both Animes are on my favourite list and I found them similar in my enjoyment and experience while watching both shows.
Enjoy! read more
Both shows main character is a "shorty" who wants to become the best in their sport of choice. For Haikyuu that is volleyball and in Hinomaruzumou its sumo.
They are both really hard working, hard working at their sport. Probably works harder than anyone else just because they're both at a disadvantage because of their height. To counter their disadvantage, both main characters have to resort to certain techniques to win over their opponent.
There are also similar events in both series, one is when the Sumo team and Volleyball team comes back from a tournament, they are welcomed back by their school for their hard work, and geting attention was something neither of the shows clubs got before they went to a tournament. read more
Despite one show being about forming a volleyball team, and the other being about forming a rock band, both shows share a common theme of rising above adversity and achieving your dreams. Many of the characters also feel pretty similar, as well as their interactions with each other.
While Tsuritama doesn't root its focus on its particular sport, opting to go the slice-of-life route, both are shows about lovable guys who mature through their dedication to an active passion. The two also share a colorful art style and engaging character dynamics.
Honestly, I'm kind of surprised nobody else has made this recommendation. Most of the people I've seen who like Tsuritama also like Haikyuu and there's a considerable amount of crossover fanart, considering how relatively unknown Tsuritama is.
Both are sport anime where main character is short and because of that looked down upon. Also both series are filled with positivity that makes you want to rewatch the show at least twice in your life. Whistle! is however quite old anime so you must really like sport anime to watch it.
Haikyuu!! and Diamond no Ace are both amazing sports animes. They both have really intense games that could (possibly) go on for 10 episodes straight, and maybe even more! They both deal with main characters that were at a less prestigious school that deserve to go to a better school. And in highschool their wishes start being fulfilled. Both teams in these anime aim for nationals. Also, both of the main characters aim to be the ace of these teams. Plus, both anime have and/or are getting a second season. So as you can see, there are many similarities in these anime.
- Both take place in a school environment
- Both have characters that received some sort of loss prior to reaching high school
- Both are about sports Kyudo and volleyball respectively
- Both are about being the underdog in a sports competition
To me both anime kind of feel the same beyond what I already mentioned. The coaches are likeable characters that are present in the character's lives prior to becoming the coach. The characters are driven to succeed within a team environment.
Both anime's share the genres: sports, school, and drama. Some differences are that Haikyuu!! is also shounen and comedy.
Kageyama and Onogi are both voiced by Ishikawa, Kaito. read more
Both share extremely high levels of bromance, beware! But no, really. They're both high quality watches. Both are typically realistic and show the beauty of failure and getting back up through the aid of others. Both are motivational and evoke MUCH emotion.
To be honest, they're just great shounen and you must watch them if you haven't.
If I were to describe Haikyuu!! in a single sentence to a friend, I'd call it the One Piece of Sports anime. Everyone knows One Piece. One Piece is an action anime that revolves around a no-name pirate who dreams big, makes an impact will not falter in his goal, has friends/crewmates who argue and get into funny situations (and pull hilarious faces) and much more in a epic story with some rivals and villains that you can't help but love because each character is so unique. And that also describes Haikyuu!! pretty well, too. Just replace "action" with "volleyball", "no-name pirate" with "short guy who can jump" and "crewmates" with "teammates". (And take out villains.) read more
Even though they are in different spheres, both are "sports" anime. Both have main characters that are incredibly skilled physically, have a dream they want to achieve, and do things by sheer force of will.