Haikyuu!!: Lev Genzan!

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Synonyms: Haikyuu!!: Jump Festa 2014 Special, Haikyuu!! OVA, Haikyuu!! The Arrival of Haiba Lev
Japanese: ハイキュー!! リエーフ見参!


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 4, 2015
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Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ShounenShounen, SportsSports
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #9692
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Nekoma High School’s volleyball team recruits a new member: the half-Japanese, half-Russian Lev Haiba. Though the self-proclaimed ace is blessed with great height, he lacks basic volleyball techniques. This gives the team's setter, Kenma Kozume, a hard time when matching up with him.

To everyone’s surprise, Nekoma’s coach suggests that Lev play in the Kunihira Senior High School’s practice match, leaving Kenma no choice but to cooperate with the tall player. Will Kenma be able to overcome this new challenge?

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Haikyuu!!: Lev Kenzan! (ハイキュー!! リエーフ見参!) was screened at Jump Festa 2014 on November 9, 2014. The OVA was later bundled with the 15th volume of the manga, released March 4, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Mitsunaka, Susumu
Furudate, Haruichi
Original Creator
Kishida, Takahiro
Character Design
Chiba, Takahiro
Chief Animation Director, Animation Director


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Ending Theme

"Hoshi wo Tsukamaete (星をつかまえて)" by Hyuui Ishizaki

Jul 26, 2016
part-time-ninja (All reviews)
If you've ever wanted to know more about the Nekoma volleyball team, or want to watch a less volleyball-centric episode about the Karasuno team, these OVAs are for you. Be warned that watching the second OVA may spoil an episode or two of the second season for you.

Story - 8/10.
The first OVA is centred on the Nekoma team and their antics, in particular, Lev Haiba. It illustrates Lev and Kenma's (somewhat rocky) dynamic, and sets up a background for him as a character. For those of you who were unclear as to how Lev joined Nekoma's team, this episode will clear that up. I'd give read more
Dec 10, 2017
volleydorks (All reviews)
Story - 10
Art - 9
Sound - 7 (No worries, it wasn't bad! It didn't stand out or anything, it was all just as normal.)
Character - 10
Enjoyment - 10

This OVA was pure class. I love EVERYTHING about it, especially the ending when Ukai yells at all of them to go home. In the space of twenty-something minutes, we get character development between Kenma and Lev, although that's to be expected of Haikyuu. A class OVA from a class anime.

It was hilarious too. All the scenes with Karasuno were just hilarious and Lev's such a lovely character. It's impossible NOT to smile when he's on screen, shouting read more
Jul 29, 2019
KyasutoNaito (All reviews)
Haikyuu! Season 1 OVA Review
By: Haruichi Furudate
July 7, 2019

There are two OVA's in this season. The first one is where a new character has been introduced. In this series, there's only two paths that they can choose from. It is to improve all members of the team or to add new member who have the foundation need and can add to the level of the team itself. And this OVA shows that they pick the first one. This character just need polishment and practice to improve. In the future, how he play will be a sight to see. The second OVA is more on a read more
Jan 12, 2021
MassacredSoul (All reviews)
This OVA wasn't bad I liked how they showed about Nekoma High side on how there were training and growing better

Story 7/10- The episode focused on the setter of Nekoma, Kenma and the new member, Lev. Lev does have the physical appearance of an athlete but isn't good at volleyball which annoys Kenma as he has to work with him but in the end, they do get along and they are able to work properly with each other. This wasn't a bad story that showed how other teams in the volleyball world need to face challenges to get better as well.

Art and Sound both read more

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Kurini - Mar 4, 2015
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Feb 22, 5:47 PM
where is it??
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