Haikyuu!! Riku vs. Kuu

Haikyu!! Land vs. Air

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Synonyms: Haikyuu!! Jump Festa 2020 Special, Haikyuu!! OVA, Haikyuu!!: Land vs Sky, Haikyuu!!: The Volleyball Way, Haikyuu!!: Ball no Michi
Japanese: ハイキュー!! 陸VS空
English: Haikyu!! Land vs. Air
German: Haikyu!! Land vs. Air
Spanish: Haikyu!! Land vs. Air
French: Haikyu!! Land vs. Air
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 22, 2020
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.831 (scored by 176587176,587 users)
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Ranked: #9132
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Popularity: #793
Members: 306,076
Favorites: 621

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An intense battle rages on at the Tokyo Qualifiers for the three remaining spots in the national volleyball competition. Nekoma High School, Fukurodani High School, Nohebi Academy, and Itachiyama Academy all passionately strive to participate in the tournament. Despite various issues on the court, Nekoma especially wishes to prove they are worthy of moving on to the national level.

As the teams aim to secure their place by overcoming both their opponents and their own weaknesses, the Tokyo Qualifiers determine which teams will reign victorious and join the national competition.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Satou, Masako
Director, Storyboard
Ishikawa, Mariko
Episode Director, Assistant Director


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Episode Videos


Jan 12, 2020
Imagine your first review on MAL being about Haikyuu can't get better than this.

Anyway these OVA's were in my opinion pretty enjoyable to watch, even though it was pretty short it just worked. And like its Haikyuu so it was bound to be good.


These are basically the events that happened, before the 4th season of Haikyuu. So I guess you could say it is important to watch.
We follow Kenma and his team play a match against Fukurodani. And well that was pretty entertaining to see I sure laughed a lot. Especially because of one of my favorite characters (Bokuto).

I won't really spoil ...
Jan 11, 2020
For anyone who's planning on watching season four of Haikyuu!!, I would suggest (and recommend) watching this two-episode OVA special to get back into the groove of Haikyuu!!, and to get hyped up for 'Haikyuu!!: To the Top' as it's been over 3 years now since season 3 last aired.

There wasn't much added to the story since there are only 2 episodes and that this focused on the two games in the qualifiers. There weren't many key moments (mainly being a certain person's injury, not naming names, and who qualified for the tournament). You could probably mistake this for a filler episode(s) if you think ...
Jan 22, 2020
Mixed Feelings
To clarify right at the start, I find real life sports boring and I think watching real life sports is one of the least entertaining things people do for entertainment. However, anime has ways to convert this boredom and to hype it up to the levels that make your blood boil with excitement. Sadly, not every attempt at this is succesfull.

Watching this Haikyuu OVA felt like watching a regular sports match. Though I get that it's not that easy to make valleyball exciting, as it's already not interesting even for sports standards. Sure, some might find the realistic feel attractive, but when the original lacks ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Haikyuu!!: Riku vs. Kuu Episode 2 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Leo - Jan 10, 2020
76 repliesby iamsnakeuu »»
May 31, 9:25 PM
Poll: Haikyuu!!: Riku vs. Kuu Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Leo - Jan 10, 2020
61 repliesby iamsnakeuu »»
May 31, 8:55 PM
It was worth watching this
Limbo-chan - Oct 31, 2020
1 repliesby a0o-kun »»
Aug 29, 2023 6:20 AM
Dub for Haikyuu!!: Riku vs. Kuu?
awesomeblackman - May 4, 2020
9 repliesby Foreall908 »»
May 8, 2022 10:40 AM
do i have to watch this before i proceed to season 4 ?
LoneWeeb20 - May 26, 2020
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Sep 14, 2020 2:59 AM