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 175187175,187 users)
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Ranked: #9132
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Popularity: #797
Members: 303,773
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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


Feb 5, 2024
A solid entry that gives us some real depth on how Nekoma plays and how effective they are as a team. It's nice to see the team come together little by little over the episode, though their opponents for much of these two episodes - Nohebi - is less interesting than most of the opponents we've seen so far. We don't get much more insight into Fukurodani either, though the show sets up another strong opponent at nationals that should make things interesting down the line... even if that's all we know about them. There's some strong animation and action here, which sets it apart ...
Feb 13, 2021
This shows what happens right before Haikyuu!!: To the Top and Nekoma going through National Qualifiers with Fukurodani High School, Nohebi Academy, and Itachiyama Academy.

They changed up the art style in 2020... and I am really not sure how I feel about it. Whilst it looks a bit cleaner, the design that has stuck throughout just feels off and strays quite a bit from the series that I have grown accustomed to.

Not much to say about the sound for this. They play songs at the end but even though they are good - they are not anything I would go out of my way to ...
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
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Poll: Haikyuu!!: Riku vs. Kuu Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Leo - Jan 10, 2020
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It was worth watching this
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Aug 29, 2023 6:20 AM
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May 8, 2022 10:40 AM
do i have to watch this before i proceed to season 4 ?
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