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Cover of the first volume
Genre Sports (Volleyball), Comedy-drama
Written by Haruichi Furudate
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run February 20, 2012 – present
Volumes 21 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Susumu Mitsunaka
Written by Taku Kishimoto
Music by
Studio Production I.G
Licensed by
Animatsu Entertainment
Network JNN (MBS)
Original run April 6, 2014September 21, 2014
Episodes 25 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Haikyū!! 2
Directed by Susumu Mitsunaka
Written by Taku Kishimoto
Music by
  • Asami Tachibana
  • Yuki Hayashi
Studio Production I.G
Licensed by
Madman Entertainment
Sentai Filmworks
Animatsu Entertainment
Network MBS, CBC, Tokyo MX, BS11, RKB, HBC, TBC, TUF
Original run October 3, 2015March 27, 2016
Episodes 25 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Haikyū!! Karasuno High School vs Shiratorizawa Academy
Studio Production I.G
Original run October 2016scheduled
Anime and Manga portal

Haikyū!! (ハイキュー!!?) is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Individual chapters have been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2012, with bound volumes published by Shueisha. The series was initially published as a one-shot in Shueisha's seasonal Jump NEXT! magazine prior to serialization. As of May 2016, twenty-one volumes have been released in Japan.[1] The manga has been licensed in North America by Viz Media.[2] An anime adaptation began airing in April 2014, which has been licensed for digital and home release in North America by Sentai Filmworks.[3] The second season of the anime aired in October 2015.[4] A third season is to broadcast in October 2016.[5]


Junior high school student Shōyō Hinata gains a sudden love of volleyball after seeing a national championship match on TV. Although short in height, he becomes determined to follow in the footsteps of the championship's star player, nicknamed the "Little Giant", after seeing his plays. He creates a volleyball club and begins practising by himself. Eventually 3 other members join the team by his last year of middle school, pushing Hinata to persuade his two friends who are in different clubs to join just for the tournament. However, they are defeated in their first tournament game after being challenged by the championship favorite team, which includes the so-called "King of the Court" Tobio Kageyama, in the first round. Though Hinata's team suffers a miserable defeat, he vows to eventually surpass Kageyama and defeat him. Fast-forward to highschool, Hinata enters Karasuno Highschool with the hopes of joining their volleyball club. Unfortunately for him, the very person he swore to surpass appears before him as one of his new teammates.



Written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate, the series has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2012. As of December 2014, the series has sold over twelve million volumes.[6] At their panel at New York Comic Con, North American publisher Viz Media announced their license of the manga and will release the series in 2016.[2]

Radio drama

A radio drama for the series was broadcast in November 2012 on TV Tokyo's Sakiyomi Jum-Bang! program, with multiple voice actors providing voice samples for the characters.[7][8] It was later distributed in December 2012 via Shueisha's Vomic website.[9]


A television anime series produced by Production I.G premiered on April 6, 2014 on MBS, other JNN stations, and with English subtitles on Crunchyroll.[10] From episodes 1-13, the opening theme song is "Imagination", performed by SPYAIR; while the ending theme song is "Tenchi Gaeshi", performed by Nico Touches the Walls.[11] From episode 15 on, the opening is "Ah Yeah", performed by Sukima Switch; and the ending is "LEO" by Tacica.[12] "Ah Yeah" is also used as the ending for Episode 14, which has no opening. The anime has been licensed for digital and home video release by Sentai Filmworks.[13] A second season has aired, with the first episode being released on October 3.[4] the first theme song is "I'm a Believer", performed by SPYAIR; while the second theme song is "Climber", performed by Galileo Galilei. The second theme song for season 2 is "FLY HIGH" by Burnout Syndrome and the ending is "Hatsunetsu (Fever)" (発熱 - はつねつ) by Tacica. A third season was announced in Weekly Shōnen Jump's 16th issue of 2016 and it is scheduled to broadcast in October 2016,[5] titled Haikyū!! Karasuno High School vs Shiratorizawa Academy.[14]

Video games

Shoyo appears as a support character in the Jump crossover fighting game J-Stars Victory VS for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.


The series has been met with generally positive reception. As of May 2013, over two million volumes have been sold.[6] The first volume was ranked 22nd on the Tohan charts between June 4 and 10, 2012.[15] The second volume was ranked 18th on the charts between August 6 and 12, 2012,[16] and the third volume was also ranked 18th between October 8 and 14, 2012.[17] Additionally, the series was ranked 4th out of a total of fifteen comics recommended in Honya Club's Zenkoku Shoten'in ga Eranda Osusume Comic 2013 ranking.[18][19]

In 2016, the manga won in the Shōnen category at the 61st Shogakukan Manga Awards.[20]


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