The BEST Episodes of Haikyu!!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2020

A chance event triggered Shouyou Hinata's love for volleyball. His club had no members, but somehow persevered and finally made it into its very first and final regular match of middle school, where it was steamrolled by Tobio Kageyama, a superstar player known as "King of the Court." Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to the Karasuno High School volleyball club... only to come face-to-face with his hated rival, Kageyama! A tale of hot-blooded youth and volleyball from the pen of Haruichi Furudate!!

Switch for the Utmost Limit

#1 - Switch for the Utmost Limit

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 20, 2016

Neither team is willing to let the other team get ahead. They're both reaching their limit, yet the match continues. They proceed into the final battle to determine who will make it to the finals.

star 9.45
134 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Halo Around the Moon

#2 - The Halo Around the Moon

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2016

Thanks to Tsukki and Nishinoya's blocking, Karasuno comes back at the end of the second set. It is a heated battle in the end, resulting in multiple deuces... Who will score the final point?

star 9.15
106 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Battle of Concepts

#3 - The Battle of Concepts

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2016

The battle goes well beyond 15, as the fifth set for both teams enters the 20's. Shiratorizawa shows off individual strengths, and Karasuno continues to show the strength as a team. In a battle of volleyball philosophy, Karasuno and Shiratorizawa fight for who moves on to Nationals.

star 9.06
101 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Volleyball Freaks

#4 - The Volleyball Freaks

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 2016

Just as Shiratorizawa gets to match point, Karasuno regains spirit as Tsukki returns to the court.. Players on both teams are at the end of their ropes, but they continue to give their all to the last part of the match!

star 9.02
90 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
An Annoying Guy

#5 - An Annoying Guy

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2016

Tsukki injures his hand and has to leave for medical attention, which causes Karasuno's blocking to weaken. Karasuno steps up their attacks in his absence. Hinata's play finally makes Ushijima feel like he's worth playing against.

star 8.92
93 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Chemical Change of Encounters

#6 - The Chemical Change of Encounters

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

Karasuno finds themselves against a wall as Shiratorizawa wins their second set easily. Needing a push, Hinata ups his defense and the two teams battle it out..

star 8.79
82 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Guess-Monster

#7 - Guess-Monster

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2016

Underway into the second match, Karasuno tries to attack, but Shiratorizawa's middle blocker is a Guess Monster. Using fast intuition, he keeps blocking all of their attempts. As he blocked Karasuno's spikes one after another, Tsukki calmly assesses the situation for a counter-attack.

star 8.78
87 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Iron Wall

#8 - The Iron Wall

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 27, 2014

Dateko and Karasuno battle it out in the second round. Dateko's giant reveals he is targeting Hinata, forcing Kageyama to reveal the super quick attack. The super quick attack seems to give Karasuno a slight advantage, allowing them to take an 18-16 lead. When the giant targets Hinata on a super quick attack, Karasuno is able to reveal their last ace. Karasuno perfects their version of Nekoma's "The Pipe" by getting a delayed set to Azumane, who is set up behind Hinata. Karasuno has now played all their trump cards, or so everyone else thinks. Does Karasuno still have one trick left from the bench?

star 8.77
106 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Declaration of War

#9 - Declaration of War

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 27, 2016

After defeating their fated rivals, the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club finally move on to the finals of the Miyazaki Prefecture Qualifiers of the Spring Tournament. They will be facing the strongest school in the prefecture, Shiratorizawa Academy. Their battle for the "absolute king" in order to get the one ticket to nationals beings!

star 8.77
118 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Former Coward’s Fight

#10 - The Former Coward’s Fight

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 6, 2016

As Seijoh takes the flow of the game, Keishin sends Yamaguchi out as a pinch server. Yamaguchi ran away from the Wakunan match, but now is he able to turn around this match?

star 8.74
91 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Wiping Away

#11 - Wiping Away

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 21, 2016

The semi-finals of the Spring Tournament. The ones that Karasuno has to face are their bitter rivals at Aoba Johsai High School. Getting over their past loss, they try to reach the finals. A battle with the new Karasuno is about to start.

star 8.65
84 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
One vs. Many

#12 - One vs. Many

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2016

As the third set starts, the bout is tied at 1-1. Attempting to seize momentum after stopping Ushijima, Karasuno tries to stay aggressive. However, Shiratorizawa's setter, Shirabu, seems unfazed by the loss of the second set and swings momentum back to the undefeated champions.

star 8.65
89 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Chance That Connects

#13 - The Chance That Connects

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 2020

star 8.65
20 votes
The Play to Change the Flow

#14 - The Play to Change the Flow

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 7, 2014

Aoba Johsai begins to pull away in set 3, forcing Coach Ukai to make some drastic decisions. Yamaguchi is subbed in as an ace server, but the pressure proves to be too much to overcome. A service error occurs, but the error allows Karasuno to calm down and climb back within two.

star 8.63
104 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
To the Next

#15 - To the Next

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 24, 2016

Johzenji's carefree rhythm almost breaks Hinata and Kageyama, but they manage to regain their cool with Sawamura's help, and continue the match. Meanwhile, Johzenji's manager, Misaki, tells the team how she really feels about them.

star 8.63
109 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Back Protection

#16 - Back Protection

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 3, 2014

Karasuno manages to get on a roll in set 1 and steals the game 25-21. For set two they perform a double rotation to get Hinata away from the Giant #7. While this free's up Hinata for more quick attacks, it also means the matches result will rely heavily on Azumane's ability to blast through the Iron Wall as he faces #7. When Hinata becomes the vanguard up front, Karasuno is able to slowly increase their lead. However Hinata rotates to the back with the score 24-22. Should they go to a third game, Karasuno knows they will be at a disadvantage. It all relies on Azumane's skills to get past the wall. As the match ends and Karasuno is leaving the gym, they look over to see Aoba Johsai is up 24-13 in their 1st round match first set.

star 8.58
100 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Losers

#17 - The Losers

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 7, 2016

Karasuno can't get back into rhythm without Sawamura, and are having a hard time playing to their full potential. Meanwhile, Hinata battles it out in the air with Wakunan's ace, who has a similar playing style to the Little Giant.

star 8.57
114 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Gears

#18 - Gears

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2015

The week-long training camp is finally on its last day. Karasuno's final opponent is Fukurodani High School, and they're determined to win at least one set against the powerhouse school. Are they going to be able to show the fruits of their labor?

star 8.54
117 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Breaker

#19 - The Breaker

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 28, 2016

Karasuno is facing a completely different Seijoh now that they've called in Kyotani. Karasuno can't seem to gt their rhythm together, meanwhile, Seijoh seems to pick themselves back up. When the flow of the game seems like it's going to change drastically, Karasuno...

star 8.54
84 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Introductions

#20 - Introductions

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 2020

In preparation for Spring Nationals, the boys' measurements are taken, invoking friendly competition amongst the team. Kageyama and Tsukishima are invited to the All-Japan Youth Training Camp and a prefecture-wide training camp, respectively. In a fit of jealousy, Hinata sneaks into Tsukishima's camp. Despite initial confusion, Shiratorizawa's coach allows Hinata to attend the camp as a ball boy to test his skills independent of Kageyama.

star 8.53
81 votes
Tempo

#21 - Tempo

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2015

Hinata and Kageyama are at oddds. Keishin decides to take Hinata to his grandfather, who lead Karasuno to the nationals. Meanwhile, Kageyama runs into...

star 8.50
119 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Obsession

#22 - Obsession

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2016

Karasuno manages to win the fourth set. The fifth set begins, but has a different set of rules: whoever gets 15 points first wins. Keishin sees that Kageyama is exhausted, and switches him out with Sugawara. Determined to hold up his end, Sugawara shows how he has improved.

star 8.49
84 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Greetings

#23 - Greetings

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

The Miyagi Prefecture Qualifier finals of the Spring High School Volleyball Tournament. The ones to stand before Karasuno High School are the undefeated champions, Shiratorizawa Academy. Do they have a chance to win against the ultimate spiker, Ushijima? Their battle towards the nationals finally begins...

star 8.48
99 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
We're Back

#24 - We're Back

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 13, 2014

Karasuno arrives for their first matches on both the men's and women's sides of the tourney. On the men's side people talk about how Karasuno did well in the past bu they were now crashed ravens. On the women's side they contemplate how they should have practiced more. Aoba Johsai watches from the stands and wonders how the addition of a coach and two new players will change Karasuno's attack. As the match begins Kageyama sets to Ryuunosuke for the quick spike and kill. The second point goes to the ace, Azumane. Finally the quick attack of Kageyama and Hinata is unveiled on the third point. It is only set 1. Karasuno now leads 3-0, but others have just realized that Karasuno is back and possibly better than ever.

star 8.47
102 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Playground

#25 - Playground

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 17, 2016

Karasuno is finally playing in the qualifier prelims. Their first opponent is the 4th best team from the Inter-High prelims, Johzenji High School. Their motto is to play. What will Karasuno do against their rather unconventional playing method?

star 8.44
108 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto