The Best Episodes of Haikyuu!!
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019
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!!
#1 - The Absolute Limit Switch
Season 2 - Episode 24
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.
#2 - The Halo Around the Moon
Season 3 - Episode 4
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?
#3 - The Volleyball Idiots
Season 3 - Episode 9
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!
#4 - The Battle of Concepts
Season 3 - Episode 10
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.
#5 - An Annoying Guy
Season 3 - Episode 8
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.
#6 - Guess-Monster
Season 3 - Episode 3
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.
#7 - The Iron Wall
Season 1 - Episode 17
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?
#8 - The Chemical Change of Encounters
Season 3 - Episode 6
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..
#9 - The Former Coward's Fight
Season 2 - Episode 22
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?
#10 - Individual vs. Numbers
Season 3 - Episode 5
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.
#11 - Wiping Out
Season 2 - Episode 20
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.
#12 - Guarding Your Back
Season 1 - Episode 18
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.
#13 - The Point that Changes the Momentum
Season 1 - Episode 23
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.
#14 - Revival
Season 1 - Episode 15
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.
#15 - Greetings
Season 3 - Episode 1
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...
#16 - Obsession
Season 3 - Episode 7
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.
#17 - The Destroyer
Season 2 - Episode 21
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...
#18 - The View from the Summit
Season 1 - Episode 4
The practice match that will determine the future of Kageyama and Hinata begins as Kageyama, Hinata, and Ryuunosuke battle Tsukishima, Yamaguchi, and captain Sawamura in a 3-on-3 first years match. Kageyama begins to fall into his old setting habits, making it hard for Hinata and Ryuunosuke to spike the ball. When he does get in tune, Tsukishima is predicting his moves and is managing to block all their points. It looks like it will be an easy win in set 1 for the captain's team, but then Kageyama and Hinata start to succeed with their quick attack, which could completely change the outcome of the match.
#19 - An Interesting Team
Season 1 - Episode 6
Karasuno goes with the team of Daichi Sawamura, Tanaka Ryuunosuke, Tobio Kageyama, Shouyou Hinata, Kei Tsukishima, and Tadashi Yamaguchi for their practice match against Aoba Johsai High. Before the match even begins Kageyama runs into his old teammate, Kindaichi, who continually calls him king of the court and promises they will defeat. Once the match gets underway though, the quick attack of Kageyama and Hinata proves to be an effective weapon. However Kageyama reveals he doesn't think Aoba Johsai is using their true setter.
#20 - Cogs
Season 2 - Episode 10
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?
#21 - The Threat of the Left
Season 3 - Episode 2
The Miyagi Prefecture Qualifier finals of the Spring High School Volleyball Tournament. From the very beginning of the match, Ushijima attacks with his powerful spikes. Because he's not used to left-handed attacks, their Guardian Deity, Nishinoya, has a hard time receiving them. What is Karasuno's plan to deal with the mounting point difference?
#22 - Removing The Solitary King
Season 1 - Episode 24
Kageyama begins to match Toru point for point. The teams become dead even at 25 a piece. Long sets begin to drain both teams, and Toru acknowledges that Kageyama has realized what teamwork is all about and is no longer the solitary king. The game winning points are shown.
#24 - The Losers
Season 2 - Episode 18
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.
#25 - Evolution
Season 1 - Episode 22
After being subbed back in Kageyama begins to try to communicate with each of his teammates. He begins to learn where the best setting point is for each of them, and Tsukishima comes up with a new attack that proves Karasuno can be a threat from all fronts.