The Best Episodes of Haikyuu!!

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2018

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!!

The Absolute Limit Switch

#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.

star 9.26
76 votes
The Halo Around the Moon

#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?

star 9.26
77 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Volleyball Idiots

#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!

star 9.10
62 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Battle of Concepts

#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.

star 8.93
73 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
An Annoying Guy

#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.

star 8.90
70 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Guess-Monster

#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.

star 8.86
63 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Chemical Change of Encounters

#7 - 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..

star 8.82
61 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Iron Wall

#8 - 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?

star 8.80
75 votes
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The Former Coward's Fight

#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?

star 8.74
65 votes
Individual vs. Numbers

#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.

star 8.67
67 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Wiping Out

#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.

star 8.66
59 votes
Guarding Your Back

#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.

star 8.65
71 votes
Revival

#13 - 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.

star 8.62
71 votes
The Point that Changes the Momentum

#14 - 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.

star 8.59
75 votes
Greetings

#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...

star 8.56
71 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Obsession

#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.

star 8.55
64 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
The Destroyer

#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...

star 8.50
60 votes
An Interesting Team

#18 - 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.

star 8.44
84 votes
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The View from the Summit

#19 - 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.

star 8.43
93 votes
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The Threat of the Left

#20 - 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?

star 8.41
64 votes
Writers: Taku Kishimoto
Team

#21 - Team

Season 2 - Episode 23

The final set of the qualifier semi-finals continues with Karasuno and Seijoh. As the teams go neck and neck, both teams put everything they have into this final set.

star 8.40
60 votes
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Cogs

#22 - 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?

star 8.39
67 votes
Removing The Solitary King

#23 - 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.

star 8.38
82 votes
The Losers

#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.

star 8.38
61 votes
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Declaration of War

#25 - Declaration of War

Season 2 - Episode 25

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 8.36
69 votes
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