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Series cast summary:
Ayumu Murase ...
 Shoyo Hinata 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Kaito Ishikawa ...
 Tobio Kageyama 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Satoshi Hino ...
 Daichi Sawamura 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Miyu Irino ...
 Koshi Sugawara 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Yu Hayashi ...
 Ryunosuke Tanaka 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Koki Uchiyama ...
 Kei Tsukishima 57 episodes, 2014-2016
Soma Saito ...
 Tadashi Yamaguchi 57 episodes, 2014-2016
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 Ittetsu Takeda 55 episodes, 2014-2016
Nobuhiko Okamoto ...
 Yu Nishinoya 54 episodes, 2014-2016
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 Asahi Azumane 53 episodes, 2014-2016
Kazunari Tanaka ...
 Keishin Ukai 52 episodes, 2014-2016
Toshiki Masuda ...
 Chikara Ennoshita 46 episodes, 2014-2016
Kaori Nazuka ...
 Kiyoko Shimizu / ... 41 episodes, 2014-2016
Nobuyori Sagara ...
 Hisashi Kinoshita / ... 34 episodes, 2014-2016
Sumire Morohoshi ...
 Hitoka Yachi 33 episodes, 2015-2016
Tomoaki Maeno ...
 Makoto Shimada 33 episodes, 2014-2016
Shûhei Sakaguchi ...
 Yusuke Takinoue 31 episodes, 2014-2016
Koutarou Nishiyama ...
 Kazuhito Narita / ... 30 episodes, 2014-2016
Daisuke Namikawa ...
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Hajime Iwaizumi 25 episodes, 2014-2016
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Hinata Shouyou, a short middle school student, gained a sudden love of volleyball after watching a national championship match on TV. Determined to become like the championship's star player, a short boy nicknamed "the small giant", Shouyou joined his school's volleyball club. Unfortunately, he was the only member and the club didn't have so much as a place to practice. He didn't let that deter him, however, and, upon finally acquiring 5 other players in his final year, was able to compete in an actual competition - only for his team to be unlucky enough to face the championship favorite and its star player, Kageyama Tobio, called "the king of the court", in the first round. Though Shouyou's team suffers a crushing defeat, he vows to become better and eventually surpass Kageyama. Now Shouyou is starting his first year in high school - the very one he had first watched in the national championships. He's going to join the volleyball team, practice constantly, and wipe the floor with ... Written by DevonHawk~

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Haikyu!! (Los ases del vóley)  »

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Hinata Shoyo is the oldest first year while Kageyama Tobio is the youngest. See more »

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A review from a person that seldom watches Anime....
12 March 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I've seen far more anime than most other 51 year-old Americans, but that still isn't a lot compared to younger folks who are obsessed with it. I mention this because my perspective, no doubt, is not that of a typical younger fan. So, while the other review, so far, is glowing and describes the show glowingly, I am not a fan and don't have the same sort of life experiences. Now I am NOT saying that "Haikyuu!" is a bad show...but I just didn't experience it the same way that the other reviewer did. As for me, I've watched a few anime series here and there and have watched a few hundred Japanese films...mostly live action. So keep this in mind as you read this.

The story centers on an incredibly chipper and high-energy high school student in his first year. While Hinata loves volleyball, in middle school he barely got a chance to play at all due to the few kids in his school who wanted to play. He also has little experience and is quite short. In his one chance to play in a game, his team is soundly defeated and one of the opposing players, Kageyama, ends up going to the same high school as Hinata!! Considering how arrogant Kageyama is, it's not surprising that the two being fighting instead of working together as teammates. Naturally, they eventually learn the spirit of teamwork and soon their team goes from mediocre to amazing. Can the spirit of competition and teamwork take them to the top?

Like many sports anime programs, the show is way over the top as far as how the various players act and react. Subtle, it ain't...but it is often quite enjoyable and the more you watch the more you get sucked into the story. The animation quality is about on par with any other anime, the writing quite nice and non-anime lovers should still appreciate the show. Among the best anime I have seen? No...but still well made and engaging.


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