Haikyū!! (ハイキュー!!) is a Japanese manga about volleyball serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump. From February 20, 2012 to July 20, 2020, Haikyū!! told the story of Shōyō Hinata, a high school volleyball club member, trying to become the next "Small Giant."
Currently, four anime seasons, two 3DS games, a series of stage plays, spinoff manga, and various other media have been made based on the manga.
Shōyō Hinata, after seeing a volleyball match, aims to become the next "tiny Giant" and thus joins his middle school volleyball club. After finding new members, he sets out for the middle school tournament, where he crosses paths with a formidable school with the "King of the Upper Court," Tobio Kageyama. Although his team lost, Hinata is still determined to aim for the top and exact revenge on Kageyama. Upon entering high school, he receives the biggest surprise: He and Kageyama are in the same high school volleyball club!
Haikyu!! (Japanese: ハイキュー!!, from the kanji 排球 "volleyball") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. The story follows Shōyō Hinata, a boy determined to become a great volleyball player despite his small stature. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2012 to July 2020, with its chapters collected in forty-five tankōbon volumes.
An anime television series adaptation by Production I.G aired from April 2014 to September 2014, with 25 episodes. A second season aired from October 2015 to March 2016, with 25 episodes. A third season aired from October 2016 to December 2016, with 10 episodes. A fourth season was announced during the Jump Festa '19 and was planned for release in two cours, the first cour of 13 episodes aired from January to April 2020, and the second cour of 12 episodes aired from October to December 2020.
In North America, the manga has been licensed by Viz Media, while the anime series has been licensed for digital and home release by Sentai Filmworks.
Both the manga and anime have been met with positive responses. The manga won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen manga in 2016. As of November 2020, Haikyu!! had over 50 million copies in circulation.
- Opening with a jump "Haikyu!!" by Haruichi Furudate - Natalie (Japanese) (retrieved September 27, 2020)
- 【Haikyu!! Conclusion July 20, 2020】 - @haikyu_com on Twitter (Japanese) (retrieved September 27, 2020)