Haikyuu!! is an adaptation of the manga of the same name by Haruichi Furudate. Fans of this anime will have their favorite Haikyuu characters, because in this series appears many volleyball players with talents and abilities.
In this show, Shouyou Hinata tells the story of his struggles as a volleyball player and dealing with many different kinds of volleyball players.
Currently this series has 4 seasons produced by Production I.G while the manga has ended at volume 45.
Haikyuu!! managed to gain popularity from both anime and manga, so that fans have their own favorite characters.
On MyAnimeList, fans can vote for their favorite haikyuu!! characters according to their choice. Because there are so many characters in this series, in this article we summarize 10 favorite haikyuu!! characters just for you!
These are the top ten favorite Haikyuu!! characters as voted on by fans on MyAnimeList.
10. Keiji Akaashi (2,545 favorites)
He has messy black hair and gunmetal-blue eyes that are thin and thick framed with thin pupils.
Overall, Akaashi Keiji is a very balanced player and a great setter because he can accurately provide high fives for a variety of attacks. He is also known for his strategy and ability to quick-set even when his receive is a little weak.
Although his ability as a setter is quite capable, he chose not to continue his volleyball career and worked as an editor at a shounen manga magazine from a publisher.
9. Koushi Sugawara (5,130 favorites)
Koushi Sugawara is a third year player at Karasuno High and when he was a player he served as vice-captain as well as a substitute setter. His appearance is described as having a generally tall build, with light gray hair and thick eyebrows. His facial expression often looks friendly with hazel eyes and a mole under his left eye.
As a third year student, he is patient and warm to his team members because he often puts a gentle smile on his face.
While he was only a substitute, he never gave up on the team and always acted as a unifying member, encouraging the team at every opportunity.
8. Koutarou Bokuto (6,601 favorites)
Bokuto Koutarou has round golden eyes and spiky grayish-white hair with some black hair.
He is one of the top five aces in Japan, provided that if he is serious, then he can be as strong as a third best ace. He is adept at playing volleyball, both in defense and offense and setting.
After finishing high school, he became an outside hitter for the MSBY Black Jackal Team, a Division 1 team in the Japanese V-League. Also, he is part of the Japan National Volleyball Team.
7. Tetsurou Kuroo (6,346 favorites)
Kuroo is the captain of the Nekoma High School volleyball team, he is also a third year student. Serving as a captain, he is also known as the Scheming Captain and plays the role of a middle blocker.
His stature is tall with broad shoulders but thin, besides that he has a muscular body.
His facial features are depicted with slanted eyes with a dark color and has a pupil shape like a cat so that it looks intimidating.
He also has black hair that is messy and curls on top of his head which then also leaves bangs on the right side until it covers his eyes so he is sometimes nicknamed “Rooster Head” because of the hairstyle he has.
Kuroo himself has an easygoing personality but is often considered cunning because he is known to have the title of “expert of provocation”. This was said by several volleyball players from various other teams because Kuroo himself is a person who often makes cynical comments and does not consciously provoke other players.
Even so, Kuroo is actually a kind person and a sincere person if you make friends with anyone, unlike outward appearances and people's assumptions.
6. Kei Tsukishima (8,708 favorites)
He is a first year student who plays for the volleyball team of Karasuno High School and plays a middle blocker.
Having a slim body and being the tallest in the Karasuno High School team, which is 190.1cm, makes it easy to move for the middle blocker position.
His appearance is supported by short blonde hair, thin eyebrows, pale skin and golden brown eyes.
His facial expression is not far from sullen or arrogant, because he is known as a player who is often outspoken in his speech and often triggers annoyance for his teammates.
Although he looks arrogant, but actually he has low self-esteem so that sometimes makes himself feel inferior.
5. Kenma Kozume (9,555 favorites)
Kenma comes with a stature with a common and small height described as having blonde hair with black roots and also having golden eyes with slanted to cat-like shapes.
He is a Nekoma High School volleyball player and is in his second-year.
The position he plays when competing is the setter, but he is also the brain and heart or navigation of the team by his teammates.
Present with a patient and unenthusiastic character, he is actually a person who really values every efforts from his friend and teammate.
Often he is considered arrogant simply because he never voices an opinion because fear of the other party being dissatisfied.
In addition to his appearance, he also has an arrogant persona for those who are just getting to know him for the first time.
4. Tooru Oikawa (11,367 favorites)
Tooru Oikawa or commonly called Oikawa in this story is a third year student and volleyball player for Aoba Johsai High School. He served as the team captain and was the main setter in the team.
His appearance is described as having dark brown hair with an outward appearance and having eyes of a color that matches his hair.
The presence of this character could make fans excited because he has an attractive face and body.
He has a characteristic that appears when he plays volleyball, this is a victory celebration such as waving, to smiling broadly.
At just over 6 feet tall, he is perfect for the role of a volleyball player.
Judging from his outward appearance, we must have thought that Oikawa was an arrogant character.
But it actually gives the fact that Oikawa is a very good player, serious about playing vol ball and has extensive knowledge.
Fans can see Oikawa's warm demeanor who cares deeply for his teammates during a volleyball match
3. Yuu Nishinoya (11,466 favorites)
Nishinoya is a second-year student and plays as a libero for the Karasuno High School volleyball team. He has qualified skills as a libero and get the nickname as the Guardian God of Karasuno.
Play as a libero, he has the shortest stature in the team with a height of 159.3cm. Although he is short but his agility is very capable and his body is muscular.
So that the height factor is not an obstacle to become a reliable player.
Nishinoya is depicted as having brown and slanted eyes, he also has black hair which is quite messy and is styled in front of him so that he can increase his height by 10 cm.
His nature as a player is energetic and temperamental, which sometimes pushes him to unwanted losses. But even so he always understands the feelings of his teammates.
Fans seem to give a lot of votes to Nishonoya as one of the favorite haikyuu characters because of his unique demeanor, such as often bringing up silly terms when he competes, such as “Rolling thunder” when he receives the ball as a libero.
In addition, he also has a crush on their team manager, Kiyoko, but unfortunately he has to end those feelings as depicted in the manga for some reason.
Nishinoya's journey during the timeskip was that he did not continue his career as a professional volleyball player but instead became a traveler and traveled the world.
2. Tobio Kageyama (13,094 favorites)
Tobio Kageyama is known for having sharp eyes and a face that’s always frowning or serious, which adds to his intimidating aura. He was tall and quite muscular.
Despite being in the setter position, Kageyama is able to play in all positions well, making him a trustworthy all rounder. However, he chose the position of setter because he liked being the team's control tower.
1. Shouyou Hinata (16,196 favorites)
As the main protagonist of this series, fans also place Hinata at number one in their favorite haikyuu characters. He is a first year student and a player with the position of middle blocker for the volleyball team of Karasuno High School.
He has a body with a height of 164.2cm at mid-year and become a player with the high jump even he is the second shortest player after Nishinoya.
Depicted with orange messy hair and brown eyes, he has a stature that is often mistaken for a middle schooler.
His energetic and cheerful personality makes him easy to get along with anyone. This also bring the spirit in the team because his teammates are often encouraged by his enthusiastic character.
His enthusiastic and cheerful nature often makes him make hasty decisions because he is simple-minded.
Even so, he is an observant player and is able to read the situation during the match, be it the condition of the opponent or his teammates.
He is described as a very enthusiastic volleyball player and always tries to become a better player. It is shown that during the timeskip he was a professional volleyball player for the MSBY Black Jackal and was part of the Japanese national team.