10 Best Episodes of Haikyu!!

Based off of the original Weekly Shonen Jump manga series from Haruichi Furudate, Haikyu!! is a slice-of-life sports anime revolving around Shouyou Hinata's love of volleyball. Inspired by a small-statured pro volleyball player, Hinata creates a volleyball team in his last year of middle school. Unfortunately the team is matched up against the "King of the Court" Tobio Kageyama's team in their first tournament and inevitably lose. After the crushing defeat, Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama. After entering high school, Hinata joins the volleyball team only to find that Tobio has also joined.

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Haikyu!! - S4E24

#1 - Monsters' Ball (Season 4 - Episode 24)

The game is now in a deuce with both teams are pushed to their limits to try to get that one final point. This match against Inarizaki brings out everything that both teams have to the very end!

The episode was rated 9.34 from 134 votes.

Haikyu!! - S2E24

#2 - 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.

The episode was rated 9.21 from 167 votes.

Haikyu!! - S3E4

#3 - 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?

The episode was rated 9.03 from 170 votes.

Haikyu!! - S4E22

#4 - Pitons (Season 4 - Episode 22)


Inarizaki starts to turn things around with Miya Atsumu's serves. Suddenly, there is a play that changes the flow of the game.

The episode was rated 9.02 from 123 votes.

Haikyu!! - S3E10

#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.99 from 165 votes.

Haikyu!! - S3E9

#6 - 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!

The episode was rated 8.86 from 154 votes.

Haikyu!! - S4E23

#7 - The Birth of the Serene King (Season 4 - Episode 23)

The third set is reaching its end. Karasuno is able to take back the flow of the game with Hinata's receive and even though they show great offense and defense, Inarizaki gets a match point. With the game so down to the wire, the setter Kageyama decides to do a certain play...

The episode was rated 8.81 from 114 votes.

Haikyu!! - S3E8

#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.74 from 152 votes.

Haikyu!! - S3E6

#9 - 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..

The episode was rated 8.73 from 149 votes.

Haikyu!! - S4E25

#10 - The Promised Land (Season 4 - Episode 25)


The Miyagi Prefecture Inter-High is now over. Hinata, Kageyama, and the other members of Karasuno have a lot on their minds...

The episode was rated 8.73 from 117 votes.

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    Haikyu!! - S2E22

    #11 - 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?

    The episode was rated 8.69 from 153 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S1E17

    #12 - The Iron Wall (Season 1 - Episode 17)


    The second match of Interhigh preliminaries has begun. Azumane has a history with Date Tech, but he is determined to rise to the occasion. Date Tech's tactic is to throw their opponent off kilter with their serves - but Karasuno focuses on receives. The wall of Date Tech looms high; what will Karasuno do?

    The episode was rated 8.67 from 169 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S4E16

    #13 - Broken Heart (Season 4 - Episode 16)

    Because of Yamaguchi's service ace at the end of the first set, Karasuno is able to get set point first. However, Inarizaki then starts targeting Tanaka, who seems a bit off his game. How will Tanaka deal with this pressure?

    The episode was rated 8.63 from 100 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S1E23

    #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.

    The episode was rated 8.59 from 167 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S1E24

    #15 - 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.

    The episode was rated 8.55 from 171 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S3E5

    #16 - 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.

    The episode was rated 8.52 from 149 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S3E3

    #17 - 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.

    The episode was rated 8.52 from 149 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S2E20

    #18 - 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.

    The episode was rated 8.45 from 143 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S1E18

    #19 - Guarding Your Back (Season 1 - Episode 18)

    Thanks to Hinata and Kageyama's cornerstone "freak quicks," Karasuno is in the lead against Date Tech. But with Aone blocking, Date Tech starts catching up to Karasuno. This is when the ace Azumane must prove his worth. Will Azumane blast through Date's iron wall?

    The episode was rated 8.45 from 156 votes.

    Haikyu!! - S2E18

    #20 - 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.

    The episode was rated 8.45 from 143 votes.


    Last updated: feb 12, 2023

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