Categories
Anime Haikyu!! Watch Order

How to Watch Haikyu!! Anime? All Seasons, OVA & Movie in Order

Haikyu!! is an anime that makes volleyball seem just as cool as it does in real life. If you love watching sports, it is the anime for you. Conversely, if you aren’t interested in sports, it still is a fantastic watch.

Regardless of whether you play volleyball or not, there is a very high chance of you falling in love with this zestful anime. From quirky and relatable characters to an engaging storyline, Haikyu!! will surely energize you with all its peppy elements.  

Interestingly, Japan witnessed a massive rise in the number of volleyball players ever since the Haikyu!! manga was first serialized.

Over the course of 4 seasons and 73 episodes, it is highly likely that you, too, would be motivated to, at the very least, complete that quarantine workout.

1. Release Order

How To Watch Haikyu!!?
Hinata and Kageyama | Source: Fandom

I. TV Series

  • Haikyu!! (2014)
  • Haikyu!! Second Season (2015)
  • Haikyu!! Third Season (2016)
  • Haikyu!! To the Top (2020)
  • Haikyu!!: To the Top 2nd Season (2020) (ongoing)

II. Movies

  • Haikyu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari (2015)
  • Haikyu!! Movie 2: Shousha to Haisha (2015)
  • Haikyu!! Movie 3: Sainou to Sense (2017)
  • Haikyu!! Movie 4: Concept no Tatakai (2017)

III.  OVAs

  • Haikyuu!! Quest Picture Drama (2014)
  • Haikyu!!: Lev Genzan! (2014)
  • Haikyu!!: vs. “Akaten” (2016)
  • Haikyuu!!: Tokushuu! Haru-kou Volley ni Kaketa Seishun (2017)
  • Haikyu!!: Riku vs. Kuu (2020)
  • Haikyu!!: Bōru no Michi (2020)

2. Where To Watch

3. Chronological Order

  • Haikyu!!
  • Haikyu!!: Lev Genzan! (OVA)
  • Haikyu!! Second Season
  • Haikyu!!: vs. “Akaten” (OVA)
  • Haikyu!!: Third Season
  • Haikyu!!: Riku vs Kuu (OVA)
  • Haikyu!!: Bōru no Michi (OVA)
  • Haikyu!!: To the Top
  • Haikyu!!: To the Top 2nd Season

4. Conclusion

Haikyu!! is an anime that is not at all hard to follow. The chronological order mentioned above is the best way to watch anime.

Haikyu!! - Official Trailer
Haikyu!!-Official Trailer

The OVAs are to be watched in between the seasons for smooth transitioning, and the movies mostly act as recaps to the main series with a handful of new scenes, so they are optional and can be skipped.

5. What Can You Skip?

The only installments you will need to skip in Haikyu are the ones with recaps and no additional content. The following list contains summaries of various recaps so you may choose what to skip.

  • Haikyu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari – Recap of the first half of Season 1
  • Haikyu!! Movie 2: Shousha to Haisha – Recap of the second half of Season 1
  • Haikyu!! Movie 3: Sainou to Sense – Recap of the match again Aobajosai High School in Season 2
  • Haikyu!! Movie 4: Concept no Tatakai – Recap of the match again Shiratorizawa Academy in Season 3.
  • Haikyuu!!: Tokushuu! Haru-kou Volley ni Kaketa Seishun (OVA) – Recap of primary matches from spring tournament. It also contains interviews with various players.

6. How much Time Will It Take To Watch Haikyu!!?

It will take you 37 hours and 33 minutes to watch all the installments in Haikyu!!

This includes all the TV series, movies, and OVAs.

If you follow the chronological order, you can complete the series in 31 hours and 4 minutes.

How To Watch Haikyu!!?
Hinata Shoyo | Source: Crunchyroll

Here’s a quick list of each installment and their run time in order of their release:

  • Haikyu!! – 600 minutes
  • Haikyuu!! Quest Picture Drama – 12 minutes
  • Haikyu!!: Lev Genzan! – 24 minutes
  • Haikyu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari – 89 minutes
  • Haikyu!! Movie 2: Shousha to Haisha – 88 minutes
  • Haikyu!! Second Season – 600 minutes
  • Haikyu!!: vs. “Akaten” – 24 minutes
  • Haikyu!! Third Season – 240 minutes
  • Haikyuu!!: Tokushuu! Haru-kou Volley ni Kaketa Seishun – 23 minutes
  • Haikyu!! Movie 3: Sainou to Sense – 89 minutes
  • Haikyu!! Movie 4: Concept no Tatakai – 88 minutes
  • Haikyu!! To the Top – 312 minutes
  • Haikyu!!: Riku vs Kuu – 44 minutes
  • Haikyu!!: Bōru no Michi – 20 minutes
  • Haikyu!!: To the Top 2nd Season – ongoing

7. About Haikyu!!

Haikyu!! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Its publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump began in February 2012 with 42 collected tankōbon volumes released.

Hinata Shoyo is a highly passionate boy who wishes to follow the steps of his idol, ‘The Little Giant’ in the field of volleyball.

Hinata’s resolve is unbreakable as he faces gruesome defeat at the hands of the ‘King of the Court,’ a genius prodigy setter Kageyama Tobio in middle school. Hinata’s dreams take fruit as he enters high school.

He joins the declining volleyball team of Karasuno High and is appalled to find the very same Kageyama as his teammate. The story follows the revival of Karasuno High and the unity they maintain to pave their way for nationals.

Originally Written By Epic Dope

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores and/or online campaigns. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments:

Leave a Reply

Vishakha Sharma

Vishakha Sharma

Vishakha is an astrophile with a zest for bizarre anime. Making one stitch at a time and growing into a fine weaver of words.

Connect with me:
[email protected]