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 peepy 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 85 episodes, it is highly likely that you too would be motivated to, at the very least, complete that quarantine workout.
The Release Order
I. TV Series
- Haikyu!! (2014)
- Haikyu!! Season 2 (2015)
- Haikyu!! Season 3 (2016)
- Haikyu!! To the Top (2020)
- Haikyu!! To the Top Part 2 (2020)
- 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)
- Haikyu!! Quest Picture Drama (2014)
- Haikyu!!: Lev Genzan (2014)
- Haikyu!!: vs “Akaten” (2016)
- Haikyu!!: Tokushuu! Haru-kou Volley ni Kaketa Seishun (2017)
- Haikyu!!: Riku vs Kuu (2020)
- Haikyu!!: Boru no Michi (2020)
The Chronological Order
- Haikyu!! Lev Genzan! (OVA)
- Haikyu!! Second Season
- Haikyu!!: vs “Akaten (OVA)
- Haikyu!! Third Season
- Haikyu!!: Riku vs Kuu (OVA)
- Haikyu!!: Boru no Michi (OVA)
- Haikyu!! To the Top
- Haikyu!! To the Top Part 2
Where to watch Haikyu with subtitles or dubbed?
The Haikyu!! anime series is currently available on three streaming platforms with the likes of both dubbed versions and subtitles.
Crunchyroll is the best place to watch the anime series for those who love watching it with subtitles as it has all four seasons. Also, the Haikyu movies are also streaming on Crunchyroll but only for the Premium Members.
Both Netflix US and Hulu are streaming the Haikyu anime series with subtitles and with a dubbed version. But unfortunately, both the streaming services have only two seasons (Season 1 and Season 2).
Funimation is not streaming any of the Haikyu content currently.
How much time will it take to watch Haikyu!!?
It will take you 42 hours and 9 minutes to watch all the installments in Haikyu!!
This includes TV series, movies, and OVAs.
If you follow the chronological order, you can complete the series in 35 hours and 40 minutes.
Here’s a quick list of each installment and their runtime in order of their release:
- Haikyu!! – 600 minutes
- Haikyu!! 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
- Haikyu!!: 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!!: Boru no Michi – 20 minutes
- Haikyu!! To the Top 2nd Season – 276 minutes
Can you download Haikyu and watch it offline?
With a Netflix subscription, people can already download it and watch it offline.
Hulu has a particular plan called No Ads Plan ($11.99 per month), and with it, people can download any content and watch it offline.
Crunchyroll allows a download option if the subscriber has a Mega Fan Subscription ($9.99 per month) or Ultimate Fan Subscription ($14.99 per month).
Haikyu!! is an anime that is not hard to follow. The chronological order mentioned above is the best way to watch anime.
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.
What can you skip?
The only installments that you will need to skip in Haikyu are the ones with recaps and no additional content. The following list contains the summary 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 against Aobajosai High School in season 2
- Haikyu!! Movie 4: Concept no Tatakai – Recap of the match against Shiratorizawa Academy in season 3
- Haikyu!!: Tokushuu! Haru-kou Volley ni Kaketa Seishun – Recap of primary matches from Spring Tournament. It also contains interviews with various players.
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