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Top 10 & Most Skilled Setters In Haikyu!! Is Kageyama The Best Setter?

A setter is an axis that a Volleyball teams’ offensive planning revolves around. The setter manages who should get the ball and when based on their strengths and weaknesses.

Haikyuu is in its final arc, with the new re-structured Haikyuu!! The Top series. Last time we covered Top 10 Liberos, so here’s a Top 10 countdown of the best setters!

10. Isamu Nakashima

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Isamu is a simple person and often gets hung up on nostalgia at times. He loves changing his jerseys. Takeru and he form a great duo and Isamu has landed on the 10th spot of our list.

9. Michiru Usuri

Usuri is a very approachable person. He often motivates his team as well. He is good at planning strategies to take down opponents but his plans sometimes sound awful when he is overly excited.

michiru usuri best setter

He is very analytical and observant as well. Kenma once described him as vile, when he came up with a plan to stop Fukurodani and it’s setter by crushing Akaashi’s mentality.

8. Kenjiro Shirabu

Kenjiro is highly respectful of his seniors. He is short but still has a very imposing personality. He often gets annoyed at his opponents but quickly calms himself down as well.

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Shirabu is a nerd when it comes to studies and he is always preparing for his entrance exams whenever he is not playing. Shirabu gives off a good sense of security to his team and is not afraid to use dumps at times.

Shirabu Kenjiro [Haikyuu!!]

7. Kenma Kozume

Kenma is also known as the “brain” of Nekoma for his sharp plans for his opponents. He tries to read the opposing team’s mind and manages to notice the tiniest details about them. Kenma likes to evaluate an opponent’s skill set first before coming up with his plans.

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He tries not to make his plans obvious initially which really pays off and becomes really successful in the end. His downside is low stamina but of late he has been working hard to step up his game. All these plus points along with his abilities like are unplayable dump shot makes him a perfect candidate for #7.

6. Itaru Shiramine

Itaru is Boys’ Volleyball Club’s captain and setter for Sarukawa Tech High.

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He had not made many appearances on screen but that is what makes him an underrated setter. He stabilizes his team with his calmness and is highly proficient at receiving and digging.

5. Aikichi Suwa

It’s time for another captain on the list. Aikichi is setter and captain of Kamomedai High’s boys’ volleyball team. What makes him better than the rest so far, is his additional blocking skills.

He once blocked one of Asahi’s spikes which were a momentous incident. That’s not all. He also has one of the three strongest servers on his team along with Hirugami and Hoshiumi.

4. Keiji Akaashi

Akaashi is highly versatile when it comes to set for a wide range of attacks. Even when he is not in the best form, his natural instinct and skills cover it up for him.

He also received compliments from Nekoma’s coach when he revived Bokuto when he forgot how to do cross spikes. His skills such as one person time difference attack and toss rebound are a treat to watch and are certainly welcomed by the crowd’s huge cheers for him.

Oikawa’s DIABOLICAL SERVE !!!!!!

3. Toru Oikawa

Toru has been practicing his furious jump serve ever since he was a child and is currently best in the game. His calm and composed behavior proves him worthy in any tense match.

In fact, this is what makes him one of the best all-rounders the game currently has. He has even lost a girlfriend thanks to investing more time in his training than in his personal life. 

2. Tobio Kageyama

Kageyama is also known as the “King of the Court” for his incredible game sense. He often fails in communication but his skills are just too good. He is a keen observer and learns from his opponents. This is why he now pays attention to the spikers’ condition and adjusts his toss accordingly.

Even though he is highly capable of playing many other positions as well, he still prefers setter due to his immense love for this position. He even got selected to participate in the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp which only invites the best of the best.

haikyuu!! - Kageyama's highlights (3 season)

1. Atsumu Miya

Miya’s strength does not lie in possessing a large range of techniques but inconsistency. His toss is easy to hit and he is able to deliver correctly 100% of the time. It’s godlike and almost unbelievable how he can hit them correct all the time.

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This quality even makes a good hitter look great. In addition to his insane setting skills, he also won the Best Server award at both the middle school meet and the Interhigh.

About Haikyu!!

Hinata Shoyo is a highly passionate boy who wishes to follow the steps of his idol, ‘The Little Giant’, in 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. Hinata joins the declining volleyball team of Karasuno High and is appalled to find the very same Kageyama as his teammate.

As Kageyama and Hinata realize the potential of their abilities as a duo, Karasuno High starts taking flight with the opportunities at hand. The story follows the revival of Karasuno High and the unity they maintain to pave their way for nationals.

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