Haikyuu!! Watch Order

Based on Haruichi Furudate’s popular shounen manga, Haikyuu!! is an exhilarating and emotional sports comedy following two determined athletes as they attempt to patch a heated rivalry in order to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan.

A naturally progressing world setting, huge cast of likable characters, and a very diverse fanbase. Changing perspectives within several stories with such a combination is simply inevitable. Of course, Haikyuu!! being a sports series also helps facilitate these elements.

Haikyu!! watch order is upfront, very linear. The main perspective only follows one canon storyline. But with supplemental material, the other perspectives only briefly shown in the original material can feel more alive, and thus make its world even more connected. Well… there are the recaps. But when spanning over many years of gradual adaptation, they’re also simply inevitable. Plus, they might actually be worth watching as well.

1. HAIKYU!! (2014)

HAIKYU!! (2014)
TitleHaikyuu!!: Gomi Suteba no Kessen
AiredSpring 2014

Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed “Little Giant” in action, small-statured Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school.

The newly-formed team even makes it to a tournament; however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the “King of the Court,” Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School’s volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate.

Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful.

2. Haikyu!! the Movie: The End and the Beginning (2015)

Haikyu!! the Movie: The End and the Beginning (2014)
TitleHaikyuu!!: Owari to Hajimari
AiredSummer 2015

A retelling of the first season of the TV anime Haikyuu!!. Includes some new story material not previously released in the TV anime.

3. Haikyuu!! the Movie: The Winner and the Loser (2015)

Haikyuu!! the Movie: The Winner and the Loser (2015)
TitleHaikyuu!!: Shousha to Haisha
AiredSummer 2015

The second retelling movie of the first season of the TV anime Haikyuu!!. Includes some new story material not previously released in the TV anime.

4. HAIKYU!! 2nd Season (2015)

HAIKYU!! 2nd Season (2015)
TitleHaikyuu!! 2nd Season
AiredFall 2015

Following their participation at the Inter-High, the Karasuno High School volleyball team attempts to refocus their efforts, aiming to conquer the Spring tournament instead.

When they receive an invitation from long-standing rival Nekoma High, Karasuno agrees to take part in a large training camp alongside many notable volleyball teams in Tokyo and even some national level players.

By playing with some of the toughest teams in Japan, they hope not only to sharpen their skills, but also come up with new attacks that would strengthen them. Moreover, Hinata and Kageyama attempt to devise a more powerful weapon, one that could possibly break the sturdiest of blocks.

Facing what may be their last chance at victory before the senior players graduate, the members of Karasuno’s volleyball team must learn to settle their differences and train harder than ever if they hope to overcome formidable opponents old and new—including their archrival Aoba Jousai and its world-class setter Tooru Oikawa.

5. Haikyu!! The Movie: Talent and Sense (2017)

Haikyu!! The Movie: Talent and Sense (2017)
TitleHaikyuu!!: Sainou to Sense
AiredSummer 2017

A compilation film depicting the match against Aoba Johsai High School in the second season of the anime series. It will also include new scenes portraying what happened after the match.

6. HAIKYU!! 3rd Season (2016)

HAIKYU!! 3rd Season (2016)
TitleHaikyuu!! 3rd Season
AiredFall 2016

After the victory against Aoba Jousai High, Karasuno High School, once called “a fallen powerhouse, a crow that can’t fly,” has finally reached the climax of the heated Spring tournament. Now, to advance to nationals, the Karasuno team has to defeat the powerhouse Shiratorizawa Academy.

Karasuno’s greatest hurdle is their adversary’s ace, Wakatoshi Ushijima, the number one player in the Miyagi Prefecture, and one of the country’s top three aces.

Only the strongest team will make it to the national tournament. Since this match is the third-year players’ last chance to qualify for nationals, Karasuno has to use everything they learned during the training camp and prior matches to attain victory.

Filled with restlessness and excitement, both teams are determined to come out on top in the third season of Haikyuu!!.

7. Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts (2017)

Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts (2017)
TitleHaikyuu!!: Concept no Tatakai
AiredSummer 2017

A compilation film depicting the match against Shiratorizawa Academy in the third season of the anime series.

8. HAIKYU!! LAND VS. AIR (2020)

TitleHaikyuu!!: Riku VS Kuu
AiredWinter 2020

In the Miyagi Prefecture qualifiers for the Spring Tournament, Karasuno High School Volleyball Team manages to defeat Shiratorizawa Academy in an intense battle and secures their spot in the national tournament. Meanwhile in the Tokyo qualifiers, Nekoma High School, Fukurodani High School, Nohebi Academy, and Itachiyama Academy fight for the 3 slots to go to nationals.

Will Nekoma High School be able to secure their spot in the tournament? Will we able to see a rematch of Nekoma and Karasuno’s Battle of the Garbage Dump on a national level? The Tokyo qualifiers are about to begin!!

9. HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP (2020)

TitleHaikyuu!! TO THE TOP
AiredWinter 2020

The fourth season of Haikyuu!!

The Karasuno High School Volleyball Club finally won their way into the nationals after an intense battle for the Miyagi Prefecture Spring Tournament qualifiers. As they were preparing for the nationals, Kageyama is invited to go to All-Japan Youth Training Camp.

At the same time, Tsukishima is invited to go to a special rookie select training camp for first-years in Miyagi Prefecture. Hinata feels panic that he’s being left behind as one of the first-years and then decides to show up at the Miyagi Prefecture rookie select training camp anyway…

10. HAIKYU‼ TO THE TOP Part 2 (2020)

HAIKYU‼ TO THE TOP Part 2 (2020)
TitleHaikyuu!! TO THE TOP 2
AiredFall 2020

The second half of Haikyuu!! 4th season kicks-off where the first part ended. Karasuno High won their first match of The Spring Nationals against Tsubakihara Academy.

Karasuno High is excited to be back in the Spring Nationals after many years of not making it, so can they handle the pressure of playing against the best teams in Japan? Will they make it to the top?

11. HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle (2024)

TitleHaikyuu!!: Gomi Suteba no Kessen
AiredWinter 2024

Theatrical follow-up to Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP 2. The first film of Haikyuu!! FINAL.

The Spring Nationals tournament continues on, with Karasuno High matched against rivals Nekoma High, the fated battle between cats versus crows, also known as the highly anticipated “Dumpster Battle”. This match is the long awaited ultimate showdown between two opposing underdog teams.

12. Haikyuu!! FINAL

The second film of Haikyuu!! FINAL.

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