Top Ten Haikyuu!! Characters

The Top Ten

1 Kageyama Tobio

His aggression is totally justifiable. People in his JH Team abandoned him for being a perfectionist and therefore I don't think it is fair for them to do so.

I love him because at the beginning it seems like he is going to just be the classic brooding character that is of course a natural genius that is completion for the main character but instead he becomes what is helping to hold up Hinata. Not only that but he has breakthrough points where you actually see him struggle to make something work.

I actually I have a lot to say about this guy. He was funny and adorkable in the first half of the series, and now he's becoming a total badass. I like how the author bothers to draw him spinning the volleyball almost every time he stands to serve. On court, he's like a menacing antagonist but hey he's the formidable ally! His plays are very enjoyable to watch and thankfully he gets to touch the ball most out of all players of his team.

Kageyama has become the 'control tower' he aspired to be. He leaves all options open to the spikers yet still dominates over them; not by raising his voice like old days but placing the weight of his trust on their shoulders. It's almost like he took the 'goods' of Oikawa and Atsumu's setting techniques and philosophies, and mixed them together to develop something superior. If he's already so good in his first year, how's his story going to progress from here onwards? I don't know, but I believe the author knows what he's doing.

The main setter of team Karasuno. He forms the backbone of his team (skill wise). Also known as "The King" by his former teammates, Kageyama was also considered as the number one tosser in the middle school level. At high school level, he forms a pair with Hinata, and combining their talents, create the freaky quick spike. He's in first year. - Kiteretsunu

2 Nishinoya Yuu

I'd love befriending someone just like him. He would just make me go that extra mile, you know? Every thing about him is so cool, so kakkoii!

Nishinoya adds just another boost of morale and comedy to the team- especially when he's with Hinata. He just makes everyone on the team better, and is seriously an awesome libero. Overall one of the best characters in the show.

I love him so much! He never fails to make me laugh. He's loud and outspoken but when it's in volleyball he's quiet and serious and passionate, I fell in love the moment the anime introduced him

Definitely a team morale booster, love how positive he is and seems so loyal.

3 Oikawa Touru

Oikawa Tooru is in my opinion by far the best-written character on this show.
On the first eye he looks like an annoying, arrogant antagonist. But his flashback is actually really important. Oikawa worked very very hard only to easily get surpassed by a new student. And he does everything to get by to the point of overtraining. But he fakes to be okay with his stupid remarks and non-genuine smiles. The only one who understands him is his best friend. Plus he's really cute. I mean, he teaches volleyball to little kids? I honestly love him so much. I relate to his idea of never being good enough and I'll always root for his team.

He’s just tried so hard but Furudate did him dirty... but his hard work and care of others really makes me love him!

Oikawa is a genuinely hardworking and awesome character. He is only arrogant because even though he is very talented, everyone kept seeing Kageyama as the genius so he had no choice but to rely on his own confidence and train to the point of overworking himself. He's not a natural genius, he worked his ass off to get to where he is now, and he deserves every bit of it. He knows how to bring out the best in everyone and accepts defeat in a dignified way. - ArtyLily

Oikawa is an arrogant and immature antagonist, but you can't help but love him. Whenever he's being annoying, it's hilarious. Whenever it's his turn to serve, everyone gets hyped. He is probably the most well-written character on the show, and the most relatable (to me at least).

4 Tsukishima Kei

Season 1 was about Shoyo and Kags, Season 2 was about Yams, but season THREE was no doubt about him. The best for last and a strong finish!

My friends say i´m he and I really look like he so I must love him

He really bloomed in Season 3 and played a huge role in the defeat of Shiratorizawa. His quick wit and game strategy helps the team by a mile.

Right from his first appearance, I fell for him instantly. His sarcastic side, his rationality, I love everything about him. He's handsome too. And I enjoy his flashback and seeing him becoming more serious in volleyball just make me like him a lot more. He has great character development.

5 Hinata Shouyou

Soft baby, and a super awesome character as well! all he wants is to be like his idol. is there anything more awesome than that?

Best character development in the show other than tsukki...But oikawa is the best,cause he can bring 100% from his team

Yo, people he's the main character for a reason. Listen up. Especially girls. I don't get what you see in Kageyama, he has such a terrible personality. Have you seen his smile? Straight-out creepy! Unlike Hinata who has a better personality and can actually smile. He's the star of the show. I honestly think he deserves at least second place. Also, girls don't even THINK you belong with Kageyama he's an anime character. He's not real (even if I wished characters were! ) I'm not insulting people who for some reason likes Kageyama, but seriously stop focusing on how good looking the person is, and go for their personality. Because there's nothing good, in *dramatic pause* "mysterious personality" and it doesn't make them look "hot" either. It's just straight out annoying.

I really like hinata he's my idol even if he is small but he can jump high and he is an awesome spiker

6 Sugawara Koushi

Whoever doesn't like team mom as a character is missing out. He's sweet, gets angry in his team mom way, and all he wants is to help his club "family".

Literally the sweetest bby I cry whenever he speaks this man ruined my life and I thank him 4 it

Suga is literal the most precious bean in all of anime. He’s smart, analytical, fun, and the team mom. What a legend. He deserves to be way higher on the list. He can re vitalise the team and is super useful as a setter as well as being a good twist when all seems lost. Suga is best boi.

He is such an angel. First of all, he treats all the first years as if he's their mom, and he's always so caring. Second of all, even though he is in third year and it's going to be his last year in Karasuno, he immediately gives up his position to Kageyama so that the team can benefit. He is one of the most selfless people I can think of in this anime. Third of all, he's there for people when they need him, but he also knows when to be strict to his teammates. Conclusion- Suga is awesome. - ArtyLily

7 Yamaguchi Tadashi

He worked so hard to try to get his jump float right. He is adorably timid but works very hard, even when he just sits in the sidelines. He also cares a lot about his best friend (Tsukishima Kei) and I couldn't stop smiling when I saw him getting those five points with his jump floats. (Wow. I suddenly want to learn the jump float) His personality is very interesting because he is at first, pretty shy, but gets social once you get to know him. He was bullied and picked on when he was younger, which pretty much explains his nervousness and lack of self-esteem. (Yamaguchi Defense Squad! Join us, it's gucci )

Love his whole side-plot story in the show, his character is just so relatable. I really hope we see him improve throughout the series and finally be able to really get some playing time.

Tadashi was a truly interesting and beautiful character. At first, he was a guy who we hardly saw playing in matches, and when he was called for a pinch serve for the first time, he was basically a nervous wreck. Even though he screws up a lot with his serves, it just adds to our happiness when we finally see his efforts give the team glorious results in the match against Aoba Jousai in the second season. His past explains why he doubts himself and why he thinks Tsukishima is so cool. I loved the scene when he picks up the courage to tell his best friend and the person he admires the most that he's uncool lately and wants him to improve. I can't even explain how nervous he would have been about doing that. - ArtyLily

Sweet cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure.

8 Tanaka Ryuunosuke

Tanaka is by far the most entertaining one.. There is no way you can miss that shirt spin lmfao

Looks scary; is an actual sweetheart.

How in the hell is Ryu so low? He's the best character from the anime

He was instantly my favorite character, get my boy to the top five

9 Sawamura Daichi

The captain of the Karasuno team. He's mild tempered most of the time, but when he gets really annoyed, he's even more scarier than Tanaka. Also the best receiver of the team after the libero. - Kiteretsunu

Best captain!


I ever thought he´s lame until season 3

10 Bokuto Koutarou

He's like that one annoying person that you'll miss when you graduate or something. When he's sad you can't help being sad too because of the awesomeness.

He was the one character that I sincerely missed, he's super quirky and dorky, and never fails to make me laugh

Hey! Hey! Hey!

When he went into his emo mode for the first time that was when I realized he was the best anime character ever made!


I just really like Bokuto

The Newcomers

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? Tsutomu Goshiki

He’s just so cute ☺️

The Contenders

11 Kuroo Tetsurou

The fandom of Haikyuu may represent Kuroo as a literal sex god, but in reality this nekoma captain is a absolute dork. He's also very determined and a great captain, and it is obvious on how much he cares for Kenma. He can be serious when he needs to be, and I love the friendship between him and Bokuto. Overall, he's my favorite! His design is unique as well, and I love how his hair looks like he had just rolled out of bed, most likely because he sleeps with two pillows over his head. The captain of Nekoma cannot be beat!

Uh hey, just to spoil you guys that he has that best smile on his face when they were defeated by karasuno...

I can't help but to fall in love with this dorky being!

My husband.

Emo boy = best boy

12 Azumane Asahi

So shy for a bulky guy like him, it's adorable. And his scary face in that one scene got me cracking up.

Asahi is a relatable, adorable character. Despite his appearance, he has a timid and delicate personality and tends to feel a very strong sense of responsibility. We see this when he temporarily stops going to the volleyball club after his attacks were blocked by the "Iron Wall" of Datekou. I know how he must have felt when he lost the match, all of his efforts not being able to give him good results. He blamed himself and quit the club for a while, but came back and became even stronger, fulfilling his role as Karasuno's ace. - ArtyLily

I laugh every time when people think Asahi is this scary/evil/old guy, but he's actually super-sweet, just a little bit a coward, I love him.

Why is Asahi only 11th? Even though may look scary and tall he's actually really sweet and adorable! Also gotta love that man-bun amirite?

13 Kozume Kenma

I'm a hardcore gamer like him, so I can relate to how awkward it is to talk to anybody.

Literally anyone who has read the manga knows that college Kenma is like best boi. This legend is a pro gamer, successful youtuber, and a board member of a big company and still has time to be the stupidly lovable introvert that me and all my friends fell in love with in seventh grade. Like bruh. - Trash-been

I love how there's a shut-in character who isn't very active and doesn't like to interact and will rather be at home gaming (which is very relatable to a lot of introverts here) who can still be cool and a nice character. He's good at stratezising and I relate to him when he cares about what other people think, but is afraid to talk to them.

He's such a relatable and cool character, and he was an introvert which made me fall in love with him

14 Hajime Iwaizumi

I like how almost every scene he appears in, it's always about going on a rage.

Well he's really cute just saying lol

My bae deserves all the love.

He's a gem, everything I would like in a guy.

15 Ushijima

A lefty menace, spiker, chosen to represent Japan.

He is good


I love that he’s afraid of sea pineapples.

16 Tendou Satori

I might think he's not that attractive (looks wise), BUT I do admit he is quite the unique athlete.

The true face of satan - FearMe

Tendou is adorable. Have you seen his expressions? He's hilarious, interesting, actually a really nice guy, and his backstory just makes you wanna give him a big hug.

Crazy and slightly traumatized bby love him lots

17 Kiyoko Shimizu

Tanaka and Noya would be mad if they saw this oml.

Kiyoko? Last? THIS IS...Understandable. She isn't anything quite special in my opinion. Her role is only to be the "Hot Lady Manager".
I don't see flaws in her so she fits as a mary sue in my opinion. - Hanah_Ant

18 Lev Haiba


He doesn't get enough love and his whole team doesn't like him :'(


Toll bean. Do I need to say more?

He's BABIE I love him!

19 Keishin Ukai

Karasuno's coach who is the grandson of the famous "karasuno's ukai"


20 Yuuji Terushima

He has a nice face and attitude

I love his energi and his Power to make me and everybody else smile


He’s piercings. Do I need to say more?

21 Chikara Ennoshita

Criminally under rated character who deserves to be captain after Daichi.

The most underrated character of this series. He understands his friends and is very relatable. - AmythestDiamond

Underrated character. I said it.

22 Kentaro Kyotani (Mad Dog)

He kinds of reminds me of blueberry head and gives off that kind of vibe, but the only difference is he warmed up to his acquaintances within one game.

Best spiker ever

23 Akaashi Keiji

I think he needs more love and NEEDS TO BE KNOWN MORE! And you can't say no to that pretty face - IWishSoHardSometimes

He is a very professional setter that uses perfect logic. He uses very respectful words toward people who are higher in grades than him. Considered to be one of the youngest in the team, he is the main player of his team and is able to pull up Bokuto when he is in a bad mood and even the entire team.

Literally, this boy is beautiful. Besides, I admire him a lot for being able to put up with Bokuto and his emotional waves. To add onto that, he's pretty smart and he's humble. He just needs love.

He's just perfect and amazing

24 Yachi Hitoka

One of the most underrated characters of the show. to be honest I judged her at first but she's one of the most relatable characters on the show. The fact that she had this anxiety thing around people ((mainly boys)) made me like her even more. She was degraded by her mom which made her feel negative about everything. I really like her.

25 Morisuke Yaku
26 Shirabu Kenjirõ

A true hardworker. Is totally relatable, also I love his design.

27 Terushima Yuuji
28 Taketora Yamamoto

He is 2nd best boi after tanaka <3

29 Kenji Futakuchi
30 Suguru Daishou

I didn’t like him in the beginning but I love him now. He’s a snake boi.

31 Sakuragi Hanamichi
32 Naoyasu Kuguri

Why i´m the one who add him he´s really cool

33 Wakatsu Kiryū
34 Takanobu Aone
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