Top Ten Haikyuu!! Characters

The Top Ten
1 Kageyama Tobio

Geniuses are built different. That's why Kageyama is so different from other players. Being an asocial person can be really hard. Haikyuu isn't just about volleyball it showed what players go through and their everyday struggles to be better. Despite being a genius in volleyball he kind of lost the spotlight after middle school incident which hurt him deeply tho he never showed it. Luckily Karasuno understood him and his character development throughout the show is the best thing in the whole series. He might seem like a cold indifferent selfish kinda type but he actually means well. He just doesn't know how to express his thoughts properly. But he is working on it. Not to mention he is a volleyball monster and the best player in Haikyuu. The only thing he is lacking is communication. Tho I think he will eventually get better at that too. After being called "King of the court" by his previous schoolmates and Oikawa and "Goody two shoes" by Atsumu he got really ...more

I can understand Kageyama he's my favorite character and I love the guy. He loves the game and he focuses how to improve like everyone else who loves sports. I get how he has a strong temper, but we kind of need it sometimes. He is him for a reason, even though his team is 50 or 100 points ahead you still can't just assume your going to win or its basically over. Youll never know whats gonna happen in a game, because it is a game. People might say "its just a game he needs to chill" or , "game isn't a life" that's true but if you love the game like kageyama
youll do anything to improve. Yes, sure he has made some mistakes but that's what being an athlete is, you learn from your mistakes so you can improve.

My cousins say that he is very scary but that's not true. His character just hasn't developed that much in the first few episodes. Not only that but he is just so miss understood from the first episode. I love him because he always challenges himself and tries to adjust to people around him. Being scary just makes him even better. Kageyama is just someone who isn't good with words but deep down, he actually cares about his teammates.

The fact that Kageyama keeps trying to improve himself and be a better person as well as a better setter makes him an extremely likable character. Although he seems like a rude control freak in the beginning of the show, he's only human---he makes mistakes just like everyone else. But he's changing, and I love him because of that. At first glance, his character also seems like the kind of guy to be "emo" and "cool" and whatever, but he's actually sort of a dork. It makes him even more likable, and it adds some humor to his character.

2 Nishinoya Yuu

I really love Noya's character. The writers did an awesome job creating this amazing quirky guy. He is depicted as someone who just goes with the flow and enjoys life the best he can. Moreover the fact that he knows what he lacks in and doesn't shy away from exposing it and betters himself every opportunity he gets is damn admirable. Noya has also been the biggest emotional support to his team throughout the entire series and has also been the biggest source of comedy for us viewers. However, what made his character so endearing for me was definitely the fact (warning: huge spoilers ahead) that he by the end of the manga, did not chose volleyball but stayed true to his biggest character trait that is independence and it's sheer joy. It might not have settled well with a few readers but I must say that it was definitely a genius idea of the author. He showed it clearly through this character that, being confined to what you are good at and what is expected of you isn't necessary. If ...more

Ok, I was a little turned off at first by his kind of shallow reason to join karasuno and just some moments that show the worst in him, but this guy is an absolute king. He is such a badass, tiny but mighty and is honestly the most entertaining character in the series. He always steals the show and as a woman, IK he's naive at his age and still a teenage boy who's learning manners so I have more understanding for his flaws.

I love Noya for so many reasons, but since all the comments have really just talked about his cuteness and skill, I'm going to talk about something a lot of people don't really talk about:
do you realize how much he puts himself down? like, if someone compliments him, he returns the compliment with something he did bad. He's always searching to improve himself.
Really, he's one of the reasons why I love Haikyuu so much. He manages to be an adorable ball of energy, has amazing skills, be protective over his teammates, and still has flaws too.

He is an amazing ball of energy and by far, one of the most entertaining characters of all. Noya is much like Tanaka because of they way he acts. He may be the shortest character but definitely very fun.

3 Oikawa Touru

Oikawa is the ONLY person who can pull off being flat. He is also one of the most realistic characters in Haikyuu. He hides his emotions and feels as if he is not good enough. Overall he is just an amazing character.

I don't understand why everyone hates him. Sure he makes bad decisions and has flaws... but he's human, everyone makes mistakes. I love how Oikawa is just... realistic. (plus the "flaws" balance out his ungodly hotness, he can't be perfect)

Okay, this man is the only person who could pull off being flat in a whole new way. We stan Flattykawa. I love and hate his serves and I like how at first he seems like a serious character but then he's actually someone who gets hit 25/8 with balls by Iwa-Chan. I meant volleyballs for ya dirty thinkers out there.

Oikawa Tooru is my favorite in 'Haikyuu!' for a reason. Though he may have perfect brown hair, shining brown eyes, and that picture-perfect smile, don't get fooled by his looks. That smile is non-genuine. He seems to be the perfect boy everyone chases for, but he has flaws. He was not born with this talent. He was just so passionate about volleyball, he worked to achieve his goal, aiming for the top. He got 'The Best Setter' in the Prefecture award from his hard work. He also overworked himself in that brace on his right knee. He acts cocky, high and mighty for a reason, to hide the scars in him. He laughs off those nasty remarks of him, for all we know, he must be crumbling inside! But he also has his strengths. He knows how to lift his team, pull out all the effort of his team and accept defeat. He lost to his enemy, Ushijima Wakatoshi, and his Kohai, Kageyama Tobio. And don't forget his fangirls. His fangirls admire 'the Oikawa Tooru' they built, 'who's cute, who has good looks, ...more

4 Bokuto Koutarou

Bokuto is my favorite character. He is awesome because he is very encouraging to other teams. It's very easy for him to make friends. Plus, Bokuto's sad face is awesome because his hair goes down as well. He is a lot calmer version of Hinata, Noya, and Tanaka. Bokuto is my favorite Captain and 3rd year ever.

He's so bipolar it's funny! Like he'll mess up a spike and he'll cry for 5 minutes yelling at Akaashi to not set to him and then gets upset when he doesn't. He's also really crazy and funny which makes things pretty interesting.

This guy is just on fire and is such a help to the team! I love his energy and how enthusiastic he is, and unlike Kuroo I didn't find him annoying at the training camp. He's just got such an awesome spirit and I admire how much he helped the others.

I was always conflicted about choosing a fave character because everyone's amazing and have their ups and downs that make them who they are but the moment I saw this boy go hEy HeY hEy! I was like yesss HE is my favourite, tbh for no particular reason but he cheers me up so much, he's so dramatic! and ofc, he's insanely talented haha

5 Tendou Satori

Tendou's personality is just perfect, and the fact that he was able to befriend Ushijima is also amazing. I truly love Tendou, his energy on AND off court, and how kind he actually is, though it may not seem like it during their match against karasuno. I think his backstory also adds to his character, really giving him more depth than the others. Not to mention he is really cute and has a unique character design.

He's just fun to be around. You always need a funny person on your team especially when things get tough. Also he is good at reading his opponents which is a really good skill to have in sports and in general.

He has no shame, he is awesome, and I just love that song. The energy he creates is immaculate. Tendou has me Baki Baki-ing all day. Stan Tendou! <3

He looks really creepy and his song did sort of scare me and make me laugh at the same time. However, I respect the fact that he's the only person who's managed to befriend the cold, distant Ushiwaka. I also love the way he doesn't care at all about other's opinions, and he's just there to play volleyball and have a good time.

6 Sugawara Koushi

Suga? For sure the mom friend of the team. He will never give up but gets down sometimes. He is very sweet and a really good setter. People depend on him and you feel like he is someone you can talk to about your problems. Suga is a very sweet person. He also is a really good server as well.

He is literally so amazing. He's done so much for Hinata and Kageyama to make them better players. Like he literally stayed up all night making hand signs for them. Also the fact that he's so supportive of his teammates even if he's getting "replaced."

He's just a great sport and team mate. He is always there for his team and rly makes me smile whenever he plays or is on screen. He's the embodiment of a good friend. My personal favorite character, he needs more screentime.

Suga is sweet, kind, and VERY supportive. I love how he doesn't get angry or discouraged when he loses his spot as setter to a first year. Suga is just... Suga and I love him <3

7 Hinata Shouyou

Tangerine is awesome. His jump is very high. Shouyou is a very good at making people his friends. Over the seasons he has become the tiny Giant and I love him for that.

Hinata is the most coolest characters that I ever seen. Hinata is like a bird a raven to be persice. I love his face expressions. I love it when he's always being shrimp and pipsqueak. I mean what's wrong being short. I think he looks cute being short.

I think Hinata is the cutest wee thing ever! I love how he interacts with other people [ with kageyama and people bigger and scarier then him] he is just so cute and his personality is huge and great, he's just a lovely person !

Hinata Shouyou is a very bright and upbeat boy who loves volleyball and is aspiring to be like his idol, the Little Giant. He is the main protagonist of 'Haikyuu!' and is a bright ball of sunshine. Hinata Shouyou has a lot of character development in the story as he learns teamwork and volleyball. He is a good role model, all though he's small and people underestimate him, he can fly high!

8 Tsukishima Kei

I feel like a lot of people misunderstood him as a "salty/mean character" where in reality he's just a sarcastic dude. I love him since he first appeared, yes, he's sarcastic and tease his teamate a lot but I've never thought him as a bad guy and I never find him annoying at all. He's just chilling in the corner and doing his best. Best boy

Yeah he is Salty/rude but for reasons, and it also gives the anime more spice! Honestly he is a great character he does slot for the anime, and so does the rest of his team!

Stubborn, never listens to anyone. Doesn't seriously play volleyball because of his past. But later proves that he's is just as worthy as any other player and a key player in Haikyuu.

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.

9 Yamaguchi Tadashi

When I first saw Tadashi, my first reaction was so funny. I thought Tadashi was super cute and funny. Tadashi is really close with Tsukki. Who wouldn't love this cinna roll

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 )

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.

Two words. UNDERRATED BEAN. He is so cute and has so much potential. He scored five point IN A ROW. He definitely is a favorite of mines and deserves more recognition.

10 Kozume Kenma

Beautiful cat. He is our blonde. Kenma is our very chill character in this who likes to play video games. We can tell he doesn't have very many friends. Besides all that, he is a very good setter and knows his opponents really well.

I LOVE Kenma he is so cute. Like he is the whole reason why I call my cat pudding my cat now loves that name .just yesterday I was looking for more Kenma stuff.

honestly an amazing character, a lot of people think he's really dependant on Kuroo but in reality he is his own person and even though he can distant at times you know that he genuinely does care about the team and the others. He is one of the best setters and he is very analytical rather than just setting the ball to whoever, he really thinks about his decisions.

I simply adore Kenma. Kenma is just like me. I'm quiet. He's quiet. We both love video games. He grew up with Kuroo. Kenma is just so cute. I can't take it when I look at him

The Contenders
11 Kuroo Tetsurou

Kuroo is just SO HOT. I turn red when I look at him. His face expressions I can't take it. in that one episode got me so good. He said, "I like girls with long hair. I love him so much

I love Kuroo. He's so chill and laid back. His smile and his hair is so cute. I mean I get him and Kenma are best friends but dang. Kuroo is hot as heck.

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!

Why is this Man not the top one? I mean just look at him! He's such an adorable kitty! I love him! For me he is the best boi in the series when it comes to looks, Oikawa coming after him

12 Tanaka Ryuunosuke

I feel like most people forget that out of all the second years he was the only one to stay on the team, even when Karasuno was at their worst he stayed and tried his hardest, he keeps the team alive, not only with his personality but also with his gameplay, he tries his hardest to keep the ball in play and he is also really good at spiking

He is the mental MVP. His mental and physical strength is admirable and is very important to the team’s moral. Even when other teams try to silence him, he is able to come out on top. His friendship with Tanaka is so hilarious and fun. He is honest and kind, and his energy always puts a smile on his face. He is a big enough person to admit his mistakes and apologize. and when we find out that in the future he is married to KIYOKO?! and is a personal trainer. couldn’t have asked for a more perfect path for him! I just love him aghhh 😁

The most outspoken and abrasive member of the Karasuno Team. He's the wing spiker of the team and also sort of a comedic relief. He's in second year.

Best hype man EVER! When he flings his shirt in the air is the best. Tanaka is awesome and shall stay awesome.

13 Sawamura Daichi

Also one of the most underrated characters in the series. He rounds everyone up and gets the monkey circle in order when needed. Him and Suga are the glue of the team, and he is a great strategist and is experienced in many fields so he makes up for the teams flaws in spots that they struggle in and helps them keep a healthy mindset and encourages them like Suga. I like his simple backstory too. He's strict, but fair and human. Good character.

My favorite scary captain. He's nice in general but when any of his teammates get annoying or act up he really be yelling ready to pull that belt off. He really would of Ukai wasn't there. For real though, he is a good captain.

Best character in haikyuu. Bedt dad in Haikyuu. RIP Daichi he was a good guy I really liked his personality he was a good leader and a nice character.

He is the anchor for the team. He keeps them from flying off the rails and panicking. He can effortlessly change the mood with one sentence, calming his teammates down. Daichi isn’t a pushover though, and he knows when to put his foot down. It’s amazing how he can keep everyone on check, which is almost impossible with Tanaka, nishinoya, hinata, and kageyama on the team. He is strong, and even though he isn’t very flashy and is often overlooked by spectators, he doesn’t let that get to him, and just keeps playing the game he loves. AND HIM BECOMING A COP IS THE MOST PERFECT THING AHHH.

14 Azumane Asahi

The way people think he's scary but he's literally the most kindhearted shy person there besides Yamaguchi. He's of course a good ace and a good teammate. I'm still mad at him for wearing that tight bun in season 4 like we didn't just go over how his hairline would recede if he keeps doing that. Like his hair is cute let it breathe!

I love Asahi. Asahi is known to all his fans as jesus, Savior, Man bun, Holyboi, and anime jesus. I want to call him Cutie roll. I fell in love with this 18 year old third year on the first episode

I love it when Asahi gets fluttered. It's so cte. His attitude is amazing. He looks so gorgeous and hot. I would love to go out with him if I was in Haikyuu.

He looks scary, but is actually a big softy. He takes his role as ace very seriously. His strength is awe inspiring. He is such a sensitive soul and such a good sport. and I love that he changes his mind about going to college and ends up attending fashion school which is surprising and oddly perfect. I’m so glad that he has kept in touch with everyone and is still the sensitive cutie that everyone counts on.

15 Akaashi Keiji

Akaashi not only is he cool and quiet, he bringz the best out of Bokuto and is a really good friend. And he has blue eyes in season 4 eek

Like seriously if yall read the manga, he was willing to change and correct his mistakes and I think that's really good sportsmanship

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.

he is so sweet, he cares for Bokuto so much, he's very logical when playing and he really tries his hardest to bring out the best in his teammates

16 Hajime Iwaizumi

Someone has to keep Oikawa in check and I'm glad it's him. Enough about him since this is supposed to be about Iwa. He literally doesn't know how to show affection so he would literally give you a concussion before he would give you a hug. He's lowkey like me so that's a plus but he really is a great character.

It takes both a genius and a man with an immense strength of will to be able to control Oikawa and tolerate being his friend. Iwaizumi is strong enough to bear with the wild captain of Aoba Johsai, and this makes me respect him a lot more. He's also a really awesome spiker.

It takes a lot to tolerate Oikawa everyday and earn his trust. He is harsh and angry, which is so relatable. He balances oikawa and is a key player for seijoh. I wonder where he ended up after high school. I think he is great!

Iwa-chan seriously doesn't get enough love, like, he's such a good best friend to Oikawa and looks out for him so much, not to mention his version of 'tough love' when Oikawa overworks himself again. And let's not even talk about that scene when Seijou *spoiler* lost in the final battle against Karasuno in the second season and Iwaizumi says 'What kind of ace am I? ' Because that hurts me so much even now. It baffled me that he's only 14th place!

17 Kentaro Kyotani (Mad Dog)

okay at first I didn't really care for him but he made his way into my top ten characters. he's too crazy and I really like how different his personality is from the rest.

I really don’t know why I love him but I just do. At first I pretended to be attached to him as a joke, but he had actually become one of my favorites, lmao.

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.

Just a crazy character

18 Ushijima

My quite king! Mans has the best vocabulary on the show even though he spoke 10 words the whole show. He is so cool I don't know how anyone could dislike him. Anyways Oikawa should've went to Shiritorizawa.

He doesn't look like a team player, but he actually encourages his teammates and tries to keep them as upbeat as possible. He's a really great player, and a rare lefty-spiker, which is really interesting to see in this series, as there aren't that many lefties.

Don't let his bulky body and serious face fool you! He is also a honey-bean! I love how he's scared of sea cucumbers, which is relatable. He is such an outstanding player, as one of the few left handed spiker.

He is an excellent player and only speaks the truth and encourages his team

19 Lev Haiba

Everybody was supporting him to be nekoma's #1 ace and the minute I saw him I was like aaaaahhh I love him and I learned he's a model and I was like of course he is we all knew that from the start

He is just so precious I will protect him at all costs, he is also a really tall guy PERIODT

This guy has got a fine character, kinda lot like mine.

Toll bean. Do I need to say more?

20 Kiyoko Shimizu

I love Kiyoko so much she Is a character who is very likable for me personally. I mean this girl had so many cute guys crushing on her but she brushed them off like it was nothing.

Best girl and deserves to be with yachi. But nooo! all good shonen like animes only have straight ships! spoiler: she ends up with tanaka. fml

Without a doubt, this girl is my favourite anime crush

Kiyoko best girl

21 Atsumu Miya

He's just so adorable! I know he gives off the vibe that he's a playboy (and he probably is) but I just love his goofy personality, especially when he argues with Osamu! Plus, he's so dedicated to volleyball, which I really admire.

He is honest and one of the best pretty setters. He has 2 serves and is crazy talented+hard working. Has amazing hair. Loyal to Hinata later in the manga and a fortune teller,

I- do I gotta say anything

He is so cute and smart

22 Morisuke Yaku

honestly so underrated, Yaku is an AMAZING libero and people don't recognise him, he has amazing skill but he is also the mum of Nekoma, he really tries his hardest and tries to help people all the time

Yaku is honestly underrated in the anime. Nishinoya even admits Yaku has better libero skills him, which is saying something. WHY IS YAKU NOT IN THE ALL YOUTH TEAM! Nishinoya was close to getting in, and Yaku is even better sooo explain.

He's so cute and adorable. I felt bad for him when he hurt his ankle in Riku vs Luu.

I love his personality
he's cute and bby

23 Osuma Miya

Hot just like his twin, although I really like his calmer personality. Also, he loves food just like me. If he were real, I'd have a hard time not drooling over him.

His voice is so deep and soothing and I really like his looks honestly

The better twin. Boyfriend material. Sweet home Alabama.

The Miya twins are both so smart, logical and really good

24 Keishin Ukai

I loved Keishin when I looked at his fanart and when I first heard of him. I laughed at the episode when he was being spyed on by Takeda. It was the most funniest thing I ever saw. Keishin has the most fascinating eyes that I ever seen.

I love Keishin. He looks too young to be a coach for Karasuno. But he looks so hot when he shows up. I mean look at him. His fanart is amazing

Just genuinely a hilarious character that also has many sides

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

25 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.

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