Top Ten Haikyuu!! Characters

The Top Ten

Kageyama Tobio

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.

Kageyama Tobio is a character you can relate to and is someone who has flaws and strengths like us. He is passionate about volleyball, also being a very talented young boy with natural abilities. All though he has vibrant blue eyes and jet black hair, his personality is quite different then you would imagine. As an example in him being betrayed by his teammates for being a 'king' he is just overall passionate about volleyball hand has a goal to win. When he met Hinata Shouyou, that all changed. When Hinata told Kageyama that he is not alone, or along the lines of that, his eyes opened. He is on a team that is there for him, who will support him, and who will be his support pillars. Kageyama's character development is also beyond extraordinary, as he keeps on learning and getting better. But at the end of the day, Kageyama is still our sweet blueberry boy who loves milk.

Kageyama should be number one for a lots of reasons. His struggles are most of the time overlooked. because it's not like the other players. he does not have problems coping up with any technical issues of the game. He is the BEST player after all and can blend in anywhere. What he struggles with is his communication skills. That's all he lacks, nothing else. I know each player works hard. But for Kageyama, even tho he is a prodigy, he constantly tries to better himself. And people who say he is selfish/arrogant blah blah blah well, he was at first, but if you try to understand his character you'll see he is like that for a certain reason. Oikawa always ignored him whenever Kageyama wanted to learn something from him. It broke my heart to see how much Oikawa actually hated Kageyama. I think Oikawa played a role for his behavior. He never really could trust anyone, and believed he had to do everything by himself. Since then he always pushes his limits. It's true that he doesn't get ...more

He's my second favorite character. Cute, funny, skilled, and relatable. I like that how he isn't a super unrealistic prodigy even though people make him out to be one. He has great development, and is a freaking precious child. And I like the fact that he likes milk. And that dance.. combine it with Tendou's song and it's a whole y e s.

Nishinoya Yuu

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.

How can a smol bean be so energetic? He's literally so skilled and he doesn't care about little things. He says the most inspirational things ever, and is funny. ROLLING THUNDER! I love him.

Noya is one of the most upbeat, energetic and entertaining characters in Haikyuu! He is a great team member and one of my favorite characters. "ROLLING THUNDER!" is now one of my favorite quotes.

This crazy, cute ball of energy gives me life. Also extremely talented and overall a lovable little guy. He had to be one of my favorites from the start.

Oikawa Touru

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

He works hard and tries his best to be good at the thing he loves. Despite his "good looks" and shallow-at-first-sight personality, he's actually a pretty deep character who tries his best to do well. I especially appreciate the fact that he's a huge team player---and he works well with other people.

I love him sooooo much! He's a cool guy. He's funny but dangerous when serious. I like his spikes. He is not the protagonist but he is just too hot to be hated! I don't know if it's normal but I literally cried when Seijoh was defeated by Karasuno. I was so impressed when he lost but didn't cry. He is so brave! How I wish he was real. I really like him and I can't get enough! He will always be the best setter. My Great King.

Bokuto Koutarou

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

His design looks weird and absolutely out of place at first, but he's actually a very funny character that fits right in to the crowd. He looks like he doesn't take things seriously, which makes people underestimate him, but he's actually a really good player.

This guy makes me laugh so much! He has an amazingly childish personality but that's whats so funny about him! Bokuto is one of the most energetic and funniest people in Haikyuu! "Hey HEy HEY!"

Third favorite character. I freaking love him and his "HEY HEY HEY". Also, I really like how he needs constant attentions, it makes him kinda cute tbh. Super powerful and funny. Like, really. Oya oya?

Hinata Shouyou

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!

Hinata has a goal that he aims to reach. That in itself makes him a good character. He's also very small, which is a huge disadvantage considering the sport he plays, but he makes up for it with his skill and tenacity. Fly high!

Defiantly a lovable protagonist. He will never even consider giving up, and I love that fire in his eyes. A cinnamon roll but I think Hinata can lowkey get it.. if you know what I mean ;) that's right! his dancing skills! the hell were you thinking? nah but formal, I really think Hinata knows how to dance.. UwU anyways, he's super skilled and will get even better, I can tell.

I love how Hinata doesn't give up easily and is super energetic and cheery all the time! He is also one of the funniest characters in Haikyuu!

Sugawara Koushi

Okay let's be honest, he and Daichi are the parents of the team. He and Kageyama are talented Setters (Suga is my favorite Setter tho). He is such a cutie, does slot for his team. He can also cheer you up when you're feeling down, I mean what more do I have to say! He's GREAT.

Sweet sugaroll. (Sorry, that was a bad joke). Always positive and there to cheer his teammates on. He may not be as talented as Kageyama, but he works very hard and helped his teammates a lot. Even Oikawa calls him Mr. Refreshing!

Mommy! I love him... and he can be super scary. I think he needed an episode where it showed his improvement, but that never happened. still, he is sooo cute and I think if we seen more of him he would be really skilled. ngl, he does have extremely good strategy.

Sugamama you mean? Easily lovable character who honestly I see as kind of underrated compared to Kageyama. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE kags, but I want an episode where Suga gets to shine. Another favorite.

Tendou Satori

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.

My number one favorite, shut up. Extremely funny, can be either extremely unattractive or super cute, there is no in between. And I literally sing "Baki Baki" in my sleep... I just love him too much! askshsnijoen help me.

This boy is my number one, forever and always. I loved him since the day I met him. He’s too funny, really, really, talented, and is himself all the time. He couldn’t give two craps about what people think of him. Also has really cute moments like when he was dancing (I love that made up song), or when he went to talk to Ushiwaka in his room. I love him.

He is himself and does not dislike anyone else. I want a boy like Tendou as a partner, whether others think he's crazy or creepy. I love this crazy side to him.

Tsukishima Kei

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.

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!

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.

Yamaguchi Tadashi

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.

Yama is really underrated inside the team, and its not just his serves that are good. His spikes are good too, as shown in the first season.

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.

Kozume Kenma

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.

Videogame boi. The most emo and the most smartest and stragetic boi in Nekoma! He is so adorable in real life with his quiet personality but turns out he is also an awesome friend!

This little cutie is amazing. A very talented setter who’s personality is so adorable, he’s like a little gamer cat. He had to be one of my favorites.

Just like one of my brother..never want to get off his phone and just wants to play games all day but when it comes to play vball he’s in the zone.

The Contenders

Kuroo Tetsurou

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

One of the reason, why I watched Haikyuu. This guy looked like Badass, Cool Character. And he doesn't disappointed me at all. This guy is simply superb.

Oh My God! He is the BEST. He is a great asset to Nekoma and wow, his slightly e
crooked smile is just so hot. I love his cute bedhead and mature yet goofy personaily!

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!

Tanaka Ryuunosuke

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.

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

Love it when it takes off his shirt, kinda sexy lol
Also love his overall personality

Sawamura Daichi

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.

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.

Am I the only one who thinks he's hot

He’s a noble man with an even more noble death

Azumane Asahi

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

I don't know why, but I just love him so much. He's always respectful to others. Some people seem to forget that he's also Fukurodani's setter - he doesn't get much screen time, but Fukurodani is one of the strongest teams in the game. He's a vice-captain, but he acts more like a captain than Bokuto does (no hate, I love Bokuto).

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.

Hajime Iwaizumi

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!

Despite he often insult or hitting Oikawa, he's really caring about him. Some Teammates looks up at him and respects him, even more than Oikawa. I think his pretty cool Ace.

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

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


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

A lefty menace, spiker, chosen to represent Japan.

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

I love his positive energy and his dream to become the ace of Nekoma, although he still has a lot to train he believes firmly in himself ❤️

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.

Morisuke Yaku

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

Baby and u can’t change my mind

Keishin Ukai

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

Ya'll shouldn't forget about this daddy

Yall sleep on ukai-

yall sleep on ukai I-

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.

Tsutomu Goshiki

He is sunshine boy and needs more screen time

I swear whenever he cries I die
Protect this baby

He’s just so cute ☺️

he's my favorite babyyyyy. so underrated...

Chikara Ennoshita

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

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

Underrated character. I said it.

underrated and #teammom4lyfe

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