Top Ten Haikyuu!! Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Kageyama Tobio

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

Kageyama is one of the very few 'realistic' main characters any shonen series has ever offered me. His age, appearance and personality perfectly blend with each other. He is a young man facing problem with his interpersonal skills; and throughout the series he gradually improves. Personally, I feel like his character has been explored most out of the entire cast, and to me he is the actual main character of Haikyuu's first season.

Many people thought kageyama is creepy, but he's actually a dorky cinnamon roll

I just can't get over how cute and funny his reactions are to when he messes up. Also I love it when hinita and tobio play on the court and they fight a lot. He just to cute. He reminds me of my boyfriend because he so much like him, even playing the sport it really freaky.

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2 Nishinoya Yuu

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.

Yuu! Yuu! Yuu!

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3 Tsukishima Kei

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.

He is a person with a interesting personality, and makes the anime funnier with his sly remarks. He is also intelligent and I really love his sarcastic nature!

I have a lot of friends who for some reason don't like tsukki which pisses me off. His blocking is amazing and he's smart and systematic. He's not like ugly either. When I found out about why he hates passionate people my love for him like increased. He's an amazing character.

I immediately liked him from the very start. I always feel like those who are often viewed as an antagonist always have a back story somehow like the protagonist does have. He doesn't try hard on volleyball when he first appeared because he saw what happen to Akiteru who had given his everything- and even lied to Kei for the sake of volleyball. He still likes it somewhat 'cause as Yamaguchi said he wouldn't have went to Karasuno nor join the volleyball club.
I love how he appears to be sarcastic, and salty but he always knew what to say to pump Kageyama and Hinata up-- due to anger though.
Though he come as prideful, he doesn't hesitate to ask help when needed. I love how he watched Kuroo and listen to him even Kuroo was talking to Lev that time.
He's rational, and doesn't do anything instinctively. He consider everything during the game which a bit hard considering they're always moving around.
Overall, if people would look past his saltiness - and sarcasm, they would see ...more

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4 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.

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 Tooru might be an annoying, loud, manipulative guy, but he's also a hard-working, inspirational, relatable, amazing guy. In the manga, his coach said, 'I've always thought of Oikawa as amazing, but I might be undervaluing him.' Don't we all, right? And 'Talent is something that blossoms,'? Can this guy get anymore lovable?

He's such a piece of trash but I love him

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5 Hinata Shouyou

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

The "Tournament's greatest decoy", a title given by his teammates, Hinata has natural reflexes, effective speed and jumping power, which covers up for his major weakness of lack of height. He is also famouly known as Number #10 by his opponents. He and Kageyama form the core of the team and known for their "Freaky Quick"(a super speedy toss followed by a super speed spike). He's in first year. - Kiteretsunu

Shouyo and Nagisa are the same character and I like them both so much

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6 Sugawara Koushi

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

He's a living angel. He's best mum. Every time he smiles just makes my heart swell and I squeal. He puts other needs before himself even if he doesn't agree with it.

The most mature person of team Karasuno, he was the main setter for the team before Kageyama came. He helps in giving his team a morale boost up. He's in third year. - Kiteretsunu

I love him so much k bye

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7 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

Fantabulous

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8 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

best boy

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9 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!

My husband.

He is the BEST!

Kuroo teaches tsukishima. tsukki stuffs ushijima. connect the dots people.

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10 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

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11 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!

#FUKORADANI!

He is so happy, optimistic, and joyful person ever! Everyone should act like an owl and a Bokuto.
Hey! Hey! Hey!

#BOKUTO

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12 Azumane Asahi

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?

man-bun

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13 Kozume Kenma

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

KENMA! HE'S THAT DUDE!

I really love Kenma! He's like, my anime husband. Yeah, MY ANIME HUSBAND. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH THAN MY LOVE FOR ENGLISH AND MATH. I LITERALLY LIKE, READ FANFICS HERE AND THERE, EVEN LEMONS. WHO WON'T LOVE MY ADORABLE BABY?!

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14 Hajime Iwaizumi

Well he's really cute just saying lol

He's so cool, I ship him with Oikawa

Hajime should be known more just like Oikawa I mean he's also shown a lot? - IWishSoHardSometimes

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!

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15 Tendou Satori

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.

He's a complete dork, a monster on the court, and the only person I've seen who seems to be friend level with Ushijima. The little bit of backstory we got really added to his character and his overall attitude is like 'you're not on my level. Get out of my face.' which really seems to work with him without making him seem like a douche. His blocking skills are on point and he is the human embodiment of 'expect the unexpected.'

Plus, the little dance he does to his mocking song is adorable. Case closed.

16 Ushijima

A lefty menace, spiker, chosen to represent Japan.

He is good

17 Yuuji Terushima

He has a nice face and attitude

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

18 Keishin Ukai

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

19 Lev Haiba
20 Kentaro Kyotani (Mad Dog)

Best spiker ever

21 Chikara Ennoshita

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

22 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.

23 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".
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I don't see flaws in her so she fits as a mary sue in my opinion. - Hanah_Ant

24 Shirabu Kenjirõ

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

25 Sakuragi Hanamichi
26 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.

Total cutie and need to be more noticed
so cute

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27 Terushima Yuuji
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1. Hinata Shouyou
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1. Hinata Shouyou
2. Kageyama Tobio
3. Tanaka Ryuunosuke
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1. Yamaguchi Tadashi
2. Sugawara Koushi
3. Tsukishima Kei
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