Top Ten Haikyuu!! Characters

The Top Ten

Kageyama Tobio

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.

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.

Typical tsundere. Kinda impatient and scary. But the more you know him, more you know his playful side and realized that he is indeed one of the best if not the top player in Haikyuu!

He is the "king of the court" in a good way.I love him when he gets angry with Hinata.

Nishinoya Yuu

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.

defence pillar and cute wild boi and also not afraid to give people who insult him or his friends a piece of his mind

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.

Wild energetic boi! Extremely talented! Always very energetic and always there to cheer his teammates on. Although he is a second year, his level of maturity is almost less than Hinata... But is adorable and made in in my husbando list.

Oikawa Touru

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 really appreciate Oikawa since like he's such a hard worker and just wants to prove that he can be the best

He has a perfect smile and a really good serve. He is also in tune with his team which makes him a great captain. And I love Oikawa and Iwazumi's bromance

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

Bokuto Koutarou

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!"

Funniest kid in Haikyuu. I love the way he looks! A human owl! An amazing player but a even goofier friend. Love him!

He is amazing in every way. Bokuto's emo mood is the best. He's just so cute.
"Hey, Hey, Hey"- I want it to be my alarm

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!

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!

Hinata is just a very hype bean uwu But he gets very scary when serious! He jumps pretty high for one of the shortest in karasuno. Overall my fave!

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.

How can you not love a strong independent mom, who also keeps her husband in line

The amazing fluffy mom who sets every one back on task. How can one not love him?

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".

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.

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.

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

I love him so much and his little song XD I know not many people think he is attractive but I'm here sooo I do

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!

Ahhhh I love Tsukki so much! One of the characters with most development in the series. Salty and hot. Did I mention he's hot?

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.

He is an underrated bean and he is such a soft boy. He works so hard and he deserves more

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 )

Kozume Kenma

This guy is superb. And his dumps during the match was also awesome.

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

Kenma is a calm but quiet guy who likes games. He's my favorite character in Haikyu.

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.

The Contenders

Kuroo Tetsurou

He's a captain and a leader. He knows how to work with his team, he has an awesome design, and his personality is really likable.


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.

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

Tanaka Ryuunosuke

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

I love this dude and especilly when he protects Hinata from big guys with his scary face

Looks scary; is an actual sweetheart.

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

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.

great inspirational coach

Best captain!


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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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!

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

I W A C H A N. I love Iwa sooo much. An amazing ace and boyfriend for Oikawa. Did I say boyfriend, I meant friend. Yep totally.

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.

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.

this bad boi makes me love him by existing

Best spiker ever

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.

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

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.

A lefty menace, spiker, chosen to represent Japan.

Lev Haiba

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


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


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 ❤️

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

Morisuke Yaku

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

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.

baby no cap

I love his personality
he's cute and bby

Keishin Ukai

Ya'll shouldn't forget about this daddy

yall sleep on ukai I-


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

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.

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.

Underrated character. I said it.

underrated and #teammom4lyfe

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...

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