Determined to be like the volleyball championship's star player Shouyou, a short boy nicknamed "the small giant," joins his school's volleyball club.
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Series cast summary:
Ayumu Murase Ayumu Murase ...  Shoyo Hinata 86 episodes, 2014-2020
Kaito Ishikawa Kaito Ishikawa ...  Tobio Kageyama 85 episodes, 2014-2020
Yu Hayashi Yu Hayashi ...  Ryunosuke Tanaka 84 episodes, 2014-2020
Satoshi Hino ...  Daichi Sawamura 83 episodes, 2014-2020
Miyu Irino ...  Koshi Sugawara 83 episodes, 2014-2020
Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ...  Kei Tsukishima 81 episodes, 2014-2020
Sôma Saitô Sôma Saitô ...  Tadashi Yamaguchi 79 episodes, 2014-2020
Nobuhiko Okamoto Nobuhiko Okamoto ...  Yu Nishinoya 78 episodes, 2014-2020
Yoshimasa Hosoya ...  Asahi Azumane 76 episodes, 2014-2020
Hiroshi Kamiya ...  Ittetsu Takeda 72 episodes, 2014-2020
Toshiki Masuda Toshiki Masuda ...  Chikara Ennoshita 62 episodes, 2014-2020
Bryson Baugus Bryson Baugus ...  Shoyo Hinata 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Greg Cote Greg Cote ...  Ryunosuke Tanaka 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Justin Doran Justin Doran ...  Daichi Sawamura 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ...  Koshi Sugawara 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Scott Gibbs Scott Gibbs ...  Tobio Kageyama 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Gabriel Regojo Gabriel Regojo ...  Kazuhito Narita / ... 60 episodes, 2014-2016
Leraldo Anzaldua ...  Kei Tsukishima 58 episodes, 2014-2016
Cameron Bautsch Cameron Bautsch ...  Tadashi Yamaguchi 58 episodes, 2014-2016
Adam Noble Adam Noble ...  Chikara Ennoshita / ... 58 episodes, 2014-2016
Blake Shepard ...  Hisashi Kinoshita / ... 58 episodes, 2014-2016
Gareth West Gareth West ...  Ittetsu Takeda 55 episodes, 2014-2016
Greg Ayres ...  Yu Nishinoya 54 episodes, 2014-2016
David Wald ...  Coach / ... 54 episodes, 2014-2016
Kaori Nazuka Kaori Nazuka ...  Kiyoko Shimizu / ... 53 episodes, 2014-2020
Kazunari Tanaka Kazunari Tanaka ...  Keishin Ukai 53 episodes, 2014-2016
Orlanders Jones Orlanders Jones ...  Asahi Azumane 53 episodes, 2014-2016
Nobuyori Sagara Nobuyori Sagara ...  Hisashi Kinoshita / ... 50 episodes, 2014-2020
Tomoaki Maeno ...  Makoto Shimada 48 episodes, 2014-2020
Kyle Jones ...  Yusuke Takinoue / ... 47 episodes, 2014-2016
Sumire Morohoshi Sumire Morohoshi ...  Hitoka Yachi 46 episodes, 2015-2020
Shannon Reed Shannon Reed ...  Peanut Gallery / ... 46 episodes, 2014-2016
Rebekah Stevens Rebekah Stevens ...  Kiyoko Shimizu 45 episodes, 2014-2016
Kregg Dailey Kregg Dailey ...  Makoto Shimada / ... 44 episodes, 2014-2016
Shûhei Sakaguchi Shûhei Sakaguchi ...  Yusuke Takinoue 43 episodes, 2014-2020
Patrick Marrero Patrick Marrero ...  Peanut Gallery / ... 43 episodes, 2014-2016
Koutarou Nishiyama Koutarou Nishiyama ...  Kazuhito Narita / ... 42 episodes, 2014-2020
Joel McCray Joel McCray ...  Peanut Gallery / ... 41 episodes, 2014-2016
Yuka Komatsu Yuka Komatsu ...  Saeko Tanaka / ... 36 episodes, 2015-2020


Hinata Shouyou, a short middle school student, gained a sudden love of volleyball after watching a national championship match on TV. Determined to become like the championship's star player, a short boy nicknamed "the small giant", Shouyou joined his school's volleyball club. Unfortunately, he was the only member and the club didn't have so much as a place to practice. He didn't let that deter him, however, and, upon finally acquiring 5 other players in his final year, was able to compete in an actual competition - only for his team to be unlucky enough to face the championship favorite and its star player, Kageyama Tobio, called "the king of the court", in the first round. Though Shouyou's team suffers a crushing defeat, he vows to become better and eventually surpass Kageyama. Now Shouyou is starting his first year in high school - the very one he had first watched in the national championships. He's going to join the volleyball team, practice constantly, and wipe the floor with ... Written by DevonHawk~

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Excellent Sports Anime
8 January 2018 | by mayank09876See all my reviews

Really enjoyed this well-made anime on Volleyball, I didn't know much about the sports and its rules, didn't realize so much strategy went into it and how important team play is. The plot is your typical shounen sports stereotype, an underdog who excels with determination, along the way he makes friends and each one in the team is a standout specialist. The anime is well-paced and keeps things exciting all throughout, there is lots of humor to give you big laughs. The storytelling utilizes the full spectrum of emotions from losses to win, from giving up to never giving in, from timidity to overconfident, from solo play to teamwork, it covers each aspect of the gameplay with relevant emotions. Another good side to the anime is the realistic gameplay, no over the board plays, and super moves. The characters are all likable, one of the few anime without having any evil guy in it.

The anime itself is really good, got great art and colors. Did feel the music could have been better, nothing of it stands out in mind after a week of watching the anime.

It was enjoyable enough for Binge-watch, so hopefully, you get the idea. Season 1 & 2 both were great, after a break of 2 years, I have binged watched Season 3 & Part 1 of Season 4 also, again they were really good.

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