Haikyu!! (Japanese: ハイキュー!!, Hepburn: Haikyū!!, from the kanji 排球
"volleyball") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by
Haruichi Furudate. The story follows Shōyō Hinata, a boy determined to become a
great volleyball player despite his small stature. It was serialized in
Shueisha Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2012 to July 2020, with its chapters
collected in forty-five tankōbon volumes.
An anime television series
adaptation by Production I.G aired from April 2014 to September 2014, with 25
episodes. A second season aired from October 2015 to March 2016, with 25
episodes. A third season aired from October 2016 to December 2016, with 10
episodes. A fourth season was announced during the Jump Festa '19 and was
planned for release in two cours, the first cour of 13 episodes aired from January
to April 2020, and the second cour of 12 episodes premiered in October 2020.
In North America, the manga has
been licensed by Viz Media, while the anime series has been licensed for
digital and home release by Sentai Filmworks.
Both the manga and anime have
been met with positive response. The manga won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award
for best shōnen manga in 2016. As of November 2020, Haikyu!! had over 50
million copies in circulation.