- 39;s even a representative for Japan at the Under 19 Youth World Championships!
- Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends.
With the 10-year anniversary of Haikyuu! February, fans still are patiently questioning one thing: when will season 5 be released? One of the most captivating aspects of Haikyuu! This faithful representation of the sport via the animations lends the show to present some incredible volleyball players. Related: What Your Favorite Haikyuu! Likewise, just as volleyball players in real life have varied skillsets, roles, and experiences, so too does each character in Haikyuu! Because of these individualized strengths and weaknesses, skilled players from all around the Japanese high school prefectures are presented in the anime. The Ace from Kamomedai High, Korai's character reminds the audience of the show's protagonist, Shōyō Hinata - he is undersized and small, overlooked in stature, but is determined and willing to prove his naysayers wrong. What sets him apart is his absurd vertical jump and his all-around skill set in the sport - while at the All-Japan Youth Training Camp, he plays setter and does it well, even though his normal position is outside hitter. Though the anime hasn't revealed his true potential to the audience through a full featured match, he did get an invite to the Training Camp, suggesting this 2nd year Little Giant is more than a capable volleyball player.
39;s powerful spikes allow him to challenge any blocker - even one of the best like Tendō.
Tendō is one of the best members of the dominant Shiratorizawa team and a loose, energetic complement to the team's stoic and unbothered Ace, Wakatoshi Ushijima. His iconic red hair and his wide eyes give him a bit of a daunting presence when he stands at the net. A 3rd year, he is infamously known as the "Guess Monster" for his ability to commit block - a skill where a blocker reacts before the spiker makes contact with the ball, making it seem like the blocker was in fact "guessing. " Being a great blocker can help someone get far in the sport of volleyball, and Satori Tendō is one of the best - if not the best - blockers featured in the anime. Considered to be one of the top 5 Aces in the country and just missing the cut for top 3, Fukurōdani Academy's 3rd year outside hitter is one of the best volleyball players from the anime. Bokuto's powerful spikes allow him to challenge any blocker - even one of the best like Tendō. Likewise, he can hit some of the most difficult angles in the sport.
What holds Bokuto back from climbing further into the ranks of Japan's best is his emotional inconsistency - sometimes he forgets his own capabilities and enters his "emo mode," with the spiker needing a nudge from his setter, Akaashi. Aran Ojiro of Inarizaki High School is the other Ace that just missed being good enough to be considered in the top 3. However, being in the top 5 in Japan makes him better than most - he still is an amazing player. Related: 10 Ways Haikyuu! Ojiro's team is full of talented players, yet he reigns as the top scorer. A gifted jumper and a powerful spiker, Ojiro too has little problem making it past a strong block. What sets Ojiro apart from his fellow top-3-Ace-snub is his consistency - his team and on him to score no matter the situation and he executes. Yet some of the remaining members are younger than this 3rd year or are members of one of the coveted top 3 Ace slots. Shōyō, the story's protagonist from Karasuno High, is surely someone fans would love to see claim the top spot as the best volleyball player in the anime.
But the youngster is not quite there. Yet. Hinata is the 'underdog story' embodied in an individual. He is short, clumsy, and not very intelligent in comparison to other Haikyuu! But (besides maybe his rival, Kageyama) there is no other character in Haikyuu! His passion for the sport and mental flexibility are unrivaled and across all the seasons currently out, no other character has seen growth in their volleyball skills like Shōyō. All this on top of being freakishly athletic and firmly focused on the court. He may not win the "MVP" award, but Hinata undoubtedly wins the "Most Improved" award. By his 3rd year, Shōyō will prove to be one of Japan's best, if not the best. Tōru Oikawa, Tobio Kageyama's old mentor/teammate turned rival, is the lone representative from Aoba Johsai High and a player with one of the best serves in the anime. Oikawa is a dedicated volleyball player, often practicing on his own and watching film of previous matches to improve his weaknesses in the sport. He also has a high aptitude for the game, demonstrated when he offers Kageyama the advice of setting Hinata the ball that's best for Shōyō instead of what Kageyama prefers.
Oikawa understands perfectly that his role as a setter is to help make his teammates better, to put his hitter in the best position to score a point. Setter may not be the most glamorous role on a team, but Oikawa executes it well and is considered to be one of the best in his positions in high school by his 3rd year. Hinata's Karasuno counterpart and rival, Tobio Kageyama, is known as 'The King of the Court.' He is a prodigy - a gifted all-around player capable of performing and executing each skill of the game. His presence on the court instantly catapults Karasuno High into a competitive realm they consistently had fallen short of years prior to his first season. As a 1st year, he is invited to participate at the All-Japan Youth Training Camp and is one of the best setters in high school, behind Inarizaki's star.
Although he is praised for his current skill level, prowess, and volleyball IQ, Kageyama is also identified as a player who is on the path to reaching his full potential. Atsumu is Aran Ojiro's setter, and as a 2nd year, is the best setter in high school. He is also one of Japan's best servers, able to hit both a jump spin and a jump float serve from the same toss. Though a flashy player, Atsumu is able to dazzle the crowd and his opponents with remarkable plays, sometimes catching the opposing team off-guard. With his strong knowledge of the game and faith in his abilities, Atsumu's fearlessness permits him to experiment throughout a match, attempting new plays like Karasuno's iconic minus-tempo quick while playing against them. Despite being surrounded by great players like his brother and Aran, Atsumu stands out as the best player from Inarizaki and one of the best high school players in all of Japan. Kiyoomi Sakusa hails from Itachiyama Institute, the top-seeded team and one of the favorites to win Nationals.
39;s even a representative for Japan at the Under 19 Youth World Championships!
Despite being a 2nd year, Sakusa ranks as one of the best 3 Aces in all of Japan. Related: 10 Best Friendships From Haikyuu! Though he's not featured in the anime playing often (mostly in clips from the All-Japan Youth Training Camp), Sakusa's reputation precedes him. The lack of film on him only increases the hype and mystery surrounding the full extent of his true abilities. However, his reputation alone is enough to place him as one of the best volleyball players in Haikyuu! The Ace and captain of Shiratorizawa, Ushiwaka is the best volleyball player from Haikyuu! The wonder and publicity surrounding Ushijima are not for naught. Not only is he the best Ace from the Miyagi Prefecture, but he is also one of the top 3 Aces in the country. He's even a representative for Japan at the Under 19 Youth World Championships! Ushijima can do it all - he is the best opposite spiker in the show, one of the best servers, and a skilled blocker and defender. He can execute all of the skills in volleyball well and has a bright future waiting for him. And even though Shiratorizawa lost to Karasuno and failed to qualify for Nationals, Ushiwaka still played an incredible match - volleyball truly is a team sport and it's rare that one player can win a match by themselves.
Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends.
Scott Shelly ( Hangul:셸리 ) is one of the female protagonists in the webtoon. She begins a one-sided relationship with Jay at the start of the series but as the story progress they have a mutual crush on each other and as of chapter 378 they are in a relationship. Shelly is the only female member of the Humming Bird Crew. Because she stayed at England before coming to Korea her personality is perceived as very headstrong. She does not like it when people talk badly about her friends, especially Jay. Shelly also has a lot of stamina and strength, she can keep up with the group's pace when racing and can actually send people flying with her punch (Although that may be for comedic reasons) but never got into the street fights with the guys of the crew. When she was hit on in her first appearance on the series she refused with a lot of sass. Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends. And with Jay, Shelly is very clingy and flirtatious. She has very foreign features: pale skin, her eyes actually look more mint green in color than blue, blond wavy hair. It is known later in the series that she has a tattoo in the side of her arm near the wrist that reads out "temet nosce" or "Know Thyself". At school she wears her uniform usually without the red vest and both wears the skirt and pants.
That also caused the over protectiveness of her grandfather.
She is often seen wearing high-end brand clothing, but also occasionally wearing street wear and tomboyish clothes. When riding her bike, she usually wears a jacket and helmet with the same color as her eyes or the Hummingbird crew's hood. She is tall, with long thin legs, a small waist and a bigger bust. Not much is known about Shelly, but it is established that she is from England and she requested to transfer to Sunny High School because of Jay. It was told in an early episode (Ep. 27) that she will be in Korea for one semester. Shelly is the granddaughter of Sunny High School's principal, Nick. When Shelly was a kid, she didn't want to get married and promised Nick that she will just live with him forever, which caused Nick to think that Shelly is not interested to guys until she got interested in Jay. That also caused the over protectiveness of her grandfather. Jay saw what happened and chased the thieves to get her purse back. She refused on taking him to the hospital but Jay refused. She picked up his student ID that had fallen to the ground and, motivated by her encounter with Jay, called her grandfather, asking him to let her attend Sunny High School. Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom. She kissed him out of the blue and the gossip that Shelly and Jay were in a relationship quickly spread around the school.
When Jay, Dom and Minu got suspended, Shelly visited them and scolded Dom and Minu badly about how Jay got caught with their actions. Jay got pissed and told her to screw off, she ended up crying and running away. When Jay was about to say sorry, he got a pink rose from Minu, saying that he should give it to her. He couldn't and Shelly went on saying that she'll forgive him if he became her boyfriend for a week and Jay agreed. She joined Hummingbird as the only female on the team, she continued to flirt with Jay and when Jay was teaching Mia how to ride a bike, she kept on intervening and wanting him to teach her even though she knows how. On a special episode, Shelly was seen riding a bike in Jay's neighborhood. Minu and Kay noticed her, Kay was thinking of who might Shelly go out with and ended up being shocked that it was his brother. In the last scene, Jay and Shelly are resting after riding their bike together, and she comments that Jay suits biking more than studying. The Preliminaries for the League of Street has started, only Dom and Jay were able to race at the first two rounds. After that, they found out that Jay's birthday was near and planned to celebrate it. She didn't showed up at school on his birthday because she was the one who prepared the gift that they got for him.