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Every episode of Haikyu!! ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Haikyu!!!

Inspired by a small-statured pro volleyball player, Shouyou Hinata creates a volleyball team in his last year of middle school. Unfortunately the team is matched up against the "King of the Court" Tobio Kageyama's team in their first tournament and inevitably lose. After the crushing defeat, Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama. After entering high school, Hinata joins the volleyball team only to find that Tobio has also joined.

Genres:AnimationAction & Adventure

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The best episode of "Haikyu!!" is "The Absolute Limit Switch", rated 9.7/10 from 1956 user votes. It was directed by Susumu Mitsunaka and written by Taku Kishimoto. "The Absolute Limit Switch" aired on 3/20/2016 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Halo Around the Moon".

  • The Absolute Limit Switch
    9.7/10 1,956 votes

    #1 - The Absolute Limit Switch

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2016-03-20

    Neither team is willing to let the other team get ahead. They're both reaching their limit, yet the match continues. They proceed into the final battle to determine who will make it to the finals.

    Director: Susumu Mitsunaka

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • The Halo Around the Moon
    9.7/10 1,271 votes

    #2 - The Halo Around the Moon

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-10-29

    Thanks to Tsukki and Nishinoya's blocking, Karasuno comes back at the end of the second set. It is a heated battle in the end, resulting in multiple deuces... Who will score the final point?

    Director: Masako Sato

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • The Battle of Concepts
    9.7/10 1,477 votes

    #3 - The Battle of Concepts

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-12-10

    The battle goes well beyond 15, as the fifth set for both teams enters the 20's. Shiratorizawa shows off individual strengths, and Karasuno continues to show the strength as a team. In a battle of volleyball philosophy, Karasuno and Shiratorizawa fight for who moves on to Nationals.

    Director: Tetsuaki Watanabe

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Monsters' Ball
    9.7/10 1,775 votes

    #4 - Monsters' Ball

    Season 4 Episode 24 - Aired 2020-12-12

    The game is now in a deuce with both teams are pushed to their limits to try to get that one final point. This match against Inarizaki brings out everything that both teams have to the very end!

    Director: Yumi Kamakura

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • The Volleyball Idiots
    9.6/10 939 votes

    #5 - The Volleyball Idiots

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-12-03

    Just as Shiratorizawa gets to match point, Karasuno regains spirit as Tsukki returns to the court.. Players on both teams are at the end of their ropes, but they continue to give their all to the last part of the match!

    Director: Shintaro Itoga

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Pitons
    9.5/10 1,053 votes

    #6 - Pitons

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2020-11-28

    Inarizaki starts to turn things around with Miya Atsumu's serves. Suddenly, there is a play that changes the flow of the game.

    Director: Masako Sato

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Removing The Solitary King
    9.3/10 849 votes

    #7 - Removing The Solitary King

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2014-09-14

    Kageyama begins to match Toru point for point. The teams become dead even at 25 a piece. Long sets begin to drain both teams, and Toru acknowledges that Kageyama has realized what teamwork is all about and is no longer the solitary king. The game winning points are shown.

    Director: Susumu Mitsunaka

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Broken Heart
    9.3/10 806 votes

    #8 - Broken Heart

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2020-10-17

    Because of Yamaguchi's service ace at the end of the first set, Karasuno is able to get set point first. However, Inarizaki then starts targeting Tanaka, who seems a bit off his game. How will Tanaka deal with this pressure?

    Director: Yuya Horiuchi

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • The Iron Wall
    9.2/10 790 votes

    #9 - The Iron Wall

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2014-07-27

    The second match of Interhigh preliminaries has begun. Azumane has a history with Date Tech, but he is determined to rise to the occasion. Date Tech's tactic is to throw their opponent off kilter with their serves - but Karasuno focuses on receives. The wall of Date Tech looms high; what will Karasuno do?

    Director: Takashi Otsuka

    Writer: Toshimitsu Takeuchi

  • The Former Coward's Fight
    9.2/10 631 votes

    #10 - The Former Coward's Fight

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2016-03-06

    As Seijoh takes the flow of the game, Keishin sends Yamaguchi out as a pinch server. Yamaguchi ran away from the Wakunan match, but now is he able to turn around this match?

    Director: Yusuke Kamata

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • An Annoying Guy
    9.2/10 578 votes

    #11 - An Annoying Guy

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-11-26

    Tsukki injures his hand and has to leave for medical attention, which causes Karasuno's blocking to weaken. Karasuno steps up their attacks in his absence. Hinata's play finally makes Ushijima feel like he's worth playing against.

    Director: Hitomi Ezoe

    Writer: Susumu Mitsunaka

  • Guarding Your Back
    9.1/10 677 votes

    #12 - Guarding Your Back

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2014-08-03

    Thanks to Hinata and Kageyama's cornerstone "freak quicks," Karasuno is in the lead against Date Tech. But with Aone blocking, Date Tech starts catching up to Karasuno. This is when the ace Azumane must prove his worth. Will Azumane blast through Date's iron wall?

    Director: Yumi Kamakura

    Writer: Toshimitsu Takeuchi

  • The Point that Changes the Momentum
    9.1/10 634 votes

    #13 - The Point that Changes the Momentum

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2014-09-07

    Aoba Johsai begins to pull away in set 3, forcing Coach Ukai to make some drastic decisions. Yamaguchi is subbed in as an ace server, but the pressure proves to be too much to overcome. A service error occurs, but the error allows Karasuno to calm down and climb back within two.

    Director: Koichi Kikuta

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Guess-Monster
    9.1/10 595 votes

    #14 - Guess-Monster

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-10-22

    Underway into the second match, Karasuno tries to attack, but Shiratorizawa's middle blocker is a Guess Monster. Using fast intuition, he keeps blocking all of their attempts. As he blocked Karasuno's spikes one after another, Tsukki calmly assesses the situation for a counter-attack.

    Director: Shintaro Itoga

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • The Chemical Change of Encounters
    9.1/10 550 votes

    #15 - The Chemical Change of Encounters

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-11-12

    Karasuno finds themselves against a wall as Shiratorizawa wins their second set easily. Needing a push, Hinata ups his defense and the two teams battle it out..

    Director: Shintaro Itoga

    Writer: Susumu Mitsunaka

  • The Birth of the Serene King
    9.1/10 663 votes

    #16 - The Birth of the Serene King

    Season 4 Episode 23 - Aired 2020-12-05

    The third set is reaching its end. Karasuno is able to take back the flow of the game with Hinata's receive and even though they show great offense and defense, Inarizaki gets a match point. With the game so down to the wire, the setter Kageyama decides to do a certain play...

    Director: Rokou Ogiwara

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Team
    8.9/10 525 votes

    #17 - Team

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2016-03-13

    The final set of the qualifier semi-finals continues with Karasuno and Seijoh. As the teams go neck and neck, both teams put everything they have into this final set.

    Director: Tetsuaki Watanabe

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Individual vs. Numbers
    8.9/10 541 votes

    #18 - Individual vs. Numbers

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-11-05

    As the third set starts, the bout is tied at 1-1. Attempting to seize momentum after stopping Ushijima, Karasuno tries to stay aggressive. However, Shiratorizawa's setter, Shirabu, seems unfazed by the loss of the second set and swings momentum back to the undefeated champions.

    Director: Tetsuaki Watanabe

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Evolution
    8.8/10 579 votes

    #19 - Evolution

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2014-08-31

    After being subbed back in Kageyama begins to try to communicate with each of his teammates. He begins to learn where the best setting point is for each of them, and Tsukishima comes up with a new attack that proves Karasuno can be a threat from all fronts.

    Director: Toshiaki Kanbara

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Wiping Out
    8.8/10 494 votes

    #20 - Wiping Out

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2016-02-21

    The semi-finals of the Spring Tournament. The ones that Karasuno has to face are their bitter rivals at Aoba Johsai High School. Getting over their past loss, they try to reach the finals. A battle with the new Karasuno is about to start.

    Director: Shintarou Nakazawa

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • The Destroyer
    8.8/10 479 votes

    #21 - The Destroyer

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2016-02-28

    Karasuno is facing a completely different Seijoh now that they've called in Kyotani. Karasuno can't seem to gt their rhythm together, meanwhile, Seijoh seems to pick themselves back up. When the flow of the game seems like it's going to change drastically, Karasuno...

    Director: Shintaro Itoga

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Declaration of War
    8.8/10 538 votes

    #22 - Declaration of War

    Season 2 Episode 25 - Aired 2016-03-27

    After defeating their fated rivals, the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club finally move on to the finals of the Miyazaki Prefecture Qualifiers of the Spring Tournament. They will be facing the strongest school in the prefecture, Shiratorizawa Academy. Their battle for the "absolute king" in order to get the one ticket to nationals beings!

    Director: Yumi Kamakura

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • Obsession
    8.8/10 541 votes

    #23 - Obsession

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-11-19

    Karasuno manages to win the fourth set. The fifth set begins, but has a different set of rules: whoever gets 15 points first wins. Keishin sees that Kageyama is exhausted, and switches him out with Sugawara. Determined to hold up his end, Sugawara shows how he has improved.

    Director: Yusuke Kamata

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • A Chance To Connect
    8.8/10 491 votes

    #24 - A Chance To Connect

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2020-03-21

    In the first match at the Spring Tournament, Karasuno faces off against Tsubakihara Academy. At first, Kageyama isn’t able to get used to the new venue, but once he got the hang of things, he and Hinata do their quick attack and the crowd is in awe. Karasuno takes the lead in the match, but Tsubakihara has a rather unique secret weapon.

    Director: Masako Sato, Hitomi Ezoe

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto

  • The Second Day
    8.8/10 535 votes

    #25 - The Second Day

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-04-04

    The second day of the Spring Tournament. Karasuno faces the team that placed second at the Inter-High and one of the favorites to win the Spring Tournament, Inarizaki High School. The team also has the best twins in high school volleyball, the Miya twins. Karasuno’s battle against one of the best is about to begin!

    Director: Yumi Kamakura

    Writer: Taku Kishimoto