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YMMV: Haikyuu
  • Awesome Art: The action scenes are very well done.
    • The character designs are well thought out. Every character has distinct features.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Yamaguchi standing up to Tsukishima.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Sugawara. He ranked fourth in the first popularity poll despite not playing in any matches since Kageyama became the regular setter (he only played in one match for a partial amount of time during their official match with Aobajousai). In their second official poll, he got second, just behind Hinata and beating Kageyama, who got first in the last poll.
    • Yamaguchi too. Despite being Tsukishima's Tagalong Kid and not having a lot of action, his feature moments and boundless effort for growth seem to really make him stand out because he got seventh place in the second popularity poll, right behind Noya, Oikawa, Tsukishima, and the top 3 mentioned above.
    • Akaashi is pretty popular as well. He got 14th place when Bokuto, who does a lot more during the training camp arc and is their team captain, got 18th.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: While Haikyuu is fairly popular in Japan, it has attracted a large fanbase in the West as well.
  • Ho Yay: It's kind of inevitable due to having a primarily male cast, but it's less then what one would expect.
    • Hinata and Kageyama's Vitriolic Best Buds friendship attracts a certain type of shipper like flies to water, and it doesn't help how they quickly grow into an extremely-close partnership that others confuse as lasting much longer than it has.
    • By the way they're introduced, Nishinoya and Asahi acted as if they were a couple who are trying to make up after having a big fight.
    • Oikawa and Iwaizumi are really close, the two act Like an Old Married Couple, and are rarely ever seen apart.
    • There is some between Kuroo and Kenma who are childhood friends despite being a year apart. Kuroo trusts Kenma a lot with his skills so he never doubts him.
    • Itís almost inevitable to see some of this between Sugawara and Daichi, thanks to their status as Team Mom and Team Dad of the team and Sugawara being Daichiís Number Two.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Hinata, good God Hinata; there's Hinata x Kageyama, Hinata x Tanaka, Hinata x Tsukishima, Hinata x Nishinoya, Hinata x Sugawara, Hinata x Yamaguchi, Hinata x Kenma, Hinata x Kuroo, Hinata x Lev, Hinata x Aone, Hinata x Kiyoko, and the list goes on; quite literally, Hinata could get shipped with anyone.
  • Les Yay: Yachi and Kiyoko.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Kageyama's face after Hinata hit him in the head with a failed serve, Hinata himself says it's his scariest memory.
    • Hinata's smile in the match against Nekoma.
  • Shipper on Deck: Sugawara seems to ship Kageyama and Hinata; especially when he mentions Hinata's expression when he hits his spikes isn't the same as when Hinata hits Kageyama's spikes and only Kageyama can get Hinata to use his abilities to 100%.

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