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    Authors and Websites 

Buu on Archive of Our Own.

  • Recommended by Gomibako
  • Has written just short of sixty Kagehina (Kageyama Tobio/Hinata Shouyou) and similar slash fics. Fics vary in length and rating, but overall are very well written, including a number of one-shots. If you ship Kagehina, this author's work is a goldmine, and worth reading. Warning to watch out for ratings and read the tags, if it says "E" it means "E".
  • Seconded by goingmerry27

Memorde on Archive of Our Own.

  • Recommended by Gomibako
  • Do you like minor characters, less popular or rarepair ships, and well-executed wit? If you said yes to any of these, or even no, Memorde is an author you should check out. You may not think you ship Ennoshita and Futakuchi, but read one of Memorde's fics and you will. On of my personal favorites is by any other name, a lighthearted Tsukkiyama fic that's sweet and re-readable.

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General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

    General Fics 

mama's boy by bowlerhatfringe

  • Recommended by: pandabuddha
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Hinata accidentally calls Suga "mom" in front of the entire team. Everyone starts teasing him (including Suga) and needless to say, Hinata is mortified.
  • Tags: Humor, Fluff.

A Split-Second of Violence and Alternate Perspectives on A Split-Second of Violence by Laura of Maychoria

  • Recommended by: Chiruka Hisanagi
  • Status: Complete.
  • Sypnosis: Hinata is loud. Hinata is annoying. Hinata is also passionate and sunny and bright, and so full of joyful energy that he brings out the best in everyone around him, even if they occasionally want to slap his head to make him shut up for awhile. When a split second of violence threatens to take all of this away, Karasuno responds with a fury.
  • Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Friendship, platonic cuddling
  • Comments: Realistic, at least in Haikyuu universe. The author focuses on Kageyama's POV mostly, but the second fic provides the POV of other characters. The first part of the story involved graphic descriptions of violence, more so because of flashbacks of the witnesses. The process of healing is believable and written beautifully (poor our little cinnamon roll). Althought the third-years didn't show up as much until near the end, they're very supportive and bad-ass.
  • Warnings: graphic violence, description of injuries and blood, bullying, mental trauma.

Boys will be boys by RussianSunflower3

  • Recommended by: Chiruka Hisanagi
  • Status: Dormant
  • Sypnosis: In the end, they were only aged 15 to 17. There's bound to be some stupidity at least every now and then. This is the story of those moments, when immaturity won over.
  • Tags: Humor.

Crumbling Foundations by Captain_Hughes_ZU and ToshiChan

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Things like this didn't happen in Karasuno. It was just a school. Learning, making friends, taking exams and playing volleyball. Lots of volleyball. So it was really nothing out of the ordinary for the team to be in the gym on a simple Monday morning, training away. But two men walking into the gym with guns, one demanding to take his son? That wasn't ordinary, not at all...
  • Tags: Suspense, Hurt/Comfort.
  • Comments: Okay, I'll admit I was scared to read this at first. I even saved it as a bookmark for the longest time. Just, I was worried about what would happen to the little crows of Karasuno we all love. But, After finally reading this AMAZING work, I'm so happy I read it! I'm so relieved to find I had nothing to worry about. This author did an extraordinary job as keeping the reader at the edge of their seat! Really, just go read it yourself it's great!
  • Warnings: There is some violence.

the Caged Birds of Kirayama by milksop

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2017
  • Synopsis: From summary: A last minute summer training camp is set: it's August 8th, 2012, when everything changes. A storm captures the volleyball teams from Fukurodani, Karasuno and Nekoma upon Kirayama, trapping them there. Connection to the outside world is cut, and when a freak murder occurs and a student goes missing, they have no way to call for help. They are stranded and helpless as multiple murders occur around them, with no clue or hint as to who is doing this or why. Hinata struggles to best an invisible culprit as time trickles by. Can he figure out who or what is causing these murders...?
  • Tags: No Archive Warnings Apply, Psychological Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Slow Build
  • Comments: I don't usually rec fics that are not completed because I know the feeling of waiting for an update. BUT, this is an exception! This fic seriously needs more love. It's really great so far! AND even has a trailer on youtube

Don't run on wet wood by boxofwonder

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: From summary: Karasuno takes a trip to the lake on a hot summer's day. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Tags: Fluff, Angst
  • Warnings: Drowning
  • Comments: No one dies! This fic is mostly fluff.

I Will Not by IAspireToSleep

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: We all know and love the Haikyu universe. And we all know that if given the chance, we would most definitely wreck (playful) havoc upon the volleyball teams. Come and read, dear Reader, of the drama you have caused, much to the chagrin or amusement of the Karasuno volleyball team.
  • Tags: Humor, Reader-insert
  • Comments: OMG! By the time I caught up with the updates I was laughing so hard! This fic is just Hilarious and a very fun read.

Palm Strike by LectorDominion

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2017
  • Synopsis: It's time for a change. Hinata goes to Karasuno High School determined to make the most out of his high school life. What he didn't expect was being dragged into the game he had sworn he would one day leave but was still unable to do. Well, he might just begin to love volleyball again like he had before everything changed.
  • Tags: gen - Freeform, Friendship, Sports, Volleyball, Hinata!Strong, Slight Drama, Slight AU,
  • Comments: WHY HAVE I NOT READ THIS BEFORE?! The characterization, the plot, the everything!! It's just so good! I honestly had a great time reading this, nothing was slow or dragging. It was perfect. It's about a Hinata that still loves volleyball but, for some unrelieved reason, he doesn't want to play it anymore. It starts around the beginning of high school.

Say Oniichan, Otouto by Siriuslyscarredforlife

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Hinata next slipped up and used oniichan to call out to another person, it was Tanaka and Nishinoya-senpai and they were all in the gym, and he wanted to hide his face, he really did. But Tanaka-senpai was hugging him too hard and Nishinoya-senpai was crowing in victory to Asahi-san.
  • Tags: Bromance, Fluff, from senpai to oniichan, Dysfunctional Family, Family, Friendship
  • Comments: This is just so cute, I was smiling throughout the whole thing!

Alternate Universe

Alternative Universe. The characters are written into a different world/universe than the one they are typically from.

     Alternate Universe 

A Murder of Crows and Two Crows Shot of a Murder by Mur

  • Recommended by: Komodo Classic
  • Status: Oneshots
  • Synopsis: (A Murder of Crows): Yamaguchi Tadashi was 100% certain there was something strange about the second and third years of the Karasuno Boys' Volleyball team. The thing was, he had no way to prove it. It was just a feeling. A feeling, and the way their eyes darkened when they reached for the ball, and the way people went missing after any altercations with their first years. All of that, and the fact that one by one, his fellow first years were becoming just like them.
  • Comments: Chilling. But also strangely sweet in places? Definitely some creeping horror involved. Good endings for both. I would recommend reading A Murder of Crows first, and then the prequel Two Crows Short of a Murder, which provides an origin story and explanation for the crows.
  • Warnings: Creeping horror, disturbing imagery, graphic descriptions of blood and gore, a bit of cannibalism. Excellent, but rated E for good reason.

Come Morning Light by SharkbaitSekki

  • Recommended by: blupengu
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Life seemed to cease at the moment of the explosion, but then there was quiet whimpering in the air and the feeling of warm bodies pressed up against each other and the horrifying stench of terror that was tided over by the sight of each other, by the sight of all of them, still alive and breathing despite the horrors of this world on fire. In which all of the aspects of their future are uncertain, except for the fact that Karasuno will always be their home.
  • Comments/tags: Realistic apocalypse AU centered around the Karasuno boys that's goes on a rollercoaster of emotions. It's a long but extremely captivating read that I have poured hours into reading without realizing it. As expected, there's psychological horrors, Karasuno boys supporting each other, and some violence, but an eventual happy end. Not really any romance and no smut, but the guys do find comfort within their new family.

Have a Seat (While I Take to the Sky) by umisabaku

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: "Hinata never once felt like he should tell his teammates that he has superpowers and he doesn’t think of it as keeping a secret so much as not telling people unimportant details." —Six years ago, Hinata escaped from the lab that created him and never looked back. (Until he has to.)
  • Pairing: Male slash. Kageyama/Hinata.
  • Tags: Suspense, Thriller, Romance, Superpowers, Hurt/Comfort.
  • Comments:
    • Authors Note: This is the Haikyuu! companion story to my Kuroko no Basuke fic Don't Blink You'll Miss It (Lift Up Your Head). Absolutely no knowledge of KnB is necessary to read this fic, and it is *designed* to be read as a stand alone, so you don't need to have read "Don't Blink You'll Miss It"
  • Warnings:
    • Authors Note: I honestly don't think this would rate much more than PG-13 in terms of content...Actually, the first chapter (opening scenes) are probably the darkest the story ever gets, so if those are OK, then nothing else should be too upsetting. But the opening scenes might be upsetting. Just saying.

Greed by somethingintheireyes

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Oikawa and Iwaizumi thought they would be able to deal with the hardships that came with a long-distance relationships. Thought being the keyword. After their break-up, Oikawa's despair ends up placing his consciousness into a parallel version of himself. A demon king version of himself. OR Oikawa ends up in the Grand King's body and has to figure out how to get himself back into his normal body.
  • Pairing(s): Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru, (side)Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - College/University, Alternate Universe - Fantasy, Final Haikyuu Quest, grand king oikawa, body swap(?), Angst, Fluff, Comedy,very very confused oikawa, first chapter HURTS, Established Relationship, Enemies to Friends to Lovers, Parallel Universes
  • Comments: I freaking LOVE Haikyuu quest and this gem it the BEST! I love the detail the author manages to put into each chapter. And it's WAY better that what I was expecting. PLZ go read it!

To Blindly Trust by tagam

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kageyama Tobio just finished middle school and is in summer break mode before he starts high school at Karasuno. He doesn't really have a lot of friends because of what happened in his old volley ball team. Lonely and bored, Kageyama bumps into an unpredictable and playful character, Hinata Shouyou, who might help him with his bad social skills and isn't so bad to hang out with. Along the way Kageyama couldn't help but realize he had developed some kind of strange emotions towards the other without considering one of the red head's disabilities besides his height. Hinata kinda had this small thing called visual impairment.
  • Pairing(s): Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio
  • Tags: Fluff, Blind Hinata Shouyou, Comedy, don't worry no angst here, One-shot
  • Comments: Even though it's just a one-shot I loved every bit of it! Blind Hinata is such a dork, and he' still the energetic ball of sunshine we all love. Kageyamas POV of things is very nice too! If you want something to just sit and enjoy with out it being too complicated, go read this!

Don't Make Me Walk When I Want To Fly by MissKiraBlue

  • Recommended by: Jx H
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "I don't want to leave without an apology". After Hinata rushed from their fight he ended up in a car accident. But when he wakes up he's not dead and he's not in a hospital either. Hinata has to live the same day – the day when he and Kageyama fought – over and over again until he finds a solution where he could get out of the time loop. But when the time comes, will Hinata have enough strength and bravery to do what has to be done?
  • Pairing(s): Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio
  • Tags: Angst with Happy ending, Time Loop
  • Comments: Extremely powerful. It has a longer sequel which explores Iwasumi's time loop (also complete), and another sequel exploring Kageyama's time loop (In progress and making steady updates as of writing). The author describes this as an AU of what could have happened after the season 2 episode 5 fight. (Which is why its in the AU section)

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Shipping

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

    Shipping 

baby, i can give you wings by Metis_Ink

  • Recommended by: pandabuddha
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: From the summary: "In which there are superpowers, cats, rainstorms, realizations, split-second jealousy, embarrassing volleyparents, killer whales, electric Kuroos, unstable emotions, bad romance movie mentions, some angst, some fluff, but mostly a lot of awkward high schoolers."
  • Pairing(s): Male slash. Kageyama/Hinata, Daichi/Sugawara.
  • Tags: Humor, Fluff, Gaining Superpowers!AU.

cool teens don't wear skinny jeans by ebenroot

  • Recommended by: pandabuddha
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Daichi is a babysitter that loses three kids he's babysitting in the city. Hilarity Ensues when Daichi is trying to find them with the help of Sugawara, who Daichi is also trying to ask out on a date.
  • Pairing(s): Male slash. Daichi/Sugawara, Asahi/Nishinoya, Kuroo/Kenma.
  • Tags: Humor, Fluff, Alternate Universe.

melissa by toyotas

  • Recommended by: pandabuddha
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Colonel "Steadfast Alchemist" Sawamura and Lieutenant Colonel and Communications Specialist Sugawara, with their squad, are sent to investigate reports of human experimentation.
  • Pairing(s): Male slash. Daichi/Sugawara.
  • Tags: Full Metal Alchemist!AU, Friends-to-Lovers.

to be first, to be best by kittebasu

  • Recommended by: ahnkaori
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hajime is apparently something of a masochist, and as he stares down at the tie-dyed AREA 51 T-shirt in his hands, he thinks “I’m totally in love with this asshole, aren't I?”
  • Pairing(s): Male slash. Iwaizumi/Oikawa, minor Daichi/Sugawara

Under the Radar by lilienpasse

  • Recommended by: Komodo Classic
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 2016
  • Synopsis: Two weeks after Asahi rejoins the team, Noya finds himself starting to slip during practice. Missed receives, floor burns, the whole nine yards. But when Tanaka points out the possible cause, Noya's hard-pressed to believe him. There's no way someone as dopey yet implausibly-competent as Asahi could be the cause of his distress. After all, Noya doesn't worry that much beyond the court, and he certainly doesn't hold grudges. Right? (Semi-AU)
  • Pairing(s): Asahi/Noya
  • Comments: The first thing to say about this fic is that it's phenomenally well-written. The second thing is that it's absolutely hilarious while still hitting serious topics and maintaining a sense of realism. The third thing is that this author has an extremely good grasp of the characters and is doing amazing things with them. This fic is very, very good, in the best way.

Wingmen are supposed to be supportive by Codango

  • Recommended by: kuroi_ookami
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: College student and aspiring setter Shizuku has enough on her plate to deal with - distant parents, volleyball practice, school and worst of all, neighbourhood creep Kibikino. But when she meets those goddamn Karasuno boys, in particular one Tanaka Ryuunosuke, things might turn out for the better.
  • Pairing(s): F/M, Tanaka/OC, background Asahi/Noya.
  • Comments: Though OC fics are not a usual recommendation, in this case the author does a bang up job of believably inserting characters into the world. The cast's college lives are realistically imagined and the humor is outstanding. The romance is compelling as well, and develops gradually. Bonus points for cameo appearances by other fan-favourite characters.
  • Tags: Friends to lovers, College AU, Humor, Fluff, Mature content.

Hold On To Me, Just For A Little While by petmunchkin

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “I’m here.” The voice sounds faint but is actually very close, as Kageyama would expect it to be. Somewhere to his right, about on eye level, and his hand, despite everything, goes in search for its owner the moment it registers. Like a reflex, he thinks, grasping at air and that, too, he expects. Sort of. “Kageyama, you’re in my face,” comes the irritated comment, and Kageyama draws back immediately. “Oh. Sorry.” “Yeah.” A terrible accident robs Kageyama of his eyesight. That same accident robs Hinata of his life. It doesn’t mean they can’t still be together. For a little while, at least...
  • Pairing(s): M/M Hinata/Kageyama
  • Tags: Fluff, Angst, Established Relationship, bit of Humour too, blind!kageyama, Ghost!Hinata
  • Warnings: Major Character Death
  • Comments: Read this if you want to cry.

snowflakes by Uteros

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sugawara Koushi and Daichi Sawamura live quiet, happy lives, Sugawara could never ask for more. Well, other than the answer to where two of his teammates disappeared to and who are these kids that replaced them?
  • Pairing(s): M/M Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
  • Tags: Fluff, Kidnapping(?), Mystery, Action, Thriller, On the run
  • Comments: One of my fav Daisuga fic out there.

Lips Like Sugar (and Salt) by fivehorizons

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shouyou couldn’t believe this was happening. He was sitting in a car with Bokuto. In a car alone with Bokuto, one of the greatest aces in all of Japan. If that didn’t make him nervous enough, then the fact that he had no idea where they were going did.
  • Pairing(s): M/M Bokuto Koutarou/Hinata Shouyou
  • Tags: cliff diving, First Dates, First Kiss, Beaches, hq rare pair weekend
  • Comments: I have never even considered this ship, and this fic made me love it.

by chance by crossbelladonna

  • Recommended by: sweetyamiluna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Iwaizumi Hajime meets Oikawa Tooru, suddenly everything bursts into color. The only problem is that for the other, it doesnt seem to happen the same way. or, the world is black and white until you meet your soulmate au
  • Pairing(s): Multi, Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru (main), Hanamaki Takahiro/Matsukawa, Issei Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou, Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi, Tanaka Saeko/Tsukishima Akiteru, Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio, Tsukishima Kei/Yamaguchi Tadashi, Haiba Lev/Yaku Morisuke.
  • Tags: Soulmate AU, Fluff, Slow Burn, Angst
  • Comments: this is one of the best soulmate AUs I've read, it really goes in depth into the world, and had several interesting ideas to it I've never thought of when thinking about soulmates. Also features cameos of several pairings and other characters, (as seen above.) Definitely worth a try at least.

In The Dark Of The Night by dgalerab

  • Recommended by: Chikita
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Kuroo Tetsurou/Kozume Kenma
  • Synopsis: The Tokyo training camp has to use an older sports center while their usual one is renovated. Kenma is used to paying attention to the minor details, and the minor details in this place don't seem very friendly.(Or: Kenma notices an angry ghost before anyone else does, and it's not a very good thing for Kenma.)
  • Tags: Angst with a happy Ending
  • Comments: Intriguing Camp Horror Story with some funny moments and interactions between the players of Karasuno and Nekoma.

In The Trouble with Texting by dgalerab

  • Recommended by: Chikita
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
  • Synopsis: Iwaizumi goes online to deal with his unrequited crush on his best friend. He meets someone in a suspiciously similar situation, and things get... a little complicated.
  • Tags: Misunderstandings, Chatfic Elements, Mutual Pining, Angst with a happy Ending
  • Comments: Classic shipfic with sad moments that aren't actually all that sad. Huge emphasis on happy ending. This story made me nothing but smile.

Crossover Fics

A fan fiction which incorporates characters, events, places, ideas, etc from another fandom.

    Crossovers 

Streaks of Orange by Huntress of Eclipse

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: Kuroko no Basuke
  • Synopsis: Generation of Miracle was represented by the colors of rainbow, so where is orange? Hinata Shouyou moved into Tokyo and studied in Teikou Junior High. He tried out for many different sports clubs, only to be whisked off as a first string member of basketball club. What's surprising was, the regulars were... interesting senpais with unique personalities. No yaoi!
  • Tags: Humor, Friendship

Rainbow GenerationBy Spritlezy

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Ongoing: Last update Jun 21
  • Crossover with: Kuroko no Basuke
  • Synopsis: At the end of elementary school, Hinata Shouyou moves to the bustling city of Tokyo to start a new life. Say hello to the Generation of Miracle's little ball of sunshine.
  • Tags: Friendship

Resonance and Harmony By RubySmiley

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete: One-shot
  • Crossover with: Terror in Resonance
  • Synopsis:
  • Resonance: "Remember us. Remember that we lived." -Nine and Twelve's distant legacies are remembered—by the two boys who live in their names. (Because Nine and Twelve's voice actors also voice Kageyama and Yamaguchi—whose jersey numbers are also 9 and 12.)
  • Harmony: / Someone tell me how I got here ; From the city to this frontier. / It still hurts to remember, but they find solace in moving forward.
  • Tags: Angst/Hurt/Comfort
  • Comment: Don't worry it doesn't end sad!

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