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Trivia / Haikyuu!!

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  • Dueling Shows: With Free!.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Hinata is often referred to as "Sunshine Baby" by fans.
    • Kageyama is referred to as "King of the Dorks" by fans. Kags is also a pretty common nickname.
    • Sugawara is commonly referred to as "Sugamama" by fans. "Mama Crow" is also used.
    • Similar to how Sugawara is acknowledged as the Team Mom, Daichi is often affectionately referred to as "Dadchi" or "Daddy Crow".
    • Fans commonly refer to those in the Karasuno team, particularly the first years, as baby crows.
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    • Fans commonly refer to one of the players on the girls volley ball team from Niiyama Girls' High as "Female Goshiki" because of her similar appearance to him.
  • Genre Relaunch: Haikyuu!!, along with Free!, has helped revive interest in sports anime among the North American fanbase.
  • The Other Darrin: During production of the third season, Kazunari Tanaka, Ukai's voice actor, died of a brain stem hemorrhage. So Hisao Egawa filled in as the character in episode 9 of season 3 onwards.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
  • What Could Have Been: The original pilot chapter of the manga had Kageyama actively trying to convince Hinata to join because of his abnormal ability to jump, only for Hinata to balk every time. They also became very close friends much faster than in the actual storyline.
    • The full pilot was released and revealed quite a bit that didn't make it into the canon story:
      • Kageyama was the protagonist instead of Hinata.
      • Hinata was described as being clumsy when it came to sports, being more of an Accidental Athlete.
      • Kageyama was Number 10 in the chapter but 6 on the cover art, while Hinata was Number 12. This was later changed to Kageyama being Number 9, Hinata 10, Yamaguchi 12, and Ennoshita 6.
      • Daichi, Kageyama, Hinata, and Tanaka were the only members of Karasuno to appear; Suga, Asahi, Noya, Ennoshita, Narita, Kinoshita, Tsukishima, and Yamaguchi had not been introduced.
      • Karasuno was initially named "Hiashi."
      • Originally, Tanaka was meant to be more of jerkass who was rude to the leading pair, but particularly to Hinata. The version of him that made it to print was mellowed out into a strong Big Brother Mentor with equally-strong protective instincts towards Hinata.

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