Haikyuu 9 Main Characters and Their Positions In Volleyball Explained

Do you love Haikyuu? If you do, you’re not alone. The anime has taken the world by storm, and for good reason – it’s an amazing show. If you’re new to the series, or just need a refresher on the characters’ positions in volleyball, then this is for you! It breaks down all 9 main characters and their respective positions in detail. We hope you enjoy it!

Below is the list of 9 Haikyuu Characters and their respective positions:

09. Coach: Keishin Ukai

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Coach Ukai is the head coach of Karasuno High School’s boys’ volleyball team. He is a former player himself and has a lot of experience coaching at both the high school and professional levels.

Position: Coach

08. Hinata Shouyou

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Hinata is a small but incredibly determined player who always gives it his all on the court. After joining Karasuno’s volleyball team, he quickly became one of its most valuable players.

Position: Outside Hitter/Spiker

07. Kageyama Tobio

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Kageyama is an extremely talented setter who often clashes with Hinata due to their competitive personalities. He eventually begins to see Hinata as more than just an opponent, but also a valuable teammate.

Position: Setter/Opposite Hitter

06. Nishinoya Yuu

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Nishinoya is a skilled libero who first appears in season two of the anime when he joins Karasuno’s volleyball team after being scouted by Tanaka Ryuu (another haikyuu character). He becomes friends with Hinata and Kageyama right away because they share similar interests like playing video games together or going out for karaoke nights.

Position: Libero/Defensive Specialist

05. Sugawara Koushi

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Sugawara is one of the most popular characters on this list because he plays as both setter and middle blocker! His skills and abilities as a player are highly respected by his teammates.

Position: Setter/Middle blocker

04. Daichi Sawamura

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Daichi is a team captain and one of Karasuno’s most experienced players. He was originally the starting setter, but after Kageyama joins the team he switches to playing as a middle blocker instead.

Position: Middle blocker/Setter

03. Tanaka Ryuunosuke

Tanaka is an outside hitter who transfers to Karasuno High School in season two with Nishinoya Yuu. He had previously played for another high school volleyball team but quit after they were eliminated from the prefecture tournament.

Position: Outside Hitter

02. Tsukishima Kei

Tsukishima is a player on Karasuno’s volleyball team who often gets underestimated because of his appearance. He has an extremely unique ability to spike the ball which makes him a valuable asset to the team.

Position: Blocker/Defensive Specialist

01. Asahi Azumane

Asahi is one of the main characters in Haikyuu and plays as an outside hitter for Karasuno High School. He was originally planning on going to college and playing professional volleyball, but after joining Karasuno he falls in love with the sport and decides to stay in high school instead.

Position: Outside Hitter

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