In this article, we will talk about the strongest and most qualified Haikyuu characters in the anime. Note: we will only talk about the players and characters that we know after watching season 4 of the anime. There will be no Manga Spoilers or anything like that.
There are actually many strong players in Haikyuu, but we will rank players who are competent in many areas such as spikes, defense and setting skills. So don’t be sad if your favorite character is not at the top.
However, only high school players are currently active according to the anime. So get ready for the Top 10 list of the strongest and most skilled Haikyuu characters in the anime.
#10 : Yu Nishinoya
Nishinoya is known as the guardian deity of Karasuno. Without him being the Libero, half the strength of Karasuno’s defense collapses. He may be small, but he is full of energy and has never given up.
Although he is not the strongest and most skilled character in Haikyuu due to his small size, he is one of the best libero in the national tournament. He is also very hardworking, once it is shown that he has practiced 200 blocks to the point that his legs have stopped working.
Although he can be confident and fearless, he showed that he accepted the fact that he was a scaredy cat once and overcame it with the help of his grandfather. He is a very strong entry in our list of the most qualified Haikyuu players.
#9 : Kenma Kozume
Kenma is the creator of Nekoma High School. It is called the Heart and Brain of Nekoma volleyball team due to the fact that it is extremely intelligent and composed. Kenama is able to come up with many interesting counters and plays to counter his opponents.
He is very cunning and is able to trick his opponents into falling into his trap before they even realize it. The only drawback is that he needs the help of the whole team to develop and implement strategies. His game sense and technique are almost perfect.
He is also a very good candidate for one of the most skilled Haikyuu characters because of his brain and observations.
#8 Shoyo Hinata
I know that many fans will be disappointed that Hinaya is 8th in the list of the most talented and strongest Haikyuu players. This is due to the fact that he is only average at volleyball other than spiking and covering the court.
Shoyo is called many names due to the fact that he is so small but also powerful in the court. With a good passer, he is able to hit the ball perfectly. Hinata is known as The Ultimate Decoy and Mini Spiderman because he is only 5’4 and can still reach 333 cm at a jump height, which is a lot considering he is only 5’4.
He is arguably the fastest player in all of the national high school competition. He may be extremely athletic but that’s the only thing. Hinata is also extremely clumsy and also lacks basic volleyball skills. That’s why he is No. 8 in the list of strongest Haikyuu characters.
#7 Koroi Hoshiumi
Koroi is basically the best of Hinata or what Hinata could be if he had learned volleyball since he was a kid. Koroi is extremely skilled and better than Hinata in all aspects other than doping where they are both somewhat equal.
He is versatile, as he is good at serving, receiving, setting, blocking and spiking, despite being only 2 inches taller than Hinata. Koroi has also been called the little giant of the Spring High tournament. He is a very good entry in the list of the strongest and most skilled haikyuu characters.
#6 Toru Oikawa
Toru Oikawa est le capitaine d’Aoba Josai High et également le setter de leur équipe. Il est exceptionnel dans ses Jump Serves qu’il perfectionne depuis qu’il est enfant. Toru est l’un des meilleurs joueurs polyvalents de volleyball.
Il est très comparable à Kageyama en termes de capacité de réglage. Cependant, son vrai talent réside dans sa capacité à tirer le maximum du potentiel de toute son équipe. Par conséquent, il est considéré comme l’un des personnages Haikyuu les plus forts.
#5 Kotaro Bokuto
Bokuto is considered one of the top 5 aces in the country. He is also very simple-minded as he is both inspired by his own team and also inspires his other teammates with his morale. He is very similar to Hinata in terms of personality.
Bokuto is a very good spiker, able to use cross and straight spikes with extreme precision. He did this with a lot of practice. Bokuto is also very good at doing feints which he taught to Hinata in the summer camp. He is one of the strongest haikyuu characters in the list.
#4 Kiyomi Sakusa
Kiyomi Sakusa is one of the top 3 aces in the whole country. He is the Ace Spiker of Itachiyama Insitute. He is a versatile player, good at both attack and defense. Kiyomi also has no weak points as stated by his teammates.
Sakusa also has very flexible wrists which allows him to make a lot of plays and spin the ball in his spikes. He is also very good at defense and catching, able to switch from catching to running for a pick easily. He is one of the most skilled Haikyuu characters.
#3 Atsumu Miya
Atsumu Miya is considered one of the best setters in the whole country. He is also the setter of Inarizaki high school with his brother Osamu. His throws are very accurate, which makes it easier for his team’s ace to hit very powerful spikes.
He is also able to deliver very powerful Jump Serves and Jump Floaters. Overall, he is one of the best and most powerful characters in Haikyuu.
#2 Tobio Kageyama
Kageyama is also called the king of the court. If that name isn’t enough to justify his place on the IDK list, what is. He is similar and even better in some ways to Atsumu Miya. He is a prodigy who is born once every 100 years.
After participating in the Japan All Youth Camp, he became even better and more accurate with his throws and serves. Throughout the series, the only thing that held him back was his self-centered attitude. Kageyama overcame this with the help of Hinata and other Karasuno members. He adapts to the demands of the Spikers and makes them reach their best possible peak. Kageyama is truly one of the most skilled and strongest Haikyuu characters on the list.
#1 Wakatoshi Ushijima
Wakatoshi is undoubtedly the hardest and most powerful striker even by Olympic standards in the series. Another thing that sets him apart from other players is that he is left handed. With a passer like Kageyama or Atsumu, he is basically a cannon that cuts through the opponent’s defense.
Wakatoshi has great size and strength, which makes it very difficult for opponents to stop his spikes or even touch them. On top of that, he is also able to introduce spins on his spikes, which makes it even more difficult for the opponent to catch his spikes. He is truly the strongest and one of the most talented characters in Haikyuu.
Well, this is for our list of the strongest and most skilled Haikyuu characters in the anime. I hope you liked it. In the meantime, you can also check out our lists on the top 10 Kawaii anime girls or the top 10 Ecchi Harem anime with OP main characters. Also check out all the main anime coming up in 2021, Yashahime and Attack on Titan Season 4. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more interesting and latest anime updates.