Initially intended to be a one-shot written by Haruichi Furudate, Haikyu!! began its serialization in February 2012 in Weekly Shonen Jump. It follows Shoyo Hinata who, since seeing the “Little Giant” on TV as a junior high school student, has wanted to become the next great volleyball player. Despite his short stature, his ability to jump high and incredible speed make him stand out as brightly as his orange hair. Hinata is joined by fellow members of Karasuno High School’s volleyball team as they work towards becoming the top national team.
Its success as both a sports and comedy manga has built a large fanbase all around the world, and also earned it anime adaptations by Production I.G. Directed by Susumu Mitsunaka, written by Taku Kishimoto, and featuring themes by popular artists including SPYAIR, Nico Touches the Walls, and Sukima Switch, the anime adaptations have seen an equal amount of success.