There aren’t very many people who are aware of how wonderful Haikyuu is as a program. In addition to this, the chronological chronology of Haikyuu’s seasons and movies is something that only die-hard fans of the show will be aware of.

However, if you are new to the Haikyuu fandom, there is no longer any need for you to be concerned about not knowing the exact order. Keeping track of the chronological sequence of all of the Haikyuu seasons and movies is about to become much simpler thanks to this post.

What Is The Total Number of Seasons For Haikyuu?

The anime series Haikyuu spans a total of 4 seasons. The fourth season of Haikyuu is comprised of two parts and five original video animations, or OVAs. 

The plot of all of the seasons as well as the original video animations focuses on the successes and challenges that Hinata and the Karasuno High Volleyball team confront on their journey to fulfill their ambition of competing in the nationals.

After we have finished watching all of the episodes of Haikyuu as well as the OVAs, we will move on to the movies. There are 4 films in the Haikyuu series; the first one came out in July 2015, and the most recent one came out in September 2017.

Haikyuu Watch Order Quick View

A very quick run-through of the recommended viewing order for this series is in order.

  1. Haikyuu!!
  2. Hiakyuu!!: Arrival of Lev (OVA)
  3. Haikyuu!! Season 2
  4. Haikyuu!!: Falling Grades (OVA)
  5. Haikyuu!!: Season 3
  6. Haikyuu!! Betting on the Spring High Volleyball (OVA)
  7. Haikyuu!! To the top (Season 4 Part 1)
  8. Haikyuu!! Sky vs. Land (OVA)
  9. Haikyuu!! The Path of the Ball (OVA)
  10. Haikyuu!! To the top (Season 4 Part 2)

You will find the films presented below in the order that they were released.

  1. Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari
  2. Haikyuu!! Movie 2: Shousha to Haisha
  3. Haikyuu!! Movie 3: Sainou to Sense
  4. Haikyuu!! Movie 4: Concept no Tatakai

Watch Order for the Complete Series of Haikyuu, With Films

I quickly discussed all of the Haikyuu seasons, OVAs, and films by arranging them in a straightforward chronological sequence. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time to go through the basic plot of each episode so that you can see why watching this program is well worth your time.

1. Haikyuu!!

  • From the 6th of April until the 21st of September 2014, it was broadcast.
  • There are a total of twenty-five episodes in the series.

Hinata’s unexpected interest in volleyball stems from the fact that she saw a match from the national final on television. Because he is so focused on achieving his goal of becoming a world-class volleyball player, he just entered the volleyball club at his school. Unfortuitously, shortly after the club had recruited several players, they were drawn into a match against his preferred champions squad, Kitagawa Daichi. Despite the fact that his team was defeated, he did not give up hope.

Hinata had devised a strategy to triumph over Hogeyama the following time the two of them battle against one another; nevertheless, an unexpected event took place. Kageyama enrolled in the high school in his hometown. However, it was difficult for them to put their differences aside and cooperate as a team.

2. Hiakyuu!!: Arrival of Lev (OVA)

  • Date first broadcast: March 4th, 2015
  • The number of episodes is 1.

Lev Haiba, who is half-Japanese and half-Russian, has joined the volleyball team at Nekoma High School. Haiba is the squad’s newest member. The fact that Lev Haiba does not possess the fundamental skills necessary to play volleyball, despite the fact that he has the ideal height for the sport, makes it difficult for Kenma Kozume, the setter for the team, to compete with him.

In addition, we learn in the novel that Hinata and Kageyama are preparing for their examinations in the Fukurodani group training camp.

3. Haikyuu!! Season 2

  • First broadcast on October 4, 2015, and continuing till March 26, 2016.
  • There are a total of 25 episodes in the series.

Following receipt of an offer to do so from Nekoma High School, the Karasuno High School volleyball team participated in a training camp that was attended by the majority of the well-known team players from Tokyo, including those from Fukurodani, Shinzen, Nekoma, and Ubugawa. 

Every one of these teams competes against one another while training their hardest to improve and hone their talents and skills in preparation for the Spring championships.

The Karasuno squad is focused on honing their playing abilities in order to emerge victorious from the Spring competition. Hinata and Kageyama are now formulating a strategy to improve their assault method in order to overcome the formidable defenses of the competing team. 

But first and foremost, the team has to conquer the challenges they face in order to be successful.

4. Haikyuu!!: Falling grades (OVA)

  • Date first broadcast: May 2nd, 2016
  • The number of episodes is 1.

In the 2nd season, when Hinata and Kageyama’s academic performance was particularly poor, their grades began to decline. They did poorly in the examination. After that, students were required to retake any missed tests during the time that they were in training. Due to the fact that they both needed to do well on the test in addition to their training, they found themselves in a very difficult position.

5. Haikyuu!!: Season 3 (Karasuno High vs. Shiratorizawa High)

  • Initially broadcast beginning on the 7th of October 2016 and continuing until the 9th of December 2016
  • There are a total of 10 episodes in the series.

Karasuno High was awarded the spot that was rightfully theirs in the intense Spring competition as a result of their win against Aoba Jousai High School. 

Karasuno High School must win over Shiratorizawa High School in order to advance to the national competition. Ushijima, the enemy ace, is the only thing standing in their path at this point. He is one of the top three aces in Tokyo and is incredibly difficult to defeat.

The nationals will be attended only by the best teams in the country. It is Karasuno High School’s very last opportunity to win, therefore they should give their best and waste no energy in order to come out on top. 

Both squads are pumped up and ready to give it their all in the competition in the hopes of advancing to the next round.

6. Haikyuu!! Betting on the Spring High Volleyball (OVA)

  • Date first broadcast: August 4th, 2017
  • The number of episodes is 1.

The topic of high school volleyball and the impending Spring Inter-high is discussed by two newscasters. 

They began by discussing the most recent qualifying rounds, which were concluded in Miyagi, and then proceeded to present the team players for each of the various volleyball teams.

7. Haikyuu!! To the top (Season 4 Part 1)

  • From the 10th of January, 2020 to the 3rd of April, 2020 it was shown.
  • 13 total episodes are available to watch.

Karasuno High School’s volleyball team was able to secure the most desired ticket to the nationals as a result of their victory against Shiratorizawa High School. 

Kageyama has been given the invitation to participate in the All-Japan Youth Training program, where he will compete against other players. In addition to that, Kei participates in a prominent rookie training program. 

When Hinata’s pal goes to the camps, he feels as if he has been abandoned.

Hinata does not lose his drive and is not willing to deviate from his aspirations, so he makes the decision to sneak into the exact same rookie camp. 

He was only given the role of a ball boy, however, he made the most of this chance to learn knowledge that he could use during the real game to help his team defeat their rival.

While the day of the most-anticipated nationals drew closer, the Karasuno Volleyball team worked hard to address their areas of weakness and improve their overall level of performance in order to take home the coveted award that the nationals had to offer.

8. Haikyuu!! Land vs. Sky (OVA)

  • Date first broadcast: January 22nd, 2020
  • One is the number of episodes.

In the hunt for the last 3 positions in the national volleyball championship, there is a furious battle emerging. Nekoma High School, Itachiyama Academy, Nohebi Academy, and Fukurodani High School are the schools in question. 

The goal of all 4 of them is to compete successfully at the national level. The Tokyo Qualifiers are ultimately what will determine which team has prevailed and is prepared to go on to the national championship.

9. Haikyuu!! The Path of the Ball (OVA)

  • Date first broadcast: January 22nd, 2020
  • The number of episodes is 1.

Upon suffering a setback at the hands of Fukurodani, Nekoma’s only remaining opportunity to advance in the tournament is to get a victory against Nohebi. In addition, Nohebi would not bat an eye when it came to using shady tactics in order to gain any advantage.

However, as the match continues, Nohebi suffers the loss of a dependable player due to an injury sustained in the middle of the match. The remaining members of the squad need to demonstrate the sufficient capability to make up for the defeat.

10. Haikyuu!! To the top (Season 4 Part 2)

  • Initially broadcast on the 2nd of October 2020 and continuing until the 18th of December 2020.
  • There are a total of 12 episodes in the series.

Karasuno High School qualified for the national competition. They had a strong showing in the first match they played, which was against Tsubakihara Academy. 

Kageyama found coping with the Miro brother to be an extremely difficult and taxing experience.

The supporters of both teams are cheering and booing, which amps up the intensity of the situation. By using the assault on Hinata, Kageyama is able to get some more driving force. 

Karasuno High School’s efforts to prevail over Inarizaki High School become more strenuous as the match progresses.

The Haikyuu Films in Order of Their Release Dates

You will find the films presented below in the order that they were released.

1. Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Owen to Hijimari

  • The date of release is July 3rd, 2015.

Following the completion of a volleyball match that she saw on television, Hinata Shoyo had an overwhelming desire to pursue a career as a volleyball player. Hinata has vowed to defeat Kitagawa Daiichi Junior High and its extraordinary setter Kageyama Tobio the next time their respective teams compete against one another. 

This vow comes after Hinata’s squad suffered a humiliating loss at the hands of Kitagawa Daiichi Junior High. However, things did not go according to his plans, and he was taken aback when Kageyama opted to enroll in the same high school that Hinata had chosen to attend. 

Both of them were at variance with one another at the beginning, but in order to advance their volleyball team and increase their chances of competing at the national level, they had to put their disagreements aside and work together.

2. Haikyuu!! Movie 2: Shousha to Haisha

  • The 18th of September 2015 is the release date.

The Karasuno High School volleyball team competed in the Inter-High Volleyball Preliminaries, where they were dubbed “fallen champions” almost instantly. Karasuno High School goes up versus Date Tech High School in a battle.

Asahi, the ace of Karasuno, found that Date Tech High’s legendary Iron Wall was difficult to breach; yet, they were able to get sufficient leverage to burst through the Iron Wall armor. In order to achieve success, Karasuno High School will need to contend with Aoba Johsai High School.

3. Haikyuu!! Movie 3: Sainou to Sense

  • The date of publication is the 15th of September in 2017.

The primary focus of this film is on the fight between Karasuno High and Aoba Johsai High, as well as the new strategies and abilities that Karasuno High acquires in order to prevail over Aoba High in the game. 

In addition to this, the film focuses on the challenges that the Karasuno High volleyball team had while trying to defeat their rivals and qualify for the national competition.

4. Haikyuu!! Movie 4: Concept no Tatakai

  • The date of publication is the 29th of September in 2017.

The Karasuno High Volleyball team emerges victorious from their match against the Aoba Johsai team and advances to the championship round against the Shiratorizawa Academy team. 

The champion ace is on the Shiratorizawa Academy squad, which is quite a formidable group in and of itself. Kageyama exerts a great deal of effort in an attempt to exact revenge on the Shiratorizawa squad and exploit their vulnerabilities.

Does It Matter Which Order You Watch Haikyuu In?

It is my view that you need to see Haikyuu in order to acquire a better grasp of the program; nevertheless, strictly speaking, it is not necessary to watch the movies or the OVAs in order to follow the plot. 

The OVAs provide a detailed account of the events that took place over the seasons, so assisting you in gaining a deeper comprehension of the plot. However, you only need to watch the first four seasons to understand the show’s overarching plot.

If you are really hooked on the program and want to learn everything there is to know about Haikyuu, you may spend as much time as you like watching the OVAs and movies in the series. 

Watching the OVAs, in my opinion, is essential if you want to get an understanding of the story’s underlying elements.

It just so happens that the movies are nothing more than a summary of the prior seasons. In the event that you are a genuine devotee of Haikyuu!! After then, you should go ahead and view them.

Final Thoughts

In this article, you can learn the chronological order in which you should watch Haikyuu.