Adapted from the ever popular Shounen Jump manga, the story could be brought down to pretty typical shounen stereotypes. It contains teamwork, underdog, perserverance, etc. However, in my opinion, Haikyuu integrates these themes incredibly well with characters like Kageyama, Hinata among others.
I hope these awesome haikyuu quotes added some fuel to your resolve. I’ll be adding more soon enough, till then share these among your friends on Pinterest.Also, the anime sets itself apart from your typical run of the mill Jump product. The protagonists are relatively inexperienced and are far from being the best.
Crazy quick ‘level up’s don’t exist like Kuroko no Basuke, neither does a zone and you won’t find inexplicable victories here. Instead, we what we see is a well crafted story with decent pacing that follows the formation of the Karasuno to their foray into the arena.
This is the reason I decided to share some of my favorite Haikyuu Quotes with you guys.
Haikyuu Quotes Fly
Humans have no wings, so they search for a way to fly.
These quotes hit the spot. Imma watch this anime asap.
“Bathroom is a place where you meet dangerous people” – Hinata Shoyo
“Negativity, begone! (followed by Karate-chopping Asahi)” – Suga Koushi
“I am really good at begging on my hands and knees” – Takeda Ittetsu
It’s not a quote per se since it’s never spoken out loud, but my favorite lines from the series are Hinata’s wall narration from ch 1.
“A tall, tall wall looms in front of me
What’s the view like on the other side?
What will I see beyond it?
The view from the top
The view that I couldn’t see on my own
But maybe if I’m not alone
I might be able to see it.”
I just love how these lines open and close the first chapter and become a recurring theme on the series.
This is one of mt all time favorite Hinata quotes from the series.
Talent is something you are born with instinct is something you polish from Oikawa is my fav. Deep af.
Also, the first quote here-” Humans have no wings, so they search for a way to fly.”
This is deep
I’m Hinata Shōyō, and I sprouted from the concrete. – Hinata
Do you need a reason not to want to lose? – Hinata
We’ll never win if we don’t believe we can. – Sawamura
This is the final ball!’ Think that at all times, and go after it! If you don’t, then in the match, you’ll regret the one ball you chose to ignore during practice! – Ukai
Don’t forget the frustration and bitterness you felt losing to Seijoh. However, you don’t need to hold onto the feeling of losing. Hurry up and wipe that away! – Ukai
Eat…eat…a little at a time…but be sure…to grow stronger. – Ukai
I really love this anime, so motivational
,,That moment. It’s about whether you have it or you don’t. What you can put on a future resume… Heck, even just winning future games… none of that matters. Proving that you’re better than the opponent in front of you… and feeling yourself playing at 120 percent of your full abilities. That’s what it’s about. Well, that’s what it’s all about for me anyways. I’m sure it’s not a case for everyone. I’d never call volleyball ,,just a club” like you do, but I can’t say you’re wrong. But if… just if… that moment comes for you…that will be the moment volleyball hooks you.”
Don’t you dare look down! Volleyball is a sport where you’re always looking up!
–Ukai Keishin ?
“It’s a matter of whether ‘that moment’ exists for you or not…If you experience that moment, it’ll really get you hooked on volleyball.” – Bokuto, combine that with Tsukki’s epic moment in season 3, it’s just too good
Also Hinata’s speech to Kageyama when he tells his teammates about his past incident at middle school and how he’s scared of being abandoned again. Oh, I found it!
“You toss to me just fine. It doesn’t make any difference to me. Forget about junior high. I’ll take any toss I can get. Gratefully. I’ll jump anywhere. I’ll hit any ball. So, toss it to me!”
This quote simply speaks volumes about the kind of relationship they have and is also a huge and very important part of Kageyama’s character development.
I actually can’t believe no one mentioned the quote from Oikawa’s flashback. I actually think this is one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever read.
“Have you found the limits of your abilities? Even though your technique, body and mentality aren’t complete? People who are naturally better than you have been different from you ever since they were born. It’s impossible to turn that around, no matter how hard you work, how well you strategize, or who your teammates are. You can complain about that once you’ve actually done everything you possibly can. Rather than despairing and giving up because you’re not a genius, believe your strength is not limited to this, and to continue on the path straight ahead of you. It may be hard to say so, but…”
Leading right back to Oikawa finishing the quote with,
“Today might be the day to grasp the chance to let your talent bloom. Maybe tomorrow, the day after or next year…Maybe even when you’re thirty. I’m not sure if physique has anything to do with it but if you think it’ll never come, it probably never will.”
I think it’s maybe because people misunderstand what’s being said here. But this quote along with many other factors had helped inspire me to change myself.
My other favorite quote is what I think the most exciting and important character building moment for the character I love and hate the most.
“Just a block. Just one point out of 25. Just a school club.” – Tsukishima Kei
Yo I loved this moment. Thanks for reminding me of it. “People who are naturally better have been different from you from the moment they were born” I loved especially. Such a powerful truth, and posed as a direct challenge to Oikawa. I loved how that coach was essentially saying, “I know exactly what your insecurities are, I know exactly what it is you are afraid of, and I’m here to tell you the gap you fear exists between you and people like Kageyama absolutely does, and to an even greater degree than even you inagined. Now what are you going to do?”
Oh, I think your interpretation is right on the money. It’s very likely what the show was going for in writing it. I also think that our interpretations are actually saying the same thing, only that you interpret it as a piece of directive advice, telling Oikawa what he ought to do, while I saw it as a question and a challenge posed to Oikawa, aka, “so with this wisdom I’ve given to you what are you going to do?” It’s a matter of tone, really. The way this entire bit was phrased, especially opening on “Have you found the limit of your abilities” seemed to edge on aggressive to me, much in the way Iwaizumi’s encouragements to Oikawa always come with a knife’s edge of a taunt and a challenge. I think this is the kind of thing Oikawa responds to. While I acknowledge that my view on this quote comes with (plenty of) artistic license, I prefer that reading of it. I like the idea that Oikawa wasn’t just following somebody’s advice all these years, but instead directly giving an answer to a challenge that was posed to him at a critical moment in his career. And the fact that Oikawa finishes the quote in his own voice, the fact that he’s risen up to become this person who is no longer constrained by his insecurities, says everything about how Oikawa chose to answer that question.
I actually have a pretty hefty text document with quotes I like or find interesting, so I’ll just post some of my favs here. I’m particularly fond of the big monologues that show what people think of their positions or an aspect of the sport, so keep that in mind.
Nishinoya has a sequence of great lines in chapter 20, my favourites being: “Don’t you dare give up on a ball I’ve recovered” and “I can’t attack, so I have no intention of blaming you, no matter how many of your spikes don’t go through. However, just selfishly giving up is something I can’t forgive”.
Those two lines give us a pretty interesting look at how Nishinoya views his role on the court, and make it perfectly clear why he resents Asahi’s behaviour during the Date Tech match and in his retirement following it.
Suga has a bit of a monologue when he sets to Asahi in the practice match with the neighbourhood association team, culminating in the line “It’s a simple toss, but I’m as careful as possible with it”.
I just think that line is really beautifully phrased and it honestly makes me a little misty-eyed at times. It’s probably the line that has most defined Suga as a character, in my mind.
“Even if it’s graceless, even if we can’t form an attack, as long as we keep the ball connected, we can’t lose. Being able to hit a powerful spike isn’t what will grant you victory. Letting the ball hit the floor means defeat. That is what it means to “connect”” – Nekomata, Chapter 33
This is the first time in the series we get to see a team’s philosophy. It’s a pretty unique approach to the sport, compared to other teams, and I think it’s a very thoughtful and elegant one, befitting a team of cats.
“The point our opponent assumed they would score becomes ours instantaneously. Breaking the opponent’s spirit while at the same time boosting your allies’ morale… The strongest offense and the strongest defense is “a block”” – Oiwake, Chapter 42
I’m a long-time fan of defense, and this was a great way of summing up Date Tech’s philosophy. It’s well-phrased, it’s cool, and it coincides with what is still one of the most exciting blocks in the series, imo.
Just to tack another blocking quote onto the end, Tendo mentions in chapter 156 that “blocking isn’t the art of stopping an opponent. It’s the art of knocking down the ball”, which feeds further into the whole defense as a form of offense thing that Furudate seemed to be going for with Date Tech.
Mine is when Bokuto explains to Tsukishima that the best way (for he and I) to enjoy something is to get good enough to feel the thrill of beating the opponent in front of you by leveraging every skill you trained, muscle you cultivated, talent you polished, detail you observed, and situation you considered. Once you Get Gud, the joy of moments demonstrating your abilities in displays of superiority is incomparable. This struck a chord with Tsukishima, as Kei obviously enjoys feeling superior.
“It doesn’t matter what happens in the future, what matters is the feeling of beating the guy in front of you.” Tsukishima’s eyes widen, hearing Bokuto’s words, as he suddenly realizes there might be a point to sports after all.
“I know it’s not easy to give your one hundred percent in a match, but from you, Akaashi, I want your 120 percent.”
I love this line, because this is one of the rare moments where we get a narration from Bokuto’s perspective; I believe this was the first such instance? And this line makes us realise how ‘giving your all’ is a sentiment resonant of the fundamentals Bokuto carries and simultaneously respects in those who exhibit it too.
In this moment, he allows himself to be selfish for a moment and demand more than the possible best from his setter, Akaashi. It speaks of the faith and trust Bokuto places in him, that there is another person he allows himself to expect from as much as he does of himself. It’s a very powerful moment.
And I love how we get so much insight from a single line by one of the most intriguing characters created in the manga.
Oh gosh this is so good