In this article, we will talk about the strongest and most skilled Haikyuu characters in the anime. Note: we will only talk about the players and characters we know after watching season 4 of the anime.There will be no Manga Spoilers or anything like that.
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 practiced 200 blocks to the point that his legs stopped working.
While he can be full of confidence and fearless, he has shown that he accepts the fact that he was a scaredy cat once and he 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 entire team to develop and implement strategies. His game sense and technique are near 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 because he is only average at volleyball other than spiking and court coverage.
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 high school national 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’s No. 8 in the list of strongest Haikyuu characters.
# 7 Koroi Hoshiumi
Koroi is basically Hinata’s best or what Hinata could be if he had learned volleyball since he was a child. 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 doping, 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 strongest and most skilled haikyuu characters.
# 6 Toru Oikawa
Toru Oikawa is the captain of Aoba Josai High and also the setter of their team. He is exceptional in his Jump Serves which he has been perfecting since he was a kid. Toru is one of the best all-around volleyball players.. You can find some of the best Toru Oikawa merch on the Haikyuu Merch Store.
He is very comparable to Kageyama in terms of setting ability. However, his real talent lies in his ability to make the most of the potential of his entire team. Therefore, he is considered one of the strongest Haikyuu characters.
# 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 accuracy. He has done 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 on the list.
# 4 Kiyomi Sakusa
Kiyomi Sakusa is one of the top 3 aces in the entire 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 easily switch from a catch to a run 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 toughest and most powerful scorer 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.