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Haikyu!! (ハイキュー!!, Haikyū!!, from the kanji 排球 lit. "volleyball") is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate.
Junior high school student—Shōyō Hinata—gains a sudden love of volleyball after seeing a game on television. Although short in height, he becomes determined to be like his favourite player, nicknamed the "Little Giant", after seeing his plays. However, his dreams are destroyed in his first official match, where his team suffers a crushing defeat against the junior championship favourite team, which includes the so-called "King of the Court" Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to follow in the footsteps of the "Little Giant" and enter Karasuno High School to defeat Kageyama, only for the two to wind up as unlikely teammates. By combining the genius-like qualities of Kageyama with Hinata's sheer athleticism, the duo create a brand-new volleyball tactic. Their new combo allows them to get over their differences, and a strange alliance is created between the two. They are constantly filled with fun and laughter, which rubs off on their teammates. Thus begins the Karasuno boys' volleyball team's journey to the nationals.
Tobio Kageyama (影山 飛雄, Kageyama Tobio)
Kageyama is a first-year student at Karasuno High School. He is the team's setter and was notoriously known as the "King of the Court" in junior high. While prodigiously talented, Kageyama's arrogant demeanor and inability to cooperate with teammates caused them to abandon him in the middle of a match, which deeply affected him and earned his nickname. He originally tried to enroll at Shiratorizawa but was not accepted. At Karasuno, he forms an unlikely duo with Hinata and begins to learn the importance of teamwork in volleyball. Kageyama is regarded by many to be a genius, with exceptional accuracy and instincts, and is one of the team's pillars. Nevertheless, he has poor social skills and difficulty expressing himself, often engaging in shouting matches with Hinata.