If you’re a volleyball fan, sports anime fan, or shonen fan, you should watch Haikyu!! online. But even if you think you wouldn’t be interested in these things, Haikyu!! is a fun series worth considering.
If you want to know where to watch Haikyu!! online, we can help. We will also demonstrate how to use a VPN to watch anime.
(Note: The series is also sometimes spelled Haikyuu!!, but Crunchyroll, Netflix, etc. all seem to prefer Haikyu!! with one “u.”)
An Introduction to Haikyu!!
Haikyu!! is an excellent volleyball anime series. (And no, it’s not the only volleyball anime.)
It features underdog shonen protagonist Hinata Shoyo, and his friend/ rival Tobio Kageyama. These two join forces to help their school’s team achieve victory. It sounds somewhat typical, with its “wanna be the best” shonen hero and team spirit. But it easily rises to the top of sports anime with humor, heart, and action.
Haruichi Furudate created the Haikyu!! manga. Weekly Shonen Jump published it from 2012 to 2020, and the first anime season began in 2014.
So far, the anime has four seasons, four movies, and a handful of direct-to-video OVAs and OADs. According to reports, a new, two-part movie, Haikyu!! Final, will arrive in 2023. (Since the movie will cover the final chapters of the manga, it’s likely that there won’t be a Haikyu!! season 5.)
Where to Watch Haikyu!! Online
- Roku Channel
Netflix has Haikyu!!, but you will need a VPN to watch in many places.
First of all, Netflix United States took the series down in 2021. Netflix Japan does have the anime series (plus some OVAs) but only in untranslated Japanese.
However, you can watch the four Haikyu!! anime compilation movies on Netflix Japan in Japanese with English subtitles. The four films are Haikyu!! The Movie: The End and the Beginning; Haikyu!! 2: The Winner and the Loser; Haikyu!! 3: Genius and Sense; and Haikyu!! 4: Battle of Concepts. These films recap vital plot points from the series.
Netflix Hong Kong and Netflix Singapore have the fourth season (25 episodes), and none of the movies. But the language options are excellent.
If you speak Korean, you will want Netflix South Korea. It has the series and first two movies in Japanese with Korean subtitles.
How to Watch Haikyu!! on Netflix from Anywhere in the World
Like all anime, Haikyu!! may sometimes only be available on Netflix in certain countries. If you log on and can’t find Haikyu!! in your Netflix library, don’t worry! You can get around that problem by using a VPN.
As of the writing of this article, Haikyu!! season 4 is available on Netflix Hong Kong (in English). All you have to do is use a VPN to fake a Hong Kong IP address.
The following method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets:
- Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. We’ve verified that NordVPN works.
- In the settings, choose Hong Kong as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait.
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app).
- Search “Haikyu!!” in the Netflix search bar and you should see Haikyu!! pop up.
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your browser.
- A large library of titles
- Netflix Hong Kong and Singapore have a lot of language options
- Netflix Japan has the movies
- Geo-locked in some regions
- Hong Kong and Singapore only have season four
- Japan lacks translation
Language options (Hong Kong and Singapore): Japanese with English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, or Vietnamese subtitles. German dubbed with subtitles.
Monthly price: $9.99 basic; $15.49 standard; $19.99 premium.
Crunchyroll is one of the best places to watch Haikyu online, as it has all four seasons of Haikyu!!, two of the movies (Talent and Sense, a.k.a. Genius and Sense, and Battle of Concepts), the OVA Land vs. Air, and three OADs. (OADs are similar to OVAs.)
Crunchyroll also has Spanish and Portuguese dubs of the first season. They are listed separately from the subtitled versions.
- A large library of recent and classic anime
- All four seasons in one place
- Geo-locked in some locations
- Limited language options
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles; Spanish and Portuguese dubbed versions available
Monthly price: Free, limited viewing is possible. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”
How to Watch Haikyu Online on Crunchyroll from Anywhere in the World
If you don’t have Crunchyroll available in your country, using similar steps outlined in the Netflix section, you’ll need to fake an IP address using a VPN.
Read this article for full details on how to unlock Crunchyroll.
Subscribers to Disney+ can watch all four seasons of Haikyu!! It’s hard to get details about the anime without subscribing, because the website automatically redirects most browsers to the login page.
However, the U.S.-based service seems to be expanding quickly into international territory. As with all streaming services, you may encounter geo-locking.
- Plenty to watch, if you like Disney
- Geo-locking may apply
- No free trial
- Hard to tell how much subbed or dubbed anime is included before you subscribe
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles (probably, the Japanese cast is listed, not the English)
Price: Disney+, $7.99/ month; Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ Disney Bundle, $13.99/ month; Disney Bundle (no ads on Hulu), $19.99/ month
4. Roku Channel
Roku is best known for its media streaming boxes and sticks. But Roku also has an online streaming channel — no extra hardware needed. However, the streaming service only has the first two seasons of Haikyu!!
- Some episodes of some shows are free, with no subscription or registration needed
- Limited to the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom (for now)
- Limited language options
- Haikyu!! Isn’t one of the free shows
Language options: English dubbed
Price: Some shows are free. Free trial available. $3.99/ month
VRV is a subsidiary of Crunchyroll, so the service is very similar.
The main difference is, VRV includes the Mondo channel. Mondo includes Happy Tree Friends and Axe Cop. VRV Select adds Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Super Sentai, and other content.
- If you have a Crunchyroll Premium account, you can use it at VRV
- Interesting, unique, and oddball non-anime content you won’t find on Crunchyroll
- Free 30-day trial period
- VRV is limited to the U.S.
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles.
Price: Free, no subscription, limited-access option available. Can share a subscription with Crunchyroll. Also: 30-day free trial; VRV Premium, $9.99/ month; Mondo only, $2.99/ month