Top 10 Best Japanese Anime (Volleyball) to watch in 2023

Volleyball anime has been trending after releasing “2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team” in Winter 2021. Only with a total of twelve episodes, this anime has won the hearts of many fans with its slice of life and volleyball-sport genres.

Now fans are looking for other volleyball anime similar to “2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team.” Therefore, here we are back with the rankings of best Japanese volleyball to watch in 2022 after “2.43.”

The list has been ranked based on MAL ratings so that you can choose any anime based on your likings. Also, we have mentioned the official watch source of each anime mentioned in the list. Hence in this way, you don’t have to search for the anime. So, without any further ado, let’s begin.  

10) Shoujo Fight: Norainu-tachi no Odekake (2009)-

best japanese anime volleyball_Shoujo fight

MAL Ratings- N/A

Studios- Production I.G

Number of Episodes- 1 OVA

Where to watch- aniDB

The plot revolves around a high school girl named Neri Ooishi. She is a talented volleyball player who even played as a captain in her elementary school volleyball team. She always practices improving her skill.

Now after three years, due to her talent and hard work, she is appointed to her high school volleyball team. So, can she help her team to win the national tournament?

9) Kougyou Aika Volley Boys (1997)-

best japanese anime volleyball_VolleyBoys

MAL Ratings- N/A

Studios- J.C.Staff

Number of Episodes- 2 OVAs

Where to watch- aniDB

Kougyou Aika Volley Boys is a comedy sports anime that primarily focuses on volleyball. It is a story of the Kudo High School, where some teenage boys sign up for the girls’ volleyball team, hoping that they can meet some beautiful girls there.

8) Zoku Attacker You! Kin Medal e no Michi (2008)-

best japanese anime volleyball_zoku attacker you

MAL Ratings- 6.12

Studios- Knack Productions

Number of Episodes- 52

Where to watch- aniDB

Zoku Attacker You is a romantic sports anime that mainly focuses on volleyball. Here some young girls put their everything on the line in order to become the number 1 team in the world of volleyball. Therefore, to avoid the termination of their family, friends, and love, they have to win.

7) 2.43: Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley-bu (2021)-

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MAL Ratings- 6.15

Studios- David Production

Number of Episodes- 12

Where to watch- Funimation

Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team is one of the best volleyball anime to watch in 2022. The story begins when a genius setter Kimichika Haijima leaves his volleyball team and moves back to his hometown.

There, he meets Yuni, his friend, who is currently playing for his school’s team. Kimichika knows Yuni’s talent and advises him to form a new volleyball team. However, it doesn’t get well, and after years, as students at Seiin High School, they find themselves on the same volleyball team.

Now, after learning from past mistakes and training under one of the best volleyball captains, Shinichirou, they start their journey once again.

6) Ashita e Attack (1977)-

best japanese anime volleyball_attackontomorrow

MAL Ratings- 6.31

Studios- Nippon Animation

Number of Episodes- 23

Where to watch- aniDB

Ashita e Attack has a beautiful story about the girls’ volleyball team. Everyone categorizes the girls’ volleyball team as a weak and unorganized club. However, with their passion and extraordinary hard work, they have become one of the best volleyball clubs.

But things get big when they start to aim for the National High School Volleyball League championship. So, how far will they go for their passion?

5) Attacker You! (1984)-

best japanese anime volleyball_attacker you

MAL Ratings- 6.60

Studios- Knack Productions

Number of Episodes- 58

Where to watch- aniDB

Attacker You is a prequel to “Zoku Attacker You! Kin Medal e no Michi.” The story begins when a 13-years-old girl, You Hazuki, decides to become the best volleyball player.

But her father doesn’t like her dream. She joins her school girls’ volleyball club, where she becomes one of the best players in no time due to her passion and hard work.

In the meantime, she also develops a crush on Takiki, the Hikawa boys’ volleyball team captain. So, she determines to pull efforts to win the game as well as his heart.

4) Harukana Receive (2018)-

best japanese anime volleyball_Harukana Receive

MAL Ratings- 6.66

Studios- C2C

Number of Episodes- 12

Where to watch- Funimation & Crunchyroll

Harukana Receive is one of the best Japanese beach volleyball anime. Beach volleyball is different from indoor ones. Here you must believe more in your partner than yourself. It’s not the game for aces.

Haruka Oozora, who recently has shifted to the town, joins a friendly volleyball game with some girls. But due to some reasons, the friendly competition turned into a match, and Haruka and Kanata suffered an overwhelming defeat.

Now they both start to practice on their own for the Junior tournament. So will they defeat the exceptionally talented beach volleyball duo?

3) Attack No. 1 (Atakku Nanba Wan)-

best japanese anime volleyball_Attack No1

MAL Ratings- 6.78

Studios- Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Number of Episodes- 104

Where to watch- aniDB

It has the story of Kozue, a middle school girl who dreams of becoming the best volleyball player in Japan. However, as she rises, she faces complex problems like too high expectations, unwanted hard work, and many other things. So, how does Kozue overcome all these dark sides of success?

2) Haikyuu!!: To the Top (2020)-

best japanese anime volleyball_haikyuu_to the top

MAL Ratings- 8.35

Studios- Production I.G

Number of Episodes- 13

Where to watch- Crunchyroll

Haikyuu!! To the Top is the sequel of Haikyuu, where the story begins after the victory over Shiratorizawa Academy. Now the Karasuno High School volleyball team has earned the ticket to the Nationals, but every player must go under a training camp for practice before the actual tournament.

On one side, Tobio Kageyama and Kei Tsukishima are invited to the different camps, whereas Shouyou Hinata does not get any invitation. So, what will he do?

1) Haikyuu!! (2014)-

best japanese anime volleyball_Haikyuu

MAL Ratings- 8.46

Studios- Production I.G

Number of Episodes- 25

Where to watch- Crunchyroll, Netflix

Haikyuu is the best Japanese volleyball anime. It has a total of 25 episodes that you can officially watch on Crunchyroll and Netflix. The story revolves around Shouyou Hinata, who desires to become the best volleyball player despite having a small height.

He has an unbelievable ability to jump higher than an average player. He forms a new team and practices a lot. However, the team is overwhelmingly defeated by the “King of the Court,” Tobio Kageyama, in the tournament. At that time, he swears to surpass Kageyama.

In high school, he is selected to the new volleyball team, where he finds Kageyama as his teammate. Now they both practice together to become a better players.

Here, we conclude our article on “Top 10 Best Japanese Anime Volleyball” to watch in 2022. We hope you like the list. We will be back with another post. Till then, stay tuned with us and read the articles below. 


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