Is Haikyuu on Netflix?



David has been watching TV outside of his home country for over 12 years. In addition to his streaming expertise, he has a wealth of experience in watching sports and documentaries, having spent many years following these genres. He is an avid fan of The Detectorists and Blue Planet, and also has a keen interest in English football.

If you love Japanese anime, you will definitely love Haikyuu. This is one of the best-known and best-regarded Japanese anime series of recent times and is based on the equally successful manga series.

For those who want to catch up on Haikyuu, Netflix is the place to go. But there is good news and bad news.

Netflix currently offers the first two Haikyuu movies, which compile the first series of the show together.

Unfortunately, these movies are only available on two Netflix libraries. So, if you want to enjoy them elsewhere, you will need some help.

That’s where we come in, and that’s what this guide is all about.

Where can I stream Haikyuu?

Both Haikyuu movies are only available on Netflix for viewers in Japan and South Korea, which is a shame for fans of anime elsewhere in the world.

If you want to watch in any other country, you will need to use a nifty little tool to make it appear like you’re in one of those countries.

Below I’ll show you how.

How do I watch Haikyuu on Netflix?

To watch Haikyuu outside Japan or South Korea, you will need the help of a VPN app, or Virtual Private Network, to give it its full name.

A VPN is primarily an online security and privacy tool, but a quirk of how it works means you can use it to reroute your internet traffic through an external server in another country.

This helps your online privacy, which is great, but it also has the effect of making it look like you’re somewhere else.

If you want to watch Haikyuu outside Japan and South Korea, all you have to do is connect to a VPN server in one of those two countries, and you will be able to stream it as usual, just as if you were there.

Where to get a VPN?

There are hundreds of VPN options available online, but if you want one that works with Netflix in Japan or South Korea, the pool you are fishing in gets a lot smaller.

ExpressVPN is really the only one to choose. It is fast and reliable and works with Netflix in both Japan and South Korea.

ExpressVPN also offers great speeds, ideal for streaming online content even in HD, apps for all your devices, and even a 30-day money-back guarantee.

If you want to try an alternative to ExpressVPN, other VPN options you might want to consider are NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN.

Both can unblock Netflix Japan and also come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

They will do you a good job, but ExpressVPN is head and shoulders above them and definitely the best. However, the choice is certainly yours.

30-day money back guarantee

How to watch Haikyuu on Netflix

Once you have chosen the right VPN to stream Haikyuu on Netflix, setting everything up to enjoy it is really quite easy to do.

To help you, we have put together a simple step-by-step guide for you to follow:

Step 1

Head to the ExpressVPN website and sign up with them. It is the 1-year package we generally recommend as it comes with an exclusive 49% off plus an extra 3 months for free.

Step 2

Download the ExpressVPN app onto your device. Be sure to do this from either your app store or the ExpressVPN website for safety reasons.

Step 3

Log in to your ExpressVPN account using your new details given in step 1.

Step 4

To connect, click Selected Location, choose Japan or South Korea, and then click Connect.

ExpressVPN connecting to Japan

Watch anywhere using ExpressVPN.

Step 5

Open Netflix, log into your account with your normal details and search for Haikyuu.

Step 6

Choose either of the two movies available, sit back, and enjoy.

30-day money back guarantee

What is Haikyuu?

Haikyuu is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate.

After the success of a radio series based on the original animations, the first TV series was commissioned in 2014. It was made in Japanese (naturally) but has been given English subtitles subsequently.

After the success of the first series, a further three followed, with the last being released in 2020.

If you are not sure whether Haikyuu is for you, but love anime, rest assured that it is one of the best.

Indeed, Polygon ranked Haikyuu as one of the best anime series of the 2010s saying, “the show’s constant focus on characters learning the value of teamwork through their victories and defeats on the volleyball court is as entertaining and wholesome as just about any show.”

What’s Haikyuu all about?

Haikyuu tells the story of Shoyo Hinata, a young boy determined to make himself into a great volleyball player despite his small stature.

He is quite athletic by nature and can jump very high, but after joining his school club, he realises he is the only member and has to try and recruit others to join him in the team.

He succeeds, but they get hammered in their first game, and Hinata develops a rivalry with Tobio Kageyama, whose nickname is ‘the king of the court’.

But when they end up at the same school as each other, they join forces to create a fearsome team. They build a close friendship and pledge to play together again.


Haikyuu is one of the best anime series around, but it is only available on Netflix in Japan and South Korea.

If you don’t live in one of those countries, you will need a VPN app to watch it on Netflix.

Don’t panic though, as this is really easy to set up. ExpressVPN is the best VPN to use, and all you need to do is sign up, download the ExpressVPN app, log in, connect to a server in Japan or South Korea, and then enjoy the two movies that include the entire first series of Haikyuu.

It’s Japanese anime at its best and well worth taking a look at.


Quick to set up

Money back guarantee

30-day money back guarantee

ExpressVPN interface with offer

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts