Join us! ハイキュー・Haikyuu! 🏐 (Beginner Book Club) - Starting December 12

Welcome to ハイキュー

We’ll be reading this as part of the Beginner Book Club!

If you want to take part, just buy the book and join in the discussion! There’s also a number of polls further down.

Not sure if this is for you? Check out the Nomination Post and the free sample on the kobo or amazon stores. Remember that your fellow book club members and the vocab sheet will be here to help you out.

Buying the book

Always check that the links are right, we’re reading the first volume.

Physical||CD Japan
eBook|Ebook Japan|Kobo|Kindle

Reading Schedule

week Chapter starting page page count date where
1 chapter 1.1 5 27 12/Dec until the end of the “flashback”
2 chapter 1.2 32 55 19/Dec
3 chapter 2 61 26 02/Jan
4 chapter 3 87 24 09/Jan
5 chapter 4 111 20 16/Jan
6 5 131 20 23/Jan
7 6 151 20 30/Jan
8 7 171 20 06/Feb

I have no idea what would be a good reading schedule please only vote only if you want to read the book. unless there is a significant majority for one option, i suggest we break the first chapter in two parts then do one chapter per week afterwards. However i have not read the book so i don’t really know if it’s a good idea or not. Please be aware that a few week into the book, i’ll redo these poll and change the schedule accordingly, so no need to worry if the schedule looks too heavy. Table of content of the book is available at the end of the section.

How many week should the first chapter take?
  • 2 weeks - 1/3, 2/3
  • 2 weeks - 1/2, 1/2
  • 1 week
  • 3 weeks - 1/3, 1/3, 1/3
  • 3 weeks - 1/4, 3/8, 3/8
  • more than 3 weeks(specify)
  • click-click

0 voters

Should we do half or one chapter every week after the first chapter?
  • one chapter every week
  • half chapter every week
  • I am the bane of people who take usefull polls

0 voters

Start date mix up

i didn’t see this, sorry. the club will start on the 12th.

Should we have a break during new year?
  • no
  • last week of December
  • the week before the last week of December
  • other(specify in the comments)

0 voters

Vocabulary List

(no link for now)

Please read the editing guidelines in the first sheet before adding any words!

Read aloud

join here for the read aloud

If there was read aloud, assuming the timing would be convenient, I am
  • interested in reading
  • interested in listening
  • not interested

0 voters


Are you planning to read ハイキュー with us?

  • yes
  • no

0 voters

If you’ve read it before but will join in the discussion, please select ‘yes’!

this is my first time running a book club, please mention if anything is off or could be better


The read aloud will read the previous week’s part. Please vote on a date, approximate hour, and precise time for the first read aloud session. While i would love to put the product(combination) of these polls, i can only add 20 options in a given poll. First select a date then the approximate hour(2 hour ranges) then how much later than the hour should we start. The duration will be somewhere between one or two hours depending on how on-topic we’ll be and the general Japanese level. I’ll close the day poll a week before club starts(Dec/05), the hour poll the week it starts(Dec/12) and the minute poll before the second part start(Dec/15 mid week). Alternatively we can first vote here then vote down here so we have a better understanding of the realm of possibilities.(thus the link will serve as guide to selecting likely date/times. The results will be only based on the polls below).

TLDR: if you voted Friday 3pm and Tuesday 2am, and when the date poll(fist poll) got closed and we chose Friday, remove 2 am from the hour poll(second poll)

What they should the first read aloud session be?(please only vote if you will come). I’ll close the vote the day the club start
  • Saturday, December 19, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Monday, December 21, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Friday, December 25, 2020 12:00 AM
  • click

0 voters

What time is good for you?(remember to change it after i close the datepoll, also ignore the date)- 12:00 AM
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2:00 AM
  • 4:00 AM
  • 6:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM
  • 10:00 PM
  • click

0 voters

What minute is good for you?(remember to change it after i close the datepoll, also ignore the date)
  • +00:00
  • +00:15
  • +00:30
  • +00:45
  • +01:00
  • +01:15
  • +01:30
  • +01:45
  • click

0 voters

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I think I’ll read along, because I love haikyuu. I may however yet develop some restraint and realize I’ve already read most of the series in English before the start of the book club… And subsequently decide to save some money. :eyes:


I love Haikyuu and have been meaning to read the manga, though the original intention was just to read it in English. This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone! I’ve never participated in a WaniKani book club though, so will need some help understanding how this works :sweat_smile:


It’s not complicated, for every week there’ll be a new topic, for each topic there will be a reading goal (page x-y) and a vocab sheet that you can help grow by adding words you don’t know. you can ask any question regarding the pages we’re reading. We repeat this until we finish the book


Thank you! Appreciate that clarification. Is the idea to just read the first book, or do groups ever break off to continue through the rest of a series?

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depends sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. from the beginner book club post, the one continued as offshoots are listed.

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This is a nice coincidence as I only just a few days ago bought this at my local Kinokuniya. Sounds like that will be fun to read with others. :grinning:


I’ve only watched the anime so far and fell absolutely in love at first episode. I’ve been thinking wether that would be a manga I feel comfortable trying to read (and actually continue further than just the first 3 pages ^^’) in Japanese. So this is the perfect opportunity. Count me in. :slight_smile:

@lilyoli First time taking part in a book club for me as well.


Yay! I’m very excited for this :smiley:
The page count for chapter 7 is also 20, it ends on page 191 (so you can update the table).

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thanks! updated

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oh im excited for this ! i’ve always wanted to read haikyuu !!


ok i missed the post determining the start date, i’ve been advise to just go with the later date. i apologize to everyone who wanted to start on the fifth.

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I’m in it! Excited and can’t wait

i added a poll, sorry for the complexity couldn’t figure how else to do this while keeping the poll flexible.

I voted on both the polls and when2meet, but - how long is the reading session expected to be?

depends but 1 to 2 hours would be my guess

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out of the ~20 people interested in the read aloud, only 6 voted for a date. also i propose to break chapter one where the flashback ends before orange-hair-man jumps to hit the ball. it’s 23 pages but i guess it seems like a good place to break. does any one has another suggestion for the break?

I suspect this is a little tough for my reading level, but I’d really like to join in and see how it goes!


I’m more on the absolute beginner level. But I love ハイキュー and I’ve bought several the first volume to motivate me to learn japanese. So I’ll give my best to keep up.
I am so excited! :grin: