Junior high school pupil Shoyo After viewing a nationwide tournament match on Television, Hinata develops a surprising love of volleyball. Although short tall, he becomes motivated to follow in the footsteps of the tournament’s star player, nick-named the “Little Giant”, after viewing his plays. He starts practicing by himself and produces a volley-ball club. Eventually 3 members join the group by his past year of middle-school, driving his two buddies that have been in different teams to join solely for the championship to be persuaded by Hinata. Nevertheless, they can be conquered in their very first tournament match after being challenged by the championship favourite team, including the so called “King of the Court” Tobio Kageyama, in the initial round. Though the group of Hinata endures a miserable defeat, get the better of him and he vows to finally surpass Kageyama. Fastforward to high school, Hinata enters Karasuno Highschool with all the hopes of joining their club that is volley-ball. Sadly for him, the very man he vowed to surpass seems as among his new team-mates before him.