Impact on Netflix – manga “Haikyu!!” Pushing teenagers to the volleyball court


Japanese series on the topic of volleyball is very popular among teenagers. The massive and permanent access of boys to clubs may make this sport, of which 70% are played by women, more masculine.

Volleyball could become more masculine, with the influx of boys due to the “Haikyu!!” series. Illustrative image.

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“Haikyuu!!” (which translates to “volleyball!!”) is the story of a not-too-tall boy, Shoyo Hinata, who discovers that his passion lies in volleyball. He founded his own club and wanted to become the best player to play relentlessly. The series celebrates fair play, camaraderie, and perseverance in the face of adversity.

This manga, which was rejected in the book and in an animated stream on Netflix, caused a massive influx in volleyball clubs, according to a report.Sunday newspaperThe Sunday newspaper cites the case of the Zurich Violero Club, which has to wait in the waiting list of 70 teenagers.

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A questionnaire was sent to the youth to find out the source of this interest. The conclusion is clear. It’s “Haikyu!!” That motivates young people to register.

Philip Saxer, director of Swiss volleyball at SonntagsZeitung, explained that there could be no better advertisement for volleyball. The influx of boys may rebalance the numbers of the sport, which stands at 70% of women and girls. By the end of the year, 50 tournaments will be held across Switzerland under the motto “Boys play volleyball”.


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