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Pairing: Azumane Asahi/Nishinoya Yuu
Alternative name(s): AsaNoya, AzuNishi
Gender category: Slash
Fandom: Haikyuu
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: High
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Azumane Asahi/Nishinoya Yuu is a pairing in the Haikyuu fandom.


When Nishinoya is introduced, he states that he will not come back to the team without Asahi. In a flashback that takes place before Hinata joins the team, Asahi and Noya have an argument about Asahi's desire to stop playing after Karasuno lost to Date Tech. This was due to Asahi's tendency to blame himself for the team's loss, and Noya's frustration that Asahi was giving up so easily.

Nishinoya often comforts and sticks up for Asahi when people say he doesn't have the "ace" presence.

They are consistently paired up in the eyecatch segments from the anime, one of which shows Asahi clapping happily when Noya manages to receive a ball he throws.

In Season 2 of the anime, during the Tokyo Training Camp arc, we see Noya trying to learn to do the "libero toss", seemingly so he can get better and help Asahi score more often.

Many things about their design and personalities are "opposite" and complimentary - the kanji used in their names, their birthdays, and positions on the team. Noya is boisterous and loud, while Asahi is nervous and shy.


This ship often shows up as a side pairing in fics, especially those focused on Karasuno. Because of its inclusion as a minor or background ship, it can be difficult to get accurate numbers for how prevalent it is.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

Fanwork for this pairing tends to emphasize the "Opposites Attract" nature of the ship, sometimes focusing on the height difference between the two characters.

Future Fic and College settings are popular, as are AU fics.

Example Fanworks


  • Vienna Waits For You by Pouler. - Future Fic; 22 years old and in college, Nishinoya visits his hometown while struggling with depression, and reconnects with Asahi.
  • Silica Sand by lilien passe - Office Worker/Window Washer AU.


Other Fannish Resources