“Haikyuu!!,” a well-loved sports anime that has been around since 2014, has excellently animated and long-drawn-out volleyball matches, shonen-style narratives, and detailed characterizations of a whole cadre of interesting characters. After witnessing Karasuno High play on TV, diminutive but fiery middle schooler Shy Hinata gets infatuated with volleyball, only to discover that no one else at his school is interested in the sport.
He has persuaded some pals to join him on a team so that they can play in competition towards the end of his middle school career. Despite redheaded Hinata’s incredible vertical jump, they are crushed by Tobio Kageyama and his team, called “The King of the Court.”
Hinata enrols in Karasuno High School and is accepted. When he joins the volleyball team, he discovers that his new opponent, Kageyama, is now a teammate. As it turns out, the school’s volleyball team is rebuilding, and these two new players, despite their immediate dislike for one another, have a lethal rapid strike combo that could help their volleyball team reclaim the spotlight.
Over the course of the show’s four seasons, school rivalries emerge, new players are introduced, training camps are attended, and the teams compete in events that put their mettle and interpersonal relationships to the test — and elicit the kind of emotion that only thrilling sports moments can elicit.
After a long wait for the fourth season, fans are eagerly anticipating the series’ fifth season. So far, here’s what we know.
Haikyuu Season 5 Release Date
Because of the epidemic, many future anime series that was due to be published in 2020-21 has been postponed, and there’s no way of knowing how long it will take to get everything back to normal. However, many anime fans may be concerned about the approaching 2022 event, as it will determine the destiny of several masterpieces.
In October 2021, it was publicly announced that Haikyuu would have a jump studio stage at an event that would be held in the near future. Why? Because it’s Haikyuu’s tenth anniversary!! The official Twitter account for the Jump Festa has revealed that the event would feature a dedicated talk program for Haikyuu Season 5, which will address all of the lingering questions about the anime.
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Ayumu Murase and Kaito Ishikawa will host the show. The event could also reveal the Haikyuu Season 5 main visual. And if that happens, the fans will be in for a tremendous surprise.
The magazine that covers Shonen Jump news has also released and teased more details about the series that will be revealed on the day of the Jump Festa 2020-21. Because we all know that the manga finished a while ago, it’s probable that they’ll inform us about future productions as well as a publication date, which is expected as released on July 22, 2022.
The fourth season’s second half Haikyuu!! To the Top was entirely built on a rivalry between Karasuno and Inarizaki. As we all know, the Karasuno won the match, and now it’s time for them to confront a new foe. Yes, Karasuno will face off against Nekomo, a long-time adversary from Tokyo, in the forthcoming season.
What will be the plot of Haikyuu Season 5?
The events after this highly anticipated Karasuno vs Nekoma, ‘The Dumpster Battle,’ are scheduled to be covered in the future Haikyuu! To The Top Part 2 or Season 5. At the close of Season 4, Kenma and Kuroo are seen discussing their forthcoming encounter. Hinata understands how tough it is to entice Kenma to participate in the competition because he, too, is a gifted setter. Hinata promises to give Kenma a memorable match.
The season will also briefly move the focus from Karasuno to Fukurodani, advancing Bokuto’s storyline. The explosive play style of Bokto and his prowess as Fukurodani’s ace will be explored in Season 5. If you recall, Kageyama attended the Tokyo Training Camp in Season 4 Part 1 and all of the players there have a role to play in the next seasons.
It will be interesting to watch how they do as Karasuno’s opponents in the anime. Season 4’s material has led to rumors that Haikyuu Season 5 may cover the remaining matches of the Tokyo Nationals Arc, however, it is certain that Haikyuu will not stop with Season 5.
I’m looking forward to seeing Kageyama’s progress in assisting Hinata in breaking out from the cage Kenma has placed him in, as well as the outcome of Hinata simply jumping high and breaking down Nekoma’s techniques. During the final few rallies, Kenma is expected to demonstrate a strong desire to keep playing. Fans want to see that respectable montage of everyone shaking hands and hugging once it’s over.
Putting together a list of what fans want to see in the upcoming episodes. Though they are looking forward to the entire encounter versus Nekoma, there are a few moments in particular that they are anticipating:
- When Hinata breaks through Kenma’s “cage”
- When Kenma is thinking to himself about the contradictory feeling he always feels when playing video games with “don’t die yet”
- More Kuroo/Kenma flashbacks
- Tsukki and Yamaguchi’s serve/block combo
- Bokuto and Akaashi’s reactions to the game
- Hugs and high fives at the end of the game
There is also a probability of making one Season out of Nekoma’s game since it is pretty long, somewhat similar to what they did with Shiratorizawa.
Who is in the cast of Haikyuu?
Ayumu Murase plays Hinata, Kaito Ishikawa plays Kageyama, Yu Hayashi plays Ryunosuke Tanaka, Satoshi Hino plays team captain Daichi Sawamura, Miyu Irino plays Koshi Sugawara, Koki Uchiyama plays Kei Tsukishima, Sôma Saitô plays Tadashi Yamaguchi, Nobuhiko Okamoto plays Yu Nishinoya, Yoshi The majority are volleyball players, however, some, like Hinata and Kageyama, are first-year students.
The series’ fourth season, titled “Haikyuu!! To the Top,” has yet to be dubbed in English. Bryson Bauga as Hinata, Scott Gibbs as Kageyama, Greg Cote as Tanaka, Justin Duran as Sawamura, Adam Gibbs as Sugawara, Leraldo Anzaldua as Tsukishima, Cameron Bautsch as Yamaguchi, Greg Ayres as Nishinoya, Orlanders Jones as Azumane, and Gareth West as Takeda make up the English cast for the first three seasons