Haikyuu!! is a manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 2012 to 2020. An anime series was then adapted by Production I.G, aired from 2014 to 2020, with a total of four seasons. Ever since then, fans have been wondering if Haikyuu will be back with Haikyuu Season 5.
Both the manga and the anime have been receiving positive responses. The manga even won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for the best shonen manga in 2017. As of November 2020, Haikyuu had over 50 million copies in circulation.
Haikyuu: A Quick Recap
Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed “Little Giant” in action, small Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school. The newly-formed team even makes it to a tournament; however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the “King of the Court,” Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School's volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate.
Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful.
Haikyuu Season 5: Will It Ever Happen?
On the official Twitter account of the anime adaptation of “Haikyuu” it was announced that the anime series will be continued with a two-part film project. A teaser video and a first visual for the announcement can be seen below in this article.
Haikyuu Season 5 Release Date
So far, it is only known that the two-part film project will be the finale of the anime adaptation instead of a TV series Haikyuu Season 5. A special kick-off event is scheduled to take place in August 2023. Further details are still pending at this time. As usual, we will keep you up to date.
The anime adaptation of “Haikyuu”, which was created at Studio Production I.G, comprises a total of four seasons as well as several recap films and special episodes. The series was released on DVD and Blu-ray with English and Japanese dubbing.
Haikyuu has kept fans entertained since 2012, and the anime blew up a few years later. The finale on Haikyuu Season 4 got a high praise. Even though Production I.G did get off to a rough start with its brand new animation style, the fandom got used to it quickly.
Haikyuu Characters, Cast, Staff and Studio
I. Characters & Cast
|Shoyo Hinata||Ayumu Murase|
|Tobio Kageyama||Kaito Ishikawa|
|Osamu Miya||Hideaki Kabumoto|
|Ittetsu Takeda||Hiroshi Kamiya|
|Keishin Ukai||Hisao Egawa|
|Aran Ojiro||Jun Kasama|
|Manabu Naoi||Kanehira Yamamoto|
|Kiyoko Shimizu||Kaori Nazuka|
|Shinsuke Kita||Kenji Nojima|
|Kei Tsukishima||Kouki Uchiyama|
|So Inuoka||Kyousuke Ikeda|
|Atsumu Miya||Mamoru Miyano|
|Lev Haiba||Mark Ishii|
Caution: Major Spoilers in Haikyuu Character Description.
Shoyo Hinata, is the main protagonist of the Haikyu!! series by Haruichi Furudate. For the majority of the series, Hinata was a first-year student at Karasuno High and one of the volleyball team's middle blockers. In 2018, Hinata became a member of the MSBY Black Jackals, a Division 1 team in the V-League. He became a member of Japan Men's National Volleyball Team during the 2021 Olympics. As of 2022, he is now a member of Asas Sao Paulo, a professional team in the Brazil Super League.
Toru Oikawa, also known as Tohru Oikawa in the English translation. For the majority of the series, he was a third-year student at Aoba Johsai High, serving as the captain and setter for the school's boys' volleyball team. He is the main antagonist of the Interhigh and Spring High Preliminary Arcs. As of the Final Arc, he is a setter for Club Atlético San Juan, a professional team in the Argentine Volleyball Federation. He obtained Argentinian citizenship and plays on the Argentina National team as the starting setter.
Kiyoomi Sakusa, was the ace spiker for Itachiyama Institute, a heavy favorite to win the nationals. He was one of the top three aces of the country, along with Kiryū and Ushijima, and the only second-year among them. Post high school, he was active in the collegiate volleyball league and earned an MVP title. He eventually became an outside hitter for the MSBY Black Jackals, a V.League Division 1 team. He became a member of Japan Men's National Volleyball Team for or before the 2021 Olympics.
Tobio Kageyama, is the deuteragonist of the Haikyu!! series. For the majority of the series, he is a first-year student at Karasuno High School and plays as the starting setter for the boys' volleyball club. He was chosen to train at the All-Japan youth training camp during his first year of high school and joined the V. League as soon as he graduated. He became a part of Japan's national volleyball team at the age of 19, participating in the Rio Olympics in 2016. In November 2018, he was playing as a setter for the Japanese V-League Division 1 team Schweiden Adlers. Currently, he is a member of Ali Roma, an Italian professional team in Italy Serie A.
Atsumu Miya, was a second-year student at Inarizaki High. He was the starting setter for the boys' volleyball team. He was known as Japan's best high school setter, as well as its best server, and was invited to the All-Japan Youth Intensive Training Camp. As of 2018, he is a member of MSBY Black Jackals, a professional volleyball team in Division 1 of Japan's V. League. He is also a member of the Japan National Volleyball Team, and participated in the 2021 Olympics.
Kei Tsukishima, is a first year at Karasuno High. He plays as one of the starting middle blockers on the boys volleyball team. He is currently a college student as well as a middle blocker for the Sendai Frogs, a Division 2 team in the V League, and will start work at the Sendai City Museum after graduating college.
Kenma Kozume, was previously a second-year student from Nekoma High. He was the volleyball team's setter and was referred to as the “heart” and “brain” of the team by his teammates. As of 2018, he is a university student and seems to hold various careers such as a stock trader, professional gamer, YouTuber, and the CEO of his own company, Bouncing Ball Corp.
II. Production Team & Studio
|Original Creator||Haruichi Furudate|
|Animation Production||Production I.G|
Where to Watch Haikyuu?
Haikyuu Season 5 / Movie
Haikyuu Season 5 / Movie Visual
Shoyo Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the “small giants” who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama. However, Kageyama is also on Kurasuno's team. The former rivals form a legendary combo with Hinata's mobility and Kageyama's precision ball-handling. Together, they take on the local tournaments and vow to meet Kurasuno's fated rival school in the nationals.