Haikyuu is a sports comedy Japanese anime television series picked up by Production I.G for animation and directed by Susumu Mitsunaka and Masako Satō. The series is based on the manga series of the same name written by Haruichi Furudate.
The series begins when little but spunky middle schooler Shōyō Hinata becomes smitten with volleyball following he watched Karasuno High play on TV, just to find no one else at his school have interest in the sport.
Towards the end of his middle school career, he has convinced some friends to join him on a team so that they can contend in a tournament. Although, despite redheaded Hinata’s jaw-dropping vertical jump, they undergo an extreme beat at the hands of Tobio Kageyama, who has been voiced “The King of the Court,” and his team.
Hinata studies and becomes accepted at Karasuno High. He joins the volleyball team, just to find that his brand-new enemy Kageyama, becomes now his teammate.
As it emerges, the school is reforming its volleyball team and these two new players together, even though their immediate resentment for each other has a killer swift strike combo that might get the spotlight back on their volleyball team.
During the series’ 4 seasons, school rivalries form, more players join, training camps are attended, and the teams participate in competitions that test their courage and their interpersonal relationships and give rise to the kind of emotion that only thrilling sports moments can cause.
The first season of the series aired on April 6, 2014, on MBS and other channels and concluded on September 21, 2014, the second season premiered from October 4, 2015, to March 27, 2016, the third season aired from October 8 to December 10, 2016.
The fourth season of the series premiered in two parts, the first aired from January 11, 2020, to April 4, 2020, and the second part started to premiere on October 3, 2020, and ended on December 19, 2020.
With a much-awaited fourth season now in the books, fans are now expecting an update regarding the fifth season of the series. Here’s what you should know about the fifth season of the anime series.
When Is the Release Date of Haikyuu Season 5?
The initial three seasons of the show premiered in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Then, there was a large gap between the premiere of the third and fourth season. It has been now more than a year since the last episode of Season 4 premiered on Crunchyroll, and no announcement has been made about the renewal of the series for another season.
Although, in December, after the premiere of the last episode on Crunchyroll, the English-dubbed Haikyuu Twitter handle shared a message thanking the “anime team” for their extreme efforts, adding “Looking forward to the continuation!” And this appears to hint that a fifth season is underway.
But it’s tough to figure out when this might take place, and the huge gap between the third and fourth seasons raises concerns among fans regarding another deferment before the official announcement regarding Season 5.
We can expect an official announcement this year since it’s already more than a year and if the show is getting renewed, it may be under production.
Who Will Join the Cast of Haikyuu Season 5?
We may expect all the major casts to return for another season and here are the names:
- Hinata voiced by Ayumu Murase
- Kageyama voiced by Kaito Ishikawa
- Ryunosuke Tanaka voiced by Yu Hayashi
- Team captain Daichi Sawamura voiced by Satoshi Hino
- Koshi Sugawara voiced by Miyu Irino
- Koki Uchiyama as Kei Tsukishima,
- Tadashi Yamaguchi voiced by Sôma Saitô
- Yu Nishinoya voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Asahi Azumane voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Adviser Ittetsu Takeda voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya
We can also expect some changes or additions to the casts but we will have to wait until the announcement.
The fourth season of the series has not been dubbed into English as of now. The English voice cast for the initial three seasons comprised:
Bryson Bauga voiced Hinata, Scott Gibbs voiced Kageyama, Greg Cote voiced Tanaka, Justin Duran voiced Sawamura, Adam Gibbs voiced Sugawara, Leraldo Anzaldua voiced Tsukishima, Cameron Bautsch voiced Yamaguchi, Greg Ayres voiced Nishinoya, Orlanders Jones voiced Azumane, and Gareth West voiced Takeda.
What Can We Expect From the Storyline of Haikyuu Season 5?
Haikyuu is adapted from the manga series created by Haruichi Furudate, which ended in 2020 with Chapter 402 and Volume 45. The fourth season concluded in glorious, emotional style with Chapter 292, so there is enough left to cover in the fifth season of the show.
If season five of the series takes place, we will probably see the members of the team participating in the Nekoma vs. Karasuno tournament at the garbage dump, and there are several more tournaments on the cards, along with some high stakes tournaments.
Typically, there are many beautifully-drawn volleyballs on the cards. Hinata will even have an opportunity to meet the player who began it all for him, “the Little Giant.”
Is There Any Trailer for Haikyuu Season 5?
Since the renewal is not even confirmed yet, we cannot expect a trailer any time soon.
We know fans are eager to know more about the series’ renewal for the fifth season and hopefully, positive news will be announced soon this year. We will ensure that we keep all the fans updated with the latest information, until then stay tuned.