Haikyuu, as the name means volleyball, is a much-loved sports and comedy anime series about volleyball. Originally based on the manga series that Haruichi Furudate wrote and illustrated himself, the story is very popular worldwide with both the anime and manga series. The anime series, which aired on April 6, 2014, has been broadcast on many major platforms, increasing its viewership every day. Haikyuu, one of the 50 most popular anime series of all time according to Myanimelist, was created by Production IG† One of the most hard-working anime studios in recent years, the studio is also known for its record-breaking anime series, firepower and Cells at work!† The final season of the anime made its finale on December 19, 2020. Fans are now craving the fifth season from Haikyuu!
What is the storyline of the Haikyuu!!?
Shouyou HinataThe love for volleyball comes from the volleyball player who got the nickname “Little Giant” that he saw on TV. Hinata wants to join the volleyball team because of this inspiration, but there is no men’s volleyball team at his school. Despite all this, Hinata does not give up and seeks help from his friends. They finally manage to make it to the Middle Schools League Match. But they suffer a major defeat against Tobio Kageyama, known as the “King of the Court”.
Hinata, having set his sights on defeating the “King of the Court” and fulfilling his ambition, attends Karasuno High School, the school where the actor named “Little Giant”, whom he admires, attended. But what is surprising is that he is in the same school as the “king of the court” he wanted to defeat. Although they don’t like each other, they make a perfect pair in competitions. Hinata, who is getting better at volleyball by the day, tells Kageyama that he wants to win and gets even more ambitious. The feeling of being beaten makes them trust each other and that is very effective in these matches. This confidence allows them to be a formidable opponent in competitions.
What about Haikyuu!!: To the Top?
Not counting the two-part OVA series that came out in 2019, we last met in 2016 with the fantastic Karasuno & Shiratorizawa match. Four years later, it’s a new Haikyuu season. The season that’To the top‘, was presented to the public in two parts. The final season of the anime is slower than other seasons.
In the final season of the anime, we took a look at two different prep camps. The first is that Kageyama gets an invitation to train at the Japan Youth camp. Here Kageyama gets the chance to get together with top Japanese players and hone their skills. The second is the rookie camp for freshmen in the Miyagi region, hosted by Shiratorizawa coach Tanji Wasijou. Tsukishima is also invited to this camp, but guess who is almost forced into the camp even though he is not invited? The star of the anime series is, of course, Hinata! Then the national spring tournament starts and the first part of the season is over. In the second season of the anime, we watched a game that lasted episodes full of flashbacks. With the flashbacks, we witnessed the life story of almost everyone on the Inarizaki team. While many anime fans like this style, some viewers want more fluid matches in the possible next season.
Haikyuu !!!: To the Top was a new season that came years later and delighted the fans. In some ways, however, it fell short of expectations. The main reason for this was the changing drawings. In a possible fifth season, many fans want to see old drawings first. It wouldn’t be bad for another season to see Hinata play on MSBY Black Jackals instead of Karasuno. The drawings were said to be bad, and the whole season was reserved for one match, and Nekoma match was not necessary, and it was said where our boys are. But despite all this, season 4 was a wonderful anime season that suited Haikyuu. So is season 5 really possible?
Will there be a fifth season of the Haikyuu?
The final season of Haikyuu was released in two parts in 2020. The season, in which we once again witnessed a huge competition, ended in December 2020. From December 25, 2021Production IG or any related company has not yet renewed the series for a fifth season† Don’t worry because we know this wasn’t a final. The new season of the anime hit the screen four years later. Given the time that has passed since last season, it’s too early to see a season confirmation. However, it is possible to speculate about the new season in light of some key factors.
Source material (Manga compared to Anime)
There should be enough stock footage to see a new season of the Anime. Haikyuu is an anime adapted from the manga. Written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate, the Anime is broadcast by Shueisha in Japan. Viz Media, on the other hand, brings the manga series to the readers in English. The manga, which started appearing in February 2012, consists of a total of 45 parts so far. Unfortunately, the manga, the last volume of which was published on November 4, 2020, is ends and will not continue.
With the final season of the anime, 33 parts of the manga series have been adapted; the remaining source material seems to be enough for another season and one or two OVA episodes. This is both good news and bad news. There is no problem with source material for a new season of the anime, but a sixth season is very difficult because the manga is off.
|Comparison (Anime & Manga)
|Season 1||Chapter 71 (Part 1 – Part 8)|
|Season 2||Chapter 149 (Part 8 – Part 17)|
|Season 3||Chapter 190 (Part 17 – Part 21)|
|Season 4||Chapter 292 (Part 21 – Part 33)|
|Other||112 Chapter (12 Volume)|
Disc sales in terms of the fifth season
BluRay and DVD sales are the main factor for a new season of animes. Although disc sales have fallen in recent years, this is a constant tradition in the anime industry. To make an anime profitable enough to make a new season, it is expected to sell at least 4,000 copies. In the latest season of Haikyuu, disc sales have halved compared to the previous season, but still manage to stay above this threshold.
|Haikyuu!! To the top||Part 1||4794|
|Haikyuu!! To the top||Part 2||4891|
|Haikyuu!! To the top||Part 3||4760|
|Haikyuu!! To the top 2nd season||Part 1||7252|
|Haikyuu!! To the top 2nd season||Part 2||6158|
|Haikyuu!! To the top 2nd season||Part 3||6200|
The popularity of the series
Everyone knows that the popularity of the anime is enough for a new season. The manga series has a total circulation of 40 million and the anime series is just as popular. The anime ranked 38th on Myanimelist based on popularity. This ranking shows how popular the anime is on social media, Google searches and online streaming services. So much so that anime is followed by over 1 million users on Twitter†
Finally, we must underline that the manga, the original of the series, is at least as popular as the anime. Haikyuu, which has never fallen off the bestseller list, crossed another threshold last year and has more than 50 million copies in circulation† It is a fact that anime has also increased the sales of mangas.
5th Season Chance of Haikyuu!
Popularity on Myanimelist
Search volume on Google
Perfect ratings (8.47 on MA, 8.7 on IMDb)
Success in disc sales
Enough availability of manga source material
Has bestselling manga
Extra income with the anime movies and video games
Currently no major distributor
Original manga is complete
When is the release date of Haikyuu Season 5?
A new season of the anime has not yet been confirmed, but we know we will see a new season. The necessary source material is there and it looks like we won’t have to wait years for a new season. We think the focus will be on a new anime season for the series as the manga series has already ended. A new season of an average anime is prepared in 1 year. If there is an extension soon, we can have another season of Haikyuu . to see late 2022 or early 2023† We hope to hear the nostalgic opening again. Stay tuned.
|Season 1||Apr 6, 2014|
|Season 2||October 4, 2015|
|Season 3||October 8, 2016|
|s4: Part 1||January 11, 2020|
|s4: Part 2||October 3, 2020|
|Season 5||End of 2022 (Expectation)|
Haikyuu Season 5 Plotline
Since the anime follows the manga, it is possible to know what could happen in the fifth season. The new season of the anime will cover the story of the aftermath of Chapter 34. What you will read below includes critical spoilers of this new season.
Before the Nekoma match, the first character named “Tiny Giant” appears on the screen: Tenma Udai. He came to watch their game while waiting for the crow and the cat to fight hopefully.
It is clear that Karasuno will not lose to Nekoma. What matters is what happens next. They play against the team of Kōrai Hoshiumi, also known as Little Giant. Unfortunately they lost this match. In the third set of the match, we see Hinata trying to reach Tanaka’s outstretched hand on the ground as he falls to the ground. At first we think she might be tired, but then teacher Takeda confirmed that Hinata had a fever.
He was aware of this in the joyous handshake he and Kageyama had just made, but he was unsure; His hands were warmer than usual. They have to expel Hinata from the game because of her fever of 39.1. Hinata takes a hard look at her teacher, who decided, but we move on to the “advice about life” section that Takeda Sensei always does, and Hinata gives herself some credit and leaves the field. As Hinata walks to the exit door, Hoshiumi says to him:
“I will wait for you.” Although at first glance we cannot comprehend what it means, this word actually stands for the future. We see that Narita, a sophomore, has taken the place of Hinata. Hinata leaves the match and sees Kenma waiting for her outside. Kenma gives Hinata her tablet so she can watch the match. Hinata is joined by Hitoka, the team’s second manager, and Makoto Shimada, who teaches Yamaguchi to serve. They may go to the hospital. On the way we see that Hinata and Hitoka are still watching the game with great attention.
Towards the end of the third set we see Tsukishima cramp in his leg and unable to catch the ball thrown at him. As a result, he will have to leave the match. It seems that this adventure, which Karasuno School attended for the first time in five years, will end here. With two points lost after Tsukishima’s departure, Karasuno lost their fourth game 2-1 to Kamomedia.
According to the gossip and our predictions, the studio will adapt the entire Haikyuu manga to anime. If so, the story travels five years into the future with the start of Season 6. We’ll see that Hinata and many other characters have already graduated from high school.