There are still plenty of chapters from the manga waiting to be adapted. Will 'Haikyu!!' return for season 5?
Fans are already missing the adrenaline rush brought by some intense volleyball court actions from 'Haikyu!!'
The anime finished airing its two-cour fourth season in December 2020, and fans have been anticipating its return since.
'Haikyu!!' is based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It follows Shōyō Hinata, a young boy determined to become a great volleyball player despite his small stature.
There are plenty of volleyball matches coming up, but the question is, when will they finally come to screen? Will the anime return for season 5? Here is what we know.
'Haikyu!!' is not confirmed for season 5 yet as of this writing. It's been months since the last episode of season 4 aired, but Production I.G., Weekly Shonen Jump, or any company related to the anime production has not announced a renewal for the season yet.
Don't worry because there is still a lot of interest for another season.
Back in December, after the last episode hit Crunchyroll, the English Twitter account for Haikyu!! posted a message thanking the "anime team" for their hard work, adding, "Looking forward to the continuation!"
Surely, a continuation is what anime fans need! Haikyu!! is among the most popular titles in Crunchyroll. Its seasons average an 8 out of 10-star rating on MyAnimeList.
The manga finished serialization in 2020 with Chapter 402. However, there are still enough chapters left to cover at least two seasons of the anime.
Season 5 is not confirmed yet and will likely be unavailable until 2022 (assuming it gets renewed soon). We are basing this prediction on the previous seasons' schedules.
'Haikyu!!' premiered in Japan in April 2014 and ran until September 2014. The second season released in October 2015 and ran until March 2016. Fans waited for three years before they were able to see the anime again for season 4, which was eventually released in two cours in 2020. The first cour of 13 episodes aired from January to April 2020, and the second cour of 12 episodes aired from October to December 2020.
The fourth season of the anime was announced during the Jump Festa '19 and released in January 2020, roughly one year after. If the anime gets renewed for season 5 this year and there won't be another three-year gap, then season 5 will likely release by 2022.
The fourth season ended at Chapter 292 of the manga series. Based on where season 4 left off from the manga outline, season 5 will be featuring the match between Nekoma and Karasuno at the garbage dump.
There will be plenty of matches that will follow suit, including high-stakes competitions. Each match will bring a significant impact on the lives of the characters. Hinata will also meet "the Little Giant," the short but talented wing spiker that inspired him to take the volleyball journey.
There are still plenty of story arcs left, and if the anime continues to adapt them until season 6 or 7, fans will find notable changes in the plot towards the end. The plot will eventually have a time jump of five years and change location from Japan to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Additionally, it will also shift its focus from volleyball to beach volleyball. '
The anime's voice cast list include Ayumu Murase as Hinata, Kaito Ishikawa as Kageyama, Yu Hayashi as Ryunosuke Tanaka, Satoshi Hino as team captain Daichi Sawamura, Miyu Irino as Koshi Sugawara, Koki Uchiyama as Kei Tsukishima, Sôma Saitô as Tadashi Yamaguchi, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Yu Nishinoya, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Asahi Azumane, and Hiroshi Kamiya as adviser Ittetsu Takeda.
Meanwhile, the English dub cast list includes 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.
The mentioned voice actors have worked on the anime in the previous seasons. So we are expecting them to return should the show get renewed for season 5.