Haikyuu!! fans, brace yourselves for the final showdown – Haikyuu!! will end with two finale films!
If you have been eagerly waiting for the Haikyuu Season 5, you might be disappointed to learn that the anime series will not continue with a new season (Haikyuu Season 5). Instead, the franchise has announced that it will conclude with two theatrical films.
Haikyu!! Season 5 Release Date
The news was revealed at a Haikyuu!! event in August 2022, along with a teaser trailer and a visual for the project.
The films, titled Haikyuu!! Final, will follow the events of the anime’s fourth season and serve as a conclusion to the story of Shoyo Hinata and his volleyball journey.
The visual shows Hinata smiling with determination and the tagline: “Who will we become tomorrow?”
A film kick-off event is planned for August 2023, and the release date for the first film is expected in late 2023 or early 2024.
Here’s everything you need to know about Haikyuu!! Final!
Haikyuu Season 5: Haikyu!! Final Plot
The fourth season of Haikyuu!!, To the Top, ended with Karasuno High defeating Inarizaki High in a thrilling match at the national tournament. Karasuno advanced to the third round, where they faced their long-awaited rivals, Nekoma High.
The Haikyuu!! Final films will adapt the manga chapters from this point onwards, covering the epic battle between the two teams, as well as Karasuno’s next match against Kamomedai High, which will change the fate of every player.
The films will also feature a time-skip that will show the characters’ lives after high school and their professional careers.
The films will have a total runtime of about four hours, which might seem too short to cover all the important events and emotions of the final arcs. However, fans can hope that the films will deliver a satisfying and memorable ending to the beloved series.
Haikyuu Season 5 (Haikyu!! Final) Characters, Cast and Staff
The cast and staff of Haikyuu!! Final will be the same as the previous seasons of the anime.
The main cast includes:
|Shoyo Hinata||Ayumu Murase|
|Tobio Kageyama||Kaito Ishikawa|
|Koshi Sugawara||Miyu Irino|
|Yu Nishinoya||Nobuhiko Okamoto|
|Daichi Sawamura||Satoshi Hino|
|Asahi Azumane||Yoshimasa Hosoya|
|Ryunosuke Tanaka||Yu Hayashi|
|Kei Tsukishima||Koki Uchiyama|
|Tadashi Yamaguchi||Soma Saito|
|Toru Oikawa||Daisuke Namikawa|
|Kotaro Bokuto||Mamoru Miyano|
|Kenma Kozume||Nobunaga Shimazaki|
|Wakatoshi Ushijima||Ryota Takeuchi|
Haikyuu Season 5 Staff
- Director: Susumu Mitsunaka
- Series Composition: Taku Kishimoto
- Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
- Music: Yuki Hayashi and Asami Tachibana
- Animation Production: Production I.G
- Distribution: TOHO animation
Haikyu!! Final Trailer
You can watch the teaser trailer for Haikyuu!! Final below:
The trailer shows glimpses of some of the key moments and characters from the series, before revealing the title of the project.
Haikyuu!! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate that was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2012 to July 2020. The series has 45 tankobon volumes and is licensed by Viz Media in North America.
The series revolves around Shoyo Hinata, a short boy who loves volleyball and wants to become a great player like his idol, the Little Giant. He joins the volleyball club at Karasuno High School, where he meets his rival and teammate, Tobio Kageyama, a genius setter known as the King of the Court. Together, they face various challenges and opponents as they aim to reach the top of the volleyball world.
Haikyuu!! is one of the most popular and best-selling manga series of all time, with over 50 million copies in circulation. It has received critical acclaim for its realistic and dynamic portrayal of volleyball, diverse and likable characters, and thrilling and emotional story.
The manga has been adapted into an anime television series by Production I.G, which aired from April 2014 to December 2020, with a total of 85 episodes and 5 OVAs. Sentai Filmworks have also licensed the anime for digital and home release in North America. The anime has four seasons, each covering a different arc of the manga. The first season introduces the main characters and their rivalry with other schools in the prefecture. The second season focuses on their training camp and their participation in the Spring Interhigh tournament. The third season depicts their match against Shiratorizawa Academy, the reigning champions of the prefecture. The fourth season follows their journey to the national tournament and their encounters with new and old foes.
The anime also has four compilation films that summarize the events of the previous seasons. The first two films, Haikyuu!! the Movie: Ending and Beginning and Haikyuu!! the Movie: Winners and Losers, were released in July and September 2015, respectively. They recap the first season of the anime. The last two films, Haikyuu!! Genius and Sense and Haikyuu!! Battle of Concepts, were released in September 2017. They recap the second and third seasons of the anime.
Haikyuu!! Also, a spin-off manga series titled Haikyubu!!, which features chibi versions of the characters playing volleyball in various clubs. It is written by Kyōhei Miyajima and serialized on Shonen Jump+ since May 2019. It has nine volumes as of March 2021.
Haikyuu!! also has a video game adaptation titled Haikyuu!! Cross Team Match! was released for Nintendo 3DS in March 2016. It is a visual novel game that allows players to create their own teams and interact with characters from the manga. It also has a sequel titled Haikyuu!! Donpisha Match!!, which was released for Nintendo 3DS in September 2016.
The Haikyu!! Final films are the upcoming two-part anime adaptation of the final arc of the manga, which ended in 2020. The films will follow the events after Season 4 of the anime, which covered chapters 1 to 292 of the manga.
According to the official Twitter account of the franchise, a kick-off event for the films is scheduled to be held in August 2023, but no official release dates have been announced yet. The films are expected to be released sometime in 2024.
The films will have to cover over 100 chapters and 5 arcs of the manga, which include some major developments and emotional moments for the characters. The story will feature Karasuno’s matches against Nekoma and Kamomedai and a time-skip that will show the future of Hinata and his teammates.
Haikyu!! fans have expressed mixed feelings about the series finale announcement, as some are worried that the films will not be able to capture the essence and depth of the manga in such a short time. Others are excited to see their favorite volleyball anime come to a satisfying conclusion.
Regardless of the opinions, Haikyu!! remains one of the most popular and acclaimed sports anime of all time, with its inspiring portrayal of teamwork, friendship and passion. Fans can look forward to seeing Hinata soar across the court one last time in the Haikyu!! Final films.
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