Here is everything to know about Haikyuu Season 5.
As arguably the most popular sports anime ever, Haikyuu is a series that introduced many anime fans to the underrated sport of Volleyball. Ever since the conclusion of the 4th season, which ended in 2020, there has been little to no news about the series ever coming back. While the popularity was never an issue, the lack of communication put many fans on edge about a possible cancellation.
Much to our satisfaction, it was finally revealed that the final part of Haikyuu was in production and was even set to be released soon. Thus in this article, We will be looking into everything we know about the 5th season of Haikyuu.
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Haikyuu Series Recap
Haikyuu is an inspiring tale that follows a boy named Hinata, who is extremely talented in Volleyball but has never had the proper team to support him.
After joining Karasuno, however, he finally gets his chance as he meets the incredible Kageyama and several other reliable teammates. Despite having a shattered reputation, we watch our cast of characters as they work together to defeat one opponent after the other.
In addition to the high-intensity matches that keep us at the edge of our seats, Haikyuu also has several inspiring themes such as hard work and never giving up, which hits us deep in our hearts while only wanting to see the main characters soar even higher.
Haikyuu Season 5 Release Date and Latest News
Although many fans were looking forward to an anime series, the latest developments reveal that the final part of Haikyuu will be delivered in the form of two movies.
This is not uncommon as we have seen several other animes such as Demon Slayer and even more recently Slam Dunk switch from episodic shows to movies for specific arcs.
While fans are concerned about the amount of material left to cover, a movie also ensures better attention to quality, and those who were disappointed by the animation of Haikyuu Season 4 are mostly in for a pleasant surprise.
The kick-off event to the movies was originally scheduled to happen on August 2023 but is now set for September 24, 2023. While no specific release date has been planned, the kick-off event is guaranteed to shed light on the news everyone wants to know, and we predict that the movies will be released within the next few months.
What Will Happen in the Haikyuu Movie?
After a hard-fought battle, the end of season 4 showed us Karasuno beating the powerful Inarizaki and making it to the next round of the Nationals competition. This is the lead-up to the ultimate face-off that everyone was looking forward to – Karasuno vs. Nekoma, The Dumpster Battle.
As one of the most loved arcs in the manga and a match that has been foreshadowed since the very beginning of the series, this is one match no one wishes to miss.
Following this, the manga also follows other matches which we will refrain from mentioning as they would spoil readers, as well as a peak into the future of the members of Karasuno.
However, since the anime is planning on concluding with the upcoming two movies, it remains unsure of which arcs will make the cut and which will be skipped.
Which Studio Will Be Making the Haikyuu Movies?
While there was a decrease in animation quality in the last season of the anime due to background issues in the studio, fans can still expect Production I.G. to continue the brilliant work it has done over the years on the series for the movie as well.
For those who are unfamiliar with the work of the studio outside of Haikyuu, they might recognize names such as Psycho-Pass and Kuroko no Basket which were also created by them.
How does it look for the Haikyuu Series?
There are many things that one can take away from this decision to conclude Haikyuu with two movies.
The negative which many fans have pointed out is that there are still over 100 chapters left to cover from the manga and two movies, no matter how long they are, are simply not enough. In addition to this, it also seems to be a cash-grab move after making fans wait for nearly 3 years.
On the flip side with anime becoming a more popular form of media, many movies are available to view in theatres in a majority of countries. This would mean that fans get to experience the excitement of Haikyuu on the big screen, which would enhance almost every element of it.
A movie also guarantees a higher level of animation compared to a series which is burdened by many things such as schedules, budgets, and ratings. Only time will tell whether this is a move for the better but this is definitely an anime that no one wants to overlook.
What is your take on Haikyuu ditching season 5 in favor of 2 movies?
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