Everything You Need to Know About the Highly Anticipated Haikyuu Season 5.
Haikyuu has quickly become one of the most popular Japanese manga and later an anime series. First aired in April 2014 the anime has 4 seasons so far.
The last season aired in 2020 and ended without finishing the full story. Thus fans are waiting to find out when Haikyuu Season 5 will come out.
So, in this article, will go over everything we know so far about the fifth season of Haikyuu. When Haikyuu Season 5 will be released, Cast, Plot, and More.
Haikyuu Season 5 Key Details
- Haikyuu Season 5 will be released as two movies instead of another TV season.
- The movies will cover the final arc of the manga, including the anticipated Karasuno vs. Nekoma match.
- The kick-off event for the movies was originally set for August 2023.
- Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Battle of the Garbage Dump 2024 Scheduled for February 16, 2024!
Haikyuu Season 5 Release Date
Update: 09/26/2023 – Much to the delight of the fans, Production I.G. has confirmed that Haikyu!! FINAL Movie Series Part 1 – Haikyu!! THE MOVIE: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump is scheduled for February 16th in Japan.
In August 2022, Production I.G. announced that Haikyuu Season 5 will be adopted into a two-part movie instead of an anime TV series. The expected names of the movies are –
- Haikyu!! THE MOVIE: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump (Confirmed)
- Haikyuu!!: The Final Battle (Not confirmed)
These movies will conclude the Haikyuu story and will feature the final volleyball matches with Shoyo Hinata and the others trying to emerge as the best high school team.
Will Haikyuu Movies Properly Cover the Remaining Story?
So far, the 4 seasons of the Haikyuu anime have adapted 292 manga chapters in 85 episodes. But there are 402 total chapters in the manga.
That means there are 110 chapters left to adapt into just two movies. So, if the production wants to adopt the source material as it is, each movie would have to cover about 55 chapters.
In the TV show, they usually adapted 3-4 chapters per 20-minute episode. Condensing 55 chapters into a 2-and-a-half-hour movie means there won’t be enough time.
Thus, hardcore fans are worried that the movies won’t be able to properly tell the rest of the story in just 2 movies.
But it’s not all bad news!
Some fans think the movies will have higher production values and animation to make up for the quicker pace.
But they agree that they desperately want the rest of the Haikyuu story animated, regardless of the format.
What happened in Haikyuu so far?
The Haikyuu manga concluded in 2020 after 402 chapters. The anime currently has 4 seasons spanning 85 episodes.
Season 1 introduced the Karasuno High School volleyball team and their goal to make it to nationals after years of decline. Talented but short Hinata joins forces with genius setter Kageyama. Together with the upperclassmen, they start rebuilding the team. They defeat rivals like Tsukishima and overcome challenges from Date Tech’s iron wall.
In Season 2, we see Karasuno continue to grow and defeat strong opponents like Johzenji and Wakutani. Hinata and Kageyama improve their quick attacks as the team finally makes it to Spring Nationals by beating Shiratorizawa and Ushijima in a close 5-set match.
Season 3 follows Karasuno at Nationals where they face difficult opponents like Inarizaki and their twins the Miya brothers. After a tough back-and-forth match, Karasuno wins in the 3rd set. They next defeat Kamomedai and Hoshiumi, a player dubbed the Little Giant. Karasuno finishes in the top 4 by losing to Itachiyama in the semifinals.
Season 4 shows the preparation for the next Nationals. Hinata joins a youth training camp and a Shiratorizawi camp to improve his skills. The team has practice matches against Date Tech, showing their growth. The season ends right before the long-awaited match between rivals Karasuno and Nekoma, called the Battle at the Garbage Dump.
Haikyuu Season 5 Cast
Voice actors we might see in the two final Haikyuu!! movies are:
- Ayumu Murase as the voice actor of Shōyō Hinata Kaito
- Ishikawa as the voice actor of Tobio Kageyama
- Satoshi Hino as the voice actor of Daichi Sawamura
- Miyu Irino as the voice actor of Kōshi Sugawara
- Yuu Hayashi as the voice actor of Ryūnosuke Tanaka
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as the voice actor of Asahi Azumane
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as the voice actor of Yū Nishinoya
- Kōki Uchiyama as the voice actor of Kei Tsukishima
- Sōma Saito as the voice actor of Tadashi Yamaguchi
- Ishiki Masuda as the voice actor of Chikara Ennoshita
- Kaori Nazuka as the voice actor of Kiyoko Shimizu
- Morohoshi Sumire as the voice actor of Hitoka Yachi
- Hiroshi Kamiya as the voice actor of Ittetsu Takeda
- Hisao Egawa as the voice actor of Keishin Ukai
- Natsuki Hanae as the voice actor of Kōrai Hoshiumi
- Mamoru Miyano as the voice actor of Atsumu Miya
- Kohsuke Toriumi as the voice actor of Kiyoomi Sakusa
- Yūto Uemura as the voice actor of Motoya Komori
- Director: Masako Satou
- Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
- Chief Animation Director: Yuu Kobayashi
- Original Creator/Mangaka/Author/Illustrator: Haruichi Furudate
- Music: Yuki Hayashi and Asami Tachibana
- Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
- Series Composition: Taku Kishimoto
Haikyuu Season 5 Trailer
What to Expect from the Upcoming Haikyuu Season 5 (the movies)?
The next part of the story will focus on the big match between Karasuno and Nekoma High Schools at Nationals. Fans call this the “Battle at the Garbage Dump” since the teams are big rivals.
There will probably be flashbacks showing why their coaches have been so competitive with each other for years. Hinata could also finally meet his inspiration, the Little Giant player he saw that made him love volleyball.
While the teams have played practice games before, this official match will be their first head-to-head battle on a major stage. After building up their skills over the seasons, Karasuno and Nekoma will be able to showcase how much they’ve improved.
The match will be both exciting to watch and emotional for the characters finally achieving this long-awaited showdown. Overall, the Battle at the Garbage Dump will be the culmination of the entire Haikyuu story so far.
Is Haikyuu season 5 confirmed?
While the anime may not be returning with a fifth season, there is a two-part movie sequel in the works that promises to cover the remaining manga chapters and bring the anime series to a thrilling conclusion.
Why is haikyuu season 5 delayed?
It has been released that COVID-19 is the reason for the fifth season’s delay.
Will Haikyuu season 5 be animated?
Instead of an anime season consisting of 20 to 30-minute episodes, the series will conclude with two theatrical films. The films will cover chapters 292-403 of Haruichi Furudate’s bestselling sports manga, picking up from where the anime left off.