Howdy Otakus or should I say, fans who have been looking for Haikyuu Season 4. At Jump Festa held back in August 2019, It was officially revealed by the staff members of Haikyuu that the anime is under production and is slated to air soon. So, here we are with all the exclusive news and updates of the 4th season of Haikyuu. Recently, it was announced that the fourth season of Haikyuu will be titled: Haikyuu!! To the Top. There’s also a bonus for the Haikyuu fans who have been waiting eagerly for the upcoming season, mentioned in this article. So, make sure you read it carefully until the end.
Haikyuu is a popular Japanese shounen manga, started airing back in February 2012. The manga is written and illustrated by one and only, Haruichi Furudate who started off his career by King Kid. Later on, Production I.G and Sentai Filmworks made an anime series adaption in April 2014. The series did a good job of creating a huge fanbase for the anime, resulting in a quick production of the second season of Haikyuu.
It almost took 1 year for the production of the second season, and it aired in October 2015. However, unlike Season 2, Haikyuu Season 3 aired right after the previous season ended. Haikyuu Season 3 aired in October 2016 and became a huge success as soon as it aired. Fans were a lot more excited this time, waiting for the 4th season of Haikyuu. Unfortunately, the studio didn’t stand up to their expectations and took a huge break. But worry not, Haikyuu Season 4 is under production as of now. There has been news spreading on the Haikyuu movie as well. We have made sure to cover it up.
The first season aired back in April 2014 to September 2014, a 25-episodes series directed by Susumu Mitsunaka. The plot in Haikyuu Season 1 revolves around, Shōyō Hinata isn’t very tall or let’s say not at all tall (i.e, short) but he’s got huge goals. Ever since he saw Little Giant (a short-heightened player) scoring in a National Championship, he’s been willing to become the next Little Giant in High School Volleyball.
Unfortunately, in the beginning, he was unable to pull enough players together to create a team of his own in junior high school, they were completely outmatched in their first and last match (of junior high) against a team led by the very popular setter Tobio Kageyama, also known as the self-centered king. The only thing that was beyond Kageyama’s expectations was Hinata’s jump. No matter how short Hinata is, he’s got a jump as huge as his ambitions.
Destiny unites them again, they have now enrolled at the same high school, Karasuno, where the Little Giant once played. And, Kageyama’s already considered one of the best players in the game. Join Hinata and Kageyama on their journey to face strong opponents with much greater physical strength and never seen before strategies. In short, Haikyuu Season 1 is not just different but also very much relatable. Its plot seems to follow Haikyuu manga very well, the anime seems to focus on the hard work, struggles, outside support and a lot more.
Here is Haikyuu Season 1 Trailer-
If you aren’t keeping up with the anime or read Haikyuu manga yet, then you may stop reading now because the blog might have a few spoilers of the popular volleyball anime in it.
After losing to Aoba Johsai at the Inter-High, the Karasuno High Volleyball Team is working their hardest toward the upcoming Spring Tournament. In the meantime, it’s decided that they’ll be heading to Tokyo for a training camp with Nekoma High and a handful of other powerful schools. The team is practicing hard, and during their practice-run, Hinata and Kageyama get too excited and end up lost. And, they end up meeting someone rather unexpected. How this meeting will change their resolve to take on Aoba Johsai?
Join Hinata and Kageyama on their intense but fun training with players stronger than themselves to take on Aoba Johsai in Haikyuu Season 2.
Here is the Haikyuu Season 2 Trailer
If you aren’t keeping up with the anime or have read Haikyuu manga yet, then you may stop reading now because the blog might have a few spoilers of the popular volleyball anime in it.
Haikyuu Season 3 basically had the entire match of Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou.
With decent plot twists, catchy character development, and an unbelievable animation, Haikyuu S3 is said to be the best season so far.
While this season bolsters Haikyuu’s shonen tropes, most fans should be beguiled by the heart-pounding action and character development.
Here is the Haikyuu Season 3 Trailer
The Best Volleyball Anime: Haikyuu, Plot-
The plot revolves around, Shōyō Hinata and Kageyama Tobio. It starts when Hinata suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School’s volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama. However, Kageyama is also on Kurasuno’s team. The former rivals form a legendary duo with Hinata’s mobility and Kageyama’s precision ball-handling. Together, they take on the local tournaments and vow to meet Kurasuno’s fated rival school in the nationals. Join them on their journey to be the strongest version of themselves. After season 3 ended, Haikyuu Season 4 continues the plot (anime). Haikyuu manga is still ongoing.
Haikyuu Season 4 Plot-
This is about how Karasuno is now headed for Nationals. The key-visual art is fairly explicitly based on the manga covers for 2 volumes that cover this next part of the story. There’s not much to the plot revealed yet. However, if there’s anything we will make sure to keep you updated.
Previously, there have been rumors of the fourth season being a different series. But don’t worry- the anime is under production and will air soon.
Haikyuu Season 4 Trailer-
Haikyuu Season 4 Trailer is finally here. It didn’t reveal much but there’s one thing we are sure of. The anime is coming real soon and the officials are claiming it to be the best anime season of any volleyball anime.
Trailer is just a minute long and there are no actual scenes from the fourth season. The anime is still under production and that explains why there’s no clip from Haikyu Season 4 is included in it. Fans can expect a new trailer coming from the Studio real soon. Now that Karasuno has made it to the nationals. Stronger opponents with unbelievable techniques are waiting for them. And the best part is, there’s still a lot more left to this anime.
Haikyuu manga is still ongoing and is almost 3 seasons ahead of the anime (According to the same pace). So you don’t need to worry about how the plot will end. The plot is oddly satisfying and will definitely leave a smile on your face.
4th Season Haikyuu Updates
Everything aside, there has been news that the director of the series has changed. According to Wikipedia, Season 1-3 were directed by Susumu Mitsunaka, However, Haikyuu Season 4 will be Directed by Masako Sato.
There is also a piece of good news for all the Netflix watchers, recently, Netflix had a word with the studio and it seems, the volleyball anime, Haikyuu will air on Netflix as well. It previously aired on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
Well, this update is rather for the Haikyuu manga readers, according to the writer and the plot itself: it doesn’t seem that there’s still a story left. According to our sources, The Haikyuu manga will finally end in 2020.
Character Key Visual and Haikyuu Season 4 poster
Recent updates regarding Haikyuu really pumped up the fans. Besides this, fans are eagerly waiting for the Haikyuu season 4. Some of the recent tweets show some details of the characters. Here are the tweets-
Hinata Shoyo | Season 4 vs Season 1-3 comparison
"When Hinata first joined Karasuno he had a much slimmer shape, but now he has grown more muscles and has a stronger body" pic.twitter.com/8uvzWy7a2u
— HAIKYU!!=͟͟͞͞🏐 (@Haikyu_EN) June 24, 2019
Like Hinata, Kageyama’s muscle mass has increased compared to his arrival at Karasuno, his arms, calves, and thighs have become thicker. His body is much stronger than before. In short, he’s grown stronger.
Kageyama Tobio | Season 4 vs Season 1-3 comparison
"Like Hinata, Kageyama's muscle mass has increased compared to his arrival at Karasuno, his arms, calves, and thighs have become thicker. His body is much stronger than before!" pic.twitter.com/oSQ73RTIbw
— HAIKYU!!=͟͟͞͞🏐 (@Haikyu_EN) June 24, 2019
From the character designs, we can see that both of them have gotten increased muscle mass as compared to when they first came to Karasuno. Also, to show their growth, both of them have a more masculine, stronger and thicker body now in contrast to the previous seasons.
Haikyu!! Season 4 || New Character Designs for Fukurodani Academy
Kotaro Bokuto and Keiji Akaashi pic.twitter.com/e19bwYC29J
— HAIKYU!!=͟͟͞͞🏐 (@Haikyu_EN) August 18, 2019
Also, a new character is being introduced. The official twitter account of Haikyuu posted-
Captain of Nohebi Academy Daishou Suguru: He will be voiced by Kazuyuki Okitsu.
Haikyu!! Season 4 || Character Design and CV for the captain of Nohebi Academy
Daishou Suguru: He will be voiced by Kazuyuki Okitsu, some of his notable works include:
– Jonathan Joestar: JJBA
– Ayame Sarutobi: Gintama
– FatGum: My Hero Academia pic.twitter.com/gGv9y5P39g
— HAIKYU!!=͟͟͞͞🏐 (@Haikyu_EN) August 18, 2019
The little high school boys have grown up now. They are ready to take on any challenge. The key visuals show how Kageyama has become so calm and the thick thighs of Hinata show how much he has trained. The same goes for the team members of Nekoma and Fukurodani.
Recently, the official Reddit hit fans with the new key visual of Haikyuu Season 4. Here is the key visual on Reddit-
Haikyuu Season 4 Release Date
Many fans misunderstood the announcement by the official Haikyuu cast. They thought the official release date for season 4 was September 22nd. But September 22nd is the date for the season 4 Kick-Off Event and not the anime itself. Furthermore, The official release date was not revealed until August 18th. Haikyuu Season 4 Release Date is said to be January 2020. And finally, it is revealed recently that Haikyuu Season 4 is going to release on January 10, 2020.
Bonus with Haikyuu manga
There’s one thing Haikyuu manga fans actually wait for, the OVAs. These are the special part or chapters that are not much related to the plot but are interesting anyway.
So, the bonus we told you about is Haikyuu Special OVAs.
The Haikyuu OVAs are called “Land vs Sky” and “The Volleyball Way” and they will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on January 22, 2020.
— A.I.R (Anime Intelligence (and) Research) (@AIR_News01) September 22, 2019
Haikyuu Season 4 Synopsis
National Spring High School Volleyball Tournament, Miyagi Prefecture Preliminary Qualifiers. The Karasuno High School Volleyball Club advances to participate in the long-desired National Tournament after a fierce battle against Shiratorizawa Academy. While in preparation for the upcoming National Tournament, the news of Kageyama’s All-Japan Youth Training Camp invitation came to them. In addition, Tsukishima will be invited to the Miyagi Prefecture First Year Selection Training Camp. However, Hinata also makes a sudden appearance at the Miyagi Prefecture First Years’ Training Camp. Towards the National Tournament, Hinata, Kageyama, and the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club will begin facing further challenges!!
There have been fake rumors on the Haikyuu movie. So, let’s make it clear. No official ever said a word on any Haikyuu movie. They are more focused on working on Haikyuu Season 4.
Where to watch Haikyuu?
The studio did make sure that the anime reaches out to everyone. So, it will be airing on all popular platforms like-
- Amazon Prime
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As we already mentioned above that Haikyuu Season 4 is coming with 2 bonus OVA episodes. And the Haikyuu OVA is going to release on January 22, 2020. Furthermore, the names are already mentioned above- “Land vs Sky” and “The Volleyball Way” and they will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on January 22, 2020. Recently, the official franchise of Haikyuu Hit fans with an exciting update regarding the OVA’s episode. The franchise hit fans with a brand new trailer of Haikyuu OVA. Here is the official trailer-
Later, it was revealed that this official trailer was of Haikyuu OVA- “Land vs Sky”. According to our sources, Haikyuu OVA shows the volleyball battle between the four teams- Nekoma High School, Fukurodani Academy, Nohebi Academy, and Itachiyama Academy. All 4 teams battle for the 3 open spots to go to the nationals.
Franchise Revealed the Number Of Episodes in Haikyuu Season 4
Recently, the official website of Haikyuu hit fans with amazing news. They updated that Haikyuu Season 4’s first episode is going to release on January 10, Friday. Besides this, they also reveal time and channel- 1:25 a.m on MBS and TBS. They also revealed a promotional video, here it is-
They also reveal that Haikyuu Season 4 will continue on July 20. It means that season 4 of Haikyuu is divided into 2 parts. It means that the first part of the series will be produced from January to March. And the other part will run from July to October. According to our predictions, Haikyuu Season 4 will consist of 24 episodes.
The review is rather personal, I hope you guys don’t mind opinions. If you guys are looking for an anime suggestion and are thinking If Haikyuu is a must-watch? Then, Yes it is.
To be honest, I don’t prefer watching sports anime in the first place. But, Watching all of the characters grow into even better players, and watching each of them practice their own individually unique skills is amazingly well. The growth that they each show in comparison to the first season is truly inspiring-and Hilarious at the same time because they are just a bunch of goofballs. You can’t help but love this team, and watching them really makes you feel like you are on the sidelines cheering them on yourself.
Multiple times I found my heart racing. The same goes for stopping. You feel the pressure in your skull and in your chest. You will find yourself wanting them to win more than anything, and times I felt like I was praying for them to win even though I knew that the outcome is already animated, and not happening live in front of me.
Well, that’s Haikyuu for you. Thanks to @lil1doll.
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