Haikyu is a Japanese manga series by Haruichi Furudate. It is one of the most popular anime series by the Japanese animation studio, Production I.G. The story revolves around an ambitious guy, Shoyo Hinata, whose sole dream is to become a volleyball player, despite his small height.
This anime series's season 1 premiered from April 2014 to September 2014, with 25 episodes. At the same time, the second season aired from October 2015 to March 2016, with 25 episodes. Subsequently, a third season aired from October 2016 to December 2016, with ten episodes. However, the fourth season declared during the Jump Festa, 2019 was available in two parts, the first cour of 13 episodes aired from January to April 2020, and the second cour of 12 episodes which will premiere in October 2020.
With the announcement of a delay in the 2nd part of 4th season's release, fans are now more curious regarding the 5th season's arrival.
But, we have a piece of good news for you all. The arrival/renewal of the 5th instalment is now confirmed. However, Netflix viewers from the UK/US will have to wait a bit longer for the 5th season. As season 3 and 4 are yet to arrive on their platform.
The 5th instalment may be available by 2021. Due to the current pandemic situation, everything has come to a standstill. So, fans have to wait a bit more for this season.
Shoyo Hinata is a short stature student of Junior high school. He becomes quite obsessed with a particular sport, volleyball after watching Karasuno High School qualifying for nationals. Despite all odds, he continues his dream of playing volleyball. He is very much impressed with another fellow mate "The Little Giant", his fellow talented wing spiker. Shoyo, despite his short stature and newbie, has an impressive vertical jump. He joins his school volleyball team, but to his dismay, he is the sole member of that club.
In his third and final year, he convinces some of his friends to pursue volleyball, to compete for the tournament. But, his first official game, they suffer a huge set back from their rival Tobio Kageyama aka the King of the court. This defeat leads to their rivalry, and Hinata solemnly resolves to defeat Kageyama in high school.
Hinata studies and gets enrolled to Karasuno, sharing his school with Little Giant, but gets baffled on finding his opponent there. However, Karasuno school has now lost its reputation, and the local groups mock them by calling The Flightless Crows. But, When Kageyama's genius skills come along with Hinata's athleticism, results in a great crossover. Now, the fate of Karasuno depends on Hinata and Kageyama's relationship. Thus, the story continues to their struggle to unleash their real talent and redemption of Karasuno's reputation.
With season 4's second part's arrival on hold, the season 5's plot is still under wraps. It's too early to discuss the 5th instalment. So, we expect it to continue the story of Hinata's struggle of restoring Karasuno's reputation. We hope this season to be a bit more intriguing and fulfil the expectations of the fans.
The success of this anime is mainly due to the fantastic voice cast. So, expecting the series without the lead cast is next to impossible. We also hope some additions to the existing starcast. The lead protagonists are-
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