Based on Haruichi Furudate’s manga series of the same name, ‘Haikyuu!!’ is a volleyball-themed sports anime. The series primitively focuses on Shoyo Hinata, a boy determined to become a great volleyball player despite his small frame. He soon established himself as an exceptional player. The anime series premiered in 2014 and over the years has established it as one of the best sports anime of all time. Season 4 of Haikyuu, also known as ‘Haiky!! To The Top’ concluded airing on December 19, 2020. Since then, the fans have been waiting for an update on the next season. Will there be Haikyuu Season 5? When will it release? Here’s what we know.
Will there be Haikyuu Season 5?
It’s now been more than a year since the last episode of Season 4 aired. We are yet to get an official update on whether Season 5 is coming from Production I.G (Studio behind Haikyuu).
However, in December, following the last episode’s release on Crunchyroll, the English-language Haikyu!! Twitter account thanked the “anime team” for their hard work. The Tweet implies that the fifth season will come. So, fans can rejoice that it is just a matter of time.
A huge thank you to the entire Haikyu!! Anime team for their continued hard work this past year!
— HAIKYU!! (@Haikyu_EN) December 18, 2020
Several Haikyuu!! projects were announced on its10th Anniversary to celebrate the series, including key visuals, an exhibition match, and a single page manga drawn by Haruichi Furudate.
But there are two projects that haven’t been announced yet and as teased these are the major projects.
Haikyuu Season 5 Release Date
The first three seasons of “Haikyuu” were released promptly in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The popular anime returned for the fourth season after a gap of four years. For the first time in its history, Season 4 aired in two cours. The first cour aired from January to April 2020. Then Season 4 took a five months break to air the second cour from October to December 2020. It has been more than a year since Season 4 concluded.
As mentioned above Season 5 will definitely come at some point but it is difficult to predict the release date. There was a long hiatus between the third and fourth seasons. So, fans are worried if there will be another long gap between seasons.
However, the previous delay was due to some in-house issues. Monsters & Critics reported that the previous season was delayed because the key staff members were completing other projects.
So, we can assume that the hiatus is not going as long as the previous one. Haikyuu Season 4 renewal was announced in Dec 2018. The Season started airing in Jan 2020. So, we can assume that one season of “Haikyuu” has a one-year production cycle.
It means that whenever Production I.G announces Season 5, it will release around 12-13 after that. If the studio announces the next season in the next couple of months, we should get on TV screens by the end of the second half of 2023.
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