Will we be heading to the court one last time? (Spoilers ahead)
Haikyuu!! (simply abbreviated as Haikyu) is probably one of the most popular sports anime ever made. The story about the volleyball team from Karasuno High School is simple, but exciting. Also, every character is likeable in one way or another, which makes you want to root for them, even as many show up as antagonists.
Seasons 1, 2 and 3 appeared in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. However the way season four, or Haikyuu!! To the Top was released caused some confusion among the fans and news sources since it was split into two parts with twelve episodes each, causing them to believe that Part 2 was actually the fifth season.
Season 5 status
With the final episode of Haikyuu!! To the Top releasing on January, fans have been waiting for the announcement of season 5.
Currently, the anime hasn’t been renewed by studio Production I.G, but given its immense popularity, it would be criminal to not renew it. Also, the best part is that there’s enough source material for more seasons. The Haikyuu!! manga concluded in January with chapter 402. Season 4 started at chapter 207, so there is enough for a fifth or even sixth season.
Even though the studio hasn’t made any announcements, the anime’s Twitter page had an announcement thanking fans for their support. They ended it with “looking forward to the continuation!”
It’s doubtful that there will be a two or three year break between seasons. There are even chances of season 5 premiering as soon as fall 2021.
But a more realistic expectation would be Winter 2021, with the season split into two courses, just like season 4. Knowing that the pandemic is not fully over, the animators would be getting work done a bit more slowly.
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