When Is Haikyuu Season 4 Release Date

Haikyuu fans will have an awesome 2020 as the anime series was confirmed to come back in winter next year. The long wait is over as the fan-favorite anime show will come back with new additions to the cast and exciting storyline. Fans all over the world have missed the Karasuno High School team members.

The third installment of the series ended in 2016 and fans have waited for an overdue return. Although there is still no official release date for the new season, fans are excited knowing that the anime will come out next year.

Haikyuu is a Japanese Shounen series made for teenage boys. This anime specifically focuses on sports hoping to help increase youth participation. Japan has a lower population of younger people, and anime can help engage them with these interests and physical activities.

In addition to engagement, anime centering on youth also helps decrease the number of suicides. In 2016 and 2017, the number of elementary and high school students who took their lives was at the highest, 250.

Producers of the anime series Haikyuu also intend to inspire the youth and bring out the best in them.

What Is Confirmed for Haikyuu Season 4

The Haikyuu season 4 was announced August this year, with an official poster made as a teaser. A major Haikyuu event was held and the franchise confirms that the fourth season will release in winter of 2020.

Some fans speculate that the fourth season will fall early next year, since the expected release was pushed back from September 2019 to 2020.

The official report via Twitter also highlights the OVA special episodes that will feature Nekoma High School, Fukurodani Academy, Nohebi Academy, and Itachiyama Academy. All these schools plus Karasuno will compete for the open slots in the Nationals.

Furthermore, there will be OVA special episodes that are set to release in January 2020. Fans can purchase Blu-ray and DVD of the OVA specials next year, in January. Unfortunately, fans outside Japan still need to wait for the release of the fourth season in different countries.

The studio, Production I.G., also released the official teaser of the fourth season but it’s less than a minute long.

Haikyuu Plot

Adapted from the manga series of the same title, this anime follows the story of a passionate volleyball player named Shouyou Hinata, who finds interest in the game. After watching the ‘Little Giant’ in action in one tournament, Shouyou revived the volleyball club at his middle school. The team he formed was successful and even made it to a tournament themselves. However, their first match was a failure as Kageyama beat them.

Shouyou was frustrated and promised to himself that he would beat Kageyama. After middle school, he joined the Karasuno High School volleyball team only to discover that Kageyama was part of the team.

In their training, Shouyou begins to understand his weaknesses as well as other members’, particularly Kageyama. He believes he can help him with his problems too and they can learn to work together to be successful as a team. The story will revolve around the team’s individual members as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

The story will also show how the two rivals patch things up and learn to coordinate with the team to be the best in Japan.

Haikyuu Season 1 Storyline

The first season shows the background of the major characters and their personalities. This season already highlighted the rivalry between the two major characters, with the emphasis on the growth of Shouyou when it comes to the court. This season has 25 episodes that showcase the skills of each player.

A rookie from nowhere plans to defeat the King Of The Court but he will not be successful. This will drive Shouyou to persevere more and to defeat Kageyama on the court.

Haikyuu Season 2 Plot

The second season kicks off with the team preparing for the Spring Inter-High Volleyball Tournament. They are practicing harder and decide to head to Tokyo for the training camp. Shouyou and Kageyama get excited about the upcoming matches and start their reign until they meet someone.

This season is full of surprises with the addition of new cast members and a few twists. The rivalry continues but the two are starting to get their chemistry when playing.

Haikyuu Season 3 Storyline

To advance to Nationals, the Karasuno High School volleyball team needs to defeat the powerhouse Shiratorizawa Academy. They already had their victory against Aoba Jousai High, and this time a stronger opponent will hunt them down. Japan’s top three aces are all on different teams and only one will lead Japan for the national junior volleyball team.

Filled with both excitement and determination to win, two teams will need to come out on top to represent Japan.

Haikyuu Major Characters

  • Shouyou Hinata

Shouyou has the ability to jump higher, making him the best middle blocker. He has trained his legs to compensate for his lack of height and has a natural affinity as a spiker. With every match, Shouyou becomes better and grows as a volleyball player.

When not under pressure, Shouyou is cheerful and energetic. He talks loudly and gets excited easily with every game. His best trait is pushing himself to do better and not giving up.

  • Tobio Kageyama

Initially referred to as the King Of The Court, Kageyama is a volleyball prodigy. He plays individually with no regard for his teammates during a match. What’s important for Kageyama is to win and to get more points.

However, his mindset changed when he joined the Karasuno High School Volleyball team. He learned the importance of teamwork and to accept the abilities of co-players. Kageyama is sensitive and cannot control his emotions and frustrations. With the help of his teammates, he is able to overcome his weaknesses and gain more confidence as a setter.

  • Asahi Azumane

Considered as the ace of the Karasuno High School volleyball team, Asahi is a dependable player. Although he’s become depressed and insecure with his game, Asahi comes back to the team stronger than before.

His physical appearance is very misleading as he is a monster in the court. He looks gentle and quiet but is actually very composed when playing. He continues to practice and lead the team and doesn’t want anyone else to steal his ace position. In short, Asahi is very competitive, driven, and a great leader.

  • Ikkei Ukai

The former coach of the Karasuno High School volleyball team, he once led the team to the Nationals. Ukai is known in the Miyagi prefecture as a hardworking and skilled trainer. He wants the best for his students and uses brutal training methods to develop discipline.

His overall appearance seems tough and brisk, however, he also has a soft spot for the students he trains. By those who don’t appreciate Ukai, he is called a strict teacher that makes volleyball tiring.

If you are looking for an anime with sports, action, and drama, Haikyuu is one of the best. The story is simple yet the characters are complex. Developments will shock you while watching this anime classic.

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