Haikyuu season 5 release date is making sports anime fans impatient because the writers hinted in Dec 2020 that the anime can return for another season. Haikyu!! is one of the most liked anime series directed by Susumu Mitsunaka(E01-E60) and Masako Sato(E61-E85) and written by Taku Kishimoto based on the Japanese manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. The story moves around a high-school boy named Hinata who takes inspiration from an astonishing volleyball player and decide to make his own team to won the basketball tournament.
Haikyuu Season 5 Release Date and Time
Haikyuu Season 5 is not yet having an official release date but since the series isn’t cancelled, we can still hope that a new season is on the way, Haikyuu!! season 5 will be released around 2023 if the renewal is announced by Production IG till the end of 2022. If a new season comes out then it will have a total of 12 episodes like the previous seasons with an average running time of 20 minutes.
The first season premiered in 2014, second season in 2015, third in 2016, and the fourth season was released after four long years in 2020. Now, a fifth season is awaited but no release date updates are provided by the creators after the hint in December 2020. It was announced that production team is looking forward to create season 5 of Haiyuu for MBS.
Some reports suggest that the delay was due to some production issues and the studio was waiting for main staff members to assemble after finishing their pending projects but that’s half truth. Let me tell you the actual reason behind the delay.
Why is Haikyuu taking so long to return for another season?
No doubt, we love Tobie, Hinata and other male anime characters wholeheartedly but the animation takes time and you will be shocked to know that most of the animators of our favorite sports comedy anime are underpaid. Even though, the series is booking profits, the real heroes behind the cameras are getting nothing.
While talking with some professionals of the industry, we found that the animators of Haikyu are severely underpaid and were bound to work for longer and longer hours in an attempt to finish their work on time. There are almost 3000 frames in one episode and if an animator draws 300 frames a month, they can earn only 300*1.8= $540 per month.
I hope you will understand that drawing 300 pages in a single month is super hard especially for new designers and this is the harsh reality of the series. Moreover, an animator was fired for creating an erotic scene without the consent of studio. This could be the reason why Haikyuu Season 5 is taking time.
Where to watch Haikyu anime series?
The anime series is licensed under Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks in North America, Animatsu Entertainment in UK, Medialink in South East Asia, and Madman Entertainment in Australasia while the original network remains MBS in Japan. The English network is Animax Asia. If Haikyuu Season 5 comes out, it will be also available on the given platforms in respected countries.
- Kaito Ishikawa as Tobio Kageyama
- Ayumu Murase as Shoyo Hinata
- Jun Nazuka as Aran Ojiro
- Hideaki Kabumoto as Osamu Miya
- Yuu Hayashi as Ryunoksuke Tanaka
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Ittetsu Takeda
- Ryusei Nakao as Tanji Washijo
- Yu Miyazaki as Sachiro Hirugmai
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Yu Nishinoya
- Mamuro Miyano as Atsumu Miya
- Nobuyori Sagara as Hisashi Kinoshita
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Asahi Azumane
Haikyuu Season 5 Official Trailer
No official trailer has been released for the season 5 of Haikyuu!! yet but there are numerous short clips over YouTube that you can enjoy watching.
What will happen in Haikyuu Season 5?
The 5th season of Haikyuu will starts with the National Tournament and the story line will continue right after season 4 ended. The first match of Karasuno’s high will be against Nekoma. Maybe, Hinata will play the nationals this time against Nekoma High. That gonna be a big match as if we are going to see the quarter final between two strongest teams. Also, Kejayama and Hinata match will got our special attention.
As we all know, the plot is always around high school volleyball team and the relationship among players. In the ending scene of season 4, we saw Hinata was feeling dejected and out of control as he missed the goal opportunity and now he is regretting the chance that let him lose the match.
Tobie was also threatening him to dismiss if he ever did this again. But the scene was different, Kagayema knew that something tricked Hinata after he witnessed the jump of Korai. Will Hinata been able to become a good anime boyfriend or he just move away to never disturb the girl again by choosing someone else.
What do you think will happen in Haikyuu Season 5? Who will won the match between Karasuno’s high and Nekoma?