Haikyū!! is a manga written and drawn by Haruichi Furudate. It was published from February 2012 to July 2020 and was compiled into a total of forty-five volumes. An anime television series adaptation produced by Production I.G studio aired between April and September 2014, followed by a second season between October 2015 and March 2016, and a third season between October and December 2016. A fourth season aired between January 2020 and December 2020 and with fans expecting a fifth and final season to complete the story, it was recently announced that Haikyu!! would end with a two-part anime movie that will conclude the story. In this article, you’re going to find out everything about the upcoming movie.
On August 13, it was officially confirmed that Haikyu!! would be ending with a two-part anime movie provisionally titled Haikyu!!: FINAL, rather than with a fifth season. Production I.G is, confirmed, coming back to bring the story to an end after a five-day countdown on the series’ official site teased some news about the show’s future. A release window has not been given yet, although we don’t expect to see anything before late 2023.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming two-part movie conclusion of the Haikyu!! series. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.
Haikyu!! FINAL movies release date
An anime adaptation of the series has been in production at Studio Production I.G since 2014. The first three seasons were directed by Susumu Mitsunaka and written by Taku Kishimoto. Character design was by Takahiro Kishida and the artistic direction was by Ichirō Tatsuta. The 24-minute episodes of the first season were shown by MBS from April 6, 2014 to September 21, 2014 in Japan, as well as other 28 stations on the TBS network.
A second season, Haikyū!!: Second Season, ran from October 7, 2015 to March 2016 with a further 25 episodes, and also on CBC TV, Tokyo MX, BS11, RKB Mainichi Hōsō, Hokkaidō Hōsō, Tōhoku with a delay of up to a week Hōsō and TV-U Fukushima. The third season Haikyū!! Karasuno Kōkō vs Shiratorizawa Gakuen Kōkō with another 10 episodes ran from October 8 to December 10, 2016 on TBS, MBS and CBC TV, as well as on BS-TBS, Hokkaidō Hōsō, RKB Mainichi Hōsō, Tōhoku Hōsō with a delay of up to three weeks, TV-U Fukushima, Shizuoka Hōsō, i-Television, and IBC Iwate Hōsō.
The fourth season, Haikyū!! To the Top, aired in Japan starting with January 10, 2020, in two parts. The broadcast of the 13-episode first part ended on April 3, 2020 and was scheduled to continue with the 12-episode second part from July 2020. However, the broadcast of the second part was postponed to October 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ended on December 18, 2020.
With English subtitles, the anime is originally available as a simulcast in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa on the Crunchyroll platform. Two OVAs, Land & Sky and The Volleyball Way, were also released.
The film Gekijō-ban Haikyu!! Owari to Hajimari was released on July 3, 2015. It summarizes the first 13 episodes of the series. On September 18, 2015 the sequel Gekijō-ban Haikyu!! Shōsha to Haisha, which summarizes the remaining episodes of the first season, was also released. On September 15, 2017, the third film Haikyu!! Sainō to Sense was released, which summarizes the events of the second season. The fourth film Haikyu!! Concept no Tatakai was released on September 29, 2017, which summarizes the ten episodes of the third season.
On August 8, the official site of the Haikyu!! series released a five-day countdown which ended on August 13. On that day, it was confirmed that Haikyu!! would be ending with a two-part movie finale, rather than a fifth season. With an event scheduled on August 19, there’s a chance that more information will be revealed soon. An official release date has not been provided yet, but we don’t expect the movies to appear before 2023.
Haikyu!! FINAL movies trailer
You now know all the facts and our thoughts related to the movie finale of Haikyu!! , which means that you’ve probably deduced by yourselves that a trailer for the upcoming two-part movie finale of Haikyu!! could be online. Namely, such announcements are – generally – accompanied by, at least, a teaser trailer and Haikyu!! has not disappointed us in that aspect. Since we really do have a teaser trailer for the upcoming Haikyu!! movie finale, you can check it out here:
This is a good insight into the upcoming movies as it tells you what you can expect. A release date will be provided later.
Haikyuu! FINAL movies plot
Knowing what we know now, the upcoming two-part Haikyu!! movie finale will be adapting the remaining Nekoma vs. Karasuno arc of the series, which means that we are going to see the story brought to its end. In this article, we are going to give you an overview of the whole story so that you know your way around the narrative and what to expect.
Middle school student Shōyō Hinata has become passionate about volleyball ever since he watched the broadcast of the national championship. Even a small athlete like himself played along, who was still superior to the others. With him as a role model, Hinata joins his school’s club, but he is the only boy in it and has to train alone or with the girls.
Nevertheless, he shows a lot of talent and commitment. He can finally find teammates for the district youth championship, but they lose the first game. He swears to the opposing team’s captain, the well-known Tobio Kageyama, that he will one day defeat him. When Hinata enters high school, he chooses Karasuno High, which is known for its volleyball team and where his role model went.
But there he meets Kageyama, who also changes to this school. Now both are on the same team and have to pull themselves together at the behest of the captain. After the two manage to respect each other in joint training, there is a dispute with other newcomers to the club. After many training sessions, friendlies and smaller tournaments, the Karasuno volleyball team is growing together more and more. Hinata and Kageyama in particular are now playing better and better together, despite initial arguments, and manage surprising quick attacks.
The captain sees great potential in the team and harbors hopes that Karasuno will eventually return to the National Volleyball Championships. To achieve this goal, the team must beat other strong high school teams in tournaments. As the game progresses, new rivalries keep forming, but old rivals, such as the Nekoma High School team, also become opponents again.
Haikyu!! FINAL movies cast
The main cast of the upcoming Haikyu!! movies won’t be going through many changes in comparison with the earlier season, at least not as far as we know. Some new characters will be introduced, that is certain, but the main cast will remain – for the most part – unchanged until the very end. This is why we think that the main voice cast, since that is an unwritten rule in modern-day anime adaptations, will return for the upcoming two-part movie finale. This is whom you can expect to hear again:
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor (Seiyū)|
|Shōyō Hinata||Ayumu Murase|
|Tobio Kageyama||Kaito Ishikawa|
|Daichi Sawamura||Satoshi Hino|
|Kōshi Sugawara||Miyu Irino|
|Ryūnosuke Tanaka||Yū Hayashi|
|Kei Tsukishima||Kōki Uchiyama|
|Tadashi Yamaguchi||Sōma Saitō|
|Yū Nishinoya||Nobuhiko Okamoto|
|Asahi Azumane||Toshiki Masuda|
|Chikara Ennoshita||Toshiki Masuda|
|Keishin Ukai||Kazunari Tanaka|
|Kiyoko Shimizu||Kaori Nazuka|
|Ittetsu Takeda||Hiroshi Kamiya|
|Yuutarō Kindaichi||Makoto Furukawa|
|Yui Michimiya||Asami Seto|
|Tooru Oikawa||Daisuke Namikawa|
|Hajime Iwaizumi||Hiroyuki Yoshino|
|Yuusuke Takinoue||Shuuhei Sakaguchi|
|Makoto Shimada||Tomoaki Maeno|
|Kenma Kozume||Yūki Kaji|
|Tetsurō Kuroo||Yūichi Nakamura|
|Satori Tendō||Subaru Kimura|
|Wakatoshi Ushijima||Ryōta Takeuchi|
|Takahiro Hanamaki||Tōru Sakurai|
Where can you watch the Haikyu!! movies?
Currently, you cannot watch the Haikyu!! movies anywhere, since the movies haven’t even come out yet. As for the previous seasons, we know that they have been streamed on Crunchyroll, the biggest anime source in the West, so it is safe to assume that Crunchyroll will retain the streaming rights for the two movies as well once they come out.