‘Haikyuu’ season 5 drops new key visual and release date

Haikyuu will return this October for its season 5. To hype its comeback, the show has revealed a new key visual.

Earlier this month, Haikyuu’s crew and cast members have shared some production updates of the anime series’ season 5. Fans were then quick to assume that the fifth installment’s new release date will shortly follow. Fortunately, their assumptions were on point.

Haikyuu season 5 unveils new release window

The official website of Haikyuu previously announced that the fifth run of the series would be delayed at a later date. According to the announcement, the show postponed its premiere to protect better the health and safety of all those involved with the production amid the coronavirus crisis.

After 2 months, fans were graced with good news regarding the forthcoming season’s release window. The website of Ryokutya Archives has listed the fifth season of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyuu to premiere this coming October. 

As of press time, there is no specific date given for the comeback. However, most of the show’s devotees are hopeful that the show will kick off the month rather than end it.

New key visual revealed

The good news does not stop there either. Haikyuu’s official Twitter account has just released a new key visual of the show’s season 5 to hype fans. 

It features the members of Inarizaki’s High School volleyball team. This includes Atsumu Miya, Osamu Miya, Kita Shinsuke, Ojiro Aran, Suna Rintaro, Omimi Ren, Ginjima Hotoshi, and Akagi Michinari.

The tweet’s caption further stated:

“A new visual of Inarizaki High School, which has the strongest twins in the high school volleyball world, ‘Miya Brothers’ has been released! Please look forward to the fierce battle with Inarizaki, the strongest challenger!”

Series overview

Haikyuu follows the story of Karasuno’s volleyball team. Viz Media’s official synopsis of the anime series reads:

“Ever since he saw the legendary player known as ‘the Little Giant’ compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?”

What to expect

According to Haikyuu’s production team, the upcoming installment will not bear a new name as per the old trends. Instead, it will continue with the name Haikyuu To The Top Season 2. But Netflix will adapt it and will stream it online as Haikyuu season 5 after the season ends.

In the previous season, the volleyball team Karasuno finally made it to nationals after excelling in difficult situations. Hence, in the preceding installment, fans can expect to witness the rest of the team go against the powerhouse schools of Japan. The roster includes Nekoma, Fukurodani, Inarizaki, and Kamomedai.

The fifth installment will also feature fans’ favorite duo, Hinata and Kageyama, Karasuno’s captain and libero, Sawamura, and Nishinoya. Moreover, Tsukishima’s blocks, Yamaguchi’s pinching serves, along with Asahi and Tanaka’s attack, will score tons of points for Karasuno.

Image Courtesy of Shirayuki Kitomi/YouTube Screenshot

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