While there isn’t any news regarding season 5 yet, Haikyu fans will jump at pretty much anything related to the series, and what better than some sweet merch drop?
Animate tends to collaborate with popular anime franchises from time to time. These collaborations are limited merchandise to commemorate a new season or a movie for the anime.
While it has been some time since Haikyu season 4 was released, the retail chain has decided that it is never too late.
Haikyu!! Mascot Characters Fair will be held at Animate stores all across Japan from November 6 to November 28, 2021. The stores will stock merchandise featuring animal mascots of various characters from the series.
The visual for the collab features Hinata, Kageyama, Tsukishima, Kuro, Kenma, Miya Osamu, and Atsumu, Kita, Bokuto, and Akashi with their respective animal mascots, which correspond to their schools.
Karasuno players have crows, Nekoma has cats, Inarizaki has foxes, and Fukorodani has owls as their mascots. These mascots were featured during the commercial break during season 4 of the anime.
Things like rubber keychains, badges, wooden popup stand, and clear files will be available for purchase during the fair. Some of these items can be reserved on the animate website.
Do not worry if the shops aren’t accessible to you during the fair due to obvious reasons. Due to this being an Animate collab, there’s a chance that some of the merchandise will be available on the international animate website for worldwide purchase.
So sit tight and save up some money, do not buy too much, though.
Haikyu!! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Its publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump began in February 2012 with 42 collected tankōbon volumes released.
Hinata Shoyo is a highly passionate boy who wishes to follow the steps of his idol, ‘The Little Giant’ in the field of volleyball. Hinata’s resolve is unbreakable as he faces gruesome defeat at the hands of the ‘King of the Court,’ a genius prodigy setter Kageyama Tobio in middle school. Hinata’s dreams take fruit as he enters high school.
He joins the declining volleyball team of Karasuno High and is appalled to find the very same Kageyama as his teammate. The story follows the revival of Karasuno High and the unity they maintain to pave their way for nationals.
Source: Haikyu Anime Official Twitter