Released in 2014, this short animated series follows Shouyou Hinata and his journey in the sport of volleyball. He finds himself at a confusing point in his life where he has to be in the same team as his sworn rival – Tobio Kageyama.
Looking for expansion with their Fourth season, Crunchyroll shared an amazing stop-motion animation that is being released to bring some hype to the ongoing manga. Volume 42 is expected to release on March 2020.
Crunchyroll shared this stop motion promo on their Official Twitter, with the news that the upcoming volume will come with a DVD, featuring a twenty-six minute long stop motion animation. As you can see, this stop motion promo shows breathtaking detail, showing off their unparalleled volleyball skills as well as their facial expressions.
Even though this anime is based around a daily-life concept of a high school volleyball team, it brings out exhilarating emotions and empathy towards these fictional characters. Despite being focused on the lives of these students, the animation and voice acting of these professionals will make you feel like the fate of the world depends on a high school volleyball match. Season Four will carry on the legacy of this production quality, and this stop motion promo makes the fact clear that our expectations should be high.
Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed “Little Giant” in action, small-statured Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school. The newly-formed team even makes it to a tournament; however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the “King of the Court” Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School’s volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate.
Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful. Based on Haruichi Furudate’s popular shonen manga of the same name, Haikyuu!! is an exhilarating and emotional sports comedy following two determined athletes as they attempt to patch a heated rivalry in order to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan.