Haikyuu‘s creators recently announced the return of the anime with season four. Set to be released in January 2020, it will be accompanied by a brand new OVA project in the same timeline. On the other hand, the manga has been going steadily and is currently on the verge of expanding into a brand new arc.
The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump recently announced that Haruichi Furudate, the creator of the series, will be on a week-long break to do some research for the upcoming story. Despite the delay that this causes, the fan base strongly agrees that Furudate should be well prepared for the next arc.
The issue of Shonen Jump also said that the manga will be returning directly with the start of the next arc, making it “to the other side of the Earth”. Set to be released on 28th October, this will be the 48th issue of the magazine.
The official synopsis of the next season has been released, teasing the new developments, to keep the fans on their feet for the exciting stuff coming soon:
“National Spring High School Volleyball Tournament, Miyagi Prefecture Preliminary Qualifiers: The Karasuno High School Volleyball Club advances to participate in the long-awaited National Tournament after a fierce battle against Shiratorizawa Academy.
While in preparation for the upcoming National Tournament, the news of Kageyama’s All-Japan Youth Training Camp invitation came in. Besides, Tsukishima will also be invited to the Miyagi Prefecture First Year Selection Training Camp. However, Hinata, who is flustered with the difference between the 1st years, makes a sudden appearance at the Miyagi Prefecture First Years’ Training Camp?! Towards the National Tournament, Hinata, Kageyama, and the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club will begin facing further challenges!!”
Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed “Little Giant” in action, the short 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 despite 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 to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan.