The creators behind Haikyuu!! announced a fourth season not too long ago. Since the anime’s season 4 is set to be released in January 2020, the manga has been the only source of new content for fans, inching towards the end. Recently, the manga went on a brief hiatus as the creator of the franchise, Haruichi Furudate, had to do some research for the upcoming story. This week a new chapter was released with some big revelations.
Returning with the 48th issue of the magazine, titled “Challenger”, the series has set foot into its final arc. The chapter started off with the series being moved from Japan to Brazil. After a 5-year time skip, Karasuno’s team has blown right past high school. With their eyes set on a huge volleyball goal, the protagonists have matured into young adults. Hinata continues to train in Brazil and must reunite with his old buddies to reveal Karasuno Pack’s final goal.
No official word has been released about the length of this final arc, but it is likely to last through to 2020. Fans are sad to see the series wrapping up, however, they are excited to see what Haruichi Furudate has for them.
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.