Fans anticipate Haikyuu!! S5 announcement as mysterious countdown appears on website

karasuno standing across from nekoma
Fans are hopeful that season five will be announced at the end of the countdown. Pic credit: Production I.G/Youtube

They say there’s nothing worse than the anticipation, but for fans of Haikyuu, finally getting a Haikyuu!! Season 5 announcement would be well worth the wait.

While it’s been two long years since season four, titled Haikyuu!! To the Top, premiered, fans haven’t stopped holding out for another season of the popular sports anime series. With plenty of manga arcs left to cover, there was little doubt that the series would return, but no one knew when. Now fans think they might have a bit more insight into when that could happen.

Starting on August 8, 2022, people began noticing a mysterious countdown on the official Haiykuu anime website. The countdown does not specify what exactly it is counting down to, but it is set to end after five days, at 5:00 AM EST (6 PM JST) on August 13, 2022. Fans seem hopeful that Haikyuu S5 will be announced at the end of the countdown.

Have there been any other clues hinting at Haikyuu Season 5?

Super dedicated fans of Haikyuu will remember that this isn’t the first time that they’ve kept their fingers crossed for a Haikyuu S5 announcement.

The most recent event that had everyone wondering if Haikyuu Season 5 is in production is the Haikyuu and Cookpad Live Cooking App collaboration.

The event theme is “Karasuno vs Nekoma,” which is the upcoming arc that will likely be used for the next season. The collab will feature food and art that aligned with this theme, prompting fans to think that a season five announcement was soon on the way. It is also worth noting that the collab starts on August 12, 2022, which is the same day the mysterious countdown ends.

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An ad for the Haikyuu!! and Cookpad Live Cooking App collab. Pic credit: Production I.G/Cookpad

If that wasn’t enough, every year on August 19th, known as “Haikyuu Day” to many, fans express their love and gratitude for the series all over social media, promptly getting the series trending. With that popular day approaching, now would be the perfect time to really hype up the fandom.

What would Haikyuu Season 5 be about?

If you’re following Haikyuu, but are not as familiar with the manga as some fans, you may be wondering what Haikyuu Season 5 will be about.

With season four ending as Karasuno defeats Inarizaki, the stage has been set for one of the most highly anticipated matches in the series.

It’s been five years since Karasuno and Nekoma last met up for an official match. This rivalry match, referred to as “The Battle of the Garbage Dump,” has been a long time coming for both schools and will decide who continues on their journey to Nationals.

What is Haikyuu about?

If you’re completely new to the Haikyuu fandom, you may be wondering what the series is about.

Haikyuu is a sports anime that follows Hinata Shoyo, a young aspiring volleyball player. He’s not polished or particularly skilled at first. He’s not tall, but he has enough heart and raw athleticism that least warrant some curiosity.

Following in the footsteps of the Little Giant, the very person who inspired him to play, Hinata enrolls at Karasuno. There he meets Kageyama, who has everything he’s lacking and more. While they butt heads at first, it soon becomes clear that the pair have a special connection that, if transferred to the court, may be the catalyst needed to help return the Karasuno volleyball team to its former glory.

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If you haven’t tried it out yet, now is your time to catch up on the first four seasons!

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