As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, Weekly Shonen Jump announced that there will be ten new major Haikyuu!! projects.
Haikyuu!!, which ended serialization on July 20th, 2020, is still one of Jump’s flagship titles. As such, it’s no surprise that Jump wants to celebrate its anniversary in style.
While four of the projects announced today were previously revealed in the past with two left undisclosed as of yet and set to have more details released in the “near future,” let’s take what we’ve got and dissect it!
What are the currently revealed Haikyuu!! 2022 projects?
The currently revealed Haikyuu!! projects are as follows:
Project #1: A 10th anniversary key visual by Haruichi Furadate, author of Haikyuu!!. The key visual will feature quite a few characters from the manga.
Those revealed to be in it so far include Kenma, Kuroo, and Oikawa, but more are set to be revealed soon.
Project #2: The final art exhibition for Haikyuu!! is set to take place from February 16th, 2022 to March 11th, 2022, the last exhibition of the series following its conclusion to be held in Tokyo.
Project #3: A new short radio web drama written by Haruichi Furadate is set to start broadcasting on February 28th of this year on “Karasuno High School Broadcasting Club” Web-Radio.
Project #4: A new Haikyuu!! x V LEAGUE exhibition match is set to take place in August of 2022, held in front of a live audience as well as being streamed online. It will also feature a key visual written by Haruichi Furadate.
Project #5: A new one-shot of the manga is to be published in Shonen Jump at some future date. As of yet, the details behind the one shot are vague, but it will follow Hinata and his friends.
Project #6: A special memorial book featuring the cast has been announced, set to be the “ultimate book” that lets you look at the history of Haikyuu!!, starting from its serialization in 2012.
Project #7: New LINE stickers featuring the characters drawn by Haruichi Furadate for the first time, as well as more LINE stickers drawn by both Retsu and Kyohei Miyajima are set to be released this year.
Project #8: Haikyuu!! full-color manga & Jump Remix volumes were announced. A digital full-color version and a remix version of the Haikyu!! manga will be released this year, with digital full-color volumes released monthly starting April 4th and Jump Remix volumes starting March 11th!
What are the other two projects?
As of yet, it’s unclear what the other two unrevealed Haikyuu!! projects are. Many fans are anticipating the reveal of the Haikyuu!! Season 5 anime TV series at some point this year, so there is some speculation that is one of the two projects. Another speculation suggests that a theatrical Haikyuu!! movie could be on the horizon soon.
Whatever the case, it’s clear that Haikyuu!! has a bright future ahead of it!