Haikyuu FINAL hypes the Haikyu movie with heartwarming Hinata and Kageyama art

Hinata and Kageyama in the Karasuno basketball team
Hinata and Kageyama in the Karasuno volleyball team. Pic credit: Production I.G

In recent years, Haikyuu has kept a low profile ever since the manga ended, but this past weekend saw a resurgence of interest in the sports anime. After all, it’s been confirmed that the anime will make at least one final appearance with two Haikyuu FINAL movies covering the next story arc.

Fans were thrilled with the news, as you might expect, and the official Haikyuu social media account is now celebrating with some touching original artwork of its own.

The heartwarming Haikyu!! latest artwork

The illustration, which is displayed below, features a flashforward that manga readers are likely familiar with. After all, it depicts professional volleyball players Tobio Kageyama and Shoyo Hinata in action, living their finest lives.

Check it out below:

New Art of Hinata and Kageyama in honor of the Haikyuu final anime films.
New Art of Hinata and Kageyama. Pic credit: Haikyu!!

Kageyama is standing to the left, his hand raised to the sky, visible from behind. A gift from the Italian team Ali Roma, the setter, is sporting his number 20 jersey. Hinata, who is wearing his dark uniform, can be seen standing to his side. Everyone’s favorite striker, wearing the number 21 on his shirt, appears prepared to compete at the goal in Brazil with his Asas Sao Paulo colleagues.

Naturally, manga readers are already aware of these appearances because Haikyuu followed these youngsters on their path to professional sports. We’ll just have to wait until the Haikyuu FINAL release date in theaters to see whether the anime films will cover this final arc and others. In other words, starting the following year, you will be able to follow Karasuno’s special tag team!

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How to get started with the Haikyuu anime and manga

The coming-of-age sports manga Haikyuu!! was created by Haruichi Furudate. Shoyo Hinata, a junior high school student, develops an interest in volleyball after watching the Karasuno High School volleyball team compete in Nationals on television. Despite being short, Hinata aspires to play volleyball like Karasuno’s skilled wing spiker “The Little Giant,” who is also of comparable height to Hinata. The difficulties in his volleyball journey come from the fact that his junior high school does not have a male volleyball team. Therefore he must learn the sport from the female volleyball team at his school and the community volleyball team.

In high school, Kageyama and Hinata begin to compete against one another. Hinata persuades his friends to join the squad in his final year of junior high school so he can play in his only volleyball competition. Unfortunately, a squad from another school that featured excellent setter Tobio Kageyama upset the team.

However, the two wind up going to Karasuno High School together, where they join the volleyball team and develop into a formidable setter and spiker combination. The voyage to Nationals of the Karasuno volleyball squad is the subject of Haikyuu!!

Places to read the Haikyu!! Manga

The 45 manga volumes of Haikyuu!! were first serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2012 to July 2020. Viz Media holds the English licensing for the show. On the Viz Media website, you can purchase every manga volume for $6.99 in digital format or $9.99 in paperback. Fans can also buy the manga on Barnes & Noble or Amazon for a similar price; digital versions cost $6.49 per volume, while paperback copies cost $9.99 per volume. For those seeking a lower-cost option, the manga is also available on RightStufAnime in paperback format for $7.49; however, RightStuf does not currently have all the volumes in stock since several are now on backorder.

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Where to watch the Haikyu!! anime

Haikyu!! official anime visual of the karasuno team
Haikyu!! official anime visual of the Karasuno team. Pic credit: Production I.G

The Haikyuu!! anime has four seasons as of this writing. The first two seasons of the show are available on Netflix in both subbed and dubbed versions, while season three is available on HIDIVE.

Crunchyroll, which gives all four seasons of the series, is the best option for anyone who wants to see the whole thing. For premium subscribers, Crunchyroll additionally provides two Haikyuu!! movies: Haikyuu!! The movie: Talent, and Sense, and Haikyuu! Battle of Concepts. Additionally, you can watch all five Haikyuu!! OVAs on Crunchyroll without having to be a premium subscriber.

What do you think of this charming glimpse into Haikyuu’s future? Are you looking forward to the Haikyuu final anime films? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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