The popular and much anticipated Haikyuu anime will come to an end with a two-part concluding film, which was officially announced earlier today. The sequel films ie Haikyu Final Movie Part 1 and Haikyu Final Movie Part 2 will conclude the plot. Its premiere event is set for August 2023.
Starting off as a Manga, Haikyu (stylized as Haikyu!!) got its anime adaptation in 2014 developed by Production I.G. The first season aired in 2014, and the sequel began in the fall of 2015 and concluded in the winter of 2016 after 25 episodes. and has produced 4 seasons till now and the fifth and final one is on the way. It is one of the most popular animes on the list.
It was earlier rumored that the Haikyuu Season 5 could be on the cards anytime sooner. With the latest revelation, it appears Production I.G. has picked a two-part theatrical movie over Haikyuu season 5.
The highly anticipated announcement for the fan-favorite sports anime follows a 5-day countdown that began on August 8 on the official website. Production I.G. is back to animate the last films in the Haikyu franchise.
The official tweet, as well as the press Haikyuu announcement, has confused fans and no one exactly knows what is about to come. The “anime sequel AND two-part movie” appears to be vague with an equally confusing poster announcement. What leaves the fans more puzzled is that there was enough source material to adapt at least 2 cours.
Written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate, styled as “Haikyu!!” is a Japanese Manga series. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2012 to 2020. The manga finished after 405 chapters, which were collected into 45 volumes. It was licensed in English by Viz Media. Aside from the TV anime, the franchise has also produced several recap movies, OVAs, side tales, and an omake.
Haikyu Final Movie Trailer
Moreover, Haikyu Week will also take place in a few days, beginning on August 19, so additional details will be received by then.
Haikyu Final Movie Release Date
It was revealed today that a “Haikyu!! FINAL” anime movie sequel will take the place of Haikyu!! Season 5.
Currently, the production has not provided any updates about the Haikyu!! FINAL movie release date nor the characters and staff have been confirmed for the project. However, a kick-off ceremony wis planned for August 23, 2022. It is hoped that more details on Haikyu!! FINAL movie release date will be revealed. One just has to wait patiently for the news to trickle in that we will promptly report on our pages.
Keeping in mind the “kick-off event will be held on August 23, 2023”, it is speculated that Haikyuu!! Final movie Japan premiere should happen around 3 weeks after it. As per this, Haikyuu!! Final movie release date in Japan should fall in the first week of September 2022, likely to be Friday, 2nd September.
As far as Haikyuu!! Final movie international premiere is concerned, it will likely get delayed typically by one to three months, somewhere around November 2023.
Who will be part of Haikyuu!! Final movie characters?
Toho Animation will produce the two Haikyu!! Final movies while the animation will continue to be done by the team at Production I.G.
The current cast of the “Haikyuu!!” volleyball team is likely to be retained. Some of them started in the first year along with Hinata and Kageyama.
Expect the following Haikyuu characters to be retained
- Ayumu Murase as Hinata,
- Kaito Ishikawa as Kageyama,
- Yu Hayashi as Ryunosuke Tanaka,
- Satoshi Hino as team captain Daichi Sawamura,
- Miyu Irino as Koshi Sugawara,
- Koki Uchiyama as Kei Tsukishima,
- Sôma Saitô as Tadashi Yamaguchi,
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Yu Nishinoya,
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Asahi Azumane, and
- Hiroshi Kamiya as adviser Ittetsu Takeda
One can expect that the coming few days are critical for Haikyuu fans.
Which characters will be retained in Haikyuu!! Final movie English dub?
It is likely that English Voice narration artists of the first three seasons will be retained. Their names include
- Bryson Bauga as Hinata,
- Scott Gibbs as Kageyama,
- Greg Cote as Tanaka,
- Justin Duran as Sawamura,
- Adam Gibbs as Sugawara,
- Leraldo Anzaldua as Tsukishima,
- Cameron Bautsch as Yamaguchi,
- Greg Ayres as Nishinoya,
- Orlanders Jones as Azumane, and
- Gareth West as Takeda
Where can I watch Haikyuu English Dub?
Season 4 of the sports anime series titled, “Haikyuu!! To the Top” received the English dub in March 2022. The Japanese Dub with an English subtitled version of all 4 seasons is currently streaming on Crunchyroll. It cannot be confirmed when the Haikyuu English dub will land on Crunchyroll. Funimation has not added the title yet to its library but it is hopeful that the English dub might land soon.
VRV, exclusive to the US is streaming all four seasons of “Haikyuu!!” anime with English subtitles. If you have HIDIVE access you can stream English Dub/Sub of the third season of Haikyu!!.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Haikyu!! that were streaming on Netflix have been removed from 1st November 2021 in many regions. These seasons were running for 2 years and it seems the license to the stream had come to an end.
Will Haikyu!! return to Netflix?
However, looking at the anime’s popularity it is very likely to be again added to the catalog of Netflix. The platform is likely to renew the license for Haikyu!! and with 2 part movies coming it seems highly probable.
Netflix has done the same with Attack on Titan before on a regular basis.
Is Haikyu!! on Amazon Prime Video?
Yes, 25 episodes of Haikyu!! Season 1 got added to the catalog of Prime Video in March 2022. In May, the Amazon Prime Video added all the 25 episodes of Haikyu!! Season 2.
Summing It Up
We will update this once we fetch more information about Haikyu!! Final movie release date as soon it gets official.
There should be some more Haikyu-related stuff on our website that you might find useful, as well as similar works of this genre such as Free !!, Yuri On Ice or Kuroko No Basket. In the Haikyuu anime, it is the sport only that is a common thread that unites and emotionally binds the characters. If you have any questions concerning the series that you can’t seem to find answers to, please leave them in the comments area and we’ll try our best to address them.