Binge watched all the mainstream series and movies and are hungry for more? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If you’re into high school drama/action, well, we’ve got just the right choice for you! “Haikyuu” is a Japanese anime TV series based on the life and adventures of a junior high school student, Shoyo Hinata.
Written and illustrated by Haruichi Farudate, this show has become a huge hit among fans all over the world. To give you an idea of how popular it has become, we’ll tell you a few facts. The show has been running for almost six years now, with four-seasons, two movies and even a game under its belt. Also, it won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award in 2016. See, now you know! Also, this lockdown has left most of us too lazy to even fetch a glass of water. However, this story might give you some motivation and get you going! Why? Well, keep reading!
The series is currently in its fourth season, where the first part consisting of thirteen episodes, has already been aired. Although the second part was supposed to come out in July 2020, the global pandemic situation has delayed everything. However, there has been no official confirmation from the producers. The end of 2020 or early 2021 is our guess, but let’s wait and see!
The lead characters of this show include Shoyo Hinata, who has been voiced by Ayumu Murase and Tobio Kageyama by Kaito Ishikawa. Other characters include Yu Hayashi as Ryunosuke Tanaka, Satoshi Hino as Daichi Sawamura, and Miyu Irino as Kashi Sugawara. Considering Season 4 will be a continuation of the previous seasons, all the main characters are expected to be back.
At the end of Season 3, we see that Hinata and Kageyama have taken their team to an almost unexpected victory at the Spring High School National Volleyball Championship. From here, we can only guess what’s about to come. Will Hinata and Kageyama’s dynamic duo take Karasuno High School national champions once more? Will their former rivalry create some problems in the team? Which team do they face next? Well, the questions don’t end! So, we can just and watch what’s about to come!
Okay, so here comes the main part! What is this show all about? We all know that usually, volleyball is a tall person’s sport. However, little Hinata gets inspired by the playing style of “The Little Giant,” who leads Karasuno High School to a national victory. In spite of his short height, he too dreams of being a great volleyball player and starts training for it. However, he realizes that his school doesn’t even have an existing volleyball team! Although he manages to somehow form a team, they lose badly in the very first match of the season and get eliminated.
But Hinata stays true to his dreams. He studies hard and finally gets admission into the school of his dreams- Karasuno High School. Well, here comes the plot twist! As soon as he joins the team, he realizes that his arch-rival Kageyama, the player who he had lost to, had also come to the same team! Now, both of them are really talented individuals. But will they able to combine their talents and secure the wins for their team? We’ll see soon enough!