Haikyuu Season 5: No Plans For A Fifth Season, First Of 2 Movies Released

Caitlyn Pauley


The long-awaited fifth season of the popular volleyball anime “Haikyuu!!” is not happening. Instead, the series will conclude with a two-part film sequel, with the first movie released in Japan on February 16, 2024. Fans across the globe are eagerly awaiting its Western release date.

Based on the remaining manga chapters, the film adaptation promises to deliver the final arc of the story. This decision ensures a more fitting end to the exciting journey of Hinata Shoyo and his teammates. The choice to end with films instead of another season has generated significant buzz within the fan community.

This development leaves fans with mixed emotions: longing for the traditional episodic format, but excited to witness the story’s thrilling conclusion on the big screen. The journey from manga to anime to film highlights the enduring appeal of “Haikyuu!!” and its impact on Japanese culture and sports anime.

Haikyuu!! Final Movies: A New Chapter for the Beloved Volleyball Anime

The End of a Season, the Start of a Finale

In 2022, the Haikyuu!! anime team surprised fans with an announcement: the series would conclude not with a fifth season, but with two movies. This decision sparked a mix of excitement and disappointment among the fanbase.

Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle

The first of these two films, titled “Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle,” was released in Japan in February 2024. The film primarily focuses on the intense showdown between Karasuno High and Nekoma High, a match fans have eagerly anticipated since the early days of the series.

Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle: Release Date

Crunchyroll and Sony will release “HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle” in North American theaters on May 31, 2024, with a rollout in offshore markets from late May through late June.

Second Movie and Beyond

As of now, details about the second film remain under wraps. It’s expected to adapt the remaining chapters of the manga, covering the rest of the Tokyo Nationals and the final arc. Fans are eagerly awaiting more information about the release date and the title of the second film.

Why Movies Instead of a Season?

The decision to conclude Haikyuu!! with movies instead of a traditional season has sparked debate among fans. Some believe it’s a way to provide a more cinematic and impactful ending to the series, while others worry that it might not do justice to the remaining content.

Summary Table

Season 5 StatusNo plans for a fifth season
Movie 1 Title“Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle”
Movie 1 ReleaseFebruary 2024 (Japan)
Movie 2 StatusDetails TBA
Movie FormatTwo-part finale

Key Takeaways

  • “Haikyuu!!” will end with two films, not season 5.
  • First movie released in Japan in February 2024.
  • Films cover final manga chapters, concluding the story.

Haikyuu Series Recap

Anticipated Release Timeline

There was a lot of buzz surrounding the possibility of a Haikyuu Season 5, but instead it looks like we’re only getting 2 movies to cap out the series. The fourth season experienced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting the production cycle. In August 2022, Production I.G. revealed that Haikyuu Season 5 would be adapted into a two-part movie series, rather than a traditional TV season.

The first of the two movies has been released already (Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle) and not much is known about the second.

Production Companies and Crew

The Haikyuu series is made by Production I.G., a well-known animation studio. They have handled all the previous seasons of Haikyuu and are known for their high-quality animation. Production I.G. has made some changes in key roles within the studio, with TOHO, another major player in the industry, stepping in for certain positions. This collaboration aims to bring experienced individuals together to work on the project. The goal is to ensure a smooth transition and maintain high production standards for the fans of the anime. The announcement of the Haikyuu!! FINAL Movie Series is a significant move to continue the story with the same high standards seen in previous seasons.