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Fourth 'Haikyuu!!' Season Airs in January 2020, Gets New OVA Episode

by Vindstot
Aug 18, 1:08 AM | 21 Comments
The Haikyuu!! no Hi Zenjitsu-sai talk show announced on Sunday that the fourth anime season will begin airing on MBS and TBS' Super Animeism programming block in January 2020. The new anime season was announced at Jump Festa 2019 last December.

Voice actor Kazuyuki Okitsu (Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Orange) will join the cast as Suguru Daishou, the third year captain of Nohebi Academy volleyball team.

The talk show also announced an original video animation titled Haikyuu!!: Riku vs Kuu (Haikyuu!!: Land vs Sky). The two-episode anime, adapting chapters from volumes 22 and 23, will first debut at the Jump Festa 2020 event, which runs on December 21 and 22. TOHO animation will ship the original video anime on Blu-ray and DVD on January 22, 2020.

Haikyuu!! adapts Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga of the same title, which launched as a one-shot in Shounen Jump NEXT seasonal magazine in January 2011. Weekly Shounen Jump published a second one-shot in April 2011, where it began regular serialization in February 2012. Shueisha published the 38th volume on June 4, with the 39th volume planned for a September 4 release. Haikyuu!! has a cumulative 34 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.

The first three anime seasons premiered in Spring 2014, Fall 2015, and Fall 2016. The 15th, 21st, and 27th volumes shipped with three original video episodes in March 2015, May 2016, and August 2017, respectively. The manga also inspired four compilation films, the latest of which screened in September 2017.

A "kick-off" event for the new anime season will be held on September 22 at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba. Voice cast members Ayumu Murase, Kaito Ishikawa, Kouki Uchiyama, Souma Saitou, and Yuki Kaji will make an appearance at the event.

Source: Moca News

Haikyuu!!: Riku vs Kuu on MAL

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Sep 4, 4:04 AM by tsubasalover

it's about damm time

Sep 1, 3:34 PM by RR14

New Haikyuu coming soon. I am so ready for this!

Aug 21, 12:51 PM by xchyssa

It's been too long since the last time we got to enjoy some animated Haikyuu. Really looking forward to this, especially with the new and improved character designs

Aug 19, 5:30 AM by Nagirah

the snakes are coming, i'm so happy i'm drowning in tears

Aug 18, 11:42 PM by kawaii-despair

Woot, all aboard the Hypkyuu train again!

Aug 18, 9:08 PM by XPwnDEnd

I'm so hyped i wanna cry

Aug 18, 5:55 PM by bringerofanan

can't wait for season 4!

Aug 18, 9:49 AM by SkyFullOfStars

Production I.G killed it with Run With the Wind, I don't doubt they're gonna destroy it with this season. Jan 2020 can't come any sooner

Aug 18, 9:45 AM by Short_Circut

So we will have 4th season and even more, an ova also? *-* This is amazing! I am looking forward to watch <3

Aug 18, 7:53 AM by Hoshizuki

Sakusa and Daishou <3 really looking forward to it.

Aug 18, 6:19 AM by uwuarsa

Imean, it was already put in the Winter 2020 column since at least thursday or something... Still, glad to hear about it!X3

Aug 18, 4:36 AM by Klefki_of_Awsome

Imean, it was already put in the Winter 2020 column since at least thursday or something... Still, g,lad to hear about it!X3

Aug 18, 4:36 AM by Klefki_of_Awsome

Tsukizono said:
Anime-only people, DON'T SKIP THIS OVA because it will be a DIRECT ADAPTATION OF THE MANGA chapters that happen right after Season 3. So it should be 100% canon. The Tokyo Qualifiers arc is VERY important in developing all the Nekoma characters and introduces new rivals that will appear in the future. If you skip this you might not completely understand some stuff that happens in S4.


I don't read the manga, so... thanks for the info

Aug 18, 3:40 AM by Lucikun09

Anime-only people, DON'T SKIP THIS OVA because it will be a DIRECT ADAPTATION OF THE MANGA chapters that happen right after Season 3. So it should be 100% canon. The Tokyo Qualifiers arc is VERY important in developing all the Nekoma characters and introduces new rivals that will appear in the future. If you skip this you might not completely understand some stuff that happens in S4.

Aug 18, 2:45 AM by Tsukizono

Awesome news, looking forward to it.

Aug 18, 2:21 AM by JokerVentura

Nice! That's actually sooner than I expected.

Aug 18, 2:18 AM by MonkeyDHunter

Oh yeah, looking forward to this! Still in Season 1 but I’ll surely catch up to proceedings long before Winter ‘20.
Congrats to all the Haikyu!! fans by the way!

Hopefully, Production I.G. will deliver the goods again!
Really pleased to have it in the Winter season (and most likely through Spring as well) too!

Aug 18, 1:46 AM by _MushiRock11_

Finally! It has been ages...hope it will be at least two-cour since there's a ton material to adapt. Waah can't wait~

Edit: btw excited about who will voice Sakusa or the Miya twins once the anime gets to the Inarizaki match

Aug 18, 1:45 AM by Yukkicchi

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