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When did Haikyuu come out?

If you’ve been hearing about a great anime about volleyball, or an anime volleyball show, then here you go! 

Haikyuu is one of the hottest anime of the 21st century. It’s packed with jaw-dropping twists, accomplishments, and crazy animation! 

What is Haikyuu about?

Haikyuu is a premier sports-related anime that has become a favorite for many anime fans around the world. It is basically a volleyball anime since the “haikyuu meaning” is volleyball. 

Haikyuu Manga 

So Haikyuu volleyball fans want to know, when was Haikyuu made? 

All the awesome things you find in the Haikyuu manga were made by none other than Haruichi Furudate. The Haikyuu comics, primarily called manga, was originally a one-shot, published by Shueisha Inc in its famous Weekly Shonen Jump’s Jump NEXT magazine on the 8th of June, 2011. 

Another one-shot was published on April 25, 2011. The Haikyuu manga’s serialization started on February 20, 2012, where the manga’s final arc was published in 2019. The series ended on July 20, 2020. 

How many volumes of Haikyuu are there?

The manga was such a great hit, they just had to give the fans something more! Thus the Haikyuu anime was born! Let’s go over the awesome Haikyuu Seasons!

How many seasons of Haikyuu are there?

So how many Haikyuu seasons are there? 

There are currently 4 seasons of the Haikyuu anime series, with the 4th one having two parts. With a number of volumes left, there are sure to be more in the works. 

Haikyuu Season 1 

When was the Haikyuu season 1 release date?

The first-ever season of the Haikyuu anime, a product of Production I.G, was shown in JNN stations such as MBS, and many others on April 6, 2021. English subbed versions were also available on Crunchyroll. The Haikyuu television show’s first season reached its finale on September 21, 2014, spanning a length of 25 episodes. Karasuno vs Aoba Johsai was seen in this season. 

Haikyuu season 2 

The Haikyuu season 2 release date fell on October 4, 2015, which ran until March 27, 2016. Like season 1, season 2 of Haikyuu contains 25 episodes. The famous Haikyuu training camp occurred this season. 

Haikyuu season 3 

Haikyū!! Karasuno High School vs Shiratorizawa Academy is the title of the 3rd season of Haikyuu. The Haikyuu season 3 release date was on October 8, 2016, and went on until December 10, 2016. It has 25 episodes. 

Haikyuu Season 4 

The 4th season was titled “Haikyuu!! To The Top”. It was declared at the glorious Jump Festa 2019 event. The series also had a “kickoff event” which took place on September 11, 2019.

 Haikyuu Season 4 was split into two parts. The Haikyuu season 4 release date for part 1 fell on January 11, 2020, which ran up until April 4, 2020. 

Haikyuu Season 4 part 2 release date was supposed to be in July 2020 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was later released on October 3, 2020, and ran until December 19, 2020. 

It’s hard to find good anime these days, which is why Haikyuu season 4 coming out on Netflix is a blessing for many. 


Haikyuu Season 5 release date

All the Haikyuu fans have been dying to get news on Season 5. So when is Haikyuu season 5 coming out? When is Haikyuu coming back? 

The Haikyuu new season or Season 5 had already started with recording, but the release date is far from determined due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Haikyuu Season 6 release date

There is still no news on when Haikyuu Season 6 will be released since Season 5 isn’t even out yet. However, according to Patrick Frye of, there is enough source from the 402 manga chapters to get to season 6.

Haikyuu theme songs

Season 1

 Episodes 1-13 were opened by the song “Imagination” by Spyair, and was concluded with a song by Nico Touches the Walls called “Tenchi Gaeshi”. The songs “Ah Yeah” by Sukima Switch and Taica’s “Leo” began and ended Episode 14-25 respectively. The 14th episode of season 1, however, was culminated by “Ah yeah” since that particular episode did not have an opening song.


Episode 1-13 of the second season was opened with the song by Spyair, “I’m a Believer” and was ended by Galileo Galilei’s “Climber”. The opening song “FLY HIGH”, which was written by Burnout Syndromes, was used as the opening for episodes 14-25, which had an ending song called “ Hatsunetsu” by Tacica.

Season 3 

Burnout Syndrome’s “Hikairiare” was the opening song for the whole Haikyuu season 3. Each episode was closed by Nico Touches the Walls’ “Mashi Mashi”.

Season 4 part 1

Episodes 1-13 of Haikyuu season 4 part 1 had an opening song by Burnout Syndrome called “Phoenix”, which ended with CHiCO with HoneyWorks’ “Kessen Spirit”. 

Season 4 part 2

Episodes 14-25 of Haikyuu season 4 part 2 had an opening song by Super Beaver called “Toppako” and ended with the song “One Day” written by Spyair.

Haikyuu Arcs

Haikyuu books currently consist of 5 arcs namely:

  • The Karasuno High Team Formation Arc – Ch. 1-35, Vol. 1-5 
  • The Interhigh Arc – Ch. 36-71, Vol. 5-8
  • The Tokyo Expedition Arc – Ch. 72-96, Vol. 9-11 
  • The Spring High Preliminary Arc – Ch. 97-206, Vol. 11-23
  • The Tokyo Nationals Arc – Ch. 207-Current, Vol. 23-Current

Haikyuu movies

Haikyuu, like many other anime series, also has a list of great movies. However, unlike other anime, the movies for Haikyuu are basically just recaps of what happened in the previous seasons. Here’s the list: 

  • Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari
  • Haikyuu!! Movie 2: Shousha to Haisha
  • Haikyuu!! Movie 3: Sainou to Sense
  • Haikyuu!! Movie 4: Concept no Tatakai
  • Haikyuu!!: Tokushuu! Haru-kou Volley ni Kaketa Seishun

Haikyuu watch order

For all the Haikyuu fans out there, this is the Haikyuu watch order you should follow for the best experience! 

  • Haikyuu Season 1 (Haikyuu!!)
  • Haikyuu OVA 2 (Haikyuu!!: The Arrival of Haiba Lev!)
  • Haikyuu Season 2 (Haikyuu!! 2nd Season)
  • Haikyuu OVA 3 (Haikyuu!!: vs. Failing Grade)
  • Haikyuu Season 3 (Haikyuu!!: Karasuno vs. Shiratorizawa Academy)
  • Haikyuu OVA 5 (Haikyuu!!: Land vs Sky)
  • Haikyuu Season 4 part 1 (Haikyu!! To the Top)
  • Haikyuu Season 4 part 2 
  • Haikyuu Season 5 (Haikyuu!!: To the Top Season 2)

OVA 2,3, and 5 all happened in the Manga. The Haikyuu movies aren’t that big of a deal, since they are all just the following season’s recaps. OVA 1,4, and 6 can also be skipped. 

Haikyuu ending


The latest episode of the anime ends with Karasuno High winning their match against Inarizaki. This was the most intense battle of the anime yet. It also shows a glimpse of their next opponents, Nekoma, which means we will finally see the Dumpster Battle we’ve all been itching to see.

Where can I watch Haikyuu? 

There are a lot of websites to choose from when it comes to watching Haikyuu. Netflix and Crunchyroll, however, are the places to go when you want to get the best Haikyuu experience. 

Haikyuu games

Great anime are an inspiration for all types of games. Here are the games inspired by the Haikyuu anime.:

Tabletop games

Haikyū!! Volleyball Card Game is a game of trading cards that have prints of Haikyuu characters on them. These cards were Produced in 2014 by Japan’s very own Takara Tomy 

Haikyū!! King • Great King Trump Game is a Haikyuu-inspired playing cards game of trumping featuring the “King” Kageyama Tobio, and the “Great King” Oikawa Toru.

Video games

Haikyū!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! Is a simulated volleyball game that was created by Bandai Namco Entertainment just for the users of Nintendo 3DS. It was released in 2014. 

Haikyū!! Cross Team Match! is another simulated volleyball game that Bandai Namco Entertainment developed for Nintendo 3DS in 2016. 

Haikyū!! Donpisha Match!! is a game about building a volleyball team. This was also made by Bandai Namco Entertainment, but this time for android and IOS users.

Haikyū!! Maker is a mobile-only, browser-based game released in 2020. It was produced by Shueisha and allowed you to make customized chibi characters in the Haikyuu universe.

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