Karasuno Crows Fly Again!- Haikyuu!! Season 4 Overview


The Karasuno crows preparing for their upcoming match.

Emely Contreras, Arts & Entertainment Editor


The last time we saw the marvelous boys of the volleyball team of Karasuno High School, they were training their hardest for the National Spring Tournament. After beating the powerhouse that is Shiratorizawa Academy, the boys, alongside Coach Ukai, began preparations for the upcoming National Tournament. Before getting to start the overall training, Coach Ukai announced that  Kageyama was sent an invitation to the All-Japan Youth Training Camp, where only the best of the best volleyball players from around the world are invited to train against powerhouse players for a week.  In addition, Tsukishima was also invited to the Miyagi Prefecture First Year Selection Training Camp, in which the powerhouse school that is Aobajosai High will practice alongside the attendees.

Tobio Kageyama, Kiyoomi Sakusa , and Chigaya Eikichi at the Training Camp.

Haikyuu!! Season 4 part 1 was released January 10th, 2020 with 13 episodes and two brand new ova; ”Land vs Sky” and “The Volleyball Way.” The first half of season 4 ended in April 2020, and the second half was released on October 2nd, 2020.

To the left is the season 3 animation style in contrast to the right with season 4’s new animation style upgrade.





Haikyuu!! initially begins where season 3 last left off with the preparations for the upcoming nationals. With the first episode released, Haikyuu fans were presented with an all-new sleek animation style. This has created a huge stir within the fandom, and fans are pleased with the upgraded art designs on each of the boys. This was a great upgrade seeing as the boys have all individually grown during season 3 leading up to what is season 4 now.


With both Kageyama and Tsukishima attending training camps, Hinata becomes jealous and decides to do something about it. Hinata ends up making an appearance at the Miyagi Prefecture First Year’s Training Camp. Everyone is in shock seeing that Karasuno’s middle blocker attended as well. Hinata is determined to out-best Kageyama and to prove to his team that he is improving this season. The one in charge of this training camp so happens to be Shiratorizawa’s coach, Tanji Washijo. Coach Tanji isn’t fond of Hinata, due to the fact Hinata reminds him of his younger self.

Coach Tanji decides to allow Hinata to stay at the training camp despite not being invited. However, there is a catch to his proposition: Hinata cannot participate in any of the camp games nor can he interfere with the practices. He would only be a water boy and help clean up when the camp was done for the day. Throughout the rest of the season, Karasuno faces various powerhouse schools. With the guidance of the camps, each of their players has improved in skill and logic when it comes to volleyball.  After many wins, Karasuno is matched up with the all-time champion school Inarizaki. This battle will determine whether or not Karasuno levels up to nationals. Inarizaki ends up losing 25-16 to Karasuno, their first-ever loss.

Karasuno will now be advancing to nationals in the second half of season 4. We will see where the rest of their journey takes the boys and their dreams.