Haikyuu Season 4 is the 4th installment in the franchise. Haikyuu!! Season 4 is split into two parts – Part 1 & Part 2. Part 1 had 13 episodes. Season 4 Part 1 aired from January 2020 to April 2020. Part 1 had 13 episodes. Fans had to wait almost 4 years for Haikyuu Season 4. But the wait was worth it.
Season 4 revolved around Karasuno High’s journey to the National Tournament. Karasuno High qualified for the Spring Nationals. Let’s take a glance at what Season 4 holds for everyone. Haikyuu Always has everyone hooked up completely. In the Season 3 finale, Kageyama gets invited to All-Japan Youth Training Camp. What will happen to Hinata?
Karasuno High defeated Shiratorizawa Academy in the finals and got the ticket for the Nationals. Kageyama Tobio went to the All-Japan Youth Training Camp. Tsukishima Kei joined the first-year-only prefecture-wide training camp. Hinata Shoyo felt dejected as he didn’t get invited anywhere. We get to see the brutal reality Hinata was facing. But that wasn’t all. Haikyuu!! Season 4 has more to offer. Let’s take an in-depth analysis of Season 4.
Prefecture Training Camp
So Hinata decides to sneak into the Training camp for the first year. We have to admit his guts for showing up. We can almost feel Tsukishima’s second-hand embarrassment. Well, Hinata gets caught by the coach, but here comes the surprise. He didn’t accept Hinata but didn’t force him to leave either. He offered Hinata can either be a ball boy or leave.
Hinata wasn’t allowed to join any matches and well as a result, Hinata decided to stay. Of course, Hinata gets an earful from Daichi and coach Ukai later. Shiratorizawa’s coach was rude towards Hinata. According to him, Hinata is useless without Kageyama.
Let’s hope Hinata can prove him wrong. We gotta credit Hinata for his courage. Nevertheless, he made use of his position and used his observation skills. Hinata learns split-step moves and later uses this in Season 4.
Kageyama arrives at his training and continues to leave a strong impression. Kageyama encounters a player (Hoshiumi) who reminded him of Hinata. He also met another promising athlete Miya Atsumu, who didn’t have a good impression of Kageyama. Atsumu mocked Kageyama and thinks that he is a “Goody Two Shoes”.
Karasuno vs Date Tech Practice match
The iron wall defense was still strong. During the match, Kageyama had a scuffle with Nishinoya. Kageyama was on edge ever since he returned from the camp. Kageyama was almost back as the Tyrannical King and almost snapped at everyone.
But thanks to Hinata who sided with Kageyama and asked him to voice his opinion. We get to see an improved Asahi and Hinata during the game. Watch Season 4 to find out what happens!
The Karasuno team arrives at the venue. Kageyama meets some of the players he met on the training. Nekoma High and Fukurodani gets reunited with Karasuno. Hinata nails the first quick of the match against their rivals.
It was a super impressive shot. Hinata was able to read the players and relied less on his instincts. Tsukishima and Kageyama were phenomenal.
Part 1 Takeaways
It was a bit unsettling to see Hinata dejected. Hinata was envious of Kageyama, but it’s understandable. When Kageyama mocked him, it did feel like a strong shard grazing your heart. I don’t think I can put that feeling into words. But like anything can stop him from doing his best.
The Kageyama-Hinata relationship evolved further in Season 4. It was sad to see Hinata not joining any practice sessions in the training camp. But, it was good to see the fellow players were not hostile towards Hinata. Now that’s what we call true sportsmanship!
What’s more impressive is that Hinata utilizes what he learns from the camp. It makes Season 4 much more anticipating what Hinata has to offer.
The Shiratorizawa seniors played a practice match with the first years in the training camp. They completed decimated them and remain victorious.
Tsukishima asked Hinata to practice blocking with him. We see Tsukishima growing and becoming a team player. In his mind, he acknowledges Hinata is a better spiker, but he would never say it out loud.
Haikyuu!! To The Top, Season 4 (Part 1) ends with Karasuno winning the match. They advance to the next stage. Karasuno will face Inarizaki High, who ranked second place in last year’s tournament. Part 1 was interesting although a bit slow.
We get to see a graceful transition of the players from Karasuno. Their hard work and intense training were paying off. Haikyuu!! To The Top is available on Netflix. Keep exploring and Enjoy watching Season 4!