MediaLink Entertainment Limited has recently announced the streaming of the fourth season of the widely popular anime, Haikyu!!, on its Ani-One YouTube channel. The announcement was made via Facebook on Sunday, stating that the anime season titled “Haikyu!! To The Top” would be accessible to its ULTRA subscription members.
In addition to its availability in Hong Kong and India, the anime series will also be streamed in a broad range of regions including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, the Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
The Ani-One ULTRA streaming platform had previously added the first season of the series in July 2021, followed by the second season in September 2021 and the third season in January 2022. The streaming service Netflix also offered the series to its viewers in India starting in June 2020.
The anime is an adaptation of the volleyball manga created by Haruichi Furudate and produced by Production I.G. The manga’s journey to the screen began in April 2014, with the first season airing its final episode in September 2014. The subsequent seasons were aired in October 2015 and October 2016, and the latest, the fourth season, debuted in January 2020.
Apart from the main seasons, the anime franchise has expanded to include two compilation films, namely “Haikyu!! the Movie 1: The End and the Beginning (Gekijō-ban Haikyu!! Owari to Hajimari)” and “Haikyu!! the Movie 2: The Winner and the Loser (Gekijō-ban Haikyu!! Shōsha to Haisha)”, both released in 2015. Furthermore, three anime specials, another two compilation films, a clay-animated special, a series of novels, stage plays, and a Nintendo 3DS game adaptation have been developed, thereby enriching the Haikyu!! universe.
The original manga was first introduced to audiences as a one-shot in the Winter 2011 issue of Shueisha’s Shonen Jump Next! magazine. Another one-shot appeared in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine later that same year. Following this, Furudate officially launched the series in the Weekly Shonen Jump, which continued until its conclusion in July 2020.
Source – Ani-One’s FB page