Volleyball manga "Haikyuu" ends after eight years and 402 chapters

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jul 20, 2020 11:53 AM
Haikyuu ends after eight years and 402 chapters
Chapter 402 provided a meaningful end to Haikyuu's colorful cast of characters, led by rivals and teammates Hinata Shoyo and Kageyama Tobio.

One of the most popular sports manga ever has ended

Haikyuu, the volleyball manga by Haruichi Furudate, released its final chapter today, closing a story that lasted 402 chapters and 45 volumes spread across eight and a half years.

Chapter 402 provided a meaningful end to Haikyuu's colorful cast of characters, led by rivals and teammates Hinata Shoyo and Kageyama Tobio.

First serialized in 2012, Haikyuu follows the story of Hinata Shoyo, who aspires to be a volleyball star despite his short stature. Majority of Haikyuu follows Hinata and his adventures with the Karasuno High School volleyball team.

Last year, Haikyuu announced its "final arc" which many predicted would end right around the Tokyo Olympics, which were originally set to open July 24.

True enough, the release of Haikyuu's final chapter would have coincided around the Tokyo Games' original start date.

While the manga has ended, Haikyuu's anime adaptation is currently on its fourth season, which are based on the events from manga chapter 190 onwards. The second cour of season 4 is set to premier October 20.

The hashtag #ThankYouHaikyuu has been trending online as a celebration for the manga's end.

 


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