During a Tokyo Olympics volleyball game, Haikyuu! made a surprise appearance! Last year, Haruichi Furudate’s original manga series, as well as the fourth season of the anime, came to an end in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. This means that fans of the popular volleyball series have been waiting for more since then, and many were astonished to see it materialize in an unexpected way. Because, despite the fact that anime music had previously been absent from the Tokyo Olympics soundtrack, Hailkyuu’s very first opening theme has shockingly made its appearance at the ideal time.

One particularly great moment for Japan was accented by SPYAIR’s “Imagination,” which served as the very first opening theme for Haikyuu’s anime. During the game between Japan and Venezuela’s Men’s Volleyball teams, in which Japan actually claimed their first victory at the Olympics in 29 years with a straight 3-0 win, one particularly great moment for Japan was accented by SPYAIR’s “Imagination,” which served as the very first opening theme for Haikyuu’s anime It was a scene directly from the show, and you can see it below, thanks to @anjaheyheyheyhey on Twitter:

Because of how effectively it manages to not only mimic the game itself but also inspired interest in the sport for many young readers, Haikyuu’s original manga series has been lauded by fans throughout the world, including professional volleyball athletes. The series also has a strong relationship to the Olympics, but that’s a major spoiler for those who have just been following the manga so far.

To summarise, the Olympics appear at the conclusion of the series as the logical culmination of Shoyo Hinata and Tobio Kageyama’s ambition to play and push farther in the game, and it’s wonderful to see it all come full circle as the series spills into real life. With this anime theme playing over Japan’s historic Olympic triumph, the series has found fresh life even before the anime’s fifth season is even released.

Unfortunately, no news on the fifth season has been released, but what do you think of Haikyuu’s surprising appearance at the Tokyo Olympics? What are some of your personal favourites from the series as a whole? Let us know what you think in the comments section! 

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