The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that a third season of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyuu!! manga is in production for a Fall 2016 release.
The third season of the anime will begin airing this October, during the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season. The new season will begin from where the second season left off, following the match between Karasuno High and Shiratorizawa Academy.
Here is the latest PV for the second season:
It was also recently revealed that the second season will have a total of 25 episodes across nine Blu-ray/DVD volumes. Amazon Japan is also listing the nine volumes for pre-order.
Haikyuu!! is a volleyball sports manga written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. The Haikyuu!! debuted as a one shot manga that was released in Winter 2011 in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump Next! magazine and another one shot in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. After that the manga became a weekly series in the same magazine where to date a total of 13 compiled volumes have been released, with the 14th volume releasing on the 27th. A crossover chapter with Naoshi Komi’s Nisekoi manga was produced in July last year. An anime adaptation of Haikyuu!! was produced this August in theSummer 2014 anime season that ran for a total of 26 episodes. The series was directed by Susumu Mitsunaka (Cuticle Tantei Inaba) and produced by Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Kuroko’s Basketball).
Here is a synopsis from Haruhichan:
A chance event triggered Shouyou Hinata’s love for volleyball. His club had no members, but somehow persevered and finally made it into its very first and final regular match of middle school, where it was steamrolled by Tobio Kageyama, a superstar player known as “King of the Court.” Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to the Karasuno High School volleyball club… only to come face-to-face with his hated rival, Kageyama!
A tale of hot-blooded youth and volleyball from the pen of Haruichi Furudate!!
A third season of the Haikyuu!! anime is currently planned for the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season, starting in October. Further information about season 3 will be revealed in the leading months to the series’ debut.