This year’s seventh issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has revealed on Monday that the second anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyuu!! television anime has cast Masayuki Shouji (Kiyoshi Miyaji from Kuroko no Basket) as the role of Kanji Koganegawa, a freshman at Date Tech High and setter on its volleyball team. The magazine also revealed the character design sheet for the character.
In addition, the official website recently unveiled a new visual for the second cour.
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!!