It has been revealed in the latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump that a compilation film of the first season of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyuu!! manga has been green lit.
The new film is part of the newly announced Haikyu!! Itadaki Project 2015, which was also revealed in the magazine. The new project will be consisted of the anime’s second season, the compilation film and a Summer event, with more announcements and projects to be announced at a later date.
The project also reveals the first staff for the second anime season of Haikyuu!! where animation studio Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Kuroko’s Basketball) will return to produce the anime.
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 the Summer 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!!
More information about the anime compilation film of Haikyuu!!‘s first season will be revealed soon, with information about the anime’s second season.