The latest issue of Shonen Jump Next! magazine has revealed a brand new visual for the upcoming second season of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyuu!! manga series.
A recent visual for the series was also revealed on the official website:
Haikyuu!! Second Season is scheduled to broadcast on MBS, Tokyo MX, CBC, BS11 and other stations across Japan this October. It was also revealed earlier that 16-year old voice actress Sumire Morohoshi (Akiatsu!’s Ichigo Hoshimiya) will voice Hitoka Yachi.
Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine also revealed that the Haikyuu!! anime will have two compilation films. The first film, Haikyuu!! Owari to Hajimari (Haikyuu!!: Ending and Beginning) will be releasing in Japan on July 3rd whilst the second compilation film, Haikyuu!! Shousha to Haisha (Haikyuu!!: Winners and Losers), releases on September 18th. There will also be a stage play adaptation of the series starting in November.
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!!