The official website of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyuu!! manga has revealed that the anime’s second season will begin its broadcast on October 4th. In addition, a new updated visual has been revealed.
The second season of Haikyuu!! will air on Sundays at 2:58am JST on MBS, starting from October 4th. The anime will also air on CBC on the same time slot, and then air on Tokyo MX on the midnight of Monday/Tuesday, October 5th/6th. The anime will then air on BS11 at 12:30am on the Tuesday.
The main cast of the second season includes:
- Ayumu Murase (Rui Ninomiya from Gatchaman Crowds) voicing as Shouyou Hinata
- Kaito Ishikawa (Tsumugu Kihara from Nagi no Asukara) as Tobio Kageyama
- Miyu Irino (Akito Hyuuga in Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito) who voices Koushi Sugawara
- Satoshi Hino (Yuuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana) is voicing Daichi Sawamura
- Sumire Morohoshi (Ichigo Hoshimiya from Aikatsu!) joins the cast to voice Hitoka Yachi, a manager of Karasuno High’s Volleyball Club
Before the second season airs, there will be two compilation films recapping the first anime series. The first film, Haikyu!! Owari to Hajimari (Haikyu!!: Ending and Beginning) released earlier in the year on July 3rd whilst the second compilation film, Haikyu!! Shousha to Haisha (Haikyu!!: Winners and Losers), releases on September 18th.There will also be a stage play adaptation of the series starting in November.
Here is the promotional video for the second compilation film:
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 one shot 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). A second season of the anime was earlier revealed alongside the announcement of two anime films based on the first season.
Here is a synopsis from MAL:
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!!
The second season of the Haikyuu!! anime will be airing on Sunday from October 4th on MBS at 2:58am JST, during the Fall/Autumn 2015 anime season. Further information will be revealed at later date.
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