The official website of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyuu!! manga has revealed a brand new visual of the second season of the anime, airing this October. In addition, a brand new cast member was also unveiled for the upcoming season.
The anime’s website has also revealed the Japanese television stations that the second season will broadcast on: MBS, Tokyo MX, CBC, BS11 and other channels.
A brand new character has been revealed that will make their debut in the second season of Haikyuu!!. The first character design for the new character was also revealed. The new cast member is:
- Sumire Morohoshi (Ichigo Hoshimiya from Aikatsu!) joins the cast to voice Hitoka Yachi, a manager of Karasuno High’s Volleyball Club
She will join the cast alongside returning members from the first season, which 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
Before the second season airs, there will be two compilation films based on the first anime series releasing in Japan this Summer. The first film, Haikyu!! Owari to Hajimari (Haikyu!!: Ending and Beginning) will be releasing in Japan 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 first 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 this October on MBS, Tokyo MX, CBC and BS-11 during the Fall/Autumn 2015 anime season. Further information will be revealed during the current AnimeJapan event.
Source Article – Anime News Network
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