The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that a third season of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyuu!! manga is in production for a Fall/Autumn 2016 release.
The third season of the anime will begin airing this October, during the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season. The new season will begin from where the second season left off, following the match between Karasuno High and Aobajousai High.
The main cast of the anime 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
Here is the latest PV for the second season:
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. A second season began in the Fall/Autumn 2015 season for 25 episodes.
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!!
A third season of the Haikyuu!! anime is currently planned for the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season, starting in October. Further information about season 3 will be revealed in the leading months to the series’ debut.
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