Shonen Jump knows how to tease out information about its properties as they get adapted into anime form and the 2014 series Haikyu!! is no exception. A teas ehas landed within the magazine that highlights the staff for the series, which comes from the manga by Haruichi Furudate’s and will be animated by Production I.G. for the season. The sports series about a group of high school volleyball players began in 2012 and has its eighth volume of the manga set for release in October, which makes the timing of the announcement pretty snazzy. The series has had a voice comic done previously, but often they shift to a completely different cast when going to the full anime style run.
Director: Susumu Mitsunaka
Series Composition: Taku Kishimoto
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
Animation Director: Takahiro Chiba
Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
Plot concept: 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!!