A new anime adaptation is in the works with the light novel series 2.43: Seiin Kōkō Danshi Volley-bu, which translates as Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club, getting the nod. The adaptation was announced in November 2019 and it got underway on January 7th, 2021. The latest update comes in the form of the first preview for the 8th episode which is set to land on February 25th, 2021. Check it out below!
Funimation will stream it in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland while AnimeLab will stream it in Australia and New Zealand and Wakanim in France, Germany, and Scandinavian countries.
Yasuhiro Kimura is directing it based on the series scripts overseen by Yousuke Kuroda. Yuichi Takahashi is adapting the character designs and serving as the chief animation director with animation production done by David Production.
The Japanese cast includes Junya Enoki as Yuni Kuroba, Kensho Ono as Kimichika Haijima, Yuichiro Umehara as Misao Aoki, Kent Itō as Shinichiro Oda, Shouta Aoi as Akito Kanno, Subaru Kimura as Yusuke Okuma, Kaito Ishikawa as Mimura Subaru, Kōhei Amasaki as Mitsuomi Ochi, Gakuto Kajiwara as Naoyasu Uchimura, Yuu Wakabayashi as Kazuma Hokao, Genki Okawa as Kohei Tokura, Kaito Takeda as Issei Asamatsu, Sho Nogami as Keita Yanome, Kento Shiraishi as Yūhi Sawatari, and Takuya Eguchi as Ryūdai Jinno.
The work comes from writer Yukako Kabei and illustrator Aiji Yamakawa which has five novels out covering several seasons of the boys lives so far and another season coming. They also did some short stories and a manga adaptation.
Plot Concept: The series deals with Kimichika Haijima, who got into some serious trouble on his middle school volleyball team, and as a result transferred from Tokyo to Fukui prefecture, where he again met with his childhood friend, Yuni Kuroba. Yuni has overwhelming talent at volleyball but is weak to pressure, but together with Kimichika they become the ace combo of their team. But the two have a fight at the final prefecture tournament in middle school. Now in high school at Seiin High School, Kimichika and Yuni have severed their relationship, but both join the volleyball club. Along with the second-year and third-year students in the club, they work to make Seiin High School’s volleyball club a rising star in Fukui prefecture.