Learn to Play Volleyball at the Haikyu!! Exhibition

posted on 2018-02-21 18:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Plenty of anime and manga get exhibits where visitors can see artwork and production materials up close and pick-up some exclusive merchandise, but few will teach you a skill while you're there. The Haikyu!! exhibition in Sendai wants fans to not only appreciate the hard work of the series' staff, but the athleticism of the characters.

Starting in April, fans of the volleyball series can check out original artwork, merchandise, and for just three days, get volleyball lessons. The exhibition itself is held in Kamei Arena Sendai, an actual sports arena in Sendai, Miyagi from April 15 to April 29.

Readers will also influence the exhibition's contents. This year's 12th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (released on February 19), is a Haikyu!! focused issue celebrating the series' sixth anniversary. The manga is featured on the magazine's front cover and inside is a reader poll to pick the anime series' best episode. The winning episode will have all of its production materials on display at the exhibit. Shueisha will pick 100 voters at random to receive a special gift; a duplicate copy of the winning episode's production materials.

A pre-opening day be held the day before the official opening and advance tickets will go on sale at Animate shops on March 5.

Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga has more than 28 million copies in print. Production I.G's anime adaptation of the manga premiered in April 2014. The second season premiered in 2015, and third season premiered is 2016. Crunchyroll streamed all three seasons as they aired in Japan, and HIDIVE began streaming the series in November. Sentai Filmworks has licensed all three seasons. The company released the first season on home video in 2015, followed by a Complete Collection release last November. The second season will ship on April 17.

The series' sixth stage play will premiere this fall.

Source: Comic Natalie

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