News Hiroshi Kamiya, Kaori Nazuka, Daisuke Namikawa Join Haikyu!! Cast
posted on 2013-12-22 03:30 EST by Egan Loo
Sunday's Haikyu!! stage event at Jump Festa announced more cast members for this anime of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga:
Kazunari Tanaka as Keishin Ukai, Karasuno High School volleyball coach
Toshiki Masuda as Chikara Ennoshita, Karasuno High School wing spiker
Hiroshi Kamiya as Ittetsu Takeda, Karasuno High School volleyball advisor
Kaori Nazuka as Kiyoko Shimizu, Karasuno High School manager
Daisuke Namikawa as Tōru Oikawa, Aobajōsai High School setter
The cast also includes:
- Ayumu Murase as Shōyō Hinata
- Kaito Ishikawa as Tobio Kageyama
- Kouki Uchiyama as Kei Tsukishima
- Miyu Irino as Kōshi Sugawara
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Yū Nishinoya
- Satoshi Hino as Daichi Sawamura
- Sōma Saitō as Tadashi Yamaguchi
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Asahi Azumane
- Yuu Hayashi as Ryūnosuke Tanaka
The story of the original manga follows Shōyō Hinata (voiced by Ayumu Murase), who began playing volleyball after seeing an inspirational player nicknamed the "Small Giant" when he was in elementary school. Hinata suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama (Kaito Ishikawa). So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama.
However, Kageyama is also on Kurasuno's team. The former rivals form a legendary combo with Hinata's mobility and Kageyama's precision ball-handling. Together, they take on the local tournaments and vow to meet Kurasuno's fated rival school in the nationals.
Furudate first published a one-shot version of the manga in the Winter 2011 issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump Next! magazine, and then ran another one-shot in the main Weekly Shonen Jump magazine later that year. In the following year, he launched the series version of the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump. Haikyu!! received a crossover story with Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi, another Weekly Shonen Jump manga that is inspiring a television anime.
Production I.G's Haikyu!! anime will premiere on Japanese television next April.
Images © Haruichi Furudate, Shueisha/Haikyu!! Production Committee
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