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Sumire Morohoshi Joins Haikyu!! Anime's 2nd Season as Hitoka Yachi

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2nd season based on Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga will premiere in October

This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing more information on Monday about the second season of the Haikyu!! television anime series. The second season will premiere in October on MBS, Tokyo MX TV, CBC, BS11, and other television channels.

The issue will also reveal a new visual for the second season, and it will reveal that Sumire Morohoshi (Aikatsu!'s Ichigo Hoshimiya, Tokyo Ghoul's Hinami Fueguchi) will join the second season's cast as Hitoka Yachi, one of the managers of Karasuno High's volleyball club.

The tagline on the visual reads, "Let's go, Tokyo!!"

The magazine will also reveal more details about the major "Haikyu!! Matsuri! (Haikyu!! Festival) event at the Pacifico Yokohama event hall on August 30. The following cast members will attend the event: Ayumu Murase (who voices Shōyō Hinata), Kaito Ishikawa (Tobio Kageyama), Kōki Uchiyama (Kei Tsukishima), Sōma Saitō (Tadashi Yamaguchi), Sumire Morohoshi (Hitoka Yachi), Yuu Hayashi (Ryūnosuke Tanaka), Nobuhiko Okamoto (Yū Nishinoya), and Toshiki Masuda (Chikara Ennoshita).

Tickets for the event cost 6,666 yen (about US$55). Tickets will go on sale through two different pre-sales from June 6-15 and from June 19-24 before going on sale to the general public on July 4.

The first season of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga premiered last April. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for North American digital and home video release, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

The anime franchise is getting two compilation films on July 3 and September 18, and a stage play adaptation will open in mid-November in Tokyo before traveling to Osaka and Tagajo.

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