Haikyu! Anime to Run on Hero TV in Philippines in June

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime adaptation of Furudate's volleyball manga also getting 2nd season in October

The Hero TV channel announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday that it will begin airing the Haikyu!! TV anime series in June. The announcement did not mention a specific time or day.

The story follows Shōyō Hinata (voiced by Ayumu Murase), who began playing volleyball after seeing the "Small Giant" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He 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 Karasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama.

However, Kageyama is also on Karasuno'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.

Production I.G.'s TV anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga premiered in Japan in April last year. Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced a second season of the anime has been greenlit, and will premiere in October this year.

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.

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. Shueisha published the 16th compiled book volume on May 1.

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