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Crunchyroll to Stream Haikyu!! 2nd Season Anime

posted on 2015-10-02 20:00 EDT
Sequel series premieres, streams on Saturday

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the volleyball anime Haikyu!! Second Season. The series will begin streaming on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET.

The stream will be available for Crunchyroll members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Latin America.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

After losing to Aoba Johsai at the Inter-High, the Karasuno High Volleyball Team is working their hardest toward the Spring Tournament. In the meantime, it's decided that they'll be heading to Tokyo for a training camp with Nekoma High and a handful of other powerful schools. They team is practicing hard, and not day during their run, Hinata and Kageyama get too excited and end up lost, and end up meeting someone rather unexpected...

The sequel series will premiere in Japan on October 3. Sumire Morohoshi will join the second season's cast as Hitoka Yachi, one of the managers of Karasuno High's volleyball club. Additionally, Ryohei Kimura and Ryota Ohsaka are also joining the anime's cast. Kimura will play Kōtarō Bokuto, and Ohsaka will voice Keiji Akaashi.

Spyair will return to perform the television anime's opening theme song "I'm a Believer," and Galileo Galilei will perform the ending theme song "Climber."

The first season of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga premiered in April 2014. 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 received 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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