Haikyu!! Second Season Casts Masayuki Shouji as Kanji Koganegawa

posted on 2016-01-18 05:45 EST
2nd season of TV anime of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga premiered last October

This year's seventh issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the Haikyu!! Second Season television anime has cast Masayuki Shouji (Shikabane Hime, Silver Spoon) in the role of Kanji Koganegawa, a freshman at Date Tech High and setter on its volleyball team. The magazine also revealed the character design sheet for the character.

The series premiered on October 3 and is listed with 25 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan and 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...

Burnout Syndromes are performing the anime's second opening theme "Fly High!!" while Tacica is performing the second ending theme "Hatsunetsu" (Fever).

Sentai Filmworks has licensed the sequel series for home video.

The first season of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga premiered in April 2014. Sentai Filmworks has licensed and released the series on home video in North America, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

The anime franchise received two compilation films on July 3 and September 18.

Character image via MoCa News

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