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3rd Haikyu!! Anime Casts Shiratorizawa Gakuen Volleyball Club

posted on by Karen Ressler

This year's 33rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will announce seven new cast members for Haikyu!! Karasuno Kōkō VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Kōkō (Haikyu!! Karasuno High vs Shiratorizawa Academy), the third anime season based on Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! volleyball manga, on Monday. The characters are all members of the Shiratorizawa Gakuen volleyball club.

The magazine also confirmed Ryōta Takeuchi is returning as Wakatoshi Ushijima.

The staff is returning from the first two seasons. Susumu Mitsunaka is again directing the series at Production I.G with assistant director Mariko Ishikawa. Taku Kishimoto is handling series composition and Takahiro Kishida is designing the characters. Yūko Yahiro is joining Takahiro Chiba as a chief animation director. Hiromi Kikuta is serving as sound director and Yuuki Hayashi and Asami Tachibana are composing the music.

The first anime season premiered in April 2014. The second season premiered in October 2015. Sentai Filmworks has licensed and released the first season on home video, and has also licensed the second season. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired.

The anime franchise also received two compilation anime films last July and September.

Viz Media published the first volume of the original manga in North America on July 5.

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