Harukana Receive Beach Volleyball Anime Casts Kana Yūki, Saki Miyashita
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Saki Miyashita as Kanata Higa, Haruka's cousin who lives in Okinawa, and is a second-year high school student like her. She was an avid beach volleyball player in the past, but because she didn't become as tall as she thought she would, she gave it up. She has a generally reserved and introverted personality. Haruka drags her to take up beach volleyball again with her.
Toshiyuki Kubooka (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc) is directing the anime at C2C and Touko Machida (A Centaur's Life, Wake Up, Girls!) is handling the script and series composition. Takeshi Oda (Oneechan ga Kita, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki 4) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director).
Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga and plans to release the first volume in September. The company describes the story:
When high schooler Haruka moves to Okinawa, she finds herself enamored with the beach right outside her front door and resolves to form a volleyball team with her cousin, Kanata. However, because she's so short, Kanata gave up on volleyball ages ago. Can Haruka get her to take up the sport again in time for the junior tournament?
Nyoijizai launched the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward in August 2015. The fourth compiled volume shipped last September.
Source: Comic Natalie