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Haikyu!! Manga Gets New TV Anime Series

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
"Kickoff event" for new anime to be held on September 22

A stage presentation at the Jump Festa '19 event revealed on Saturday that Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga is inspiring a new television anime series. The staff at the event did not specifically call the new series a fourth season. A "kickoff event" for the new series will be held on September 22.

Production I.G's first television anime adaptation of Furudate's volleyball manga premiered in April 2014. The second season of the anime premiered in October 2015, and the third season premiered in October 2016. Crunchyroll streamed all three seasons as they aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed all three seasons. Sentai Filmworks released the anime's first season on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2015, then again in November 2017 with an English dub. The company released the second season on home video on January 16.

Crunchyroll also began streaming the Haikyu!! The Movie: Talent and Sense and Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts compilation films earlier this month. Both films opened in Japan in September 2017. An earlier pair of compilation films, Gekijō-ban Haikyu!! Owari to Hajimari and Gekijō-ban Haikyu!! Shōsha to Haisha, premiered in Japan in 2015.

Furudate launched the manga in 2011, and Shueisha published the manga's 35th volume on December 4. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally and in print, and is now publishing the manga simultaneously with its Japanese release digitally. The manga has also inspired a series of stage plays. The seventh stage play will run in April-May 2019.

Sources: Jump Festa '19 livestream, Comic Natalie

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