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Haikyu!! Manga Gets New Stage Play This Fall (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Worry Kinoshita returns to direct, script play

The official website for the Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyu!! series of stage plays revealed the eighth stage play in the franchise, subtitled "Fly Into the Next Generation" on May 6. This year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine additionally revealed on Monday that Worry Kinoshita is again directing and scripting the play. The magazine also revealed a partial cast, which includes 11 characters from the Karasuno High School team.

The first stage play based on Haruichi Furudate's manga ran in Tokyo, Osaka, and Miyagi in November-December 2015. The second stage play ran in Tokyo, Iwaki, Fukuoka, and Osaka in November-December 2016. The third stage play ran in Tokyo, Miyagi, Osaka, and Fukuoka, and back to Tokyo in March to May 2017.

The fourth stage play, titled Hyper-Projection Engeki Haikyu!! "Shinka no Natsu" (Hyper-Projection Stage Play Haikyu!! "Summer of Evolution"), ran in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyōgo, Miyagi, and Fukuoka in September-October 2017. Hyper-Projection Engeki Haikyu!! "Hajimari no Kyojin" (Hyper-Projection Stage Play Haikyu!! "The Giant of Beginnings"), the fifth stage play, ran in Tokyo, Hyōgo, Fukuoka, Miyagi, and Osaka in April to June 2018.

The sixth stage play, Hyper-Projection Engeki Haikyu!! "Saikyō no Team" (Hyper-Projection Stage Play Haikyu!! "The Strongest Team"), ran in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Osaka, and Miyagi in October-December 2018.

The seventh and most recent play in the franchise, Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyu!! Tokyo no Jin, ran from April 4 to May 6 in Osaka, Miyagi, and Tokyo.

Update: Added new image and video. Sources: Comic Natalie, Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyu!!'s YouTube channel

Sources: Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyu!! stage play's website, Weekly Shonen Jump issue 24


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