Haikyuu’s 2nd Event Anime confirmed!

Monday’s issue of weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed that second original event anime of Haruichi Furudate-kun’s Haikyuu!! will be released along with the limited edition of the manga’s 21st volume, which will be published on May 2.

This one shot anime episode named “vs Akaten” will have an original story which isn’t a part of the main series of either the manga or the anime. Yet is connected to Haikyuu!! Second Season’s fourth episode. The deadline for pre-order is February 29. The limited edition retails for 2,980 yen (about US$24).

Viz Media will publish the manga in North America in 2-in-1 editions beginning in July, and describes the manga as follows:

“Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the “Little Giant” compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has aimed to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to – and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?”

You should remembered that the anime received two compilation films last July and September.

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