‘2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club’ likened to sports anime ‘Haikyuu’

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club, which is likened to sports anime series Haikyuu has released a teaser. Key visuals and main cast were also revealed. 

Anime series with a sports storyline is a common source of entertainment for a lot of people. Whether viewers play an actual sport or not, they enjoy watching such titles. For one, some of the famous sports anime series are 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club and Hai2kyuu.

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club anime adaptation announced

Back in 2019, one of Shueisha Bunko’s most prominent sports novel series, 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club was given a green light for an anime adaptation. The official Twitter account of the publication wrote:

“An animation has been decided for Yukako Kasai’s your novel series 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club.’ Details will be announced later.”

The news was a godsend for sports anime fanatics. And ever since the announcement dropped, they wanted to know more about the series. For one, details regarding the specifics concerning the adaptation. 

Yukako Kasai’s novel series overview

Yukako Kasai’s novel series will be the basis for the upcoming anime franchise bearing the same name. As per Crunchyroll, the series was named for the regulation net height of 2.43m for men’s volleyball. 

The series follows the team’s rise to greatness in the town of Fukui. Specifically, the story centers on Kimichika Haijima and his childhood friend Yuni Kuroba.

Yuni has talent in playing volleyball but easily succumbs to pressure. However, together with Kimichika, the two become the ace combo of their team. Alongside the upper-year students in the club, they work to make Seiin High School’s volleyball club a rising star in Fukui prefecture.

Teaser, key visual and main cast revealed 

The upcoming sports series has recently offered a first look of the series. A key visual and a teaser video was also released, showcasing the characters.  Moreover, the series has disclosed the cast who will portray the characters of the forthcoming installment. The roster includes:

  • Junya Enoki as Yunii Kuroba
  • Kensho Ono as Kimichika Haijima
  • Kent Itou as Shinichirou Oda
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Misao Aoki
  • Shouta Aoi as Akito Kanno
  • Subaru Kimura as Yusuke Okuma

Upcoming series likened to Haikyuu

The forthcoming sports anime series follows the same vein as Haikyuu. The latter follows the story of a school volleyball team, Karasuno. The team strives to excel in difficult situations to enter the Nationals.

How the members share a bond with each other is the main storyline of the series. Some Haikyuu devotees shared via Twitter that the characters of both the anime series have respective parallels. Furthermore, one fan jokingly wrote:

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