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Haikyuu!! Second Season


Alternative Titles

English: Haikyu!! 2
Synonyms: Haikyuu!! Second Season
Japanese: ハイキュー!! セカンドシーズン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2015 to Mar 27, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:58 (JST)
Producers: TOHO animation
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.931 (scored by 81,003 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #312
Members: 146,258
Favorites: 3,545
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Episodes: /25

Synopsis

Following their participation at the Inter-High, the Karasuno High School volleyball team attempts to refocus their efforts, aiming to conquer the Spring tournament instead.

When they receive an invitation from long-standing rival Nekoma High, Karasuno agrees to take part in a large training camp alongside many notable volleyball teams in Tokyo and even some national level players. By playing with some of the toughest teams in Japan, they hope not only to sharpen their skills, but also come up with new attacks that would strengthen them. Moreover, Hinata and Kageyama attempt to devise a more powerful weapon, one that could possibly break the sturdiest of blocks.

Facing what may be their last chance at victory before the senior players graduate, the members of Karasuno's volleyball team must learn to settle their differences and train harder than ever if they hope to overcome formidable opponents old and new—including their archrival Aoba Jousai and its world-class setter Tooru Oikawa.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Haikyuu!! Second Season is the sequel to the first anime adaptation of the ongoing manga of the same name, Haikyuu!!, which was ranked in 4th place in Honya Club's prestigious 'Zenkoku Shotenin ga Eranda Osusume Comic' ranking in 2013. Sentai Filmworks has announced their exclusive licensing rights for digital and home release in North America.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hinata, Shouyou
Hinata, Shouyou
Main
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese
Murase, Ayumu
Kageyama, Tobio
Kageyama, Tobio
Main
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese
Ishikawa, Kaito
Oikawa, Tooru
Oikawa, Tooru
Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Nishinoya, Yuu
Nishinoya, Yuu
Supporting
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese
Okamoto, Nobuhiko

Staff

Mitsunaka, Susumu
Mitsunaka, Susumu
Director, Episode Director, Script
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Nishio, Tetsuya
Nishio, Tetsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Koyama, Yoshitaka
Koyama, Yoshitaka
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "I'm A Believer (アイム・ア・ビリーバー)" by SPYAIR (eps 1-13)
#2: "FLY HIGH!!" by BURNOUT SYNDROMES (eps 14-25)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Climber (クライマー)" by Galileo Galilei (eps 1-13)
#2: "Hatsunetsu (発熱)" by tacica (eps 14-25)



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Salokannel2
Mar 27, 2016
The sports genre.. if you're not a fan of it then it can't be helped but GODDAMN how much you're missing out. Most people don't start watching anime with the sports genre and even when they dive deeper into the vast sea of anime genres, it is one that usually is missed out.

Now how does Haikyuu, a simple series mean that you miss out a lot?

Well, a lot of sports genre is usually thought the same way as battle shounen where "friendship is magic" since many times in sports anime, as well as in Haikyuu also, shounen genre plays a great role. Even tough read more
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slashgasher
Mar 26, 2016
This is my first review ever and I absolutely loved the show, so expect this to be very biased.

Story: The story is the best one you can get from a sports anime. Of course there's nothing complex, such as a great mystery or an awesome plot full of twists and something like that. Nevertheless, it's still awesome and original. We actually get some background on almost every character, even the less important ones. Our main characters are a yin-yang duo: they are opposites of each other, and yet, they become a single destructive weapon for their team. We also have Hinata's ambition on the Little read more
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yaHzee
Apr 2, 2016
Haikyuu's second season continues with its excellent high-quality storytelling that made many fall in love with the first season. While Haikyuu is most certainly a sports anime at its core, it's also an extremely well-crafted tale of the trials and hard work that every player goes through. Most importantly, Haikyuu makes you actually care about what happens in the show. Whether its a loss or a victory, Hinata or a player on the opposing school's volleyball team, the show manages to grasp us as viewers and force us to invest heavily in the fictional world of Haikyuu.

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Unsubstantiated
Mar 26, 2016
As you probably already know, competitive spirit, teamwork, communication, and perseverance are all common themes that unite the sports genre as a whole. Therefore, to truly differentiate one show from other similar shows, scriptwriters need to engage the audience in a remarkably new and refreshing way.

I think for some people, this show is able to connect with them on some deeper, meaningful level. The way that this show engages with its audience is truly something else. The way Karasuno interacts, the way they crack jokes, and their never-ending drive to succeed – it makes you feel excited. It’s as if you are there physically with read more
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