The official Twitter account of Shueisha Bunko announced that the novel series 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club (2.43: Seiin Kōkō Danshi Volley-bu) is getting an anime adaptation.
The novel series was created by Yukako Kabei with illustrations of Aiji Yamakawa and is divided into three arcs with a total of 5 volumes published from March 2015 to September 2018.
Kabei published on the official website of Shuisha the first chapter of a fourth arc subtitled “the next 4 years”.
A manga adaptation drawn by Yamakawa launched on Cocohana September 2018 issue.
Why it could be interesting?
Yukako Kabei, the author of the novel series “Kieli” published in english by Yen Press and “The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor”, is mostly known to the big public as a part of group GoRA, 7 authors that created the popular franchise “K“, an original project animated by studio GoHands that now counts many sequels, manga adaptations and light novels.
This series seems to follow the same path of other high school sports anime but It could be interesting to see Kabei’s adaptation of this recurring theme considering that this is her first novel that gets an anime.
The beautiful illustrations of Aiji are another point that makes me really curious to know more about these characters (check the gallery on the novel official site or take a look at the manga drawings here).
Kimichika Haijima, a high school student, after causing trouble in the Tokyo Junior High School volleyball club moves back to his mother’s hometown, Fukui, where he meets his old childhood friend Yunii Kuroba. Yunii, who possess outstanding physical abilities but is vulnerable under pressure. forms an ace combination with Haijima that has an overwhelming passion and talent for volleyball.
The two enroll at Seiin High School, where they join the volleyball club. Awaiting them are the 163 cm hot-blooded captain Shinichirou Oda, the talented and sharp-tongued vice-captain Misao Aoki and his third-year pair, and second-year students, including Akito Kanno, who is always wearing long sleeves due to his allergy to sunlight.
The newborn team breaks its former shell of weakness and becomes Fukui’s rising star. This is a certain team’s journey to victory, with a series of fascinating rivals standing in their way.
Full Staff, new Key Visual, Teaser and Release Date revealed
The official website of the upcoming anime 2.43: Seiin Koko Danshi Volley-bu announced that the anime will air on Noitamina in January 2021.
A short teaser with a new key visual has been revealed:
Staff highlights include:
- JoJo Golden Wind director Yasuhiro Kimura will direct the anime at David Production on the screenplay created by Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia).
- Character designer and animator Yuuichi Takahashi (Hoshiai no Sora, FLCL alternative)
- Music by Yuugo Kanno (JoJo Golden Wind)
- Kensho Ono (Akutagawa in Bongou Stray Dogs and Mikaela Hyakuya in Owari no Seraph) will play Kimichika Haijima, one of the two main characters