Sumire Morohoshi Chosen for the Role of Hitoka Yachi in “Haikyu!!”; Event Co-Performers Announced

Sumire Morohoshi Chosen for the Role of Hitoka Yachi in “Haikyu!!”; Event Co-Performers Announced

The TV anime Haikyu!! Second Season will start airing in October 2015. It was also recently revealed that popular voice star Sumire Morohoshi would be voicing the new character Hitoka Yachi. In addition, information about the performers at “Haikyuu!! Matsuri!”, an event to be held Aug. 30, was also announced. The scene is getting hotter as the opening of season two approaches.

Sumire Morohoshi, who might be familiar from her role of Ichigo Hoshimiya in the TV anime Aikatsu!, will be playing Hitoka Yachi, the new manager of Karasuno High School. “We are in the same year and same height, and we’re both kind of chickens, so she’s a girl I can highly sympathize with,” Morohoshi commented on her role.

She also had a message to her fans: “I will play Yacchan, whose gives it her best despite her racing heart, with the same excitement and all my effort, so I’m counting on your support!” With this announcement, the things to look forward to in the second season now grow with how Morohoshi will express the 16-year-old character, the very same age as her.

The cast of the first and second years of Karasuno High will gather for the event “Haikyu!! Matsuri!” to be held in the National Convention Hall of Pacifico Yokohama on Aug. 30. Eight voice actors have been confirmed: Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata), Kaito Ishikawa (Tobio Kageyama), Kouki Uchiyama (Kei Tsukishima), Souma Saito (Tadashi Yamaguchi), Sumire Morohoshi (Hitoka Yachi), Yuu Hayashi (Ryunosuke Tanaka), Nobuhiko Okamoto (Yuu Nishinoya), and Toshiki Masuda (Chikara Ennoshita). The first pre-order period is scheduled to start from 12 p.m. June 6, the second from 12 p.m. June 19, while general sale will start on July 4. The entrance fee is ¥6,666 (tax not included).

In addition, screenings of the first part of the compilation movie, Gekijo-ban Haikyu!! Owari to Hajimari, are set to start July 3, so it’s best to get well-versed in this recap and get ready for the second season this fall.

Haikyu!! Second Season
Starts broadcasting from October 2015 on MBS, Tokyo MX, CBC, BS11, and other channels

Haikyuu!! Second Season
© Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha Inc., Haikyu!! Second Season Production Committee, MBS

Source: animeanime
Source article written by Katsunori Takahashi

© Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha Inc., Haikyu!! Second Season Production Committee, MBS
© Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha Inc., Haikyu!! Second Season Production Committee, MBS
Hitoka Yachi © Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha Inc., Haikyu!! Second Season Production Committee, MBS
Hitoka Yachi © Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha Inc., Haikyu!! Second Season Production Committee, MBS
Sumire Morohoshi
Sumire Morohoshi
© Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha Inc., Haikyu!! Second Season Production Committee, MBS
© Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha Inc., Haikyu!! Second Season Production Committee, MBS

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