“2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club” Anime Reveals Teaser Video, Cast and January 2021 Premiere

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The anime adaptation of Yukako Kabei’s (壁井ユカコ) “2.43: Seiin Kōkō Danshi Volley-bu” / “2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Club” (2.43 清陰高校男子バレー部) light novel series reveals a teaser video and the cast members. The anime is scheduled to premiere in January 2021.

The series centers on the hotblooded story of six high-school volleyball players, as they strive to take the championship of the national tournament.

“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind” director Yasuhiro Kimura (木村泰大) is directing the anime at David Production. “My Hero Academia” scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda (黒田洋介) is overseeing the script. Yūichi Takahashi ( 高橋裕一) is adapting Aiji Yamakawa’s (山川あいじ) character designs for animation, and he is also serving as the chief animation director.

Teaser Video

Characters and Cast

■ Yuni Kuroba (黒羽祐仁) – CV: Junya Enoki (榎木淳弥)
Height:184cm
Number:7
Position:Wing Spiker
Yuni is a first-year student at Seiin High School. He is the only son of the landlord in Monshiro Town. Though he has great physicality, he always fails in crucial times due to pressure.

■ Kimichika Haijim (灰島公誓) – CV: Kensho Ono (小野賢章)
Height:181cm
Number:7
Position:Setter
Kimichika is also a first-year student at Seiin High School. He moved to Tokyo when he was a child. He got in serious trouble in the school in Tokyo and thus moved back to Fukui. All he cares about is volleyball.


■ Misao Aoki (青木操) – CV: Yuichiro Umehara (梅原裕一郎)
Height:192cm
Number:2
Position:Middle Blocker
Misao is a third-year student at Seiin High School. He was invited by Oda to join the volleyball team in his junior year. He is the vice-captain of the volleyball team and the vice president of the student council. He is a talented player with a sharp tongue.


■ Shinichiro Oda (小田伸一郎) – CV: Kent Itō (伊東健人)
Height:163cm
Number:1
Position:Wing Spiker
Shinichiro is a third-year student at Seiin High School and the captain of the volleyball team. He is extremely passionate about volleyball, but because of his height, he will not go professional after he graduates.

■ Akito Kanno (棺野秋人) – CV: Shouta Aoi (蒼井翔太)
Height:181cm
Number:4
Position:Wing Spiker
Akito is a second-year student at Seiin High School. He is unable to stay outdoors for a long time due to health concerns. Therefore, he will practice indoors with the women’s volleyball team sometimes.


■ Yusuke Okuma (大隈優介) – CV: Subaru Kimura (木村昴)
Height:187cm
Number:10
Position:Middle Blocker
Yusuke is a second-year student at Seiin High School. He originally joined another club but transferred to the volleyball team after the invite from Misao.

Synopsis

The story centers on Kimichika Haijima, who got into some serious trouble on his middle school volleyball team, and as a result transferred from Tokyo to Fukui prefecture, where he again met with his childhood friend, Yuni Kuroba.

Yuni has overwhelming talent at volleyball but is weak to pressure, but together with Kimichika they become the ace combo of their team. But the two have a fight at the final prefecture tournament in middle school.

Now in high school at Seiin High School, Kimichika and Yuni have severed their relationship, but both join the volleyball club. Along with the second-year and third-year students in the club, they work to make Seiin High School’s volleyball club a rising star in Fukui prefecture.

Staff and Production

Original Work: Yukako Kabei (壁井ユカコ) 【Serialized in Shueisha WEB Bungei RENZABURO】
Director: Yasuhiro Kimura (木村泰大)
Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda (黒田洋介)
Original Character Design: Aiji Yamakawa (山川あいじ)
Animation Character Design & Animation Director: Yūichi Takahashi ( 高橋裕一)
Art Director: Kentaro Akiyama (秋山健太郎)
Color Design: Yuko Tsumori (津守裕子)
3D Director: Yukie Yamamoto (山本祐希江)
Photography Director: Ryō Kujirai (鯨井 亮)
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose (廣瀬清志)
Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya (土屋雅紀)
Music: Yūgo Kanno (菅野祐悟)
Animation Production: david production

Cast

■ Yuni Kuroba (黒羽祐仁) – CV: Junya Enoki (榎木淳弥)
■ Kimichika Haijim (灰島公誓) – CV: Kensho Ono (小野賢章)
■ Misao Aoki (青木操) – CV: Yuichiro Umehara (梅原裕一郎)
■ Shinichiro Oda (小田伸一郎) – CV: Kent Itō (伊東健人)
■ Akito Kanno (棺野秋人) – CV: Shouta Aoi (蒼井翔太)
■ Yusuke Okuma (大隈優介) – CV: Subaru Kimura (木村昴)

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