Haikyu!! will have a new collaboration with Sanrio

The anime and manga”Haikyu!!”will be making a new collaboration with Sanriothe popular brand of crowd-favorite characters like Hello Kitty. Through the official Twitter account of the volleyball anime, a new image was published where you can see Shoyo Hinata, the protagonist of the anime, together with Pochacco from Sanrio.

Although the new collaboration between the two franchises was announced, it has not been revealed what merchandise will be released or when it will be available. Previously, ”Haikyu!!” teamed up with the game ”Ninja Town” to celebrate its 10th anniversary, so the collaboration with Sanrio is probably part of its celebration.

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In previous years, Sanrio has already collaborated with other anime franchises including ”Jujutsu Kaisen”, ”Gundam” Y ”My Hero Academia”. In April of this year, the company launched the products of its collaboration with ”Naruto”, being a collection of keychains inspired by the main characters of the anime such as Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, Kakashi Hatake and others.

Similarly, vinyl figures of Hello Kitty dressed as Naruto and Chococat as Sasuke were published, both with the appearances that the characters wore in ”Naruto Shippuden”.

The ”Haikyu!!” manga was first published in 2012 by Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, with the volleyball story selling more than 55 million copies worldwide to date. Due to its great success, the Production IG studio adapted its story into anime, having a total of four seasons.

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”Haikyu!!” follows the story of a teenager named Shoyo Hinata, who aspires to become a renowned volleyball player despite his short stature, so he joins his high school volleyball team where he meets Tobio Kageyama, his rival known as the ”King of the Court”.

Although the anime ended with its fourth season, in August 2022 it was announced that “Hakyu!!” would have a two-part film that would serve as the end of the story and its fifth season. Toei Animation and IG Production will direct the upcoming project, which plans to host a launch event in August 2023.

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