Haikyu!! is one of the few franchises with a big play that has caught the attention of many. Much of the credit for its success goes to Shoyo Hinata actor Kenta Suga.
While the fandom loves Suga as Shoyo, the actor has taken on a directing job for the franchise’s new play that was recently announced.
During the Jump Festa ’23 event, it was revealed that the Gekidan Haikyu!!, a new stage play based on the manga, will open in Tokyo in August 2023.
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Additionally, 15-year-old actor Kenshiro Kato will play the role of Shoyo Hinata in the new play. Suga also posted a video discussing and announcing his position as a director.
Suga thanks everyone who loved him as Shoyo in the plays and hopes they will love the new production he directed. The actor seemed thrilled to officially reveal the play and his directing role.
Meanwhile, Kenshiro Kato states that he created his own Shoyo after taking advice from and inspiring many people, including Suga, whom he greatly respects. After such words, I’m really excited to see what he brings to the table and his portrayal of such an influential and dynamic character.
New information revealed
Theatrical company “Haikyu!!” Kenshiro Kato has been cast as Shoyo Hinata!
Opening in Tokyo in August 2023!
Stay tuned for more news!
English translation, Twitter translation
On top of that, the franchise plans to wrap up the anime with a two-part movie series instead of a new season. Production had been delayed and hampered due to Covid, so it makes sense that they wanted to wrap it up quickly with movies.
However, the fans aren’t quite happy, especially the manga readers who know how crucial the final chapters are. They believe the movies won’t be able to capture the essence of the manga’s intense finale, and I hate to admit they’re right.
Let’s see if the franchise changes its mind, and if not, we’ll have to make peace with this.
2023 seems to be the year for Haikyu!! fans with the game and movies. The films will begin with Karasuno’s legendary “Trash Can Battle” against Nekoma, which we can hardly wait to witness.
The Haikyu!! the anime deserves a worthy ending, and I hope the franchise gives it one.
Haikyu!! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Its publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump began in February 2012 with the release of 42 collected tankōbon volumes.
Hinata Shoyo is a very passionate boy who wishes to follow in the footsteps of his idol, “The Little Giant” in the field of volleyball. Hinata’s resolve is unwavering as he faces a horrific defeat at the hands of the “King of the Court”, a genius passer prodigy Kageyama Tobio in middle school. Hinata’s dreams bear fruit as he enters high school.
He joins Karasuno High’s declining volleyball team and is dismayed to find the same Kageyama as his teammate. The story follows the revival of Karasuno High and the unity they maintain to pave the way for Nationals.
Source: Official Twitter