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HIDIVE to Stream Haikyu! English Dub Starting 11/14/2017


Wait… I thought this show was about volleyball…

Earlier today, HIDIVE announced that they acquired the digital rights to Haikyu!‘s English dub. The first episodes will stream on November 14. New episodes will be added on Thursdays at 18:00UTC (1:00PM Eastern, 10:00AM Pacific).

Haikyu! is an ongoing sports anime (volleyball, specifically) based on Haruichi Furudate’s manga of the same name. The series began airing in the Spring 2014 season. Susumu Mitsunaka directs the project at Production I.G. Takahiro Kishida(Durarara!!) is in charge of character designs for the show, while Taku Kishimoto takes charge of the scripts.

The English dub cast includes:

Karasuno High

  • Shoyo Hinata: Bryson Baugus
  • Tobio Kageyama: Scott Gibbs
  • Ryunosuke Tanaka: Greg Cote
  • Daichi Sawamura: Justin Doran
  • Koshi Sugawara: Adam Gibbs
  • Yu Nishinoya: Greg Ayres
  • Kei Tsukishima: Leraldo Anzaldua
  • Asahi Azumane: Orlanders Jones
  • Tadashi Yamaguchi: Cameron Bautsch
  • Coach Keishin Ukai: David Wald
  • Asst. Coach Ittetsu Takeda: Gareth West
  • Mgr. Kiyoko Shimizu: Rebekah Stevens

Nekoma High

  • Kenma Kozuma: Clint Bickham
  • Teketoro Yamamoto: Andrew Love
  • Tetsuro Kuroo: Ty Mahany
  • Nobuyuki Kai: Joel McCray
  • Shohei Fukunaga: Matthew Carter
  • So Inuoka: Joe Daniels
  • Yuki Shibayama: Santri Rush
  • Coach Nekomata: John Swasey

Date Tech

  • Yasushi Kamasaki: Courtland Johnson
  • Kaname Moniwa: Patrick Poole
  • Takehito Sasaya: Gabriel Regojo
  • Kenji Futakuchi: Mark Ivy
  • Takanobu Aone: Mike Haimoto
  • Coach Takuro Oiwake: Philip Hayes

Aoba-Josai High

  • Toru Oikawa: Chris Patton
  • Issei Matsukawa: Paul Locklear
  • Takahiro Hanamaki: Jack Ivy
  • Hajime Iwaizumi: Benjamin McLaughlin
  • Shigeru Yahaba: Jeremy Gee
  • Shinji Watari: Blake Jackson
  • Yutaro Kindaichi: David Matranga
  • Akira Kunimi: Mark X. Laskowski
  • Coach Noburteru Irihata: John Gremillion

Additional Voices

  • Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott
  • Cameron Bautsch
  • Adam Noble
  • Blake Shepard
  • Gabriel Regojo
  • Maggie Flecknoe
  • Carolyn Medrano
  • Anthony Hunter
  • Dano Colon
  • Mark Mendehlson
  • Jay Hickman
  • Ned Gayle
  • Allison Sumrall

Kyle Colby Jones is directing the adaptation, which features scripts by Jones and Katelyn Barr. Shannon Reed and John Swasey are serving as Assistant Directors on the adaptation.

Sentai Filmworks will release Haikyu!!‘s first season on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 14. In addition to the standard DVD and Blu-Ray releases, Sentai will ship a $129.99 Premium Boxed Set. The set includes art cards, trading cards, a pin set, an exclusive token, and a companion booklet.

Sentai describes the show as:

Hinata may be small, but he more than makes up for it with willpower! Hoping to become the next big name in volleyball, Hinata takes to the court in middle school only to be shot down in his first match by “King of the Court” Tobio Kageyama. Now Hinata is in high school, and he’s more determined than ever to join the school’s team and prove his worth! But when Kageyama resurfaces as a teammate, they will have to learn to play together if they want to make it to the championship.

Source: HIDIVE

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