Anime studio Production I.G is adapting Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga "Haikyu!!" into a television anime next spring. The announcement is being made in a poster for bookstores to promote the manga's eighth volume, which will ship on October 4. More details will be on the manga's official website.
The story follows Shouyou Hinata, who began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in the final tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama.
However, Kageyama is also on Kurasuno's team. The former rivals form a legendary combo with Hinata's mobility and Kageyama's precision ball-handling. Together, they take on the local tournaments and vow to meet Kurasuno's fated rival school in the nationals.