The first-ever special cheering screening event for Haikyuu!! Karasuno High VS Aoba Johsai was held at Cinema Mediage back in August 21. The voice-cast members Ayumu Murase (as Shouyo Hinata) and Kaito Ishikawa (as Tobio Kageyama) made their appearance on the stage for the talk show.
The clash between Karasuno High VS Aoba Johsai was such an exciting episode. It was the climax of the second season.
At the event, episode 24 “The Absolute Limit Switch” and episode 25 “Declaration of War” were screened, followed by an exciting compilation of past scenes up to the middle stage of the match.
The event staff gave two balloon sticks to each of the visitors which were pretty much the same as those used in actual volley ball matches. Before the screening started, Sukeyuki Honda from Shonen Jump’s editorial department came on stage and instructed the audience on how to run the event.
In episode 24, there were some original rooting messages put on the bottom of the screen such as “Nice Receive!”, “Nice Kill!”, “Go Go Karasuno!!”, “Go Go Go Go, Johsai!!” creating a realistic and vivid atmosphere throughout the venue.
The audience cried out in excitement every time the players scored game points. They gave their enthusiastic cheer for both teams. In the thrilling scene where Tadashi Yamaguchi managed to score points as an ace server, the venue was filled with a feeling of unity. Although episode 24 was the only episode with the captions, the audience’s passionate cheer never eased off even during episode 25 and the compilation movie.
The talk show was held shortly after the cheering screening. Ayumu Murase (as Shouyo Hinata) and Kaito Ishikawa (as Tobio Kageyama) showed up on stage and they were both astonished by the wild enthusiasm of the fans. When asked about the match of the next screening event, Murase answered “I’d love to watch Date Tech High.”. This stirred up a loud cry and Ishikawa immediately responded to this by shouting “Go Go Let’s Go! Date High!!” leading the audience to repeat after him. They also referred to the third season scheduled to start in October. They told the audience that they have been currently working on their voice dubbing together with the new cast members of the Shiratorizawa Academy.
The third season is scheduled to begin airing on October 7, 2016. We are very curious to see what’s going to happen in the showdown between Karasuno High and Shiratorizawa Academy.