Five Percent of Japan Has Now Seen New Haikyu!! Movie

Haikyu!! Movie: The Dumpster Battle has now been seen by 6.1 million people or 5% of Japan’s approximately 123 million population. Haikyu!! movie distributor Toho released a post on X (formerly Twitter), celebrating the film’s numbers since its release: over 6.1 million people saw the movie and the box office revenue topped 8.7 billion yen.

Haikyu!! Movie: The Dumpster Battle – Latest Visual

The new commemorative visual joins the announcement that Haikyu!! character Tetsuro Kuroo was appointed as the Japan Volleyball Association’s (JVA) special chief of PR, with the character surprisingly not the first from the series to be appointed to such a role.

haikyu movie english subtitle version poster

The movie is slowly coming overseas, while the English-subtitle version of Haikyu!! movie is already screening in Japanese theatres. Until then, fans can check out the latest “Thank You” trailer which features the main theme “Orange” by SPYAIR. Readers can look forward to reading Anime Corner’s upcoming interview with the iconic band soon. An earlier “Thank You” trailer from March 5 is below:

Haikyu!! Movie: The Dumpster Battle is the first of two films that will adapt the ending of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyu!! original series. His manga was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2012 to 2020. Production I.G. animated the movie and TV series, with Susumu Mitsunaka directing the final films. Check out Anime Corner’s interview with Production I.G. and WIT Studio, in which the staff talked about the current industry challenges.

Haikyu!! The Movie: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump was released on February 16, 2024. Crunchyroll streams the Haikyu!! series, and describes it:
Based off of the original Weekly Shonen Jump manga series from Haruichi Furudate, Haikyu!! is a slice-of-life sports anime revolving around Shoyo Hinata’s love of volleyball. Inspired by a small-statured pro volleyball player, Hinata creates a volleyball team in his last year of middle school. Unfortunately the team is matched up against the “King of the Court” Tobio Kageyama’s team in their first tournament and inevitably lose. After the crushing defeat, Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama After entering high school, Hinata joins the volleyball team only to find that Tobio has also joined.

Source: Toho via X (formerly Twitter)
©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha, Haikyuu Production Committee, MBS