Haikyuu!! New Film Marks Box Office Win with New Poster

Haikyu’s anime adaptation is drawing to a close with the release of its first film, “Decisive Battle At The Garbage Dump,” promising to wrap up Hinata and his volleyball team’s journey in style.

The movie has been a massive success in Japan, raking in a remarkable $54 million USD solely from Japanese theaters. This achievement is particularly noteworthy as it surpassed the profits of the first Pokémon movie, showcasing the immense popularity Haikyu has garnered in its homeland.

Accompanying this triumph is the revealing of a new poster featuring Kozume and Kuroo, further fueling excitement among fans.

The image, released by Production I.G., adds to the anticipation surrounding the anime studio’s upcoming project, “Kaiju No. 8,” which is poised to be one of the most anticipated anime adaptations of 2024. Contrary to the volleyball-centric narrative of Haikyu, “Kaiju No. 8” promises a wholly different journey, following Kafka’s adventures.

Haikyuu Film New Poster (Credits: Production I.G)

Despite its success in Japan, there’s been no official confirmation regarding the release of “Decisive Battle At The Garbage Dump” in North America. However, given the recent box office performance of anime movies, it’s likely that the film will make its way to Western audiences in due course.

Meanwhile, for those eager to know about the series, Crunchyroll offers the first four seasons for streaming.

Haikyu’s storyline, adapted from Haruichi Furudate’s original Weekly Shonen Jump manga series, centers around Shoyo Hinata’s passion for volleyball.

Haikyuu (Credits: Production I.G)

Inspired by a professional player despite his small stature, Hinata forms a volleyball team in his final year of middle school.

Their journey is fraught with challenges, particularly when they face off against Tobio Kageyama’s formidable team, led by the self-proclaimed “King of the Court.”

Determined to overcome this setback, Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, a rivalry that continues as they both enter high school and find themselves on the same team.