First Haikyu!! FINAL Anime Film Volleys Past 4 Billion Yen in Second Weekend

adminFebruary 26, 2024

First Haikyu!! FINAL Anime Film Volleys Past 4 Billion Yen in Second Weekend. The first of the two Haikyu!! FINAL anime film’s keeps winning as the movie held strong over the long weekend coming in first place again and dominating the box office, by being the 4th film ever in Japan to pass 4 billion yen in the same time frame. This puts the film on pace to reach at least 10 billion yen by the end of its run with 15 billion yen also being in play.

As of February 25, the first Haikyu!! FINAL anime film has brought in 4.18 billion yen (US$27.83 million) with 2.9 million tickets sold in the film’s first 10 days. This tracks the film higher than Suzume in 2022 at 4.154 billion yen, higher than THE FIRST SLAM DUNK later that year at 3 billion yen and shy of Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine’s 5.86 billion yen in April 2023.

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It will be interesting to see how the first Haikyu!! FINAL anime film keeps pace and if it’ll see the same success as THE FIRST SLAM DUNK did in 2022/2023 with the basketball film’s long run in Japanese theaters, which saw it eventually surpass 15 billion yen to be the 7th highest-grossing anime film in Japan. Both films center on a nail-biting match where scenes showing the relationships between characters are interwoven with plays and touches.

Toho Animation returns to produce the two Haikyu!! FINAL anime films with the animation continuing to be made by the team at Production I.G, including Susumu Mitsunaka as director and screenwriter, Takahiro Kishida as character designer and Takahiro Chiba as chief animation director. The first film, subtitled “Gomisuteba no Kessen,” was released in Japan on February 16, 2024. No date for the second film has been announced as of yet. First Haikyu!! FINAL Anime Film Volleys Past 4 Billion Yen in Second Weekend

Haikyu!! ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from February 20, 2012, to July 20, 2020, with all 402 chapters collected into 45 volumes. All the chapters are available in English on the Shonen Jump app.

Crunchyroll is streaming all four TV anime seasons of the Haikyu!! adaptation, describing it as such:

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.


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