Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle Anime Film Climbs Past 8 Billion Yen at Japan Box Office

adminApril 2, 2024

Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle entered its third month in Japanese theaters today and with that came a massive win for Karasuno and every team on the roster. Following the last weekend in March, first anime film in the Haikyu!! FINAL duology reached 72nd place on the Japanese all-time box office charts.

As of March 31, 2024, Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle has made 8.75 billion yen (US$58.35 million) on the back of over 6.1 million tickets sold for the volleyball flick. On the all-time Japanese box office charts, Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle is just shy of 2013’s The Eternal Zero’s 8.76 billion yen and above 1999’s The Matrix’s straight 8 billion yen takings.

Haikyu!! FINAL breakthrough

With Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle continuing to stay in the top three weekend box office attendance over the place few weeks, the sky continues to be the limit for the first part of the culmination of the mega sports anime franchise.

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, titled Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle, was released in Japan on February 16, 2024. No date for the second film has been announced as of yet.

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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