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Haikyu Movie Introduces Karasuno and Nekoma Teams in New Video Ahead of International Premiere

HAIKYU: The Dumpster Battle movie opens today internationally, and Crunchyroll has released a new sneak peek video ahead of the movie’s premiere, introducing the Karasuno and Nekoma teams. They describe the video:
Each starting player and the team coaches are introduced before the match; meanwhile, you see retired legendary Coach Ikkei Ukai, new Coach Ukai Keishin’s grandfather, in a hospital bed watching the game from a television monitor discussing the rivalry between those teams. Scene ends with a close-up of Coach Ukai Keishin hoping his grandfather enjoys watching the game.

HAIKYU: The Dumpster Battle Movie – Video Introduces Karasuno and Nekoma Teams

HAIKYU: The Dumpster Battle had one of the biggest openings ever in Japan, and it has earned over 10 billion yen (~$65 million USD) since opening in Japan on February 16. Previously, trailers were released for both Karasuno and Nekoma.

This is the first of two final movies for the Haikyu!! franchise. Synopsis:
Shoyo Hinata joins Karasuno High’s volleyball club to be like his idol, a former Karasuno player known as the “Little Giant.” But, Hinata soon finds that he must team up with his middle school nemesis, Tobio Kageyama. Their clashing styles turn into a surprising weapon, but can they beat their rival Nekoma High in the highly anticipated “Dumpster Battle,” the long-awaited ultimate showdown between two opposing underdog teams?

The staff includes:

  • Director: Susumu Mitsunaka
  • Character Designs: Takahiro Kishida
  • Screenplay: Susumu Mitsunaka
  • Chief Animation Director: Takahiro Chiba
  • Music: Yuki Hayashi
  • Theme Song: “ORANGE” by SPYAIR

Haruichi Furudate wrote and drew the original Haikyu!! manga, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2012 to 2020. It ended with 405 chapters, compiled into 45 volumes. Viz Media licensed the manga in English.

Production I.G produced the TV anime adaptation as well. The first season aired in 2014, followed by the sequel which started in the fall of 2015 and finished during the Winter 2016 season. The third season ran for 10 episodes in Fall 2016, covering Karasuno vs Shiratorizawa. Season 4 was titled Haikyuu!! To the Top, and it ran for 25 episodes over two cours – Winter 2020 and Fall 2020. In addition to the TV anime and recent movie, the franchise also spawned multiple recap movies, OVAs, side stories, stage plays and games.

Source: Press release
©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha, Haikyuu Production Committee, MBS

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