Crunchyroll Announces Tickets on Sale For Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle in North America

Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment spikes the all-time favorite volleyball anime into theaters in the United States and Canada on May 31

Tickets Available Now:

Culver City, California (May 10, 2024) – Crunchyroll, the ultimate home for anime worldwide, announced today that tickets for the adrenaline-packed sports volleyball anime, HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle, are now on sale for North American audiences. The film, distributed by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will come to theaters across the United States and Canada starting on May 31 and will be available in both Japanese with English subtitles and dubbed in English.

As of April 30, HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle has earned over 10 billion yen (~$65 million USD) since opening in Japan on February 16. The series, which has not had an original episode since 2020, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary on April 6. The first four seasons of HAIKYU!! are currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.

North American audiences can purchase tickets now at:

Film 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?

Credits: Directed and screenplay by Susumu Mitsunaka. Original story by Haruichi Furudate. Produced by Production I.G. Run time: 85 minutes.

About the franchise:

Based on 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 player known as the “Little Giant,” Hinata creates a team in his last year of middle school. His team is unfortunately matched up against “King of the Court” Tobio Kageyama’s team in their first tournament, inevitably losing.

After the crushing defeat, Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama. Entering high school, he joins the volleyball team only to find that Tobio has also joined, making his once rival his new teammate. The anime series HAIKYU!! is produced by TOHO animation.

Credits: Directed and screenplay by Susumu Mitsunaka. Original story by Haruichi Furudate. Produced by Production I.G

North American Theatrical Release Date: May 31 (only in theaters)

North American Distributor: Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment

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