Haikyu!! Final Anime Film Scores Biggest Opening Weekend Of The Year In Japan

The anime film earned 2.23 billion yen in its opening week.

HAIKYU!! © 2012 by Haruichi Furudate/SHUEISHA Inc.

After its release on Friday, Haikyu!! Final anime film, has made the biggest opening weekend of the year so far.

By earning 2.23 billion yen (around 14.87 million USD) in just three days, the volleyball anime film has become the 6th biggest opening in Japanese box office history.

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Against other anime films, it is made the fifth biggest opening weekend after One Piece Film Red’s 2.25 billion yen two-day opening in August 2022.

On December 14, 2023, the first PV of the film was released, announcing the Japanese release date of February 16, 2024.

In addition to the trailer, 2 million Japanese movie watchers will receive a new chapter drawn by original author Haruichi Furudate himself in the form of a whole new volume, “Haikyu!! Volume 33.5” (128 pages in total).

According to the official site, the volume will contain:

  • 16 pages of original manga drawn by Haruichi Furudate
  • 32 daily illustrations of all characters drawn by the author
  • 40 questions and answers to the author

About Haikyu!!:

Haikyu!! is a manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate.

It was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2012 to July 2020, with its chapters collected in 45 tankōbon volumes.

From April to September 2014, MBS broadcast a 25-episode adaptation of the Production I.G. anime television series.

Between October 2015 and March 2016, a second season consisting of 25 episodes was broadcast.

Between October and December 2016, a third season consisting of ten episodes was broadcast.

In two installments spanning from January to December 2020, a total of 25 episodes comprised the fourth season, which was officially unveiled at the Jump Festa ’19.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Haikyu! as follows:

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.

Source: Oricon, Haikyu! on Twitter