Haikyu!! Final Film Part 1 Earns 2.23 Billion Yen in First Weekend

    Reaches No. 1 spot at box office.

    The February 16-18 box office figures in Japan has revealed that part 1 of the Haikyu!! FINAL Film has reached 2.23 billion yen in its first weekend. The statistic has made it the No. 1 movie in the country at this moment in time.

    Haruichi Furudate launched the Haikyu!! manga in 2011. Both Viz Media and MANGA Plus have released the manga around the world. The anime adaptation initially aired in 2014 and lasted until 2020. Earlier this month, Shueisha released a new one-shot manga for the series. The movie is now available to watch in Japanese theaters.

    Haikyu!! FINAL Film Part 1 Reaches 2.23 Billion Yen, Becoming the Current No.1 Movie In The Country

    Haikyu!! Final Film Part 1 Screenshot

    Crunchyroll recently reported that, according to the Japanese box office from February 16-18, part 1 of the Haikyu!! FINAL Film has become the No. 1 movie in the country. Specifically, it has made 2.23 billion yen (14.84 million USD) after just three days. The statistic will likely continue to grow in the coming weeks and months.

    The entirety of the original anime is available on Crunchyroll for viewing. They describe the series 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.

    At the time of writing, the franchise’s staff has not yet confirmed when Part 2 of the movie will be released, or when Part 1 will release in the West. The Haikyu! Final film Part 1 will premiere on February 16. The original manga is available on both MANGA Plus and Viz Media.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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