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Crunchyroll Confirms Haikyuu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts U.S. Screenings for September

posted on by Karen Ressler
Theatrical screenings to be held on September 19, 22, 23

Crunchyroll confirmed on Thursday that it will screen the Haikyuu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts (Haikyu!! Concept no Tatakai) compilation film in the United States as part of its Crunchyroll Movie Night series. Screenings will be held on September 19, 22, and 23.

Tickets will be on sale on the Crunchyroll Movie Night website.

Cruncyroll describes the film:

Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts is based on the third season of the popular television anime series Haikyu!!. The compilation film focuses on the Karasuno High Boys volleyball team preparing for their final face off in the volleyball national championship. Despite being known as “The Fallen Champions”, the Karasuno High boys' volleyball team is highly determined to take down the powerhouse, Shiratorizawa High boys' volleyball team. As Hinata comes closer to fulfilling his promise of defeating Ushijima's team, the “Flightless Crows” will need to find their wings and soar above their opponents.

The film covers the events of the anime's third and latest season, and contains new scenes. The film opened in Japan on September 29, and is the second of two Haikyu!! compilation films that opened that September in Japan. Haikyu!! Sainō to Sense, the first film, opened in Japan on September 15.

Production I.G's first television anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball manga premiered in April 2014. The second season of the anime premiered in October 2015, and the third season premiered in October 2016. Crunchyroll streamed all three seasons as they aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed all three seasons. Sentai Filmworks released the anime's first season on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2015, then again in November 2017 with an English dub. The company released the second season on home video on January 16.

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