HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle

HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle

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 learns that he must team up with his middle school nemesis, Tobio Kageyama. Their clashing styles form a surprising weapon, but can their newfound teamwork defeat their rival Nekoma High in the highly anticipated 'Dumpster Battle', the long awaited ultimate showdown between two opposing underdog teams?

  • Released: 2024-02-16
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Drama
  • Stars: Miyu Irino, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Mark Ishii, Shinnosuke Tachibana, Soma Saito, Toshiki Masuda, Koutaro Nishiyama, Kaori Nazuka, Sumire Morohoshi, Hiroshi Kamiya, Hisao Egawa, Hiroshi Naka, Takanori Hoshino, Seigo Yokota, Ryuichi Sawada, Kyousuke Ikeda, Takumi Watanabe, Fumiyoshi Shioya, Nobuaki Fukuda, Kanehira Yamamoto
  • Director: Susumu Mitsunaka
  • dorMancyx - 20 June 2024
    Sportsmanship is Giving Your All
    Haikyu is the best sports anime in the 21st century --- there, I said it --- whether the game setup, techniques, strategies, plot, characters, mentality, motif, realism, or its creator Furudate's genuine sense of love for the sport. Notwithstanding all these, the anime unironically revitalizes the volleyball industry at the international level, truly fulfilling the objective of making sports accessible to everyday lives, as character Kuroo puts it.

    The movie Dumpster Battle is a scaled-down version of what Haikyu the anime is able to achieve. For one, the animation is at times fluently explosive, showcasing the sheer speed and power of every exchange, and at others immersively emotive, guiding the audience through the worries and ponders of each character. The last point in a long-shot, first-person-POV is an absolute blast, although it does forsake a rather crucial line of Kenma in the original manga. With that said, the film is extremely fan-oriented for it provides zero context to the game, and trims quite a lot from the books, mostly the parts of characters other than Kenma and Shoyo. However, I still really enjoyed the movie as an athlete who relates to every cry, every hyperventilation, every doggedness, and every regret on the court.

    Here's a quote that speaks to me quite personally from Haikyu: "Today might be the chance to grasp the chance to let your talent bloom. Maybe tomorrow, the day after, or next year... Maybe even when you're thirty. I'm not sure if physique has anything to do with it, but if you think that it will never come, it probably never will." --- Oikawa Tooru.
  • RegalsReelView - 5 June 2024
    Might be better for fans of the series.
    Two rival volleyball teams, the Crows and the Cats, finally get the chance to compete against each other during the tournament. The last time they met, the Cats were victorious, and the Crows have been working hard to redeem themselves. The most anticipated match of the tournament, who will be the victor?

    Like other anime movies, this is just an extended episode turned into a movie. The movie is entertaining, especially for fans of the show and volleyball. The story is easy to follow, but watching the show and having context will make it more enjoyable. Overall, this movie is streamable, especially after watching the series.