A couple of weeks ago we got information and art about the first Haikyuu compilation film, which focuses on the second season match between Karasuno and Aobajōsai. This week, we’ve been blessed with the same for the second compilation film, which centers around the championship game between Karasuno and Shiratorizawa.
The 29th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump revealed the art for Haikyu!! Concept no Tatakai (Battle of Concepts), which arrives in theaters in Japan September 29. The first Haikyuu compilation film opens September 15; each movie will have a limited two-week run.
The magazine also revealed what bonus footage the film will include: two scenes from the manga that fans were disappointed did not make it into season 3. The first is a scene where Shiratorizawa captain Ushijima addresses the younger team members; the second is an additional flashback of Tsukishima’s time at the Tokyo training camp that heavily features Nekoma’s Kuroo.
そして9/29公開の劇場版総集編 白鳥沢学園高校戦『ハイキュー!! コンセプトの戦い』の新規アニメカットを先行公開！！劇場版総集編だけでしか見ることのない新規カットが追加！牛島から次世代へのメッセージなど、白鳥沢メンバーの素顔なども明らかに！！ pic.twitter.com/jKa3MTILeU
— アニメ「ハイキュー!!」 (@animehaikyu_com) June 19, 2017
In other news, it looks as though neither film will get new theme songs. The first film will use SPYAIR’s “I’m a Believer”, which was the first opening for season 2. The second film will use the third season’s opening, “Hikariare” by Burnout Syndromes.
We’ve still got no news about season 4, and as I’ve said before, I don’t expect we’ll get a new season this year. I think the compilation films are a good sign, and a clever way to bridge the gap seasons. It isn’t a new season, but each film will have new scenes, so we’re kind of getting new material. Also, it will be faster to watch the films to prepare for season 4 rather than bingeing entire seasons. (Who am I kidding, I will still binge entire seasons. It’s kind of embarrassing how many times I’ve watched this show.)
Are you guys excited about the new films? Are you disappointed that we won’t get new songs? Still have some thoughts about what you’re predicting for season 4? Let us know!
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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