Crunchyroll Brings Three Anime Hit Films to North American Cinemas!

Crunchyroll Brings Three Anime Hit Films to North American Cinemas!

Crunchyroll is, as everyone knows, the biggest anime provider in the world. Although the competition is increasing, definitely, Crunchyroll is still the main and largest source of anime series and movies in the world. We know that anime series are Crunchyroll’s primary product, but the streaming service has also been in charge of distributing anime movies in the West, either via its service or in cinemas, or both! In this case, we are going to talk about movies, as we have some great news for Western fans of three series, Crunchyroll is bringing three hit films of this year to Western cinemas!

The movies in question are HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle, which is set to be released on May 31, 2024; BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE -EPISODE NAGI-, which is set to be released on June 28, 2024; and OVERLORD: The Sacred Kingdom, whose release date has not been set at this moment, which makes sense, seeing how the Japanese release date has not been set either.

In case you want to know all the details related to these three movies, here is everything that Crunchyroll confirmed to us, so you can check out all the information you need about the release dates in specific regions for each of the three movies.

1. HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle

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Date: May 31, 2024

  • May 30: Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland (Italian-speaking), Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil, Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama), Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru
  • May 31: Canada, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
  • June 7: Turkey
  • June 12: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland (French-speaking)
  • June 25: Austria, Germany
  • June 27: Switzerland (German-speaking)

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 finds that he must team up with his middle school nemesis, Tobio Kageyama. Their clashing styles turn into a surprising weapon, but can they beat their rival Nekoma High in the highly anticipated “Dumpster Battle,” the long-awaited ultimate showdown between two opposing underdog teams?


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Date: June 28, 2024
Regions: North America; select international theatrical rights in EMEA and Latin America
“That’s a hassle.” That was second-year high schooler Nagi Seishiro’s favorite phrase as he lived his dull life. Until Mikage Reo, a classmate who dreamed of winning the World Cup, discovered Nagi’s hidden skill, inspiring him to play soccer and share his outstanding talent. One day, he receives an invitation to the mysterious BLUE LOCK Project. What awaits him there is an encounter with the finest strikers assembled from across the country. Nagi’s dream of becoming the best, alongside Reo, will take this prodigy to a world he’s never known. A prodigy can only be shaped when someone discovers him….now, striker Nagi Seishiro’s incredible talent and persona will set the soccer world ablaze.

3. OVERLORD: The Sacred Kingdom

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Regions: North America; select international theatrical rights in EMEA and Latin America
After twelve years of playing his favorite MMORPG game, Momonga logs in for the last time only to find himself transported into its world playing it indefinitely. Throughout his adventures, his avatar ascends to the title of Sorcerer King Ains Ooal Gown. Once prosperous but now on the brink of ruin, The Sacred Kingdom enjoyed years of peace after the construction of an enormous wall protecting them from neighboring invasions. But, one day this comes to an end when the Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth arrives with an army of villainous demi-humans. Fearing an invasion of their own lands, the neighboring territory of the Slane Theocracy is forced to beg their enemies at the Sorcerer Kingdom for help. Heeding the call, Momonga, now known as the Sorcerer King Ains Ooal Gown, rallies the Sorcerer Kingdom and its undead army to join the fight alongside the Sacred Kingdom and the Slane Theocracy in hopes of defeating the Demon Emperor.


This is the official release information we received from Crunchyroll, but be sure that we are going to provide you with all the updates as they are confirmed, so be sure to keep following us for more info!

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