The Haikyu!! anime adaptation is making a return with the two-part Gekijouban Haikyu!! Gomisuteba no Kessen (Haikyu!! the Movie: The Battle of the Garbage Dump), and the date of that return has now been revealed to be February 16 (in Japan).
The Production I.G-produced movie also received a trailer, teaser poster, and staff details. Susumu Mitsunaka, who directed the first three seasons and wrote some of the episodes for the second and third, is the director and writer for The Battle of the Garbage Dump. Other staff include:
• Character designer: Takahiro Kishida (returning)
• Assistant director: Mariko Ishikawa (Haikyu!! Second Season et al.)
• Color designer: Mayumi Satou (returning)
• Art director: Studio Fuga’s Ichirou Tatsuta (returning)
Haikyu!!, which debuted its first season in 2014, is based on the Shueisha-published manga by Haruichi Furudate, which ran from 2012 to 2020 with 45 tankoubon volumes. The Battle of the Garbage Dump will depict the Spring Nationals match between Karasuno High and Nekoma High, following the match with Inarizaki High from Haikyu!! To The Top.
Viz Media describes the manga, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, as:
After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, “the King of the Court,” Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!