Crunchyroll is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) names in the anime industry. This includes the rather extensive and ever-growing list of feature-length anime films in Crunchyroll’s catalog. This becomes rather relevant for the 2024 edition of CinemaCon. This annual event, owned and operated by NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners, not the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is a worldwide event celebrating the experience of going to theaters.

Thus, you can imagine why Crunchyroll would have no small amount of interest in this year’s CinemaCon. It also explains why they would want to announce some new anime films at that event. What anime films, you might ask? Well, let’s find out together, shall we?

Crunchyroll at CinemaCon 2024: Anime Film Details

Crunchyroll is proud to announce a trio of new anime films at CinemaCon 2024. This announcement includes exactly when we’ll be able to see each anime film. This is not just for North America, mind you. They also have release dates for international releases so that everyone can see when they can see any of these anime films. Well, for one of them, at any rate. We’ll just have to wait for Crunchyroll to give us those other dates later.

But that’s enough out of me for now. Here’s all three anime films from Crunchyroll plus their theatrical debut dates and synopses below:

HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle (Production I.G)

HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle NA key visual.
I fail to see why a dumpster would be a good place for a volleyball match, but well, this is their anime film.

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?

  • 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 30
  • Canada, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States: May 31
  • Turkey: June 7
  • Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland (French-speaking): June 12
  • Austria, Germany: June 25
  • Switzerland (German-speaking): June 27


The anime film where they continue to take soccer way too seriously.

“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.

  • Canda, United States: June 28
I’m of the opiniong that soccer shouldn’t look like a thriller anime film, but people seem to like this.

OVERLORD: The Sacred Kingdom (MADHOUSE)

OVERLORD: The Sacred Kingdom NA key visual.
I see that gravity works even for overlords in this anime film.

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 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 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 to defeat the Demon Emperor.

  • Dates to be announced

Meanwhile, for more anime news and updates out of CinemaCon 2024, check back to THS.

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