Hyper Projection Play "Haikyū!!" The Start of the Giant (Japanese: ハイパープロジェクション演劇 (えんげき) 「ハイキュー!!」"はじまりの巨人 (きょじん) " Haipā Purojekushon Engeki "Haikyū!!" "Hajimari no Kyojin") is the fifth stage play adaption of Haruichi Furudate's Haikyū!! series. The play combines manga, live-play, and video to continue to challenge the "top" of theater and achieve further evolution.

The stage play focused on Hinata and Kageyama developing their new attack, as well as portraying the stories of other members on the Karasuno team. It covered Karasuno's matches against Johzenji and Wakutani Minami during the Spring Interhigh preliminaries.

The official DVD and Blu-ray were released on October 17, 2018. Its bonus features included footage of the last performance's curtain call, backstage footage, and a full stage view.

2018 Performance Schedule

The play opened on April 6 and ran until June 17, 2018. It had a total of 43 showings and was performed in five cities:

  • Tokyo at Nippon Seinenkan Hall (Apr. 28 - May 6)
  • Hyogo at Amashin Archaic Hall (May 12 - 13)
  • Fukuoka at Fukuoka Convention Center, 3rd Floor Main Hall  (May 18 - 20) 
  • Miyagi at Tagajō City Cultural Center's Great Hall (May 25 - 27)
  • Osaka at Orix Theater (Jun. 1 - 3)
  • Tokyo at Tokyo Dome City Hall (Jun. 8 - 17)




ハイパープロジェクション演劇「ハイキュー!!」 "はじまりの巨人" 公演CM

Start of the Giant CM



The Start of the Giant Digest Video


Most of the cast of Karasuno from The Summer of Evolution returned; though the roles of Sugawara, Akaashi, and Daichi were recast. In addition, new cast members for Johzenji HighWakutani Minami High and Wakatoshi Ushijima joined the ensemble. Originally, Kōki Yoshimoto was set to reprise the role of Bokuto, but a foot injury made him withdraw from the play. Takumi Higashi, previously the actor for Konoha, was brought in as a replacement. Keita Tanaka, the actor for Daichi from the first run, reprised the role, replacing Kentarō Akisawa.

In addition, four cast members from each of Aobajōsai and Date Tech made appearances in the show via video footage:


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List of Hyper Projection Play "Haikyū!!"
A View From The TopKarasuno, Revival!Winners and LosersThe Summer of EvolutionThe Start of the GiantThe Strongest TeamThe Tokyo MatchFly HighThe Strongest ChallengersThe Dumpster Battle
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