Hi guys. If you are an anime watcher, I recommend you to watch the series I am talking about right now. Haikyuu!! is a shounen manga series, which is the first season was released in 2014, written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. The fifth season of this 4-season anime is expected to be released in the summer of 2021. I can’t give an exact date as there is a lot of delay due to Covid-19. I don’t want to bother you with boring details like the producer and studio of the anime, so let’s start with the topic of our Haikyuu!! Review.
What is the plot of Haikyuu?
One day, Hinata Shoyo sees a player nicknamed ” The Little Giant” at the national high school volleyball tournament on the TV of a market. Thanks to this young man from Karasuno, who managed to make a name for himself despite being short in this sport, where height is important, Hinata, who is short, is devoted to volleyball and trains volleyball alone throughout his secondary school life. Hinata, who can participate in the tournament in his last year of secondary school, is defeated by Kageyama, nicknamed “King of the Court“, in his first match and swears that he will beat him in high school. Hinata, who goes to the gym excitedly on the first day of high school, learns that his rival –Kageyama– has come to Karasuno.
Haikyuu!! Review and Commentary
I witnessed a friend of mine, who is obsessed with volleyball, watching this anime screaming. Even though I didn’t scream, I believe this anime is good. The first season of the anime wasn’t bad. It was good, but as someone watched Kroko no Basket, it seemed like the only difference was the sport they did. Frightening rivals called invincible, miraculous dunks… It was the second season of the anime that got me hooked on this anime. The character development of season 2 was superb. It was important for the entire team to strive to become better players, including Tsukishima (someone who sees volleyball as ‘just a club activity’), but the parts that impressed me the most were that they didn’t get what they wanted right away, they lost in practice matches many times, they practised for hours and didn’t give up, and eventually, their hard work paid off.
No matter how many anime I have watched, almost all of them I have heard lines like, “I haven’t given up yet, I can never give up, I have to work harder, I have to exceed my limits!”. Frankly, this is the privilege of Japanese people. Anyways. In the 3rd season, a 5-set match was presented to us in 10 episodes, but the character development continued with flashback scenes. I think this season was like a transitional season. It was the gateway to the nationals. In the 4th season, there is Karasuno who went to the nationals. After watching the 4th season, I came across a scene from the first season and saw how my view of the characters has changed since the first time I watched it.
In terms of its functioning, the second, third and fourth seasons continued without spoiling itself, but the drawings of the anime changed in the 4th season and I did not like it at all. The drawings improved a little in the second part of the 4th season, but if the drawings in the first 3 seasons had continued, I would have been more pleased.
My Haikyuu!! Rating
It has an 8.7 rating on IMDb . If we look at all 4 seasons, I would give 8.5 points. There isn’t any noticeable difference, and It is one of the best in the sports anime category.
I have to say that every character is well designed, but as Captain Daichi said, “These four idiots”—Hinata, the cool-looking but stupid Kageyama, the vagrant-type Nishinoya, and Ryunosuke—characters that will cheer you up even when you’re sad. You’ll see what I mean when you watch it. Enjoy watching…
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Haikyuu!! Anime Review