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A big thank you to RainingCation on Twitter for recommending this anime, since I have never watched a sports anime before.
Rules as always:
1.Spoilers are abounding here folks. If you want to watch it blindly... go watch it. Spoilers are here.
2. Depending on the Anime, this can get NSFW.
3. I am watching the subbed version.
This is my first impressions of Haikyuu! Season 1.
A tall, tall wall stands in front of me. What's on the other side?
Hinata Shoyo is a 3rd year short middle school kid who has a real heart on for volleyball. He formed a team in his middle school that do quite share the same passion for the sport that he does, and he wants to win the championship with this team. However, they are up against the the people known as the kings of the sport Kitagawa Daiichi school, and their leader Kagayama Tobio.
Gotta say, I don't like the OP/ED themes, I don't feel either of them flow. The opening doesn't really have a hype vibe. The ending is better, but I feel it's too fast for it's own good. Anyways, let's move on.
Shoyo and his team have been thrused into the first match against Kita-Ishi, and they get their asses kicked, while we go through flasbacks on how Shoyo got to this point. However, Shoyo makes an impression on Tobio after going for an impossible shot. After that, Shoyo vows to surpass Tobio.
After another training montage(from junior to high school) this happens:
And that's about it. The pace of the episode of was weird since we were watching the game during the flashbacks, and it came off as odd. The charaters were kept me engaged for a majorty of the episode, as you can clearly see their motivations, esphally Shoyo.
Overall, I don't really know what to think of this first episode. It feels a bit distjointed as you can tell from my much shortened description(well shorter than usual) of the episode. I will still continue this, it's just not high on the priority list.
Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if it's not to much trouble and take care.
Written By Nana Marfo