AOTS right here after today's episode
>not realizing that already
What, did you think Erushed was gonna be AOTS or something?
Where were you when Oikawa was [Spoiler]Graduated[/Spoiler]
It's freaking amazing. Production IG is so fucking based that I'm gonna wait for s3 instead of reading the manga. I'm sure it's excellent, but it just wouldn't be the same without the butter smooth animation and the hype soundtrack
>It's freaking amazing. Production IG is so fucking based that I'm gonna wait for s3 instead of reading the manga. I'm sure it's excellent, but it just wouldn't be the same without the butter smooth animation and the hype soundtrack
The manga is freaking beautiful too from the pages I've seen posted
Damn that final rally was so fucking intense. And the back and forth before that was intense too. This and March Madness have me fucking pumped.
But damn IG outdid themselves with Haikyuu. Fantastic series and I can't wait for more seasons.
I wish Tobio would've cracked a smirk at this point. Would've been so satisfying.
I'm surprised that the art is such a divisive subject
Holy shit I just saw the episode and it was so fucking good!
What a great episode. Miles above the previous episodes.
Suga getting hit in the head made me chuckle.
>mfw this entire episode.
This might be the best episode I saw this year so far, in fact I'm not sure anything could top it.
That last fight is so intense, I held my pants.
Season 1, episode 14 was the banner reveal.
i stopped watching because i had no time and i now don't remember the exact chapter number, in which chapter is it that they have to be taken to tokyo by Tanaka's sister because they had to retake exams?
Kurko is fucking terrible though, it's probably one of the worst excuses for a "sports" anime I've ever seen. It's all teleports, court wide shots and "getting into the zone".
Haven't tried it because was turned off by artstyle, but I'll give it a go.
Saw first two episodes. MC is somehow IMPOSSIBLE to notice, a coach that has super eyes that calculates everything to a dot, and a blond dude that can copy everything he sees perfectly. If that's not superpower, I don't know what is.
>It's also made by the same studio.
What does this have to do with anything? They're both adaptations and anon didn't even mention anything about Kuroko's animation quality or OST.
>Ashita no Joe
are all series I'd consider better than Haikyuu, though for most of them I'm judging based on the manga rather than the adaption. I like Haikyuu but it ends up as non stop dragged out high school level games like a lot of sports series, I prefer them shorter or with higher stakes.
Go away with your trash taste.
It's all exaggerated. That's just the style of the show. That doesn't mean they have superpowers, they do normal basketball stuff, the show just hypes them up tenfold. You're missing out.
>What does this have to do with anything?
Gee, I don't know, maybe Production I.G. makes the best sports anime out of any studio? And if they animated Haikyuu, there's a super high chance KnB would be good too?
>Ashita no Joe
Confirmed for bros.
I'm loving this anime.
Just started s2.
But before I get all excited, someone please tell me.
Is this girl gay for sexy manager senpai?
Kuroko would have been good if there was a proper sense of scale for their world by showing off what kind of crazy shit NBA players could do if a japanese kid could make 99% of his shots from anywhere on the court.
Honestly, the problem with KnB isn't that they have pseudo magical powers, it's that powers in a long running series inevitably means escalating powerlevels. The zone is hype, but then they have to force more hype with that second door bullshit, and it just gets dumber and dumber over time. Funnily enough one of the most hype games I've seen in anime is the HxH dodgeball game and that's quite literally done with magic powers.
I liked it when I watched it, but when I watched the second season it just got really silly. I had to turn off the episode when they started explaining "the zone" because it was just really stupid. The actual games are pretty hype it's just that I couldn't take it seriously after that. I haven't watched the third season, but I can only guess that it gets even more absurd.
They need some way to raise the stakes when everyone is a superhuman.
I couldn't stop thinking of this either. I get that they are supposed to be prodigies but there has to be some scale.
For me it's just that they have to use some excuse for how it's possible in the real world. I can understand the zone, but treating it like it escalates you to some super power is just hard to take
this fucking part
Oikawa is and has always been THE MAN
Tsukishima literally carried Karasuno vs Shiratorizawa
I can't wait to see that shit animated
>when the adaptation makes a match that was already good in the manga even better
Thank you based IG.
Not surprising, though, considering they even managed to make Kuroko's last match, which was fucking terrible in the manga, actually cool in the anime.
I expect the same or even better for Shiratorizawa's match
since I simply couldn't enjoy it in the manga due to how fucking long it was and how uninteresting the characters were.
Shoyo looks like a fucking psycho.
Is this the face of someone you want playing volleyball with your unborn children?
How can such a sweet and innocent boy look like he wants to murder everyone and mutilate their corpses? It's not normal.
>And if they animated Haikyuu, there's a super high chance KnB would be good too?
That makes no fucking sense whatsoever. The studio that made my favorite anime has also made anime I don't care for at all. You're talking complete nonsense.
The end of that set was great. I hope season 3 makes it past the tokyo qualifiers.
At best that would mean good directing and animation, it has nothing to do with the quality of the story because they're adaptions. KnB and Haikyuu have different mangaka, there's literally no logical reason to assume they'd be equally well written.
This was so amazing and satisfying to watch.
>inb4 not sports
Soon I hope. Been waiting since S2 ended.
KnB peaked in season 1 during the Kise/Aomine match and was in more or less steady decline from there on out, though that has a lot to do with the devastating loss of S1's OST. Haikyuu, on the other hand, just keeps getting better.
I just made one really quick. Hopefully it's good enough.
I think the problem with the Shiratorizawa match wasn't so much that it was actually bad, but that it came right after such an emotional match with some of the most sympathetic characters in the manga. There's nothing wrong with Shiratorizawa as a team
except fucking Satori, it's just that your heart doesn't really go out to them the way it does with Oikawa and Iwaizumi because their circumstances are so different.
I think it's also one of those matches you have to read in one fell swoop, not over the course of weeks. The people who were keeping up with it weekly seemed really frustrated with it and I don't blame them. Something about the way the match is crafted just calls for reading the chapters all in one go.
Ushiwaka match is better as a whole because Glasses-kun gets a ton of development and he's pretty much the reason as to why they end up winning the match, not to mention the amazing build up with the previous Captain flashback during the bus ride, the TV crews being there just because of Ushiwaka, the entire gym filled up with people supporting Shiratorizawa, all the previous secondary characters being the only ones supporting Karasuno, etc...
Baby Steps when it comes to the sport part was extremely good, the animation failed pretty often tho, i also enjoyed the characters. It has a lot of realism and just the tiny bit of unrealistic part that was needed for it to be fun. I remember getting scared of it being another KnB when that guy who drew replicas on the pitch appeared, but thankfully it didn't go that way and they guy even retired to do what he actually liked, be an artist.
How is it even possible to dislike such a sweet kid?
Maybe it's because I don't like Tsukishima or Ushijima at all, but the entire thing was tedious. Even reading it in one sitting. 40 fucking chapters. The ending wasn't even satisfying because Ushijima was completely unaffected.
Pretty much. Shouting out special moves like a chunni and all that jazz. People that tell you otherwise is lying and pretending. I mean, just look at the examples here >>138857637
I remember being absolutely floored at how good the first episode of the season was. Top tier opening and ending, stellar animation and ost and the hype encounter with Ushiwaka. It started to drag a bit in the middle of the season I thought, but this episode today was just amazing.
It's set in reality, but just really dramatize it. Like the zone is literally when someone in real life says they're in the zone and working efficiently or playing really well, except they take that idea and make it into becoming a super saiyan
We've all experienced "being in the zone", whether it was at work, playing sports ourselves or some video game where you just stomp the opposition. KnB is fine if you just accept that it is just as much a shounen battle manga as a sports show.
He might, but he already got his place as a competent player and spiker. Yamaguchi and Tsukishima got development because they were sub-par players or just didn't have their hearts in the game.
But Asahi and Hinata, and every other spiker really are written as better than him.
They can easily give him more attention by making him pick fights with people, in game and in real life.
That's pretty much how you got to take it. Haikyuu is more of being grounded in reality, and Kuroko stretches reality for hype. They are both sports shows, but different takes on how to present the sports
Asahi had his development in season one. He was heavily discouraged from the game after being completely shut down by Dateko in a game. He is the ace and is absolutely expected to score a lot of points. Since then there hasn't really been any development for him, since he is back in a good place.
Hinata is not written as better than Tanaka, he just has a little more focus since he's the MC.
It's obvious that Asahi is the ace, but he's graduating next year leaving the ace spot for Tanaka to take over.
Ok, and I'm clearly not talking about Asahi, but Tanaka.
Yeah right, he's clearly 10 times better and scores more points. Tanaka doesn't have anything special, like Hinata's super speed, super jumps, and super accuracy, or Asahi's immence power.
Right, and what I mean to say is that Asahi had a problem, got development which solved this problem and got him back in the game. Tanaka doesn't seem to have any issues. He is good at the game and has the right mindset going into matches. I don't think he needs to acquire some additional quality for him to be a worthwhile character. Rather, it is better that he remains what he is; a good, competent player who is enthusiastic about the game, but who does not have the unusal power or speed of Hinata. Tanaka has all he needs to do his job in the matches. He makes receives and scores on his spikes.
It's just a case of the author telling and not showing. Everybody still looks down on Hinata as unskilled and not ace material, whereas Tanaka is consistently noted to be a strong player.
I am not opposed to giving him more screentime. You started this discussion by comparing him to Yamaguchi and Tsukishima and said that he needed special attention and development like them.
I'm interested in what you would want to see for Tanaka as well. The comparision you made to Yamaguchi and Tsukki wasn't apt, because they had distinct problems which could help propel their development.
>all this discussion about how the Shiratorizawa match is shit and it'll take up the entire next season
This is disheartening, Haikyuu is one of my favorite recent shows and I don't want to see it drop in quality.
You keep saying that everyone is better than him, but I don't think that's right at all. I've said numerous times that he is a strong and competent player who makes saves and scores points. Is he better than Asahi? Maybe not, but then again, Asahi is the ace for a reason. Is he better than Hinata? In some respects, yes he absolutely is. Does all this mean he needs a power up? I don't think so.
He's not better than anyone at all, are you even watching the anime? He doesn't do anything, he just scores a point here and there. None of the opponents are afraid of him, like they are of Hinata.
Everyone is not better than him. He's the 2nd with most attention next to Noya and he's just close to Asahi in terms of being a strong player.
He will never get the attention you want for him because the author is too busy sucking Tsukki's flaccid dick.
I think the show is in danger of falling into the same trap of Daiya no Ace, where it's just one game after another with very little time to build up hype or flesh out characters in another setting. You just end up not caring because you proceed from game to game so fast.
To me it's the lowest point of the manga. It's getting a little better in recent chapters, but the match was just exhausting.
s3 will definitely feel a lot different than the previous seasons.
I bet my boys lose, predictable ass sports plot.
I was actually tired when it ended and I felt like I was watching it for an hour. Fucking amazing.
Hopefully, but he seemed to bump himself up to deuteragonist and received the most development in karasuno seeing how long his overall arc was.
His brother knowing the Small Giant will probably be relevant again.
What you're trying to argue, I think, is that the show/manga has an issue of telling instead of showing, or just not showing enough. We all know Tanaka is a good player who is a credit to the team. The issue is one of pacing, I guess. Scenes like Tanaka doing another solid play and getting another point is dropped in favour of more interesting stuff.
True but still attracts a lot of them regardless.
Oh please just can't let an anon go an pretend the threads aren't usually full off fags here thinking they're always decent.
Remember that player Tanaka knows from the girls team that always makes it to Nationals and who is hyped as their next ace? I think he's going to get some development in the next training arc on that respect, being the next ace and all that.
Sadly, it seems they've dropped that scene from the anime. If the author was gonna do something with that plot point, then wouldn't he have told the studio to include that scene?
There are sports anime that are more daring and have the main team lose lots of important matches. Haikyuu plays it safe and always allows the protagonist team to move forward.
Can't blame people for getting attached to rival teams since most of them are portrayed pretty damn sympathetic.
They already lost against Aoba and they kind of need to get to the nationals for important plot reasons.
They can perfectly lose against Nekoma though, I wouldn't even be surprised.
>In the End they still moving forward
>In a Different Championship
>B-b-but they still have their 3rd years intact.
You went full retard. What you want? Them loosing all the time. I need to remind you they only win 4 times in the summer camp (out of... I dont know 30?)
I'm talking about losing big. 3rd years have to graduate without ever being able to move on to nationals. This manga is still playing it safe and following a pretty idealistic path.
I mean, Karasuno, Fukurodani, and likely Nekoma will all make it to nationals.
I'm saying that Karasuno has been playing and winning against elite teams whose 3rd years have been playing together for awhile while Karasuno is still a fledgeling. Most of their relevant characters are 1st years so they don't have to get to the big stage immediately.
Hey Primary, Is my favorite manager will appear again in S3?
But it's more realistic that a team playing together for only months doesn't have to win.
I'm was just commenting that there sports anime don't let the protagonist move forward every time, especially if they are 1st years. Though I do think it makes sense for Karasuno to not lose to Seijou twice in the same way.
It's not more realistic. It happens in college sports all the time. It's especially common in college volleyball.
It doesn't really matter. Production I.G. added content that didn't exist in the manga, cut things, and rearranged shit just to stoke their boner for Seijou.
You guys really seem to like it.
I'm glad I started watching this, then. Can't wait.
> all tsukishima
Not really. It's pretty evenly spread between him, Kageyama, Hinata, and Nishinoya. Tsukishima is just the piece that falls into place that allows Karasuno to adapt and finally steps it up.
>Tsukishima is just the piece that falls into place
Exactly. What the team needed was a great middle blocker and someone who was skilled at reading the enemy team. And they got that when Tsukki finally gets his heart in the game.
It's really good.
But, just don't enter the general Haikyuu thread when the show is airing if you're straight male. That thread is full of Yaoi fanart. Well, looks like this thread is exception. An anomaly for Haikyuu thread.
Oikawa just said it himself in the eisode: the reason to be wary of Kagayama is that when he does think of something, he will go for it with no hesitation. He doesn't stop to doubt whether it will work or not.
I don't hate the match as much as some people do, but I have no interest in re-reading those chapters. I'm pretty sure most of them were redundant. But you can't really say any other Karasuno character got that level of character development. He truly felt like the MC. His arc was being built up since training camp.
It was because what was needed to win was someone who could stop Ushiwaka. I woulf rather it was Tsukishima who has been training blocking with Fukuroudani and Nekoma than giving it to Hinata.
Tsukishima only stops Ushijima once. Literally. Only once. There is only one kill block in the entire game.
His value comes in that he becomes a block play maker. He starts blocking a lot of players, but Ushijima's intensity is fueled by Hinata and Kageyama throughout the game.
Did you people even read the game?
Both of them were just disgusted that someone with Hinata's height and skill had the audacity to play volleyball. Tsukki getting hyped up to block for the first time ever was a significantly more important take away from that match.
Yowamushi Pedal is nice at first, but it quickly becomes tedious. The pace is aweful, After a while, it just takes 1 episode per kilometer, 50% being useless redondant flashbacks and 50% useless talk.
Well, I guess you can consider they made it so realistic that it's as long an actual race...
The reality of the cycling sport is that you often have really long stretches of time where nothing happens. The riders just maintain position and wait for that particular point on the route where they're planning to do something.
I read it week by week but all I remember is just a blur. All I remember is Tendou doing creepy faces, Ushijima wanting to actually murder Hinata, and Tsukki did a lot of important stuff.
In my 6 years of watching anime this has go to be one of the best episodes ever done.
They got everything perfect and didn't over do it all, The angles for some of the scenes were fucking amazing and the music just gave certain moments that extra intensity.
I'm honestly speechless because I thought Date and Aoba couldn't be topped but this was amazing.
Also I love shit like this I hope we get more, Look how beautiful this shit looks.
The scene with Kageyama looking down on Oikawa was so fucking perfect.
It's probably a mix of reasons. He is expected to be in a club and his family obviously has some tradition for playing volleyball. He most likely also really enjoy the game to a certain extent, but he got disllusioned with the sport after what happened with his brother.
It's the small details too, I really like the scene where Ryu ends up tossing the ball back up and the person from the other team that get riled by it when it happened was Kyotani.
This ep was wonderful, but at the same time, it's kinda sad. As much as I wanted Aoba Johsai and Oikawa to lose at the end of Season 1, I felt like shit when they finally got beaten last ep, even moreso when Oikawa is a genuine character.
So it was Furudate's intention to make the rival team more sympathetic than the main team?
It's pretty cruel how in s1 Karasunos loss to them was so heartbreaking that I just wanted them to get their revenge, but when it actually happened I felt nothing but sorry for Seijou.
>mfw Azumane hit the shot from distance
It's actually pretty annoying that he does that. It just means fans whining when their favorite team loses and resenting the winning team.
It would be nice if, just for once, everyone could be happy about the result of an important match.
And he does a good job with that.
I remember the episode of S1 when they showed the girl's team and other teams losing and leaving the tournament and it was heartbreaking and I didn't even know them.
>It's actually pretty annoying that he does that.
I disagree, I like that the author is able to make characters on both sides on the net equally appealing. Much better than only making the protagonists likable and turning the other teams into one-dimensional villains.
I feel like people exaggerate about the manga's art quality being bad. It has some bad moments, but when it's good it's really good and often more dynamic than in the anime, if you ask me.
Yeah I couldn't help but feel sorry for Oikawa this episode too.
He puts on a cocky front but he can accept when he is out smarted and out played which is hard to find in people specially in the sports world.
I haven't read the manga but I'd be gobsmacked if they produced a better match than this in S3.
>So it was Furudate's intention to make the rival team more sympathetic than the main team?
I don't think so, since I don't think Shiratorizawa has this quality. The other schools like Nekoma work since we see them have fun with Karasuno, but definitely not Shiratorizawa.
The problem is I don't care about the protagonist team anymore. I am actually relieved the manga isn't focusing on them at this point. It's like Furudate went so out of his way to make rival teams sympathetic that they became more interesting and Karasuno is just there.
Okay, give me some time to go through those shitty chapters. I'll make a collage.
Kuroo with the water bottle was pretty terrible, but I felt the rest looked nice. I'm not saying there isn't shitty art in there, but some people pretend like it's constantly terrible.
Boring captain. The guy who stands out the most is a creep. Everyone else is forgettable. Also pretty sure one of them is legit 30 years old.
Because they're like the anti-Johzenji, a 'no fun allowed' clinical approach to volleyball that basically amounts to "hammer it until it stops moving because only scoring matters", and their "team" consists of an android autist southpaw and a whackjob who mixes Adderall into his water bottle to keep him grounded, plus their support staff that wear uniforms. You aren't supposed to like Shiratorizawa, you're supposed to resent them for the successes they've had that have made them so powerful because their being praised and worshipped is a literal travesty of karma. Shiratorizawa is the metaphor for exactly how not to approach playing a sport. The only punch Furodate pulled was making Ushiwaka a socially-stunted autist instead of being an outright fascist fuckhole so that he's not deliberately being an asshole out of overinflated ego.
I like shiratorizawa. Tendou is amusing, especially the way he's trying so hard to hold a conversation with ushijima whom he admires, and underneath the whole "Super serious powerhouse" layer they're all still teenage boys who love volleyball. Especially Ushijima is just an autist who sucks at social situations and does apologize if he realised he hurt someone. Afterwards he was shown individually giving his non-3rd year team members tips to improve so he obviously does care and pay attention.
His daddy made him that way. Ushi's been programmed since he was a child that the only way to play volleyball was to maximize every advantage to its fullest and utterly destroy the opponent and be the absolute best. When he tells Kageyama that Shiratorizawa "didn't need a setter that doesn't serve the ace", he's absolutely serious about that. If Ushiwaka ever actually played for fun, that died out long before he was in high school because "only winning matters, and only the strongest win".
Good shit. Actual family problems (sorry Tsuki but yours is pretty tame) that effects someone psyche.
You know this manga would be so much better if they incorporated more real world problems like grade issues, girl problems, money problems etc into the mix but it is still a read. I still find the series as a whole to be too sunny.
Now that I think of it, I feel like he actually showed a bit of a sense of humor when he copied Tendou's "I'm on fire" catchphrase.
Though, it is too bad he never really seemed to change his viewpoint much in the end.
I have to agree. His brother obviously cared about him and just didn't want to look like a loser in front of them. Tsukki just cut him off and wanted to piss on everyone else who enjoyed volleyball.
I had gotten the impression that Tsukki didn't want to get attached to volleyball because he didn't want the same thing that happened to his brother to happen to him. If he'd just treat volleyball like a club activity alone it wouldn't be as big of a blow if he wasn't able to be a regular or if they'd lose. Sure, he handled the situation poorly, but he's a teenager. Teenagers make dumb decisions all the time.
I don't live in an apartment anyways.
Living in a semi detached house while your neighbour consists of 1 person has it's benefits.
That fucking yokouse though.
Is it bad that I plan to buy Tsukki for his smug?
I wonder what his third face plate looks like.
This is the dumbest complaint I've ever seen against hq
>It's actually pretty annoying that he does that
What? Makes good compelling characters where you actually care about whether they win or lose? Plus I've never seen any one "resent" the winning teams. There's nothing wrong with feeling sad about a team losing, that means they cared and Furudate is doing a good job
Nendos are probably the best quality figures for HQ right now.
>the cat has Kuroo's hair
Here's a higher quality tsukki
Still waiting for him. Not much longer now though.
Favorite team is Karasuno because my redemption of honor boner is maxed with them. Best uniform is Fukurodani because Owls dress like kings.
I can't believe that this kid is a 2nd year, but all 4 1st years are starters or play more than him. He doesn't play at all actually, and he looks like a volleyball genius. Just look at him.
The faces of the future regular team.
Nekoma is the best team because they are pretty chill and seem like great friends off the court. Seijou is second favorite because their great arc and character development.
Fukurodani has the best uniform.
>hey, who's that new team, they look pretty average
>woah bro, that's Kokorono high school
>they have the legendary iron hand spike Kinoshita
>hey, are you kids talking about me?
>uhh no, we're talking about a legendary iron hand spiker or something, you look like an average johnny
And then he dunks them.
Daichi's the only one that makes Yui wet.