Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful. Based on Haruichi Furudate's popular shounen manga of the same name, Haikyuu!! is an exhilarating and emotional sports comedy following two determined athletes as they attempt to patch a heated rivalry in order to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan.
So I haven't really liked many manga or anime that were centered around sports but every now and then one sneaks in that I actually end up loving! This one seems to be one of those... Well actually I lied... It doesn't seem to be... It is one of those... I ended up watching around 30 episodes before I realized I hadn't written this review yet!
So now I am trying to figure out how i'm going to tell you exactly how and why this anime is so cool... It isn't flashy like Kuroko's Basketball is but it is just as gripping... It's like you get sucked into the game and forget that it's all drawings and not living people... The character development just feels real!
Granted that happens in Kuroko's basketball too but I always thought the reason I loved that one was the flashy way the shots were drawn... See it's kinda hard not to get sucked in when you see a light trail after a ball and lightning in players eyes... But in this one those tricks weren't used so I didn't think I would get this into it... Boy was I wrong!!! I still wanna be watching and not writing!
Speaking of watching it... Watch what I rate it!
I really want to give it a 10 but I feel like I can't because I don't know how it ends... For me with sport anime or sport manga I need to finish it before I can say if it is actually a 10 because so much is happening all at once that it is really hard to figure out if the ending is going to be a good one. Some other types of anime or manga are just too predictable.
There is one thing that is predictable in this one... There is a rivalry between two schools right from the start but there is a twist on that too so it's only slightly predictable!
I really like this one and i am rooting for the crows!!