Haikyuu!! (First Impressions)

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Haikyuu!! is finally out and I am loving it! I’d never thought I would watch volleyball anime. This sport has never really been my thing but it’s really cool how it’s Boys’ Volleyball. So I was thinking, “Wow, it’s kind of rare for me to see guys play volleyball so Imma watch it.” And it turned out better than I expected. The first episode was like “WOAH” for me. I didn’t know volleyball could be that exciting cuz I mean I’ve always been terrible at volleyball, always scared of the ball. I just really like it, the first episode was exciting. 

Summary: A chance event triggered Hinata Shouyou’s love for volleyball. His club had no members, but he somehow made it into his first and final middle school match with a team he made at the last minute. He ended up playing against Kageyama Tobio, a superstar player known as “King of the Court” and was sadly defeated. Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to Karasuno High School Volleyball club only to come face-to-face with his hated rival Kageyama.

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Shouyou (orange hair) is energetic and positive and Kageyama looks like the “always pissed off” type so I guess you could say they’d be the kind who hates each other. In the first episode when they did a match, nobody took Shouyou’s team seriously, nobody except Kageyama. I guess everyone in his team besides Shouyou didn’t really know how to play volleyball so their opponents were very laid back. Shouyou shocked Kageyama with his jump and how fast he was. Shouyou’s team lost in the end and the game didn’t last long but it was a good game. I really liked how Shouyou would always dive for the ball and run for it even though there’s no way he could make it. 

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Shouyou specializes in jumping to compensate for his lack of height. Honestly, when I saw him he did look like a shrimp but when I saw him jump, I thought he was pretty cool. So right now, he’s my favorite character. I mean look at that pose…. perfection!

So I recommend you guys try watching episode 1. It’s still ongoing of course, it’s only in it’s 1st episode.

Man, sports anime just grabs me and don’t let go. Have you ever felt that way? -R!n

Kuroko no Basket

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So I just finished Kuroko no Basket S2 today so I thought I’d write this. Did I mention that I love sports anime? Basketball is one of my favorite sports so I really enjoyed watching this. It really inspires me to just go out there and start playing. I really enjoy watching them play against each other and it’s funny too. Kuroko no Basket is a must watch anime. Sometimes when I see their new tricks I’m like, “Can people in real life actually do that?” They look so cool! :3 And…… muscles!

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(Left to Right: Seijuro Akashi, Midorima Shintaro, Aomine Daiki, Kuroko Tetsuya, Kise Ryota, Murasakibara Atsushi.) The Generation of Miracles is an all-star team of Teiko Junior High. The team won the Junior High Nationals for three consecutive years. They are recognized as the best players in the league. Their talents are far beyond a regular player. After graduation Junior High, all 6 players are now scattered across 6 different schools.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but all their names have colors in them that match the colors of their hair with the exception of Kuroko (Kuro=black). People are wondering why Kuroko’s hair isn’t black. Well, I think it’s because the meaning behind his name doesn’t refer to his hair but to his role. He said that he was a shadow and shadow’s are black. This is just my opinion though. Aomine (Ao=blue), Midorima (Midori=green), Murasakibara (Murasaki=purple), Kise (Ki=yellow), Akashi (Aka=red), and Momoi (their manager in Teiko) (momo=pink). 

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Seirin High’s basketball team only consists of 1st years and 2nd years. It was formed by Kiyoshi Teppei. Their coach is a high school girl Aida Riko who is also the daughter of a trainer. Seirin High is noted for having exceptional high-leveled run and gun style. Their offense is considered one of the best in the region. Their main line up is composed of the rookie duo Kuroko and Kagami, “Iron Heart” Kiyoshi, Clutch Shooter Hyuuga, and Control Tower Izuki. I like their team, they’re fun 🙂 I also love their coach. Because of her gender and age, people think she’s the manager. Because her dad’s a trainer, she’s good at identifying your physical status. 

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This dog is Tetsuya #2. He’s named that because of how his eyes looked like Kuroko’s. He’s so adorable! Both him and Kuroko.

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My favorite player is Aomine Daiki. I just love the way he plays. Aomine was the ace player of the Generation of Miracles and the former partner of Kuroko. When they were still in Junior High, Aomine was outgoing and friendly. He actually smiled a lot back then. Because he loves basketball, he trained and got stronger up to the point where he often completely crush his opponents’ will to play. He searched for someone who could possibly beat him but never found them. Because of this, he got to the conclusion that nobody will be able to beat him. His famous quote is, “The only one who can beat me, is me.” Aomine showed some kind of admiration towards Kuroko. (I love both of them! especially when they’re together and playing basketball!)

Aomine is literally a monster in basketball. He’s extremely fast, extremely strong, and extremely skillful. Aomine learned to play basketball on the streets without lessons. He’s play is known to be limitless. He uses many feints, unnecessary movements, and doesn’t play a standard form of basketball. He can score many creative baskets and can also get a shot off from essentially any position on the court, therefore making him unpredictable. And this is why he’s my favorite 😀

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Because they’re so cute in this picture! >.< They’re all so happy, I wish they’d be like this in the end.

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Yeah, you should definitely watch this, both season 1 and season 2. Season 3 probably won’t be out for a while. I get the feeling that I’m gonna have to wait for another year. *sigh* Well, hopefully it’s gonna be good. I can’t wait! :3 -R!n