It’s been 2 years since I reviewed the first season of Haikyū. And before you click on it, it’s… not exactly my best writing, as it glosses over the highlights of the series, but provides very little meaning. I’m going to change that.
For this review, I will be discussing seasons 2 and 3 of Haikyū together, as they comprise the whole narrative of Karasuno High’s second prefectural tournament. While the new plot developments and characters are interesting to evaluate, I am departing from the analytical mindset in search of overall meaning of the narrative instead, in relation to these elements.
That being said, SPOILERS will ensue, tears will be shed, and the crows will fly. So if you want “one more,” here’s my second take on Haikyū the animation!
I like volleyball. I enjoy playing it for recreation. I especially like it because my height can make up for something aside from my lack of skill. But this series revolves around competitive volleyball. And while I am somewhat versed with the basic rules of the game (unlike other sports out there), playing on a competitive level is new to me. But of course, this show does incorporate some of the other things I value beyond just the game, and for the most part stays faithful to the technical aspects of the sport. Long story short, I thoroughly enjoyed this anime, and I am very much looking forward to the second season, coming this Fall.
But until then, it’s time to get pumped and spike a few, as I serve another review to your court!
The Summer season of anime is almost over! But before we wrap up and move on to Fall, let’s revisit some of the great moments of the season from some of the shows you might have watched, and plenty more from shows you haven’t! Like I said in my Funny Moments review, I watch a lot of stuff that doesn’t get a lot of hype as others; and honestly, I prefer it that way. I had a lot of trouble coming up with just a few great moments from all the things I watched; but in the spirit of cutting back, I limited the length from 14 (which is what I would normally do) and compromised at 11 instead.
So without further ado, let’s check out some of the best cheers and tears of the season!