For most people, volleyball is just a sport, but when it comes to Haikyuu!! volleyball player, it’s a matter of life and death.
When new manga chapters come out, spoilers will inevitably flood social media with devastating events that happened or characters without words, but some genres like sports comics rarely have these. Haikyuu!! fan kdadshiuimi (@/hoshiumisexy) reminisced about when manga was still releasing new chapters, joking that manga revelations often include “’atsumu passing the ball to meian’” and it was like ok …thanks…” After a minute of thought, fans retracted their statement, passionately recounting a time when they spoke badly about a character’s return, saying “I was like ‘the thing. what the hell. this is worse than seeing your wife on your wedding day before the ceremony. shut up!!'”
Another Haikyuu!! fans disagreed with kdadshiumi’s original tweet. One fan wrote that seeing the two characters reunited in Brazil “for me was like the end of the world.” Another provided their experience of seeing a body part of a key character from Seijoh: “seeing oikawa’s back really left me devastated.” Many others objected to kdadshiumi’s claim that Haikyuu!! not a “where anyone dies” series with a line saying, “the eradication of daichi’s death is not done” and “how can you say no one died when I’m still mourning daichi …” Others point out that something as simple as passing or blocking the ball has very real consequences for the journey and development of the character as well as the outcome of the game.
What is Haikyuu!! About?
One of the most beloved sports manga of all time, Haikyuu!! tells about the journey of Shoyo Hinata, from the moment he started watching his first volleyball match on TV to entering Karasuno High as the center defender of the volleyball team. Although his dream of becoming the next Tiny Giant may be far from his reach, with the help of his teammate and genius partner Tobio Kageyama, Hinata has found one. Another way to fly high.
Written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate, Haikyuu!! serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2012 to July 2020 and has been compiled into 45 tankōbon volumes. The manga has over 55 million copies in circulation as of August 2022. The series has inspired a successful and popular four-season anime franchise, produced and animated by Production IG with season one. premiered in April 2014. The fourth season aired in January 2020 after a gap of four years from the third season. Haikyuu!! will wrap up the more than 100 chapters left in a two-part series.
All four seasons Haikyuu!! available to stream on Crunchyroll. Fans can also read the manga on Viz Media or Manga Plus.