“It was a limited time with its own distinctive feel. The atmosphere belongs to that place and time alone” – Ukai Keishin (Haikyuu!! Episode 9)
In a way I reverted back to my old self, the one seeking comfort in staying at home all day and watching anime or reading manga. But, I can’t complain. It’s really nice being able to enjoy something. And it’s ever nicer when that thing lift up your spirits.
I am currently up to date with the manga and anime Haikyuu!!
At this rate I think I will re-read and re-watch it because it’s that good. Haikyuu!! reminds me a lot of Slam Dunk. It just makes you go out get a volleyball and play, even if you never touched a volleyball in your life. Plus, the quotes and character development is awesome. They don’t go from 0 to 100 in 0.3 seconds, it’s a constant rhythm. I’ve become addicted to it.
Junior high school student Shōyō Hinata gains a sudden love of volleyball after seeing a national championship match on TV. Although short in height, he becomes determined to follow in the footsteps of the championship’s star player, nicknamed the “Little Giant”, after seeing his plays. He creates a volleyball club and begins practicing by himself. Eventually 3 other members join the team by his last year of middle school, pushing Hinata to persuade his two friends who are in different clubs to join just for the tournament. However, they are defeated in their first tournament game after being challenged by the championship favorite team, which includes the so-called “King of the Court” Tobio Kageyama, in the first round. Though Hinata’s team suffers a miserable defeat, he vows to eventually surpass Kageyama and defeat him.
I also noticed that I’ve been reading a lot of sports manga lately. I can’t complain regarding that, it’s nice to have something cheer you up and motivate you when you are at your lowest. I’m glad I was able to stumble onto Haikyuu!! Hopefully they will bring the manga on MangaShop.ro as well. It’s on my to buy list now.