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CrowLia



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including their rivals Nekozawa


Unless that occult loving senpai from Ouran became part of this show without our noticing, I think you're talking about Nekoma. Though that guy looks kind of like a Kuroken lovechild so I don't blame you for the confusion Laughing
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including their rivals Nekozawa


Unless that occult loving senpai from Ouran became part of this show without our noticing, I think you're talking about Nekoma. Though that guy looks kind of like a Kuroken lovechild so I don't blame you for the confusion Laughing


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Man, there was so much packed into the start of episode 2 that I was genuinely shocked when the halfway-point sequence came up. ^^;

I'm still a little leery of this show dragging the match out for too long to meet the 13 episode quota, but given that we'll have five matches instead of the usual 3 does alleviate some of those worries. But then I'm wondering if the teams have enough variety in what obstacles they have to overcome to last a full 5 matches. Kuroku had a similar issue where it just kept piling on the superpowers to unbelievable levels in order to raise the stakes quarter after quarter. :/
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whiskeyii wrote:
Man, there was so much packed into the start of episode 2 that I was genuinely shocked when the halfway-point sequence came up. ^^;

I'm still a little leery of this show dragging the match out for too long to meet the 13 episode quota, but given that we'll have five matches instead of the usual 3 does alleviate some of those worries. But then I'm wondering if the teams have enough variety in what obstacles they have to overcome to last a full 5 matches. Kuroku had a similar issue where it just kept piling on the superpowers to unbelievable levels in order to raise the stakes quarter after quarter. :/


This season will be just 10 episodes long, actually, so I'm expecting it to spend two episodes on each set.
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whiskeyii wrote:
Man, there was so much packed into the start of episode 2 that I was genuinely shocked when the halfway-point sequence came up. ^^;

I'm still a little leery of this show dragging the match out for too long to meet the 13 episode quota, but given that we'll have five matches instead of the usual 3 does alleviate some of those worries. But then I'm wondering if the teams have enough variety in what obstacles they have to overcome to last a full 5 matches. Kuroku had a similar issue where it just kept piling on the superpowers to unbelievable levels in order to raise the stakes quarter after quarter. :/


Kuroko long lost its credibility as a sports series the moment it brought superpowers into the mix. Haikyuu on the other hand raises stakes through sheer motivation, teamwork, and techniques. It never needed any supernatural nonsense to raise the bar.
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Kon'Doriano wrote:
Kuroko long lost its credibility as a sports series the moment it brought superpowers into the mix. Haikyuu on the other hand raises stakes through sheer motivation, teamwork, and techniques. It never needed any supernatural nonsense to raise the bar.


More like Kuroko was more blatant about it, but it still exist here, too, however on a smaller, less noticeable scale. Instead of magically insta-weaving between players all the way to the other side of the court, we get those consecutive feat of strengths that would otherwise raise a suspicion about doping. But as long as it doesn't detract from the story, or distract from the action, I'm fine with it.
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Yeah the chapter coverage picked up noticeably. While the first episode covered only 2 chapters, the second covered 4. The match lasts 38 chapters or about twice the length of the Aobajōsai rematch which lasted five episodes. So ten episodes is just the right length to cover this one match and nothing else, hence the name of the season.
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CrowLia wrote:
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including their rivals Nekozawa


Unless that occult loving senpai from Ouran became part of this show without our noticing, I think you're talking about Nekoma. Though that guy looks kind of like a Kuroken lovechild so I don't blame you for the confusion Laughing


LOL I'll fix that then. Anime hyper
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Episode 3

Tsukki's epically snarky intro to Shiratorizawa's resident bard had me applauding with glee, and I had to rewind to relish it a second time. Very Happy And I loved his new eyecatch with his bro. Judging by the title, he'll get to show off even more next week. ::happyhappy:: I'm such a sucker for characters who quietly watch everything and then come out of nowhere to act on what they've seen. (Sensei in Natsume seems to be doing that a lot this season as well).

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It's as if his hair is standing on end not because he styled it that way, but because his pent-up energy is trying to escape through the top of his head.

Excellent way to describe it!

It's funny, but sometimes when I'm watching this and how the various plays go down, I find myself wanting to see how Aoba Jousai would have fared against these guys. Smile There needs to be an ova covering that, like from a previous tournament or something (not clear on all the people on each team that are new this year, so it might not really be possible to satisfy me except as a fantasy game).
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Gina Szanboti wrote:


It's funny, but sometimes when I'm watching this and how the various plays go down, I find myself wanting to see how Aoba Jousai would have fared against these guys. Smile There needs to be an ova covering that, like from a previous tournament or something (not clear on all the people on each team that are new this year, so it might not really be possible to satisfy me except as a fantasy game).


Both Seijoh and Shiratorizawa kept the same line-up since the Inter-High, so it would definitely be possible to have an OVA of their match. Though I probably don't have it in me to watch Oikawa get defeated one more time )':
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Amazing episode. I can't even imagine how insane the last three sets will have to be to top the second one. I don't think sports anime gets any better than this, and I feel privileged to watch this show.
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Zhou-BR wrote:
Amazing episode. I can't even imagine how insane the last three sets will have to be to top the second one. I don't think sports anime gets any better than this, and I feel privileged to watch this show.

Don't imagine. There's more to come. Just go along with the thrill ride. If you're like Suga thinking that your heart can't take this, be glad you're watching this on a weekly basis instead of marathoning it Razz
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In a show with many well-written and truly satisfying character arcs, Tsukishima's is definitely one of, if not the best out of all the main cast. It's particularly great because it's not one or two episodes of focus and then we're done, there's little sprinkles of it here and there and then shining moments of growth that makes it feel like a wholesome journey that we've been able to watch over. I'd already read the manga, but the execution of this episode was fantastic, I was pumping my fist and screaming, the excitement of the characters was incredibly infectious. And knowing that there's still more to come is super thrilling. Particularly love the shots of Akiteru watching his brother grow and feel overwhelmed with pride, it's adorable and we don't see a lot of family interactions in other sports anime, so this is super sweet.

By the way, Rebecca keeps saying "this match... second match... next match", but the word should be "set". The match is the entire game they're playing, and it's divided in 5 sets. I'm not really the nitpicky type but this error has been consistent in all the reviews of this season, whereas I don't remember seeing it in her reviews of S1 and 2
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I hadn't realized they weren't interchangeable terms - everything I know about volleyball I've learned from this show. Embarassed Laughing I'll make sure to just use "set" from now on. Thanks!
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Princess_Irene wrote:
I hadn't realized they weren't interchangeable terms - everything I know about volleyball I've learned from this show. Embarassed Laughing I'll make sure to just use "set" from now on. Thanks!


Same progression as tennis: point; game (tennis only); set; match.
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