Hinata Shouyo isn’t a big guy, but he has huge plans and ambitions. Since then watching a little player score in a National Championship, he’s been determined to turn into the next big part of High School Volleyball. Regretably, the one time he could pull enough players together to make a team in junior high, they were entirely destroyed on their first and only match against team led by prodigy setter Kageyama Tobio. Today, enrolled at the same high school where his idol once played, Shouyou’s ultimately going to get his chance to join and play with prime team. There’s only one issue that Kageyama Tobio is also deciding on to attend the same high school, and he’s already deemed as one of the best players in the game. So, here we go... the Haikyuu!! Review of season 1 for you!
Very like some other sports anime, it tells a story of desire and dreams but fundamental factor that sets it apart from other sports anime is the realistic nature of it. Which has no supernatural skills such as in Kuroko no Basket, Haikyuu properly make the characters’ development as real looking as they can. Hinata’s swiftly reflexes, Tobio’s accurate tosses, and Nishinoya’s terrific saves may be gain in real life with years of practice and dedication to the sport.
Everything that shocked me more than the other sports anime I have seen, Haikyuu features the message that nothing is impossible with amazing work and dedication like Hinata’s height trouble, but does an awesome job in the sport he truly loved. Plus they wonderful depict of what a captain actually is, Daichi, to never break down, to never give up, and to retain the team until the end.
One other element which makes Haikyuu completely different is the wonderful display of volleyball as not just a mere sport but a battle that can only win with a linked team. Tobio character provides this message into light as he little by little realizes himself to play as a team, not a person and rely on his teammates in the match. He even meet the very best rival and partner he can ever chooses for, Hinata!
The art may be really sophisticated. It doesn’t look half-done at all (which was the problem I had with several sports anime) and the characters truly look different, instead of having all the same face but with diverse hair and eye color. Some possess soft features, some possess sharp, and they are all created differently so they truly look like a group of real people.
The soundtrack of this anime is incredibly good. It matches the moods really nicely and the tone of some of the original soundtrack is quite relaxing but also from time to time really scary and suspenseful. The studio does amazing job in syncing it properly with the mood of the anime which is why it can be fantastic.
Haikyuu is an emotional ride of laughter, tears and frustration that you can truly fell from character, whether main characters or additional.