Thursday, September 14, 2017

Manga Review: Haikyu!!, Volume 8, by Haruichi Furudate

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: February 2017
Volumes: 27+
Spoilers?: Hinted.
Volume: 1. 7. 9.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Shoyo Hinata is out to prove that in volleyball you don't need to be tall to fly!

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as "the Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to—and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?

The Inter-High match between Karasuno and Aoba Johsai continues. Karasuno has dragged the game into a third set and is struggling to keep up their momentum. In a desperate move, Coach Ukai decides to bring out Tadashi Yamaguchi as a pinch server! Could this be the push Karasuno needs to keep the team’s hopes alive and beat Aoba Johsai?


We finally get to the end of the Blue Castle game. And it's a real long one. It's hard, and the outcome makes sense. Karasuno needs more practice, they still have a little ways to go. But it's a really close game.
I'm really enjoying seeing the teammate relationships. Everyone is getting to know each other better, getting used to each other, and thus we're getting to see their dynamics. After the big game, we get a little break, where everyone settles back into normal life. We see the third years make the decision whether to play in the last game of the year or not, given that they also need to be focusing on exams and college.
It looks like we might get to see some volleyball camp next? Either way, I'm really enjoying this so far.
I might have to try the anime next.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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