Monday, October 30, 2017

Manga Review: Haikyu!!, Volume 13, by Haruichi Furudate

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: July 2017
Volumes: 28+
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 12. 14.

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?

Karasuno fights their way through the preliminaries and wins, earning them a spot in the October Qualifier Rounds of the Spring Tournmanet. Their first opponent is a team of partiers from Johzenji whose motto is “play hard”! They're a highly unorthodox team that improvises crazy attacks on the fly, leaving Karasuno baffled on how to counter them!


We start the next round of the tournament, and now Karasuno is up against Johzenji.
Johnzenji has only recently started doing well with their new coach. They have a good team manager, who wants them to do well and will push them in the right direction. I like that their main player also just wants to have fun. I also liked that they were willing to try anything, and they tried a couple new moves just because they saw the other team do them. They held nothing back and were really carefree about it. I think that was something that Karasuno needed to be reminded of.
Given all of that, the result was not surprising, though it was a good fight.
After that, we get to start a new game against Wakunan. It looks like it should be a good fight for Shoyo, but then there's that cliffhanger! I really need to read the next one, I have to know what happens next.
Man, I love this series. It's just so fun and cute and exciting! I love it.

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

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