Man, after reading those 16 chapters I'm not surprised about its TOC positions anymore. Haikyuu!! managed to completely suck me in. Refreshing humor and art. Action and characters are fantastic as well.
Hope this sticks around for a little longer than JUMP's other new series.
I will agree that it's been the best of any of Jump's sports series in awhile, and completely realistic series are refreshing. The art also provides a surprisingly good contrast, so it works.
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Chapter 17 arrives: http://www.mangareader.net/haikyu/17
As foreseen by Drmke, the coach is the store attendant guy. So I guess convincing him and the ace guy to join the team will be what happens before the next game.
The chapters continue to be a very enjoyable read. with just the bit of humour necessary. I loved the ellipse of the manager slap :-)
I love that colour page a lot. It looks great as the sports manga is...
It is really refreshing because a story is told and characters are developed. Most sports manga make a mistake that forming a team, etc is inferior to the play itself. Haikyuu! is walking the ES21 way: forming a team, character development is initially superior to the plays itself. Anyway, Hinata is clearyly going to be the person who'll get the team back. Asahi, Nishinoya and Ukai... they will return
Nishinoya is aaaaaaawesome!! Totally fell in love with his character. Especially his interactions with Hinata are hilarious.
So far Haikyu! has not dissapointed and continues being entertaining.
The one thing that I'm worried about with Haikyuu is the actual matches. I'm worried that Karasuno will become too strong too quickly and a lot of opposing teams may not put up that great of a challenge. Even in the match with the Grand King's school, the opposing players weren't that great, but aside from that, the match was more about talking than playing. I guess what I'm saying is that I fear that Haikyuu will end up being too talky. It doesn't have to be all about sports, but the matches should feel fulfilled and actually about playing.
We'll see how the series turns out, but it is something I'll be thinking about. So far, Haikyuu's been quite good.
Truth to be said, I'm fine with it as is. Because currently, I'm not reading it for the sport itself, but rather for the entertaining characters and the fantastic sense of humor the manga-ka has (though I also enjoy the matches and everything surrounding volleyball). Furthermore, I think rather than trying to create great sport action, Furudate tries to use volleyball as a means for character development, which, so far, has worked out quite well.
Frost, do you read ahiru no sora ? I recently started it and i think you would like it.
From the spoiler we had,
@_@ I really wish I could translate it faster, sob.
I just logged in to say 'thank you' for your hard work, Please take your time and post the summaries of rest of the chapter. I love this manga.
Keep up the good work.
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Edit - Can someone give me links of raw chapter upto 21?
The scan of chapter 18 arrives. http://www.mangahere.com/manga/haikyu/c018/
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