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It's actually like 11-12 chapters long at this point. We just don't have the rest of the scans.
Still, while you might disagree, you can often get a feel for something from the very beginning. There's been no overly positive vibe coming from Haikyu so far, in my opinion...
I would say that both DN and Bakuman seemed special before the end of the first volume. :P
The real problem for Haikyuu at this stage will be how the author successfully show the actual game scene. Haikyuu is sport manga after all, so if the author didn't make good on the game scene, then it will be a fatal for a sport manga.
I can understand the vibe thing you mention though my own personal vibe has lead me astray many times so I try to not to rely on it myself.
And as for Death Note and Bakuman, I'd say they only seemed special during the first volume because of their uniqueness compared to the other manga Jump has run. In the larger scale of manga, they didn't really begin to stand out until later in their serialization. And while I did enjoy both series, when they started they were still a little plain albeit with the unique to Jump thing.
My vibe has actually worked out well for me, for the most part, but I will agree that we haven't seen that much of Haikyu yet, so I could be prejudging.
For Death Note, while they may not have truly stood out until later in their serializations, they instantly presented something unique to look at, in Jump terms, so people could see it something drawing them in.
Haikyu's not overly sporty, but I don't have a problem with that. The art that others have complained about/questioned doesn't bother me either. There's just something off putting. Maybe it's that I don't like this whole Kageyama was a jackass premise and Hinata's trying to break him out of it. It could be the start of a good friendship, but...
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That problem is one thing, if the mangaka manages to give a character development to team mates but also to opponents, added with some decent drama and tension, then there won't happen anything fatal to Haikyuu! A sports manga is killed faster in its beginning than in its run afterwards
This arc is definitely meant to stress out the growth and the change of attitude both Hinata and Kageyama have to make. I wouldn't be surprised if this game wouldn't be eventually about winning only. I would love it if Hinata and Kageyama lose but are allowed in the club. Eventually, they both shouldn't be happy and aim to become better as a team. Their play is fantastic at this moment.
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I love it because there's a lot of narration/thoughts in it
Kageyama and Hinata have a good partnership going right now, but I would agree that it would be better if they lost. We'll see what happens, however.
Well i think nakama here refers to team spirit which is quite important for a team sport and in the end the objective of this match.
Maybe it would have been better to translate it than let it in japanese
Yeah, I think that was a casualty of the translation.
Great page IMO, Furudate has a really good sense of composition when it comes to this kind of stuff.
this one a lot
He manages to create nice panels by which it becomes less static.
Anyway, chapter 9 made the test game end. You can clearly feel that Tsukishima will have a character development too.
Chapter 10 was entertaining. I'm worried that they're getting along together too easily and too quickly. The, "My practice opponent is one of the prefecture or nation's best 4" crap has been done so many times though, but that's not Furudate's fault. I don't like the propensity to do that in any sports series.