Victory comes at a cost, and sometimes that means making sacrifices, and compromises, and working your ass off for years before breaking through, before “making it”.
It’s the players that are left behind that make the biggest difference in creating a hopeful narrative for all readers.
Furudate writes three types of volleyball players in Haikyuu!!
We have the “monster generation”, the players that love volleyball but don’t let it take over their lives, and the players that are “left behind”.
The Sendai Frogs are sending a message to the National Team and other Division 1 players: “We’re here too, and we’re coming for you.”
Let Jester have her personal God! Let her have fun and create chaos everywhere she goes.
Jester’s need to prove herself probably stems from very real experiences with being infantilized by others, and especially the Mighty Nein in the earlier days.
Caduceus giving in the the Mighty Nein’s whims in the jungle on their way to the Menagerie is indicative of a much deeper problem within the Mighty Nein.
Haikyuu!! is coming to an end after 8 glorious years. It’s honestly quite hard to accept. It’s been such a huge part of my life for at least 6 years now. Of course I don’t want it to be over, but I’m also so very happy for Furudate-sensei. What an incredible accomplishment!! Not to mention, I can’t wait to see what they create next — after a very long, well-deserved rest.
For me, the biggest sign of an author who cares about their characters is the way they treat side characters, those not central to the main story.
Kiyoko and Ryuu’s relationship arc is an incredible feat of short-fiction writing.