It’s the players that are left behind that make the biggest difference in creating a hopeful narrative for all readers. Continue reading In Haikyuu!! Those Left Behind are Never Forgotten
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”. Continue reading Haikyuu!! Depicts Three Realistic Types of Volleyball Players
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. Continue reading When Authors Cherish Their Characters
See my original Twitter thread here. Today I was struck by the differences in the relationships Kageyama and Hinata each have with volleyball. Like many things Furudate-sensei does, the comparisons are naturally and subtly woven into the story, but recent chapters have brought it back up to the surface. We watched Hinata fall in love with volleyball. We watched him become inspired by The Little Giant and decide, resolutely, that he too would fly like that one day. We watched him struggle, cobble a team together, all to earn a chance to stand on the court. We watched him fail. … Continue reading Kageyama vs. Hinata ON VOLLEYBALL