Among the “monster generation” Oikawa was the only one who ever saw himself as “less than” in any way.
Hinata and Kageyama have parallel journeys of personal growth throughout Haikyuu!! but they both failed on their individual quests during the Nationals arc, which led to their defeat by Kamomedai.
Had he been faced with any other team, Hinata might have given up on volleyball after that match. He might have even been satisfied with his attempt.
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”.
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.”
Almost every major character in Haikyuu!! has what I call a “witness to growth”. Some have more than one. Hinata as the main character has almost every other major character as a witness, but even he still has a single primary witness.
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 loveContinue reading “Kageyama vs. Hinata ON VOLLEYBALL”