Haikyuu!! Episode 8
But as the episode ends and the future of the set seemed bleak for Karasuno, their other genius player Tsukishima has finally returned. He was injured in the earlier set and was forced to sit out on the other sets. Will his comeback help Karasuno win the final match against Shiratorizawa?
Haikyuu!! Episode 8
Last November 18, episode 7 titled "Obsession" picked up before the beginning of the fifth set. In the episode, Sugawara was placed as pinch setter to take the place of the drained Kageyama. Despite Sugawara's being a strong senior player, he could not help but lose his confidence during the game.
A fourth season, titled Haikyu!! To The Top (ハイキュー!! TO THE TOP), was announced at the Jump Festa '19 event, with a "kickoff event" for the new series being held on September 22, 2019. The fourth season premiered on January 11, 2020 on the Super Animeism block. It was later announced that the fourth season would be split-cour, with the second half airing in July 2020. However, the second cour was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and aired from October 3 to December 19, 2020. Crunchyroll simulcasted the fourth season. The overall season 4 ran for 25 episodes. Recently, the anime series ran for 85 episodes overall. The series uses fourteen different songs for credits music: seven opening themes and seven ending themes.
Multiple OVA episodes have been released. "The Arrival of Lev!" was released on November 9, 2014 following the first season, "Vs. "Failing Grades"" was released on May 2, 2016 following the second season, and "Special Feature! Betting on the Spring High Volleyball" was released on August 4, 2017 following the third season. Two new OVA episodes, "Land vs. Sky" and "The Path of the Ball" were released on January 22, 2020 at the beginning of the fourth season.
Throughout it all, fans have their favorite episodes and while some may have a similar ranking, it's their content that sets them apart from one another. The highest-ranking are more about the team effort it took to defeat the enemy of the episode, while lower-ranked in the top 10 are more about individual character development.
Yamaguchi Tadashi was put into the Seijoh game as the pinch server and panicked. Fans and teammates already know he isn't the best under pressure and doubts his skills. As this episode starts, he is feeling guilty for letting his team down and unworthy of his role.
Yamaguchi's teammates encourage him and even strike a pose from the sidelines to remind him that they believe in him. One of the aspects of the show that fans gravitate towards is how each character overcomes whatever is holding them back. This is Yamaguchi's "I did it!" moment and was a culmination of a lot of built-up emotion that led fans to appreciate his growth and this episode.
Ushijima reflects on the first time he met Hinata when he realized it wasn't Hinata's technique or talent that bothered him but "something else" and he swore to crush him because he never expected their battle on the court to be this hard. It wasn't just Ushijima's realization and determination that earned this episode its spot but also the funny moments between side characters Sugawara and Tendo, as the latter tried to bait the former into being "salty."
Tanaka is rarely at the forefront of an episode, but he has a dedicated fan following, so when his love life was explored, fans seemed to really enjoy learning how he would battle with the pressure of playing a tough team and how to handle his heart.
Not only did the underestimated main character accomplish a feat he'd been battling for three seasons, but Kageyama, not known for dishing out kudos, told Hinata "nice receive." Kageyama and Hinata are a common fanship for Haikyuu!! so this episode wasn't just iconic for Karasuno but also for the growth in the relationship of the two main characters.
Kita makes a comment that they are witnessing the "monsters" on his team versus the ones on Karasuno and this made it a fan-favorite episode. Karasuno was finally facing off not only nationally, but with teams harder than they expected.
While episode 4 was Tsukishima's most passionate, this was his most enthusiastic, as he wanted to convince Coach Ukai to put him back in the game. This episode gave fans the chance to see Tsukishima and Kageyama agree to run from Ushijima's spikes. Not only was this a big moment in Tsukishima's understanding of blocking the #3 spiker in Japan, but it was a moment of growth for the team for Kageyama and Tsukishima to agree on anything.
Tsukishima's inner monologue reveals that his insecurities about actually enjoying the game of volleyball are still there. This episode exposes how far Tsukishima has come from a "too cool for school" personality to someone who now understood what it meant to fight hard to the finish. It's always satisfying when a frustrated side character is able to reflect and grow, rather than let their past or their enemies define them.
Both of these characters are relatable fan favorites because they focus solely on their goal and realize that the world around them can actually push them further if they let it. This top-ranked episode rightfully earned its spot through how intense an impact the ex-teammates have on one another and how volleyball, something they love, can help them through their misgivings.
The eighth installment starts with the practice match between Karasuno and Date Tech. The episode focuses on the interpersonal relationships of players. It is a delight to see them encourage each other. During the episode, Tanaka exclaims that Kageyama can encourage him. 041b061a72