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I must say after getting my first taste of collaboration posts with Lita I have grown quite fond of them. So when Pokeninja90 came up with the idea of collaborating on a Haikyu themed post I was thrilled. As you all know my love for Haikyu is fierce so the idea of collaborating with one of my favorite bloggers was icing on the cake. We will be working together to bring you our favorite moments from seasons 1 and 2 of Haikyu.
Today’s post will be about our favorite moments from season 1 our posts on season 2 will be coming to the websphere soon! Please enjoy the writing styles of Pokeninja90 as she dishes out her top three season 1 Haikyu moments and don’t forget to check out my top three moments on her blog! Enjoy!
So, some backstory… There I was minding my own business, blissfully unaware that my world was about to be forever changed by… Haikyu! Yes, you read that right…Haikyu, you know, the insanely popular sports anime about volleyball… Yeah, that Haikyu! And who is to blame for this life altering anime experience, well it’s none other than Katrina Sade! Not only did she turn me on to the series, oh no that’s not even the half of it, she actually humored my rampant fangirling over the series on Twitter! So after I finished watching the series, I came up with an idea….
A deliciously, wonderful idea… Let’s do a collaboration post about Haikyu! So I posed the idea to Kat on Twitter and after a bit of planning we decided to do a two part collab post about our top 3 favorite moments from Haikyu! So, this post will contain my top 3 favorite moments from Season 1 (we’ll cover Season 2 in another post). So, let’s get this thing crackin’!!
Number 3: Hinata’s Big Surprise Jump-Episode 1
My number 3 pick is a throwback to Episode 1… I’m taking about Hinata’s final spike in his first (and last) official Junior High volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama and the Kitagawa Daiichi team. I remember my mouth hanging open the moment Hinata lifted off from the ground, and when his hand actually connected with the ball… WOAH!
Up until this point, Hinata’s team was getting wrecked by the Kitagawa team, but no matter how bad it got, Hinata still managed to give it his all! This scene is a testament to Hinata’s indomitable spirit, it’s his can do attitude that lights a fire under his teammates and makes this move possible. Sure the ref ruled that the ball was out, and sure they lost the match, but in that moment I actually believed that they could turn it around and win!
But, that’s a common theme in Haikyu!!, you always feel like they’ll beat the odds and win (not that it happens all of the time)…
Number 2: Noya’s Epic Foot Save- Episode 18
Okay, for the sake of full disclosure… Noya is my bias! I could easily fill an entire list with just Noya moments without even batting an eyelash, but that’s a smidge unfair to the rest of the Karasuno team. So in the end I settled on the epic foot save from the Dateko v. Karasuno match in episode 18!
This was an emotionally charged match for our Karasuno Crows, who just a year prior faced off against the Iron Wall of Dateko only to lose miserably. The loss was the final nail in the coffin for the once great Karasuno High and after the loss, the team’s ace, Asahi quit the team.
So when Karasuno found themselves matched up with Dateko again in this years tournement, I just knew this was going to be a tense match. Every member of the team gave it their all, especially Asahi and Noya. This match was really about them, this was their challenge and both stepped up remarkably! While Noya is the focal point of the scene, both players had a part in making this and the resulting spike unforgettable!
Number 1: Hinata Taking a Spike to the Face- Episode 10
Okay, so instead of ending this off on a serious or inspirational note, I decided to pick one of the funniest moments in the show. This moment comes from the practice match in Episode 10! In this scene Hinata gets beaned in the face with a brilliant spike from Asahi. Just watching Hinata’s body fly back from the impact had me rolling, I had to pause the Crunchyroll stream.
But that aside, I actually had a sensible reason for picking this scene. The main reason I picked this scene, was because this was the first time Hinata has ever seen an Ace in action. Prior to this Asahi was AWOL from the Karasuno team, so to Hinata an Ace was just a nebulous ideal.
So when Hinata finally goes head to head with Asahi during the practice match, suddenly an Ace isn’t some idealized figure, it’s a person literally staring him straight in the face! Just seeing Asahi handling the ball like a pro gives Hinata a momentary BSOD, which results in a spectacular ball to the face. In that moment, Hinata realizes just what it means to be an Ace, and the very idea of it shakes the little guy to his core. Thankfully, Asahi is able to quite literally knock some sense into him and he recovers (more or less) from the incident!
Well, that’s it, those are my picks for my top 3 favorite moments from season 1 of Haikyu!! This show is full of memorable moments and characters and it was so hard narrowing it down to just three. I started out with 10 moments and narrowed it down to three, which took me three days! Three days and a few tears… I kid, I kid, but this was one of the hardest posts to write!
I want to say thanks again to Kat for agreeing to do this collab with me, this was so much fun and I can’t wait to see what her choices were! If you’re itching to know what her choices were check out her post on my blog, by clicking HERE!
I want to hear from you guys now, what are your favorite moments from Season 1 of Haikyu? Let us know in the comments section!! Also thank you guys for putting up with me over her on GrimmGirl, this is Pokeninja90 signing out!! Thank you for reading!!!