Hello Heroes and Travellers, today we have a special guest post from the lovely, Katrina Sade from over at GrimmGirl.com!! The Haikyuu Fangirl Duo is back with part two of our Haikyu Collaboration post series, so join me in welcoming GrimmGirl to Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!! So without further ado, I’m gonna turn things over to Kat!!
It’s GrimmGirl here, back again to guest blog here at Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. Some time ago Pokeninja 90 and myself decided to be batshit crazy and come up with our top three moments of season 1 of Haikyu. If you have seen the show I know what you are thinking, “But how can you choose just three? It is logically impossible.”
Let me tell you, it was a struggle but both of us managed the impossible! That’s just how good we are cue wink. If you didn’t get a chance to see our top three moments of season 1 you are surely missing out so make sure to check them both out <3
Pokeninja90’s Top Three Season One Haikyu Moments
GrimmGirl’s Top Three Season One Haikyu Moments
Obviously our success at being able to choose three moments from season one turned us into gluttons for punishments because we are back again with our Top Three Moments of season two. If I thought choosing for season one was hard, choosing for season two was emotional whiplash.
So after much deliberation and maybe just a few moments of ugly crying as I had to remove some moments off the list… I came up with this fine list of Haikyu moments that are sure to evoke some sense of emotion. Enjoy!
Three: The Big Fight
At the end of season one our favorite volleyball team loses to Aoba Johsai. It’s heartbreaking and soul crushing. Particularly for Hinata and Kageyama. At the final moment Kageyama tossed a set for Hinata and Hinata’s fast attack was mercilessly blocked. It was their ultimate attack and when they needed it most it failed.
In Hinata’s fight to improve he decides that they need a new move in order to combat high level teams. He decides he wants to begin opening his eyes when doing fast attacks in order to have a degree of control over where he is spiking the ball. This will help give them a chance to not be blocked in the future.
Kageyama on the other hand feels like it is to late in the game to try to accomplish that. What Hinata is suggesting would be highly difficult and require a lot of work. On top of that there’s a chance Hinata would never be able to do it no matter how hard they worked at it. Kageyama feels that they should just continue working with their fast attack and try to strengthen other aspects of their volleyball playing, like their receives.
This causes a huge rift between Hinata and Kageyama that finally comes to a head in an all out fistfight. Gaaaahhh! Don’t do this to me boys! The scene was so heartbreaking because you know that both of them are just trying to do what they think will be best for the team. Both of them feel like they are right but can’t get the other person to see their side.
I loved this scene because it was so out there to see Hinata’s character this frustrated. Showing once again that sports can brink all of us to a tipping point. This scene also set the foundation for Kageyama and Hinata’s growth over the course of the series.
Two: The Crows Fly
The game between Karasuno and Aoba Johsai is intense. A lot happens during the game and emotions are very high. Honestly when I was watching the progression of the game the first time I really didn’t know who was going to win.
I of course wanted it to be Karasuno but I didn’t know if they would have enough after what happened last time. On top of the Oikawa and his team are fighting so hard. Neither team will give an inch towards the other.
When Hinata and Kageyama set up for their final attack and score… That win was everything. It was so emotionally charged and the lead up to the win was perfect. I also couldn’t help but feel devastated at the loss of Aboi Josi as well. That win was such a mixed back of emotions and I think that’s why I liked it so much. I mean this is just top-notch writing if you can feel with every fiber of your being pumped at the win for Karasuno but at the same time cry for Oikawa and his team.
One: Oikawa’s Declaration
Oikawa is by far my second favorite character. Noya is my all time favorite but Oikawa just barely losses out. There is just something about his presence on screen that it is no wonder that Hinata calls him the Great King. There is always this part of me that wants Oikawa to recognize and acknowledge Kageyama. Oikawa is still the better player and Kageyama knows it, which is why he looks up to him. So cute <3
When Oikawa’s team loses to Karasuno and he runs into Ushijima his number one adversary I really didn’t know what to expect. I was feeling for my Oikawa okay! I didn’t know if he was emotionally ready to see Ushijima. I shouldn’t have worried though because Oikawa is always Oikawa.
When Ushijima claims that Oikawa chose the wrong team to play for (he believes he should’ve came to Shiratorizawa) because of his pride and all that got him was failure. Oikawa scoffs and tells him if he keeps all of his attention on him he’ll be stabbed from the direction he least expects. He goes on to explain that while his junior (Kageyama) isn’t smart or anywhere near his level, he’s not alone anymore and that makes him strong.
I have never been so pumped to watch Karasuno play Shiratorizawa!!!!! After this moment I wanted Karasuno to win even more so that Oikawa’s statements would be vindicated. I want Karasuno so to win so that Oikawa can just walk past Ushijima after his loss and say something like, “Seems my worthless pride put me on the right path after all. Like I said no team is guaranteed victory.”
Season Three I’m so PUMPED!
Thanks for sticking around for my top three. What are some of your favorite season two Haikyu moments?
Also don’t forget to head over to GrimmGirl and check out PokeNinja90’s Top Three S2 Haikyu Moments.
23 thoughts on “GrimmGirl Is BACK With Her Top Three Moments of Season 2 of Haikyu”
Great moments! The stupid combi are so awesome in this season. Well, the entire Karasuno are awesome here. They really grew. Tsukishima was also very cool near the end when he’s developing into a monster midblocker. Love this season! Can’t wait to watch s3!
I know right, Kat definitely hit me in the feels with her choices this time!
I wasn’t really sold on Tsukishima until season 2, but after his mini character arc, I was team Tsukki all the way!!
I was the same Tsukki wasn’t on my radar until season 2. I can’t wait to see how he develops with season 3 ^.^/
Oh my gosh. Yes! Tsukishima was so awesome, and if s3 follows the manga loyally, then he’s going to be more awesome in the next season. Can’t wait!
I can’t wait to see Tsukishima fly!! Season 2 really sold him to me, so I can’t wait to see more of him!
I love reading this now and seeing you talk about Tsukishima 😀 Lol we all had no IDEA how cool Tsukki was going to become in s3!
LMAO IKR! We weren’t ready for the new and improved Tsukki… heck all of them! So much happened in just 10 episodes it’s crazy! We def need season 4!!!
Right! Tsukki forgive me for doubting you!!!
I beg to differ. I know exactly that Tsukki was going to be a real badass in s3 because I read the manga before the release. And oh my gosh. It’s so awesome. They all became badass, but Tsukki takes the gold for that. 😉
You were in the know! I need to read all the manga. Were you surprised in the manga though? Is the build up to his transformation even more brilliant in the books?
I was. I actually had a feeling that he was gonna change because remember right at the very beginning, he was already the least motivated of the group? And I knew that something will happen that will make him change his mind and I was right. I just didn’t expect that he was going to be so cool and bad-ass in the process. The manga is awesome. There are some minor differences between the manga and the anime, but nothing major. I personally think that the manga is funnier, but of course, I prefer to watch the match in anime. Not to mention that I love the seiyuu playing the characters. 😉
I finally started collecting the manga! I can’t wait to compare the two 😀
Oh!!!! Yes, Kat! Yay! The anime really does a good job in being faithful to the manga. Some scenes and dialogues were just cut in the anime. I think it’s to save costs on the seiyuu? Some of the lines said by minor characters in the manga were said by more mainstay characters in the anime. But it doesn’t change the plot, so I’m not complaining much. Enjoy!
I’m just about to start the third one and I def have to agree with you so far only little changes. Like in the manga Tanaka actually flips Tsukki off lol I wasn’t expecting that but I totally understand why that wasn’t in the anime 😂😂😂
I have volumes 2-6, for some reason I couldn’t find volume 1 at the con. I agree with Arria, there are a few differences, not enough that it changes the story or anything, but just enough so that it feels like a new experience.
I actually had a hard time finding vol 1 too. I almost had to order it online. I finally found one copy (literally their only copy) at Barnes & Noble.
Alll sooooo true! Great moments for real
Here’s to season 3
YAAS, I LOVED ALL THESE MOMENTS
OH GOD, SEASON 3 IS GONNA WRECK ME SO DEEP CRY, MY HEART AIN’T READY FOR THE FEELS T.T