OH. MY. GOD. KAGEYAMA’S FACE.
He’s so furious. Tsukishima really hits a nerve it seems. But most of all…
Kageyama and Tsukishima pull off the very same attack that Kamomedai previously blocked, making me think that this is their way of communicating it seems lol, or at least Tsukishima’s way. He’s too prideful to ask for help from the King or to ask that he wants to shove it to the Kamomedai. Honestly, these two…
When Tsukishima and Hinata are getting along, these two are still at it. The opponents are wondering whether they are supposed to be teammates or opponents with such animosity XDD
At the same time, HA! EAT YOUR WORDS!!!
I love that Tsukishima and Kageyama make Kamomedai coach shut up. Karasuno doesn’t make it easy. Nope. No, siree.
The match is speeding up. Score after score. Yamaguchi is in… but to fail.
THAT’S SO CLOSE!!
Kamomedai is putting pressure on Tanaka this time, and Kageyama… sends a toss to Tsukishima again? Whoa? Is that grudging teamwork I see? But still… Kamomedai blocks it.
Tsukishima is moving!! IS HE GONNA BLOCK THEM BACK??
What a trajectory.
Tsukishima has put an excellent block, but it isn’t enough. By now we have to admit that Hoshiumi is a skilled and formidable opponent… and Kamomedai is gaining a significant lead on Karasuno. Will they be able to catch up?
(tsukki has a good expression there. bessho and his pep talk is adorable)
OUCH. I feel for Tanaka. So do Yamamoto and Saeko (i forget for a while that yamamoto is watching too lol. sorry tora).
Calm down Tanaka!! You can do it!!
Look who’s in!
Will he succeed where Yamaguchi fails?
DAMMIT. THAT IS SO… CLOSE…!!! I WANNA SEE HIM FINALLY SUCCEED!!
HOSHIUMI KILLS IT. AGAIN.
Little Giant, indeed.
Whoa, the imagery… That explains why Kamomedai’s blocking is described as vines. They creep up so slowly, barely a whisper, before they realize the vines have turned into a forested labyrinth with no way out. Before they can dwell on it though, our sunshine brings the light back into Karasuno!
(i’m so proud T^T)
WHAT. THE. HELL.
THAT’S ONE HELLUVA A DECOY.
EVERYONE’S SO TAKEN BY HIS MOVEMENT.
COME ON ASAHI!! SCORE FOR KARASUNO!!
NOPE. Hakuba manages to recover and jump to block Asahi, thanks to his height.
KARASUNO LOST THE FIRST SET!!
Truly, Karasuno does not do well with defense-oriented teams, do they? The last time they give up the first set is against Nekoma. But this is worse, it’s not just two-score gap, it’s five. And Kamomedai’s block isn’t at the top of their game. (they do not even extend the game!!)
Karasuno is in trouble.
And the key… is on the first years, Kageyama the setter and playmaker whose job to clear the blockers for spikers… Tsukishima the middle blocker who can keep up with the likes of Kamemodai… and ultimately Hinata… the Little Giant in making. Tsukishima and Hinata are building solid teamwork, Tsukishima and Kageyama are starting to work together… the three of them together? Hmmm…
This panel though… feels important to pay attention to.
I cannot help to be particularly drawn at this because… Hoshiumi has shown his qualities as Ace right after he was blocked. He shows off his versatility as a spiker by getting around the blockers in various ways. But at the same time, so far Hinata manages to purely avoid the blockers using his jump… and the way things are going, soon Hinata is going to be blocked completely by Kamomedai.
The question is:
Can Hinata get around the blockers like Hoshiumi does?
The way Hinata reacts towards Hoshiumi excellent spike, he hasn’t reached that level of finesse, so the answer is
But this is Hinata. So he’s likely to learn to do so, by watching Hoshiumi in this match because he has the same ability to see the block and the court like Hoshiumi. He has the potential. Chances are this will be the deciding factor of Karasuno’s victory against Kamomedai. Offense… is the greatest defense.
Especially for the omnivorous crows.