[screams into the void] YOU CAN LIKE A CHARACTER AS A CHARACTER WITHOUT LIKING THEM AS A PERSON [rides off into sunset on whale]

'so j i'm watching the hq anime should i read the manga' YES YOU SHOULD HERE'S WHY:

  • holy characterization details, batman, such as hinata’s little tiny manipulative streak and a whole bunch of small grace note moments between daichi and suga
  • the facial expressions
  • i know the facial expressions are great in the anime but the manga is something else
  • every single panel is a delight, with good dialogue and beautiful composition
  • in fact, the entire manga is a masterpiece of pacing and frame usage; the flow of the action is clear, the games are dynamic, the art itself is technically spot-on re anatomy, foreshortening, value usage, etc
  • just. just read it. pleas e read the thing. please.

so, abt haikyuu and the male gaze:

the introduction of kiyoko in the anime is enormously disappointing to me, because the manga overall purposefully avoids allowing the reader to participate in the male gaze….i mean, noya and tanaka go on about kiyoko, and there was the line recently about the managers at the training camp, but the reader is not given the chance to? participate? and the most overtly sexy character in the entire thing (tanaka saeko) is also treated with the bare minimum/absence of male gaze.

so having kiyoko’s introduction framed in that way is unfaithful to the manga.  as gaby said, it feels like in the manga she wears oversized tracksuits a lot to purposefully avoid stuff like this. having the tits/ass shot be the first thing we see of her is disappointing, unnecessary fanservice.

OH MAN OKAY I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE GAME it’s called “the man who melted jack dunn” and it’s where you conflate the author and the title of a book to create a new phrase that means something completely different and/or entirely hilarious.  HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE EXAMPLES:

  • The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury
  • The Sheep Look Up John Brunner
  • Clans of the Alphane Moon Philip K. Dick
  • We Can Build You Philip K. Dick
  • Discipline and Punish Michel Foucault
  • A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated Oscar Wilde
  • You Just Don’t Understand Deborah Tannen, Ph.D
  • Unlikely Stories, Mostly Alasdair Gray
  • Travels with My Aunt Graham Greene
  • Two Sisters Gore Vidal
  • Complete Guide to Home Canning, Preserving, and Freezing the U.S. Department of Agriculture