So happy to see Kyoutani with the team!
Sorry about rambling about Seijou’s presence in the latest HQ chapter, but I just wanna express how happy I am that Kyoutani’s actually there, you know? I mean, sure, he’s sitting apart from the others, but if that’s his own choice and that’s the proximity he’s comfortable with, then by all means. Baby steps, you know? At least he’s there, among them.
I think most of us can agree that the Kyoutani from a year ago or even just a couple of months prior would have just ditched the group activity altogether since it has nothing to do with actual physical practice. And if he was interested in the match, he would’ve just watched by himself.
Remember the extra Seijou chapter after their loss against Karasuno and they were at the ramen place? Kyoutani didn’t even come with them. It was specifically said that Kyoutani went home directly. It’s safe to assume that other than because he’s asocial, he also probably wanted to sulk in peace after their loss and probably felt guilty for his fuck-ups during the match, too.
But now we see he apparently got better and is integrating himself with the team more! Small steps, but hey! This feels hopeful! I’m so happy for him and for Yahaba (since let’s face it, he’d be handling lots of Kyoutani’s idiosyncrasies once he becomes captain), for the Seijou team as a whole, and for us fans! I can’t wait to see them in action again!