Saitou Ami (Yachi) wrote three blog posts as Engeki Haikyuu finished touring.
The first, posted the evening of the final show, was a short and simple thank you that she couldn’t help but write before going to bed.
In the second, she reminisces about the 4 months spent working on this production, and how strange it feels to have it be over. This show exposed her to a lot of new experiences and challenged her in many ways. She doesn’t have a very high opinion about her athletic ability, or her singing or her dancing, or her math skills, but she really tried her best with this show. It was a wonderful time for her, and she’s so grateful to all the cast and staff and the audience who came to see the shows. She is honored and proud to be a part of Engeki Haikyuu family.
Her third blog post was dedicated to Yachi (with brief thank you’s for specifically Momo and Shizune as well). Ami has been a fan of Haikyuu for a long time, she reads the manga, watched the anime, plays the card game… these photos were taken at J-World 3 years ago. And ever since Yachi’s entrance, she has been a huge fan. She was told she would get to play Yachi around the same time as her college graduation, and she writes that she cried more for her casting announcement than for her own graduation. She was thrilled to be able to play her beloved character, but it was precisely because she loves Yachi so much that she worried about how best to bring her to life. She couldn’t just go at it like a fangirl, she needed to put in a lot more work. And now that she’s spent this time really getting close to her character, she loves her even more. It was a bright and fun summer, and she thanks Yachi for opening up this brand new world for her with wonderful new people and amazing memories.