Hi B! I'm writing this meta-ish thing about Tobio, so I'm doing a bunch of research on him--canon and fan opinion. You know the part in the first episode/chapter where Tobio asks (more like yells) Hinata what he's been doing for the past three years? Could I have your opinion on that part? Like, his intents in doing it? I have my own opinions about it, but I would like to read someone else's opinions too. Thanks!
A thing Kageyama has always been incredibly good at is recognizing a truly strong player when he sees one, and here he’s incredibly impressed by Hinata’s abilities. I think what’s making him rage is the thought that Hinata is wasting his potential. He can’t understand how a person with his amount of raw talent could end up in his last year of junior hight lacking the basics of volleyball. We know why, but Kageyama doesn’t.
Of the Kageyama we see here there are only hints left in the Kageyama we know now, but still, the core remained the same. It’s a Kageyama that’s incredibly hard on himself, wanting perfection and nothing else. And he demands the exact same thing from everyone else.
“You’ve got it all. How could you have wasted a potential like that?”