I think it’s suitable to accompany the title with Karasuno’s lead cheerleader.
I’d like to shine the spotlight on our spikers.
First, our ace, Asahi!!
Asahi has truly grown comfortable in his role and position as an ace. Long time ago he would have rejected outright the suggestion and told whoever suggesting the impossibility of it. Instead, he looks thoughtful, and actually triesit. It’s shown a level of comfort and confidence that he can pull if off. Of course, another ace is able to pick on it. (or Hinata’s rubbing off on him)
Damn crows, indeed Bokuto. Looking at Bo happy making me happy too.
Then, our birthday boy, our very sonshine, Hinata! He’s incredibly expressive in this chapter, which makes him extra adorable.
Honestly, there’s no one else more surprised by his growth than himself. No wonder Kageyama’s not convinced.
Hahaha, Kageyama might have the most trust in Hinata’s attacking ability, but not so much in his defensive ability. Be more supportive, Kageyama!
Finally, someone take notice of Hinata’s better receiving! (At least putting it into words) Too bad, it’s not your time to show off your new skill.
Another precious HinaYama moment.
OMG. The exchange is another proof to the friendship between Hinata and Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi won’t do that unless he is truly comfortable with Hinata. Seriously, I thank Furudate-sensei to see more and more proof how well these two are getting on. Sorry Hinata, it’s Yamaguchi’s time to shine!
The pinch server is in a pinch. How will Yamaguchi get out of it????
At least, Tsukki’s on the court too? Maybe his presence will help?
What a cliffhanger! Furudate-sensei successfully keeps me on the edge of my seat once again.
On more a serious note, Fuki’s comments deserve attention.
His comments emphasizes the importance of Karasuno getting this set, because getting the next one will be difficult. Right now, Inarizaki’s still adjusting to Karasuno, they haven’t found their own pace and started their own initiative. Miya twins copying the oddball quick is more an attempt to intimidate and confuse than to launch their own attack.
However, somehow I find the question is not WHEN Karasuno will have exhausted all their projectiles, but WILL they exhaust all their projectiles??
Because they are, as Bokuto has pointed out, Karasuno’s main strength, they are CROWS. They keep on trying new things, they keep growing and learning. Hinata’s the most obvious example, then in this chapter, we’re shown that even Asahiis capable of it. Maybe there won’t be a new surprise as Karasuno as a team, but there’s gonna be new surprise from Karasuno from its individuals. I think it’s not only Ukai, everyone in the team unconsciously realizes this, the importance of keeping the opponent in their toes. It might be one of the reasons why Asahi made the attempt to try new things despite his comparably more careful and reserved nature than Hinata.
Not to mention.
Tanaka hasn’t gone full throttle. Right now, he’s just there.
Not a weak point, but also not a strong point of the team. I’m kinda waiting for him to get his groove back. Karasuno has three powerful spikers, right now Inarizaki’s only dealing with two. I feel like Tanaka’s going to play an important role in the future, along with Hinata.
That said, am I the only one getting offended that Ukai is only mentioned as Coach Ukai’s grandson? I know he’s a relative unknown and inexperienced coach… Ukai will eventually be known more than Ukai’s grandson, I’m sure of it.
It’s friday night and the Foxes have just won a game and everyone is getting wasted(literally when are they not) and Allison suggests they play Never Have I Ever because why not and everyone accidentally spills their secrets when they are drunk
everyone agrees to play (the Vixens are there too so Aaron agrees)
Andrew doesn’t disagree which is agreement enough
poor Neil has no clue how to play so he turns to Matt and asks for help
so drunken Matt tries to explain the rules (does a decent enough job)
so Neil agrees to play
Nicky decides to go first and says Never Have I Ever kissed a girl
Of course Matt, Kevin, Aaron and Neil all take a shot
Aaron lifts his shot as a salute to Katelyn before downing it
and much to everyone’s surprise a couple of the Vixen girls(lesbian cheerleaders yay) take a shot as well
and to top it off Dan, Renee AND Allison all take shots and smile at each other (pretty sure they all got drunk once and decided to kiss each to see who was the best kisser(it’s renee) but that’s a story for another time)
even though Andrew knew that Neil had kissed a girl before he looks at Neil from the corner of his eye with mock betrayal
Kevin goes next and of course he has to say something exy related so he says Never Have I Ever missed an exy practice on purpose (this nerd)
everyone except the Vixens takes a shot because is anyone else in the entire world as dedicated to exy as Kevin (no)
also there has only been one instance where neil missed practice on purpose and it had to do with Andrew and a shower and lots of kissing and other stuff
anyway everyone else goes
even andrew who isn’t really into sticking with the theme of the game so he says Never Have I Ever owned a pair of red socks (smol only wears black socks and nothing else)
everyone just glares at him before taking a shot
anyway by the time it gets to Neil’s turn everyone is pretty wasted
and home boy Neil doesn’t exactly grasp that the game is supposed to light hearted and usually sexual (Matt forgot to mention that in his drunken state)
so drunken Neil says Never have I ever had such amazing friends who treat me like family
all the foxes just stop laughing and stare at Neil with such raw expressions on their face
Matt is an emotional drunk so he has to swallow a bunch of times to stop himself from crying
even Andrew stops fidgeting and stares at Neil
It’s Nicky who breaks the emotional moment by stumbling towards Neil and dragging him into a hug because slurring “Neil you are family.”
and before he knows it Neil is squished in a group hug with all the foxes minus Andrew
Kevin is lightly patting Neil’s head instead of hugging him because he’s drunk and it’s so much effort to actually hug Neil
Matt is mumbling loving words into Neil’s curly hair
and everyone is just telling Neil how much they love him very loudly(they are all very drunk)
but to Neil it means the world to hear those words