Mario Villalobos

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Some of My Favorite Haikyu!! Panels From the First 140+ Issues

Unsurprisingly, Haikyu!! is one of the best manga’s I’ve ever read, and like I did with Demon Slayer, I sometimes take screenshots of panels and sequences I like, and because Haikyu!! is a very very funny manga, most of the ones I liked made me laugh, but the story can also be heartbreaking in its beauty.

Warning: spoilers.

One of my favorites is this sketch of Asahi, Sugawara, and Daichi. They’re third year students at Karasuno, and most likely, this is the last time they will ever play volleyball on a team together. I just found this moment, this simple sketch, to be so touching and tragic that it might be one of my favorite pieces of art I’ve ever seen. It’s just beautiful. Haruichi Furudate, the creator, is a great artist.

Anyways.

The Humor

This little sequence made me laugh out loud. It shows who Hinata is without telling us. Yeah yeah, this isn’t unique or anything—I’ve also seen it in cartoons and sitcoms—but it’s still funny, especially because of Tanaka. Poor Tanaka.

This is only funny because Haruichi emphasized this little moment at the end of the issue, and I just had to go back and revisit the panel. I’m still laughing looking at it.

And this is just Tanaka being silly.

“Summer is too hot. Winter is too cold.” The eternal struggle!

How does one talk to girls? I’m still trying to figure that out.

I really don’t want to know why her stamina is maxed out…

Always Fighting!

Because this is a sports manga, there are just moments that pump me up so much. I used to play sports in middle school and high school, and I remember the motivational speeches and the great plays me or my teammates made, and how awesome that all felt. Those emotions all came back while reading through this series. It makes me want to consider coaching again…

Always always push yourself. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

Have confidence in yourself.

“If you’re hungry, do you really need a reason to go eat?” So good!

These are all just panels of Hinata and Kageyama’s competitive spirit and drive. They’re super inspiring.

And this was just a great moment.

The Woes of Getting Old

The following panels made me both laugh and cry.

Drinking is just too good to give up. I have also said “Kids these days” more than once. But I like saying it because it makes me laugh.

Me too, brother, me too.

Stop rubbing it in.

This has happened to me before, and I died a little inside.


I still have hundreds and hundreds of more issues to read of Haikyu!! and I’m looking forward to every one of them. I might do one or two more of these because I like doing this. It gives me something more to do while reading. Also, it’s fun.

Demon Slayer

In manga, you read from right to left

This morning I finished reading the last volume of Demon Slayer, a manga by Koyoharu Gotouge. Like many, I came into the series by watching the amazing anime first, which I loved, and the rest of the story told in the manga does not disappoint. I loved it.

One thing I like to do is take screenshots of panels I particularly like. They can range anywhere from funny lines of dialogue, like the one above, to simple and quiet panels that pause time to show a beautiful moment.

Here are some of my favorites. Warning: spoilers.

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