Haikyuu!!: To the Top 2nd Season Review - Haikyuu!! Has Done It Again

Haikyuu!! Has Done It Again

  • Episodes : 12
  • Genre : Comedy, Sports, Drama, School, Shounen
  • Airing Date : October 3, 2020 to December 19, 2020
  • Producers : Production I.G

Contains Spoilers

Our guys in Karasuno have reached the second half of the Nationals. In the end of Haikyuu!!: To the Top, Karasuno won against Tsubakihara and advanced. Although Tsubakihara isn’t really that noteworthy of an opponent, it is still the nationals. Tsubakihara used very weird, unorthodox plays. Each member of the team basically is its own individual. They’re highly energetic, but generally lack coordination, which was exploited by Karasuno.

For the second season, Karasuno mainly fought with Inarizaki. However, there’s a short intermission in the middle where Nekoma’s match was shown. Nonetheless, Haikyuu!!: To the Top 2nd Season focused on the disastrous fight between two monster duos. Karasuno had the Kageyama and Hinata pair, while Inarizaki had the Miya twins. In the end, Karasuno towered above Inarizaki in a neck-to-neck match. Let's review this exciting season!

Everybody Gets a Spotlight

It’s well known that Haikyuu!! has a long list of characters. That’s to be expected for a team sport anime. What’s great about Haikyuu!!, however, is that the side characters aren’t just casted away or just made for the sake of filling up the line up. Almost every Haikyuu!! character tells a story, and most of which are either heartbreaking or inspiring.

In Haikyuu!!: To the Top 2nd Season, both new and old side characters got a chance to shine in the limelight. Tanaka’s sister got hers when Inarizaki’s cheerleading squad was affecting Karasuno’s plays. The overwhelming booing was getting into our guys, which makes them more likely to commit mistakes. Then, Tanaka’s sister arrived with her entire band of taiko drummers. Not only her, Shimada, Yamaguchi’s mentor, also saved the day when Yamaguchi’s signal gets blocked by banners. He went and grabbed their makeshift signal during practice and help Yamaguchi serve well.

A Heck-Ton of Character Development

Another Haikyuu!! mystery is the way each character develops, and Haikyuu!!: To the Top 2nd Season is a banquet of character development. The cool thing is that not only did our guys in Karasuno have some sort of level up, even their opponents did. Heck, everybody seems like they're in their prime.

Towards the end of Haikyuu!!: To the Top, we’ve been shown how much Hinata sucks at receiving. Heck, Karasuno lost a lot of points because of that. This season, Hinata has finally mastered the art of positioning. He came through during critical moments and saved the whole team’s ass. There’s also Tanaka’s sharp spikes, Nishinoya’s determination, and even the Miya Twins’ quick.

An Entire Season For ONE Karasuno Match?

Do you remember when Karasuno fought Shiratorizawa? Yeah, it took an entire season for that match. We’re not badmouthing it. Actually, we like it very much, but we do understand that some may not be too keen into it. Although it’s epic, it doesn’t progress the plot that much. If you’re the kind who didn’t enjoy season 3 that much, you may want to skip or put this season on hold for now. As we’ve already stated, Haikyuu!!: To the Top 2nd Season is basically Karasuno VS Inarizaki with Nekoma’s intermission in the middle.

Final Thoughts

Every season, Haikyuu!! is raising its own bar higher. Amazingly, and thankfully for us, Haikyuu!! continues to meet its own standards each and every season. Haikyuu!!: To the Top 2nd Season is no exception. The entire season has been a roller coaster of emotions. Each episode kept us on the edge of our seats, and we may have screamed every now and then. We mean, just how can you not scream from all that excitement? Anyway, the battle of the garbage dump is up next, and we’re sure as heck very excited to see it!

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Author: Christian Markle

I am a copywriter, proofreader, and editor. I love watching anime, reading manga, and writing my own stories. Watch out in the future as you may see one of my works one day. Manga and anime were big parts of my childhood. I grew up watching Yu Yu Hakusho, Slam Dunk, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z. Those were probably one of the happiest and most carefree days of my life. In fact, most of my values are probably molded by manga. No, that's not an exaggeration.

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