Hi there! This is YUKI the writer, who never played volleyball.
At last, the match between Karasuno and Jozenji wraps up… followed by a rivalry match between the captain of Wakutani South High and the captain of our Karasuno High! This anime really makes us want to play any kind of sports, don’t you think? In the sixteenth episode again, ike in the last one, Daichi-san is shining with his great abilities!
Synopsis of the sixteenth episode: “Next”
Hinata and Kageyama become this close to lose themselves with the Jozenji’s unpredictable free-style attacks; however, thanks to Sawamura’s well-intended support, the duo is able to regain focus, leading the team to move up closer to win the match. On the other hand, given the premonition of losing the first match, Misaki, the third-year assistant of the Jozenji team, gives a fire-cracking prep-talk to the fellow team players, to shape them up to go reclaim this game.
The match with Jozenji
The Jozenji team plays their game true to their style until the very last moment. I really like the Jozenji as a team. Their reckless yet unbreakable confidence…. they believe in their strength so much that they dare to challenge themselves right after they’ve made mistakes. I have a hunch that this team will make an appearance again in next the round, as a powerful contender.
Captain match between Karasuno and Wakutani South
The emotional and functional weight of a team captain could vary depending on the team: It could be just a decoy. It could be an effective point-getter. I’m totally guessing these examples, but I’m sure every team has a different type of team captain. In case of Wakutani South High and Karasuno High, both teams are benefited with – cliche and old-school it may sound – their dependable captains. The two captains are indespensable to the teams, being a crucial foundation, both emotionally and physically. A lone grown-up… A dad-like figure…
The last scene of this episode is beyond my words.
This anime always ends at crucial moments, what totally makes me want to see more. Maybe it’s time for me to go get the blu-ray, so that I can see all episodes at once.
Don’t you think all the female characters in this show are pretty?! In this episode, Jozenji’s junior assistant and some other new female characters join the show. Check them out!
(C) 古舘春一／集英社・「ハイキュー!! セカンドシーズン」製作委員会・MBS