Haikyu!! To the Top BD
From the premiere of the third season of the anime of Haikyu!! to fourth season four years passed. Four years waiting for the path that the players of the Karasuno After the costly victory against the team of the Shiratorizawa Academy. The wait came with lights and shadows, but with new characters, new situations and unparalleled frenzy that manage to convey the true spirit of the work.
Spring National High School Volleyball Tournament, Miyagi Prefectural Preliminary Qualifiers: The Karasuno High School Volleyball Club advances to participate in the much-desired National Tournament after a fierce battle against Shiratorizawa Academy.
While preparing for the upcoming National Tournament, news of Kageyama’s Japan Youth Training Camp invitation reached them. In addition, Tsukishima will also be invited to the Miyagi Prefectural First Year Selection Training Camp. However, Hinata, who is nervous about the difference between the first years, makes a sudden appearance at the Miyagi Prefectural freshman training camp?
Karasuno’s biggest challenge to date
We meet in a advanced moment in the history of Haikyu!!. After the turning point represented by the victory against Wakatoshi and the volleyball team Shiratorizawa Academythe Ravens team have to hone their individual and team skills to take on the powerhouse teams in the country.
This fourth season starts with Kageyama being invited to a concentration of the best players in Japan under 19 years old. While Tsukishima is invited to a small private training organized by the Shiratorizawa Academy. Clearly, the energetic and tireless hinata sees how it seems that he is falling behind as a player on an individual level, which will lead him to return to the bases and see volleyball from a new perspective.
This situation spans much of the first half of the season, simmering what will unfold in the actual international tournament matchups. A tournament that will put the Ravens team on the ropes, especially the third-year students, which is their last chance to shine in the tournament under the name of the institute Karasuno.
As usual, Haikyu!! he prefers not to focus on the numbers during the game and prefers to focus on his characters, their experiences and how the game makes them evolve as players and as people. Leaving behind some of the most emotional and epic moments in equal parts that only leave honey on the lips of what is to come.
The change of study, a clear approach to manga
From the third season of the anime Haikyu!! four years passed by the fourth season. This passage of time gave the opportunity to Production I.G. to make a significant change in the character designs compared to previous seasons.
This new design is much closer to the drawing of Haruichi Furadate, allowing much more exaggerated expressions and stylizing the players’ bodies to deform them when they must transmit strength and speed. Despite this, people who were used to the previous designs may take a little getting used to this change, which is visible to the naked eye.
Also, unfortunately in general terms it is the season with worst technical result. The passage of time between one season and another, and the production problems that came to light as its weekly premiere progressed, reveal a season that is technically weak but manages to shine at specific moments.
The direction of some scenes with, for example, Mai Yonekawa or Kana Itō as directors they shine thanks to their fluidity and strength. Moments that are accompanied by a very powerful and frenetic soundtrack from the mind of Yuki Hayashi.
Despite the production problems, the season complies technically and leaves some of the most memorable moments of Haikyu!!. A delight for fans and readers of the manga, who right now just want a new season to be announced and continue to see the team grow. Karasuno.
The edition with fewer extras, but at the best price
Possibly the worst thing about this fourth season is the edit change what have you done Select Vision. From the first to the third season, at its launch, they had a collector’s digipack edition that included, in addition to the episodes, an extra in the form of a script.
In this fourth season, the distributor of the gray wolf has decided to opt for a simpler format: a amaray with a protective cardboard that includes a total of four blu ray. The design of the protective cardboard is far from the previous collector’s editions and borrows the characteristics of the simple editions that came out later from the previous seasons.
This is a problem for those fans who have supported the series from the beginning with those collector’s editions, leaving a collection now with fewer extras and, above all, with a notable change in the design of the cardboard spine. A real shame for fans of the adventures of hinata and Kageyama.
On the other hand, to compensate for the lack of extras, Select Vision includes the 25 episodes of the fourth season, the OVAs of Land vs. Sky that serve as a preamble to the seasons and three ADOs which were included in the special editions of the manga in Japan. This total of 30 episodes are accompanied by a more than competitive recommended price, €39.99.
Finally, the national
After a long wait, we have been able to enjoy the first bars of the lively national tournament. A set of joy, nerves and motivation which, as a whole, leaves us with one of the best seasons of the work to date and, above all, wanting more.
Haikyu!! continues to shine in those little moments when the game and the points cease to matter and the characters put the full weight of the work behind them. From here, all that remains is to sit back and support your favorite team, let yourself go and enjoy everything that one of the best has to offer. spokon of the last decade.
- The development of the main characters
- The plot weight of the rivals and their respective stories
- The soundtrack knows when it’s time to stand out
- Despite being improved compared to its broadcast on television, it is the season with the lowest technical level
- The change in the edition, leaving behind the digipack format and its extras to move to a simple edition that differs from the visual design of the first editions of the series
Staff: Masako Sato Haruichi Furudate
Study: Production I.G.
Guy: TV series animation