Volume 1, Hinata and Kageyama

Graphic Novel - 2016
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"Ever since he saw the legendary player known as 'the Little Giant' compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else? After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, 'the King of the Court,' Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!"--Back cover.
Publisher: San Francisco : VIZ Media, LLC, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781421587660
Characteristics: 187, [3] pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Beck, Adrienne - Translator
Alternative Title: Hinata and Kageyama


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Playing for his idol's high school volleyball team, Shoyo loses his first and last match against Tobio, the King of the Court, and promises to get the best of this rival next season, but the new season brings him a surprising new teammate.

Part of the "Haikyu!" series.

Shoyo Hinata is too short for volleyball, but he can jump higher and move faster than almost anyone else on the court. Tobio Kageyama, 'the King of the Court', has unparalleled technique and skill, but struggles to be a team player. These two don't get along at all, but together they might be ab... Read More »

The anime arrives this Fall (see full list for details). Shoyo Hinata is determined to be the best vollyball player; who cares if he is short and he can jump? His determination is further fueled by his rival, but what happens when his rival ends up his teammate? 33 volumes. Ongoing.

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May 02, 2017

" So then, Hinata. . .you play volleyball because you want to beat Kageyama?"
"Hugh? Uhhh. . .
[Kageyama] Is he practicing even during lunch?
"What I want is to get good enough to beat Kageyama. If I'm that good, I'm sure I'll be able to hold my own against other really good players. . .and I won't lose games that easily. See, um. . .I don't want to lose anymore."
"Hunh. Okay. So in other words. . .in your mind, right now Kageyama is the best of anybody is THE BEST of anybody your age. Right?"
"Geh! Um! y-y-y. . .yeeh. . .Ugh. y-y. . .sss. . ."
[Suga] He really doesn't want to say YES, does he.
"If Kageyama used to be your greatest enemy. . .
"Doesn't that mean he's your GREATEST TEAMMATE now?"
Volume 1, Chapter 4

May 02, 2017

A wall looms in front of me. A tall, tall wall. . .What's the view like over that wall? What will I see beyond it?
The view from the top. It's something I could never, ever see on my own. But maybe. . .if I WASN'T alone. . .I might be able to see it. . .
Volume 1, Chapter 1


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Apr 28, 2017

A smashingly great start to a contemporary popular manga series! Excellent pacing explaining the sport while equally hooking readers in its underdog story.
I highly recommend watching the anime adaptation as well, available through our own library system and through legal online streaming sites like crunchyroll and vrv.


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Apr 28, 2017

glassblower_45 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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