It's very sad that many series are skipped and ignored at first and only after getting the anime those titles get more attention. I felt in love in the manga which has great story, stunning art, incredible characters and exciting matches. That's why I'm following the anime now.
Even more sad is the fact that some people tend to like only the pictures which come from the series they know, not thinking about the work someone put into the drawing nor the talent and skills of this person.
THANK YOU. Someone said it! I find it quite annoying and sad that awesome series only get recognition after they get an anime adaption. It sometimes makes me think, if people actually like something because it's great or because it's becoming more mainstream OTL
I agree! The story, art and characters are fantastic. Even though the genre always uses the same tropes (wanting to achieve the dream to become the champion/best sports guy, rival schools and tournaments), Haikyuu doesn't feel clichee or boring at all - and that's because the characters are so great *A*
Yeah...that's true as well v___v It's sad, but I guess the only way to change it is to make people see the true value of art, but since fanart is such a "fast-living-click-through" genre, it's less likely to happen ö-ö
Yeah, I have already seen so many artists here on DA with very unique style of art, original techniques and ideas but they don't get too many watchers only because their works aren't the mainstream ones.
Moving back to Haikyuu, I think I like it even more than Kuroko no Basket. Maybe because the characters look more like the actual high school students and are more normal to that extent you can identify with some of them. In KnB you got a feeling of superpowers from the main players while in Haikyuu they of course also have incredible abilities, however, they seem more realistic and natural to me. I hope that you know what I mean.
Don't worry about the long response. I've read longer ones and it's nice to read if someone has got something interesting to say.
yes and yes! While on the other hand, average artists who draw fanart for popular series get tons and tons of love - even if their art isn't that great
oh god yes. That's also kinda why I drifted away from KNB xD And you said it perfectly, in KNB we have the generation of miracles and Taiga (let's face it, the other team members are mostly there for decoration...), who are super-talented from the start. But in Haikyuu we have our little Hinata, who actually sucks at first (he doesn't have the prodigy super-talent like Ryoma in Prince of tennis had for example), which makes his character more interesting and thus we cheer for him much more <3 Sure, he's got talent, but it's not like he didn't work hard to secure his current place in the team. Also as you said, I feel the friendship and teamwork in HQ is shown stronger (and natural), since the mangaka doesn't focus on Hinata and Kageyama only...
Ah it feels so good to talk like this about haikyuu with a fellow fan <33