Anonymous said: I was just wondering if you have any idea how popular Hinata and Kageyama are as a ship in Japan. Thank you!!!!
Quite popular! I only have information collected from winter comiket catalog so it could change now, tho a quick look around pixiv, I think it’s still the same. Anyway the popular pairing ranking for HQ for 2013:
winter comiket (data) : out of 304 Haikyuu!! circles, 275 were for pairings.
top 10 ranking:
1. Kageyama x Hinata - 42 (11%)
2. Kuro x Kenma - 31 (7.9%)
3. Iwaizumi x Oikawa - 28 (7.1%)
4. Oikawa x Kageyama - 25 (6.3%)
5. Oikawa x Iwaizumi - 22 (5.6%)
6. Asahi x Noya - 20 (5.1%)
7. Kageyama x Suga - 19 (4.8%)
7. Daichi x Suga - 19 (4.8%)
8. Hinata x Kageyama - 11 (2.8%)
9. Tsukki x Yamaguchi - 9 (2.3%)
This entire series is just made of cute boyfriends, isn’t it??
Anonymous said: I know you said that you won't continue the summaries but can I ask what happened to the dog? It'll be weeks before the last chapter is translated, so...
I just finished the novel. The book ends on a very hopeful note, after the tournament. Everyone is looking forward to the future. Haru only thinks that he needs to wake up early to run with Makkou, so actually the fate of the dog is unknown. As we all know, during winter Haru is going to break everyone’s hearts, including his own :( I hope Makkou was still there to comfort him when he quit the club…. but I really have no idea.
I just love how they are always sticking so close together! Maybe they don’t hug i
n public but the aura they give is way more intimate!!
No wonder they have all the space in their changing room:
But they still choose to get dressed (and undressed XD) while sticking close to each other!!
Just get married already!!!!
Oh wait.. :)
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derrierebender said: As a person who has been suicidal I think it's important to differentiate between 'wondering what [they'd] do if I wasn't here' - which is a completely normal thought that nearly everyone thinks about at some point or another (what Makoto was feeling at that moment) and '[they'd] be better off with out me here' which is, well, concerning and heading towards being suicidal (which Makoto was NOT saying) - there's a big, distinct difference. I hope this helps people understand better! :)
First, sorry to hear and I hope you’re doing good now. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
I didn’t like peple thinking it was manipulative of Makoto. It just shows a complete lack of understanding of the character and the relationship between Haru and Makoto (as friends). And I’m not saying happy, good people cannot be suicidal. But this is seriously not the case here with Makoto.
I don’t think Makoto even really wondered what Haru would do without him, he just needed reassurance that Haru needed him at his side, cowardice, uselessness and all. Haru had already mused about Makoto before, we already know he sees strength inside Makoto, apparently more than Makoto does. And he stopped swimming completely because Makoto never showed up in the swimming club anymore. Swimming without his friends is meaningless, even tho Haru keeps claiming he’s swimming to feel the water. The moment he thinks there’s a possibility Makoto joined the school’s swimming club he joins right away even after saying he’s not joining several times (in fact also just before he changed his mind.) . So Haru had already realized he needed Makoto, but he never said anything to Makoto until now. Now he knew it was time to admit it to Makoto, that was his way of supporting Makoto, letting him know there was no need to overcome his fears, because Haru does need him, even with those imperfections. And of course it immediately lifts Makoto’s spirits, and brings him back.
I also have a whole lot of say about him saying he wanted to try going to a place without Haru, but I have to get ready for work now :(
Anonymous said: Are you not going to continue your summarising of high speed 2? I really love reading your harumako commentary ><
Since it’s being fully translated by janeypeixes , there’s no need for me to do summaries anymore.. it frees up my little free time and I can do other things.. like translating doujinshi ;)
As for HaruMako commentary, I still make it on my twitter account as I read the book on the way to work every morning ^^
I finally got to the beach scene in the novel and I have to write down my thoughts. This is my interpretation after reading and nothing more. Please do not take this as anything official.
sweetpromenades said: Is Makoto still popular among the Japanese fandom??? or is that slowly shifting .... is it bad that i want him to remain the most popular XD
Is this a rhetorical question?? Is the sun still rising in the east?? XD
Of course Makoto is still
super popular. So far I’ve seen he’s winning most of Animate popularity polls. His merch is still the fastest to sell out.
It’s too early to say it won’t be shifting.. I also want him to stay the most popular! (Although it does mean his merch is the hardest to get and most expensive when found!!) but I doubt he will ever not be popular.
Oh yeah, check out this recent popularity poll in one Animate in Shizuoka (twitter source), the fans put stickers on the character they vote for:
They thought it’s odd Makoto had so few votes…
Turns out they needed another page for him!!