Written by Czai of the Sekijitsu writing team:
This opening episode of Haikyuu!! gave me the same feeling as Ace of Diamond minus all the drama which is a great plus.
An anime about volley ball is something I’ve never heard of. That’s what makes Haikyuu!! quite unique to me. But its overall setup as a sports and shounen series is just like every other series out there. In fact it doesn’t go so far from the sports series I’ve seen. A sports series is just your typical sports series with the MC being the best there is. Nothing new here except for the game itself.