clearly need to make an oofuri pimp post some time soon
like geez. god. just because it’s not one of the big anime on tumblr doesnt mean it’s shit
/continues to cry herself to sleep because oofuri is so underappreciated
the thing about free is that its like super intense and kind of uncomfortably realistic?? like in haikyuu is just “VOLLEYBALL VOLLEYBALL VOLLEYBALL ONLY VOLLEYBALL FOREVER” and big windup is like “baseball! and friendship!! friendship and baseball!!!” but free is like “THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE. WHERE ARE YOU GOING IN LIFE. SOUSUKE IS IN SERIOUS PAIN AND MAY NOT SWIM AGAIN. RINS DAD IS DEAD”
(I’m just gonna reblog this to tell my followers my opinion. orig poster pls ignore. I’m in no way mad at you.)
I get that Haikyuu can be quite volleyball-centric like the typical sports manga (primarily bec of the third years staying for spring tourney. still half-happy half-disappointed about that.)
IS JUST ABOUT BASEBALL AND FRIENDSHIP??? YOU MEAN IT’S ONE DIMENSIONAL SHIT???
NO IT’S NOT
LET ME TELL YOU, MY FOLLOWERS, MORE ABOUT BIG WIND UP.
FOR ONE, THE MAIN CHAR DEALS WITH DEPRESSION. AND YOU CAN SEE HIM GRADUALLY COME OUT OF HIS SHELL THROUGH, PRIMARILY YES, BASEBALL AND FRIENDSHIP. BUT YOU GET TO SEE HIM INTERACT WITH HIS COUSIN AND CHILDHOOD FRIENDS, TOO. BECAUSE EVERYONE IN HIS LIFE IS IMPORTANT AND DETRIMENTAL TO RE-REALIZING HIS PLACE IN THE WORLD. THAT HE ACTUALLY HAS PURPOSE. AND YOU KNOW WHAT, DESPITE HIS CHAR GROWTH THAT HE CAN AT LEAST SPEAK STRAIGHTER-THAN-BEFORE, HE STILL CAN’T PUT HIMSELF ON A HIGH PEDESTAL (evident in that ‘future goals’ regimen they did that they had to write what they wanted to be in 50+60+ period’s time)
SECONDLY, THE ANIME/MANGA HAS SPORTS DAYS. SPORTSDAYS AND FESTIVAL DAYS. SPORTS DAYS WITH BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL GAMES, AND TRAINING WITH JUNGLE GYMS AND SWIMMING POOLS.
FESTIVAL DAYS WHERE THE /MANAGER/ GETS TO WEAR A FUCKING CUTE YUKATA AND THE BASEBALL MEMBERS SEE HOW CUTE SHE IS AND THEY’RE SO FUCKING CUTE. BASEBALL MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THEIR CAFES/WHATSHIT BOOTHS. BASEBALL MEMBERS WATCHING THE SCHOOL BONFIRE LIGHT UP /TOGETHER/ ASLDFJALKSDJF
THIRD, THEY’RE FUCKING FIRST YEARS. IT’S ACTUALLY REALISTIC FOR THEM TO CONCENTRATE ON BASEBALL AND TRAINING RATHER THAN THEIR FUTURE???? BECAUSE THEY CAN’T THINK ABOUT FUTURE OPTIONS YET. BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT BEING FORCED TO YET. I DONT THINK I EVEN KNEW WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I WAS IN 1ST YEAR HS?????? EVEN WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE. LMFAO
BUT ACTUALLY THEY DO HAVE THAT ONE TRAINING SESSION (which I think became a weekly session???) WHERE THEY WRITE WHAT THEY WANT TO BE IN 50+ 60+ YEAR’S TIME (and in between)
ALSO. THE ONLY MEMBERS YOU CAN SAY ARE GENUINELY ADDICTED TO BASEBALL ARE ONLY TAJIMA, ABE AND MIHASHI. EVERYONE ELSE IS PRETTY NORMAL AND CHILL. IT’S JUST LEGIT “CLUB ACTIVITIES”. MOMOKAN IS JUST A GREAT ENOUGH COACH TO MOTIVATE ALL OF THEM.
POINT IS. EVERYONE IS STILL SHOWN THAT THEY NEED TO STUDY FOR THEIR FUCKING EXAMS. THEY’RE NORMAL HEALTHY BOYS WHO ALSO NEED TO JACK OFF AND DO SHIT (THEY EVEN TALK ABOUT THE PORN TYPES THEY LIKE WATCHING/READING) AND THEY STILL HAVE TO DO WELL IN SCHOOL.
FOURTH. THE PARENTS. THE PARENTS. THE PARENTS GO TO GAMES. THE PARENTS GO TO TRAINING TRIPS WITH THE KIDS. THE PARENTS VIDEO TAPE OTHER GAMES TO GATHER DATA FOR STRATEGIES. PARENTS!!!!!!!! PARENTS WITH ACTUAL LINES. PARENTS SHOWN FOR 5+++ PAGES AND NOT JUST FOR A PANEL. PARENTS ACTUALLY FAWNING OVER THEIR CHILDREN. PARENTS NOT CALLING CHILDREN BY THEIR NAMES BECAUSE CHILDREN GET MAD IF THEY DO. PARENTS. PARENTS. PARENTS. PARENTS !!!!!!! WITH ACTUAL ROLES AND NOT JUST THERE TO PREPARE BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER FOR THE PROTAGONISTS!!!! PARENTS WHO ARE WILLING TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND PARENTS WHO ARE /NOT/ BUT HAVE BEEN SHOWN. PARENTS WHO DONT HAVE TO LOOK /EXACTLY/ LIKE THEIR CHILDREN TO BE CALLED THE PARENT. PARENTS. /PARENTS/
FIFTH. YOU WANT CHARACTER DEATH? SAKAEGUCHI’S MOM DIED IN HIS 2ND YEAR IN JR HIGH AND HE DIDNT RLY WANT TO PLAY BASEBALL ANYMORE AFTER THAT BECAUSE “WHATS THE POINT IN THAT IF MOM ISNT THERE TO WATCH ME????” BUT HE CONTINUED IT ANYWAY. PROLLY JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT OR HE COULDNT FIND ANYTHING ELSE TO DO. HE’S NOW THE MOTHER-LIKE FIGURE IN NISHIURA YOU KNOW.
YOU WANT CHARACTER INJURIES? HAMADA. HAMADA CAN’T FUCKING PLAY BASEBALL ANYMORE BECAUSE OF HIS LITTLE LEAGUE ELBOW. BUT KNOW WHAT. HE’S STILL THE KIND SWEET HAMADA. AND HE NOW LEADS THE CHEERING TEAM BECAUSE HE’S THAT MUCH OF A HUGE FUCKING SWEETIEPIE AND HE JUST WANTS TO DO HIS BEST FOR THE BASEBALL TEAM WITH HIS BATCHMATES IN IT
YOU WANT ANGST BECAUSE OF INJURY? HARUNA. HARUNA WHO’S DONE ALL HE COULD TO HEAL HIS SHOULDER SO HE CAN PLAY PRO BASEBALL IN THE FUTURE.
YOU WANT (READER) ANGST BECAUSE /A PLAYER GETS FUCKING INJURED DURING THE GAME AND SO THEY LOSE/????????? YOU KNOW WHAT. OOFURI IS THE WORST OF THE THREE TITLES. -100/10 RECOMMEND. IT JUST HURTS A LOT. (NO ONE TALK TO ME ABOUT THE RECENT CHAPTER PLS OH MY GOD IT JUST HURTS)
ANYHOW. DOES EVERYONE GET IT? I’M SO FUCKING MAD THAT OOFURI GOT REDUCED TO JUST “BASEBALL AND FRIENDSHIP” BECAUSE IT’S TOTALLY NOT JUST ABOUT THAT.
IM LEGIT CRYING RIGHT NOW
i’m sorry tho omg it’s not like i’m mad at aiicheerio per se. I just—-I can’t take any bad things being said about Big Windup. I felt like I had to justify it at least. I’m sorry if I offended anyone. It wasn’t my intention to. m(_ _)m
I have strong feelings about Big Wind Up/Oofuri because it’s the realest thing I’ve encountered of all the manga I’ve read (well there’s ONE PIECE too). Please don’t say bad things about it. It’s really great if you give it a chance. T____T
P.S. Don’t take one aspect of a series and reduce that series to that aspect so you can put your fave series on a higher pedestal. Goodnight. I’m off to sleep.
Sabo 2 Year Time Skip Appearance "3D2Y Special"
I was rereading through parts of Water 7 with the intention of making an Usopp development post because he’s come so far.
But I just started crying instead. Usopp was so angry, he said such hateful things to Luffy and about himself. He wanted to leave Luffy, he wanted to be on his own. He didn’t feel like he was strong enough to be apart of the crew.
And now we have Usopp pushing himself to the max to save Luffy. He doesn’t care about the sea if he Luffy isn’t around? Wasn’t is dream to a brave warrior of the sea? He doesn’t want that without Luffy.
And he doesn’t want Luffy to notice his act. He doesn’t want praise or attention or acknowledgement from Luffy for saving him. Luffy has other things to worry about at the moment, Usopp knows that. Usopp didn’t save Luffy to show how strong he’d become. He did it to protect Luffy, plain in simple.
I feel like I just watched my child grow up.
"Support is glory"
I couldn’t contain my feelings any longer. A crappy sketch of the most perfect sniper and flawless captain happened.
This is the last post in my queue lol
My blog will be empty (prolly for a few days) until I either 1) post new stuff or 2) finally get to queueing the 300+ posts in my Drafts :))))
OH. And uhm, I went to see the One Piece premiere show. I’ll prolly post a summary and highlights kind of thing. Ehe. Yeah.