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Preview: Haikyuu!! S04 E03

January 18, 2020
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‘Haikyuu’ is one slow-burning sports anime and it is still taking its time to flesh out all of its characters. Despite having a very predictable storyline, the anime has established itself as one of the best shows of its genre because of its intriguing visual metaphors, its ridiculous comedy and of course, its deep characters. So if you haven’t started watching this show, you’re certainly missing out. If you have been following it all this while, read on further to know all about the release date and the streaming availability of its next episode.

When is Haikyuu Season 4 Episode 3 Release Date?

‘Haikyuu!!’ season 3, titled ‘Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou vs. Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou’, premiered on October 8, 2016. With a total of 10 episodes, this season went on till December 10, 2016. The third episode of  Haikyuu Season 4, titled “Point of View”, will release on January 25, 2020.

Where to Watch Haikyuu!! Season 4 Episode 3 English Dub Online?

The English Dub for ‘Haikyuu’ Season 4 is not available yet, but you can still stream it on Crunchyroll with original Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Haikyuu!! Season 4 Episode 3 Spoilers: What to Expect?

After a brief introduction of all the players in the first episode, episode two mostly focuses on Hinata’s side of the story. After becoming a ball boy at the training camp, he becomes the laughing stock of the team. He still does not give up and hopes to make something out of this opportunity. While the other boys at the training cam train hard and further hone their volleyball skills, he just stands there and tries to absorb everything he can. The spectacular skills of all the other boys impress him and he wishes to reach their level.

Throughout the runtime of ‘Haikyuu’, Hinata has been nothing but a promising spiker for his team. And just because he was really good at that one skill, no one really bothered teaching him other aspects of the game. Now finally, in the fourth season, he is addressing himself as an individual and not as the spiker of his team. This has made him realize that being good at one particular skill does not really make you a good volleyball player. And though there’s a long journey ahead of him, he is willing to go through the painful path of improving himself. So clearly, not just the next episode, but the entire season will be about all Hinata’s catharsis.

Episode 2 uses Hinata’s flashbacks as a narrative device to highlight how far he has come from what he used to be and also to portray what lies ahead of him. We can certainly expect more of these flashbacks in the upcoming episodes as well. Moreover, since the entire focus of the episode was only Hinata, the next few episodes will probably catch up with the progress of the team as well.

Kageyama has always been a promising volleyball player, however, now that he has been selected to play with the All-Star Japan Youth team, his skills will also be tested to their limit and he’ll be forced to improve.

Episode 2 also introduces the Shiratorizawa volleyball team and its star player Ushiwaka. Hinata is still the ballboy at the camp but sooner or later, he will get the opportunity to shine and prove that he is a lot more than spiker. My best guess is that he’ll get this golden moment during the camp’s practice matches against Shiratorizawa. They’re all laughing at him now and looking down on him, but being the quick learner that he is, he’ll surely prove that he, too, deserves to practice at the camp like all the other players.

Since Hinata’s weakest skill his serve, there is a possibility that he’ll start working on that in the next few episodes. His blocking is pretty decent but he’s at a serious disadvantage because of his height. And now that he’s at a camp where only tall players are preferred, he’ll probably find a way to work around this pitfall as well. Everything for him right now is basically at square one, so he needs to start building a solid foundation if he wishes to be one of the best players.

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