World's Top Volleyball Player Kim Yeon-Koung Reviews Aoba Josai vs. Karasuno Match From Haikyu!!
"It's better than I thought!"
The world's top volleyball player, said to have the "body of Russia, power of United States, the technique like Japan and quickness of Brazil all in one player," Kim Yeon-koung reviewed a clip from the Aoba Josai vs. Karasuno match from season 2 of the Haikyu!! TV anime on her YouTube channel. Kim is the current captain of South Korea's national team and won MVP at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She is set to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021.
Kim was surprised by the plays in Haikyu!!, saying they were "high-level," and that Haruichi Furudate, the creator of manga series, "is a person with a high level of volleyball knowledge." This praise for technique doesn't come from anywhere as Kim played volleyball in Japan for JT Marvelous, leading them to victory. The full video is below in Korean with English subtitles.
The latest season of Haikyu!!, HAIKYU‼ TO THE TOP, finished its first half of the season in March, with the second part scheduled to start airing in July. The entire TV anime series and OVA's are streaming right now on Crunchyroll.
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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.