30 DAY ANIME CHALLENGE | 21

Okay, so again I’m really torn about today’s prompt. I have a few in mind, especially after talking with melinanimeland about this. She brought up a character that I forgot was hilariously goofy from Kuroko No Basket. So then I was torn because there was another sports anime character I wanted to write about. But I think, I’m going to go with my original thought and not the KnB character. Just because, like mel is biased to KnB, I’m a bit biased to Haikyuu!

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Tanaka Ryuunosuke, one of Karasuno’s wing spikers, is adorably hilarious with his crazy antics. Often described as loud mouthed,  hot headed, and a bit of a slacker when it comes to his studies, Tanaka is basically your every day punk/delinquent. Even though he’s hot headed, he plays volleyball seriously and once he gets in a groove he can be unstoppable. When he scores he’s usually shown taking off his shirt and swinging it around (see gif below) in an over-the-top celebration. Daichi Sawamura is always scolding him whenever Tanaka decides to make silly faces to intimidate opponents or anyone that looks down on his team and teammates. He has a huge crush on the club manager Shimizu Kiyoko and tries to greet her from time to time; but she usually ignores him. Even thought she does that – he’s often shown loving the fact he’s been ignored and that it’s a turn on for him. He’s a riot! Also it seems like his BFF is Nishinoya Yuu – and their bromance is adorable.  They both have crushes on Kiyoko and are often shown together in the series.

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if you follow my twitter you will have seen this on a recent tweet. Also one of my fave gifs of him ever.

Tanaka may  appear to be a punk; but behind that facade is a very warm-hearted, supportive of his teammates and also surprisingly protective. He’s basically the older brother you wish you had; which is why he’s actually one of my favorite Haikyuu characters.

I’ll leave you with a bunch of gif’s to finish this post off.

Who stands out to you as a goofy character?