Harukana Receive Episode 6: First Round Aftermath

Our heroines were in a pickle because their opponents figured out how to stop their winning strategy but Kanata assured Haruka she had a plan. Let’s find out what her plan was.

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Haruka vs Mai.

The New Justice Team seemed to have the second set in the bag the way things were going but Kanata along with The Hype Twins noticed one crucial detail.

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While Hanebado ia better at highliting the competitors’ sexy sweaty muscles Harukana Receive ain’t no slouch.

Kanata’s new plan was to tire out Mai. Emily saw it too. Although Mai could easily block Kanata’s Pokeys she spent a lot of energy doing so and playing defensive most of the match wasn’t the best strategy in beach volleyball. Not only that but Haruka was slowly getting better at blocking.

That might as well have been wgat she said. HaruKana made their comeback and tied the set with TNJT.

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Haruka vs Ai.

Of course the small chested duo weren’t going down without a fight and gave them their best.

Haruka drops the ball

Haruka drops the ball.

Thanks to Kanata’s words and Claire’s “helpful” hint Haruka figured out that blocking the ball wasn’t the answer but countering it via a drop, winning the second set and the match.

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HaruKana about to celebrate their victory.

On one side we had a couple celebrating a hard fought victory.

On the other side a sad couple lamenting this loss. Fortunately it was a bittersweet loss as both sweethearts realized they were fighting hard to succeed for the other. Mai felt bad she couldn’t help lead her beloved senpai to victory and Ai felt bad she again failed to show her dearest kouhai that size didn’t matter. They both agreed that there would always be next time and their career in the world of volleyball was far from over as they tearfully embraced each other.

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Better luck next time HaruKana.

Speaking of bittersweet our heroines’ victory was short lived for that first match was the only one they won whereas The Hype Twins won the whole enchillada for a second time in a row. Still, Haruka was happy they at least won a match. Kanata was a bit disappointed they didn’t get to face the twins in the finals. Luckily this tournament wouldn’t be their only opportunity to go for gold for their was also the Valkyrie Cup, an upcoming preliminary tournament to determine which teams would compete in the Nationals. I said “teams” because that year both the winnin team and runner up would qualify for Nationals. Hence the team’s goal was to make it to the Valkyrie Cup finals and face each other there.

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Not part of the main cast but it’s another sexy player so of course I’d show her.

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Yay! Hot Mom Marissa again!

Main reason for the above scene was to show hot mom Marissa again and Claire making an important call. Could we be seeing more from her next episode? Hope so.

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Narumi’s happiness is both Ayasa’s happiness and min.

Always nice seeing these two being close.

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Next time, escalator girl introduces herself.

Tune in next time for more gay volleyball goodness along with escalator girl’s formal introduction.

PS: Yes. It took me three episodes to realize they’re on an escalator, not an elevator.

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18 Responses to Harukana Receive Episode 6: First Round Aftermath

  1. DLZ says:

    Came for the plot, stayed for the feels. This show is the best thing I could wish for before tomorrow’s dark abyss of madness.

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  2. Mauron says:

    At the moment of victory, Kanata dove lovingly into Haruka’s… arms.

    Escalator Girl finally shows herself. I can’t wait!

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  3. chikorita157 says:

    It’s obvious what Kanata is trying to tire them out, which is no wonder Mai and Ai broke down towards the end. It seems that Haruka is finally getting the hang of blocking to bring back a win. That hug is bliss.

    Also, it’s nice to see Narumi smiling. I guess she is happy that Kanata found her own soulmate.

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  4. x says:

    They won the first match and got a trophy for the second match, now it is time a for they to get a new demon coach.

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  5. That wind win was also a nice touch from Kanata towards the end…former indoor players forgot to take it into account for a bit, and it worked well!

    Haruka has forgotten Block, and learned Counter!

    Wonderful hugs and bittersweet feels at the end of the match, what more could I ask for?

    Twin Oni Coach Mom incoming soon? And I wonder what the escalator girl is planning, here…

    In any case, I’m sure it will be awesome!

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  6. cirno9fan says:

    Such a fantastic show! Was happy that they only made it past the first round. They have a lot of potential, but their experience is really lacking and Kanata is incredibly rusty. It was nice that they pulled off that first victory utilizing the difference in beach volleyball and indoors volleyball. A pretty realistic way of a newer team wining against a more seasoned one.

    Was crying during the ai and mai segment….but I mean, it’s not like it wasn’t proven what they said. Kanata is not exactly “tall” and Haruka is basically the same height as Ai.

    And now we finally will see what this new girl is all about. Love triangle probably incoming….

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  7. FantasyGirlKanna says:

    My mind was imagining like crazy when I saw that scene where Kanata was on top of Haruka 😀

    I knew it! Kanata has a plan it was a bit risky though, good thing their opponents were indoor vb players otherwise that strategy won’t work.

    Claire might’ve asked her hot mom to coach them 😀 If so…yes!

    If Escalator girl is not a sports reporter then she probably wants to join the club if not as a player then as their manager.

    Or maybe she likes Kanata and is planning to confess LOL 😛 Just kidding.

    …seriously, it was a joke. I hope that won’t happen (fingers crossed)

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  8. Giack31 says:

    The way Kanata jumped at Haruka to celebrate the victory was unexpected and beautiful.
    I like the way they handled tournament. Even if they are good they are still newbies.
    Marissa will probably become the coach for their team.
    Really looking forward to see who that girl at the end is.

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  9. yurimylove says:

    sweet (yuri) victory! is the next tournament in a year’s time? I hope we don’t have to time skip a whole year…

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  10. K says:

    A hard-fought victory for Team HaruKana! Kanata’s strategy was straightforward but simple is best as they say. Also, Haruka mastered the Block Art!

    I knew they were going to lose the next match. They’re still new to this in a sense.

    After losing that match, Ai was being hard on herself for not living up to that declaration she said but Mai’s admiration for her was stronger and so they’ll be sticking together for the foreseeable future.

    It was nice seeing how happy Narumi was with Kanata getting back into the swing of things. Also, I like how Emily’s keeping her up to date on Kanata (secret pact or not).

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