Death in anime is not uncommon, but it often comes as a shock when it comes to sports anime like Haikyuu.
Haikyuu has a plethora of characters, each more dear to the heart than the rest.
Therefore, it is entirely understandable how Daichi’s death deeply impacted the fanbase, or rather, it would have been understandable if not for the hilarious falsity associated with it.
With a massive audience, any exciting little piece of rumor, news, joke, or even a meme spreads very quickly. When a joke was made about Daichi’s death, in reference to chapter 112 of the manga, it took the fans by storm.
On the Haikyuu side of Twitter, it became a trend where people Tweeted their condolences on Daichi’s death. While it was already known by most to be a joke, unfortunately, the relatively new Haikyu audience fell victim.
Hundreds of comments could be found with them inquiring whether Daichi was really dead, and if so, what was the reason?
While some long-time fans took the time to explain the truth to them, many more jumped out to further add fire to the “Deadchi” rumors. Yes, this is also how Daichi gained a new portmanteau word other than “Dadchi.”
As to how it all started, remember a scene (exceptionally tragic) where Daichi lay still on the court in season 2 Ep 16?
When competing against Wakunan, Tanaka and Daichi dived to save the ball, but instead, slammed into each other. While the former was relatively fine, Daichi was injured.
Not dead, injured. However, he did lose a tooth and was forced to get a check-up before rejoining the match later.
To conclude, Daichi is not dead. No, Oikawa did not kill him, and neither did Tanaka. It is just a meme; however, as you are presumably part of the Haikyuu fandom, your goal is to keep the meme alive, it’s just how it works.
However, if you do want to provide relief to a fan, direct them towards this article!
Haikyuu!! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Its publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump began in February 2012 with 42 collected tankōbon volumes released.
Hinata Shoyo is a highly passionate boy who wishes to follow the steps of his idol, ‘The Little Giant’ in the field of volleyball.
Hinata’s resolve is unbreakable as he faces gruesome defeat at the hands of the ‘King of the Court,’ a genius prodigy setter Kageyama Tobio in middle school. Hinata’s dreams take fruit as he enters high school.
He joins the declining volleyball team of Karasuno High and is appalled to find the very same Kageyama as his teammate. The story follows the revival of Karasuno High and the unity they maintain to pave their way for nationals.