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Translations: One Piece 904 by cnet128 , Gintama 682 (2)

Haikyuu!! 53

Oikawa Tooru is Not a Genius

+ posted by lynxian as translation on Mar 19, 2013 20:18 | Go to Haikyuu!!

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Box: When I began attending junior high, they already had an amazing player.
Box: I thought it was because junior high itself was amazing,

Box: but that wasn't the case at all.
(on plaque)
Best Setter Award
Oikawa Tooru
Miyagi Prefecture Athletics Competition
Boys' Volleyball Division
Box: That player was the amazing one.

(Tobio): If I surpass him...

(left) The genius' starting point...

Box: I'll be the best setter in the prefecture.
(bottom right)
Volume 5 is an explosive hit and on sale now!!!
Chapter 53: Oikawa Tooru is Not a Genius
Furudate Haruichi


(above Shou) Tanaka-san!!!
Tanaka: HELL
Tanaka: YEAAAAH!!!
(above Noya) Ryu!!

Boy: There's something weird about how excited Karasuno gets when that buzzcut guy scores.
あのボーズが決めると盛り上がり方が違うなぁ 烏野は
Player: Tanakaaa!
Player: Nice one!
Tanaka: Nice follow-up, guys! Thanks!
Scoreboard, left side: Karasuno
Box (top):
Oikawa | Matsukawa (Watari) | Hanamaki
Iwaizumi | Kindaichi | Kunimi
Box (center): Net
Box (bottom):
Azumane | Sawamura | Hinata
Tsukishima (Nishinoya) | Kageyama | Tanaka

Oikawa: And I was planning to get 3-4 more points like that, too~

Tanaka: Uoooh... that was the first time I really saw the block...!

Tanaka: Once in a while,
Tanaka: when you're in the air, it's as if you can see the opponent's block in slow motion.
Tanaka: It's like there's this "whoosh" and you see right past them.
Tanaka: It doesn't happen every time, though.
Shou: Oooh...!


Shou: Tanaka-san,
Shou: you're so cool...!!

Tanaka: Wahaha!! That's 'cause I'm a senpai!!
(above Tanaka) WAHAHAHA!
(right) Tanaka, your serve.
(above Shou) Oooh!
(Tobio): Alright, we've changed the flow of the game! From here, we'll get back on our feet...!

(Tobio): Oikawa-san really is amazing. Still, we have to prevent them from getting even more of a lead.

(Tobio): Our side can hold its own
(Tobio): when it comes to offensive ability, too...!

Player: Nice receive!

Player: Kunimi!
Player: Nice one touch!!

Tanaka: Free baaaall!!


Shou: Bring it on!

(Oikawa): "We'll have just one person mark shorty when they do the supernatural quick strike."

(Iwai): I already knew it was fast, but damn is it ever...!

Enno: Nice one, Hinata!!

Iwai: ...Oi, you better not say you're "no match when it comes to tosses" again.
Oikawa: Against Tobio?
Oikawa: It's true, though. I can't toss it with such pinpoint accuracy!


Player: Tanaka, nice serve!
(sfx) Pissed
Oikawa: Gyaa! Don't get angry!

(white sfx) Tweeet
Oikawa: Even if I'm no match for him in terms of talent,
Oikawa: I'm confident in my ability to perform the tosses that are easiest for each of you guys to hit.

sfx bubble: Bump
Oikawa: I won't lose to him as a setter.

(Tobio): From above the blocker again...
Player: Kindaichi, nice one!

(Oikawa): Don't be so surprised.

(Oikawa): This is Kindaichi's "natural best place to hit the ball", after all.


Scoreboard, right side: Aobajousai
Scoreboard, left side: Karasuno
Player: Nice serve!
Player: C'mon, bring it!!

(Tobio): A 7-point difference...
(Tobio): We have to shorten it somehow...

Player: Right side!

sfx bubble: Whoosh

Takeda: Oooh. It kinda feels like they're
Takeda: moving faster than usual~!

Player: Daichi-san, nice one!
Player: Nice~
(Tobio): Dammit... 2 blockers... they're doing a pretty good job of following along... if we're stopped here, they'll likely set the pace of the game again...
(Tobio): We need to at least drop it down to 1 blocker...!

Box: Hinata's serve
Box: Nishinoya out
Box: Tsukishima in


Box: --When I was a 2nd year in high school, I heard the nickname which had been given to my outstanding kouhai from junior high.

Box: "The King of the Court."
Box: I'd thought it was quite the esteemed nickname.

Box: However, I came to understand that "it had a different meaning" while watching his matches.

Box: He has power,
Box: skill,
Box: and a desire to win which are
Box: far greater than anyone else's.
Box: Those are Tobio's strengths,

Box: and they become his sole weakness.

(Oikawa): You try to solve things on your own far too often, Tobio.
(Oikawa): A habit like that can't be so easily fixed in just under 2 months.


Player: Hanamaki, nice one!!
Player: One more!

Suga: Hinata!
Hinata out
Nishinoya in

Suga: It's about the signals you've been using. We're gonna have a change of strategy.

Shou: Uooh!
Shou (half-hidden): Are we gonna get new-
(sfx) Smack!
Player: Cover it!!

Player: Matsukawa, nice block!
Noya: Got it!
sfx bubble: Bump
Player: Try it again!

Taki: Hey...


sfx bubble: Whoosh
Taki: aren't Karasuno's attacks kinda
Taki: steadily getting faster and faster?

Taki: Overall,
Taki: it looks like they're acting without any forethought...

(Taki): That acceleration gives me a bad feeling... and they've already used up all of their time outs, too.
Ukai: Take it slow!
Ukai: Don't get impatient!

Irihata: ...A speed influenced by mental strain...

Irihata: Wholeheartedly wanting to escape from the blockers, such that
Irihata: you end up unintentionally prioritizing "speed" over "easiness to hit."
Irihata: Unconsciously... increasing the speed just a little, bit by bit.
Irihata: But soon,

Irihata: that becomes a large gap.

(Oikawa): Tobio, you are a genius.


(Shou's card, top) Hinata Shouyou
(Shou's card, body)
162.8 cm.
• Power: 1
• Jump: 5
• Speed: 5
• Stamina: 5
• Intellect: 1
• Technique: 1
(Shou's card, bottom - half-hidden) Karasu 1
(Oikawa): You're the only one who could pull off such a quick strike with that shorty.

(Asahi's card, top) Azumane Asahi
(Asahi's card, body)
184.7 cm.
• Power: 5
• Speed: 2
• Stamina: 3
• Intellect: 3
• Technique: 3
• Jump: 3
(Oikawa): But what of the others?
(Oikawa): If you tossed the ball for #3 just a little slower, he'd be able to beat out the blockers. You're capable of that, aren't you?

(Tsuki's card, top) Tsukishima Kei
(Tsuki's card, body)
188.3 cm.
• Power: 2
• Jump: 3
• Speed: 3
• Stamina: 3
• Intellect: 5
• Technique: 3
(Tsuki's card, bottom) Karasu 1
(Oikawa): Does glasses-kun trust in your toss and hit it with all he has?

(Oikawa): The one who draws out
(Oikawa): 100% of each individual spiker's power

(Oikawa): is the setter.


Taki: That side really feels like they're at ease...
Player: Nice one, Hanamaki!

Player: Kunimi, nice serve!
Scoreboard, right side: Aobajousai
Scoreboard, left side: Karasuno
Player: Nice serve!!

Player: It's falling! Forward, forward!
Tanaka: Hurg!

Player: Good one, Tanaka!!

(Daichi): It's going over the net...!!
Daichi: Push it over, Kageyama!!


Crowd: They're jostling for it!

(Shimada): Using his opponent's own force to push it back over...! He's good...!


Yama: ...Kageyama kinda doesn't seem like his usual self...

(Suga): "In other words, you view Kageyama as the "strongest" in your generation."
(around Shou): Hmm... Ye- errmm...

(Tobio): Dammit...
(Tobio): Dammit...!!


Asahi: Daichi!
Player: Nice receive!

(Tobio): There's no way I'll lose here...!
(Tobio): There's no way I'll lose here...!

(Tobio): I'll win,
(Tobio): and continue to stay on the court!!!

(Shimada/Taki): A miss...!!


Asahi: Urgh!

Noya: Nice follow-up, Asahi-san!!

Player: It's coming back this way!
Player: Free ball!
Player: Iwaizumi!

(Irihata): --Oikawa has a good sense of judgment and doesn't scrimp on effort.
(Irihata): It's just that, when compared to the "mass of talent" that is Kageyama, his junior by 2 years,

(Irihata): Oikawa is excellent, but not a genius.

(Irihata): Even so, I can assert
(Irihata): that at the current stage, it is Oikawa who excels


(Irihata): at being a setter.

Scoreboard, right side: Aobajousai
Scoreboard, left side: Karasuno

(black sfx) TWEEET

Crowd: Ah.
Crowd: Karasuno...

Crowd: is changing setters.
Karasuno High School
Member Change
#2 Sugawara (S) in
#9 Kageyama (S) out

Suga: Don't get depressed.
Suga: This is just to change the rhythm a bit.
Kageyama: ...Sorry.
(sfx) Squeeze

(Suga): ...I'm worried about Kageyama too, but
(sfx) Glance


(Suga): In this situation, it must be hard to look at the one you consider
(Suga): your "strongest rival", who won't lose to anyone...

(Suga): If both of them
(Suga): break down here, then...

Shou: I already said that
Shou: I'm definitely gonna be the one to defeat you!!!

Yama: Hinata!
Yama: You're gonna piss him off!

(Shou): Whether it's 10 years from now, or 20,
(Shou): however long it takes!!!


Shou: Until then, you're not allowed to lose to anybody else!!!

(Shou sfx) Huff huff

Tobio: --The match
Tobio: isn't over yet,
Tobio: so I haven't lost, either.

(Suga): ...I guess there was no need to worry.

Ukai: Kageyama, make sure you look at things carefully from out here.
Ukai: Take the time to calm yourself,
(right of Yama): I'm telling you, he's gonna get pissed!!
(sfx) Drag

Ukai: and watch your senpai's plays.
(left) Sugawara heads onto the court!! Next issue, we have center color!!!

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