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Translations: Gintama 683 by kewl0210 , One Piece 904 by cnet128

Haikyuu!! 54

The True Strength of a "Senpai"

+ posted by lynxian as translation on Mar 25, 2013 02:30 | Go to Haikyuu!!

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(right) A move to turn things around,
(left) brought about with a smile!!
Volume 5 is a runaway hit!! Center color for the fierce battle vs. Aobajousai!!
Chapter 54: The True Strength of a "Senpai" | Furudate Haruichi
(below tankobon) Volume 5, the latest from Jump Comics, is on sale and really popular!!


(right) The indomitable setter is finally thrown into the mix!!

Scoreboard, right: Aobajousai
Scoreboard, left: Karasuno

(white sfx) Thump
Suga: Alright,

(white sfx) Grind
Suga: Alright,

Suga: Alright,
(white sfx) Shoonk

Suga: Alright,
(white sfx) Bop

(white sfx) Smack!
Suga: Okay!!!


Suga: It'll be fine!
Suga: We'll break their streak in one go!!

(white sfx) Deeply moved

(above players) YEAAAH!!
Shou: Oooh...

Shou: ...hrm...
Tobio: What.
(white sfx) Glance

Shou: Geeez, your face's scary.
(left of Shou) Haah, this is what I'm talking about.
Tobio: This is the face I've always had!!

Shou: You get all irritated, and you hardly talk at all, either~


Shou: I mean, I know you're thinking something, but
Shou: if you don't speak up, I can't tell what~

Tobio: Haven't I been voicing my thoughts?
Shou: Nope.
Shou: At least, not compared to the other matches we've had so far.

Shou: Geeez...
(sfx) Gloom
(Tobio): Dammit.
(Tobio): Did I really lose my composure to such an extent that even he'd say something about it...?!

Player: Focus!
Player: Nice serve!
Crowd: Push'em back, push'em back!
Crowd: Push'em back, Seijou!!
Player: Go for it!
Suga: Daichi,

Suga: you haven't been speaking up like you usually do.
Suga: What's everyone else going to do if the captain loses his composure?
Daichi: Ah, sorry.

(Asahi/Tanaka): Suga(-san) is the only one who can lecture Daichi(-san)...

Crowd: --Hey, about that setter Karasuno just sent out...

(paper, top) Player Roster
(paper, list; rows 8-12 are partially hidden)
Sawamura Daichi
Sugawara Koushi
Azumane Asahi
Nishinoya Yuu
Tanaka Ryunosuke
Ennoshita Chikara
Narita Kazuhito
Kinoshita Hisashi
Kageyama Tobio
Hinata Shouyou
Tsukishima Kei
Yamaguchi Tadashi
Crowd: #2... ah, he's a 3rd year.
Crowd: Geh!
Crowd: Then that means his place in the starting lineup was snatched away by that genius 1st year who's been on the court all this time?!


Crowd: Man, that's rough...
Crowd: Poor guy...

Shimada: I'm begging you, don't let them score any more consecutive points~!

Shimada: Still, this rotation has the strongest defensive power, so
Shimada: I want to think...... it will
Shimada: be alright...

Suga: Tsukishima.
(Oikawa): ...I don't know anything about that "refreshing" #2-kun's abilities, but

(Oikawa): from watching them practice, he seemed the "diligent and courteous" type. His movements were generic, too.
(Oikawa): As it stands,

(Oikawa): he doesn't even compare to Tobio.

Oikawa: Iwa-chan, we'll do a straight spike while that #2-kun is a blocker.
Oikawa: He's short, so aim for him.
Iwai: Got it.


Oikawa: Nice serve!

Asahi: Nice receive!

Suga: Tanaka!
Player: It's a parallel toss...!

Tanaka: Dashaaaa!!

Watari: Oof!
Player: Nice receive, Watari!


Shimada: Damn, he kept it in play.
Shimada: But they're in disarray!
Taki: He's coming from the left!!

Oikawa: Iwa-chan!
Player: Left, left!

(Iwai): A straight spike aimed at...

(Iwai): the short blocker.

Oikawa: Iwa--!


(above crowd) Oooh!!
Crowd: He knocked it right down...!

Shimada: Oho!
Shimada: I guess he realized there was a straight spike coming his way?!
Taki: Guess so!
Taki: And what a great counter for it! Just before the opponent's spike, the blockers

Taki: switch positions!

Suga: Nice block, Tsukishima! Good job!
Tsuki: But... you were the one who...

Suga: When we play against strong teams, they generally target me, since I'm a short blocker.
Suga: So I figured it would probably be the same this time, too~

Suga: Being next to a tall person is definitely reassuring!

Tsuki: That's, well...
Tsuki: Sure...

Iwai: My bad.
(above Hana) No worries!
Oikawa: Sorry, Iwa-chan.


Scoreboard, right side: Aobajousai
Scoreboard, left side: Karasuno
Player: Tsukishima, give'em a good serve~
Box (top):
Hanamaki | Kunimi | Kindaichi
Matsukawa (Watari) | Oikawa | Iwaizumi
Box (center): Net
Box (bottom):
Hinata | Tanaka | Sugawara
Sawamura | Azumane | Tsukishima (Nishinoya)
(below box) ※ Current rotation

Box: Hinata in
Box: Tsukishima's serve
Shou: Aaaalright!
Box: Nishinoya out

Suga: Hinata.

(Oikawa): Even though Tobio's benched, shorty is back in play anyway.
(Oikawa): That's surprising.
(white sfx) Tweeet

Player: Nice serve!

Oikawa: Kunimi-chan.
Kunimi: Got it.
Player: Nice receive!

Shimada: Argh.
Shimada: It's been perfectly returned to the setter...!
Taki: Are they gonna do a quick?!


sfx bubble: Float

(Shimada/Taki): An A-Quick!!


Shou: Woaaah!
(below Shou) I blocked it!

Crowd: That's consecutive block points for Karasuno!!
Crowd: That #10 who blocked just now is only 162 cm!
Crowd: Seriously?!
(below bubble) Wow!

Suga: Hinata, way to go!!
Shou: It was just like you said, Sugawara-san!

Suga: For the next one, if their receive cleanly returns the ball to the setter, they'll likely come up the center with a quick.
Suga: Still, take your time and don't jump any sooner than you normally would.
Suga: It sure did~

(Irihata): ...The serve that Karasuno's #11 always uses
(Irihata): never misses, but is weak power-wise.
(Irihata): Going right into a quick strike from a perfect receive is an effective strategy...


(Irihata): So that block was based off the expectation that #11's serve would have a perfect receive...

(Irihata): It must have been frustrating to watch from the sidelines, but
(Irihata): I have a feeling that the entire time, he was able to regard the game with far more composure than those actually playing.

(Irihata): His time spent not playing in matches has also aided
(Irihata): in his development.

Yama: Wow.
Yama: Hinata's amazing!
Noya: That just now was probably due to Suga-san's instructions.
Yama: Really?!

Yama: Wow, that's just what you'd expect of a 3rd year!

Takeda: The tension has really skyrocketed, hasn't it!
(sfx) Glance
Ukai: Yeah...


Takeda: Don't worry, he'll be fine.

Ukai: Huh?
Takeda: You were concerned that Kageyama-kun, who seems to have a lot of pride,
Takeda: would end up sulking because he was benched, right?

(right of Ukai) Bull's-eye
Takeda: He'll be fine.

Takeda: I think the main factors contributing to Kageyama-kun's strength and skill are
(sfx) Stare...
Takeda: his strong sense of pride
Takeda: and, even surpassing that,
Takeda: his intense desire to advance onward.

Player: Tsukishima, one more! Nice serve!
Scoreboard, right: Aobajousai
Scoreboard, left: Karasuno
Player: We'll stop them with the next one!
Player: Yeah!

(Shou): Let's see...
(Shou): The next attack is...
Player: C'mon, bring it!
sfx bubble: Shift
Player: Give'em a good one!


Suga: I'm going to give copies to the other 1st years later, but...

Suga: These are hand signals.
Suga: Since I don't have the skill to perfectly match my toss to your movements, like Kageyama does,
Suga: I want to set up hand signals beforehand to tell you "next, we'll go for this sort of attack."
(paper, right) C-Quick
(paper, left) B-Quick

(top sfx) Tweet

Player: Nice serve!
(right of Shou) Nod
sfx bubble: Bump
Player: Nice receive!


(Daichi): From an outsider's perspective, Suga might seem like "a pitiable 3rd year
(Daichi): "a pitiable 3rd year who gave up his regular spot to a genius 1st year",
(Daichi): but


(Suga): "When Kageyama is exhausted, or when something or other happens,
(Suga): whether it's as a stopgap measure or a substitute,
(Suga): even if others think 'poor guy, and he's a 3rd year to boot,'
(Suga): as long as it gets me in the game, none of that matters."

(Players): He's not saying "bring" or "send"?!

Oikawa: Tobio isn't here, so there won't be any superhuman quick strike either!

(Players): He's right!!!
(Players): Dammit, we got confused...


(Daichi): Suga,

(Daichi): who has

(Daichi): always done simulations of his time on the court,


(Daichi): is Karasuno's other setter.

Crowd: Ooooh!
Crowd: A C-Quick!! That's Karasuno's 3rd consecutive point...!!

(Suga): Compared to Kageyama, I'm inferior in both technique and physical ability, but
(Suga): I have spent just a little more time watching the team.
(Suga): If it were "me" vs. Aobajousai, I would be absolutely no match, but

(Suga): "my comrades" are
(Suga): undeniably strong.

Oikawa: Their streak ends here!
(left) In hot pursuit...!!
Team: YEAH!!

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