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Haikyuu!! 56

The Select Few

+ posted by lynxian as translation on Apr 14, 2013 22:22 | Go to Haikyuu!!

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Suga: Hoo...
(Suga): ...We can't lose this set...

(left) The fierce battle moves into its 2nd set!!

(below panel) [Haikyuu!!]

(Suga): I guess we should wait to see what the other side does before switching blocker positions and the like...
(Suga): We won't be able to use any surprise attacks for a little while, either.

(Suga): This might be getting to me more than I thought it would... but, well...
自分で思ってるよりテンパってたのな俺...いや でも
Daichi: SUGA!

Daichi: Don't go into that mode where you overthink things!

Daichi: We'll definitely take this game back in the 2nd set.
Daichi: To do that, the first order of business is...
Suga: Yeah.

Suga: Counteracting Oikawa's serve,
Suga: for sure.


(center) These two backs. Their lives revolve around keeping the ball connected.
The highly anticipated volume 6 goes on sale 5/2!!
Chapter 56: The Select Few
Furudate Haruichi
(bottom left, star) Newsflash!! The serialized novel version from the official "Haikyuu!!" website has gotten such a huge reception that it's going to be made into a book!! Stay tuned for a follow-up report in next week's Weekly Jump!!!


Ukai: --So, other than that,
Ukai: this is the formation we'll use when Oikawa's serving. Got it?
(left of Ukai) Thanks.
Team: Right!

Ukai: When not doing a jump serve,
Ukai: he'll generally target the spot just vacated by the rear guard setter.
Ukai: Keep that in mind!
Team: Right!

Ukai: If we're able to carry out receives equal to the share of points they stole with service aces in the 1st set,
Ukai: we'll shorten their lead that much faster!
Ukai: We will definitely pull off the serve receives we couldn't do during the 1st set!
Ukai: Go out there with that intent!
Team: Right!

Crowd: Push'em back, push'em back!
Crowd: Push'em back, Seijou!

Shimada: ...Hm?

Shimada: Karasuno's rotation for the 2nd set is a bit different.
Shimada: And Seijou's is the same as in the 1st set.
Box (top):
Hinata (Nishinoya) | Tanaka | Sugawara
Sawamura | Azumane | Tsukishima
Box (bottom):
Iwaizumi | Oikawa | Matsukawa
Kindaichi (Watari) | Kunimi | Hanamaki
(below box) ※ 2nd set starting rotation

Shimada: But why did they change it?


Shimada: Well, either way, if they can't pull off those serve receives, they'll be sitting ducks...
Taki: Yeah.
(white sfx) Tweeet!

Player (half-hidden): Bring it on!
Taki: If they don't do something about Oikawa-kun's serve,
Taki: then frankly,
Taki: Karasuno won't even stand a chance of winning...
Player: Good job!

Player: Nice receive!

Suga: Nice one, Tsukishima!
Tsuki: Ah,
Tsuki: Sure.

Shou: Sugawara-san really lays on the praise when you score!
Tobio: ...is that so.


Enno: It's not like he's doing it to "get along" with everyone, you know.
Yama: Nice serve!

Enno: While he's calling out like that,
Enno: I think he's able to see each spiker's expression,
Enno: tell how they're doing today, and the like.
(small text) In a casual way.

Enno: Tsukishima in particular is different from the 2nd and 3rd years, since there's a lot about him that Sugawara-san doesn't know.
Enno: Well, however you look at it, Tsukishima isn't a "simple person", so I guess there's no real need to worry.

Enno: Why do I have to suck up to the others (especially Tsukishima), dumbass.

Enno: ...is the sort of face you're making.
(right of Tobio) I wouldn't say that!
Tobio: And something like that isn't really...

Enno: Still, Kageyama,
Enno: when Hinata seems to be having a hard time hitting a toss, you adjust it, right?
Tobio: ? Yeah, since he misses easily.


Enno: Hinata’s technique is still…
Enno: Erm…
Enno: Well…
Shou: really bad.

Enno: S-
Enno: Sorry. Yeah. And because of that,
Shou: It's alright!
Enno: if he wasn't in sync with you, it's clear that he'd end up failing.

Enno: However, everyone else is reasonably skilled, so
Enno: even if they think it'll be a bit hard to hit, they figure they can just hit it as-is.

Enno: Come to think of it, during practice, you kept pressing Asahi-san to tell you "how that toss was just now."
Tobio: Azumane-san, how was that toss just now? Was it too high? Too low? What did you think?
Tobio: ...If there were blockers to deal with, we'd end up worrying about them, so...

Enno: I'm not one to talk, but

Enno: I think our spikers are at a pretty high level.

Tobio: I...think that... too...
Enno: Well then,

Enno: if they were able to properly hit tosses at full power,
Enno: don't you think that they'd be able to really put up a fight
Enno: against the blockers standing in their way?


(white sfx) Woah!

Crowd: Way to go, way to go, Hajime! Push'em back, push'em back, Hajime!
Crowd: One more!
Oikawa: Nice spike, Iwa-chan!

Scoreboard, right side: Karasuno
Scoreboard, left side: Aobajousai
Player: Nice one!

Shou: Ah!

Watari: Nice one!

Shou: It's the Grand King's turn to serve...!

Shimada: Ooh.
Taki: Huh?!

Crowd: Uh... isn't
Crowd: Karasuno's serve receive formation... kinda different from the one in the 1st set?


Crowd: Their serve receive...
Crowd: is centered around those two...!

(Ukai): --Since our greatest concern is Oikawa's serve,
(Ukai): We're changing things so our defense will consist of those few best suited to it.


Ukai: Until now,
sfx bubble: Pass

(circle): Net
Ukai: we've had a 4-person serve receive configuration, no matter what sort of serve we were up against.
Ukai: However, where Oikawa's strong jump serve is concerned,

(circle): Net
Ukai: we're going to have 2 people handle it.

Ukai: The end of the 1st set had those campfires, and
Ukai: when you're up against that super fast serve, a moment's hesitation or doubt is fatal.
Ukai: So
Ukai: I think we'll leave it to Nishinoya and Sawamura, who excel at receives.

Ukai: This is a formation we haven't used even once during practice.
Ukai: Even so, I'm sure you guys--

Daichi/Noya: We can do it.

(above Shou) So cool!!


Crowd (half-hidden): Push'em back, push'em back!
Crowd (half-hidden): Seijou!
Ukai: Alright!
Ukai: Decide beforehand how you'll handle the serves used in the meantime!
Ukai: All that's left is to call it!
Team: Right!
Ukai: Also,
Ukai: it happened before too, but when the ball to fall slowly in front off a feint, the rest of you make sure you cover it!
Crowd (half-hidden): Go go Seijou! Go go Seijou!
Team: Osu!!

Shimada: --This 2nd set rotation...
Shimada: started off shifted a bit from the one in the 1st set
Shimada: in order to set up
Shimada: this positioning during Oikawa-kun's serve...?!

Shimada: You have the libero and captain, who are both skilled at receives, in the rear guard,
(above box) ※ Current rotation
Box (top):
Azumane | Sawamura | Hinata (Nishinoya)
Tsukishima | Sugawara | Tanaka
Box (center): Net
Box (bottom):
Kunimi | Kindaichi | Iwaizumi
Hanamaki | Matsukawa (Watari) | Oikawa
Shimada: and at the same time,
Shimada: there's the two who have the highest offensive ability... the buzzcut guy in the lefthand position, where it's easiest to hit a spike,*
Shimada: and the long-haired niichan in a position to jump from behind with a back attack.

(below panel) ※ For a right-handed spiker, it's fundamentally easier to hit a toss delivered from their right-hand side

Taki: Oikawa-kun's serve is insanely strong and fast, right?
Girl: Yes.

Taki: Up to this point, they've had four people dealing with that serve receive, but
Taki: rather than defending with a large jumble of people, they've changed it to two people who are particularly skilled at it.


Shimada: At the same time, the remaining spikers focus solely on attacking.
Girl: Can they really defend with only two people?

Shimada: In top-level teams, it's a standard practice
Shimada: to have 2-3 people deal with jump serves.

Shimada: Still, I've never seen Karasuno use this formation before...
Shimada: Could it be possible that they haven't practiced it at all...?

Girl: If you work out the numbers, each person's defense area
Girl: would double, right...?
(small text) Since there were 4 people before...
Taki: That's true. Each of them has to have a high defensive ability.

Taki: Ukai's probably making a gamble, too...
(left of Ukai) Defense!!

(Ukai): Oikawa's serves threw us into disarray
(Ukai): and in the 1st set alone, stole 5 points from us with service aces...
(Ukai): Since that first one targetted at Nishinoya, he didn't serve much, but
(Ukai): by aiming between players or where the receives were weak, he was able to rack up even more points.


(Ukai): I say he didn't serve much, but 20% of their points in the 1st set were due to his serves.
(Ukai): We have to conquer that serve,
(Ukai): or we won't be able to win against Seijou.

Daichi/Noya: Bring it on!!


???: Daichi!


Ukai: Yesss!!

Suga: Daichi, nice receive!!

(Suga): Us hitting a spike off Oikawa's serve is of
(Suga): incredible significance.

(Suga): Without a doubt, this is an invaluable receive Daichi has given us.
(Suga): If we score, that point will hold a lot of weight.

(Suga): A point that's both important and loaded with pressure.
(Suga): I'll...


Suga: Tanaka!!

(Suga): Since he single-handedly broke the flow set by Oikawa's serves in the 1st set,
(Suga): Tanaka has been in excellent form.

(Suga): I'll

(Suga): entrust this to you!!!

Ukai: Uooh!


Crowd: Woah?! They got a point off Oikawa's serve...!

Oikawa: ...as expected of the captain.


Takeda: This means we've cleared the first hurdle... right?!
Ukai: There'll be plenty of other hurdles we'll have to overcome after this, though...
Ukai: Still, with this,

Scoreboard, right: Karasuno
sfx bubble: Flip
Scoreboard, left: Aobajousai
Ukai: we can fight them at the same level, right out of the gate...!

(Enno): "I'm not one to talk, but
(Enno): I think our spikers are at a pretty high level."

(Enno): If they were able to properly hit tosses at full power,
(Enno): don't you think that they'd

(Enno): "be able to really put up a fight against the blockers standing in their way?"


sfx bubble: Grip

(Ukai): The morale over here is excellent, too...!

(Ukai): When it comes to experience and basic technique, Seijou is undeniably better.
Iwai: It's only one point!
Team: Osu!
(Ukai): It will be undeniably difficult for us if they gain a lead.

(Ukai): But if we hang in there,
(sfx) Squeeze
(Ukai): the flow of the game will go our way, without fail.

(Ukai): Until then,

(left) Karasuno commences pursuit!! Next time, we have center color!!
Ukai: hunker down and don't give in!!!

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