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(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...
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: Counteracting Oikawa's serve,
Suga: for sure.
(center) These two backs. Their lives revolve around keeping the ball connected.
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Ukai: --So, other than that,
Ukai: this is the formation we'll use when Oikawa's serving. Got it?
(left of Ukai) Thanks.
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!
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!
Crowd: Push'em back, push'em back!
Crowd: Push'em back, Seijou!
Shimada: Karasuno's rotation for the 2nd set is a bit different.
Shimada: And Seijou's is the same as in the 1st set.
Hinata (Nishinoya) | Tanaka | Sugawara
Sawamura | Azumane | Tsukishima
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...
(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!
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…
Shou: really bad.
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!
Watari: Nice one!
Shou: It's the Grand King's turn to serve...!
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
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,
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: 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: Decide beforehand how you'll handle the serves used in the meantime!
Ukai: All that's left is to call it!
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!
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
Azumane | Sawamura | Hinata (Nishinoya)
Tsukishima | Sugawara | Tanaka
Box (center): Net
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?
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!!
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): Since he single-handedly broke the flow set by Oikawa's serves in the 1st set,
(Suga): Tanaka has been in excellent form.
(Suga): entrust this to you!!!
Tanaka: HELL YEAAAH!!
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!
(Ukai): It will be undeniably difficult for us if they gain a lead.
(Ukai): But if we hang in there,
(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!!!