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Hinata and Kageyama encounter

Hinata encontra Kageyama no ginásio.

Hinata corre pelo corredor da escola do ensino médio Karasuno para o ginásio, animado para começar a praticar e se empenhando em se vingar de Kageyama. No entanto, assim que ele entra no ginásio, ele encontra Kageyama lá. O levantador insulta Hinata, logo que reconhece o último, mas antes de uma luta em grande escala pode começar, o Karasuno terceiro ano entrar no ginásio. Tanaka reconhece Hinata como "aquele número 1 baixinho" e elogia-o. Hinata exclama que ele se tornará o ás de Karasuno, fazendo Kageyama insultá-lo novamente, levando a um argumento. O vice-diretor entra no ginásio para verificar o ruckus e, apesar dos esforços de Tanaka para obter os primeiros anos para parar, eles começam seu próprio 1-contra-1 jogo um contra o outro. Kageyama serve a Hinata, mas voa pelo rosto do último. A segunda vez, para o choque de Kageyama, Hinata consegue receber a bola, mas ela salta e acerta o vice-diretor através do rosto, fazendo com que sua peruca voe para fora de sua cabeça e para Daichi. O vice-diretor então leva Daichi para conversar e depois de voltar, Daichi conta os dois primeiros anos do passado de Karasuno e seu desejo de levar a equipe a nacionais. No entanto, ele não pode aceitar qualquer um que pode causar problemas para a equipe, não importa quão qualificados ou determinados que eles são. Para os primeiros anos de choque, Daichi então joga fora do ginásio, dizendo que até que eles se vêem como companheiros de equipe, eles não estão autorizados a participar de atividades do clube.
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Hinata e Kageyama são expulsos do ginásio.

Fora do desespero, Hinata começa implorando mas nada trabalha até que Kageyama decida desafiar os terceiros anos a um fósforo 2-contra-2. Hinata discorda com a idéia no início, mas depois Kageyama lembra-lhe de seu passado, Hinata começa a mudar de idéia. Ele diz Kageyama que ele tem que entrar no clube porque se ele quer bater Kageyama um dia, ele precisa de prática.


3-contra-3 primeiro anos de jogo

Mais tarde, à noite, como os membros Karasuno estão limpando, Hinata e Kageyama pedem os três anos para um jogo. No entanto, Daichi muda para um 3-contra-3 jogo contra outros primeiros anos e tem Tanaka jogar com Hinata e Kageyama. As condições são que se os dois primeiros anos perdem, Kageyama não será permitido jogar como um levantador, enquanto os três anos ainda estão por aí. Hinata tenta capturar a atenção do capitão, sentindo-se deixado de fora desde que ele não recebeu uma punição, mas falha. Os dois primeiros anos acabam por concordar com os termos e sair. Como ele está indo embora, Hinata diz Kageyama felizmente que está tudo bem se ele não é o setter, porque ele ainda será capaz de se tornar um regular e Wing spikers são mais frias do que Levantadores de qualquer maneira; Isso irrita Kageyama e leva a uma discussão sobre se levantadores ou spikers são mais frias. Enquanto conversam, Kageyama pensa sobre como eles vão praticar e Tanaka chama sua atenção de dentro do ginásio. Ele discretamente lhes diz que o ginásio será aberto antes das 7 da manhã do dia seguinte, e os dois primeiros anos decidem vir às 5h.

No dia seguinte, Hinata e Kageyama chegam ao ginásio só para encontrá-lo trancado. Nesse exato momento, Tanaka chega com a chave e para seu deleite, decide ajudá-los a praticar. Hinata entra no ginásio excitadamente, lembrando-se de como o Pequeno Gigante já havia praticado lá. Ele pensa felizmente que, em comparação com o primeiro ano, ele agora tem uma rede para usar e um setter para jogar, não importa qual o tipo de personalidade do último tem.

Eles começam a praticar, mas não conseguem sincronizar nada e logo acabam lutando. De repente, eles são interrompidos pela chegada de Sugawara, mas o terceiro ano concorda em manter seu segredo e os ajuda a praticar também. Sugawara acaba ajudando Hinata com seu recebe enquanto Kageyama pratica com Tanaka, mas Hinata não está satisfeito. Hinata decide se aproximar Kageyama e pede-lhe para atirá-lo, mas Kageyama plana para fora se recusa, afirmando que Hinata é muito lento. Para a raiva de Hinata, Kageyama diz-lhe que todo o Hinata deve fazer no sábado é tentar o seu melhor para não arrastar a equipe para baixo. Hinata pergunta se ele vai jogar para ele se ele pode receber a bola de uma forma que satisfaça Kageyama, e Kageyama responde que ele vai atirar para Hinata apenas se for necessário; No entanto, ele não acha Hinata é necessário para ajudá-lo a ganhar.

Mais tarde, durante uma pausa na aula, Hinata sai para praticar com Sugawara. Enquanto conversam, Hinata revela a Sugawara que durante o colégio júnior, ele não tinha um setter e tinha que pedir a seus amigos para atirá-lo. No entanto, ele não desistiu e praticou com o clube de mães e setters do clube de meninas, mas ele nunca poderia considerá-los como companheiros de equipe. Quando ele foi para o ensino médio, ele estava animado para ver que tipo de setter ele teria, mas acabou por ser Kageyama. Sugawara diz Hinata que ele vai definir a ele a partir de agora, mas Hinata responde sombriamente que ele vai se sentir como ele perdeu para Kageyama. Sugawara pergunta a Hinata se ele veio a Karasuno apenas para poder derrotar Kageyama, e Hinata responde que ele quer se tornar tão forte como alguém que pode bater Kageyama; Isso permitirá que ele jogue contra outros adversários fortes em pé de igualdade. Ele não quer perder mais. Sugawara afirma que, embora Hinata veja Kageyama como o jogador mais forte e inimigo, ele é atualmente o aliado mais forte de Hinata.

Poucos dias depois, Kageyama começa a praticar com Hinata de verdade. Um dia, Kageyama empurra Hinata para seus limites, mas este último se recusa a desistir, afirmando que a bola ainda não caiu. Kageyama pica uma bola muito dura e voa para o fundo do ginásio, mas Hinata persegue-a com toda a sua força. Isso inspira Kageyama para finalmente lançar para Hinata e apesar de estar em seus limites, Hinata picos-lo felizmente. Kageyama então se aproxima dele e diz que eles vão ganhar no sábado, mostrando sua aceitação de Hinata como um companheiro de equipe. Hinata tenta responder, mas joga em vez disso.
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Hinata e Kageyama encontram Tsukishima e Yamaguchi.

Um pouco mais tarde, Kageyama e Hinata estão praticando fora e Hinata contempla alegremente como ele finalmente conseguiu Kageyama para lançá-lo. Kageyama de repente bate a bola até a árvore e Hinata tem que obtê-lo para baixo. Com raiva, Hinata chama Kageyama de "maldito Rei", irritando o último, mas Hinata não entende por que, porque ele vê o "Rei" como um apelido legal. Os dois continuam praticando até a noite até serem interrompidos por Tsukishima e Yamaguchi. Tsukishima provoca Hinata, irritando-o. Hinata exclama que ele não vai perder para Tsukishima no jogo. O garoto mais alto então pergunta a Hinata se ele quer que ele simplesmente jogue o jogo. Ele logo volta sua atenção para Kageyama e brinca com ele sobre seu apelido e passado. Hinata observa, confuso quanto ao porquê Kageyama não está reiterando. Ele então decide tomar as coisas em suas próprias mãos quando Kageyama começa a se afastar. Enquanto Tsukishima lança o voleibol para o ar, Hinata pula por trás dele e agarra-o, exclamando que ele vai bater a bola acima da cabeça de Tsukishima no jogo. Tsukishima logo sai e Hinata diz com raiva para Kageyama que eles vão bater em Tsukishima, mas Kageyama o afasta friamente.

No dia seguinte, a partida começa com Hinata, Tanaka e Kageyama vs Tsukishima, Yamaguchi e Daichi. Hinata está chocado no início porque Daichi está na outra equipe, mas ele rapidamente supera. Logo após a partida começar, Kageyama lança para Hinata e ele corta, seu salto alto chocando todos no ginásio, mas é imediatamente bloqueado por Tsukishima. Hinata se assegura que mesmo que o oponente seja enorme, ele é apenas uma pessoa. Hinata pode obtê-lo através da próxima vez. No entanto, Tsukishima mantém bloqueando seus cortes.

Tsukishima provoca Kageyama sobre seu passado, e Kageyama responde melancolicamente que atirar a bola apenas para ninguém estar lá o assusta. Hinata interrompe-o, afirmando despreocupadamente que aquela situação estava de volta na escola secundária. Kageyama jogou a bola adequadamente para Hinata, de modo que a última não se importa com o passado do setter.

O próximo passo, Kageyama estava indo para lançar para Tanaka, mas Hinata aparece de repente atrás dele, pedindo um lance. Ele mal bate a bola na rede. Ele então se volta para Kageyama, gritando que ele está aqui agora. Não importa o que aconteceu no colégio, Hinata quer bater Kageyama lançar. Ele vai pular em qualquer lugar e bater em qualquer tipo de bola, então Kageyama tem que continuar jogando para Hinata.

Tanaka aborda os dois primeiros anos, perguntando se eles sabem como fazer conjuntos rápidos. Hinata responde que ele não sabe como e só acerta qualquer lances que ele pode obter e Kageyama acrescenta que eles não estão em sincronia para uma greve rápida ainda é impossível, irritando Hinata. Tsukishima acrescenta que o estilo de jogo imprudente de Hinata não é uma boa mentalidade, e Hinata explica malhumantemente que não importa o quão alto ele pulou, ele sempre foi parado por um bloqueador e nunca poderia preencher a esmagadora lacuna de altura. No entanto, o Pequeno Gigante não deixou que isso o impedia, então Hinata queria ser como ele. Desvantagens e incapacidade não se incomodam Hinata por causa disso. Com este corpo, ele quer ganhar e continuar ganhando. Tsukishima continua berating Hinata embora, mas Kageyama passos, afirmando que limpar a parede na frente de um spiker é o que o spiker é para. Ele então se vira para Hinata, afirmando que ele precisa usar toda sua habilidade física e reflexos para bater em seu lance. Enquanto Tanaka está preocupado que Hinata não entenda Kageyama, Hinata quer tentar a idéia de Kageyama de qualquer maneira. Hinata empurra-se excitadamente para a quadra e tenta pular o lance de Kageyama, mas perde, surpreso com a rapidez com que é. Hinata então falha várias vezes e Kageyama começa a discutir com ele. Sugawara interrompe os dois, lembrando Kageyama de seu passado em Kitagawa Daiichi. Sugawara explica que Hinata carece de técnica e experiência, mas ele tem determinação, e Hinata enrubesce com o elogio. Sugawara continua, dizendo que Kageyama deve tentar usar a habilidade de Hinata. Kageyama pensa nas palavras de Sugawara e se volta para Hinata, exclamando que está com ciúmes da habilidade física de Hinata e odeia como Hinata tem habilidades, mas é horrível no vôlei. Kageyama anuncia que por causa disso, ele tem que ajudar Hinata, confundindo o último. Kageyama diz então a Hinata para mover-se tão rapidamente e saltar tão altamente como pode e Kageyama começ a esfera a ele. Kageyama explica que Hinata não tem que ver o lance e Hinata duvida da idéia porque ele não acha que ele pode bater sem olhar. No entanto, Kageyama convence-o a tentar a idéia de qualquer maneira.
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Kageyama tenta um ataque rápido com Hinata.

No próximo movimento, Hinata salta e corta com sucesso. Hinata comemora com entusiasmo, mas os outros jogadores ficam chocados porque os olhos de Hinata estavam fechados. Como Hinata divaga para Kageyama, este último pergunta-lhe com raiva porque seus olhos estavam fechados e Hinata responde simplesmente que, se seus olhos estão abertos, ele não pode parar de assistir a bola. A total confiança de Hinata em Kageyama confunde o último, mas Kageyama diz Hinata para acreditar nele e saltar para o próximo lance de qualquer maneira.

No entanto, eles falham na segunda vez e Hinata acaba sendo atingido no rosto. Como ele está indo embora, ele olha para baixo em sua mão, lembrando a incrível sensação da bola batê-lo. No final, Kageyama e Hinata ter sucesso com a maioria de seus quicks e ganhar o jogo.

Depois que a partida termina, Hinata aproxima Tsukishima e tenta fazer a paz com ele oferecendo um aperto de mão mas Tsukishima rejeita-o. Determinado, Hinata força-o de qualquer maneira. Kageyama e Hinata então se aproximam de Daichi e lhe entregam suas formas de aplicação que Daichi aceita.

Como o repouso da equipe, Kiyoko chega com os revestimentos novos e Hinata Excitado recebe seu, modelando o para Tanaka e Sugawara. Kageyama pede a Hinata para praticar seu ataque rápido e os dois começam a falar sobre um jogo de prática contra outra escola. Eles são logo interrompidos pela chegada de Takeda e anúncio de um jogo de prática. Kageyama e Hinata sorriem de emoção quando descobrem que o oponente é uma das melhores quatro escolas do prefecture; Hinata anota para si mesmo felizmente que desde que vem a Karasuno, o jogo de Aobajōsai será seu primeiro fósforo oficial com todos os jogadores necessários.

Jogo de prática Aobajōsai

No dia seguinte, as posições são entregues, e Hinata está chocado quando ele recebe a posição de bloqueador intermediário porque geralmente é para jogadores de altura. Kageyama anuncia alto que Hinata será o chamariz mais forte absoluto. Inicialmente, Hinata é muito feliz, mas ele rapidamente fica desanimado porque não é realmente um título legal. Kageyama, em seguida, aponta os bons pontos de ser um chamariz, mas acrescenta uma fraqueza que Hinata tem que olhar para fora. Isso o preocupa e ele começa a enlouquecer, apesar dos esforços de Daichi para acalmá-lo
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Hinata ficou tão ansioso que vomitou no colo de Tanaka.

Hinata não pode se acalmar embora e no caminho para Aobajōsai, sua ansiedade atinge seu pico e ele joga no colo de Tanaka. Isso ainda não ajuda e mesmo quando ele chega em Aobajōsai, ele ainda está preocupado com bagunça, recebendo bancadas, e muitas outras coisas. Ele acaba indo para o banheiro para esfriar e bate em Kindaichi e Yahaba lá. Hinata e Kindaichi se reconhecem instantaneamente desde o primeiro ano, e Kindaichi pergunta a Hinata, brincando, se Kageyama ainda é o mesmo. Hinata responde firmemente que Kageyama é ainda pior e depois prossegue com Kindaichi para queixar-se de Kageyama a Yahaba. No entanto, os dois chegam a um desacordo sobre os lances de Kageyama; Hinata acha que os lances são incríveis enquanto Kindaichi acha o oposto. Kindaichi rapidamente derruba Hinata embora, afirmando que mesmo que ele é um setter, Kageyama ainda não consegue fazer o seu trabalho - para permitir que o spiker para acertar o lance. Ele precisa de peças de jogo que se movam de acordo com sua própria vontade, então tudo o que não é necessário para ele ganhar é jogado fora. Tanaka então interrompe os primeiros anos e os tranquiliza que Kageyama mudou, mas Hinata é duvidosa, tendo sido enervado pelas palavras de Kindaichi. Hinata logo volta para seus companheiros de equipe eo jogo começa. No entanto, Hinata faz um monte de erros de imediato, como tomar um receber que foi destinado para Daichi, derrubando Tanaka e, finalmente, bater a parte de trás da cabeça Kageyama com seu saque.
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Kageyama bate na parte traseira de sua cabeça para enfatizar suas palavras enquanto aterroriza Hinata.

O ponto marcado sobre o saque perdido permite que Aobajōsai ganhe o primeiro jogo, e Kageyama livid. Ele lentamente se aproxima de um Hinata aterrorizado, apoiando-o na parede. Kageyama então pergunta a Hinata por que ele está com tanto medo e começa a bater na parte de trás de sua cabeça para enfatizar suas palavras. Assim como Hinata pensa Kageyama vai entregar o golpe final, Kageyama grita para ele voltar ao normal, surpreendendo o último porque ele percebe que as palavras de Kindaichi sobre Kageyama jogando fora coisas desnecessárias são falsas.

Depois de Kageyama recuar, Tanaka se aproxima Hinata, assustando o último como ele acha que ele vai ser culpado pela perda da equipe, mas Tanaka só incentiva Hinata para obter a cabeça de volta para o jogo.

Hinata então se recupera e começa o segundo set. Kageyama e Hinata tentam executar um rápido, mas falham, fazendo Kindaichi zombar deles. No entanto, a segunda vez é um sucesso e toda a academia chocado com a velocidade. Durante uma pausa, Hinata olha para suas mãos com admiração e Daichi lhe pergunta o que há de errado. Hinata responde que no colégio júnior, ele pensou que tinha que lidar com tudo sozinho, porque sua equipe era uma bagunça completa, mas agora, ele está cercado por jogadores que são muito melhores do que ele é. Tudo o que ele pode fazer é confiar neles e saltar.

Assim como o terceiro set começa, Hinata e Tanaka de repente ouvir um monte de meninas aplaudindo e os dois olhar para ver Oikawa entrar no ginásio. Kageyama apresenta-o como seu senpai no júnior, e Hinata o alcunha imediatamente como o "Grande Rei". O jogo, em seguida, retoma, mas Oikawa não joga ainda, e Karasuno é logo em seu ponto de partida.

Oikawa é então ligado como um servidor de beliscão e logo marca vários pontos fora de Tsukishima. Hinata observa seu companheiro de equipe e pensa em como ele não gosta de sua personalidade, mas ele ainda é seu companheiro de equipe. Hinata então começa a pedir que Oikawa sirva para ele, então ele pode tirar a atenção de Tsukishima. No entanto, Tsukishima só o insulta por isso.

Depois de várias tentativas, Tsukishima finalmente consegue receber o saque, mas é enviado de volta como uma bola livre para o lado de Aobajōsai. Kindaichi picos, mas Hinata toca a bola e é capaz de enviá-lo para Kageyama para outro rápido. Hinata empurra a bola para longe do rosto de Oikawa, marcando o último ponto para o jogo (vitória de Karasuno).

A equipe de Karasuno sai da quadra e vai para Takeda agradecer a ele. Takeda afirma que ele sente como algo incrível está acontecendo, como uma reação química, ea equipe se tornará ainda mais forte do que nunca. Hinata realmente não entende o discurso embora, em parte porque ele não está prestando atenção e está pensando em comida.
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Hinata fica intrigado com a "Deidade Guardiana".

Karasuno começa a deixar a escola, mas é parado por Oikawa na entrada. Tanaka e Hinata aproximam-se hostilmente, perguntando-lhe se ele quer lutar, mas Oikawa elogia Hinata em suas habilidades. Embora, ele acrescente que Hinata e Tsukishima precisam melhorar seus serviços, e Hinata lembrou que se Oikawa estivesse jogando desde o início, Karasuno teria tido muito mais problemas. Daichi então anuncia que Karasuno "Guardian Deity" está retornando em breve, então eles não precisam se preocupar. Hinata torna-se interessado naquela pessoa e está no temor sobre o nickname porque soa tão "fresco".

Retorno de Asahi e Nishinoya

A equipe Karasuno volta para a escola onde os membros então vão em seus caminhos separados. Hinata, Kageyama, Tanaka e os três anos estão caminhando juntos para casa quando Tanaka pergunta a Kageyama por que ele está em Karasuno. Hinata pergunta Kageyama animado se é porque ele admirou o Gigante Pequeno também. No entanto, Kageyama responde que é por causa do famoso treinador Ukai. Os jogadores então começam a falar sobre sua equipe atual e suas fraquezas, e Kageyama afirma que eles não tinham um libero e um ás. Hinata exclama que ele poderia ser o ás, mas para sua decepção, Kageyama interrompe, afirmando que Hinata já é o chamariz. Ele então pergunta sobre a "Deidade Guardiã" e Tanaka responde que ele esteve sob uma semana de prisão domiciliar e um mês de proibição de atividades do clube, mas não é um delinqüente; Ele simplesmente fica muito excitado. Isso intriga Hinata e ele se pergunta que tipo de pessoa ele é.

No dia seguinte, Kageyama está praticando seu saque quando Hinata corre na frente dele e tenta recebê-lo. Isso faz com que a bola voe para o topo do ginásio e Hinata tem que subir para derrubá-lo. Como Hinata está recebendo a bola, Kageyama serve novamente, mas desta vez, é interrompido por outra pessoa. Hinata observa o estranho, pensando para si mesmo que o som do recebimento é diferente do dele. Os três anos e Tanaka então chegam, saudando o estranho animadamente. Daichi apresenta os primeiros anos para Nishinoya e Hinata gagueja em choque que Nishinoya é mais curto do que ele é, o que irrita o último.
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Nishinoya fica com raiva depois que Hinata aponta sua altura.

Enquanto Nishinoya está se aproximando dos membros, ele pergunta se Asahi voltou e quando a resposta não, ele insultou Asahi. Tanaka grita de volta para ele não falar sobre o ás assim, surpreendendo Hinata. Ele pensa consigo mesmo em temor que há um ás apropriado nesta equipe depois de tudo.

Nishinoya com raiva anuncia que se Asahi não está voltando, nem ele está, e ele deixa o ginásio. Hinata segue atrás dele e pergunta a Nishinoya se ele pode ensiná-lo a fazer, porque ele é um libero. Nishinoya pergunta friamente se Hinata pensa que porque ele é curto, e Hinata responde que ele só pensa dessa maneira porque Nishinoya é bom em recebe. Hinata afirma que ele ainda é desajeitado em recebe, então ele precisa de ajuda e lembrando as palavras de Daichi, chama Nishinoya "senpai", que rapidamente ganha o libero.

Mais tarde, à noite, Nishinoya explica recebe aos primeiros anos, mas nenhum deles exceto Kageyama o entende. Hinata então pede Nishinoya sobre Asahi e afirma com determinação que ele quer se tornar um ás porque ele é inspirado pelo Gigante Pequeno. Enquanto Kageyama repreende Hinata por pensar dessa forma, Nishinoya elogia ele, afirmando excitadamente que é uma idéia incrível. Ele então pergunta a Hinata qual é sua posição, e Hinata responde taciturnamente que ele é um chamariz. Nishinoya tenta animá-lo apontando os bons pontos de ser um chamariz, mas a composição de Hinata ainda não muda.

No dia seguinte, Hinata e Kageyama vão para o corredor do terceiro ano para procurar Asahi. Assim como eles estão lutando sobre quem vai para dentro da sala de aula do terceiro ano primeiro, Asahi de repente sai e quase instantaneamente, Hinata se esconde atrás de Kageyama. Sugawara sai também e introduz os primeiros anos para Asahi, mas para a surpresa dos primeiros anos, Asahi diz-lhes para fazer o seu melhor em vez de indicar que ele vai estar jogando com eles. Hinata diz a ele que quer brincar com Asahi porque ele quer ser um ás assim que ver um ás real na ação o ajudaria. Asahi está surpreso, mas responde que ele não é um ás antes de ir embora. Sugawara revelou aos primeiros anos que Asahi chegou a odiar o vôlei por causa de uma derrota esmagadora. Hinata não entende porque ele não acha que é um grande negócio acabar odiando voleibol. Os dois então saem para a prática e Hinata se pergunta se Asahi realmente odeia o vôlei, e Kageyama responde que ele não acha que Asahi realmente odeia isso.

Dentro do ginásio, Nishinoya mostra seu "Rolling Thunder", impressionando Hinata. Takeda de repente irrompe no ginásio, anunciando um campo de treino e jogo de prática contra Colégio Nekoma, o rival destinado de Karasuno. Hinata está animado no início, mas começa a se preocupar, perguntando o que ele pode fazer para trazer Asahi de volta para que a equipe não terá uma atmosfera tão tenso.
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Hinata diz a Asahi como com a ajuda de Kageyama, ele pode escapar até mesmo dos mais altos bloqueadores agora.

No dia seguinte, durante a pausa para o almoço, Hinata e Kageyama aproximam-se de Asahi novamente. Hinata exclama em voz alta que se Asahi não voltar para a equipe, o senpais será triste. Asahi apenas responde que a imagem de ficar bloqueado ainda está fresca em sua mente, então ele não pode se trazer para jogar voleibol mais. Hinata entende Asahi embora e responde que seus picos sempre foram bloqueados, mas agora, ele tem Kageyama. Ele pode evadir até mesmo os bloqueadores mais altos e finalmente ver tudo no outro lado da rede. Antes que Hinata possa dizer qualquer outra coisa, o sino toca e ele tem que chegar à aula, mas ele deixa uma impressão em Asahi.

Algum tempo depois, Ukai junta-se à equipe como treinador temporário e prepara um jogo de prática contra a Associação de Vizinhança. Como os jogadores estão se aquecendo, Hinata avisos Asahi fora e anuncia-lo para a equipe. Ukai puxa Asahi para o jogo e se torna uma faceoff de Kageyama e Hinata contra o ás. Hinata é colocada com Kageyama, Ennoshita, Tsukishima, Tanaka e Daichi.

Direito como o jogo começa, Hinata e Kageyama executar um rápido, chocante todos, devido à velocidade. Asahi então ataca de volta com um pico e Hinata fica impressionado com a força do mesmo. No entanto, à medida que o jogo avançava, Hinata começa a ficar com ciúmes do incrível poder de Asahi que o distrai do jogo, levando-o a ser atingido no rosto pelo pico de Asahi.

O jogo fez uma pausa para que Hinata se recuperasse, e Hinata tranquiliza seus companheiros de equipe que ele está bem e simplesmente não reage rápido o suficiente. No entanto, Kageyama vê através dele e aponta como Hinata deixou seu ciúme de Asahi chegar até ele. Hinata responde com raiva que alguém alto como Kageyama não será capaz de entendê-lo em tudo, mas rapidamente se arrepende. Ele pensa culpado que é culpa dele o jogo está pausado, mas ele ainda gritou em Kageyama.

O jogo logo volta e logo, para surpresa de Hinata, Kageyama anuncia que ele vai jogar para ele. Ele ordena Hinata para mover de acordo com seu lance e Hinata picos que passam todos. Assim que ele desembarcar, Kageyama grita furiosamente que, com essa velocidade, salto, e seu lance, Hinata pode fugir de qualquer bloqueador. O ponto marcado pelo ás eo ponto marcado por um chamariz são de igual valor, e é também por causa do chamariz que o ás e outros spikers podem romper. Kageyama pergunta a Hinata se ele ainda pensa ser coxo de um chamariz, e Hinata responde quase em lágrimas que ele não pensa nada disso.

No final, a Equipe da Associação da Vizinhança de Karasuno  ganha. Depois que a Associação de Vizinhança sai, Hinata se aproxima de Asahi e depois de alguma hesitação, diz-lhe que ele não é um ás, mas ele vai se tornar o chamariz mais forte e criar um caminho na frente do ás. Hinata começa a ficar sem coisas para dizer embora e fica nervoso e Asahi interrompe, afirmando que a pessoa com quem os adversários estão assustados é o mais legal e reconfortante Hinata de sua importância.

Jogo de prática Nekoma

No dia antes do início do campo de treinamento, Hinata monta sua moto para a escola animado como ele pensa do jogo contra Nekoma. Naquela noite, após a prática, a equipe vai para as instalações do acampamento de treinamento. Hinata explora todo o edifício, exclamando que ele nunca esteve em um campo de treinamento antes.

Mais tarde, à noite, Hinata está perto dos banhos, parecendo aterrorizada. Tanaka aparece e Hinata explica que há uma criança no prédio com eles, assustando Tanaka porque só a equipe de Karasuno deveria estar lá. De repente, alguém aparece atrás deles, e Hinata começa a gritar que é a pessoa que ele viu. Acontece ser Nishinoya que tinha o cabelo achatado, mudando assim a aparência.
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Hinata encontra Kenma nas ruas depois de se perder.

No dia seguinte, a equipe vai correr pela manhã e enquanto tenta superar Kageyama, Hinata se perde. Como ele está vagueando ao redor, ele encontra um menino em torno de sua idade em um jersey vermelho e se aproxima dele. Hinata tenta falar com ele no início, mas o menino não parece interessado até que Hinata percebe seus sapatos de voleibol. Hinata então se apresenta e descobre que o nome do garoto é Kenma Kozume. Os dois começam a discutir o voleibol, embora Kenma estava um pouco relutante inicialmente. Hinata pergunta timidamente se Kenma pensa que é estranho que uma pessoa curta como ele fosse um bloqueador intermediário, e Kenma responde que não é porque ele está na mesma situação que um setter. Hinata pergunta excitadamente para Kenma se sua escola é forte e surpreendentemente, Kenma responde firmemente que ele acha que é forte. Antes que Hinata possa perguntar a Kenma para qual escola ele vai, o companheiro de equipe de Kenma aparece. Como Kenma sair, ele diz que ele vai ver Hinata mais tarde, para a confusão do último.

No dia seguinte, durante a prática, Hinata e Kageyama ouvem Ennoshita dizendo que ele fugiu da prática e decide questioná-lo mais tarde, à noite. Ennoshita, Kinoshita e Narita revelam que durante o período treinador Ukai voltou para a equipe, eles deixaram a equipe, mas lamentou depois. No entanto, quando decidiram voltar, Ukai já tinha ido embora. Ennoshita afirma, infelizmente, que ele, Narita e Kinoshita são dois anos vergonhosos, mas desde o retorno, eles decidiram trabalhar duro para que eles não vão perder para os primeiros anos.

Após o segundo ano sair da sala, Hinata começa a pensar em como todos na equipe pretende entrar na quadra em algum momento, o discurso do segundo ano ter afetado ele. Hinata afirma que, por mais frustrante que seja para admitir, ele está apenas na quadra por causa do lance de Kageyama.

No dia seguinte, os uniformes são entregues, com Kageyama recebendo o número 9 e Hinata recebendo 10. Imediatamente, Hinata aponta desapontado que Kageyama tem um número mais elevado do que ele. Para tranquilizar Hinata, Sugawara e Daichi dizem-lhe que o número 10 era também o número do Gigante Pequeno quando ele estava em Karasuno, e toda a perspectiva de Hinata em seu uniforme muda.

O jogo de prática contra Nekoma chega logo e os membros se alinham para se cumprimentar. Para surpresa de Hinata, ele encontra Kenma na equipe. Depois de cumprimentos, ele se aproxima de Kenma e se queixa de que Kenma poderia ter lhe dito que ele é de Nekoma quando eles se conheceram. Eles não podem falar muito, porque Taketora, em seguida, interrompe-los.

As equipes em breve entrar no ginásio, eo jogo começa. Direito fora, Kageyama e Hinata executam sua batida rápida, chocando todos. À medida que o jogo avança, Karasuno é capaz de dar algum problema a Nekoma, mas Hinata começa a perceber que Inuoka está se aproximando lentamente dele. De repente, Inuoka conseguiu bloqueá-lo completamente. No entanto, para surpresa de todos, Hinata sorri devido ao desafio e não desiste.
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Hinata sorri excitado apesar de ser bloqueado.

Ele enfrenta novamente Inuoka e decide tentar abrir os olhos para pico, embora ele tem problemas em primeiro lugar. Ukai pede um tempo limite e diz Kageyama para tentar um novo lance com Hinata. Kageyama concorda, mas Hinata não consegue entender o novo lance no começo e continua a bagunçar. No entanto, sua concentração nunca vacila e depois de algum tempo, ele finalmente é capaz de pico com os olhos abertos, embora sua bola sai. No final, apenas quando a equipe de Karasuno pensa que ganhou, Kenma salva de repente uma bola e envia-lo de volta. Nishinoya e Hinata perseguem-no mas nem o fazem no tempo, e Nekoma ganha. Como os jogadores estão se recuperando, Hinata dispara, pedindo uma revanche. Dois mais jogos são jogados mas mesmo que Karasuno perde todos eles, Hinata continua pedindo mais fósforos. Nekomata calmamente diz Hinata que eles vão jogar novamente em Nationals, e Hinata concorda animadamente.
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Hinata exclama a Kenma que ele vai vencê-lo na próxima vez.

As equipes começam a limpar, e Hinata e Inuoka cumprimentam-se felizmente. Hinata então se aproxima Kenma e pergunta se, depois deste jogo, ele gosta mais de voleibol. Kenma responde que ele realmente não sente nada, e Hinata exclama com determinação que ele vai ganhar na próxima vez e Kenma para se sentir frustrado.
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Karasuno sai, determinado a vencer na próxima vez.

As equipes em breve parte maneiras e como Karasuno está andando de volta, Kageyama afirma que se hoje é um jogo regular, eles teriam sido desqualificados já, lembrando Hinata de seu jogo júnior alto contra Kitagawa Daiichi.

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A equipe de Karasuno começa a treinar para o Interhigh assim que o jogo de prática com Nekoma termina. Uma tarde, após a prática concluir, os jogadores se amontoam sobre uma revista de voleibol. Tanaka aponta os ás notáveis deste ano, Ushiwaka de Shiratorizawa sendo um deles. Para surpresas dos senpais, Hinata não sabe quem é Ushiwaka porque ele só se preocupa com o Gigante Pequeno. Tanaka aponta que Ushiwaka é o número 1 na província de Miyagi, e Hinata percebe que eles terão que vencê-lo para chegar a Nekoma. Ukai interrompe, afirmando que Shiratorizawa não é a única escola que eles tinham que olhar para fora; As escolas superiores deste ano, além de Shiratorizawa, são Aobajōsai, Wakutani Sul, e Date Tech.
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Hinata e Kageyama estão animado para jogar contra Aobajōsai e Data Tech.

A noite antes de Interhigh, após a prática, Takeda anuncia que Kiyoko tem uma surpresa para a equipe. Com a ajuda de Takeda, Kiyoko desdobra uma bandeira Karasuno antiga que ela encontrou enquanto limpava e diz à equipe para fazer o seu melhor antes de correr para fora. Isso aumenta o moral da equipe por dez vezes, e eles estão finalmente prontos para o Interhigh.

No dia seguinte, Hinata está correndo para a escola, feliz que ele vai chegar ao ginásio antes de Kageyama. No entanto, Kageyama aparece atrás dele de repente e bate Hinata antes de correr para o ginásio. Assim que ele chega, ele gagueja sem fôlego que ele tem 31 vitórias e 30 derrotas, mas Hinata corta tristemente que ele está errado e realmente tem 32 vitórias, porque Kitagawa Daiichi bater Yukigaoka no ano passado por volta desta vez. Lembrando tudo do ano passado, Hinata se levanta e diz a Kageyama com determinação que ele vai derrubá-lo de seu título de ser o "Rei da Quadra" e ser o que fica na quadra mais tempo.

Karasuno logo vai para o estádio onde o torneio está acontecendo. Como ele está entrando no ginásio, Hinata olha em volta animadamente até que sua equipe bate em Date Tech. Hinata percebe imediatamente que Aone não tem sobrancelhas e fica intimidado por seu tamanho, mas se recupera rapidamente e apoia Asahi quando Aone o desafia. Aone logo parou por seu capitão e Date Tech vai embora, mas não antes de lançar um desafio para toda a equipe de Karasuno.

Mais tarde, como Karasuno está se preparando para o seu primeiro jogo, Hinata está nervoso e começa a tremer e jumbling suas palavras. Sugawara pergunta a Asahi o que ele costuma fazer para se acalmar, e Asahi responde que vai pensar em algo assustador para se distrair. Hinata pensa sobre isso e de repente se lembra da expressão de Kageyama quando ele bateu uma bola na parte de trás de sua cabeça durante o jogo de prática de Aobajōsai. Isso acalma Hinata instantaneamente.

Karasuno vs Tokonami

Karasuno logo dirige para o estádio, e Hinata jorra excitadamente sobre a arena enorme. Enquanto a equipe está se aquecendo, Hinata de repente mancha Kindaichi nas arquibancadas e aponta-o para fora usando seu nickname "chalote-cabeça", confundindo o menino falado porque não realiza a quem o nome consulta. Oikawa então cumprimenta Hinata e Kageyama, e os dois voltam hostilmente.

O jogo começa em breve, mas Karasuno não usa Kageyama e Hinata da rápida greve ainda. Tanaka e Asahi marcam os primeiros dois pontos, e Hinata começa a inquietar-se impacientemente antes que Kageyama finalmente lance para ele. Saltando alto acima da rede, Hinata bate a bola para baixo e mostra o estádio inteiro que Karasuno já não pode ser chamado de "Corvos Flightless" anymore.
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Hinata assistiu Ikejiri sair, perguntando-se o que teria acontecido se ele perdesse em seu lugar.

Karasuno bate Tokonami facilmente no final. Hinata mal pode acreditar que ele tinha conseguido passar o primeiro jogo, seus dias de júnior ainda fresco em sua mente. Ele pergunta a Kageyama se eles têm uma partida próxima, e Kageyama responde afirmativamente. Hinata olha para suas mãos felizmente e grita que eles ganharam e podem continuar tocando de novo e de novo.


Karasuno vs Date Tech

Karasuno volta aos corredores para descansar antes do próximo jogo. Para a alegria de Hinata, passando por jogadores apontá-lo para fora e ele afirma que ninguém nunca disse essas coisas sobre ele antes. Kageyama diz-lhe que é uma coisa boa que ele está sendo notado porque quanto mais Hinata se destaca, mais difícil será para os adversários perceberem os outros jogadores.

Hinata e Kageyama então saem para aquecer, e Kageyama revela a Hinata que Date Tech é a equipe que derrotou Karasuno devastadoramente no ano passado, fazendo Asahi deixar a equipe. Logo depois, Sugawara aproxima-se dos dois e diz-lhes que está contando com eles para o jogo Data Tech, porque com o chamariz mais forte e Kageyama para limpar a parede na frente do ás, Asahi pode finalmente se vingar. Hinata e Kageyama concordam em silêncio, decididos a vencer o jogo pelos senpais.

Eles voltam para dentro para o jogo. Como Hinata está entrando na quadra, ele quase bate em Aone, cujo imenso tamanho o aterroriza. As equipes começam a se esquentar e Nishinoya exclama que vai proteger as costas de todos, impressionando Hinata.

O jogo logo começa e logo à direita, Kageyama lança para Hinata, mas é quase bloqueado por Aone. Hinata consegue bater a bola para outro lado e obter um ponto, mas ele está preocupado que Aone vai ter sucesso na próxima vez. Com certeza, Aone bloqueia Hinata em sua segunda tentativa. No entanto, Hinata e Kageyama ainda têm outra técnica a ser usada.

Eles executam sua rápida greve que voa passado Date Tech, para choque de todos. Os próximos ataques são bem sucedidos novamente, mas Aone consegue pegar até Hinata e bloqueia-lo. No entanto, esta é a tática de Karasuno para distrair o Date Tech dos outros spikers, permitindo que Asahi rompa. Hinata observa que mesmo que ele não acertar a espiga, sua coluna está formigando de excitação.
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Hinata e Aone apertam as mãos depois que Karasuno vence o jogo.

Com as habilidades de chamariz de Hinata, Asahi e os outros spikers são capazes de passar e no final, Karasuno vence. Como as equipes estão saindo, Aone pede Hinata para um aperto de mão, que este último alegremente aceita. Ele então caminha até Kageyama, apontando que os oponentes não notaram seus sinais para a batida rápida ainda.


Karasuno vs Aobajōsai

Karasuno volta para casa para descansar antes do próximo jogo. Assim que eles chegam, um professor anuncia que eles estão na TV e toda a equipe vai dentro do escritório da faculdade para assistir. No entanto, o programa skims direito sobre jogo Karasuno contra Date Tech mostrar Oikawa em vez disso. Quando perguntado o que ele pensa de Karasuno, ele responde que é uma boa equipe e ele realmente gostaria de destruí-lo, irritando toda a equipe. Eles então, silenciosamente, voltam para o ginásio para realizar uma reunião.

Depois de passar sobre as táticas que vão usar contra Aobajōsai, a equipe chega em casa. Kageyama parece preocupado com o jogo, então Hinata rapidamente o tranquiliza de que eles vão ganhar; Kageyama concorda com determinação.

No dia seguinte, a partida começa e ambas as equipes estão empenhadas em vencer um ao outro, o seu último jogo de prática ter afetado muito. Ambas as equipes estavam fazendo bem inicialmente, as greves rápidas de Hinata e Kageyama sucedendo cada vez. No entanto, a meio caminho, Oikawa descobre os sinais que Kageyama e Hinata usam para sua rápida batida, tornando-a assim inútil. Kageyama começa a perder sua compostura como Aobajōsai puxa à frente de Karasuno.
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O chamariz final.

Hinata observa seus companheiros, especialmente Tanaka, preocupado depois que a equipe fica desordenada. Ele se pergunta se ele deve dizer alguma coisa a Tanaka desde o segundo ano, sempre animando-o quando ele está deprimido, mas Tanaka se recupera antes que Hinata possa fazer qualquer coisa. Ele bateu para limpar seus pensamentos e exclama que ele vai ter sucesso na próxima vez, impressionando Hinata e Nishinoya.

Mesmo que Tanaka é capaz de colocar a cabeça de volta no jogo, Kageyama ainda está fora de foco. Logo, Kageyama mudou com Sugawara tomando seu lugar para que o primeiro ano pode esfriar a cabeça, e ele sai relutantemente. Para animá-lo, Hinata lembra Kageyama alto que ele será o único que vai derrotá-lo para que ele não pode perder aqui.

Com a ajuda de Sugawara, Karasuno recupera alguns pontos, mas Aobajōsai vence o primeiro set. Hinata pergunta a Kageyama se ele está deprimido e ele responde com raiva que Hinata deve se preocupar em si mesmo; Mas Kageyama acrescenta, à felicidade de Hinata, que quando ele voltar para o jogo, ele vai fazer Hinata atingido picos como um louco.

Em pouco tempo, Kageyama mudou de volta e, enquanto ele entra na quadra, de repente sorri - uma visão rara que faz com que Hinata se afaste com medo. Hinata então pergunta a Kageyama se Sugawara lhe falou sobre os sinais de mão que ele veio acima e Kageyama assente com a cabeça enquanto segura seu punho, silenciosamente dizendo a Hinata que ele está confiante de que eles podem ganhar.
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Hinata grita por um lance enquanto corre pela quadra.

A pausa ajuda Kageyama arrefecer e ele é capaz de configurar dois picos de sucesso, ambos realizados por Hinata. Logo após o segundo pico, Hinata pede Kageyama para um high five, mostrando sua aceitação do setter como um companheiro de equipe. Karasuno logo transforma o jogo em seu favor e ganha o segundo set; Aobajōsai não está deixando acima though. Hinata então trocou temporariamente para que Karasuno possa tentar uma tática diferente.

Conforme o jogo avança, ele começa a ficar impaciente; Vendo a força incrível de Aobajōsai faz com que ele queira jogar e ele quase sai da linha. Em pouco tempo, Hinata voltou para dentro. Sua frustração de ficar fora dá-lhe um impulso de força e ajuda-lo a acelerar os adversários. Hinata pensa consigo mesmo que se a sua velocidade diminuir por um instante, tudo terminará. Ele corre para a bola e picos com toda a sua força contra dois bloqueadores. No entanto, este é um acaso para Asahi pode quebrar e Karasuno finalmente pega até Aobajōsai, empurrando Aobajōsai para chamar um tempo limite.

Como Karasuno está fazendo uma pausa, o senpais elogio Hinata em suas habilidades chamariz, mas Hinata não está satisfeito ainda. Ele não está deixando para baixo até Karasuno ganha o jogo. As coisas tomam uma volta para o mais mau embora quando de repente, Aobajōsai pode completamente render a batida rápida ineficaz. Com sua nova técnica de deixar Hinata desprotegido para que o libero possa receber o pico, Hinata e Kageyama são finalmente parados. Os movimentos de Karasuno são jogados em desordem e em uma tentativa de última hora para ganhar de volta um ponto, a bola é dada a Hinata. No entanto, ele está completamente bloqueado.

Para puxar para trás adiante, Ukai comuta em Yamaguchi para Hinata. Como Hinata está saindo, ele diz Yamaguchi para servir um bom, mas ele não vai perder para ele. Yamaguchi falha embora, mas isso leva muita pressão sobre os outros jogadores, e mudança de humor de todos.

Apesar de ter seu movimento de assinatura parado e seu poder de salto enfraquecendo, Hinata não desiste e encontra uma nova maneira de marcar, embora ele acabe esmagando seu rosto no chão. No entanto, isso permite que Karasuno para virar as pontuações ao redor e eles estão agora no ponto de partida.
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Hinata congela e é incapaz de salvar a bola.

Aobajōsai rapidamente leva de volta seus pontos e Kageyama parece preocupado, então Hinata elogia-lo. Ambas as equipes estão ficando cansadas e cometer mais erros agora, mas Kageyama está confiante de que seu próximo lance vai passar. Ele envia a bola para Hinata que espica ansiosamente; Ele é então bloqueado por Kindaichi e Hinata congela e não é capaz de reagir a tempo de salvá-lo. Aobajōsai vence o jogo com esse ponto. Hinata permanece no chão em estado de choque até que Daichi chega e o primeiro começa a se desculpar; Daichi o impede, afirmando que seu pico não foi um erro. As equipes se alinham em silêncio antes de sair da quadra. Hinata tenta dizer algo a Kageyama, mas é cortada por uma equipe que corre para a quadra.
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Hinata e Kageyama ficam de pé depois da perda.

Hinata e Kageyama saem para se refrescar. Enquanto lavam os rostos, Kageyama pede desculpas de repente, irritando Hinata. Ele agarra o setter e grita com ele para não fazê-lo soar como ele não deveria ter jogado para ele. Enquanto Hinata está segurando Kageyama na grama, Takeda aproxima-se deles. Sorrindo suavemente, ele afirma que os dois primeiros anos fizeram um trabalho incrível hoje, mas Hinata responde sombriamente que eles ainda perdem. Takeda responde que é verdade, mas a derrota vai ajudá-los a avançar, porque é como um julgamento para superar. Só os fracos permanecerão de joelhos como Hinata e Kageyama estão agora; Isso inspira os dois a voltar para cima em seus pés. Perdas e Decisões
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A equipe de Karasuno chora depois da derrota para Aobajōsai.

A equipe de Karasuno logo sai do ginásio e sai para comer. Ukai diz à equipe para comer para que eles possam se recuperar e ficar mais forte. Hinata começa a comer e lentamente, suas emoções o dominam, e ele chora. Sua perda ainda afeta muito o Hinata no dia seguinte. Ele não pode prestar atenção na sala de aula e assim que chega a hora do almoço, ele sai correndo da sala de aula sem comer e vai para o ginásio. No momento em que ele chega, Kageyama já está dentro, agitando furiosamente a parede. Hinata não diz nada e só fica lá, mas Kageyama o entende instantaneamente. Ele passa uma bola para Hinata e eles passam para trás e para frente silenciosamente. Eventualmente, Hinata confunde e Kageyama afirma inexpressivamente que o equilíbrio de Hinata está desligado. Hinata não responde e em vez disso, aponta que a partida final está começando em breve. De repente, tudo o que aconteceu durante o Interhigh chega até ele e em um ataque de frustração, Hinata começa a pular por todo o ginásio, Kageyama se juntando a ele em breve.
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Hinata não consegue se concentrar em classe, o Interhigh ainda está fresco em sua mente.

Os dois finalmente pára quando eles ficam sem fôlego, e Hinata diz com raiva que ele quer ganhar. Kageyama responde que ele não vai se desculpar mais porque ele tem que jogar o tipo de lance que ele não terá que pedir desculpas. Hinata concorda, acrescentando que não havia tempo a perder e que eles tinham que continuar treinando.

Naquele momento, Kiyoko entra, repreendendo os dois por ser muito alto. Hinata pergunta-lhe ansiosamente se os terceiros anos estão ficando no clube para ir para o Spring High e para sua felicidade, Kiyoko respostas afirmativamente.

Hinata então volta para sua sala de aula para almoçar com seu amigo. Os dois discutem suas perdas eo amigo de Hinata traz à tona o fato de que os três anos em sua equipe estão se aposentando porque os professores não os deixam jogar. Isso choca Hinata e ele bate suas mãos para baixo na mesa em voz alta, gritando que ele ainda tem muito a aprender a partir do terceiro ano, então ele ainda quer jogar vôlei com eles.

Ele então corre para o escritório da faculdade para encontrar Takeda. Ansiosamente, Hinata exclama que quer continuar a brincar com os três anos, mas Takeda responde calmamente que os terceiros anos precisam escolher um caminho que eles não vão acabar lamentando. Hinata acrescenta que ele realmente lamentaria nunca ser capaz de jogar voleibol novamente mais do que qualquer outra coisa, mas isso é apenas para ele. Takeda recebe um telefonema de repente, então Hinata se desculpa e sai.

Nos corredores, Hinata está voltando para sua classe quando Sugawara aparece por trás dele. Hinata fica assustado enquanto pensa sobre o que dizer a Sugawara, porque simplesmente pedir-lhe para ficar no clube é um pedido muito egoísta. Antes que Hinata possa dizer qualquer coisa, Takeda chama Sugawara de distância.
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The first and second years celebrate when the third years announce that they're staying in the club.

Mais tarde, o segundo e primeiro anos vão para o ginásio, apesar de não haver qualquer prática, e espera para os próximos três anos. Assim como eles estão prestes a desistir da esperança, os três anos chegam e anunciam, para a felicidade de todos, que eles estão indo para a Primavera.

Ukai logo chega no ginásio também e realiza uma reunião. Ele diz a Karasuno que eles perderam em um jogo de força para Aobajōsai, mas Shiratorizawa é o vencedor geral, chocando Hinata e Kageyama. Daichi anuncia que Karasuno só foi para Nacional uma vez, então ele pretende trazer a equipe de volta nesse tribunal. Hinata está sobrecarregado com o que ouve; Ele pensa em como o Salto da Primavera será os jogos finais do terceiro ano e se ele vai, ele estará em pé na mesma quadra que o Gigante Pequeno tinha uma vez. No entanto, ele reconhece que sua equipe não será capaz de ganhar em seu estado atual.

De repente, Takeda irrompe e anuncia imediatamente que eles vão para Tóquio.

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Hinata excitedly asks Takeda if by Tokyo, he means Nekoma, and Takeda confirms that they have another practice match against that school, but Nekoma isn’t going to be the only team there[1]. The entire Fukurōdani Academy Group, composed of Nekoma and several other schools in Kanto, often holds joint practice matches; this time, thanks to Nekomata, Karasuno will be able to join the Group.

Remembering how Inuoka and Yaku stopped his quick strike during the practice match, Hinata gets super excited and yells that this time, he will slam the ball past Nekoma. Takeda asks Karasuno what they think of the match, and everyone answers enthusiastically that they're going.

The next day, Hinata's in class when he hears the students in the hallways talking about someone. He pokes his head out to see and finds Kiyoko in his hallway. She asks him if he knows any first years who aren’t in any clubs, confusing him.

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Hinata's dreams of going to Tokyo are shattered when he remembers the exams.

That evening, in a team meeting, Takeda announces the training schedule for Karasuno before the summer camp begins. The players are excited until Takeda reminds them of the final exams that are coming up soon. If the players can’t pass, they have to take supplementary lessons and will not be able to go on the Tokyo trip. Suddenly remembering the tests, Hinata begins to shake in terror. He desperately asks if they can just beg the vice-principal to let them go but Takeda replies forlornly that no matter what they do, supplementary lessons are higher priorities. Hinata, Kageyama, Nishinoya, and Tanaka begin freaking out but Daichi quickly cuts in, stating that they still have time before exams begin.

Daichi rounds up the “four idiots” that night to lecture them on how to study. Hinata whispers to Kageyama if he wants to ask Tsukishima to tutor them, but Kageyama automatically refuses. Hinata retorts that they don’t have a choice because if they fail, they won’t be able to go to Tokyo.

The two then run after Tsukishima and requests for him to teach them[2]. Tsukishima initially refused but Hinata continues asking him; Tsukishima then interrupts him, pointing out that Kageyama isn’t doing anything and is making Hinata do all the asking. Annoyedly, Kageyama bows and requests loudly for Tsukishima to teach them.

A while later, Kiyoko returns to Hinata’s hallway to look for recruits and Hinata gives her a list of first years that aren’t in any clubs. As she thanks him, Hinata asks curiously if the manager job's really that difficult that Kiyoko has to recruit another one. Kiyoko replies that the third years won’t be here anymore after the Spring High ends, so she needs to prepare for her retirement by finding a replacement for herself as soon as possible. Hinata volunteers eagerly to help her but she kindly rejects him, stating that he has to focus on his studies and training because everyone has high hopes for the strongest decoy.

The next day, during practice, Kiyoko suddenly comes in and introduces Yachi, the new manager. Hinata happily greets her before continuing with practice. The following day, Hinata and Kageyama try to ask Tsukishima to tutor them during a break, but he refuses. Yamaguchi then tells them to ask Yachi instead since she’s also in a college prep class. The duo finds Yachi in her classroom and introduces themselves before asking her to teach them. Yachi agrees and goes over the problems with the two, Hinata complimenting her on her notes every now and then. Yachi asks Hinata if he likes studying, and Hinata replies sheepishly that it’s tough for him to sit still for a long time. Because he wants to play against Tokyo’s champions, he has to do everything he can to pass the exams and go on the trip. Yachi asks him if he's a manager because he’s short, and Hinata exclaims that he’s a regular player. He adds proudly that he’s short but he can jump. His opponents are always so tall and strong, but the fact that he can still fight against guys like those sends shivers down his spine.

After practice one day, Hinata suddenly smacks himself. A shocked Yachi looks at him and he responds that he won’t lose. Yachi then asks him curiously why he's working so hard to go on a trip to play in matches that aren’t even official and why he wants to win. Hinata responds calmly, “Do you need a reason to not want to lose?” His aura when he says that intimidates Yachi for a moment.

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Hinata decides to help Yachi out by bringing her to her mother and convincing her to say her thoughts.

A few days later, Yachi tells him about what her mother said to her about being a manager, and Hinata asks her if she's bothered by it. Hinata tries to reassure her by bringing up his past mistakes, but Yachi remains worried. Hinata then decides to help Yachi out by bringing her to her mother and convincing her to say her thoughts. Yachi, inspired by Hinata’s words, yells out to her mother that villager B can fight too and announces her goals. As soon as she's done, Yachi turns to Hinata who gives her a huge grin and a thumb up.

With this, Yachi's finally convinced to become the manager of the club. The next day, during practice, she's given her team jacket and the entire team poses as they welcome Yachi. Daichi announces to the team that they don’t have a lot of time left before the training camp begins. All that were left were the exams. Hinata quickly turned to Yachi nervously and she reassured him that it would be fine, though she did invite Hinata and Kageyama to study at her house the next morning.

The next day, the three finished studying early and as they were leaving, Kageyama states that Yachi lives near Shiratorizawa. Hinata asks him if by Shiratorizawa, he means Ushiwaka and coincidentally, Ushijima's just passing by when Hinata mentions him. He stops and asks the duo if they have some business with him, surprising the two[3]. Hinata and Kageyama don’t answer Ushijima at first, so he starts leaving.

Reacting quickly, Kageyama introduces himself and Hinata and asks Ushijima to allow them to watch Shiratorizawa practice. Ushijima recognizes Karasuno as the team that uses a strange quick strike before agreeing to Kageyama’s request; he states that no matter how strong the two are, they will see that Shiratorizawa never weakens. Kageyama and Hinata reply nonchalantly that they're going to beat Shiratorizawa anyway, so they may as well see what their opponents will be like.

The three start running together and Hinata jumps around in excitement, surprising Ushijima who notes that Hinata's able to catch up with him. The minute the three arrive in Shiratorizawa, Hinata runs all over the school, looking around at the huge size and other features it has. The duo soon gets lost and stumbles around before finding the gym. The two look inside to check out the team and are surprised to find that Shiratorizawa’s practice match opponents are college students.

Ushijima then comes by, stating that it took the two long enough to find him. Kageyama reintroduces himself and Ushijima recognizes him from Kitagawa Daiichi. After Kageyama adds that he tried to get into Shiratorizawa but failed, Ushijima replies that his team doesn’t need a setter that can’t devote himself to the ace. Hinata cuts in, laughing at his teammate because it's true that Kageyama doesn’t seem like that type of person. Hinata adds that Oikawa's the same yet he’s the strongest setter in the prefecture. Ushijima remarks that Oikawa is an excellent player and should’ve gone to Shiratorizawa, and Kageyama asks him if Oikawa will be devoted to the ace. Ushijima replies that Oikawa is a setter that draws out the maximum potential of whatever team he’s on; however, his team's too weak for him and can’t utilize all of his abilities. Hinata thinks of the players in Aobajōsai and responds calmly, with an intimidating aura, that if Aobajōsai's barren land, then Karasuno would be concrete.

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Hinata announces that he'll take Ushijima down.

A stray ball suddenly comes at the three and Ushijima reaches for it; Hinata jumps up in front of him and grabs the ball, exclaiming that he sprouts from that concrete and will take Ushijima down to get to nationals. Before any of them can say anything, a teacher walks by and kicks Hinata and Kageyama out of the school. As the two are leaving, Kageyama states that they weren’t able to defeat Aobajōsai so they have to do that first before reaching Shiratorizawa. Hinata replies determinedly that if they defeat both schools, there won’t be any trouble. They have to go to Tokyo in order to get stronger.
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Kageyama and Hinata confront Ushijima.

A few days later, test results come out. Hinata and Kageyama fail, despite all the studying they did. However, they're still planning on going, even if they have to bike there. Tanaka then approaches the two with a solution; his sister Saeko will drive them to Tokyo once they finish lessons.

Like Tanaka proposes, as soon as the lessons ends, Kageyama and Hinata bolt out of Karasuno and runs outside. Saeko's waiting for them there and they soon start driving to Tokyo. In the car, Hinata glares at the road ahead and Saeko pinches his cheeks, telling him to relax. She asks him why he's playing volleyball and before he can finish his sentence, Saeko interrupts and asks if it's because he saw the Small Giant. Hinata excitedly asks her if she knows him and she answers that he's her former classmate. She adds that she once watched one of Karasuno’s practice matches and the Small Giant wasn’t doing so well during that game. He was switched out midway and started trashing the hallway around before turning to Saeko with an intense look. It felt like his entire body gave off a sense of sheer pride and confidence from being the team’s ace. Hinata thought of Ushijima, comparing his aura to the Small Giant’s.

The two soon arrive in Tokyo and enter the gym[4], where their team's waiting for them. For the rest of the day, Karasuno plays practice match after practice match; each time, the opponents are perplexed by Hinata and Kageyama’s quick strike. As Karasuno's taking a break, Hinata looks over at Nekoma and notices that Inuoka's benched but there's a new player that seems to have a whip-like spike.

After practice ends, Hinata walks around with Kenma and Inuoka who reveals to him the new guy’s name–Lev Haiba, a half-Russian, half-Japanese. They discussed his skills and Kenma stated that Lev just started volleyball in high school so his basic skills are terrible, even worse than Hinata’s.

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Hinata jumps high to challenge Lev.

Hinata then leaves to go to the bathroom and just as he enters[5], he nearly bumps into Lev. Hinata’s shocked that Lev knows Japanese and quickly introduces himself before asking Lev’s height. Lev points out how Hinata’s even shorter up close, angering the latter, but quickly adds that he means if Hinata jumped, he won’t be able to reach as high as Lev can. Hinata decides to prove him wrong by jumping up, though he ends up hitting his head on the ceiling. After recovering, he exclaims confidently that he will jump even higher than the Russian can in order to beat him. Although, Hinata does admit that Lev’s spikes are incredible because they blow right past the blockers. Lev replies with a confident smile that he’s Nekoma’s ace, after all. Hinata counters that Lev’s a middle blocker so he can’t be the ace, but Lev replies that position has nothing to do with it. An ace is the one that makes off with the most points. This affects Hinata’s way of thinking, and he looks down at his hand as he thinks of all the points he usually scores for his team.

The next day, during a timeout in his practice match, Hinata looks over at Nekoma’s game again. He watches Lev’s successful spikes, remembering his words on being the ace.

A while later later, Karasuno and Nekoma play against each other and right from the start, Hinata surprises Lev with a quick strike. However, Lev quickly blocks his next attacks and challenges Hinata to try to beat him.

As the game progresses, Hinata slowly gets distracted by Nekoma’s strength and starts thinking of Ushijima and the Small Giant. In the next move, Hinata’s so absorbed in his thoughts that he spikes the ball spontaneously, not realizing it’s meant for Asahi. As a result, the two crash into each other. Hinata apologizes frantically right afterward.

Hinata gets back into the game, but gets a new idea. He approaches Kageyama and tells him he’s going to stop closing his eyes during the quick strikes, shocking his teammates. Hinata explains that he can’t have Kageyama enabling him to hit that quick all the time, but Kageyama rejects him and walks away, stating that he has no intention of tossing to someone who he knows will miss.

The game continues but the tension from Hinata and Asahi’s collision is still there among the players. By the end of the day, Hinata hasn’t given up his decision to start spiking with his eyes opened. He asks Kageyama again, with Sugawara backing him up this time, but Kageyama won’t change his mind. Hinata explains that he wants to fight on his own in the air and reminds Kageyama of their loss to Aobajōsai. Kageyama replies that the quick strike is Hinata’s greatest weapon, but there is no need for him to think on his own in it. He then walks away. Sugawara tells Hinata that he agrees with Kageyama now that he has heard his viewpoint and before Hinata can reply, Ukai comes out and says the same thing.

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Ukai looks into the Hinata's eyes and realizes he’s serious.

Hinata responds quietly that when he’s in good form[6], he can see everything on the other side of the net. At first Ukai assumes Hinata’s only thinks he sees everything until he looks into the latter’s eyes and realize he’s serious. Before Ukai can react, Hinata walks away, but Ukai seems to have a change of heart. As soon as they all enter the gym, Ukai approaches Hinata and tells him that he’s right; the quick strike can still evolve, and he wants Hinata to try.

After practice, Hinata tells Kageyama to toss to him. The two and Yachi use an empty gym to practice with Hinata’s idea, but they keep failing. In the end, Kageyama gets angry and yells at Hinata that there are a ton of things he should be fixing instead of wasting his time on an attack he can’t do. Hinata argues back that he has to get better and Kageyama shoves him, shouting that he will destroy the team’s balance with his selfishness. Hinata loses it and grabs Kageyama who throws him over. The two continue fighting until Yachi calls Tanaka in to stop it.

A bandaged Hinata ends up walking home with Yachi. Hinata apologizes to Yachi for earlier and tells her his past with Kageyama. Hinata says that he knew he and Kageyama wouldn’t be friends at first, but they could be partners.

The next day, Hinata approaches Ukai and asks him for tips on how to practice. Instead, Ukai decides to take him to someone else: the original Coach Ikkei Ukai. Hinata asks Ikkei to teach him to fight on his own and jokingly, the coach points out his height. However, Hinata says that he wants to fight on his own because of his height. Ikkei says that he’s right in thinking that way because in a quick strike, the spiker is the definite moving force. In order to better explain that notion, Ikkei tells Hinata to try blocking his students’ spikes.

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Hinata's intimidated by the former Coach Ukai.

Ikkei sets up a few different tempos[7] that Hinata stops easily until the First Tempo. Ikkei asks him about the differences of the tempos and Hinata replies that timing’s different. The coach adds that the run-up for the quick begins before the setter’s toss, so the setter has to match the toss to the spiker. In other words, the quick strike is an attack led by the spiker. Ikkei’s words seem to affect Ukai who runs off suddenly, leaving Hinata alone with Ikkei.

Hinata, while gripping a volleyball, tells Ikkei that all this time, he has been moving on his own until he got to the top. The older man asks if from now on, Hinata wants to fight even at the top but in order to do that, Kageyama will have to improve too. Hinata states that Kageyama is already incredible so he’ll probably be fine, but Hinata needs to learn how to fight at the top so he won’t fall behind.

The following Tuesday, Hinata apologizes to Tanaka before practice begins. Ukai arranges for the players to have a practice match between themselves, with Hinata on the opposite team to Kageyama’s. Yachi approaches Hinata and asks him if things between him and Kageyama are ok. Hinata replies with a calm smile that they’re fine.

For the next few weeks, Hinata visits Ikkei several times to practice until the summer training camp resumes. Karasuno goes back to Tokyo[8]. The first practice match is against Fukurōdani and Kageyama and Hinata try their quick strike again, but Kageyama’s toss is too short and it fails completely. Hinata seems surprised but doesn’t say anything initially.

The second time almost fails, but Hinata manages to switch hands midair. As he lands, he stares at Kageyama silently, nothing to himself that Kageyama has changed.

That night, Hinata’s walking by when he hears Bokuto ask Tsukishima to train with him. After Tsukishima rejects the Fukurōdani ace, Hinata bombards Tsukishima with questions, but the latter ignores them. Irritated, Hinata complains to Yamaguchi who is shocked that Tsukishima would reject a champion school’s ace like that. Yamaguchi then interrupts Hinata’s rant to ask him what he would say to Tsukishima the way he is now. Hinata replies that he wouldn’t say anything because he doesn’t even know if Tsukishima even wants to play volleyball. Yamaguchi replies sadly that Tsukishima probably likes volleyball because if he didn’t, he wouldn’t have come to Karasuno. Hinata, noticing Yamaguchi’s worry for his friend, asks him what he would say[9].

Yamaguchi, inspired by Hinata’s words, then leaves and runs to Tsukishima, surprising Yachi who comes in to ask Hinata about it. Hinata states wistfully that Tsukishima would never do anything uncool so he thinks he’ll be fine because if one compares being good at volleyball to being bad, it’s obvious which one’s cooler.

Sometime later, Yamaguchi comes back into the gym and Hinata asks him what happened to Tsukishima. After Yamaguchi replies that Tsukishima went to train with Kuroo and Bokuto, Hinata gets jealous. Yamaguchi then asks him if he sees Tsukishima as a rival. Hinata replies affirmatively, stating that Tsukishima is also a middle blocker and has all the things Hinata doesn’t, but he definitely won’t lose to him.

As the summer passes by, Kageyama and Hinata’s quick strike barely improves. In a practice match against Nekoma, Karasuno gets worn out and begins to make mistakes. Irritated by his blunders, Hinata starts to lose his temper and stresses about how everyone, even Tsukishima, is improving tremendously. So far, Hinata’s the only person that hasn’t shown any real progress.

He finally snaps when Kageyama makes a mistake with his toss[10]. While everyone commends Hinata for his quick recovery, Hinata turns on Kageyama and yells at him for doing a bad job, angering the setter. Kageyama threatens the spiker, but Hinata replies that the toss just now wasn’t their usual falling toss. Before Hinata can say anymore, Tanaka drags him away.

After practice, Kageyama tells Hinata that he won’t be practicing with him anymore because he keeps screwing up the toss. Hinata is stunned because Kageyama is being considerate for once and questions him, to which Kageyama replies angrily. Yachi then interrupts and says that she really wants to see the new quick strike, motivating the duo to start practicing right away. Hinata rushes outside and forces Kenma to practice with him, though he only manages to get five tosses out of the setter before he runs away.

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Hinata practices on Team Owl with Bokuto and Akaashi.

Afterwards, Hinata hurries to one of the gyms where Tsukishima, Bokuto, Akaashi, and Kuroo are. Just as he asks if he could join their practice, Lev arrives next to him and asks the same thing. With enough people there now, Kuroo proposes a 3-on-3. To his excitement, Hinata ends up on Team Owls with Bokuto and Akaashi. However, just as the game reaches the second set, Bokuto pauses it for dinner.

A while later, the game is restarted. Bokuto performs a “tipping into the block” which amazes Hinata. After asking the third year about it, Bokuto explains the steps and tells Hinata spiking isn’t just about slamming the ball to the floor. If he keeps his cool, he would be able to see what actions to take. Hinata stares as the ace’s back in deep thought.

Taking into account what Bokuto proposed, Hinata then aims for the tip of Lev’s finger when he and the other two blockers gang up on Hinata. The ball bounces off Lev’s finger and goes out, scoring a point for the Owls. Although, Hinata does confess afterwards that his success was just a fluke. Bokuto gets excited and rubs Hinata’s head while complimenting him and offers to teach him a special finishing move (a type of feint), thrilling the first year. The next day, Karasuno goes against Fukurōdani for the last time this summer camp. Before the game starts, Daichi tells his team about the secret BBQ the coaches planned, boosting all of their morales.

Just as the game begins, Bokuto performs a perfect blockout. Hinata watches him and tries to think of a way to retaliate before remembering the special move Bokuto taught him. He successfully pulls off the feint, shocking his teammates and opponents. As the opponents are scrambling to save the ball, Hinata thinks back to Bokuto’s words on how the feeling he gets from a successful feint is the best.

Daichi states that this trip has been one loss after another but at the very least, they should snatch a win from Fukurōdani, the strongest among the training camp’s members, before leaving. Motivated, the players get ready for a comeback.

However, the score continues to be in Fukurōdani’s favor and Karasuno doesn’t show any improvement until Hinata initiates the new quick with Kageyama by starting his run up early. The ball flies past Akaashi and hits the floor, stunning everyone. Hinata and Kageyama look at each other knowingly before celebrating loudly. Hinata’s so overjoyed, he exclaims that Kageyama really is incredible before excitedly calling for another try. Kageyama doesn’t know what to make of that and ends up stuttering out his thanks.
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Hinata and Kageyama are congratulated by Yachi for their successful quick strike.

The second time fails though, but the duo aren’t worried at all. Bokuto ends up slowly making more mistakes until he finally snaps. Depressed, he tells Akaashi to not send the ball to him anymore and Karasuno takes advantage of the ace’s dilemma. Karasuno slowly gains back their points in the meantime, each member showing off his new skills. However, at the last minute, Bokuto makes a sudden comeback and Fukurōdani wins[11]. Asahi apologizes to the team but Ukai replies that it’s good he realized his fault on his own. In his situation, it’s understandable that Asahi would get scared. Even though the team lost today, their attacks got through against a nationals level opponent. Takeda adds that right now, the players can’t beat the other teams in serves or combination moves because they’ve been at it longer than the players have. That doesn’t mean they should stop there though. When colors mix, they become muddy and messy but when they all blend together, the final result is the color that wins against all others: black. To finish his speech off, Takeda asks the players to become a team of black like the crows they represent.

After penalties, Kageyama states to Hinata that if their quicks were more successful, they probably could’ve taken a set from Fukurōdani. However, with their quick, they can fight now. Even if the opponents read what they’re going to do and chase after them, they can still fight.

At the BBQ, Hinata exclaims to Bokuto that he won’t lose in a real match and Bokuto agrees to the challenge. As they begin eating, Bokuto brags loudly that he’s one of the top five aces in the country, but Kuroo points out how Ushiwaka is one of the top three. Lev asks who the other two are and Kuroo reveals their names: Kyushu’s “Kiryu” and Kanto’s “Sakusa”. However, this year, Sakusa’s school is the favorite to win the championships. Lev and Hinata simultaneously ask if they beat Sakusa, they’ll be the top in Japan. Kuroo points out how those two are saying this despite being the top two in crappiness.

As Karasuno finally heads home[12], Hinata says to Kageyama that he doesn’t like being weak but the fact that there are a lot of people who are “above” him makes him happy, puzzling the setter.

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Now back in Karasuno High, the members are busy preparing for the upcoming Spring High. Hinata and Kageyama practice into the night with the former Coach Ukai, who advises them to take a break since their quick hasn’t been succeeding. However, as soon as he says that, Kageyama and Hinata finally pull it off, surprising Ukai and everyone else near the court.

August 11, the first day of the Spring High begins. In the hallway[13], passersby are surprised by Hinata’s haggard appearance. He reveals that he feels a lot better now since he threw up on the bus; this memory adds to the other members’ anxiety and causes them to get sick as well. Tanaka congratulates Hinata for managing to hold in his puke until after the bus stopped instead of hurling in anyone’s lap, embarrassing the first year.

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Hinata apologizes frantically for bumping into Towada.

Hinata then heads to the bathroom and bumps into someone. The stranger yells at him and Hinata apologizes hastily. He stops when he notices that the guy’s from Ougiminami High, the school he’s going up against. Before Hinata can say anything though, the guy pats his head and apologizes for shouting at him, assuming that he’s the younger brother of a player. Hinata quickly shouts that he’s actually a first year at Karasuno and announces that he’ll win and go to nationals. Seemingly annoyed, the guy coldly states that Hinata shouldn’t talk about winning the nationals so easily. He’s initially unnerved by the confident gaze Hinata gives him, but says that in the end, everyone will lose to Shiratorizawa.

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Karasuno enters the stadium and warms up. The match begins and before long, Karasuno is leading by five points and is nearing the 20s of the first set. Since the Ougiminami players don’t put much effort into their play, Karasuno’s able to clinch the first set easily with Hinata and Kageyama’s infamous quick scoring the final point.

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Karasuno accepts Ougiminami's challenge.

As the members are celebrating, they hear one of their opponents announce that he’ll take down Karasuno and beat Shiratorizawa. Confidently, they accept their opponent’s challenge. The second set begins and Karasuno dominates its way to the 20s again. The now motivated Ougiminami players try to save the ball, but Karasuno wins the match with a quick strike from Hinata and Kageyama (2-0/ 25:16, 25:13).

Done with their match, the Karasuno members celebrate and head off the court. As they’re walking by, they see a match between Nishita and Kakugawa, their next opponent. Hinata appears unnerved by the 2m tall player in Kakugawa and notes that he has to beat him or he won’t be able to advance to the representative battle.

Karasuno vs Kakugawa

As Daichi is encouraging the team for its next match, Hinata turns around to see the 2m player towering over him. When Yamaguchi compares their heights, Hinata gets offended and yells that he’s 163 cm if they round up. Tsukishima comments that Hinata and the player have a 40cm height difference, and Yachi tries to defend Hinata by adding that Kitty-chan is also 40cm so it’s not such a big difference. This leads to a conversation about the types of things that can be placed on Hinata’s head so he can match the player in height. Hinata states that he wants to combine with a Lucifer Dogfish because he’ll then be 2m tall. Kageyama hears this and blatantly asks if Hinata’s scared.

The match between Kakugawa and Karasuno soon begins. Hinata’s shown hiding behind Tanaka as he eyes the two-metre player–Hyakuzawa. Tsukishima serves first, but it’s received easily by Kakugawa. The ball’s then sent to Hyakuzawa, who spikes right over Hinata’s head.

Counterattacking, Hinata and Kageyama try their infamous quick. While spiking, Hinata notices that he’ll be blocked at that angle, so he quickly switches to a feint. However, Hyakuzawa easily moves his arms over and completely blocks the ball[14]. This continues until Kakugawa is leading by three points, and Hinata begins to get frustrated. Even his diagonal jumps aren’t working in throwing Hyakuzawa off. On the other hand, Kageyama seems unaffected, even unusually optimistic. He suddenly asks to use the new quick strike, to Hinata’s surprise, but this boosts the middle blocker’s morale immediately.

In the next move, Kageyama sets the ball to Hinata at the perfect angle and Hinata spikes it down so quickly that none of the opponents, including Hyakuzawa, can react. The quick strikes continue succeeding until Karasuno is nearing its set point. Hinata and Kageyama then use a minus tempo to score, taking the first set for Karasuno.

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Hinata and Kageyama try a minus tempo attack.

The second set begins and Karasuno uses a first tempo synchronized attack right off the bat. The members score easily, and the score gap increases gradually until Karasuno is at its match point. Despite this, Hinata is wary of Hyakuzawa, knowing that if he lets his guard down, the opponent will reach him in no time. To counter Hyakuzawa’s height, Daichi tells Hinata and Tanaka to give up trying to block the opponent completely and instead look for a different technique. When Hyakuzawa spikes again, Daichi, Tanaka, and Hinata use a soft block to decrease the momentum of the ball so it can be received easily. The ball is sent towards Hinata, who suddenly remembers his time in Tokyo, and performs a blockout off Hyakuzawa’s fingers. The ball then goes out and Karasuno wins the match (2-0/ 25-22, 25-19).

Hinata closes his hand, proud of himself for scoring a point with something other than a quick. The Karasuno members praise him, with Asahi holding Hinata up to the team. With this match, Karasuno has passed through the Miyagi Prefecture’s first Spring High Preliminary and will advance to the Representative Playoffs[15].

Karasuno vs Johzenji

The Karasuno members soon head home. Kiyoko goes back to the gym to check for forgotten items and the team goes ahead. Hinata remarks that with this match, they’re finally going to be in the same arena as Oikawa and Ushijima. Suddenly, he remembers his lunchbox that that he forgot in the stadium. As he heads back to get it, he sees two guys harassing Kiyoko for her number. Despite being afraid of their intimidating appearances, Hinata jumps in between them and Kiyoko and tries to get the manager away. However, the guys easily brush Hinata aside and continue with their advances. Hinata gets between them again, jumping high over one of the guys, who notices Hinata’s Karasuno shirt. He recognizes Hinata as a member of the team which had defeated the “2m team”. He then states frivolously that he wanted to have some fun against that team too, surprising Hinata. The first year asks the guy if he made it through the preliminary and the guy reveals that his team was in the top four in the Interhigh Preliminaries. He then starts to leave and pats Hinata’s head, stating that if they face off in the representative playoffs, they should get some fun out of it.
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Hinata jumps over Terushima's head to distract him from Kiyoko.

A confused Hinata watches the guys walk away as he thinks of how the stranger had called volleyball fun. Kiyoko then gives him his lunchbox and comments on the cute cat wrapping, embarrassing Hinata who quickly asserts that it’s his sister’s.

A few days later, Karasuno goes to Tokyo again to practice with Fukurōdani and Nekoma. Hinata and Kageyama practice their new quick strike, but the success rate is only around 70%. As the days pass, the duo practices rigorously and improves the quick strike to 90%.

One night, as Hinata and Kenma are cleaning up, Kenma tells the former that he had been thinking lately of having a real match against Karasuno. He wants a match where it’s an instant game over if one loses. Hinata confidently agrees[16].

October 25th comes around soon. Karasuno goes to Sendai City Gymnasium again for the Representative Playoffs. Remembering his loss against Aobajōsai, Hinata states that they are going to have their revenge. He then runs inside and bumps into the guy who was harassing Kiyoko–Yūji Terushima. Hinata finds out that he’s from Johzenji before Terushima pushes him away and waves to Kiyoko. This enrages Tanaka and Nishinoya, who rush at Terushima, but Johzenji’s manager intercepts and apologizes. Terushima ignores the two and walks away after saying that he’ll see Karasuno in the first round.

After Johzenji leaves, Hinata notes that all the teams are in this stadium right now. Motivated, he and Kageyama run down the hallway, exclaiming that they’ll beat everyone. After the team’s settled in, Hinata goes to the bathroom. With a grave expression, he faces the door and remembers all the times he’d bumped into “dangerous types” there. As he’s telling himself to be careful, Oikawa and Iwaizumi approach him. Iwaizumi tries to compliment Hinata for defeating the 2m guy, but the latter’s unnerved and ends up replying incoherently. Oikawa teasingly threatens to bury the middle blocker and Hinata quickly escapes. However, he ends up crashing into Ushijima who instantly recognizes him. Ushijima then greets Oikawa and Iwaizumi and wishes them luck for their last high school tournament, unknowingly insulting them due to his implication that they won’t get into nationals. Hinata tries to interrupt, exclaiming that Karasuno will triumph, but gets cut off by menacing glares from the other three. As he’s backing away fearfully, he bumps into Aone. Ushijima then leaves after stating that Shiratorizawa will accept all challenges. Relieved now that the tension’s gone, Hinata goes inside the bathroom while reaffirming that it is indeed a scary place.
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Hinata finds himself in the middle of an argument between Ushijima and Oikawa and Iwaizumi.

Afterwards, he goes back to the court and watches the other teams set up. Sugawara points out that the “Queens” are on Court C. He introduces them as Niiyama Joshi, the team which had been representing the girls’ side for years. Unnerved, Hinata remarks that they look strong. Tanaka suddenly calls out to someone on the team, but stops when all the girls glare at him. As they walk away, Hinata excitedly asks Tanaka about it and Tanaka replies proudly that he raised Niiyama Joshi’s up-and-coming ace. Sugawara and Daichi quickly respond that Tanaka was just on the same junior sports team as that person.

Soon, it’s time for Karasuno to go against Johzenji for their first round. Karasuno serves first and Johzenji has trouble receiving it. However, Karasuno’s soon surprised when Terushima spikes the ball back while jumping and turning around midair. Johzenji’s wild, random playing style throws Karasuno off. A ball suddenly goes towards the bleachers and Hinata jumps after it, catches it midair, turns, and propels himself off the wall and back onto the court. Nishinoya swipes the ball over the net back to Johzenji’s side, demonstrating that Karasuno can be just as unpredictable.

Hinata and Kageyama bring out their infamous quick for the first time in this match, shocking everyone in the stadium. Johzenji’s unable to stop the next few quicks until Kageyama gets hit in the face with a ball. With a nosebleed, he’s forcibly taken off the court. Hinata reassures him that the team will take care of everything while he’s gone. Hinata is then switched out as well because without Kageyama, he knows there’s no purpose for him to be on the court. However, Hinata remains optimistic.

The game continues with neither side yielding. Before long, Kageyama comes back. Karasuno wins the first set due to a mistake Johzenji made. The duo is switched back into the game for the second set[17]. Hinata’s greeted by Terushima who teasingly remarks that things are dull without Hinata there and announces that he’s going to win this set. Hinata yells back that he can’t beat him one-on-one yet, but his team as a whole will beat Johzenji.

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The duo messes up, but Daichi manages to save the ball.

Kageyama and Hinata try a quick strike, but Hinata’s excitement causes him to miss his spike. However, Daichi hits the ball just as it was about to strike the ground. Terushima spikes it back over but Daichi sends it to Kageyama and Hinata, who scores. The duo apologizes to the captain for their mistake, but Daichi simply replies that he was already prepared for it since he knew they would let their overexcitement get to them.

Karasuno soon has a five-point advantage over Johzenji. However, after a pep talk from its manager, Johzenji devises a new tactic to counter Hinata’s quick strike by leaving him open and falling back so they can receive it easily. This infuriates Hinata, who notes that even though he hates getting blocked, it’s even more annoying when blockers ignore him. He asks for another quick to intimidate Johzenji and succeeds when he spikes the ball to the very corner of the opposing court.

Karasuno wins when Johzenji’s ball goes out (2-0/ 25-21, 25-20). The players celebrate happily and leave the court. As he’s pushing the volleyball trolley out, Hinata sees Aone looming over him. He states that tomorrow, he’ll beat Hinata. Eagerly, the latter accepts the challenge and starts shouting in excitement.

Karasuno vs Wakutani South

Karasuno goes to Court B to see who its next opponent would be. Wakutani South had just won its match and Kageyama reminds Hinata that Ukai had warned them about this team before the Interhigh. Hinata exclaims that before they can get to Date Tech, they have to beat these guys.

The team soon goes back to Karasuno High to prepare for the next match tomorrow. Ukai explains Wakutani’s prowess and techniques and warns the members to not get impatient, especially Hinata, Kageyama, Tanaka, and Nishinoya. Daichi reassures everyone that he and the defensive specialists of the team would back up the wing spikers. The team then huddles and vows to win tomorrow.

The next day, the teams gather up at the Sendai City Gymnasium again. As he’s warming up on the court, Hinata sees the Nakashima family cheering for Takeru and gets jealous. The game soon begins and Hinata scores the first point right away with a quick[18]. In order to motivate Hinata, Daichi points out that Wakutani South is studying him carefully after noticing how on guard it is against the middle blocker; this works effectively.

The game flows smoothly until Takeru tries to spike against three blockers–Hinata, Tanaka, and Daichi. Takeru chooses to perform a blockout off Hinata’s hand. This playing style instantly reminds Hinata of the Small Giant’s.

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Hinata, Sugawara, Ennoshita, and Yamaguchi watch in shock as Daichi collapse after his crash with Tanaka.

Both sides are neck to neck until Tsukishima blocks a spike and Asahi spikes through the blockers. Karasuno begins leading by two points. However, this is cut short when Daichi collides into Tanaka as they were both trying to receive the same ball. He’s taken off the court to recover and Ennoshita replaces him. Karasuno has a little trouble adapting at first, but gets back on its feet before long and wins the first set.

Without Daichi, Karasuno ends up losing the second set to Wakutani. In the break, Hinata asks Ukai about Takeru’s playing style to confirm if it’s really like the Small Giant’s. Ukai replies that it’s the closest in the prefecture, causing Hinata to get jealous of Takeru. Kageyama tells Hinata to not try to compete since the other team’s mid-air techniques are way better than his, annoying the middle blocker.

When the game resumes, Hinata attempts a blockout but fails completely. He’s unnerved by the smug look Takeru gives him afterwards. However, when Takeru tries a blockout off Hinata and Tanaka, Hinata runs after the ball, hits it back up into the air, and easily flips over with technique he perfected from doing so many flying falls during the summer[19]. He and Kageyama counter with a quick strike before crashing into each other.

Hinata’s soon up against three blockers, but he isn’t discouraged. As he assesses them, he realizes that he’ll get blocked and with quick thinking, he bounces the ball off their hands so Karasuno could try another attack.

The third set goes by quickly, but the exhausted players on both sides are starting to make more mistakes. Soon, Karasuno’s at match point. Takeru goes to spike against Hinata and Kageyama and Hinata moves his hand in an attempt to stop the ball. However, it bounces off him instead and flies towards the back. Acting quickly, Ennoshita jumps and hits it back towards Kageyama, who performs another quick with Hinata. The ball goes towards Shunki, but he fails to receive it properly and it ends up going out. Karasuno wins the match (2-1/ 25-20, 20-25, 25-23)[20].

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Karasuno celebrates its victory.

Despite his victory, Hinata feels insecure about his ability in comparison with Takeru’s. He states to Kageyama that he wasn’t able to win a head-to-head battle against the third year and admits that Takeru was more of a “Small Giant” than he is. Kageyama simply responds that Hinata’s just too young.

Now that the match has ended, both teams exit the court. Hinata goes upstairs with the first years, confident about his next match. Suddenly, Yamaguchi runs to the bathroom and Hinata comments on how fired up the former is about it. Kageyama wonders if Yamaguchi’s going to shit and Hinata calls him out for using vulgar language.

Karasuno vs Aobajōsai

The team heads to the bleachers to watch Aobajōsai’s current match with Date Tech. Hinata’s impressed by the “oversized setter” Koganegawa. Aobajōsai soon wins and Karasuno heads down. On the way, Hinata passes by Aone and both silently vow to beat each other next time.
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Hinata and Aone silently vow to beat each other.

The warmups are filled with tension as each member remembers the loss in Interhigh. Hinata casually asks Kageyama if he’s nervous and instead of the usual indignant response, Kageyama admits that he is because Oikawa’s strong. He remembers something Iwaizumi once said during junior high about how with a full team, the strong will get even stronger. He states that he didn’t understand it back then but with Karasuno, he realizes the true meaning. It’s not a matter of adding up the players’ abilities, but rather multiplying them. Oikawa will draw out more of the spikers’ power than Kageyama can, no matter what team the third year is on. Hinata replies that Karasuno’s an exception then, surprising Kageyama.

As the team finally heads onto the court, Hinata remarks that they’re going to get their revenge this time. The match begins and Karasuno shows off its improvements from the summer training camp. While the other players have utilized all their new techniques, Hinata still hasn’t hit the ball yet and he starts to get jittery. His desire to hit a quick stems from when his spike was blocked at the match point in the Interhigh match against Aobajōsai.

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Hinata's blocked completely by Kindaichi.

However, when he finally hits a quick, it’s blocked by Kindaichi. The ball’s saved by Tsukishima, but Kageyama worries about Hinata’s ability to play due to his overexcitement. To calm down the middle blocker, Kageyama kicks him hard in the butt, annoying the latter. Hinata tries the new quick again, thinking back to his fight with Kageyama during the summer. It succeeds[21], slamming right past Kindaichi.

Aobajōsai switches in Kyōtani, who steals Kindaichi’s ball right off the bat. Karasuno’s shocked by the new player’s attitude and Hinata wonders who he is while he’s impressed by the wing spiker’s “Mad Dog” nickname. Kyōtani then spikes right across the court, scoring a point easily. Karasuno can’t stop Kyōtani initially because of his brute strength and Oikawa’s tactics. Despite being overwhelmed, Hinata exclaims that Kyōtani’s spikes are really cool.

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The new quick strike succeeds.

In order to mitigate the score gap, Kageyama tries a back attack with Hinata, but it gets completely blocked by Oikawa. The third year reveals that he had been expecting that. With the score gap increasing steadily every second and the players in chaos against Kyōtani’s reckless playing style, Ukai sends in Sugawara to change the match dynamics. Sugawara uses a synchronized attack with Kageyama spiking to gain back a point. However, Aobajōsai still has a huge advantage over Karasuno. With no other choice, Ukai sends in Yamaguchi. Hinata tells Yamaguchi to score ten points and cheers him on with Nishinoya, Sugawara, and Ennoshita.

Yamaguchi pulls off two jump float serves[22] before getting stopped by Hanamaki. These successes boost Karasuno’s morale tenfold and the players are able to take back a few points. On the side, Hinata cheers on his teammates.

Aobajōsai soon wins the second set. Yamaguchi comments on how amazing Oikawa’s serve is and Hinata assures him that his jump float is just as great. Despite this, Yamaguchi remains unsure of himself until Tanaka comes over.

The third set begins, but there is noticeable tension on both sides because this will be the last match for the teams with these members. Karasuno plays fiercely to pull itself ahead and Oikawa begins to make mistakes with his serves. However, Aobajōsai easily catches up but due to problems with Kyōtani, Coach Irihata switches him out. Karasuno uses this opportunity to take a few points until Kyōtani comes back.

Both teams are keeping up by now, but Hinata can see Kageyama getting distressed over his and Oikawa’s differences in setting style. To reassure his setter, Hinata blatantly remarks that Oikawa is strong but with Hinata here, Kageyama is invincible. His words impress both his team and Aobajōsai[23].

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Hinata accidentally jumps too far.

The duo performs a quick but this time, Hinata accidentally jumps too far. Despite Hinata being too close to the net, Kageyama still sets to him and inadvertently creates a new version of the quick strike. When Hinata slams the ball down, no one is able to receive it. He and Kageyama celebrate excitedly afterwards.

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Despite being at a crucial moment of the match, Hinata's concentration doesn't waver.

Despite some members showing clear exhaustion, Hinata remains active and continues running across the court or performing risky moves that send him flying backwards. Soon Aobajōsai is at set point and Sugawara is switched in. Hinata’s eyes are glazed over now, his concentration fully on the game. When Kyōtani spikes, the middle blocker crashes into Kageyama to create a two-man block, successfully stopping the second year. Hinata apologizes uneasily for it, afraid of retaliation from the setter.

The tides have turned so that Karasuno is at match point. Both teams are playing vigorously, with each player taking dangerous risks to ensure that the ball doesn’t drop. Kageyama tosses to Hinata, who slams the ball past Kindaichi’s hand. Oikawa fails to receive it properly and Karasuno wins the match (2-1/ 25-23, 26-28, 26-24).

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Hinata remembers Karasuno's loss to Aobajōsai in the Interhigh.

Hinata stares down at his fist as he remembers his blocked quick during Interhigh. The team huddles in happiness before exiting the court.

Karasuno vs Shiratorizawa

On his way to the bus, Hinata remembers Ushijima’s words about Aobajōsai being barren land. He tells Kageyama that they will show Ushijima the strength they grew from the concrete.

When they get back to Karasuno High, they celebrate loudly and Daichi announces that their goal is to win nationals. Ukai then gathers the players around him to discuss their next opponent–Shiratorizawa.
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Hinata and Kageyama resolve to win against Shiratorizawa.

The next day, the team goes back to the Sendai City Gymnasium for their finals[24]. Someone calls Hinata and he turns to see Izumi and Kōji. Excitedly, he introduces the two to Tanaka until Kōji suddenly notices Kageyama. Hinata explains teasingly that Kageyama’s different now and the latter yells at him for being slow. Hinata runs back to his team after bidding his friends goodbye.

As the members enter the court, they’re overwhelmed by the amount of people in the bleachers and Hinata clutches his stomach as he heads to the bathroom again. When he comes back, the team warms up. Hinata and Kageyama use the new near-the-net quick, shocking the spectators. At some point, Hinata sends a ball over to Shiratorizawa by accident and runs over to get it from one of the players. When he takes it, he’s surprised by the player’s resemblance to Benkei.

The match begins and the players line up. Hinata’s so nervous that he forgets to bow to Shiratorizawa. The rest of the team is just as anxious, allowing Shiratorizawa to gain two points over them. Hinata can’t block the opponents completely and Nishinoya has trouble receiving Ushijima’s spikes. A huge eight-point score gap is soon established. However, after a few moves, Nishinoya is able to adapt to Ushijima’s left-handed spikes and finally receives a ball. An excited Hinata cheers on his teammate.

When Hinata’s switched in, he has trouble blocking Shiratorizawa because of his opponents’ techniques. Up to this point, Ushijima hasn’t received at all and instead, leaves it to his teammates. Hinata thinks back to the challenge he gave to the ace the first time they met and slams the ball down, forcing Ushijima to finally receive. The latter retaliates with a spike, which Hinata tries to block. It slams off his hands and Hinata immediately shakes them around to alleviate the pain.

With overwhelming power, Shiratorizawa soon takes the first set[25]. Hinata’s completely motivated now to beat Ushijima, but has trouble against Tendou as well. He blocks Hinata several times, but it angers Kageyama more. The next move, the setter gets revenge by hiding his movements so Tendou can’t guess who he’ll be tossing to. Kageyama then shoots the ball to Hinata, who slams it straight down before anyone in Shiratorizawa can react.

Karasuno has gotten used to Shiratorizawa’s tactics by now and is able to keep up, even if the players can’t stop Ushijima. The players are switched out multiple times to try attacks that may be able to mitigate the score gap, but none provide very successful results. On his way back to the court, Hinata notices Sugawara encouraging him. The first year holds his thumb up before crashing into Tsukishima. The blond tells him a new strategy and Hinata tries it the next move. He is able to one-touch Tendou’s spike, allowing Kageyama to pull off a dump shot. Hinata runs to Tsukishima to give him a high five, but the latter evades him.

Hinata soon appears to perform a feint, but it’s only a ruse to distract the blockers from Tanaka. This pulls Karasuno to match point, but Shiratorizawa keeps up. Ushijima spikes the ball off Tsukishima’s hand and Hinata runs after it. He jumps off the borders used to separate the court and manages to keep the ball in the air.

The second set’s going to the thirties and neither side is giving in. Shirabu makes a mistake in his set to Ushijima, allowing Tsukishima to block the ace. This allows Karasuno to finally win the second set[26]. Hinata congratulates Tsukishima and tells him that one point is just as good as a hundred. Tsukishima responds with a condescending thanks, annoying Hinata.

Shiratorizawa takes back the third set and the court changes. As Hinata passes by Ushijima, the latter tells him that he’d thought the first year would be more skilled. However, Hinata’s skills are actually at an infantile level. This shocks and infuriates the middle blocker. When the first year goes back to his team, Kageyama criticizes him for walking slowly and Hinata comments on his similarity with Ushijima. Oblivious to the true meaning of that, Kageyama agrees and states that he’ll eventually be able to hit the same spikes as the ace. Depressed, Hinata falls down and mutters that Kageyama misunderstood.

Before the next set starts, Hinata approaches Ukai and asks him for blocking tips. Ukai remarks that since Hinata lacks height, he’ll have to rely on timing. The coach tells Hinata to immediately switch to soft blocking if he messes up his timing.

The fourth set begins, with both sides taking dangerous risks to ensure their victory. The players are starting to get irritated, especially Hinata who yearns to defeat Ushijima after his earlier insult. Hinata thinks angrily that he’s jealous of tall people as he runs to the net. He swings his arms back as if he’s attacking before jumping high up. He blocks Ushijima completely and smiles in thrill. As he falls back, he crashes into Tanaka. The second time he tries blocking, he ends up crashing into the net.

Now that Karasuno’s keeping pace with Shiratorizawa, Ukai switches Hinata out so he can rest. Once he’s better, Hinata’s switched back in and heads to Kageyama[27]. He tells him that he’ll hit any toss, even if it’s crappy, and Kageyama angrily retaliates that he never sets crappy tosses.

Right away, Hinata and Kageyama attempt a quick. It gets blocked but ends up going out, giving Karasuno the point. The next move, Kageyama’s toss is short but Hinata, thinking back to something Ukai said, switches to his left hand and slams the ball down. Karasuno wins the fourth set. Excitedly, Hinata runs around Kageyama until the setter grabs him. He stutters out a compliment and Hinata shows his happiness at being able to play another set.

Shiratorizawa establishes a three-point score gap in the fifth set. Tsukishima suddenly gets injured and has to be taken off the court. Hinata exclaims to the blond that they’ll win nationals by the time he gets back so he doesn’t have to worry. The match continues, with Karasuno playing more vigorously to pull itself ahead. When Asahi gets blocked, Hinata uses his cheek to save the ball. He claims afterwards that he did so because he didn’t have time to use his hands and didn’t want to injure his nose. If his nose had started bleeding, he would be taken off the court. His words impress his teammates and unsettle his opponents, especially Ushijima[28], who glares at Hinata. The first year notices and jumps backwards with caution.

When Kageyama’s switched back in, he and Hinata perform their near-the-net quick strike. Hinata’s surprised at the huge risk Kageyama took in that move. Hinata’s concentration starts to improve now that the game’s nearing the end. When Ushijima spikes, the middle blocker’s able calculate the path of the ball and jump back away from the net to catch it. He sends it flying back over to Shiratorizawa’s side and scores.

Shiratorizawa soon reaches match point at the same time as Tsukishima returns to the court. The middle blocker sits down on the bench and Hinata tells him that he and Yamaguchi bought him time. Tsukishima thanks Hinata genuinely.

With one of its main blockers back in play, Karasuno’s able to get ahead and reach match point. Hinata is quieter than usual by now and doesn’t make any usual exclaims, his concentration fully on the game. However, his fatigue begins to show when he fails to jump high enough to block Goshiki. Angrily, Hinata punches his own legs. Despite this, he continues to push himself. Kageyama sends him the ball and using his remaining strength, Hinata slams it down. Hayato fails to receive it properly and it goes out. Karasuno wins the finals (3-2/ 16-25, 31-29, 20-25, 29-27, 21-19)[29].

The players hug one another and even burst into tears. Hinata feels the strain on his legs and has to be helped by Nishinoya and Kageyama to stand up. Karasuno heads off the court to rest and Hinata’s congratulated by Izumi and Kōji. Ushijima then comes and interrupts them with a vow to defeat Hinata next time. The first year loudly proclaims that he’ll make it to the same stage as Ushijima again.

Aftermath

Karasuno heads back to the restaurant it went to when it lost to Aobajōsai in the Interhigh. The players are exhausted and many, including Hinata, have fallen asleep on the table.

A few days later, in school, Hinata’s thrilled to hear his classmates compliment his team and excitedly talks about the upcoming nationals. He gets annoyed when his classmates reveal that they think he’s only an errand boy on the team.

At the end of the day, he heads to the club room and ask the upperclassmen about the Spring High in Tokyo. Tanaka reveals that Nekoma and Fukurōdani have made it to the top four and will be battling it out shortly. Hinata loudly proclaims that Karasuno will defeat Nekoma.

A few hours after Nekoma's match ends, Kenma texts Hinata, announcing his team's advance to nationals[30]. As soon as Natsu notifies Hinata about this, he runs to his phone and cheers loudly. Excited, he goes out for a run in order to train for his long anticipated match against Nekoma.

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Preparation for Nationals

It's mid-November now and Karasuno is preparing for nationals[31]. Hinata walks with his friends before morning practice and one of them comments on how much Hinata has changed volleyball-wise. He reminisces on when they had to practice together in the middle of corridors. They're interrupted by Kiyoko who calls Hinata to take measurements for a pamphlet they're making. Kageyama suddenly appears behind Hinata and challenges him to a vertical reach competition. Hinata turns it into a bet where the loser has to buy three curry buns.

The team goes inside the gym to retake measurements. Hinata announces dramatically that he has grown 1.4 cm, but then freaks out when he finds out his teammates grew more than he did. The members then take the vertical reach test. Surrounding students comment on Hinata's lack of height and watches him, expecting him to fail. He ends up surpassing their expectations and reaching 333 cm. However, Kageyama ends up beating Hinata in all of the challenges and Hinata angrily challenges him to more.

Just then, Takeda comes in and pauses all activity to make an announcement: Kageyama has been invited to an All-Japan Youth intensive training camp, shocking the entire team. Hinata stares at his teammate wordlessly. Tsukishima, surprisingly, also gets invited to an alternative training camp which is held by Shiratorizawa's coach. Hinata gets overwhelmed and slightly jealous at the fact that he was not invited to any of the training camps. To his dismay, both Kageyama and Tsukishima seem to be moving forward as better volleyball players.

That night, Hinata goes to Sakanoshita Shop and buys a toothbrush. A few days later, to everyone’s surprise, Hinata shows up at the First Year Selective Intensive Training Camp with Tsukishima, who quickly pulls him aside.

As Tsukishima’s admonishing Hinata for his audacious decision, Coach Anabara takes him into the office to speak with Ukai and Takeda. Hinata gets yelled at and he apologizes, but he sticks to his initial reasoning for coming to the camp; Hinata remarks that he wants to get stronger like the players who were invited.

Coach Washijō then comes in and takes the phone from Hinata. He states that he doesn’t mind if Hinata becomes a ball boy. After a quick discussion with Ukai and Takeda, he turns to Hinata and notes that without Kageyama, Hinata has no value as a player. If Hinata doesn’t like being a ball boy, he can just go home.

Hinata thinks over this for only a few seconds before running after Washijō. He faces the other players and apologizes for interruption. Loudly, he then announces that he’ll be a ball boy, surprising everyone.

Hinata has no trouble adapting to his position and does his best with the tasks, though he gets distracted by the games sometimes. Despite his situation and Washijō’s open hostility, Hinata remains optimistic and stays after all the other players are gone to work on his own skills. He notices that this is the first time he was a ball boy; other sports teams always allowed him to join in on their practices. Still, he can’t afford to let this bring him down. He has to keep moving forward.

The next day, Hinata goes to Sakanoshita Shop during his lunch break to talk with Ukai[32]. Ukai asks if Hinata was really expecting Washijō to just let him join if he’d crashed practice like that. Hinata doesn’t say anything and Ukai proceeds to lecture him before reminding Hinata that this is still an opportunity for him. To Hinata’s surprise, Ukai warns him to make the best of his position and learn as much as he can from it.

Sometime later, Hinata returns to the camp. He has trouble saving the balls, but doesn’t get discouraged. Suddenly, the Shiratorizawa upperclassmen enter the gym and Hinata’s surprised to see Ushijima. Tendō spots him and challenges him to a match, but Hinata’s called away by someone to fill up the water bottles, confusing Tendō and Ushijima. Tendō later asks Hinata why he’s not playing and Hinata reveals that he wasn’t invited. Ushijima overhears and asks Hinata why he’s simply standing there. Hinata doesn’t have a reply for that.

During a break, Hinata goes to the storage room. Angrily, he stuffs his head under the mats and asks himself what he’s doing here. He thinks back to all the advice and insults he’d heard from Tsukishima, Tanaka, Washijō, Goshiki, and Ukai and tells himself to think hard and find the thing that will help him grow stronger.

After realizing what he’s looking for, Hinata returns to the gym with a determined gaze on his face, intimidating Tendō and Ushijima. Hinata thinks to himself that he isn’t anybody in this camp, but he can’t just go with his tasks like a robot. He has to see things from a different perspective. He then goes to hang the bibs he washed on the upper balcony, giving him a good view of the practice. As he watches the players, he notices their smaller movements and forms.

Reminded of an instance where he played tennis with a friend, Hinata tries to remember the fundamental steps his friend taught him. As he thinks of this, his body moves on its own, right into the path of the ball that the libero missed. To everyone’s surprise, Hinata catches the ball perfectly. Motivated, Hinata looks around him, noticing all the movements and different form styles. All this time, he’d only been focused on chasing the ball around. Now, with a vision of the entire court, he can see and learn from all the different details that go into volleyball.

After practice, Hinata goes to help the others clean up and asks one of the Shiratorizawa first year what he thinks of as he’s doing his job as a ball boy. The latter replies that he just thinks of the coach yelling at him and Hinata enthusiastically goes along with that mindset, humoring the other two ball boys.

As he’s cleaning up, Hinata overhears Koganegawa and Kindaichi speaking about practicing more. Hinata asks to join in and turns to Goshiki, asking him if he wants to play as well. Goshiki rejects him initially but after hearing Hinata fuss over his straight spikes, he agrees.

The match begins and Hinata gets into position at the back. He watches the other players, wondering to himself how quickly he can reach the point where the ball hits the floor. He has trouble initially, but improves steadily.

After the match, Hinata goes home. He realizes that he’s hungry and wonders what the food at Shiratorizawa is like and if Tsukishima is eating properly. He notes that he should eat the proper food for his muscles and strength, but he’s never thought of what to eat. Making up his mind, Hinata calls Ukai to ask for advice, but both parties realize that Hinata already knows exactly what to do.

The next day, Hinata shows tremendous improvement in his movement. He notices that he’s moving a lot less than he usually does in training sessions, but thinking and analyzing so much is hard as well. During a break, Kindaichi approaches Hinata and asks why he’s so amped up about everything he does. Hinata replies that he wants to defeat Kageyama, and Kindaichi asks him if Kageyama is the only thing he sees. Kindaichi remarks that Kageyama could be having trouble at his own training camp, shocking Hinata, who had never thought of that.

Sometime later, Hinata’s cleaning up after practice when Tsukishima approaches him and asks him to accompany him somewhere[33]. Shocked, Hinata does a double take and Tsukishima coldly explains that he wants to do blocking practice. Since it’s free practice, Hinata should be able to join. Happily, Hinata goes over to the others and announce that Tsukishima will be joining them.

The practice begins and Hinata scores right away, impressing those who’ve never seen him play before and intimidating those he’d played against. Kindaichi suddenly enters himself into the game, reasoning that he wants to shut down Hinata. Koganegawa joins as well, bringing the blockers against Hinata up to three. Hinata then asks Tsukishima if he wanted to do the match because he thought Hinata wanted to practice. However, Tsukishima lies and blatantly shoots him down.

Despite not being directly involved in the practices, Hinata makes friends easily with other members. During a break, Hyakuzawa sits down and admits randomly to Hinata that he should’ve been the one who was invited. Hinata simply denies it and reassures Hyakuzawa that his height is an ability on its own; anyone can work on their serves or attacks, but he can’t change his height. Hyakuzawa then asks why Hinata’s helping him so much and Hinata replies that he wants to defeat his opponents at their best.

Suddenly, Hinata tells Hyakuzawa about something he noticed and asks if Hyakuzawa could test it out. Hyakuzawa is hesitant initially, but Hinata convinces him to try. As Hyakuzawa goes back into practice, Hinata yells at him from the side to calm down, helping the former take better control of his playing. Motivated, Hyakuzawa gives Hinata a high-five.

The last day of practice, the players play a match against Shiratorizawa’s third years. Hinata notices Ushijima and goes to him, asking for advice. Hinata then goes back to his position in the back as the ball boy, giving tips to the players and practicing his own movements.

At the end, as the players are leaving, Hinata’s approached by Kindaichi. Kindaichi stares at him before changing his mind and attempting to walk away. Hinata yells at him and Kindaichi turns back around, asking how Kageyama’s doing. Hinata replies that Kageyama is fine, but is confused as to why Kindaichi’s asking. Hinata realizes Kindaichi’s still affected by what happened in junior high and adds that it’s normal for teammates to hate each other. Kindaichi doesn’t understand initially, so Hinata explains that there’s nothing wrong with being stubborn and sticking to one’s belief, which is why Kageyama is doing fine.

December 10th, Hinata and Kageyama reunite after both training camps are over[34]. Kageyama asks what Hinata’s been doing while he was gone and Hinata replies that he was a ball boy, but Kageyama understands right away that Hinata had been more than that.

Since neither of them has the keys to the club room, they practice tossing outside. As they move around, they discuss the players they encountered at the training camps. Kageyama tells Hinata about Hoshiumi, remarking that Hinata’s going to jump higher now, but Hinata doesn’t understand his meaning.

The other members soon arrive and practice begins. Kageyama goes to serve and it goes out, but Hinata moves quickly right into its trajectory, surprising everyone. After practice, Hinata goes to Kageyama and asks what he meant when he said Hinata was going to jump higher. Kageyama points out that Hinata’s jumps don’t have enough impact; he needs to find another position to start his jump.

The two practice several times and Hinata thinks to himself that he has to focus on the balls of his feet for the momentum. As he finally gets the right move, Daichi interrupts and yells at the two to go home.

Sometime later, Karasuno and Date Tech hold a practice match with each other. Hinata arrives and greets Koganegawa excitedly before bowing to Aone. The match begins and right away, Karasuno realizes Date Tech has improved drastically. To make things worse, Kageyama seems to be troubled by something and finally snaps at Nishinoya and Asahi.

After Karasuno loses the first set, Kageyama yells that he will always bring good tosses so his teammates have to be more decisive. Immediately after, he realizes how much like his junior high self he acted and apologizes, but Hinata cuts him off. Hinata asks why the nickname “King” is a bad thing and no matter what reason, he doesn’t care. If he doesn’t like Kageyama’s words, he’ll just tune him out. The other members agree and Hinata adds that it doesn’t matter what kind of reputation is associated with Kageyama.

After Kageyama gets back into the game, Hinata tells him that no matter how much Kageyama pretends to be a goody-two-shoes, he’ll still be a King to Hinata. With this said, Hinata takes his towel and folds it into a crown before setting it on Kageyama’s head. He announces that with this, the new King of the Court is born. Kageyama smiles, having finally gotten over what had happened during junior high[35]. In the end, Karasuno and Date Tech tie with four sets each.

Nacionais

Os nacionais finalmente chegam e Karasuno vai para Tóquio. Depois de praticar durante o dia, os membros voltam para o hotel. Hinata e Kageyama tentam correr, mas Ennoshita os pára e força Tsukishima a acompanhar os dois.

Chega o dia dos Nacionais e Hinata se alinha entre os outros jogadores. Hinata é cumprimentado por Bokuto, que exclama excitadamente que ele não vai mostrar nenhuma misericórdia se eles jogam uns contra os outros. Enquanto o torneio começa, Karasuno dirige para seu tribunal. No entanto, depois que ele chega, Hinata percebe que ele tomou o saco errado quando pararam nas casas de banho.


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