Kaetan desu! (*≧▽≦)
“Volleyball is a sport of height. It is an absolute that tall players are strong. Strengthening each player is a strength and so is finding a new way to fight. There are truly various kinds of strengths. The great coach Arie Selinger once said ‘There is no reason to believe that there will be no development or changes in the future'” – Coach Ukai (Haikyuu!! Episode 10)
The deciding rotation has awarded Karasuno with an advantage to set up a back attack through Hinata, however it is clear that the team is exhausted. After he serves, Kageyama forcibly changes positions with Hinata so that he can blend into Karasuno’s synchronized attack with a minus tempo approach. The attack was well carried out but Ushijima saves and counters right back into Hinata’s face! (OUCH)
With Tsukishima finally back, he gives the team a strategy for blocking Shiratorizawa’s counters in closing in with a three man block on Ushijima’s straight to make attacking difficult for him. The plan is somewhat of a success when Ushijima is forced to change the direction of his spike form straight to left, but Kageyama was luckily there to stop his attack.
Karasuno counters with their own synchronized attack, and this time Hinata proceeds on a first tempo back attack. By that being said, Karasuno catches Shiratorizawa by surprise as Hinata was left unguarded making it easier for him to see the hole on Shiratorizawa’s defense. Hinata spikes the ball with all of his might into the clearly open unguarded area which left Shiratorizawa unable to defend. Ohira tries to lunge for the ball but it proves useless. ANd then it happens………..
THE WHISTLE BLOWS!!!! OHMAIGAWD! THE WHISTLE BLOWS!!! KARASUNO WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINS!! THEY HAVE WON THE MIYAGI PREFECTURAL TOURNAMENT, WHICH MEANS THEY’RE GOING TO NATIONALS!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!
The Shiratorizawa team is in utter shock. None of them ever expected that they would lose to a team like Karasuno that had been struggling for so very long and just barely getting through their matches. Many of them could not hold back their sorrow and eventually broke down in tears, unwilling to accept the fact that they of all teams have been defeated and that this year, they will not be playing in the nationals. It also marks the departure of Ushijima and the other third years. Tendo announces to Ushijima that he will be quitting volleyball after high school and that he will be cheering on for Ushijima, who has plans to pursue a career as a professional volleyball player with the country’s national team. Before heading out, Ushijima approaches Hinata and Kageyama and told them that he will defeat them next time. The two Karasuno players acknowledge his challenge.
The story then moves onto Karasuno preparing for the nationals, which will be held in Tokyo, as they put up posters for donations and continued with their practices, but a turn of events suddenly occurs. Kageyama has been selected to train for the National Youth Intensive Training Camp after being spotted for his skills shown at the recent televised match between Karasuno and Shiratorizawa. Though the entire team is excited about this opportunity, what could this mean for Kageyama and the team’s future? We don’t know yet, but needless to say, we’ll cross that bridge once we get to it! Thank You so much for staying on this journey with me! I’ll see you around!
Season 3 of Haikyuu!! airs on Crunchyroll every Friday at 3:30PM (AST)