"An Annoying Guy" (Japanese: 嫌な男 Iyana Otoko) is the eighth episode of Haikyū!! Karasuno High School vs. Shiratorizawa Academy High School, based on the manga Haikyū!! by Haruichi Furudate. The episode premiered on November 25th, 2016.
The intense final set of the match between Karasuno and Shiratorizawa continues. An annoyed Ushijima resolves to crush Karasuno and Hinata as the latter scores yet another point. When Kageyama came back to the court, he and Hinata scored again with their quick attack. Just when they were about to give up as Shiratorizawa takes again the lead, an injured-but-determined Tsukishima returns to the court.
To secure a win, Hinata is switched back into the game, and because of his short height, accidentally uses his cheek to receive the ball, allowing Suguwara to set and him to spike and score a point. This annoys Ushijima greatly, and he resolves to crush Karasuno, especially Hinata.
Kageyama is switched back from Suguwara after the successful synchronized attacks, and the power duo pull off a straight-down hit immediately. Hinata also manages to block Ushijima's spike and score again, but Hinata is switched out, replaced by Yamaguchi, and Shiratorizawa's future ace Goshiki touched the net, so Karasuno gets the point. Narita also works with Kageyama to score, and pull off a successful attempt, and it's a tie against the two schools. Goshiki panicks, and lets Karasuno take the lead in the meantime, and Hinata is switched back in. However, despite all Karasuno's efforts, Shiratorizawa is at match point.
When Daichi turns it into a deuce at 14-14 however, tensions begin to rise. As Shiratorizawa scores again, Karasuno begins to deflate, but Coach Ukai encourages them with his powerful words. Things got even better when they find Tsukishima coming back from the infirmary, and ready to play with them again..
- Karasuno High
- Shiratorizawa Academy
- Tōru Oikawa
- Hajime Iwaizumi
- Makoto Shimada
- Yūsuke Takinoue
- Saeko Tanaka
- Ikkei Ukai
- Karasuno High's Vice Principal
- Yui Michimiya
- Kōji Sekimukai
- Yukitaka Izumi
- Yūdai Hyakuzawa (flashback only)
- Yūji Terushima (flashback only)
- Takeharu Futamata (flashback only)
- Kazuma Bobata (flashback only)
- Rintarō Numajiri (flashback only)
- Arata Tsuchiyu (flashback only)
- Yamato Sarukui (flashback only)
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- Keishin Ukai's voice actor, Kazunari Tanaka, passed away due to a hemorrhage in the brain stem on October 10th, 2016; as for who will sub as him, the production said they will make changes since it's sudden. This is his final episode, and Ukai's powerful words of encouragement were his final lines on Episode 8 of Season 3.