"Challengers" (Japanese: 挑戦者 Chōsen-sha) is the two hundred and fiftieth chapter of the Haikyū!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 20th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2017 series.


Hinata managed to jump higher than he ever has before, but because he was so focused on jumping he completely forgot to spike the ball. Although he received some harsh words from Kageyama, the setter was impressed by the fact that the apex of Hinata's jump changed so suddenly. The game continues and Karasuno is in disarray after Suna's serve. Atsumu uses this chance for the first touch to become a set-up and shows how Inarizaki does not play by the expected norms of volleyball. But Karasuno will not be left behind. Finally after Hinata's failed attempt to spike the ball, the oddball duo shocks their opponents and the audience with their freak quick!



Chapter notes

Character revelations


  • In commemoration of the fifth year anniversary of the manga's serialization, the magazine cover shows Hinata giving a peace sign and Kageyama standing behind a score tally. The text reads: "By stacking up, and stacking up, till it all piles together, they will win."
  • Furthermore, a center color page of the Karasuno High regular members wearing their away game uniforms. The text reads: "Overcome the challenge!!"
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