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Declaration of War
宣戦布告 ● Sensen Fukoku
Director: Susumu Mitsunaka ● Scenario: Kishimoto Takashi ● Production: Kishimoto Takashi
Aired: March 26, 2016
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"Declaration of War" (Japanese: 宣戦布告 (せんせんふこく) Sensen Fukoku) is the twenty-fifth episode of Haikyū!! Second Season, based on the manga Haikyū!! by Haruichi Furudate. The episode premiered on March 26th, 2016.

The opening theme of this episode is FLY HIGH!! by Burnout Syndromes and the ending theme is Hatsunetsu by Tacica.

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Karasuno are through to the finals to determine the Miyagi representative for the Spring High Tournament. Aobajohsai lament on their loss, but vow to beat Karasuno the following year. Oikawa bumps into Ushijima, in which the latter tells him that he had chosen the wrong path, but the former tells him that there is no one team that can guarantee victory. Later on, Ushijima approaches Karasuno at the entrance of the gymnasium, and Hinata and Kageyama vow to beat Shiratorizawa to make it to the nationals.

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  • Manga: On the bus trip back to the school when everyone is fast asleep with exhaustion, Daichi dreams about his first year with Asahi and Sugawara at Karasuno, and how their team lost in the second round of the Inter High. He remembers the pain and frustration they felt when they lost, and how their captain told them to grab onto a chance if one comes along. When he wakes up, Sugawara asks if he was crying, and he denies it with embarrassment. He then announces to the team that their goal is to win at the nationals, and he says to himself that their chance has come. Afterwards, Ukai discusses with them about their next opponent, Shiratorizawa.
  • Anime: The episode skips to when they arrive at the school without showing Daichi's flashback. They are then greeted by Yui and her friends and later the whole school is shown calling out from windows to congratulate them on their victory. They then head to the the faculty office to watch M-Sta Miyagi (a sports channel) in which they present the news on Karasuno's and Shiratorizawa's victory and Aobajohsai's loss, as well as announcing that the finals will begin the next day. Subsequently, they head to the school gym and discuss about how to face off against their next opponent, Shiratorizawa.


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List of Episodes
Karasuno High Team Formation Arc
Endings and BeginningsKarasuno High School's Volleyball ClubThe Formidable AllyThe View From the SummitA Coward's AnxietyAn Interesting TeamVersus the Great KingHe Who Is Called AceA Toss to the AceAdmirationDecisionThe Neko-Karasu ReunionRival
Interhigh Arc
Formidable OpponentsRevivalWinners and LosersThe Iron WallGuarding Your BackConductorsOikawa Tōru is not a GeniusSenpai's True AbilitiesEvolutionThe Point that Changes the MomentumRemoving the Solitary KingThe Third Day
Tokyo Expedition Arc
Let's Go To Tokyo!!Direct Sunlight"Townsperson B"Center AceGreedTempoMoonriseIllusionary HeroVS "Umbrella"CogAbove
Spring High Preliminary Arc
Let the Games BeginA Simple and Pure StrengthStill GrowingPlace to PlayNextThe Battle Without Will PowerThe LosersThe Iron Wall Can Be Rebuilt Again and AgainWiping OutThe DestroyerThe Former Coward's FightTeamThe Absolute Limit SwitchDeclaration of WarGreetingsThe Threat of hte "Left"GUESS-MONSTERThe Halo Around the MoonIndividual VS NumbersThe Chemical Change of EncountersObsessionAn Annoying GuyThe Volleyball IdiotsThe Battle of Concepts
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