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"Ex-Quitter's Battle" (Japanese: (もと) 根性無 (こんじょうな) しの (たたか) Moto・Konjōnashi no Tatakai) is the one hundred thirty-seventh chapter of the Haikyū!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 2nd issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2015 series.


In an amazing turn of events, Yamaguchi uses his jump float serve to even out the score and give Karasuno a chance at taking the second set.


With the score 23-20, Yamaguchi is requested to make another ace. Ennoshita acknowledges that Yamaguchi will be alright and that he is familiar with the fact that things would only get tougher if he were to run away from it. By facing the challenge head on, Ennoshita knows that Yamaguchi will be alright.

Yamaguchi serves once more and the ball heads right for Kyōtani. As he readies to make the receive, Kyōtani is shocked to see that the ball suddenly changed trajectory and he has to dodge the ball before it hit his face. Despite trying to dodge the ball, it still hit his arm and landed out; giving Yamaguchi his second service ace in a row.

Saeko questions how the serve works and Shimada explains that the jump float works by the player using the momentum of their jump in addition to the ball not having a spin to it. With the ball not having a spin, the trajectory of the ball will shift and change, causing the ball to drop or change direction at any moment with no warning.

Yamaguchi serves once more. Hanamaki makes a surprising move by making an overhand receive, the best way to receive a jump float serve. Yamaguchi becomes nervous at seeing that Seijoh is now on the offence. Iwaizumi gets a spike past Kageyama and Tsukishima but Yamaguchi manages to save the ball by making the receive with his shoulder, determined not to have his serve be cut off yet. Kageyama sends the ball to Tsukishima who in turn gets a block-out off Oikawa's hand to send the ball out.

Now one point behind Aoba Johsai, Tsukishima encourages Yamaguchi to do another serve. Before he can, Aoba Johsai calls for a time-out. As Yamaguchi is once more given praise by his team, Iwaizumi voices his astonishment for the receive he made but Oikawa believes that Yamaguchi making that receive was a fluke.

As he continues to watch, Shimada recalls when Yamaguchi announced his desire to be able to fight on his own because he wasn't able to do things like the rest of the first years on the team. He remembers how he instructed Yamaguchi not to give the opposing team the chance to recover the ball and to aim his serve to go just above the white belt of the net.

Yamaguchi does this and his serve clips the top of the net. Watari is unable to make it in time to make the receive. With this, the score is now tied 23-23.


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Character revelations



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