"Flickering Flames of Rivalry" (Japanese: メラメラ Meramera) is the three hundred fortieth chapter of the Haikyū!! series, written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 14th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2019 series.


Kamomedai returns the favor after being scored upon. Karasuno soon learns that Kamomedai will be a much troublesome opponent than expected.


Karasuno celebrates after Hinata scores the first point. However, those in the know are aware of how impressive Kamomedai is after having three blockers react to the oddball quick on their first attempt. Kageyama follows up Karasuno's momentum with a deadly serve, but Nozawa receives it cleanly nonetheless. With both Hakuba and Hoshiumi calling for a toss, captain Suwa entrusts the ball to the smaller wing spiker. Hoshiumi soars into the air and successfully spikes above Karasuno's three-man block. Even though the match has just begun, sparks of rivalry are already flying between the two little giants.

Hoshiumi botches his serve after trying too hard to compete with Kageyama. Karasuno gets a free ball and initiates a synchronized attack. Hinata moves in for another quick, but Hirugami is undistracted by Hinata's movements. He remains still until he sees the ball leave Kageyama's hands and reacts in a split second to block Tanaka's spike. Afterwards, Hirugami openly provokes Hinata, telling him that all his running around will not have any effect.


Chapter notesEdit

Character revelationsEdit

  • Hirugami is known as "Hirugami the Immovable" for his spectacular read blocking and his ability to not be lured in my decoys.



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