Chapter 176
Japanese title 新鮮
Translation title Shinsen
Chapter Information
Chapter number 176
Arc Spring High Preliminary Arc
Volume Steadfast
Release Date October 5, 2015
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"Fresh" (Japanese: 新鮮 (しんせん) Shinsen) is the one hundred and seventy-sixth chapter of the Haikyu!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 45th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2015 series.


In a flashback, Tendō asked Ushijima why he started playing volleyball. Ushijima explained that his father, a former pro volleyball player, taught him since he was young. His father instilled in him the continued need to grow as a player.

Back to the present, Karasuno takes advantage of their momentum but Shiratorizawa fights back; Ushijima shows why he is one of the country's best players. The game is tied 4-4.



  • Takashi Utsui (flashback only)


Chapter notes Edit

Character revelations Edit

  • Ushijima’s family tried to change his left-handedness but his father objected and pleaded them to leave it alone.
  • Takashi was a professional volleyball player in the 2nd league before being forced to retire due to injury.

Trivia Edit


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Interhigh Arc
Tokyo Expedition Arc
Spring High Preliminary Arc
Tokyo Nationals Arc
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