"Joining of Forces"
Chapter 220
Japanese title 合流
Translation title Gōryū
Chapter Information
Chapter number 220
Arc Tokyo Nationals Arc
Volume Return
Release Date September 5th, 2016
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"Joining of Forces" (Japanese: 合流 (ごうりゅう) Gōryū) is the two hundred and twentieth chapter of the Haikyū!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 40th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2016 series.

 Overview Edit

The oddball combination reunites after five days away at their respective training camps. Once the whole team gathers, the Karasuno members show off their fruits of labor after a week of intensive training. Later, Hinata questions Kageyama about the possibility of jumping higher.

Plot Edit

The oddball combination begins their usual race immediately after reuniting. Kageyama asks Hinata what he has been doing the past five days and is surprised to hear Hinata's reply of "ball boy". With the club room door locked, they start passing a ball back and forth while sharing their experiences at their training camps. Kageyama mentions Hoshiumi and how much better he is than Hinata before Tanaka arrives with the key. As they head up to the club room, Kageyama tells Hinata that he can jump even higher. Soon, the other Karasuno members arrive for practice.

Once practice begins, Yachi explains to those away that the team have been focusing on improving the precision of their serves. Asahi and Tanaka shows off their upgraded jump serves while Kinoshita and Yamaguchi do the same with jump floaters. When Kageyama goes to serve, he is shock to see Hinata move to the perfect position to receive the ball. Although Hinata gets knocked back, his teammates have picked up on his improvements.

After practice, Hinata goes up to Kageyama and ask about his previous statement of jumping higher. Kageyama explains that Hinata's jump is very light, but the most impactful jump will make a distinct sound when taking off from the ground.  

Appearances Edit

Chapter notes Edit

Character revelations Edit

  • Kinoshita and Narita have been practicing jump floaters.

Trivia Edit

  • In commemoration of the upcoming third season, the magazine cover shows Hinata about to spike the ball. The text reads: "To catch up to the view you see, crouch down and soar."
  • Furthermore, in commemoration of the third season drawing near, a center color of Team Karasuno plus Saeko Tanaka cooling off in a river stream. The text reads: "Dive into the fun!!"
  • In the official English manga release this chapter is called "Back Together."[1]




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Tokyo Expedition Arc
Spring High Preliminary Arc
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