"Nekoma's Ace" (Japanese: 音駒 (ねこま) のエース Nekoma no Ēsu) is the two hundred and second chapter of the Haikyū!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 20th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2016 series.

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The tug-of-war continues into the second set between Nekoma and Nohebi. A spectator comments that the number 4 has traditionally belonged to the ace, but Nekoma's ace seems like nothing special. Daishō instructs his teammates to target number 4 when serving to suffocate him, but Yamamoto continues to cleanly receive the attacks. Yamamoto manages to save the ball despite its awkward angle and spikes it over, showing the audience and the volleyball players what it means to be a true ace. The score is now at 13-15 with Nekoma in the lead.

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Trivia Edit

  • For Nekoma and Fukurōdani, the number 4 has traditionally belonged to the ace.
  • It is revealed that the number 4 is often worn by the ace, but it will depend on the volleyball team as to whether they would follow that as there are plenty of teams where the number is just worn by someone other than the ace. Examples include Karasuno with Asahi, and Shiratorizawa with Ushijima.


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List of Chapters
Karasuno High Team Formation Arc
Interhigh Arc
Tokyo Expedition Arc
Spring High Preliminary Arc
Tokyo Nationals Arc
Final Arc
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