"On the Precipice" (Japanese: 断崖絶壁 (だんがいぜっぺき) Dangaizeppeki) is the one hundred seventy-third chapter of the Haikyu!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 42nd issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2015 series.

Overview

With the score tied, both teams try to turn the game in their favor. Karasuno struggles to keep up with Ushijima's serves. Shiratorizawa, on the other hand, must deal with Karasuno's defense. Meanwhile, the Sideburns Geezer shouts his support for Karasuno, to the surprise of many.

Plot

Karasuno and Shiratorizawa are tied 24-24 as Karasuno takes their first time-out. Student's from Shiratorizawa feel relieved that their team was able to tie the score and are sure they will win the set and therefore the game. As they continue to talk about how preparations are being made for the team to go to Tokyo for the spring tournament, Ukai questions Kageyama if he is still good to keep playing. Kageyama insists he is still good to play and turns down Sugawara's offer to switch in so the younger setter can rest for a while.

Yunohama serves again. Daichi carefully watches the ball and notices the shift it makes when it gets closer to his reach. With his receive successful, Asahi spikes past Ushijima and puts Karasuno back at set point. Goshiki is able to receive Asahi's powerful serve but the ball goes directly over the net in the process. Tsukishima attempts to slam the ball down but is faced against Tendō who easily overpowers the first year.

With the score tied once more, Ushijima is next to serve. The ball hits the top of the net and barely makes it over. The ball lands before anyone can get to it, putting Shiratorizawa at set and match point. Karasuno calls for another time-out where Daichi and Ukai try to encourage the team to get the ball up after reminding them of all the powerful serves they've faced before and were able to save.

Ushijima serves and Nishinoya is able to receive. Tanaka and Kageyama are able to get the ball back over. Reon is sent the set and finds himself faced against Kageyama and Tsukishima trying to stop him. With the two stopping the spike, the game is at a deuce again. Tsukishima promptly scolds Kageyama for bumping into him during the block and the two nearly start arguing until Tanaka stops them.

In the stands, Shizuyasu Yokoyama hears the two boys sitting in front of him of how tense the play was and mentions that Karasuno use to be a champion team. He suddenly lets out a loud yell that he's supporting the team that catches everyone's attention. Ukai sends Hinata back in as Kageyama recognizes his teammate as the most troublesome opponent.

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