The Setter Showdown, Round 2 (Japanese: セッター対決 (たいけつ) Round (ラウンド) 2 Settā Taiketsu Round 2) is the one hundred and thirty-third chapter of the Haikyū!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 50th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2014 series.


The Chapter continues to the second set of Aobajohsai VS Karasuno.


Nishinoya receives Kindaichi's serve and the ball is later set to Hinata who spikes but is received by Iwaizumi. Kageyama notes that Aoba Josai seems to want to keep 1 blocker on Hinata. The ball is later passed to Hanamaki who then passes the ball to Kyotani. With the intention to spike, Kyōtani faces 3 blockers but was shut down. Mizuguchi (young coach) reprimands Kyotani and tells him that there are other techniques that can be used to score but Kyotani shouts that for him, it doesn't feel satisfying unless he attacks with full power which shocks his team and the opponents. Mizoguchi was about to scold him but Irihata (older coach) tells him to hold back. At the same time, Tanaka teases Kageyama about his earlier statement about Kyotani possibly being shrewd while Hinata pities Kyotani for not knowing that satisfaction from doing a feint.

Later on, Nishinoya receives another spike, passing it over to Kageyama who sets it to Azumane, using Hinata as a decoy. Hanamaki manages to receive the spike and Oikawa sets the ball to Kyotani who was up against 3 blockers, however, he spikes the ball into a net. Around this time, Keishin Ukai deduces that from Kyotani's play, he is a 'double-edged sword'. Hinata admires Kyotani strength.

Oikawa mentally praises Kyotani's physical abilities which enhances his spiking abilities. The Aoba Josai coach comment on how much Oikawa was using Kyotani on the court. The match continues until Hinata notices that Aoba Josai's receive was in disarray (at that moment) but Oikawa mentally states that it was on purpose as the set-up was for Kyotani to spike at first tempo which was carried out successfully.

The match continues and Kageyama signals Hinata to do a back-attack which was shut down by Oikawa who stated to have predicted that Kageyama had intentions to use the attack, riling up Kageyama especially. Throughout the match, Yachi notices that Sugawara was called to the bench. The chapter ends of with Shimada (Yamaguchi's float serve mentor) commenting that Kageyama was most likely not going to be subbed out with Sugawara and Keishin Ukai hints to us that he would put Sugawara in in the next chapter.


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Character revelations



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