"Third Hit" (Japanese: 本目 (ぽんめ) 3-Pon-Me) is the one hundred fifty-third chapter of the Haikyū!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 20th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2015 series.

Overview

As Ushijima continues to display his power, Tsukishima continues to struggle with his blocks. 

Plot

During the summer training camp, Lev questions Kuroo if he believes he would be able to block Ushijima. When Kuroo answers that he might be able to block one out of ten of Ushijima's spikes, Hinata and Lev give him questioning looks. Kuroo explains his answers was out of pure honesty and that he doesn't know Ushijima's abilities like he knows Bokuto's.

Kuroo explains that there is no sure way to completely block someone one hundred percent of the time and that, during a critical time, a single point can completely turn things around and feel as if it were one hundred points. Bokuto quickly calls out Kuroo out on his logic and Kuroo admits he even confused himself. Akaashi admits he listened to Kuroo thinking he was being logical only for the opposite to happen, though he does agree with Tsukishima about the single point factor.

Back in the game, Tsukishima narrowly misses blocking Kawanishi. His blocking is criticized by Shizuyasu Yokoyama. Saeko becomes more worried about the team not finding a way to fight back against Ushijima's left-handed attacks until Akiteru points out that his brother isn't the kind of person who will rely on intuition; stating that Tsukishima doesn't have faith in his own strength and instead only believes in what he sees before him.

Tsukishima watches as Ushijima is making his approach and is able to position himself with perfect timing to block but fails to stop the ace's spike. The second technical time-out takes place. Kinoshita compliments Nishinoya on getting the hang of Ushijima's spike but Nishinoya admits that the spikes he's tried to receive haven't been at full strength.

Yamaguchi becomes panicked when he sees that Tsukishima's finger is injured. As Ennoshita helps him tape his jammed finger, Tsukishima realizes that he had given up on his block too soon. The time-out ends and the teams go back onto the court. Takeda tries to get the Karasuno team to relax but is unsuccessful when he sees that Ushijima is up to serve. Ukai states that, while Ushijima has a lot of power behind his hits, his serves are not as powerful or controlled as Oikawa's.

Ushijima serves and Daichi attempts to receive but the ball heads out of bounds. Though he is grateful that he is not in the position to receive, Tsukishima notices Nishinoya's focused expression as Ushijima gets ready to serve again.

Ushijima serves and the ball goes right to Nishinoya. The libero stuns everyone watching when he is able to properly receive the ball.

Appearances


Chapter notes

Character revelations

  • In terms of control and success rate, Oikawa is better at serving than Ushijima.

Trivia

Navigation

v  e
List of Chapters
Karasuno High Team Formation Arc
1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435
Interhigh Arc
363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071
Tokyo Expedition Arc
72737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596
Spring High Preliminary Arc
979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201202203204205206
Tokyo Nationals Arc
207208209210211212213214215216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230231232233234235236237238239240241242243244245246247248249250251252253254255256257258259260261262263264265266267268269270271272273274275276277278279280281282283284285286287288289290291292293294295296297298299300301302303304 305306307308309310311312313314315316317318319320321322323324325326327328329330331332333334335336337338339340341342343344345346347348349350351352353354355356357358359360361362363364365366367368369
Final Arc
370371372373374375376377378379380381382383384385386387388389390391392393394395396397398399400401402
List of special chapters »
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.