"Back Shield"
Chapter 252
Japanese title 後ろ盾
translation title Ushirodate
Chapter Information
Chapter number 252
Arc Tokyo Nationals Arc
Volume Discovery
Release Date May 8th, 2017
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"Back Shield" (Japanese: 後ろ盾 Ushirodate) is the two hundred and fifty-second chapter of the Haikyū!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 23rd issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2017 series.

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The point difference widens and Karasuno uses their first time out. Karasuno keeps being pulled in by Inarizaki's cheer squad but Saeko shows up with her taiko drum team in support of Karasuno. The game continues after the time out and Karasuno slowly starts to gain their lost points back. Saeko's goal for her taiko group is not to defeat their opponents support squad, but to change the atmosphere to help the team. Inarizaki does a double quick and Hinata attempts to receive the ball but he just barely misses, but by some miracle it hit the top of his shoe and kept the ball in game. Karasuno scores and is on a roll! The score is currently 7-6 with Inarizaki still in the lead.

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Trivia Edit

  • Saeko's taiko drum team is an actual real-life reference that Furudate-sensei used of the Fukushima Souma Prefectural High School Taiko Club.