|"Confrontation with a Champion"|
|translation title||Ōsha to Taiji|
|Arc||Tokyo Expedition Arc|
|Release Date||January 4, 2014|
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"Confrontation with a Champion" (Japanese: 王者と対峙 Ōsha to Taiji) is the seventy-seventh chapter of the Haikyū!! series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 42nd issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2013 series.
Hinata and Kageyama follow Ushijima to Shiratorizawa High. Hinata is in amazement due to all of the school's facilities, as they make their way to the gym. Kageyama introduces himself to Ushijima, and is surprised to see that Ushijima knows of him. Kageyama tells the latter That he failed to get into the school, which Ushijima isn’t surprised about, due to Kageyama's selfish nature as a setter in Junior High. Ushijima then goes on to talk about Oikawa, before a ball comes flying out the gym towards them. Hinata jumps up and catches the ball, shocking Ushijima, before stating they would be the ones to take Shiratorizawa down at nationals.
- Wakatoshi Ushijima
- Tobio Kageyama
- Shōyō Hinata
- Hitoka Yachi
- Tōru Oikawa (mentioned only)
- Hajime Iwaizumi (mentioned only)
- Yūtarō Kindaichi (mentioned only)
- Shinji Watari (mentioned only)
- Asahi Azumane (mentioned only)
- Takanobu Aone (mentioned only)
- Yū Nishinoya
- Ryūnosuke Tanaka
Chapter notes Edit
Character revelations Edit
- Ushijima seeks a setter that can devote their entire time to him.
- Shiratorizawa Academy Boys' Volleyball Club has their own bus, and the school has a horseback riding club.