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"Oikawa Tōru is Not A Genius"
Chapter 53
Japanese title 及川徹は天才ではない
translation title Oikawa Tōru wa Tensai de wa Nai
Chapter Information
Chapter number 53
Arc Interhigh Arc
Volume The Setter Showdown
Release Date March 18, 2013
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"Tōru Oikawa is Not A Genius" (Japanese: 及川徹は天才ではない Oikawa Tōru wa Tensai de wa Nai) is the fifty-third chapter of the Haikyū!! series, written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. It was published in the 16th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 2013 series.

Overview Edit

It was back in junior high when Kageyama formed his goal to surpass the best setter in Miyagi, namely Oikawa. But the latter admits to himself that it's Kageyama who excels better than him when it comes to tossing. A strong rivalry then forms between the two setters as they both resolve to defeat each other. As the match carries on, Kageyama starts to lose his composure.

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Chapter notes Edit

Character revelations Edit

  • Oikawa received the Best Setter award in Miyagi Prefecture in junior high.

Trivia Edit

  • In the official English manga release this chapter is called "Tohru Oikawa is No Prodigy."[1]




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