Itachiyama Institute (Japanese: (いたちやま) (がくいん), Itachiyama Gakuin) is a private high school in Tokyo. In the manga, the Itachiyama volleyball tracksuit uniform consists of a yellow and green tracksuit, with 'Itachiyama' written on the back. The volleyball uniform itself consists of yellow shorts and a jersey with a yellow-green gradient on the upper half, a black stripe in the middle, and white on the bottom. The shirts have 'Itachiyama' written on the back alongside their number in black. Their practicing clothing consists of a yellow shirt and green shorts. In the anime, Kuroo tells Lev and Hinata about the top three aces with Sakusa shown to be one of the aces. He's shown wearing a lilac jacket with the school name written in the back of it in white letters. The color scheme is later corrected in the anime to match that of the manga. Itachiyama is the champion school in Tokyo. The team boasts one of the country's top three aces, Kiyoomi Sakusa, and the best high school libero in the country, Motoya Komori, as well as the winner of the best setter award at the Junior Olympic Cup, one of Japan's middle school volleyball tournaments, Tsukasa Iizuna. Itachiyama was the Interhigh champion and first seed at the Spring High National tournament. The team is known for their powerful offense and defense.
For Nationals, Itachiyama was the first seed and did not compete in the first round.
According to their game against Inarizaki, it appears to be incredibly difficult to take a set from Itachiyama. During the Interhigh, Itachiyama defeated Inarizaki in the finals, securing the championship. 3:1 /??,? After placing within the top four during the preliminaries, Itachiyama was allowed to move onto the representative playoffs held in mid-November. For the representative playoffs, Itachiyama played at Sumida City Gymnasium along with Fukurōdani, Nekoma, and Nohebi. After winning against Nohebi and Fukurōdani, they became Tokyo Prefecture's First Representative for Spring High Nationals. For Nationals, Itachiyama was the first seed and did not compete in the first round. Although never explicitly confirmed, it is likely that Itachiyama's animal representation is the weasel (鼬 itachi). Itachiyama's mascot can briefly be seen in Let's Go to Tokyo! This differs from the Land VS Air (OVA) where the banner said "Invincible" (Japanese: (じょうしょう), Jōshō). 1.0 1.1 1.2 Haikyū! Climax Volleyball Guidebook Finals!
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Moon Breathing (月 (つき) (こ) (きゅう), Tsuki no kokyū?) is a Breathing Style derived from the Sun Breathing used by Upper Rank One, Kokushibō, who was one of the first Demon Slayers who utilized breathing techniques. The techique allows the user to create many "chaotic blades" when slashing that varies in length and size. It is known that Kokushibō continued to develop and add techniques to the Breathing Style over the centuries as an immortal Demon. At this point in the story, it is the only known Breathing Style to possess at least 20 different techniques, easily surpassing the other Breathing Styles. It has been revealed that, like all of the other original breathing styles, the Moon Breathing also branched out of the Sun Breathing. When its creator, Michikatsu Tsugikuni, attempted to learn the Sun Breathing from his twin brother, Yoriichi Tsugikuni, he discovered he was unable to master the breathing style and so was instead trained in an alternate Breathing Style. Yoriichi created it fit and cover his individual strengths and weaknesses, and Michikatsu then continued to train and develop this breathing until it eventually evolved into its own unique Breathing Style, which he named the Moon Breathing.
First Form: Dark Moon, Evening Palace (壹 (いち) (かた) (やみ) (づき) (よい) (みや), Ichi no kata: Yamidzuki - Yoi no Miya?) - Kokushibō draws his sword and slashes swiftly in a single motion; like with all Moon Breathing techniques, numerous chaotic blades originate from the slash. This technique resembles Iaijutsu. Second Form: Pearl Flower Moongazing (貳 (に) (かた) (しゅ) (か) (ろう) (げつ), Ni no kata: Shuka no Rōgetsu?) - Kokushibō performs several slashes while sending a barrage of chaotic blades forward. Third Form: Loathsome Moon, Chains (參 (さん) (かた) (えん) (き) (づき) (つが), San no kata: Enkizuki - Tsugari?) - Kokushibō swings his sword rapidly in two gigantic crescents slashes, from which a storm of smaller crescents spread.
This technique causes huge destruction in a small area. Fourth Form: Solar Rings, Frostmoon (肆 (し) (かた) (たい) (よう) (りん) (しも) (づき), Shi no kata: Taiyōrin - Shimodzuki?) - Kokushibō performs a circular small cyclone slashes of chaotic blades straight towards his opponent. Fourth Form: Improved, Red Sun over Paradise (肆 (し) (かた) (かい) (あっき) (よう) (らく) (えん), Shi no kata kai: Akk' yō Rakuen?) - Kokushibō spins his blade slicing through the ground and ripping it out. Causing multiple 180 slashes across the area to be sented towards his opponents as chaotic blades appear when near the enemy slicing into their body. As the circular slashes spin grinding into the enemys skin.
Kokushibō performed this attack without swinging his blade.
Fifth Form: Moon Spirit Calamitous Eddy (伍 (ご) (かた) (げっ) (ぱく) (さい) (か), Go no kata: Geppaku Saika?) - Kokushibō makes multiple curved slashes layered over one another, resembling a rising vortex. Numerous chaotic blades originate from these slashes. Kokushibō performed this attack without swinging his blade. Sixth Form: Perpetual Night, Lonely Moon - Incessant (陸 (ろく) (かた) (とこ) (よ) (こ) (げつ) (む) (けん), Roku no kata: Tokoyo Kogetsu - Muken?) - Kokushib releases a wild storm of slashes in multiple directions. This technique was powerful enough to not only slice up multiple Hashira around him but also overwhelm the Wind Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa.
Seventh Form: Mirror of Misfortune, Moonlit (漆 (しち) (かた) (やっ) (きょう) (づき) (ば), Shichi no kata: Yakkyō - Dzukibae?) - Kokushibō swings his sword in a powerful frontal slash that then creates a multi directional frontal assault, powerful enough to create several deep gouges in the ground and push back two Hashira. Eighth Form: Moon-Dragon Ringtail (捌 (はち) (かた) (げつ) (りゆう) (りん) (び), Hachi no kata: Getsuryū Rinbi?) - Kokushibō triples the range of his normal attack radius and creates a singular gigantic slash that slowly decreases in size.
Ninth Form: Waning Moonswaths (玖 (く) (かた) (くだ) (づき) (れん) (めん), Ku no kata: Kudaridzuki - Renmen?) - Kokushibō creates a seemingly endless stream of claw-like vertical and horizontal slashes, capable of cutting down his intended target from a long range. Tenth Form: Drilling Slashes, Moon Through Bamboo Leaves (拾 (じゅう) (かた) (せん) (めん) (ざん) (ら) (げつ), Jū no kata: Senmenzan - Ragetsu?) - Kokushibō creates a triple-layered slash twister, capable of mowing down his targets into three clean pieces.