Shinobu looks down on Arata for his long absence from karuta. Meanwhile, Arata is trying to find the right moment to approach Chihaya and Taichi.
A new school year has started, and 20 students have applied to be part of the karuta club! Chihaya must face a decision on where the team is headed.
Almost all of the previous 20 applicants have left the club. Only Akihiro Tskukuba remains, while Sumire returns after getting tired of her new friends.
Arata states his intentions of competing in the national high school championships. The team enters the new members into a tournament round.
The regional tournament is underway, and Taichi is feeling the pressure. Sumire realizes that Chihaya watches Taichi as much as he does.
Komano and Kanade do well in their matches. Chihaya struggles during her round as she tries to decide between speed or accuracy.
Chihaya catches up to Amakasu and is now down to the final cards. Meanwhile, the other team members are in their own intense battle.
Chihaya fights for the clubroom and compromises with the concert band. Chihaya’s passion for karuta inspires Chitose to keep acting.
Their next opponent is Chiba International High School of Information Sciences, and they find out some interesting things about their opponent.
While Arata is dealing with the consequences of his actions, Shinobu threatens withdrawal. Meanwhile, Chihaya struggles against her opponent.
Komano agrees to sit out the next round. Arata is barred from watching his friends during the Tokyo team tournament.
The semi-final round has arrived, and Chihaya must go up against the queen challenger opponent, Megumu.
Chihaya continues to struggle against Megumu, who doesn’t care to be queen. Chihaya starts to focus on accuracy.
Hokuo loses to Fujisaki and now the Mizusawa team is down to their final match against Akashi. It all boils down to Komano’s match.
Mizusawa makes it to the final round against Fujisaki. Meanwhile, Arata closely watches the match from afar.
A recap episode on the current tournament with omake segments in-between, showcasing some characters not often seen.
Fujisaki takes a lead on Mizusawa, and Chihaya injures her index fingers. Chihaya is more determined than ever to fight through the pain!
Komano loses his match while Chihaya struggles through the pain. Arata realizes the importance of a team in kurata.
It has come down to Taichi’s and Nishida’s matches. The clock is clicking as Fujisaki and Mizusawa fight to win.
After Mizusawa’s win, Chihaya goes to the clinic to get her injury checked. Meanwhile, the team decides to compete in the individual tournament.
Arata and Shinobu effortlessly win their rounds. Meanwhile, Chihaya finds out that playing with her left hand is a lot harder than she thought.
Shinobu goes against Chihaya and takes jab at Chihaya’s team shirt. Even though Chihaya is injured, she doesn’t go easy on her.
Taichi and Komano are in the finals for Class B and Class C, respectively. Meanwhile, Arata and Shinobu are in the finals for Class A.
The Class A final is all that is left. Arata and Shinobu are neck to neck, and they get closer to the finish line. Who will win?
Chihaya finds out that she has enchondromatosis in her index finger and decides to undergo the operation.
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