Nishida learns that his older sister has become Retro's girlfriend. Sumire reports that Amakasu plans to target Taichi, thinking that defeating Komano and Kana will be easy, to secure three wins for Hokuō with minimal effort. Nishida catches Tsukuba trying to substitute himself for Komano again. To the surprise of both sides, Retro arranges Hokuō's order to have a fair match. Sudō is the reader for the final, putting pressure on Hokuō to perform. Miyauchi brings Mizusawa some tasuki to help them move more easily in kimonos. Komano and Kana perform well against their opponents, but Chihaya, trying to focus more on accuracy than speed, struggles against Amakasu. Nishida loses his match. Chihaya switches to speed.