As Dawn Breaks, As If Lit by the Pale Moonlight
Airs: Wednesday, Oct 30 2019 at 12:29pm on Nippon Television TV-14 Drama (Genre) / Romance (Genre) / Comedy (Genre) / Animation (Genre) Writer: Naoya Takayama, Yuko Kakihara, Ayako Katoh Composers:Kousuke Yamashita
Seeking to play against Chihaya's team, Arata addresses his school during an assembly in an attempt to join a karuta club, getting some interest from the students. In Chihaya's class, the students are given a future plans questionnaire, which Chihaya doesn't know how to fill out. Horikawa, another student, tells her she went to Kyoto with her family to scout out the best places, as their class field trip will take place there. During club practice, the Karuta team members talk about their wishes to become better karuta players, everyone having become more competitive. They're interrupted by Miyauchi with a schedule that reveals the Master and Queen qualifiers are held at the same time as the school's class trip, which the students aren't allowed to miss, leaving Chihaya depressed. Later, the bandages on Chihaya's right hand are removed. Soon, the club heads to the Yoshino tournament, a "warm-up" for the Master and Queen qualifiers in two weeks as only Class A and B players can attend. Chihaya greets Arata, who compliments how she looks in the hakama, and she promises she'll win every match. Sudo taunts Chihaya over the promise and Taichi makes a bet with him (after telling Chihaya not to bet) that whoever loses first won't attend the Master qualifiers. Komano, despite boasting earlier to the club he would make Class A by winning Yoshino, is defeated in the first match. While upset at his own arrogance, he is cheered by Kanade. Nishida is paired against Sudo and loses but having fought until the end, he tired out Sudo, which will make it easier for one of them to defeat him.