Chihaya, Taichi and Arata make a quick visit to Harada-sensei's waiting room as the palayers are making their preparations for the final match. Suo Meijin takes the lead and wins with a wide gap.
In the following interview, Suo announces his plans to retire. Arata begs him to stay so Arata can defeat him; Suo accepts to stay one more year.
Inokuma also tells Sakurazawa about quitting karuta, but Kyoko Yamashiro convinces her to return after her next maternity leave.
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