Chihaya struggles with her choice for a future career, even as what happened with her and Taichi negatively impacts her karuta. She finds solace from the advice of a well-meaning Fukasaku-sensei.
The Mizusawa Karuta Club welcomes the new batch of karuta hopefuls. One of them, however, seems to want a radical change in the order of players.
And Taichi seems to have made an unlikely encounter at his cram school.
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