It is now mid-October, and the East Japan Meijin/Queen Qualifiers has begun. Among the participants are professional reader Osamu Igarashi, Haruka Inokuma, Rion Yamashiro, the Tamaru siblings (Midori Tamaru & Takeshi Tamaru), Taichi and Chihaya. The tournaments are divided by gender, but on her way to the designated location, Chihaya split her big toenail. Without any band aids, she goes on to her match with Setsuna Hayami.
In the Meijin qualifiers, Taichi goes against Takeshi Tamaru. Taichi decides to have fun, baiting Takeshi into making faults.
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