Chihaya enters at the room where Taichi is in the midst of his finals match. He loses and becomes first runner-up, something he and his teammates grieve over. The next day, they begin training for stamina, while Arata enters his local karuta society and Shinobu resumes karuta practice. And the second semester arrives.
In order of appearance:
- The last page of this chapter (or at least in Volume 5) features Some Fun Basic Facts about Karuta, Part 3. It covers criteria for rank promotion in karuta, and discusses Level A players in detail.