Chihaya is upset that Arata and Taichi will not be continuing to play karuta with her as they leave to go to different schools and different cities. Chihaya no longer wants to compete in the competition, but after speaking with Harada-sensei she has a better understanding as to why her friends must leave her, and convinces her to continue without them. She also decides to join the competition and arrives at the last minute to play with her friends.
In order of appearance:
- Yusei Nishida makes his first appearance here. Although he has plenty of dialogue, his name is not mentioned.