The National High School Karuta championship in Tokyo starts and we meet old known characters. While Tsukuba-kun tries to be egoistical adding his name to the playing list, Tsutomu-kun switches up the order and has the newcomers play in the first and second match. The first match together with Sumire-san is against Shuryukan. The match is won by the team, despite Sumire's loss.
In order of appearance:
- This chapter marks the first appearance of Akihiro Tsukuba's brothers, Fuyumasa, Haruomi and Natsufusa.