While Taichi gets the news from Tsutomu-kun about the overwhelming Fujisaki team, Arata meets Murao-san at the tournament side. After a short chat he stumbles across former classmates from the Fujioka West High School. As one of their teammates is stuck in traffic, they quickly convince Arata to play in his place as the third member. Despite this being illegal, Arata takes off his classes to not be recognized and sits down. Close to losing, Arata picks up his glasses again to at least make the team recognized. However, after the loss, Arata is found out by Kuriyama-san. Now he could be barred from the individual tournament.
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