Opening up, Chihaya Ayase is hanging up fliers in her Mizusawa High School to open up a Karuta Club. Looking back at Middle School, she remembered how she joined the Track and Field Club. She wanted to increase her stamina and hearing while finding new friends there to play Karuta with her. However no one was found. Now in Highschool she meets Taichi Mashima again who quit Karuta, thinking he would never have caught up to the likes of Arata Wataya anyway. Being surprised by this and that he has a girlfriend now (Kasumi), Chihaya makes a bet with him. If she wins the upcoming Karuta Tournament and makes A-Class, Taichi has to found a Karuta Club in their Highschool with her. And so the Tournament starts.
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