In Osaka, preparations are made to record Suo's and Shinobu's skills in karuta, with Taichi as their match opponent. The interviewers measure Suo's hearing range and Shinobu's eye-hand coordination. Shinobu's participation is part of her grandmother's plan to make her a professional karuta player.
Meanwhile, at Omi Jingu, the Mizusawa team uses the opportunity to educate the first years and give them firsthand experience in competitive matches. Namida plays a good game with Chiba International's Matt Rowan. And Desktomu hears rumors about Sakurazawa-sensei's marriage.
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