After a stunning win in the Mizusawa High School Athletic Festival, the karuta club members make individual plans to improvements to their game. Taichi and Nikuman-kun travel to tournaments outside Tokyo in hopes of reaching Class A. Kana-chan and Desktomu discuss how to strengthen their bodies. And Chihaya receives advice from Harada-sensei to stop relying on her speed.
In order of appearance:
- The topics of this chapter and Chapter 30 are covered by Episode 17 of the anime.
- In this chapter, Taichi and Nikuman-kun meet by accident before their karuta matches begin. In the anime, the two boys bump into each other during their matches. In both cases, they do not notice Retro in the background, though he does see them.