As Hisashi Suo is winning his match to stay Meijin, everyone is still surprised by his note, to be able to hear 28 one-syllable cards.
Chihaya was amazed by Suo, who claimed to have 28 single syllable cards. (There are only 7 single syllable cards and Suo distinguishes additional 21 cards as single syllable cards. Suo has the combined ability of intuition and natural talent; he can distinguish the slightest difference in words pronunciation. Other professional players considered his ability as exceptional. He can be considered as the strongest intuitive player in the world of competitive karuta.)
While watching the competition Murao remembered Arata as his little brother asked him to start playing again. (Murao refused Arata’s request in the past to play/practice with him. For Arata, Murao is the strongest player in the karuta society club where he belongs to but Murao stopped attending at the society club after losing in his last competitive match. However while watching the Meijin competition he thinks that he let Arata alone.)
Chihaya, Tsutomu, Kana and Meat-bun were forced by Taichi’s mom to leave their house after the Meijin match had finished. While walking to the station they were still astonished and shocked with the Queen and Meijin’s game. Especially Chihaya realizes, “I’m not good enough yet!”
Before they parted there ways Tsutomu told Chihaya that she also has 20 one syllable cards. Chihaya was stunned upon hearing this. Taichi on the other hand was left in his room alone. While pondering on what he should do to improve, he calls Arata and has a short conversation with him. While Arata was talking with Taichi, Murao suddenly enters Arata’s grandfather’s room where Arata is at and asked him to play/practice with him.
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