The heated East Japan qualification tournament to decide who will challenge the Master and Queen continues. Chihaya gains momentum when she defeats a speedy sixth grader in her first match. However, a shadowy figure watches over the energetic matches played by these elite competitors. Who will win their way through and earn the right to stand on this much dreamed-of stage? The Master and Queen make a joint appearance at last as the veil is lifted on the highest level of the karuta world!