After the meeting, Tamakoma Second returns to Tamakoma Branch. Konami is outraged by Kido's deal, accusing Osamu and Yūma of using Chika, but Kizaki notes that it was Chika's desire to go on the expedition. Konami apologizes, but reminds everyone to work hard.
Tamakoma Second looks at the rankings in the operation room. It is currently in 4th with 26 points. Osamu reveals that Hyuse is unable to participate in this match, against Ikoma Squad and Ōji Squad, because of enlistment day. They look at their opponents' data, comparing their compositions (2 Attackers + 1 Shooter). Ikoma Squad attacks from many angles and their most powerful player is Ikoma, who is the most proficient Senkū user in Border. On the other hand, Ōji Squad specializes in a more concentrated formation, with all 3 members being heavily utilized. Ōji is the one to watch out for because of his irregular Trigger usage.
Like Tamakoma Second is doing, its opponents are examining it. Ikoma Squad is in awe of Tamakoma Second's strength. Ōji Squad, having the right to choose the stage, chooses City A, which would favor Osamu's Spider. Ōji reasons that if they used a more open stage, Chika would pose a bigger threat. In other words, a non-gimmicky stage would mitigate losses. Ōji assures them if they stick to plan, they will succeed and begins to explain the plan.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Characters in italics are seen only briefly, and have yet to make a proper appearance.
- Kirie Konami
- Osamu Mikumo
- Yūma Kuga
- Masamune Kido (Mentioned)
- Reiji Kizaki
- Chika Amatori (Flashback)
- Yūma Kuga (Flashback)
- Osamu Mikumo (Flashback)
- Replica (Mentioned)
- Shiori Usami
- Ninomiya Squad (Mentioned)
- Masato Kageura (Mentioned)
- Ōji Squad (Logs then Shown)
- Ikoma Squad (Logs then Shown)
- Kakizaki Squad (Flashback/Mentioned)