In this new episode, a new Judo club advisor is introduced, and a rial from the past makes a comeback
The story thus far
She meets a new classmate Hiura Towa, who defeated her in the final match, and finds out that Towa wants to start a judo club at their school. Michi and Towa join forces to form the club and continue their passion for judo together.
In the third episode, we are introduced to the new Judo Club advisor, Shino Natsume.
The new club advisor
The episode starts with Michi and Sanae, getting caught by a tough PE teacher while they were playing a game, and they are worried that their club advisor would be as strict as the PE teacher.
However, their fears were put to rest when the official Judo Club advisor, Shino Natsume, arrived and helped diffuse the situation.
Michi and Sanae were excited to see that she was more of a serious but caring type. Shino also demonstrated her skills in judo, impressing Michi and Sanae and making them want to see her go up against Towa.
Don’t take other people’s food
As the Judo Club celebrated their team growing stronger in preparation for the upcoming competition, Towa saw Michi ordering a big meal and wanted to do the same.
However, when the waitress brought the wrong order to their table, Michi didn’t hesitate to gobble it up. It turns out that the order belonged to another judo team and their leader, Erika Amane, approached Towa.
Erika revealed that she was glad to see Towa still taking judo because it meant she could have her revenge for what happened “that day” in middle school.
The flashback reveals that Towa had beaten Erika in a match to determine the captain of the team for a middle school tournament. Erika was scarred by Towa’s smirk and saw her as a ruthless competitor.
The episode ends with the gang realizing the amount of competition they have and the question of whether they will be able to rise to the challenge. Overall, this episode was another strong one in the series and it was great to see the introduction of the new Judo Club advisor, Shino.
The episode also adds a new layer of tension to the upcoming competition as the team faces off against a rival from the past.
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